Posting on a Phony’s Facebook Wall-a Trick

| May 26, 2020

Looking to invite a phony here to be a “chew toy”? As soon as a post goes up, outing a phony, someone is bound to comment on that phony’s Facebook page… If such a page is available.

Many people follow suit with their own posts. It’s not long before that phony’s posts grow with responses containing links to Military Phonies or to This Aint Hell.

Some mention a statement or two in their posts in addition to providing the links. Many, understandably, voice a strong statement challenging the phony to come over. But, most phonies stay away from this site.

Readers, armed with knowledge gleaned from the stolen valor post, go over to the phony’s social media account. Our side is armed with the facts, but the phony’s friends are a different story. They give the phony the benefit of the doubt.

They may think that veterans, and their allies, are simply being rear ends. In one instance, they were described as ‘disrespectful’. In their eyes, the phony becomes the underdog. They give him the benefit of the doubt and their sympathy.

In their minds, we are just strangers, trolls, nobodies, etc. Consequently, many of the phony’s friends skip clicking on the links as they do not want to see the full stolen valor post.

They don’t care to see what all the bruhaha about their hero is about. Given the aggressive nature of some of the veteran responses to the phonies, many phonies suspect that a battle awaits them.

Others know, very well, that real veterans stand ready to subject them to a blistering fact check scrutiny.

A different approach could be used to give the phony a sense of being able to “argue their case”.


The first one or two sentences should mention the facts surrounding the phony’s claims. The next one or two sentences should seek clarity from the phony.

For example, let’s say we have a phony that claims to be a veteran of one of the SEAL teams, and that he held the rank of “major”.

He bragged about serving in Lebanon, Grenada, the Gulf War, Haiti, Somalia, former Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He also claims to be one of those who battled the terrorists during the Benghazi attacks.

We get a post showing that this individual was not in the Navy. Instead, he attempted to serve in the Army and did not make it past Basic Combat Training. The individual in this example received a discharge with just weeks of service.

So, how could we generate a post that would at least be read if people do not click on the links?

We could start by mentioning that the phony did not serve in the Navy. He was not a SEAL, major, nor did he serve in Lebanon, Grenada, Gulf War, Haiti, Somalia, former Yugoslavia, etc.

Here is an example of something that could be posted. The phony’s name in this scenario is “John Doe”:

According to official documentation reviewed by Military Phonies and This Aint Hell, John Doe was not a SEAL, is not a war veteran, and he did not complete basic training. Additionally, official military records show that John Doe did not deploy to any of these places; Lebanon, Grenada, the Gulf War, Haiti, Somalia, former Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Now official documentation may not be complete, and John Doe may possess relevant documentation explaining the site’s conflict with his statements. The website link below has both a comments section. John Doe could also provide relevant missing documentation to the email provided on the contact page.

We look forward to John Doe coming over to explain these differences between his history and what’s listed in the linked site:

[Link to Valor Guardians]

If Facebook truncates a part of the message, at least the first paragraph would be seen. This is where the biggest claims are countered. The preview to the linked website would also be available.

So, even if the reader doesn’t click on the link, he or she will see a statement contradicting the phony’s claims.


Category: Phony soldiers

Comments (15)

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Lawd, Lawd, Lawd, we need to gets us a phony in here most riki tik. The troops be jonesing real bad for a chew toy too. I’m not on the book of fake, but I can lurk on Baby Sister’s page. I don’t post or comment ’cause…well it’s her page and I don’t want to bring any heat down on her from either the phony of the FB gestapo. That being said, I know we have some of the usual suspects from here that I see nailing these mofos on a regular basis. I think one of our regulars does the friend requests to the phony, and to some of phony’s friends. Then he drops the big hammer and loads a buncha pages with the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I have watched the comments from the phony’s friends go from, “Hey we got your back”, to “Hey WTF Man?” I laff and laff and laff. Then see the pages go “POOF!” That’s funny as all hell too. I think that we have picked up some new d’weeds from people who FIRST heard of us by the outing of a phony on the FB page. Good Times.

