Army 1st Lt. Sentenced to Prison For Defending His Platoon by Allen West
Lt. Lorance volunteered to serve two combat tours; 15 months in Iraq and 7 months in Afghanistan. But upon his return home, the ground combat platoon leader in the 82d Airborne Division was sentenced to 20 years in Ft. Leavenworth on two counts of murder.
In July 2012, 1LT Lorance ordered the engagement of two Taliban scouts who were tracking his platoon’s movements while on a patrol in Kandahar province, a platoon that had recently experienced losses, including
the previous Platoon Leader.
According to our ridiculous Rules of Engagement, soldiers in a combat zone are told to hold their fire unless there is evidence of hostile action or direct hostile intent.
I spent two and a half years in southern Afghanistan, and we all knew the Taliban utilized fighters on motorcycles and cell phones as scout/trackers. If there are enemy combatants reporting your patrol movements in order to facilitate an attack, how is that not hostile intent?
CPT William Miller, the government prosecutor, said 1LT Lorance "used his rank and position to harass, intimidate, threaten, and murder Afghans." What an incredible dilemma for our men and women in combat: fight and kill the enemy and be sent to prison. Or be killed by the enemy and be
denied your death gratuity benefits. This is utter BS and I implore true Americans, and veterans, to melt down the White House, DoD, and Department of the Army phone lines and email.
CAPT. MILLER, YOU WILL HANG FOR YOUR TREASON, AND GUTLESS SERVITUDE TO THE SOETORO CARTEL, YOU FUCKING PUSSY.
GOING IN GUNS BLAZING IS THE MOST FOOLISH THING WE SHOULD CONSIDER!
Yes, it will satisfy our "taste for blood," but it will also draw far more blood than if we take our stand in peaceful, unarmed demonstration, fulling willing to lay our lives down to reclaim our nation!
I agree with Gary. They want us to start a riot, that is why they are deliberating engaging us. Don't fall for it!
Amazing, What was expected of a CinC who is in bed with the enemy. The guys under this I D 10 T, allowed him to set those rules of engagement, Orders or no. The UCMJ applies to all that are part of the defense of this nation. Anyone in the service who willingly assisted the enemy was hanged.
Unbelievable non-sense! ROE should be determined by field commanders NOT POLITICIANS! (DEMS resurrect Vietnam style ROE)
Capt Miller= empty uniform and lackey for Ovomit admin. How does this scum sleep at night? How can he look at any soldier in the eyes and not feel shame? I guess he passed his BHO questionnaire. YOU WILL GET YOURS
I totally agree this is a bunch of B.S., when are we going to learn to stop killing each other to line the pockets of the fat cats ? We have no business over there in the first place.Bring our Soldiers home to fight the real enemies !!!!
I signed the petition and invited all my facebook friends to do the same Donald !!
We definately need to call out the DOD on this issue of ROE.....I agree, put these shit-birds out on patrol in Kandahar province and make them adhere to the ROE they expect our troops to follow.....If any of these shit-birds in the DOD are wearing a CIB, they sure as hell didn't get following ROE......
Looks like Lt Laurence, like Michael New and Lt Col. West, is a hero and CPT Miller and the person making the rules of engagement are a bunch of zeros. Don't know who Michael New is nor what he did? Shame on you.
I hope that when Obama and his honchos, including judges are ousted, those people will be prosecuted, including the paper pushers who put those stupid engagements rules without being in combat itself. There is nothing more boosting morale than the dead general killed in action.
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