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Marine's Iraq killings trial to go forward
AP ^ | March 26, 2010 | Elliot Spagat

Posted on 03/26/2010 1:47:30 PM PDT by jazusamo

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A military judge in California has denied a motion to dismiss charges against a Marine sergeant whose squad killed 24 Iraqi men, women and children after a bomb killed a Marine.

Lt. Col. David Jones ruled Friday at Camp Pendleton on a defense motion claiming there was unlawful command influence while a general considered a court-martial for Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich.

The judge ruled there was no record of any "meaningful comment" between the general and an aide who had investigated the case as a military lawyer.

Wuterich is facing trial on reduced charges of voluntary manslaughter and other crimes in the November 2005 attack in the town of Haditha.

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This is a very sad decision because there was an appearence of Unlawful Command Influence in my and others opinion.

I'll be updating this thread as more information becomes available.

For previous articles on this hearing go to Defend Our Marines

1 posted on 03/26/2010 1:47:31 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: RedRover; 4woodenboats; American Cabalist; AmericanYankee; AndrewWalden; Antoninus; AliVeritas; ...
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HADITHA MARINE PING!

2 posted on 03/26/2010 1:49:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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LET ALL THE OFFICERS OFF AND SCREW THE ENLISTED


3 posted on 03/26/2010 2:02:07 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: jazusamo

THere is no end to this unjust idiocy!


4 posted on 03/26/2010 2:02:34 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jazusamo

What if he claims to be homosexual?

There has got to be something helpful in that.


5 posted on 03/26/2010 2:08:02 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Build Bibi Build!)
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To: RaceBannon
LET ALL THE OFFICERS OFF AND SCREW THE ENLISTED

LET ALL THE POS OFFICERS OFF AND SCREW THE ENLISTED

Had to add that Race. Hope you don't mind

6 posted on 03/26/2010 2:08:11 PM PDT by bigheadfred (BE WHO YOU ARE. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. Those who matter don't mind.Those who mind don't matter)
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To: jazusamo

This is inexcusable and could haunt military justice for years to come.


7 posted on 03/26/2010 2:10:21 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: bigheadfred

no argument here....


8 posted on 03/26/2010 2:14:18 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
claims to be homosexual

He's already taking it in the A**. No use letting them think he should be enjoying it.

9 posted on 03/26/2010 2:14:33 PM PDT by bigheadfred (BE WHO YOU ARE. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. Those who matter don't mind.Those who mind don't matter)
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To: smoothsailing; All

Note: I won’t be updating this AP writers stories but if any other reporters write on it I’ll update with theirs, he reminds me a little of McGirk.


10 posted on 03/26/2010 2:16:24 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Appeal this one.

It is not possible that the same incident is UCI in one case and not UCI in exactly the same case.


11 posted on 03/26/2010 2:17:22 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Appeal this one.

Agreed...Anxious to see what his attorney Neal Puckett has to say about this, if it can be appealed I'd bet he'll do it.

12 posted on 03/26/2010 2:21:53 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: RaceBannon

Field Officers

a Maj. Gen & 2 Cols. rec’d letters of censure.


13 posted on 03/26/2010 2:28:06 PM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: jazusamo
Note: I won’t be updating this AP writers stories but if any other reporters write on it I’ll update with theirs, he reminds me a little of McGirk.

I agree, the writer is probably McGirk's "roommate".

a Marine sergeant whose squad killed 24 Iraqi men, women and children

This is the same bogus garbage the leftist nosepickers always run in the first paragraph of Haditha stories.


14 posted on 03/26/2010 2:33:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: stylin19a

ending their further promotions while Enlisted go to Leavenworth!


15 posted on 03/26/2010 2:37:59 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: stylin19a
letters of censure.

Woohoo. A big woohoo.

How about standing up for the troops under your command? How about "taking one for the team", and stepping in and putting their butts in line for a LONG prison term? Not gonna happen in their little PC world.

I guess in their defense they are old enough to have learned "duck and cover" in grade school. Too bad, especially in their line of work, that they so take it to heart.

16 posted on 03/26/2010 2:40:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred (BE WHO YOU ARE. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. Those who matter don't mind.Those who mind don't matter)
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To: All
Tony Perry's story in the LA Times.

Excerpt:

A military judge at Camp Pendleton on Friday rejected a defense request to throw out charges against the last Marine charged in the death of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005.

Lt. Col. David Jones, the judge, had ruled Tuesday that there was a possibility that what the military calls undue command influence was present when two generals decided to bring charges against Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich.

