Is sabotaging the military during war always treason?
Posted by aogSunday, 16 March 2003 at 20:27
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I don't like to use the word "treason" lightly, as it is a powerful word with specific meaning. Yet I can't think of any other way to describe the attempt to sabotage a US military base
during wartime. As Andrew Sullivan
says “This is not legitimate dissent. It isn't free speech” I can't see what to call it except direct aid and comfort to the enemy. Perhaps like the human shields in Palestine
and Iraq they've become so lost in solipsism that they can no longer envision a situation where their health and well being are not paramount concerns. That seems to be the general psychosis of much of the anti-war movement and the EUro-elite. It is just inconceivable that bad things could happen to them. If one grants that then their objections make sense.
This will also be another big strike against those who claim the anti-war movement isn't anti-American and doesn't hate our troops in the field. If these sabateours are successful, then US military personel will die. I see no evidence that the protestors consider this a problem in any way.
The most fascinating part to me, though, is that this is being plotted out in the open. This is no clandestine operation. It's in an article on a national web magazine with a name and organization attached. A quick Google search yields up the home page of this group which has the same basic claim. If any one them get smoked sneaking around in restricted military areas during war, I will nominate them for Darwin awards.