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Remember SSgt Frank D. Wuterich: The last Haditha Marine goes on trial
Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/2/2012 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 01/02/2012 8:09:17 AM PST by Lakeshark

“Eight Marines were charged. Seven have been cleared as the facts have been revealed. Now one more trial remains.” — Defend Our Marines

Welcome to 2012. The headlines will be awash in presidential politics this week, but I want to make sure you take note of the trial of SSgt Frank D. Wuterich set to open Wednesday. He’s the last of the Marines charged in connection to an alleged massacre of Iraqi civilians in the village of Haditha in 2005. The late corruptocrat John Murtha and the New York Slimes convicted and hanged the Marines in 2006 over the case before a single formal charge had been filed. Murtha slandered the troops before the world, declaring that “Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood.” Then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama unabashedly backed Murtha’s smears. NYTimes reporter Paul von Zielbauer initially filed over 30 stories on the case, which the paper had hyped as the “defining atrocity” of the Iraq war.

And then: One by one over the last six years, the Marines were exonerated.

(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freethemall; haditha; lyingdemorats
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Never forget what the Murtha inspired democrats did to our fine soldiers. The soldiers lives were ruined, while the democrats regained congress and got power off the backs of our own soldiers.

Never forget.

1 posted on 01/02/2012 8:09:33 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Allegra

Ping for you, I think you’d appreciate this article.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 8:11:15 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

It wasn’t just the “Murtha inspired democrats” and it wasn’t just Haditha.

It is in my head every day.


3 posted on 01/02/2012 8:14:26 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Every last democrat stood up and cheered as the slimbeball ex marine Murtha feigned his outrage. They knew he was scoring points with his diatribe, the man should have been tarred and feathered, instead he got stuff named after him.......


4 posted on 01/02/2012 8:19:11 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark
Obviously a witch hunt at the cost of the Marines intended to boost certain democrats' political credibility with their weirdo base.

The republicans might have defended these guys a little more robustly, though.

5 posted on 01/02/2012 8:19:52 AM PST by skeeter
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To: bigheadfred

And you’re right, it wasn’t just Haditha.


6 posted on 01/02/2012 8:20:15 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: jazusamo; RedRover

Ping


7 posted on 01/02/2012 8:21:29 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Lakeshark

I am sure he will get off. The others have so I see no reason for him being found guilty. I am not worried one bit.


8 posted on 01/02/2012 8:23:08 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: ohioWfan

I think you’d appreciate this article.


9 posted on 01/02/2012 8:23:44 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Velveeta; Lakeshark; RedRover; smoothsailing; 4woodenboats; American Cabalist; AmericanYankee; ...
Thanks for the ping, Velveeta and for posting this, Lakeshark.

Thanks go to Michelle Malkin for writing this and to Defend Our Marines for much of the content.

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HADITHA MARINE PING!

10 posted on 01/02/2012 8:41:47 AM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: Lakeshark; bevperl; trooprally; HonestConservative
Thank you for posting this thread! I just finished posting Michelle's article on FaceBook, hoping folks will show their outrage about a ship being named in Murtha’s honor!

I for one will NEVER FORGET what Murtha did with his blatant lies about our heroes, AND how all the treasonous DEMS praised Murtha as he trashed our military!

God Bless our Military!

11 posted on 01/02/2012 8:43:52 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Lakeshark; Semper Fi Mom

They are all in my heart and prayers.

And the only good thing about Murtha is he is dead.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 8:44:27 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Lakeshark

I’ll never forget.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 8:52:23 AM PST by delacoert
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To: Lakeshark; 1.shortfuse; 1PghLady; 26lemoncharlie; 2banana; 2findtheway; 4yearlurker; ...
I will never forget! May Murtha burn in hell for what he did.

I do have a question to PA Freepers so sending out a Freeper ping here.

Please let me know if the citizens of PA get to use the airport our tax dollars paid for by way of Murtha. Last I heard, the airport could only be used by Murtha and his friends!

14 posted on 01/02/2012 8:54:55 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: napscoordinator

I hope you are right, but then again, he is the last one. He has to be clipped for something, just has to be, to pay for all the ill-placed hoopla up to this point.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 9:07:27 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: seekthetruth

I can’t hope anyone is sent to hell, But I do KNOW, IF he gave his heart to the Lord before he died, he will see all his sins and “God will wipe his tears”


16 posted on 01/02/2012 9:13:23 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: jazusamo
FROM THE ARTICLE: Murtha slandered the troops before the world, declaring that “Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood.” Then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama unabashedly backed Murtha’s smears. NYTimes reporter Paul von Zielbauer initially filed over 30 stories on the case, which the paper had hyped as the “defining atrocity” of the Iraq war. And then: One by one over the last six years, the Marines were exonerated.

I hope EVERY registered Democrat who loves our Military will remember the above BOLD statement come November 6,2012!
17 posted on 01/02/2012 9:18:09 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; All
Below is an excellent piece written by retired Navy Seal Capt Larry Bailey regarding Ex-Marine Murtha. Once this trial is over and Sgt Wuterich is exonerated, I hope you folks will join us in our campaign to keep Murtha’s name off that ship! It's not over ‘til it's over!!

