If we haven't got a hero, we'll MAKE one...

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by skunk, May 29, 2004.

  1. Neserk macrumors 6502a

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    so can you give me the gist w/o me having to register?
     
  2. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Sorry :rolleyes: . Turns out that Tillman was killed by "friendly fire" in Afghanistan. Not friendly enough, I guess.
     
  3. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    That is unfortunate. In all wars friendly fire accounts for a significant loss of life. Sad.
     
  4. Neserk macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  5. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    does this mean we should expect to hear the same thing about nick berg in a month or two?
     
  6. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Well, what we were told doesn't really add up, does it?
     
  7. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    The WP article isn't as detailed as another AP report that included quotes from an Afghan military figure who was present for Tillman's death.

    A basic synopsis:

    Tillman was on patrol with US and Afghan forces, they split into two groups and spread out. A mine exploded somewhere nearby and both groups opened fire on one another in the confusion.

    There were no enemy forces involved in the firefight.
     
  8. Steradian macrumors 6502

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    Eitherway, people died and that is sad. War sucks.
     

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