Assigned Reading: Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist
(FROM: Fox News)
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.
I understand the importance of professional conduct in our military, but really? The ringleader of a mob that ambushed four American contractors who were delivering food for a catering event, killed them, desecrated their bodies, and hung them from a bridge is captured and his complaint is a bloody lip? Can you imagine listening to this monster’s complaint of a bloody lip and actually disciplining the SEALs? Or doing anything other than laughing? That’s a playground scratch, not grounds for courts martial.
How can any nation that subjects the men who risk their lives in its defense to this kind of treatment expect to long endure?