- This is part one of a series of articles
about the controversial elite Night Stalkers and the Delta Force, the U.S.
military forces involved in recent controversial exercises in Texas. Interviews
have been conducted by WorldNetDaily with numerous current and former members
of the group, other military personnel, and others knowledgeable about
their activities. Some sources in the series will be on the record, and
some will not be able to be disclosed. ______________________
- A secret military organization took part
in the raid at Waco, Texas, and has been training in civilian areas using
live fire. It often ventures into civilian areas without permission from
local authorities, according to a former member.
- The Combat Applications Group is the
secret organization within the Special Operations Command operating out
of several military bases.
- "Presidential Decision Directive
25 is the authority given to them to operate and to be not covered by posse
comitatus. This is the Delta Force. It's also known as the CAG (Combat
Applications Group). That's a cover name for their organization behind
the fence at Ft. Bragg, (North Carolina)," explained a former Special
Forces member who spoke to WorldNetDaily on condition of anonymity.
- PDD 25 has been classified as top secret.
All that is available to the public is an executive summary. Details of
the document will be detailed in another article in this series.
- Members of the elite Delta Force and
Night Stalkers are carefully selected and screened from Special Forces
and other groups in all branches of the military. The CAG is primarily
run by the Rangers, according to a source, who has many years of experience
with both the group, and with clandestine operations.
- The Night Stalkers are actually the 106th
Special Operations Aviation Regiment Airborne. Their job is to transport
Delta Force troops to an area for a mission, then retrieve them. They are
experts at flying black-painted helicopters just over treetops in the dark
of night using special night vision equipment.
- Their motto is "Death waits in the
dark." They wear emblems that combine Greek mythology and occult symbols.
- "And I looked, and behold a pale
horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him
. . . to kill with sword and with hunger, and with death," reads the
Night Stalkers creed, taken from Revelation 6:8 in the Bible.
- The Night Stalkers have a website filled
with occult symbols of death, Greek mythical symbols, and writings mocking
the creation story of the Bible, among many references to killing and death.
It is no wonder why so many military members have expressed concern over
- A source confirmed the Night Stalkers
and Delta Force were involved in the raid at Waco. They considered it a
great opportunity for training and experience.
- Delta Force soldiers are handpicked and
are trained killers. They are expert at rescuing hostages, SWAT operations
and surprise raids to kill an enemy.
- "Yes indeed, these are the same
people that were at the back of the (Waco) compound -- not the FBI HRT
(Hostage Rescue Team). They were at the back of the compound at Waco and
were shooting the people coming out. I did see the FLIRS (special films)
at SOCOM (Special Operations Command). The HRT is a clone of them. They
work very closely with the HRT," explained a knowledgeable source
who requested anonymity.
- The equipment used by the FBI HRT is
identical to that used by the Delta Force. Whenever an HRT deploys, they
use the Night Stalkers to get them in and out.
- The Night Stalkers and Delta Force were
recently confirmed to be involved in Operation Last Dance, conducting live-fire
raids on sites in civilian areas in parts of Texas. Army public affairs
officers claim the civilian sites are used because the elite forces get
bored using military bases for training.
- "In a manner to justify their fairly
large budget, they have been performing these exercises. Not that they
just get bored. It's political empire type things. Pretty vainly in some
respects. In order to justify their budgets, and in order to keep them
alive," said one source.
- The Night Stalkers left Texas ready to
plan similar exercises in some other unsuspecting U.S. neighborhood. They
left behind a storm of controversy and frightened residents who have not
stopped complaining. Some are even planning legal action.
- "They usually pay for all their
damage by the way. They have a bag person there, and they usually pay for
all their damage with cash. You just make a claim to them and they pay
you off right there on the spot," claimed the source.
- City officials in Kingsville, Texas,
where Operation Last Dance began, confirm that the Army Special Forces
Command from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, has paid for the destruction of
one building and the heavy damage to another.
- Some military sources, too, are concerned
with the way the CAG has evolved, and he is very concerned about the way
the group has been granted authority to do just about anything with total
immunity from the law, including the Posse Comitatus Act.
- "They will follow and do whatever
the president tells them to do. In that regard, they are somewhat dangerous,"
said one source of his concerns about PDD 25.
- He claims the CAG forces were used by
the FBI in the raid at Waco. He said he was repulsed when he personally
observed films of the raid, known as FLIRS, in the U.S. SOCOM offices.
Others watching were not affected in the same way.
- "They (Delta Force) were shooting
people who were coming out of the building," the source described.
He said they considered Waco an opportunity for training.
- "Everything is training for them.
You train like you fight and you fight like you train. There's very little
distinction between the two," he said.
- The Delta Force wore the same black SWAT-style
uniform as the FBI HRT agents, with the exception of a small insignia.
- "The U.S. SOCOM released them and
then they were under the direct control of the Department of Justice,"
explained the source. "Their orders did not come from U.S. SOCOM."
- "I saw those FLIRS right after the
action. There was no gasping, or anything like that, which I found to be
- "That's why I wanted to make a distinction
between them (CAG) and the Special Forces, because the real Special Forces
are really not into that activity of going in and rousting up people or
hostage rescue. Special Forces still has a special operations mission,
of course. They do fall under the posse comitatus act. They do not work
here in the United States."
- "There's the white side and the
black side. Special Forces are generally on the white side and the CAG
is on the black side," he explained.
- This source is not a fan of Delta Force.
He doesn't like the way it operates, the character of the people involved,
or their commander-in-chief, President Bill Clinton. He says the Delta
Force is made up of programmed soldiers who don't think for themselves.
