Navy SEAL Called Edward Gallagher 'Freaking Evil — NY Times

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military court in San Diego

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military court in San Diego

Gallagher's war crimes case earlier this year gained national attention after President Donald Trump intervened on his behalf despite strong objections from Pentagon leaders who said the president's move could damage the integrity of the military judicial system.

Numerous men followed Gallagher's case closely, the private group texts indicated, assuring each other that their leader would "answer to a higher power someday, and everything happens for a reason".

It shows members of Gallagher's SEAL Team 7 Alpha Platoon speaking to agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service about his conduct in sometimes emotional interviews. The men described horrifying scenes, like Gallagher boasting that "burqas were flying" when he targeted women and children. They have never spoken publicly about the case, which has divided the elite fighting force known for its secrecy.

Special Operator First Class Craig Miller, one of the most experienced SEALs on the team, told investigators Gallagher "is freaking evil". Special Operator First Class Joshua Vriens, a sniper, said "the guy was toxic", referencing Gallagher, the Times reported.

Special Operator First Class Corey Scott, who was a medic, was recorded saying: 'You could tell he was perfectly okay with killing anybody that was moving'.

In text messages exchanged by the group around the time of their testimony, which were also obtained by the New York Times, platoon members urged each other to speak truthfully to the investigators. The camera then shuts off.

Three SEALs said they saw Gallagher stab the sedated Islamic State captive for no reason before holding a re-enlistment ceremony over the teenager's body.

Antonio Brown working out for the New Orleans Saints
Antonio Brown delivered a harsh response to his father's criticism of him in a tweet Tuesday. The receiver's father added: "It really hit a head with the situation in Pittsburgh".

He was convicted of the lesser crime of posing for inappropriate photos with a dead captive after having admitted to posing with the teen ISIS fighter's corpse, The Times reported.

During his trial in July, Gallagher was acquitted of the most serious charges, but he was found guilty of posing for a photograph with the body.

Eventually, the Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) began an inquiry and the platoon members were called to give evidence.

Gallagher maintains tthe allegations against him are a fabrication by platoon members who could not match his own high standards and who were intent on ousting him.

"My first reaction to seeing the videos was surprise and disgust that they would make up blatant lies about me, but I quickly realized that they were scared that the truth would come out of how cowardly they acted on deployment", Gallagher said.

He was demoted to petty officer first class and had his pay cut - until Trump stepped in to reverse his punishment and restore his rank.

Last weekend Trump hosted Gallagher and his wife at Mar-a-Lago, the president's Florida resort, where he is spending the Christmas holidays.

Recommended News

  • EPL: Ancelotti reveals when Iwobi will play for Everton again

    EPL: Ancelotti reveals when Iwobi will play for Everton again

    Taking to social media, a number of Everton players expressed their thoughts on Holgate's rise through the ranks at Goodison Park. Burnley boss Sean Dyche was left to reflect on 20-year-old winger McNeil's sloppy error. "Hopefully this can kick us on".
    Martin Scorsese's daughter Marvel Christmas wrapping paper

    Martin Scorsese's daughter Marvel Christmas wrapping paper

    Marvel boss Kevin Feige responded, telling The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast: 'I think that's not true. "How his heart & guts are packed into GOTG".
    Taylor Swift chronicles whirlwind process of 'Christmas Tree Farm'

    Taylor Swift chronicles whirlwind process of 'Christmas Tree Farm'

    She seems alongside stars like James Corden, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson, Judi Dench, and much more. Cats premiered in theaters on Christmas Day of 2019. "Her Cats obsession is insane !"
  • Work Is Now Underway on Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL Film

    Work Is Now Underway on Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL Film

    "There's a lot to be sorted out, like how Deadpool fits into the Marvel Universe with the other characters of the MCU". Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds just gave everyone something to get extra excited about as 2019 begins to fade away.
    Flaw causing Mazda3 cars to apply emergency brakes on its own

    Flaw causing Mazda3 cars to apply emergency brakes on its own

    The thought that your auto could suddenly activate the emergency braking system for no apparent reason is quite disturbing. The company stressed that it is not aware of any injuries or deaths that were caused by the fault.

    How to Upgrade Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Certification? ExamSnap Guide on Microsoft 70-743 Exam

    Depending on your behavior, it can be determined whether or not you are using exam dumps and if so, penalties will be imposed. As you can see the retake policy is a bit lenient, but it is still wise to make sure that you pass at the first attempt.
  • Nasdaq ends above 9,000 for 1st time, Dow also hits record

    About 4.5 billion shares changed hands in USA exchanges, well below the 6.8 billion daily average over the last 20 sessions. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan jumped 0.55 percent to 555.25, a level not seen since mid-2018.
    Drop by Drop, Prosecutor Says, Man Killed His Wife

    Drop by Drop, Prosecutor Says, Man Killed His Wife

    Josuah Hunsucker is now being held in the Gaston County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bail. "She was a happy person". At a bond hearing Friday, the defendant's lawyer David Teddy said the murder case would be "strenuously opposed".
    Girlfriend wants to buy dog toys with IPL money, says Pat Cummins

    Girlfriend wants to buy dog toys with IPL money, says Pat Cummins

    Cummins had been bought by eventual champions Mumbai Indians last season but was ruled out due to injury. Australian cricketers dominated the IPL 2020 auction in Kolkata without a second thought.
  • Cheaper Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 launch date

    With only a few days for the year 2020 to begin, even more Galaxy S11 rumors and speculations have started to show up on the web. However, the same tipster has now addressed the devices as Galaxy S11, S11e, and S11 Plus in their latest tweet.
    'Fine' now but lost memory after fall: Bolsonaro

    'Fine' now but lost memory after fall: Bolsonaro

    He said that the injury with his age was a unsafe mix. "For if they fall, one will lift up his companion". He has undergone four surgeries to treat the stab wound to his abdomen. "One adapts to this new reality".
    Lamar Jackson gifts Baltimore Ravens offensive linemen Rolex watches for holidays

    Lamar Jackson gifts Baltimore Ravens offensive linemen Rolex watches for holidays

    Tackle Ronnie Stanley posted a video of him showing off his newest accessory and shouted out Jackson in Baltimore's locker room. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is the runaway favorite to win the NFL MVP award, and for good reason.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.