[PAA-MilRecruit] Fwd: From codepinkhouston: "Just Say No" to the military

Submitted by PAAMember on January 17, 2006 - 12:03pm. ::

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>This has come to CodePink, so I am forwarding it to all of the activist guys I know. We need to get this in the hands of all of the draft age young adults in this country.
> Madeleine C-w
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>>Sunday, January 08, 2006
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>>Advice From An Old Man: "Just Say No" to State-Sponsored Murder
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>>by Doug Soderstrom,
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>>Ph.D. Psychologist
>>January 8, 2006
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>>Due to a craze of events around the world, the United States may find it necessary to reinstate the draft; that is, the U.S. government might be forced into telling our nation's youth that they have no choice but to honor the call of Uncle Sam, don a military uniform, and go to war.
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>>The precipitating factor for such an emergency will likely be that of a joint venture between Israel and the United States, a coordinated military attack upon Iran sometime around late spring or early summer of 2006. Iran has apparently decided to do whatever it must in order to develop its nuclear facilities. On the other hand, Israel and the United States have made it clear that they will not allow Iran to do such a thing. Short of a miracle there seems to be no way out, no way to avoid such a clash.
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>>Now, if such a war does become a reality, I suppose that our government could decide to forgo a ground war, and simply bomb the hell out of Iran. However, although such a strategy would likely "fill the bill" in the primary stages of the war, it would not be long before ground troops would be needed.
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>>Believe me, there is no way Iran will simply roll over and play dead. As the dominant Shiite player in the Middle East, they will fight to the bitter end to protect their rights as a sovereign nation. If attacked, they can be counted on to retaliate by launching missiles upon Israel, encouraging the Shiite-dominated government of Iraq to battle coalition forces, coordinate an Iranian-Syrian "squeeze attack" upon U.S. ground forces stationed in Iraq, blockade the Strait of Hormuz impeding the flow of oil around the world, as well as activating a worldwide dormancy of "sleeper cells" set up for the purpose of attacking American interests at home and abroad.
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>>Even worse, such an attack would provide ample evidence to the rest of the world that the United States has in fact become what it had suspected