Skip to comments.Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper's death: "He who lives by the sword dies by the sword"
Posted on 02/04/2013 11:21:16 AM PST by Innovative
Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday:
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 sense
Kyle and a friend were both killed by a veteran struggling with PTSD while working with him at a gun range on Saturday.
Kyle was the author of the best-selling "American Sniper," which detailed his time as a record-holding SEAL sniper.
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Chris Kyle is an American Hero, who saved countless lives by killing the worst of our enemies and for Ron Paul to make such a statement upon the tragic death of Chris Kyle is beyond shameful.
Fool. And from a former service member too. Fool.
There is no more contemptible human being alive than Ron Paul.
He has no excuse.
Startling? Not to me. I always knew Ron Paul was a complete idiot.
How about...no comment with extreme prejudice.
I would have some additional comments, but none of them are printable.
If I were a libertarian I would recant on the spot — it seems like being a libertarian means hating the USA and those who fight for us to keep our freedoms and not succumb to terrorists.
Absolutely. Someone once ask Carlos Hathcock how many kills he had expecting a bravado answer. He told them that he liked to think of how many he might have saved. I think Chris was cut from the same cloth.
“The Paleocon far-right has melded with left-wing anarchists and absorbed their hatred for America and the military. It is not merely critical of the legal authorization for war, it is actively hostile to the American soldiers fighting it. Ron Paul has become John Kerry with the Taliban as the new Viet Cong.
Now that Ron Paul is no longer running for office, he feels free to vent this kind of ugliness without worrying about the political consequences. Hes free to be the ugly person he was in his newsletters.”
How can the “Ronbots” continue to defend this guy?
Evil old b@stard!
Ron Paul is an absolute disgrace. A disgusting human being.
Will have to remind the paultards of this when they show up spewing conspiracy theories about “globalists”, the Bilderberg Group and neo-cons (aka Jews).
Not surprising that he will continue to be a classless A-hole to his own dying day.
Paul has taken this to the nth degree. A useless old goat asshat that needs to disappear.
THIS kind of stuff is exactly why he never had a chance. He would say some things that made a little sense but then he would pop off with sh!t like this. That’s why so many people (like me) would never even consider voting for him. When it comes to war or anything military he’s a worthless p*ssy. Not just a pacifist but a Disrespectful pacifist. A man who can be counted on to ridicule any suggestion of standing up to international bullies.
In other words, useless.
Below is from today’s Patriot Post..
“Chris Kyle, RIP
Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, a Patriot from Texas and author of the outstanding book, “American Sniper,” was killed Saturday while assisting fellow veterans suffering from PTSD. Chris served with the SEAL Team 3 Sniper Element Charlie platoon, and was the most lethal sniper in U.S. history, with 160 confirmed kills and another 95 probables. He was known to his enemies as Al-Shaitan Ramad (The Devil of Ramadi).
In 2008, near Sadr City, Chris neutralized an RPG-carrying insurgent at more than 2,000 meters with his Lapua Magnum .338 PGM. During his four combat tours, Chris was shot twice and survived six IED explosions. He left military service three years ago after earning two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. He has devoted much of the last three years to working with fellow vets suffering from PTSD.
Chris leaves behind his wife Taya, two children, and a long list of family and friends. He was a tireless defender of Liberty and the Second Amendment, and he will be sorely missed”
I will agree that Paul should have first vetted that Tweet before posting it. But that being said, remember that he has a medical degree, and was probably thinking more of what Kyle had done:
“Treating PTSD at a firing range doesnt make sense.”
Kyle was thinking that the best way to break through PTSD is to put a gun in the hand of the veteran. DON’T DO THIS. While it may be done with permission by an expert, PTSD is a complicated mental condition, and should only be dealt with by an amateur with kid gloves.
I strongly suspect that after the psychiatrists examine the Marine, they will find he needs institutionalization and a lot of psychiatric care.
Paul could have put it more tactfully, as “Amateurs should not try to practice psychiatric medicine without a license.”
Isn’t Ron Paul a surgeon? Live by the scalpel.........
‘xactly. He’s a former politician. Live by your mouth, die by your mouth.
“I strongly suspect that after the psychiatrists examine the Marine, they will find he needs institutionalization and a lot of psychiatric care.”
Since he was already diagnosed with PTSD, why didn’t the psychiatrists already know that he was dangerous and institutionalized him prior to this?!
Ron Paul’s tweet is disgusting because he almost says “it serves him right” for fighting for his country.