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Comment: My wife recently told me that she heard that all U.S. Service
personell are required to sign a waiver that states that if the United
Nations orders it that they will fire on U.S. citizens. As a former Marine
I told her that I know of no such waiver nor was I asked to sign anything
of the sort when I was on active duty. I could find nothing on your
website about this and was wondering if you have of any such waiver.

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I seriously doubt it. UN asks nations to send troops, and these troops are there as part of a national force that cooperates with other national forces. Their loyalty is always to their nation first, and if there should ever be a disagreement between UN and their nation, they are expected to be on the side of their nation.

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No. There is no such document, unless they somehow magically slipped it by me and several million other military personnel.

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There is no such waiver. Sounds like more tinfoil hat stuff.

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Originally posted by CannonFodder Global Trotter:
There is no such waiver. Sounds like more tinfoil hat stuff.

Yeah, but surely if they made you sign the waiver, then they'd also make you sign a waiver promising not to talk about the waiver? Then another one promising not to talk about the second waiver, just to be sure? And so on, ad infinitum.

I know those UN fellas. You can't trust them.

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It's a moot point. The UN would never get around to issuing such an order. First, they'd have to discuss it. Then pass a declaration to consider it. Then discuss it again. Then pass a resolution outlining their intent to discuss the possibility of issuing the order. Then pass a declaration to state their intent to forward it to the Security Council. Then discuss it some more. Then pass a resolution to send it to the Security Council.

And if, by some miracle, it ever got to the Security Council, the US representative would simply veto it....

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There's no point to such a waiver anyway...there's nothing that would prevent a US service member from firing on US citizens...the wordings of the oath of enlistment and commissioned officer oath specifically state "all enemies, foreign and domestic," so why would a waiver be needed for something that doesn't need to be waived?

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