• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Thursday, May 5, 2005

More from the Official Truth Dept.

Army Admits It Lied About Death of Pat Tillman

The Washington Post has obtained new information in the death of Pat Tillman ­ the professional football who quit the NFL to fight in Afghanistan. Tillman died just over a year ago in Afghanistan. At the time the Army reported he died after being hit by enemy fire. According to a new Army report -- the first Army investigator who looked into Tillman's death found within days that he was killed by his fellow Army Rangers in an act of "gross negligence." However Army officials decided not to inform Tillman's family or the public until weeks after a nationally televised memorial service. Documents obtained by the Washington Post also show that officers destroyed critical evidence and initially concealed the truth from Tillman's brother who was also an Army Ranger in Afghanistan.

U.S. Denies harboring Anti-Castro Terrorist

Meanwhile a Cuban man connected to the 1976 bombing of a commercial airliner is in the news again this week. The man -- Luis Posada Carriles -- is one of the most notorious militant opponents of Fidel Castro. He was trained 40 years ago by the U.S. military and is now seeking political asylum in Florida. On Tuesday Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled that the government should seek his extradition from the United States to face terrorism charges. In 1985 he escaped from a Venezuelan prison after being jailed in connection to the airline bombing that killed 73 people. He has also been jailed in Panama for trying to assassinate Castro on Panamanian soil. Castro has described Posada as "the most famous and cruel terrorist of the western hemisphere." Earlier this week State Department official Roger Noriega spoke about Posada's request for asylum and gave mixed messages. He claimed the Bush administration didn't know for sure if Posada was in the United States. He said Cuban claims about Posada "may be a completely manufactured issue." At the same time Noriega said the U.S. is "not interested in granting him asylum."

And we should believe anything the Government says?

©WCG, 2005