Trump vs. Navy leadership: The showdown over Eddie Gallagher’s SEAL Trident


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Via:  thrawn-31  •  7 months ago  •  11 comments

Trump vs. Navy leadership: The showdown over Eddie Gallagher’s SEAL Trident
Now Trump is undercutting military leadership.

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What the fuck. I used to look at the military as our nation's last bastion because we are sworn to protect the Constitution of the United States, and that was our sole charter. This kind of bullshit undermines that entire premise. With fucking retards intervention, military personnel have more incentive to do shit he likes in hopes of being protected or promoted. 


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1  seeder  Thrawn 31    7 months ago

Should the US military justice system be beholden to the whims of the president? If so then let's just call him emperor. 

1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Thrawn 31 @1    7 months ago

So you don't like Trump being CiC? Tough luck. 

When the Navy pulls BS like this you can see why Trump gets involved.

Trump has intervened on Gallagher’s behalf several times throughout his case, while Navy leaders have continued to pursue disciplinary action against him. Trump first intervened in Gallagher’s case prior to his trial, when he ordered him to be removed from the Navy’s brig in August. When members of the Navy’s prosecution team were awarded medals for their work despite losing the case, he had the awards rescinded .

If Greene doesn't like it; then he shouldn't let the door hit his ass on the way out. He isn't the first officer to disagree with a President's orders- he won't be the last. Get in line, resign, or be fired.

Were you this upset when Obama interfered?

Manning, formerly known as Bradley, was convicted in July 2013 of 20 charges, including violating the Espionage Act, theft of government records, communicating national defense information and disobeying orders. That August, she was sentenced to 35 years in the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, reduced in rank to private and given a dishonorable discharge upon her release.

She was a junior intelligence analyst in Iraq in late 2009 with access to classified information. She later admitted to copying thousands of documents — including a video that showed American helicopters killing civilians and two journalists who were mistaken for enemy fighters — and later providing them to WikiLeaks, saying she thought that decision “was going to help people, not hurt people.”

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who will leave that post on Friday, did not back Obama’s decision to cut Manning’s sentence, according to a U.S. official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and declined to characterize the secretary’s objections.

More so, some Republican lawmakers blasted the outgoing president’s decision on Manning. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., called the commutation “outrageous” and said it set “a dangerous precedent.”

I know, I know, but Trruuummmmppppp!!!!!!

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1.1.1  seeder  Thrawn 31  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    7 months ago
So you don't like Trump being CiC? Tough luck.

No, I don"t like the POTUS using the US as his own personal campaign.

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1.1.2  seeder  Thrawn 31  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    7 months ago

And yes, opposed Obama's defense of Manning. 

1.1.3  bbl-1  replied to  Thrawn 31 @1.1.2    7 months ago

Manning?  All he/she did was expose military graft and wrong doing. 

Secret documents?  Sure, maybe to many documents are labeled secret.  After all, our tax dollars paid for them.

Usually vote your comments up.  Didn't on this one.  I just disagree.

1.2  Drakkonis  replied to  Thrawn 31 @1    7 months ago

No. Trump should have stayed out of it. This is a bad precedent to set. 

1.2.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Drakkonis @1.2    7 months ago

We don't agree often, but here we are aligned 100%.

Those that have never been subject to the UCMJ, can hardly be expected to understand "Lawful Orders", and a military members responsibility to understand what is/is not, and not to follow an "Unlawful Order".

The chief clearly violated ROE's, exceeded his orders, and violated the Geneva Convention.

2  bbl-1    7 months ago

Does not matter.  Everything that Trump says and does plays into division, confusion and other nations wondering where and what America stands for.  Is Trump really

this vengeful, angry or simply unconcerned?  Or---is something going on, strings being pulled, threats made against him by the Saudis, Turks and Russians?

3  MUVA    7 months ago

I will wait and see the out come there are accusations of misconduct from the prosecution. I know guys that served with this hero he is the real deal not some shit talker on the Internet.

4  badfish    7 months ago

Obama pardoned a traitorous tranny. Trump restored rank on a hero and people are butthurt?

Holy TDS.

4.1  MUVA  replied to  badfish @4    7 months ago

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