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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Raving Conservative Radio 2

This was supposed to be the intervew with Dr. Phat Tony . . . however, the recording was corrupted during the session. I have sent the recording to a professional who checked it out and told me that it was so far gone that it would take days, and thousands of dollars to salvage the interview. Therefore, I shall have to do it again, but first I shall find a more reliable program for 2-way recordings so this does not happen again.

This week is about how the media is a military weapon.


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  • I was disappointed in hearing that your interview with Dr. Phat Tony didn't work. I listened to your psychological warfare piece and am highly confused. Everyone that served in Bosnia, Croatia, and Somalia were indeed eligable for medals. I'm not sure where you got this crackpot idea that they wern't since both MSG Gordon and SFC Shughart were both awarded the Medal of Honor in Somalia. Not that I would want to use 'Black Hawk Down' as a historical reference but you might want to check your facts a little closer before you post something historical. It doesn't give you any credibility when you do something like this. Here is the website if you want to check for yourself http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/mohsom.htm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:03 PM  

  • As a former soldier I spoke to soldiers who were in combat in several of these "policing actions". To a man they all said they were denied so much as a combat badge because it was not termed a war, however, none of the soldiers I spoke to were in combat in Somalia. I am very pleased to be proven wrong, and that the soldiers in Somalia were, in fact, eligible for valor awards.

    However, Bosnia, Croatia, and all of the other "police actions" that I know of were excluded from valor and combat awards.

    Thank you for the info.

    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 3:47 PM  

  • You were probably speaking to soldiers who wanted to believe that they weren't eligible in order to justify the fact that they didn't receive a medal. Because the fact is that our service members were indeed awarded medals from these campaigns. They were not excluded from such honors. In my research I have found several references that scores of Purple Hearts and Bronze Stars were awarded to armed service personnel while serving in these areas. Here is a list of places that are eligible to receive a Bronze Star as listed in the Stars and Stripes:

    “As it stands now, those eligible for the award must have served — on land or in the air — in Serbia (including Kosovo), Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy and Slovenia or the waters and air space of the northern Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Troops now involved in peacekeeping duties in Kosovo also are eligible for the award. “
    Here are some other references that you can look at:

    The truth is that your unreliable hearsay is more fitted toward your views than the facts are. You twist the truth in order to reinforce your standing on the topic and in the process you discredit those who were awarded these medals for there service in these operations. Medals just aren’t given to any REMF that sits behind some computer and feels that since they are deployed away from home that they should be given an award. Please again before you start spouting off about subjects that you say you know about check your referecnes. Being someone that was once in the military doesn’t make you a subject matter expert as you portray yourself to be.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:28 AM  

  • Rgarding what you have stated here, this is a relatively new development. All of this is retroactive and none was done during the actual conflicts. . . kinda like all those people from WWI and WWII were given the Medal of honor way late.

    Admittedly, sometimes it takes time, but eventually our soldiers get their due. It's just a shame that so many had to wait so long before recieving their due.

    Again, the people I spoke to had been denied so much as recognition as combat experience for being in combat, this is below valor awards because everyone who enters combat gets to wear a combat patch and infantry and medical personnel who are in combat get a special combat badge a well. The peopel I spoke to were denied these besic recognitions that all combat veterans get, not just valor awards. And yes, they did get shot at, have grenades thrown at them, and and some were even wounded and were denied Purple Hearts at the time because it was not an official war. Being wounded in comba is always verifiable and always makes a soldier eligible to recieve the Purple Heart . . . as long as it was during wartime. any wounds recieved outside of wartime are ineligible for the Purple Heart, and since these actions were not decalred wars by Congress all valor awards and purple hearts were not possible at the time. If I recall correctly, these awards that were/are being given out came only after September 11, 2001. That is years too long if you ask me.

    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 11:36 AM  

  • MOre interesingly, none of this has anything to do with the actual topic of teh webcast, the fact that the Media is a propaganda tool and therefore is a weapon of war.

    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 11:37 AM  

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