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Meet the big shot SEAL is America’s deadliest sniper
New York Post ^ | January 1, 2012 | GARY BUISO

Posted on 01/02/2012 9:19:03 AM PST by Baynative

In north-central Texas, Kyle grew up dipping tobacco, riding horses and hunting deer, turkey and quail — a cowboy at heart.

The son of a Sunday-school teacher and a church deacon, Kyle credits a higher authority for his longest kill.

From 2,100 yards away from a village just outside of Sadr City in 2008, he spied a man aiming a rocket launcher at an Army convoy and squeezed off one shot from his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle.

Dead. From more than a mile away.

“God blew that bullet and hit him,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: banglist; iraq; seals; snioer; sniper
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Secluded on the top floor of a bombed-out four-story apartment building north of war-scarred Fallujah, Iraq, Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is just getting comfortable.

It’s November 2004. Thanksgiving time. The second battle of Fallujah has launched, and Kyle is swaddled in silence atop an upturned baby crib, studying the enemy through a Nightforce 4.5-22 power scope attached to a .300 Win Mag rifle.

He’s feeling badass.

“We just got word that the president of Iraq said that anyone left in the city is bad — meaning, clear to shoot,” he recalled for The Post. “From that point on, every fighting-age male was a target.”

1 posted on 01/02/2012 9:19:09 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative

Two silver stars and a bronze star with Valor. 160 confirmed kills.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 9:24:24 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Baynative

““From that point on, every fighting-age male was a target.” “

He probably has more discipline than me. I would not have discriminated between male and female.


3 posted on 01/02/2012 9:29:18 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: driftdiver

He beat Hathcock by 67 confirmed kills.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 9:31:09 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Baynative

“You see us? We’re the people kicking your ass. Fear us, because we will kill you, motherf—ker,”

...this is the attitude necessary to win. Not awarding medals for “self constraint” and “tolerance”.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 9:31:33 AM PST by albie
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To: driftdiver

Fricking jack holes published his name.


6 posted on 01/02/2012 9:31:52 AM PST by jimpick
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To: Baynative

Do SEAL snipers work with a spotter?


7 posted on 01/02/2012 9:32:08 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: jimpick
Check out the video on his Amazon page.

His wife's cute.

Hate to be a woodchuck in his back yard.

8 posted on 01/02/2012 9:37:36 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: jimpick

no kidding, probably several of our freedom loving peaceful American muzzies have already forwarded the info too. Just like how none of the Japanese rounded up during WWII were spies..


9 posted on 01/02/2012 9:37:36 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Baynative

Carlos must be very proud of his legacy


10 posted on 01/02/2012 9:39:06 AM PST by verga (We get what we tolerate and increase that which we reward)
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To: jimpick
'Fricking jack holes published his name.

It certainly looks like he published it himself first.

I look through the scope, get the target in the cross hairs and kill my enemy before he kills one of my people,” Kyle writes in his new autobiography, “American Sniper.”

11 posted on 01/02/2012 9:40:00 AM PST by Malsua
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To: Baynative
Bump!

Chris Kyle's book, American Sniper

Another excellent sniper book: SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

12 posted on 01/02/2012 9:40:26 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: driftdiver

Probably twice that many unconfirmed.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 9:45:45 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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NB what they say his first rifle was: Bolt action, .30-06.

I think everyone’s first rifle should be a single-shot, ie, either bolt action or falling block.

Too many kids I instruct in 4-H and other shooting educational situations are given 10/22’s as their first rifle and they lack discipline of making the first shot count because they have so many more with which to follow up.


14 posted on 01/02/2012 9:47:13 AM PST by NVDave
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To: verga
Carlos must be very proud of his legacy White Feather (Carlos Hathcock) died in 1999 at the age of 56.
15 posted on 01/02/2012 9:49:43 AM PST by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: jimpick
Fricking jack holes published his name.

Go read the article and you'll see why.

16 posted on 01/02/2012 9:52:03 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: upchuck

I gather this guy isn’t another total fraud like Jack Coughlin, the guy who wrote ‘Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper’?


17 posted on 01/02/2012 9:52:39 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: billorites

I think that a spotter is standard.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 10:02:03 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Perhaps someone wiser than I knows why our snipers go for an instantaneous kill?

