I realize that their offices are closed for the holiday. But if you could please, email or write your federal level legislators, I am sure that we could get this nonsense stopped!
I just heard, of the Navy SEALs, who are being court-martialed because a terrorist they apprehended claims that they punched him in the stomach (he also ended up with a bloody lip). Now, this is not your average, run of the mill, IED placing terrorist. No, he's the one behind the capture, torture, and MURDER of civilian contractors...
Now, these men are out doing their jobs. They find this...specimen of humanity...capture him. And in the process, he gets a punch to the stomach. Frankly, if that was all he got, well, GOOD FOR THE SEALS!!!! He's lucky *I* wasn't the one running that op--he'd have been lucky to make it into custody. I realize that murder is wrong. I realize that as a Christian, I am supposed to let God do the judging. But there are some times, ladies and gentlemen, that I revert back to my more primal, "remove this scumbag from the number of the living", instincts.
The fact that these sailors were doing their job as Special Forces operators. They captured the man alive, and brought him in. And all the Iraqis do is complain because he was punched in the stomach? I am so livid right now...
We have friends over there now--civilian contractors. We have many many friends who are still in the armed forces. El Husbando served, as did my father, great-uncles, and grandfather. I am so angry, that I am almost incapable of coming into words fit for public consumption....
Please write/contact your leglislators, House and Senate. Here is a link for finding your state's representatives...
and here is one for the Senate:
I've already emailed mine, and plan on calling on Monday. I want them to intervene, and insist this idiocy be stopped. First we're giving these criminals rights of American citizens, bringing them to NYC for trial, as if they were simple burglars...letting them air their 'reasons' in open court--as if there is a reason for murderous behavior. NO. Enough is enough!
It is as if the "powers that be" keep pushing and pushing and pushing. This administration has made no friends of the military, and this sort of behavior is something that only adds to the pile in their disfavor. Between the dithering on the troop increase--if there is even one--to Afghanistan...the lack of proper behavior towards the terrorist (yes, I said it) attack at Ft Hood...the comments that soldiers 'are a good photo op'...this administration is full of cowards. It is near treason, what they are doing to our men and women in uniform. What they are doing to our citizenry, whether they are military or not, by bringing those terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, to NYC for trial.
Contact your Senators and Representatives, and let them know you want these court-martials, dropped. Period. They *can* put pressure on the defense department. They *can* do something about it, don't accept the "well, we let them handle their own affairs". Sorry, this is a citizen led military, and they get their budgets via the legislature. We *can* tell them what to do, and we *can* tell them to quit the PC pandering to the leftists who want to hamstring our military, who would just dearly love to 'make friends' with these terrorists who want us dead. We *can* let our opinions be known, and we'd better get on the horn, and start letting them hear allllll about it. We 'hire' these men and women to represent us, and in order to do that, they need to know what we want. So let them know!
Sorry for the rant. I'm just livid. These sailors should be taken off the docket for court-martial. Shoot, this shouldn't even show up in their records (except maybe as a commendation).
If you don't feel you can in all good honesty, contact your legislators, then please, pray for these men and their families. And for all of those who will suffer as a result of these actions by the military command structure and the executive branch of our government.
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