But Friday, Jones ruled that he saw no indication of actual influence on Gen. James Mattis or retired Lt. Gen. Samuel Helland. Both, he said, conducted an "unbiased assessment" of the case before sending charges. Mattis sent charges to a preliminary hearing, and Helland sent charges to a court martial after that hearing.

In making his Tuesday ruling, Jones said the prosecution had to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that no undue influence existed. In his Friday ruling turning down the defense request, the judge ruled that prosecutors had "overwhelmingly" met that burden.

Wuterich's court martial is set for September on a variety of charges, including manslaughter, aggravated assault, dereliction of duty, reckless endangerment and obstruction of justice. He remains on active duty.

Military judge in Iraq killings trial refuses to throw out charges against Camp Pendleton Marine

17 posted on 03/26/2010 2:54:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This is taking forever.Prayers for the Families.


18 posted on 03/26/2010 3:00:22 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: jazusamo

SOB.


19 posted on 03/26/2010 3:47:55 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: stylin19a

Politically Correct brass buddyfu*king their own. Whatever happened to Semper Fi? Now it seems to be “Semper fu*k you”.


20 posted on 03/26/2010 3:58:24 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: jazusamo

Disappointing.


21 posted on 03/26/2010 5:14:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: RaceBannon; bigheadfred; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I feel your anger. I’m not quibbling...just minorly correcting your rant.
Sec. Nav ordered the letters of censure, otherwise, those 3 would have gotten off.

No Marine should have been been investigated in this matter.
The General Staff and Murtha bought Tim McGIRK’s fantasy.

And I agree....Marines are suppose to cover another Marines ass.
Where’s Chesty when you need him ?

Semper Fi.


22 posted on 03/26/2010 5:34:47 PM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: RaceBannon
LET ALL THE OFFICERS OFF

Chessani would probably argue with your broad, simplistic generalization.

23 posted on 03/26/2010 7:07:28 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: jazusamo

I as so many here feel very bad for the Sarg., as well as all his Marines that where caught up in this total fiasco. Damn it all.


24 posted on 03/26/2010 7:36:21 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

So would Lt Phan....


25 posted on 03/26/2010 7:56:17 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: smoothsailing; All
An additional article by Tony Perry.

Marine to face court-martial in killings of 24 Iraqi civilians

26 posted on 03/26/2010 8:22:31 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

PERSECUTION PERSECUTION PERSECUTION

P E R S E C U T I O N!


27 posted on 03/26/2010 8:47:51 PM PDT by Saoirise (Frank Wuterich - Fall guy for a rigged PC investigation)
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I sent this to ABC;

I see you get your scoops from other headlines, rather than do your own DD.

A couple of pertinent facts amongst dozens; The 1st investigation was by the Army, and it was called the Watts Investigation.

It cleared the 3/1 from any wrongdoing.

However, SecNav Winter had already jerked his knee and destroyed the carreers of senior officers over the matter, Murtha was conducting a Murdering Marine telethon from his trough that feeds the Navy, so another investigation was "set up", the Bargewell report.

Col Ewers was a principal in that report, and at the same time he made a film condeming the 3/1's actions shortly after the investigation begun.

I watched it on TV as did millions of people worldwide.

Concurrent with these actions, Col Ewers was General Mattis's senior advisor on Haditha, the Bargewell investigation, etc.

The judge in Lt. Col Chessani's trial called foul for the obvious Unlawful Command Influence Ewers had on Mattis (Who, BTW, received his 4th star immediately upon "his" decision to railroad the 3/1.

This is one of the most documented military prosecutions in history, and likely the most influential on our military's moral.

If you and that barrel of ink you're sitting on can't do any better than this, see if you can get yourself assigned to M.O.'s fashion detail and stop wasting our time.

28 posted on 03/26/2010 9:01:39 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Joseph, gather up my cape, scepter and teleprompters, It's demonize industry week agin!)
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To: 4woodenboats

Thank you for sending that to ABC, boats.

I read their hit piece on this and wouldn’t even link it in this thread, they’re despicable.

You have a good grasp of what has taken place. So much has transpired over the last four plus years it’s difficult for me to remember without going back and reading the many articles written.

Thanks again!


29 posted on 03/26/2010 9:11:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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Today was all about CYA (Covering Ewers, Riggs, Mattis and Hellend’s a$$e$) and throwing Frank Wuterich, the enlisted guy to the wolves.

Frank Wuterich, a leader who was caught in a hellhole firefight during a city wide planned attack by the insurgency in Haditha and still miraculously brought all but one of his men home alive.

