Now I understand why he did a "guilty plea"...

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by NTA, Nov 3, 2017.

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  1. NTA

    NTA Well-Known Member

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    pick your own link for the news
     

  2. Savannah Dan

    Savannah Dan Cross-drawer

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  3. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    I get where y'all are coming from, but consider a few things. First we just don't execute soldiers for desertion anymore although that is what he really deserves. Second he lost 5 years of his life in captivity. Third he lost 5 years of back pay. Fourth a dishonorable discharge is the same as a felony conviction.

    The sentence isn't as light as it first appears. I think its still too light but I am concerned that a much heavier sentence would have brought an appeal and these issues would have came up.
     
  4. Savannah Dan

    Savannah Dan Cross-drawer

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    I don't think you have a damn clue where we are coming from!!!
     
  5. Taurus92

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  6. NTA

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    He's already had 8 years of pay days since his leaving his duty post.

    Some of those pay days reflect his promotion/s while missing.

    Nothing I've see says he loses back pay. Post a link if you have it.

    He's probably still on the payroll until his automatic appeal is done. Another 3 years ?
     
  7. mountainpass

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    Edit: Not sure the above pic is from article linked as I didn't get it there, and never even clicked it.
     
  8. mountainpass

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    Someone said a 4 star general still has to approve the sentence. Is that true? Although I imagine all this was planned in advance.
     
  9. Schweisshund

    Schweisshund Well-Known Member

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    The sentence is nucking futs.
     
  10. Taurus92

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    So military court cases can be based on bias against a third party? I get that he's the Commander and Chief, but why bother with a trial if it's based on bias and not rule of law? There is so much wrong with this I must be missing something.
     
  11. a_springfield

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    Did he commit a crime? Yes
    Did someone die as a result of said crime? Yes

    If he did this as a civilian in the states he would be tried for that death as murder. This piece of $hit traitor should be drawn and quartered for his crime.