If you care about our military's honor and our country's decency, do read this piece. And all honor to the SEALs who bravely stepped forward to tell the truth. “Not compromising our integrity and keeping right on our side is all we can do.” They did it.
A trove of leaked video interviews of Navy SEALS telling investigators about their commander, Eddie Gallagher. "The guy is freaking evil, man." "You could tell he was perfectly OK w killing anybody." "He's a psychopath." "He just got crazier and crazier"
The men of Alpha Platoon, SEAL Team 7, described Chief Gallagher as “freaking evil” and “toxic” in videos not shown publicly before. The remarks are blistering testimony about their platoon chief, who was protected by President Trump from punishment.
What this story makes clear: Edward Gallagher is a serial killer who pretended to be a Navy SEAL.
Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALS Who Turned In Edward Gallagher Video interviews and group texts obtained by The Times show men describing their platoon leader in grim terms. Must-read story
Wow. NYT publishes blistering testimony in war crimes case against Navy SEALS chief protected by Trump. “The guy is freaking evil.” “The guy was toxic.” “You could tell he was perfectly O.K. with killing anybody that was moving.”
Video recordings obtained by The New York Times, which have not been shown publicly before, show confidential interviews with the Navy SEALs who accused Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of war crimes
"Toxic." "Freaking evil." "I think he just wants to kill anybody he can." These are the comrades of Eddie Gallagher, a Navy SEAL prosecuted for war crimes and now feted by Trump, describing him in their own words.
Platoon members said they saw Gallagher shoot civilians and fatally stab a wounded captive with a hunting knife. Chief Gallagher was acquitted by a military jury of all but a single relatively minor charge, and was cleared of all punishment by Mr. Trump
SEALs who spoke to Navy investigators painted a picture of a platoon driven to despair by a chief who seemed to care primarily abt racking up kills. They described how their chief targeted women & children & boasted that “burqas were flying.” via
“It is an unspoken rule among their teams that SEALs should not report other SEALs for misconduct... Seven members of the 22-person platoon testified at the trial that they saw the chief commit war crimes.” via
Every military family in America should know that Trump spent the holidays celebrating a sadistic killer and betraying the Navy SEALS who turned him in.
"Evil." "Toxic." "Disgraceful." "A killer." That's how these brave and reluctant Navy SEALS describe a war criminal whom our Commander-in-Chief praised and feted at Mara-La-Go. That's what's truly disgraceful.
“The guy is freaking evil.” “You could tell he was perfectly O.K. with killing anybody that was moving”
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“This guy is freaking evil.” In video interviews and group texts, elite SEAL team members describe with disgust their onetime colleague and war criminal, pardoned against the Pentagon’s wishes and honored at Trump’s holiday party at Mar-a-Lago
“Visibly nervous, they shifted in their chairs, rubbed their palms and pressed their fists against their foreheads. At times they stopped in midsentence and broke into tears.”
The SEALs who tried to stop Gallagher from killing more civilians, and who then turned him in, exemplify the honor and decency that distinguish our servicemen and women from the enemies they fight. If you stand with our military, stand with them.
Videos confirm that Edward Gallagher, a demoted Navy SEAL who had his rank restored by Trump, is a sadist
This man was just pardoned & feted at Mar A Lago: “A chief who seemed to care primarily about racking up kills. They described how their chief targeted women and children and boasted that “burqas were flying.” I think he just wants to kill anybody he can.”
“‘The guy is freaking evil,’ [SEAL Team 7] Special Operator Miller told investigators...Such dire descriptions of Chief Gallagher...are in marked contrast to Trump’s portrayal of him at a recent political rally in Florida as one of ‘our great fighters.’”
“‘The guy is freaking evil,’ Special Operator Miller told investigators. ‘The guy was toxic.’”
Extraordinary package of MUST READ/MUST WATCH journalism here. Painfill, chilling stuff. Accountability still matters. "Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALS Who Turned In Edward Gallagher"
What do fellow SEAL team members say about the guy Trump just protected from punishment and heralded as a “great” fighter? “The guy is freaking evil.” “The guy was toxic.” “You could tell he was perfectly O.K. with killing anybody that was moving.”
“‘The guy is freaking evil,’” Special Operator Miller told investigators.“ via
Truly frightening: Navy SEALS tell the truth about how Trump elevated a "freaking evil," "toxic" cold-blooded murderer to the status of a war hero.
Everyone should watch this to see what kind of man President Trump pardoned, and what kind of men he betrayed.
Those who brought this case to Trump’s attention and asked him to intervene are bad people. This story makes me sick to my stomach.
Perhaps more than any other of his serial attacks on the rule of law, the president’s decision to normalize Eddie Gallagher’s cowardly and despicable behavior is a test of our shared values. via
Read this amazing reporting, in chilling words and raw video, by ⁦⁩. ⁦⁩ ⁦
My god this is a frightening story. The president of the United States champions this guy. Sets the worst possible example and the world is watching. “Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALS Who Turned In Edward Gallagher”
Hardly. Gallagher’s defenders rarely deal with why he failed as a leader. “The guy is freaking evil,” Special Operator Miller told investigators. “The guy was toxic,” Special Operator First Class Joshua Vriens, a sniper, said in a separate interview.
Here’s more about the guy Trump has restored to full military honors and says he’ll proudly campaign with going into the 2020 election
Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALS Who Turned In Edward Gallagher
This is the murderer and war criminal that Trump pardoned. His own soldiers turned on him: "Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALS Who Turned In Edward Gallagher"
Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher I have lots of respect for the SEALs who spoke up. They showed a moral courage to go along with their physical courage. Too bad Pres Trump betrayed them.
This is a guy Trump views as a hero: A man so sociopathic and violent that he rattled Navy SEALs, bringing them to tears.
Republicans, Trump was thinking about bringing Eddie Gallagher with him to rallies. Please stand next to Trump and this sadistic murderer and war criminal he pardoned. Let the world know you stand for nothing.
Have any of Trump's apologists offered a defense of his open and explicit celebration of war crimes?
Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher - The New York Times
Asked whether the chief had a bias against Middle Eastern people, Special Operator Scott replied, “I think he just wants to kill anybody he can.”
Powerful reporting on the Navy Seals who witnessed Gallagher’s war crimes, by in the NY Times. Painful to read.
Donald Trump pardoned special forces officer Edward Gallagher, hailing him as one of 'our great fighters.' Now read the testimony of fellow special forces operatives accusing him of murder and war crimes in Iraq: 'The guy is freaking evil,' said one
This makes me sick to my stomach to read (and to see the included photo: fyi before you click on it).
Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALS Who Turned In Edward Gallagher
Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher
Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher
The final paper for my students this spring was to evaluate the Gallagher case from the perspective of the moral theories we had studied this semester. One sent me this article & highlighted its connection to class discussions on the moral pt of punishment
Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALS Who Turned In Edward Gallagher - The New York Times via
so disgraceful that this war criminal is free >> Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher