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Something Strange About the Medal of Honor

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posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 11:56 PM
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Has anyone else looked at the Medal of Honor closely? It is actually an inverted pentagram, which is supposed to represent satan. The top ribbon also consists of 13 stars, which is also a significant number in the occult.

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Why would our country have this symbol as our nation's highest military honor? Even though all three branches (Army, Navy, Air Force) have their own medal, they all consist of the inverted pentagram. I also doubt the 13 stars symbolize the original colonies, the medal was not created until much later. Any other thoughts on this??




posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 12:07 AM
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Flag Star for you my friend, very observant, unfortunately this is neither unusual or uncommon and your suspicions i fear are correct. This kind of symbolism is everywhere in the military in citys landscapes, on the dollar bill, on the symbolism in courts and procedures and even in and on the white house, the world is riddles with their symbolism. Their meaning hidden clandestine organizations, not everyone would understand the true meaning of the symbols, even those part of their organizations but rest assured, some of people know.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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I have another thought. I only met one Medal of Honor recipient during my career in the army. I know Audie Murphy was one and deservedly so. But most Medals of Honor are given to military people who died doing extraordinary actions. I know it's an honor to receive one, but I have witnessed an action that surely deserved a Medal of Honor but the soldier only received a bronze star. Meanwhile, higher ranking individuals who did nothing heroic or even were involved in fire fights received silver stars with the additional award for heroism. WTF?

The one living Medal of Honor recipient I met was a true hero for sure, but during the time I knew him, he was given a dishonorable discharge because he came up hot on a urine test for THC. Silly ain't it? Yeah, a few weeks earlier, while on leave he smoked a joint. If ever I needed someone to back me up in a fire fight, it would have been this guy, stoned or not. He was a well-honed military machine. Heck, knowing this guy, I would have been the one backing him up from the safety of cover.

I never did see a Medal of Honor up close. I only saw this guy in his
Class A's which displayed ribbons only, not the medals. Medal of Honor winners receive extra income for the honor. I wonder if this payment stopped upon his tossing out of the army.

I'm going to google Medal of Honor and take a look at them.

S&F for this.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 12:22 AM
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Wow, that's weird. It is what it is- a pentagram, and it is in plain view.

If you look at the pentagram that is outside Gitmo's gates you can see an similarity to Baphomet's pentagram.

Baphomet's Pentagram:



The Emblem at the Gates of Gitmo:



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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 12:51 AM
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Originally posted by fearless leader
Has anyone else looked at the Medal of Honor closely? It is actually an inverted pentagram, which is supposed to represent satan. The top ribbon also consists of 13 stars, which is also a significant number in the occult.

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Why would our country have this symbol as our nation's highest military honor? Even though all three branches (Army, Navy, Air Force) have their own medal, they all consist of the inverted pentagram. I also doubt the 13 stars symbolize the original colonies, the medal was not created until much later. Any other thoughts on this??


Depending on the Medal, they have slightly different designs. The Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard all have the same design they had in 1861. In the center is Minerva putting down Discord. The Army design has the head of Minerva, surrounded by laurels, with an eagle and the word "Valor", while the Air Force has a larger Medal, with the Statue of Liberty, and eagle, and the USAF coat of arms. It also has "Valor" in it.

The 13 stars on the ribbon DO represent the original 13 colonies, even though the Medal wasn't designed until later.

Since the inception of the Medal, there have been over 3465 Medals awarded, to 3446 different people. These include 1 woman (Mary Walker at the Battle of Bull Run in 1861), 87 African-Americans, 41 Hispanics, 31 Asians, and 22 Native Americans. There were 19 double recipients.

Most of the recent awards were posthumous. It is awarded for valor above and beyond the call of duty, where there recipient would not be faulted for not taking action, and can only be received for actions taken during combat.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 01:00 AM
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The Medal of Honor is the most beautiful decoration I've ever seen.

And since it's design was long ago, I seriously doubt it has any sinister meaning.

