Now, look at the photo. Who would be the man hanging on that bridge there, or rather what remains of him? Would it be Scott Helvenston? Or Michael Teague? Or Wesley Batalona? Or Jerry Zovko?
Via FOX News, November 25:
"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."
I am very sorry to conclude that the cancer of political correctness is eating away at the core of even the US Army. It is, e.g., apparent in the multiculti/diversity insanity which is slowly but persistently undermining the combat effectiveness of US Armed Forces. It is also apparent in the unjustified respect a General Casey pays to a monstrous and disgusting belief system called islam when he states loud and clear that anti-muslim backlash would be worse than 50 plus people murdered and/or wounded. And it is again apparent in a woolly do-goodery promo film for the US Navy which raises the question whether that institution should remain what it was meant to be, an apparatus to keep the peace by breaking things if necessary, or whether it should in time become the world's biggest toy and candy distributing NGO. If this stream of nonsencical stories continues, soon, all the US Army will need to make the picture complete is a union.
Let me now ask the same question, who would we have here? Scott Helvenston, Jerry Zovko, Wesley Batalona or Michael Teague?
It all doesn't matter, because Lieutenant Colonel Holly Silkman, and the General Casey types higher up for whom she is merely parroting, are more concerned with Ahmed Hashim Abed's bloody upper fucking lip. Back in World War II, BEFORE and AFTER the Malmédy massacre, GI's shot, hell, machinegunned helpless German POWs. As horrible as it was, it did not for one nanomoment lure the top brass in a situation of senseless self-doubt because a.) they WERE CERTAIN, and rightly so, that they were the good guys and the other side the bad guys and b.) they wanted to WIN. When I read stuff like the above, which smells like, say, dog feces you just stepped in (on a hot summer afternoon), I must conclude that too many in the US Army are not certain anymore they are fighting a good war, and neither am I certain that they still want to win:
"... Lt. Col. Holly Silkman, spokeswoman for the special operations component of U.S. Central Command, confirmed Tuesday to FoxNews.com that three SEALs have been charged in connection with the capture of a detainee. She said their court martial is scheduled for January.
United States Central Command declined to discuss the detainee, but a legal source told FoxNews.com that the detainee was turned over to Iraqi authorities, to whom he made the abuse complaints. He was then returned to American custody. The SEAL leader reported the charge up the chain of command, and an investigation ensued. The source said intelligence briefings provided to the SEALs stated that "Objective Amber" planned the 2004 Fallujah ambush, and "they had been tracking this guy for some time."
The Fallujah atrocity came to symbolize the brutality of the enemy in Iraq and the degree to which a homegrown insurgency was extending its grip over Iraq. The four Blackwater agents were transporting supplies for a catering company when they were ambushed and killed by gunfire and grenades. Insurgents burned the bodies and dragged them through the city. They hanged two of the bodies on a bridge over the Euphrates River for the world press to photograph. Intelligence sources identified Abed as the ringleader, but he had evaded capture until September.
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."
Post World War II the left achieved two enormous victories. The first is that they convinced the world that Nazis were extreme rightwingers, while of course it's the exact opposite. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid share far more convictions with Heinrich Himmler than Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher do. The second is that the left managed, through their hold on the institutions, the educational system and the media, to get the bulk of their insane theories become widely accepted as common wisdom, to the extent that people do not realize anymore, if they ever realized it, that so many of the fraudulent lies they now take for granted originated from the leftist cookbook. This is illustrated by the fact that while the Left is in retreat in Europe, the so-called victors, Europes rightwing and center-right parties, have almost unconsciously adopted the majority of the left's talking points. Examples? Global Warming. Gay marriage and adoption. Neo-Keynesianism. Multiculturalism. Prosecution of dissenters. Unbridled immigration. Active support for an ideology hellbent on destroying our culture.
In America, the situation is slightly different in that the Left is in power. But Americans should be wary of the European predicament. Even though it now looks as if president Baraka Hussein Mohbama may become a one-termer, the real danger lies in acceptance of this administrations dogmas and achievements. It is why Americans, even if they oust their most anti-American government ever in 2012, they still risk to get stuck forever with its legacy - without even realizing it.
Lt Col Silkman and the top brass she's carrying water for, may think of themselves as being "on the right" - because, after all, it's mostly rightwing inclined people who join the military while it's mostly leftwing people joining, say, Oxfam. The point is, Madam Silkman does not even realize she has part of her mind conditioned by the left. In a NORMAL WORLD, when someone, military or otherwise, would hear that a guy who orchestrated the murder and an ensuing mutilation defying belief of people actually helping that guy's country, received a punch on the upper lip, he or she would shrug or laugh.
In a world increasingly turning insane, the guy who allegedly administered the punch is court-martialled. But then again, what do you expect when a muslim terrorist who literally waged WAR on US citizenry with the most massive projectiles ever and hundreds of tons of kerosene, will be tried in a CIVILIAN court with all the prerogatives that entails, and to add insult to injury in the most perverse manner ever...
... just blocks away from where this victim of his, and countless others, fell to their death.
I never thought I'd buy a line from Oliver Stoned one day, but I do now. It's from Platoon, a film I didn't realize at the time was projecting that same leftozoid nonsense we've been stuck with for five decades now. That line is: "the enemy is inside us".
It certainly is.
Come to your senses.