daily devotionals online logo Sunday, June 23, 2024 12:09 AM GMT+1
       Reset Password        Click here to sign up.
 
daily devotionals online
Home
       our daily bread
Our Daily Bread
       the good seed
The Good Seed
       the LORD is near
The LORD is near
       andrew wommack
Andrew Wommack
       billy graham
Billy Graham
 
christian topics
Christian
       general topics
General
       interesting topics
Interesting
 

U.S. Army officer resigns in protest over U.S. support for Israel
Posted by Temmy
Wed, June 05, 2024 3:47pm


U.S. Army officer resigns in protest over U.S. support for Israel
Major Harrison Mann CBS NEWS

Maj. Harrison Mann, a Jewish American working for the Defense Intelligence Agency, has resigned from the U.S. Army, citing the United States' "nearly unqualified support for the government of Israel," which he claims has "enabled and empowered the killing and starvation of tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians."

Mann, a 13-year U.S. Army veteran who worked in the Middle East bureau, sat down with CBS News senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod for his first television interview since resigning his post. Mann submitted his resignation in November, and his separation from the military became effective Monday.

More than six U.S. government officials have publicly resigned in protest of the United States' support for Israel's war, but Mann is the first from the military and intelligence community.

"I understand if people are angry that I chose to speak about this, but I didn't feel like I had much of a choice," Mann told Axelrod.

A Defense Intelligence Agency official confirmed to CBS News that Mann was assigned to the agency. "Employee resignations are a routine occurrence at DIA as they are at other employers, and employees resign their positions for any number of reasons and motivations," the official said.

Mann told "CBS Mornings" that U.S. weapons have enabled Israel's operations in Gaza, suggesting Israel has indiscriminately targeted Palestinian civilians since it began responding to Hamas' Oct. 7 attack and ongoing capture of Jewish hostages.

"I don't know how you kill 35,000 civilians by accident," Mann said.

The grandson of Jews who fled the antisemitism of Eastern Europe, Mann said he doesn't agree that the cry of "never again" that galvanized Jews after the Holocaust warrants Israel's current response.

"They're not responding in a way that is productive for the security of the state of Israel or Jews worldwide," Mann said. "I'm confident saying it's certainly some measure of ethnic cleansing. I do not think it is in the spirit of 'never again'."

"If you are somebody who is really motivated by the concern to protect Jewish life," Mann said, "you should be fighting for [Israel] to wind down the war, to conduct it in a way that does not turn basically the whole world against them. That is not good for the near- or long-term security of Israel."

Mann decided to make his resignation public after the Biden administration released an assessment in May that found instances when Israel's conduct was inconsistent with "international humanitarian law," but the administration concluded that U.S. aid would not be interrupted.

"I was struck by the weakness of that justification," Mann says.

The Hamas-run Palestinian Health Ministry has estimated that Israel's ground and air operations in Gaza have killed more than 36,000 people, although that number has not been independently confirmed. The United Nations is working to confirm the casualties. The IDF has said around 15,000 Hamas militants have been killed in Gaza.

Jim Axelrod and Harrison Mann
Jim Axelrod and Harrison Mann. CBS NEWS





 

More From General Chat Room Archives


Judge blocks Pro-Life Activist from releasing undercover videos of abortion conference
Judge blocks Pro-Life Activist from releasing undercover videos of abortion conference
Posted on Tue, April 13, 2021 10:37am


A federal judge issued a summary judgment barring pro-life activist David Daleiden's organization from releasing hundreds of hours of undercover videos filmed during an abortion conference.

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick for the Northern District of California issued a ruling last...More
Disney Plus to Feature Gay Couple in The Proud Family Reboot
Disney Plus to Feature Gay Couple in The Proud Family Reboot
Posted on Fri, May 14, 2021 12:55pm


Disney has announced it will be bringing back its animated sitcom The Proud Family, with the inclusion of some new characters, including two interracial gay dads who are adoptive parents of a teenage racial activist.

The upcoming series, titled The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, follows up...More
Anonymous Customer Leaves $16,000 Tip at Restaurant, Commends Staff for Hard Work
Anonymous Customer Leaves $16,000 Tip at Restaurant, Commends Staff for Hard Work
Posted on Thu, June 24, 2021 8:16am


The waitstaff at a New Hampshire restaurant wasn't surprised when a customer ordered lunch on June 12, but the $16,000 tip he left gave them was quite a shock.

WMUR-TV reported that a customer came into the Stumble Inn Bar and Grill in Londonderry and racked up a $37 tab after ordering a...More



 



For enquiries, notifications and ad placement send mail to [email protected]
Copyright 2012 - 2024 All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy || Terms & Conditions