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Navy SEAL cleared in Iraq prisoner abuse case
AP via Pilotonline ^ | 22 April 2010 | AP

Posted on 04/22/2010 3:46:41 AM PDT by csvset

Edited on 04/22/2010 5:22:35 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A U.S. military jury cleared a Navy SEAL Thursday of failing to prevent the beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding a 2004 attack that killed four American security contractors.

The contractors' burned bodies were dragged through the streets and two were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates river in the former insurgent hotbed of Fallujah, in what became a turning point in the Iraq war


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: courtmartial; iraq; jonathankeefe; navy; navyseal; seal; sealtrial; specialforces
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1 posted on 04/22/2010 3:46:41 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset; All
These guys shouldn't even be on trial.

That alone is a gross injustice!

2 posted on 04/22/2010 3:47:45 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: csvset

They shoulda shot the bastard


3 posted on 04/22/2010 3:51:46 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: csvset

Good news!!

Fox & Friends teasing this story in their next segment after commercial break.


4 posted on 04/22/2010 3:51:54 AM PDT by tropical (One Year Anniversay Smoke Free 03-17-10)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Amen!


5 posted on 04/22/2010 3:56:13 AM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

To put these men & their families through this is so wrong. It makes my blood boil.


6 posted on 04/22/2010 3:57:55 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: csvset

Hoo-Rah !!!


7 posted on 04/22/2010 3:58:04 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Socialism, socialism, we don't need no stinkin' socialism.)
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To: csvset

Maybe it would be better if our persecuted soldiers demanded their show trials be held in Iraq. It seems like this nonsense was put to rest rather quickly there.

Better yet, let them kill the enemy and be done with it.


8 posted on 04/22/2010 3:58:26 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: BuffaloJack

Since he’s NAVY (closer to USMC) I’ll go with OORAH!

But I share your sentiment.

This hero wanted to be fully and publicly exonerated. Job well done.


9 posted on 04/22/2010 4:08:46 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: csvset

1 down......Good News and THANK GOD!


10 posted on 04/22/2010 4:09:56 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Blueflag
"This hero wanted to be fully and publicly exonerated. Job well done."

Yes. Except that his career has been fried to a crisp. This will always hang over him.

11 posted on 04/22/2010 4:14:47 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: csvset

Finally, some good news!


12 posted on 04/22/2010 4:14:52 AM PDT by buschbaby (Beware! I'm one of those scary stay-at-home mom Tea Partiers. I'm threatening to clean up your mess)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

To parapharse Shakespeare ...

He ... who steals my purse steals trash; ‘tis something, nothing. ‘Twas mine, ‘tis his, and has been slave to thousands; but he that filches from me my good name robs me of that which not enriches him, and makes me poor indeed.

Honor. Courage. Commitment. :: All were more important than his ‘career’. HE stood for principle and honorable service to his calling. Too bad his civilian ‘superiors’ do not.


13 posted on 04/22/2010 4:32:59 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Agreed! Bump!


14 posted on 04/22/2010 4:35:11 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Blueflag

His trial was brought up thanks to the PC , brown nose culture that is bent on gaining rank irregardless of honor.


15 posted on 04/22/2010 4:36:45 AM PDT by erman (A day without democrats is like a day without toilets backing up)
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To: csvset

Solution: stop taking prisoners. Decimate the enemy, or come home.


16 posted on 04/22/2010 4:39:16 AM PDT by Boucheau
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To: Jimmy Valentine

That’s the sad truth.


17 posted on 04/22/2010 4:43:23 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This comes from WH lawyers and the Wimp-OTUS running the war from their couches in DC.


18 posted on 04/22/2010 4:44:32 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

He’ll end up getting out of the service, and this sort of thing will have a negative impact on all other essential personnel.

Meanwhile, the sort of careerists who polish chairs at the Pentagon will continue to ruin the services for the sake of their promotions, perks, and pensions.

End result: further emasculation of America’s armed forces and diminished war fighting capability at a time when the global challenges faced are heating up world-wide.


19 posted on 04/22/2010 4:44:48 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: erman

I think you just defined some who serve in JAG.


20 posted on 04/22/2010 4:46:28 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: csvset

Praise the Lord!


21 posted on 04/22/2010 4:48:01 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: csvset
i hope the RAT/witness against him gets his azz handed to him...
22 posted on 04/22/2010 4:51:19 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: csvset

Now let’s Court Martial the bastards who charged him (them) in the first place.


23 posted on 04/22/2010 5:00:34 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Stick a metel on Him and a bump in rank. No pastie faced coffee shop boys were in the same time zone


24 posted on 04/22/2010 5:01:45 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: csvset
From March 2004:

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3585765.stm
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25 posted on 04/22/2010 5:09:44 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: csvset

Our soldiers are heroes.

Our leaders are cowards.


