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Report: Navy Investigating if Two Navy SEALs Strangled Green Beret in Mali

Report: Navy Investigating if Two Navy SEALs Strangled Green Beret in Mali

Death ruled a homicide.

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The New York Times reported that the Navy has opened an investigation to determine if two members of the Navy SEAL Team 6 strangled a Green Beret in Mali last June:

Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, a 34-year-old veteran of two deployments to Afghanistan, was found dead on June 4 in the embassy housing he shared in the Malian capital, Bamako, with several other Special Operations forces assigned to the West African nation to help with training and counterterrorism missions.

The soldier’s superiors in Stuttgart, Germany, almost immediately suspected foul play, and dispatched an investigating officer to the scene within 24 hours, military officials said. Agents from the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command spent months on the case before handing it off last month to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

A medical examiner ruled Melgar’s death a homicide from strangulation. The military flew out the two Navy SEALs, who have not been identified, and placed them on administrative leave.

NCIS said it does not comment on ongoing investigations. So far the public has no details on Melgar’s death, including a possible motive. Some in the Green Beret community think it may have been because “of a personal dispute among housemates gone wrong” or Melgar “stumbled upon some illicit activity the SEALs were involved in, and they silenced him.”

The Army and the Africa Command never released a statement on Melgar’s death, “not even after investigators changed their characterization of the two SEALs from ‘witnesses’ to ‘persons of interest,’ meaning they were trying to determine what the commandos knew about the crime and if they were involved.”

The Navy received the case in September after the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command investigated the death for months.

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Trump’s fault

Of course the scum at the ny times runs with a story like this: it hurts esteem SEALS have in the minds of most sane Americans.

Hillary Clinton can commit treason while acting as secretary of state, and the ny times is very happy, and apparently, so was our government under that a-hole, obama for eight torturous years.

Any story published by the ny times is published for a nefarious reason, or in a manner to spin the story for nefarious reasons.

Limousine commies do that kind of thing.

It took two of them, huh?

In any event, this shouldn’t even be a story yet. There’s so many variables at play, speculation is silly.

    Arminius in reply to Sanddog. | October 29, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    “It took two of them, huh?”

    Of course. He was a Green Beret.

    I’m former Navy and not exactly feeling pride in service right now. Not for the first time. Just because somebody can make it through BUD/S and their probationary period with the teams doesn’t mean we’re going to end up being proud of you.

    Arminius in reply to Sanddog. | October 29, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Spare me the thumbs up or down. I’m just stating a fact.

    http://acepilots.com/vietnam/cunningham.html

    “Randy Cunningham
    F-4 Phantom Pilot, Navy Ace in Vietnam
    Now convicted felon, called “most corrupt Congressman ever”

    By Stephen Sherman, Oct. 2002. Updated March 22, 2012.

    An F-4J Phantom, call sign “Showtime 112″, roared over the wave tops at 500 knots, below the deck level of USS Constellation on Jan. 19, 1972. While thousands of the carrier’s crew watched, Lt. Randy ‘Duke’ Cunningham made a six G break turn with 90º angle of bank and slammed down neatly onto the deck. He and his RIO, Lt. (jg.) Willie ‘Irish’ Driscoll, had just scored their first air victory over a North Vietnamese MiG…”

    I used to look up to this guy. I’m not happy to say that sometimes men I look up to disgrace themselves. I’m not happy at all about it. In the case of these SEALs I want to give them their full due process rights. But if it turns out they killed this Green Beret throw the book at them.

      Yes, Cunningham was a sad story.

      That said, he took defense contractor kickbacks. BUT, he did not take bribes from foreign nations like – hillary clinton.

      Cunningham proved to be corrupt, but not a traitor. Clinton is. He was also a war hero – a real war hero, not a McCain. He also had a great voting records.

      If Cunningham was a democrat, he’d have gotten a pass. But he was a conservative, and under our two-tier justice system, he got the treatment we would have gotten.

      Max17 in reply to Arminius. | October 30, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks for your service. It hurts more for the military because your brothers in arms are supposed to be the ‘elite.’ Well, 99.9% of you are better than the rest of us. But you’re still human and a very small segment of your society are going to act as badly as the rest of society’s worst.

Well, it looks, from the article, that Army CID whittled down the list of potential suspects to these two SEAL Team members. When they did that, they handed the investigation over to the investigative service of the suspects’ parent service, the Navy’s NCIS.

It will likely be some time before we have access to what specific acts occurred as well as any motive for this action. We’ll just have to wait and see what transpires here.

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