US Army recruiter threatens high school student with jail


This is a video of a counter-recruitment demonstration in Philadelphia, USA.

In the United States armed forces, middle aged people; people with little education; wounded veterans and other people with health problems; people on drugs; people with criminal records; nazisdead soldiers etc. etc. for various reasons used to be not welcome.

Now however, with wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, (Somalia; maybe Iran next; Venezuela next; etc. etc), all these categories are welcome (though apparently gays and atheists are still not).

However, even so, recruiters do not meet their cannon fodder quota goals. How do they solve that?

From Democracy NOW! in the USA:

August 06, 2008

Army Recruiter Suspended for Threatening High School Student with Jail Time, Sparks Bipartisan Call for Investigation

A story involving an Army recruiter in Texas last week has led to a bipartisan call for an investigation. The recruiter from the Greenspoint Recruiting Station in Houston was suspended after a recording of his threats aired on a local TV station. The recruiter, Sgt. Glenn Marquette, warned eighteen-year-old Irving Gonzalez that he would be sent to jail if he decided to go to college instead of joining the military, even though Gonzalez had signed a non-binding contract that left him free to change his mind before basic training. We play the recording of their conversation, and we speak with two of the teenage Army recruits involved. We also question a spokesman for the US Military Recruiting Command and speak with a Texas Congressman who is calling for an investigation. [includes rush transcript]

Olbermann: America fears gays more than terrorists: here.

Cheney Considered Proposal To Dress Up Navy Seals As Iranians and Shoot at Them: here.

12 thoughts on “US Army recruiter threatens high school student with jail

  1. SEXUAL ASSAULT IN MILITARY ‘JAW-DROPPING’
    “We have an epidemic here,” she said. “Women serving in the U.S. military today are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq.”
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/31/military.sexabuse/index.html

    MILITARY INSISTS ‘SEGREGATION BOXES’ FOR IRAQI PRISONERS ARE ‘HUMANE’
    Measuring 3 feet square and about 6 feet tall, the military claims that prisoners isolated in the chambers are checked frequently, but the practice is raising concern among human rights advocates.
    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Iraq_prisoner_segregation_boxes_raise_concern_0807.html

    TORTURE COMES FROM THE TOP
    [I]t was only the pictures that made Abu Ghraib an aberration. . . . Even releasing detainees whom they knew to be entirely innocent was dangerous, since once released they could talk.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/books/review/Brinkley-t.html?ref=books

    BOOK ACCUSES WHITE HOUSE OF FAKING IRAQ-9/11 LINK
    “The Way of the World” also contends that the White House obtained compelling evidence in early 2003 that Iraq possessed no significant stocks of nuclear or biological weapons but decided to invade anyway.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/la-na-cia6-2008aug06,0,3829992.story

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  2. GI RESISTANCE

    IRAQ WAR RESISTER ROBIN LONG JAILED, FACING THREE YEARS IN ARMY STOCKADE
    Robin is currently being held in the El Paso County Jail, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, awaiting a military court martial for resisting the unjust and illegal war against and occupation of Iraq.
    http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/

    NOT ALL VETERANS SUPPORT WAR
    Six members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War organization are bringing the State of the Union base tour to town today.
    http://www.jdnews.com/news/ivaw_58670___article.html/veterans_service.html

    CANADIAN IRAQ WAR DESERTER WHO FOUGHT UNDER U.S. FORCES, SAYS WAR IS WRONG
    I just realized we’re not fighting terrorists there, it’s just the occupation of the country and a lot things go unreported there, things that are not supposed to be happening in a war zone, things being covered up.”
    http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/cover_index.php?display=story&full_path=/2008/july/21/war_deserter/&c=1

    SIR! NO SIR!
    The Sir! No Sir! DVD is on sale now, exclusively at http://www.sirnosir.com/home_dvd_storefront.html

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  3. 1.
    Bush, Once Scornful of UN, Begs them to Help with Iraq Mess – Bush H
    Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com frankofbos
    Sat Aug 9, 2008 3:18 am (PDT)

    President Bush, once scornful of the UN, now begs for their help with
    his Iraq mess. Also, pre-9/11 Bush’s attorney general gives fighting
    terrorism a low priority, and Iraqis are desperate to get out of Bush’s
    chaos in Iraq.

    http://poorgeorgesalmanac.com/?p=363

    Today’s categories: Bushisms, Iraq, Weak on Terrorism

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  4. Evidence was Weak on Iraq Nukes, & US’ Shameful Example – Bush Histo
    Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com frankofbos
    Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:24 pm (PDT)
    Evidence was Weak on Iraq Nukes, & US’ Shameful Example – Bush History,
    8/10

    Bush is “proud” on this date to sign a bill full of wasteful spending.
    Also, the Washington Post reports that evidence was “weak” and “growing
    weaker” on Iraq nukes pre-war. Finally, a shameful example from the US
    to the world.

    http://poorgeorgesalmanac.com/?p=364

    Today’s categories: Deficit Mismanagement, Human Rights/Human Wrongs,
    Iraq

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  5. Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com frankofbos
    Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:17 am (PDT)
    The Poor Off to War, & the Rich Get Tax Cuts: Bush’s Idea of Shared
    Sacrifice – Bush History, 8/11

    Bush claims to “understand how tough it is, … I talk to families who
    die”. Yet, while the middle class and poor send their kids to die in
    Bush’s very expensive war, the president gives the rich tax cuts. In
    WWII the rich did their part and paid rates up to 90%, but today,
    despite his huge deficit, Bush asks not for a sacrifice but rather a
    tax break for his well-off friends. Disgusting.

    Click here for more, and related Bushisms …
    http://poorgeorgesalmanac.com/?p=365

    Today’s categories: Bushisms, Deficit Mismanagement, The Millionaire’s
    Ally, Iraq

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  6. ACTIVISTS DEMAND: ‘HANDS OFF IRAN!’
    Under the leadership of the Stop War on Iran Campaign, anti-war activists in 100 cities voiced their opposition boldly in the streets despite the short notice in which the initial call was made, the difficulty of organizing during the summer and the sometimes paralyzing effects on organizing during a presidential election.
    http://www.workers.org/2008/us/iran_0814/

    STOP WAR ON IRAN
    Considering the rain and the lack of endorsement from the nation’s largest peace group, United for Peace and Justice, the demonstration was a success in bringing together a broad coalition of activists and calling attention to Iran.
    http://socialistworker.org/2008/08/13/stop-war-iran

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