Certainly not a sinister purpose.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 02:46 AM
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What pentagram?



Pentagr am ?

I see no "pentagrams"...


You better believe in the level of intent behind the use of such symbols!


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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 03:18 AM
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And Satanism was created in 1969. What, you were born yesterday?



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 03:36 AM
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The star on the Medal is hanging upside down because of the design. If you look at the original designs, there was a bar, with two arms hanging down that attached to two legs of the star. The naval Medal had an anchor holding the star. The bottom of the anchor rested between the two points of the star, with the arms of the anchor coming up parallel to the legs of the star.

In 1792, George Washington created the Badge of Military Merit, but it fell into disuse. In 1861, the Medal of Honor was created for the Navy, followed by the Medal for the Army in 1862. The original design had the five pointed star, hanging from and eagle, with crossed canon and canon balls. There were 32 stars going around the star, to represent the number of states in 1862. The ribbon had two large red bars, with two thinner blue bars, and a thin white bar in the center.

In 1896 the Medal was redesigned due to misuse. Non-military organizations copied the Medal. This change led to the rosette in place of Medal.

In 1904, yet another change was adopted. That is the current Medal that is still in use today. The neck ribbon was added in 1944.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 03:51 AM
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Before you turn this into a conspiracy i suggest you go to your link and take the time to read what these brave soldiers did to deserve the medal. It doesnt take a genius to realize its a star. You can call it a pentagram if you like but again theres nothing here but some very brave people who in most cases paid the ultimate price for there country. To disrespect the medal of honor is to disrespect them think about it!



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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 04:31 AM
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how many points did you want on your star?
Mormon's have inverted pentagrams on their churches. Are they Satanic? Wouldn't think so. I can't imagine Donny Osmond defiling virgins

Just because one group of people associate an inverted star, because its not exactly a pentagram as it has a circle at its centre as opposed to a pentagon, doesnt mean that's what it represents. Similar to a swastika. Swastikas were around for thousands of years before Nazis decided on claiming it for their own.

Sometimes though, a star is just a star



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 04:32 AM
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Leave off mate, no one's saying that the brave, unwitting soldiers are somehow involved intentionally in an evil cabel or sinister esoteric goings on!

They are talking about the design of the medal, not the recipents of the medal, get off your high horse for a bit eh.

What IS being insinuated though, is the designers of the medal, may have incorporated satanic symbolism, which is them displayed, unwittingly, by some of the most courageous high character men and women around alive or dead.

The medal, (which BTW, is just a bit of metal and ribbon and in itself, more or less unimportant) then gains further satanic 'power', by virtue of being worn by some of the most virtueous and courageous people around, the exact opposite of a hypothetical Satan, and so corrupts the virtuous by them recieving and displaying a satanic symbol.

Whether this is so or not, i don't know. But that is whats being said, NOT that the people awarded this lump of metal are undeserving of respect.

They are. They display bravery above and beyond what many of us would do. Respect the PEOPLE concerned, not the lump of metal TPTB deign to pin on them.

On the other side of the coin though, if one is a devout Christian, the commandment of 'Thou shalt not kill' is obviously broken by recipients of this medal, and hence adds further ironic satanic 'power' to the talisman that is a satan symbol.

spikey.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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Thanks spikey...I was in no way degrading the valor and courage of the soldiers who receive this medal. I have nothing but the highest respect for any member of the military, and as far as soldiers who receive the medal of honor, they are heroes and some of the finest human beings ever to walk the earth, whose selfless and courageous actions are something we can all admire...I was definatly not calling them into question. I was merely suggesting that our government deliberatly incorportated symbols into the medal like they do in other areas. In the end, it is only a hunk of metal, but its what it symbolizes that counts. In many cases, it is sacrificing your life for your brothers in arms, something that it NOT dark or satanic.

"For there is no greater love than to lay one's life down for his friends"



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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This is quickly becoming a collection of some of the most bizarre assumptions I've ever heard.

So if it's a star with five points, it's Satanic. Or, if one wishes to lean a different direction, it's Masonic.

