Monday, June 1, 2009

1LT Michael Behenna DESERVES justice

Here we go again. Back in March, I highlighted a piece that Snooper had written about this travesty. You can go here for that.. Now, from Family Security Matters comes this:

May 27, 2009

Something Terrible Has Happened to Michael

Imagine that you’ve learned in your local newspaper and on TV that a serial murderer is stalking and killing people in your community. Anxious and concerned for the safety of your family, you buy a gun.
Then your worst nightmare happens. Lying in bed and drifting off to sleep, you hear a loud sound downstairs – the unmistakable explosion of your front door being battered down and the menacing footsteps of an intruder climbing the stairs to your bedroom. You cock your already-loaded gun, and when the thug lunges at you, you shoot.
Now dead, he is positively identified as the man who murdered the other people in your town… and you are hailed as a hero.
You don’t consider yourself a hero at all, but simply a regular citizen protecting his family. When polls are taken about what you did, 90 percent of people say they would have done the same thing, six percent say they would have “reasoned” with the intruder, and another four percent said, “I don’t know.”
Theory vs. Reality
The contempt liberals and leftists have for physical self-defense is wedded to their rigid obeisance to non-violence. Last December, when my next-door-neighbor’s 48-year-daughter and mother of three was gunned down in her own home in Missouri by two teenagers, her Leftist parents thought the solution to this kind of violence was gun control. When I told them that I wished their daughter had had a gun and “blown those thugs away,” they said – in defense of their indefensible position – that “she couldn’t have gotten a gun out fast enough.” Huh?
But theory has no place in the real world of American soldiers who have volunteered to protect and defend our country and are faced not with neighborhood thugs but with al Qaeda terrorists who have told the entire world that their Number One mission is to kill all the “infidels” – particularly Americans – who disagree with their Islamist agenda of establishing a Muslim-driven Caliphate of Islamic “law” in the Western world...."

To follow this story is to really wonder WTH is going on. To see how the trial was conducted, and how this hero's rights were trampled and ignored, is a damning indictment of the very country 1Lt Behenna swore an oath to protect. It really IS an obscenity. Family Security Matters has this excellent write up on this gross miscarriage of justice of yet another of America's finest.

They end with:

The Behennas and their many supporters have mobilized to help Michael and they urge everyone to contact his or her elected official to make sure that justice is done. And because the government has limitless resources but they don’t, they’ve established a Legal Defense Fund to help their efforts.
1LT Michael Behenna Legal Defense Fund
c/o Jack Dawson, co-trustee
100 Park Avenue, Second Floor
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-8099
Rachel Lawrence Mor, co-trustee
3037 N.W. 63rd Street, Suite 251
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73116

Go read the chronology of all that has happened to 1LT Behenna, here. Then do what you can to help. Even if you can't make a donation, there ARE other ways you can get involved in ensuring that justice IS served here. Thank you.

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