More details emerge on Col. Ted Westhusing's "suiciding"
in Iraq. Days before his supposed suicide by a "self-inflicted" gunshot
wound in a Camp Dublin, Iraq trailer, West Point Honor Board member and Iraqi
police and security forces trainer Col. Ted Westhusing reported in e-mail to
the United States that "terrible things were going on Iraq." He also
said he hoped he would make it back to the United States alive. Westhusing had
three weeks left on his tour of duty in Iraq when he allegedly shot himself
in June 2005.
It is noteworthy that after Westhusing's death, two top Army generals, both
responsible for training Iraqi forces, General Dave Petraeus, the Commander
of the Multi National Security Transition Command Iraq (MNSTCI), and Maj. Gen.
Joseph Fil, the Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, were quickly transferred
without much fanfare to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Hood, Texas, respectively.
U.S. Army cover-up of Colonel Westhusing's death: Highlighted by fabricated evidence and quick transfers of senior officers
Informed sources report that Westhusing was prepared to blow the whistle on
fraud involving US Investigations Services (USIS), a Carlyle Group company,
when he died. [See
Jan. 14 story ]. He had also discovered links between USIS principals and
clandestine events involving the Iran-Contra scandal of the Reagan-Bush I administrations.
Westhusing has also linked USIS to the illegal killing and torture of Iraqis.
USIS personnel whom Westhusing was investigating had the keys to his trailer.
In addition, Westhusing's personal bodyguard was given a leave of absence shortly
before the colonel's death.
The U.S. Army's official report on Westhusing's death contained a number of
falsehoods, according to those close to the case. Most importantly, the Army
report stated that Westhusing had electronically communicated an interest in
obtaining hollow point bullets. The bullet which killed Westhusing was a hollow
point. However, the Army's statement was false, according to an informed source.
In addition, the Army combed Westhusing's service record and interviewed a number
of colleagues in order to concoct a story that would make suicide appear plausible.
California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer is reportedly trying to get the
Senate to investigate Westhusing's death. However, with the Republicans in firm
control, it appears that murder of senior U.S. military officers is also something
the GOP is more than willing to cover up.
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Serious questions remain concerning Col. Westhusing's "suicide"