Marine Corps Drill Instructor Sentenced To Ten Years For Torturing Muslim Recruits, One Of Whom Killed Himself

The Associated Press reports:

A Marine Corps drill instructor was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for choking, punching or otherwise tormenting recruits, especially three Muslims — one of whom ultimately killed himself by leaping down a stairwell.

A military jury handed out the punishment to Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix a day after convicting him of abusing more than a dozen trainees at the Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina.

Among other things, he taunted the Muslims as “terrorists” or “ISIS” and ordered two of them to climb into a clothes dryer, spinning one of them around until he renounced his faith, the jury decided.

There’s much more at the link.

  • another_steve

    Oy vey… Joe’s on an absolute sadness roll today.

    Please prepare your pics of sexy half-naked men, JMG readers.

    We’ll need them tonight.

    • coram nobis

      He’s still on holiday in the Canaries? Seems in a rather bleak mood.

      I read the news today oh boy
      Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
      And though the holes were rather small
      They had to count them all …
      — “A Day in the Life”

      • Dazzer

        To be fair, Blackburn is one big hole most days.

        They voted en masse for Brexit – so fuck ’em.

      • another_steve

        Lol.

        I love Joe and I love this blog. JMG is a very special thing.

        Sadness/depression/bad news sells. Good news/happiness, not so much.

        I get that. 😉

      • Bad Tom

        Woke up, fell out of bed
        Dragged a comb across my head
        Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
        And looking up I noticed I was late

        Found my coat and grabbed my hat
        Made the bus in seconds flat
        Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
        And somebody spoke and I went into a dream.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    10 years? Military courts just take it too easy. I wonder what would have happened if it has been a muslim DS and the recruits Christian

  • Macbill

    Not enough time behind bars. He was entrusted to make them soldiers not cadavers.

  • AW

    That’s not enough of a punishment! This is absolutely horrible treatment of people, this guy should be rehabilitated thoroughly. He should receive group therapy for what is fundamentally wrong with him and have to work hard and long to change his world view.

  • MBear

    Weak

  • GayOldLady

    Gotta go boys & girls. I have to get ready for hot date with my wife. First things first. Talk to y’all later.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Have a wonderful time sweety.

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      Are you wearing something leathery or frilly? Or both? I hope both. 🙂

      • TuuxKabin

        You gonna behave, or wha’?

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    • TuuxKabin

      Yay! Provecho!

    • JCF

      Pics? [I kid, I kid!]

      You & the wife have great time, darlin’!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Find out what her favorite color is.
      Good luck !

    • Lars Littlefield

      Order the halibut. It’s Friday.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Just for the halibut!

    • Todd Allis

      Enjoy!

    • Paula Key

      Make it like the first date – LOL unless that would be hard to repeat. Enjoy and savour every moment
      !

    • LovesIrony
  • Ninja0980

    Should have been the rest of his life.

  • AmeriCanadian

    Such a real and virile man! /s

    • Treant

      I know, he gets me hot.

      Oh, wait, that’s under the collar. I’m hot under the collar.

      • Todd20036

        Heck, at my age, I’ll settle for that.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Aw, gee whiz, can’t he get a break? He was just Making America Great Again.™

    • another_steve

      In this day of Trump Terror, it’s open season on Muslims.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Small men with a little bit of power will always find a way to abuse it. #insecuremale

    • Treant

      #FatAssSmallPeen

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        AKA Trump.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      See Jeff B Sessions

      • Michael White

        and any TSA agent in any airport

        • Snarkaholic

          What would happen if we moan when the agent starts groping us?

          • The_Wretched

            They sit you in a side room for hours while they think about drawing up federal charges.

          • Snarkaholic

            Really? Those agents who are groping passengers…of the same sex(!) know what they signed up for.

          • The_Wretched

            natl. sec. is srs bsns.

            They have a no humor policy. Humor means you’re a terrorist.

  • Treant

    Ten years? For actions resulting in the death of a brown moose lamb? We should give him a fuckin’ medal and a red hat and send him on his way.

    /s

    Now how I really feel. Ten years for actions resulting in the death of a recruit entrusted to his training? Fuck that shit, it should be 20 to life.

  • netxtown

    They’re calling it abuse….like hell….it was blatant terrorism because they were Muslim. Send his ugly white ass to Guantanamo for at least 20.

