Skip to comments.Ex-SEAL: Jesse Ventura got popped after popping off
Posted on 08/29/2012 6:02:34 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
If former Gov. Jesse Ventura didn't like what Navy SEAL Chris Kyle wrote about him in his memoir, "American Sniper," he's going to positively hate what five fellow SEALs -- and the mothers of two of their fallen comrades -- have to say about him.
Kyle's friends and associates have rallied to his defense in a defamation lawsuit Ventura filed in Hennepin County....
Andrew Paul, a reservist Navy SEAL, said he notified Mansoor's family about his death and helped carry his body off the plane.
"I grew up watching [the movie] 'Predator' and professional wrestling. I thought it would be cool to meet 'The Body,'" he said.
But Ventura's behavior that night revolted him, Paul said. "He was saying the wrong things in the wrong place at the wrong time. In my opinion, he was being as anti-American as you can possibly get. Now, he would probably argue that he was being very American by challenging the government, but for a bunch of guys who had just laid their lives on the line for their country and who were at a wake for their fallen comrade, he's lucky the punch to the face is all he got."
Most of those swearing out declarations said they didn't see Kyle hit Ventura, but claim they saw the commotion and the aftermath as Kyle took off and Ventura clambered up from the ground with blood on his face.
Jeremiah Dinnell, an active-duty SEAL, was the exception.
"I heard Ventura say that we shouldn't be over in Iraq, doing what we were doing," he said. "And then he said that the SEALs deserved to lose some guys because of what we were doing.
"That's when Chris punched him. All of us wanted to. Chris was just the first one to pop him."
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Note that Jesse Ventura was never a SEAL.
He was UDT. Could have been a SEAL; all he had to do was walk across the street from the UDT building to the SEAL building and say “Sign me up”, but he never did that.
Jesse Ventura was never a SEAL.
Sounds like a righteous blow to me.
Im a firm believer that answering the spittle- and hate-filled rhetoric of libtards, morons, and socialist agitators with attention getters would result in far fewer of them.
Nothing to see here.
Ventura has always seemed like an unhinged jack-hole when ever I’ve seen him on TV.
Love the characters he’s played; can’t stand his real life persona, though.
Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy.
US military personnel have a body of conduct, both on active duty and when they have returned to civilian life. It is self enforced and personal, can be arcane at times, but amounts to extraordinary personal codes of ethics.
These are the people who really understand and advocate for family values in the US, and push hard for social advancement in real things that matter, not just “agenda items” for armchair philosophers in ivory towers.
Most can be pushed very hard, yet hold their grievances, and respond only in controlled ways, like voting. But there are limits. “Buttons that can be pushed”, that will bring out their ferocity in spades.
Minnesota elected Ventura Governor and Al Franken Senator and that says it all.
Punched by a Navy SEAL! I’ll bet that smarts! Can’t think of a whole lot of people I’d rather NOT be punched by.
It just doesn’t make sense, why would a veteran of all people, be slagging off other veterans at a funeral for one of their own and saying how they ‘deserved to get killed’ for taking part in a war that was not of their choosing?
Those winters up there - or the Vikings futility - must affect all those Minnesotans' thinking.
Imagine how Norm Coleman must feel, he lost to both.
Outstanding. Thanks for posting it.
Wrong. Franken won by fraud.
And that loser is advising Romney.
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