First, jackasses in the US military have decided to prosecute three Navy Seal members who captured a dangerous terrorist. Why have they decided to go after these heroes? Glad you asked; it's because they gave the murderous son of a bitch a fat lip.
The "mast" from the US Navy website:
Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told FoxNews.com.
The three, all members of the Navy's elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral's mast — and have requested a trial by court-martial.
Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named "Objective Amber," told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it.
Really, I would love to know the name of the dip shit naval officer who put the pen to these guys for smacking a terrorist. And I have a funny suspicion that maybe this dip shit's "affiliation" or the affiliation of someone he is dicking may have something to do with these screwy assault charges. In any event, the Seals proved once again that they have Cojones O'Steel by demanding a full courts martial. If you're gonna smear our reputations Admiral Dip Shit, have the courtesy to do so in public, Sir! I just hope it all works out for these brave lads.
Mast is an administrative proceeding where a senior officer in the chain of command can impose non-judicial punishment (NJP) for disciplinary offenses that do not rise to the level of a courts-martial. It is also referred to as Captain's or Admiral's Mast depending upon the rank of the individual leading the proceeding.
Authority to impose non-judicial punishment is granted under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and is used by all the services. The Marine Corps refers to the proceeding as "office hours" while the Army and Air Force refers to it as an "Article 15." The UCMJ is contained in Chapter 47 of Title 10 of the United States Federal Code (Federal Law).
Additionally, there are also instances where sailors can recognized by a commanding officer for outstanding performance at mast. Such a proceeding is called a "meritorious mast."
And I might as well react to a story in the NY Post about more jackasses and indiots in the US Senate. If you think about it, where else would you find them?
You have to pry this one open to see where they are going because there are scads and oodles of laws already on the books that prohibit illegal gun trafficking. NY State and federal statutes are already used to prosecute illegal sales of firearms. So maybe we look for new legislation aimed at regulating gun show transactions or that increase penalties for straw purchases. Straw purchases occur when an individual buys a firearm for another person who for one reason or another is prohibited from making the purchase himself. We had a case here in CNY where one single gun store in Georgia was a major supplier for all kinds of illegal handguns that showed up in our neighborhoods. Just one little podunk gun shop out in the middle of Southeast Nowhere provided dozens of gang guns.
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy are introducing a bill to crack down on illegal gun trafficking.
They said Tuesday the bill would make it a crime to traffic in firearms and would also go after middlemen who buy a gun for someone else so that person can evade background checks.
The bill would provide funding for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to hire 1,500 agents and investigators.
Gillibrand said the measures outlined in the bill would cost $370 million over five years.