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A CAUSE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!
Defend Michael Behenna ^ | August 2, 2011 | SeekTheTruth

Posted on 08/02/2011 9:07:03 AM PDT by seekthetruth

To the thousands of Michael Behenna supporters,

We are pained to share with you that the Army Court of Appeals has upheld Michael’s conviction and denied him a new trial. The appeal process took over two years (six months longer than is allowed by law) and their ruling was an absolute punch in the gut to justice for a young man who fought so bravely for this country.

Back in March of 2009 the sting of Michael’ conviction was eased somewhat by the knowledge that critical evidence was not heard at trial which made us hopeful for a successful appeal. During the trial, from beginning to end, the military argued Michael executed the al-Qaida cell leader Ali Mansur while he was seated on a rock. But in their appeal brief the military changed gears and argued that it didn’t matter how Mansur was killed because Michael lost his right to self-defense the moment he pointed his weapon at Mansur.

From our experience in the civilian appellate process we felt confident that a review of what had occurred during the trial would uncover the egregious errors committed by the Prosecution and the Trial Judge, including the Brady law violation involving non-disclosure of the PROSECUTION expert witness’s opinion that the forensic evidence supported Michael’s testimony of self-defense as the ‘only logical explanation’ of what occurred in that Iraqi culvert. However, the twisted logic of the Appeals Court not only agreed with the trial judge, but even introduced language in their ruling that was never even part of the original trial. The substance of this appellate opinion was void of any indication that the facts and issues were really evaluated to a logical legal conclusion.

The following quotes used in the appellate opinion are indicative of what the appellate court used as a basis for their decision and should strike fear in every soldier and Marine serving in a combat zone:

Commenting on Michael pointing his weapon at Mansur (a known al-Qaida member who both Michael and Army intelligence believed was involved in the blowing up of Michael’s convoy); "If, confronted by this demonstration of DEADLY FORCE, Ali Mansur, under these circumstances, attempts to turn the very same Glock pistol towards appellant, his assailant, there can be no escalation sufficient legally to excuse Ali Mansur's killing." By this logic every time a soldier points his gun at anyone, whether at a checkpoint or entering a village, they have assaulted those people by virtue of pointing their gun at them and if someone gets shot then they should be brought up on charges of murder. No consideration is even given that this is a war zone. When confronted with Mansur standing and reaching for Michael’s weapon; "There is no evidence that Ali Mansur made contact with the appellant’s weapon. At that point, the appellant (Michael), in full battle armor, with much of his platoon standing nearby, ready to defend him, did not keep moving to the left away from the victim into the vast expanse of desert, did not shout for assistance, but instead shot the victim two times."

So if a police officer in America has his gun pointed at a known killer and that killer suddenly lunges for his gun the police officer’s only option is to turn and run while yelling for backup? Seriously, who comes up with this nonsense! Unfortunately, the entire Appellate opinion was full of this kind of logic.

We are to going to appeal to the final level, the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces (CAAF), but their opinion will take at least eight months to a year before it is issued. Despite losing the first two rounds to a corrupt and outdated military justice system that refused to guarantee one of the most basic rights that Michael and his men fought for – the right to a fair trial, there is one positive to mention:

CAAF is a civilian court that is supposed to be completely removed from all military influence. That is a good thing…for what we have learned through this ordeal is that the Military Justice System is in fact beyond broken. As one article on military corruption put it, ‘Military justice for the majority is prefabricated according to the wishes of the local Commander, and the "trial" or "court-martial" is tantamount to a pre-ordained verdict of GUILTY.

How could any court proceeding be considered fair when the "convening authority," by right of title, is given the power to select the judge, the jury and defense and prosecution attorneys? It may go "unsaid," but the implication is very clear - if the convening authority "sees fit" to bring about a court-martial, then the accused can be assumed to be guilty. In the U.S. military, the court-martial conviction rate of 98% "rivals that of Communist China." Innocent until proven guilty" by an "impartial judge" is the right of every American. The military deserves a jury that can seek out the truth without fear of retaliation.’

We want you to know that despite everything that has happened to him over the past three plus years Michael is doing well. In the next week or so we will be sending out a letter that Michael has written to all of you - his incredible supporters who have stood beside him throughout all of this madness.

