Malcolm Nance is a necessary voice, not only to keep Ukraine in the US media landscape, but also because Malcolm Nance is one of the few US voices in the Media actually describing the US domestic insurgency for what it is, without compromising on anything about the reality of the January 6th insurgency.
The problem is when Malcolm Nance is self-aggrandizing his rank, positions and actions in the International Legion !
When he does this, he is lying. Telling lies that are detrimental to help Ukraine stays in the news, lies that are detrimental to his otherwise correct assessment of the Threats to Democracy in the US.
This problem becomes even bigger when Malcolm is told that he should not present himself as an active Legion member, much less under a fictional ranking and instead of listening, threaten and intimidate or pressure, actual volunteers that are IN UKRAINE, fighting for what he claims to be defending.
It's really a shame because Ukraine need a voice in the US media (very, very short attention span) and Malcolm is a good storyteller, if only he could stick to a humble position instead of self aggrandizing his role in Ukraine, or dare I say it : grifting on Ukraine.
I'm fine with riding the US Jan6 to wake up USians mind, I'm fine with Malcolm using Jan6 to make money and sell his book, but there are limits on what can be used and abused to make one's reputation and money out of it.
A little integrity, ethics and humility is needed if one's Ego is not to takeover and make one do some really stupid shit that ultimately destroy all the good that was done.
And no amount of money donated, no amount of gear donated to Ukraine gives anyone the Right to use Ukraine to boost their career, certainly not by sharing information that could put people on the ground at risk or by self-aggrandizing rank, role, position or the reality of one's actions on the ground.
Ukraine is not and should NOT be used as a pawn to advance Malcolm Nance personal interests.
We have enough twitter warriors, on the Twitter landscape, enough grifters, fake soldiers, fake charities and fake supporters, maybe it's time for the so-called greatest supporters of Ukraine to avoid putting their own ego before the cause they pretend to defend.
Fact : Malcolm was in the Legion from April 8th until July 6th.
Fact : Foreigners cannot hold "command" position in Ukraine Armed Forces or in the International Legion, no matter their "star" position in the US media.
Fact : Malcolm Nance is totally right regarding the fact that if Ukraine loose, we lose.
Fact : Malcolm Nance pretend to have dropped a 5 or 7 figures salary and a comfortable life to go "fight in Ukraine", if that's the case, why is Malcolm Nance dropping more tweets than bullets or Intelligence analysis actually used by Ukrainians ?
Maybe because one cannot be a front-line combatant, a self claimed terrorism & radicalization expert, a "political analyst" for MSNBC, an author all at the same time ?
BUT what remains is clear :
Small lies lead to an impossible big lie, and that's not what Ukraine need, and anyone that knows some background information knows that :
1) MN was never "Intel Chief" or in any special ranking position in Ukraine.
2) MN was never at the front in combat, MN approached the front 1x while in Ukraine
3) MN was not, is not part of any Command level
4) MN was not, is not part of Ukraine "Intel apparatus"
5) MN is not currently part of the International Legion, his contract was rescinded before leaving Ukraine henceforth, as he had said himself, he's not a Legion spokesperson, hence should differentiate when speaking as Political Analyst for MSNBC and Ex-Ukraine International Legion Volunteer.
6) MN "clandestine" operations in Ukraine are not confirmed by anyone but him
Podcast, Media appearances where MN have claimed otherwise :
Lies, misappropriation, illusions of grandeur always, always come back at you like a boomerang, so the best strategy is to avoid throwing the boomerang altogether.
Malcolm Nance real CV :
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