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Monday, November 13, 2017

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

Melgar, two special operations sources say, discovered the SEALs were pocketing some of the money from the informant fund. The SEALS offered to cut him in, but Melgar declined, these sources said.

It is unknown what specifically started the June 4 altercation at 5 a.m. but it escalated. Melgar lost consciousness—and, worse, stopped breathing. The SEALs attempted to open an airway in Melgar’s throat, officials said. It is unknown whether Melgar died immediately. The SEALs and another Green Beret, according to former AFRICOM officials, drove to a nearby French clinic seeking help. Melgar was dead when he arrived at the clinic, the official said. Asphyxiation was the cause of death.


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War coarsens people. One of my father's men murdered some German prisoners.

(He was half-Spanish, his Spanish family having been on the losing side of the Civil War. He seemed to think this gave him the right to murder Germans.)

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 13, 2017 12:59:55 PM