The Death of Pat Tillman

Alan Bock has an interesting article about an ongoing investigation into the unusual circumstances surrounding ex-NFL star Pat Tillman's death in Afghanistan.

Reports have it that Tillman had become disillusioned about the reality of the war - that the US military was unwelcome and far from pursuing the altruistic goal of bringing democracy and a better way of life. He had allegedly talked about his plans to go public upon his return from deployment.

The circumstances of his death are suspicious. Was there enemy fire in the vicinity at the time? Some say yes, some no.

But it is certainly worthy of investigation, if someone in the Army decided that it would be better not to have a high-profile and highly credible witness testify to the reality of the situation on the ground in Afghanistan.

To learn more about Tillman's death, here is a good place to start:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Aldo Leopold: "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

keywords: peace, justice, truth, love, wisdom, common sense, ethics, nonviolence, compassion, communication, community, egalitarian, equitable, society, culture, future, politics, government, public interest, sustainability, economy, ecology, nature, beauty, urban issues, environment, wilderness, energy, industry, reciprocity, karma, dignity, honor, patience, life, photography, music, flowers, and more!