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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Tillman’s Death:
The Coverup Continues

Apr 2, 2007

Three years after pro-football player turned U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman died in Afghanistan, the Army has issued its report on how he died. They apologized to the Tillman family because, as suspected from the beginning, Tillman died from “friendly fire,” that is, his own side killed him by mistake.

Tillman’s father still is angry with military officials. He is quoted on March 21 in the press, “All I asked for is what happened to my son, and it has been lie after lie.” The New York Times says its own review of thousands of pages on the case shows “shifting testimony, the destruction of obvious evidence in the case and a series of contradictions about ... details surrounding the shooting.”

This case concerns a well-known person. Said Mrs. Tillman, “If this is how they treat a family of a high-profile individual, how are they treating others?”

Of course, everyone knows the answer to that question.