Here's what Judge Jones said this afternoon starting at 1:00 pm: “Denied” and then 39 mins & 59 seconds of blah blah blah, CTA (covering their a$$e$) blah blah, Riggs and Ewers have big enough egos not to cow tow to influence, blah blah blah, Mattis and Hellend weren't impacted by Ewers siting in on every meeting (even though he conducted investigations with the Bargewell investigation to implicate the Marines) and now everyone is supposed to believe Ewers had NO IMPACT on the outcome.

30 posted on 03/26/2010 9:16:28 PM PDT by Saoirise (Frank Wuterich - Fall guy for a rigged PC investigation)
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Thanks for relating what took place today in the hearing room Saoirise.

After seeing Jones’ ruling I figured it was something along those lines.

Do you know if Frank’s defense team made any kind of statement at all after the hearing? There’s been nothing said in the media accounts that I’ve been able to find.

Thanks also for attending the hearings!


31 posted on 03/26/2010 9:24:57 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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Wuterich told Jones that he preferred to have a jury composed of Marines; by Marine law, the jury will have at least one-third enlisted personnel. He could have opted to have a trial by a military judge.

"I'm actually happy to see there is a trial date and that this will be over soon," Wuterich told reporters. ". . . It's been a tough five years, seeing everybody else exonerated."

At least 1/3 enlisted?

Fine, here's the jury...Lt. Andrew Grayson, Lcpl Stephen Tatum, Lcpl Justin Sharratt, CPT Randy Stone, CPT Lucas McConnell, LTCOL Jeffrey Chessani

32 posted on 03/26/2010 9:27:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo

I believe it was only Frank making the statement. I am putting my notes together and will post more, as soon as I calm down.


33 posted on 03/26/2010 9:32:18 PM PDT by Saoirise (Frank Wuterich - Fall guy for a rigged PC investigation)
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To: smoothsailing

Good call, Smooth, that’s exactly who it should be.

Let the people that know most about the incredible dangers of the incident judge their fellow Marine.


34 posted on 03/26/2010 9:33:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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Wait until tomorrow, I didn’t mean to press. I can’t really imagine how you must feel because I was worked up for quite awhile after just reading the ruling.


35 posted on 03/26/2010 9:36:24 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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I love our Marines and I love the values of the Corps, however it's beyond disgusting that this particular leadership would eat it's own. Whatever happened to Semper Fi and “No man left behind”.
36 posted on 03/26/2010 9:43:47 PM PDT by Saoirise (Frank Wuterich - Fall guy for a rigged PC investigation)
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I honestly don’t know.

The commanders in the field looked into the incident and decided it was a consequence of war.

Sadly, the enemedia, politicians and then the brass decided their must be something sinister because a few Iraqis, that it turns out later were insurgents, screamed war crimes.


37 posted on 03/26/2010 9:55:24 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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The commanders in the field looked into the incident and decided it was a consequence of war

Correct, until it became a political firestorm fueld by the Anti-war crowd.

From the Al Associated Press: Abdul-Rahman Najim al-Mashhadani, who heads the Baghdad-based Hammourabi NGO human rights organization, welcomed the ruling. "It is a very important case and we feel happy that attention will be paid to a case dealing with human rights," he said. "This case is regarded as a success for us."

al-Mashhadani is McGirk's buddy I beleive, Frank is the last Haditha case and the Govt has to safe face with the Iraqi's and sacrifice Frank. I'm going to sleep and will add more tomorrow.

38 posted on 03/26/2010 10:56:27 PM PDT by Saoirise (Frank Wuterich - Fall guy for a rigged PC investigation)
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It is already well known that the vid produced to start this bullcrap, and shopped around for months later by Tim McGurk was pure insurgent propaganda.

Imo, the current judge should be arrested and tried for treason. He’s doing squat all but serving the will and goals of the enemy that produced the bullcrap video of lies and twisted spin.

And he damn well knows it too.

There was a time, when this was fresh, that the program had to be gone through. But now the truth of it all is well known and there is no value in any sense to any form of justice to keep playing this idiot game.

Keeping this going is a travesty that should cost the perfid in a life lost by court order sort of way.


39 posted on 03/27/2010 2:21:59 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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Thanks for the ping, jaz. I guess I don't understand how finding the appearance of undue command influence isn't cause for dismissal. From the AP article:

The judge ruled there was no record of any "meaningful comment" between the general and an aide who had investigated the case as a military lawyer.

So does this mean because the defense couldn't produce any written/oral communication between Col. Ewers and Gen. Mattis that it can't be proven that there were shennanigans that would have forced a dismissal? Col. Ewers spent a lot of time with both generals while this case was being discussed. Now why would Mattis and Helland waste so much time having Ewers attend these meetings? I seriously doubt it was to fetch coffee. There was an underlying sense that input was desired; to keep Ewers apprised of the prosecution's case, to help guide a course of action....something.

