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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    05/16/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 44 replies
    Congressman Allen West ^ | May 16, 2012 | SeekTheTruth
  • To the thousands of Michael Behenna supporters

    05/08/2012 5:42:27 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 3 replies
  • Army May As Well Put Our Soldiers in Straightjackets

    04/27/2012 9:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 (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...