Skip to comments.Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US
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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Sounds like that TV series “Homeland”.
Malkin mentioned this person recently.
WHAT could go WRONG?... Duh...
Betcha there’s a few more empty cells at Gitmo...
Nor is it known why he chose to turn himself in now.
ans; The stink... of Jordan...
What position awaits this fellow in the Obama military? Chair of the Joint Chiefs? Facilitator of the Pride Celebration?
IS HE GOING TO GET A “HERO’s” WELCOME!!!
OBAMA is just bringing all the nut-bags home!
Spy mission or betrayal..?
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.
“...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?
He wants his promotion to at least SFC and $600 k for being a POW, per the Bird Dog model
oops, change SFC to Gunny Sgt
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.
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?
” 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.
He can share the MOH ceremony with Bergdahl.
“Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun”
‘nuff said. . .
Some rogue CIA guy should make Wassef disappear again.
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.
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.
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.
When is his parade?
Or praise from the rose garden, or vj singing his praises?
Your lips to allah’s horns. . .
Muslims do not belong in our military. Period.
Hell come out as gay and everything will be fine.
Target and General Mills will sponsor the parade.
Hell jump Ellens couch and be on Dancing with the Stars.
After that hell 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.
It would be funny, if it were not a distinct possibility under our Muslim President.