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@LawyerHandle  He was a clerk, and most likely an SF poser from what I can see in the net.

2 days, 23 hours ago on The Kathleen Belew Veteran Stereotype

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Here's a NY Times Editor picked comment…very telling. No wonder they shut the comments down...


"PTSD is not correlated with combat experience, studies have shown repeatedly. So readers should stop invoking that flawed cause-and-effect for explaining violence and veterans.

Although a generalization, the military is a magnet for troubled kids. They go into the military less capable and often poor, and they emerge under-equipped for the real world. Their friends back on the home front have meanwhile gone to college or gained useful work experience. No wonder vets are susceptible.

A draft system would partially address this problem."

3 days, 8 hours ago on The Kathleen Belew Veteran Stereotype

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@HonestBroker247  The terrible headline and her conclusion is what I have a problem with.  


Would he have received greater scrutiny had he been a Muslim, a foreigner, not white, not a veteran

This last statement is pure bullshit, period. Most mass shootings are conducted by white males, and it's incredibly hard to predict where and when the next one will happen...

3 days, 8 hours ago on The Kathleen Belew Veteran Stereotype

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@SEAL76  Her article paints a picture that veterans are ticking time bombs, that's what I have a problem with. 

3 days, 17 hours ago on The Kathleen Belew Veteran Stereotype

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@JackMurphyRGR @BrandonWebb  No doubt about that.

3 days, 17 hours ago on The Kathleen Belew Veteran Stereotype

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@JackMurphyRGR  I was thinking the same thing...

3 days, 17 hours ago on The Kathleen Belew Veteran Stereotype

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@SEAL76  Well said, and thank you for sharing your personal experience. 

1 week, 5 days ago on What Main Stream Media Isn’t Getting Right About Veterans & PTSD

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@Bright Light Most in the media relate it to a ticking time bomb that will go off any minute. 

1 week, 5 days ago on What Main Stream Media Isn’t Getting Right About Veterans & PTSD

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@Txazz @CarpeNoctem  It's hard to smile on this topic, and most they ask me to comment on...

2 weeks ago on What We Know About the Ft. Hood Gunman: Brandon Webb Interview

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@CarpeNoctem  Nothing wrong with some gray in the beard. 

2 weeks ago on What We Know About the Ft. Hood Gunman: Brandon Webb Interview

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@Fred82 @decktechonthe1047  I think they're overplaying the "PTSD" card.

2 weeks ago on What We Know About the Ft. Hood Gunman: Brandon Webb Interview

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@ColonelProp  I agree about Rajiv, and thanks. 

2 weeks ago on What We Know About the Ft. Hood Gunman: Brandon Webb Interview

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@BigredSheepdog @RifleDynamics  Easier said then done.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Shots Fired! What To Do If You Encounter An Active Shooter or Terrorist

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@PeteDahlgren @BrandonTWebb  Thank you, I carry mine everywhere. 

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Shots Fired! What To Do If You Encounter An Active Shooter or Terrorist

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@majrod  This is also a surprise to many majrod. You'd be amazed at how many people don't know this. I remember being arrested for having a spear gun in my barracks room…possession of  a deadly weapon. Put a hold on my weekend spearfishing for a while….

2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Ft. Hood Shooting & What Motivates The Active Shooter

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@webmindset1  Thanks MoDog. 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@majrod @BrandonWebb @LawyerHandle  


I'm off of the Constitution Will, I'm applying my personal beliefs that any person, foreign enemy, domestic enemy, deserves a fair and speedy trial/due process regardless. 


Also worth pointing out that saying we are at "War" with terrorism is like saying we are at War with hunger. It's an ambiguous declaration at best with no end in sight, by this definition we are permanently at war. 


It's a fact that Americans have lost more civil liberties in the last decade under both administrations than we have in over fifty+ years, and I'm fundamentally against holding enemy combatants indefinitely. Put the shoe on the other foot, would it be ok for our enemies to hold our troops in detention indefinitely? There would be outrage. 


It's worth thinking about. 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@islanddude58 @majrod @BrandonWebb @LawyerHandle  


What about non-combatants who we detained by accident? 


Not affording people basic rights because they are not citizens of this country is not keeping with the spirit of American IMO. 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@majrod @BrandonWebb @LawyerHandle  I'll answer you more in detail later on the other topics Will. 


Re: Fox News-you are living in a bubble if you don't think Fox news has an agenda to make Obama look bad, the motive is the only thing that can be argued…mostly done for ratings in my opinion. 


I've personally been in the FOX pre-show briefings where producers have tried to steer me into their talking points. This has happened on more than one occasion. 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@LawyerHandle  I'm still waiting for an example of highly charged buzz words used. 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@majrod @BrandonWebb @LawyerHandle   


I'll take my lashing on Constitutional interpretation and re-state my position as this. I don't think GITMO represents the spirt of American justice system as outline for our citizens in our existing constitution. I'm not for holding people indefinitely, and as we've seen with GITMO, some folks were grabbed in the confusion with no ties to terrorism. This is a tragedy and doesn't do America any good. 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@Fred82 @BrandonWebb @LawyerHandle  We have to think about why the administration choose GITMO in the first place. 


