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Old 07-02-2019, 11:21 PM
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Uh-oh...

The same people that adored Obama for trading 5 high ranking terrorists for an American deserter that got other US troops killed are not gonna like this...
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Has nothing to do w this thread. Is your real name Ivanka?
It has everything to do with this thread.The standard for finding someone guilty of a crime in the military is much lower than the standard for finding someone guilty in a criminal trial in a civilian court due to the fact a jury doesn't have to be unanimous.
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"Several fellow SEAL team members testified he fatally stabbed the captured Iraqi prisoner in the neck with a custom-made knife after the teenage fighter was brought to Gallagher's outpost for medical treatment.
Some of the same witnesses also said they saw Gallagher, who was originally trained as a medic, perform a number of emergency procedures on the detainee before he died.
Gallagher also was charged with attempted murder in the wounding of two unarmed civilians - a schoolgirl and an elderly man - shot from a sniper's perch, as well as with firing deliberately on other non-combatants and with obstruction of justice.
'I Got Him With My Hunting Knife': SEAL Allegedly Texted Photo Cradling ISIS Fighter's Head "
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The medic’s testimony on Thursday drew an angry response from prosecutors, who said that in six different interviews with Navy investigators, he had never hinted that he had suffocated the captive. They said he changed his story after receiving the grant of immunity.
“You can stand up there, and you can lie about how you killed the ISIS prisoner so Chief Gallagher does not have to go to jail,” a Navy prosecutor, Lt. Brian John, told him.
Special Operator Scott then looked over from the witness stand toward Chief Gallagher, whose wife and two of his children were in the courtroom.
“He’s got a wife and family,” Special Operator Scott said. “I don’t think he should spend the rest of his life in prison.” -New York Times
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Gallagher and their platoon commander, Lt. Jacob Portier, then gathered the platoon for a photo with the dead captive's body.
In photos that were shown in court, 12 SEALs are seen standing around the body, with Chief Gallagher in the center, smiling and holding the dead ISIS fighter by the hair. The chief is brandishing his knife and wearing a baseball cap bearing the knife-maker’s logo. -New York Times
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Throughout the investigation, fellow SEALs have often struggled with whether, and how much, to cooperate with the Navy authorities in prosecuting one of their own. Even within Chief Gallagher’s platoon, SEALs have been at odds over whether to support the chief or to cooperate with investigators, according to one SEAL who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared retaliation.
In text messages found on Chief Gallagher’s phone, which was seized by investigators, the chief wrote to fellow SEALs about his accusers betraying the brotherhood, and asked them to ostracize his accusers. -New York Times
Several of the SEALS who testified this week said that they had received death threats online, and at least one had begun carrying a concealed weapon...
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Ok, So all that equals NOT guilty?
This is the kind of NOT guilty I'd expect Hillary Clinton to get,
and then watch her fans gloat about how she's "innocent" and falsely accused by haters.

Can anyone honestly say that there's not enough testimony to convict the guy here?
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...The prosecution added four possible specifications for attempted murder, assault and maltreatment.
The attempted murder charges stem from two purported incidents where Gallagher, manning a sniper rifle atop one of two battle-scarred towers in Mosul, fired the weapon at an elderly man and also at a group of four young women.
It’s unclear what happened to them, although one SEAL told investigators that he was with Gallagher in the tower on June 18, 2017 — Father’s Day — when he saw the elderly man topple, according to Warpinski.
In the second alleged incident, Gallagher and another SEAL were in the tower when they spotted the girls strolling down a path along the Tigris River, the special agent testified.
That echoed accusations other SEALs apparently made that Gallagher repeatedly fired his weapons, even into crowds, during the platoon’s 2017 deployment.
But several SEALs relayed that the chief often missed, due in part to a poorly-maintained rifle, and they stopped short of telling Gallagher because he wasn’t striking his targets because they "thought it was one way to protect” the civilians, Warpinski added.
“They were not OK with his actions,” he said, but they didn’t initially tell superiors about Gallagher’s alleged misconduct....

...Several SEALs told investigators that Gallagher had asked if the fighter was Iraqi. When told he was ISIS, Gallagher said “nobody touch him, he’s mine,” Warpinski said. Inside, SEAL medics began to render aid and Gallagher stooped over the ISIS fighter and began slicing through the pants.
Portions of the scene were digitally recorded but what happened next is highly disputed.
Prosecutors say that Gallagher stabbed the ISIS fighter in the lower neck and chest, wounds that killed him, citing testimony from at least two SEALs.
One SEAL told investigators he “was in complete disbelief” and kept monitoring the young man “until the individual stopped breathing.” Another SEAL, a chief, told investigators that “he couldn’t believe what had happened.”
Not Guilty?
really?

Pardon?
seriously?
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The level of hypocrisy necessary for a Trump defender say something like this is almost unmeasurable.
So says a nazi propagandist.
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