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"Was ready to kill everything that moved": in the United States about the Marine, pardoned by trump

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"Was ready to kill everything that moved": in the United States about the Marine, pardoned by trump

According to Edward Gallagher's former subordinates, this former US Navy officer could have committed war crimes in Iraq. And this man has recently been "pardoned by Donald Trump," the Polish publication wiadomosci.onet.pl notes. Meanwhile, The New York Times reporters recorded video of testimony of servicemen who claim that E. Gallagher “was ready to kill everything that moved.”


The witnesses “seals,” as the New York Times points out, looked clearly upset: they clasped their hands, fidgeted in chairs, and even “fell silent in the middle of the phrase and cried.”

Video recordings of interviews received by American journalists were not previously shown publicly. These notes became part of an investigation into the U.S. Navy, specifically relating to the prosecution of U.S. Navy special forces commander Edward Gallagher, accused of war crimes, including murder.

“We can say that he was ready to kill everything that moved.”


This comprehensive description was given to him by the doctor Corey Scott. This characteristic of Gallagher and others similar to her, clearly contrast with the opinion of Donald Trump, who during a recent political rally in Florida called him "a great warrior."

Gallagher’s subordinates from his platoon reported that they saw him shooting at civilians and delivering a mortal blow to a wounded prisoner with a hunting knife. The video from the SEAL helmet camera, contained in the evidence, shows a prisoner - a teenager from the “Islamic State” (prohibited in the Russian Federation), who is on the verge of blackout. Then the helmet camera turns off. Witnesses claimed that Gallagher delivered a “causeless” blow to the captive. “This is the most shameful thing I've seen in my life,” said one of the “seals”. He added that when he was ordered to gather at the corpse for a photo shoot, he had a feeling that you can’t refuse ...

In turn, Gallagher’s lawyer, Timothy Parlatore, claims that the video interviews were rife with discrepancies and lies, which opened up a “clear path to justification.”

Gallagher himself said that charges against him were brought forward by six dissatisfied "cats" that did not meet his personal high standards. “My first reaction to watching these videos was the surprise and disgust that the obvious lies about me,” Gallagher told The New York Times.

Seven members of the platoon (22 in total in this platoon) showed during the court hearings that they had seen the commander commit war crimes. Two testified that they did not see any evidence of the crime. Others refused to cooperate with the prosecutor's office.

The one who blamed his immediate commander during the investigation changed his testimony. The three who had previously testified in court later left naval service. Other seals still work in SEAL teams, and in some cases also work on secret missions.

E. Gallagher left the fleet at the end of November 2019.A few days after his retirement, he posted a photo of his ax on his Instagram profile (a joint account between him and his wife). Gallagher said he hopes to "pierce someone's skull with this ax."

Earlier, we recall that President Trump encouraged Mr. Gallagher with various Twitter posts. For example, the president congratulated this man on an acquittal in court. In addition, he promised before the court that he would not allow Gallagher to be excluded from the seals.

Gallagher himself later thanked D. Trump through Instagram. According to Gallagher, the “true blessing” for the American nation is the commander in chief, protecting his “warriors”.
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  1. Theodore
    Theodore 29 December 2019 11: 22
    +2
    Well, in America they often shoot for nothing! So let's wait ....
    1. Finches
      Finches 29 December 2019 11: 26
      +6
      At Trump, as a minimum + 1 voter ... laughing
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 29 December 2019 11: 35
        +8
        Will blow the roof off the idiot and he will fill up a couple of other voters, too, Trump. And the "good-natured" in the minuses. winked
        1. Finches
          Finches 29 December 2019 11: 45
          +4
          I think that if he starts to blame him, then he is from the supporters of the Democrats - so here, too, Trump calculated everything laughing
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 29 December 2019 13: 01
            +3
            "Crying seals" who gave evidence - immediately doubts arise about the competence of such "warriors".
            Accordingly, doubts arise about the veracity of their testimony.
            So here I am on the side of Trump. If there is no clear evidence, all the charges are unfounded, and even the available witnesses change their testimony, and there are witnesses who justify the commander - it must be assumed that he is not guilty.
            1. AlexSam
              AlexSam 29 December 2019 15: 14
              +4
              "Fidgeting on chairs and crying seals" make you wonder who these "warriors" are?
            2. okunevich_rv
              okunevich_rv 30 December 2019 12: 40
              0
              Crying seals, unbalanced people in the face, with a disturbed psyche, such inadequate calamity of misfortunes with the civilian population will do, do not go to grandma.
      2. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 29 December 2019 11: 46
        +9
        Quote: Finches
        At Trump, as a minimum + 1 voter ... laughing

