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Offline flowers

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/7/marine-corps-retreats-court-martial-charges-taliba/

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The Marine Corps has suddenly dropped criminal charges against an officer in the infamous Taliban urination video case, heading off what promised to be an embarrassing pre-trial hearing for the commandant on Wednesday.

Defense attorneys for Capt. James V. Clement had won a judge’s order, over objections from Marine prosecutors, for two staff attorneys to testify in open court about how senior commanders had interfered in the case to get a guilty verdict.

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The lawyers also were seeking to question Gen. James Amos, the commandant, and wanted access to his private emails.

But the criminal case ended Friday when Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck, who heads Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va., and was overseeing the prosecution, filed a brief co


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Re: Marine Corps retreats on court-martial charges in Taliban urination case
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 05:12:55 PM »
Thank goodness this Marine will not have his career destroyed.

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Re: Marine Corps retreats on court-martial charges in Taliban urination case
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 07:27:42 PM »
One of the few under this CIC.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: Marine Corps retreats on court-martial charges in Taliban urination case
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 07:35:28 PM »
Thank goodness this Marine will not have his career destroyed.

I regret to tell you this FDaY, but it already is. He has no future in the Corps.
We shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy of its aid ~~ Samuel Adams

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Re: Marine Corps retreats on court-martial charges in Taliban urination case
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 11:09:05 PM »
Thank goodness this Marine will not have his career destroyed.

I regret to tell you this FDaY, but it already is. He has no future in the Corps.

You are right regretfully.  At least he does not have to face a Court Martial.  He will always be an honorable Marine to me.  Semper Fi.


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