Friday, June 27, 2008

Don't want to serve your country....... DO NOT JOIN!!!

Opinions mixed about soldier's refusal to report

FORT JACKSON, SC (WIS) - For some, joining the military is not only a contract with the government, but a contract with honor.
Sgt. Matthis Chiroux was to report the Individual Ready Reserve last Sunday at Fort Jackson, but he refused. It's a decision that has made headlines around the world, and a decision that has sparked the opinions of many of his fellow soldiers.

Master Sgt. Gary has been vocal about what he thinks.:

"My father always taught me that a handshake was a man's honor and signing on the dotted line is equivalent to a hand shake and so if they made the commitment, I believe they should honor it and if they didn't, quite frankly I question them as a man," MSG Gary said.
When it comes to a soldier who doesn't complete a military contract, MSG Gary disagrees with Chiroux's choice.
"I really think that they're subject to the punishment that the military law stipulates because they signed a contract," MSG Gary said.
Other reservists, like Specialist Joshua Nole, don't agree with Chiroux's decision, but he understands.
"Up until a couple of years ago, military really never used IRR and told you when you sign a contract, don't really worry about it, you're not going to get called up," Nolze said. "Nowadays, it's a different story, different world. You're getting called up and it's something you've got to think about before you sign up."

As a soldier, you always sign at least an eight year contract. Most spend at least two of those years serving active duty with the remainder of the contract spent in some form of the reserves - mostly the IRR.


Here are my comments:

Mr. Chiroux

You are a sad piece of work & little boy with No honor. Let me guess.. You graduated High School & you wanted to go to college, you needed money, you thought to yourself…I will let Uncle Sam pay for my way thru college…. When you VOLUNTEERED for the military, did you not think,,, you’d be called upon to serve your country??? I wished spineless folks like you could be deported.. Or at least loose your US Citizenship.

You are going to Washington to solicit support from Congress? Why should they help you? That same war that you are claiming is illegal occupation, THIS CONGRESS voted on & approved! Maybe Mr. Obama can help you, since he is so patriotic.

When you signed on the dotted line, you sign on for an 8 year commitment, This applies to every soul that VOLUNTEERS to come in the military. Hence NO DRAFT! Nobody
forced you… Please don’t come to Fort Jackson…. I want you to receive an
DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE.. You deserve that!!!

For all of you who agree with this fool, Think about this… He could of stayed in Alabama, NOT Joined the Military…and lived his life in peace in this great country
Worked his 9 to 5 job, gotten married had his 2.5 kids. Mr. Chiroux is a coward
and looking for publicity and sympathy… None of which he will get here at
Fort Jackson… Home of PROUD SOLDIERS!!!!!!

** Don’t want to serve your country… Here is a clue… DO NOT JOIN!!!!!**

Sergeant First Class US Army


Blondie said...

What a piece of work he is...

Anonymous said...

Far from being dishonorable, Mr. Chiroux's decision ought to be applauded. The war in Iraq is both illegal and immoral. Those who understand this have a DUTY to refuse to participate.

Mr. Chiroux's refusal is a brave and ethical response to those who have taken our country--and our troops--into this war. His decision is a testament to his character.

As a veteran of that other illegal and immoral war (against Vietnam), I salute his courage and his sense of right and wrong. Now, if only more troops would follow his example........

"Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience... therefore [individuals] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring."
- N├╝rnberg International Military Tribunal

"To initiate a war of aggression... is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole."
- 1945 Nuremberg Charter

UpUpnAAway said...

Dear Dear Mr. Annyomous: (Afraid to leave your name?)

First .. Thanks for your comments, however, You do realize, the only reason you can express these comments in a free socity is thru the dedication and sacrifices the men and women in uniform are making everday... Unlike Mr Chiroux... I'm entitled to question his character.. He always had the option to not join the military..This is what is in question.

This blog is not about the WAR IN IRAQ, This has to do with choices,, Because you live in the United States right now you have the CHOICE, to not join in the ranks of the military service...
Don't you understand.. Mr Veteran..This is what I'm upset about... It never had to come to this,, When Mr Chiroux joined, we were already at was not a SURPRISE...He volunteered... He walked himself thru the recruiters door and signed his name on the dotted line, He raised his hand to serve his country.. even if that mean't to give his life...This is a choice he made...No one forced this young one to do this,,,


Blondie said...

Amen, Sister...Mr. Chiroux has the backbone of a jellyfish. His honor is darkened and his integrity is non-existant.

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