In my opinion, the truth about Pat Tillman’s demise has yet to be told. At first, the Army released a colorful and somewhat jingoistic accounting that Ranger Tillman had died gloriously in battle, in combat with the enemy, that being Al-Qaeda.
Then the Army admitted Tillman had been killed by “friendly fire.” But it is all hogwash!
There were accountings of Tillman having a personal altercation with another member of his squad, and then there were the stories of Tillman demanding to know why all the poppy fields were . . . well . . . so huge . . . growing so well . . . and ‘so protected.’
What gives it away to me was the constant waffling of “the truth” and the final accounting that Tillman had been killed with three M16 .223 rounds to his forehead fired at close range. At merely ten (10) yards, Tillman and his murderer must have looked each other in the eyes!
There are only a few weapons out there that fire .223 rounds in tri-burst mode. And that brought to mind the “wonder gun” of Vietnam and the theories of a nine fold increase in damage from three rounds fired on target in quick succession. The damage from three rounds of .223 was said to have been effectively cubed. In other words, X³ or damage cubed.
And I can think of no other weapon of choice for a CIA operative guarding a CIA poppy field than the old M16 from the Vietnam era that could fire selectably in tri-burst mode. I think Tillman had been asking too many questions and wanted to know why we were doing nothing about all the vast fields planted with opium poppies in Afghanistan.
And he got murdered for it. The US Army and other organizations have been covering up the real story behind Ranger Pat Tillman’s murder.
My apologies to the Tillman family and his fans, but this cover up has to end. We need to return to a country under the rule of law rather than one ruled by policy & committee. Otherwise, we are nothing more than communist thugs ruled by committees of tyrants.