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The Haditha Marines-The Squad Leader-A Final Chapter (SSgt Wuterich-Master Thread)
1-2-2012

Posted on 01/02/2012 10:28:48 AM PST by smoothsailing

January 2, 2012

The Haditha Marines-The Squad Leader-A Final Chapter

It certainly seems appropriate that the last defendant in the Haditha case is the squad leader, SSgt Frank Wuterich. Leaders take responsibility, and SSgt Wuterich has taken full responsibility for the actions of his squad in Haditha. His stance from the outset has remained clear:

"My Marines responded to the threats they faced in the manner that we all had been trained", he has steadfastly maintained. "I will bear the memory of the events of that day forever, and will always mourn the unfortunate deaths of the innocent Iraqis who were killed during our response to the attack."

As the last Marine originally charged in the deaths of Iraqis in Haditha, Iraq in 2005, SSgt Wuterich will be seated at the defense table in his general court-martial two days from now, Wednesday, January 4th. Barring last minute motions or outright dismissal of charges, jury selection will begin Wednesday or Thursday. SSgt. Wuterich will be tried by a jury of combat-experienced Marines, and the panel will include at least two Marines from the enlisted ranks.

Much has been written over the last six years about Haditha, and links to some of the most recent news articles and commentaries are included at the bottom of this post to help bring readers up to date. For older Free Republic postings, please use this link or enter the keyword Haditha in the Free Republic search engine.

The purpose of this Free Republic thread is to serve as a "Master Post" where trial news and updates can be brought together in one place for easy reference by those interested in following the proceedings as they unfold.

Freepers Smoothsailing, Red Rover, and Jazusamo will monitor the thread, post updates, and attempt to answer questions or direct readers to information sources. Jazusamo maintains the Haditha Marine Ping List. Please ask Jazusamo to be added to the ping list if you wish to be alerted to updates.

Recent News and Commentary:

MILITARY TIMES-Haditha Marine Faces Trial

Count Down to the Last Haditha Trial

MILITARY: Two high-profile cases set for Pendleton courtrooms

Remember SSgt Frank D. Wuterich: The last Haditha Marine goes on trial

Don’t rewrite Murtha’s legacy (Haditha Marines)


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KEYWORDS: defendourmarines; haditha; wuterich
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To: Lancey Howard
basement dwelling “script kiddie”

It wouldn't surprise me.

Well, I hope they flog the little nosepicker when they catch him, and then put him on trial. Doesn't matter how amatuerish or incompetent the hack was, it damaged lives and is a crime.

601 posted on 02/07/2012 5:09:45 PM PST by smoothsailing (This is getting ridiculous)
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To: smoothsailing

It is ironic that Faraj supports and justifies the theft of personal information as long as it meets his criteria.


602 posted on 02/07/2012 5:59:43 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I have no doubt he can be quite eloquent while offering forth on the legal code of ethics and the rules of professional conduct.


603 posted on 02/07/2012 6:14:17 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Lancey Howard
A company?s security system is only as strong as it?s most gullible employee

Or one who decides that "1234" is a great password because it's easy to remember.

604 posted on 02/07/2012 6:55:59 PM PST by RedRover
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To: smoothsailing; Lancey Howard; RedRover

Did you guys notice that “Rules of Engagement” is on PBS tonight?


605 posted on 02/07/2012 6:57:38 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Girlene

Yes, I have a copy though so won’t be tuning in. They may have shot new material though. Nat saw them at the court martial.


606 posted on 02/07/2012 7:01:11 PM PST by RedRover
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twitter.com/puckettfaraj

Business is booming. Couldn't have asked for a more sympathetic public reaction. The phone has been ringing off the hook with new prospective clients. Thanks Anonymous!

https://twitter.com/puckettfaraj
607 posted on 02/07/2012 7:03:43 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Girlene

Thanks, Girl. Just checked the listing, says it’s a repeat of the 2008 broadcast. Says it includes some of the UAV footage.


608 posted on 02/07/2012 7:11:38 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Lancey Howard

Agreed. If I’m not mistaken, it was TMLC that brought my attention to Haditha. The law center takes up a lot of good causes.


609 posted on 02/07/2012 7:38:59 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Girlene
Did you guys notice that “Rules of Engagement” is on PBS tonight?

Thanks for the heads up.

610 posted on 02/07/2012 7:50:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RedRover
Or one who decides that "1234" is a great password because it's easy to remember.

Well, Red!
If I catch somebody sneaking around in my garage, I'll know who it is..

611 posted on 02/07/2012 7:54:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Or one who decides that "1234" is a great password because it's easy to remember.

Well, Red!
If I catch somebody sneaking around in my garage, I'll know who it is..

.

Spaceballs 12345

612 posted on 02/07/2012 8:33:39 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Lancey Howard; RedRover
Or one who decides that "1234" is a great password because it's easy to remember.

Well, Red!
If I catch somebody sneaking around in my garage, I'll know who it is..

.

Spaceballs 12345

613 posted on 02/07/2012 8:35:28 PM PST by smoothsailing
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twitter.com/puckettfaraj

There's no end to the hilarity of watching Anonymous taking a beating for attacking us:

https://twitter.com/puckettfaraj
614 posted on 02/09/2012 10:25:40 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: RedRover; jazusamo
Puckett & Faraj website back online, still some kinks to work out

615 posted on 02/12/2012 10:16:19 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; RedRover

Yep, kinda looks like there’s kinks. LOL!

Thanks, Smooth.


