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(Macomb Daily)   Accused of robbing woman of purse, man blames it on his military time in Iraq ... where they taught him to rob purses?   (macombdaily.com) divider line 32
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2013-01-09 07:13:41 PM  
To sly?
 
2013-01-09 07:14:31 PM  
*flare over the VA*
 
2013-01-09 07:15:51 PM  
That's "securing the personal effects of indigenous civilians while performing a security sweep" to you, podnah.
 
2013-01-09 07:17:13 PM  
Never heard of the 415th Airborne Pursesnatchers?
 
2013-01-09 07:20:00 PM  
Seems legit. My time in the girl guides made me a serial arsonist.
 
2013-01-09 07:21:56 PM  
US military: Biggest jobs program in US history.
TSA is the second biggest.
 
2013-01-09 07:23:27 PM  
You laugh, but had you joined the TSA in the beginning you would be a Grand Exalted Leader by now.
 
2013-01-09 07:31:33 PM  
There is no mug a granny medal.
 
2013-01-09 07:34:29 PM  

Glancing Blow: You laugh, but had you joined the TSA in the beginning you would be a Grand Exalted Leader by now.


GEL?

Shhee-at.

*)
 
2013-01-09 07:39:09 PM  
May be not Necessarily snatching parses, but the general idea of getting away with crimes for sure.
 
2013-01-09 07:52:02 PM  

mayIFark: May be not Necessarily snatching parses, but the general idea of getting away with crimes for sure.


That's horseshiat.  The UCMJ is a lot more strict than any set of laws you've ever had to live under, I've seen people serve time for bouncing a check or showing up to work late. I wont even go into what happens if you commit an actual crime.
 
2013-01-09 07:55:11 PM  
I rolled a rogue in the military and put all my points in legerdemain. Real life has the best graphics, but no respawn points. :(
 
2013-01-09 07:58:42 PM  
He's a maniac, maniac on the floor. He's purse snatching like he's never snatched before.
 
2013-01-09 08:00:11 PM  
every unemployed veteran with ptsd who can't adjust to civilian life wants to punch you, subby.
 
2013-01-09 08:11:03 PM  

wedun: every unemployed veteran with ptsd who can't adjust to civilian life wants to punch you, subby.

To punch

 
2013-01-09 08:12:37 PM  

Indubitably: wedun: every unemployed veteran with ptsd who can't adjust to civilian life wants to punch you, subby.

To punch


P.S. Don't do that. And that's that. Just think it. Mind you. *)
 
2013-01-09 08:14:30 PM  
No he didn't learn to steal purses from his military time in Iraq. From his time in Iraq he learned to hate hinself and life from being ordered by a criminal president to fight an illegal war. Having to face danger, pain, destruction and death on a daily basis. Just so some rich f*ck can get even richer selling over-priced, questionable contracts for subpar service so we could hope to secure a unstable country and take their oil.
 
2013-01-09 08:14:33 PM  
If he stole an oil field, maybe.
 
2013-01-09 08:37:36 PM  

wildcardjack: If he stole an oil field, maybe.


Or your mortgage failure rate?
 
2013-01-09 08:58:06 PM  
We were always taught that the first and last rule is: "don't get caught".
 
2013-01-09 09:07:36 PM  
Well, that just proves how thoroughly they were looking for WMDs over there.
 
2013-01-09 09:08:36 PM  
You know. The funny thing is that the government takes a young man and they teach him how to snatch purses, oh they teach you sooo many ways to snatch a purse. and they keep you practcin how to snatch purses all day and all evening until you can't think or even dream about anything but stealin purses. Then they send you over to steal and steal and steal until you can steal a purse without even thinking about it.... And then they drop you back off at your doorstep like nothin ever happened. But you know what man? they don't ever teach that boy how to stop snatchin purses.
 
2013-01-09 09:21:27 PM  
Newspaper begins by referring to Super Trooper as a "decorated US Army veteran." But the article ends with his awards: Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Parachutist Badge. In other words the only decoration he's wearing is basically what one might expect for doing nothing other than complete your term of enlistment. Where is the CIB you earn by being under fire in a combat zone? Where is the combat award for heroism under fire? Where is the Purple Heart for being wounded in action? In other words, where is any evidence that the purse snatcher returned from Iraq untreated for a case of PTSD?

