posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 11:35 PM
Here is a related thread posted a few days ago, about the initial Ron Paul tweet:
Ron Paul Slams Murdered U.S. Sniper Chris Kyle
Paul on twitter wrote:
Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make
We will start with Fox News:
Ron Paul clarifies comments on death of Navy
Surprisingly there wasn't much heat from Fox like I would expect from them normally. They barely even put an agenda in on the article, neither
against Ron Paul nor in any bias vs guns. I did find this interesting though, the last bit of the article explains this:
Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged with one count of capital murder and two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of Kyle, author of the
best-selling book “American Sniper” and his friend Chad Littlefield. All three were at a shooting range in Glen Rose, Texas. Routh is on suicide
watch at the Erath County Jail, where he’s being held on $3 million bail.
Kyle, who had four tours in Iraq, was the most lethal sniper in the U.S. He had 160 confirmed kills and received 14 different awards and decorations,
including two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. After leaving the Navy, he wrote his
biography, “American Sniper.”
I can't really tell much from this, but knowing Fox and knowing media, it seems as if there is a bit of glamorization of the military, of what least
what Kyle did in the military here... Not saying there isn't some impressive element but... it is 160 confirmed deaths, perhaps some of which were
illegitimate casualties of war I am not sure....
Then there is this:
This time, Ron Paul has gone too far
What was Rep. Ron Paul thinking? As a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, I read the news coverage surrounding Paul’s callous and inane
comments about the death of a decorated Navy SEAL at the hands of another veteran with utter and complete disbelief.
I knew Chris Kyle. He was a friend and brother of mine.
What was Rep. Paul thinking?
Chris Kyle, a Navy veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who received no less than seven heroism awards by serving as a sniper in combat saving hundreds of
American, Coalition and Iraqi lives, was murdered at a gun range in Texas on Saturday, and Rep. Paul said this via Tweeter on Tuesday:
“Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make
Implicit in this statement, it seems, is the point that it’s literally OK now to murder our nation’s vets. It would be deserved, just desserts for
American combat veterans. What?!
I suppose this logic would also apply to law enforcement officers as well since they take on a similar role within our shores of trying to defend and
protect our citizens. With the recent spate of gun violence, Rep. Paul can certainly now be accused of inspiring other mentally unstable people to
attack war heroes.
Chris Kyle is a modern, American war hero.
He is credited with more than 150 kills as a sniper in combat serving watch for American and Coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11.
He enlisted and served in the Navy SEALS from 1999 to 2009. Two Silver Star Medals, five Bronze Star Medals with a “V” for valor and heroism
later, he gave up war and returned home to be with his wife and two small children in Texas and open a new chapter in his life.
The lives Chris took ensured many other American, European and other allied servicemen and women were able to return home to their families and loved
ones. Sniper Chris Kyle was deeply feared by our enemies. He shot enemy snipers poised to kill our troops; he ambushed enemy militants laying in wait
to ambush our forces; basically, he took 160 enemy lives and saved multiples on that number in terms of Americans who live today because of his skill
Chris Kyle certainly didn’t deserve to die this way, and we can only wonder what demons this other man who shot him was battling. But let’s at the
very least wait until the police finish investigating and the facts come out, as they unquestionably will, before jumping to ridiculous conclusions
and commenting on what we don’t know, can’t yet understand, and should leave to the authorities to sort out first. Right?
Regardless, Rep. Paul’s tweet was insane and further demonstrates to the rest of the country what seems now obvious: Washington is the problem. Ron
Paul is the problem. People going off half-cocked and treating veterans with contempt are the problem.
Chris Kyle is no longer with us. But we — his brothers and sisters in arms — we fellow Americans are very much alive. As recent combat veterans
adjust to re-integrate after the war, some of us struggle to make sense of our experiences and newfound realities. But there is one constant.
We live each day for our fellow veterans and are tightly connected by our shared sacrifices. I have witnessed these sacrifices. While Chris Kyle is no
longer here to defend himself, we are. And we are happy to ask Rep. Paul: “Sir, have you lost your mind?”
Rep. Paul should retract his ridiculous statement about what befell Chris Kyle and apologize to his memory, his family, his friends and we his brother
and sister soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen. Rep. Paul, make this right, and do it today.
Dakota Meyer is a decorated U.S. Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and a recipient of the nation’s highest heroism award, the Medal of
This is an obvious Ron Paul bash, but really I think that is just a reel in on emotions. People at this point either like or dislike Ron Paul with not
much neutral ground in between. Unfortunately, the latter is the popular and people wanting a place to belong confirms the attraction to this Ron Paul
bashing... But the undertone that I don't think is analyzed enough is again this glamorization of this military... hate to say it... puppet.
And to be clear, this is a blatant distortion of what I think Ron Paul's message is. Ron Paul promotes safety and proper treatment of illnesses and
such... Sure anyone with a connection to the loss of a loved one is more likely to take a quote such as that as offensive but I think full-heartadly
that Ron Paul blames this type of death on the military itself in misconduct, not necessarily the people working for it.
Anyway, I think this is an interesting talking point. Sure more media manipulation and blah blah blah but beyond that, is Ron Paul really out of line?
Is it a problem that he thinks people with ptsd shouldn't be using guns anymore? Really I see no problem with it. It seems perfectly sensible. I
think this type of media bull-crap is just feeding us with more subliminal propaganda nonsense... Even the liberals can't seem to agree with Paul on
this one and I honestly cannot see why.
Another good article to read about this is found here:
Ron Paul and Chris Kyle: The cost of the truth