Sources: Guardian UK , , WSJ Wire [Obama remarks], DNI
quote: Originally a struggling high school student with a talent at hacking, he enlisted in the Army in 2003, training to be part of a Special Forces unit
quote: Typically, so-called 18X candidates are approved to try out for a position in the army special forces, often after passing a vocational aptitude test, but selection to the elite cadre is never guaranteed. Training is a rigorous physical and mental challenge lasting 14 weeks.
quote: His complaint was w.r.t. to the blanket racist sentiments/eagerness to participate in violence without a purpose that he claims to have witnessed. Surely you don't support violent acts that don't serve a higher purpose like bring terrorists to justice or liberating oppressed people? Do you honestly support being excited just to kill a person because of their religion or skin color?