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Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:09 PM

Vindman attacked for being inadequate in Ranger school (Faux news, guest)

Reported at Crooks and Liars

Very nasty charges, claim people tried to get him kicked out

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Reply Vindman attacked for being inadequate in Ranger school (Faux news, guest) (Original post)
bobbieinok Feb 2020 OP
underpants Feb 2020 #1
bobbieinok Feb 2020 #4
Ex Lurker Feb 2020 #2
bullwinkle428 Feb 2020 #3
Takket Feb 2020 #5
Happy Hoosier Feb 2020 #21
Docreed2003 Feb 2020 #6
2naSalit Feb 2020 #7
keithbvadu2 Feb 2020 #8
badhair77 Feb 2020 #12
demosincebirth Feb 2020 #9
wishstar Feb 2020 #10
spanone Feb 2020 #11
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2020 #13
GoCubsGo Feb 2020 #14
JDC Feb 2020 #15
gratuitous Feb 2020 #16
phylny Feb 2020 #17
rufus dog Feb 2020 #18
bdamomma Feb 2020 #19
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2020 #20
bobbieinok Feb 2020 #22
Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #23


Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:25 PM

4. Thanks for posting link

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:17 PM

2. First comes the firing, then comes the reputation trashing nt

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:22 PM

3. Repukes learned that this technique WORKED in 2004.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:25 PM

5. Rangers are the best of the best of the best

there is no shame or dishonor, nor does it make you a "bad person" to not be able to make it as a Ranger (hint, the number is less than 1%). Drawing a line from "he wasn't good in Ranger school" to "therefor we can conclude he's a liar about ukraine" is absurd

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Response to Takket (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:40 AM

21. He has a Ranger tab.

Sounds like a smear to me.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:30 PM

6. He wouldn't have made it through ranger school if he was inadequate

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:45 PM

7. Exactly...

That is an elite corps and you don't get beyond the school by buying your way through it.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:49 PM

8. "claim people tried to get him kicked out"

"claim people tried to get him kicked out"

Funny that those "people" are mythical.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:15 PM

12. Yes, would this be trump's friend "Jim,"

who no longer goes to Paris because itís so awful. No one can track him down either.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:54 PM

9. Tough school, from a army airborne vet.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:09 PM

10. He completed Ranger, plus earned Parachutist and Expert Infantryman Badges, Airborne School etc

The smear got amplified back in October when he testified but his Army record speaks louder than a rightwing anonymous smear campaign:

"During his time in uniform, Vindman has earned the Ranger Tab, which signifies the completion of one of the toughest schools in the Army, as well as the Parachutist Badge, earned after the completion of Army Airborne School, and the Expert Infantryman Badge, which denotes mastery of critical infantry tasks.

In September 2004, he deployed to Iraq and was wounded in combat just a month later by an improvised explosive device, per Army Times. He finished the deployment and returned to the United States in September 2005. Vindman also earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, which is awarded to infantry soldiers who have fought in active ground combat.

An Army spokesman said that he previously served on the Pentagon's Joint Staff from September 2015 to July 2018. Vindman is currently assigned to the National Security Council as a foreign area officer who specializes in Eurasian political-military operations, according to The New York Times."

https://taskandpurpose.com/vindman-military-record

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:10 PM

11. They're so predictable....

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:25 PM

13. Probably due to a flare-up of his bone spurs.

KY..........

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:27 PM

14. I wonder from under which rock they dug up this asshole.

Dollars to donuts, he never ever met Col. Vindman, let alone know how he did in Ranger school.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:03 AM

15. Pure Smear campaign

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:11 AM

16. That's nice

But I'll continue to believe the guy who testified under oath over some guy with his anonymous sources.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:29 AM

17. My husband was an airborne ranger.

The course is brutal. My husband said if you werenít strong enough to get through, you were dropped. Many men (at the time, only men) didnít make it through and he said ďthere was another empty bunk every day.Ē He thinks about 30% of those who try, fail.

Vindman was mentally tough enough to deal with lack of sleep and lack of food and rigorous training. If he made it through, he was good enough.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:33 AM

18. Elected Dems need to push this hard

 

Sad to put the military in a political situation, but the Repukes have been doing this for years and it is time to fight back.

At every opportunity this needs to be brought up the military needs to either condemn Fox or be called out for their cowardice.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:38 AM

19. They like to destroy people

horrible DEPLORABLE people.

This won't stop until we make it stop.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:38 AM

20. Sure, that's why he's a Lt Col with several medals n/t

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:48 AM

22. They implied he didn't pull his weight in his unit, only worked when superiors showed up

Hard to see how anyone could do that In a group like the Rangers!!

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:50 AM

23. You know what they call the guy who graduated last in his class at medical school?

Doctor

More RW Trumpist bullshit.

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