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"When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil."

Yesterday, much of the blogosphere was abuzz with the story of Jesse MacBeth, the former US Army Ranger who admitted to committing numerous atrocities and war crimes in Iraq. The anti-war side proclaimed his "brave decision" to come forward, while our side had serious doubts.

Well, once again, it looks like our side was right -- again.

The US Army says that it has no records that indicate that Jesse MacBeth ever served in the United States Army at all, let alone in the Special Forces or ever set foot in Iraq.

A lot of people are condemning MacBeth, and I can see why. But I'd like to take a different tack.

I'd like to invite Jesse to join us, the 101st Fighting Keyboardists.

Most of us, like Jesse, have strong feelings about the war despite never having served in the Armed Forces.. (We have some veterans in our ranks, but like in the general populace, they are a distinct minority. Unlike the general populace, though, we give them great honor and respect.)

Joining is easy -- a lot easier than joining the Services, as we are a hell of a lot less demanding and discriminating as they are. It's pretty much a self-selecting process -- just say you are, and you're in.

All Jesse has to do is simply declare that he has never served, yet still wants to make his voice known about the war in Iraq. I can't speak for any other members, but I personally would welcome him.

If for no other reason than it'll give him a lot higher profile -- and that makes him a much easier target for the scorn, abuse, and contempt he has so richly earned.


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Comments (21)

Well done, JT. Perhaps you... (Below threshold)

Well done, JT. Perhaps you could raise him to the level of exalted and most revered honorary Scapegoat?

"Much of the blogosphere wa... (Below threshold)
mantis:

"Much of the blogosphere was abuzz" over a bogus interview from a month ago in SocialistAlternative.org? Really?

Somehow I missed it.

Haaaa filed under Asshats .... (Below threshold)
jim b:

Haaaa filed under Asshats ... .you're killin me here.

The better question is why ... (Below threshold)

The better question is why we should trust the judgment of those who claim in their hearts to legitimately oppose the war when they can so easily be fooled by a POS like Jessie MacBeth.

This should illustrate just... (Below threshold)

This should illustrate just how bankrupt organizations like Iraqi Vetrans Against War are. They can't even bother to do basic background checks on people who represent them.

MacBeth has spoken at several "rallies" under the auspices of being an Iraqi war veteran, yet he was never in the service, and a cursory glimpse at his profile at Military.com illustrted just how bogus his claims were:

">Fake vets are easy to spot, especially when they are pulling a Winter Soldier.

Hmmm.What was trul... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmm.

What was truly absurd is that this MacBeth was claiming to have been a Ranger when he was clearly wearing a USMC uniform.

Amazing that so few liberals picked up on that.

Some are calling for his ar... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Some are calling for his arrest, how would we do that without arresting Hanoi John? The only difference in that Hanoi John visited Vietnam for a couple of months with a video camera and a book to write. He also has the Navy regulations on how to get the 'hell' out of Vietnam as soon as you phonied up a 'hero' resume. Just another left wing liar, what's the big deal since that includes 99% of them?

Some are calling for his... (Below threshold)
Pug:

Some are calling for his arrest, how would we do that without arresting Hanoi John? The only difference in that Hanoi John visited Vietnam for a couple of months with a video camera and a book to write. He also has the Navy regulations on how to get the 'hell' out of Vietnam as soon as you phonied up a 'hero' resume. Just another left wing liar, what's the big deal since that includes 99% of them?

Further proof that some brave Chickenhawks are just common, ordinary a-holes with tough sounding Internet nicknames.

Lieutenant John Kerry volunteered for the Navy and served two tours in Vietnam. He is a decorated combat veteran and you are just a dingbat. Too bad for you.

Yeah, I haven't heard of hi... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Yeah, I haven't heard of him either. Not on Wizbang, Kos, Powerline, TP, TPM, RawStory, Unclaimed Territory, LGF, C&L... links? Anyone?

Hmmm.Lieu... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmm.

