26 July 2007

Tillman Coverup May Obscure a Murder

While it has been clear for some time that Pat Tillman's death resulted in an orgy of military ass covering, it now appears that there are uninvestigated evidence of foul play, so the friendly fire might not be so friendly.

It's already clear that Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan, did not like Bush, and thought that Iraq was an illegal war, but here are the quick points of the article:
  • 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.

  • 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.
The above General is being demoted, BTW.


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