I don't know why I bother to respond to vacuous comments posted on my guestbook, but,
here goes again.
The following two items were posted on the MIA Facts Site
Guestbook on March 11 and 13, 2001, respectively. I have no way of confirming
the names, e-mail addresses, or other identification of the posters.
- Robby Robinson
I was rather amused at your protrayal (sic) of Maj Mark Smith. You
indicate that he is a drunk that hangs out the bars of Bangkok. I happen to know Mark a
little better than you. I work as a network engineer for a company in Bangkok and I live
about 75 meters from him and visit with him daily. He does NOT hang out in bars. The only
bar he does go to (once every two or three months) is one at a tourist hotel, where he
sings with a band that he helped start years ago. Joe, some of your other
"facts", like the one I just referenced, are out and out lies. I have to wonder
what your interest is, in trying to perform this character assasination (sic). Do
you still work for the DIA? Is it professional jealousy? I know that you never earned any
awards for valor, even though other MI officers did but, does that mean you should lie
about those brave servicemen that shed blood for this country? I'm not talking about the
paper cuts that you got but, real wounds obtained in combat.
- C.F. MacDonald M.D.
You're starting to slip. It appears that the government-paid mouthpiece has been
caught in yet ANOTHER lie. How interesting that you call Major Mark Smith a drunk that
hangs out in the bars of Bangkok. You probably weren't expecting someone who lives just 75
meters away from Major Smith to read that and catch you so red-lipped, were you ? I agree
with Mr. Rifenberg. . . you can't attack the facts, so you try to destroy the sources. .
.by any means whatsoever, even if that means complete and total fabrication. You are a
pathetic piece of work. I'm ashamed you wore our nation's uniform.
For those of you who are not familiar with Mark Smith (Major, US Army, Retired) and his
fabrications regarding the MIA issue, I invite you to these articles:
- Major Mark Smith's Fantasies
- Mark Smith's Scams
This is amazing. In July 1994, Mark Smith stated in two public venue that he had
information on the whereabouts of 572 US POWs. He made the claim first on a
televised interview with Accuracy in Media; the transcript of that interview can
be found on the AIM website, July 1994, http://www.ipsystems.com/powmia/documents/aim.html
. He then made the same claim before the annual meeting of the National Alliance of
Smith's claims about 527 US POWs are merely a continuation of his falsehoods. His
claims that the Special Forces Detachment in Korea had a mission of searching for POWs in
SEAsia is bogus -- a fact testified to by several senior people in the SF and USFK chain
of command. His claim that he was tossed out of the Army because he was getting to
close to the truth is nonsense. He was retired because he did not meet the criteria
for continuation on active duty. His claim that he provided information about US
POWs in Laos is nonsense -- he turned in old, useless reporting that was commonplace
around the Thai refugee camps.
Mr. Robinson and Dr. MacDonald prefer to ignore Smith's record of falsehood and
bogus claims and concentrate instead on whether or not Smith spends any time in
bars. Their response is typical, however -- I have yet to find anyone who wishes to
hold Mark Smith accountable for his claims. Instead,
they prefer to attack anyone who dares reveal the facts about such as Mark Smith, Billy
Hendon, et al.
For Mr. Robinson
For one who claims to be an engineer, you display considerable lack of attention to
detail and a high degree of imprecision. For example: