STOP TREATING OUR TROOPS LIKE TERRORISTS
Dr. Laurie Roth
May 21, 2010
I have followed how our troops have been treated on the battlefield since 9/11 and been appalled as to how we treat them over and over! We might as well line them up and boil them in oil. Some in the media and congress would be happy with that. Many of the current rules of engagement for our military only end up compromising and killing our soldiers again and again.
Let’s taste a few of these empowering rules. If you are fighting Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and are charged with shooting Taliban bad guys and you come upon some, make sure they haven’t put their weapon down for even a moment. You can’t shoot them if they have. According to the Obama administration Rules of engagement, that would be rude and violate the Islamic serial killer’s rights. The sensitivity continues. If you happened to capture some terrorists don’t you dare use any harsh language or speak roughly around them. That is also against the rules. Maybe our troops could offer a Bible study to captured Islamic terrorists but of course that would be hate speech wouldn’t it?
How can we forget the absurdity when our troops in Afghanistan back in 2006 came upon a funeral with identified ‘high-level’ Taliban fighters present. They called their supervisors to ask for permission to fire and they got a big no because that was against the rules of engagement. You can’t target a cemetery. So, naturally, the Islamic serial killers, once done grieving for their fallen associate, got to run back to their hiding places, then kill more of our troops. Isn’t that special? I don’t know about you but I thought it was rather convenient for our soldiers. They could kill the terrorists at a cemetery and bury them right where they fell, but no, that would be rude.
Some of this hyper sensitivity and rights given to Islamic terrorists can sadly be seen in too many cases. Just today I interviewed Neal Puckett, a top military attorney who has represented soldier after soldier, victimized by a growing wave of political correctness and sensitivity to terrorists. Will there ever be sensitivity and respect given to our military?
Let us visit this house of horrors for a moment:
You all heard by now the 4 Navy SEALS arrested for allegedly beating an Islamic terrorist they had captured in Iraq. You know, that lovely guy accused of spear heading the brutal attack and murder of 4 American contractors then hanging their mutilated bodies, naked on a bridge??? Yes, that one. It is a HUGE miscarriage of justice and act of insanity in the first place that these SEALS were charged with any crime. Neal Puckett represented them and they were all acquitted and it was proven in court that no one beat up anyone.
Am I the only person in America who doesn’t care if any of those troops had roughed the murderous terrorist up? They didn’t but I would have if I had captured a ‘Ted Bundy’ who had just tortured and murdered part of my family. I would have invented new types of torture for him.
The Haditha nightmare
Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich is the only soldier left facing a trial, now scheduled in September of 2010, out of 8 arrested regarding the now infamous Haditha case. The previous 7 soldiers were all acquitted. This whole seen of horror started with the explosion of an IUD killing some troops, then a chase of terrorists through various homes and fire fight. Sadly 24 Iraqi civilians were killed in the chase and cross fire. Almost immediately, the New York Times and Rep. John Murtha started defaming Sgt. Wuterich and other marines as vicious killers without any of their facts right. So, the accused and slandered troops faced all their court proceedings and false accusations with this horribly defaming and tilted media environment. Talk about unfair trials used for political points and fodder. That is all this was. Pray that the last brave and innocent soldier, Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich is also acquitted and can get back to his life.
Another case of horror is the story in Afghanistan of Capt. Roger Hill accused of terrorist detainee abuse. I remember interviewing the Captain on my show and hearing him tell the story of detaining Islamic radicals who were planning to attack his men. There was a rule that they couldn’t’ detain a prisoner for over 96 hours and Hill perceived eminent danger to his men so he did ‘fake out’ pressure type interrogation to find out where and who the other Islamic infiltrators were. It was certainly rude and mean to scare the detainee into talking to save military lives. He found his military career challenged and over. Not before he went through living hell and was represented by Military attorney, Neal Puckett.
Michael Behenna was sent to prison for at least 15 years because he killed an Al Qaeda member in an interrogation, where Behenna says the terrorist attacked him. Instead of naturally getting behind Amy Ranger 1st Lieutant Behenna, the politically poisoned military accused him of murder and he was sent away. Another brave soldier doing his job bites the dust.
The first of these insane, crazy making cases goes back to Lt. Col. Allen B. West who had an Islamic terrorist captured and was interrogating him. He dared to fake off a few rounds over his head to scare him into talking. He talked and his men’s lives were all spared after he revealed where all the snipers were hiding. Soldiers stayed alive and Allen’s career in the military was over. Also represented by Neal Puckett in court, Allen was a guest of mine numerous times on my national radio show, sharing the horrors of his story. He should have been promoted to General for saving lives. Who cares if he scared a terrorist? Now, he is running for congress out of Florida and my bet is we will be hearing very soon about Rep. Allen B. West.
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We must stop persecuting and destroying the lives of our military who are simply doing their jobs. The truth has come out about all of these accusations and court cases against our soldiers. The last case yet to finish up is with Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich in September 2010. Sadly there is another criminal probe launched just this week against our soldiers in Afghanistan. Once again our soldiers are accused of being responsible for ‘unlawful deaths’ of civilians. It is too soon to know if this one is true yet but I know basic math. So far, with this endless cases against our troops since 9/11, 100% OF THEM HAVE BEEN FALSE. That tells me with more than a little certainty that this latest case launched against our soldiers will also be false.
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