posted on May, 26 2005 @ 10:16 PM
A CIA operative has admitted to a court martial that he witnessed a Navy SEAL abusing an Iraqi prisoner when he saw the Navy Commander 'pummel' a
defenceless prisoner. The CIA warned the Navy commander against such abuse as it would not be tolerated. This recent information comes in the second
day of Lt. Andrew K. Ledford trial who is accused of letting his Navy SEAL members abuse prisoners leading to one death.
Testifying behind a curtain to protect his identity, a CIA operative told a court-martial Tuesday that he saw a Navy SEAL "pummeling" a defenseless
prisoner in Iraq.
The operative said he saw the SEAL on the back of a prisoner, hitting him. He reported the October 2003 incident to the CIA's senior officer on the
scene, who warned a Navy commander that such conduct was unacceptable, the operative said.
Tuesday was the second day of the trial of Lt. Andrew K. Ledford, who is accused of allowing his SEALs to brutalize prisoners, including one who later
The CIA operative testified he and his superiors would never tolerate abuse of prisoners.
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Former Petty Officer Dan Cerrillo admitted beating a prisoner and pushing his face down in the sand but only claims that he was merely acting under
the orders in which he was instructed. The public was banned from Cerrillos testimony and was later allowed back in however a curtain shielded the
media from the testimony of other former Navy SEALS.