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Disgrace for 'Lawrence of Afghanistan': Decorated Green Beret Major lived in Afghan village
Mail Online ^ | 06/24/14 | James Nye

Posted on 06/29/2014 3:43:17 PM PDT by Enlightened1

Major Jim Gant was thrown out the military unceremoniously in March 2012 after his secret affair was discovered

Had been living with former Washington Post reporter Ann Scott Tyson for a year

The pair had 'gone native' with the Pashtun tribe living in Magwel, in the north of Afghanistan

Gant and Tyson both were married with four children when they become involved

Green Beret Gant had been serving continuously for 22-months

Was respected and praised by then General David Petraeus - US commander in Afghanistan

The former general encouraged Gant's unconventional tactics and called him 'Lawrence of Afghanistan'

Gant was airlifted out of the village in March, 2012, demoted and asked to retire

His drinking and prescription drug use had left him mentally fragile

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: afghanistan; army; grant; major
Here is a youtube video about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FyYA7eIThk

1 posted on 06/29/2014 3:43:17 PM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: Enlightened1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FyYA7eIThk


2 posted on 06/29/2014 3:43:30 PM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: Enlightened1

Heart of Darkness Redux.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 3:47:38 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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I think this guy should have been put in a three-month drug/alcohol rehab program, made to write a formal apology for his lapse in behavior, then sent back to his post in Afghanistan.
4 posted on 06/29/2014 3:50:50 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Enlightened1

His drinking and prescription drug use had left him mentally fragile

Right, I’ll remember that when Obama loses his marbles,
maybe that will comfort me in the lockup.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 3:51:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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I wonder if constant deployments had anything to do with his “fragile mental state”.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 3:59:29 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Enlightened1

He was probably being turned by his JournaList girlfriend; a serious security risk and bad judgement.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 4:06:47 PM PDT by Kennard
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Unlike the real Lawrence of Arabia, who liked taking it up the poop chute. If Major Gant had just gone gay, they’d be proclaiming him a Hero of the Obama Regime and giving him a ticker-tape parade.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 4:14:36 PM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus (Scrape the bottom. Vote for Rodham.)
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To: miss marmelstein

I think so, too. He got off the boat.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 4:16:46 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Enlightened1
He was probably on his way to becoming the rogue Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, in Apocalypse Now!


10 posted on 06/29/2014 4:41:44 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Enlightened1
what is it with the Lamda patches and painted on the side of the vehicles and on the book cover???
11 posted on 06/29/2014 5:12:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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SF soldier goes native. That’s nothing new. It’s part of the job for some of ‘em.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 5:28:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Men like Major Gant IS what wins hearts and minds. He IS the solution in Afghanistan instead is forced into retirement. Therein lies the problem.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 6:28:30 PM PDT by bubman
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To: Chode

There was a post about this guy a few days ago. I seem to recall that the piece said that he painted his jeep like that so that the natives that he had made friends with would know it was he when they saw it.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: bubman

I could feel sorry for him for his fate if I had not learned this about him from a thread a few days ago. When he and the journalist slut hooked up, each was married and each had 4 children.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 6:52:49 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Star Traveler

The horror.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 6:57:47 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Enlightened1

Remember that our Emperor is not interested in defeating Muslims.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 6:58:48 PM PDT by armydawg505
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To: Bigg Red
thx...
18 posted on 06/29/2014 6:58:49 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Was respected and praised by then General David Petraeus - US commander in Afghanistan

Kind of ironic considering that Petraeus also had his career ended by conducting an extramarital affair.

I guess neither of them were Democrats like Bill Clinton.

19 posted on 06/29/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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