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  • Ex-Marine found guilty in killings of 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle, friend

    02/24/2015 11:13:31 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 24 February 2015 | DIANNA HUNT
    Jurors deliberated just 2 1/2 hours before finding that former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh was guilty of capital murder for the shooting deaths of former Navy SEAL and American Sniper author Chris Kyle and his best friend, Chad Littlefield. Routh, 27, of Lancaster was immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole by state District Judge Jason Cashon as Routh’s stunned parents sat holding hands in the courtroom. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.
  • Texas jury finds Eddie Ray Routh guilty in murder of Chris Kyle

    02/24/2015 7:26:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | 02/24/2015
    <p>A Texas jury finds former Marine Chad Littlefield guilty of murdering famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.</p>
  • 'American Sniper' Trial: Verdict Reached in Double Murder Case [GUILTY!]

    02/24/2015 7:20:49 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 88 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 24, 2015, 10:07 PM ET | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    A Texas jury has reached a verdict at the trial of a former Marine accused of murdering famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield. The verdict, which has not yet been revealed, will be read this evening. Eddie Ray Routh has been on trial for the February 2013 murders of Kyle and Littlefield at a Texas gun range.
  • Did any Freeper tape record Savage's interview with Chris Kyle?

    02/23/2015 12:43:55 PM PST · by fishtank · 46 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | 2-23-15 | Michael Savage
    Michael Savage is looking for the complete interview that he did with Chris Kyle - it was done right after the book "American Sniper" was released. Unfortunately, Savage can only find half the interview - Savage's voice only, and he doesn't have Chris Kyle's answers. By chance, did any Freeper tape record the interview? If so, Savage would like to hear from you.
  • American Sniper: Carrying Her Husband's Dog Tags, Taya Kyle Stuns at the Oscars

    02/23/2015 8:52:33 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/23/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Taya Kyle, the widow of American Sniper and Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, stunned at the Oscars last night in Hollywood. She arrived on the red carpet in a beautiful green dress, carrying her husband's dog tags. Although American Sniper didn't win best picture last night from the Academy, it certainly has won over Americans. The movie has grossed a whopping $400 million since its opening in January, breaking all kinds of records. The film received six Oscar nominations overall and according to Forbes, is one of the top grossing best picture nominees of all time. Alan Robert Murray and Bub...
  • No Girly Men Allowed: Todd Palin Races Iron Dog, Honors Chris Kyle

    02/22/2015 4:46:28 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | Kevin Scholla
    While many in the contiguous 48 states will be watching the Daytona 500 and the Oscars Sunday, the eyes of Alaska focus on the Iron Dog. The grueling snowmachine race has been going strong since 1984. For the 22nd time, former Alaska First Gentleman Todd Palin competes. http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2015/02/22/no-girly-men-allowed-todd-palin-races-iron-dog-honors-chris-kyle/
  • Suspect in 'American Sniper' case appeared to be faking insanity after arrest

    02/21/2015 11:05:27 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 21 February 2015 | DIANNA HUNT
    Capital murder defendant Eddie Ray Routh appeared to be faking insanity after his arrest and may have formed wild stories about “pig assassins” by watching reruns in his jail cell of Seinfeld and the Boss Hog reality show, a mental health expert testified Friday. Dr. Randall Price, a forensic psychologist who frequently testifies as an expert witness, said Routh was overheard talking about the two shows in phone calls he made from the Erath County Jail. “For a lot of time he’s talked about pigs with a lot of people,” he said. “It’s suspicious.” An old episode of Seinfeld featured...
  • Expert testifies ‘American Sniper’ killer faked paranoia, schizophrenia to avoid jail time

