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Originally posted by signalfire
If you're up for some reading, the New Yorker Magazine article just out about Kyle is a fascinating biopic.
Seems Mr. Kyle had a history of drinking, bar fights and stretching the truth:
Originally posted by signalfire....why was no police report filed, how did he know that 'the police were already outside'
Originally posted by signalfire
Seems Mr. Kyle had a history of ... stretching the truth:
The SEALs began telling stories, and Kyle offered a shocking one. In the days after Hurricane Katrina, he said, the law-and-order situation was dire. He and another sniper travelled to New Orleans, set up on top of the Superdome, and proceeded to shoot dozens of armed residents who were contributing to the chaos.
Originally posted by allenidaho
You need to take this whole situation with a grain of salt. Jess Ventura has a long history of lying about his service. But Chris Kyle was no angel either. Did the fight go down? Some say yes. Some say no.
Jesse Ventura, though, was never a Navy Seal. He did do quite a bit of embellishment throughout his career in that regard. That doesn't not mean he wasn't a part of the Special Warfare Community. Just that he wasn't a SEAL.
As James Janos, he did complete the first phase of BUD/S with class 58 in 1970. But that does not make him a SEAL. Today, anyone in the special warfare community has to pass phase one. That includes combat corpsmen, SWCC, and EOD members. It is the physical portion of the training which usually weeds out over 80% of the class.
So what does that mean? Today, Navy personnel who become SEAL, SWCC, EOD or Divers are all part of the special warfare community but do not all call themselves SEALs. Back in 1970, there was a very big distinction between Seals and UDT members as they received vastly different levels of training.
The first Navy Seal team was created in 1962 as Seal Team One. They recruited members of the UDT community and sent them through specialized training before deploying them to Vietnam as the first Seals.
Jesse Ventura / James Janos never had any SEAL specialized training. After completing BUD/S Phase One, he went to dive school and nothing more. Afterward, he was stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines with UDT-12 where he served on active duty until 1972. During his time there, he never saw any combat. He was rotated between amphibious ready groups and hit various ports like Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore.
He's the big guy on the left.
Jesse Ventura further claims to have become a member of Seal Team One while in the Reserves between 1972 and 1974. But that is just not possible. Namely because Seal Team One did not begin forming a Reserve component until February, 1974. Jesse Ventura moved back to Minnesota a few months after it was formed.
that's what a lot of the ventura tv fanbois just don't want to believe. he was never a navy seal and only tinfoil hatters like the guy. Otherwise he's a liar, a crook, and a swindler. He's spent his career basing it on lies he may not be a shill but he's swine
Poor baby got his feewings hurtRT @GOPfashionista: Scumbag Jesse Ventura is SUING American Hero Chris Kyle's widow. What a total douchebag.
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Jesse Ventura is a 911 Truther, in other words, delusional. A bigger jackass would be hard to imagine.
Jesse Ventura's actions, have proven Chris Kyle was right about Jesse's character.