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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.

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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?

We all know that calling yourself a combat veteran would indicate that you took part in combat.

Tulsi Gabbard was a clerk in a supply battalion.

She took part in no firefights, and she did not go on patrols.

She's not a combat veteran.

Senator Bob Kerrey was a Navy SEAL in the Vietnam War. He lost a leg in combat and was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Kerrey organized a counterattack AFTER losing his leg.

He was classified as 100 percent disabled and medically discharged.

Kerrey almost never talked about his experiences.

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.

"All the veterans who would agree to be in your movie are the ones you wouldn't want, and all the veterans you'd want in your movie would never agree to be in it."

I never forgot that.

Gabbard and Buttigieg are the kind of veterans we don't want in our movie.

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@ThomasWic

God willing a patriot will correct the false impression(s) this Liberal is offering up for public consumption.

@ThomasWic
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.

@ThomasWic

Similarily,

Michael Hayden was in the movie Zero Days.

He loves to talk about what he knows.

@zetetic @ThomasWic

Goodness. My eyes did a trick for a moment, and I read "Michael Hayden was in the movie Zero Ways."

Um, funny how often "O"... "nada", "nothing", comes up with corrupt deviant 'progressives'. Obama, ACO 0 cents/sense, now my eyes noting Hayden's empty head and persona.

@ThomasWic

Thank you, Thomas. This thread needs to viral, hopefully it will make it n the bird!

@ThomasWic

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.”

@Momma_Voke

Perfect statement.
I believe that's true of the real pros in any specialty.

@ThomasWic

@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"

@ThomasWic
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.

@ThomasWic

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.

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@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?

@ThomasWic
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.

@ThomasWic

A 68G, Patient Administration Specialist warrior to the core .

@masterblaster @ThomasWic
There's nothing wrong with serving in the military as a clerk, but these people have such egos that they want to come across in a glamorous or "patriotic" so they lie that they are combat veterans.

@redwhitebluedude @ThomasWic

Yep. I was a 55D30. We were considered Combat support, the new MOS is 89D . We had a few exciting moments in our MOS .
Gabbard& booty call couldn't do our jobs .

@ThomasWic

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.

@Lonestar @ThomasWic

Oh say it ain't, an NG promoted politically. .
Shocked to my core .

@masterblaster @ThomasWic - Yup, and she's moving up the ranks quickly. Already a major.

@ThomasWic
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)

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