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Free the Navy SEALs Now
Investors Business daily ^ | December 10, 2009 | IBD editorial staff

Posted on 12/10/2009 6:15:13 PM PST by raptor22

Law: American heroes are arraigned for allegedly punching a terrorist in wartime. What happens to Tiger Woods isn't vital to our country's future. What happens to Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe is.

People are more likely to recognize the names of Tiger's alleged bimbo eruptions than the names of these three Navy SEALs we sent into battle. They are not household names in a nation consumed with Climate Gate, the public option and the antics of billionaire athletes.

An administration consumed with apologies has said the architect of 9/11's massacre, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, must be given all the constitutional rights and privileges of the Americans he murdered. Our justice system, we are told, must be an example to the world, as if that will impress jihadists making IEDs in some faraway hideout.

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1 posted on 12/10/2009 6:15:14 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Absolutely true, people are consumed about Woods, but haven’t a clue about any of the garbage being pushed by this administration. O’Reilly brought up the dropping of charges by Holder against the black Panthers outside the voting locations. He said they are going to call the political appointee tomorrow that dropped the charges...stay tuned.


2 posted on 12/10/2009 6:18:14 PM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: raptor22
You are absolutely dead on here. You know, I know the spin. I know the the whole game of "don't look at this hand while the other hand does this" but you made me feel shame tonight. I have followed the Seals plight, but as a former Marine, I am ashamed that I have not YET bothered to know their names.

Great post and great lesson for me.

I speak for no one but me.

3 posted on 12/10/2009 6:18:37 PM PST by IrishPennant (If you can accept losing, you can't win. ~ Vince Lombardi)
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To: ohiogrammy

Truthfully, the sailors are not imprisoned in any manner whatsoever. To do so for such a minor infraction would be considered as punishment, after which they could not be prosecuted.


4 posted on 12/10/2009 6:34:56 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: raptor22

If we are going to put soldiers on trial for lying, shouldn’t we put the commander in chief on trial for his lies?


5 posted on 12/10/2009 6:39:32 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

6 posted on 12/10/2009 6:46:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Brilliant
Unbelievable. SEALs are caught being turds and everyone on Free Republic is right there defending them...because they are...”seals.” Anyone who defends these guys should really do an examine their values.
7 posted on 12/10/2009 6:58:00 PM PST by labusiness
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To: raptor22

I consider Navy SEAL Jonathan Keefe a true Yorktown patriot!


8 posted on 12/10/2009 6:59:25 PM PST by Yorktownpatriot
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To: Yorktownpatriot

Why?


9 posted on 12/10/2009 7:03:00 PM PST by labusiness
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To: labusiness

Because he resisted the urge that I woud’ve had to double tap the murdering terrorist right between the eyes!


10 posted on 12/10/2009 7:04:58 PM PST by Yorktownpatriot
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To: labusiness

More like -

“Unbelievable. SEALs are caught doing their jobs and a few gutless turds on Free Republic are right there attacking them...because they were doing their jobs as...”seals.” Anyone who gripes about these guys should really examine their values and why they even bother to come to FR.”

Ah that’s more like it.

I’m to the point of saying bring all the US military home since they are not allowed to do their jobs. They are not police. They are anti terrorist special forces. They grabbed him instead of dirting him, so kudos. To think they did anything wrong shows a person’s absolute ignorance of the real world.


11 posted on 12/10/2009 7:19:38 PM PST by chichipow
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To: labusiness

Navy S.E.A.L.s are the most highly trained killing machines in the military. They are the elite of the elite and hold to codes of conduct on the battlefield that most people could not begin to understand. You are not worthy of one drop of these men’s sweat!


12 posted on 12/10/2009 7:21:28 PM PST by Big_Harry ( Thank God I am an "Infidel"!)
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To: Big_Harry

You really have no clue and are a victim of propaganda.


13 posted on 12/10/2009 7:24:13 PM PST by labusiness
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To: chichipow

Really? Do you know exactly what happened? Do you condone lying to your chain of command (assuming you have any concept of chain of command)?


14 posted on 12/10/2009 7:26:12 PM PST by labusiness
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To: Yorktownpatriot

And that is why you are not worthy of being in the military let alone a seal.


15 posted on 12/10/2009 7:27:49 PM PST by labusiness
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To: labusiness

Wow, we are rather quick to find guilt here are we not? This is merely another example of the PC (the Bolshevik’s would be proud) world in which we live.


16 posted on 12/10/2009 7:32:01 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: labusiness

Let me suggest that you stay on the left coast with your
Code Pinko mentality!
My family has an excellent military history dating back to the Civil War!
My father fought Nazi’s in Germany and was in the Berlin Airlift.
My broken back at 17 kept me out of the Air Force.
Don’t EVER insinuate that I have anything but RESPECT for our military!


