Thursday, January 5, 2012

Army Attempting to Reprimand Soldier Who Spoke Out at Iowa Caucus Against Iran War

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave? LOL.
Apparently the 1st amendment does not apply to American soldiers.

The US Army said Wednesday that it is considering disciplining Reserve Corporal Jesse Thorsen, the soldier who spoke out against a militaristic foreign policy at Ron Paul’s post-Iowa caucuses rally.
After being cut short during a CNN interview Thorsen, who has served two tours in Afghanistan and was due to head back for a third, was invited on to the stage by Paul himself to address Paul’s cheering supporters.
“If there’s any man out there that’s had a vision out there, it’s definitely [Ron Paul],” Thorsen said. “His foreign policy is by far, hands down better than any other candidate’s out there, and I’m sure you all know that. We don’t need to be picking fights overseas and I think everybody else knows that, too.”
Apparently someone within the military infrastructure did not take kindly to Thorsen’s remarks, and set about attempting to punish the 10-year veteran for his words.
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Also, yesterday we posted this outrageous example of censorship by CNN, as it instantly took down the feed of Corporal Thorsen as he attempted to explain that the US does not need to send troops into Israel to fight Iran, that Israel is more than capable of defending itself.

An observant reader has noticed something in the background that absolutely proves without a shadow of a doubt that CNN intentionally censored Corporal Thorsen's comments:

Watch the video again, and fast forward to the the .51 to .55 mark on the clip.
Check out the fool on the far left in the pink tie in the background at the desk- watch as he laughs as Wolf Blitzer says "we have lost our connection due to tech difficulties", and gestures with his hands indicating a techie typing furiously to take down the feed, then continues laughing.