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  • After his release from Fort Leavenworth, beginning his new life as a ranch hand in Medford

    07/27/2014 11:07:03 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 17 replies
    Daily Oklahoman ^ | story by Adam Kemp | photos by Sarah Phipps
    FREE ON THE PLAINS Four months after his release from U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Michael Behenna is beginning his new life as a ranch hand in Medford story by Adam Kemp | photos by Sarah Phipps MEDFORD — A handful of “old-timers” sit in a downtown cafe tucked between vacant buildings as old as they are and gossip over a pot of coffee. With just shy of 1,000 residents, it seems everybody knows everybody in Medford and everybody loves to know everybody’s business. On this day, the caffeine-fueled dialogue among the regulars at Make Your Mark Coffeehouse and...
  • LIVE: Edmond soldier, Michael Behenna, released from prison

    03/14/2014 8:28:46 AM PDT · by gwjack · 13 replies
    Newsok.com ^ | 3/14/2014 | Adam Kemp
    After five years in military prison, a former U.S. Army lieutenant from Oklahoma who was convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner is returning home to his family.
  • Jailed US Army Ranger Wins Parole After Serving 5 Years For Killing Al-Qaeda Operative (Video)

    02/14/2014 4:20:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 2/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    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...
  • Parole Granted. Imprisoned American Hero Lt Michael Behenna To Be Freed!

    02/12/2014 9:40:20 PM PST · by curth · 14 replies
    DefendMichael.com ^ | 2/12/2014 | Defend Michael
    Parole Granted: Michael Is Coming Home! With tears of joy in our eyes we are happy to tell all of you that Michael is coming home! He called us this morning to tell us his parole had been granted and he will be released on March 14, 2014. So in one month Michael will finally be home with his family. Praise God from whom all blessings flow….. It has been, to say the least, quite a ride. Michael signed up for the Army in order to serve his country and honor the innocent people killed on 9/11. As a lieutenant...
  • Michael Behenna wins parole

    02/12/2014 8:16:25 AM PST · by gwjack · 24 replies
    NewsOk.com ^ | Chris Casteel
    Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna has won parole and will be released from Fort Leavenworth on March 14, his mother, Vicki Behenna, said Wednesday. Behenna, who was convicted of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone, learned early Wednesday morning and called his parents in Edmond, where he will return next month. “We go between tears and laughing,” Vicki Behenna told The Oklahoman. “I’m just so thankful. I’m just so very very thankful. It’s wonderful.”
  • Army Ranger Michael Behenna Sentenced to 25 Years for Killing Known Terrorist in Self-Defense

    11/23/2013 7:36:53 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11-23-13 | Pam Geller
    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.
  • Vanity - SCOTUS Watch June 3rd - June 7th

    06/03/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    It is that time of year where the SCOTUS makes its decisions for the term. Who knows what decisions will be handed down this week. I do not expect any gay marriage decisions until the final days of the term.
  • U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear case of 1Lt. Michael Behenna

    06/03/2013 7:36:17 AM PDT · by NECAWA · 14 replies
    Office of the Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court | 6/3/13 | 9 judges (NECAWA)
    I am so saddened to report that the Supreme Court has just announced its refusal to hear the petition from 1Lt Behenna's lawyers, in spite of the urging of high ranking former military officers, law enforcement officials and congressmen. Now our prayers will have to be directed toward clemency hearings and perhaps a future presidential pardon. May God save our country.
  • Soldier challenging rules of engagement for war

    10/28/2012 6:30:02 PM PDT · by NECAWA · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/28/2012 | unnamed
    "The family and supporters of a U.S. soldier convicted and sentenced to prison for shooting and killing a terror suspect who apparently lunged at him and tried to grab his weapon say they are preparing to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the case and affirm the soldier’s right to self defense."
  • Deplorable Injustice Continues for Lt. Michael Behenna

    07/12/2012 5:04:35 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 4 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 07/12/2012 | Gina Miller
    Last Thursday, yet another example of the corrupt attempts at appeasement of our enemies within and without was displayed in the rotten-to-the-core decision by three of a five-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to uphold the insanely unjust conviction of 1st Lt. Michael Behenna for unpremeditated murder of a known al Qaeda operative who was suspected of orchestrating a bombing that injured and killed members of Lt. Behenna’s platoon. You may recall this awful story of an American hero Army Ranger caught in the upside-down world of a military machine so compromised by leftist ideology...
  • GOD BLESS CONGRESSMAN ALLEN WEST! STANDING UP FOR OUR US MILITARY!

