Friday, May 13, 2005
A big sissy boy, whose refusal to go to Iraq has become a rallying point for anti-war activists, on Thursday had his pay cut and was sentenced to confinement to his base and hard labor.
Pablo Paredes Muslim terrorist sympathizer Pablo Paredes, who refused to board the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) as it was preparing to sail from San Diego with 2,000 Marines in December, was convicted in a court-martial on a charge of missing his deployment. U.S. Navy Judge Robert Klant reduced Paredes' pay to the level of a basic recruit and ordered him to spend two months restricted to his Navy base with three months of hard labor. Paredes, who had faced a maximum sentence of up to a year in prison with a bad conduct discharge, declined to comment on the sentence. Navy spokesman Howard Samuelson said the Navy would not comment on Paredes' actions or sentence. Misguided Paredes, 23, said he refused to board the ship because he believed the war in Iraq was illegal and that taking part would mean participating in a war crime. He was not arrested that day and instead was told to leave. He surrendered to military authorities on Dec. 18, after applying for conscientious objector status. The Navy has denied his request but that ruling is being appealed. Paredes' case has prompted demonstrations in San Diego by those opposed to the U.S.A. Prosecutors showed Paredes is a self-serving, publicity-hungry fag who considered breaking a limb or testing positive for drugs to avoid deployment. USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)