    I ran into this page just a little while back as I was hunting something else. It was good for a chuckle. One of the dirtbags that just showed up here a little while back as a troll and got run off is posting some of the same sh^t on this page as he put on TAH. It’s a group page, you have to click on the like and a few questions to get on it. Doesn’t take long. Enjoy! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  2. Hack Stone says:

    Cut these guys some slack. Don’t you know that he is the lone survivor of his fireteams, holding his best friend in his arms as he succumbed to his injuries. Now, he has to live with the guilt, and he finds it hard to talk about. Except on Facebook. And in his church social meetings. And on GoFundMe. And to random strangers he may meet in a bar. But Hack really enjoys it when their friends come here to defend those tales of derring-do, because they have seen the scars, which suspiciously resemble a scar from an appendectomy, and the tattoos. Surely no one would get a tattoo for their military exploits if they never served.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      No, no, Hack Stone. You have to really dress it up with some kind of semi-glammed up episode of derring-doodoo, such as this:

      I was there. It was dark and the fog was rolling in. The ground was slick with dew, like slime on a lizard’s back. There was a rustling noise to the left of my platoon. Everyone went tense except Burden, who was too busy taking a wee on a nearby horticultural display. Suddenly, the fountain’s display shut off. The rustling noise grew louder. Everyone tensed up, waiting for that moment when…

      ….when a chipmunk carrying a large load of peanuts burst out of the bush and charged straight at us. Harris went down before he could even find the trigger, never mind pull it. Brzezinski dropped flat to the ground as that chipmunk ran right over him, spitting peanuts at him. One peanut got stuck in Brzezinski’s ear. It was hell to get it out, but he lay there screaming ‘pullitoutpullitoutpullitout!!” until someone smacked him silly. And then Johnson let out a shriek that would do credit to a hooker who’d been asked if she took credit cards. Meanwhile, Johnson – poor fellow – was hopping around on his left foot, shaking the right foot, hollering “get it off me it’s running up my leg get it off me!” until someone finally, he collapsed in agony.
      We were prepared for anything, but not the threat of a chipmunk fully loaded with peanuts that could use them as ammo. We all agreed we had never been so tormented.
      And now, they tell us there are things out there in the woodlands that will scare the hair off a cat….

      • Hack Stone says:

        And that is why Hack Stone will never buy a car manufactured by chipmunks.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Agreed! The horror if one of Them tries to sell one to you, too!!!

      • jarhead says:

        Ex..I had apparently forgotten that I had shared with you such a bad experience one night at the old Palmer House while we were listening to The Lettermen. When I read verbatim, it brought back so many memories of that really tough night in Tijuana. War is hell. Especially when you still have to pay to see the donkey act.

    • FuzeVT says:

      [Sorry if you’ve heard this before.] The guy next to me in the first 4 weeks of OCS came to it with a Devil Dog tattoo (bulldog with a USMC). It turns out he had never served but, I assume, planned on graduating and being a brand new butter bar with his brand new DD tattoo. (He did say his dad and brother were Marines.) About week two in to it he started to need to see the chaplain – over and over. They finally cut him loose at week 4 or so. This is significant because they don’t normally let people drop on request until week 6.

      Now this wasn’t someone trying to get a tattoo to shore up his claims, but you do end up with a guy who quit OCS a month into it and with a USMC tattoo.

      His relatives must have been proud.

  3. FuzeVT says:

    You’re a lyin’ dog faced phony soldier. . .

  4. AW1Ed says:

    Running at Mr. Doe with one’s hair (heh) on fire screaming “Liar liar liar!” will of course generate a defensive reaction from him and his F/B friends. This is a calmer, reasoned and more rational approach, that states the known facts and asks for corrections. The fact that there aren’t any is immaterial- the ball is now in Mr. Doe’s court. His friends are waiting for an answer.
    This your intent, Psyops?

    • thebesig says:

      That’s part of it. :mrgreen: No hostility, just the facts. His friends, without need to come to his/her defense, get curious instead. They may not chime in, but they check with the “featured phony” via PM and asking about the post and link.

      When I had my other account, I used that to go to send PMs to the friends. In a civil tone, I informed them of the facts. Many of them queried the phony, forcing many to dig in and fight. Others were also contacting the phony and the phony’s friends.

  5. gitarcarver says:

    One of the things that I have always admired about TAH is the ability of some of the commenters to curse and come up with word combinations that makes a mental image very hard to create.

    It’s a great and interesting skill, to say the least and one that I appreciate inside this forum.

    That being said, I attend a lot of local government meetings. When speaking, I tend to be direct and forceful, but I never curse at the people on the dais.

    The reason is simple: once you start attacking the person by cursing at them, no matter how awesome and clever the curse may be, they have turned you off. The audience has turned you off.

    I have seen it happen. Even worse is when a speaker is removed for being disruptive. I’ve had people come up to me complaining about the way they were treated, and my response is always “they can’t hear you if you are in the parking lot.”

    thebesig is spot on, in my opinion. If you are looking to expose the miscreant liar, doing it in a way that makes them the victim and some people look bad is counter productive.