    05/16/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 44 replies
    Congressman Allen West ^ | May 16, 2012 | SeekTheTruth
    PLEASE READ CONGRESSMAN WEST'S LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA! http://west.house.gov/images/stories/Letter_to_President_Obama_re_Daqduq_-_16_MAY_2012.pdf
  • To the thousands of Michael Behenna supporters

    05/08/2012 5:42:27 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 3 replies
    MILITARY PROSECUTORS WITHHOLD EVIDENCE; ARMY RANGER GOES TO PRISON FOR 25 YEARS FOR SHOOTING AL QAEDA OPERATIVE
  • Army May As Well Put Our Soldiers in Straightjackets

    04/27/2012 9:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2012 | Diana West
    To keep former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna behind bars until 2024 for the "unpremeditated murder" of an insurgent during the war in Iraq, U.S. military prosecutors have resorted to strange and disturbing twists of law, logic and morality. They were all on display again this week in Behenna's final plea before the military's highest court of appeals in Washington, D.C. It was enough to make the gold eagle on top of the American flag in the courtroom shake and then hang its head. Or so I imagined while listening intently as questions from the five civilian judges began...
  • LT Michael Behenna CAAF Hearing is April 23rd at 9am in DC. Please come and support this hero!!!!

    04/18/2012 8:39:18 PM PDT · by PrezUSA222 · 3 replies
    DefendMichael.com ^ | 18 April 2012 | PrezUSA222
    To all supporters of Michael Behenna, please read the post below from Michael's parents regarding his appeal hearing. Please pass on to all in the DC Metro area. We want to show our support for this hero!!! "To the thousands of Michael Behenna supporters, After three long years of waiting for Michael’s case to be heard by a court not under command influence the day we have been waiting for is about here. On April 23rd at 9am Michael’s case will be heard by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF). This civilian court will hear oral arguments...
  • Oral Arguments Set in Appeals Court for 1st Lt. Michael Behenna’s Case

    03/14/2012 7:06:00 PM PDT · by NECAWA · 14 replies
    newsok.com (blog) ^ | 3/14/2012 | Chris Casteel
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces _ the military’s highest appeals court _ has set oral arguments for April 23 in the case of 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, who was convicted in 2009 of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone.
  • Interview with Dr. Herbert Leon MacDonell forensic scientist (re 1Lt Michael Behenna)

    01/20/2012 8:23:38 AM PST · by NECAWA · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/18/2012 | Charles van Heck
    To summarize the case, on April 21, 2008, terrorists attacked Behenna’s platoon, wounding two of his men and killing two others, along with two Iraqi civilians. On May 5th, officials arrested Ali-Mansur for his involvement in this particular attack. After questioning Mansur, Army Intelligence released him without explanation, then turned him over to Behenna to escort Mansur back to his home. Behenna attempted to interrogate Mansur. Would you briefly summarize the case in the death of Ali-Mansur? A: My understanding is that the prosecution believed Behenna shot Ali Mansur when he was sitting down. The first shot was to the...
  • Court Agrees To Hear Michael Behenna's Appeal

    01/13/2012 6:36:27 PM PST · by NECAWA · 9 replies · 1+ views
    News 9 (Oklahoma) ^ | 1/13/2012 | Chris McKinnon,
    The family of an Edmond soldier convicted of murdering an Iraqi while fighting overseas received good news Friday morning. The highest military appeals court decided to hear Lieutenant Michael Behenna's case. He is serving his 15-year sentence in the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, prison. This appeal could overturn that conviction and the sentence for killing Ali Mansur in 2008. Behenna previously testified he shot in self-defense when Ali Mansur reached out for his gun. Prosecutors argued that Behenna killed Mansur by shooting him in the head, execution style. "Those shots are horizontal and parallel to each other, inconsistent with the fact...
  • The Daqduq Disgrace Obama releases a terrorist rather than send him to Gitmo