Please continue to contact your Congressional Delegations to put pressure on the Army regarding Michael’s case. And most importantly please continue to write to Michael. All of your efforts have helped us to spread Michael’s story as we promised him we would do when he was hauled away in handcuffs over two and a half years ago. For Michael and the other Leavenworth 10 warriors who are behind bars and the thousands of brave soldiers and Marines who are on the front lines facing an enemy that wants to kill them and a JAG corp that wants to imprison them –

THIS FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER!

Respectfully, Scott & Vicki Behenna Proud Parents of 1LT Michael Behenna http://www.defendmichael.com/


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PLEASE HELP DEFEND 1LT MICHAEL BEHENNA!

Help spread the word about Michael!

1 posted on 08/02/2011 9:07:06 AM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth; HonestConservative; maine-iac7; youscreamIscream99; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; ..

Florida Freeper Ping Here!

I know we Florida patriots who honor our Military will do all we can to support our troops in any way we can. We are involved in all kinds of support of our Military, but many do not know that we have 1LT Michael Behenna in Leavenworth serving time for actually doing his job!


2 posted on 08/02/2011 9:14:22 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth

“•Later that Friday night Lt. Behenna is convicted of unpremeditated murder and assault by a military panel of seven officers, none of whom had combat experience.”

No one should rise above Lieutenant without combat experience.
It’s not like there isn’t the opportunity.


3 posted on 08/02/2011 9:29:07 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: seekthetruth

I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how upset I am about this.

Thank you for the ping.


4 posted on 08/02/2011 9:41:49 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: seekthetruth; DarthVader; kingattax

I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how upset I am about this.

Thank you for the ping.


5 posted on 08/02/2011 9:42:13 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: seekthetruth

I am truly sick over this.


6 posted on 08/02/2011 10:17:37 AM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: seekthetruth

I left college in 1970 to enlist in the military. I am proud to have served my country, but a close friend and retired veteran (Brig. General Ret.) have both agreed that based on incidents like this one, we don’t know if we could serve in today’s military.

EODGUY


7 posted on 08/02/2011 10:45:11 AM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: seekthetruth

Could a CIC Palin in 2013, review this case?
Just a very pregnant thought!


8 posted on 08/02/2011 10:51:05 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: left that other site; trooprally; TheConservativeGuy; porkchopexpress; OkiDiver; Pinetop; ...

What upsets me even more is to know that this Administration is now releasing terrorists and sending them home to their elders. Yet holds Michael Behenna in prison for doing the job he was sent to do in the war on terror!


9 posted on 08/02/2011 3:23:31 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: HonestConservative; 1.shortfuse; 1PghLady; 26lemoncharlie; 2banana; 2findtheway; 4yearlurker; ...
As Scott and Vickie Behenna said, this fight is far from over.

James and I are committed to doing all we can to help get Michael Behenna freed from Leavenworth. One thing I can do is make folks here in the FreeRepublic community aware of Michael's case.

http://www.defendmichael.com/

Sending out a PA Freeper ping here. As always, if you wish to be off my ping list please let me know through FreepMail. Thanks!

10 posted on 08/02/2011 3:44:08 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth; jazusamo

Damn


11 posted on 08/02/2011 3:56:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: EODGUY
Thank you for your service. You are so right about the difficulty serving in our military of today.

The present Military Rules of Engagement need to be brought to the attention of Congress and hearings need to be held with questions asked of the Dept. of Defense.

We have Michael Behenna in prison yet this Administration is releasing terrorists! Makes no sense.

12 posted on 08/02/2011 3:59:12 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: smoothsailing; AnyStreetFL; MinuteGal
Thank you for your service. My husband served in the Army in Viet Nam. We are committed to supporting our troops in any way we can. We are also going to continue helping to bring attention to our warriors in Leavenworth who are there for doing their job!

I hope that Freepers everywhere will call their Representatives in Congress and ask why we have soldiers in Leavenworth while this Administration is releasing terrorists to fight our troops again!

Here is a link to ALL members of the US House:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

13 posted on 08/02/2011 4:20:35 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: GOYAKLA
I do believe any Republican President would review Michael's case and after doing so they would immediately pardon Michael and our other soldiers in Leavenworth.

Right now, we all need to make calls to our members of Congress and ask why terrorists are being released and our own soldiers remain in prison!

