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  • Peter Rafael Dibbinski Debbins, former Army Green Beret, accused of Russian espionage

    08/21/2020 4:20:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    Tech2 ^ | August 22, 2020 | staff
    Federal prosecutors have accused Green Beret, a former Army living in Northern Virginia, of espionage activity dating back to Russia until 1996. According to the prosecution, 45-year-old Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins of Gainesville, Russia used to meet Russian intelligence from time to time and was also given a code name by Russian intelligence agents in 1997, stating that he would serve Russia. “When service members collide to provide classified information to our foreign associates, they are said to be in the office of the office of the U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia, whose case...
  • Monaco home where Lily Safra's billionaire husband died in a mystery blaze is sold for £200m ...

    10/13/2010 9:40:11 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 Sept 2010 | By Peter Allen
    Her name is Lily Safra... The daughter of a British railway engineer, Lily's ascent from humble origins to fabulous wealth had been little short of dazzling. By the late Nineties, her husband was presiding over a £3 billion fortune - all of which passed to Lily alone when, on the morning of December 3, 1999, Edmond died in a fire, apparently succumbing to fumes in the property's highly reinforced panic room.... Four days later, in a tearful confession, one of Edmond's full-time nursing staff, 41-year-old Ted Maher, admitted to lighting the fire in a doomed bid to stage a heroic...
  • Army's 'Captain America' dies by suicide after nearly a dozen combat tours

    07/10/2020 4:00:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 216 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2020 | Jennifer Griffin
    <p>Master Sgt. Andrew Christian Marckesano served six full tours in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne and the Ranger regiment and a half dozen more combat tours overseas. He rose to become a decorated Green Beret and a Silver Star recipient. He had just moved to Washington, D.C., to start a coveted job at the Pentagon. Two days after the Fourth of July on Monday night, after having dinner with his former battalion leader, Marckesano returned home from dinner in Old Town, Alexandria, and died by suicide in front of his wife. He had three small children and was still on active duty.</p>
  • Russian troops to help Venezuela search for members of failed incursion - report

    05/09/2020 12:14:28 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 18 replies
    Reuteurs ^ | MAY 8, 2020 | reuteurs
    Russian soldiers are operating drones over Venezuela as part of a search operation for members of a paramilitary force that led a botched invasion this week, local media reported on Friday, citing deleted tweets from a state military command centre. At least eight Russian special forces members will be “operating drones to run search and patrol operations” near La Guaira, the coastal state just north of Caracas, Venezuela’s capital, according to a report from local news outlet El Nacional. It posted a screenshot of a tweet it said was later deleted on Thursday from the profile of the military command,...
  • Ex-Green Beret claims he led foiled raid into Venezuela

    05/03/2020 9:48:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 05 04 2020 | JOSHUA GOODMAN and SCOTT SMITH
    A former Green Beret has taken responsibility for what he claimed was a failed attack Sunday aimed at overthrowing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and that the socialist government said ended with eight dead. Jordan Goudreau’s comments in an interview with an exiled Venezuelan journalist capped a bizarre day that started with reports of a pre-dawn amphibious raid near the South American country’s heavily guarded capital. An AP investigation published Friday found that Goudreau had been working with a retired Venezuelan army general now facing U.S. narcotics charges to train dozens of deserting Venezuelan soldiers at secret camps inside neighboring Colombia....
  • 20th American Service Member Killed In Deadly Year For U.S. In Afghanistan

    12/25/2019 9:51:24 AM PST · by sockmonkey · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | December 24, 20193:45 PM ET | Dave Welna
    A 33-year-old U.S. Army Green Beret has become the 20th American service member to be killed by hostile fire this year in Afghanistan. His death on Monday makes it the deadliest year for U.S. forces since the official end of combat operations was declared in 2014. Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble died due to injuries resulting from an explosion on Dec. 22 in the Taliban-contested northern Afghan province of Kunduz. Two Pentagon officials tell NPR Goble's unit was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was fatally wounded. It was Goble's third tour of duty in Afghanistan, and he...
  • Trump to award Medal of Honor to Green Beret for heroics in 2008 Afghanistan fight

