AT TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE
If that higher standard was set, we might weed out the perverts and thugs that give decent agents a bad name. Once again, troubled Air Force Secretary James “Bullfrog” Roche is asleep at the switch. When is Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, or someone in power in this administration, going to “fire” old “Bullfrog” out the door? He should have “gotten the boot,” right after the Air Force Academy sex scandal, in our opinion.
OSI LEAD AGENT CHARGED WITH RAPE & SODOMY
The latest USAF embarrassment comes as Tech. Sgt. Marc Palmosina was charged with two counts of rape, five other lesser sex-related counts and one count of mishandling classified information. And he’s the “supervisor” of the botched and biased investigation into Senior Airman Ahmad I. Al Halabi, which has been the current “sideshow” at the California military air base since last April.
Back then, the Air Force linguist, a naturalized Syrian-American and native Arabic speaker, was hit with 30 counts, including attempted espionage, stemming from his work at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Al Halabi’s crack defense team, led by one of America’s most brilliant military defense attorneys – Don Rehkopf Jr. – has managed to chip away at the sloppy prosecution “case,” whittling the current charges down to half the original amount – some 17 counts.
But now, with the revelation that the lead investigator for the Air Force is an alleged criminal himself, as well as contentions that OSI Agent Lance Wega gave false testimony at previous hearings, has thrown the case into chaos.
DEFENSE ATTORNEY SEEKS “DISMISSAL”
A motion filed by Rehkopf stated that Wega “withheld evidence, presented misleading testimony and obstructed justice by, in effect, intimidating a translator on the case.”
In addition, sources tell MiliatryCorruption.com Palosina has been charged with raping and sodomizing at least two children, one as young as 11 years old, and with mishandling classified documents.
We can only wonder how many “sex case convictions” did Tech. Sgt. Palmosina help obtain, while being an alleged pervert himself? Every one of those prior cases should be re-opened and Palmosina's role and techniques should be carefully scrutinized.
UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR!
“This isn’t a good development,” said Col. John Kellogg, deputy staff judge advocate for the Air Mobility Command to a Reuters reporter. “But it shouldn’t affect Halabi’s upcoming trial,” he stated, (whistling through the graveyard.)
No way is the Air Force going to be able to sweep this mess under the rug! There are so many problems with the prosecution in the Al Halabi case, that we seriously doubt the military judge won’t dismiss all charges.
It will be very interesting to see what kind of “justice” is meted out to one of the Air Force OSI’s own boys. Don’t worry about finding out what happens. Our CI’s (confidential informants) at Travis AFB are on the job, and we will keep you all posted on the latest developments.