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45 may pardon soldiers convicted or accused of war crimes
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: May 18, 2019 07:37PM
[www.nytimes.com]


These are soldiers and Blackwater contractors who urinated on corpses, murdered unarmed civilians including women and elderly people, gunned down dozens of civilians in the street, etc. Their cases have been championed on Fox and other conservative outlets and apparently 45 wants the paperwork expedited so he can pardon them on Memorial Day.


Back when he was campaigning and said he was for this and it was pointed that these actions amount to war crimes his supporters said he wasn't serious.

The billionaire businessman was asked by the hosts of Fox News' "Fox and Friends" how to fight ISIS but also minimize civilian causalities when terrorists often use human shields.
"The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don't kid yourself. When they say they don't care about their lives, you have to take out their families," Trump said.


Trump said he would "knock the hell out of" ISIS, and criticized the U.S. for "fighting a very politically correct war."

[www.cnn.com]



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Re: 45 may pardon soldiers convicted or accused of war crimes
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 18, 2019 07:53PM
"May..."

He already did.

I guess he was testing the waters to see whether anyone would make a fuss and now he's going to do it on a grand scale.

Kind of makes you wonder what he plans for July 4th, huh? Maybe nuke England?



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Re: 45 may pardon soldiers convicted or accused of war crimes
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: May 19, 2019 07:17AM
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Lemon Drop
[www.nytimes.com]


These are soldiers and Blackwater contractors who urinated on corpses, murdered unarmed civilians including women and elderly people, gunned down dozens of civilians in the street, etc. Their cases have been championed on Fox and other conservative outlets and apparently 45 wants the paperwork expedited so he can pardon them on Memorial Day.[/i]

“Contractors”. Private military. Mercenaries. Working for Blackwater. Founded by Erik Prince.

Brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

And mentioned in the Mueller report.

“In January 2017, Erik Prince, the founder of the private security company Blackwater, met with a Russian official close to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin and later described the meeting to congressional investigators as a chance encounter that was not a planned discussion of U.S.-Russia relations.

A witness cooperating with Mueller has told investigators the meeting was set up in advance so that a representative of the Trump transition could meet with an emissary from Moscow to discuss future relations between the countries, according to the people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters.”
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Re: 45 may pardon soldiers convicted or accused of war crimes
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: May 19, 2019 07:43AM
Only the best people.



=TC
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Re: 45 may pardon soldiers convicted or accused of war crimes
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 19, 2019 08:01AM
Right up his ally facepalm
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Re: 45 may pardon soldiers convicted or accused of war crimes
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: May 19, 2019 10:21AM
Just in case anyone is under the illusion that these are complaints against ‘patriots and warriors by armchair generals’...



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Re: 45 may pardon soldiers convicted or accused of war crimes
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 19, 2019 02:43PM
America's poop don't stink.
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Re: 45 may pardon soldiers convicted or accused of war crimes
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: May 20, 2019 03:44PM
CNN has an opinion piece written by Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling on this matter:

[www.cnn.com]



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