Civilian Contractor: First To Be Tried By Court-Martial

Alaa “Alex” Mohammad Ali is a civilian contractor charged with stabbing another civilian contractor. Alex will be the first civilian tried under the 2006 amendment to the UCMJ.

Alex is a citizen of both Iraq and Canada. He was hired as a interpreter by the U.S. Military. Alex will be provided with a military defense lawyer.

This will be a test case for the new procedure for trying civilians.

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German Military: Two Airmen Made Sausage From Human Blood

Two members of the German Luftwaffe are to be tried by court-martial for making sausage, or wurst. The issue was not the quality of the sausage, but one of the ingredients, i.e., human blood. The servicemen were discovered after they solicited a fellow serviceman to donate blood, and the fellow serviceman asked as senior officer if this was permissible. Home Sausage Making

First observation: The German version of the UCMJ must extraordinarily detailed if it prohibits the making of sausage from human blood.

Second observation: The most troublesome part of the story is the origin of the recipe. Evidently, the recipe belonged to the grandmother, or Großmutter, of one of the servicemen. The recipe read:

“Make sure the blood is fresh and the bacon cubes diced finely with a nice proportion of fat to lean. Do not use too many breadcrumbs but if the blood starts to curdle stir in a teaspoon of wine vinegar.” Continue reading