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Pat Tillman - Hero or Willing Dupe?

July 21, 2012

tillmanstory.jpgPat Tillman died as he lived, trying to be a hero.

If only he had recognized that America's real enemy is within the gates. 

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

According to a new documentary film, The Tillman Story, Cpl. Pat Tillman was killed by soldiers he was trying to relieve.

This is symbolic of America's war against itself.

Tillman's platoon was traveling through a canyon in Afghanistan when a Humvee broke down. Tillman and half the platoon were ordered to continue ahead while the remainder fixed the vehicle.

Tillman's unit had exited the canyon when they heard firing and explosions coming from behind. Tillman and members of his team raced up a hill to assist his platoon mates when they were pinned down by fire from these same soldiers.

Cpl. Tillman released a smoke grenade so his platoon mates would recognize him; and yelled "I'm Pat F**king Tillman, why are you firing?" all to no avail. His head was blown off by a M-249 light machine gun.

"I remember the sound of a drinking fountain," Private Bryan O'Neal who was next to Tillman recalled.

"And I look over at my side and I see this blood pouring down this rock that I'm sitting by. His head was gone. Completely gone. And I take my helmet off and I throw it against the ground and then I kind of black out."

It appears that the platoon in the rear had not been attacked but were mimicking a firefight for the prestige and fun. They took no casualties and there were no bullet holes in their vehicles. They were raking the hillsides with bullets.

This does not explain why they killed Tillman or whether it was deliberate. The documentary is inconclusive on this point as was the army investigation. It does not mention the possibility they were high on drugs or that the killing was a fragging.

His platoon-mates burned his clothing and body armor to obscure the circumstances of his death. They also burned his diary. They were kicked out of the Rangers but there is little testimony from them, or the platoon commander.   


The film focuses on how the army handled the PR disaster. Pat Tillman was a square-jawed all-American football player who turned down a $3.6 million NFL contract to defend his country after it was "attacked" on 9-11.

When he enlisted, he was flagged by Donald Rumsfeld for his propaganda potential. Now he was dead by "fratricide."

The army made up a story that Tillman died fighting the Taliban and gave him a Silver Star, one of its highest honors. This was the substance of the funeral eulogy but his family didn't buy it. They did some digging and the truth, or at least what we know, came out.

The army knew the truth right away. The decision to spin it and deceive the family was made at the highest levels. But despite a limp-dick Congressional Hearing, Rumsfeld and the generals responsible never owned up. They tried to fob it off on a three-star general who had retired.

Tillman's brother Kevin Tillman testified that: "The deception surrounding this case was an insult to the family: but more importantly, its primary purpose was to deceive a whole nation. We say these things with disappointment and sadness for our country. Once again, we have been used as props in a Pentagon public relations exercise."

This is the real lesson of Pat Tillman's death. As Henry Kissinger, CEO of the NWO said, "Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy." (Quoted in Woodward & Bernstein's The Final Days


Pat Tillman sacrificed his life for a country that has been subverted by an international financial cartel which holds trillions of its "debt."
(Currency is created out of nothing as a debt to this banking cartel.)

This cartel is intent on folding the US into a veiled world government tyranny to ensure that this made-up debt is paid. 

This cartel controls the mass media, corporations, politicians, professors and generals. Wars are a profitable way of distracting the public from the real enemy within and increasing the debt.

Pat Tillman was an idealist and a patriot. This is how they manipulate us. He should have known better. He fought in Iraq and didn't like what he saw.

Even though he had a chance for an honorable discharge while on leave, he deployed to Afghanistan. He should have known that 9-11 was an inside job, that the WTC was demolished. He should have known that these "missions" are "invasions" and part of endless war. 

So the question arises, was he a hero or a willing dupe?


How long will American soldiers remain dupes or mercenaries for evil?

First Comment (April 22, 2018) by Chad

Pat was a hero who was a victim of the fake news.  He honestly believed the trash sold to us.  Many of us were unaware of what was going on in the immediate aftermath of 9-11.  He responded to the call from the traitors within to defend the castle.  His downfall was that he actually trusted the system and those around him.

Most in uniform are not informed as to what's really going on in the world.  The United States lost a true hero.  Had he only not had to engage with ordeal and not been assassinated, only a witness to the absurdities or war, combat and deployments, what would have then been the result?  He would have come home claiming the status of, "I served my country!"  He would have been a spokesperson propping up the illegal wars.  Maybe getting further entrenched as a spokesperson, leading other youths to their deaths.  Or, if critical, he would be cast aside as some anti-war or anti-government garbage, marginalized as a threat to the fake news and criminal government.

Perhaps, his role as a martyr will serve to warn others of the nasty side of 'what really happens' in war and with the shadow government.  This may end up being his true contribution to society.  You can tell his entire family and circle of friends were shocked as to what happened.  As they must have been true believers too.  It took an act of government criminality to wake them up.  Though as dragging a person out of bed.  We see the same going on with the SEAL Team 6 survivors who had to be jolted awake after the phony Osama Bin Laden raid.

There's other word that he was assassinated.  Injured and pleading for his life.  An autopsy concluding that he had been shot at point blank range.  Two shots to the head?  They didn't want him exposing the narcotics operations.

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Comments for "Pat Tillman - Hero or Willing Dupe?"

