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  • Marines, others rally behind sergeant accused in Fallouja killings [Sgt Nelson case]

    06/28/2009 5:05:09 PM PDT · by RedRover · 14 replies · 1,166+ views
    KABC -- San Diego ^ | 28 June 2009 | Tony Perry
    A group of retired Marines is rallying behind Sgt. Jermaine Nelson, the last of three Marines to face trial in the killing of unarmed prisoners during a battle in Fallouja, Iraq, in November 2004. Two other defendants have been found innocent: former Sgt. Jose Nazario in federal court in August, and Sgt. Ryan Weemer in a court-martial at Camp Pendleton in April. Nelson's case is set for a pretrial hearing Monday at Camp Pendleton. He stands accused of unpremeditated murder and dereliction of duty. Calls for the charges to be dropped have come from retired Col. G.I. Wilson; William McNulty...
  • Fallujah pullback opportunity, not necessarily agreement to end fight: Abizaid (MUST READ!!!)

    04/30/2004 9:47:18 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 236 replies · 377+ views
    AFP ^ | Fri, Apr 30, 2004 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The withdrawal of marines from Fallujah is "an opportunity, not necessarily an agreement" to end fighting for the city, the commander of US forces in Iraq (news - web sites) said, warning that military action may still be needed to root out foreign fighters. General John Abizaid said the United States will not tolerate foreign fighters in the city, and will insist on heavy weapons coming off the streets and on freedom of movement for marines and Iraqi security forces. He said it should be understood that "what we have there is an opportunity, and not necessarily...