Friday, December 4, 2009

Navy SEALs Accused of Assault in Capturing Terrorist

According to a November 30, 2009 story, three Navy SEALs who captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq are now facing assault and other criminal charges.

Ahmed Hashim Abed, who alleges he was "punched" by his captors, was apprehended for his suspected involvement in directing the murder and mutiliation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004.

While few of the facts of this incident are known, we encourage discussion on the rights of high-profile detainees, soldier accountability and the role of the military courts in this matter.


Anonymous said...

It is very discerning that our goverment is concerned with prosecuting our military heros that are fighting for our freedom and way of life and more concerned and focused on giving rights to violent, distored foreign terrorist, who would butcher and massacare and cut your head off in a second for thier jihadist cause. These terrorist are a military concern and should not be assumed to have any rights at all. Our leadership and our government should be ashamed of themselves as Americans to even entertain charging the Navy Seals. Hello, do you remember what they did to those Contract American Security Officers in the Name of Allah? Let the military tribunals try this terrorist as a war crimimal and not Just as a Criminal in the United States.

Diana M. Rodriguez said...

Punched? Wow, he should feel lucky. If he had been captured by one of his own, he could have lost his head.

Anonymous said...

If "hypothetical" war criminals are given constitutional rights, has anything happened to military rules of engagement? Has the ROE changed? Do "alleged extreemists" need to be read constitutional rights by military men and women in combat? Do military service men and women even know if we are actually engaged in a war (If not a war against terrorism)? And should our service men and women or those entering military service "lawyer up" before committing themselves? Has our administration added "fog" - ambiquity and confusion to mission clarity? As I am confused about the raw answers (not obfuscated by PC) to such questions, I also wonder if we should be asking ourselves and our leaders if there are serious issues of morality here? After serving 25 years as a military chaplain, I have not experienced such "alledged" confusion.

Anonymous said...

This story is political correctness gone crazy. These guys fight the fight-face death and they "PUNCH" a guy and have to face charges? PLEASE There are bar fights every night where people are punched and they are not heroes..This is insane and this is more of the Obama insanity It will get worse wait and see