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2019-11-25 -Land of the Free
I Am Backing Warfighters, says Trump on Gallagher Case
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Posted by Dron66046 2019-11-25 15:17|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [299 views ]  Top

#1 President Donald Trump says "I have to protect our war fighters"

No one noticed we never allow our grunts to be adjudged by the ICC? Seems to be a principle here.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-11-25 15:55||   2019-11-25 15:55|| Front Page Top

#2 Listening to the Beeb, they keep using the phrase, "Gallager, who was accused of war crimes..." which is true, but somehow they never get around to the acquittal part. Wankers.

Seems to me, if you earn the right to be called a SEAL, then you're a SEAL. They may kick you out of the club for doing something heinous, but you still earned the badge. And no, peeing on the carcasses of your dead enemies doesn't count as heinous.
Posted by SteveS 2019-11-25 17:36||   2019-11-25 17:36|| Front Page Top

#3 Esper also accused Navy Secretary Richard Spencer of secretly offering to the White House to rig the Navy disciplinary process to ensure the Gallagher not lose his Trident.
"Secretly offered to rig" ... Good Grief! This is (A) beyond stupid and/or (B) deliberate sabotage of Trump because there is no way that this would not leak. The "rigging" would be seen as a corrupt act be everyone!
Posted by magpie 2019-11-25 17:41||   2019-11-25 17:41|| Front Page Top

#4 The President does not believe in leaving the war fighters to hang on the Olde Barb Wire.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2019-11-25 18:10||   2019-11-25 18:10|| Front Page Top

#5 ..refreshing change from the previous "they're expendable" abandon them in Benghazi crowd.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-11-25 19:20||   2019-11-25 19:20|| Front Page Top

#6 The "posing for a selfie with a dead Taliban" is what has come to be a (quote) War Crime (un-quote) these days. Part of the Geneva Accords to not "denigrate enemy corpses"...If you compare it to historical events this case is a trivial case that only a REMF JAG would get into spasms over...
The Mimizuka (耳塚, "Ear Mound", often translated as "Ear Tomb"), an alteration of the original Hanazuka (鼻塚, "Nose Mound")[1][2][3] is a monument in Kyoto, Japan, dedicated to the sliced noses of killed Korean soldiers and civilians[4][5] as well as Ming Chinese troops[6] taken as war trophies during the Japanese invasions of Korea from 1592 to 1598. The monument enshrines the severed noses of at least 38,000 Koreans killed during Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasions.
Posted by magpie 2019-11-25 20:55||   2019-11-25 20:55|| Front Page Top

#7 Shitshow Part 197
Posted by Lex 2019-11-25 21:59||   2019-11-25 21:59|| Front Page Top

#8 Hanazuka ...

Exactly the sort of thing expected from pre-Hiroshima japanese. Look at 'em now ! There's nothing as culturally sobering as a nuke.

An islamic nation is probably next. Watch that religion of peace find the peace then.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-11-25 22:23||   2019-11-25 22:23|| Front Page Top

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