I sympathize with a father who has lost his son. But Pat Tillman Sr seems determined to make his son's death into an intentional homicide by a fellow soldier - a fratricide. While he presents a compelling case in these letters for an incompetent military investigation and as well as an attempt to cover up the death of a hero by friendly fire, nowhere does he even hint at a motive for fratricide. Does he present evidence of arguments between the soldiers, or personality conflicts? No. None. And yet he seems determined to believe this Sgt. Baker is a murderer. By Tillman Sr.'s own words, 14 people witnessed the "fratricide." And not one of them would testify to there being hard feelings or hatred between Pat Tillman and Sgt. Baker? Was Pat Tillman so hated by his fellow Rangers that they were all willing to coverup his intentional murder?
Certainly, an intentional military coverup of any aspect of how Tillman died is shameful, and there should be appropriate punishment for those involved. But no evidence has been presented (at least not in these letters) that points to the intentional murder of one soldier by another.
Mr Tillman as a lawyer is looking at this as a cover-up becuase as an experienced lawyer he can spot bullshit a mile away and the chicken-shit filled report issued by the military is just that, "total bullshit"! Things just don't add up as Mr Tillman so skillfully pointed out :sad:
Whether Mr Tillmans's conclusion are well founded or not, the credibility of the military is in question via this despicable report which is tantamount to "perjury on the witness stand" to a lawyer like Mr. Tillman and therefore calls to question the reliability of the witness or witnesses :-?
Everyone in the process becomes suspect when reading a travesty like the "report" Mr. Tillman so skillfully quoted :eek:
I certainly haven't seen the 2000 page report they gave Tillman Sr. or the 60+ page Powerpoint presentation. They may well be "total bullshit," as you say. But there's no evidence presented in these two letters that points to intentional fratricide.
I've not defended anyone, certainly not the Army leadership. All I've done is point out that Tillman Sr. has presented no evidence in these two letters for fratricide - the intentional murder of his son by one of his son's fellow soldiers.
And, no, I'm not associated with the DOD in any way. I'm a technical writer for a west coast software firm and a long admirer of Michael Yon's reporting.
It's interesting to me that you say "Point taken," then you try to discredit me by "suspecting" that I'm associated with people who've been involved in a coverup.
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