616 posted on 02/12/2012 10:25:43 AM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Yup, they really need to be updated! LOL


617 posted on 02/13/2012 7:23:12 PM PST by Semper Fi Mom (Mother of a Marine and proud of it! (www.WeSupport Frank.com))
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To: Semper Fi Mom

Hiya Mom, they sure do. :-)

Hope things are better now, God Bless!


618 posted on 02/13/2012 8:12:19 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Gets a little better each day!


619 posted on 02/13/2012 10:56:48 PM PST by Semper Fi Mom (Mother of a Marine and proud of it! (www.WeSupport Frank.com))
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To: jazusamo; RedRover

Puckett & Faraj – We Fight to Win!

Published on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:51

Contrary to reports and rumors of the demise of the Law Firm, Puckett & Faraj is stronger than ever, providing military and federal criminal defense legal services.

Fresh off the January 2012 conclusion of the six-year Haditha case, where the government capitulated over half way through their case, Puckett & Faraj are continuing to defend military members in UCMJ actions and civilians facing federal indictments.

...........

The recent hacking of the Law Firm by an international hacker group shows the value of the win in the Haditha trial. The Law Firm of Puckett & Faraj defends individuals against big government and wins their freedom based on the truth.

The international hacker group got it WRONG – our focus has always been on individual rights and against the government and its overzealous prosecutors.

Continued......

620 posted on 02/16/2012 3:34:38 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; RedRover

Thanks for the ping.

Looks like they’re up and running. Ya think that’s the actual date? :-)


621 posted on 02/16/2012 4:34:11 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; RedRover
Ya think that’s the actual date? :-)

I guess so but it really is hard to say! :-)

Of all the categories listed on the left on that page, only three have anything posted at their links.

Puckett and Faraj - the "We Fight To Win" link I posted above.
Army - about alleged wrongdoing of a Colonel.
Marines - the goofy "Wuterich trial pending" post. Can't believe it's still there!!!

That's it, everything else on the website that has a date is dated either Feb 9 or 10.

Here's another goofy one!

622 posted on 02/16/2012 5:14:04 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; RedRover

I checked the Marine category and noticed the date but didn’t check any others. I thought they were up and going but it looks like they aren’t and have a long way to go.


623 posted on 02/16/2012 5:29:57 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; RedRover

It looks like they have full capability, but just aren’t in any big hurry. They seem to be focusing more on twitter and particularly their Facebook account. Alot of activity there.

I wonder when LtGen. Waldhauser will have something on Frank’s discharge. I thought we would have heard something by now.


624 posted on 02/16/2012 5:46:45 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; RedRover

I would have thought there’d be some word on his discharge by now too and there hasn’t been anything printed, I’ve been looking daily. I don’t check the social network sites though, just can’t get into it. :-)


625 posted on 02/16/2012 5:53:11 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
I don’t check the social network sites though, just can’t get into it.

LOL! I know what you mean!

626 posted on 02/16/2012 6:02:58 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo; RedRover
Frank Wuterich no longer in the Marine Corps
*******
North County Times--Monday, February 20, 2012

627 posted on 02/20/2012 6:31:19 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo; RedRover
Moving on After a 5-Year Wait for Trial
********
Puckett&Faraj-February 26, 2012

628 posted on 02/26/2012 7:24:03 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Girlene
There was another one, in a dome/bomb, predated the bedbomb....per my typical sketchy memory. I think

... I think the domebomb and the accompaning gratuitous murdering against our side whilst making it look like our was starting , but don't remember where & started...whever that was.

629 posted on 03/05/2012 7:55:51 PM PST by 4woodenboats (Obama.....a perfect example of why you can't trust someone that won't look you in the eye)
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To: jazusamo; RedRover

Thank you for visiting the Puckett & Faraj website.

Puckett and Faraj has ceased operating as a firm but Mr. Puckett and Mr. Faraj may be contacted directly through the contact information above.

Thank You.

http://www.puckettfaraj.com/


630 posted on 03/09/2012 8:53:52 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo; RedRover

The Law Office of Neal A. Puckett

http://www.nealpuckett.com/


631 posted on 03/09/2012 8:59:15 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; RedRover

Thanks for the heads up, Smooth.

Looks like Puckett & Faraj split the sheets. Would dearly love to hear the particulars on it but doubt we will.


632 posted on 03/09/2012 9:12:57 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; RedRover
Thread update for the record...

SECNAV Boots Two Sergeants for Lying At Haditha Court-Martial

633 posted on 04/20/2012 12:36:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo; RedRover
The DEFEND OUR MARINES website is up and running again!

It appears to have been updated and re-organized a bit.

Special thanks to Red Rover for the work he's put in to the site over the years. It remains the premier source for the history of Haditha and the Haditha Marines.

634 posted on 01/10/2013 5:01:01 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; RedRover
Thanks much for the heads up that “Defend Our Marines” is back on line, Smooth.

Thanks again, Red for your site, have missed it.

635 posted on 01/10/2013 5:35:54 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; RedRover

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the unraveling of Dela Cruz.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2827761/posts?page=199#199

From this point forward it was obvious to all but the willfully blind that the prosecution was desperate.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2827761/posts?page=222#222


636 posted on 01/11/2013 5:20:47 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; RedRover

Yep, he not only unraveled but shredded himself.

I still don’t understand the thinking of the prosecution, they had to know their case was abysmal but must have been ordered from above to proceed.


637 posted on 01/11/2013 8:47:04 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: RedRover

Hey girl what’s going on...wow you are AWOL for sure here.


638 posted on 11/24/2013 7:34:23 PM PST by lilycicero (Plunder bunny)
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