- Jun 17, 2010
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Well our buddies at Truthout have given us one side of the story. But it is always nice to hear both sides.
Apparently the NCO didn't decide on "lockdown" punishment until the the soldiers had returned back to the Company Area. Am wondering if the punishment may have had more to do with one or a handful of the unhappy soldiers copping an attitude with the drill sergeant...and had little to do with attending the concert?? (usually a good rule of thumb to not **** with drill sergeants).
Guess we'll just have to wait and see how the Pentagon investigation goes.
... Smith said his commanding officers did offer an apology, but asserted that they did nothing wrong on May 13 and it was perfectly within their "rights" to march Smith and his fellow soldiers wherever they wanted, evangelical Christian event or otherwise. ...
and how does that change anything? the issue is their being denied their constitutionally guaranteed right to refuse the right to attend what amounts to a an exercise in religious proselytization by "young women who aren't afraid to take an aggressive, almost warrior-like stance when it comes to spreading the gospel ". the punishment they received for exercising their constitutional right to refuse only makes the central crime, and it IS a crime, worse.Apparently the NCO didn't decide on "lockdown" punishment until the the soldiers had returned back to the Company Area.
t r u t h o u t | Troops Punished After Refusing to Attend Evangelical Concert
Well, that's a big "oops!"
Whatever. A pointless "apology issued" according to Smith. Just like the entire story has been according to Smith.
We still await the other side of the story....
To be honest though while in the military you lose a lot of constitutional rights.
What other side????
The men who refused to stomach a christian rock concert were confined to barracks.
Who's the clown runnin' that outfit?
uuhhh, the other side besides a disgruntled soldier who is pissed because his NCO was "mean to him".
Event occurred in May. Believe our current discussion is based on a late August report from Truthout condemning the military. May turn out to be a valid misbehavior by commanders. Mebbe not.
Wouldn't you want to get the whole picture before coming to a conclusion? (teasing with that last question, that was just me being silly..... )
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