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May 25, 2024

Effing Around With Delta Force, and Finding Out With Extreme Prejudice

Filed under: Military,Politics,Russia — cpirrong @ 6:17 pm

A weird and disturbing story out of Carthage, North Carolina. A Chechen, living in Chicago (but an illegal immigrant–go figure!) was shot dead by a Delta Force colonel on the colonel’s property. (NB: there are very few colonels in Delta Force. In fact, there may only be one: 1st SFOD-D (D for Delta) commander is a colonel’s billet. So this may have been the commander of Delta Force).

The narrative–pushed by the dead guy’s family and various anti-American sources–is that the deceased Mr. Daraev was but a Dreamer, trying to start a new life in America, innocently and diligently doing his work, gunned down by a trigger happy American special operator.

To start with, yes, if a Delta Force guy pulls the trigger on you, you will almost certainly be dead. But they aren’t trigger happy. In fact, they are the most disciplined soldiers on the planet. If they pull the trigger on you it is because you need to be dead. Stat. Fuck around with them and find out. In the worst way possible.

There are so many absurdities in Dreamer Daraev’s cover story. He supposedly worked for a contractor for a utility company, and was photographing to document work he had completed on a power line adjacent to the DF guy’s property.


Daraev did not have any utility equipment, utility clothing or identification during the time of the shooting. 

Moreover, the company he allegedly worked for was formed only in December, 2023. It is foreign-owned, but operates out of New Jersey. What North Carolina utility would hire a new company from out of state to bring down an illegal immigrant all the way from Chicago to work on its lines? Is this just another job Americans won’t do?  

But it gets better! The company is owned by a Moldovan (!) whose previous occupations include dishwasher, and a business that sold ice. In Alaska. (Whether to Eskimos the news reports don’t say).

Yeah. That’s who I’d turn to to work on my power lines in the southern pines.

Chechnya. Moldova. Is your Spider Sense tingling?

Journalists (including Jen Griffin at Fox) have contacted the company repeatedly, and I’m sure you’ll be shocked–shocked!–to learn that it didn’t answer the phone or respond to email.  Probably because Mr. Moldova ain’t around to answer it anymore. 

Uhm, has anybody contacted the utility to see whether it actually hired an out-of-state fly by night company to work for it?  With all the concerns about infrastructure security–including from Russian threats–it would be gob smacking if it did. Hell, it takes more than five months for companies to approve new contractors at all.  

Have no fear though! The government is on it:

The incident has been reported to the U.S. Department of Labor as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

This follows other incidents, including an attempt by two Jordanian illegal immigrants to access the Marine base at Quantico–something that the military tried to cover up–as well as numerous other attempted incursions on CONUS bases by Chinese nationals.

Chechens working for an almost certain Russian cutout stalking American special operators on American soil is extremely disturbing. Even more disturbing is the cone of silence over this event. It almost seems like the administration doesn’t want you to notice!

And you know it doesn’t because it signals a complete breakdown in security facilitated by a complete collapse of the national borders.

At least this story has a happy ending. The next one may not.

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  1. I shoot with of these guys, now retired. Simply amazing with anything that shoots—rifles, handguns, shotguns. Like laser-guided. Multiple tours, multiple PHs, enough stories for a book.

    Comment by The Pilot — May 25, 2024 @ 9:17 pm

  2. “they are the most disciplined soldiers on the planet”: you can’t possibly know that so why claim it?

    “Daraev did not have any utility equipment, utility clothing or identification during the time of the shooting.” But did he have a gun?

    “a complete collapse of the national borders”: it’s extraordinary, isn’t it? Oceans east and west, a peaceful, allied power to the north and a weak, friendly-enough power to the south and yet it’s all now compromised. Madness. Or malevolence.

    Comment by dearieme — May 26, 2024 @ 8:33 am

  3. This is clearly Jake Sullivan’s fault. Had he not failed to attach a ban for Delta Force operators to use USG-provided weapons to strike targets outside their property, this unfortunate escalation could not have happened. Now the Russian ambassador says the US is testing his patience …

    Comment by Ivan — May 26, 2024 @ 5:30 pm

  4. It would be interesting to know why the nation’s elites had, and continue to have, what one might describe as a ‘grand mal psychotic episode’ with regard to the nation’s borders.

