Skip to comments.Can the Pentagon charge Kevin Sites?
Posted on 11/16/2004 1:07:33 PM PST by nothernlights
Was not the reporter under the duty to hand over this tape to military authorities,under the rules of imbeds? If that's the case then strong measures should be taken against Sites. Also has Sites been removed from that Marine unit,because at this point i"m sure his presence is a distraction to the Marines and therefore endangers their lives. Sites has to be removed from that unit at the very least.
more along the lines that Mr. Sites life is in danger being around the Marines... I think the pentagon should revoke his embed privilages for his own safety.
I sincerely hope... But I'd rather the Marines dish out the justice.
Turn Sites over to the terrorist.
That tape should have gone to DOD for vetting first!!
The real question seems to be whether the tape has been edited for broadcast in a way that changes its interpretation.
I hope so.
The MSM's treatment of this war as just another "reality show" is dangerous for our troops.
No need for anything overt. Unfortunate things happen in combat zones, and if the reporter fails to hear someone yell "Sniper!!", well, c'est la guerre.
But really would the military remove Sites, or do we have to worry that he's still there with them?
Could be rabbit, could be...! :)
Yes, I think that's the way to go. He has abused his privilege of being embedded with the Marines. I think he's slimy, but we really, really don't want to suppress the press. Remember, Hillary or her ilk could get slither back into the WH and I want intense press scrutiny on every aspect of that administration.
exactly, Hillary's administration (it won't happen, but IF...for the sake of argument) would make Johnson's and Harding's look like saintly times...
Korrupt Klintoon Kommie Kriminal she is (learning FR speak, taking a crash course for newbies :-)
That he is there for anti-US propaganda, and not to report the news is raTHer obvious. To protect our service men, he should be pulled from embedded work.
The US attorney general may be able to charge him with sedition.
Should we encourage that?
Remember that name.
more along the lines that Mr. Sites life is in danger being around the Marines
I would certainly hope so.
The sorry bastard would have been jumping with joy if the murdering sob had managed to kill some Marines.
Our troops are not apes or baboons escaped from some zoo as the American hating socialists [members og the media and democrats] want us to believe.
They are brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, sons, daughters,fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grand children. Each one has a face and name.
In fact, this young Marine could have been the son of some of the members of this forum.
At this point in time he is probably going through a personal hell which I believe is unnecessary.Because he did not do anything anyone on this forum would not have done under the circumstances. He took the action he felt necessary to protect his life.
He not only needs, he deserves our support and help.
Every embedded reporter needs to be withdrawn immediately is the most delicate way I can say it.
"Kevin, LOOK! In that bullet-ridden mosque across the street, 20 marines are torturing and humiliating an unarmed, wounded, helpless, armless, legless Iraqi prisoner! You should go inside and film it... we're just gonna wait here in our armored humvee while you get the scoop, ok?"
I wish. This guy Sites shouldn't walk away from this unscathed. Red America wants justice.
FDR was furious. He wanted the Chicago Tribune editors and reporters jailed for treason. He ordered the US Attorney General to arrest them. But at the time, the Allies were about to break the Nazi cypher machine code (Enigma). FDR was advised not to pursue prosecuting the Chicago Tribune because the publicity of a trail may cause the Nazis to change their codes. So FDR dropped the matter.
Ther is no such tactical consideration here. THe question is did he or did he not break the imbed rule?
I wrote Mr. S.......suggested he best hope he never needs one of our heroes to watch his back.
Should we revoke his Pismo Beach residence, too?
Your story shows that FDR dropped it because of practical wartime reasons not political considerations. If the government won't police the press there will come a day when the people will.
Any AG who tried that would have his walking papers handed to him by the President.
Let Kevin know how you feel.
The people can do that now: Don't buy newspapers you don't like and don't watch news shows you don't like.
Or are you proposing some sort of mob justice?
The AG would not do it without presidential approval.
I hope the Marines advance and leave Sites behind...alone in Fallujah with his terrorist buddies.
And unless the President is as dumb as the Dems claim he is, there is no way in the world he would tell the AG to charge a reporter with sedition.
But this may be good case against the press to censor them by limiting their access to the battle field.
It better charge Sites, that treasonous bastard!
No, I'm predicting it.
NBC providing our enemies with a very useful propaganda tool. Al Jazeera should send them flowers. We know how scarce "truth" is in the Arab world.
