I know your "Spa" is only for Army but I have a few not-so-proud marines from Lance Corporal to General whom you might "'invite" to visit the United States Disciplinary Barracks. When the laws of war are violated either by civilians or military personnel, they must be punished or it creates a climate of lawlessness both in the U.S. and elsewhere. If soldiers replicated the acts of lawless violence in their own towns that they engage in overseas, they would be executed possibly or even shot by police snipers prior to apprehension. This state-sponsored violence as we are seeing is not controlled, is not professional, is not managed, is not discriminatory, is not proportional. It is flat out butchery and the U.S. is too great a country to be the only major global power that has made no effort to develop a diplomatic strategy in approaching the international community that marginalises the use of force unless under the most dire circumstances.
Let me also be clear. I receive numerous hits from the military and I welcome them to this site. It is essential that the military not be too isolated from the public sphere–recognising the need to establish a firewall between civilian and military functionality–and expose themselves to criticism and dissent from their actions and methods. We claim to go to war to spread democracy and liberty and we must insure it is not attenuated here at home during this trying time for our military personnel and the innocents that live in Iraq.
This was the hit from Ft Leavenworth:
OrgName: DOIM-NETWORK BRANCH
Address: Bldg. 136
Address: 645 Biddle Blvd
City: Ft. Leavenworth
NetRange: 220.127.116.11 – 18.104.22.168
NetType: Direct Assignment
RTechName: Weidner, Jack F
OrgTechName: Weidner, Jack F
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