Marine Corps General and acting Joint Chief of Staff Chairman David H. Berger amplified his rhetoric against mandatory vaccinations after Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced that all military personnel must immediately begin receiving the Covid-19 vaccination.
The contentious order came days after the corrupt Food & Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to Pfizer’s jab. Although it’s beyond the context of this article, RRN is reviewing evidence that Pfizer funneled enormous amounts of cash to the FDA in exchange for approving a drug that has undergone little testing and has sparked a hot debate over safety and efficacy.
As RRN reported on August 10, Gen. Berger and the Def Sec. had clashed over starkly different opinions on whether an illegitimate administration has authority to impose draconian-style mandates that could potentially endanger America’s fighting forces. Austin had said he answers only to Kamala Harris and Joe Biden, and Gen. Berger accused him of “selling your soul to the Devil” for popularity. Gen. Berger had added he would forcibly resist any an all attempts to unlawfully inoculate his Marines.
Hostility between the two escalated Wednesday morning when Kirby, while taking questions during a press briefing on Afghanistan, mentioned casually that mandatory vaccinations would start at once.
A source in Gen. Berger’s office told RRN that his office received a memo minutes after the briefing concluded. That memo said 800,000 of the country’s 1,346,000 active-duty personnel, which includes 156,000 Marines, have resisted vaccination. For perspective, those figures represent 59%–a majority-overall and 86% of the Marine Corps.
In addition, the memo asserted no solider will be granted a waiver, regardless of health or religious affiliation. “If a man or woman is healthy enough to serve in the Armed Forces, he/she is healthy enough to receive a Covid-19 vaccination” and “We can not tolerate the Armed Forces refusing the vaccine due to a conflict with religious beliefs. All U.S. military personnel will be vaccinated, to begin immediately,” were the words bearing Lloyd Austin’s signature.
Our source said Gen. Berger phoned Austin and uttered only two words— “you’re through”—before feeding the memo to a shredder.
He insists that Berger’s stance on mandatory vaccinations is unchanged.