As a follow up to my post yesterday, “Obama Is Destroying Our Military’s Fighting Ability From Within…” *Open Thread*, which focised on the stunning discharge of Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland and the overall concerns regarding the moral decay of the military under Obama, I want to give time to Sgt. 1st Class Martland himself.
[…] “While I understand that a military lawyer can say that I was legally wrong, we felt a moral obligation to act,” he said.
His team leader Capt. Daniel Quinn also submitted a separate statement; together, the accounts provide new — and graphic — details on what they say happened that day in September 2011.
According to Quinn, an interpreter first came to them saying a boy claimed he was “tied to a post in Rahman’s house and was raped repeatedly for 10 days to 2 weeks.” When his mother tried to stop it, he said, “Rahman instructed his brother to beat her; which he did.”
Martland said he and Quinn then confronted the commander after Quinn confirmed the allegations with village elders and others. He said Quinn got a “first-hand confession” but “the child rapist laughed it off and referenced that it was only a boy.”
That’s when the confrontation turned physical.
“Captain Quinn picked him up and threw him,” Martland said. “I [proceeded to] body slam him multiple times.”
Martland continued: “I kicked him once in his ribcage after one of the body slams. I put my foot on his neck and yelled at him after one body slam, but did not kick or punch him in the face. I continued to body slam him and throw him for 50 meters until he was outside the camp.”
Quinn said, “I physically threw him through our front gate and off our camp.”
Martland, though, disputed allegations the confrontation was more severe.
“He was never knocked out, and he ran away from our camp. It did not last longer than 5 minutes. The child rapist’s allegations against us are ridiculous,” he said.
Because of their intervention, the Army had Quinn and Martland removed from the camp in Kunduz Province and eventually sent home from Afghanistan. Quinn has since left the Army, but Martland still is fighting an order to have him discharged by Nov. 1. The U.S. Army Human Resources Command recently denied his appeal. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
And that is the story from the position of this Green Beret, as well as his commanding officer. So, our Army has lost two distinguished heroes over a pedophile rapist. I can understand if they faced some kind of reprimand for their actions, but thrown out of the service? Yeah, NO. I hope Rep. Hunter will be successful in returning Sgt. 1st Class Martland to duty.
As you no doubt have heard, Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood, will be testifying before Congress today about Planned Parenthood and the horrific videos exposing the selling of fetal body parts. (Rep. Jason Chaffetz was on “Fox and Friends” this morning soeaking about the upcoming hearing and the tapes. He also mentioned the possibility of getting Rep. Gowdy to take over leadership int he House.) From Daily Mail:
In Planned Parenthood’s first congressional appearance since being embarrassed by surreptitiously recorded videos, the organization’s president said she is ‘proud’ of its provision of fetal tissue for research but also sought to minimize the organ donations as a small part of its work.
Trying to take the offensive, Cecile Richards also criticized the Republicans who control Congress for not investigating David Daleiden and the other anti-abortion activists who made the recordings. Daleiden obtained them after posing as an executive of a phony firm that buys fetal tissue for scientists. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
It is clear the tack she will take – the usual smoke and mirrors of don’t look at the MESSAGE, look at the MESSENGER. It is the same thing Planned Parenthood and the Media have been doing to Carly Fiorina since her statement during the CNN debate.
You may recall that this weekend, Carly Fiorina was pelted with condoms thrown by Planned Parenthood supporters (so classy). If you haven’t seen the event, you can look at it HERE, if you wish. Fiorina handled it like the adult she is, I might add.
Well, I am sure this will not be a total shock to you, but guess who was paying some of those protestors? That’s right: Planned Parenthood. From Breitbart (h/t Facebook friend):
Planned Parenthood paid some of its supporters who threw condoms at GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and at her supporters during an Iowa Hawkeye tailgate on Saturday.
The payments were briefly mentioned in a story by the New York Times. “On Saturday, women wearing pink, some of whom were paid by Planned Parenthood, protested Mrs. Fiorina at a campaign appearance in Iowa, throwing condoms and chanting, ‘Women are watching, and we vote,’” reported the New York Times.
[UPDATE: The Times has since changed the language of this sentence without notification. It now reads: “some of whom were affiliated with Planned Parenthood.”]
Abortions comprise roughly three precent of medical services provided each year by Planned Parenthood. The group completed 327,653 abortions during its 2013-2014 financial year. Planned Parenthood receives roughly $542 million dollars from tax-payers each year. (Click here to read the rest.)
It begs the question, were those YOUR taxpaying dollars paying these protestors hurling condoms at a Republican Presidential candidate?
The House Hearing on Planned Parenthood is now airing on C-Span3.
Why are we giving Planned Parenthood so much money? As Rep. Chaffetz said at the hearing, Planned Parenthood is good at fundraising. And they are transferring millions of dollars into advocacy, as Chaffetz noted. So yeah – time to address the funds they receive from us seriously, without all the “WOMEN’S HEALTH! WOMEN’S HEALTH!!!!” dog whistle claims.
That’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.