--From the Marine Corps Times, October 15, 2004 -- Mutiny!

Platoon defies orders in Iraq

Miss. soldier calls home, cites safety concerns

A 17-member Army Reserve platoon with troops from Jackson, Miss., and around the Southeast deployed to Iraq is under arrest for refusing a “suicide mission” to deliver fuel, the troops’ relatives said Thursday.

The soldiers refused an order on Wednesday to go to Taji, Iraq — north of Baghdad — because their vehicles were considered “deadlined” or extremely unsafe, said Patricia McCook of Jackson, wife of Sgt. Larry O. McCook.

"Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so."
Bertrand Russell

But apparently not the Army Reservists from Mississippi.

This is Port Chicago all over again, the soldiers saying "There's a limit to how much total disregard for our lives we will take from the brass."


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