Friday, May 7, 2010
......for Justice has Prevailed!
A Virginia military jury found a Navy SEAL not guilty Thursday on all charges he punched an Iraqi suspected in the 2004 killings of four U.S. contractors in Fallujah.
"I'm really happy right now," Matthew McCabe, the Navy SEAL, told Fox News shortly after hearing the outcome of the court martial. "It's an amazing feeling. I'm on cloud nine right now."
McCabe, a special operations petty officer second class, called the proceedings "troubling at times," adding "having your career on the line is not an easy thing to handle.
McCabe was the third and final Navy SEAL to be prosecuted in the case.
He had faced charges of assault, making a false official statement and dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee.
McCabe was accused of punching last year is Ahmed Hashim Abed, the suspected mastermind of the grisly killings six years ago.
Abed was captured in a surprise raid by the Navy SEALs in Fallujah, Iraq, in September of last year.
The murders he’s accused of masterminding were a turning point in the Iraq war, galvanizing the U.S. military to launch a major offensive against the insurgents in Fallujah.
The bodies of the four Americans were burning and dragged through the streets, and two of them were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates River
Read the rest of the story at FoxNews
Not to mention that I Obviously thought bringing these Heroes up on Charges was a travesty.
Side Note: The whole trial was based on Abed's claim that The SEAL punched him in the face, giving him a bloody lip.
I spent some time on San Clemente, home of SEAL BUDS Camp. Tiny, isolated Military Base with nothing to do after hours but Fish, surf, bowl in a three lane hall, or imbibe at the "Salty Crab"....
Sometimes, things got just a "little" exciting in there. Ol'Wollf has seen the result of a "punch" from a SEAL.
Gives more than a bloody lip Folks.......
Two pieces of life advice for you younger Fellows:
1) Don't drink downstream from the herd, and...
2) Don't ever make fun of those sissy little "Boy Shorts" that SEALS wear....Never.