I’m not a Ranger, but Roger’s Rangers Standing Orders have been around the infantry for a long, long time. Here’s number Four:
4. Tell the truth about what you see and what you do. There is an army depending on us for correct information. You can lie all you please when you tell other folks about the Rangers, but don’t never lie to a Ranger or officer.
And why is it you shouldn’t lie to a Ranger or an officer? Well, in this case, it is because there will almost certainly be someone to catch on to the fact that you are not only a liar, but a criminal and a nutjob. In this case it was phony vet “Rick Duncan” who wasn’t even a vet. And the guy calling him out is the outstanding TSO over at This Ain’t Hell.
…“Rick Duncan has been active in Colorado Veterans issues and politics forabout two years, thru an organization called Colorado Veterans Alliance (CVA). He introduces himself as a former Marine CPT, a Naval Academy Graduate and wounded & disabled veteran from an IED in Fallujah, Iraq….
Uh, no. Turns out he wasn’t any of those things.
…Yesterday, the FBI requested that we arrange a meeting with Mr. Duncan/Strandlof, and not alert him to the fact that the FBI wanted to question him. At the meeting, an FBI Special Agent identified himself, asked him if his name was Duncan or Strandlof, in which he answered “Both.” The FBI escorted him away for questioning, and later arrested him on an outstanding warrant in El Paso County…
Those two quotes are from the Colorado Veterans Alliance, an organization founded by “Rick Duncan”. Duncan was also closely aligned with the IVAW, or Iraq Veterans Against War. The IVAW seems to have had a couple problems vetting the veracity of its members and associates claims to service. Why am I not surprised.
I understand that there are veterans of Iraq (and Afghanistan) that served honorably and genuinely oppose the war. I’m OK with that. This is America, and we all are allowed to have our own stance on the issues of the day. But sometimes, organizations become so convinced of the righteousness of their cause that they ignore very clear warning signs emenating from obvious frauds becasue the words from those liars fits “the narrative” that they have a vested interest in promoting.