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October 29, 2010

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To better understand this post, readers might want to familiarize themselves with the Article 32 hearing and the multiple stories Ilario Pantano has shared about what happened in Iraq on April 15, 2004. When trying to determine if Ilario Pantano is an honest, level-headed person who is fit to lead, ask yourself one question: 1) […]

A Different Interview, A Different Story

October 16, 2010

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Nearly every time the national media interviews Ilario Pantano, they ask him about his murder charges stemming from his actions in Iraq in 2004.  And although these opportunities present Pantano with a chance to retell the same story, his responses have continually changed over the years. In a 2004 interview with Stone Phillips, Pantano claimed […]

Where’d the money go?

October 13, 2010

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After her son Ilario was charged with the premeditated murder of two unarmed Iraqis, Merry Pantano founded Defend the Defenders, an organization that accepted tens of thousands of dollars in donations from people across the country to supposedly fund private defense attorney legal costs for Ilario and other armed services members charged with war crimes. […]

Article 32 Hearing Transcript

September 20, 2010

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Click here to read for yourself what really happened in Iraq that led the Marines to charge Ilario Pantano with murder. This is a nearly 800-page document and takes some time to read thoroughly, so here are some highlights: Direct Examination of Officer on Bridge – p. 55 Pantano returned after shooting and told him […]