It's very easy to change/delete a service record if one wishes to attack someone who doesn't tow the line and T H E Y wish to discredit. When they do things like this it reinforces my beliefs.
the problem with viewing things like this is that you then make any situation fit your belief. Caelum points out that Ventura's combat claims are false and you go from saying it's because he was covert
to "they" deleted them. You can use this method to justify any claims if you so desire. Also you call Ted Olsen an out and out liar....about the death of his wife?
Of course we don't know what their relationship was like but if it were me in that position and you matter of factly said that about me I'd likely track you down and open a can of whoop ass on ya. I do wonder sometimes if some people actually think about the people that died (no matter what the circumstances) instead of pretend to think whilst just vociferously championing their opinion.
And the problem YOU have is called Cognitive Dissonance.
Because to accept this comes with the added condition that you live in a world which isn't the cosy fluffy bunny rabbit world that you would like. You then convince yourself that every piece of that we heap upon you is bogus without even looking at it in an objective manner.
Your condition is like Aesop's Fox and the Grapes
story. Because the Fox couldn't reach the grapes then he convinced himself that the grapes must be sour.
Here's a couple of quotes for you:"AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT, THERE IS A SORT OF ALL PERVADING ORTHODOXY,
A GENERAL TACIT AGREEMENT NOT TO DISCUSS LARGE AND UNCOMFORTABLE FACTS."
- George Orwell"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
-- J. Edgar HooverMost people prefer to believe that their leaders are just and fair, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which he lives is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.
Jesse Ventura uses this saying regularly that this whole thing is unthinkable until you think about it. Many will refuse point blank to look at ANY evidence I put to them. This indicates to me that they do not wish to confront themselves with anything that they cannot handle.
Do me a favour. Stop trying to convince me that it's me that's wrong. You just make me angry at your utter stupidity and your stupidity allows these people to get away literally with murder.
You are making things fit your beliefs. You are directly guilty of what you accuse me of.
You focussed on the things you think you can argue with and totally ignore the things that you cannot argue against it's pretty obvious that Cognitive Dissonance is being used by you.
If you want to argue then argue against this:
Barbara Olsen could not have made the phone call.
1 Cell calls cannot be made from high flying fast moving aircraft. Something called cell cascading happens.
2 FBI agent testified under oath that Olsen's phone only connected once and that was for zero seconds.
3 There were NO airphones on the aircraft that Olsen was supposedly on.