Update: March 2, 2017, Sweden Brings Back The Military Draft!
The Swedish government has decided to reintroduce military conscription – a move backed by the country’s MPs.
Conscription is being brought back due to the Russian Illegal Annexation of Crimea, the conflict in Ukraine and the increased military activity in our neighborhood.
Thirteen thousand men and women will undergo military tests and will be treated equally.
Russian menace pushes Sweden towards NATO
Norway breaks tradition to host US troops
Baltic warning of Russian test for NATO
Poland to sign up 45,000 paramilitaries
June 15, 2016 Update: Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft! June 15, 2016 Update: Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft!
WASHINGTON — In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18.
On Tuesday, the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft. The shift, while fiercely opposed by some conservative lawmakers and interest groups, had surprisingly broad support among Republican leaders and women in both parties.
“The fact is,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, “every single leader in this country, both men and women, members of the military leadership, believe that it’s fair since we opened up all aspects of the military to women that they would also be registering for Selective Services.”
Still think the U.S. is not gearing up for war? Call that war hawk, John McCain and ask him if his ‘service’ to this country was so great, then why did he have his POW records sealed? But he is sure gung ho about women registering for the Draft.
Veterans voice their disgust for John “Songbird” McCain who spilled his guts to get out of being tortured. There is evidence that McCain received ‘special’ medical treatment from a Soviet physician and other ‘considerations’ to avoid being tortured just so he could come home.
Yeah! Thank that namby-pamby shit his pants ‘war hero’ for his service of singing like a bird in order to avoid torture. But he has no problem sending America’s daughters into war when there is the potential for them to be captured and tortured. But in all actuality, we should not have a problem getting tortured if we get captured seeing as how we have no problem torturing captives. Just ask those who were tortured in Abu Ghraib by U.S. soldiers and those who are still being tortured in Guantanamo. You could just consider it to be a case of “what comes around, goes around.”
Again, still think the U.S. is not gearing up for war? Still think this is a joke? Russia has warned the U.S. and NATO, (and NATO takes its orders from the U.S.), to not continue to ignore their warnings and so has China but those warnings fall on deaf ears. The Russians have war weapons that the U.S. cannot even detect until it is too late. Because you see, it does not matter how much we spend on our military, what matters is the technology that is used by the U.S. military and that technology is not up to par.
The Pentagon’s embattled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to be plagued with so many problems that it can’t even pass the most basic requirements needed to fly in combat, despite soaring roughly $170 billion over budget.
Yeah! We’re SO ready for war, they’ve spent $400 Billion of our tax dollars on F-35s that cannot even get off the ground! I guess we are supposed to sit in the cockpit and look tough! That’ll stop the Russians and the Chinese! Right! Ha! Prepare to have your ass handed to you by the Russians and the Chinese and hell! If Bangladesh hears about this, they’ll probably want in on the action seeing as how the U.S. military will be sitting ducks. This is rich!
“EVERY AMERICAN WHO’S PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE DRAFT!Update: Army and Marine Corps chiefs say, “It’s time for women to register for the draft!” Not only that, but they’ve gone on to say that “EVERY AMERICAN WHO’S PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE DRAFT! This is to include ALL refugees! So, to all the women out there, it’s time to put up or shut up. You’re all for equal rights, now you’ve gotten your wish! You can equally get a grenade up your ass same as your husband, brother, boyfriend, father or uncle. The generals have spoken and now it is not just members of congress on board calling for a reinstating of the draft, but also top military brass.
We are headed for war and soon everybody’s ass will be on the line and in line training for combat duty. And this is also why refugees are welcome in America because the refugees are needed to fight alongside the Americans because if we go to war against China, we are going to need every able bodied or half-ass bodied person available seeing as how America only has 300 million people to pick from and China has 1.357 BILLION people and America has the nerve to tell China to get out of the South China Sea? Yes, war is inevitable. Enjoy yourselves while you still can!
Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, and Gen. Robert B. Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, both said they were in favor of the change during an occasionally contentious Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the forthcoming full integration of women in the military. They offered their opinions in response to a question from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who said that she also is in favor of the change.
“Senator, it’s my personal view that, based on this lifting of restrictions… every American who’s physically qualified should register for the draft,” Neller said.
Due to America’s ongoing war with every other nation and country on the planet, legislation has been introduced by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and co-sponsored by Diane Feinstein of California that would reinstitute the draft on January 1, 2016. Although the bill is in its early stages, support for the bill is rapidly gaining traction and sponsors. The only difference from previous drafts is that the Selective Service System will begin on August 1, 2015 to require all men and women between the ages of 18-75 to register so that the draft can be reinstituted on January 1, 2016.
