This happens to a marine trying to save lives; nothing happens to Hillary for doing far worse.
A U.S. congressman is working to clear the name of a Marine reservist accused of sending classified information from a personal account.
“What is happening to this Marine officer is unacceptable,” Walter Jones, R-N.C., told The Daily News.
Maj. Jason Brezler was recommended to a board of inquiry hearing in December 2013 on allegations that he unlawfully sent classified information over a personal email account in the summer of 2012 to warn Marines of Camp Lejeune’s 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, about Sarwar Jan, an allegedly corrupt Afghan police chief in their midst.
“Major Brezler was trying to protect his Marines in the very best way he knew how, and this is how he is being treated. … There’s something wrong with the system, it’s broken,” Jones said.
A little over two weeks after Brezler sent the email, one of the Afghan “tea boys” that Jan kept in his home gunned down a group of unarmed Marines who were working out in the base gym.
The “green on blue attack” on Aug. 10, 2012 claimed the lives of Marine Staff Sgt. Scott Dickinson, 29; Marine Cpl. Richard Rivera, 20; and Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr., 21. A fourth Marine sustained five gunshot wounds but survived.
A subsequent naval criminal investigation exonerated Jan from any wrongdoing; however, Congressional lawmakers and the victims’ families believe Brezler’s warning was ignored by senior leadership, leading to the board of inquiry and Brezler’s subsequent involuntary dismissal from service.
“We have lost too much blood and too many limbs, wasted billions of dollars in Afghanistan for this Marine to come home and be treated like this,” Jones said.
Jones said he is sending a letter to the House Armed Services Committee to launch an investigation into the Defense Department’s treatment of Brezler as part of an overall look into recently renewed allegations that service members were being told to ignore the sexual assault of children by Afghan officials while serving on military installations in Afghanistan.