Why do we give our enemies what they most desire, a quick painless transition from a third world muslim hell-hole to a whorehouse-in-the-sky with fountains of milk and honey, and fully stocked with young boys and virgins for their every sexual pleasure and depravity?

Abdul envies Achmed’s luck when he sees Achmed’s head vanish.

Wouldn’t we be better served if Abdul had to hear hours of Achmed’s agonized screams and moans and curses, while Abdul and Akbar try to save him (even though they know he will never be whole even if he survives).

Wouldn’t Achmed be a less enthused jihadi if he knows that at any instant allah could will a sniper’s bullet to shred his love toys, give him a slow, lingering and humiliating death, followed by a one way ticket to an eternal paradise he no longer has the cojones to enjoy?

Aim small, guys...


19 posted on 01/02/2012 10:03:49 AM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void
Why do we give our enemies what they most desire, a quick painless transition

It goes with the territory of being better than the savages we fight.

20 posted on 01/02/2012 10:06:24 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Ah yes, we’re the “nice guys” (also known as “the losers”)...


21 posted on 01/02/2012 10:09:06 AM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: albie
"...this is the attitude necessary to win. Not awarding medals for “self constraint” and “tolerance”.

~~~ He retired a chief petty officer, and along the way, collected an armload of hardware, including two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with valor.

"That’s just candy," Kyle said. "That’s not why we were there."

22 posted on 01/02/2012 10:17:47 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: driftdiver

“Two silver stars and a bronze star with Valor. 160 confirmed kills.”


A girl sniper Lyudmila Mykhailivna Pavlichenko from the Ukrain had over 300 confirmed kills.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 10:19:43 AM PST by CGalen
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To: CGalen

I wonder if she had ROEs like his?


24 posted on 01/02/2012 10:22:20 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: albie

We need the leaders of our Nation to have the same attitude and BACK it UP. Mess with us in any manner, including DOS and other hacking from anywhere gets a smash in the mouth.

ROE are for us only? You break the ROE just once then all rules are off the table. We bring the BFH.


25 posted on 01/02/2012 10:23:37 AM PST by halfright ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". -TJefferson)
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To: CGalen; Blood of Tyrants

But it is important to remember that the Ukrainians only succeeded in repelling the Nazi invaders because they were nice than them.


26 posted on 01/02/2012 10:24:14 AM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Baynative

All of his excellent work and the work of the other soldiers will be in vain once the Muzzie Brotherhood takes over Iraq.


27 posted on 01/02/2012 10:29:22 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: null and void

It is not being the nice guys that is screwing us over. It is the stupid rules of engagement that Obama has our troop’s hands tied with. Rules like having to be 100% sure that there is no chance of a civilian casualty before we can engage them, not firing at or entering the mosques where they hide. Treating terrorists as if they were uniformed soldiers on the battlefield. Releasing known terrorists back into the battlefield.

What we SHOULD be doing is to treat them EXACTLY like the Geneva Convention calls for; like criminals and terrorists who are rounded up, tried at a military tribunal and punished accordingly.


28 posted on 01/02/2012 10:33:05 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Travis McGee
SEAL ping...
29 posted on 01/02/2012 10:39:21 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This is incompatible with my post #19 how exactly?

You seemed to think it was objectionable. Why was that again? Something to do with “being better than the savages we fight.” wasn’t it?


30 posted on 01/02/2012 10:40:50 AM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Lancey Howard
I gather this guy isn’t another total fraud like Jack Coughlin...

I don't know which "guy" you're talking about. If you doubt the bona fides of Chris Kyle, go read the article. Seems pretty genuine to me.

As to the other guy, Harold Wasdin was a member of SEAL Team Six and fought in the battle for Mogadishu. His book is very real and will curl your toenails.

31 posted on 01/02/2012 11:08:08 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: NVDave

Yup. Same with shotguns for bird hunting.


32 posted on 01/02/2012 11:09:03 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: DonaldC
He probably has more discipline than me. I would not have discriminated between male and female.

They strap explosives to their wives and daughters. They can don a burka and it's anyone's guess.

Is this more stand-up-chuck stupidity to name this guy and where his family lives? Was it not enough SEAL Team Six was blown out of the sky?

33 posted on 01/02/2012 11:11:14 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: CGalen

