We’ve spent a little bit of time highlighting the writings of Gordon Duff, the senior editor of Veterans Today, the special place on the internet for crackpots and crazies to exchange their irrational conspiracy theories. For example, a month ago, I wrote about Duff’s theory that all of the Vietnam POWs were given amnesty for the time they were imprisoned just to protect John McCain.
Before that, TSO wrote about Duff‘s interpretation of the James O’Keefe’s “black bag operation”. Last September, I wrote about Duff’s definition of military service. Last month, I wrote about his blaming Mossad for the attack on the Moscow subway system.
His bio says;
Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran, grunt and 100% disabled vet. He has been a featured commentator on TV and radio including Al Jazeera and his articles have been carried by news services around the world. He has been a UN Diplomat, defense contractor and is a widely published expert on military and defense issues.
6 months in training, 4 months as a grunt, and 8 months as an S-3 clerk. That’s all it takes to be some kind of national security expert. That’s the kind of expertise that Al Jazeera is looking for in their “featured commentators”.
That 100% disablity thing – I’m pretty sure that didn’t happen during his military service. Here’s his awards – no Purple Heart.
He spent 15 days outprocessing at Camp Pendleton when he returned from Vietnam – it doesn’t seem if he had any injuries they would have rushed him out. So, I’m pretty sure his “100% disability” is not related to his brief time in the Marines – even though he makes it sound like that in the bio.
I’m not in the habit of characterizing veterans’ service, but Duff has used his minimal time to justify his characterization of other veterans’ service records, I guess I’m the only who will put Duff’s service in perspective – I had socks that lasted longer in the Army. Maybe Al Jazeera will want to interview them.