Our buddy, Nate Thayer wrote about the “Patriots” at the Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. He talked to another buddy, Mary Schantag, about them;
“These guys don’t question one another because they would expose each other as the frauds and liars they are,” said Mary Schantag , chairwoman of the POWNetwork.org. “The real veterans would leave as soon as they heard these guys ridiculous stories.” Schantag runs an organization of military veterans devoted to exposing frauds and perpetrators of “Stolen Valor”.
We saw that when we exposed many of the leadership of the Iraq Veterans Against the War who weren’t actually veterans of Iraq. The real veterans abandoned them at light speed. I suspect the same thing will happen as the real veterans at Oregon start looking at their compatriots.
Nate brings up a good point about Jon Ritzheimer. He is always complaining about how some Marine Corps sergeant major tossed him out because of his tattoos. I’m sure Ritzheimer hoped that people listening to that tale would think of the recent discussion about “sleeve” tattoos, but at the time he left the Marine Corps Reserve, the policy was against racist and sexist tattoos. Nate recounts the policy;
U.S. Marine Corps Tattoo policy includes: “Any tattoos that are racist, sexist, drug-related, vulgar, anti-American or are associated with any extremist group or gang are already not permitted on Marines. Tattoos/Brands that are sexist (express nudity), racist, eccentric or offensive in nature, express an association with conduct or substances prohibited by the Marine Corps drug policy and the uniform code of military justice (UCMJ), to include tattoos associated with illegal drugs, drug usage, or paraphernalia, are prohibited.”
Given Ritzheimer’s recent behavior is seems reasonable to me that is the kind of tattoos that got him tossed, not the innocuous reason he’d have us believe.
A few days ago, I read the Veterans on Patrol Facebook page and they determined that they were going to kidnap Ritzheimer and bring him back to Arizona to protect him from himself. The Tucson Daily Star reports that they got there yesterday and it didn’t go as well as they thought it would;
The Oregonian newspaper reported a fight broke out between Meyer’s group [Veterans on Patrol] and militant group member Blaine Cooper, whose Facebook page says he lives in Humboldt, Arizona.
Meyer said Cooper punched him in the back of the head; Phoenix resident Jon Ritzheimer said Meyer’s group shoved a guard, causing the guard to bloody his hand.
In a Facebook message Cooper said Meyer and two men entered the refuge Wednesday night and assaulted a disabled Vietnam veteran. They then “stormed into the refuge” and assaulted Cooper.
“I do believe Lewis (Meyer) [Veterans on Patrol] is a Paid Provocateur by the Fed’s (sic) to divide and destroy,” Cooper wrote in the post.
Meyer told the Oregonian he went to the compound to get a friend, but the friend decided to stay. Meyer then tried to get women and children in the compound to leave, but was stopped by militia members.
Yeah, who would have thought that kidnapping during daylight hours would be so difficult.
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