- "Delta Force is particularly screened.
That's why they don't have many Special Forces people in there. Typically
they are Rangers who are less thoughtful about what they are required to
do and will fire when ordered to. Whereas the regular Special Forces guy
is trained to think. He knows difference between a lawful order and an
- "If they are told to shoot somebody
they will shoot them, you know, without question," claims the source.
- He says the Delta Force operations taking
place around the country will continue because they are trying to create
a need for their organization, and thereby justify their existence. He
also says the actions at Ruby Ridge and Waco were also a test to see if
the American public would tolerate such actions.
- "We failed a test with Ruby Ridge
and Waco. The American people failed miserably. These were obvious tests,
in a manner of speaking. They wanted to see how the American people would
react to this thing. Why in the world would you attack somebody like David
Koresh? I mean with the forces that they did," he lamented.
- Former Night Stalker, Sgt. Jeff Norgrove,
a crew chief on one of the controversial black helicopters, confirmed what
the source disclosed. He said live-fire exercises have taken place for
many years and are on the increase. He also claims exercises often take
place over U.S. cities with no permission from any local authorities.
- Subj: Response to "Night Stalkers, Delta Force -
The Military's New Cowboys?"
- Date: 3/1/99 6:51:27 PM Eastern Standard Time
- From: Dtm12771
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Bresnahan, I admire the work that you do, but nearly
all of the articles about Operation Last Dance, and the units involved
have been based on outrageous paranoia. The fact of the matter is that
the press is being irresponsible and one sided in the affair. In "Night
Stalkers, Delta Force - The Military's New Cowboys?" you use way too
much information from the classic "anonymous source." I understand
that the sources cannot always be disclosed, but the info used from this
source was the major portion and flavor of your article. Some of the very
information you chose to use discredits you as a reporter, and your source,
to anyone remotely familiar with the military. For example: The use of
mythological devices on the patches or insignia of various military units
is not new, or sinister. Winged horses, swords and even things as shocking
as rifle crosshairs are not uncommon. The point is that these people are
trained to kill--not just the Special Forces, but all soldiers, ultimately.
Should they use teddy bears on their patches? You know that what I'm
saying makes sense, that's the most frustrating part. If you had written
it that way however, it wouldn't have stirred the hornets nest sufficiently
for the liking of the press. As for occult symbols, I wont even address
that claim. You should have been a responsible enough journalist to include
the address of the web page so that the public could decide for themselves.
Of course, had they the opportunity, they probably would have seen that
it wasn't really so evil after all. Your source said that the forces in
question will "Follow and do whatever the President tells them to
do." No kidding? So will the rest of the military. He's the Commander-in-Chief!
If they disobey the orders of the highest ranking military officer in
the nation I think that they would be in a spot of trouble, don't you?
This source goes on to say:
- "Everything is training for them. You train like
you fight and you fight like you train. There is very little distinction
- Again, no kidding? All military units live by that philosophy.
All of them. In fact, police departments, and fire fighters are the same
way. That's how they survive when the situation is real. That is somehow
negative? Then you paraphrase the source's objections:
- "This source is not a fan of Delta Force. He doesn't
like the way it operates, the character of the people involved, or their
commander-in-chief, President Bill Clinton. He says the Delta Force is
made up of programmed soldiers who don't think for themselves."
- Okay, he doesn't like the way they operate. Real objective.
All soldiers need to be programmed. That's how the chain of command works.
They can't all be off making their own plans and fighting who and how
they want to. And the thing about Clinton is just a stupid thing to say
(let alone write). He is the Commander-in-Chief of the ENTIRE MILITARY.
That has nothing to do with the unit in question, the story in general,
or whether or not the unit is good or sinister. This statement makes your
source sound ignorant and your authority as a reporter (because of the
obviously questionable nature of your information) dubious. The ultimate
stupidity of the source is compounded with the next quotes.
- "Delta Force is particularly screened. That's why
they don't have many Special Forces people in there. Typically they are
Rangers who are less thoughtful about what they are required to do and
will fire when ordered to. Whereas the regular Special Forces guy is trained
to think. He knows difference between a lawful order and an unlawful order.
- "If they are told to shoot somebody they will shoot
them, you know, without question," claims the source.
- What? You show me ONE soldier who won't fire when they
are ordered to, and I will show you a court-martialed soldier. That is
their job. None of them are trained to think about the morality of an
order. An army cannot be run in that fashion. That's what the Generals
are for! What kind of soldier is allowed, or encouraged to question orders?
This is utterly ridiculous. At the end of the article, you name one source
who is namable. You claim that he verifies the information of the anonymous
source. You don't say which information he verifies, and go on to include
a couple of quotes about training. You cannot disagree that this makes
it sound like the unnamed source's entire story was backed by the crewman.
I doubt that highly. It is very misleading. Please do the right thing
and post this e-mail on your site. The job of the press is to report the
news, not shape it. Let the public see the skewed information in a much
more neutral light, and while you are at it, supply the address for this
occultist military site. For your information, I plan to submit this letter
in response to your article on the Sightings page. I would like to apologize
if my tone was less than cordial. I am sure that the errors I have mentioned
are due to a possible ignorance to the nature of the military on your part,
and not a deliberate attempt to color the truth. I felt compelled to point
out the half-truths and errors because this type of thing is happening
all too frequently in general, but especially concerning Operation Last
Dance. Those people train to protect you and I, lets cut them a break
for God's sake. Very Sincerely,
- Donald T. McCoy Jr