Skip to comments.Phony Soldier Charged With Making Up Claims of Atrocities in Iraq
Posted on 05/20/2007 12:55:43 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Phony Soldier Charged With Making Up Claims of Atrocities in Iraq
Sunday , May 20, 2007
SEATTLE A man who tried to position himself as a leader of the anti-war movement by claiming to have participated in war crimes while serving in Iraq is facing federal charges of falsifying his record.
Jesse Adam Macbeth, 23, formerly of Phoenix, garnered attention on blogs and in some alternative media after he began claiming in 2005 to have been awarded a Purple Heart for his service, which he said included slaughtering innocents in a Fallujah mosque. His story was contradicted by his discharge form, showing that he was kicked out of the Army after six weeks at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2003 because of his entry level performance and conduct.
A complaint unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle charged him with one count of using or possessing a forged or altered military discharge certificate, and one count of making false statements in seeking benefits from the Veterans Administration.
Macbeths public defender, Jay Stansell, declined to comment.
Organizations that opposed the war, including Iraq Veterans Against the War, posted videos or statements containing Macbeths claims on their Web sites. In one videotaped interview, a skinny, stuttering Macbeth, dressed in a camouflage jacket, described slaughtering hundreds of people in a mosque: We would burn their bodies ... hang their bodies from the rafters in the mosque, he said.
Iraq Veterans Against the War and other organizations removed the claims after learning they were false.
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I heard that he was going to move to Massachusetts and run for senator.
Sounds like he was trying to position himself as John Kerry...
Will he be in the Senate the near future, followed by a run for the Presidency where he proclaims, "Reporting for Duty?"
They need to pursue this to the limit, not let him off with any easy plea deal. Give him the max!!
A future Democrat presidential nominee?
Don't worry Jesse, Dan Rather still believes you...
What is this? —A remake of the John Kerry Story???
He SHOULD be shipped to Gitmo as a person giving aid and abetting terrorists, but that will never happen.
Just because there is no proof of these charges (made by someone not even there) doesn’t mean that they aren’t 100% true. - CBS News.
Jesse Adam Macbeth, formerly known as Jesse Adam Al-Zaid. As a Scot, I resent this muzzie in disguise defaming a good name such as Macbeth.
One dollar says nothing will ever happen to this traitor.
Oh, criminy, we have another John Forbes Kerry on our hands.
Pleased to see, though, that the authorities are taking steps immediately before he can get before a sympathetic Democratican Congressional committee.
Sounds like treason to me. Aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war by serving as a propaganda agent.
Try, convict, execute.
Some of those with the biggest mouths in the antiwar movement are wacko’s, weirdo’s, non-hackers who the Army would not or will not take because of criminal records, drugs, education, etc. Look at Rossie! Here you have a college drop out calling all soldiers poor and uneducated. A fat out of shape lesbian that wants to argue from some self proclaimed moral high ground with a sense of snickety superiority. You know, whores make a lot of money too Rossie? The fact that you made a lot by spewing vile bull$hit does not make you educated, moral, or anything else. Last I checked, my former Brigade commander had a PhD, I have a masters and speak three languages...... BTW, the guy that took over command for my previous boss (Col. Sean B. MacFarland), his masters is in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech.
Those how make these claims are often those who would be rejected or wash out. They have no clue what they’re talking about nor do they really want one. They just live in their world of cliche, regurgitating old made up story lines that were used in Vietnam as well just substituting the word Iraq. This guy is not the first, he won’t be the last. Take a good look at those with the big mouths, they tend to be the ones with the nose ring, the guys that have the sweet aroma of Marijuana reeking from their college dorm room, the ones who drop out of high school or college but rip their mouths open about the soldier and how stupid they all are.
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