Skip to comments.S.O.S. — Save Our (Navy) Seals
Posted on 03/05/2010 4:50:02 PM PST by Kaslin
Military: Two U.S. congressmen take the lead in proclaiming the obvious that those who attack this country should be punished and not those who risk their lives to defend it.
The Navy SEALs are a special breed of patriot and warrior. This highly trained and select group the best of the best is a daily participant in the long twilight struggle against the enemies of freedom that President Kennedy warned us about.
Kennedy formally created the SEAL (sea, air, land) outfit as an elite force capable of combat operations in any environment. It was a team of Navy SEAL sharpshooters that killed three pirates who commandeered the American-flagged Maersk Alabama and held its captain hostage.
Last Sept. 3, Special Warfare Operators 2nd Class Matthew McCabe, from Perrysburg, Ohio, and Jonathan Keefe of Yorktown, Va., as well as Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Julio Huertas of Blue Island, Ill., were members of Navy SEAL Team 10 who were dropped into harm's way to capture a high-value target known as Objective Amber.
The mission to capture Ahmed Hashim Abed, the mastermind behind the killing, burning and mutilation of four American contractors working for Blackwater USA in Fallujah, Iraq, in March 2004 was a success.
But so skewed are our priorities these days, the three SEALs are facing court-martial because Abed claims McCabe punched him in the stomach while in custody.
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This is a dreadful story. It makes me feel ashamed. What a disservice to those who protect us and put themselves between us and harm’s way.
Sarah Palin: Stand Up for SEALs Standing Up for Us
FaceBook ^ | March 05, 2010 | Sarah Palin
First the Obama Administration opened up the possibility of prosecuting CIA interrogators doing their jobs seeking information from terrorists.
Then they tried to go after the Bush Administration lawyers who acted in good faith to protect us in the months after 9/11.
Now some of the military brass are court-martialing three brave Navy SEALs for allegedly throwing a single punch at Iraqi terrorist leader Ahmed Hashim Abed. This is wrong. The Washington Times got it right: Save the SEALs.
These brave warriors belong in combat, not in the courthouse. They captured the most wanted terrorist in Iraq. We may never know how many other heroic missions they undertook on behalf of our country.
The charges should be dropped, and they should be returned to their unit with our gratitude for their service.
Stand up for the SEALs who are standing up for us!
- Sarah Palin
A double MEN!
This really pisses me off.
There are people, including some on FR who maintain that Sarah Palin’s support for getting these charges dropped is simply and purely politically motivated.
They are accusing her of being an opportunist. Who knew.
I posted this on another thread, I hope you don’t mind me copying it into here.
This situation was forseen by the SEALs in the book Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.
Those guys, out there in the mud and the cold, came across a couple of goatherds. The goatherds were clearly hostile, and the SEALs discussed what to do with them.
These guys were out there, on their own, with a mission to accomplish. If they let the goatherds go, they would go to the enemy, no questions asked. The enemy would come back for them in force, to let them go would be akin to putting their own heads in the noose.
But if they killed them, they knew that they would be at the mercy of their own countrymen, the politically correct chain of command, the politicians, the media, and ultimately, you and me.
If they killed these goatherds to accomplish the mission and save their own skin, they had to depend on their own chain of command to understand the circumstances and stand up for them, because they knew DAMN well that the politicians, the media, and ultimately, you and me would call for them to be thrown to the wolves.
They made the hard choice, all of them against their better judgement, knowing it meant their own lives, to let those goatherds go. The goatherds did what was expected, came back in force with the enemy, and left three of the four SEALS dead, the leader awarded the Medal of Honor, and 16 Special Forces men dead when their helicopter was shot down trying to rescue them.
Those guys made a choice, based on the knowledge that WE...YOU AND ME would hang them out to dry, because we have the luxury of NOT being there. We, their chain of command, the politicians and the media all have the luxury of not getting our hands dirty, but being able to pass judgement on them.
I am not saying they did the wrong thing by not killing those goatherds. I admire that they had the courage to make that choice. But the lone survivor, Marcus Luttrell, thinks the right choice was to kill those goatherds on the spot, and maybe there would be the families of 20 Special Forces guys who would have their loved one back.
The guy these SEALs punched was one of the terrorists responsible for the death of the Blackwater contractors, which eventually resulted in the death of another 50 Marines in addition to the 500 or so wounded there. This was probably one of the same people who was hanging around with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, sawing the heads off of people in film studios. In Bing Wests book No True Glory he talks about the studio the Marines found, with a guy who had had his legs cut off, but hadnt died immediately (which was their intent) and they left the guy to suffer for who knows how long holed up in a little cell. This guy and the people he hung around with dont deserve the protection of civilized society.
So, if these guys lied because they socked a scumbag responsible for the deaths of a lot of people to cover their ass, I dont fault them a bit. I dont give a rats ass if they covered it up.
Turns out they were well justified in trying to cover it up, seeing the way their chain of command and countrymen have left them twisting in the wind and the way this has turned out.
One of the Blackwater guys who were killed in Fallujah, and their bodies burned and hung on that bridge, was from my home town
You have got to be kidding. That is outrageous
SIGN THE PETITION!
Over 125,000 patriots already did.
I donated for their awesome ad. They also have the best list of contacts to protest this outrage. FReepers are just amazing.
Apparently (according to Bing West in his great book "No True Glory") after the battle, a Marine officer came by and saw the writing in the picture above. He instructed a Marine to paint out the "F*ck You" but to leave all the rest there.
Sadly, no. Not kidding. See this thread at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2465143/posts
Thank you for the links to Latrell’s sobering story.
I am proud and grateful that our country still produces men like Marcus Luttrell. If it weren’t for them, we would be doomed. People of the warrior caste are so rare that I hate to see them wasted fighting Islamic riffraff, esp. without total support here at home.
Like I'd believe the word of a terrorist?
They sure learn the ropes pretty quickly in this PC deranged country of ours.
IMO, he should count his blessings that he's alive to tell about it.
Does anyone know the biography of Maj. General Charles Cleveland, who wants the Navy Seals tried as criminals? I have been trying to find out something about him but have had no luck so far. It makes you wonder how someone like Cleveland gets to rise up in the hierachy of the US Navy. Does anyone have a clue? Are some military people Democrat party plants who are put in place to rise through the ranks to put the Dems agenda into play? This would not surprise me. The Soviets used to put their people into our government so that they could rise through the ranks as “moles”. I think that some of the military brass and military lawyers are probably Democrat plants and “moles”.
Military Jury Clears Blue Island Navy Seal
WGN News ^ | April 22, 2010 | Staff
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 7:18:36 AM by raptor22
CHICAGO - Julio Huertas, a Navy Seal from Blue Island Illinois, has been cleared by a military jury of failing to prevent the beating of an Iraq prisoner suspected of masterminding a 2004 attack that killed four American security contractors.
The burning death of the contractors became a major turning point in the Iraq war. There bodies were dragged through the streeets of Fallujah and two were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates River.......
They are accusing her of being an opportunist. Who knew.
You are kidding me. That is unbelievable. the need to crawl bck under the rock they crawled out from
I was so happy this morning when I turned on Fox and Friends and saw the report that the first Seal had been cleared. I am praying that the other two also will be cleared
Yeah. They see her as someone with an “Oooh. Another low-hanging conservative issue to pluck from the tree of support!”
Sarah Palin IS a politician, but she is also a human being with valid views.