Slain Army Ranger called 'dumb jock'

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    Flame me all you like, I hope these writers die in their sleep tonight.

    Anti-war activists say Tillman 'brainwashed into serving as a grunt'


    An anti-globalist website posted a story on the ex-NFL player who became an Army Ranger, Pat Tillman, with the title "Dumb Jock Killed in Afghanistan."

    The Portland, Ore., branch of the Independent Media Center ran the headline above a story by the Washington Post about Tillman's death last week in a firefight with militia forces in Afghanistan.

    Tillman has been lauded by many Americans, including President Bush, as a hero for walking away from a $3.6 million contract in the prime of his football career to join units serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The former Arizona Cardinals defensive back's head coach, Dave McGinnis, said after hearing of his death, "Pat knew his purpose in life. He proudly walked away from a career in football to a greater calling, which was to protect and defend our country. Pat represents those who have and will make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom."

    But the Portland Independent Media Center website was filled with comments affirming the "Dumb Jock" headline.

    One suggested an alternative headline, " � or, how about, 'privileged millionaire, blinded by nationalist mythology, pisses away the good life.'"

    Another suggested headline was: "'Citizen of empire allows ignorance to cause him to die for imperialism' or maybe ... Capitalist chooses to kill innocents instead of cashing check."

    One reader who was identified as "George W." wrote, "Thanks for the laugh."

    Commenting on the article's reference to a "brave American," a reader replied: "'brave'???? for going over to Afghanistan completely uninvited and slaughtering brown-skinned people with advanced weaponry?"

    Another said: "Tillman chose to go to Afghanistan. He's partially reponsible [sic] for the deaths of hundreds, maybe thousands of Afghan civilians. No need to feel sorry for him, other than feeling bad that he was brainwashed into serving as a grunt."

    The reader continued:

    "Interesting how another poster said going to Afghanistan in a crusade to kill people is the 'Christian' thing to do. An extremely high percentage of white Judeo-Christians are violent and condone killing.

    "Literally speaking, the original headline is true. Tillman is a jock. Going to serve as cannon fodder is dumb. However, people who cheer the deaths of jocks are one and the same with the white supremacist NRA wackos who celebrated Hitler's birthday by murdering many jocks and nonwhites at Columbine.

    "If you visit any mainstream sports forum, you'll see over 90 percent of the posts about the issue are patriotic nonsense. They want to avenge Tillman by killing even more people worldwide. On the rare occasion someone makes an intelligent point, e.g., his death was avoidable because we should have brought the troops home a long time ago, the intelligent posters get flamed to oblivion by bloodthirsty chicken hawk 'patriots.'

    "The USA will never completely control Afghanistan. Just like the Brits, Soviets, and other countries, the USA is guaranteed to lose."

    Read the rest here:
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38235
     
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    The more I read this the more pissed off I get. :mad:
     
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    Portland OR, huh? If I had a good address on the guy, I could take care of the lowlife and be back in time for breakfaast at IHOP.

    Damn anti-war $#%&@$&#'s!
     
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    Piss on them! Those are the kind of a-holes that will never say that kind of stuff outloud because they know they'll get their asses whipped!!!I think people like that,are jealous of people like Tillman.
     
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    I hate to flame ya but....

    Jimnyc-

    How dare you for hoping these people die in their sleep...

    I hope they are AWAKE so they can be conscious and feel the life slipping from their useless, despicable bodies. My way of death for them would be that they go to an anti-Bush rally and, somehow, become infected with ebola, dying the most painful of deaths.

    So, a pinko commie lib might say that I am no better than these scumbags are for my wishing THEM dead. Well, there is a difference: WEEEEEEE are the good guys, THEY are the evil wastes of oxygen!

    Now, I will qualify my belief that liberals are ONLY capable of hate, for this, my friends, is not true.

    If anyone saw "Nerf Softball" last night, they saw something very beautiful & loving. I know that they seem very different, but Kerry & Matthews truly have planted the seeds of what is turning out to be a very beautiful love, one about to take flight at any moment. I haven't seen Matthews that giddy in love since his Bush-bashing gang bang with the 9/11 Jersey Sluts. Needless to say, I am very happy for both Chris & John, and I hope that their budding romance will lead to a very loving relationship.
     
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    Man - I wish that I never read that. That makes me sick. Those people need to be dropped off in the middle of Fallujah with dirty laundry on their heads.
     
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    Hmmm...I know a few dumb Grunt former Rangers (not ex..there is no such thing) who would like to express an opposing view ....should take about 30 seconds... The line starts behind me!
     
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    Jimmy my wife is from Portland, OR and I spent a few years there working and this typical of the town that is proud of the moniker "America's Beirut". I can't even begin to name all the far far left wacko organizations that call that town home. Anybody hear of the Animal Liberation Front or ALF? They are the domestic terrorists who sabotage and set fire to forest Dep. offices and any development which encroaches on what they believe to be natural territory, worked in a building right next to their mouthpiece's "revolution store", oh man you should've seen the parade of shitbags in and out of that joint. Everybody should be forced to check out cable acces tv there one time, you will crap your drawers at the parade of freaks. I was there during Gulf I and witnessed the 20,000 person strong protest and blockade of one of the main entrances into downtown and the cops do nothing because the freaks are supported by the politicians there!

    So in closing this doesn't surprise me one bit, its a town that just needs to be leveled and new inhabitants brought in. Jeff and DMP i'm sure will testify that the Northwest in general is very left leaning.
     
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    Actually we live in Pierce County, which has very blue-collar roots and is about 50-50%. King County, where Seattle is, is a very liberal county, along the lines of Portland. In fact, Jim McDermott, one of the reps that went to Baghdad in February of 2003 to try to avert the war, is from WA's 7th district, which is most of downtown Seattle and extremely liberal.

    However, eastern WA and OR is very conservative. It's just the west side of the Cascades, where the major cities are, that have the militant libs.
     
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    That is true but the population is so sparse east of the Cascades that they have 0 pull and are dictated to by Portland and Seattle. Its crazy there how basically like 5 counties, in Oregon at least, decide whats good for the rest of the state.
     

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