"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. +2
    December 29 2019
    Well, in America they often shoot for nothing! So let's wait ....
    1. +6
      December 29 2019
      At Trump, as a minimum + 1 voter ... laughing
      1. +8
        December 29 2019
        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. +4
          December 29 2019
          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. +3
            December 29 2019
            "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. +4
              December 29 2019
              "Fidgeting on chairs and crying seals" make you wonder who these "warriors" are?
            2. 0
              December 30 2019
              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. +9
        December 29 2019
        Quote: Finches
        At Trump, as a minimum + 1 voter ... laughing

        And a couple of "shooting societies" at his place of residence laughing
      3. -4
        December 29 2019
        How did you find that?
  2. +8
    December 29 2019
    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. +8
      December 29 2019
      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. +3
        December 29 2019
        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. +1
          December 29 2019
          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. +1
            December 29 2019
            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. +2
            December 30 2019
            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. +1
              December 30 2019
              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. +1
          December 29 2019
          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. +2
            December 29 2019
            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. +1
              December 29 2019
              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. 0
                December 30 2019
                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. 0
                  December 30 2019
                  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. -1
                    December 30 2019
                    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. +1
                      December 30 2019
                      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. 0
          December 30 2019
          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. 0
            December 30 2019
            Quote: Krillon
            A skull and sword were taken out of Japan during World War II.


            And?
            1. 0
              December 30 2019
              This is to the post above, there they said about Songmi, they say their own and stopped the atrocities.
              1. 0
                December 30 2019
                I see what post your answer relates to, but I don’t understand what exactly you had in mind.
                1. +3
                  December 30 2019
                  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. +1
                    December 30 2019
                    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. 0
                      December 30 2019
                      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. 0
                        December 30 2019
                        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. 0
                    December 30 2019
                    It is.
  3. +1
    December 29 2019
    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. 0
    December 29 2019
    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. +9
    December 29 2019
    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. +2
    December 29 2019
    "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. +6
      December 29 2019
      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. +2
      December 29 2019
      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. +2
    December 29 2019
    At least seven were fighters, not sadists.
  8. 0
    December 29 2019
    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. +2
      December 29 2019
      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. 0
        December 30 2019
        Because if the subject did not fall into the conditions of war, then the premises would remain prerequisites.
  9. +2
    December 29 2019
    What about their killers and follies? ??
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  11. +1
    December 29 2019
    Lieutenant Kelly’s affair is alive! Songmi is still alive in the warm hearts of today's Gallaghers!
  12. -1
    December 29 2019
    The American sadist is not subject to justice - the triumph of democracy and the rule of law is American.
  13. 0
    December 29 2019
    he was ready to kill everything that moved
    typical peddler of American democracy.
    1. 0
      December 29 2019
      In the DShB they taught to kill before it even begins to move ...
  14. +1
    December 29 2019
    Let the creatures remember the Vietnamese village of Songmi. Only for this they need to be called fascists.
    1. 0
      December 29 2019
      Recall Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo (not closed yet, but Obama promised), Agent Orange (defoliants), Sand Creek massacre on November 29, 1864 ...
  15. -2
    December 29 2019
    Gallagher seems to have Jewish roots, like Trump, and Iraq is also a Muslim country.
    1. 0
      December 30 2019
      Trump has German-Scottish roots.
  16. -1
    December 29 2019
    There are many, many people like Gallagher in the US Army. It's just that Gallagher, his subordinates, decided to "drown".
  17. 0
    December 29 2019
    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. +1
    December 29 2019
    Just a fascist reptile .... kill without comment ...
  19. +1
    December 30 2019
    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. 0
    December 30 2019
    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. 0
      December 30 2019
      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. 0
    December 30 2019
    This topic is very slippery .. Who is right or wrong ..
    War is not a chivalric romance.

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