From Tony Perry's article in the LA Times,

........In making his Tuesday ruling, Jones said the prosecution had to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that no undue influence existed. In his Friday ruling turning down the defense request, the judge ruled that prosecutors had "overwhelmingly" met that burden...............

But there was no evidence the lawyer who was at the meeting to discuss other legal cases ever discussed the Haditha case at such meetings, Jones ruled.

"There was no chilling effect," Jones said. "The court must deal with facts, not conjecture."

Jones ruled prosecutors did a better job in rebutting the undue influence charges in the Wuterich case than with Chessani.


The prosecution was required to prove no UCI existed. Their proof?..... Mattis/Helland's word and not producing any written/taped communications between the three. I guess Col. Ewers sat in all those meetings because the Generals felt like wasting his time. He had no influence? I'd say his comments for the Frontline special Rules of Engagement that dealt with the Haditha incident were CLEAR indication of influence. Even if he kept his mouth shut during all those meetings, he telegraphed to the nation what he thought of their guilt with these statements:

Col. JOHN EWERS, Staff Judge Advocate, 1st Marine Exped. Force: I think that our Marines were appropriately trained for the mission that we were trying to accomplish. The idea that because we're a blunt force instrument that we're not-we're ill-prepared to do that is a cop-out. The point is, is that we're Marines. We're the-we're the toughest guys on the block. We know how to defend ourselves. We know how to-we know how to aggressively take people down. And to suggest that we can't do the shades of gray in between is a cop-out, and I think it sells Marines short.


40 posted on 03/27/2010 7:10:40 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Grimmy

Amen to that. It seems the powers that be are determined to get a pound of flesh from someone. We can only hope that the Marines on his panel are more concerned with the truth and not swayed by the civilian leadership, enemedia and the brass by finding him not guilty.


41 posted on 03/27/2010 8:35:12 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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You've nailed the phony reasoning of Lt. Col. Jones perfectly.

There's nothing in the regs about a "meaningful comment" to prove beyond a reasonable doubt Unlawful Command Influence.

It is however specified very clearly in the regs that there only has to be the appearance of Unlawful Command Influence to dismiss the charges or start the process over with a command not exposed to that UCI.

It looks to me like Lt. Col. Jones has been gotten to, if not directly by those above him by his ambition. If that's the case it's a sad day for the Marine Corps and all our military.

42 posted on 03/27/2010 8:46:45 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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This guy Ewers is a foul piece of dog sh%%, and Jones is a flat out coward.


43 posted on 03/27/2010 8:50:21 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jazusamo

The disgraceful fiasco plods on and I am sick to my stomach.


44 posted on 03/27/2010 8:51:47 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: smoothsailing

a Marine sergeant whose squad killed 24 Iraqi men, women and children

“This is the same bogus garbage the leftist nosepickers always run in the first paragraph of Haditha stories.”

?? Sure, we can’t have the news starting off with a sentance saying exactly what the story is about now can we ?


45 posted on 03/27/2010 9:21:31 AM PDT by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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?? Sure, we can’t have the news starting off with a sentance saying exactly what the story is about now can we ?

Are you serious or just being sarcastic?

46 posted on 03/27/2010 10:23:38 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Why ?

Is there some dispute that the case IS about a Marine sergeant whose squad killed 24 Iraqi men, women and children ?


47 posted on 03/27/2010 11:40:25 AM PDT by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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On second glance, let me rephrase my original comment:

“This is the same bogus biased and incendiary garbage the leftist nosepickers always run in the first paragraph of Haditha stories.”

To answer your question, this case and everything surrounding it since the "Haditha Massacre" meme was hatched, is about far more than 25 deaths.

Here's a link to a good place to start...

http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines/TopicIndex/EvidenceRoom.htm

48 posted on 03/27/2010 11:59:43 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
It appears that the writer put the new news first ( A military judge in California has denied a motion to dismiss charges ) and followed it with what case it was about (a Marine sergeant whose squad killed 24 Iraqi men, women and children after a bomb killed a Marine.)

This gives the simple facts one needs to decide if you want to read the rest of the story.

Perhaps you could create a “ unbiased and non-incendiary “ sentence that would covey the same information ?

49 posted on 03/27/2010 12:11:29 PM PDT by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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To: smoothsailing

BTW - you may wish to review this page -
http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/Maps/DefendOurMarines-Maps.htm

( the map on the homepage has the positions wrong )


50 posted on 03/27/2010 12:17:03 PM PDT by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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