        And a couple of "shooting societies" at his place of residence laughing
      3. Good_Anonymous
        Good_Anonymous 29 December 2019 15: 14
        -4
        How did you find that?
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 December 2019 11: 23
    +8
    he was ready to kill everything that moved
    Sadiuga hiding behind, allegedly protecting American security (in other countries). There were enough of them both in the Korean War and in the Vietnam War ... Apparently Trump likes such "heroes". Confused by the behavior of the elite of the US Special Forces
    "Fell silent in the middle of the sentence and cried."
    What is it? Low moral and psychological preparation or the costs of American education?
    1. PalBor
      PalBor 29 December 2019 11: 39
      +8
      This is American ideology. The Nazis had a motto: "Let my homeland be wrong, but this is my homeland." The Americans - "For the sake of the country you can do anything you want", it seems, in 1814 it was proclaimed. In the Red Army, robbery and violence against the German population was punished up to execution, in the American one they closed their eyes. I'm not talking about Songmi at all.
      For them, even Europeans or Japanese are not full-fledged people, and even Arabs or Russians ... so speaking half-animals.
      1. Good_Anonymous
        Good_Anonymous 29 December 2019 15: 24
        +3
        Quote: PalBor
        I’m completely silent about Songmy.


        And in vain keep silent. The massacre in Songmi was stopped by the crew of an American reconnaissance helicopter (the commander even allowed the crew to shoot at his own people if they continued to kill). So, as they say, "everything is not so simple." See Platoon.
        1. Albert1988
          Albert1988 29 December 2019 19: 50
          +1
          Quote: Good_Anonymous
          And in vain keep silent. The massacre in Songmi was stopped by the crew of an American reconnaissance helicopter (the commander even allowed the crew to shoot at his own people if they continued to kill). So, as they say, "everything is not so simple." See Platoon.

          Actually, who argues with this? The question is not that the Americans themselves stopped this massacre, the question is that they quietly started it! There is a beast everywhere, in all countries and in all armies, especially in professional ones, another question is whether they fight this beast, whether they punish it for their crimes with all severity, and whether they try to prevent the crimes themselves. Or they allow the beast to quietly do lawlessness and the initiative of punishment does not come from above, from the command, but from below from fighters who have not lost their human appearance ... This is the main question.
          1. Good_Anonymous
            Good_Anonymous 29 December 2019 23: 15
            +1
            Quote: Albert1988
            Actually, who argues with this?


            There are many of them.

            Quote: Albert1988
            Or they allow the beast to calmly do lawlessness and the initiative of punishment does not come from above, from the command, but from below from soldiers who have not lost their human appearance ...


            Well, the fighters surrendered the commander to command. His command (at least symbolically) punished him.
          2. Sarcasm
            Sarcasm 30 December 2019 04: 00
            +2
            I will support. A person rolls down to bestiality most often out of fear, the more he mocks the defenseless, the stronger his fear. Yes, and scumbags, and sadists everywhere enough and enough, would not be freaks would be the same hazing in our army? It’s worse than our Americans at what aborigines. Yes, and the video that Novaya Gazeta disseminates, our head was cut off and burned, too, our bodies, but they did not fall from the moon and before that they did not serve in the Foreign Legion ...
            1. okunevich_rv
              okunevich_rv 30 December 2019 12: 51
              +1
              But more often all the same, not from fear, but from a sense of impunity, in a crowd a person is more easily amenable to base instincts, bravado of the like, look at their preparation, they specifically break the psyche, they make murderers, not soldiers, namely murderers, but I don’t belittle Your truth is everywhere enough.
        2. PalBor
          PalBor 29 December 2019 20: 49
          +1
          I agree. I watched Platoon three times, a powerful film. But. The point is that almost no one took responsibility. One officer sat under house arrest, then, it seems, President Ford pardoned him, since most Americans considered him a hero. Voters after all. I can be confused, but something like this.
          1. Good_Anonymous
            Good_Anonymous 29 December 2019 23: 18
            +2
            Quote: PalBor
            One officer sat under house arrest, then President Ford seemed to have mercy on him, since most Americans considered him a hero. Voters, after all. I can confuse, but something like that.


