10 Years On, Pat Tillman and the Culture of Lies

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pat Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) made a grave mistake. He joined the military. 

Then he apparently woke up to some extent. Then he was dead. 

“He was an outlier” remembered Jim Rome. Just not enough of an outlier to overcome the lies that eventually led to his demise. Not that he was alone. Tens if not hundreds of millions of people initially fell for the psyops of the new American century that was 9/11. The hook, line and sinker that reeled in the gullible. Wars for profit need young strong guys. Preferably those who act without thinking, who die without knowing exactly why.

It is thought that Tillman reached some realizations. That he wasn’t all that shy about speaking about the revelations that came to him during his time in Iraq and Afghanistan.  That he kept a diary. That as soon as he got home and out of the army, he was going to warn others as to what he saw and understood.

In the wasteland of opium and corruption, a triple tap to the head ended Pat’s life. Friendly fire or assassination? Pat was a military recruiter’s dream and friendly fire did not fit the narrative so there was a cover up. Tillman’s uniform and body armor were burned. His diary went missing.

Tillman had naively made contact with the CIA’s Noam Chomsky to discuss his plans to reveal what he knew about the lies of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld in the War on Terror. He was apparently also angry about the US Army’s support of the Afghan opium trade, started up by the army after the Taliban had eradicated it {nearly}one hundred percent during their four-year reign.

Pat Tillman was probably the greatest recruiting asset that the Neo-Cons had, until they sent him and Kevin {Pat’s brother}from Afghanistan to Iraq in ‘03. Tillman became quite bitter and outspoken about the invasion of Iraq, figuring Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11. So they were sent back to Afghanistan, where they discovered the opium trade being protected and supported by the US Army. Now, they’re both pretty upset. Pat Tillman went from the Neo-Con dream to nightmare and needed to be shut up before he could tell America about the lies of its leaders.

For all of his years and the multitude of spoken and written words, Chomsky has done no more to end wars and US hegemony than the kid standing alone on a street corner with an anti-war sign. Could Chomsky have issued the warning to his higher ups about Pat becoming so outspoken that it would undoubtedly do harm to the neocon and zionist plans?  It is a distinct possibility.

Pat Tillman should be remembered. Not as patriot and not as a war hero but as someone who can wake up from the lies, albeit a little late. He is an example to parents and grand-parents that once you give your blessing for your man or woman/child to enter the machinery of war, it can not be taken back.

Did Pat die in vain? Yes, just like all the others of the last 100 years who believed the leaders and the propaganda and marched off to war so the blood money could be made.

If the real story of Tillman prevents a few of our young  from aiding and abetting the enemy within, then maybe his death was not meaningless. It is up to us to make sure the other side gets told.

Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ”
Arundhati Roy

http://kennysideshow.blogspot.ca/2014/04/10-years-on-pat-tillman-and-culture-of.html

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