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Save the SEALs: A serious nation doesn't prosecute its heroes
The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2009 | Editorial

Posted on 11/30/2009 8:05:45 PM PST by Abakumov

The fact that this case has come this far shows an astonishing lack of perspective. While these three patriotic young men stand before a military judge to answer a terrorist complaint about an alleged thrown punch, CIA- and Air Force-operated drone aircraft rain hellfire missiles on terror suspects, killing them and anyone who happens to be nearby, whether or not they have the right target.

Fighting a war is dirty business. As George Orwell is reputed to have said, "we sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodod; blackwater; courtmartial; fallujah; seals; sealtrial; specialforces; terrorism; usnavy

1 posted on 11/30/2009 8:05:47 PM PST by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

Obama clubs Navy Seals


2 posted on 11/30/2009 8:08:22 PM PST by hometoroost (Al Gore may not have invented the Internet but he did help invent Global Warming.)
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To: hometoroost

Priceless.


3 posted on 11/30/2009 8:10:51 PM PST by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

They stole my quote!! (Sleep peacefully at night)

Bump!


4 posted on 11/30/2009 8:17:19 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Vote conservative....Please pray for our Troops, our Vets, our Country, Families and Friends)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Ok , next question, as I always ask, is...what are we going to do about it ?


5 posted on 11/30/2009 8:19:18 PM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING)
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To: Abakumov

Did those big, meanies give the poor little, cowardly muzzie girlyman a punch in the nose? Poor baby. He’s lucky that it was three meanie SEALs that caught him. Had it been me, I would have put a piece of lead so big between his eyes that even his buddy, Allah, wouldn’t have been able to recognize him.


6 posted on 11/30/2009 8:22:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that hopey changey "diversity" thing workin' out for ya?)
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To: sonic109

My son and I will be at the main gate on Dec.7 to show our support for our brave Navy Seals!


7 posted on 11/30/2009 8:23:23 PM PST by Yorktownpatriot
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To: Abakumov

Thanks I think I’ll make it my new tag line.


8 posted on 11/30/2009 8:25:37 PM PST by hometoroost (Obama clubs Navy Seals)
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To: sonic109

That was my exact question. What can we do to support our American hero’s?


9 posted on 11/30/2009 8:26:26 PM PST by Brytani (Support Lt. Col Allen West for Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: sonic109

Facebook has a support our seals group—over 35,000 members!!!!


10 posted on 11/30/2009 8:26:50 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Vote conservative....Please pray for our Troops, our Vets, our Country, Families and Friends)
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To: Abakumov
We never see drones on trial.

Exactly. And had the Haditha marines called in an air strike, the people in that house would all be dead but they wouldn't have lost years of their lives in court trying to explain what it means to clear a house full of terrorists and who knows who else.

11 posted on 11/30/2009 8:29:23 PM PST by marron
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To: sonic109

Navy seal protest court martial

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2397182/posts


12 posted on 11/30/2009 8:30:29 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Vote conservative....Please pray for our Troops, our Vets, our Country, Families and Friends)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

See , Face book and Tea Parties don’t quite cut it with me as they have proven to be useless and laughed at by the left. At this juncture I propose we do thing that they will not think so funny at all. We don’t seen to have the balls to Really do something about the take over of the USA by Marxist so we better shut up and take it and maybe even watch these amazing warriors get put in the slammer for years.


13 posted on 11/30/2009 8:31:07 PM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Thanx PAL ..I HOPE THE PROTESTERS ARE NOT TOO POLITIE !


14 posted on 11/30/2009 8:34:10 PM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING)
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To: sonic109

Maybe Blackwater can organize a rescue mission for these guys if they get convicted.


15 posted on 11/30/2009 8:36:03 PM PST by GregoTX (When people find they can vote themselves money it will herald the end of the republic. Ben Franklin)
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To: Abakumov; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

16 posted on 11/30/2009 8:40:32 PM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: GregoTX

we better do something in this country and FAST. Obama is tearing everything down before our eyes. The Seal situation should have THOUSANDS protesting in the streets in every city and town. We all gave up it seems .
Read my tag line.