    10/10/2019 9:05:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 10, 2019 | Corey Dickstein
    Army Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams will receive the Medal of Honor this month for his lifesaving actions in the frozen mountains of eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan province during a 2008 mission to kill or capture a high-value target, the White House announced Thursday. President Donald Trump will award the nation’s highest military honor to the Green Beret in a White House ceremony Oct. 30, the administration said in a statement. The award will be an upgrade of the Silver Star that Williams initially received for his role in the fight that would become known as the Battle of Shok Valley....
  • Former Green Beret Develops Shield To Protect Police Officers

    07/31/2018 9:42:56 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 21 replies
    https://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | By Louisa Moller July 25, 2018 at 11:21 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – There is an unknown at the other end of every police encounter. A blind corner to round, a door to open, or a suspect to question. After viewing videos of police officers who were the victims of surprise attacks, former Green Beret, Robert Scali, developed Vector Shield. Vector Shield is just that: a lightweight shield that can be worn on an officer’s forearm and is impervious to most ammunition. “[It’s] designed to protect the hydraulics of the center line of an officer. And also, it’s designed to protect civilians because when the officer feels safe, they’re going...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Meet (Nick Freitas) The Virginia Senate Candidate Backed By Top Conservatives

    01/08/2018 9:02:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 7, 2018 | JulieGrace Brufke
    Republicans are anxious to unseat former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine from his Virginia Senate seat in November, and top conservatives in the upper chamber have been quick to throw their support behind Del. Nick Freitas in his quest to secure the GOP nomination. Just weeks after announcing his bid, Freitas — a libertarian-leaning Republican, former Green Beret and father of three — has already managed to lock down the endorsement of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and receive campaign guidance from Utah Sen. Mike Lee after touting his legislative record and dedication to upholding the Constitution. “Being able to get...
  • Green Beret Killed by SEALs After Uncovering Alleged Theft: Report

    11/13/2017 11:37:50 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | 11/13/2017 | CNN/Daily Beast
    Naval Criminal Investigative Service spokesman Ed Buice confirmed to CNN last month that the NCIS was investigating whether two members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six killed Army Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar. The New York Times was the first to report that the SEALs were under investigation for Melgar’s death at a US government compound near the American embassy in Bamako, the capital. Melgar was a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant, according to a statement from the US Army Special Command. Military officials told CNN that a military examiner ruled Melgar’s death while on assignment in the African nation of...
  • 2 Navy SEALs under suspicion in strangling of Green Beret in Mali

    10/29/2017 10:19:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    O C Register ^ | 10/29/2017 | New York Times
    No one has been charged in Sergeant Melgar’s death, which a military medical examiner ruled to be “a homicide by asphyxiation,” or strangulation, said three military officials briefed on the autopsy results. The two Navy SEALs, who have not been identified, were flown out of Mali shortly after the episode and were placed on administrative leave. The biggest unanswered question is why Sergeant Melgar was killed. “N.C.I.S. does not discuss the details of ongoing investigations,” Ed Buice, the agency’s spokesman, said in an email, confirming that his service had taken over the case on Sept. 25. Neither the Army nor...
  • Former Green Beret’s Post Blasting Leftists for Politicizing Niger Goes Viral

    10/25/2017 3:45:43 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 24, 2017 | James Dellingpole
    Special Forces veteran Dr. Mike Simpson isn’t impressed by the way the Niger incident is being exploited by liberals like Congresswoman Frederica Wilson as a cheap way of attacking Donald Trump. Simpson’s thoughts on Niger are attracting a lot of attention on Twitter. Here’s what this ex-Green Beret has to say about his fallen comrades: Liberals: I am going to speak for all veterans for just a moment. (1) We didn't enlist because we were poor, stupid, and lacked opportunities. . . (more at link)
  • Afghanistan: Friend raises $181,000 for family of Green Beret killed

    04/14/2017 11:25:52 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 04/14/2017
    Online donations have poured in for the family of a Green Beret killed in action while fighting ISIS extremists in Afghanistan over the weekend, Fox & Friends reported Friday. The GoFundMe page for Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar’s wife and five children raised more than $181,000 by Friday morning, far surpassing the original goal of $15,000.
  • WATCH: Thug Savagely Attacks US Green Beret – Learns a Lesson He’ll NEVER Forget