I know! It's those damned aliens reminding us that the pentagram represents the 13:8 precessional sequence of Venus.

That means our US Air Force stars are likewise Satanic. Childrens books with stars drawn into the pictures.

Jeeeeeeez.

So if they had used a star with six points, I suppose it would have been an underground attempt to bow before the Jews of the world.

The four-sided star is closely accorded to the Cross.

Let me start checking my dog's stool and see if I can find the key to understanding for this uncanny, one-time oddity.

Oh yes, the KJV of the Old Testament misinterpreted the "Thou shalt not kill." The accurate translation is "Murder." Big difference.



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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by dooper
This is quickly becoming a collection of some of the most bizarre assumptions I've ever heard.

So if it's a star with five points, it's Satanic. Or, if one wishes to lean a different direction, it's Masonic.



Well that just proves that the "stars" you can give to peoples posts (5 pointed) are masonic, or satanic either way.

ATS is obviously satanic/masonic as well.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 07:23 PM
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man,
some people can turn anything into a conspiracy,
medal of honor star =satan worship

wow thats a leap

Ive met 2 MOH recipients, both from the big one.

One recieved his as a tail gunner in a B-17, the other was a marine who got his on guadalcanal.
Even 40 years later they were still emotioanly scared by the events that led them to recieve the nations highest honor.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 08:50 PM
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Some times a star is just a star.

Do you really need the world around you to be so sinister and threatening that anything with five points is evil?

Beware the Spork of Doom!

Spork is an anagram for "korps" coincidence? I think not!

The medal of honor is in truth given for to those few who are recognized as having achieved the ultimate act which defines humanity.

They knowingly risk and usually sacrifice their lives in an act of overcoming the instinct for personal survival, with the comprehension that the survival of the group is more important than their own personal survival.

This is truly a transcendant human action. Please go cast devious glances at bankers or executives or something. Leave these people out of it. They stepped off the edge for a noble higher cause. Whether you agree with why they were there in the first place is really irrelevant, you ain't so important, and you are untested in your humanity.

Maybe you ain't as human as they were at all.



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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 08:58 PM
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I have nothing against Catholicism...... however, I believe it was their dogma of 1000+ years ago that crafted the formerly female/Earth symbol as a "pentagram" and Satanic symbol. Prior to that time, they were merely ........ stars.

And those brethren that earned them along with me.... bronze, silver..... we could ask them -- what it meant to them. I understand the point of the thread, and appreciate and applaud it. Those awarded..... they never had reason to question the merit of the symbology. It is a STAR -- the ancient symbology of a higher attainment.

Somebody stop me before I start sobbing in my espresso.


Good thread. It's always, ALWAYS a good thing to ask, to question, to seek.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 09:06 PM
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i am sure a few people have been awarded the medal of honor with no military connection....it is a real shame though ...that medals are sometimes awarded 40 or 50 years after the act of bravery....who normally runs the show of awarding medals...it needs to be changed or atleast upgraded to the 21 century..........



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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Again, our soldiers and airmen who have received the Medal of Honor are the best to ever wear the US uniform, past or present. It may also be a mere coincidence...I agree that the star symbol is everywhere..police badges, the stars on our flag...the star of david on Israel's flag...the lockheed symbol
However, as mentioned, masonic and luciferian symbols are indeed woven into the facric of our government...the all-seeing eye on the illuminati pyramid of the dollar bill with the inscription novus ordo seclarum- welcoming secular order, the streets of Washington forming a masonic compass...Look, when taken into context with these mere "coincidences" it, to me, is further evidence that our governemnt is accompanied by a secrect shadow government with illuminati orgins and intent on advancing the new world order. One need only to look at the recent statements by Russian and Chinese officials in recent weeks calling for a global currency to understand that we are indeed, part of their agenda. As far as the medal, those who receive it are our finest and bravest, but the inverted star to me, is strange. Who knows, maybe they just needed it that way as a better way to hang it from the ribbon?



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