By Bethany Blankley (The Middle Sq.)
Roughly 40,000 Nationwide Guard and 22,000 Reserve troopers who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccines have been lower off from their navy advantages, based on the U.S. Military.
“Troopers who refuse the vaccination order with out an authorised or pending exemption request are topic to opposed administrative actions, together with flags, bars to service, and official reprimands,” an Military spokesperson mentioned in an announcement.
As of July 1, this included 13% of the Military Guard and 12% of the Reserve, based on the announcement.
Moreover, not one of the 3,000 spiritual exemption requests filed by these within the Guard and Reserve had been granted. Refusal of spiritual exemption requests is according to all branches of service, as reported by Liberty Counsel and the Thomas Extra Society, who sued on behalf of navy members, contractors and civilians whose spiritual exemption requests had been denied.
Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin argued in his directive issued final August that requiring all energetic responsibility members and civilian workers to obtain the pictures was vital for navy readiness. The mandate got here at a time when the U.S. navy is already struggling to fulfill recruitment targets.
Navy service members had been required to take the vaccine or be discharged, pay again scholarships, schooling or different coaching prices, be disciplined and even face courtroom martial.
“Joe Biden’s COVID shot mandate has precipitated and continues to trigger many service members to undergo critical accidents and even demise,” Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, informed The Middle Sq.. “The abusive and unconscionable stress on members of the navy has resulted in low morale and even suicide. Extra service members have died in 2021 from the COVID pictures than have died from COVID since 2020. Biden’s mandate is undermining navy readiness and critically weakening America.”
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Jonathan Hullihan, the lead lawyer for Texas for County Residents Defending Freedom, informed The Middle Sq. that the U.S. navy “is the perfect geared up, finest educated, most deadly preventing drive within the historical past of the world due to the all-volunteer drive that fill the ranks. Throughout all branches, navy recruitment and retention charges are falling to historic lows and threatening the all-volunteer drive and the power of the USA to reply to threats all over the world.”
As a result of Nationwide Guard and reserve personnel complement active-duty forces in instances of nationwide emergencies, he argues, forcing 60,000 out of the Military “will immediately threaten the nationwide safety of the USA with coaching and operational readiness.” It additionally will result in “short- and long-term injury” to the U.S.’s skill to reply to international threats, he mentioned.
Hullihan, who served as a Navy JAG officer for over 13 years, is asking on Congress to intervene.
“We’re dropping lots of our greatest warriors with actual fight and management expertise from the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of conflict, which can’t be changed. If navy management fails to painting a candid and correct risk to the Biden Administration that these actions immediately threaten the USA Nationwide Safety, Congress should intervene,” he mentioned.
In response to Military.com stating that the COVID-19 “vaccines have some uncommon uncomfortable side effects, together with coronary heart irritation that has affected at the very least 22 service members, based on a examine from the JAMA Community,” an lawyer working with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, and whistle blowers within the U.S. navy are pushing again in opposition to the vaccine mandates.
Legal professional Thomas Renz, who participated in a Jan. 24 roundtable with Johnson, has shared “damaging proof” in regards to the “hazard of those alleged vaccines.”
One whistle blower represented by Renz, Lt. Col. Pete Chambers, informed The Middle Sq. in an unique interview in February that after 39 years of service, he was being compelled out of the Texas Military Nationwide Guard for his dedication to offering knowledgeable consent in regards to the required pictures. Chambers, the primary Particular Forces Operations Surgeon for the Inexperienced Berets, has raised issues in regards to the vary of uncomfortable side effects, together with myocarditis.
Renz printed DMED information figuring out the most typical will increase in diagnoses amongst service members after receiving the pictures together with a 2,181% enhance in hypertension, a 1,048% enhance in ailments of the nervous system, 894% enhance in malignant neoplasms of the esophagus, 680% enhance in A number of Sclerosis, 551% enhance in Guillain-Barre syndrome, amongst many others.
The Division of Protection didn’t reply to questions raised by Johnson, as a substitute responding to Politico by saying the info Renz posted was a glitch.
Renz is demanding transparency from the federal authorities and has printed a variety of information accessible without cost on his web site.
He asks if the DMED information he initially printed was “legitimately incorrect then why has the DoD not gone on report beneath oath? Why have they not supplied a reputable reply to Senator Ron Johnson’s quite a few inquiries?” he informed The Middle Sq..
He additionally says his crew has “seen additional proof of DoD information manipulation within the type of altering previous MSMR experiences with out rationalization. The continued coverup and unwillingness to submit any rationalization beneath oath the place cross examination is feasible exhibit what can solely be known as the biggest coverup in American navy historical past.”
Worse nonetheless, he argues, the 60,000 being pushed out of the Military represents solely a fraction of the entire quantity.
“The true quantity, based on navy information, is much larger,” he mentioned. “We reported a while in the past that, based on a leaked doc we acquired from a navy whistleblower … the true quantity … not absolutely vaccinated, as of Jan 12, 2022, totaled over 500,000 or almost 25% of our navy (roughly 440,000 had been reservists). Does the Biden Pentagon plan to kick out 1 / 4 of our navy whereas recruitment ranges are a catastrophe or do they actually count on us to consider that 440,000-plus troopers simply determined to conform since that date?”
When requested about responding to Johnson’s questions, the Pentagon informed The Middle Sq. it could “reply to the writer of the letter.”
It didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark about whole numbers of these within the navy being compelled out.
Syndicated with permission from The Middle Sq..