After hearing about this particular case from some friends, it made my stomach turn. This ‘fake special forces poser’ was rightly called out as a fake by these heroes, and this individual has the audacity to turn around and try to sue them for calling him out? Truly despicable…
My thoughts is that he does not have a chance with this case and that the ‘legions’ of special forces folks, veterans and supporters will all be squashing his pathetic efforts. His reputation is shot regardless of any legal actions taken. We will see how it goes and definitely check out the links in the press release below if you would like to read the back story on this. -Matt
To donate to the cause, here is an quick note on the process:
“If you would like to help offset the legal costs of certain individuals fighting these legal actions, it would be much appreciated.
Keep in mind you are not contributing to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. This is NOT a charitable donation and NOT tax deductable.
This is a private paypal account of one the individuals who was served on this lawsuit.
This individual will in turn distribute the monies to various legal entities and others as required to cover the legal costs of certain individuals that have arisen due to these actions.
Once all legal matters have been resolved and legal costs are covered, if there are any monies left over, the individual will contribute the remaining funds to a military related charity.
Paypal account name firstname.lastname@example.org”
The Facebook Page for the cause here.
(Check out SOFREP’s post on the matter and all of the comments.)
Subject: Fake Green Beret Sues Military Heroes to Silence Their Criticism
12 July 2012
On June 11th 2012 a Colorado man, John Giduck, filed a SLAPP lawsuit in an effort to censor, intimidate and silence veterans by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism of him. (SLAPP: “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.”). Ironically, Mr. Giduck is suing some of the same veterans who exposed congressional candidate Ken Aden (Arkansas, 3d District) for his false claims as a Special Forces Soldier.
The veterans, several of whom are decorated special operations personnel, questioned Mr. Giduck’s claims to be a “Green Beret” and a “former Army Ranger.” Mr. Giduck has made such false claims repeatedly in promotional materials for law enforcement and military seminars. This link has a timeline of Mr. Giduck’s various activities and examples of his false biographical information uncovered on the web.
In these seminars, Mr Giduck advocates tactics, techniques and procedures that the veterans find to be fundamentally unsound and dangerous. Among them are:
–Installing knock-out gas delivery systems in public schools;
–Deploying armed teams of former Special Operations personnel in public schools as opposed to local law enforcement;
–Employing fire hoses to neutralize heavily-armed terrorists holding student hostages.