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Ex-Navy Seals 'died of drug overdoses' on Captain Phillips ship
The Telegraph ^ | February 21, 2014 | AP

Posted on 02/22/2014 6:44:01 AM PST by yldstrk

Edited on 02/22/2014 6:45:52 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Two former Navy Seals found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, the ship hijacked in the Tom Hanks' film Captain Phillips, are believed to have died of drug overdoses. Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds, 44, were found dead on Tuesday in a cabin with drugs and hypodermic needles as the ship berthed in the Seychelles.


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Both? Overdosing together? 'Splain.
1 posted on 02/22/2014 6:44:01 AM PST by yldstrk
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To: yldstrk

Suicide??


2 posted on 02/22/2014 6:45:20 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: yldstrk

So did Marilyn Monroe


3 posted on 02/22/2014 6:45:51 AM PST by Nifster
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To: yldstrk

some times the quality of the smack is better than other times


4 posted on 02/22/2014 6:47:04 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: yldstrk

I’m waiting for,”The rest of the story”. Guarantee its different than this.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 6:49:40 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nifster

good point


6 posted on 02/22/2014 6:53:27 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sacajaweau

Setupicide....


7 posted on 02/22/2014 6:54:07 AM PST by JW1949
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To: yldstrk

Vince Foster presented a more credible murder scene, I’d say.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 6:54:41 AM PST by gaijin
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To: All

Just to be picky....SEAL is capitalized always.....


9 posted on 02/22/2014 6:55:38 AM PST by JW1949
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To: Don Corleone

I agree with you. This isn’t the end of this story. It just doesn’t fit. Former Seals both die at same time from “drug overdose”? It just doesn’t make sense.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 6:55:48 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: yldstrk

             

/.02

11 posted on 02/22/2014 6:58:30 AM PST by tomkat
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To: JW1949

A danger to their country no doubt.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 6:58:59 AM PST by billhilly
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To: yldstrk

Need to look for ligature marks.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 6:59:02 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: yldstrk

I’m calling BS on this.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 6:59:04 AM PST by johncatl (...governs least, governs best.)
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To: yldstrk
And I have a large bridge over my ocean front Wyoming lot I'm looking to sell.
15 posted on 02/22/2014 6:59:25 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: JW1949

Setupicide....
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very suspicious at the least ,, not something you’d expect from a seal ... on a ship surrounded by supposedly friendlies it would be very easy to subdue a pair with drugs (food/drink) or pump a gas into their cabin and then create any scenario you want afterwards. I want to know if either of these two was the one who “dissed” Dear Leader by taking the shot or if they had any connections to team 6.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 7:01:08 AM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

IF they were druggies and both using from the same source it could have resulted in both dying from overdose.

IF we believe that SEALS turn into druggies. More likely they were given something in their food and then the needles were planted.


17 posted on 02/22/2014 7:01:09 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JW1949

Journalists are depraved idiots for the most part.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 7:01:24 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I’d want to know what their previous assignments were and if they and ever acted as sources for a previous or immenent news story.

BOTH at the same time...?

Scene was configured to maximize embarrassment — someone powerful wants some important questions to GO AWAY.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 7:02:10 AM PST by gaijin
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To: yldstrk

Probably another instance of the Fentanyl laced Heroine?


20 posted on 02/22/2014 7:02:18 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: yldstrk
color me skeptical
22 posted on 02/22/2014 7:06:01 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: yldstrk


23 posted on 02/22/2014 7:06:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: yldstrk


24 posted on 02/22/2014 7:09:08 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Yeah I highly doubt this honorable SEAL is a doper.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 7:12:13 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Heroin is sometimes cut with other thing which reduce its potency. If you start injecting yourselves to that potency when you get the pure stuff its bye bye. Sometimes strychnine is used in heroin and relying on drug dealers to get the proportions right is a risky proposition.


26 posted on 02/22/2014 7:13:30 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

yeah I ain’t buying that the exSEALS are dopers, see


27 posted on 02/22/2014 7:17:58 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Starstruck

Prove these SEALS were dopers


28 posted on 02/22/2014 7:18:38 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Yeh because we all know how Navy SEALs love Heroin. sarc.


29 posted on 02/22/2014 7:20:09 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Don Corleone

“I’m waiting for,”The rest of the story”. Guarantee its different than this.”
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That’s my current thinking also. I’ll hold any judgement until a complete and legitimate autopsy is done.


30 posted on 02/22/2014 7:20:46 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: yldstrk

PLEASURE SEEKERS get through Hell Week at BUDS...???!

Truck load of salt required....


31 posted on 02/22/2014 7:21:38 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
It just doesn’t fit. Former Seals both die at same time from “drug overdose”? It just doesn’t make sense.

