UPDATE: I have anonymous confirmation on this. What SEAL can go on record? Can anyone add? Atlas reader Chris wrote:
Several days ago I listened to a long exchange on Rush Limbaugh with a retired military intelligence officer about the 3 seals case. This guy lived in North Carolina in a community with other military intelligence compatriots. He stated that the case of the 3 seals was being pushed relentlessly by the White House. He said that it was pay back for the action taken by the SEALS to kill the pirates that held hostage the skipper of a ship, which was a world-wide event. Obama had set the rules of engagement in such a manner that they almost precluded killing the pirates. A shot could be taken only if the death of the skipper appeared imminent. The seals were on site for 38 hours and had several chances to take out the pirates, but were held back. Finally, the on-site commander determined that the skipper was threatened and ordered the shot. The White House was furious. Obama claimed that he ordered the shot to gain public support, but this was clearly not the case. So, now it is pay back time for the seals.
This is disgusting, too unreal to believe. The brave Navy SEALs begging for justice. I think I am going to be sick. Here is the backstory posted on Atlas: Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist.
Please read the following email I received from a great lady:
I proudly accompanied Michael Behenna's mother, Vicki Behenna, to meetings
on December 2nd and 3rd with Congress and Senate officers in DC. We are
profoundly grateful to and Senator Inhofe for meeting with us and special thanks to
and his office for making these
arrangements. Thank you to Senator Lieberman's office for meeting with us. We
are deeply grateful and appreciative to for his time
and offer to help as well as and . Thank you to
the congressional offices of and Congressman Kline for meeting with us. Special Special
thanks to Rebeccah Heinrichs of Trent
Franks office for arranging a briefing for us with many officers of
Congress. Congressional offices represented include House Minority Leader John Boehner, Duncan Hunter, Roy Blunt and Senator Coburn. If I
missed any, please forgive me. All offered to send letters to the Clemency
Board in support of Michael and some feel hearings are in order! I am forever
grateful to all of these elected officials for their concern for Michael and
their offers of support to Michael's mother, Vicki Behenna.The motto of The Band of Mothers is "Warriors Come From Warriors" and Vicki
Behenna is a Warrior! To watch this mother fight for her son's life was
humbling and inspiring. As her son is a Hero, so too is she.The following is a story posted on Big Government regarding the Navy Seals,
Haditha Marines, and Michael Behenna! GREAT NEWS that Big Government has
exposed the travesty of justice regarding our Heroes. Special thanks to Kaite
O'Malley for all she has done to get Michael's story out in the main stream
media. God Bless You Katie!Here is the link and my post in the comment section. Folks, Please leave
a comment:A big heartfelt "Thank You" to Mike Flynn and Bob McCarty for posting this
despicable story of the abuse our Soldiers/Seals are suffering as they try to do
the job we have asked them to do!! In the case of lst Lt Michael Behenna, who is
serving 20 years at Leavenworth for DEFENDING himself against a known
terrorist, Ali Mansur, not all the evidence was presented at
his trial. The prosecution had a world renown forensic expert, Dr. MacDonnel, as
their witness. However, when the doctor heard Michael's testimony at trial as to
what happened, he told the prosecutors Michael was telling the truth based on
his examination of the forensic evidence, and that Michael did indeed DEFEND
himself against this "KNOWN" terrorist, Ali Mansur, he did not commit
pre-mediated murder. What is horrendous is that the prosecution sent Dr.
MacDonnell home that day and would not call him as a witness.
is so terribly wrong as the doctor's testimony would have exonerated Michael
and today he would be at home with his family instead of sitting in Leavenworth,
where he has just begun his eighth month of incarceration! Further, at trial,
the judge gave instruction to the jury before deliberations that since Michael
had his gun drawn on the "KNOWN" terrorist Ali Mansur, that could be seen as
provoking the attack by Mansur!
As the mother of a Son who
served 4 deployments with the 82nd Airborne, that
instruction to the jury has frightening implications for our military Heroes.
In other words, if holding a gun on a terrorist in this war means you are
provoking an attack by the terrorists, it looks like the Army will fill
Leavenworth to the brim with military Heroes who, according to the judge in
Michael's trial, do not have the inherent right to defend themselves from
terrorists! Ali Mansur was a known Al Qaeda member. He had already planted an IED on a
roadside and Michael and his men had had been instructed by intelligence to take
another route! Further, Michael had lost two of his men weeks before due to the
actions of Ali Mansur and this Al Qaeda
What has happened to lst Lt Michael
Behenna is an outrage! We are affording rights to terrorists and denying our
brave men and women the right to defend themselves. Michael Behenna's mother
and myself spent the last two days in DC
meeting with Congress and Senate officers and they have expressed to us their
concern in this matter also. I'd like to especially thank Congressman Steve
King, who not only offered to write a letter to the clemency board, but who
also will request Michael be released to his family while clemency
hearing/appeals take place. Obviously, the Army does not feel Michael is a
threat as Mike was given a presidential detail in the interim before he was
Michael Behenna is a Hero who killed a terrorist!
If he was serving during World War II, he would have
come home to a ticker tape parade and medals for killing the enemy. Now, in
this politically correct war we are fighting,
the Army has turned their back
on this Hero and sentenced him to 20 years in prison! God help our military
and shame on the Army! Please write the and ask
him to afford Michael the inherent right to defend himself against a known
terrorist, and let this brave young man go home to his family.
Secretary of the
Washington, D.C. 20301-1400
A Mother's Heart,
The Band of Mothers
The Truth Must be Told
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