- “Have we [IVAW] had problems with credibility before? Oh, hell yes. But that [Jesse MacBeth] incident (and the possibility that there exists another former IVAW member who can be proven to be a fraud) demonstrates only what damage a rogue member can do when he's improperly vetted and unsupervised."
Jimmy MasseyConsidering how thoroughly Massey has been caught in lies, that is an incredible statement. Early last month I posted Will Jimmy Massey Testify, with some detail of Massey's credibility problems. It is pretty substantial when even the AP repudiates your stories!
Jimmy was a career Staff Sergeant and Recruiter in the Marine Corps for 11 years, and is a combat veteran of the Iraq War where he served with the 7th Marines during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. There he witnessed US troop involvement in the death of Iraqi civilians including children and felt he could no longer participate in the war. After a hard fight he was discharged and has since been telling people the truth about the war in Iraq. Jimmy lives with his wife in North Carolina.
Well you cannot say that IVAW doesn't pay attention and take action! With zero admission that a founder and globe trotting IVAW salesman for the gross and routine American atrocity tales had been caught fabricating, IVAW has just changed their founders page, and quietly removed the line about telling the truth!
Yes, these are the people who expect to be received with credibility! They are busy like beavers "verifying" their WSI testimonies, and yet for how long have they been saying that Massey had been telling the truth???????? Well, until sometime yesterday, only years after he was exposed!
Of course, the Wayback Machine and my hard drive are our friend.
Here is what their founder page had only a day ago:
Here is how it is now:
It was never just MacBeth. Is IVAW going to repudiate the lies and Massey, or simply try to let it - go away as they whistle past the wreck and hope no one notices?
IVAW, this is not the route to "credibility'!
Massey is unquestionably the preeminent veteran peddler of the widespread and routine American atrocity theme in the world and he is also widely known as a founder and member of IVAW.
IVAW, you have anything to say to the public....something perhaps "credible"?