AAN Global News
11 December 2016
AAN Global News presents a debate between independent californian congressman Raymond Miles, Desmond Dess PhD in Psychology at Washington State University and USMC Lt. Col. Emilio Estevan on the rissing popularity of the "Homeland Now" movement. Other topics are disscused such as the results of the poll asking Californian citizens if they would agree with a split from the fedreal state structure and the ongoing US lead NATO anti-terorism war effort in Azirstan.
Gentlemen, thank you for taking the time to participate in this debate.
Mr. Miles, we will start with you since you are at the head of a major movement that is winning public support day by day. What made you start "Homeland Now" and what are your plans for the near future.
Thank you! Well I would like to start by mentioning that I was not a founding member of "Homeland Now" even though the media keeps saying so. The movement was started by the parents of Lt. Jim Porter a MEDVAC helicopter pilot shot down by Takistani militia during the withdrawl of forces in 2014. They got in contact with others that lost family members deployed over seas and got the whole thing running over the internet. I got involved in 2014 after I left the party and helped them gain creadibility and some resources with the help of some old friends.
They voted me as their main rep. beacuse I quote "You look presentable Ray " (laughs)
As to the reasson I joined them... I lost a son in a conflict I and my party supported. He died in Chernarus back in 2009 for reassons I can not mention. His friend also died a year later in Takistan when the marines assaulted Zargabad. Another confict that we backed up.
I spent the next 4 years trying to change something within the party, but I guess you can guess how that went.
After the more personal reassons got out of the way the bigger picture came into focus. The economical impact that the deployments have on an already weakend economy. You can see the facts on our websites.
As to our plans for the future, more peace rallys, support for the ones who lost someone or who have someone on mandatory overseas deployment and we will continue to publish hard facts on our many sites and blogs.
Col. would you like to comment anything on the matter.
Yes.The loss of life has always been tragic thing, but as in the past we can not let this bend our will to fight against global terrorism and opressive gouvernaments. Congressman I was deployed both in Chernarus and Takistan. I'm sure you saw or heard about the things we found there, yet many chose to go back. I was even wounded durring my first Takistan deployment, yet I opted to retun for my second tour. The things that we take for granted these days have their price.
As for the "Homeland Now" movement, my personal opinion is that it's another populist movement. If it will become something greater, I can not say at the moment.
Dr. Von Dess?
Colonel, you said you opted to go back for your second tour.
So you had a choice on the matter . Do you consider the mandatory over seas deployment that US troops undergo... moral?
No one is forcing them to sign the recruitment papers. If they wish to serve in the Navy, USMC or Army they have to agree to this clause. I see nothing imoral about it.
Tell me Col. what was your last over seas deployment.
My second tour in Takistan. I've been at Fort Price ever since I came back.
Was it your choice or were you assigned?
It was my choice.
Dess: Thank you Col. Regarding "Homeland Now" I tend to agree with Col. Estevan. It's a populist movement backed by a respectable political figuer. Honestly I see it as a natural response to the many social and economical factors that plague the US these days. I havent seen any undertones emerging...yet.
OK moving on to the next topic gentlemen