            Not certainly in that way. Lieutenant Kelly escaped with house arrest, but the majority never considered him a hero (although, of course, there were such). But the people who stopped the massacre were officially recognized as heroes and awarded the highest honors.
            1. PalBor
              PalBor 29 December 2019 23: 44
              +1
              According to a poll by the Opinion Reasearch Corporation in April 1971, 78% of Americans negatively perceived the court decision, 51% believed that President Nixon should have mercy on Kelly, and 28% should shorten his sentence [6].
              This, of course, is Wikipedia, but still ...
              1. Good_Anonymous
                Good_Anonymous 30 December 2019 00: 17
                0
                From the same wiki:


                Some believed that they made a "scapegoat" out of him, justifying the rest of the massacre, no less guilty. Others perceived Kelly as a hero affected by army bureaucracy.
                1. PalBor
                  PalBor 30 December 2019 00: 43
                  0
                  Fuck with him, with Kelly. But excuse me: battleship Maine, steamer Lusitania, Pearl Harbor, Gulf of Tonkin, September 11, test tubes ... All for the greatness of the state. Yes, no, in some ways I even "admire". Only for the USSR, people were cogs, without which the state mechanism would not work. And here there is even some pride for the common man. And for the United States - people are just a consumable for achieving and maintaining world domination.
                  1. Good_Anonymous
                    Good_Anonymous 30 December 2019 00: 47
                    -1
                    Quote: PalBor
                    for the United States, people are just expendables for achieving and maintaining world domination.


                    American propagandists said the same thing about the Union.
                    1. PalBor
                      PalBor 30 December 2019 01: 20
                      +1
                      Which is understandable. But I'm the child of the Union, in every sense. And not cosmopolitan rootless laughing Therefore, my country is dearer and closer to me than in many ways the great, but not my country, America. I consider her not an enemy, but an adversary, but she (or her elite) considers me an enemy and an object of expansion. I resist in every possible way, including on the VO website.
        3. krillon
          krillon 30 December 2019 00: 08
          0
          The skull and sword were taken out of Japan during World War II, the photos are on the network, so not everything is so simple
          1. Good_Anonymous
            Good_Anonymous 30 December 2019 00: 14
            0
            Quote: Krillon
            A skull and sword were taken out of Japan during World War II.


            And?
            1. krillon
              krillon 30 December 2019 00: 18
              0
              This is to the post above, there they said about Songmi, they say their own and stopped the atrocities.
              1. Good_Anonymous
                Good_Anonymous 30 December 2019 00: 25
                0
                I see what post your answer relates to, but I don’t understand what exactly you had in mind.
                1. krillon
                  krillon 30 December 2019 00: 31
                  +3
                  US military personnel are not subject to criminal liability for crimes committed in other countries, so there will be no conviction sentences with timelines. Do you have a different opinion?
                  1. Good_Anonymous
                    Good_Anonymous 30 December 2019 00: 45
                    +1
                    Quote: Krillon
                    US military personnel are not criminalized for crimes committed in other countries


                    Kelly was put on trial, Abu Ghraib defendants were imprisoned, killers from Afghanistan were imprisoned. So your opinion is contrary to reality.

                    So what is there with swords and skulls - why did you say that?
                    1. krillon
                      krillon 30 December 2019 00: 58
                      0
                      I suspect you can do better with the Internet than me. If you are typing "have US military personnel been convicted of crimes committed on the territory of other countries", you can formulate your request differently. Kelly remembered. He was sentenced to 20 years, but actually spent three years under house arrest, after which he was pardoned in 974. The investigation is complete, forget it.
                      1. Good_Anonymous
                        Good_Anonymous 30 December 2019 02: 08
                        0
                        Quote: Krillon
                        I suspect that you can do better with the Internet than me. If you are typing "have US military personnel been convicted of crimes committed on the territory of other countries", you can formulate your request differently.


                        Yes, they were condemned. Your statement "US military personnel are not subject to criminal liability for crimes committed in other countries" is false.

                        Quote: Krillon
                        Kelly remembered. Sentenced to 20 years, but actually spent three years under house arrest


                        Even in 1971, the perpetrator was tried and convicted. In the 2010s, criminals are brought to justice and imprisoned for years.

                        So about the swords and skulls, you explain?
                  2. Pavlov Sergey Alexandrovich
                    Pavlov Sergey Alexandrovich 30 December 2019 04: 31
                    0
                    It is.
  3. nPuBaTuP
    nPuBaTuP 29 December 2019 11: 24
    +1
    We are waiting for the congress of the roof at Halacher with another shot ... Then it’s hard to imagine how much Trump will pour out
  4. Svetlana
    Svetlana 29 December 2019 11: 34
    0
    They will condemn, imprison, shackle, but you must understand, this is a murderer with a license to kill and war for such a home. They make excellent Warriors, but they cannot live on a civilian. Well, or only after processing in a mental hospital.
  5. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 29 December 2019 11: 35
    +9
    In war or at home - everywhere there are psychos who are like mad dogs. Unfortunately this is the essence of humanity.

    And if you are a normal person, then the war will not stop you from remaining like that. Pictured is a German grenadier giving water to a Russian soldier at the battle of Prokhorovka.