    12/19/2011 5:37:42 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    One of the most widely photographed acts of President Obama's first year in office was his symbolic pre-dawn salute to the caskets of U.S. soldiers returning to Dover Air Force Base. In the case of a terrorist named Ali Musa Daqduq, who was released yesterday from U.S. custody in Iraq, the President is letting down those fallen soldiers and their families. Daqduq is a Lebanese national and top Hezbollah operative who in January 2007 masterminded the ambush, kidnapping and murder of five American soldiers in the Iraqi city of Karbala. Arrested by U.S. forces in Basra two months later, Daqduq...
  • Our Last Chance for Justice in the Courts! (1st Lt Michael Behenna)

    11/10/2011 7:08:01 AM PST · by NECAWA · 1 replies
    email to supporters ^ | 11/10/2011 | Scott & Vicki Behenna
    To the thousands of supporters of 1Lt Michael Behenna, It has been awhile since we sent out an update. Michael's lawyers have filed the petition to the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces (CAAF). The CAAF is the highest court for the military justice system and is similar to the Supreme Court as they do not have to take your appeal. There were four issues on Michael's case presented to the CAAF and we would expect to hear within 30-60 days whether the CAAF will hear his case. If the CAAF does not choose to hear any of the...
  • A Letter from 1st Lt. Michael Behenna

    08/23/2011 7:16:55 AM PDT · by NECAWA · 14 replies
    email ^ | 8/13/11 | Michael Behenna
    Below is a letter Lt. Behenna has just sent out. To all of my supporters, I wanted to write this letter to the thousands of people all over the world who continue to support me and still have hope that justice is indeed attainable in the military justice system. It is an attempt to show my mindset here in prison to the people whom I have not had the opportunity to meet. Recently the Army Court of Appeals ruled against my request for a new trial. As odd as it may sound, I have been preparing for this day for...
  • A CAUSE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!

    08/02/2011 9:07:03 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Defend Michael Behenna ^ | August 2, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    To the thousands of Michael Behenna supporters, We are pained to share with you that the Army Court of Appeals has upheld Michael’s conviction and denied him a new trial. The appeal process took over two years (six months longer than is allowed by law) and their ruling was an absolute punch in the gut to justice for a young man who fought so bravely for this country. Back in March of 2009 the sting of Michael’ conviction was eased somewhat by the knowledge that critical evidence was not heard at trial which made us hopeful for a successful appeal....
  • ARMY RANGER GOES TO PRISON FOR 25 YEARS FOR SHOOTING AL QAEDA OPERATIVE

    08/02/2011 6:45:36 AM PDT · by curth · 71 replies
    www.defendmichael.com ^ | 8/2/2011 | Scott & Vicki Behenna
    To the thousands of Michael Behenna supporters, We are pained to share with you that the Army Court of Appeals has upheld Michael’s conviction and denied him a new trial. The appeal process took over two years (six months longer than is allowed by law) and their ruling was an absolute punch in the gut to justice for a young man who fought so bravely for this country. Back in March of 2009 the sting of Michael’ conviction was eased somewhat by the knowledge that critical evidence was not heard at trial which made us hopeful for a successful appeal....
  • Congressman West, Lt. Patano & Vicki Behenna Rock Freedom Radio

    06/05/2011 11:57:18 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 23 replies
    Freedom Radio Rocks ^ | June 5, 2012 | Honest Conservative
    Freedom Radio will rock and roll Sunday evening June 5th when we welcome back Congressman Allen B. West from Florida’s 22nd district. The Congressman will discuss everything from the budget to the Patriot Act to Obamacare, in the way that only he can. Also returning to Freedom Radio is Vicki Behenna, mother of American hero Lt. Michael Behenna, being unjustly held at Levanworth for simply doing his job as an American soldier. 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...
  • Update: Evan Vela and Michael Behenna

