On the website of the “Los Angeles times” appeared on the news that tens of thousands of American soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, require the return paid to them at the time “combat” payments…
When the US needed cannon fodder for the war, nobody cared about the legality of the payment of additional bonuses…
Supposedly, according to the official version, the bonus money for participating in the fighting were charged too large and in violation of the law. And now they are demanding the return, and threatening him with interest, penalties and other nasty things.
The thing is, the Americans were not motivated enough to participate in these wars far from their native country, therefore, to provide military number of cannon fodder, it had to lure by any means, including attracting illegal immigrants with promises of citizenship, and cash allowances for risk. And now this carrot, which was lured to war, and which has long been eaten, require ago in pristine condition.
Since publishing local, so it talks about the situation in California (apparently, across the country, the situation is similar).
Only the California national Guard had set for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than ten thousand people. And now with all of them demanding the return of large sums of “fighting”, tens of thousands of dollars “on a snout”.
Interesting movie: when it was necessary cannon fodder for the war, nobody cared about the legality of the payment of additional bonuses (and, most importantly, funding is found), and when the soldiers were no longer needed, the feds abruptly “remembered” about the law.
Money down, regardless of merit, even with veterans who have served 20-25 years in the army and have Purple Hearts and other government awards. And even disabled, who lost the war of arms, legs, and overall health.
Tellingly, with corporations spending tens and hundreds of billions of dollars to simulate the development of a variety broken “vundervafel” spent the money back does not require. But with soldiers, to serve the Homeland and risked their lives, stripped of seven skins.
As they say, nothing personal, just business.
P. S. As you know, Ukrainian puppet regime loves to do the things their American hosts. And in this case will do the same.
When he needed fighters to suppress the rebellion against the anti-constitutional coup, Poroshenko and his gang never cared about the rule of law, promised a thousand hryvnia per day, a huge insurance payment, land and so on.
But when the need for action will disappear, then “volunteers” and soldiers and officers of the APU will face a harsh reality in which they performed the criminal orders that violate the laws and the oath. And they will peel to the skin and scapegoat.