It’s happening. The blowback from the Holder Justice department criminalizing the 9/11 terror plotters.
This time it is in reverse. The government is seeking conviction of four Navy SEALs by courts martial who captured the terrorist, Ahmed Hashim Abed, who perpetrated the grisly mutilation of Blackwater security contactors whose burned remains were hung on the bridge in Fallujah in May, 2004. All because the suspect said he was punched and had as bloody lip to allegedly prove it These brave Navy commandos have been arraigned on military court charges of assault, because they refused non-judicial punishment. Hence, the government opting for a courts martial.
Note the comment of an attorney representing one of the Navy SEALs connecting this trial with the one for Khalid Sheik Mohammed and the four other 9/11 plotters in federal court in Manhattan:
“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.”
This FoxNews report provides the mind numbing details:
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 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.
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.
LT. CMDR Patton James A.
This is a total farce. These men who bravely serve our country, as I did, capture one of the most wanted and brutal terrorits in the world, and yet they are the ones who are being punished?!!! What has happened to this country and our tradition of honoring and respecting the brave men and women who put they're very own lives on the line to keep it and it's citizens safe. The entire world looks to the U.S. For protection and safety. And yet when a terrorist cries like an infant simply because he may have been punched in the mouth, they call the men who get the job done war criminals?! This man deserves far more then a punch in the mouth!!! If Obama does NOT put and end to this then, this country should insist on his resignation or begin the impeachment process and remove him and his entire cabinet. This country needs a President who will stand behind the men and woman who serve it 110%... and NOT allow a foreign criminal's cries of his so-called constitutional-like rights being violated to dictate how we treat the men who captured him. And since when did this country start giving constitutional-like rights to TERRORISTS who are not even from this country? Was it about the time we alledgedly decided to elect a President with a terrorist-like name and terrorst-like associates and practices who apparently wasn't even born in the U.S.?!!
Lt.Cmdr Patton James A
Obama could stop this travesty with one phone call... but he won't.