    02/20/2015 7:39:25 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 20, 2015 | Tasha Tsiaperas
    Eddie Ray Routh would say whatever it took to avoid going to jail, a medical expert testified Friday.[snip] When Routh was arrested on Feb. 2, 2013, he told officers that he had been feeling “paranoid” and “schizophrenic” all day. In that moment, Routh revealed that he was trying to avoid going to jail by claiming he was crazy, said Dr. Michael Arambula, a forensic psychiatrist. “He was showing his hand already. In other words, he was trying to get out of what he had done,” Arambula testified Friday. [snip] “He was intoxicated at the time of the offense. Any time...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Crosses $300M, Warner Bros’ Fifth-Best Domestic Run: Pic’s Road To Success

    02/20/2015 6:44:28 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Currently, American Sniper ranks as Warner Bros’ fifth-highest-grossing film in domestic box office ever. It sits behind only The Dark Knight ($533.3M), The Dark Knight Rises ($448.1M), Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($381M) and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone ($317M). Warner produced Sniper with Village Roadshow. American Sniper is the seventh Warners release to cross $300M domestically, and one of only 50 films to ever pass the milestone.
  • “American Sniper" Trial Blasts Holes in Insanity Defense

    02/20/2015 10:01:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Those of us who were Chris Kyle’s neighbors are looking for a lot from the trial of his killer. We want justice for Chris. We want peace for his widow. We want closure for our community. But there is something else some of us are looking for. I can’t speak for all, but I have about had it up to my eyeballs with the very concept of the “insanity defense.” What exactly are Eddie Ray Routh’s attorneys trying to pull with this jury, and thus with a nation that has come to know of the tragedy of February 2013, when...
  • Prosecution in ‘American Sniper’ trial to call rebuttal mental health experts Friday

    02/20/2015 7:17:14 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 20, 2015 | Tasha Tsiaperas
    Prosecutors will call rebuttal witnesses Friday in the capital murder trial of a Lancaster man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend in February 2013.
  • Defense rests in capital murder trial of man accused of killing Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

    02/19/2015 9:19:31 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 19, 2015 | Tasha Tsiaperas
    STEPHENVILLE — Defense attorneys for a Lancaster man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and another man in February 2013 rested their case Thursday afternoon.
  • The ‘Untold Story’ Of Chris Kyle’s Killer

    02/13/2015 9:01:26 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/12/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    In a post on their site titled “Eddie Routh: The Untold Story,” Warfighter News details their comprehensive investigation involving interviews with three Marines who served directly with Routh, and several inconsistencies with the defense. “We reached out to experts and did our own homework,” Spencer Walker, Board Chairman and CEO of Warfighter News, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The defense is trying to claim Routh had PTSD, but our analysis shows that it’s extremely unlikely. According to Dr. C. Alan Hopewell, former Senior Neuropsychologist for the Department of the Army, Routh’s actions indicate paranoid schizophrenia. PTSD has been endlessly...
  • Chris Kyle Widow Speaks

    02/13/2015 8:23:31 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/13/2015 | wsj
    Taya Kyle appeared on Fox News just a couple days before a Hollywood blockbuster film depicting her husband’s remarkable story and tragic death was released nationwide last month. All it took for the widow of Chris Kyle to break into tears was watching a trailer of director Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, with two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper playing Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL considered the most accurate and lethal sniper in U.S. military history. The rest of the story here.
  • "American Sniper" Trial Starts in Texas

    02/11/2015 10:25:28 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/1 | Reuters
    A former U.S. Marine acted with forethought and malice when he fatally shot Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper," prosecutors told a Texas jury on Wednesday. Opening statements began in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, 27, charged with murdering Kyle, who was credited with the most kills of any U.S. sniper, as well as Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield in February 2013 at a shooting range about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Fort Worth.
  • 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle said ex-Marine was 'nuts'

    02/12/2015 9:02:37 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/11/2015
    "American Sniper" Chris Kyle described his killer as "nuts" in a text to a friend moments before they were both shot dead by a former Marine, a court was told. Defence lawyers for Eddie Ray Routh claim the 27-year-old was psychotic at the time of the shooting. But prosecutors say Mr Routh was aware of what he was doing when he gunned the pair down at a Texas gun range in 2013. The hit film based on Kyle's memoir is nominated for six Oscars. The former Navy Seal, who has the most recorded kills of any US sniper, was shot...
  • NBC under fire over reporter‘s claim sniper Chris Kyle was ‘racist’ [Peacock can't stop fibs]

