by 21st Century Wire
March 8, 2022
IMAGE: The guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) steams through the Mediterranean Sea. Arleigh Burke is currently
deployed in the Mediterranean Sea conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (U.S. Navy photo by Journalist
2nd Class Patrick Reilly)
More than any other recent pandemic story, this one really demonstrates the complete farce which the Biden Administration is still clinging to in order to save face after two years of completely fraudulent Covid and vaccine policies.
“After a briefing involving dozens of sailors in close quarters on the ship, the Navy commander admitted to his boss that he had a sore throat.”
And it all went down hill from there.
Well, it was only a matter of time before Covid paranoia and vaccine fanaticism would begin to cripple the US military.
Navy Times reports…
An ongoing legal battle over whether the military can force troops to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has left the Navy with a warship they say they can’t deploy because it is commanded by an officer they cannot fire.
It’s a standoff the brass are calling a “manifest national security concern,” according to recent federal court filings.
The issues stem from a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida late last year alleging service members’ rights are being infringed upon by the COVID vaccine mandate because their religious beliefs prevent them from taking the vaccine.
Judge Steven D. Merryday issue an order last month banning the Navy and Marine Corps from taking any disciplinary action against the unnamed Navy warship commander and a Marine Corps lieutenant colonel for refusing the vaccine.
In the process, the case has raised questions about the lines between military good order and discipline, and the legal rights of service members as American citizens.
Merryday’s injunction is “an extraordinary intrusion upon the inner workings of the military” and has essentially left the Navy short a warship, according to a Feb. 28 filing by the government.
“With respect to Navy Commander, the Navy has lost confidence in his ability to lead and will not deploy the warship with him in command,” the filing states…
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