Navy SEAL To Face Court Martial For Premeditated Murder Of Teenage ISIS Fighter | NBC Nightly News

Navy SEAL To Face Court Martial For Premeditated Murder Of Teenage ISIS Fighter | NBC Nightly News


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  1. Would be nice to know more details about this, but I'm assuming the court martial will be more thorough.
    Still the publicity is kind of weird if we don't know why they're saying murder against an ISIS fighter.
    Was he already a prisoner or something?

  2. His wife might want to find a new man. Life without parole is going to be a long ride for crazy eddie. She on the other hand can find someone else to ride for life and doesn't stabb up and shoot people and lie about.

  3. The fact that the US armed forces do not allow murder is their higher ground, we lose that were no better than common terrorists

  4. I'm surprised that Trump hasn't tweeted about this story yet. It seems just the sort of thing he'd want to take up sides on.

  5. sheep should be forced into the same circumstances, pathetic society of parasites, you all need to be knocked off your pedestal of sanctimonious judgement because you lack the ability or worth to pass judgement, easy to second guess and make assumption from behind the veil of sheltered existence.

  6. When war and the military is glamorized the way it is/has been this is what we get. People cheering while our servicemen murder captive enemies. It doesn’t matter whether they are ISIS or nazis, we don’t treat our enemies in such manner.

  7. No border wall, punish the military for killing murderous ISIS candidate, 9/11/01 happened because Clinton ignored bin laden threats and 2018 election is national suicide.

  8. To all those people out there taking the moral high ground. Just remember your country dropped 2 nukes on a country killing innocent civilians, not to mention the collateral damage inflicted in drone strikes and bomb strikes.

  9. It’s a War crime and against international law, he should be tried and put in jail. The world is watching and The U.S needs to act fairly and do justice. 🇺🇸

  10. There are a lot of extrajudicial murders committed by soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. There have been rumors and credible evidence of war crimes committed by enlisted and private security forces for many years now. The vast majority of our men and women conduct themselves with honor though. It's important that we find and prosecute the few who committ war crimes because they poisen the cause and tarnish the reputation of all of the people who are serving with honor.

  11. Why did his own men turn on him, this guy may have been out of control. Personally don’t feel sorry for the ISIS fighter considering their humanitarian crimes. But if this guy is also shooting at innocent Iraqis he places other military in danger.

  12. It just goes to show that the U.S is most likely behind Isis and that the whole having troops and special forces there is nothing more than for show so its not surprising that they are coming down on this seal if people would shut off the electric talmud for a day and just think critically and do some research you would find that you don't necessarily need hard evidence to connect the dots and see what's happening.

  13. I can't believe we're doing this to a VERY decorated patriot. Please look up the facts – it's a witch hunt. And he will be acquitted. He was on the tail end of his 15th yr as a SEAL & 20th as a sailor. After bronze stars and other medals for valor, he'll end it with an acquittal. This is so sad and wrong! Just wrong!

  14. I don't understand this. ISIS is the enemy right? He killed the enemy! So what's the problem? Why is he in jail for that? And since when do we defend our enemies?

  15. IF it was about the ISIS kid alone not a word would get out, but your Seal buddy's do not go against u unless your very, very much out of line, for it was how he was dealing with
    innocent people that turned them against him, God knows what he did with those innocent Iraqi people, there are rumours that he even took out a little girl on a bridge, now it would something like that that would be needed to turn your Seal buddy's against u, it has to things that were very bad even for Seals!

  16. I am ex military and this guy is not a hero:If you are military, you have a duty to report wrong doing and that is our values, no matter who that person is. I applaud his unit for reporting him to the chain of command. I have listed a couple of things that he is accused of allegedly and see if you still support him: I am referencing a New York times article. 1. Stabbing a defenseless teenage captive to death. Picking off a school-age girl and an old man from a sniper’s roost. Indiscriminately spraying neighborhoods with rockets and machine-gun fire.
    Investigators’ interviews with more than a dozen members of Alpha Platoon, included in the Navy’s criminal investigation report, as well as other interviews with SEALs, offer a more troubling portrait of the chief.
    2. He would order them to take what seemed to be needless risks, and to fire rockets at houses for no apparent reason, they said. He routinely parked an armored truck on a Tigris River bridge and emptied the truck’s heavy machine gun into neighborhoods on the other side with no discernible targets, according to one senior SEAL.
    They said he boasted about the number of people he had killed, including women.
    3. Photos from the deployment that were stored on a hard drive seized by the Navy show the chief aiming sniper rifles and rocket launchers from rooftops in the city.
    4. Two SEAL snipers told investigators that one day, from his sniper nest, Chief Gallagher shot a girl in a flower-print hijab who was walking with other girls on the riverbank. One of those snipers said he watched through his scope as she dropped, clutching her stomach, and the other girls dragged her away.
    5. Another day, two other snipers said, the chief shot an unarmed man in a white robe with a wispy white beard. They said the man fell, a red blotch spreading on his back.
    6. A medic was treating the youth on the ground when Chief Gallagher walked up without a word and stabbed the wounded teenager several times in the neck and once in the chest with his hunting knife, killing him, two SEAL witnesses said.
    7. Chief Gallagher had been accused of serious misconduct before. According to the investigation report, Army Special Forces troops serving with him in Afghanistan in 2010 reported that, as a sniper, he had shot through an Afghan girl to hit the man who was carrying her, killing them both.
    8. In 2014, the report says, Mr. Gallagher was detained at a traffic stop, where he allegedly tried to run over a Navy police officer; he was released to his commander, and there is no record of punishment in the report. Soon after, he was promoted to chief.
    The SEALs told investigators they reported the killing to Lieutenant Portier that night and at other times during the deployment, but the lieutenant took no action. They said the lieutenant had trained under Chief Gallagher at BUDS and “idolized” him.

