Monday 17 December 2018

Trump praises Green Beret charged with rogue killing of Afghan man.

Mathew Golsteyn
The Army Green Beret charged with murder for the rogue killing of an Afghan man in 2010 is a “hero,” President Trump tweeted Sunday as he promised to “review” the case.
Maj. Mathew Golsteyn admitted killing an Afghan man who was questioned and released in a 2010 bazaar terror bombing.
“At the request of many, I will be reviewing the case of a ‘U.S. Military hero,’ Major Matt Golsteyn, who is charged with murder. He could face the death penalty from our own government after he admitted to killing a Terrorist bomb maker while overseas. @PeteHegseth @FoxNews,” he tweeted Sunday morning.
Two people cooperating with US forces brought the Afghan to a US military compound the day after a 2010 bazaar explosion that killed two Marines. The suspect was released after no bomb-making materials were found but later was shot dead on the street.
Golsteyn admitted killing the man during a 2016 Fox News special, and also on a CIA polygraph, leading the Army to announce charges against him Friday.
He was reprimanded in 2014 and his Silver Star was revoked, but now he faces the death penalty if he’s convicted on the murder charge.
Golsteyn’s lawyer says the Army “betrayed” him, and one of the dead Marine’s relatives said Golsteyn should not be charged.
Trump did not say how he would “review” the case.

NY Post. 

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