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Friday, February 08, 2019

These Marines were falsely accused of war crimes. Twelve years later, they have vindication.

A Marine veteran who fought the Pentagon for 12 years over a war-crimes case brought against him and six others will have his permanent record wiped clean, an extraordinary affirmation of his claim that their reputations were destroyed by the military’s effort to imprison the men.

The Marines were members of an elite commando force expelled from Afghanistan in 2007 amid unproven allegations that they massacred innocent bystanders in the frantic minutes following an ambush. They were cleared of wrongdoing more than a year later, after the case was heard by a military court, but have maintained that senior leaders did little to set the record straight and, consequently, fostered the stigma that has dogged them ever since.

A report approved in January by the Navy Department is a major victory for retired Maj. Fred Galvin, the Marines’ commanding officer. Its conclusions, he says, are a rebuke of those who condemned his men before the facts were clear, the investigator whose work was shown in court to be sloppy and the generals who refused Galvin’s pleas for public absolution.



Anonymous said...

More POS officers who are NOTHING more than daddy's boys who have connections to become an officer. These these men came in during piece time. For rank thanks to their daddy and mummy. Than a war breaks out and now the ARE commanding officers. They know NOTHING and do NOTHING but create chaos. The days of Chesty Puller are long GONE. Rich Pussies run the military now. Soon to get a military pension than into politics. REMEMBER JOHN MCCAIN?? ANOTHER rich military FUCK UP!! JOHN KERRY?? Not to mention the phonies who lie about being in the military all together.

Anonymous said...

Fu** all you liberal socialist POS!! You put Marines through garbage like this while your illegal immigrants come here commit murder, rapes etc and are sent back home only to come back and do the same things all over again. You all will eventually get what's coming to you and sent packing yo live in another third world country because there's millions of us that have had enough

Anonymous said...

The US Military is an evil organization.
Stop joining this vile military.
Stop murdering on behalf of corporations and their profits.

Anonymous said...

It's not the U.S. military, it's the U.S. military leaders

Anonymous said...

What sort of distinction are you identifying?
The military is its leaders.
How do you think they became the “leaders”?

Stop worshipping murder.
You are being sucked up into a satanic death cult of Talmudic Withcraft.

War is evil. Period.
Those who profit from it are financing the political campaigns.

Wake up!

Anonymous said...

Ever wonder why members of Congress and Senate never send THEIR sons and daughters to war? Even the rich can buy their way out of it. We are nothing but cannon fodder to them. Should be a law that before they send OUR sons and daughters, theirs go first. I bet there will be far less wars.

Anonymous said...

The only thing your enemy will understand is when you treat them the same way they treat you.