The Guardian reports that another veteran of both AFghanistan and Iraq, Kayvan Sabehg, was injured by police in Oakland the other night;
“There was a group of police in front of me,” he told the Guardian from his hospital bed. “They told me to move, but I was like: ‘Move to where?’ There was nowhere to move.
“Then they lined up in front of me. I was talking to one of them, saying ‘Why are you doing this?’ when one moved forward and hit me in my arm and legs and back with his baton. Then three or four cops tackled me and arrested me.”
I did an interview the other night with a young lady from Columbia Journalsm Review. My interview probably on’t make her article because I refused to allow her to lead me into her talking points about unemployed veterans taking to the streets. I tried to get her to pay attention to the VVAW/VFP, IVAW connections, but she wasn’t really interested in that aspect. She wanted me to tell her how the government is mistreating veterans, but not in any way that really concerned me.
WHen she tried to lead me into a discussion about the economic conditions vterans find themselves, I took her back to VFP and IVAW and their motivations for having martyrs to serve their hippie masters and remain relevent in the Occupy movement.
As far as Kayvan Sabehg goes, I can’t find a connection between him and IVAW, however, Moilitary.com, which also says he was an Army Ranger, reports on quotes from VFP in their article, so there’s an appearance of some sort of association. If he isn’t a member of VFP, it only reinforces my contention that VFP is glomming on to every injured veteran so they can wave a bloody shirt at their prospective donors.
Kayvan Sabehg is not unemployed, so that must dissappoint the reporter at the Columbis Journalism Review who I talked to the other day.