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    A just cause, equals a just Parden...


    Trump pardons former Army Ranger convicted of killing Iraqi prisoner








    Trump pardons former Army Ranger convicted of killing Iraqi prisoner originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
    President Donald Trump has pardoned Michael Behenna, a former Army Ranger in the 101st Airborne Division convicted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner in 2009.
    Behenna, 35, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for "unpremeditated murder in a combat zone" after killing suspected al-Qaeda terrorist Ali Mansur. Behenna was paroled in 2014.
    While Behenna said he killed Mansur in self-defense, during the trial he admitted that he disobeyed orders to return Mansour to his village after he was released from military intelligence and questioned about his connection to an explosion that killed two U.S. soldiers.
    Prosecutors said Behenna instead interrogated and stripped Mansour naked before shooting him twice.
    (MORE: Sexual assaults in military rise to more than 20,000, Pentagon survey says)

    PHOTO: 1st Lt. Michael C. Behenna, left, and his defense attorney Capt. Tom Clark, right, walk in Camp Speicher north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 21, 2008. (Vanessa Gera/AP, FILE)

    Behenna's trial raised the support of fellow soldiers.
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wrote in a statement that upon his release from jail in 2014, "Dozens of Patriot Guard motorcycle riders met Mr. Behenna to escort him back to his home in Oklahoma." She added that "Behenna's case has attracted broad support from the military, Oklahoma elected officials, and the public" and he was a "model prisoner."
    But questions have been raised about Behenna's claim of self-defense.
    Oklahoma Attorney General Mike sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr earlier this year urging the Trump administration to consider a pardon for Behenna.
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    In a statement, Behenna thanked the president "for his act of mercy."
    "Although this is a time of great joy for my family, we as a country must never forget Adam Kohlhaas and Steven Christofferson and all those who gave their lives in service of this great nation," Behenna said, referring to his comrades killed during combat. "They represent the finest of our society, and their families will forever be in our thoughts and prayers."
    ABC News' Michael Stone contributed to this report.

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    I am very happy that this happened, He deserved this pardon, we need to purge the Military and the Government from liberal leftists SJW BS and get back to just killing our enemies on the battlefield.
    We don't need to be "sensitive" to what the Muslims believe, we need to just kill them as expeditiously and as violently as possible... period!


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    WELL SAID, Pat....our military really does NOT need "sensitivity training" in order to "understand and sympathize" with our enemies..... the only thing they need to "understand" is that our enemies want to kill us without exception or mercy, and the only thing they need to "sympathize" with is a target rich environment (sympathy, by the way, can be found in the dictionary... right between $hit and syphilis)… it has been said many times, and it remains true.. the US Military forces is/are NOT the proper place to engage in "social engineering", nor are they the correct place for "political correctness".... WAR is a brutal business, if you sleep safe and soundly in your beds tonight, it will be because "rough men stand ready in the night to commit violence on your behalf", NOT because "politically correct, sensitive, gender confused, environmentalists stand ready to condemn violence, anti LGBTQ beliefs and global warming".....


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtop View Post
    WELL SAID, Pat....our military really does NOT need "sensitivity training" in order to "understand and sympathize" with our enemies..... the only thing they need to "understand" is that our enemies want to kill us without exception or mercy, and the only thing they need to "sympathize" with is a target rich environment (sympathy, by the way, can be found in the dictionary... right between $hit and syphilis)… it has been said many times, and it remains true.. the US Military forces is/are NOT the proper place to engage in "social engineering", nor are they the correct place for "political correctness".... WAR is a brutal business, if you sleep safe and soundly in your beds tonight, it will be because "rough men stand ready in the night to commit violence on your behalf", NOT because "politically correct, sensitive, gender confused, environmentalists stand ready to condemn violence, anti LGBTQ beliefs and global warming".....



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    As a Marine, I know 1st hand that we as Marines do major thing better than everyone else in the world; We kill everything in front of us. And that ain't no pc bs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by advanced View Post
    As a Marine, I know 1st hand that we as Marines do major thing better than everyone else in the world; We kill everything in front of us. And that ain't no pc bs.
    spot on, and that's how it should be...


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    Thing is....the only way to defeat your enemy is to be more violent, more cold blooded, and more cunning. The only respect I have for my enemies is the fact that they can and will kill me if I don't strike first.


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    I "respect" the ability and determination of our enemies to kill us, I do not, however, respect their philosophy, traditions, mores, or even their "value" as human beings... for the most part, our current crop of enemies has shown that they have absolutely no "humanity", nor do they have any "value"... they contribute NOTHING to world society that the world would not be better off without, and they prey on those who would offer them "mercy"... should the leaders of the countries of the world ever find the common sense the good lord gave a grasshopper, the "enemies of the world" would face worldwide extermination in short order... unfortunately, common sense and politician are "mutually exclusive" terms for the most part.....


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