This morning during Imus, Sites read a prepared statement saying, "Throughout this offensive I have seen the military act as a discipline and professional force... it was a confusing situation... Only the soldier knows his intent.."
Sites looked very nervous...
Greg Palcott (sp) of Fox said of the video:
"I have seen our troops operating under the most difficult conditions imaginable. The life and death of war. I have seen our soldiers treat civilians and detainees with care. I have seen them treat the places of worship with as much care as possible. My opinion, and it is an informed opinion, is that this was an isolated incident"
I think he has aided and abetted the enemy.
He should be charged as a traitor -- the government should make an example of him. This has GOT to STOP!
Can you imagine if anti-Americans were allowed to travel with U.S. troops and report anti-American sentiments directly to the world during WWII?
So you're endorsing the idea that the Marines need to retaliate against this guy?
If the deed was righteous, then what's the basis for retaliation?
Please explain, in detail, why this conduct is treasonous.
I personally think the Marine was rightous in what he did. His fellow Marines may see it that way too, but they may also think that this guy is a Media hack from the MSM that is trying to paint The Marines in a bad light in Iraq.. There are thousand of Great Soldiers in Iraq doing their job, but it only takes on that thinks he is being slighted to make a stupid mistake and harm Mr. Sites and for his own safety I think the pentagon need to remove him... Is that clear enough of an explanation?
Marines are used to dealing with--and living with--people they dislike.
Retaliation is a sign of guilt.
Michael Savage is on fire over this issue.
Saying on his radio program that Sites should be indicted and charged with treason.
http://www.ksky.com (in case anyone wants to tune in)
Once again I am not condoning retaliation, but know that it only takes one loose cannon, it is a sitation that if the pentagon can avoid it they should...
Please understand I realize that Most all Marines are very well trained... I have worked with thousands of them... I know that they are trained to deal with crap most normal American cannot concieve and the do it very well and with out complaint or animosity, but in heated situation or One person that snaps it could create a problem that could have been avoided...
Whether you consider retalition as a sign of guilt or not, not everyone thinks in that same vain of thought. I am not saying it is going to happen, but that it is a possibility.. If you cannot accept that, that is what I am saying then I am sorry, but I cannot make it anymore clear that I don't condone that action, but I am realistic to the fact that it could happen. This is war and terrible things happen even from those that we would not expect it from.
Good thing Savage isn't an attorney--he'd set a record for sanctions against him.
What's interesting is that so many FReepers WANT retaliation. They WANT the Marines to simply shoot Sites.
If this is a righteous event captured on video, what's the cause for shooting Sites? Why do so many FReepers want to kill him?
The more I hear from FReepers on this, the more I'm wondering if this event was, in fact, righteous.
I can't believe you said that!
You owe that Marine an apology. He was shot in the face the day before this video was recorded and was back on duty to protect your sorry a$$.
I'll let the FReepers speak for themselves.
I can't believe you said that!
The mob on Free Republic braying for the death of the reporter is rather unnerving.
If the deed was righteous, then showing it on TV is a non-issue.
The fact that many folks are angry about the tape ever seeing the light of day makes me wonder if they really think the deed was righteous. If they don't think it was righteous, why should I?
You owe that Marine an apology.
No, I don't. That Marine--like me, a long time ago--is going to have some hard questions asked of him.
I'll let the FReepers speak for themselves.
They already are--that's what's bothering me.
You know what... I have been gracious with you up to this point, but now you have taken it a step to far... you act like a true liberal... pick and choose the part of the statments you want to attack and question then spout your own rhetoric...
let me ask you this if you are so set in your opinons... Have you ever been in combat? Have you served in the military? Do you know what it is like to walk into a building and not know what is around the corner.
You can see to get it through you skull that people will have their own opinions on this, just like you do. Regardless of the facts... you have come here disagreed or ignored what i have said and then make a back handed comment about weather this was rightous or not and then condemn you fellow freepers for their opinions. Here is some helpful advice before you condemn anyone else actions walk a mile in there shoes. If you cannot understand where the come from you have no basis to judge them on. Your right to make the asine comment that you did is protected by that same Marine... Mr Sites rights as an American are protected by that same Marine.
I don't know what you issue is, but your opinion on this along with the rest of the people here will not in one way or the other sway how the pentagon views this... If you don't like the opinions of your fellow citizen do one of two things that are fully with in you rights... ignore them and move on... or just move on...