Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Who are "We the People"?
Ever seen this horrific image?
Those are the bodies of two Americans hanging from a bridge in Fallujah, Iraq on March 31, 2004.
These two Americans were killed with two others as they provided a security escort for a catering company. They worked for Blackwater.
Hand grenades were thrown at their vehicle. As they exited the burning cars, they were hit with small arms fire. Once dead, they were doused with gasoline, dragged thru the streets of Fallujah, mutilated, and then two of them were hung from the bridge. The other two were eventually found in the Euphrates River.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that in ” a macabre and murderous town fete, locals cheered as one corpse was attached to a car tow rope and pulled triumphantly up and down the main road….”
The article noted that “In terms of its sheer bestial violence, the attack on the Blackwater operatives was unprecedented….”
Dead were Scott Helvenston, Jerry Jerko, Wesley Batalona, Michael Teague.
Real young men. Doing a legal job. Sons, brothers, husbands, fathers. Hung like charred rats for the world to see.
The mastermind of this attack was Ahmed Hashim Abed. He was code named "Objective Amber", and has been one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq since 2004.
On September 3 of this year, Navy SEALs captured Abed.
Abed has now complained that during his capture and detention by the SEALs, he was punched in the stomach, and that he also sustained a bloody lip.
Abed made his complaint to Iraqi authorities to whom he was handed over to by the SEALs. He is now back in American custody at an unidentified location.
And amazingly, the U.S. Navy has now arraigned three SEALs based on Abed's complaint.
Julio Huertas, 28, Mattthew McCabe, 24, and Jonathan Keefe, 25, will face a court martial on this in early 2010.
Now imagine what these young men had to risk to capture Abed. And, know that they knew what he had done in Fallujah and other places.
The guy that lit the fuse on all of this, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind 9/11, has now been guaranteed a trial on U.S. soil. With all rights granted by the U.S. judicial system.
Meanwhile, three Navy SEALs, young men that risked their lives to capture murderous scumbags like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ahmed Hashim Abed, are living in limbo facing the possibility of being demoted, potential brig time, and a dishonorable discharge.
And, they will be tried in the military system. The place where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was to have been tried until Attorney General Holder decided to treat him to the benefits of the American justice system.
If this bothers you, you can do something about it.
There is a Facebook page to show your support for these heroes.
And, you can write your Senators and Representatives. Already, two letters have been sent to Defense Secretary Gates and the head of Special Ops by bipartisan groups of Congressmen. We need this idiocy to stop.
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
When and how did foreign enemies of the United States become part of "we the people"?