Jesse Macbeth, born Jesse Adam Al-Zaid in 1984, stoked opposition to the Iraq war in 2006 when he spoke out about atrocities he committed as a U.S. Army Ranger serving as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is everything that the Left-Wing, Peace Activists, and rest of the anti-war crowd expect from any US Soldier. He displays all of the Honor and Integrity that embody very essence and core beliefs of these anti-war groups.
Jesse Macbeth told of his history in the US Army. He said that he had earned the rank of corporal in the US Army Rangers. He explained in detail how he received the Purple Heart from wounds caused by enemy fire. He spoke with heartfelt detail about his participation in war crimes where he admitted to killing more than 200 people, many at close range, as they prayed in a mosque. He claimed he witnessed and participated in war crimes in Iraq with other Rangers, slaughtering hundreds of unarmed men, women, and children. He spoke at length at an anti-war rally in Tacoma and appeared in a 20-minute anti-war video that circulated widely on the Internet. In the video that was translated into Arabic, Macbeth stated without reservation, "We would burn their bodies... hang their bodies from the rafters in the mosque."
In the following video clips, you will see Jesse Macbeth explain his service to his country and admits how he participated in war crimes consisting of killing innocent civilians. We are witnesses to his stories of war and the pain and mental anguish he suffered by serving in the US Army Rangers by having to kill unarmed civilians, some being women and children.
Jesse Macbeth - The Pride of the Anti-War Movement
Jesse Macbeth is the pride of the anti-war movement. If it were up to them, Jesse Macbeth would receive the Medal of Honor for having the courage to tell his story and speak out against the Iraq War. He is also a proud member of Iraq War Veterans Against the War (IVAW). The trouble with Jesse Macbeth's story is none of his claims are true. Jesse Macbeth is an outright boldface unmitigated LIAR and he does it with pride and conviction with the intention of harming the reputation of America and the men and women that serve in the military. He was never an Army Ranger, he was never a corporal, he never received a Purple Heart for wounds inflicted by a foreign enemy, and he never saw combat with fellow U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan because NONE OF IT EVER HAPPENED!!! All of the war crimes he admits to being an active participant NEVER HAPPENED!!! The fact is that he only completed 44 days of Army basic training when he was discharged as unfit for duty. He was never an Army Ranger and never set foot in Iraq or Afghanistan. Aside from the 44 days in basic training, he has never served in the Army and basic training does not count as serving in the Army. One is not considered a soldier until the completion of basic training and Macbeth did not. So, there was no way this Army Ranger "wannabe" suffered post-traumatic stress disorder from the horrors of war and other injuries.
It is important we never forget that everything Jesse Macbeth admitted to NEVER happened
Jesse Macbeth is the latest case to be sentenced under "Operation Stolen Valor," which uses the new Stolen Valor Act to go after people posing as veterans, who often display themselves with awards and invent tales of long-term injuries, often to fraudulently acquire veterans benefits. The act allows authorities to pursue phony soldiers they previously could not touch. In the past, authorities rarely could act unless they caught someone wearing an award.
Here is the photo of the phony soldier that the Left-Wing embraces. Jesse Macbeth is a total disgrace and an insult to anyone that has ever worn the uniform and served in the Armed Forces.
Macbeth's lies were exposed for what they were by Conservative bloggers in May 2006 thereby destroying his credibility and embarrassing the Seattle company that produced the video about his exploits. He pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to one count of making false statements to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Before becoming a public figure, Macbeth admitted that he filed a bogus claim for VA benefits in 2005 that included a fraudulent military-discharge form. Macbeth said on the forms that he had been in the Army for more than three year's and had achieved the rank of corporal. He also claimed he had been awarded a Purple Heart and that he was discharged because he suffered from post-traumatic-stress disorder. Macbeth, a skinny 23-year-old with close-cropped hair and a goatee, said little as he entered his guilty plea before Magistrate Judge James Donohue. Macbeth was sentenced to five months in jail and three years probation for falsifying a Department of Veterans Affairs claim and an Army discharge record.
At the sentencing hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik on Friday, Macbeth's federal public defender, Jay Stansell, said that if Macbeth did not have PTSD from a war, he had mental health problems and grew up in a harsh environment, homeless on the streets, surviving by seizing whatever angle or positive feedback he could get. "I know he lived a war as a child," Stansell said.
This is where it is the fault of society and the rest of the world for Jesse Macbeth's lies and fraudulent accusations.
Macbeth acknowledged in a plea agreement that none of his assertions were true. Macbeth did admit that he spent 44 days as a private at Fort Benning, GA, in 2003 but was released "for issues related to entry-level performance and conduct," according to court papers.
PepperSpray Productions in Seattle produced the video titled "Jesse Macbeth: An Iraq Veteran Speaks Out." In the film, Macbeth told nuanced tales of brutal killings he carried out at the behest of his commanding officers. "They would actually feel the hot muzzle of my rifle on their forehead," he reportedly said on the video, which is no longer in circulation.
