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Four Witnesses To Lynch 'Rescue' Killed Under Strange Circumstances
(Picasso Dreams, October 29, 2003)
the BBC aired the infamous documentary, essentially labeling the Pentagon's version of events as a work of fiction. I trust the BBC over the Pentagon. . . . Sure enough, Pfc Lynch has selective amnesia and cannot remember the events of her capture and rescue, though that hasn't stopped her from a million dollar book deal with the NY Times most recent plagiarist du jour, Rick Bragg. . . . When the Department of Defense insisted on keeping up their official version of the rescue, I knew that inevitably some of Lynch's rescuers would be hushed. After all, here is a woman who endured a few broken limbs from a vehicle accident and is rewarded with a million bucks, while her rescuers continue to live without toilets and running water in a Depleted Uranium wasteland. Her Bronze Star has outraged many veterans. At some point even the threat of an untimely demise will not keep some disgruntled military folks from talking. . . . Eerily enough, four of Pfc. Lynch's rescuers and colleagues have met an early demise. . . . Petty Officer First Class David M. Tapper died of wounds received in Afghanistan. He took part in the rescue. . . . Lance Cpl. Sok Khak Ung was killed in a drive-by shooting. He was also part of the rescue team. . . . Spc Josh Daniel Speer died when his car crashed into some trees for no apparent reason. He was part of the rescue team. . . . Kyle Edward Williams, who worked in the same company as Lynch, died of "suicide". . . . He left no note to explain the suicide . . . He didn't have any disciplinary or mental health problems before he left Fort Bliss, Texas, at the end of September for 20 days of leave before moving to a new military job, the officials said."
[COMMENT: Is this just a highly unlikely coincidence, or is it an example of how the military "takes care of" its own?]
posted by Lorenzo 2:39 PM