Two stories of GI Resistance

| December 21, 2009

The IVAW is running an article on their website about two brave GI Resisters. Here’s the screen shot about Ryan Jackson and Marc Hall;


We’re already familiar with Ryan Jackson, since he spent a lot of my bandwidth trying to rehabilitate his image on another post a week or so ago. Basically, Jackson got popped on a urinalysis test and then went AWOL and James Branum got him locked up. Of course, Ryan’s story is that he became a peace activist and pissed hot on purpose, however the sequence of the events leading up to his trial aren’t in his favor.

Now, Marc Hall, on the other hand, is new to us. Just judging by what the folks at IVAW wrote on this little story, he doesn’t have a leg to stand on. He’d done a tour of Iraq with the 3rd ID, came back, was getting ready to ETS and they stop-lossed him. I’ll admit that sucks and he has a right to be angry, but he didn’t stop there.

Hall claims he is a musician and song writer, but that’s all a matter of taste. When he got stop-lossed, he wrote a song called “Stop Loss” (figures, right?). Now he claims it’s his 1st Amendment right to write whatever he wants – but his unit put him in jail for his little ditty. Why? I listened to his song, even though I’m not a big rap fan, and in it, he sings (is that the right word?) that he’s going to lock and load a thirty-round magazine and kill all of the E-7s and above – less than a month after another soldier shot scores of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood. Can you really blame his chain of command for locking him up for Hall’s and the Army’s protection?

Well, all of the usual suspects are calling for Hall’s immediate release. Seriously. The IVAW, Courage to Resist and Labor Against the War all posted the phone number to “the jail” so the hippies can all feel good about themselves by calling Hall’s jailers and demanding his release (yeah, that’ll work overnight). They also posted his company commander’s name and his unit address (although according to AKO, Hall is assigned to a Forward Support Battalion and the address they posted is to an infantry company).

I guess the Army can’t do anything right as far as the IVAW and their cohorts are concerned. Too bad Branum isn’t defending Hall.

Category: Antiwar crowd, Iraq Veterans Against the War, James Branum, Liberals suck, Phony soldiers, Usual Suspects, Veterans For Peace/VVAW

Comments (7)

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  1. OldTrooper says:

    Maybe if another command had taken the same approach, there would still be 14 people alive today? Oh, wait, can’t do that, that’s racist.

    Granted, stop loss sucks (in my day it was called involuntary extension), however, if any of these folks could read to begin with, or talk to some of the old hats around, they would have realized that whether they were active, or in-active, the military owns your ass for the duration of your contract and you are subject to recall at anytime within the contract time frame (8 years). It’s the responsibility of the individual to read and understand what they are signing, BEFORE they sign, because once they sign and raise their right hand……..buh-bye.

  2. Old Tanker says:

    I was stop lossed during Desert Storm. My unit was due to go back about 1 week after my ETS date, as soon as I hit stateside I would be able to ETS. We had to leave 2 guys from my patoon to load equipment back on the ships. My platoon Sgt. decided I could be one of the two even though there were several guys who had re-enlisted and had many YEARS left. Needless to say, I told him exactly what I thought of his decision as plainly as I could (no, I wasn’t exactly happy) and then spent an additional 3 months at Khobar Towers while the rest of my unit went home. While I was rather descriptive in describing his family lineage I never once thought about killing him….but to make a song out of it? Not smart dude, now you’re stop lossed in the stockade…..

  3. UpNorth says:

    OldTrooper, that’s the first thing the recruiter told me when I enlisted, a long, long time ago. Once you sign, you’re really kinda bound to fulfill your contract, however the Army sees fit to have you fulfill it.
    “Hip-Hop Artist”? Isn’t that an oxymoron? At least he didn’t call himself a “singer”. And, please, don’t call that, whatever it is, a song.

  4. Junior AG says:

    Ohh, Ryan Jackson read him some Ghandi & now has the answers to the mysteries of the universe! Tell me Ryan, ‘ol buddy, ‘ol pal, what say of you concerning the sainted Mohandas’ take on administering enemas to his female followers, sleeping buck naked with them and his views on South African blacks??

  5. Junior AG says:

    “that he’s going to lock and load a thirty-round magazine and kill all of the E-7s and above – less than a month after another soldier shot scores of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood.”

    I wonder if douche-nozzle has the stones to explain his self & “lyrics” to the families of the E-7s and above in his unit he casually “raps” about murdering …

  6. Sporkmaster says:

    Would not be surprised to see ether of them try to post here.

  7. YatYas says:

    If they truly believe in their BS, then they should be willing to do brig time. In that case they might actually rate a little respect for accepting the consquences of their actions. As far as Hall, wasn’t Obama going to end stop-loss, you know that back door draft that Bush used and all the leftists screamed about.