14 posted on 08/02/2011 4:27:00 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth
Yet holds Michael Behenna in prison for doing the job he was sent to do in the war on terror!

Obama is well underway with his plan to destabilize the Armed Forces. Soldiers will be second guessing themselves in a dangerous situation, which can get them and others killed.

I have never seen an administration whose every move is designed to destroy America. They don't even bother to try hiding the fact.

15 posted on 08/02/2011 4:34:51 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (((((unite)))))
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To: seekthetruth

Amen.


16 posted on 08/02/2011 5:06:40 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site; Lockbox; LocoAardvark; Logan's Nana; logocentric; lohrkearmstrong; lokii; ...
Sending out a Texas Freeper ping to help bring folks aware of Michael Behenna’s case.

As always, if anyone wishes to be removed from my ping list please let me know through FreepMail. Thanks!

17 posted on 08/02/2011 5:38:00 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth

I hadn’t heard anything about that. You should post a vanity to raise Freepers’ awareness of this travesty of ‘justice.’


18 posted on 08/02/2011 6:20:06 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: seekthetruth

Oops. Sorry about that. I got confused reading comments. Good job posting this. Let’s get active getting this hero out. Though I don’t think Obammie the Muslim-ass-kissing Commie will allow clemency to be granted.


19 posted on 08/02/2011 6:22:02 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks for the ping. I quick scanned a couple of articles about this since it’s the first time I’ve heard of it. What if anything can you tell me about the Iraqi interpreter who was presumably an eye witness to the incident? I don’t find any other mention of him aside from the fact he was there.


20 posted on 08/02/2011 6:35:17 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
a military panel of seven officers, none of whom had combat experience

Setting in judgement of what they know nothing of. Words fail.

21 posted on 08/02/2011 7:27:09 PM PDT by bgill
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To: seekthetruth

Bookmarked


22 posted on 08/02/2011 7:40:25 PM PDT by sarasmom ( A Fine is a Tax for doing wrong. A Tax is a Fine for doing well.)
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To: seekthetruth; Gosh I love this neighborhood; Mrs. P
We have Michael Behenna in prison yet this Administration is releasing terrorists! Makes no sense.

Calculating is one word that describes this administration, those with ties and connections to this administration and friends of this administration. What has happened to Michael Behenna, unfortunately, makes perfect sense. Thank you for posting. Michael and his family are living a nightmare and need our support and prayers.

23 posted on 08/02/2011 7:49:57 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: Lancey Howard

Related ping.


24 posted on 08/02/2011 7:58:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
One thing we ALL can do to help Michael Behenna is to call and email our Reps in Congress and ask them to tell you why Michael remains in Leavenworth while this Administration is releasing terrorists.

http://www.house.gov/representatives/

25 posted on 08/02/2011 8:21:56 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: smoothsailing

double damn.


26 posted on 08/03/2011 5:27:39 AM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.freedomradiorocks.com)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe; LeprechaunAngst; Captiva; Molly Pitcher; RoboMike; tigger51385; IDEAL; ...

My goal is to spread the word as far as I can about Michael Behenna’s case, so hoping Freepers who read this thread will do everything they can to get the word out.

Although I have been a Florida Freeper since 2002, I still need help posting threads! (Old brain here.) If you would like to post a Vanity thread for me, that would be great!

Meanwhile, I will continue to ping my various state Freeper ping lists, and sending one out to Ohio Freepers with this post.


27 posted on 08/03/2011 7:06:20 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: ForGod'sSake; divine_moment_of_facts; geekWithA.45; silentmajority37; mobacho; bytheBook; ...
Thanks for the ping. I quick scanned a couple of articles about this since it’s the first time I’ve heard of it. What if anything can you tell me about the Iraqi interpreter who was presumably an eye witness to the incident? I don’t find any other mention of him aside from the fact he was there.

I am in the process of getting the answer to your question. I do know that Michael Behenna was not allowed to present evidence and/or witness testimony during his trial. I will get back to you concerning your question as soon as I can.

Sending out another ping with this post to my New Jersey ping list. As always, if anyone wishes to be removed from my ping list just let me know through FreepMail. Thanks!
http://www.defendmichael.com/

28 posted on 08/03/2011 7:25:28 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth
Bump for a later read.

