Trump seems to be preparing to pardon a number of servicemen accused or convicted of war crimes.

By |2019-05-18T13:47:07-08:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Courtesy of NYT:

President Trump has requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed to pardon several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes — including high-profile cases of murder, attempted murder and desecration of a corpse — indicating that he is considering pardons for the men on or around Memorial Day, according to two United States officials.

The requests are for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of the Navy SEALs, who is scheduled to stand trial in the coming weeks on charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing an enemy captive with a knife while deployed in Iraq.

They are also believed to include the case of a former Blackwater security contractor recently found guilty in the deadly 2007 shooting of dozens of unarmed Iraqis; the case of Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn, the Army Green Beret accused of killing an unarmed Afghan in 2010; and the case of a group of Marine Corps snipers charged with urinating on the corpse of a dead Taliban fighter.

Jesus is there no criminal act too despicable for Donald Trump to excuse?

One would think that urinating on corpses and stabbing prisoners would be a bridge too far for any president.

But apparently, this is not a deal breaker for Donald Trump. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous May 19, 2019 at 6:19 am

    The GOP motto.. To Self Serve and Protect

  2. Anon May 19, 2019 at 7:11 am

    The Department of Justice declined to comment on the report, while the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Legal experts cited in the report said that pardoning several accused and convicted war criminals, including some who have not yet gone to trial, has not been done in recent history, and some worried such pardons could erode the legitimacy of military law.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/19/trump-looking-at-pardoning-military-war-criminals.html

  3. Jim is Wright May 19, 2019 at 7:31 am

    FB>
    Here’s a funny thing: There’s a country run by fanatical religious nuts that regularly threatens, bombs, invades countries in the Middle East, and continuously destabilizes the region more than anybody else.

    Hint: It’s not Iran.

    (or Iraq)

    • Anonymous May 19, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      Yet hasn’t won a damned thing since WWII.

  4. Marthe May 19, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Message to the world: We can do any damn thing we want anywhere in the world because we’re the US of A.

    Great way to make friends.

  5. ANON May 19, 2019 at 7:37 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-may-pardon-us-war-criminals-blackwater-security-guard-killed-14-unarmed-iraqis-67e20859ebfd/

    Nicholas A. Slatten, a Blackwater security guard, was recently found guilty of killing 14 unarmed Iraqis in 2007, an incident that led to a wave of protests, as well as worldwide condemnation over the U.S. government’s use of private military contractors. Slatten may receive a pardon as soon as Memorial Day.

    “Now Trump, in a twisted, grotesque ‘celebration’ of Memorial Day, wants to pardon these and other murderers?! What message is he really trying to send to the military?”

    MURDER@WILL

  6. Truth May 19, 2019 at 8:06 am

    http://americanempireproject.com/kill-anything-that-moves/

    Americans still haven’t drawn the RIGHT lesson from Vietnam.

    https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Anything-That-Moves-American/dp/1250045061

    Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by just a few “bad apples.” But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of official orders to “kill anything that moves.”

    P$ FUCKUdickcheney

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