This is infuriating. The terrorists get better and fairer treatment than our troops. Thanks, I'll let everyone know and will post it up on my blog.
Three brave Navy SEALs captured the most wanted terrorist in Iraq in a daring nighttime raid on September 3rd, 2009. But now those SEALs are being charged with assault because that same terrorist--who planned the savage murders of 4 Americans in 2004--claimed they gave him a "fat lip". Despite no physical evidence to support his claim. And despite the fact that the Al Qaeda manual directs terrorists to falsely claim abuse.
This same terrorist, Ahmed Hashim Abed, and his followers killed 4 American bodyguards, burning three of them alive, dragged their bodies through the streets, and hung them from a bridge over the Euphrates River. It was a horrific crime. And these SEALs risked life and limb to bring him in after 5 years on the run. Yet now the politically-correct military is prosecuting the very men who captured him, because he said they gave him a FAT LIP? Why is the military taking the word of a murdering terrorist over our brave fighting men?
This MUST not stand! Please help us run TV ads to get the word out to the American People, who can act to STOP it.
The Court Martial has been set for January 19, 2010.
We have two weeks to stop this madness. We have heard it from military experts, from Congressmen, from attorneys: Once the Court Martial begins on January 19th, public pressure is more likely to be ignored. But these experts have told us one important fact: Public pressure DOES effect whether charges are DROPPED. Popular pressure has prevailed in the past, and MUST do so now to halt this gross injustice against the heroes who captured this terrorist murderer in a heroic operation.
Secretary Gates, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, can intervene at any time to dismiss the charges against the three SEALs and direct that they be restored to duty.
Court Martial. Careers destroyed. Up to a year in prison. Reputations tarnished forever. And all on the word of a murdering terrorist? All for the sake of political correctness? This cannot be permitted to go any further. We must stop this Court Martial before it begins--NOW.
What We are Doing
We are asking for support to help run ads on cable and TV outlets. The national media is NOT reporting this story, between overall bias and the domination of the healthcare debate. We need to target the leaders who can make this disgraceful witchhunt go away: Secretary Gates, the Congress, the Armed Services Committees, the military brass, and the Administration. Due to mainstream media censorship of this issue, we believe the best way to do this is with TV ads. There is too little time for this to build slowly. We have to act FAST to get the word out to millions of Americans, who will be OUTRAGED into action when they see these ads, and flood the marbled offices of Washington with their phone calls, faxes, emails and letters.
But to do this we must get the word out to the American People...PLEASE HELP US RUN OUR AD on national cable TV outlets to help stop this outrage!
Even if you cannot afford to help us run our ads, please use our website's resources to CALL, EMAIL, FAX and write LETTERS to the decision makers in the military, Congress, the Administration, and also on Talk Radio and in the Media. Sign our petition (over 35,000 have so far) which we will deliver to Defense Secretary Gates and Congressional leaders. Write an Op-Ed piece in your local newspaper. Anything will help get the word out about these men being railroaded for the sake of political correctness! Don't we all owe these brave men a minute of our time to call, email or fax on their behalf?
Our soldiers and sailors are the men and women that have kept terrorists at bay for eight years. These are the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for you and your families. These are the men and women who have the enemy on the run right now so that you can sleep peacefully at night.
These are the men and women being shot at, blown up, injured and killed, and they are shooting back at the enemy to defend you against terrorists that would otherwise be in your town, shooting at you, taking your loved ones hostage and beheading them.
The prosecution of our heroes for the alleged action against a terrorist is madness. Do not let this pass without a letter, email, fax, telephone call, to your senator, your representative, the President and the Secretary of Defense to tell them to back off the prosecution of these Navy SEALS.
Please help us run our ads on national cable TV outlets to help stop this outrage!
Imagine what a nightmare this must be for these SEALs and their families. These charges were filed 2 days before Thanksgiving, and the threat of Court Martial loomed over them during the Christmas season. While American families celebrated that most special time of year, these SEALs and their families have had to suffer through the stress and humiliation of this needless witchhunt. And now the Court Martial is imminent.
This MUST not stand! We CAN stop it if we get the word out to all Americans. We must not fail these fine men.
Thank you, and God Bless.
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