    Arrogant, stupid, fucked up, sonofabitch..

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Well, you see, you kind of gave away the reason guys like him will never go to Gitmo, “…white ass…” Now, had it been a shade darker…

  • Jamie_Johnson

    Will Trump pardon this sack of shit? That is his modus operandi.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      You’re using Latin…you know he can’t understand that.

      • acde

        he cannot understand english or american

        • Lars Littlefield

          OT: I’ve always wanted a pet coati muni I could name Modus Operandi.

  • Sam_Handwich

    o/t
    i think he’s on hannity’s radio show now

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/929096952129695744

    • The_Wretched

      “with that woman.”

      • another_steve

        Yes. We Democrats want to sweep the Bill Clinton thing under the rug. Suits us, to do that.

        At least Monica Lewinsky was legal age and at least it all appears to have been consensual.

        Small mercies.

        • The_Wretched

          I meant it for the lying not the substance. The cases aren’t similar on the facts.

          • another_steve

            Clinton was impeached for lying under oath. Not for the sex act per se.

            That said, the entire Lewinsky episode seriously calls into question – in hindsight – his fitness to be President of the United States.

          • The_Wretched

            He was a pretty good president other than his plain corporatism, “third way” and lack of any concern about the judiciary. Outside of those areas he did mostly ok.

            EDIT and very sketchy LGBTQ record.

            I find it interesting that I’m getting dinged for lack of detail / nuance on Bill. Hillary is politically very similar to Bill and always was and such nuance is not welcome here.

          • another_steve

            He was not good to the LGBT community. His signing into law the “Defense of Marriage Act” was reprehensible.

            I’ve read all of his “justification” for doing so. I’m aware of his supposed “rationale.”

            Still…reprehensible.

          • coram nobis

            There was also “Don’t Ask,” which, due to his neglect, wound up as search-and-destroy.

          • another_steve

            Excellent point, cn.

            That was a case – on the Commander-in-Chief’s part – of dereliction of duty.

            His failure to ensure that DADT was correctly and properly executed.

          • bkmn

            DOMA, DADT are two things he did that impacted our community for years.

        • Rob NYNY

          It was hardly swept under the rug. Remember the impeachment?

          • another_steve

            Did Democrats push for impeachment at the time? I don’t think so.

            To this day I get criticized by progressives when I suggest that Clinton’s liaison with Lewinsky while on the job and on your and my dime was pretty outrageous. I could not care less what he or anyone else does off the job and on their own dime. If you or I did what Bill Clinton did while on the job, we’d get fired in a heartbeat.

            Roy Moore isn’t the only politician in modern American history to get a pass from his supporters after engaging in fairly outrageous behavior.

    • another_steve

      Republicans will forgive him.

      Let’s all remember: Despite the release of the Access Hollywood tape, they voted for Donald Trump.

    • JCF

      Note, he didn’t specifically answer Hannity’s question, when asked whether he ever met her (given the PROVABLE context of Ms Corfman’s allegations: the custody trial, Moore’s position at the court). It’s so reminiscent of Clarence Thomas (re Anita Hill’s charges): no specific refutations, just High Dunder (“How *dare* THEY say these things re Righteous Moi?”)

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Translation: “They weren’t working for me. Mostly due to child labor laws, but nonetheless my point stands.”

  • doninkansas

    he should have been given 10 years for each of them.

    • leastyebejudged

      This is an all time new low for military justice.

      Stick a xtian in a dryer and run it till HE renounces his religion, and see what happens.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    O/T apparently the bone spurs aren’t an issue….

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/929097433526697984

    • Lars Littlefield

      The dense humidity and heat are going to raise hell with those bone spurs.

      • bkmn

        Not to mention with that rat’s nest on top of his head

      • Cuberly Deux

        Can I hear him attempt to pronounce Phở?

        • bkmn

          He wants no Asian food served to him while on this trip. None.

          • Cuberly Deux

            Here’s hoping in prison he gets a steady diet of ramen.

          • bkmn

            With only chopsticks to eat it with

          • Cuberly Deux

            Hehehe….

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            That works well as I’d imagine no Asian would want to serve him.

        • DesertSun59

          You get points for using the correct diacritical marks.

