- Dakota Meyer is criticizing those who are fighting to get the Confederate flag removed from the South Carolina state capitol
- Meyer, 27, cites the recent attacks by ISIS in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, saying that those should be a bigger concern
- Meyer, a former Marine and Medal of Honor winner, recently made headlines for his relationship with Bristol Palin
- The two were set to wed in Kentucky over Memorial Day, but the wedding was called off just a week before
- Palin announced on Thursday she is pregnant with her second child, but did not reveal who the father is
Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
21:40 EST, 26 June 2015
21:53 EST, 26 June 2015
Former Marine and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer is criticizing those who are fighting to have the Confederate flag removed from the South Carolina state capitol.
Bristol Palin’s ex cited Friday’s ISIS attacks in Kuwait, France and Tunisia, suggesting that those events should be more important to Americans.
‘Three ISIS/ISIL attacks and people are talking about banning a flag still,’ wrote Meyer on Twitter.
He then wrote ‘Still waiting’ at the bottom, a reference to a tweet he put out last year urging any member of ISIS to show up at his home and try and take him on.
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Speaking out: Dakota Meyer is criticizing those (above) who are fighting to get the Confederate flag removed from the South Carolina state capitol
Thoughts: Meyer, 27, cites the recent attacks by ISIS in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, saying that those should be a bigger concern than the flag (above)
Personal Life: Meyer, a former Marine and Medal of Honor winner, recently made headlines for his relationship with Bristol Palin (couple above earlier this year)
Meyer, 27, expanded upon this thought in a post on his Facebook page.
‘Within the past 24 hours there have been three terrorist style attacks across the world. There has been an incident at a US company owned gas factory in Lyon, France leaving one dead and two injured,’ he wrote.
‘Another incident in Tunisia with 28 people lost in an assault on a west tourist, mostly British. And finally, a blast at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait.
‘All ISIS/ISIL attacks and all overshadowed by the dog and pony show being put on here domestically by some politicians and mass media.
‘The news that feeds the “inquiring mind want to know” is inconsequential compared to that which is truly relevant but lost on the back page.
‘I urge you to go beyond what is spoon fed to you and see what is truly going on out there.’
Meyer has long been involved in the fight against ISIS, using social media to urge others that more action needs to be taken against the terrorist group.
Last December, just days after the FBI urged members of the military to clear their social media accounts of anything that might draw attention to them for fear of an ISIS attack in the homeland, Meyer ignored their request.
He used both his Twitter and Facebook to taunt members of ISIS, calling them ‘cowards.’
He also wrote on a post on the website Scout; ‘If ISIS is using social media to track me, that’s a dream come true in my book. These guys are a bunch of bullies that just prey on the weak.’
‘I can’t travel over there anymore now that I’m out of the Marine Corps, so having them come to me would help out a lot. ISIS targeting the U.S. military is like a sheep targeting a lion. Hopefully one of these a**holes actually shows up. They’ll definitely get more than they want at my place!’
He then closed by saying, ‘I’ll take the responsibility to be the liaison for the military. I live in Columbia, Kentucky—oops, is that too much information? Oh well.’
Hero: President Barack Obama presents former active duty Marine Corps Corporal Meyer with the Medal of Honor during an East Room ceremony September 15, 2011 at the White House
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Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2011 after repeatedly charging into a kill zone during a 2009 ambush in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in search of four of his missing soldiers.
He was able to rescue 36 troops and kill eight Taliban attackers despite being shot in the arms.
He was not however able to save his four fellow soldiers and friends who he went in search of, though he did make sure to go back and carry each of their bodies to safety.
‘Because of your humble example, our kids — especially back in Columbia, Kentucky, in small towns all across America — they’ll know that no matter who you are or where you come from, you can do great things as a citizen and as a member of the American family,’ said President Obama at his ceremony.
Meyer had also made headlines recently as a result of his relationship with Palin.
The two were set to marry over Memorial Day in Kentucky, but the wedding was called off at the last second just a week prior.
Palin meanwhile announced Thursday she is pregnant with her second child, but did not reveal the father of the baby.
She hjas removed all photos of herself and Meyer from her social media accounts.