Monday, February 27, 2006

Brokeback Barracks

RSS and news aggregators can sometimes turn up odd things. This is what my google news aggregator turned up for "US Army" today:

US Army Charges Gay Porn Stars

The US Army has charged seven of its most elite paratroopers for appearing in a military-themed gay porn website engaging in sex acts.

The soldiers face court-martial and discharge on charges of sodomy, pandering and engaging in sex acts for money. They will also be discharged under the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy which states that “homosexual conduct is incompatible with military service.”

The seven troops are members of the elite 82nd Airborne Division, trained to deploy anywhere in the world within 18 hours. Four additional paratroopers have been given non-judicial punishment for participating in the website.

The website does not make any reference to the division in which the soldiers who appear serve, but promises that the gay pornographic images it contains are of “real US soldiers”.

Jeff Gannon could not be reached for comment. "Airborne, All the Way!" now has a creepy new meaning. I'm guessing that some poor company commander out there is has been having a really long week.


At February 27, 2006, Anonymous Michael said...

"Death from behind!"

At March 28, 2006, Blogger Jack said...

Yeah, "don't ask, don't tell, but if we catch you during our witch hunt you're screwed". "Don't ask, don't tell" just means that they don't ask you directly, they ask your buddies, they ask everyone at the gay bars if they've ever seen you in there, and they ask your former spouse if she thinks you are gay and if that might be the reason you split up.

Thar's exactly what happened to a buddy of mine, and when I was asked and adamantly maintained that he wasn't gay, the "investigators" started suggesting that maybe I wasn't willing to give him up because I was gay too and trying to cover for him to protect myself.

Well, I'm not gay, I am out of the Army now, married with 2 kids. And my buddy got out , too, and he's married with kids now. I'm not saying that gays belong in the Army, but the Army policy and the mis-application of it drove him to get out, and the Army lost a good troop.

At June 16, 2006, Blogger chiflada-a-go-go said...

So, are those military folks who have appeared in adult themed websites and films also being asked to leave service?


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