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Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US
Yahoo! News ^ | June 29, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS

Posted on 06/29/2014 2:10:43 PM PDT by Islander7

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday.

Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was being flown Sunday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East to Norfolk, Va. He is to be moved Monday to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to a spokesman, Capt. Eric Flanagan.

Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune, will determine whether to court martial Hassoun.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bergdahltruthfile; deserter; execution; firingsquad; hassoun; iraq; islam; mia; missing; muslim; obamagotbergdahl; oif; traitor; wassefalihassoun
It is unclear where Hassoun, 34, has spent the past nine years after disappearing during a visit with relatives in West Jordan, Utah in December 2004. Nor is it known why he chose to turn himself in now. He was born in Lebanon and is a naturalized American citizen.
1 posted on 06/29/2014 2:10:44 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

Sounds like that TV series “Homeland”.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 2:12:12 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Islander7

Malkin mentioned this person recently.

http://michellemalkin.com/2014/06/06/what-happened-to-marine-deserter-wassef-ali-hassoun/


3 posted on 06/29/2014 2:12:43 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Islander7

WHAT could go WRONG?... Duh...


4 posted on 06/29/2014 2:12:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Islander7

Betcha there’s a few more empty cells at Gitmo...


5 posted on 06/29/2014 2:13:53 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Islander7

Nor is it known why he chose to turn himself in now.


ans; The stink... of Jordan...


6 posted on 06/29/2014 2:14:47 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Islander7

What position awaits this fellow in the Obama military? Chair of the Joint Chiefs? Facilitator of the Pride Celebration?


7 posted on 06/29/2014 2:16:19 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Islander7

IS HE GOING TO GET A “HERO’s” WELCOME!!!

OBAMA is just bringing all the nut-bags home!


8 posted on 06/29/2014 2:16:20 PM PDT by BCW (Amazon: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail)
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To: Islander7

Spy mission or betrayal..?

9 posted on 06/29/2014 2:17:37 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Islander7

In Mogadishu, it turned out that the USMC reservist interpreter who was a Long Beach city bureaucrat was in fact the son of local strongman “General” Farah Aideed.

He went native and went AWOL.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 2:19:35 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“...he was “torn between military loyalty and his Muslim beliefs.”

Well so was Bergdalh - and he’s an American Hero - if one listens to Obama “never served a day in his life” POS!

Why can’t this guy get the same treatment...let’s not discriminate - might as well thrown the Military Code of Justice and the entire military oath in the fire with theUS Constitution - right Barry?


11 posted on 06/29/2014 2:19:59 PM PDT by BCW (Amazon: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail)
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To: Islander7

He wants his promotion to at least SFC and $600 k for being a POW, per the Bird Dog model


12 posted on 06/29/2014 2:20:13 PM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: Bruce Kurtz

oops, change SFC to Gunny Sgt


13 posted on 06/29/2014 2:21:24 PM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: Islander7
the pressure of facing desertion charges was partly to blame for Cpl. Hassoun’s decision to flee

Ahh, the pressure of facing desertion charges forced him to desert. I wonder if that would shave any years off a life sentence if he's convicted.

14 posted on 06/29/2014 2:24:31 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Islander7

He is dangerous to Americans. He deserted twice. What does that tell you about how securely they guard their own military prisoners awaiting trial. He may have ‘turned himself in’ because he #1, Ran out of money, #2. Has someone from Hamas coming after him for not fighting in the Intifada.
#3. Has completed plans for his own “Fort Hood Moment”
In 2011, his family communicated with Hamas to find him.
In 2011, His family tried to secure a $1. Million dollar book and movie deal about their Son’s ‘situation’. Maybe he and Bowe can go on a book tour together. I’m sure they would get a whole bushel basket of attention. Don’t you agree?


15 posted on 06/29/2014 2:34:22 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Islander7

” Nor is it known why he chose to turn himself in now.”

Well, it may be that he’s part of the Bergdahl- Gitmo 5 play the government is putting on.

His case will be a sharp contrast to Bergdahl’s.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 2:36:18 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Islander7

He can share the MOH ceremony with Bergdahl.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 2:39:21 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Islander7

“Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun”

‘nuff said. . .


18 posted on 06/29/2014 2:40:19 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

Some rogue CIA guy should make Wassef disappear again.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 2:44:19 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: lee martell

This turkey won’t have the chance to walk out of Camp Lejeune again let alone try a “Ft Hood Moment.”

Even with the wimp we have in the WH this Hassoun is going to do some hard time, IMO.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 2:44:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Mike Darancette

Please ease up my friend. Your reference to the Medal is about 99.44% lacking in respect. I probably agree with whatever else you say about this deserter but referencing him and the Medal together is a bit much.

Semper Fidelis


21 posted on 06/29/2014 2:53:01 PM PDT by Huaynero
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To: Huaynero

Apologies, no disrespect intended, but there seems to be a rash of rewarding the wrong people for the wrong things. Maybe Obama will just present them with new prayer rugs; it is ramadan you know.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 3:01:14 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Islander7

When is his parade?


23 posted on 06/29/2014 3:06:08 PM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: Islander7

Or praise from the rose garden, or vj singing his praises?


24 posted on 06/29/2014 3:07:21 PM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: miserare

Your lips to allah’s horns. . .


25 posted on 06/29/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Islander7

Muslims do not belong in our military. Period.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: paintriot

He’ll come out as gay and everything will be fine.

Target and General Mills will sponsor the parade.

He’ll jump Ellen’s couch and be on Dancing with the Stars.

After that he’ll run for US Senator for Massachusetts and win after tossing his medals over the White House fence.

Keith Ellison will swear him in on a koran.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 6:22:32 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Hulka

;)


28 posted on 06/30/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: TurboZamboni

It would be funny, if it were not a distinct possibility under our Muslim President.


29 posted on 06/30/2014 1:34:14 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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