As new details of Pat Tillman's death emerge, greater public suspicion is growing as to what really did take place when the Army Ranger was killed in Afghanistan. New reports indicate that the doctor who examined Tillman's body clearly stipulated that the battlefield scenario did not match up with the medical evidence.Gosh, and if the DOD was an unindicted co-conspirator involved in a cover up after the fact.....
Three bullet holes in extremely close proximity in Pat Tillman's forehead led Army doctors to suggest that an investigation into the death of the Army Ranger was warranted. Those doctors clearly suggested that what took place in Afghanistan in 2004 could have amounted to out and out murder. The proximity of the bullet holes suggested that the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from perhaps just ten yards away.
Eventually the Pentagon did review the incident. Tillman's comrades were asked whether the ranger was disliked by fellow soldiers and whether or not there was any reason to believe Tillman was deliberately killed. Ultimately the Pentagon ruled the death a friendly-fire accident.
Among the other information being revealed publicly for the first time, Tillman reportedly snapped at a panicked comrade under fire to shut up and stop "sniveling" just prior to Tillman being killed. In addition, the newly released info indicates no other evidence of friendly fire was found at the scene.
Adding to the complexity of the issue is the fact that the initial reports from the Pentagon and the Bush administration stated Tillman had been killed by enemy fire. Weeks later the Pentagon acknowledged Tillman was killed by his fellow Rangers.
Tillman's mother, Mary Tillman, has believed for some time that her son was deliberately killed.
[ cf Tillman's Death - Could it Have Been Murder? ]
That would be which grade of felony based upon the Dubya Administration's Mandatory Sentancing Guideline?
Or would this be a bad time to talk about Law in America....
Oh dear, the radical Left Wing Extremists have hopped in on this one, here from the Extreme Left Wing Anti-War, Anti-God, Anti-American Forbes magazine, we get the following bits:
Among other information contained in the documents:oh me, oh my..........
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.
With questions lingering about how high in the Bush administration the deception reached, Congress is preparing for yet another hearing next week.
The Pentagon is separately preparing a new round of punishments, including a stinging demotion of retired Lt. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., 60, according to military officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the punishments under consideration have not been made public.
In more than four hours of questioning by the Pentagon inspector general's office in December 2006, Kensinger repeatedly contradicted other officers' testimony, and sometimes his own. He said on some 70 occasions that he did not recall something.
At one point, he said: "You've got me really scared about my brain right now. I'm really having a problem."
But the latest documents give a different account from a chaplain who debriefed the entire unit days after Tillman was killed.
The chaplain said that O'Neal told him he was hugging the ground at Tillman's side, "crying out to God, help us. And Tillman says to him, `Would you shut your (expletive) mouth? God's not going to help you; you need to do something for yourself, you sniveling ..."
[ cf AP: New Details on Tillman's Death (emphasis mine)]
We do accept that in a Time Of Most Holy Crusade, or any other day of the week, it is totally acceptable to cap 3 tightly grouped rounds into the head of an unbeliever who is not truthier and believinger than thou!!!! For Lo, the argument from intelligent design clearly makes it so...
Anything less and the terrorists and their Gay Marriage Only advocating Zombie Pirate Canadianists WIN!!!!