He shot a tractor ... and destroyed his own career


After receiving permission from his battalion commanders, Waddell ordered Marine snipers to open fire on the man, and he was hit. A group of Afghans rushed to the man, put him on a tractor and attempted to flee. Waddell ordered the snipers to hit the engine block of the tractor, disabling it so the man believed to be a bomb maker would not escape. The tractor was hit but no civilians were injured.

Then, about three weeks later, the civilians who helped remove the wounded man from the area were found to be teenagers.

As a result, Waddell was demoted from executive officer, and the battalion commander, Lt. Col. Seth Folsom, determined he had violated rules of engagement that governed when Marines could fire, and at whom. Folsom said Wadell "is not recommended for promotion" and "in violation of [combat rules] during an engagement." The report stated that "noncombatant local nationals" were in the area of direct fire and that "the engagement resulted in a damaged local national vehicle."

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GR4U - Why the hell do heroic young men want to serve this rotten corrupt empire any longer? Please don't give me any of that crap about having to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here! Our government is fighting US, it's own citizens! If freedom is being defended by our troops, then someone needs to redeploy our troops to every airport in America, because freedom is under a much more egregious assault in American airports than it is in Afghanistan!

Oh and here's another heroic young man who gave his life for "freedom" and will never see his newborn son


Brock Townsend said...

Absolutely preposterous. What in the hell do being teenagers have to do with the price of eggs in China? Posted

Sparky said...

My husband and I agree with everything you posted here: Why would anyone in their right mind want to 'fight' for our evil, emperialist country? We are certainly not the country of our forefathers any more.

I pray for those Marines. They are completely justified in what they did. They be should exonerated not punished.

Yours In Liberty

Toaster 802 said...

Time to bring the troops home. To clean OUR house.

Anonymous said...

The liberals in office today were the hippies of the 60's spitting on Marines returning from 'Nam.

Seeing that tie in, this surprised me not. Seeing that tie in, I am surprised that the Marines in the sandbox are even allowed ammo!!!
(and I am understanding that around the Rear Positions, they are NOT allowed ammo!! WTF-Over?)

I agree, Get 'em out, bring 'em home where they can do some good. And ain't none of em gonna be happy about the job prospects here either.