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Fund for Marine shooter
Vanity | 11/17/2004 | Andyman

Posted on 11/17/2004 8:36:02 AM PST by Andyman

I'm wondering if a FReeper with some experience in the arena would like to set up a fund for the Marine who shot that wounded terrorist in the mosque. I get the feeling he is going to be railroaded and will need some help. Whether it be for lawyer's fees, support for his family, or simply just to show him that there are real Americans who support him, I'd like to contribute to such a fund. Suggestions?


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KEYWORDS: bias; fallujah; fallujahmarine; fund; goebbels; jihad; kevinsites; marine; mediabias; religionofpeace; shooter; sites; slanderngprivateryan; terrorists; wot
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1 posted on 11/17/2004 8:36:02 AM PST by Andyman
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To: Andyman

No need. Nothing will happen to him.


2 posted on 11/17/2004 8:36:51 AM PST by Just Dan
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To: Andyman

I have no clue, but am willing to help once soemthing concrete is set up. There is a talk show host here in Ga. who I think would jump in to help also.


3 posted on 11/17/2004 8:37:58 AM PST by gedeon3
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To: Andyman

Good idea..the guy should be getting a medal!!!!


4 posted on 11/17/2004 8:38:05 AM PST by Pondman88
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To: Just Dan

Heard on Michael Savage radio show last night he is starting a fund today to hire a top notch conservative lawyer for the Marine. Said not to contribute until he had everything figured out.


5 posted on 11/17/2004 8:38:37 AM PST by LYSandra
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To: Andyman

I think you're jumping the gun. Let the investigation play itself out first, then make your decisions.


6 posted on 11/17/2004 8:38:45 AM PST by 68skylark
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To: Andyman

http://www.petitiononline.com/as123/petition.html


7 posted on 11/17/2004 8:38:55 AM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: Just Dan

Should something happen, the best thing we could do is lobby hard for a presidential pardon.


8 posted on 11/17/2004 8:39:01 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Pondman88

I think a silver star would be appropriate.

Let's set up a fund to reward any marine that shoots a terrorist.


9 posted on 11/17/2004 8:40:13 AM PST by shubi
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To: Andyman

Michael Savage mentioned this last night on his radio talk show and says he is working on a fund to pay for a civilian legal team for the kid. He fully expects the Bush Administration to toss the kids to the wolves and I hate to say I agree with him.


10 posted on 11/17/2004 8:40:53 AM PST by PeterFinn ("Tolerance" means WE have to tolerate THEM, they can hate us all they want.)
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To: Andyman

Please keep me updated. Once everything is set up I will be more than happy to contribute.


11 posted on 11/17/2004 8:41:12 AM PST by MattinNJ (Only Arnold would have the stones to say Nixon was the reason he was a Republican.)
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To: Andyman

He has not been charged. He will not be charged. He did nothing wrong and the military is hopefully just trying to find a politically correct way of saying so.

At this point he does not need a fund. He needs nothing more than to be released back to his unit so he can kill some more bad guys.

That's his job and from the film it appears that he is pretty darned good at it.

Semper fi.


12 posted on 11/17/2004 8:41:32 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Just Dan

The Marines should send embedded reporters to lead their patrols or act as point. If someone has to take a bullet - better they are a MSM stooge who hates American anyway.


13 posted on 11/17/2004 8:42:10 AM PST by FrankRepublican (Boycott NBC & their parent company General Electric for smearing the USMC)
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To: PeterFinn
He fully expects the Bush Administration to toss the kids to the wolves and I hate to say I agree with him.

Bush does not micro-manage the military. I thought that was what we considered a good trait in our President?

14 posted on 11/17/2004 8:44:59 AM PST by WildTurkey
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To: PeterFinn

For those that want to help, call or email:
White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111
president@whitehouse.gov
DOD 703-428-0711
USMC 703-614-1492
RNC 202-863-8545 (Red states and like-minded Republicans in Blue States) get on the RNC to relay your comments to President Bush in support of this Marine)

Thousands of calls and emails will get the message heard. Also, ask that they get these Liberal media types out of combat zones).


15 posted on 11/17/2004 8:48:51 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Calls and Emails by the Thousands Would Help)
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To: gedeon3

A talk show host in Pittsburgh had mentioned something too about helping if it should come down to it. This young soldier, from what I understand, lost buddies when they were booby-trapped under the same circumstances and he was shot in the face just a day or two earlier. I don't blame him for what he did. It was, to me, clearly a case of not taking any chances with the scumbags. It's kill or be killed. It's war.


16 posted on 11/17/2004 8:49:32 AM PST by sneakers
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To: Andyman

I think under military justice a soldier gets an advocate paid by the government (and quite a good one); however, a fund may help this soldier's family, as he may not be getting paid during suspension.


