Subject: Regarding Iraq OathKeeper
Date: 10/10/2009 4:36:05 P.M. Central Daylight Time
I have been contacting many people regarding some anomalies that I would like to have addressed and so far no one has addressed my questions. I am hoping, that you, being the host of the blog that carried the article that soldiers in Iraq are supporting the Oath Keepers, would help me in getting to the bottom of this.
A friend of mine in the military has told me that the picture of the Load Bearing Vest that the person in the picture is wearing does not match up with the typical LBVs that are issued to soldiers during active duty in a combat zone, which leads me to suspect that the article that you have carried is a hoax, and a publicity stunt used to drawn attention.
You must understand, sir, that I have also carried this story on a number of forums in the hopes of raising awareness of the Militia Movement and Oath Keepers, and many people have now become skeptical as to the credibility of your Militia Unit and Oathkeepers in general. You must also understand, sir, that I am in this fight with you. And I value the continued existance of the republic more than I value anything else, including my own life. But I refuse to follow and support a militia unit, and an organization that resorts to falsifying information that would otherwise give credence to our cause.
Would you please address my questions whenever you have the time. This is a very serious matter and I would hope you would take the time to help a fellow patriot get to the bottom of this.
In the meantime I have emailed Mr. Steward Rhodes regarding this exact thing, since he himself has endorsed it.
Long Live the Republic,
Death to the New World Order,
Don't we all love the tactical experts and sharpshooters out there.......
In line with keeping up OPSEC, I pose some questions/comments to ponder in response to the doubters of "authenticity":
1) Perhaps the "regular" Army SOP is to wear the Interceptor body armor during operations in Iraq (and Afghanistan for that matter), but are all members of the US military, or the US Army for that matter, part of the "regular" Army? Answer: No (hint: USSOCOM?...)
2) After seeing the answer to #1, many USSOCOM elements generally get lots of neat non-standard issue gear that is authorized for operational use, such as the non-standard plate carrier and Rhodesian vest in the photo.
3) Are all US personnel in Iraq or Afghanistan part of the US military? Answer: No (Hint: Department of State, DEA, FBI, etc....)
4) Is the US Army the only group that wears the digital camouflage of the Army Combat Uniform while conducting operations? Answer: No (see #3)
5) After examining the photo I submitted, I noticed a little item on the kit called the AN/PRC-152(V)2 Multiband Handheld Radio, which is an NSA controlled Type I Controlled Cryptographic Item (CCI). These radios are only issued to US government entities, as well as select US "allies". You don't just pick one of the tactical radios up at the local swap meet....
6) Even closer examination will show in the background an external condensing unit for the A/C-heating units found everywhere in Iraq. The ladder is to get to the rooftop defensive positions.....
Ensuring that there was nothing explicitly visible in the photo (face, other personnel, vehicles, organizational identifiers, etc) was necessary, as there are still US personnel heading into harm's way daily. I would love to be able to show my entire team, but this is not about our ego, it's about our freedom. My simple message and photo was submitted only to encourage those back home preparing for the coming storm, and to show that there are true believers located in positions of influence and access within Big Brother's apparatus, and we will not hesitate to violently and decisively defend the Constitution against all enemies, though they be most likely domestic.
Continue the great posts, Mike!
My response on a minor point:
"Many people have now become skeptical as to the credibility of your Militia Unit and Oathkeepers in general."
I don't know about that. I understand that YOU are trying to undermine the credibility of Oathkeepers. But as I am not a member of Oathkeepers except in the philosophical sense, I will let Stewart Rhodes speak for them. I will say that as far as my old militia unit goes, I resigned as operational head of the 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment, Constitutional Militia some years ago, so strictly speaking I have no militia unit to impugn, Jason. I realize how much that must disappoint you, but it is nonetheless true.
I think Kilo 7 Charlie has answered your charges sufficiently. My advice? Quit while you're behind, putz.
LATER: In fact, Robert "Mad Bob" REDACTED of the Dogtown Rangers thinks you should go have a consolation "Peter's Pasteurized Patented Cream Suck" at your local Putz's Creamy Whip.
"Mad Bob" says he SURE there must be one near you.