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Jailed US Army Ranger Wins Parole After Serving 5 Years For Killing Al-Qaeda Operative (Video)
gateway pundit ^ | 2/14/14 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 02/14/2014 4:20:39 PM PST by Nachum

On March 20th, 2009, Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing Ali Mansur, a known Al Qaeda operative while serving in Iraq. Mansur was known to be a member of an Al Qaeda cell operating in the lieutenant’s area of operation and Army intelligence believed he organized an attack on Lt. Behenna’s platoon in April 2008 which killed two U.S. soldiers and injured two more. Army intelligence ordered the release of Mansur and Lt. Behenna was ordered to return the terrorist to his home.

During the return of Mansur, Lt. Behenna again questioned the Al Qaeda member for information about other members of the terrorist cell, and financial supporters. During this interrogation, Mansur attacked Lt. Behenna, who killed the terrorist in self-defense. The government subsequently prosecuted Lt. Behenna for premeditated murder.

This week Michael Behenna was offered parole after serving 5 years for killing the Al-Qaeda operative in 2008.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armyranger; behenna; jailed

1 posted on 02/14/2014 4:20:39 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Disgraceful conviction.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 4:23:04 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Nachum

He kills a very bad guy (enemy) and gets 25 years??? Am I missing something???


3 posted on 02/14/2014 4:23:06 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum

Welcome home Lt.! Savage had a part in rallying for his release for years.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 4:23:13 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Nachum

Our PC Army at work. What a disgrace. None of the tools involved in this shameful waste of time deserve to be protected by our soldiers.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 4:24:25 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Nachum

The JAGs who prosecuted him should go to jail.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 4:25:41 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Nachum

I agree with the comment, “When does Barry go to jail for droning thousands of suspected terrorists?”.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 4:28:44 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

Or at a MINIMUM be dis-barred and dishonorably discharged from the military! (spit)


8 posted on 02/14/2014 4:30:17 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: Nachum
never would of been persecuted er prosecuted if he was a faggot... we are going around the bowl faster and faster
9 posted on 02/14/2014 4:31:27 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Nachum

What happens when the Commander and Chief stands with the Muslims.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 4:38:32 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: miliantnutcase

“The JAGs who prosecuted him should go to jail.”
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Little Lindsay Graham is a long-time Air Force JAG reserve officer. Many of the JAG members are creepy progressives advancing that agenda within the military.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 4:40:53 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Nachum

I wouldn’t join the military today.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 4:41:29 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Nachum

Dear Michael Behenna, thank you for your service.
Mine was very modest.
You are a hero in our family.
Come by any day for a big Shabbat meal and fine wine, stay as long as you like, and bring plenty of friends. We’ve got a big house and lots of ornery kids!
OU-RA (contact me through this website)
golux


13 posted on 02/14/2014 4:43:31 PM PST by golux
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To: House Atreides

Explains a lot.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 4:46:03 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Nachum

it was because of a case very similar to this that i joined FR

Godspeed Mike


15 posted on 02/14/2014 4:46:53 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: miliantnutcase

At a minimum.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 4:52:31 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t/wasn’t Al Qaeda our enemy? Aren’t our military supposed to kill the enemy? What am I missing here?

This bunch in DC should be in prison, not Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna!!!

I think my head is gonna explode, every day there is more BS coming out on this administration & their f’ed up minions.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 5:06:07 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jwalsh07

..........it would appear that this was one of our Commander in Chief’s very first notches on his gun handle!

There was a day when some officers on some Joint Chief’s of Staff’s would have put a stop to this!

I would like to see a million Americans all chip in a dollar and give it to him! And, it should become a plank in our new reshuffled pubbie party to pardon this man!

I think it was Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven who coined the phrase that “well, he needed killing”! This murdering pile of horse dung did.

I know somebody will jump me for saying that but these kids of ours who go in harms way should Always be given the benefit of the doubt. Unless there is absolute bullet proof evidence against them, they should not be prosecuted.

On the contrary, the JAG’s should not! They should have to have crystal clear evidence or sit down and shut the hell up.

Before one of you ask or imply, I am not in favor of turning our troops loose with an un-restricted right to kill without fear of prosecution. That would reduce our military to the same low caliber of the Japs in WW II or the Nazis. I’m just saying that all these “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t and where’s the concrete evidence cases................should go away!”


18 posted on 02/14/2014 5:25:01 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: miliantnutcase

They gave aide and comfort to the enemy by their actions. Jail is too good for them. JMHO...


19 posted on 02/14/2014 5:59:08 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Cen-Tejas; Nachum
I know somebody will jump me for that but these kids of ours who go in harms way should Always be given the benefit of a doubt. Unless there is bullet proof evidence against them, they should not be prosecuted.

I have taken a lot of what I understand about these people from the book by a young Winston Churchill. Churchill was only 23 years old as he fought with "The Malakand Field Force" in 1897. Churchill despaired of ever beating the Afghans. To quote Churchill.

Stone age savages with 19th century weapons.

What these desk bound military boffins seem to expect is as follows. That faced with the psychopathic merciless villains, that know no law, the soldier is expected to be a text book figure. A figure who has the compassion of a saint and martyr. Yes, of course no soldier should follow the actions of the dreaded SS of WW2. But this was a one time incident, not a regular tactic.

Excuse the ramble, but your suggestion for a fund has merit.

20 posted on 02/14/2014 7:07:25 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: ilovesarah2012
He kills a very bad guy (enemy) and gets 25 years??? Am I missing something???

Yes, we live in Obama World now, where up is down, in is out, right is left etc. I would not encourage anyone to join the military today. They might get prison time, for doing a good job. This guy deserves a medal for what he did, and these ass hats jailed him for it. What ass hats.

21 posted on 02/14/2014 7:07:28 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Nachum
"Army intelligence ordered the release of Mansur and Lt. Behenna was ordered to return the terrorist to his home."

Army intelligence, wth! such a startling contradiction of terms.

I guess that is the new term for stupid ass preppies in positions of authority.

22 posted on 02/15/2014 1:12:28 AM PST by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: Nachum

Get this man home!!!!


23 posted on 02/15/2014 1:20:41 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Nachum

Let’s hope that if we ever have another president he/she will expunge this hero’s record. I’m very glad to see him freed.


24 posted on 02/15/2014 6:30:57 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Peter Libra

............well, Lol, everyone could just make out a check to Lt. Michael Behenna for one dollar, or more if they want, and mail it.

I will set up a PO Box and my PA (personal assistant) could go by once a week, put them in one large envelope, and mail them directly to him. I will cover postage and her time.

If it turned into thousands of checks, his bank would happily process them for him.

If I receive any significant encouragement from freepers, I will do this.


25 posted on 02/15/2014 8:52:34 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas; sushiman

Thanks for the heads up. I thought it appropriate and hope nobody is put out here on my information. I found a link for the now paroled soldier posted by sushiman at 3:58 am today. I am good for a moderate donation on behalf of my old mob, the British Royal Signals.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 9:45:24 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Peter Libra; curth; sushiman

Whoops.
Original post by Curth 2/13/2014 1240am.
This reference a fund for the soldier.


27 posted on 02/15/2014 9:55:43 AM PST by Peter Libra
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