Friday, November 27, 2009

Navy Seals Arrested for Bloodying Terrorist Nose

I publish this without comment except to say that it is one of many signs of a great nation now committing suicide, which was the way of Athens, Rome and all the other great nations that fell.

Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

By Rowan Scarborough November 25, 2009

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

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.

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 false official statement, and assault.

Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe, SO-2, is facing charges of dereliction of performance of duty and making a false official statement.

Petty Officer Julio Huertas, SO-1, faces those same charges and an additional charge of impediment of an investigation.

Neal Puckett, an attorney representing McCabe, told Fox News the SEALs are being charged for allegedly giving the detainee a “punch in the gut.”

“I don’t know how they’re going to bring this detainee to the United States and give us our constitutional right to confrontation in the courtroom,” Puckett said. “But again, we have terrorists getting their constitutional rights in New York City, but I suspect that they’re going to deny these SEALs their right to confrontation in a military courtroom in Virginia.”

The three SEALs will be arraigned separately on Dec. 7. Another three SEALs — two officers and an enlisted sailor — have been identified by investigators as witnesses but have not been charged. obtained the official handwritten statement from one of the three witnesses given on Sept. 3, hours after Abed was captured and still being held at the SEAL base at Camp Baharia. He was later taken to a cell in the U.S.-operated Green Zone in Baghdad.

The SEAL told investigators he had showered after the mission, gone to the kitchen and then decided to look in on the detainee.

"I gave the detainee a glance over and then left," the SEAL wrote. "I did not notice anything wrong with the detainee and he appeared in good health."

Lt. Col. Holly Silkman, spokeswoman for the special operations component of U.S. Central Command, confirmed Tuesday to that three SEALs have been charged in connection with the capture of a detainee. She said their court martial is scheduled for January.

United States Central Command declined to discuss the detainee, but a legal source told that the detainee was turned over to Iraqi authorities, to whom he made the abuse complaints. He was then returned to American custody. The SEAL leader reported the charge up the chain of command, and an investigation ensued.

The source said intelligence briefings provided to the SEALs stated that "Objective Amber" planned the 2004 Fallujah ambush, and "they had been tracking this guy for some time."

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.

The four Blackwater agents were transporting supplies for a catering company when they were ambushed and killed by gunfire and grenades. Insurgents burned the bodies and dragged them through the city. They hanged two of the bodies on a bridge over the Euphrates River for the world press to photograph.

Intelligence sources identified Abed as the ringleader, but he had evaded capture until September.

The military is sensitive to charges of detainee abuse highlighted in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. The Navy charged four SEALs with abuse in 2004 in connection with detainee treatment.

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At 6:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the future, instead of capturing these terrorists, they should be dealt with on the battlefield. One shot to the head should be all the justice that is needed. "An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth". Whenever liberals get involved or others who feel the need to placate liberal ideology, you know the situation will deteriate. The free world is a war with Muslim terrorists. The only way to win is to kill more of them than they do of us. Just as we did in WW2 with the Japs. We finally had to drop a couple of A-bombs on the sons-of-bitches to force them into submission.

At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

I agree. They should have just blown him away. Until this country is rid that big eared jackass that occupies the White House, and all his Left Wing ilk, there is going to be more of the same. It's just completely ridicules and there's no need for it.

At 7:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a word for these dumb-___ liberals, it is opthalmooskeptic which means staring at thier navel. These self righteous hypocrits can't think beyond that and are going to prosecute the guys that are giving them the freedom to act like fools. Perhaps we should begin taking away thier freedoms claiming that they are traitors to this great nation and hang them at dawn.

At 3:48 PM, Blogger René O'Deay said...

They thought he had crucial info that they needed. the only reason he was brought back alive.
Hope the info was worth it.

At 7:16 AM, Anonymous Bob McCarty said...

Based on what you've written above, I think you might be interested in two just-published posts related to the ASSAULT CHARGES AGAINST THREE NAVY SEALs:

1) Retired Navy SEAL Questions Nation’s Mental State -- Court-martial over a bloody lip? The recent news regarding the U.S. Navy SEALs who are facing trial by court-martial raises many questions about the current mental state of America’s military, its civilian leadership and the thoughts and feelings of the American people in general.

2) Six Important Facts About the Assault Charges Three Navy SEALs Face for Doing Their Jobs -- As my first investigative reporting effort related to the SEALs’ case, I offer six important facts about the case you’re likely not to read about in the mainstream media supplied to me by a source whom I cannot name inside the Pentagon.

Feel free to republish (with attribution and a link to my blog, of course). Thanks in advance!


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