17 posted on 12/10/2009 7:32:43 PM PST by Yorktownpatriot
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

The finding of guilt is for their board. Facts are facts. You demonstrate the way of the Bolshevik with your post (and your “frogginess”).....


18 posted on 12/10/2009 7:36:58 PM PST by labusiness
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To: raptor22

barry’s surge forces


19 posted on 12/10/2009 7:37:01 PM PST by onedoug
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To: labusiness

Is your favorite song ..I’m an Obama troll? mmm.mmmm.mmmm


20 posted on 12/10/2009 7:40:51 PM PST by Yorktownpatriot
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To: Yorktownpatriot

I respect your family history and nothing you say will change that.

With that being said, you are way off base. This is about turn seals, not about you.


21 posted on 12/10/2009 7:42:25 PM PST by labusiness
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To: labusiness

TURD seals. Sorry, the spell check gets me every time.


22 posted on 12/10/2009 7:43:40 PM PST by labusiness
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To: labusiness

You seem to know the facts so fill us in.


23 posted on 12/10/2009 7:44:26 PM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: kempo

Its in the press (and not just the MSM). All you have to do is look.


24 posted on 12/10/2009 7:47:35 PM PST by labusiness
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To: labusiness
Is this the same press that lies about 99.9% of everything they say? Gee
25 posted on 12/10/2009 7:50:35 PM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: kempo

You don’t know any of the “FACTS” or were you there?


26 posted on 12/10/2009 7:52:07 PM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: Big_Harry

Just a minor comment. “Elite of the elite” is extremely relative to the one making the assertion. Green Berets, Rangers, Force Recon and pretty much every guy in Delta Force is just as elite as any SEAL. And this deification of them is disturbing. I have known a few in my day and they dont all speak 5 languages, dodge bullets matrix-style, and leap tall buildings. Some of them drink too much beer. Some smoke too much. And they certainly are not above temptation. One SEAL was kicked out a few years ago for stealing a knife (search FR). Another was bounced out for disrespecting a superior officer.

That said, I do believe these particular SEALs are getting the raw end of the deal.


27 posted on 12/10/2009 7:53:40 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: kempo

You don’t know any of the “FACTS” or were YOU there? Be careful with who or what you partner with, the truth usually comes out eventually....


28 posted on 12/10/2009 7:56:13 PM PST by labusiness
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To: Soothesayer9

Navy Seals captures the most wanted terrorist in Iraq and gives him a bloody lip. I tell that is just horrible.

Are we there to win this war or not!


29 posted on 12/10/2009 7:58:28 PM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: labusiness

I damn sure not going to partner with the terrorist!


30 posted on 12/10/2009 7:59:56 PM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: kempo

Giving the bad guys what’s coming is not what this is about. Of course we are there win. And winning we are doing. To suggest otherwise is UNPATRIOTIC, Kempo!.


31 posted on 12/10/2009 8:01:48 PM PST by labusiness
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To: labusiness

By the way I applauded the people who water boarded too.


32 posted on 12/10/2009 8:02:38 PM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: IrishPennant

Thank you for your service.


33 posted on 12/10/2009 8:04:17 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: labusiness
So which terrorist are you going to be defending in NY?
34 posted on 12/10/2009 8:04:40 PM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: kempo

Water boarding is much ado about nothing. So what?


35 posted on 12/10/2009 8:07:40 PM PST by labusiness
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To: labusiness

Unbelievable. SEALs are caught being turds and everyone on Free Republic is right there defending them...because they are...”seals.” Anyone who defends these guys should really examine their values

The finding of guilt is for their board. Facts are facts. You demonstrate the way of the Bolshevik with your post (and your “frogginess”)..

In your prior post you called them turds, Why did you find it necessary to call them names? Do you have a background or significant research and study in fecal material?

As to your Bolshevik comment, you may want to take some time and read “The Black Book of Communism” it may provide you with some clarity(it is 800 pages with very few pictures) as to what they did.

Lastly as to my froggieness, in a former life I flew CH-46’s in the Marines, they were nicknamed “phrog’s”

There is no need to be mean here.


36 posted on 12/10/2009 8:08:18 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: labusiness

So is a bloody lip.


37 posted on 12/10/2009 8:08:27 PM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: kempo

Kempo, you have turned out to be a waste of time, but funny; a wash.


38 posted on 12/10/2009 8:10:00 PM PST by labusiness
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To: labusiness
Well, I love playing with know it alls who call our troops turds. They're easy targets because they're so full of sh&t.
39 posted on 12/10/2009 8:15:24 PM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

Firstly, thank you for correcting my grammer when quoting me.