17 posted on 11/30/2009 8:41:20 PM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING..so shut up and take it !)
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To: Abakumov

“It is ironic that had the SEALs simply killed Mr. Abed, they would not be in their current predicament.”

During the Vietnam war, there was a popular story about Korean Marines vs. US troops encountering the enemy.

A contingent of US Army encounter 100 of the enemy and kill two. They bring back 98 prisoners.

A contingent of ROK Marines encounter 100 enemy and bring back two prisoners.

Korean Marines rock!


18 posted on 11/30/2009 8:41:55 PM PST by Rembrandt
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

What is the FB group called? I’d like to post this article there.


19 posted on 11/30/2009 8:42:55 PM PST by Abakumov
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To: sonic109
I agree with you to a point...We won't do anything about it because we have become accustomed to a certain way of life and don't want to endanger it not knowing if our actions are going to bear fruit or are we going to be rotting in a jail cell or in a grave.

Myself, on a street, down and dirty level, I'm well prepared to fight, really fight, but it's not going to do anybody any good for me to go all jihad and martyr myself. I'll save my ammo for the day when my family and I have no other option but kill or be killed.

On a political level I think the Tea Parties and networking are helpful. When election time rolls around we'll be better prepared to 'get out the vote' and organize.

20 posted on 11/30/2009 8:51:42 PM PST by SantosLHalper (I am the World that hides the Universal secret of All time.)
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To: Abakumov

I have a link
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&ref=nf&gid=201355981560
it’s called Support The Navy Seals who Captured Ahmed Hashim Abed


21 posted on 11/30/2009 8:53:58 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Vote conservative....Please pray for our Troops, our Vets, our Country, Families and Friends)
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To: sonic109

facebook are the libs best friend... (smirk) they use it dont they? I’ve only been a member for a week or 2. For family purposes.


22 posted on 11/30/2009 8:55:28 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Vote conservative....Please pray for our Troops, our Vets, our Country, Families and Friends)
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To: hometoroost

Flood Senator Webb with faxes, phone calls, and emails. He was a former SecNav, and still has influence. Plus, its happening in his state.


23 posted on 11/30/2009 9:00:44 PM PST by Salvavida (Restoring the U.S.A. starts with filling the empty pew at a local Bible-believing church.)
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To: Abakumov

What is it going to take to convince the leftist that we really are at war? Will our cities have to be nuked first? Will our lives be decimated by bio engineered plague?

It was just sixty years ago that whole cites were burned up by war, 100,000s of people were being killed. It could happy again if we let our guard down.

How did we elect this blind eyed losers to power?


24 posted on 11/30/2009 9:00:58 PM PST by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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To: hometoroost

Ha!

That’s funny.


25 posted on 11/30/2009 9:23:40 PM PST by El Sordo
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To: Abakumov

“A serious nation doesn’t prosecute its heroes”

That should read “A serious president doesn’t prosecute its heroes”. That’s the reason they are being prosecuted. The illegal president is not only not serious he also is only interested in when and where the next party is.


26 posted on 11/30/2009 9:43:03 PM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: sonic109

“The Seal situation should have THOUSANDS protesting in the streets in every city and town.”

As should Waco, Ruby Ridge, and the Elian Gonzales atrocity.

What will it take?


27 posted on 11/30/2009 11:28:33 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: SantosLHalper

“We won’t do anything about it because we have become accustomed to a certain way of life and don’t want to endanger it”
That way of life is about to end quickly. It seems like Conservatives are only prepared to act when it’s literally a kill or be killed jungle and not a moment before.This is why Obama does what he does ..He knows damn well we won’t do shit about any of his plans.


28 posted on 12/01/2009 2:40:13 AM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING..so shut up and take it !)
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To: Yorktownpatriot

Good for you . I hope you make a real scene.


29 posted on 12/01/2009 2:40:58 AM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING..so shut up and take it !)
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To: garjog

what is it going to take the RIGHT to prove we are at war with our own government?


30 posted on 12/01/2009 2:42:49 AM PST by sonic109 (and...what are we going to do about it ? NOTHING..so shut up and take it !)
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