    04/08/2017 12:29:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | April 8, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    (Angry Patriot) – The U.S. special forces are the most feared military unit in the world for a reason, and we couldn’t be more proud of them. A soldier from the Peruvian Special Forces challenged a United States Green Beret to a fight when he was visiting Peru. The Peruvian never stood a chance. “He did it with just one finger? … With just one hand he put his a** out!” cried out onlookers in wonder. The Green Beret did not hesitate, and the fight was over in an instant. U.S. Special Forces, including the Green Berets, do not rely...
  • HEARTBREAKING VIDEO CAPTURES FALLEN SOLDIER'S HOMECOMING

    02/17/2017 7:16:56 AM PST · by grayboots · 17 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 02/16/2017 | KTRK
    RALEIGH, N.C. (KTRK) -- They are the sniffles heard around the world. When Lisa Williams' plane arrived at Raleigh-Durham Airport, passengers were asked to wait to let someone off the plane first. When she looked out the window, there were several soldiers unloading a flag-draped coffin from the cargo hold. For minutes, the plane remained silent, aside from the sniffles coming from the passengers. A woman walked over and placed her hand on the casket to say her final goodbyes, and others -- presumably family members -- joined her. Then, seven Green Beret soldiers dressed in full uniform carried the...
  • When Green Beret Is Sentenced to Night in Jail, Security Camera Catches Judge Going Into Cell

    12/18/2016 6:09:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Liftable ^ | Cathy Cornelison
    A North Carolina judge sentenced a Green Beret veteran to spend a night in jail. But when he remembered his own story and all he had gone through, he couldn't just let him spend the night alone. Judge Lou Olivera, a Gulf War veteran, is a district court judge over the Veterans Treatment Court in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He had to sentence Green Beret Joe Serna to one night in jail for a probation violation. Serna, a recipient of three Purple Hearts, is retired from the military and is having a hard time adjusting back to life after experiencing...
  • 'PRESS SHOULD BE ASHAMED' Trump defends fundraising for vets, takes aim at 'sleazy' media

    05/31/2016 10:40:33 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2016
    Donald Trump fired back Tuesday at reports questioning his fundraising haul from a high-profile veterans event in January, releasing an extensive list of charities he said received the donations -- and slamming the media for questioning him. During a press conference at Trump Tower, the presumptive Republican nominee said he's raised $5.6 million and more is coming in. He rattled off the list of charities and the amounts they received, while taking scathing and sometimes-personal shots at the media for pressuring him to disclose the information. “I have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job,” Trump...
  • Major Victory: Sergeant First Class Martland Exonerated, Will Remain in Military

    04/30/2016 1:12:05 PM PDT · by GemStateConservative · 12 replies
    It’s a massive victory more than six months in the making. Sergeant First Class Charles Martland – a decorated war hero who faced expulsion from the Army for defending a child – has been exonerated and will be allowed to remain in the U.S. military. We have been aggressively advocating for SFC Martland for more than six months, and now we’ve helped achieve a significant victory for this Green Beret war hero. SFC Martland faced expulsion from the Army for defending a child from sexual abuse and confronting an admitted sexual predator in Afghanistan. The ACLJ argued that his actions...
  • More About Barack Hussein and the Persecution of SFC Charles Martland

    04/30/2016 8:43:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/30/16 | Jim Emerson
    U.S. Army Kicking Out a Hero After He Confronted an Afghan Pedophile/Rapist Obama Instructed Army to Issue Illegal ‘Gag Order’ to Silence Green Berets The following is from articles written by Jim Emerson in 2015 From a FOXNEWS exclusive, the U.S. Army is planning to kick out Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland for shoving an Afghan pedophile who also happened to be an Afghan police commander. The alleged pedophile rapist, identified as Abdul Rahman, has not yet been charged with a crime. The American trained Rahman was said to be practicing the ancient Afghan act of “Bacha Bazi.” Rahman beat...
  • Decorated Green Beret Will Not Be Expelled for Confronting Afghan Child Rapist

    04/29/2016 11:05:48 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    The U.S. Army has decided not to discharge a decorated Green Beret for striking a local Afghan police commander accused of repeatedly raping a 12-year-old boy, Fox News has learned. Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland has confirmed to Fox News the Army’s decision not to kick him out.