    I can’t for the life of me figure it out.

    It could be worse. My brother in law tells me Ireland is now home to a migrant population equal to about a quarter of its native-born population.

    Comment by Ex-Global Super-Regulator on Lunch Break — May 26, 2024 @ 5:43 pm

  5. So the guy has family in Chicago already?

    When military age men arrive illegally in the UK it takes them literally months to get their dependents over under family reunion laws.

    Makes me proud to be British.

    Comment by philip — May 26, 2024 @ 5:49 pm

  6. @4 Ex “I can’t for the life of me figure it out.”

    Yes you can.

    Comment by Pat Frank — May 26, 2024 @ 10:13 pm

  7. @ Pat,

    Brain worms, a la RFK Jr?

    Comment by Ex-Global Super-Regulator on Lunch Break — May 27, 2024 @ 2:38 am

  8. What is the ratio of “attempted-to-be-silenced story w/ a happy ending” to “silenced story” to “story of successful security breach that had never became known”?

    Comment by Tatyana — May 27, 2024 @ 6:36 am

  9. @Tatyana. I’d love to know.

    Comment by cpirrong — May 27, 2024 @ 9:41 am

  10. @Ex-Global Super-Regulator on Lunch Break. The Irish diaspora populated the US (including about 1/8th of my genes), and they replaced them with 3rd worlders. Bad trade.

    Comment by cpirrong — May 27, 2024 @ 1:59 pm

  11. @dearieme–One cannot know metaphysically, but I can be pretty damn sure. Delta is in a league of its own, even compared to SAS or SEALs. There have been stories of disciplinary issues in both of those–nothing comparable with Delta. Delta is also extremely secretive. All sorts of ex-SEALs have written books, had podcasts, etc. Delta–the founder (David Beckwith) wrote a book, but otherwise it’s a black hole. That is a testament to discipline.

    In American Sniper Chris Kyle–already a decorated SEAL–obliquely referred to being recruited by another US special operator outfit. It almost had to have been Delta, but he couldn’t reveal even that.

    Doesn’t matter if Daraev had a gun. If he was just on a surveillance operation, unarmed, but (stupidly) resisted apprehension, he got his just desserts.

    Such surveillance efforts are evidently quite common. You can bet dollars to donuts (or pounds to pasties!) that Delta has dispatched numerous Russians (e.g., from Wagner) in Africa and Syria, and Russia is looking for revenge. And you can bet that the guy who liquidated Daraev knows that, and likely participated. Indeed, commanded. And knows that the Russians are after him and his comrades.

    It’s malevolence. It has to be. Yes, I usually apply Hanlon’s Razor (don’t attribute to malice what can be explained by incompetence), but in this case the misconduct is so pervasive and extreme that malice/malevolence is the only reasonable explanation.

    Comment by cpirrong — May 27, 2024 @ 2:14 pm

  12. @Ex-Global Super-Regulator on Lunch Break. Not a psychotic episode. A psychopathic episode.

    Comment by cpirrong — May 27, 2024 @ 2:17 pm

  13. The irony that the Irish diaspora was treated like “third worlders” or worse when they got here is lost on the Prof I suppose

    Comment by [email protected] — May 27, 2024 @ 6:01 pm

  14. I’m a bit late to this, but be advised that Ireland’s 2022 census tallied:
    Asian: 3.7%
    Black: 1.5%
    Other/Mixed: 1.3%
    Not stated: 6.2%
    Other White: 9.9%

    So, yeah, it’s true that nearly a quarter of the population are either migrants or are the children thereof (with grandchildren and subsequent being rare, since who wanted to come to Ireland in the 1980s or earlier!?), but nearly half of those migrants are from Eastern Europe, where they like drinking, potatoes and have a Catholic-influenced morality and who therefore fit into Ireland incredibly well. The arrival of many Ukrainians is likely to have further increased their share of the total.

    So the idea that Ireland’s population is somehow being replaced by people who do not share our values is not supported by the data. In fact, there is a problem of crime and public safety in Ireland at the moment, but the perpetrators are usually the ill-disciplined children of the Irish, not of immigrants.

