Thursday :: Jul 26, 2007

Was Tillman Killed by his Comrades?

by soccerdad

According to info in an AP article, new evidence out due to a FOIA request suggest that it may be a real possibility that Tillman was killed by his own men.

The doctors - whose names were blacked out - said that the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from a mere 10 yards or so away.

Other information:

In his last words moments before he was killed, Tillman snapped at a panicky comrade under fire to shut up and stop "sniveling."

_ Army attorneys sent each other congratulatory e-mails for keeping criminal investigators at bay as the Army conducted an internal friendly-fire investigation that resulted in administrative, or non-criminal, punishments.

_ The three-star general who kept the truth about Tillman's death from his family and the public told investigators some 70 times that he had a bad memory and couldn't recall details of his actions.

_ No evidence at all of enemy fire was found at the scene - no one was hit by enemy fire, nor was any government equipment struck.

As usual the war mongering right has no problem supporting the troops as long as they do the elite's dirty work or can be used for propaganda. In this case, the moral corruption of the military is on full display, using the murder of one of their "brothers" for political gain.

It shouldn't take long for the right wing zealots to begin the character assassination of Mr. Tillman. Yes, they are that despicable.

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