I don’t believe anything the lying russian bastards say. They lie about everything because they believe they have to best everyone.


34 posted on 01/02/2012 11:11:30 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Malsua

Hmmm, still not a smart move. Sometimes it’s best to keep your mouth shut.


35 posted on 01/02/2012 11:13:04 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: null and void

There is being a “nice guy” and being a guy who has his hands tied by the political leaders.


36 posted on 01/02/2012 11:20:03 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: null and void

P.S. Or soldiers and Marines in WWII were compassionate when needed and fierce when required.


37 posted on 01/02/2012 11:21:17 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: null and void
Why do we give our enemies what they most desire, a quick painless transition from a third world muslim hell-hole to a whorehouse-in-the-sky with fountains of milk and honey, and fully stocked with young boys and virgins for their every sexual pleasure and depravity?

Is the mission to kill the enemy or to torture him from long distance? Blow the guy's head off and move to the next target. No need to be ghoulish about it.

38 posted on 01/02/2012 11:27:57 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: billorites

I’d hate to be a woodchuck a mile away!!! LOL


39 posted on 01/02/2012 11:30:21 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: Future Snake Eater
No need to be ghoulish about it.

Actually I think there may well be just such a need.

The war is NOT over until either, like Carthage, all the enemy are dead, or like WWII Japan, the enemy's will to fight is broken.

1.3 billion muslims on earth.

Chose a solution.

Chose wisely.

40 posted on 01/02/2012 11:34:45 AM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: CGalen

I believe a Finn holds the record. Simo Häyhä - the White Death - had 505 confirmed kills of Russians in the Winter War. Some accounts say he had 700 kills. His tally ended when the Soviets shot off half his face, but he survived and lived to be 96.


41 posted on 01/02/2012 11:40:05 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: null and void

The solution you refer to was chosen by Al Qaeda. It backfired pretty badly. It’s easy to scare hajis, but they’ll only stay scared for so long before brutality steels them against you.


42 posted on 01/02/2012 11:43:13 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Carthage it is, then.


43 posted on 01/02/2012 11:44:51 AM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: upchuck

I didn’t enjoy Wasdin’s book as much as I thought that I would. It was a good book but not excellent like I expected/wanted/thought.

Will have to check to see if Library has Kyle’s book to read that one.

Ever read Marucs Luttrell’s Lone Survivor ? now that is *excellent* if you havent read it yet.


44 posted on 01/02/2012 12:02:29 PM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Oh, and FYI, AQ applied “it” equally to women and children, non-combatant civilians, schools, hospitals, coffee shops, historical artifacts, artwork, musicians, doctors and teachers on and off the battlefield, 24/7/365.

Maybe that’s what you thought I was advocating, but it’s not, not even close.


45 posted on 01/02/2012 12:10:45 PM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

there job is to take out the enemy. there have been several good shows on our snipers on TV lately. They work as a team one gives coordinates, wind etc so the sniper can make necessary adjustments to where to shoot. they shoot where the target will be when the bullet gets to him. very interesting. Actual film as its going down.


46 posted on 01/02/2012 12:19:06 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Yup. My point is that they are not DISCOURAGING the ones not actually killed, they are EMBOLDENING them.

I want Abdul to quit the battlefield after seeing what happened to Achmed.

I do NOT want Abdul to think Achmed was lucky to die in jihad and get his 72 virgins and 28 young boys like pearls to (self censored)...


47 posted on 01/02/2012 12:31:44 PM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

“Yup. My point is that they are not DISCOURAGING the ones not actually killed, they are EMBOLDENING them.

I want Abdul to quit the battlefield after seeing what happened to Achmed.”

Do our servicemen quit after they see their brothers maimed by IEDs and bullets? Not even close.


48 posted on 01/02/2012 12:36:02 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Baynative
Chris Kyle was asked if it was true he was involved in "whacking two dudes who tried to steal his car "and he said something to the effect of

" Its true I was involved in an attempted carjacking where I was presented with no other alternative but to use deadly force."

Made me smile.

49 posted on 01/02/2012 1:03:43 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: eartrumpet

I’m OK with the Carthage solution you advocate.


50 posted on 01/02/2012 1:55:11 PM PST by null and void (Day 1077 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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