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#1 I would expect nothing less from the obama regime.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-21 17:26||
#2 I hate to say it, but Obama is correct in the PH not being applicable to these people. The PH is only given when enemy combatants or through enemy action causes a wound. Traitors and fratricide don't qualify for the awarding of the PH.
Injuries or wounds which do not qualify for award of the Purple Heart include frostbite or trench foot injuries; heat stroke; food poisoning not caused by enemy agents; chemical, biological, or nuclear agents not released by the enemy; battle fatigue; disease not directly caused by enemy agents; accidents, to include explosive, aircraft, vehicular, and other accidental wounding not related to or caused by enemy action; self-inflicted wounds (e.g., a soldier accidentally fires their own gun and the bullet strikes his or her leg), except when in the heat of battle, and not involving gross negligence; post-traumatic stress disorders; and jump injuries not caused by enemy action.
It is not intended that such a strict interpretation of the requirement for the wound or injury to be caused by direct result of hostile action be taken that it would preclude the award being made to deserving personnel. Commanders must also take into consideration the circumstances surrounding an injury, even if it appears to meet the criteria. In the case of an individual injured while making a parachute landing from an aircraft that had been brought down by enemy fire; or, an individual injured as a result of a vehicle accident caused by enemy fire, the decision will be made in favor of the individual and the award will be made. As well, individuals wounded or killed as a result of "friendly fire" in the "heat of battle" will be awarded the Purple Heart as long as the "friendly" projectile or agent was released with the full intent of inflicting damage or destroying enemy troops or equipment. Individuals injured as a result of their own negligence, such as by driving or walking through an unauthorized area known to have been mined or placed off limits or searching for or picking up unexploded munitions as war souvenirs, will not be awarded the Purple Heart as they clearly were not injured as a result of enemy action, but rather by their own negligence.
In this case the fratricide bullets were not discharged with the intent of destroying the enemies of the US on the battlefield.
Special consideration can be given and the award still given, but generally is only supposed to be given on a battlefield. Not to people that were hit by a traitor's bullet.
While Obama may have the letter of the rules correct, he sure as hell doesn't have the spirit for it and is doing this for political purposes, IMHO. I believe some other award is needed for service people that are injured or killed by turncoats and our "paid" advisers (see Afghanistan translator fucktards).
Posted by DarthVader 2012-05-21 17:32||
#3 Seems a little odd to me to consider a turncoat "spy" to not be the enemy.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-05-21 19:24||
#4 The battle field is here. Since Al Qaeda took down the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and when people said "Let's Roll" and took down the hijackers dieing in a Pennsylvania field. Any where Jihad is implemented by Islamists or by a lone wolf is a battle field. Especially at a U.S. Fort stateside by a former US Soldier that went over to the other side and single handedly massacred dozens of our troops in that fort. Those troops WILL be honored.
#5 The reluctance of the Obama administration to aware the Purple Heart has nothing to do with geography. The issue surrounds the categorical denial of domestic terrorism carried out by Islamic personnel, who also wear the uniform of the United States military.