On it’s surface, the Oathkeepers organization seems like a worthwhile association for first responders and military members. However, This Ain’t Hell has uncovered some of it’s seamier side. Like when founder, Stuart Rhodes, contemplated welcoming IVAW members into his organization, and finally relented. And the time that Bev Pearlson discovered a Kokesh connection to the Oath Keepers.
Well, apparently they’re mirroring IVAW in another manner – failing to verify their members’ profiles. Take Brett Paul Broussard, for example. He’s in charge of the Lousiana chapter in Region 2. A couple of members have contacted me about Broussard’s story line – that he claims he was in “Lebanon in the Kohbar Towers incident while serving as a Petty Officer”. Well, the Khobar Towers and Lebanon are two different places separated by a lot of sand, for one thing.
Two Seven weeks of service – even MacBeth lasted longer. He has some significant scaring on his face that he claims came from one of those incidents, but apparently, he was in a motorcycle accident a couple of years back.
So Broussard’s latest claim is that he’s a Merchant Marine, but when our friends at POW Net sent a request for verification that he’s a Merchant Marine;
The NPRC responded with his Navy records, such as they are, so there are doubts he’s a Merchant Marine, too.
Maybe I’ll just run the entire OathKeepers’ Board through the records process and see how that shakes out.