By Thomas Madison
This is what has become of our once honorable armed forces. Their senior leadership is apparently nothing more than politically-correct Obama sycophants. Career parasites!
A Special Forces Sergeant First Class, Charles Martland, has been involuntarily separated by the Army. His crime? Beating an Afghan police commander for raping a young boy multiple times. He should not have been beaten. He should have been executed.
When SFC Martland and retired Army Captain, Daniel Quinn, confronted the Afghan commander, he laughed, claiming it was only a boy. Apparently enraged by the brutal, repeated attacks on the young boy and the Afghan commander’s nonchalant response, Quinn and Martland body-slammed the Afghan police commander repeatedly. Both Quinn and Martland have lost their jobs as a result. Martland has lost his career. The response and lack of support by their PC higher-ups is repulsive, immoral, perverse, and egregiously wrong.
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It has been three decades since I was an active duty soldier, but we were instructed that we not only had the authority, but the obligation, to stop human rights abuses wherever we found them. I reckon things are different in the era of Obama.
From Pamela Geller
“Green Beret discharged for beating alleged child rapist speaks out,” by Jake Tapper and Kim Berryman, CNN, September 28, 2015:
(CNN)Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland, the Green Beret being separated involuntarily from the U.S. Army for kicking and body slamming an Afghan police commander he describes as a “brutal child rapist,” began telling his side of the story Monday.
Martland is under a gag order imposed by the Pentagon, but at the request of Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif, he wrote a statement detailing his actions on Sept. 6, 2011, which was obtained by CNN.
“Kicking me out of the army is morally wrong and the entire country knows it,” Martland writes. Last week the Army rejected his appeal.
Martland and former Captain Daniel Quinn were disciplined by the Army after they beat a powerful local police official who they concluded had been raping a small boy. They say they had been encouraged by higher-ups that there was nothing to do about such horrific acts, that these were Afghan problems for the Afghan authorities to work out.
But the Afghan authorities wouldn’t do anything about it, the two soldiers say.
“Our ALP (Afghan Local Police) were committing atrocities and we were quickly losing the support of the local populace,” Martland writes in his statement. “The severity of the rapes and the lack of action by the Afghan Government caused many of the locals to view our ALP as worse than the Taliban.”
Quinn and Martland were told by a young Afghan boy and his mother, through an Afghan interpreter, that the boy had been tied to a post at the home of Afghan Local Police commander Abdul Rahman and raped repeatedly for up to two weeks. When his mother tried to stop the attacks, they told the soldiers, Rahman’s brother beat her. Quinn says he verified the story with other ALP commanders from neighboring villages. Then they invited Rahman to the camp.
“After the child rapist laughed it off and referenced that it was only a boy, Captain Quinn picked him up and threw him,” Martland writes. Martland then proceeded to “body slam him multiple times,” kick him in the rib cage, and put his foot on his neck. “I continued to body slam him and throw him for fifty meters until he was outside the camp,” Martland writes. “He was never knocked out, and he ran away from our camp.” The incident lasted no more than five minutes, he says.
Quinn told CNN’s “The Lead” last week “We basically had to make sure that he fully understood that if he ever went near that boy or his mother again, there was going to be hell to pay.”
“While I understand that a military lawyer can say that I was legally wrong, we felt a moral obligation to act,” Martland writes.