My guess is he didn't suffer from PTSD as much as suffered from MEU -- Making Excuses Up.
 
2013-01-09 09:51:56 PM  

Prey4reign: Newspaper begins by referring to Super Trooper as a "decorated US Army veteran." But the article ends with his awards: Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Parachutist Badge. In other words the only decoration he's wearing is basically what one might expect for doing nothing other than complete your term of enlistment. Where is the CIB you earn by being under fire in a combat zone? Where is the combat award for heroism under fire? Where is the Purple Heart for being wounded in action? In other words, where is any evidence that the purse snatcher returned from Iraq untreated for a case of PTSD?

My guess is he didn't suffer from PTSD as much as suffered from MEU -- Making Excuses Up.


Yeah, my first thought was that the reporter doesn't know that he got all except for the wings for just showing up at work.
 
2013-01-09 10:32:40 PM  
Support the troops
 
2013-01-09 10:35:31 PM  
Bullshiat. He punched an elderly lady to steal her purse.

Throw the book at him, just like the army would if he was still serving.

/Army brat. My Dad would have had his balls, and then made sure he was prosecuted.
 
2013-01-09 10:36:33 PM  
When did seeing combat become a free pass for committing crimes? When did having PTSD become a blanket excuse for doing antisocial acts? And why are the ONLY people who seem to use this excuse ex-military veterans?

Seriously. Anyone who has been through a sufficiently severe trauma can have PTSD. Rape victims, plane crash survivors, post-Katrina casualties--they all could have PTSD as bad as anyone who saw combat in Iraq. Yet you'll never hear of anyone getting arrested for a crime blaming it on their post-traumatic stress caused by living through a horrible auto accident or a house fire that killed their entire family. Why do soldiers get to blame it on their awful past lives?
 
2013-01-10 12:48:25 AM  

Prey4reign: Newspaper begins by referring to Super Trooper as a "decorated US Army veteran." But the article ends with his awards: Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Parachutist Badge. In other words the only decoration he's wearing is basically what one might expect for doing nothing other than complete your term of enlistment. Where is the CIB you earn by being under fire in a combat zone? Where is the combat award for heroism under fire? Where is the Purple Heart for being wounded in action? In other words, where is any evidence that the purse snatcher returned from Iraq untreated for a case of PTSD?

My guess is he didn't suffer from PTSD as much as suffered from MEU -- Making Excuses Up.


Pretty much. Even the non-infantry guys are getting the new Combat Action Badge. I got one as a 19D Cavalry Scout.

About the only guys with a legit case of PTSD without a CIB or CAB (or a Combat Medical Badge), were the medics who didn't go outside the wire at combat medics (and never got a chance to earn a CMB), but still worked at the surgical hospitals treating inbound wounded.

Or the Mortuary Affairs troops who had to process and ship the dead bodies back home.
 
2013-01-10 02:45:26 AM  
So, if the guy came back from Iraq different, why did he or his family start seeking help for him BEFORE he went off the deep end?  Why wait so long?
 
2013-01-10 03:21:15 AM  

MyToeHurts: No he didn't learn to steal purses from his military time in Iraq. From his time in Iraq he learned to hate hinself and life from being ordered by a criminal president to fight an illegal war. Having to face danger, pain, destruction and death on a daily basis. Just so some rich f*ck can get even richer selling over-priced, questionable contracts for subpar service so we could hope to secure a unstable country and take their oil.


Well, I guess he shouldn't have gone.
 
2013-01-10 04:06:49 AM  
One of the reasons why we have criminals is because of family members of criminals making excuses because they don't want to admit that their precious loved one could possibly do something wrong.
 
2013-01-10 12:17:16 PM  
friggin' remf
I hate when folks claim military service as an excuse for shiate behavior

The rest of us have done what you've done and so much more
we would be overjoyed to fix the problem you've developed
 
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