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 Article rewritten to reflect new information!

Update: The Marines’ website was hacked Monday by someone claiming to be the ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ and criticizing Mr. Obama. They posted these photos and urged the Marines to join them as comrades against Obama’s alliance with al Qaeda against Syria. The message was removed and the website returned to normal after a while.

 

I don’t know who these men are who are posting this on Facebook as the Armed Forces Tea Party (there are actually two groups, each claiming to be the real one).

The leader of this Tea Party was Gary Stein who was discharged from the service for his free speech rants. He called Mr. Obama a domestic enemy.

However, to say they are traitors, as some are, might be a bit much. Enlisted men don’t have free speech as do the rest of us because of the discipline required to serve.

When you have a lawless president, this is what you get – lawlessness.

I copied the following from theblaze, who titled their piece, ‘Treason or Free Speech:’

 Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), Article 88 could come into play here. That section states:

Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

We see that commissioned officers could be called to question if they posted a photo like those seen above. What about enlisted or non-commissioned personnel? The UCMJ has rules for these folks as well. According to Article 92, failure to obey an order could result in being court-martialed.

Any person subject to this chapter who–

(1) violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation;

(2) having knowledge of any other lawful order issued by any member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order; or

(3) is derelict in the performance of his duties;

shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

 

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