U.S. Marines threatened with dismissal for criticizing Obama

U.S. Marines threatened with dismissal for criticizing Obama

Camp Pendleton South : CA : USA | Apr 06, 2012 at 2:06 PM PDT
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Marine Faces Dismissal Over Anti-Obama Facebook Posts

AFP reported , The U.S. Marine Gary Stein has been recommended for dismissal from the army for publishing on the Internet criticizing the U.S. President Barack Obama. .

Military Collegium of the Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton , located in southern California, April 5 recommended to dismiss Sergeant Stein 26-year old for his rigid formulation. The final decision on this matter will the commander with the rank of general. According to Associated Press explained, if the general did not agree with the decision of the Board, the matter may be referred to the United States Navy cheif .Command representative at the hearing pointed out that criticism of the president, who is the commander in chief, can not harm the order and discipline. Stein's lawyers, in turn, stressed that the criticism of the Obama was published by Stein at the time he has not yet in service.

According to lawyers, such comments are protected by constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech. the defense lawyers argued, the restriction of the right Marines to participate in the political debate reduces them to the status of second class citizens.

Sergeant Stein criticized Obama on Facebook and other sites. As stated at the hearing of the Military Collegium, he called the president a coward and an "economic and religious enemy." The sergeant expressed the hope that Obama loses the presidential election to be held on November 6, 2012. Stein, who had served in the Army for nine years, including in Iraq, participated in creating the website "Movement "Armed Forces Tea Party , which obviously supports the conservative movement of the same name.

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Marine Faces Dismissal Over Anti-Obama Facebook Posts
Falconcrest is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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