Skip to comments.Green Beret now under arrest claims life of secret intrigue
Posted on 03/26/2007 6:18:15 AM PDT by RDTF
Was a decorated Broward soldier with the Special Forces trying to smuggle weapons out of Afghanistan or just doing his job?
The Taliban of Afghanistan. Pirates off Somalia. Neo-Nazis in West Virginia.
They all figure into the story of David Kellerman, a Green Beret from Fort Lauderdale accused of trying to smuggle high-powered weapons, ammunition and explosives out of Afghanistan and stockpiling more of them in Broward County.
With a trial scheduled for May, the case may turn on whether jurors believe that Kellerman, 44, a decorated soldier with the U.S. Army Special Forces and a federal air marshal, was handling those weapons for the U.S. government or setting up his own business as a security contractor.
''Is he a turncoat?'' said his attorney Daniel Koleos. ``They think that he was going to do his own private military contracting, that he was stockpiling the stuff.''
Trading his fatigues for olive green prison garb, Kellerman has been held at the federal detention center in downtown Miami since his arrest last October.
Before that, Kellerman lived a busy, cinematic life of top-secret missions and high-seas adventures.
He said he went to work for the FBI with orders to infiltrate the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group, in 2000 and relay intelligence. The group's founder wrote a book that is widely believed to have inspired the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said she couldn't comment on Kellerman's claim.
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Friend of yours? You guys must have all the fun down there. ;-)
What's he doing with Ahmadinejad? ;)
If he were what he claims he would not be talking about it now, even on trial.
He is a 20th Group guy, I think C company. Small world.
This stuff happens to me all the time.
in my mind.
Well, it wouldn't be the first time the government turned on their own when an op went bad.
If the goverment turned on you.
Why would you keep your month shut.
He is not wearing a tan Members Only jacket so it can't be Ahmadinejad!
Baloney,, A lot of fellow get caught between different parts of the government who battle one another for turf.
Happens all the time..
That bastion of human effluvia the State Department of duplicity is particularly good at using American GIs then throwing them under the bus,