Friday, July 27, 2007

Was Pat Tillman Murdered?

The former football star, turned Army Ranger, opposed the invasion of Iraq, but was used, after his friendly-fire death in Afghanistan, by the Bush Administration for its own propaganda. He was reported to have been killed in action, and even his family wasn't informed that it had been by friendly fire. The exact circumstances of his death have been confirmed to have been covered up by the Pentagon. Now, there is evidence he was murdered.

Editor & Publisher:
Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player's death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

"The medical evidence did not match up with the, with the scenario as described," a doctor who examined Tillman's body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators.

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.

Ultimately, the Pentagon did conduct a criminal investigation, and asked Tillman's comrades whether he was disliked by his men and whether they had any reason to believe he was deliberately killed. The Pentagon eventually ruled that Tillman's death at the hands of his comrades was a friendly-fire accident.

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