I only post this link to a UK story on a guilty finding in a Royal Marine, detainee mistreatment court-martial because I found the choice of weapon so odd, a Wellie boot.  For those that have to Google Wellie boot, I’ll save you the time:  here, courtesy of Wikipedia, and for the link-o-phobes think of those trendy all rubber/plastic boots you see 30-something women wearing on rainy days on their way to work. 

I don’t think a US Marine would be caught dead near a Wellie boot, but Marines please feel free to re-educate me on Marine fashion.

3 Responses to “Wellie Boot Detainee Assault”

  1. Phil Cave says:

    Unfashionable? But they do keep the feet dry. The Marines at Dreary Point and Lejeune could use some apparently.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are there females in the Royal Marines? If so, is that a new development?

    From the article:

    “There Lance Corporal Ellen Chun took responsibility for him, ensuring Ekhlas had food and taking photos of his injuries before he was placed in a tent for the night.

    L/Cpl Chun told the court martial that about 6.30pm Sgt Leader visited the tent.

    She said: “Sgt Leader said something like ‘I don’t know why they brought him back, they should have killed him.'””

  3. Phil Cave says:

    Since about 2002 I think.