    01/22/2011 6:02:18 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 29 replies
    bigheadfred | 1/22/2011 | bigheadfred
    Just an update. Curt has teamed up with the Behenna's and the fight goes on. This is a folded business sized card Curt is producing and we are handing out.http://www.freeevan.com/http://www.defendmichael.com/
  • Behenna Clemency appeal denied (Vanity)

    12/23/2010 2:00:57 PM PST · by NECAWA · 7 replies
    The Behenna family ^ | 12/23/2010 | NECAWA
    This is so sad. It calls for letters and prayers: "We have no idea why they denied Michael’s clemency request and can only surmise that the Secretary of the Army desires Michael to spend a substantial amount of time in prison."
  • Help needed: Attend the 12/9 court appeal in Arlington Va of Behenna's murder conviction (Vanity)

    12/03/2010 9:12:36 AM PST · by NECAWA · 12 replies
    http://www.defendmichael.com ^ | 12/3/2010 | NECAWA
    Freepers in the DC/Arlington VA area, please help 1st Lieutenant Behenna, who is imprisoned in Ft. Leavenworth, unjustly convicted of first degree murder in the self-defense shooting of a known Al Qaeda operative in Iraq. (Full details at www.defendmichael.com) If you possibly can, please attend his appeal hearing to help show that the public is aware of this miscarriage of justice and wants to see it corrected. His case will be heard next Thursday, Dec 9th, in the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 901 N. Stuart Street (sixth floor), Arlington, VA. The hearing is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM,...
  • Michael Behenna's Hearing is 12/2, FREEP THIS PETITION

    11/23/2010 9:55:31 AM PST · by HonestConservative · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Defend Michael ^ | November 23, 2010 | HonestConservative
    Freepers needed!!!!!! Freep this petitIon! 500 more signatures needed by Thanksgiving. Please go to http://www.petitiononline.com/MBehenna/petition.html and sign the petition to free Michael Behenna. Go to http://defendmichael.com and learn more about Michael and his family. If you have things to be thankful for, FREEP THIS POLL!
  • Appellate Arguments Finally Scheduled! (Army: 25 yrs for killing Al Qaeda op)

    10/26/2010 7:53:15 AM PDT · by NECAWA · 1 replies
    www.defendmichael.com ^ | 10/26/10 | Scott & Vicki Behenna
    I just received an email from Michael Behenna's family. Excerpts follow; the full story is at www.defendmichael.com. "Michael’s long awaited Appellate Argument has finally been scheduled. It will take place on December 9, 2010 at 10am before the Army Court of Appeals in Washington DC." "The appellate court will review: 1) The failure of the Prosecution to provide critical evidence of the Prosecution’s forensic witness to Michael’s defense counsel; 2) The Military Prosecutor’s reversible error of making false assertions of fact and interjecting her personal opinion in closing arguments; 3) The military judge’s improper instruction limiting Michael’s right to self-defense;...
  • Lt. Col. Allen West: A Voice for the Leavenworth 10

    09/02/2010 10:28:10 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 2 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 09-02-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Is somebody watching over you today? Is there someone somewhere that is willing to put your well-being ahead of theirs? Those are powerful questions that we seldom ponder here in America. Why? The answer is that safety, security and most importantly freedom, the delicacies sought in so many places in the world, are things we in America nonchalantly pile upon our plates daily like hungry diners at an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord.
  • To all Lt Michael Behenna supporters,the Freedom Ride for the Leavenworth 10 is on

    07/10/2010 10:58:49 AM PDT · by curth · 2 replies
    Defend Michael ^ | July 10, 2010 | Scott and Vicki Behenna
    To all Michael Behenna supporters, The Ride is on!!! FREEDOM RIDE FOR THE LEAVENWORTH 10 is set for September 4, 2010 in Leavenworth, Kansas. Motorcycles and vehicles of all kinds are welcome. A new website has been created to keep you updated on this important and exciting event as well as to tell the stories of each of the Leavenworth 10 soldiers (www.L10freedomride.com.) We already have a commitment from Congressional candidate Lt. Colonel Allen West (Florida) to speak, in addition to the families of the Leavenworth 10. We have received many responses from the media and people who want to...
  • Another Birthday Behind Bars In Leavenworth For Lt Michael Behenna

