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  • Marines, others rally behind sergeant accused in Fallouja killings [Sgt Nelson case]

    06/28/2009 5:05:09 PM PDT · by RedRover · 14 replies · 1,166+ views
    KABC -- San Diego ^ | 28 June 2009 | Tony Perry
    A group of retired Marines is rallying behind Sgt. Jermaine Nelson, the last of three Marines to face trial in the killing of unarmed prisoners during a battle in Fallouja, Iraq, in November 2004. Two other defendants have been found innocent: former Sgt. Jose Nazario in federal court in August, and Sgt. Ryan Weemer in a court-martial at Camp Pendleton in April. Nelson's case is set for a pretrial hearing Monday at Camp Pendleton. He stands accused of unpremeditated murder and dereliction of duty. Calls for the charges to be dropped have come from retired Col. G.I. Wilson; William McNulty...
  • Memorial Day - Fallen and Never Forgotten - Chaplain's Email and Memorial Pics

    05/22/2009 3:29:43 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 10 replies · 1,063+ views
    John.... Chaplain, 1st MarDiv. ^ | April 9, 2004 | John.... Chaplain, 1st MarDiv.
    Hot&sunny, ops 24/7, bad guys regrouping. The brawl will begin again...probably tonight. bad guys redistributing ammo&moving for new cover. We're on the edge of town&hear the imam's rail against us...morale extremely high...extra intensity, friends on the line. senior nco's and officers here, feel the pull. They've trained everyone on the line...Today at the Div. Chaplain office. He waded into Ar Ramadi during the firefight three days ago...to provide ministry at the aid station...where he was needed. Second, coordinating Holy Week Services. A)worry about large numbers in one place. B)organists in short supply and no organ.C)We are going to worship..we need...
  • Marine Corps to Prosecute Third Fallujah Suspect (Jermaine Nelson)

    04/24/2009 7:23:27 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 46 replies · 1,557+ views
    North County Times ^ | April 24, 2009 | MARK WALKER - Staff Writer
    CAMP PENDLETON ---- Despite having failed to win convictions of two co-defendants, the Marine Corps announced Friday it will prosecute Sgt. Jermaine Nelson for killing an unarmed Iraqi prisoner of war. Lt. Col. David Griesmer said a plea from Nelson's attorney to drop the murder charge has been rejected. The attorney, Joseph Low, said Lt. Gen. Samuel Helland believes the case should be decided by a jury. "Sometimes, a single person does not want to be the decision-maker," Low said of Helland, who has the authority to order the charges against Nelson withdrawn. "The general decided he would rather see...
  • Case against Marine sergeant to proceed to court-martial (Sgt. Jermaine Nelson)

    04/24/2009 6:37:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 479+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/24/09 | Tony Perry
    Murder charges against a Marine sergeant at Camp Pendleton in the death of a prisoner in Fallujah, Iraq, will not be dropped, despite the acquittal of two Marines in the same case. Lt. Gen. Samuel Helland, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, has decided that the case against Sgt. Jermaine Nelson should proceed to a court-martial.
  • Iraqi-Born Dutch Citizen Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Terrorism Conspiracy Against...

    04/17/2009 2:44:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 508+ views
    US DOJ.GOV/opa - Press Release ^ | April 16, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Iraqi-Born Dutch Citizen Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Terrorism Conspiracy Against Americans in Iraq WASHINGTON – An Iraqi-born Dutch citizen was sentenced to 25 years in prison today for conspiring to murder Americans overseas, including by planting roadside bombs targeting U.S. soldiers in Fallujah, Iraq, and by demonstrating on video how these explosives would be detonated to destroy American vehicles and their occupants. The sentencing of Wesam al-Delaema, age 36, was announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Jeffrey A. Taylor, U.S. Attorney for the District of...
  • Perfect Valor to Premiere May 16th (Fallujah documentary garners great review from Veterans)

    04/14/2009 1:02:54 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 9 replies · 734+ views
    Received via email ^ | April 14, 2009 | Richard S. Lowry
    PERFECT VALOR TO PREMIERE MAY 16th On May 16, 2009, Citizens United Productions will premiere “Perfect Valor” at the GI Film Festival in Washington DC. Peabody Award winning Producer, David C. Taylor and noted contemporary author and military historian, Richard S. Lowry, have worked tirelessly with the talented production staff to create a compelling tribute to all the men and women who have served in Iraq. ORLANDO, FLORIDA April 14, 2009 — Every American needs to see Perfect Valor. This film captures the sacrifices of those who have served our nation. From the young man who joined the Marines to...
  • Attorney wants charges dropped against third Fallujah defendant [And you can help!]