27 posted on 04/22/2010 5:17:21 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: csvset

Obummer tries our soldiers overseas and wants to try terrorist here. What’s wrong with this picture?


28 posted on 04/22/2010 5:19:39 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Congress is out of order!)
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To: Blueflag

Don’t SEALS use “hoo-yah”?


29 posted on 04/22/2010 5:24:47 AM PDT by CPOSharky (What outrage will the administration foist upon We the People that will be the last straw?)
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To: CPOSharky

No clue. WRT the SEALs, that’s a Jack Bauer/ Chuck Norris joke — the SEALs can use whatever phrase they want!


30 posted on 04/22/2010 5:32:24 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: csvset

It's an outrage that they were even on trial for this! Please don't post the pictures of the bodies; seeing it once in a lifetime was MORE than enough!

31 posted on 04/22/2010 5:34:14 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Too late...


32 posted on 04/22/2010 5:34:35 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Exactly! And are his legal bills covered?

These guys deserve medals and promotions, not this cr*p!

33 posted on 04/22/2010 5:37:18 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: eCSMaster
Now let’s Court Martial the bastards who charged him (them) in the first place.

They'll be sharing a suite in Hell with Murtha.
34 posted on 04/22/2010 5:40:30 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: csvset

Put the SOB President, vice president, senate majority leader, speaker of the house, what the hell all damn democrats in jail, have a one day mass hearing on each and every spineless democrat, seize their assets and than hang their sorry carcasses out to dry. Corruptocrats. This shame court maritals are just to make the ass in the Whinehouse look good to the sorry ass muslims - see in America, if you claim abuse in our custody, will we try you even a military court, as a muslim speaking to a muslim your honor will be upheld and be cursed the infidel whom forsook your honor. Basically Obama STFU you asshole, produce your damn birth certificate that shows all of us you are not eligible to be the Pissant you are.


35 posted on 04/22/2010 5:52:13 AM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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36 posted on 04/22/2010 5:54:56 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: csvset

Can anyone imagine something like this taking place with our troops in the 1920s? 30s? 40s? 50s? 60s?

I mean seriously. The judicial system has no business in military field operations. Terrorists should be killed on the spot from here on out. We will just have to depend on the lazy ass CIA to work harder on ground intel.


37 posted on 04/22/2010 6:06:04 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Please don't post the pictures of the bodies; seeing it once in a lifetime was MORE than enough!

We need to show the barbaric truth of what happened just like in the attacks of 9/11. Otherwise it's just words on a page.

38 posted on 04/22/2010 6:16:32 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

True. But my mind was made up the first time I saw it.


39 posted on 04/22/2010 6:20:08 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Some, particularly libs and lefties, need occasional reminders. And there are lots who lurk here.


40 posted on 04/22/2010 6:24:01 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I should think the Seal community would embrace him. As long as he stays on that track I would hope he serves to retirement. I think it will be entirely his decision as to how he moves his life forward.

The swiftness of the verdict will also bode well for him. One hopes the Navy, and other military branches, have finally grown beyond their adolescent, and destructive PC culture goofiness. I won’t hold my breath. The collective wisdom of this particular court martial board may be an aberration in the PC world of Adm. Mullen and Gen. McCrystal.

But that does not diminish my joy for this warrior—whose country came within an eyelash of disrespecting his service.


41 posted on 04/22/2010 6:30:54 AM PDT by dools007
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To: csvset

Outstanding!

This quick verdict should give pause to his chain of command through Mabus, Gates to Obama but it’s very doubtful.


42 posted on 04/22/2010 6:44:25 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Blueflag

Not all JAG-Os are bad. I’ve met some really really good ones in the Marine Corps that come through when it counts.


43 posted on 04/22/2010 6:50:38 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Travis McGee

PING


44 posted on 04/22/2010 7:08:50 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: ETL
Notice the intelligence in the expression of thhis perp and his big ears. Wonder if he has since been recruited by this WH. He would fit right in.

vaudine

45 posted on 04/22/2010 7:17:24 AM PDT by vaudine (,,)
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To: hondact200
Put the SOB President, vice president, senate majority leader, speaker of the house, what the hell all damn democrats in jail, have a one day mass hearing on each and every spineless democrat, seize their assets and than hang their sorry carcasses out to dry HEAR HEAR!
46 posted on 04/22/2010 7:24:35 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: Repeat Offender

Agreed. That’s why I wrote “some.” Did not intend to apply a broad brush.

SF


47 posted on 04/22/2010 7:36:52 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bears repeating.


48 posted on 04/22/2010 8:04:30 AM PDT by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: csvset

Good news indeed!


49 posted on 04/22/2010 8:05:21 AM PDT by amom (Proud Blue Star mom of a deployed US Army tanker)
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To: csvset

NEXT TIME, HIT THE TANGOS EVEN HARDER. BLOODY THEIR NOSES AND BLACKEN THEIR BALLS.


50 posted on 04/22/2010 8:24:59 AM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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