    02/10/2015 1:30:19 PM PST · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Feb. 10, 2015, | Sophia Rosenbaum
    NBC is once again under fire from Iraq War veterans — this time for a correspondent’s claims that sniper Chris Kyle was “racist.” More than 20 retired generals and admirals penned a letter to Comcast, which owns NBC, following a Jan. 29 interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with Middle East reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. “Some of what people have described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment,” Mohyeldin said of Kyle, whose career was recently the...
  • GOP fundraiser for 'Adopt a Sniper' shut down at college

    02/03/2005 2:37:14 PM PST · by KidGlock · 14 replies · 671+ views
    GOP fundraiser for 'Adopt a Sniper' shut down at college The Associated Press Posted February 3 2005, 2:24 PM EST MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University administrators shut down a table set up by the school's College Republicans this week to take orders for bracelets and other trinkets so money could be raised to buy special equipment for American snipers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brandon Henak, the group's chairman and a Marquette junior, said the College Republicans chose to promote the "Adopt a Sniper" program based in Pulaski after their request for setting up a general "support the troops" table at the...
  • Chris Kyle's Killer Was Sporting Islamic Facial Hair When He Killed Kyle

    02/08/2015 7:00:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Jury selection for the trial for Eddie Routh, the man who killed American Sniper Chris Kyle and fellow Navy SEAL Chad Littlefield, is supposed to begin this week in Stephenville, Texas. For months we’ve been hearing that Eddie suffered from PTSD and that the VA is to blame for not getting him on potent enough dope, or too-potent dope; and failed to farm him out to an exorcist to have his war demons banished forever; and thus, the VA is the reason Eddie snapped and killed an American icon and his fellow SEAL friend.Heck, I’m surprised we haven’t heard “The...
  • Search and Destroy

    02/07/2015 5:06:04 PM PST · by School of Rational Thought · 23 replies
    Poster MichiganState.247sports ^ | 2/7/2015 | PennSpartan
    Williams was actually trying to honor a vet in this "lie". But a group of other vets got butthurt that he didn't recognize them instead, and went viral. Most of the "heroes" in these wars since 9/11 are a bunch of self absorbed dysfunctional losers who joined because WalMart turned down their application. And now they're back home living with mom, going to the VA weekly for counseling, and sucking on the gov't tit.
  • 25 Quotes That Show You How Much Liberals Hate Soldiers Like Chris Kyle

    02/07/2015 4:15:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | John Hawkins
    1) “In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation. It isn’t happening now, but I will tell you, there has never been an [American] army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.” —Seymour Hersh2) “I haven't seen American Sniper, but correct me if I'm wrong: An occupier mows down faceless Iraqis but the real victim is his anguished soul.” – Max Blumenthal3) “Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of...
  • Borrowed Valor

    02/06/2015 6:47:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Let me see if I understand this: Chris Kyle was not a hero, but Brian Williams was? What do we make of Williams' attempt to snatch some vicarious honor? The response to "American Sniper" should not surprise us. Bill Maher called Chris Kyle a "psychopath patriot." It's more than likely that Maher thinks all patriots are a bit unhinged. Lindy West, writing in The Guardian, called Kyle a "hate-filled killer," and The Atlantic's Megan Garber wondered whether "heroism is still heroism when you're motivated by hatred." Spawned in the Vietnam era, the modern left cut its teeth defaming America. That...
  • Stephenville braces for trial in Chris Kyle slaying