    04/11/2009 6:13:00 AM PDT · by RedRover · 29 replies · 956+ views
    North County Times ^ | April 10, 2009 | Mark Walker
    The attorney for the third and final Marine charged with killing an unarmed insurgent in Iraq says prosecutors should heed the acquittals of two co-defendants and drop the case against his client. Attorney Joseph Low said Friday that it makes no sense for the Marine Corps to pursue the case against Sgt. Jermaine Nelson. "I am submitting that request to the Marine Corps," Low said. "The Marine Corps should have gotten the message loud and clear now that these cases should never have been brought." ~ snip ~Besides preparing a formal request for the Marine Corps to drop the case...
  • Another Marine found Innocent (you'll love this)

    04/09/2009 12:34:34 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 34 replies · 1,487+ views
    NRO's Corner ^ | April 9, 2009 | Michael Ledeen
    Sgt Ryan Weemer, accused of killing an unarmed man during the battle of Fallujah. Acquitted by a jury of eight officers who had been in combat. Good thing Jack Murtha wasn't on the jury; he would have likely voted for conviction before the first witness was sworn. Tell me again how he keeps winning elections. And then fix it, please.
  • Marine acquitted of murder in Iraq slaying

    04/09/2009 11:13:54 AM PDT · by lifeisacarnival · 2 replies · 452+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 04-09-2009 | AP
    A military jury on Thursday acquitted a Marine sergeant on charges of murdering an unarmed detainee during battle in Fallujah, Iraq.
  • Marine acquitted on all counts

    04/09/2009 11:16:27 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 37 replies · 10,928+ views
    North County Times | April 9, 2009 | Mark Walker
    CAMP PENDLETON -- A military jury this morning acquitted Marine Sgt. Ryan Weemer in the killing of an unarmed Iraqi insurgent during the battle for the city of Fallujah in 2004. The 26-year-old Illinois native hugged his attorney, who broke into tears on hearing the not-guilty verdict. Weemer's wife, sister and high school English teacher, who attended each day of the trial that started March 30, also cried as the decision was read. Weemer was charged last year with unpremeditated murder and dereliction of duty. Prosecutors alleged that as a corporal, he killed one of four captive insurgents the government...
  • Marine acquitted of murder in Iraq slaying (Sgt. Ryan Weemer)

    04/09/2009 10:43:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 100 replies · 4,201+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/9/09 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A military jury has acquitted an Illinois Marine sergeant on charges of murdering an unarmed detainee during battle in Fallujah, Iraq. The jury of eight Marines who served in Iraq or Afghanistan also acquitted Sgt. Ryan Weemer on Thursday of dereliction of duty in the November 2004 death.
  • Jury gets case of Marine accused of killing POW

    04/08/2009 2:46:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 126 replies · 2,840+ views
    NC Times ^ | April 8, 2009 | Mark Walker
    CAMP PENDLETON ----- A panel of eight Marine officers is deliberating the fate of a sergeant accused of killing an Iraqi insurgent prisoner of war in what a prosecutor acknowledged is a "tough case." During his closing argument in the trial of 26-year-old Sgt. Ryan Weemer, prosecutor Capt. Nick Gannon suggested that at minimum, the 26 year-old Marine is guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the 2004 incident in the city of Fallujah. Gannon said two statements Weemer made to investigators in 2006 contain no mention of self-defense. Weemer's attorney has said self-defense is what drove his client's actions. "This case...
  • MILITARY: Weemer testimony ends with appearance by Marine hero

    04/07/2009 12:18:54 PM PDT · by Dubya · 47 replies · 1,849+ views
    North County Times ^ | MARK WALKER
    CAMP PENDLETON ---- A Marine Corps hero showered praise Monday on a comrade who is on trial for killing an unarmed prisoner of war. Navy Cross recipient Sgt. Maj. Brad Kasal said the accused Marine, Sgt. Ryan Weemer, was a skilled warrior who always displayed "excellent" military characteristics. Kasal was given the Navy Cross, the second-highest award a Marine can receive, for saving fellow Marines despite suffering severe wounds during the "Hell House" battle in Fallujah, Iraq, on Nov. 13, 2004. Both Kasal, now head of a five-state recruiting region based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Weemer were injured that...
  • Six Days in Fallujah brings the battle home

