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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

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 FoxNews.com.

The three, all members of the Navy's elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral'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.
Read the rest here.

I desperately want to comment on this. But I don't think I can without recourse to language that is not appropriate for a Christian blog.

1 comment:

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

A bloody lip proves nothing, as it can have been inflicted by anybody, or even be self-inflicted.

A bloody lip doesn't prove WHEN it was inflicted, either. During a struggle to subdue the accused? In self-defense?

P.S. I thought assault was what a Navy Seal was supposed to do!?!?!