17 posted on 11/17/2004 8:50:43 AM PST by BCrago66
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To: PeterFinn

You forgot to mention that Michael Savage is a whack-job freak.


18 posted on 11/17/2004 8:51:32 AM PST by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

** snort snort, haw haw **


19 posted on 11/17/2004 8:51:55 AM PST by eyespysomething (15 days out, and the Dems still don't get it.)
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To: Andyman

No need yet. BTT


20 posted on 11/17/2004 8:51:57 AM PST by Time is now (We'll live to see it......or something like it....)
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To: BCrago66
as he may not be getting paid during suspension.

He will be paid until/if a court martial were to fine/demote/discharge him.

21 posted on 11/17/2004 8:52:42 AM PST by WildTurkey
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To: WildTurkey

I stand corrected.


22 posted on 11/17/2004 8:54:16 AM PST by BCrago66
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To: P-Marlowe
What I would like to see is for our President to step forward, call the Main waste-Stream Media out on the carpet, and then say that the Marine is a hero and doing exactly what we want him to do. He is terminating terrorists and helping them to find their paradise!
23 posted on 11/17/2004 8:56:28 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Yes, I am going to email the Pres asking that the whole squad be awarded a bronze star.


24 posted on 11/17/2004 8:57:28 AM PST by shubi
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To: Andyman
He gave em the lead and we should give him the Bronze!!
25 posted on 11/17/2004 8:58:22 AM PST by BallyBill (I'm a God fearin' man and with many I stand....)
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To: Andyman

What have we come to as a country that we even need to have this discussion?

How many WWII veterans would have been prosecuted if the media were there as they are in today's wars?

The military should reserve the right to edit any video taken by an embedded reporter for content and context otherwise they open themselves up to this sort of thing.

It is absolutely sickening what they are doing to this young, brave man.

May hot, speeding lead from an insurgent find the forehead of the reporter who perverted this situation.


26 posted on 11/17/2004 8:58:30 AM PST by TSgt (Honored to be 1 Ohio vote for Bush!)
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To: LYSandra

Savage Ditto!


27 posted on 11/17/2004 9:00:19 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Vote No on Scottish Law!!)
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To: BCrago66; PeterFinn

I like whack-job freaks ;)

They help us to see our own insanities.


28 posted on 11/17/2004 9:00:30 AM PST by TSgt (Honored to be 1 Ohio vote for Bush!)
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To: Andyman

At this stage I think our moral and political support is most important.

Basically, we need to persuade the chain of command and the politicians that there will be more trouble if they throw him to the wolves than if they don't. We are the people they need to placate, not the traitors in the MSM and France. Would they rather have the MSM on their neck or us?

They should understand that the MSM will be on their neck anyway. If this blows over, the MSM will just find something else to bash them with. If they get away with it, they'll be encouraged to try it again. Democrats, reporters, and Arabs are like yellow dogs. If you show any fear of them, they'll run in behind you and bite your ankles.

Then at least he should get a fair hearing.


29 posted on 11/17/2004 9:00:35 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Andyman
May want to wait and see where the investigation goes first. I'd hate to see the Marine tarred or toasted till more facts are revealed. I'll wait for the JAG/IG's reports first.
30 posted on 11/17/2004 9:01:45 AM PST by Moatengator83Herd (Don't jump the gun, you may jump in front of it.)
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To: shubi
Let's set up a fund to reward any marine that shoots a terrorist.

Works for me!

If it works for Saudi Arabia and Sadam Hussein, why not us?

I say about $0.95 per terrorist just about covers what they're worth. Let's make us some millionaires!

31 posted on 11/17/2004 9:03:17 AM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: Moatengator83Herd
May want to wait and see where the investigation goes first.

It seems like there has been a shift in the media toward letting the facts come out. Thanks is part to the efforts of Scarborough, Hannity, O'Reilly and a lot of military talking heads.

32 posted on 11/17/2004 9:04:28 AM PST by WildTurkey
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To: Just Dan

Agreed. Nothing is going to happen to him.


33 posted on 11/17/2004 9:06:29 AM PST by Vets_Husband_and_Wife (Let Kevin Sites of NBC know he is a traitor! The backlash should be on HIM not on our troop!)
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To: Cicero

Exactamundo....had the heat not been put to the feet of the chain of command and our politicans

Lt. Col Allen B West would be doing time in Leavenworth right now and his family living without his earned pension

The perfumed princes were all set to persecute him...


34 posted on 11/17/2004 9:06:41 AM PST by joesnuffy ("The merit of our Constitution was, not that it promotes democracy, but checks it." Horatio Seymour)
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To: Andyman

The alternative is to level the mosque. Sounds like an excellent idea.


35 posted on 11/17/2004 9:15:07 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: FreeAtlanta; xzins

Actually the president should summon the soldier to the White House and PERSONALLY pin a purple heart on his chest for having been wounded in combat and then send him back to Iraq with direct orders to continue to find the terrorists and KILL THEM!


