Skip to comments.Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist
Posted on 11/25/2009 8:55:22 AM PST by Paige
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 FoxNews.com.
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Somebody call Mitch Rapp.
This may be the final straw....
Wouldn't want anyone to get hurt now would we?
One method of protecting military personnel in instances like this is to Court Martial them. Once they are found innocent and released, civilian courts cannot put them on trial again. This has been going on for many years. I wouldn’t worry to much about it but it is worth watching.
I have no words to describe what I feel.
the administration obviously wants to prosecute CIA operatives that were too mean to men that killed thousands of americans, and now they are doing the same to the military.
. . . and if a SEAL had “roughed up” a prisoner, he would have MUCH more serious problems than a fat lip. hell, he would be lucky to have lips at all.
If I recall correctly, the U.S. Navy was attacked once before on December 7.
Of course, TAHT attack was by foreign enemies - THIS one is being perpetrated by enemies within.
I hope and pray that your explanation is the correct one in this case.
December 7th 1979 was the day I graduated from BUD/S Class 105. We’re having our 30th Anniversary party in Las Vegas next week. This is SURE to come up.....
I know this was the case when I was in the Navy. For instance......If a Marine guard at the brig had to shoot an escaping prisoner, the Marine would be Court Martialed, fined .50 cents for the bullet and rewarded with a carton of smokes for doing his duty. This was done to keep the parents of the shot prisoner from bringing a law suit against the Marine. Sounds a little crazy but it worked.
This is what happens when you try to criminalize war and let the lawyers call the shots. We are a completely insanely ran society. These same lawyers wouldn’t lift a finger if they were air dropped on the front lines to do the soldiers job. What a way to cripple our armed forces and make sure they can’t do anything without getting a blessing from the legal counsel. Can you imagine if we fought WW II in this manner?
I’ve emailed my congressman and two worthless senators protesting this, but I’m not expecting much, if anything, from them. This is a travesty!
I think that our military gets this ‘message’ loud and clear. It’s past time for a housecleaning of Biblical proportions. I will actively support and participate in such a scenario.
“I have no words to describe what I feel.”
So much seems to happen every day now
that only a few years ago would have been unthinkable.
I find I am not shocked or amazed by anything anymore.
I fear that I am growing numb to it all.
This is so unspeakably vile that it beggars the imagination. It makes mockery of all that is decent. God speed the Day of Reckoning with these filthy Communist bastards - despite the terrible cost.
SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges,no word from Obama??????????
I understand they were offered a Captains Mast (Article 15), but they turned it down. My guess is that this will never get to trial.
The SEALS are more than capable of taking care of themselves. They’ll be fine. Also, under UCMJ if you’re on shore duty (for USN), you have the right to demand trial be CM instead of NJP. IMHO this is a wise move on their parts.
I pray for strength for these Navy Seals and their families thru their ‘legal’ ordeal. And i do hope that an alleged busted lip is the least of the captured perp’s worries. I also pray that some sense of justice comes to the families and friends of the Blackwater employees who were brutally murdered, dragged thru the streets, set on fire and then hanged from that bridge in Iraq.
Yes: This is the reason I dont buy the allusion that this court martial is to protect the Seals.
They were offered a Captains Mast and they refused it, and asked for the court martial.
Gotta wonder: if the O is he11-bent on crippling our military, he must have a discrete force loyal to him waiting in the wings.
It was a disgrace what happened to the Marines in Haditha and it is a disgrace what is happening to the SEALs.
This country does not deserve these young men. We are not worthy of them.
If that is so, and it comes to pass, two words:
I hope it doesn’t, but think and fear it may.
The SEAL need to come to Washington and do their thing
The SEALs need to come to Washington and do their thing
God bless our Navy Seals.
Protecting Americans is not a high priority for the Obamster, rather protecting the rights of those who would kill us is....
Most of us are at the ready.
shouldn’t we not be posting pictures like this?
Why do you say that?
The Farrakhan Army of Islam.
If i read the article correctly,one terrorist/sadistic mass murderer claims he was punched while in captivity and 3 navy seals who deny the allegation may face court martial?This is a travesty.
They were offered nonjudicial punishment. Since they refused they will automatically receive a courts-martial.
There are other charges such as giving a false statement and obstruction of an investigation.
They may get off of the assault charge but the other charges I’m not so sure.
Not so much.
“he must have a discrete force loyal to him waiting in the wings”
God I pray this is the case! Bring it on BarryO! We are ready for your pantywaste hacks who think they know something about advanced tactics.
The one good thing about this sort of incident is that when the “awkward time” is over, it will help military members, if previously wavering, decide which fork of the road to take.
They should be given medals!
Innocent of what?
Innocent of mistreating a prisoner under their care. I believe that is one of the complaints. This should be easy to disprove. Seals don’t need medals, they know they are appreciated by the American people.
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.
four Blackwater agents were ambushed and killed by gunfire and grenades... burned the bodies and dragged them through the city... hanged two of the bodies on a bridge over the Euphrates River...
Ahmed Hashim Abed...had ... bloody lip ...
Oh yea, I fully understand this one now. FULLY.
Just seems to me that posting pictures of our navy seals is a bad idea, maybe I’m wrong, I don’t know, it’s just seems like something they should protect, their identities and faces?
Are we living in the freakin twilight zone? I mean I am just flabbergasted... Assault? I guess just because it was some Black water mercs he will get off with a light hand slapping. WHAT IS GOING ON??!
Bill Paxton makes that movie what it is.. Well ok the whole movie is great. Best one out of the series of alien movies...
Merely denying you did it is now enough to trigger false statement and obstruction charges. Don’t read too much into what they are charged with. It is far more useful to look into the motive of the terrorist prisoner. It is exeedingly easy to give yourself a bloody lip if properly motivated. These terrorists train for capture, and know what they need to do to get the .mil to throw charges against their captors. The fact that the higher ups in the military haven’t caught on to this game (even though we have the training manuals the terrorists have produced!) continues to strain credulity.
If they accepted the Captains Mast, they could still be hauled into court. With the Court Martial, they can’t. Wise move on their part.
The question was a rhetorical one.
They are not guilty of anything, so they don't have to show they are 'innocent' of anything.
Listening to the accusations of the man who admitted murdering thousands of INNOCENT civilians is evil.
No, Seals don't NEED medals, the DESERVE them. And the medals are one way Americans show their appreciation for their sacrifice and courage.