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Phony ‘Forsake Our Troops’ Site
A new shock site called Forsake Our Troops is doing the rounds. It purports to be the homepage of an organization "dedicated to the notion that our nation's military is grossly overcompensated, at the expense of the American taxpayers." In actuality, it's just an attempt to be outrageous. Apparently it was created by a White Power activist called Michael Crook (according to the True or Better blog). Crook seems to have a history of doing things like this. Last year he created a fake group called Citizens Against the Troops. Seems like a charming fellow. Of course, this character could insist that he sincerely believes everything he's saying. But I would contend that he only sincerely wants to be obnoxious. (via Malkin Watch)
Update: This is the same Michael Crooks who once claimed to find a soldier's digital camera at a football game and told the media that he would return it for a 'finder's fee' of $1000.
Categories: Military
Posted by The Curator on Sun Feb 20, 2005
Comments (99)
These site are just the deranged rants of a kid that didn't get enough attention as a child. A sad set of circumstances yes, but given the chance, I'd knock the shit out of him.
Posted by Anthony Adkins  in  Saint Clair Shores, MI  on  Fri Jun 08, 2007  at  02:34 PM
truefully Mr. Michael Crook,
I feel someone should take you out and see what our troops do for us because you are an idiot!!! I'm the fiance of a former troop and a family member of many of the troops serving to protect our way of life!!!!!!! I hope someone comes and finds you and treats you like the piece of crap you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Meredith Thomas  in  North Adams,Ma  on  Fri Aug 10, 2007  at  11:27 PM
neo-nazis like the "forsake the troops" guy:

a) are not conservatives. they are national socialists, but more to the point, they are radical. the term radical has a specific political meaning signifying the pursuit of root transformation of society which is inimicable with "conservatism".

and b) opposed to the wars in iraq and afghanistan, citing them, as many international socialists do, as wars for jews. david duke for instance runs an antiwar organization of his own called "nowarforisrael.org" and his members have been photographed at dc and chicago area antiwar marches.

so this is not a hoax. it is merely discomfiting to the site's progressive editorship that they share praxis with neo-nazis. to outsiders who recognize progressives as hatemongers who organize mobs to violently shut down speech they do not agree with on college campuses, offer racial determinism as an explaination for most social differences and exploit thos differences to incite groups against one another, support trade unionism, economic isolationism, soil worship and "israeli" influences, the distinction is barely perceptible just as it was inn the days of the hitler-stalin pact.
Posted by justin  on  Fri Sep 21, 2007  at  05:22 PM
A mistreated Veteran
I was and still declared dead by our Government
(The Credit Bureaus )for no reason and no proof. It was started by the Social Security. See for yourself at http://www.forgottenvets.com and www.mistreatedvets.com . 202-248-6560 John Evans
Posted by John Evans  in  Washington, DC  on  Sun Nov 04, 2007  at  10:47 AM
SCREW ALL OF YOU MILITARY HATERS! THEy RISK LIFE AND LiMB TO KEEP YOUR UNGRATEFULL ASSES SAFE! AND HOW DO YOU REPAY THEM?! YOU PROTEST AGAINST, LAUGH AT THEM, AND TRY UNDERMINE THEM. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED. I WANT TO JOIN THE AIRFORCE. WHAT AM I IN YOUR EYES? A BLOODTHIRST AMERICAN? WELL I DONT CARE. IN MOST PEOPLE'S EYE'S I WOULD CONSIDERED A PATRIOT. SO SCREW YOU AND GET A LIFE!
Posted by Joseph  in  davis  on  Sun Jul 13, 2008  at  11:10 PM
Crook knows what he's on about. NO MORE WARS FOR ISRAEL! The War in Iraq is the death of Goyim NEEDLESSLY! Zero benefit whatsoever.

Colmes and Hannity should fly out do die for Israel themselves, see how they like it. Sustain some depleted uranium poisoning while they are at it. (The Satanic US Army uses DU as ammunition, what a bunch of cunts eh?)

It's not "Phony" you swine. Crook believes what he's saying and he's not doing it out of some celebrity bullshit. He wants to get the issue out in the open.
Posted by Anonymous  on  Fri Sep 19, 2008  at  05:00 AM
I sure wish it was true. Someone like that needs shot in the knee caps before a good beating occurs.
Posted by The Captain  on  Fri Nov 07, 2008  at  03:29 PM
i am a female, a mom, a taxpayer, a friend, a neighbor. I AM A SOLDIER. i am deploying next year to fight a war i despise. WHY? so morons like Crook can sit on his ass and people have the freedom of choice to enter the military. without us "volunteers" a draft would be in effect.
if i ever see his rat face on the streets i will personally kick his ass. i would love to tie him up beat him and tell him now where are your freedoms? you got beat by them. i hope that fascist pig moron gets seen by a soldier. maybe we should send him to Iraq to fight with no weapon make him go show him his life with no soldiers like me to let him chose!!!
Posted by maggie  in  Pennsylvania  on  Tue Nov 18, 2008  at  07:12 PM
It`s awful to see things like this happening:(
Posted by EuroVPS  on  Sun May 30, 2010  at  01:20 PM
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