Thanks for the ping, seekthetruth!

29 posted on 08/03/2011 7:28:55 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan; HonestConservative; Dawgreg; credo 2; AGreatPer; JoyjoyfromNJ; BufordP; ...
FREEPERS EVERYWHERE,

I mentioned earlier in this thread about the “catch and release” policy of this Administration. When you read the article below, you will notice that the policy last year (2010) was to have the terrorists endure a 30 minute trial and then they were handed a pledge to sign stating that they would not return to battle. Once they signed the pledge they were released to their elders. NICE! And of course the percentage who return to fight our troops again is well documented! They ALL do!

The New York Times printed an article in May of last year entitled “US Tries to Reintegrate Taliban Soldiers.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/world/asia/24reconcile.html?src=mv.

Now we move forward to this year (2011). I am in the process of getting the audio/video of this testimony of Admiral Mcraven, but you will notice that the Admiral stated the policy was to release the terrorists to their elders with no pledge signed. (Not that the pledge would be followed anyway.)

Here is the article on Admiral Mcraven’s testimony from June of this year:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/obamas-terrorist-catch-and-release-policy/2011/07/06/gIQALpxb0H_blog.html

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
We all know the members of Congress are on August recess now, but many of us may have the opportunity to attend Town Halls and/or events where we might get to talk to our representatives. That would be the perfect time to ask them why our own soldiers are kept in prison for doing their job, while we release terrorists to return to battle to fight our troops again! Why not let Michael Behenna sign a pledge that he won't return to battle and release him to his elders...ie, his mom and dad?

Here is a link with ALL Representatives in the US House by state and district. Please start emailing and calling, even if your call is just leaving a message.
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Please send this thread link to all you know and urge them to write their representatives and make calls. Together we can bring attention to Michael's case and work to get him and 10 more of our soldiers out of Leavenworth!

WE ARE LEAVING A LIGHT ON IN OUR HOUSE FOR MICHAEL BEHENNA!
http://michaeldefeatssatan.com/

30 posted on 08/03/2011 8:15:22 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth
This is a travesty. I've been contributing to Behenna's cause since the beginning. I'm glad I'm no longer on active duty.
31 posted on 08/03/2011 8:19:54 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: seekthetruth
That's the disadvantage in signing the contract. The contract says you'll abide by the UCMJ which is beyond the regular laws you have to obey.
Since most young men know absolutely nothing about contract law or the UCMJ...well, you get the picture.
32 posted on 08/03/2011 8:21:23 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: HonestConservative; seekthetruth

Additional freeper comments...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2757460/posts#1


33 posted on 08/03/2011 8:30:44 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: GOYAKLA
Could a CIC Palin in 2013, review this case? Just a very pregnant thought!

What??! Sarah Palin is Pregnant! I'll spread the word!

34 posted on 08/03/2011 9:01:26 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: seekthetruth

I am without words.

Thanks for the ping and the link, I’ll do the best I can to help and to get the word out.

KC


35 posted on 08/03/2011 9:05:23 AM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: seekthetruth
I do know that Michael Behenna was not allowed to present evidence and/or witness testimony during his trial.

I'm no legal eagle and I haven't a clue how the military justice system works but on its face this just appears to be a kangaroo court operation. I doubt I know the whole story though. Do you know if the military system typically doesn't allow the accused to present a defense? This whole affair seems to have something resembling eric holder's dirty finger prints all over it.

36 posted on 08/03/2011 10:03:51 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: JoeFromSidney; All
Thank you for your service to our country!

Our goal must be to urge our Representatives to call for Congressional hearings on the Administration's “Capture & Release” policy and our Military Rules of Engagement.

Contact information for ALL Reps to the US House are here:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

37 posted on 08/03/2011 10:37:06 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: smoothsailing; HonestConservative
I couldn't get your link to work, so here is another. Thanks for the ping to Freeper Curth’s thread as the more threads out there the better! Thanks again!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2757460/posts

38 posted on 08/03/2011 10:56:36 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: ForGod'sSake
Please read more background information here:
http://www.defendmichael.com/

From what I understand the Judge presiding in Military Court can choose not to allow the accused the right to provide documentation and/or witnesses for the soldier's defense.

