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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:20 PM
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CNN: Criminal probe being opened in Pat Tillman's death.
headline on cnn.com
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:21 PM
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1. What?
I wonder why
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ChazII Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:22 PM
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4. Thanks for this news.
Watched him play during his days as a Sun Devil.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:30 PM
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6. Well, they completely Jessica Lynch'ed the circumstances of his death
They had him charging the hill with a knife in his teeth, when in actual fact, he was shot by his battle buddies....
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:21 PM
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2. Yea, I heard that. Investigating criminal negligence.
Interesting. I wonder who pushed that?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:31 PM
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7. His parents, and his brother, most likely
Some of his fellow soldiers likely gave the brother the real story.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:38 PM
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10. Neglience about what--the crime or the coverup?
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 03:58 PM by rocknation
Death by friendly fire isn't a crime per se--what would there BE to cover up? If something WAS covered up, then criminal negligence is not the correct charge. And as always, put the timing of this story in context. Is this the Bush empire's way of showing "support" for the troops?

:headbang:
rocknation
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:56 PM
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13. Don't know. Here's the quote right from CNN front page.
The Army will open a criminal investigation to determine whether former NFL player Pat Tillman's death in a 2004 friendly fire incident in Afghanistan was the result of negligent homicide, CNN learned Saturday. Tillman gave up a $3.6 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals to become an Army Ranger after September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Tillman was initially believed to have been killed by Taliban forces but an investigation revealed that fellow soldiers shot Tillman, thinking he was part of an enemy force firing at them.

DEVELOPING STORY | THE CNN WIRE


Guess we'll have to wait for the rest of the story.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:22 PM
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3. WOW
this could be HUGH!!!111

Tillman was on our side, and I've suspected for some time that the fire wasn't so "friendly."
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:23 PM
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5. thank god. go to the truth no matter where it leads.
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:31 PM
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8. This is the straw that will break....
...the administration's back. Stay tuned.
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adarling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:36 PM
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9. I wonder if they wanted a martyr for their war
wouldn't surprise me or put it past them. That poor man and his family.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:42 PM
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11. Gosh, what's their hurry?
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:45 PM
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12. I remember an epsiode of MASH when the unit was being bombed
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 03:56 PM by rocknation
Corporal Radar O'Reilly radioed headquarters and was told, "You are NOT being bombed--our reports don't show it." Radar threw the phone receiver out of the window so that they could hear the explosions. Then he radioed headquarters a little later and was told, "We've double-checked our reports--yes, you ARE being bombed. But it's okay because you're being bombed by OUR OWN pilots!"

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rocknation
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:47 PM
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14. kick
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:03 PM
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15. Oh, thank goodness.
He deserves it,...his family deserves it. The whole situation was so weird and the exploitation of his death was just,...awful, AWFUL!!!

I don't know if any truth will be shed on what really happened to that exceptional man. But, at least, something is being done towards truth.
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