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Posts Tagged ‘Green Beret’

Tomgram: Nick Turse, The U.S. Military’s Drug of Choice

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 9, 2018

Remember the pallets of cash, $12B with a B, that went to Iraq to bribe government and tribal leaders and subsequently vanished? I remember an article in The Atlantic where the author describes a meeting between sec of state Hillary and Hamid Kharzai. The result was Kharzai walked away with millions and Hillary was put on the list of those that had been “Kharzaid”. Only Kharzai knows, maybe, where that money went.

If we left the Middle East taking our equipment, training and money terrorism would dry up. CIA/pentagram money is a big part of the problem.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176383/tomgram%3A_nick_turse%2C_the_u.s._military%27s_drug_of_choice/#more

Posted by Nick Turse

The president has, in fact, been a major enabler of what may be the leading addiction crisis in America.  I’m thinking about the Pentagon and its drug of choice: money.  At a time when, from infrastructure to health care, money is desperately needed and seldom found, only the Pentagon is still mainlining dollars as if there were no tomorrow. It’s shooting up in full view of the world and Donald Trump is aiding and abetting the process, eternally calling for yet more money to pump up that military (as well as the U.S. nuclear arsenal).  Read the rest of this entry »

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Green Beret Discovered SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 13, 2017

You don’t cross a bunch of people whose job is to kill.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/green-beret-discovered-seals-illicit-cash-then-he-was-killed

The story surrounding the slaying of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar keeps unraveling, starting with the SEALs-turned-suspects’ assertion that the soldier was drunk the night he died.

Logan Melgar hadn’t had a drink on June 4.

The Green Beret sergeant’s dry day became a key to unraveling the narrative spun by the elite Navy commandos whom military investigators now suspect killed him, officials familiar with the case said.

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