Let me tell you about something that's been on my mind awhile related to this thread:
Tora Bora and the Special Forces. There's mention of this in one of David Ray Griffin's books, something that caught my interest in the news reports right after it happened, i.e., multiple Special Forces personnel supposedly killed their wife and then committed suicide right after coming back from the war in Afghanistan -- all of the soldiers were assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
As I recall, there were more soldiers than these 3, a total of 5 (I think) but 3 were from the SF; I found this extremely interesting (and sad) but more so interesting because of who they were and what their military rank was (seasoned senior NCO's all of them E7's, I believe) and the news articles at the time were playing this up as stress from war. That seemed very extremely odd to me, again because these guys love war, they livedand breathed the possibility of a war somewhere -- and to do such a thing after coming back from Afghanistan just didn't seem to fit. One of them was a member of the Delta Force. That, plus the fact that there were multiple happenings just doesn't seem to fit the profile of war hardened and seasoned SF.
It seems (per DRG) that at Tora Bora, there was a SF soldier that reported to his higher headquarters that he saw under the cover of darkness black helicopters fly in and pick up al Qaeda suspects from the caves and then fly them away to safety. Now something like that wouldn't have made a lick of sense, because we were trying our best (weren't we?) to capture and kill every last one of those SOBs that allegedly attacked us on 9/11. Why would we allow black helicopters safe passage to pick up terrorist and then fly them to safety without our officials doing anything to stop it? Apparently exactly what that SF soldier thought as well. Not too long afterwards, he returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina -- and then all those suicides started happening there.
When I first heard later of the Pat Tillman possible murder investigation, again a soldier that was speaking out against the war effort at the time -- those Special Forces and that incident there at Tora Bora came rushing back. I wondered if they weren't all silenced for the cause.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/07/26/national/main516500.shtml
Ft. Bragg Killings Blamed On Stress
Army Says Anti-Malaria Drug Probably Not A Factor In 5 Murders
Husbands Blamed For Deaths, 3 Of The Men Served In Afghanistan
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Nov. 7, 2002
Soldiers from Fort Bragg, the headquarters of the 82nd Airborne Division and the Army's John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, have figured prominently in ground operations in Afghanistan.
About 45,000 soldiers are stationed at Fort Bragg and about 5,000 families live on base. Another 21,000 military families live in nearby communities.
Local police have said the couples involved in each of the slayings had a history of marital problems.
After the slayings, the military announced that soldiers will be screened for psychological problems before they leave Afghanistan