Author Topic: Outrageous treatment of Army First Lt. Clint Lorance: Sentenced 20 Yrs For Icing Taliban  (Read 2334 times)

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Disgusting.  I want us out of Afghanistan - actually the entire Middle East - NOW.

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Disgusting.  I want us out of Afghanistan - actually the entire Middle East - NOW.

And what about Lt Lorance?  We let him sit in Leavenworth for 20 years for trying to defend his platoon.  Generalizations are great, but do not address this specific case.  Thank God Allen West seems to have his back--not that that does any good with the idiot Hagel as SecDef.

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Disgusting.  I want us out of Afghanistan - actually the entire Middle East - NOW.

Here, here!  :beer:

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And what about Lt Lorance?  We let him sit in Leavenworth for 20 years for trying to defend his platoon.  Generalizations are great, but do not address this specific case.  Thank God Allen West seems to have his back--not that that does any good with the idiot Hagel as SecDef.

My opinion in THIS case is this young man did the right thing and his life - like many others during this war - is being destroyed because of it. 

Yes, Hagel is an idiot, I didn't think Gates was much better frankly and I think what Petraeus did in Afghanistan to make our men kow tow to citizens is pure bull... I watched the special on HBO which showed the brutal truth of what our soldiers are dealing with in Afghanistan and it only served to make me want to pull out all our soldiers and bomb the place to smithereens.    But what I think and what I can do anything to change is two different things when even my GOP senator is one of the enemy.

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Unbelievable. It used to be you assumed everyone was armed in a combat zone.  If you are in a combat zone and appear to be supplying intelligence, you are an enemy combatant and a potential target. A soldier can't stop, search someone for a weapon, fill out a threat analysis, consult a lawyer, and take a poll all before shooting an enemy combatant.

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Unbelievable. It used to be you assumed everyone was armed in a combat zone.  If you are in a combat zone and appear to be supplying intelligence, you are an enemy combatant and a potential target. A soldier can't stop, search someone for a weapon, fill out a threat analysis, consult a lawyer, and take a poll all before shooting an enemy combatant.

I've had battle buddies get killed because they were too worried about shooting what did end up being a hostile.

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What's the Army's side of the story? 
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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What's the Army's side of the story? 

Workplace violence.

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Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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Workplace violence.  :silly: (sufficient explanation for those slow on the uptake?)

We shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy of its aid ~~ Samuel Adams

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Yea, here. http://tinyurl.com/3dmmatf

Thank you. My second good laugh on a thread that is covering something not much laughable.
We shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy of its aid ~~ Samuel Adams

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Yea, here. http://tinyurl.com/3dmmatf

Oh, I know said poster is being a smart-ass.  Apparently nobody here is interested in what led the Army to do what they did.

After further reading, it appears this guy WAS railroaded.  I would agree with his mother:  Get your kids and husbands out of the military.  Why anyone in this day and age would volunteer for Obama's Armed Services is beyond me.

The Services are full of politicized bleep who are more concerned about appearances than actually winning anything.  This is especially true of the brass, who love to parade around with their bars while kissing every ass of everyone above them.
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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Oh, I know said poster is being a smart-ass.

Or was she simply making a clever and witty comment that really shouldn't elicit such an unpleasant response?
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Just a heads-up Megyn Kelly is going to cover this on her show tonight.  So far I've noticed she gives more time to cover subjects on her new show than you see on either BOR or Hannity.

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Just a heads-up Megyn Kelly is going to cover this on her show tonight.  So far I've noticed she gives more time to cover subjects on her new show than you see on either BOR or Hannity.

Great news that she is addressing what is happening here.  There is also the case of Lt. Michael Behenna--who is still incarcerated in Leavenworth.  Thx for the update.


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