39 posted on 08/03/2011 11:05:11 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth

Had a sniper taken the sitting-on-a-rock terrorist out from a half mile away, he’d be getting a medal. An officer takes him out from a few fet away, and he’s in prison? Something’s wrong here!


40 posted on 08/03/2011 11:49:05 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: seekthetruth
Turns out "HARRY" THE INTERPRETER was a prosecution witness.

This report from an ex JAG officer who just happened to be representing one of the prosecution witnesses in the case. FWIW, the case doesn't appear to be as cut and dried as Behenna's defenders would like to represent. It's all but a certainty the dirtbag al Queda guy needed offing and Lt. Behenna obviously felt the same way. Can't say I blame him if he did but it doesn't change the fact he may have murdered the dirtbag. War is an ugly business on a good day.

41 posted on 08/03/2011 11:55:21 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: JimRed
Yes, something VERY WRONG!

Our wonderful Military are fighting this war on terror against an enemy that hides among civilians, and uses women and children in their cause. Our soldiers are constantly in danger and must make split second decisions to defend themselves. The present Military Rules of Engagement and Catch & Release policy needs to be addressed and changed to protect our soldiers!

42 posted on 08/03/2011 12:00:47 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: ForGod'sSake
After reading the ex-JAG report, I certainly would trust our soldiers who happened to be present over “Harry the Interpreter”.

Another interesting note, was that there was issued a “capture or kill” order issued on the terrorist that Michael Behenna had killed.

43 posted on 08/03/2011 12:18:20 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks for the ping.


44 posted on 08/03/2011 12:33:55 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: seekthetruth; All
This is truly twisted. Can someone please explain how one of our officers can be charged with “murdering” an UNLAWFUL combatant in a war zone???? If the guy had surrendered and was in custody, it would still be LAWFUL under the Geneva Convention rules to summarily shoot him because he's a terrorist; not a soldier!!!

Who brought the charges against Lt Behenna in the first place?

45 posted on 08/03/2011 2:23:33 PM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
As far as I know, the US Army brought charges against Michael Behenna.

Please go here for more information:
http://www.defendmichael.com/?page_id=16

46 posted on 08/03/2011 3:08:28 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
http://newsok.com/michael-behennas-attorney-argues-for-reversal-of-conviction-says-edmond-soldier-didnt-get-a-fair-trial/article/3522296
47 posted on 08/03/2011 3:18:52 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth; Gopher; MAKnight; crobnson; Romanov; jneesy; AfghanJohn; Bulldog1967; ...
Article from 2010 concerning Michael Behenna:

http://townhall.com/columnists/dianawest/2010/12/20/where_is_the_justice_for_michael

Virginia Freeper ping here, and as always, if you wish to be removed from my ping list please let me know through FreepMail. Thanks!

48 posted on 08/03/2011 3:28:05 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: seekthetruth
After reading the ex-JAG report, I certainly would trust our soldiers who happened to be present over “Harry the Interpreter”.

Judgement call I suppose. Not being involved in the affair makes it even tougher still.

Another interesting note, was that there was issued a “capture or kill” order issued on the terrorist that Michael Behenna had killed.

Not picking nits but one could speculate that order was issued several days after the muzzie dirtbag "escaped"??? Odd that several days after military intelligence sends the muzzie home somebody decides to go after him again. Gotta wonder what might have prompted the change of heart. Were the Rangers trying to mollify the impact of something they already knew had happened? I dunno. Numerous unanswered questions IMO.

BTW, the judge did allow witnesses for the defense and I'm a little surprised the defense didn't call, or try to call Dr. McDonald(?) who turned out to be a more or less hostile witness for the prosecution who sent him home.

In any case I'm not convinced Lt. Behenna is as pure as the driven snow in this affair but I would be hard pressed to convict him of murder; even unpremeditated murder. The key here is the muzzie was placed under the care of Behenna. Was THAT a mistake? Character(?) witnesses IMO indicated his mental state could have almost been classified as temporary insanity. He hadn't been himself since losing two of his men. In his situation I might have wanted to cut the muzzie's heart and wave it in front of his face til he croaked. But that's just me...

49 posted on 08/03/2011 4:57:35 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: seekthetruth

He should claim to be homosexual. Then every army lawyer in the world will be coming forward to protect his rights.

/s — (just in case)


50 posted on 08/04/2011 5:14:08 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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