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No Presidential Pardon for Local [Freeper's Nephew] Soldier Imprisoned for Murder
KTVB ^ | January 20, 2009 | Andrew Del Greco

Posted on 01/20/2009 6:39:21 AM PST by freema

bigheadfred's nephew, Sgt. Evan Vela

Curtis Carnahan bought a shirt he bought in Washington, D.C., that for him, says it all -- "I love my country, it' s the government I'm afraid of."

(Excerpt) Read more at kpvi.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evanvela

1 posted on 01/20/2009 6:39:21 AM PST by freema
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To: bigheadfred; Jarhead2844; USMCWriter; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; ...

Yesterday’s interview with fred’s brother, Curtis.


2 posted on 01/20/2009 6:40:34 AM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: freema

Should have got a medal not a prison sentance. The father is right he was a politcal scape goat. Tho i wouldnt count on the Obamamarxist to even consider a pardon.


3 posted on 01/20/2009 6:44:35 AM PST by republicansforever
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To: freema

Right sorry I am to hear about that. Ought to have been given a medal IMO or a pardon at the very least.


4 posted on 01/20/2009 6:50:58 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: freema

THis is how I am celebrating today's events

5 posted on 01/20/2009 6:54:04 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: freema; All
Have him write an apology and start a hunger strike.

Appeal to Obama to reduce his sentence to time served.

Also now that Bush is out of office he'd have plenty of time to testify. Ask for discovery on all documents and that Bush be made to give a deposition about what he knows about the case and the interaction of the Iraqi government in this matter. Usually when an attorney gets discovery to a sufficiently high level in these matters the government folds up agrees to settle for time served. They simply don't want the embarrassment.

You may also appeal to the Court of Appeals for release pending discovery or a rehearing on the case. You'd be surprised what a FOIA can bring up out of Pentagon records, and its effect on civilian US Courts. Remember, Obama has pledged to give the Gitmo detainees US criminal trials...you should appeal for that or for release on time served. The Obama administration will quietly fold up if you get this matter on talk radio and generate enough mail to him and the Congress.

Its going to look pretty bad for him and the rest to have this poor soldier in jail when they're releasing people who murdered our soldiers and civilians. What kind of justice is that.

Suggest you contact Sean Hannity and appear on his new TV show he's looking for something like this.

Call WABC Radio in NYC, 1-212-613-3800, and ask for James Grisham his brother in law and producers voice mail. If he doesn't bite try Savage, Levine, or Quinn & Rose the Warroom. Also Olie North is probably looking for a cause, and he knows what its like to be in the throws of the US Justice system. God Bless and Good Luck.

6 posted on 01/20/2009 7:20:44 AM PST by cyberslave (The time has come to talk of many things.)
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To: RaceBannon

There’s a guy in my area that during the elections had some stuff written on the back window of his truck, that ended in “freedom isn’t free” and he had two big flags as well. I saw him the other day, and the flags are gone and written on the window is “beware the obamanation of our country...(something I couldn’t make out)...freedom isn’t free”.


7 posted on 01/20/2009 7:21:52 AM PST by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: visualops
I served 4 years in the USN under the Carter administration, and discovered my own patriotism, that up until then,I wasn't even aware of. However, I also became politically aware during those years (due to Carter's policy's) that the Democrats are abject cowards, and do not support the military.

That being said, I would never suggest to anyone to serve in the US military when the Dem's have control of both houses of Congress, and or especially when there is no Conservative is in charge of the White House.

You can bet they'll hang the warriors out to dry every time!

8 posted on 01/20/2009 7:49:42 AM PST by Hillarys nightmare (So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
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To: RaceBannon

Me too. Only mine is in my window.


9 posted on 01/20/2009 7:52:57 AM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Hillarys nightmare
I would never advise anyone to serve in the U.S. military under ANY administration that sends troops on nation-building exercises halfway around the world in the name of "national defense."

The basic concept of a citizen-soldier pretty much disappears under these circumstances, and soldiers are nothing more than pawns to be pushed around a chess board by people who, quite frankly, really don't give a sh!t about them. Some of the best soldiers and best military units this country ever produced were those who didn't answer to some @sshole in Washington and could barely controlled by anyone more than one or two ranks above themselves. Some quick online research into storied quasi-military groups like Daniel Morgan's 11th Virginia Regiment, the Green Mountain Boys (they didn't fight for an independent United States; they fought for Vermont), Marion's Men, the original Texas Rangers (the U.S. military leadership actually feared them, but left them intact because they were far and away the most effective force against Commanche warriors), and even the infamous "Charlie Company" that basically engaged in a mutinee against their commanding officer in Vietnam in 1970 (this was the subject of the CBS documentary "The World of Charlie Company" in 1970) will give a good picture of what made America great in the past.

10 posted on 01/20/2009 8:09:32 AM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: freema

Thanks for posting this, Ma. I am a little disappointed they didn’t add some of the juicier things my bro had to say. We still have the Appeal. And you never know, Obama may give some relief just to spite George.


11 posted on 01/20/2009 8:37:46 AM PST by bigheadfred (WTF is not a good legacy, George)
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To: Hillarys nightmare

I know...and my son is shipping off to Iraq in about a month :(


12 posted on 01/20/2009 9:56:43 AM PST by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: bigheadfred

I can’t believe it.


