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Military Times Survey: 75% of Troops Oppose Strikes On Syria
Posted By admin On September 14, 2013 @ 5:45 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled
Liberty Blitzkrieg 
September 14, 2013
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.
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.
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 Americans on Both Sides of the Aisle Oppose War In Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/americans-on-both-sides-of-the-aisle-oppose-war-in-syria.html
 Military strikes on Syria ‘as early as Thursday,’ US officials say: http://www.prisonplanet.com/military-strikes-on-syria-as-early-as-thursday-us-officials-say.html
 Kerry: US Ground Troops Could be Used in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kerry-us-ground-troops-could-be-used-in-syria.html
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