Capt Bailey:
It may be said that a nation’s greatness may be measured by those it commemorates. America has honored those who, by consensus, are national heroes. A traditional way to recognize those heroes has been to name US Navy ships in their honor, viz., the USS Ronald Reagan, the USS George Washington, and the USS Richard E. Byrd. Scores more are named after Medal of Honor recipients, military leaders, and distinguished Americans from various walks of life.

That tradition has recently been trashed by the decision of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to christen a new APD (Transport Dock Ship) the USS John P. Murtha.

There could be no greater insult to the US military than to name a fighting vessel after one of the most corrupt, venal, and self-serving individuals ever to sit in the US Congress. Even the left-wing Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) identified Murtha, a disciple of Nancy Pelosi, as one of the five most corrupt members of Congress.

Murtha, who missed going to jail by the skin of his teeth in the Abscam scandal of 1980, is despised by the military community for, among other things, accusing US Marines involved in an incident in Iraq of “…[killing] innocent civilians in cold blood…in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan.”

Ironically, Murtha was a Reserve Colonel in the Corps, and even in that role he exhibited the self-serving attitude that characterized him in Congress. According to several Marines who served with him in Viet Nam, his Purple Hearts and his Bronze Star were highly questionable.

Naming a ship after the corrupt John Murtha is a slap in the those Navymen who will be assigned to the USS John P. Murtha. Recently, a retired US Navy captain of my acquaintance stated unequivocally that he would refuse command of any ship so named. It is unconscionable to put our sailors on a ship so desecrated.

Please pray for Sgt Wuterich and his family. Thank You

Beverly Perlson
The Band of Mothers
www.thebandofmothers.com
www.defendmichael.com

18 posted on 01/02/2012 9:19:09 AM PST by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: seekthetruth
I hope EVERY registered Democrat who loves our Military...

lol

19 posted on 01/02/2012 9:22:40 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: seekthetruth

AMEN! Obama was complicit to the smear after Murtha shot his mouth off and 0 would like everyone to forget that fact.


20 posted on 01/02/2012 9:25:32 AM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: bevperl
There could be no greater insult to the US military than to name a fighting vessel after one of the most corrupt, venal, and self-serving individuals ever to sit in the US Congress.

The problem is that Navy SEAL Captain Bailey is appealing to SecNav Ray Mabus, who himself is a corrupt sleazebag.

Pray for America.

21 posted on 01/02/2012 9:28:02 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: seekthetruth; All
Awhile back, I heard from someone who lives in Somerset County that the airport there, named after Murtha, was used mainly by him and his cronies. I don't know if this has changed since Murtha died, but I was told folks who live in Johnstown who want to fly out had to go to Pittsburgh to catch a flight there. Why? Because the only ones allowed to use it were Murtha and his buddies! I was told the military was chased out of the airport and I also remember hearing that some of the radar was disconnected. Can anyone on this thread verify any fo this? That airport cost the taxpayers millions. It's criminal!

I was on a blog with some Marines after news they were going to name the ship after Murtha and one commented they should call the ship “cold blooded killers.”. It is disgraceful!

22 posted on 01/02/2012 9:30:09 AM PST by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: bevperl

And the list of Murtha’s terrible actions goes on and on.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 9:31:12 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: bevperl; HonestConservative
I hope PA Freepers will read your post #22 and provide an update on the airport. Would be interesting to see a video of the airport to see if it is being used.

If it is true that the radar has been disconnected, perhaps the airport is now used for drug running???

24 posted on 01/02/2012 9:36:35 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 01/02/2012 9:45:46 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
You are right about that! I think Capt Bailey had to start somewhere though. See what Veterans in Defense of Liberty and Senator Blunt have been up to regarding Mabus and the naming of ships:

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2011/12/07/veterans-group-sen-blunt-team-up-to-require-obamas-navy-secretary-to-explain-why-he-named-ships-for-controversial-political-figures/ I have the feeling Senator Blunt won't stop here. I'm hopeful that Capt Bailey, Dr McGill and all Veterans will continue to raise their voices in outrage so that their brothers will not have to serve on a ship named after a corrupt Ex-Marine!

26 posted on 01/02/2012 10:01:56 AM PST by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: seekthetruth

If its the airport I’m thinking of in Johnstown, it’s an Air National Guard site..so no, no public fights...


27 posted on 01/02/2012 10:02:32 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: bevperl

Thanks for the update. It sounds like there’s hope!