    02/05/2015 4:34:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    startelegram.com ^ | 02/04/2015 | Domingo Ramirez
    STEPHENVILLE This small city southwest of Fort Worth that calls itself the “Cowboy Capital of the World” is preparing for a wild ride starting Thursday when jury selection begins in the capital murder trial of the man accused of fatally shooting retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and a friend. Erath County deputies and employees were working on parking lots around the town square Wednesday. And the regulars at Jake and Dorothy’s Cafe, a Stephenville institution a few blocks from the courthouse, were talking trial. “I’m interested in who is picked on that jury,” said Tommy Roberson, a cafe customer and...
  • Jesse Ventura on Chris Kyle’s hero label: ‘Nazis have heroes,’ too

    02/04/2015 9:15:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2015 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura ratcheted up his rhetoric against Chris Kyle, the subject of the widely cheered “American Sniper” movie, suggesting that the now-deceased U.S. Navy SEAL was hardly the hero that he’s painted — that if you think about it, even the Nazis had heroes. “A hero should have honor,” Mr. Ventura said during an interview on Fox News Radio with Alan Colmes. “A hero is not how many people you’ve killed. You know he’s obviously a great sniper. He’s obviously a great shot. He obviously did his job correctly. Alan, let me fire this one at you:...
  • Days Apart: On Chris Kyle Day & Texas Muslim Capitol Day (LOL!)

    02/02/2015 5:19:27 PM PST · by magna carta · 11 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | Feb.2,2015 | Jonathon Tilove
    What was supposed to be a rally at the Texas Capitol on Thursday promoting tolerance and inclusion for Muslims and their supporters was largely derailed by sustained screams from protesters loudly advocating for something quite apart from peace and love. Texas Muslim Capitol Day was organized by Texas chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, whose members intended to raise awareness on issues, advocate on a number of bills and celebrate their right as Americans — and in one speaker’s case an eighth-generation Texan — to be part of the political process.
  • Was Chris Kyle’s killer a converted Muslim?

    02/02/2015 4:03:06 PM PST · by Candor7 · 57 replies
    Allen B. West, Steadfast and Loyal ^ | 2nd Feb., 2015 | Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief
    The “conventional wisdom” says former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was tragically shot and killed by a former soldier suffering from PTSD. But perhaps there’s another version of the story no one wants to talk about. What if Routh had been converted to militant Islam in Iraq and sought Kyle out as retribution? There are some disturbing facts about Routh you most likely will have never read. According to The Warfighter Foundation, it is highly unlikely Routh suffered from PTSD because he never served in battle. “Eddie Routh served one tour in Iraq in 2007, at Balad Air Base (the 2nd...
  • 'American Sniper' now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office

    02/02/2015 4:02:30 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" is now the war movie to top all war movies. At the domestic box office, the movie -- a dramatic retelling of real-life sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty in Iraq -- has made almost $250 million. That's enough to pass "Saving Private Ryan," which was previously the country's highest-grossing war movie.
  • Texas declares 'Chris Kyle Day,' [Today Feb 2] as Medal of Honor petition drive launches

    02/02/2015 7:28:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 02, 2015
    Texas declares ‘Chris Kyle Day,’ as Medal of Honor petition drive launches Published February 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is declaring Feb. 2 as "Chris Kyle Day" in his state, honoring the late sniper as a petition drive also gets underway to consider him for the Medal of Honor. Kyle, considered to be the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, is the subject of the blockbuster film "American Sniper." Though the movie has been controversial, Abbott told Fox News he decided to honor Kyle because “he’s an American hero.” “He had the guts to stand up and defend...
  • American Sniper Sets Another Record

    02/02/2015 6:26:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    "American Sniper," the movie portraying the life of Navy SEAL and deadliest sniper in American history Chris Kyle, is on its way to being a $300 million dollar movie. The Warner Brothers film, directed by Clint Eastwood, has already shattered a number of box office records and is up for six Oscars. Over the weekend, the movie hit a new record, raking in more money on Super Bowl weekend than any other movie in history.“American Sniper” is nearing the $250 million mark, picking up $31.8 million to set a new Super Bowl weekend record. The previous high-water mark for football’s...
  • Real-life 'American Sniper' called 'blowhard and liar'