    05/10/2010 7:40:19 AM PDT · by curth · 2 replies · 322+ views
    Defend Michael ^ | 5/10/2010 | Scott and Vicki Behenna
    To the thousands of supporters of Michael Behenna, Many of you have been asking about the latest on Michael's appeal. Michael’s appellate brief was filed on December 22, 2009 and the military’s response brief was due January 21, 2010. The military asked for and was granted a three-month extension to April 21, 2010. Then sometime in early April the military filed for and received yet another three-month extension making their response brief not due until July 22, 2010! But most amazing of all was that the extension was granted without notice being provided to Michael’s attorneys to argue against it....
  • 30 Minutes To Say Goodbye - The Continuing Story Of Lt Michael Behenna

    03/26/2010 3:51:17 PM PDT · by curth · 3 replies · 360+ views
    defendmichael.wordpress.com/ ^ | 3/26 | Scott and Vicki Behenna
    To the thousands of supporters of Michael Behenna, Most of you are aware of the facts in the case involving 1Lt Michael Behenna as detailed at www.defendmichael.com. These facts in and of themselves are horrific and represent a total betrayal of a young man who truly fought for his country against a determined and ruthless enemy. But few of you know the gut wrenching details that transpired after Judge Dixon denied the motion for a mistrial. It was a Friday, March 20, 2009, three weeks AFTER Michael was convicted of unpremeditated murder for the killing of Al Qaeda terrorist Ali...
  • Soldier's Family Given 30 Minutes to Say Goodbye

    03/26/2010 6:55:36 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 12 replies · 793+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 3-26-10 | Bob McCarty
    The parents of Michael Behenna recall the scene one year ago after a judge denied their son's motion for mistrial and gave them 30 minutes to say good bye before going to Fort Leavenworth to serve a 25-year prison sentence (since reduced to 15 years).
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Hoagland, Behenna

    03/16/2010 1:20:23 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 122+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 03-15-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Ken Hoagland, author of the book "The Fairtax Solution." Next we open a little Ron Paul hate mail. In the second part of the program I interview Vicki Behenna, mother of Lt. Michael Behenna who was sentenced to 25 years for the shooting death of suspected terrorist Ali mansur in Iraq. It is a tremendous story that all Americans should hear.
  • Michael Savage interviews mother of imprisoned Army Ranger, Lt. Michael Behenna 01/15/2010 [Audio]

    01/17/2010 4:48:57 AM PST · by whatisthetruth · 32 replies · 1,201+ views
    Vicky Behenna pleads for justice Lt. Michael Behenna_________________Ft. Leavensworth
  • The Michael Behenna Story: Getting Personal

    12/08/2009 3:43:56 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 2 replies · 400+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-08-09 | Carrie Fatigante
    EDITOR’S NOTE: On July 31, 2008, Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna was charged with the premeditated murder of Ali Mansur, a known Al-Qaeda agent operating near Albu Toma, an area north of Baghdad. Seven months later, the leader of the 18-member Delta Company, 5th platoon of the Army 101st Airborne Infantry Division was convicted of unpremeditated murder and sentenced to 25 years confinement at Fort Leavenworth. Below is the first installment of a multi-part investigative series detailing the spurious case against Lieutenant Behenna, now 26, adapted from "The Michael Behenna Story (pdf)” (26 pgs., PDF) by new BMW contributor...
  • Imprisoned hero Lt. Michael Behenna's girlfriend Shannon Wahl on America's Summit call NOW

    02/23/2010 6:39:28 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 8 replies · 363+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2010
    Please join us NOW if you have questions!Learn more at these links:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2456769/postshttp://libertyandpride.com/lieutenant-behenna-15-years-for-defending-freedom/http://defendmichael.wordpress.com/ The call-in number is:………………..(218) 339-2222and the conference ID is:………………..340794#The calls are live-streamed on the web at: www.blogtalkradio.com/AIP 
  • Lieutenant Behenna: 15 years for defending freedom

