On why Tulsi Gabbard calls herself a "combat veteran."
Here she wears the Combat Medical Badge (CMB).
Gabbard was a specialist (E-4 rank) in the 29th Brigade Supply Battalion.
She was an administrator in the medical company.
In other words, she was a clerk.
The entire medical company was awarded the CMB for being in Iraq during a war.
Gabbard served at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, which was hit by mortar rounds and sniper fire.
Gabbards defenders tell me that she is a combat veteran because she was at LSA Anaconda, and it was targeted by terrorists.
Here's my question:
Are the cooks at LSA Anaconda also combat veterans?
Like Pete Buttigieg, Gabbard was a noncombatant.
Buttigieg worked on computers in Afghanistan.
When I tried to make a documentary about the four Palestinian boys who Hamas murdered in an elaborate deception operation to frame Israel, the director insisted that I find an American combat veteran to corroborate my theories.
I knew a former Navy SEAL, who refused.
He said something very significant.
God willing a patriot will correct the false impression(s) this Liberal is offering up for public consumption.
Thanks for clearing up the military service of these two. These two lying about their service record is a slap in the face of combat veterans.
Michael Hayden was in the movie Zero Days.
He loves to talk about what he knows.
Thank you, Thomas. This thread needs to viral, hopefully it will make it n the bird!
When I first moved to the DC area, someone told me something similar: “those who know, don’t talk; and those who talk, don’t know.”
Words of wisdom.
This sounds like avoid braggers.
@ThomasWic Actor David Niven was an officer in the British Army. This quote says it all. "I will, however, tell you just one thing about the war, my first story and my last. I was asked by some American friends to search out the grave of their son near Bastogne.
I found it where they told me I would, but it was among 27,000 others, and I told myself that here, Niven, were 27,000 reasons why you should keep your mouth shut after the war"
There were two SEALS awarded THE Medal on the same basic op, otherwise know as the rescue of BAT-21
@masterblaster Subject of the movie BAT 21? I LOVED that movie. Still sticks with me.
Lots of losses for one man, but that's what we do,
And if she was medical personnel fighting in combat, she would be an "unlawful combatant" per the Geneva Conventions.
@ThomasWic The US Army recognises all personnel subject to enemy attack, regardless of occupational specialty and location, as having been subject to combat and eligible for a combat award; personnel located on installations subject to enemy indirect fires and suicide attack included. I may not like it because Gabbard may have never been outside the wire but them's the rules.
@ThomasWic I thought it was about the mission? Otherwise wouldn’t infantry and special ops be the only troops to ever be considered “combat veterans” even though they all get attacked while in compound and have to carry their guns at all times?
I was an infantry Marine with 1/5 and later 3/5.
Our equivalence is a CAR (Combat Action Ribbon) signifying you'd engaged in direct combat with the enemy. At some point after 2005 or so, enough people were getting hit by IEDs or indirect fire that they changed the rules and started handing the CAR out like candy to all the fobbits who happened to be on a base that had a mortar round impact anywhere inside the perimeter. Probably one of those deals. Cheapens the entire distinction.
A 68G, Patient Administration Specialist warrior to the core .
Looks like she went to OCS . Yippee . An MP 2LT, double Yippee.
@ThomasWic - that photo confused me at first because she's wearing 2LT bars and Military Police insignia. Turns out, she had friends in high places: Served in the U.S. Senate as a legislative aide to Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI), where she advised him on energy independence, homeland security, the environment, and veteran issues. In 2007, she graduated from the Accelerated OCS at the Alabama Military Academy, and was commissioned as a 2LT. Clearly, she was being 'groomed' for office.
She is NOT an eligible natural born Citizen either. She was born in American Samoa, and naturalized "at birth" (AFTER birth) by 8 USC 1401(e). Political Parties are flooding the field with "citizens at birth" (AFTER BIRTH), making them "eligible" in order to change A2S1C5 from natural born Citizen (See 88 US 162, 167 (1875), that nbC - is one born in US of US Citizen parents) to "Citizen at birth" (AT BIRTH IS AFTER BIRTH)
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.