    02/01/2015 12:12:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Chestnut Hill Local ^ | January 30, 2015 | Cindy Sheehan
    Ed. Note: The biggest Hollywood box office hit these days is “American Sniper,” the hagiography biopic of Chris Kyle, the sniper from Texas who had 160 confirmed kills and possibly many more in Iraq. Two of the most passionate antiwar activists in the country over the past few years have been Celeste Zappala, of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown and Gold Star Families Speak Out, whose son, Sgt. Sherwood Baker, was killed in Baghdad on April 26, 2004, and Cindy Sheehan, whose son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004. The following article...
  • The United States of ‘American Sniper’

    02/01/2015 11:25:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Rorke Denver
    The very term “sniper” seems to stir passionate reactions on the left. The criticism misses the fundamental value that snipers add to the battlefield. Snipers engage individual threats. Rarely, if ever, do their actions cause collateral damage. Snipers may be the most humane of weapons in the military arsenal. The job also takes a huge emotional toll on the man behind the scope. The intimate connection between the shooter and the target can be hard to overcome for even the most emotionally mature warrior. The value of a sniper in warfare is beyond calculation. I witnessed the exceptional performance of...
  • Michael Moore, God Is On Chris And Taya Kyle's Side

    02/01/2015 11:15:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2015 | John Nantz
    Believe it or not, God takes sides. He is in no sense passive but throughout the history of man has shown Himself active in peace and in war. Though liberal hypocrites like Michael Moore slander snipers as murderers and invoke the name of Christ in their propaganda, God is, in fact, the author of “one shot, one kill.” Chris Kyle was no less the instrument of God as the Devil of Ramadi than was an ancient Syrian bowman whose arrow flew by Divine command. (I Kings 21: 29-40) Millenia ago, Ahab, the wicked King of Israel, thought to hide himself...
  • Box Office: 'American Sniper' Targets Super Bowl Record, Heads for $250M

    02/01/2015 6:55:05 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 1/31/2015 | Pamela McClintock
    On Friday, Sniper stayed No. 1 with a mighty $10 million from 3,885 theaters for a domestic cume of $227.1 million for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. Projections show the film earning as much as $32 million for the weekend, pushing its total to just shy of $250 million. This past week, the Oscar-nominated Sniper became the biggest war-themed film of all time, eclipsing the $216.5 million earned by Saving Private Ryan, not accounting for inflation.
  • Liberals on Twitter: “If You Like American Sniper, You Like the Holocaust”

    01/27/2015 7:40:50 AM PST · by rightistight · 48 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/27/15 | Aurelius
    Irate liberals, incensed that the film American Sniper is doing well in theaters, have taken to social media to spew their nonsensical garbage. With the film's success, those on the left have been tweeting that the movie is terrible. Some have gone much further, attacking the people who see the film. Hundreds have even gone so far as to say that, if you like American Sniper, you also probably like the Holocaust, are trying to create another Holocaust, or you are a racist, skin-head murderer. Here are just a few examples:
  • Math: ‘American Sniper’ To Out-Gross All 18 Anti-War On Terror Films Combined

    01/26/2015 11:22:06 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/26/15 | John Nolte
    Over the course of about 5 years between 2004 – 2009, Hollywood produced no fewer than 18 anti-War On Terror box office bombs that defamed our country, our troops, and the righteous cause of the war against Islamic extremism. Every single one of those films bombed. The flop rate was 100%. Even Leftists stayed away in droves. Let me pass along some settled science… The domestic box office gross for all 18 of those films was around $300 million — or a pathetic $16 million each. My guess is that Hollywood lost somewhere around a billion — with “B” —...
  • American Sniper Is Surprisingly Popular in Iraq

    01/31/2015 2:17:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    American Sniper, the film about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who became the deadliest sniper in U.S. history while serving four tours of duty in Iraq, has broken box office records and is nominated for six Oscars, including best picture. To say that the film is a hit among American audiences (Michael Moore, and other haters aside) would be an understatement. What is receiving far less attention—though very interesting—is how the moving is faring in the Middle East. In Iraq, the theater at Baghdad’s Mansour Mall was “full and rowdy” during the film’s opening week—and the crowd was into it. When...
  • Iraqi interpreter defends Chris Kyle against MSNBC racism charge