    A website soliciting donations for his defense says it has raised $375,000, and a prominent veterans’ apparel maker is selling “Free Eddie” T-shirts.
    At the same time, some conservatives have rallied to Chief Gallagher’s defense, raising money and pressing publicly for his release.

    DAVE PHILIPPS-New York Times

  17. He is accused of having killed hundreds of innocent people. He used 4 times more ammunition than his buddies and was swaggering with the amount of people he killed every day. If this proves true, he is not a hero, but a dreckiger Mörder.

  18. This guy also killed a little girl and unarmed seniors. He's a psychotic piece of crap and deserves to rot in prison.

  19. This moron killed a little teenage girl, she was wearing flower dress!, they are Mother F. Is! killing babies womens old foks. Bunch of cowards

  20. If he's innocent then he he's innocent. But if he he has done all those things just as his comrade have said. Then watch what he will do in America because he has become a psycho.

  21. Eddie Gallagher has a lot of support. But are they defending him because they genuinely believe that he is innocent or they don't care that he did and just feel he shouldn't be punished for it ? I don't know if the allegations against him are true but if the charges against him make him guilty beyond reasonable doubt then he should go to prison. Someone that would shoot innocent iraqi civilians and brutally stab an unarmed young teenager and take picture with it makes them a callous murderer

  22. why dont you mention the other crimes he commited? like killing a girl and an elderly man, sniping non combatants and randomly shooting into the crowd? his own navy seals are ones accusing him so why the support of a war criminal killer?

  23. We shouldn't have been in Iraq in the first second or third place. This is what happens when the military and corporations run your country. Is Iraq better off for the US being there? Afghanistan? Nope. Not a bit.

  24. Gallagher killed a little girl in a pink flower hijab and watched as her little friend dragged her away. He shot an old man and watched as he bled out. He is a monster.

  25. I dont support brutality but just know if it was the other way around the ISIS members would have done same to him if not worse In a second, just look at the brutal beheadings and executions they carry out on a daily basis, I might get hate for this but by killing that one member he stopped him going on to murder plenty of innocent people…

  26. An American soldier in the Middle East under fire for war crimes. Why isn't the rest of their military?

  27. members of his own platoon turned him in says something…not good…not saying he is guilty but there should be a trial.

  28. I have a duty to report this incident to the Arab and Muslim World. So, they know how Americans act and think. If necessary actions need to be taken against Americans, it will be.

  29. He is a serial killer. An absolutely, totally disgusting p.o.s.
    Should be in jail for life or get the death sentence.
    there is no justice in the legal system.
    This is an outrage.
    He is a total disgrace to the military and the country.

  30. Eddie Gallagher found NOT GUILTY!!! 7/2/2019

    A victory for justice!! Congratulations !! The Obama "Rules of Engagement" that, not just Gallagher but all of our fighters had to fight under, were ridiculous. Rules made up by an administration that despises the military and hates the USA.

    Gallagher is not the only warrior that has been jailed under these ignorant ROE's, there are many more of our fighters in prison and we must set them free!!

  31. This teenager wasn't from ISIS, he was a resistor and resident of Iraq against the US empire's presence in Iraq. Remember, the US empire invaded, murdered over a million people, including murdering Saddam Hussein and is still occupying the country.

  32. NBC IS FAKE NEWS. THEY LIE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THEY TRY TO SHOW OUR PRESIDENT IN A BAD REFLECTION EVERY CHANCE THEY GET. TAKE THE MONEY AWAY FROM THEM SO THEY HAVE TO LAY OFF MORE LIARS AND DONT WATCH THEM AS THEY ARE TRAITORS TO AMERICA AND IT'S PEOPLE.

  33. LORD JESUS , I can only imagine what this guy's photo album looks like.. He needs a psychological evaluation immediately.

  34. War is War man cannot apply rules to mans survival and nature instincts, you trained a solider to eliminate a target he will do anything in his mental and physical capabilities to do so. Survival of the fittest

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