  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner 29 December 2019 11: 37
    +2
    "The witnessing" navy seals "..." fell silent in the middle of the phrase and cried. "(C) That actually killed me. Not a fig to yourself marines!
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 29 December 2019 11: 49
      +6
      Post-traumatic syndrome. Or the consequences of the so-called "Combat shock." This is the case with many people who have passed and seen similar things.
    2. Doliva63
      Doliva63 29 December 2019 18: 00
      +2
      Quote: Captive
      "The witnessing" navy seals "..." fell silent in the middle of the phrase and cried. "(C) That actually killed me. Not a fig to yourself marines!

      Are seals and marines the same thing? belay
  7. knn54
    knn54 29 December 2019 11: 40
    +2
    At least seven were fighters, not sadists.
  8. Svetlana
    Svetlana 29 December 2019 11: 43
    0
    What is it? Low moral and psychological preparation or the costs of American education?

    This is a man with the assumptions of the killer was on Wednesday where his premises were more than in demand.
    Such were also in Afghanistan and they, later, wound the term in the prisons of the USSR. It’s unfair, it was the war that made them like that.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 29 December 2019 20: 01
      +2
      Why "did"? A sadist would sooner or later have turned on without it. War does not make people worse or better. Just once and turns inside out. And what is there in the depths, carefully hidden, is revealed.
      1. Svetlana
        Svetlana 30 December 2019 08: 24
        0
        Because if the subject did not fall into the conditions of war, then the premises would remain prerequisites.
  9. Thrifty
    Thrifty 29 December 2019 11: 43
    +2
    What about their killers and follies? ??
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  11. Kibl
    Kibl 29 December 2019 13: 07
    +1
    Lieutenant Kelly’s affair is alive! Songmi is still alive in the warm hearts of today's Gallaghers!
  12. prior
    prior 29 December 2019 13: 29
    -1
    The American sadist is not subject to justice - the triumph of democracy and the rule of law is American.
  13. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 29 December 2019 14: 11
    0
    he was ready to kill everything that moved
    typical peddler of American democracy.
    1. GenNick
      GenNick 29 December 2019 20: 06
      0
      In the DShB they taught to kill before it even begins to move ...
  14. Nosferatu
    Nosferatu 29 December 2019 14: 48
    +1
    Let the creatures remember the Vietnamese village of Songmi. Only for this they need to be called fascists.
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 29 December 2019 17: 12
      0
      Recall Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo (not closed yet, but Obama promised), Agent Orange (defoliants), Sand Creek massacre on November 29, 1864 ...
  15. ship
    ship 29 December 2019 15: 27
    -2
    Gallagher seems to have Jewish roots, like Trump, and Iraq is also a Muslim country.
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 30 December 2019 12: 17
      0
      Trump has German-Scottish roots.
  16. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 29 December 2019 17: 15
    -1
    There are many, many people like Gallagher in the US Army. It's just that Gallagher, his subordinates, decided to "drown".
  17. mik193
    mik193 29 December 2019 20: 35
    0
    The enemy is the enemy! Kill p.i.nd.so.sa - happiness! In no way does the p.i.ndo.s. warriors in relation to the prisoners differ from the SS creatures.
  18. mik193
    mik193 29 December 2019 20: 38
    +1
    Just a fascist reptile .... kill without comment ...
  19. Pavlov Sergey Alexandrovich
    Pavlov Sergey Alexandrovich 30 December 2019 04: 35
    +1
    This is a New Year’s action from the President of the United States) amnesty damn from Santa)) in a war, the roof often blows but such things must be stopped unambiguously.
  20. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. 30 December 2019 11: 45
    0
    A friend was telling.
    In Afghanistan, reconnaissance was waited in a ditch on the outskirts of a village.
    They were burned by a local woman, a fighter guarding this direction, instead of "removing" the woman from the PBS, he let her go ...
    The result is an attack by the "spirits" and half of the soldiers are lost wounded and killed.

    What is there to kill a civilian in enemy territory, during a covert operation, a war crime or a necessary necessity?
    1. Sarcasm
      Sarcasm 30 December 2019 21: 52
      0
      Civilians are not "killed" either by strangers in enemy territory, or, incidentally, by their own in their own occupied territory. They threaten to detect a group and disrupt its mission, and the failure of a mission can lead to the death of dozens, hundreds, and given the power of modern weapons, even thousands of civilians and servicemen. And the threat will be eliminated.
      There are simply things that are not customary to discuss.
  21. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 30 December 2019 17: 33
    0
    This topic is very slippery .. Who is right or wrong ..
    War is not a chivalric romance.