    02/22/2010 8:30:42 AM PST · by csd · 19 replies · 758+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | February 22, 2010 | CSD
    What’s the price of defending freedom? 15 years in prison for one Army Ranger. First Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 15 years in prison for doing just that, defending freedom. Behenna was prosecuted for shooting al-Qaeda operative Ali Mansur while escorting the terrorist home.
  • Edmond Soldier Convicted of Killing Detainee Receives Reduced Sentence (LT Behenna)

    01/21/2010 7:17:21 PM PST · by upstanding · 24 replies · 1,110+ views
    News 9 ^ | 1/21/2010 | News9.com
    The Army's Clemency and Parole Board has reduced the sentence of an Edmond soldier convicted of murdering an Iraqi detainee, according to Rep. Mary Fallin's office. First Lt. Michael Behenna was charged with killing an Iraqi detainee in September 2008. The Army's Clemency and Parole Board decided to reduce the sentence by five years for the second time. The latest reduction brings the original 25-year-sentence down to 15 years.
  • 101st Airborne Officer Serving 20-Year Sentence After Testimony of Expert Witness Ignored

    12/06/2009 7:45:42 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 27 replies · 1,925+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-6-09 | Bob McCarty
    It's not uncommon for people convicted of crimes to proclaim their innocence. Most deserve to be ignored, but not Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna. On July 31, 2008, Lieutenant Behenna was charged with the premeditated murder of Ali Mansur, a known Al-Qaeda operative operating in the area of Albu Toma, north of Baghdad. Seven months later, the 26 -year-old leader of the 18-member Delta Company, 5th platoon of the Army 101st Airborne Infantry Division, was sentenced to 25 years confinement at Fort Leavenworth after being convicted by a military court-martial panel of unpremeditated murder in violation of Article 118...
  • The Behennas Go To DC

    01/07/2010 5:41:32 PM PST · by upstanding · 3 replies · 218+ views
    The Snooper Report ^ | 1/6/2009 | Mark "Snooper" Harvey
    The Behennas. In DC. We saw the following people. We went to many offices today and didn't see the "real representatives" but saw judicial review people and military liaisons and the representive's representatives. Mary Fallin - Steve King - Duncan Hunter - John Kline - Beanhead, I mean John Boehner - Susan Davis - Tom Cole - Darell Isa - Buck McKeon - Ike Skelton - Joe Wilson - Glenn Thompson - Mike Pence. For audio feeds of the after-action reports, see JPA Live, Halls of Valhalla and Do the Right Thing radio shows. We witnessed today the uppermost and...
  • Interview tonight @ 10 PM EST w/ LT Behenna's Mother

    12/29/2009 6:01:08 PM PST · by upstanding · 3 replies · 307+ views
    Date / Time: 12/29/2009 10:00 PM at Jihadi Killer Hour radio. LT Behenna is the US Army officer imprisoned for shooting and killing an AQ terrorist that attacked him. Get the story on Michael, his life, and his current, tragic and unjust imprisonment at the hands of the same system and mentality that brought you Ft. Hood. Keep in mind that Vicki Behenna successfully prosecuted Tim McVeigh for the Oklahoma city bombing, a bombing which killed one of Michael's mentors, when Michael was 11 years old. Call in to speak with her. Get the background, here: http://biggovernment.com/2009/12/12/army-officer-kills-al-qaeda-operative-imprisoned-after-prosecutors-ignore-own-expert-witness/
  • 101st Airborne Officer Serving 20-Year Sentence After Testimony of Expert Witness Ignored

    12/09/2009 8:10:46 AM PST · by IrishMike · 21 replies · 1,436+ views
    Andrew Breitbart BogGovernment ^ | Bob McCarty and Carrie Fatigante
    It’s not uncommon for people convicted of crimes to proclaim their innocence. Most deserve to be ignored, but not Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna. On July 31, 2008, Lieutenant Behenna was charged with the premeditated murder of Ali Mansur, a known Al-Qaeda operative operating in the area of Albu Toma, north of Baghdad. Seven months later, the 26 -year-old leader of the 18-member Delta Company, 5th platoon of the Army 101st Airborne Infantry Division, was sentenced to 25 years confinement at Fort Leavenworth after being convicted by a military court-martial panel of unpremeditated murder in violation of Article 118...
  • Clemency-for-Terrorists-But-Not-For-Our-Soldiers

