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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