GEN. SINCLAIR DODGES BULLET - JUDGE ISSUES
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (MCC) -- He dodged a bullet.
Embattled Army GEN Jeffrey Sinclair has now survived more than enemy fire on the battlefield. Thursday, he was able to walk out of the courtroom here a free man.
Military Judge (COL) James Pohl fined the horny former paratroop commander $20,000 (a deduction of $5000 in pay over a four month span). But the one-star general didn't get any prison time.
It was a stunning defeat for the attack dog JAGs who at one time hoped to deprive Sinclair of his retirement pension and put him away behind the walls of the Leavenworth DB for the rest of his life.
AT LEAST HELIXON SHOWED SOME HONOR
The turning point in the court-martial came before proceedings began. An honest and honorable man, LTC Will Helixon, realized that the prosecution's star witness was a liar and unreliable. The JAG openly expressed his doubts about her veracity, and that got him bounced off the team.
Suddenly his buddies in the fight to destroy Sinclair turned on him with a viciousness that made even the proverbial "thrown under the bus" appear to be a "love tap" instead.
Helixon - at the time the lead prosecutor in the case - had the temerity to tell the truth and was immediately labeled a "drunk, unfit for duty," and deemed "mentally unstable." Gee, do you think the prosecution didn't appreciate the colonel upsetting their plans to "nuke" GEN Sinclair?
VENGEFUL EX-MISTRESS FAILED IN "VICTIM" ROLE
The real blame for the "gang that couldn't shoot straight's" massive melt-down can be attributed to the vengeful 34 year-old captain who wanted to get even with
But getting caught committing perjury time and again - the Army had given her "immunity" for her adultery etc. - cast serious doubt on her credibility as the star witness.
Her whining about "he only used me for sex" overlooked the three year affair where LITTLE BO PEEP was perfectly happy to be a flag officer's mistress as long as he (in her dreams) divorced his wife and married her.
And her specious claim that Sinclair threatened to KILL her and her family was shot to hell when it was revealed the "victim" continued sending sexually-explicit love notes and e-mails to the general well after the date of the alleged death threat. Oops!
A GUN, DOBERMAN AND "THE WATERWORKS"
The accuser's testimony and feigned tears in the witness box weren't helped any by the claim being dumped by the general caused her not to "trust" anyone anymore. The scorned "other woman" tried for sympathy when she played the "victim" card, telling of sleeping with a loaded gun nearby and a Doberman dog at her feet. Yeah, right.
She would have ditched that dog and gun fast and smiled for the TV cameras if she'd succeeded is sending a general to prison. The army would have made her their poster girl for fighting sexual assault in the ranks, and she'd have been perfectly content to soak up the accolades.
Alas, no Joan of Arc is she.
Now, BO PEEP will find herself shunned if she stays in the Army. Her future is anything but bright. Maybe she can find some work over at MSNBC. That'd be a good fit for one of her "truthfulness."
SINCLAIR SOON TO BE A LIGHT COLONEL AGAIN
He may have escaped being put behind bars, but Sinclair won't be retiring in grade. You can take this to the bank. He'll get a pension, but as a lieutenant colonel, the last rank (according to regulation) that he served "satisfactorily" in.
That bust in rank will cost the former deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne Division beaucoup bucks over a lifetime. One source has the losses tagged at over $800,000.
Add in all the money he spent on a cracker-jack civilian defense team that succeeded in keeping his ass out of prison, while saving his pension and benefits for his family, and he'll be paying off the bill for years to come.
There's one good way to recoup his expenses. We are sure GEN Sinclair knows where any bodies are buried at the Pentagon and elsewhere. A best-selling book about his contemporaries and stories of some of the shameful double-dealing he saw in his 27 years of Army service would make very interesting reading indeed.