          • Cuberly Deux

            lol…I had to look it up. Thank you copy paste!….lol…

        • Todd Allis

          I’d serve him a nice bowl of Phở Q.

          • northern_neighbour

            I think we all see exactly what you have so nicely done.

            Wink Wink. +1000 extra bonus points.

        • liondon#iamnotatraitor

          Photo Rico

          • Cuberly Deux

            Pffhooouh

      • Snarkaholic

        And that “hair” of his.

      • Prost Seattle

        Not to mention the combover.

    • coram nobis

      Siege of Khe Sanh was 50 years ago, Orange Juice, are you going to commemorate that?

      • Halou

        “Listen, you snot-nosed little shit! I was takin’ shrapnel in Khe Sanh when you were crappin’ in your hands and rubbin’ it on your face!”
        – Pappas. From the film ‘Point break’.

      • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

        It was MAGA bullshit as usual.

    • Willys41

      Can walk golf course, not rice paddy.

  • The_Wretched

    This abuse and death falls at Trump’s feet. His rhetoric gives permission to idiots like Joseph Felix to be as bad as they want to be.

    I fully expect we’re just starting to see the tip of the iceberg of cases like this one. the CPB/ICE will have many as well.

  • Joe in PA
  • Joe in PA

    Not that this changes things…just puts it in a different horror column, when I first saw the headline, I thought it was a muslim POW, not recruit.

    Fucking asshole.

    • Todd20036

      In prison, he could well be

      • Joe in PA

        You never miss an opportunity do you?

        Good job!

  • Andrea_Rae

    Imagine if he had been a muslim drill instructor driving good christian boys to their deaths.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • The_Wretched

      He just refuses to agree that there was anything wrongful about abuse of position or his / their ages. /s

      16 is the age of consent in Al-Abama so he’s taking the ‘moral’ defense of ‘it was legal.’

      • Cuberly Deux

        Lumpy wasn’t exactly asking if they were 15.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Calculated disinformation. The youngest accuser was 14. And “date” is a rather genteel way of describing a heavy pet session.

    • BobSF_94117

      Hannity: So, Judge Moore, boxers or briefs?

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Talk about soft balls.

    • Halou

      Hannity, like Jones, deliberately avoiding the substance of the allegations. The women accusing him were as young as 14 when Roy Moore got sexual with them. Not 16.. 14.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Not as distorted as Alex Jones, however.
        “But I guess at the soda fountain or something, women that were like 18 years old or whatever, he said they looked good, honey.”

  • Lars Littlefield

    I likes me a buff and masculine Marine, but I have no sympathy for the ones who act out their self hatred by beating up a homo. Good to know the Military doesn’t have any either.

  • JCF

    Starring in your next ISIS recruitment video.

    Ten years is NOT enough!!!!

    ETA: oh fuck—Drumpf’s going to pardon him, isn’t he? {pound head on desk}

    • jmax

      And find a place for him on his White House staff.

    • Paula

      Can you imagine the backlash?

  • HZ81

    A few marines in my extended family and each has a tale to tell about an absolute whackjob(s) in the Corps along these lines. The military attracts our best and worst. You can say that about any industry, I know, but this one trains people to kill.

    • Grumpy Old Man

      yes, the USMC just catching up in 1968 when I went in; by the time I was in Casual Company on my way out, things had changed. We got an old school DI trying to straighten out a company that made up of Marines on their way out – when he started on his rant about physical abuse calling us all those negative term applied to women (personally, I was watching the pavement get very pliable and slowly forming a column to bury him. I even heard his voice get muffled – did I mention I got turned on to acid in the Marine Corps?) Anyway, in perfect formation we all marched to the duty officer and filed complaints – his ass was gone that day.

      • HZ81

        Wow, that’s incredible. I cannot imagine being enlisted and on acid from the stories I mentioned and heard. I would lose my shit!!! ANd glad you guys got the DI canned.

        • leastyebejudged

          Don’t worry, those days are long gone now.

    • marshlc

      I lived for twenty years in a military town, and have never seen a bigger collection of assholes. Yes, some very decent people, but lots and lots and lots of terrible ones.

      Possibly some of the sky high levels of alcoholism, drug abuse and domestic violence in town were due to PTSD. But the asshole percentage even among the young guys who had never seen combat were also through the roof.