28 posted on 01/02/2012 10:05:58 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: jazusamo

Prayers for SSgt Frank D. Wuterich.(((((Hugs)))))


29 posted on 01/02/2012 10:16:35 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: SueRae
I went on orbitz and tried to book a flight into Johnsotwn from O’Hare and all flights land in Pittsburgh. These stories are from 2009 on the Murtha airport.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvzNj0Vobss

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-04-23/politics/murtha.airport_1_stimulus-funds-faa-spokeswoman-laura-brown-airport?_s=PM:POLITICS

http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0509/Dozen_Dems_bomb_Murthas_airport.html

30 posted on 01/02/2012 10:53:47 AM PST by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: seekthetruth

Murtha didn’t need an airport to arrive at his present destination. Bob


31 posted on 01/02/2012 10:55:23 AM PST by alstewartfan ("And your oarsman stands with his knife in hand, and his eyes spell 'Mutiny'" Al Stewart)
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To: fatima
Yes, many many prayers for Sgt Wuterich. I don't mean to distract from this brave Marine. I'm disgusted with the evil and corrupt Murtha, who attempted to destroy men who risked their lives to keep us all safe. I hope it is hotter than Hades where he has landed.

This nightmare needs to end promptly for this Marine and his family. They are in my prayers.

32 posted on 01/02/2012 11:01:05 AM PST by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: bevperl

(((((Hugs))))))


33 posted on 01/02/2012 11:12:37 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Lakeshark; jazusamo
Excellent post and article, Lakeshark.

I've posted a link to it on our Haditha Master Thread...

The Haditha Marines-The Squad Leader-A Final Chapter

CC:JAZ-FYI

34 posted on 01/02/2012 11:53:52 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: SueRae; bevperl; All

Thanks SueRae. At least the Air National Guard will get to use it, even though it was meant to be for public use.


35 posted on 01/02/2012 1:40:13 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: SueRae; bevperl; All

Thanks SueRae. At least the Air National Guard will get to use it, even though it was meant to be for public use.


36 posted on 01/02/2012 1:40:13 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; bevperl; All

Sorry about the double post. Just don’t know how I manage to do that sometimes.

But anything to keep this thread at least somewhat active for SGT.Frank Wuterich! Keeping him in my prayers for freedom. God Bless him and all our Military heroes, past and present!


37 posted on 01/02/2012 1:44:54 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: SueRae; seekthetruth; All

Thanks Sue Rae. If the military is using this airport, then that is good news. Sounds like a nice airport and I can’t think of any group more deserving of nice things than our military. Thank you again for the info.


38 posted on 01/02/2012 2:05:08 PM PST by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: bevperl

I went to the website...and it is LARGELY Air National Guard...with a small flight schedule to Dulles only./?/ It looks like it serves both purposes..perhaps not so much now that Murtha is gone.

http://flyjohnstownairport.com/


39 posted on 01/02/2012 2:14:36 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: seekthetruth; jazusamo; smoothsailing; bevperl

Bill Russell will join Freedom Radio on Wed at 10 AM to update us.

http://blogtalkradio.com/freedom


40 posted on 01/02/2012 3:09:00 PM PST by HonestConservative (God never changes, and therein lies our hope.)
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To: HonestConservative

Thanks for the heads up, HC.


41 posted on 01/02/2012 3:34:26 PM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: seekthetruth
RE: "Please let me know if the citizens of PA get to use the airport our tax dollars paid for by way of Murtha. Last I heard, the airport could only be used by Murtha and his friends!"
Sorry. I can't help you on that one STT.
42 posted on 01/02/2012 3:53:10 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: jazusamo
I'm a bit confused on this one. A few weeks back I believe smoothsailing had posted and article which you in turn had pinged me on, indicating new developments in the case, where it appeared that this case just might be closed and Sargent Wuterich would not have to stand trial. Now we read this.

43 posted on 01/02/2012 4:00:06 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

There has be talk about the possibility of charges being dropped but no indication from anyone in power that that would happen.

There will be motions on it at the beginning of the CM and it is possible but again nothing has been officially said.

I, for one, am praying that it will happen, M_U.

Have a great New Year!


44 posted on 01/02/2012 4:08:38 PM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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RE: "I, for one, am praying that it will happen, M_U. Have a great New Year!"
Thanks for the reply. And to you and yours,the best for this new year.
45 posted on 01/02/2012 4:12:03 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: seekthetruth

Don’t know about the airport as I refuse to take my shoes off for a bunch of gov’y incompetents-—


46 posted on 01/02/2012 9:32:30 PM PST by cmomm44
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To: Marine_Uncle

My last understanding is that it is of course a public airport, paid for with tax dollars. Because of its location it just so happened that Murtha and company were the most frequent fliers. What a coinckydink!

The public uses it, but to the tune of 4,000 per flight of tax dollars.

I have no source to give you, but take it for what its worth, which ain’t much.


47 posted on 01/03/2012 10:04:54 AM PST by HonestConservative (God never changes, and therein lies our hope.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Here is some background for you.


48 posted on 01/03/2012 10:11:40 AM PST by HonestConservative (God never changes, and therein lies our hope.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Here is some background for you.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Politics/story?id=7412160&page=1#.TwNCEJgTvJw


49 posted on 01/03/2012 10:11:47 AM PST by HonestConservative (God never changes, and therein lies our hope.)
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To: alstewartfan

Where he is, I’m pretty sure he had to take the Frankford El.

(Phila joke)


50 posted on 01/03/2012 10:14:15 AM PST by HonestConservative (God never changes, and therein lies our hope.)
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