Decorated US Navy SEAL to Face Court-Martial For ‘Premeditated Murder’ of ISIS Terrorist – Faces Life in Prison
Navy SEAL SOC Eddie Gallagher
A decorated US Navy SEAL, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, will face a court-martial for premeditated murder of an ISIS terrorist in Iraq.
US Navy prosecutors accused Gallagher of premeditated murder over the stabbing of an injured 15-year-old ISIS terrorist in Mosul, Iraq in May of 2017, NBC 7 reported.
Even worse, Gallagher was arrested on ‘Patriot’s Day,’ September 11th, 2018 — he was shackled and thrown into solitary confinement while remaining shackled for 72 hours, and he’s being held at Miramar Brig in San Diego, California.
The SEAL was also charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting Iraqi civilians.
Gallagher has denied the charges and his lawyer is confident his client will be acquitted.
NBC 7 reported:
Special Operations Chief Gallagher has been held in the Miramar Brig since Sept. 11 when he was arrested at the Camp Pendleton Intrepid Spirit Center.
The Navy outlined its evidence, including cellphone photos that show Gallagher holding up the head of the deceased fighter during a reenlistment ceremony.
That evidence is considered privileged and was not shown in court because it could be used as propaganda by enemies of U.S. troops.
The government also said it had a video of the Iraqi fighter before he was killed.
Prosecutors also presented evidence that they say shows that Chief Gallagher tried to bribe fellow SEALs not to talk about the incident to NCIS investigators.
Gallagher’s private defense attorney, Phil Stackhouse, questioned conflicts in dates and testimony in court and asked if investigators were able to determine if the ISIS fighter could have died from injuries suffered in an airstrike.
Stackhouse told NBC 7 in an exclusive interview that he’s confident his client will be acquitted.
Gallagher has served 19 years in the US Navy, 8 tours, 6 of which as an elite special forces operator — he was ranked as the top SEAL chief and his platoon ranked as the top SEAL platoon.
In other words, Gallagher is one of our fiercest warriors and he is being demonized for killing the enemy.
The Navy SEALs Fund Brotherhood Beyond Battlefield launched a fundraising campaign for Gallagher, calling the charges a “travesty of justice.”
Via the Navy SEAL fund:
On Patriots Day, September 11th, 2018, Chief Eddie Gallagher, while undergoing TBI treatment was shackled like a common criminal and taken from in-patient care treatment facility at NICoE Pendleton. Chief Gallagher was held in solitary confinement while remaining shackled for 72 hours and has now been in jail for over a month on pre-trial confinement.
As one decorated, retired Navy SEAL war veteran told us: “I have only heard about such things from my mother and grandmother who survived Nazi occupation in Europe, recounting to me how Hitler’s GESTAPO treated occupied, conquered nations.”
There is no justification for these “GESTAPO” tactics, and the terror unleashed on American children. It was designed to inflict pain, torture and break down the father of this family. Especially, when NCIS “agents” mere hours after the raid on Chief Gallagher’s family explicitly described how they saw his family at his house that day. They were gloating after keeping him locked in a room for over 7 hours, not allowing him to speak with his lawyers. These actions are torture, mental torture, being perpetrated by the NCIS upon an American war hero and his family.
If convicted, Navy SEAL SOC Eddie Gallagher could face life in prison.
Nearly $200,000 has already been raised to help Gallagher with his legal defense fund. You can support Eddie Gallagher by clicking here.