Although a public outcry is expected, this action is necessary to keep America safe from the terrorists that have gained a major foothold in the Middle East. Also Ukraine is in need of boots on the ground and as NATO is stretched thin in Ukraine and Libya, there really was no choice. A spokesman for Ted Cruz had this to say, “I know that what Ted is proposing will not be popular among the upper echelons of society. We deem it necessary to take such measures to ensure that the U.S. is fully protected. Since the age requirements have been changed, we do not expect that those over the age of 65 will actually see combat. Their job will be to cook and bathe the forehead of the wounded. Those who are 66-75 will clean the weapons that will be used in battle. They will also transport necessary supplies to those who are engaged in combat. There will be no religious, college or first child deferments. No one between the ages of 18-75 will be exempt. A special provision will be attached that will make it legal for all past and present day presidents to take part in the draft if they are within the stated age bracket. Of course, there will be a special detail assigned to all presidents that are forced to take their place on the battlefield. This new provision has been put forward and has backing thanks in part to Diane Feinstein since it was her suggestion that if presidents are so willing to send others into battle that they should also be prepared to take up weapons in defense of America.”
I cannot believe this is happening because was it only yesterday that I was exchanging comments with a fellow blogger on the need to reinstitute the draft and it was like they read our minds. See the conversation below:
I am aiming for reinstituting of the draft and see as you put it, ALL HELL BREAK LOOSE! Wouldn’t that be something? And no excuses for the children of that shit in congress. And since women are now very much in the military picture, let’s see if Obama doesn’t mind his daughter who will be 18 in two years get conscripted. He is fine with sending other peoples children to war, let’s see if he’s ready to send his own.
And quite honestly, presidents shouldn’t be exempt. Obama looks able-bodied, he can go and so can McCain. If he’s got enough spunk to be a war hawk then he can have his ass dragged on over and participate in what he starts. There will be NO deferments for religion or college since religion be damned and who the hell is learning anything? The only thing college students are doing is waiting tables after having amassed a shitload of student loan debt and moved back in with their parents.
So, yes indeed, reinstitute the draft and see how many changes take place. You don’t see no anti-war protesters out in force now, but goddamn it, when the children of the ‘upper crust’ are lying dead and bloodied alongside the abject poverty stricken who see no way out of poverty other than to join the military, well things would change quick, fast and in a goddamn hurry. As long as the poor are the ones that are getting blown to bits and who are coming back all fucked up, nobody gives a goddamn, but let’s up the ante and make war, equal opportunity, yes indeed. None of this bullshit about “my back is bothering me and I can’t go!” Put a goddamn back brace on and get out there on the battlefield. No more “I can’t fight a war because I need to preach some Mormon bullshit in France!” Fuck that! Preach some Mormon bullshit to your fellow comrades while you’re running with a grenade launcher in hand and if your motherfucking ass stumble and fall at least the last thing you did was fucking pray, so you good than a motherfucker. That was for Mitt Romney that never did see a minute of fighting in Vietnam because he claimed to be much needed in France preaching Mormon bullshit to the French, all holed up in le château.
And Dick Cheney sought five draft deferments during the Vietnam War, four was for going to college and one was because someone actually allowed his nasty ass to hump them and produce a baby and so he claimed, ‘new father’ deferment. He fucking bent over backwards to not go and fight in a war but yet he and Bush both lied and got over a million people killed in the Iraq war all over a lie! And people can’t see the hypocrisy of these cowardly assholes? They can’t see that Dick Cheney is a mealy mouthed liar and lower than a snake’s belly when he can speak of torturing people and yet his namby-pamby ass was scared too shitless to don a military uniform and get in the fray? For the love of …..!!!!
If people can’t find jobs, it is because the government is deliberately making sure along with corporations that there are no jobs available for everyone that wants to work and therefore, they make people have to think about signing up for the military when there would be plenty of work for all if America would concentrate on the neglected shit that’s been neglected for decades and actually fix up this shithole. That would put millions of people to work but no, we are more interested in starting wars in foreign lands and sign on the dotted line and here’s your military gear, now head the fuck out! I’d rather clean toilets and bend over fields of strawberries and green peppers than pick up a weapon and have some innocent person’s death on my hands. I understand poverty, hunger and not having medical insurance, all too well. I have been there but never did I think of joining the military as a way out of my situation. There are just some things that I am not willing to do and being a hired killer, prostituting myself to the warmongers, ain’t something that I’m prepared to live with on my conscience or die for.
And now, I expect that the pissing and moaning over all of this will begin!