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If you really want to be a patriotic American, keep both eyes open and maintain 360 degrees of awareness. Don’t simply watch “American Sniper.” Read other sources, watch other films about the conflict. Talk to as many veterans as you can, get a full perspective on the war experience and the consequences. Ensure the perceived enemy in your vision is what it seems.
originally posted by: Answer
originally posted by: bastion
As for the film it's obvious war machine propaganda - no solider worth their salt would keep a kill count and profiteer from being a serial killer - they'd be ashamed they had take another life and want to make sure no one else was stupid enough o do the same.
Maybe you're not aware of this... but snipers have to file paperwork on every kill.
The sniper doesn't keep the kill-count record, the DOD keeps that record. When Kyle's count went up, word got out and he became a battlefield legend. This was not his doing.
Which is why the rest of the world are pointing at laughing at America for this, in the UK he'd barely get a mention let alone be standout.
It's desperate attempt to get new recruits from a nation that's finally become war weary - the rest of empires matured out this stage millenia ago.edit on 11-2-2015 by bastion because: (no reason given)