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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist,2933,576646,00.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&

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

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.

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.

What has this country come to? So what if soldiers punched this terrorist coward that had US citizens murdered, burned, dragged through the streets, and hung from a bridge? These SEALs should be commended for their bravery, risking their lives to bring this sleazy ball to justice. Bringing our own soldiers up on charges does not make the rest of the world think more of us, it confirms our enemy's beliefs that we are weak and morally bankrupt.

1 comment:

  1. Obvious conclusion...take no prisoners. And, we will not survive as a society if this attitude continues.