Our troops should be able to, but ROE makes it a crime for them to do so. Actually Hussein obama takes away our troops rights under the constitution and at the very same time give those same constitutional rights to enemy combatants on battle fields in foreign countries to jihadis who are not even US Citizens. The muslim n chief is doing this to our troops and WE LET HIM AND THEM!
Since the U.S. has started serious discussions about taking military action against Syria, many have publicly spoken out against a possible military strike. And now it appears that some of our uniformed service personnel have come forward to express their disagreement with an attack, any attack on Syria.
More than 2,000 people have “liked” this image that was posted on Sunday.
There were also photos posted from people wearing the uniforms of the Marines, Navy and Air Force. These have also received Facebook “likes” in the thousands.
Is this kind of behavior allowed? Well, there are rules concerning what uniformed military personnel can and cannot do, especially when it comes to making a political statement. In reviewing the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), Article 88 could come into play here. That section states:
Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
We see that commissioned officers could be called to question if they posted a photo like those seen above. What about enlisted or non-commissioned personnel? The UCMJ has rules for these folks as well. According to Article 92, failure to obey an order could result in being court-martialed.
Any person subject to this chapter who–
(1) violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation;
(2) having knowledge of any other lawful order issued by any member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order; or
(3) is derelict in the performance of his duties;
shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
Where do you stand on this issue? Should members of the military be allowed to publicly post their disagreement with a possible strike on Syria while they are in uniform? Take part in our Blaze Poll and feel free to comment below.
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Yes I agree with you, but could they plead it was an un-lawful order. After all o has not proved he is a US citizens.
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The issue now, is this:
With oBAMA getting approval from cONGRESS, it would no longer be an un-lawful order.
This is just another way to punish those who give it all for us....
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This is where the "Meat" meets the road, and if any of these people gets caught, they are toast. Like I said, the military is very good at policing their own, but the Line Generals will always follow the Presidential Orders until they get tired of the Presidential orders killing our men and women off and they get enough "HEAT" from WE THE PEOPLE !!!
If this God forsaken government and military command staff go after those loyal troops who are expressing their reluctance to risk their lives fighting FOR forces inimical to us, EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN SHOULD MARCH ON Washington IN PROTEST AND FORCE THEM TO RECOGNIZE THE RIGHTS OF OUR TROOPS TO BE AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH CORE RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY THE CONSTITUTION THEY HAVE SWORN TO DEFEND AND UPHOLD AGAINST ALL ENEMIES ..... FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC! RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE MANY MORE DOMESTIC ENEMIES THAN FOREIGN ONES, IN MY OPINION.
I hope they are all members of the Oath keepers. We all need to support these patriots.
All ground troops should tell obozo to go to hell. They cannot put the all the boots on the ground in jail and where would they get the enforcers. Certainly not the patriots, local police, reservists, retired military. I say go for it troops tell obozo and his band of thieves and thugs to go to hell and do their own bombing. Tell the navy sailors to mutiny and bring the ships back home. It is time for an all out rebellion against the murderers of our citizens and freedoms.