Footage Released Of 3 U.S. Green Berets Being Killed By Jordan Soldier Despite Their Peace Signals [VIDEO]

Footage Released Of 3 U.S. Green Berets Being Killed By Jordan Soldier Despite Their Peace Signals [VIDEO]

Jordan’s military has finally released footage from last year when a Jordanian soldier shot and killed three US Green Berets. Last week, a Jordanian military court sentenced 1st Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha to life in prison with hard labor. Al-Tuwayha said he opened fire because he feared the base was under attack, but Jordanian officials said he had ‘acted against orders’. The Americans were trainers on that Jordanian military base. The families of the US soldiers have already seen the video, but it was just released to the public last week.

The shooting occurred on November 4th, 2016. Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, 27; Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30; and Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty, 27 were killed as they tried to enter the al-Jafr base. The six-minute-long video shows a group of vehicles that are trying to get onto the base when someone out of view of the camera starts shooting. Lewellen and McEnroe were the first to be hit. Moriarty and another soldier jumped out of the next two cars to run and take cover and they wound up returning fire with their pistols. They waved their hands in the air as peace signals, but it didn’t do any good. Al-Tuwayha came running out and shot and killed Moriarty.

From the Daily Mail:

Jordan’s military released security camera footage Monday of a shooting in which a Jordanian soldier killed three U.S. military trainers at an air base in the kingdom.

The video had previously been shown to the families of the U.S. Army Green Berets by U.S. law enforcement but had not been made public until Monday.

The soldiers were killed on November 4, when their convoy came under fire at the entrance to the al-Jafr base in southern Jordan.

A Jordanian military court sentenced the soldier, 1st Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha, to life in prison with hard labor last week.

The defendant had said he opened fire because he feared the base was coming under attack and that he had acted in line with open-fire regulations.

Jordan’s military said in a statement Monday that the soldier ‘had acted against orders and military instructions and had not acted in self-defense.’

They claim Marik acted against orders. He saw them give the peace signal and still went in for the kill… it’s almost as if he knew who they were and wanted to kill them because of that. I highly doubt he thought the base was coming under attack because vehicles were driving onto it. Jordan initially said the Americans triggered the shooting by disobeying entry rules, a claim that was later withdrawn. That’s because there’s footage showing that is a lie.

I have to wonder if this soldier is an extremist and if the Jordanians are being truthful here. It feels like a cover-up to me. I am suspicious as they tried to blame our soldiers first thing. They have sentenced this guy, but how do we know that’s for real? Even if it is, why wasn’t he put to death for this? There are a lot of unanswered questions here and very few answers. Our soldiers deserve better than this.

Last week, a Jordanian military court sentenced 1st Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha (left, behind bars) to life in prison with hard labor. Al-Tuwayha said he opened fire because he feared the base was under attack, but Jordanian officials said he had ‘acted against orders’.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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