The claims of war crimes with fellow U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are the reason that he became a poster boy for the anti-war movement. That is all they want to see from military personnel. The "Peace Activists" and "Anti-War" groups only want to see the worst in our Soldiers and Marines. Peace groups and alternative media did whatever they could to believe Macbeth and made him something of an anti-war star over the past four years. People with a political agenda grabbed hold of Macbeth's story and ran with it because they wanted it to be true. They WANT to believe that stories like this are true. And they will continue to accept lies like this as fact because they want to believe that is the way the military acts. They tried to make him a poster boy for the anti-war movement, which as we can see is built on lies and half-truths. Any sober and unbiased look should have told anyone it was a complete lie, but they did not want to see the truth. They do not see the Honor and Integrity that is such a major part of the core beliefs of the American military.
These "Peace Activists" see a military uniform as nothing more than some kind of costume used for "dress up". Anyone proudly wearing the uniform of the United States Marine Corps, Army, Navy, or Air Force is the target for ridicule and is to be made fun of, laughed at, and loathed at all times. To them, the military is full of losers, dropouts, and head cases. In other words, the military is full of people that do not deserve any respect or gratitude for volunteering to do a very dangerous job requiring very physical and hard work that others just will not do, especially those with Liberal agendas.
"You know, education, if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you -- you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
-- Senator John F. Kerry, speaking at Pasadena City College in a rally for California Democrat gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides, 30 October 2006
Remember the above quote from Senator John F. Kerry. These people on the Left do not have any respect for the military and they definitely do not offer then any support at any level. They do, however, support the Poseurs that they make into their poster children.
Rush Limbaugh referred to Jesse Adam Al-Zaid aka Jesse Macbeth as a "phony soldier". After this statement of fact, Harry Reid claimed that Rush had referred to all Iraq war veterans critical of the war as "phony soldiers", which of course was an outright lie. After this statement from Senator Reid, a four page letter of complaint signed by forty-one Democratic senators that was sent to the CEO of Clear Channel, Mark May, in hopes of removing the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show from the airways. This was the first time in United States history that the Senate had publicly singled out an individual and tried to stop a private citizen from exercising their Right of Free Speech, a right that was placed in the Constitution for the specific purpose of protecting political speech, an area of communication and broadcasting that Rush Limbaugh excels. Liberal Democrats all over America hate the fact that he is allowed to criticize their actions or have an opinion that is contrary to their agenda and the fact that he is allowed to do so daily on the radio with the largest audience in history on talk radio.
Below is the link to all four pages.
Rush Limbaugh decided to auction the letter on eBay, which he described as "this glittering jewel of colossal ignorance," for charity, and he pledged to match the price, dollar for dollar. The auction included:
The four pages of the letter with all signatures.
The Halliburton briefcase in which this letter is secured 24 hours a day.
A personal letter of thanks from Rush Limbaugh.
A photograph of Rush displaying the letter on stage in Philadelphia on October 11th.
Who were the other signers of the smear letter that believe that Rush Limbaugh should be taken off the airways of America and stripped of his Constitutional Rights of Free of Speech?
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Edward M. Kennedy
These are the people that believe that Constitutional Rights are reserved only for them and the Left-Wing.
Rush Limbaugh agreed to match the winning bid all of which would be donated to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization in New Jersey that provides scholarships and other assistance to families of marines and federal law enforcement officials who die or are wounded in the line of duty. Mr. Limbaugh is a director of the organization, which had total revenues of $5.2 million last year.
When the eBay auction closed yesterday afternoon, the winning bid was $2.1 million. It is the largest amount ever paid for an item sold on eBay to benefit a charity. With Rush Limbaugh's contribution of the matching funds, the organization raised over $4.2 million. None of the forty-one Democrats that signed the letter bothered to make a contribution to the foundation. Because of his offer to match the winning bid to be donated to the foundation, there was a fear that that wealthy Liberals like George Soros would drive the price of the letter to $20 million or more in hopes of bankrupting him, but those fears were unrealized and unwarranted. It is doubtful that any Liberal wealthy enough to do achieve this would not be interested in making any kind of donation to this charity.
When the eBay auction closed Friday afternoon, the winning bid was just over $2.1 million. It is the largest amount ever paid for an item sold on eBay to benefit a charity. With Rush Limbaugh's contribution of the matching funds, the organization raised over $4.2 million.
In a statement on the floor of the Senate on Friday, October 19, 2007, Mr. Reid praised the auction. "I strongly believe that when we can put our differences aside, even Harry Reid and Rush Limbaugh, we should do that and try to accomplish good things for the American people," he said. While Senator Reid tried to take credit for the money raised for the charity, neither Senator Reid nor any of the other 40 Democrats that signed the letter bothered to make a single contribution to the foundation.