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  • U.S. to Appeal Blackwater Decision

    01/23/2010 7:19:47 AM PST · by John W · 85 replies · 4,669+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2010 | AP
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. will appeal a court decision dismissing manslaughter charges against five Blackwater Worldwide security contractors involved in a deadly 2007 Baghdad shooting, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday. Biden's announcement after a meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani shows just how diplomatically sensitive the incident remains nearly three years later.
  • Support swells for 3 accused SEALs

    01/22/2010 9:51:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies · 816+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22,2010 | Rowan Scarborough
    When a small team of Navy SEALs set out to capture one of Iraq's most-wanted terrorists in September, they never dreamed it would go so smoothly. After all, Ahmed Hashim Abed, the suspected mastermind of a 2004 atrocity against U.S. contractors in Fallujah, was holed up in a safe house in Anbar province. Intelligence reports, which identified his location, said he kept a revolver under his pillow.
  • Liberal Suicide Bombers Prepare For Rush Limbaugh’s Return To Radio

    01/05/2010 9:29:39 AM PST · by writer33 · 17 replies · 1,163+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 01/05/2010 | Chris Davis
    Palm Beach—On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, all hell is expected to break loose at the Southern EIB Command Post in Palm Beach, Florida, as liberal suicide bombers prepare for Rush Limbaugh’s return to radio.
  • Marine gunnery sergeant revolutionized tank warfare but lost his right eye in battle (Gunny Pop)

    12/15/2009 7:57:27 PM PST · by pissant · 47 replies · 1,936+ views
    Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise ^ | 11/20/09 | Andrew Lubin
    As his M1 Abrams tank, nicknamed Bonecrusher, rolled through Fallujah, Iraq, Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch thought about the trail of dead insurgents left in its wake: “Fight and you die. Run and you die. Hide and you die. Hey, this works for me.” Popaditch, or “Gunny Pop” as his Marines called him, commanded a tank platoon during the first Battle of Fallujah in April 2004. Fighting only a week after four American contractors from Blackwater USA were captured, killed and their bodies hung from a bridge, Bonecrusher and Popaditch’s other tank were working with Marine infantry in clearing insurgents out...
  • Free the Navy SEALs Now

    12/10/2009 6:15:13 PM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies · 2,859+ views
    Investors Business daily ^ | December 10, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Law: American heroes are arraigned for allegedly punching a terrorist in wartime. What happens to Tiger Woods isn't vital to our country's future. What happens to Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe is. People are more likely to recognize the names of Tiger's alleged bimbo eruptions than the names of these three Navy SEALs we sent into battle. They are not household names in a nation consumed with Climate Gate, the public option and the antics of billionaire athletes. An administration consumed with apologies has said the architect of 9/11's massacre, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, must be given all the...
  • 2 of 3 accused SEALs to appear in court (outrageous)

    12/07/2009 9:42:05 AM PST · by pissant · 26 replies · 1,162+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 12/6/09 | Larry Odell
    RICHMOND, Va.—Two Navy SEALs are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in military court on charges that they mistreated an Iraqi suspect in the gory slayings of four U.S. contractors in Fallujah. One of the SEALs is accused of punching the detainee after his September arrest, while the other is accused of lying to investigators. A third SEAL also accused of lying to investigators about the episode will be arraigned later. All three men have men have received an outpouring of support from people who view them as heroes. A Facebook page created to support the SEALs had more than 45,000...
  • Blackwater Down

    01/07/2009 6:02:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies · 1,485+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 6, 2009
    Justice: Once again, Americans asked to put their lives on the line go on trial. Their crime was doing the very job we asked them to do in Iraq. Will they now be sacrificed for an ungrateful Iraq?On Tuesday, five members of a tactical support team of Blackwater Worldwide security guards in Iraq made their first appearance in U.S. District Court on charges ranging from voluntary manslaughter to the use of automatic weapons. The "crime" was protecting State Department personnel under fire in a war zone and firing back. On Sept. 16, 2007, 18 members of the "Raven 23" team...
  • Navy Seals Could Face Year in Prison Over Alleged Punching of Terrorist

    12/05/2009 8:16:48 AM PST · by montag813 · 109 replies · 2,667+ views ^ | 12-05-09 | CNS News
    The Navy Seals facing court martial for the alleged abuse of a terror suspect arrested for killing four Americans face up to a year in military confinement, discharge for bad conduct, and forfeiture of two-thirds of their pay for a year, if convicted, according to defense attorneys.
  • One Fat Lip for the Terrorist,One Black Eye on America

    12/02/2009 7:55:49 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 6 replies · 384+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 12/2/09 | alaphiah
    Abed the alleged mastermind of four mutilated and burned U.S. security guards in Fallujah in 2004. No that’s not the unbelievable moment the moment that is giving America a black eye is the fact that America is prosecuting three of the four U.S. SEALs because Abed a terrorist accused them of fattening his lip in the process of his capture and custody. (see story) (see 4:37min video) According to Reporter Rowan Scarborough; Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class (SO-2), is facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a...
  • Save the SEALs: A serious nation doesn't prosecute its heroes

    11/30/2009 8:05:45 PM PST · by Abakumov · 29 replies · 1,273+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2009 | Editorial
    The fact that this case has come this far shows an astonishing lack of perspective. While these three patriotic young men stand before a military judge to answer a terrorist complaint about an alleged thrown punch, CIA- and Air Force-operated drone aircraft rain hellfire missiles on terror suspects, killing them and anyone who happens to be nearby, whether or not they have the right target. Fighting a war is dirty business. As George Orwell is reputed to have said, "we sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would...
  • Dec 7 Navy SEALs Courts-Martial PROTEST - Norfolk Virginia