36 posted on 11/17/2004 9:17:07 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: PeterFinn

Well, aren't you just a bundle of joy.

This Marine will be represented by men in the military and judged by other men in the military. They understand war as many civilians do not. If the marine who shot feared for his or his buddy's life, he will be set free without being charged.

It is idiotic to feel that President Bush doesn't have sympathy for this Marine but the investigation needs to go on. You don't know how President Bush feels so dry up!


37 posted on 11/17/2004 9:19:54 AM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: BCrago66

"You forgot to mention that Michael Savage is a whack-job freak."

True enough. But whack-job freaks are usually called whack-job freaks until they are proven right. Then they're called 'observant' and 'wise' by the same people who previously condemned them.

Billy Mitchell said the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor and he was called paranoid and alarmist.

The difference between 'whack-job freak' and 'wise sage' is being right.

Savage, while impolitic in his presentations, tends to be right with regularity. Ann Coulter is similar in that she has a way of stating self-evident truth in a way that makes some people recoil.


38 posted on 11/17/2004 9:23:45 AM PST by PeterFinn ("Tolerance" means WE have to tolerate THEM, they can hate us all they want.)
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To: PeterFinn

Let's set up a fund to reward any Marine who kills an "insurgent" (or possibly an inbedded MSM reporter? After all, they might as well be the same thing? - sort of sarcasm//)


39 posted on 11/17/2004 10:09:09 AM PST by princess leah (\)
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To: Vets_Husband_and_Wife

I really hope you're right!


40 posted on 11/17/2004 10:13:30 AM PST by highlandbreeze
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To: BushisTheMan

"Well, aren't you just a bundle of joy."

The Abu Ghraib prison 'scandal' is what I cite as precedent. The so-called torture exemplifies non-violent psychological pre-interrogation conditioning that has been used with ample success by the Saudi and Kuwaiti militaries. The soldiers who 'tortured' the naked Iraqis were following orders as they initially said they were and the media blew it up.

Now the chain of command has sold them out for political expediency.

If Bush does not pressure the military to hang this Marine out to dry I'll be impressed.

I'd really, really be impressed if Bush were to give the whole thing a "So what?" and get on with the war.

But I'm so used to Republicans worrying themselves into a dither over what liberals think of them that I would put money on this kid getting court martialed.

Someday the GOP will start to act like they actually run the country. Let me know when that happens, okay?


41 posted on 11/17/2004 10:18:07 AM PST by PeterFinn ("Tolerance" means WE have to tolerate THEM, they can hate us all they want.)
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To: FrankRepublican
The Marines should send embedded reporters to lead their patrols or act as point.

The "Imbeds" should be the stick-men. You know, carry a stick and poke the presumed dead Muzzy's in the eye. If the Muzzy yells "ouch", or blows up, he's not dead and neither is a marine. The stick-man has satisfied his "Right to Know".

42 posted on 11/17/2004 10:49:37 AM PST by elbucko ( Feral Republican)
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To: Just Dan

And you say that because...?


43 posted on 11/17/2004 10:50:30 AM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Dept. of Defense:

http://www.defenselink.mil/faq/comment.html


44 posted on 11/17/2004 10:51:28 AM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: PeterFinn

I disagree, I think President Bush will support him... but thats just me.


45 posted on 11/17/2004 10:52:49 AM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cicero
Basically, we need to persuade the chain of command and the politicians that there will be more trouble if they throw him to the wolves than if they don't.

Excellent point. Easier said than done. Needs deliberate patience and perseverance to prosecute such a tactic. Count me in.

46 posted on 11/17/2004 10:59:57 AM PST by elbucko ( Feral Republican)
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To: sneakers
...This young soldier, from what I understand, lost buddies when they were booby-trapped under the same circumstances and he was shot in the face just a day or two earlier...

If it was a cop over here under those circumstances he'd be put on leave, right? For the very reason that when you've just been shot by the bad guy you're going to be in no mood whatsoever to get shot again or blown up or see any of your comrades shot or blown up.

The Marines ought to read these terrorists their rights, starting with "you have the right to be dead, you have the right to remain dead, you have the right to an attorney to assure you are truly dead, etc."

47 posted on 11/17/2004 11:02:23 AM PST by Sabatier
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To: Andyman

Heard a talking head White House correspondent talk about this today. The White House apparently thinks it's no big deal. It's only the media that is obsessing over it.


48 posted on 11/17/2004 11:14:11 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: diamond6

Because he wasnt wrong.

Ive seen the tape, and ive experienced first hand what hes going through.

Nothing will happen


49 posted on 11/17/2004 11:28:29 AM PST by Just Dan
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To: Just Dan

I hope you're right. I've spent all morning sending nasty grams re: this marine.


50 posted on 11/17/2004 11:29:40 AM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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