REMF's and little politicians and perfumed princes like the loathsome GEN David ("I committed adultery") Petraeus, bully-boy GEN Ray Odierno, and that wizened little elf and Obama butt-kisser, GEN Martin Dempsey, could provide some entertainment when exposed in the proper light.
|DAY ONE OF GEN SINCLAIR COURT-MARTIAL - THE
ARMY THROWS FORMER LEAD PROSECUTOR (LTC
WILL HELIXON) "UNDER THE BUS" - STUNG BY HIS
COMMENTS REGARDING VERACITY OF "VICTIM,"
THEY DEPICT JAG OFFICER AS "UNFIT FOR DUTY,
EMOTIONAL WRECK, SUICIDAL" - MILITARY JUDGE
DENIES "BIAS," REFUSES TO TOSS CHARGES IN
CASE - DENIES DEFENSE MOTION TO DISMISS
|JUDGE IN GEN SINCLAIR SEX TRIAL RULES NO
PORNO IMAGES CAN BE USED AS "EVIDENCE"
THAT DEFENDANT COMMITTED SEXUAL ASSAULT
HOWEVER, COL POHL WILL ALLOW THE X-RATED
MATERIAL TO BE INTRODUCED TO PROVE THE
GENERAL VIOLATED PROHIBITION AGAINST PORN
POSSESSION IN A COMBAT ZONE - JURY SEATED
|GEN SINCLAIR PLEADS GUILTY TO SOME CHARGES
BUT WILL FIGHT "FORCIBLE SODOMY" AND THREAT TO "KILL" ACCUSER'S FAMILY COUNTS THAT COULD SEND HIM TO LEAVENWORTH - LAWYER SAYS GUILTY PLEAS "TACTICAL MOVE"
|"HE THREATENED TO KILL ME AND MY FAMILY,"
FEMALE CAPTAIN TESTIFIES AT GEN SINCLAIR
COURT MARTIAL - "VICTIM" WHO HAD THREE
YEAR AFFAIR WITH ACCUSED FLAG OFFICER
TAKES THE STAND AT FORT BRAGG TRIAL
DEFENSE ATTORNEY CITES WOMAN E-MAILED
HER ADORATION FOR SINCLAIR EVEN AFTER
ALLEGED THREATS SUPPOSEDLY MADE
"STINK BOMB" DROPS IN MIDDLE OF COURTROOM
|SINCLAIR COURT-MARTIAL SCREECHES TO A
HALT - GENERAL'S ATTORNEYS WORKING OUT
NEW PLEA BARGAIN DEAL - JUDGE POHL SAYS
PROSECUTION ENGAGED IN "UNLAWFUL
COMMAND INFLUENCE" - "VICTIM" DODGES
BULLET - SHE HAD BEEN SCHEDULED TO
GO UNDER SHARP CROSS-EXAMINATION
MANY CONTRADICTIONS IN HER TESTIMONY
SINCLAIR COURT-MARTIAL RESUMES MONDAY
AFTER WASTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TRYING TO
|PROSECUTORS OUT FOR BLOOD - DEMAND GEN.
SINCLAIR GET 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CHARGES
ALREADY PLED GUILTY TO - "I FAILED HER AS A
MENTOR AND LEADER," ONE STAR TESTIFIES
CPT "LITTLE BO PEEP" TAKES STAND - ACCUSER
PLAYS "VICTIM" CARD - "I FELT LIKE I WAS USED
FOR SEX," SHE WHINES - CLAIMS SHE WAS "TAKEN
ADVANTAGE OF" - DABS "TEARS" FROM EYES
TODAY MIGHT BE "D-DAY" FOR GEN. SINCLAIR
ACCUSED PARATROOP COMMANDER COULD LEARN
HIS FATE - MILITARY JUDGE MAY RENDER HIS
DECISION RIGHT AT END OF COURT-MARTIAL
ONE-STAR FACES BUST IN GRADE TO LIGHT COL
AND END OF ARMY CAREER - PROSECUTION
ATTACK DOGS HOPING HE GETS PRISON TIME
|SINCLAIR PLEADS FOR MERCY - BREAKS DOWN
AS LETTER FROM WIFE REBECCA READ IN COURT
GENERAL ADMITS "SELFISH, DESTRUCTIVE AND
HURTFUL ACTS" - WIFE SAYS TWO SONS (AGES 10
AND 12) ARE ONLY "INNOCENT" VICTIMS IN CASE
SENTENCING DECISION TO BE ANNOUNCED AT FORT
BRAGG THURSDAY MORNING - SINCLAIR FACES UP
TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ADMITTED OFFENSES