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Originally posted by Rezlooper
Originally posted by Aleister
Chris Kyle, a Navy Seal who write the book "American Sniper" had been murdered at Rough Creek firing range in Texas on Saturday, February 2. He was the American sniper with the most confirmed kills, 160, all of them coming during the Iraq engagement. His alleged murdered was captured hours after the shootings.
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Whoa, doesn't sound like a random killing, but not enough information out yet though. He wrote a book about his kills, did he reveal something he wasn't supposed to? Maybe he was eliminated for it. Or, maybe someone retaliated for those 160 Iraqi's he killed.
Originally posted by Aleister
reply to post by syrinx high priest
His book is pretty new, a 2012 publication date, so he must have had some interesting book signings. A question, do these type of snipers get to keep their rifle after leaving the service? With 160 notches on his it must have been like an old friend to him, or a well loved pet - like a cobra.
In the book, Kyle describes how Iraqi insurgents nicknamed him "the devil" and placed a bounty on his head
Originally posted by AuntB
Another vet suffering from PTSD loses control. This is a huge issue. I would love to know what drugs the VA had this vet on. The gun will be blamed yet the medication that we are giving our vets is pushing them over the edge. This is a huge issue. I truly believe that our vets are not getting the help they need. Chris Kyle had the support and mental stability to deal with the 'horrors' of war but to many vets are coming back at lose ends and not able to cope. It will be interesting to see this story unfold.
It was my duty to shoot, and I don't regret it. The woman was already dead. I was just making sure she didn't take any Marines with her. It was clear that not only did she want to kill them, but she didn't care about anybody else nearby who would have been blown up by the grenade or killed in the firefight. Children on the street, people in the houses, maybe her child... She was too blinded by evil to consider them. She just wanted Americans dead, no matter what. My shots saved several Americans, whose lives were clearly worth more than that woman's twisted soul. I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job. But I truly, deeply hated the evil that woman possessed. I hate it to this day. Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq. That's why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy "savages." There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there. People ask me all the time, "How many people have you killed?" My standard response is, "Does the answer make me less, or more, of a man?" The number is not important to me. I only wish I had killed more. Not for bragging rights, but because I believe the world is a better place without savages out there taking American lives. Everyone I shot in Iraq was trying to harm Americans or Iraqis loyal to the new government.
Originally posted by Mr Tranny
The situation is starting to get clearer now.
He is sporting a traditional Islamic beard.
He was evidently one of those that fell for the Islamic propaganda and converted to Islam.
I am sorry to have to inform them, but PTSD is not the name of his affliction. The name of his affliction is “taking the side of the enemy.”
He is a traitor that our system won’t recognize as such, because it’s politically incorrect to do so.
He probably followed behind as they walked from the truck. He would have pulled his gun out and shot both of them point blank in the back. All in the name of Jihad.
A traditional Islamic beard is where the beard is unkept/untrimmed while the mustache is well kept, or totally shaved.edit on 4-2-2013 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)