Human Events has posted a petition requesting Defense Secretary Gates step up and dismiss the charges against Navy SEALs Jonathan Keefe, Julio Huertas and Matthew McCabe.
Today we honor the 68th anniversary the bombing of Pearl Harbor. 2400 sailors and Marines lost their lives that day. It is ironic then that on this solemn anniversary the United States Navy chooses to arraign three Navy Seals in preparation of their Court Martial. Here’s Steve’s post just to refresh your memory:
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 FoxNews.com.
The three, all members of the Navy’s elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called a captain’s mast — and have 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.
Now, instead of being lauded for bringing to justice a high-value target, three of the SEAL commandos, all enlisted, face assault charges and have retained lawyers.
Today, outraged citizens in the Tidewater area will be holding a protest at the Norfolk Naval base where the three will be arraigned. From Resist.net…
This is a complete outrage and mockery of our US Military. As Americans, we CANNOT stand for this and MUST show our support for our troops who are constantly being put in harms way to protect the country that is now bring them under fire. We must send a message that “political correctness” has reached a boiling point and that these service men will not be hung out to dry.
I ask everyone, within reason, to take to Norfolk, VA on Dec 7 and send a message loud and clear that we stand behind them.
They are also asking if you can’t make it to the protest … please … let the Navy know how you feel.
Voice you opinion by contacting the following:
To file a citizen complaint regarding the treatment of these Navy Seals, please call (813) 828-4976 on Monday… or send emails now to email@example.com
US Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps
The Office of the Judge Advocate Genera, Public Affairs
1322 Patterson Ave., Suite 3000
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066
Comm: (202) 685-5493
Washington Navy Yard: (202) 685-5190
Pentagon, Room 4C642: (703) 614-7420
AJAG, Military Law : 1254 Charles Morris St., SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5047
Comm: (202) 685-7053
Let’s do our part as citizens and help defend these heroes and end the political correctness in our military.
Oh for crying out loud. Three Navy SEALs face assault charges after they captured Ahmed Hashim Abed, who is suspected as being the ringleader of the March 2004 planned ambush on four Blackwater contractors who were involved in a support mission to deliver food.
Ummm … well, when your boss failed miserably in a similar situation, I guess when someone succeeds, well it must be luck. Unbelievable. Another “Great moments in liberal military analysis.” Read more