Phony Soldier Charged With Making Up Claims of Atrocities in

Phony Soldier Charged With Making Up Claims of Atrocities in Iraq
Fox News
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.

Macbeth’s public defender, Jay Stansell, declined to comment.

Organizations that opposed the war, including Iraq Veterans Against the War, posted videos or statements containing Macbeth’s 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.
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Macbeth's uniform as worn in the video was inconsistent with Army regulations,[18] and in some cases, inconsistent with his purported identity. Boyce is quoted in Stars and Stripes as saying "There are... numerous wear and appearance issues with the soldier's uniform – a mix of foreign uniforms with the sleeves rolled up like a Marine and a badly floppy tan beret worn like a pastry chef," Stars and Stripes also reported that Macbeth wore his beret with the insignia over the wrong eye.[6]
Pte Golden eat your heart out!
a walt war criminal? ...... its certainly different!
This was the odd looking chap with the beret which looked terrible even by yank standards .And the physical development of a weedy cadet .Rather than a special forces ranger or what ever he claimed to be .Hope he gets a long sentance.
Sad part is the anti war organizations believed his bullshit despite the glaring discrepencies... not a surprise to be honest as none of the psuedo hippies I have encountered are even related to anyone who served and their world view is gleaned from song lyrics and ad hoc journalism in their favorite magazines.

Ah well... the shitbird is going to reap what he sowed.
Probably for just being a knob....
Havent you got something similar to the TOWER of LONDON over there. At least you could find some stocks to put him in the fcuking snivelling Walt fcuk
gennithmedic said:
What was the charge? Treason?
Stolen valor act... posing as a veteran or walting as you call it is now a federal offense.
This lizard did much more than steal some valour. He deliberately tried to undermine US moral and tried to bring "aid and succour" to the enemy. What happened to Treason- did Jane Fonda hide the books?
This sadly isn't the first time this has happened. There was a walt Marine who had a memoir all written up until it was revealed that he passed basic training
Jail his donkey :twisted:

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