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MILITARY DRAFT

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THIS SHOULD BE STICKY

 

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.

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they are not doing a fucking draft...i laugh at that post hahaha....(thats me laughing) on a serious note the only reason why we are in iraq right now is because we are a policing force we are not trying to kill anyone unless they shoot at you then kill'em or unless its a camel in the middle of the desert and you look around if anyone is around so you decide to shoot it with a .50 cal...that is cool shit it looks lik bits of explosions on his body...good stuff..oh yea to the topic at hand...the answer is no

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oh my god im laughing so hard,

whatdafuck, i hope you got a pic from when you did that....

 

 

 

:lol:

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