    11/30/2009 2:45:02 PM PST · by Saoirise · 60 replies · 4,551+ views
    Eagles UP | 11/30/2009 | Elyse A. Buongiorno
    Dec 7 Navy SEALs Courts-Martial PROTEST - Norfolk Virginia SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! Type: Causes - Protest Network: Global Date: Monday, December 7, 2009 Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm Location: Naval Station Norfolk City/Town: Norfolk, VA Description As most of you already know, some of our military’s most elite, the Navy SEALs are under fire from the US Government for none other than bloodying the lip of one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq, the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. Matthew McCabe, Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe & Petty Officer...
  • Clubbing Our Seals

    11/27/2009 5:09:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,652+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 27, 2009 | IBD edirorial staff
    War On Terror: As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed receives the benefits of U.S. justice, three Navy SEALs face court-martial for allegedly punching a captured terrorist who hanged Americans from a bridge in Fallujah. Apparently our efforts to impress the world about the marvels of our criminal justice system require us to give foreign terrorists such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who invented the manned cruise missiles that flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and plowed into a Pennsylvania field on its way to the Capitol Building, the full rights and protections of the American citizens he conspired...
  • SEALs Who Caught High-Profile Terrorist Now Face Court-Martial

    11/27/2009 8:32:10 AM PST · by Irisshlass · 148 replies · 2,843+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/26/2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    The military is throwing the book at three terrorist-hunting Navy SEALs who captured one of the most wanted in Iraq. It seems one of the commandos may have punched Ahmed Hashim Abed, who intelligence reports said planned the bloody ambush of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah, Iraq, five years ago. Instead of plaudits, three SEALs face court-martial in January. And conservatives are expressing outrage to HUMAN EVENTS. Abed, whom the U.S. command designated "Objective Amber," was nabbed in darkness Sept. 3 by a platoon of commandos from SEAL Team 10, based in Norfolk. The next few hours proved...
  • Navy SEALs who captured one of Iraq’s most wanted terrorists, facing charges... over a bloody lip.

    The SEALs took down Ahmed Hasim Abed, the alleged mastermind of a ghastly 2004 incident in which four American contractors who worked security for Blackwater USA, were murdered in Fallujah and two of the bodies were hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River. But instead of being praised as heroes, the SEALs are all facing charges and have hired lawyers, reported.
  • Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

    11/25/2009 8:55:22 AM PST · by Paige · 118 replies · 4,826+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told
  • Navy SEALS Prosecuted for Slugging Barbarian

    11/25/2009 10:42:38 AM PST · by jazminerose · 25 replies · 1,535+ views ^ | 11/25/09 | Joy Tiz
    In yet another exercise in flaunting its “sensitivity”, the Navy is prosecuting three of our extraordinary Navy SEALS for slugging a terrorist. Not just any terrorist, mind you. Ahmed Hashim Abed was the mastermind of the annihilation and mutilation of four Blackwater security guards whose mission on that day was to transport supplies for a catering company. “The Fallujah atrocity came to symbolize the brutality of the enemy in Iraq,and the degree to which a homegrown insurgency was extending its grip over Iraq.” Little Abed was considered a high value target whose capture should be feted. Three of our elite...
  • Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

    11/24/2009 11:45:09 AM PST · by Terrence DoGood · 638 replies · 27,028+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | By Rowan Scarborough
    Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And for their trouble, three of the SEALs, members of the Navy's elite commando unit, are now facing criminal charges, sources told The three have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral's mast — and requested a trial by court-martial. Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named "Objective Amber," told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it....
  • Decorated Marine to run for (liberal) Filner's seat (A Duncan Hunter guy)

    11/10/2009 8:28:46 PM PST · by pissant · 130 replies · 2,859+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11/10/09 | John Marelius
    Decorated Marine veteran Nick Popaditch on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 51st Congressional District seat held by Democrat Bob Filner. Nicknamed “Gunny Pop,” Popaditch served two separate stints in the Marines. He was a tank commander during the Persian Gulf war and honorably discharged in 1992 after six years. Tiring of civilian life, he rejoined the Marines in 1995. A widely circulated photograph after the fall of Baghdad in 2003 shows the tank commander and platoon sergeant smoking a cigar in front of the statue of Saddam Hussein just before his unit helped tear it...
  • Murder charge dropped in Iraqi detainee killing

    09/29/2009 6:24:31 PM PDT · by Saoirise · 2 replies · 592+ views
    San diego Union Tribune ^ | 9/29/2009 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The government has dropped a murder charge against a Marine who pleaded guilty Tuesday to dereliction of duty for killing an unarmed Iraqi detainee during a battle to recapture the city of Fallujah. If convicted of murder, Sgt. Jermaine Nelson could have faced a maximum sentence of life in prison and a dishonorable discharge. Instead, he now faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a bad conduct discharge – one grade less than dishonorable. Defense attorney Joseph Low told reporters the plea agreement says Nelson will not serve any prison time and will...
  • Sgt. Jermaine Nelson pleads to dereliction

    09/29/2009 4:03:42 PM PDT · by 4woodenboats · 13 replies · 732+ views
    North County Times ^ | September 29 2009 | Mark Walker
    A Marine sergeant pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to two counts of dereliction of duty in connection with the shooting death of an unarmed detainee during the opening hours of the November 2004 battle for the Iraqi city of Fallujah.