Could be the deadly heroin-fentanyl mixture the media is talking about, or some other adulterated product.

Whatever small scale conspiracy theories pop up about this it's only a matter of time before somebody accuses the government or other dark forces of creating the deadly mix.

32 posted on 02/22/2014 7:24:30 AM PST by x
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

The timing is strange. But, to know that presumably honorable, decent, and, otherwise upstanding people died from drug related reasons? Not so much.

There are more drugs around each and everyone of us than we care to know. There are more people we encounter in everyday life using something than we care to know. It’s not always the stoner looking guy begging at the intersection that I’m talking about either.


33 posted on 02/22/2014 7:26:58 AM PST by FAA
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To: yldstrk

soebarkha op until demonstrated otherwise.


34 posted on 02/22/2014 7:27:55 AM PST by onedoug
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To: yldstrk
Both? Overdosing together? 'Splain.

Based on what an overdose is...they could have been sampling from the same batch. Easy enough to explain.

35 posted on 02/22/2014 7:29:27 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, that guy is not a herion addict.
This guy is confident and healthy .
He was bumped off.


36 posted on 02/22/2014 7:29:55 AM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: yldstrk

I don’t believe it. Something struck me as suspicious when I first heard their bodies were found on that ship.


37 posted on 02/22/2014 7:30:55 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

no


38 posted on 02/22/2014 7:32:26 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Yeah....sounds like when a guy was pulled from the river with 500 lbs of chains wrapped around him.....

Sheriff said he tried to steal more chains than he could swim with......


39 posted on 02/22/2014 7:33:12 AM PST by JW1949
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“IF we believe that SEALS turn into druggies.”

I knew one that died of drugs and alcohol. He had alcoholic patents which predestined him. He did fine while serving. He started downhill after he got out, I think the chemicals took the place of the adrenalin high. Damn shame- he was a very talented person.

40 posted on 02/22/2014 7:33:38 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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Both? Overdosing together? 'Splain.

Knockout drops in their coffee, then needles in their arms?

41 posted on 02/22/2014 7:36:06 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Don Corleone

The security firm they worked for, Trident, according to the article said “The company said it would implement a random drug testing programme.”

So they didn’t have a drug testing program. They may have had a pre hire test but that’s it.

Who do you believe would come to work for a security company without a random drug test?


42 posted on 02/22/2014 7:36:33 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: RoosterRedux

Another technique is to drug their drinks, and then when they are incapacitated, give them the hot shot.

Either way, I’m not expecting a really thorough autopsy and medical examination.


43 posted on 02/22/2014 7:36:41 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: yldstrk
Both? Overdosing together? 'Splain.

Knockout drops in their coffee, then needles in their arms?

44 posted on 02/22/2014 7:41:21 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: driftdiver

How often do TWO real drugies both OD at the same time? I suspect that when the first to shoot up croaks, the second wouldn’t push the plunger.


45 posted on 02/22/2014 7:44:02 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: driftdiver

IF we believe that SEALS turn into druggies.

Yeah, I’m suspicious....that’s hard to believe.


46 posted on 02/22/2014 7:46:49 AM PST by FES0844
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To: yldstrk

This happened in the Seychelles. A CSI style investigation is highly unlikely. No more information to come forward and the ship has most likely sailed.


47 posted on 02/22/2014 7:53:36 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: yldstrk
We have to hope for an honest coroner's report.

Even though we may not like to admit it, there is no reason why an ex-SEAL couldn't be an addict. There are many explanations as to why two ex-SEALS of similar age would "OD" together.

48 posted on 02/22/2014 7:55:57 AM PST by fso301
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Did these guys have a history of drug abuse? That should be fairly easy for a trained investigator to check out.


49 posted on 02/22/2014 7:58:03 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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“So they didn’t have a drug testing program. They may have had a pre hire test but that’s it.”

http://www.gotridentgroup.com/careers

All candidates will be required to pass a Medical Screening & Criminal Background check.

Home Page:
http://www.gotridentgroup.com/

“Founded by U.S. Navy Special Operations Personnel (SEALs) and Senior U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Officers, The Trident Group was established in April 2000 to fill an observed gap in security consulting, training, technology development and implementation of manpower to the global maritime community.”

I don't know how long they were with this group, but they were only aboard the ship about three weeks before their deaths. If they were new employees they would have passed their pre-hire drug test recently.

http://www.heavy.com/news/2014/02/maersk-alabama-navy-seals-jeffrey-reynolds-mark-kennedy/

‘According to Kevin Speers of Maersk, both Reynolds and Kennedy came onboard the ship on January 29. Their deaths were, according to Speers, “not related to vessel operations or their duties as security personnel.”’

I'm suspicious. Someone may be targeting SEALS.

50 posted on 02/22/2014 8:12:33 AM PST by FR_addict
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