      • leastyebejudged

        I always check to see if a area I plan to visit now is a military town, and avoid it like the plague.

        When I came out I lived in a military town, and the local sheriff showed up outside the gay bar to illegally stop and detain suspected military.

        That was the first time I got a military hair cut, and I was very fond of my long hair, but we put a stop to that shit real quick with lawsuits.

  • Mike

    Superchristians don’t even realize what scumbags they are. I’ll bet the killer thinks he’s the victim. They think they score extra points with jebus for torturing people. What’s with the military seeming to be a cult of christian scumbags? What a terrible idea.

  • Natty Enquirer
  • Treant

    OT: The first Arctic wave of the season’s coming in, taking us from record highs four days ago to record lows tonight. I’ve just closed all the drapes and shades to preserve a little more heat than we normally would.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      16 here the last 2 nights.

      • Treant

        ‘Bout the same here tonight! It’s 28 and dropping, and the Sun hasn’t quite set yet.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I know it seems weird, but I miss the cold. I wasn’t born in Minneapolis, but that’s my home forever.

      • Treant

        You’re more than welcome to it. At heart, I’m a spring/summer/fall type of person…

        • Gianni

          I’m with you on that. 🙂

  • ETownCanuck

    He’s apparently confused as to who the real terrorist is. At least he will now have ten years to think about that, although it should have been much more.

    • leastyebejudged

      Imagine, if a MUSLIM DI had put a CHRISTIAN in a dryer and spun him around until HE renounced his faith !

      To me this is a watershed moment in military justice, at this point nobody in the military can claim the high road. NOBODY.

      There would be blood in the streets if this had happened to a Christian.

      But in the military, you have a free pass when it comes to ignoring all morality and ethics, because you’re simply not allowed to say anything. In my experience military people have a kind of ethical brain damage from simply accepting that they are not allowed to even THINK about some things.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Just think of all the shit we don’t know about.

    • Michael Greene

      Guaranteed. –20 year vet.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        I can only imagine……

    • leastyebejudged

      That we will never, ever know about, because NO transparency, and, as is indicated by this absurd light sentence, there IS a culture of rampant corruption that permeates the military.

  • Michael White

    Wonder who he voted for?

    • Joe in PA

      Bwahahahaha.

  • bkmn

    Wanna bet he’s a good old Christian boy?

  • Blake J Butler
    • bkmn

      Any trade agreement he works out while in office will not help farmers one bit. Unless they are big corporate farmers.

      • leastyebejudged

        And you can count on more regulations that hurt small local farmers, and more regulations to give huge corporations unfair advantages against LOCAL farmers.

        But you can do something about this, you can simply cease to buy big corporate food products and encourage your family and friends to do so as well.

        Local farmers need your support.

    • Treant

      Yeah, talk to the hand, and it stopped listening to their whining in November of last year. He told you what he was, guys, and you didn’t listen.

      Pity, zero. But they’ll claim that my lack of pity is why they keep voting Republican. I’ll reply that they’d do that anyway–they don’t lack for being pitied, they lack for being dumbass rubes.

      • djcoastermark

        Better said than I.

      • marshlc

        “You said something that hurt my feelings on the internet, therefore I won’t vote for the same person you are voting for” is a position not only held by Republicans, unfortunately. Lots of cutting off noses to spite faces going on in the political world.

        • Treant

          I gave those “Democrats” the same answer–grow a pair, fuck off, and you were never going to vote for Hillary anyway so go stuff a shit in your lying whore mouth.

          • marshlc

            Ah, stop pussyfooting around and tell us what you really think!

          • Treant

            We’re not allowed to use that word.

    • djcoastermark

      No pity, not one tear for these fools. They had a clear choice and went with the one they knew was bad news.

    • Tomcat

      They should because we will start buying all our food from China soon.

      • KarenAtFOH

        Now with creamy, tasty melamine!

    • BobSF_94117

      Awwww

    • JerryRich
    • TominDC

      Where do I send flowers?

      To congratulate them for getting exactly what they deserve?

    • M Jackson

      How appropriate that they should reap what they sow.

    • Prost Seattle

      You lead a whore to culture, but you cannot make her think.

    • leastyebejudged

      Ag is heavily subsidized in this country, it’s the ONLY reason our food has so much sugar and corn and soybean oil in it.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I follow the biggest ag blog in the US and they say: So what.

