Military Times Survey: 75% of Troops Oppose Strikes on Syria

It’s always a good sign for an empire’s fortunes when the commander in chief of the armed forces completely loses the confidence and trust of the troops. While we have all seen various polls demonstrating the general public’s complete opposition to unprovoked military aggression against Syria, I hadn’t seen a survey focused on military members until now. The results are not good for the establishment. From the Military Times:

To the list of skeptics who question the need for air strikes against Syria, add an another unlikely group — many U.S. troops.

“I haven’t heard one single person be supportive of it,” said an Army staff sergeant at Fort Hood who asked not to be identified by name.

A Military Times survey of more than 750 active-duty troops this week found service members oppose military action in Syria by a margin of about three to one.

The survey conducted online Monday and Tuesday found that about 75 percent of troops are not in favor of air strikes in response to reports that the Syrian government used chemical weapons to kill civilians in that country.

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A higher percentage of troops, about 80 percent, say they do not believe getting involved in the two-year-old civil war is in the U.S. national interest.

The results suggest that opposition inside the military may be more intense than among the U.S. population at large. About 64 percent of Americans oppose air strikes, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll published Monday.

Full article here.

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Mike

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2 thoughts on “Military Times Survey: 75% of Troops Oppose Strikes on Syria

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    • The author of this nonsensical article should better read the contents of the War Powers Resolution (50 USC § 1541-1548) and stop romanticizing about patriotic agendas.

      In legal terms the United States of America is currently in a State of War, thus the Executive branch (the President and his cabinet) has extraordinary powers above Congress and the Supreme Court to start conducting military operations against other state(s) that could be labeled as a threat to National Security – or to quell dissent within US territories and possessions as well. These last two institutions are irrelevant and obsolete at this point and are used for decoration purposes only.

      The ongoing reality show happening in Congress (sponsored by mainstream media) is just to divert public attention to the fact that US, NATO, Israeli and Arab forces are making last minute adjustments to their attack plans – the presence of sophisticated Russian military hardware in Syria and the Russian Task Force operating in the Mediterranean Sea has forced them to polish their options. War is just a matter of weeks.

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