Women Drafted?

Alternative news sources have been reporting for a few years that there will be a draft for women in the military. Of course the rest of the media, including some conservative outlets, all said this was not so, echoing the stance of the Pentagon. Finally, the story has made it into the mainstream, courtesy of the Seattle Post-Intelligence:

“The chief of the Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the military draft and requiring that young Americans regularly inform the government about whether they have training in niche specialties needed in the armed services.”

Notice that in the second paragraph it states that senior Pentagon officials were presented this proposal before the Iraq invasion-they saw it in Feb. 2003-which amkes this next paragraph curious:

“Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jane Campbell, a spokeswoman for the Defense Department, said the Pentagon “has not agreed to, nor even suggested, a change to Selective Service’s current missions.”

Even though “the agency has begun designing procedures for a targeted registration and draft of people with computer and language skills…”

Sure sounds like a change to the missions to me. And are we supposed to believe that Selective Service came up with this change all on their own, without any input from the DoD?

Do pigs fly?

No doubt this change will be implemented-soon.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine Morgan
    Aug 12, 2007 @ 21:19:48

    Hi. Nice job on this. I’m going to add this link to my post at
    http://informedvoters.wordpress.com/

    Reply

  2. abrianna
    Aug 13, 2007 @ 07:23:57

    Thanks Catherine!

    I liked your post too.

    Reply

  3. Scott Kohlhaas
    Aug 14, 2007 @ 14:03:39

    Way to catch the generals in a two-faced lie! It’s like when Selective Service says “There are no plans for a draft”. Well what are they getting paid six figures each for? You better believe there are plans for a draft. SSS is planning every day!

    Would you be willing to spread the word about about http://www.draftresistance.org? It’s a site dedicated to shattering the myths surrounding the selective slavery system and building mass civil disobedience to stop the draft before it starts!

    Our banner on a website, printing and posting the anti-draft flyer or just telling friends would help.

    Thanks!

    Scott Kohlhaas

    PS. When it comes to conscription, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

    Reply

  4. Dave
    Aug 19, 2007 @ 20:06:33

    With the changes in law and society with regard to the roles of men and women since the draft was last active, it would not surprise me if women were drafted. In view of this legal climate with regard to equality of the sexes, I can’t see how not drafting women could be justified.

    Reply

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