By Clint Lorance, Foreign Policy Analyst & former Army Officer March 3rd, 2020
The unspoken mantra of the World’s Greatest Military is “Leave No Man
Behind.” It is not a well-kept secret. Until recent wars, it was a way
of life. Of course, in theory, our men and women in uniform still live
by this code. The de facto truth is that they do not live it. At
least the generals and admirals have forgotten it. You see, the unspoken
code for our senior officers today is “If it helps my career, it
doesn’t matter if it is unethical or immoral.” ................
Here is where this gets scary folks. The military laws can apply to
anyone in the world—not just the military. They can apply to you and me.
They can apply to the 7 Eleven clerk down the street, or the Dunkin
Donuts cashier up the road. You think I’m crazy? It’s called the
Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA), and you can read
about in on the Department of Justice’s website. Here it is in a nutshell: the US Government has no limits to its jurisdiction..............
More recently, these men became known as the Biden Four. Nicholas
Slatten, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard, and Paul Slough were tried and
convicted, and sentenced to serve lengthy sentences in federal prison
because it was a political win for Joe Biden. Thousands of Americans are
rallying behind them, and there is even a website devoted to their release. ..............
Here is the point I’ve been trying to drive home. Even after a federal
judge threw these cases out, the Vice President of the United States put
pressure on the Justice Department to send these four men to prison to
prison. If that is not a political prosecution folks, I do not know what
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My Take - This whole thing isn't new, it's just worse, a lot worse. Do you remember the 1973 move with Jack Nicholson, The Last Detail? There is little justice in military justice, and the idea of even handed justice is a complete delusion, especially if an officer is involved. I despised the officers when I was in the service, and I still do. Does anyone wonder why?