13 posted on 01/20/2009 10:11:56 AM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: Alberta's Child
"Some of the best soldiers and best military units this country ever produced were those who didn't answer to some @sshole in Washington and could barely controlled by anyone more than one or two ranks above themselves."

Exactly!

14 posted on 01/20/2009 10:13:58 AM PST by Hillarys nightmare (So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
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To: visualops
May God almighty watch over him, keep him safe, and return him back home to you safely! I realize that your concerned and especially after reading the story here! But your son must be some kinda wonderful, and I am humbled by those like him who share his spirit, mental, and moral character.

Guys like him are real hero's IMO, and are worth thousands more than one typical politician in DC.

Heck!, guys like him are America!

15 posted on 01/20/2009 10:21:21 AM PST by Hillarys nightmare (So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
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To: freema

My heart goes out to Fred’s family as many here.


16 posted on 01/20/2009 11:19:42 AM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: visualops
my son is shipping off to Iraq

My prayers are with him.

17 posted on 01/20/2009 11:46:15 AM PST by bigheadfred (WTF is not a good legacy, George)
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To: freema
I can’t believe it.

I've had that feeling for a year and a half now, going on 2 years.

And here I was all set to take back 3 of the bad things I said about George over the years. I guess I should be relieved in that respect. He flew pretty much true to form.

18 posted on 01/20/2009 11:50:09 AM PST by bigheadfred (WTF is not a good legacy, George)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Thanks M.U. (I overheard you talking to Ma) :-)

We ain’t done.

They ruled against Clemency also. But they had to remove the dishonorable discharge and put him back on active duty, so to speak. Apparently, they couldn’t make him a civilian with the dishonorable discharge and still incarcerate him, something like that.


19 posted on 01/20/2009 11:55:31 AM PST by bigheadfred (WTF is not a good legacy, George)
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To: visualops

Yes, God bless him, and you.


20 posted on 01/20/2009 12:02:48 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: bigheadfred

So they couldn’t even get that right? I wish that had hit me a bit earlier, but then again, one supposes they’re embracing what’s right, right? ) To quote Lowery at the inauguration.


21 posted on 01/20/2009 12:05:02 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: cyberslave

The Appeal is currently underway, just started. We are begging for contributions. They can be made to this organization. Make reference to EVAN VELA.

http://www.unitedpatriots.org/

Hannity aired a piece a while back. This is a link to the thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1972066/posts

Also, they have buried a Bunch of stuff in a SECRET file that I’m not sure anyone of the defense can access. I know certain spooks have suggested to my bro not to discuss anything he doesn’t have documentation for. Having seen , and read certain documents just means you have to keep your mouth shut in this country, comrade.

I am furiously writing all your suggestions down to pass along to the people who can actually help with this. All I have is one voice and a rock hard fist. Wouldn’t mind cracking a noggin or two. I thinks its overdue. :-)

And thank you.


22 posted on 01/20/2009 12:13:51 PM PST by bigheadfred (If using the word spooks is racist, then I'm a racist)
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To: freema

Lynch was in such an awful gawddammed hurry to bury Evan in a sh**hole, he didn’t care.

There is a new CG that ruled on the Clemency. A clearer head it seems. I know that Evan’s young family can definitely use the benefits that come with him being active duty.


23 posted on 01/20/2009 12:18:48 PM PST by bigheadfred (If using the word spooks is racist, then I'm a racist)
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To: bigheadfred

Hang in there Fred. God works often in strange ways and not to our time schedules.


24 posted on 01/20/2009 12:29:35 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: freema

Marking.


25 posted on 01/20/2009 1:16:38 PM PST by TAdams8591 (Pray and work to see that FOCA fails!`)
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To: cyberslave; bigheadfred

Love it.


26 posted on 01/20/2009 2:45:36 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: bigheadfred

Is Evan earning his pay?

[Just wanted to watch somebody’s head explode, besides mine.]


27 posted on 01/20/2009 2:47:07 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: Hillarys nightmare; bigheadfred; freema

Thank you so much :)
I believe God is keeping him safe and I pray every day and thank you so much for the support.


28 posted on 01/20/2009 3:14:45 PM PST by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: freema

Naw, No pay. They just need him on the roster so they can officially persecute him. But I think they should give some kind of living allowance to his family. I mean think about it. A young mother with 2 small kids. She has to get some kind of “State” aid. What it costs in child care alone, what is the point of working and having someone else raise your kids? Not worth it.

Maybe full pay until the Appeal is done. WTF.


29 posted on 01/20/2009 5:24:23 PM PST by bigheadfred (WTF is not a good legacy, George)
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To: bigheadfred

Am so sad and so-o-o disappointed in GWB!! Keep the faith and I will keep on praying that the appeals work!


30 posted on 01/20/2009 8:21:28 PM PST by Semper Fi Mom (Mother of a Marine and proud of it! (www.WeSupport Frank.com))
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To: bigheadfred

OMG.


31 posted on 01/20/2009 11:38:08 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: Semper Fi Mom

No news for you, either, eh?


32 posted on 01/20/2009 11:39:47 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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