    Comment by HibernoFrog — May 28, 2024 @ 3:01 am

  15. Ach HibernoFrog, don’t you come now, with facts that run counter to the narrative prevalent on this board!

    Comment by [email protected] — May 28, 2024 @ 5:22 am

  16. @15 R. J. Jensen (2002) “”No Irish Need Apply”: A Myth of Victimization” Journal of Social History 36(2)405-429; doi: 10.1353/jsh.2003.0021

    The salient sentences: “Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant memory of humiliating job discrimination, which featured omnipresent signs proclaiming “Help Wanted–No Irish Need Apply!” No one has ever seen one of these NINA signs because they were extremely rare or nonexistent. (my bold)”

    Full abstract below.

    Oppressor and oppressed: the universal explanatory solvent of the socialist hack.


    “Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant memory of humiliating job discrimination, which featured omnipresent signs proclaiming “Help Wanted–No Irish Need Apply!” No one has ever seen one of these NINA signs because they were extremely rare or nonexistent. The market for female household workers occasionally specified religion or nationality.

    “Newspaper ads for women sometimes did include NINA, but Irish women nevertheless dominated the market for domestics because they provided a reliable supply of an essential service.

    “Newspaper ads for men with NINA were exceedingly rare. The slogan was commonplace in upper class London by 1820; in 1862 in London there was a song, “No Irish Need Apply,” purportedly by a maid looking for work.

    “The song reached America and was modified to depict a man recently arrived in America who sees a NINA ad and confronts and beats up the culprit. The song was an immediate hit, and is the source of the myth.

    “Evidence from the job market shows no significant discrimination against the Irish–on the contrary, employers eagerly sought them out. Some Americans feared the Irish because of their religion, their use of violence, and their threat to democratic elections. By the Civil War these fears had subsided and there were no efforts to exclude Irish immigrants.

    “The Irish worked in gangs in job sites they could control by force. The NINA slogan told them they had to stick together against the Protestant Enemy, in terms of jobs and politics. The NINA myth justified physical assaults, and persisted because it aided ethnic solidarity. After 1940 the solidarity faded away, yet NINA remained as a memory.”

    Comment by Pat Frank — May 28, 2024 @ 8:21 am

  17. @16 – I take back the post. Jensen’s thesis has been vigorously critiqued and refuted.

    See here:

    “No Irish Need Apply,” was pretty common in newspaper ads for work during the mid-19th century.

    Comment by Pat Frank — May 28, 2024 @ 9:25 am

  18. @17 This was fairly common in mainland UK in the 70s and 80s as I recall. Anyhow, that was then – Hiberno was talking about the modern era. Some migrants have crossed the border as a consequence of our (no-)flights to Rwanda policy, and unsurprisingly some right-wing loons in Ireland have soiled their undergarments. Nothing to see in reality.

    Comment by David Mercer — May 28, 2024 @ 11:17 am

  19. @18 David, as I recall you had no objection to UK’s Muslim rape gangs.

    Rape has more than doubled in Ireland since 2012, and sexual assault is up 56%. “the Central Statistics Office (CSO) … found that “only 5% of those that experience sexual violence as an adult have reported it to the police”.”

    The fault of those right wing-loons of yours, is it?

    Comment by Pat Frank — May 28, 2024 @ 4:37 pm

  20. @19 No mention of that connection in the article, yet you’re eager to infer. Quel surprise

    Comment by David Mercer — May 29, 2024 @ 11:22 am

  21. @20 — you brought immigration partisanship into the conversation with #18, David, and now pose in disapproval when your history of cruel disregard is noted.

    Comment by Pat Frank — May 31, 2024 @ 11:15 am

  22. @22 Its not disregard (cruel or otherwise), its simply keeping things in proportion, something you seem incapable of. I’m guessing you found no learned articles which backed up your latest wild assertion?

    Comment by David Mercer — June 1, 2024 @ 5:38 am

  23. @22 — “keeping things in proportion,”

    Right. Your proportion gave greater weight of offense to Tommy Robinson than to UK’s Muslim rape gangs.

    The article about female rape victims in Ireland provided charts showing the trend of rapes, presuming that’s the “wild assertion” you conjured.

    If you’re wild about challenging the notion of Muslim rape gangs, then

    And how nice that pc is so your neighborhood.

    Comment by Pat Frank — June 3, 2024 @ 12:19 am

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