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The camp's public affairs officer responded by using profanity in denigrating Michael New, the soldier who refused, as a U.S. soldier, to wear a UN beret or insignia. Mr. Opie reported this incident in a letter to Camp George West's Adjutant General's Office but received no response. Mr. Opie then wrote a letter of complaint to Colorado state representative Penn R. Piffner, and Piffner wrote on June 5 to Major General William A. Westerdahl of the Camp George West Adjutant General's office. Westerdahl's reply included this sentence: "Letters such as his [Mr. Opie's] are referred to the local office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a matter of safety for all concerned."
-- made upname (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 05, 1999
Most of the reponses I receive from Senator Feinstien are courteous and fairly timely but they usually begin with, "Once again we can agree to disagree."
I try to focus in on what is obviously, to me, constitutional in nature and not yell and scream via snail mail, or email. So far I haven't seen much positive reaction from the reps. But I'll continue to try.
-- Mark Hillyard (email@example.com), December 05, 1999.
I wonder what Mr. Opie said in his letter that resulted in it being sent to the FBI?
While I tend to be a fairly cynical old fart, if I was in that officer's position and I received a fruitcake tinfoil letter rife with threats -- veiled or not -- hell, yes, I'd send it on to the FBI without a moment's hesitation.
I'm not saying that this is the situation in Mr. Opie's case.
I'm merely saying that it's not at all outside the realm of possibility that it *might* be the situation. I have no doubt that the officer has received plenty of mail on Michael New, and I have no doubt that the senders have covered the entire spectrum from soup to nuts.
-- Ron Schwarz (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 05, 1999.
Ok, that's 2 votes for Alan Keyes... maybe.
-- maid upname (email@example.com), December 05, 1999.