      It’s a world market and what Mexico doesn’t buy, someone else will.
      Even if they do lose a bit of revenue, they are so pumped about walls and libtard tears, 75 %, if not more simply don’t care.
      They will vote for him again, and again and again.

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: Another one.

    “ER’ actor Anthony Edwards has revealed that he was molested as a child by a director and producer, staying quiet because of emotional manipulation.
    The actor accused Gary Goddard of molesting him when he was 12 years old. He alleges a friend was raped by the older man but he and his friends remained silent about the abuse. Alan Grodin, a lawyer for Goddard, said Goddard has been out of the country and “and will have a response shortly.”
    In the post Friday on Medium, Edwards said he’s been in therapy for years over the assault and confronted Goddard over it 22 years ago at an airport, in which “he swore to his remorse.”

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/The-Latest-BBC-pulling-mystery-thriller-12347315.php#photo-14528120

    • Jukesgrrl

      Actor Mark Ruffalo wrote a strong and moving statement today in support of his good friend Edwards. Interesting that Goddard is so closely associated with comic book characters and theme parks, things kids love. He clearly started this behavior early as he is less than 10 years younger than Edwards.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Yeah, I looked at Goddard’s IMDB page and went pale. WTF?

  • Halou

    Even US soldiers can’t “respect our military”?

  • Friday’s_cat

    Will he pass an BATF background check when released?

    • leastyebejudged

      lol, probably, he’ll have been pardoned by then !

  • Grumpy Old Man

    Oh shit! That is ‘Old school’ behavior. That is the behavior that I suffered through when I joined in 1968. The training methods were slowly being changed so our DI would have the platoon circle him as he beat recruit so he could not be seen. No one I heard of died during my time at MCRD San Diego but we would often hear about deaths at Paris Island. We were required to submit all letters to our DIs before mailing.

    Good times, Good times.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Our Master Corporal was such a bastard to one of our guys that he literally jumped out of the barracks window and ran into the Bay of Fundy; in February. Hell of a suicide attempt. 😀

      We were told to “go get ‘im”, the Atlantic was very cold back then.

      • thecdn

        My wife went through Cornwallis in 1984, I went through Basic Officer Training in Chilliwack the same year. Very different philosophies for the instructors in the two schools.

  • Tomcat

    Wonder if there were witnesses, other than other officers that saw the guy fling himself down the stairs?

    • leastyebejudged

      Dozens. Dozens testified. He was brazen about it.

      The light sentence is an indication of how corrupt the military is, to the very core. It’s no mistake that it’s structured in a manner which entirely prevents ANY criticism or accountability.

  • Tomcat

    MAGA at it’s best. Thanks trump, you ass.

  • BeaverTales

    I recently read the story of confessed serial killer Russell Williams, who was the commanding officer of Canada’s largest air force base….a very fucked up human being judging from the tapes of his confession. The entire time I wondered how this guy could be such a mess and still have a successful military career?

    I grew up in a military family, and I know that the great majority of people in the Armed forces are decent human beings….but why do they have such a easy time handing guns and badges to psychopaths and not noticing their behavior before innocent people get hurt?

    Military culture seems far too laissez faire, tolerant/indifferent and trusting of goons and thug personalities. I noticed it even when I was a kid. Usually there is a pattern of misbehavior that gets excused, rationalized and/or ignored..sometimes for years.

    • Treant

      Some seems to be the rigidity. As long as said psychopath can follow an order and/or look up what to do in the rulebook, they don’t have too much trouble getting by.

      None of the armed forces encourage free and rational thought, nor allowing ethical considerations to get in the way of shutting up and following orders.

      I’m not entirely convinced that said rigidity doesn’t exacerbate their psychosis. Held to very rigid standards during the day, they may very well go wild at night. And if you’re a psycho, wild may include rape and murder, as Williams did.

      Let’s not discuss the children of some military people. 🙂 I’m sure you’re fine but, like the children of the extremely religious, some go absolutely dangerously uncontrolled once out from under Daddy and/or Mommy’s incredibly dominant thumb.

      • leastyebejudged

        It’s a culture of blaming and convicting lower ranking nobodys for the massive incompetence of the upper ranks.

