Well, now that the Army says it’s OK to be a Nazi, this story about this Communist dirtbag might get some attention.
U.S. Army officials say soldiers like the one at Fort Drum who shared photos of himself with pro-communist messages under his uniform have the right to join political parties and engage in speech that many Americans may find offensive.
Soldiers are permitted to be members of the Community Party, American Nazi Party, or in the case of Army 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone, a supporter of the Democratic Socialists of America.
You can assume “Community” is a typo.
But Rapone, assigned to Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division, may have crossed a line for acceptable conduct this week when he tweeted photos of himself in his dress uniform to make a political statement.
That’s why Fort Drum commanders launched an investigation into Rapone that could result in administrative or punitive action, said Tonya Stokes, speaking for the Northern New York military post.
“Both the Department of Defense and the Army have long-standing policies encouraging soldiers to participate in the democratic process,” Stokes said in a statement.
“Among other activities, soldiers are encouraged to vote in elections and express their personal opinions on public issues,” Stokes said. “However, the Army has strict rules regarding the wear and appearance of Army uniforms. The appropriate command authorities are reviewing the situation.”
Just a hunch, but we suspect if a soldier tweets out photos of himself wearing a swastika there would be a bit more public outcry.
Meanwhile, there are some more disturbing revelations about what went on with this clown Rapone while at West Point.
His mentor at USMA was Rasheed Hosein, a professor of Middle East history. He is on administrative leave and under investigation by the Army for engaging in political activity while in uniform. Hosein received a Ph.D. in Islamic history from the University of Chicago.
That’s just the least of it. And here’s some food for thought:
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