    01/31/2015 12:28:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    ‘People should be respecting and honoring him’An Iraqi Muslim interpreter for Chris Kyle spoke out against claims by MSNBC foreign correspondent Ayman Moheldin that the "American Sniper" was a racist and went on "killing sprees," sharing his own experiences with Mr. Kyle whom he considered a dear friend. In comments published Friday in IJReview, the interpreter, known by his codename Johnny Walker, said that Kyle was not a racist. He told reporters that Kyle had treated him like a brother in arms, sharing meals, talking about families and trusting him with his life. "If you're going to call Chris Kyle...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin: Yet Again Mr. President, You Lie

    01/31/2015 12:19:04 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 25 replies
    Governor Palin posted the following to Facebook:Yet again Mr. President, you lie. You boasted that your exchange of an obvious traitor for a group of known terrorists hell bent on America’s destruction is because “we leave no man behind.” You lie. You left an entire nation behind in the Rose Garden while celebrating a military deserter whose treasonous act you smiled at for all the world to see. You hold the proverbial hand of a traitor, but don't have the character to do the same for deserving souls who consistently give their all to protect America. Have you spoken up...
  • American Sniper: FR Review, Thoughts, etc. (SPOILERS INCL.)

    01/31/2015 9:56:16 AM PST · by rabidralph · 63 replies
    Rabidralph and FR | Jan. 31, 2015 | Rabidralph
    When American Sniper went into wide release, I promised to get a thread going, after a few weeks, so that FReepers could have a discussion about the movie, Hollywood, the effect of the story on us as veterans and civilians and whatever else. I hope that most of FR has had a chance to see it. There will probably be spoilers in this discussion.
  • ‘American Sniper’s’ Iraqi Interpreter Puts Claims of Kyle’s Racism to Rest with Powerful Statement

    01/31/2015 7:15:49 AM PST · by McBuff · 30 replies
    IJReview ^ | 1/30/15 | Justen Charters
    On Tuesday, MSNBC foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin shared his opinion on the box office smash American Sniper. After agreeing that the film was compelling for its depiction of veterans and PTSD, Mohyeldin claimed Kyle was racist to Iraqis and went on “killing sprees” while he was deployed in the country. Mohyeldin’s comments gained so much attention they trended on Facebook. IJReview talked with Johnny Walker, who was an Iraqi Muslim interpreter for many Navy SEALS, including Chris Kyle, about the claim that his dear friend was a racist. What he told us might just debunk those accusations. Walker said: “When...
  • Texas Governor Declares ‘Chris Kyle Day’

    01/30/2015 3:54:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Bob Price
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared February 2nd to be “Chris Kyle Day” to honor the Texan who became known the most lethal sniper in American history. Kyle was also recently immortalized in the blockbuster film “American Sniper.” Kyle was credited with 150 sniper kills during his four tours of duty in Iraq as a Navy Seal. He was tragically shot and killed on February 2, 2013, while trying to help a fellow veteran who was allegedly suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Taya Kyle, the widow of Chris Kyle, was recently honored by the organization AmericanSnipers.org with a donation of $62,000....
  • ‘American Sniper’ thrills Baghdad crowd: ‘Shoot him! He has an IED!’

