Though President Obama has asked Congress to approve a military strike on Syria, just about no one wants to see the U.S. intervene… including some members of our armed forces.
A post, apparently from an anonymous U.S. Naval Chief Petty Officer, has been going viral on Facebook and Twitter this week, with the conservative Angel Clark Show’s original boasting nearly 10,000 likes.
The soldier holds up a card (concealing his face) which reads: “I didn’t join the navy to fight for Al Qaeda in a Syrian civil war!”
“I was sent this by someone who wanted to remain anonymous. There are huge repercussions for making a political statement in uniform, but they needed to say this,” writes the Angel Clark Show along with the photo.
Later, they posted a similar photo from another member of the U.S. armed forces with a similar message.
Despite the level of controversy surrounding the Syrian civil war and possible U.S. intervention (only about 9 percent of Americans favor a strike), the Angel Clark Show said in a later post that they had been receiving hate mail for the photos of the anonymous soldiers.
“I’m getting a ton of hatemail and threats for sharing the images of military members who don’t want war. Guess what, I don’t care. I am so proud of these people. I will not tell you who they are, and I dare the Government to question me about this. Some things are more important than being in a cage, like yet another unconstitutional war where thousands die. If these people can stand up, you’re damn right I will too.”
Do you think that the U.S. should intervene in Syria? Check out the anonymous soldier protest posts below:
— Tamara تمارا (@_Syriana_) August 31, 2013