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Law Marine jailed for speaking out about Afghan withdrawal

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  1. Hadron90 Banned Banned

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    https://www.yahoo.com/now/outspoken-marine-officer-went-viral-002110217.html?guccounter=1

    Its seems it may be unclear if he is being imprisioned because of his criticism of military brass, or if perhaps he maybe used a wrong pronoun somewhere. Someone should have warned him that dissent would not be tolerated.
     
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  2. Rational Poster Actually the Best Poster

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    Marines don't have the freedom to criticize their superiors.
     
  3. White Whale Brown Belt

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    He made the mistake believing freedom of speech still exists.
     
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  4. nostradumbass Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Because we live in an evil regime where accountability is only for the citizens, and the ruling class can do whatever they want whenever they want with 0 accountability for anything, and instead just continue to fail upward.
     
  5. Hugh G Rection Brown Belt

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    From that article, it seems clear to me that he wasn't sent to the brig for his criticism - or pronouns - but because he ignored a direct order not to post.
     
  6. aries Gold Belt

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    The military has never encouraged dissent. Seems like he chose the wrong career.
     
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    Yeah I'm not sure why anyone would expect a Marine Lt. Col. to be tolerated publicly lambasting his superiors in any capacity.
     
  8. Hugh G Rection Brown Belt

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    If you're critisizing your bosses in public then I think you'd be in trouble no matter what job you have.
     
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    I sympathise, but a military career's never really been one for guys who want to question their superiors.

    That said, the American military's upper echelon hasn't been particularly accountable since World War 2, the consistent degradation of your effectiveness speaks to that.
    Your soldiers are probably better than they've ever been (though, for how much longer remains to be seen) - but the generals have just been getting worse and worse.
    Someone does need to call them to account, even if they don't like a lowly Lt do be the one doing it.
     
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    "We've abondoned allies and US Citizens. Given a region, arms, vehicles, and operating bases to the Taliban. We've viciously killed children in a drone strike. But, the MSM has been largely silent on this failure and we've enjoyed little accountability. Will someone please shut the Lieutenant Colonel up before the press really wakes up and does their job!"

    Having served I can say that you must be careful of what you post on social media and never speak as a representative of the Armed Forces without the consent of your superiors unless you are willing and able to deal with consequences which we see in this instance.
     
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    Are you telling me that a good man was arrested for speaking the truth in the land of freedom?

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    And yet plenty criticized the former Commander in Chief.

    You would literally defend anything your side does. They could hang this man and you would defend it.
     
  13. SBJJ Steel Belt

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    Not to post criticism
     
  14. thehighking Silver Belt

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    Defund the military. Now there's a movement that would make the world a significantly better place.
     
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    Everyone knows the military is not only a huge waste of money, but responsible for innumerable war crimes across the world. Yet few people care enough to vote for those who oppose them.
     
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    No such thing in the Military.
     
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    Most in this thread need to read what he actually posted. For starters, he knew he was going to end up in prison and at one point refers to his superior officer by rank and name and says I’m ready for the brig now sir. He understood his actions had consequences. It was a calculated decision he made and he is at the end of his career. My guess is forced retirement and when you retire your pay status reflects the highest rank held. That being said, military leadership have been making themselves look inept and spineless for a while now. I have no idea if he thought he was going to spark some kind of dialogue or this is all a political stunt but it’ll likely work out in his favor once he retires from the Marines.
     
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  19. Elzio Dennick Blue Belt

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    Once you sign up to be a member of any military branch there goes that freedom of speech, no you cannot play critic, you do what you are told and keep your mouth shut. Yep you are just one of the sheep in the herd.

    If you are not wanting that kind of treatment ya don't join up, just that simple.

    Yep, this guy should get what he is getting.
     
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    That's your best post all year. Congrats
     

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