Second, as admitted earlier, I'm not a lawyer however, I don't agree with the Patriot Act (degrades my rights as a citizen) or a system of detention that denies due process, regardless of whether the detainees are bad or not. Fuck, my platoon put a bunch of those evil bastards in there. I do remember that some dudes were snatched and not ID'd but were given the benefit of the doubt (the benefit being that they were bad). 


It boils down to leading by example in American, and people in the US and abroad knowing that we stand for good. This is sadly been eroded over the years in my opinion. 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@jimmorris  I agree, and new, clear cut and dry rules need to be put in place. The challenge is trying to rationalize what is right and wrong in a war. 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@VP31DET  I also share this concern, hopefully we'll be in a position to provide balanced perspective when it all hits the fan. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@travisarnold1  Well said brother. I personally cannot endorse willfully killing enemy non-combatants, not to mention it's against the Geneva Convention. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@Weekends  Part 2 to your question: These two articles are us taking a stand regarding bringing up a very uncomfortable topic that nobody wants to discuss. When my friends tell me that the Admiral at WARCOM is holding SOFREP meetings then I know we're doing something right. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@Fred82 @majrod @LawyerHandle  I disagree, with the exception of MSNBC, NY Times, and CNN maybe. There's plenty of Bama bashing going on with Fox and plenty of conservative outlets. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@surfb4work  Thank you for your comments. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@LawyerHandle  @majorod Highly charged buzz words? Without providing examples to ground your statement your guilty of the same accusation. Example please? 


I'm not a lawyer but, the 6th amendment to the Constitution is pretty clear on giving people a right to due process. Holding people indefinitely at an offshore location without a speedy trial seems to be in conflict with the very foundation this country was established. "They started this war, they can end it", isn't very solid ground, and I doubt there's any thought of ending terrorism against the west. 


Will, I'll disagree with you about the MSM in that regards, I think that the MSM has largely cozied up to the establishment on either side of the aisle as well as the military. There aren't too many investigative journalists left.



2 weeks, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@Dutchy  Yes, a lot of arm chair warriors get really brave when we're killing terrorists but I'd like to see them have the same attitude when it comes to killing non-combatant women and children. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@clluelo  The sad thing is that the MSM will break this, and it's one of the only ways that major issues will get fixed. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@Weekends  Context expanded: 


Ironically, the true story I gave in the above example was in fact on the same mission we went on after the General said that to me. I respect Mattis as a leader, and warrior but I'm glad I didn't kill those men. Hopefully this sheds some insight into the situation. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@JohnChristopher1  Thanks for sharing John, this is good stuff. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: War Crimes

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@MGX  We don't sell these but may do something to honor the guys this year. 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Running The Boston Marathon To Honor Glen Doherty

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@SEAL76  Making Chief was one of my biggest accomplishments before getting out of the Navy. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Letter To The Editor: Let Sergeants Run The Unit Says Retired USMC Officer

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@Veritasworld @BrandonWebb  The bias is based on the fact that CAG has had their shit together in comparison. Also remember that when it all (war crimes) hits the fan in the main stream media about DEVGRU, all people will remember is the word SEAL, they will not differentiate between units, and this doesn't do anything but harm to my identity. So yes, admittedly there is bias but it is well placed in this matter, and unfortunate all around. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Why The White House Hasn’t Released Photos Of Osama bin Laden’s Corpse

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@thedavidwilson  I don't think Mandela ever necklaced anyone, and after decades of being held he saw a pretty peaceful transition for all the people of ZA. Your communist comment is also ungrounded, ZA won a Nobel prize for their Constitution developed under Mandela. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Episode 85 – Kristin Beck, Former US Navy SEAL, On New Documentary “Lady Valor”

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@SandraH  Thanks SandraH. Unfortunately a small group of Operators are on their way to tarnishing our community's reputation by their actions. It involves some atrocious acts that are not becoming of the overall community. 


At the end of the day, KB is a human being who served 20 years in one of the toughest military outfits, and gave a lot for this country. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Episode 85 – Kristin Beck, Former US Navy SEAL, On New Documentary “Lady Valor”

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@thedavidwilson  "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others". -Nelson Mandela


3 weeks, 3 days ago on Episode 85 – Kristin Beck, Former US Navy SEAL, On New Documentary “Lady Valor”

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@JohnChristopher1  Good points. I'll be good if I never see MOLLE again. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Episode 85 – Kristin Beck, Former US Navy SEAL, On New Documentary “Lady Valor”

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@big_hatdance @BrandonWebb  It's a big issue from an integration standpoint IMO. No arguing that there are other important issues. What's your definition of "Operator"? I think the % is bigger in reality depending on how you're carving up the demo. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Episode 85 – Kristin Beck, Former US Navy SEAL, On New Documentary “Lady Valor”

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All good comments. The great thing about this site is that we can talk about issues and form an opinion based on intelligent discussion without screaming at each other. Thanks to each of you on here that shared their candid feelings on this issue. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Episode 85 – Kristin Beck, Former US Navy SEAL, On New Documentary “Lady Valor”

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@thedavidwilson  This has nothing to do with military values, and last I checked Sodomy was illegal according to the UCMJ which is strange considering gays can openly serve in today's military. I'd also be curious to know how you think we are perpetuating an illness? I don't have a PHD in psychology so I'm all ears here...

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Episode 85 – Kristin Beck, Former US Navy SEAL, On New Documentary “Lady Valor”

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