Lieutenant John Kerry volunteered for the Navy and served two tours in Vietnam.

Sigh. I hate it when crap comes floating on back up.

He did his first tour on a guided missile cruiser. That's not exactly anything that anybody would call hazardous.

His second "tour" lasted just over 3 months.

That's not anything that anybody would call impressive.

[email protected] jp2<p... (Below threshold)
ed:
MacBeth.Heh.... (Below threshold)

MacBeth.

Heh.

I'd say more, but I think I feel a post coming on. That, and anyone who gets the joke doesn't need further explication.

@ed:That link just... (Below threshold)
jp2:

@ed:

That link just says the story is fake. Maybe I'm missing it. (Never been to the site before)

Looks like Jesse had a name... (Below threshold)
Duckhunter:

Looks like Jesse had a name change in 1986 (when he was two years old) -- Muslim birth name is Jesse Adam AL-ZAID:

(Source: Pima County [Arizona] Superior Court records)
http://www.cosc.co.pima.az.us/record_search

Search for Case # C234837

Jesse is also wanted for arrest in Washington State:
http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/cfapps/linx/calendar/GetCriminalCase.cfm?cause_num=06-1-01994-8

Ed, can you point me to GWB... (Below threshold)
Reality:

Ed, can you point me to GWB's Vietnam service record? You stated that John Kerry's record wasn't impressive, surely Dear Leader must have an impressive war record.

Thanks in advance!

Reality, GWB himself said t... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Reality, GWB himself said that Kerry's record was better than his. The point is, Kerry has done exactly DICK since then. He expected to ride those few months over 30 years ago into the White House.

Well, that's not exactly fair. Kerry has exactly one post-war accomplishment that I not only respect, but have praised him for -- and I mean that sincerely. But I'm not doing your homework and pointing it out.

Schmuck.

J.

"Looks like Jesse had a nam... (Below threshold)
heptacableguy:

"Looks like Jesse had a name change in 1986 (when he was two years old) -- Muslim birth name is Jesse Adam AL-ZAID" Posted by: Duckhunter

Selective Service Commission classification:

Class 2-D: Registrant deferred because of study preparing for the ministry.

>> 2-D or not 2-D, that is the question

Time to connect some dots: ministry == jihadi?

Reality,You too ca... (Below threshold)

Reality,

You too can have an impressive war record. All you have to do is write it yourself -- if John Kerry can do it, so can you. Shooting yourself in the ass as the third punch on your ticket out of the country -- Priceless.

Of course we could remove all doubt of Kerry's war record if he would release all of his military records to the public. Another promise the Lord of the Dems broke.

Hmmm.Ed, ... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmm.

Ed, can you point me to GWB's Vietnam service record? You stated that John Kerry's record wasn't impressive, surely Dear Leader must have an impressive war record.

Do I look like I care?

[email protected] jp2 <... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmm.

@ jp2

Sorry. I thought there was a link.

Mmmm. PeaceFilms.org has dropped off the planet. Literally since they've replaced their website with a picture of planet Earth.

Ok you can download the video from:

http://www.torrentspy.com/torrent/745169/Confessions_Of_An_Iraqi_War_Veteran

or

http://www.mininova.org/tor/317868

WikiPedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessie_Macbeth

Used to be available on:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13140.htm

...

Essentially Jesse MacBeth is a poser who pretended to be a former "Army Special Forces Ranger" who got interviewed on video about the various atrocities he did while in Iraq, while under orders from the US Army. Supposedly he and a number of other Rangers went out and murdered civilians, shot babies, etc etc etc. You know this nonsensical crap that's always being asserted.

Only problem is that not one single detail actually checks out and the guy is exposed as a poser.

I have the worst war record... (Below threshold)
SGT Bazz:

I have the worst war record of any vet. I spent the ground war of '91 in the Philipines, banging some whore on the beach brought in by Papa-san.

But, what if we prosecuted Jesse for his comments? Who would be the first to his defense? I bet... John Murtha.




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