Pat Tillman and disinformation

I usually don’t discuss stuff like this, but the situation, background and evidence surrounding the death of this Army Ranger really begs questions and doubts. It saddens me that his death was treated the way it was. I’m not implying with others that there was anything planned or pre-meditated (however there is some evidence that calls it into question), but I think it’s obvious that there was a cover-up or another absolute bungle of investigation. For recent comments, especially from the family, see here. Also, you can check out a couple of other sites here.

The reason this comes to my attention was that I read portions of the original SF Chronicle article a couple of years ago and was interested that Cpl. Tillman was reading Noam Chomsky. It was this and discussions with friends that got me reading stuff from the Nobel Prize-winning U.S. foreign policy gadfly.

Often we don’t want to see the propaganda within our own media and government. We want to believe that we are part of a group/nation/country that respects truth and goodness more than money and power. However, history doesn’t demonstrate that this happens often. For this reason we must seriously question anything those with political and military power want to do, for often the truth is sacrificed for expediency.