Secondly, It is appropriate in this case despite the pr campaign, and, no.

Thirdly, I have plenty on my bookshelf re this topic...because its what we may be fighting in the next three to five years.

Fourthly, fantastic.

Lastly, I agree. The CH-46 is thin-skinned.


40 posted on 12/10/2009 8:19:59 PM PST by labusiness
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To: Soothesayer9; Big_Harry
Lose the attitude.

Green Beanies, Delta, Rangers and Force Recon apply for the SEALs regularly. If they don't make it, they're none the worse off when they return to their units.

Most are better after.
41 posted on 12/10/2009 8:36:48 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Apples and oranges. You’re comparing completely different units with completely different capabilities. They are ALL elite.

And you can lose the attitude, smart-ass.


42 posted on 12/10/2009 8:49:07 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: Soothesayer9; TomasUSMC; Chieftain; NormsRevenge; tet68; 2111USMC; ALOHA RONNIE; Jet Jaguar; ...
And you can lose the attitude, smart-ass.

Crickets in the grass.
43 posted on 12/10/2009 9:12:22 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Green Beanies, Delta, Rangers and Force Recon apply for the SEALs regularly.

That was before the Air Force created the Space Shuttle Door Gunner MOS.

The Army ran out of DA Form 4187s when that school opened.

44 posted on 12/10/2009 9:28:43 PM PST by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite
That was before the Air Force created the Space Shuttle Door Gunner MOS.

Thanks for the skinny...

Damn...I'd sure like a chance to shoot Soviet nuts and bolts in outer space. Sounds like a hoot!
45 posted on 12/10/2009 9:41:20 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: labusiness
Unbelievable. SEALs are caught being turds and everyone on Free Republic is right there defending them...because they are...”seals.” Anyone who defends these guys should really do an examine their values.

I'll defend them any time. These charges aren't about lying to your chain of command, they are about political correctness gone wild and a military turned into a police force by the Dear Leader.

These guys are warriors, not cops. We pay them to kill bad guys, not pat them on their ass and read them their Miranda rights.

You're part of the problem pal. And the Army officer who initiated these charges should have his ass kicked.

46 posted on 12/10/2009 9:51:19 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

“You’re part of the problem pal. And the Army officer who initiated these charges should have his ass kicked.”

I agree 100%.


47 posted on 12/10/2009 9:57:45 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: labusiness
The seals are putting their lives on the line for their country.

I find that willingness to die for what America stands for is about as honorable and self sacrificing act any Patriot could make.

So we know something about the Seals - they are devoted to protecting us. They have heart. They define heroism.

And we know something about you.

You're desperately lonely, and the only avenue for interaction and recognition, is to make an ass of yourself, spamming this thread and calling them turds.

Pick yourself up out of the gutter, find Jesus, and ask Him how to redeem yourself.

48 posted on 12/10/2009 11:05:55 PM PST by 4woodenboats (B0-"There'll be no shooting of out of uniform enemies" RR-"The Bombing Will Begin In 5 Minutes")
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To: labusiness

I like making a moslem terrorist suffer. I like putting the suffering on every TV and Movie and Laptop Screen and Front Page ....on the stinking ARAB STREET, 24/7. I like the idea of Nuking Iran.

I liked Dresen and Tokoyo when they were firebombed. I liked even more, much more when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were melted down with NUKES.

Islam is evil and IT is the enemy. We need to destroy it before it destroys US. We have the ability to destroy it now, in ten years we will not, but it will have the ability to destroy US and it will. There will be no warning then, we need not give one now. This is war and surprise and civilian casualites are an integral part of it.

Nuke Iran.


49 posted on 12/10/2009 11:54:38 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: labusiness
"Unbelievable. SEALs are caught being turds and everyone on Free Republic is right there defending them...because they are...”seals.” Anyone who defends these guys should really do an examine their values."

Globalist, free traitor constituents shouldn't be pushing their politicians in civilian states and in the military to have such dog-and-pony judicial shows against our better, lower ranking military personnel. Those are not good and proper ways to impress "trading partners." As with the sponsored complacency propaganda for years about how China's propped-up economy is always about to crash, such lies only send the prices of certain commodities higher and cause shortages.

It's wrong for our rotten business, political and academic leadership (globalists, free traitor interests) to push JAG offices to charge our fighting men with crimes in such frivolous cases. Such misguided policy will come back to bite the proud folks who wouldn't do military service as enlisted soldiers, Marines or sailors themselves.


50 posted on 12/11/2009 12:14:24 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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