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The Navy Seal trial

Postby Niner Alpha » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:04 pm

These are actually three posts that I'm running together..slightly modified from my other site. How do you feel about it?

"A decorated Navy SEAL was acquitted Tuesday of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017." His team members said he stabbed a teen aged prisoner in the neck that he and his team were given to hold. An accomplice testified he finished off the prisoner after the accused stabbed him as an excuse for why the Seal shouldn't be held accountable. He was said by his team members to have shot civilians including a girl and an old man from a distance as a Medic-sniper. Some of his team members said they would shoot near potential victims to scare them off when their leader was in a sniper position because they found their 20 year man superior's actions deplorable.

He was found guilty of one count of posing with the murdered prisoner while taking his reenlistment oath. He had posted the photo online with the dead man by the hair of his head saying he got him with his knife.Probably a lot of Navy Seals are either feeling real proud or really ashamed right now in that the court that let him go fee of all significant charges. It makes me ashamed to be an American.

The one count he was found guilty of..... it's bad form to have a picture made posing with an enemy corpse while taking the oath of re-enlistment ...he was sentenced for today. He got no further jail time than what he served when arrested, lost one pay grade and forfeited some of his pay for four months. He plans on bouncing back from his mistakes...he says. No dishonorable discharge. He can continue to serve as an NCO in the Navy Seals.

President Donald Trump, who intervened earlier this year to have Gallagher moved from the brig to less restrictive confinement, tweeted congratulations to the SEAL and his family.“You have been through much together. Glad I could help!” the president wrote." AP. The Seal thanked the President for his support and FOX news and a few Red State Republicans.

In response to Vern mentioning Calley in the string and how he didn't get much of a sentence either:
That Calley thing is why this gets under my skin. I don't think he served more than a couple of months of house arrest thanks to Nixon. Calley's CO got nothing. Remember how those of us who didn't kill prisoners or civilians took the heat from Calley and the My Lai incident after we came home? Remember the Baby killer remarks. Some girl walked up to me in an airport on the way home from Vietnam and spit in my face because I was wearing a uniform. Ordinary Americans looked upon all of us as one and the same as those who Nixon forgave for atrocities. Many Americans upon meeting us, if they were aware of the fact we served in Vietnam, must have had in the back of their minds some wonder about how honorable we acted in combat because of My Lai.

I remember a guy who was messed up by a mine planted on the edge of a field and a farmer plowing that field. Nobody killed the farmer....he probably knew the edge of the field was mined but was caught between us and the VC and we knew it. I remember a couple of prisoners in Cambodia after we had been fighting for a couple of days. Nobody killed them for surrendering.

I wouldn't expect the services to give out medals for not killing prisoners but, in my estimation, they shouldn't act like it doesn't matter when someone does murder a prisoner or shoot civilians. It reflects on those who served their country and played by the rules. It reflects on everybody who acted honorably and gives the present enemies aid and comfort in the public notice of the outcome than any kind of information leaked to Newspapers that have gotten convicted sources jail time and pre-trial rough treatment and intimidation that this Seal didn't get.
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Re: The Navy Seal trial

Postby Niner Delta » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:20 pm

Calley actually served 3½ years of house arrest, but that doesn't alter anyone's view of the whole thing.
This is where there are many differing opinions about the outcome in both cases.

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Re: The Navy Seal trial

Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:23 pm

I stand corrected. Somehow I thought Nixon let him off. Nixon did commute his sentence after Calley only served three days in actual jail....according to the internet. Maybe that's what confused me. House arrest for three and half years at Columbus Georgia under house arrest.

True ...to each his own opinion.

Wonder what this free man's wife will be thinking if that guy gets angry at her over burning the toast or something?

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