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u..s. to reinstate draft in '05

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by casekonly, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    US Preparing for Military Draft in Spring 2005
    by Adam Stutz ? Wednesday January 28, 2004
    at 09:50 AM

    The current agenda of the US federal
    government is to reinstate the draft in order to
    staff up for a protracted war on "terrorism."
    Pending legislation in the House and Senate
    (twin bills S 89 and HR 163) would time the
    program so the draft could begin at early as
    Spring 2005 -- conveniently just after the 2004
    presidential election!

    Reinstatement of the draft

    Dear Friends and Family,

    I urge you to read the article below on the
    current agenda of the federal government to
    reinstate the draft in order to staff up for a
    protracted war on "terrorism."

    Pending legislation in the House and Senate
    (twin bills S 89 and HR 163) would time the
    program so the draft could begin at early as
    Spring 2005 -- conveniently just after the 2004
    presidential election! But the administration is
    quietly trying to get these bills passed NOW,
    so our action is needed immediately. Details
    and links follow.

    If voters who currently support U.S.
    aggression abroad were confronted with the
    possibility that their own children or
    grandchildren might not have a say about
    whether to fight, many of these same voters
    might have a change of mind. (Not that it
    should make a difference, but this plan would
    among other things eliminate higher
    education as a shelter and would not exclude
    women -- and Canada is no longer an option.)

    Please send this on to all the parents and
    teachers you know, and all the aunts and
    uncles, grandparents, godparents.... And let
    your children know -- it's their future, and they
    can be a powerful voice for change! Please
    also write to your representatives to ask them
    why they aren't telling their constituents about
    these bills -- and write to newspapers and
    other media outlets to ask them why they're
    not covering this important story.

    The Draft*

    $28 million has been added to the 2004
    Selective Service System (SSS) budget to
    prepare for a military draft that could start as
    early as June 15, 2005. SSS must report to
    Bush on March 31, 2005 that the system,
    which has lain dormant for decades, is ready
    for activation. Please see website:
    http://www.sss.gov/perfplan_fy2004.html to
    view the SSS Annual Performance Plan -
    Fiscal Year 2004.

    The Pentagon has quietly begun a public
    campaign to fill all 10,350 draft board
    positions and 11,070 appeals board slots
    nationwide.. Though this is an unpopular
    election year topic, military experts and
    influential members of Congress are
    suggesting that if Rumsfeld's prediction of a
    "long, hard slog" in Iraq and Afghanistan [and
    a permanent state of war on "terrorism"]
    proves accurate, the U.S. may have no choice

    but to draft.

    Congress brought twin bills, S. 89 and H.R.
    163 forward this year, entitled the Universal
    National Service Act of 2003, "To provide for
    the common defense by requiring that all
    young persons [age 18--26] in the United
    States, including women, perform a period of
    military service or a period of civilian service in
    furtherance of the national defense and
    homeland security, and for other purposes."
    These active bills currently sit in the
    Committee on Armed Services.

    Dodging the draft will be more difficult than
    those from the Vietnam era remember.
    College and Canada will not be options. In
    December 2001, Canada and the US signed
    a "Smart Border Declaration," which could be
    used to keep would-be draft dodgers in.
    Signed by Canada's Minister of Foreign
    Affairs, John Manley, and US Homeland
    Security Director, Gov. Tom Ridge, the
    declaration involves a 30-point plan which
    implements, among other things, a
    "pre-clearance agreement" of people entering
    and departing each country. Reforms aimed at
    making the draft more equitable along gender
    and class lines also eliminates higher
    education as a shelter. Underclassmen would
    only be able to postpone service until the end
    of their cur-rent semester. Seniors would have
    until the end of the academic year.

    *This article by Adam Stutz is from the "What's
    Hot Off the Press" column of the newsletter of
    Project Censored, a media research group at
    Sonoma State University that tracks the news
    published in independent journals and
    newsletters. From these, Project Censored
    compiles an annual list (more than 20 years
    running) of 25 news stories of social
    significance that have been overlooked,
    under-reported, or self-censored by the
    country's major national news media. The
    mission of Project Censored is "to educate
    people about the role of independent
    journalism in a democratic society and to tell
    The News That Didn't Make the News and
    why."

    "What's Hot Off the Press" includes student
    synopses of articles currently being
    investigated for inclusion in the next Project
    Censored report. For more info and/or to
    receive Project Censored's newsletter, go to
    http://www.projectcensored.org, or email
    [censored]@sonoma.edu


    Don't believe it yet? Go to
    http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g
    _three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_ho
    me.htm and search for "S 89", then later
    search for "HR 163" where it says "By
    Number" and you'll find the articles. I would
    link you to the articles directly but that doesn't
    work for some reason.
     
  2. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
    oh well, it was inevitable
     
  3. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
    Pre-emptive strike:

    Stay out of Canada, you Hippies!
     
  4. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    Re: Pre-emptive strike:


    no! oh yeah, i can't be drafter, anyway, i've got some eye probs that prevent that..thanks god, i owe ya one!
     
  5. Kettiecat

    Kettiecat Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,122 Likes Received: 0
    time to move to europe
     
  6. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
  7. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
    lol, canada, only pussys would do that. ketticat hit me up on aim.
     
  8. Kettiecat

    Kettiecat Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,122 Likes Received: 0
    i would if i knew who *you* were
     
  9. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
    ......as in my aim name or me in general? just got a quick question for ya, if ya dont mind. if ya do its cool maybe someother time.
     
  10. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    no you wont, this will take place in 2005
    (18-26)
     
  11. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
    ohp, gotcha tease, whatcha gonna do now? if you move to caada ill drag ya back
     
  12. krie

    krie Guest

    ..but I signed up on my own free will ?
     
  13. Kettiecat

    Kettiecat Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,122 Likes Received: 0

    i need to do a back ground check
    name, address, social secruity number, last person you've had relations with, your mother's maiden name.....

    or just your aim name will do
     
  14. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
  15. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    ha.
    all that means is that youll get front line duty
     
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