    11/27/2009 8:08:42 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 11 replies · 524+ views
    http://www.dianawest.net/Default.aspx ^ | Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | Diana West
    <p>During the Thanksgiving season especially, Americans should give thanks to our brave men in uniform, and women, too, fighting in hostile lands under atrocious conditions.</p> <p>But there's another duty upon us as Americans with a debt of gratitude to our armed forces.</p>
  • US troops in Iraq: Kill a terrorist, go to prison

    10/27/2009 7:51:02 PM PDT · by curth · 7 replies · 529+ views
    canada free press ^ | 27 October 2009 | By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
    Perhaps you’ve heard about this story. If so, please read on for information important to this case you have not read anywhere. If you have read about this incident, definitely read on as it will most likely change your mind about the “guilt” of a soldier convicted of murdering an al Qaeda terrorist in Iraq. Yes, you’ve read that correctly - a US soldier has been convicted of murder for killing an al Qaeda terrorist in Iraq. Since the wholesale murder of nearly 3,000 people on American soil on 9/11, it’s been my understanding that killing terrorists is something that...
  • Lt Behenna's Parents Respond To Clemency Move

    10/19/2009 4:29:22 PM PDT · by curth · 3 replies · 434+ views
    The parents of imprisoned Army Lt. Michael Behenna of Edmond have responded to the action of the congressional delegation in seeking clemency for their son, convicted of killing an al Qaida operative in Iraq. The trial ended with the revelation that military prosecutors withheld evidence favorable to Behenna in violation of civil and military law and the appeals process is ongoing. Members of the delegation seek an immediate reduction in Behenna's 20-year sentence, and, ultimately, a new trial. Vicki and Scott Behenna said, "Michael and our family are deeply grateful for this show of force by the entire Oklahoma congressional...
  • A KILLING IN THE DESERT A deadly interrogation in Iraq

    09/14/2009 4:21:33 PM PDT · by curth · 12 replies · 1,310+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/13 | By Joe Mozingo
    In the open desert outside Baiji, Iraq, a naked man with a thick black beard crouched in the dust of a railroad culvert at twilight. Hours before, he had been mumbling and praying in Arabic. Now he spoke few words. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna stood over him in the grainy darkness, his Glock pistol racked and pointed down at him. "If you don't talk, I will kill you," Behenna said. The night was warm and ragged from the dust storm that had turned the afternoon an eerie ocher. Only one light could be seen, far off, along the road....
  • Denied Justice By the Country He Defended

    05/28/2009 7:24:21 AM PDT · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 19 replies · 1,103+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 28, 2009 | Katie O'Malley
    Memorial Day 2009, however, marks the first of what may be 25 Memorial Days that Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna will spend behind bars in Ft. Leavenworth. In March of this year, Behenna was sentenced to 25 years for killing known Al Qaeda operative Ali Mansur. Behenna has maintained, and forensic evidence supports, that the killing occurred in self-defense
  • Something Terrible Has Happened To Lt. Michael Behenna

    05/27/2009 7:43:17 AM PDT · by curth · 13 replies · 1,504+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | JOAN&#8200;SWIRSKY
    Imagine that you’ve learned in your local newspaper and on TV that a serial murderer is stalking and killing people in your community. Anxious and concerned for the safety of your family, you buy a gun. Then your worst nightmare happens. Lying in bed and drifting off to sleep, you hear a loud sound downstairs — the unmistakable explosion of your front door being battered down and the menacing footsteps of an intruder climbing the stairs to your bedroom. You cock your already-loaded gun, and when the thug lunges at you, you shoot. Now dead, he is positively identified as...
  • Interview With The Parents of Lt. Michael Behenna

    04/06/2009 8:01:19 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 14 replies · 785+ views
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stations/HeadingRight/cyberpastor ^ | April 6, 2009 | http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stations/HeadingRight/cyberpastor
    There is an interview about to start about Lt. Michael Behenna.