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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

SEAL Team members up on charges...

...after accusations were made by a walking shitbag.

(Taken from Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told

The three, all members of the Navy's elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called a captain's mast — and have requested a trial by court-martial.

Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named "Objective Amber," told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it.

Now, instead of being lauded for bringing to justice a high-value target, three of the SEAL commandos, all enlisted, face assault charges and have retained lawyers.

Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class (SO-2), is facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.

Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe, SO-2, is facing charges of dereliction of performance of duty and making a false official statement.

Petty Officer Julio Huertas, SO-1, faces those same charges and an additional charge of impediment of an investigation.

Neal Puckett, an attorney representing McCabe, told Fox News the SEALs are being charged for allegedly giving the detainee a “punch in the gut.”

“I don’t know how they’re going to bring this detainee to the United States and give us our constitutional right to confrontation in the courtroom,” Puckett said. “But again, we have terrorists getting their constitutional rights in New York City, but I suspect that they’re going to deny these SEALs their right to confrontation in a military courtroom in Virginia.”

The three SEALs will be arraigned separately on Dec. 7. Another three SEALs — two officers and an enlisted sailor — have been identified by investigators as witnesses but have not been charged. obtained the official handwritten statement from one of the three witnesses given on Sept. 3, hours after Abed was captured and still being held at the SEAL base at Camp Baharia. He was later taken to a cell in the U.S.-operated Green Zone in Baghdad.

The SEAL told investigators he had showered after the mission, gone to the kitchen and then decided to look in on the detainee.

"I gave the detainee a glance over and then left," the SEAL wrote. "I did not notice anything wrong with the detainee and he appeared in good health."

Lt. Col. Holly Silkman, spokeswoman for the special operations component of U.S. Central Command, confirmed Tuesday to that three SEALs have been charged in connection with the capture of a detainee. She said their court martial is scheduled for January.

United States Central Command declined to discuss the detainee, but a legal source told that the detainee was turned over to Iraqi authorities, to whom he made the abuse complaints. He was then returned to American custody. The SEAL leader reported the charge up the chain of command, and an investigation ensued.

The source said intelligence briefings provided to the SEALs stated that "Objective Amber" planned the 2004 Fallujah ambush, and "they had been tracking this guy for some time."

The Fallujah atrocity came to symbolize the brutality of the enemy in Iraq and the degree to which a homegrown insurgency was extending its grip over Iraq.

The four Blackwater agents were transporting supplies for a catering company when they were ambushed and killed by gunfire and grenades. Insurgents burned the bodies and dragged them through the city. They hanged two of the bodies on a bridge over the Euphrates River for the world press to photograph.

Intelligence sources identified Abed as the ringleader, but he had evaded capture until September.

The military is sensitive to charges of detainee abuse highlighted in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. The Navy charged four SEALs with abuse in 2004 in connection with detainee treatment.

You. Must. Be. Shitting. Me.

Has anyone heard of such charges being leveled by prisoners in the custody of the terrorists? Stupid question because there are no such prisoners, anyone captured by those scum are tortured, mutilated and killed. Period.

Poor baby, got 'im a booboo from those nasty SEALS. Awww.

They should turn him over to the families of his victims. One hour per family.

When the hell do we start actively backing our military involved in Iraq & Afghanistan? Let's stop the bullshit, remove the restrictions on them and let them do what the hell they're trained for.

Instead they're constantly micromanaged, given minimal trust, constantly second guessed in their prosecution of the war and generally treated as if they were criminals.

As proof of this I'd cite the crap following the Abu Gharib fiasco. First of all, how many folks know that hit the MSM while the military was already engaged in an investigation of possible wrongdoing? Far too many clueless civilians feel it was the MSM who brought it to light.

After it hit the newstands every fool who could get air time was solemnly pronouncing how we were no better than the regime of Sadam Hussein. As if the fratboy level pranks pulled by a bunch of imbeciles was equivalent to the genuine torture inflicted by Hussein's henchmen. Torture that resulted in loss of life and limb.

Sorry, but I don't think posing naked in a pyramid is the same as having an eye gouged out. Maybe I miss the fine "nuance" necessary but there ya go.

I'd further cite the requirements our troops have for not leveling a weapons storage facility if it also does double duty as a mosque. Once again, you have got to be shitting me.

Another example? Remember the Marine who caught hell after an MSM embedded photographer reported on his shooting a severely wounded terrorist in answer to the question, "Is he dead?" and replying, "He is now."

It's a war. The guy was not an innocent noncombatant. He could have been making his last act the activation of a grenade to take that Marine and some others (including the dipshit photographer) out of this life.

But the Marine was pilloried because, "We don't do that sort of thing, we're so much better."

I'll agree we can be so much more stupid at times.

Our "leaders" in Foggy Bottom should give general directions to the military. Something along the lines of, "We need this country subdued, give us an estimate of what you'll need. After you get it call us back when the fighting is over. Try to not demolish too many things we might have to rebuild."

That would be infinetly preferable, more cost effective and supportive of our troops than the present crap as epitomized by this absurd story regarding the SEAL team members.

Our military is at war while our nation is at the mall. That is just flat wrong.


Arby said...

I keep wondering when Americans will stop enlisting because they won't feel like their country has their back, when they believe it isn't worth it. That will be a sorry day.

Subvet said...

Amen to that one.

Cookie..... said...

As each day goes by under this Obamanation, I can't help but feel like "Alice in Wonderland" where up is down and right is wrong. These left wing people are certifiably insane. This story has made me sick and I have to agree with what "Arby" said.

Subvet said...

Cookie, you're right. This is insanity. Unfortunately it didn't start with B.O. & Co., this has been going on for years. The gradual shift in our cultural attitudes has to be countered somehow, damned if I know where to begin.

Anonymous said...

This whole ordeal is B.S.!!! I served with Huertas. He is very by the book and follows orders to the T. This could not have been possible. Mission is everything and the prisoner must be creating this as to cause more harm to our soldiers to further his cause.
Set our men FREE!! As they have provided freedom for all of us!!!

Subvet said...

Anonymous, you'll get no argument from anyone here.

Funny thing, as I understand it the SEALS turned down the chance to have this settled at Capt. Mast and elected to go the court-martial route. Nobody who does what they do could be dumb, so I'm wondering if they've got an ace or two up their sleeves? Whatever, I'm sitting here in Texas rooting and praying for them.

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