"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2016

God, Death and Kids: Cian Westmoreland and Brandon Bryant Drone On

This sequel video goes beyond the inconsistent and unbelievable stories of Brandon Bryant and Cian Westmoreland and jumps down the rabbit hole exploring the themes of their public professions relating to religion and a Messiah Complex, suicide and death, and their fascination with children.  This fascination includes Brandon "running away from home" for a month post military, leaving his mother's house, and choosing to spend his nights at a children's playground.  The film compares presented themes with the words and actions of Jim Jones and the People's Temple from the 1970s.

It's an open letter to Jesselyn Radack who trots these two out as supposed whistle blowers, and helps create the fictional narrative surrounding them.  Cian is a guy who grew up in a military family, talked with his father when he came back from deploying post 911, went to high school during a time of perpetual war and then chose to join the military.  After four years and one deployment as a network technician in a non-combat role, Cian completed his contract and then developed guilt and claims of PTSD along with a desire for a public platform.  He contacted Brandon and the two of them have hit the media and are attempting to create an organization they call Project Red Hand.

One of the downsides of secrecy not frequently discussed, is that it gives frauds an easy opportunity to make claims about their service that civilians gobble down without question.

Here are some random people I don't know expressing views after watching this movie in a thread where a Brandon Bryant quote was included along with a link to Jeremy Scahill's new book, "The Assassination Complex."  Note: I haven't read the book but Scahill usually does great work, although as this video shows he did get suckered into publicly supporting these charlatans.  Can't be right all the time, I guess.  Anyway, these folks seem to find the movie quite interesting and it's good to see truth being spread about these frauds who are hurting an important discussion.

At any rate, just watch the first three minutes of the video and you'll have a good idea whether this hour long film is worth your time.