If history has taught us anything, the whole Air Force Academy - Racist Graffiti Hoax will not end well for anyone.
Apparently the hoax was perpetrated by a Black cadet in an attempt to deflect attention away from his own previous misconduct at the institution.
The cadet has since been dismissed from the academy but the damage to himself is already done.
It was a little over ten years ago (2006) when Crystal Magnum falsely accused Duke LaCrosse Players of rape.
The judge in the case was a little too anxious to put forth a 'Poor Black Female Victim v. Elite White Males' narrative on the case.
The media jumped all over the story.
Mike Nifong (The judge in the case.) has since been debarred and has spent time in jail.
Crystal Magnum is now serving time for the murder of her then boyfriend.
Karma is a bitch.
It was thirty years ago (1987) that the Reverend Al made his career.
The rotund polemical race baiter presented Tawana Brawley to the media in a case that would gain national attention.
The Good Rev continued to use racial issues to further his career until employers and consumers deemed him obsolete.
Ms Brawley (aka - Thompson or Gutierrez) is now a nurse who owed the former state prosecuting attorney $191,000.00. (With the 9% interest the amount has swelled to a whopping $413,000.00.)
And now this (currently) unknown cadet.
I know those who wrote his reference letters to the academy are regretting their support.
I know fakehatecrimes.org are having a field day.
Lt. Gen. Silverman should be fine. He handled the case with a stern yet cool hand so his reputation and career should remain intact.
'Crying Wolf' doesn't often turn out the way it does in cartoons.