        We’ve seen this repeated over and over again, the military does a huge dog and pony for things low ranking people did that would never have occurred if there were even marginal accountability up the chain of command.

        When the military makes huge mistakes it is very rare for anybody but low ranking peons to take the fall for the officer class.

  • AdamTh

    Before Donnie gets thrown out of office or resigns, he will pardon that guy.

  • Josh Shapiro

    This is actually quite a light sentence, I know people serving far more time for less. There was a Urine Analysis rep that got 19.5 years at Leavenworth for accepting bribe money and sexual favors for tampering with the samples; I know of another Drill Sergeant that got somethng like 15 years for having affairs with 10 different Basic Training soldiers (all consenting, but it is considered sexual assault due to the position he was in), and so on. Drill Sergeants are indeed held to higher standards, and therefore punishment is to expected to be at the max level. You just know there people out there that think of this sicko as some sort of hero; anyone who cares about the military and the uniform would think otherwise.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I thought the same thing even though I was unaware of the cases you cite.

    • leastyebejudged

      The dryer incident alone should have got him ten years.

  • Paula

    Sgt. Felix is in for a very long 10 years.

  • LovesIrony

    You’re a fucking disgrace to this country, not a patriot in any way, shape, or form. I hope your ten years are a fucking nightmarish hell

  • LovesIrony

    ” I’m considering Gitmo”

  • Josh Shapiro

    Because of incidents like this, there’s the possibility of even more restrictions to be put on what type of mentoring and training that can be done. Breaking someone down and then building them up is as a result of making people do rigorous exercises and other forms of harsh, but humane punishment.

    • leastyebejudged

      Well, since what they do boarders on indoctrination and brainwashing, maybe it’s past due !

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    As long as he’s not black selling loose cigarettes…s’cool.

  • Karl Dubhe

    I went through basic training 30 years ago. The Master Corporals didn’t need to hit us, nor did they need to insult us personally. They knew their jobs better than that Jarhead did.

    Disgraceful. Hope he enjoys prison.

    • leastyebejudged

      He goes to prison but the culture and the upper levels that made it happen get away with it.

      It IS disgraceful, and it’s NOT the same thing you experienced 30 years ago.

  • Snarky

    And it happened on Nov. 10, the USMC’s “birthday,” which they love noting.

    • leastyebejudged

      So many people looked the other way, it was only when there was a dead body and a grieving family anybody did the right thing.

      After it’s way too late.

  • Andymac3

    “The Siddiqui family has filed a $100 million wrongful-death lawsuit against the Marine Corps and the federal government, alleging it was a culture of hazing and abuse that drove Siddiqui to his death. About 20 of Siddiqui’s former platoon mates, many of whom witnessed his last moments, were called by the prosecution to testify against Felix.”

    Joseph Felix looks like a wife beater too, and his wife looks very much like someone who is scared of the relationship that she is in.

  • andrew

    This is a disgrace. The abusive behavior of young men, who volunteered to serve in their nation’s military, by Sgt Felix should have been nipped in the bud. These drill instructors don’t operate in isolation. Much of what they do is out in the open on a big military base. Other drill instructors and others higher up in the chain of command at Parris Island must have been aware of the situation and not immediately stopped it. A lot of heads should roll.

    • leastyebejudged

      Everybody kept quit for a long long time.

      Their silence, it equaled death.

  • leastyebejudged

    What he did was horrible, but boy oh boy, a whole lotta people had tor remain silent for quite a long time for this to get to this level.

    As usual, the military excels in ONE thing – blaming lower ranking piss-ants for a real lack of oversight and leadership on every higher level.

    When you hire someone who’s a veteran, you just HAVE to weight their acceptance of military culture of corruption against their supposed ability to be “team workers”.

    • LeeCMH

      Very good insight.

  • Ten years isn’t enough.

    • leastyebejudged

      It’s an obvious light sentence, and it should give ALL supporters of the military serious pause.

  • He deserves whatever happens to him in prison.

  • leastyebejudged

    If you stuck xtians in clothes dryers until they renounced their faith, the whole fucking nation would turn on the military.

  • MUELLER KNOWS

    His wife looks like she’s received a few beatdowns from this meathead.

  • Pack Mentality

    Joseph Felix gets 10 years for trainee abuse, and Bowe Bergdahl gets zero jail time for desertion. This is beyond asinine.