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Can't wait to hear the rest of this story folks.

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041210/w121010.html
U.S. marine who went missing in Iraq is charged with desertion
11:13 PM EST Dec 10




RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A U.S. marine who claimed he was abducted by anti-coalition forces after he went missing from his unit in Iraq has been charged with desertion.

The charges filed Thursday against Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun followed a five-month investigation into his June disappearance from a U.S. military camp near Fallujah, Iraq, according to a statement from the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade at Camp Lejeune.

Hassoun, of West Jordan, Utah, is accused of taking unauthorized leave from the unit where he served as an Arabic interpreter.

Hassoun also is charged with loss of government property and theft of a military firearm for allegedly leaving the marine camp while still in possession of his nine-milimetre service pistol, as well as theft and wrongful appropriation of a government vehicle.

Neither Hassoun nor his lawyer planned to make any public statement about the charges, brigade spokesman Maj. Matt Morgan said.

Hassoun is not in custody or confined to Camp Lejeune; he is working in the brigade motor pool. Morgan said he will continue to go about his normal duties, although he is considered to be non-deployable until the charges are resolved. The desertion count carries a five-year maximum prison sentence and the other counts carry 10-year maximums.
 

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My........Goodness.
 

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Anybody else here wondering where he was while he was gone with a name like Wassef Ali Hassoun?
 

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Leavanworth..................?

Where he is going,he will need...............
 

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Sorry...........
 

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Odd, the Marines turning PC , though in this case popping the guy now , rather than when he was first ' released ' by his ' captors ' seems to have paid off.

Hardly a , " USMC is racist - picking on a poor muslim hostage " , to be heard !

A yawn in the press rather than an outcry.

Have fun breaking rocks comrade Hassoun !
 
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