Fight Continues to Free Soldier Unjustly Condemned for Defending Himself in Afghanistan


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If we are going to send our military personnel into wars in places like Afghanistan or Iraq where it is not always clear who the enemy really is, we must provide rules of engagement that protect our soldiers from becoming the victims of attacks by insurgents who masquerade as innocent civilians. Under no circumstances should we condone genocide, or the killing of those who present no danger, but we do need to recognize that it's not always easy to tell the difference. And our soldiers' and Marines' lives depend on split-second decisions.

In the following case, justice has taken a very wrong turn:

Sgt. Miller is serving life in prison with the opportunity for parole in 2020. Sgt. Miller shot and killed an Afghan civilian following the civilian attempting to grab Sgt. Miller’s weapon during a period of intense questioning. The Afghan civilian was a suspected insurgent that was walking through Sgt. Miller’s “platoon defensive perimeter observing their defensive positions”.

Following the shooting, Sgt. Miller’s unit was implicated in a complex attack and Afghan National Army fighters that were assigned to stay with the platoon disappeared prior to the onset of the firefight. They hid behind a building.

Sgt. Miller was embroiled in a firefight the night he killed the Afghan man. The Afghan man was an insurgent and yet no one in the military wants to say this and directly confront the duplicitous Afghanis. The firefight was not instigated by American soldiers; the firefight was meant to kill American soldiers, and Afghan National Army fighters were nowhere to be found.

Sgt. Miller was embroiled in a firefight the night he killed the Afghan man. The Afghan man was an insurgent and yet no one in the military wants to say this and directly confront the duplicitous Afghanis. The firefight was not instigated by American soldiers; the firefight was meant to kill American soldiers, and Afghan National Army fighters were nowhere to be found.

So what happened during Sgt. Miller's trial?

As far as the case goes, the witnesses opposing Sgt. Miller are suspicious on two accounts. The first witness was a soldier that originally backed up the claims made by Sgt. Miller regarding the event, but when threatened with being named as an accessory and “being placed on legal hold so he could not de-mobilize”, he changed his story. The other witness was an Afghan translator that was promised citizenship in the U.S. in exchange for testimony.

Sgt. Miller happens to be a black man. One would expect the Congressional Black Caucus to be all over this, demanding his release. Guess again.

Look closely at the powers that exist in this nation and who is fought for and who is not fought for. Look now at the Congressional Black Caucus, a poor excuse for a representative caucus within Congress, and beyond this, they are execrable for refusing to fight for Sgt. Miller, a black soldier that saved countless lives. Leave it to the Congressional Black Caucus to be silent. They are pathetic cowards in the pocket of much more powerful Democrats, and we all know how so many Democrats look at our soldiers.

This has become a battle that patriotic Americans will need to take up and pursue to a just conclusion. It's clear that the Congressional Black Caucus is going to be useless, with such an outrage committed against this particular black man simply not meeting their criteria for a cause worth pursuing.

If you wish to sign a petition on Sgt. Miller's behalf, you can do so here.

Source: Gateway Pundit



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