Soldiers Being Told that Tea Party is Threat to Nation

I can't speak to the authenticity of soldiers reporting that they were told that the American Family Association (AFA) and Tea Party were "extremist" or "threatening to tear the nation apart". What I can say is that a lot of this kind of training relies on information from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which used to be a reliable source, but over the past 3 or 4 years has started listing groups actively opposing gay marriage as "hate groups". They also listed the American Family Association as a "hate group" which it obviously isn't.

I do doubt any one was told they'd be disciplined for donating to the AFA, evangelical churches, or Tea Party, but it is believable that they were labeled "hate groups" or something along those lines since a lot of this kind of training relies on unreliable sources like the SPLC.

Fox News:

Soldiers attending a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood say they were told that evangelical Christians and members of the Tea Party were a threat to the nation and that any soldier donating to those groups would be subjected to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

A soldier who attended the Oct. 17th briefing told me the counter-intelligence agent in charge of the meeting spent nearly a half hour discussing how evangelical Christians and groups like the American Family Association were “tearing the country apart.”

Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, is advising the soldier and has launched an investigation into the incident.

Then again, people say stupid things and soldiers are, after all is said and done, still people.

I guess the thing I'm supposed to get angry about was that this all took place at Fort Hood, the same location that the worst terror attack on the homeland since 9/11 occurred. That on the grounds that an Islamist extremists murdered my fellow citizens I should get pissed off that some guy is saying that Christians and Tea Partiers are the real problem.

Okay, I'm a little mad, but not that much. I try to reserve my righteous indignation for people like Nidal Hasan who actually committed murder, rather than some idiot who said something stupid about his political opponents.

Thanks to Jack

Posted by: Rusty at 11:38 AM


Bronco's military will soon turn against us.

Posted by: Abrog8 at October 24, 2013 12:10 PM

2 Missing the point dude. They just made it a CRIME to donate to religious and political organizations opposed to the current administration. If this stands how long do you think it will be before they try this idea out in the civilian world?

We don't outlaw political parties here. Not now, not ever.

Posted by: John Morris at October 24, 2013 09:30 PM

3 The outrage will one day boil over and obama will be forced to eat the shit he has doled out to America -- he will drown that heap.

The people joining/in the military know the difference and they will turn on obama and will simply step aside to let the American people enact their justice on that commie fuk.

Posted by: fritolabotomee at October 25, 2013 07:50 AM

4 <blockquote>I try to reserve my righteous indignation for people like Nidal Hasan
who actually committed murder, rather than some idiot who said something
stupid about his political opponents.</blockquote>

Then you're a fool.

This is battlespace preparation, to weed out the soldiers who would refuse to obey unconstitutional and illegal orders to fire on Americans. The process of weeding out the commanders has already begun.

Posted by: SDN at October 26, 2013 12:06 PM

5 I will not yield
I will not kneel
I will not fear their blade of steel.

I will fight
against the night
and defend that which is right.

They do not know what comes to pass
when we all are below the grass
but for the actual here and now? Your precious olla may kiss my ass.

Posted by: EROWMER at October 26, 2013 05:06 PM

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