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  •  Some of these diaries are (none)
    blowing my mind.

    Like Hunters Diary yesterday, with it's "million points" - this one needs to be fully investigated.

    If these allegations are proven to be factual, I see where charges of treason can initiated against the manufacturers as well as those in the DOD who colluded with them to put our people at risk , favoring profit over our troops safety.

    That is treason, and punishable by death under the UCMJ for those members of the DOD that knowingly took part. I am not sure, but I think even civilians can be brought up on UCMJ charges if they are certified suppliers to the military.

    I hope this gets picked up by investigative reporters within the media and this story is routed out - to every last bit of information.

    "Rovus Vulgaris Americanus" nasty soon-to-be-indicted co-conspirator -7.63, -9.59

    by shpilk on Mon Jan 16, 2006 at 04:50:53 PM PST

    •  oh, and in the court of public opinion? (none)
      - imagine, if you will, that this had happened during a Democratic administration

      The soldiers, who are currently staging for combat operations from a secret location, reported that their commander told them if they were wearing Pinnacle Dragon Skin [body armor] and were killed their beneficiaries might not receive the death benefits from their $400,000 SGLI life insurance policies. The soldiers were ordered to leave their privately purchased body armor at home or face the possibility of both losing their life insurance benefit and facing disciplinary action.

      Just imagine what Rush, O'Reilly, Novak and the rest of these 'douchebags of liberty' {tip of the hat to Jon Stewart} would have to say about it.

      "Rovus Vulgaris Americanus" nasty soon-to-be-indicted co-conspirator -7.63, -9.59

      by shpilk on Mon Jan 16, 2006 at 04:57:54 PM PST

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    •  civilians do not fall under the UCMJ (none)
      ... but there are plenty of other legal problems they could face.

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