Monday, October 30, 2017

Navy SEALs are suspects in the murder of a US Army Special Forces Soldier. Are you surprised?

Two members of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6 are under investigation after the suspicious death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Mali, the New York Times reports.

Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar, 34, was found dead June 4 in embassy housing in the Malian capital of Bamako and agents with the Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) are working to determine whether he was strangled by the unnamed SEALs, the Times reports.

Many details about the case remain a mystery and military officials have kept quiet about Melgar’s death.
Story here. 

People are going batshit stupid over this story but I can only sit back and wonder.

Why are you fools acting like boots!

You know the deal and you know the further up the food chain you get with SOCOM the crazier the mentality gets.  On a personal level I only would hang around Rangers or Recon.  Once you start dealing with Tier One clowns you better have a K-Bar and rounds chambered cause I've heard too many stories of people getting disappeared by them.

But even leaving aside those sea stories and warnings from the old skool Marines to keep your distance you can look at the IDIOCY that happens anytime a US unit deploys to out of area locations.

I'm not talking about to Europe or Asia but when you get deployed to some boonies far away from civilization.

The military has NCIS for a reason and its not to spawn a TV show.

Craziness happens all the time. 

Unfortunately murders, rapes, sodomy, theft and everything in between does too.  Its the human condition and you can't escape it unless everything becomes automated.  Add in the testerone filled atmosphere of the military, mix in the attitude that we might die tomorrow so let's go crazy today and finally stir in sex, greed and corruption and you have a recipe that's built for disaster.

The real question should be how this became news.

My guess is that you have some pissed off Special Forces troops.


If this goes south you could have SF shooting at SEALs!  My guess is that both units have been separated with one probably taken out of country.  But the problem will be that both units will be tainted and won't be able to work together.  Another issue is that SEAL Team 6 gets another black eye as an out of control unit that operates on the edge of legality.

They really need to take those guys off the line for a couple of years and rebuild it from the ground up.  McRaven really did more damage during his time as SOCOM chief than is commonly realized.

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