    04/07/2009 7:35:45 AM PDT · by Reeses · 11 replies · 576+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | Ryan Kim
    Six Days in Fallujah, developed by Atomic Games and set to be published by Konami, takes gamers into the 2004 battle for Fallujah, the largest urban assault since Vietnam. Developers said they're not seeking to exploit the war in Iraq for profit but to use video games, the medium of choice for young people and soldiers alike, to illuminate an important battle. To that end, the game is incorporating recorded interviews and other documentary techniques. Developers say it's high time a video game aspired to do more than just entertain. "It's time for video games to do what movies, music...
  • MILITARY: Fallujah suspect on trial at Pendleton

    03/28/2009 9:21:02 AM PDT · by Dubya · 31 replies · 1,554+ views
    N C TIMES ^ | MARK WALKER
    Sgt. Ryan Weemer faces accusation he shot unarmed detainee in 2004 CAMP PENDLETON ---- After failing to convict the first of three men to face trial in the alleged slaying of four insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004, authorities will try again next week when Sgt. Ryan Weemer goes on trial. Weemer, the man at the center of the case, faces charges of unpremeditated murder and failing to adhere to the military's rules governing the treatment of captured enemy combatants. He has pleaded not guilty. Weemer was part of a squad from the base's 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment that...
  • MILITARY: Fallujah Suspect (Sgt. Ryan Weemer) On Trial At Pendleton

    03/28/2009 1:21:28 AM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 20 replies · 1,058+ views
    North County Times ^ | March 27, 2009 | MARK WALKER - Staff Writer
    CAMP PENDLETON ---- After failing to convict the first of three men to face trial in the alleged slaying of four insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004, authorities will try again next week when Sgt. Ryan Weemer goes on trial. Weemer, the man at the center of the case, faces charges of unpremeditated murder and failing to adhere to the military's rules governing the treatment of captured enemy combatants. He has pleaded not guilty. Weemer was part of a squad from the base's 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment that is alleged to have encountered four suspected insurgents during the search...
  • Center for Women Veterans Hosts ‘Lioness’ Documentary Screening

    03/20/2009 3:58:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 818+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2009 – In April 2004, at the height of the insurgency in Iraq, five female soldiers unwittingly found themselves fighting alongside Marines in the battle for Ramadi and Fallujah. Their story is told in a documentary film bearing their unit name, “Team Lioness,” which has been shown in private and public screenings throughout the United States and Europe in the past year. The Center for Women Veterans hosted the film at the Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters here yesterday. “These stories are important to us at VA, because women veterans are coming to VA in great numbers,...
  • Iraqi-Born Dutch Citizen Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Conspiracy Against Americans in Iraq

    02/27/2009 4:08:33 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 526+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | February 26, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/February/09-nsd-168.html Iraqi-Born Dutch Citizen Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Conspiracy Against Americans in Iraq Defendant Also Agrees to Plead Guilty to Beating D.C. Prison Guard Unconscious WASHINGTON – An Iraqi-born Dutch citizen today pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to murder Americans overseas, including by planting roadside bombs targeting U.S. soldiers in Fallujah, Iraq, and by demonstrating on video how these explosives would be detonated to destroy American vehicles and their occupants. The guilty plea by Wesam al-Delaema, a/k/a Wesam Khalaf Chayed Delaeme, age 36, was announced today by Matthew G. Olsen, Acting Assistant...
  • Video - God Bless The Military - An Intense Firefight In Fallujah

    02/19/2009 7:51:47 AM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 2 replies · 401+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 02 19 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    An intense but short battle takes place on November 29th, 2007, Fallujah, Iraq. (Video on site)
  • Iraqi Police Hold Last Fallujah Checkpoint

    02/11/2009 3:18:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 271+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Ryan Turnage, Multi-National Corps - Iraq
    FALLUJAH — Iraqi’s independent security capabilities continued to expand throughout eastern Anbar province as the commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, recently turned over command of the battalion’s final entry control point, ECP 1, to the Fallujah District Chief of Police, Feb. 5. Entry control points are manned security positions that screen persons attempting to enter specific areas for weapons, contraband and a criminal history. They are often used as a security measure around cities to protect the population. Now that Iraqi Security Forces control all entry control points in the Fallujah area, Coalition forces will be...