    01/29/2015 12:36:01 PM PST · by windcliff · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-28-15 | Douglas Ernest
    Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” has wowed American audiences, but for one short week it also thrilled crowds in Baghdad. Iraq’s upscale Mansour Mall played the film for one week before the controversy surrounding the film prompted management to end showings. “Some people watching were just concentrating, but others were screaming ‘[expletive], shoot him! He has an IED, don’t wait for permission!’” said moviegoer Gaith Mohammed, the Global Post reported Wednesday. “I love watching war movies because especially now they give me the strength to face [the Islamic State].” “The sniper, he has a chance to hit the child and his...
  • Jesse Ventura: Chris Kyle Is No Hero, He's a Liar

    01/29/2015 12:21:25 PM PST · by seanmerc · 83 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 28 Jan 15 | AP
    American Sniper is tops at the box office, but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.
  • Jesse Ventura blasts 'American Sniper' as work of fiction

    01/29/2015 1:00:33 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/29/2015 | Philip Caulfield
    Ventura, who won a $1.8 million defamation suit against Kyle's estate last year, said the box office smash was 'as authentic as Dirty Harry' Jesse Ventura is the latest public figure taking potshots at slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and "American Sniper." The former Minnesota guv - who won a legal dustup with Kyle's estate last year because Kyle claimed he'd once decked Ventura - lashed out at the sharpshooter, calling him a liar and saying the box office smash was a piece of fiction. ...
  • Jesse Ventura Won't See 'American Sniper'; Says Chris Kyle Is No Hero

    01/29/2015 6:03:42 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 106 replies
    AP ^ | January 28, 2015 | Steve Karnowsk
    American Sniper is tops at the box office but don’t expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won’t see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him. "A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can’t have honor if you’re a liar. There is no...
  • NBC's Mohyeldin: Real American Sniper 'Racist' Who Went on 'Killing Sprees'

    01/29/2015 5:36:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ayman Mohyeldin has suggested that Chris Kyle, the real "American Sniper," was a "racist" whose military missions were nothing less than "killing sprees." With opinions like that, you might imagine Mohyeldin to be some unhinged bloviator from the bowels of the anti-American far left. Or, an NBC foreign correspondent [who formerly worked for Al Jazeera] who regularly reports on events in the Middle East. Which is exactly what he is. Ayman vented his bile on today's Morning Joe. View the video here.
  • It's the patriotism, stupid. What liberal critics don't get about "American Sniper"

    01/28/2015 7:16:35 PM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    foxnews ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | Pete Hegseth
    There’s no denying it. Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” has struck a chord with the American people, and did so by tapping into the deepest civic values we have as Americans – duty, honor, fidelity, courage, love for country…and a love for others. However, no war movie can live on the big screen without a spew of liberal backlash, and this film is no different. Criticism has come quickly from Michael Moore, Seth Rogen, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and other Hollywood leftists. Thankfully, some things speak louder than cowardly tweets—like the more than $200 million in ticket sales the movie...
  • Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

    01/28/2015 3:46:36 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 133 replies
    AOL ^ | 1-28-15 | AaaPee story
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.</p> <p>Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.</p>
  • 5 Reasons Liberals Hate Soldiers Like Chris Kyle

    01/27/2015 2:37:50 AM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1-27-2015 | John Hawkins
    American Sniper had a record-breaking debut. It’s the widest release ever for an R-rated movie, the biggest debut ever for a Best Picture Oscar nominee; it’s the highest grossing January movie in history and it’s already the second highest grossing war movie of all-time. The movie has already gone beyond “blockbuster” all the way up to “cultural phenomenon” in the space of a few weeks’ time. However, ironically, as the movie has become more popular with the public, liberals have gotten more and more upset about it. You’ve already seen the quotes from Michael Moore and Bill Maher, but...
  • Caution! 'American Sniper' Is a Dangerous Movie (Lefty "Indigenous Person" is concerned)

    01/26/2015 5:07:08 PM PST · by Drew68 · 104 replies
    Indian Country ^ | 1/25/15 | Mateo Romero
    I was looking forward to seeing American Sniper. I took my brown Native high school-aged son to see it. I’m a fan of Clint Eastwood’s acting and directing, and his Sniper is a beautifully shot and directed action packed flick. But after his film, I spent the hour’s drive home explaining to my son why I thought the movie was dangerous and corrosive to the American people. This is a tense war movie that looks great. But just underneath the film’s sexy veneer is a shockingly racist ideology of hate and death that is advanced by the white male sniper...