At 05:55 PM 2/10/99 -0500, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
>Randall Randall wrote:
>> >If Clinton tried to take over the country in a military coup, the
>> >military would just laugh at him. If the higher-level officers went
>> >along with it, the lower-level officers would frag them.
>> You have no idea how strong the "follow orders" meme is in the
>> armed forces...
>I was in the armed forces too. The troops know that the civilian
>a crock of sh-- by now. Morale is currently lower than it was after Vietnam.
>The National Guard may be activated on peacekeeping orders, but the MINUTE
>they are ordered to fire live rounds on anything but outright
>rioting/looting/raping and pillaging, they will say "WHAT Th' F!" They will
>most certainly not support any power grabbing by Clowntin.
IAN: But the facts speak clearly: if military personnel are told to go and dump chemical or biological agent X on a whole community, they will do it, because they have done it, and I've never heard about a single military personnel complaining or coming forward to blow the cover-up. The facts simply appeared in some FOIA request responses, and that was about tests old enough to be declassified, and the Govt is not held accountable because poisoning's been legal.
Do people think that in Nazi Germany there was just a real bad crop of young men that inflicted untold brutality on prisoners, that pushed whole families into gas chambers? I think the logical situation is that German youth of the 1930s were not an inherently more bad group of people than others, I think it's just that a fair percentage of the people you see every day would push your family into a gas chamber if the powers that be of their society were to order them to do it.
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