Immigrant With PhD Rocked By Military “Discharge” Or Something

If you haven’t read the initial AP story which started this little hyperventilation by Credentialed Media folks who are so unbiased that they are actively looking for stories to Slam Trump, start here with this tweet-storm. Suffice to say, the unhinged, hyper-partisan headline

became something different deeper in the article, and something different when people actually offered Facts. But, hey, it’s a fun TDS Narrative for the media, so we get this from ABC “news”

Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.

In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. Army as part of a special recruitment program offering immigrants in the country legally a path to citizenship.

The future, he said, was bright.

Now, he is one of the dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists struggling with abrupt, often unexplained military discharges and canceled contracts. They traded being willing to risk their lives for the prospect of U.S. citizenship, a timeworn exchange that’s drawn linguists, medical specialists and thousands of other immigrants to the military since the Revolutionary War.

How horrible! So mean! Being discharged after going through all that training, having one’s hope being dashed…oh, wait

The Pentagon said Friday that there has been no policy change since last year, when Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said no one could enter basic training without completion of a background investigation.

And Army spokeswoman Cynthia O. Smith said that any enlistee entering the military undergoes security screenings.

Zhao, 31, said his “ship out” date to basic training was delayed for two years as he underwent background checks, counterintelligence interviews and rigorous reviews added as requirements for immigrant enlistees.

So, it was initially delayed under Barack Obama. Weird that his name is not mentioned.

In April, Zhao visited Washington, D.C., for the first time, touring the White House and visiting the Republican National Committee.

That same month, he got word from his unit commander: He was being discharged. He was told simply that his discharge was “uncharacterized,” he said.

He never actually started training. He was never accepted into the military. For whatever reason, his application was denied, most likely based on either lying about something or failing a security check.

If you are offered a job, but fail the drug test and/or background check and are told “nope, bye”, you aren’t really being fired from a job. You never started the job in the first place. You were never on the payroll.

But, you know, they have to find ways to slam Trump, because they’re utterly partisan and deranged.

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2 Responses to “Immigrant With PhD Rocked By Military “Discharge” Or Something”

  1. Dan says:

    I have no doubt that many recruits are gang members enlisting in order to learn skills to take back to the streets. Also foreign born recruits from places like China and Russia are almost certainly foreign agents sent to infiltrate our .MIL and gather data. Virtually EVERY bit of “progress” China has made over the past 30 years has come via espionage…..stealing of state and industrial secrets.
    Even Second Generation Chinese cannot be trusted. As for allowing muslims to enlist…..All that need be said about that is Fort Hood.

  2. Professor Hale says:

    This same story hit the cover of Stars and Stripes too. It’s one thing that ultra-leftist like AP print a story with no background that fit their “Trump hates brown people” narrative. But it infuriates me when Stars and Stripes carries the story as if it is true. From personal experience, I can tell you that the US Army is over a million people (active and reserves). Managing those million people is a bloated bureaucracy that couldn’t care less about what happens to any one person. The numbers are constantly being adjusted from one year to another with tens of thousands of people effected every year. This article is about 40 “never was” people. Pure propaganda, designed to influence opinion, not to convey news.

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