Matt said (June 4, 2011):

one commenter said 30%,, no , try 90% increase(if not more), they have FLOODED the streets with this evil drug.... this is how the evil empire grows after all , this has been the M.O. of the Illuminati for hundreds of years .. Look at Vietnam and the Heroin/Drug smuggling operations there, using dead soldiers coffins to ship it in, there is a glimpse of this in the movie 'American Gangster' - the movie tries to explain that Frank Lucas went over and set up connections... More like the CIA contacted Frank Lucas and used him as a distribution chain to the streets... Just like they did with ' Freeway Rickie Ross' through BU.s.s.H CO. & Oliver North and the Crack-cocaine explosion of the 80's in Compton , showed him how to make crack, and distribute, he was the lead cook,, the only cook,, and had distribution operations comparable to McDonalds - This is the real reason why Tillman got Assassinated when in Afghanistan he was tired of Patrolling Poppy Fields.. The Taliban actually destroyed much of the poppy fields by the year 2000 ,but the Corporate.Interest.Agency didn't like that.

read - Dark Alliance by Gary Webb


henry kissinger is not CEO of the NWO.. lucifer is,, he is just a lieutenant.

Loren said (June 3, 2011):

I read long ago that two snipers joined Tillman's team before he went on patrol that day, and they fired 3 fatal head shots "accidentally." Tho Tillman joined the military as a gung-ho volunteer, he soon saw the reality of what his deployment and the war in Afghanistan really meant, and started a daily diary describing the true reality versus the propaganda. When he was killed, his diary permanently disappeared. He was also said to have harbored plans to reveal all when he returned to the states, and may have been preparing for a congressional run.

Christine said (June 3, 2011):

Thank you for your aticles on Pat Tillman and the Immigration Invasion of Europe. Perhaps it is true that Pat Tillman was about to speak about about the war in Afghanistan. Perhaps his family has been threatened into silence. Perhaps they have "gotten the message" to be quiet or else. We may never know.

A couple of years ago, there was a vocal televised confrontation between an irate father of a disabled adult man and his congressman about rationing healthcare for his son. A day or so later, the same father was on TV again. He said he had been disturbed at night by government agents knocking on his door and threatening him.

W said (June 3, 2011):


Frank said (June 2, 2011):

I played football at ASU so Pat and I are at least brothers on the field. He was deliberately killed to glorify the war. It was not an accident but a sniper doing his dirty deed. President Kennedy was another. A well planned head shot. So sad, these murderous bastards.

Mark said (June 2, 2011):

Great article. Since oil plays such a big role in these wars, I suggest that every person contacted by a military recruiter simply say: No thanks. If I wanted to work for an oil company, I'd go pump gas.

Anthony said (June 2, 2011):

Your article on Pat Tillman reminded me of one I read around this time last year. You may want to look at it. There are indeed strong indications that there is a cover up. Pat was actually writing letters home claiming the war was a hoax. I think the globalists murdered him, because he was such a high profile figure and they saw him as a threat for speaking out against the war and attracting followers...

I believe Tillman to be genuine, because at the time he enlisted there was little to any information out there aimed at exposing the war for what it is.

Robert said (June 2, 2011):

On soldiers being viewed as dumb brutes, I wonder if the Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan ever reflect on the fact that Canadian
bureaucrats with ambitions to acquire international prestige regard it as necessary for the country to expend "our" "blood and
treasure" (such is the standard phrase) in order to have respectability among the "big" players in that scene and "get back into
the game". In other words, dead bodies of Canadians are needed as proof of "our" seriousness about and commitment to the
international program. Many people have a problem facing the cynicism of our leaders in this regard, but so it is. The soulless
financial and business profiteers and the laughing politicians aren't losing sleep over the deaths in the war zone (that Western
leaders have created). But, hey, after all, when a young man or woman is killed, aren't they rewarded with automatic elevation into
the pantheon of "heroes whose sacrifice will not be forgotten". Well, at any rate not before next week.

Robert said (June 2, 2011):

I think you should check out the extensive writings on this subject at Veterans Today, the old From the Wilderness site and Wayne Madsen's site. They, among others, have written that Mr. Tillman went to Afghanistan an idealist, but was about to come back and "blow the whistle" on the tragic farce there. He had to go, and go he did. This film is yet another limited hangout: yes, our troops killed one of their own and yes the administration tried to spin it to their benefit--but nowhere is it mentioned that they probably killed him on purpose. His brother was there and knows the truth of the matter, not that it will ever show up in the US propaganda organs.


Thanks Robert

If true, I find it strange the brother doesn't speak.


Randolph said (June 2, 2011):

As far as being duped, we have all been duped, even you and me. We have all known what the bad guys are up but have under estimated their bad deeds. I have written that HAARP is responsible for the Earthquakes at Fukushima, Haiti, and Indonesia and I've known from the minute I saw the 911 TV replay the planes 911 were flown by remote control and bombs brought the buildings down.

HAARP by the way is responsible for global warming and most likely Goldman is behind HAARP so it can get cap and trade and sell derivative carbon contracts. Are you duped for not knowing HAARP is being used to trigger earthquakes and give Goldman carbon contracts? Possibly, if I'm right. My point, it is definitely not a sin to be duped in this day and time.

Rollin said (June 1, 2011):

There's no way to prove it, but I've always thought of Pat Tillman as a modern-day Uriah the Hittite: a man of integrity who was murdered on orders from the top before he could cause trouble.

An idealist and a real soldier, I think he was wising up fast that our "missions" in the Middle East were shams (e.g., pretending to try and capture Osama bin Laden, but really having no such intention). If he'd left the military and spoken out, he'd have had the prominence and the credibility to challenge the regime. (The same was true years ago of Patten.) So they had him killed.

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