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Posted on 04/23/2010 4:23:11 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
BAGHDAD (AP) A U.S. military judge on Friday cleared a Navy SEAL of any wrongdoing in the alleged beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American contractors.
The Blackwater contractors' burned bodies were dragged through the streets and two were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates river in the former insurgent hotbed of Fallujah in an attack that shocked Americans and galvanized U.S. support for the war.
After a daylong trial and fewer than two hours considering the evidence, Navy Judge Cmdr. Tierny Carlos found Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe of Yorktown, Virginia, not guilty of dereliction of duty, a spokesman said.
It was the second verdict in as many days to throw out charges against a SEAL accused in the abuse case. Three SEALS, the Navy's elite special forces unit, face charges in a case that has drawn fire from at least 20 members of Congress and other Americans who it see it as coddling terrorists to overcompensate for the notorious Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
The trial against the third and final SEAL to be charged is slated for May 3 in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Lot’s of good news today!
Good news for Americans...but registered Democrats not too happy.
It’s a disgrace that these men were ever charged with anything.All this for hitting the scum,I’d have shot the SOB if I had been there.
You hit the nail on the head. I have a hard time getting excited, as they should never been on trial in the first place.
No matter the outcome, I am still pi^#ed.
The Navy should pull the stick out of its butt and drop the charges against the third SEAL.
From personal experience that stick is a permanent fixture.
Awww, sounds like must've traumatized the poor P.O.
It comes too easy for these prosecutors and commanders to take these men away from their mission to protect the country, on the word of the enemy, but are terrified to prevent psycho muslim from murdering 13 of his fellow soldiers.
What is wrong with (some of)our military commanders?
HOORAY!!! Take that hussein. One of your brothers lost in court. Wonder what will happen to the officers on the board when THE ONE hears about this?
2 down, 1 to go.
a little faith restored concerning the legal system.............so far. other than that ROCK ON!!!!!
Great news about the 2nd SEAL, hope this is the case for number three.
HIT THE TANGOS HARDER NEXT TIME.BREAK THEIR NOSES. BLACKEN THEIR BALLS.
This should never have been a case in the first place if it were not for Hussein.
abu ain’t gonna like this. SEALs are NOT his favorite peeps since they shot those poor, defenseless pirates.
Obama and Holder. That’s what wrong with this picture.
The terrorists rights have been violated. After they dragged these American contractors in the streets and hung up the chared remains...have mercy on the perpetrators....it’s the Hussein way! And to think these Seals did not even get a trial in NYC!
Well, his dishdasha was stained! The humanity
My sentiments exactly!
Good for our guys - the GOOD guys - but this shall not be forgotten!!!!!
Tell your reps running in Nov, any brass you meet, etc that we DO NOT bring charges up against our troops for “roughing up” a combatant!!! Case closed!!!! Or they themselves can soldier up and fight the f***ing war....s**t heads all!!!!!
I know some of said individuals...they can’t tell the difference between their a** and a hole in the ground...
God forbid! They stained the dishdasha!
Thanks for that completely irrelevant tidbit of Arab culture.
There should be no pretense about the idiot in chief.He is an enemy of Israel, and a treasonous filthy dog to all of Americas allies, failing to face down a theocratic caliphatic movement bent on world domination.
Teasonous dogs in the White House, bent on the destruction of our native land!!
no kidding...I’ve had cops whoop me much worse than than that while cuffed up and just took my medicine
we are supposed to feel sorry for this murdering turd?
DeMartino sure sounds like he has a soft spot for the piece of camel turd.
The PC infestation is all-permeating.
US clears 2nd Navy SEAL in Iraqi abuse case
Now give the poor man back his life...
Think the (3) S's.
What a dog & pony show! And for WHAT?
For the purpose of destroying the morale and effectiveness of our military.
“Good news for Americans...but registered Democrats not too happy.”
Telling comment...registered RATS are “internationalists” (read socialists/communists) first, Americans somewhere down the list, if at all - America is to blame for those wackpies...it aint your daddy’s RAT party folks...time to WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.
> ... of seeing Abed punched in the stomach, causing blood to gush from his mouth and stain his white dishdasha ...
You mean these brave men were being charged for laundry stains on a terrorist?
It is rightly going to get harder and harder to recruit great Americans for these type military groups with this type of bovine scatology occurring. They should have never been charged in the first place. When a country allows its brightest heroes to be put through crap like this, the country is imploding fast.
Well, we did lose a lot of good officers and key NCOs during the Clinton Years, that’s for sure.
I stuck it out. It takes more than a p*ss-poor leader at the tippy-top to make me turn tail and run!
“Thank You Father”
The military prosecution must be about 0 for 20 in these cases.
Gee, that’s mighty big of them. Too bad “the US” can’t give them back all those months of stress and anguish, and time lost fighting a battle against their own superiors that sent them out on a mission, then attempted to prosecute them for doing their job. What a load of crap that is.
He’d be hanging from the very same bridge soaked in gasoline had I been there. Now then-where’s my Zippo?