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'Lone Survivor' Takes on CNN's Jake Tapper
News Busters ^ | January 12, 2014 | Tim Graham

Posted on 01/13/2014 8:55:16 AM PST by 12th_Monkey

TAPPER: One of the emotions I felt while watching the film is, first of all, just the hopelessness of the situation, how horrific it was and also just all that loss of life of these brave American men. And I was torn about the message of the film in the same way that I think I am about the war in Afghanistan itself. I don't want any more senseless American death

LUTTRELL: Well, I don't know what part of the film you were watching, but hopelessness really ever came into it. Where did you see that? We never felt like we were hopelessly lost or anything like that. We never gave up. We never felt like we were losing unless we were actually dead. That never came across in the battle and while we were fighting on the mountain and it was just us against them.

TAPPER: Hopelessness, just the sense of all these wonderful people who died. It seemed senseless. I don't mean to disrespect in any way but it seemed senseless, all of these wonderful people who were killed for an op that went wrong.

LUTTRELL: We spend our whole lives defending this country so you tell me because we were over there doing what we were told to do was senseless and they died for nothing?

TAPPER: No, I'm not saying that at all.

LUTTRELL: That's what you said. So, let me just say that, yes, it went bad for us over there but that was our job. That's what we did. We didn't complain about it. We went out there and did what we did best and at the end, we weren't standing. They were.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; lonesurvivor; luttrell; tapper
Heavily edited, so for the rest of the conversation with Tapper follow the link.

I read the book, so I had to see the movie.

To all who served, thank you very much.

1 posted on 01/13/2014 8:55:16 AM PST by 12th_Monkey
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To: 12th_Monkey
I also read Tapper's Afghanistan book. In it he was very tough on the Bush administration's defense dept policies yet couldn't find even a few words to criticize Obama's, even though casualties have proportionately tripled under the latter.

Tapper may have asked relatively tougher questions than the rest of the toads in the news media but he still thinks like a liberal.

2 posted on 01/13/2014 9:03:05 AM PST by skeeter
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To: 12th_Monkey

We saw “Lone Survivor” Sat nite with 17 other parents of active duty military, mostly Navy and Marines, including an active duty SEAL.

To quote my dear wife, “This movie should be required watching for every American.”

Oh yes, I almost forgot. Jake Tapper is a fool.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 9:04:26 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias

Yes Tapper is a complete ignoramus


4 posted on 01/13/2014 9:09:11 AM PST by Yellowstone Joe
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To: 12th_Monkey
The website Box Office Mojo reports the Afghanistan war movie “Lone Survivor” opened to an estimated $38.5 million this weekend, which is second all-time in January behind 2008's sci-fi monster film “Cloverfield.”..

I'm sorry...I really wanted to read the entire interview, I went to the link. The FIRST sentence was the above...What in the hell kind of screwed up association is this?

This movie he's talking about, and he takes the lame, lazy journalist way out and Googled 'box office,' 'opening weekend,' and Afghanistan + Wahlberg, and 'biggest $ + (I don't need anything else cogent and applicable). THEN, he gets into the meat of this interview. I mean, hey - ohhhhh-kayyyyyy...

To be truthful, I wouldn't have even bothered to reply and chalk it up to lazy-a$$ed journalism, but, damn!,

Any sane person would have said "nope, not even gonna go there" seeing "CLOVERFIELD" as the second moola contender and seeing this doofus actually mention that theft-DVD-felony.

5 posted on 01/13/2014 9:12:34 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: skeeter

In “Lone survivor” Luttrell talked about the rules of engagement at length. Best I can remember he blamed the very restrictive ROE on the media and members of congress, which we know at the time was in Democratic hands. I seems to remember he praised GWB a time or two...can’t remember. I read LONE SURVIVOR after AMERICAN SNIPER so I don’t know if I blended the two.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 9:18:25 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: 12th_Monkey

A man like Lutterell would have an easier time speaking and being understood by a space alien from Alpha Centauri than a metrosexual like Tapper.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 9:19:40 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: paterfamilias

When they started showing pictures of the guys who died it really hit home. I heard a lot of sniffing and seen hands going up to their eyes, in between me doing the same.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 9:21:32 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: Kartographer

I’m sure Luttrell’s training came in handy to keep him from jumping up and b!tch slapping Tapper.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 9:24:32 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: 12th_Monkey

I wonder if there isn’t such a thing as to much training? I would cought up some bucks if they would do a pay per view!


10 posted on 01/13/2014 9:28:50 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: 12th_Monkey

There’s a HBO special on the making of the movie.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 9:37:53 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Kartographer

Chris Kyle ( American Sniper ) and another guy had a company that trained body guards and probably Merc too.

http://www.thecraft.com/


12 posted on 01/13/2014 9:40:27 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Pretty sure Wahlberg is a conservative too. He’s extremely Christian, pro military and never hear him support Obama or leftwing causes(which is usually a sign of a closeted Hollywood con).


13 posted on 01/13/2014 10:05:10 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Tapper has some fans on FR. See the other threads on this subject.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 10:32:36 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

I’ve heard of him, just don’t know much about him. I just think it was a bonehead question to put to Luttrell.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 10:39:33 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: skeeter

Haven’t seen this, but on the whole, Tapper is one of the best, fairest of the various reporters.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 10:59:26 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: 12th_Monkey

I require “Lone Survivor” every semester in my Technology and Culture of War class, and usually have a SEAL come in and talk to the class. Students like the book very much.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 11:00:48 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: LS

awesome that you’re doing that. We need more of YOU in the education system


18 posted on 01/13/2014 11:05:21 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: 12th_Monkey

The students love my SEAL friend. “What made you become a SEAL?” (A) “Let’s just say I have a certain skill set . . . .”


19 posted on 01/13/2014 11:34:55 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: LS

HA! I can only imagine the tales he could tell.....


20 posted on 01/13/2014 11:37:17 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: LS

Relatively speaking, yes.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 1:19:26 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 12th_Monkey

Apparently Tapper has actually asked an occasional question of some obamachik, making some Freepers think he’s “one of us”. I do not think so.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 2:05:47 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

thats right, I remember him squabbling with Carney. Still, he’s liberal media, can’t trust him.


23 posted on 01/13/2014 2:33:26 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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