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  • Hero SAS sniper saves hundreds of lives by killing ISIS suicide bomber with just one shot

    08/01/2016 4:15:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Express-UK ^ | August 1, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    The expert shooter took out the bomber moments after he put on a suicide vest packed with hundreds of steel ball-bearings ready for a deadly attack. In one precise shot from 800m away, the sniper fired through a window to put a bullet through the terrorist's vest causing an explosion. The bomber, his accomplice and two bomb makers were killed in the blast which sprayed the inside of a bomb making factory in Iraq with shrapnel. . . . "The sniper fired and less than a second later the vest detonated. The blast blew the roof off the house and...
  • Forensic Expert Jennifer Lee Barringer. Hunting Rifle + Scope = Assault Rifle

    07/11/2016 9:13:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 106 replies
    Gun Free Zone ^ | 7-11-16 | Miguel
    ďThe difference between a hunting rifle and an assault rifle is, frankly, the scope that one puts on it. Scopes can be purchased online.Ē ďDouble shot weaponsĒ ďThey can do it very easily with something you could purchase at a grocery store.Ē
  • Report: Dallas sniper seen conducting military training exercises leading up to attack

    07/10/2016 12:17:09 AM PDT · by topher · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-July-2016
    The black Army veteran who killed five Dallas police officers may have been making himself fit for combat in preparation for the attack, according to a report. Micah X. Johnson, 25, had been spotted by one neighboring family conducting what looked like military training exercises in his suburban Dallas yard leading up to the shooting, The Dallas Morning News reported.
  • Dallas Police Identify a Gunman in Dallas Protest Shootings (Micah X. Johnson, of Mesquite TX)

    07/08/2016 8:13:09 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 177 replies
    nbcdfw.com ^ | 7/08/2016 | Todd L. Davis
    Dallas police identified a North Texas man as a gunman responsible for shootings at Dallas protests that left five police officers dead and seven more injured. Micah Xavier Johnson, of Mesquite, is one of four people police said were responsible for ambushing police officers at a peaceful protest against nation-wide officer-involved shootings in Dallas Thursday. Source: Dallas Police Identify a Gunman in Dallas Protest Shootings | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Police-Identify-Gunman-in-Dallas-Protest-Shootings-386015971.html#ixzz4DpZ5V1xq Follow us: @nbcdfw on Twitter | NBCDFW on Facebook
  • Two snipers shoot 11 police officers and leave bombs all over the place during Dallas protests

    07/07/2016 10:54:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 147 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 8 July 2016 | By Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    Two snipers have shot 11 police officers - killing at least four - and may have planted a bomb in downtown Dallas. The two gunmen opened fire from 'elevated positions', picking off officers 'ambush style' as they manned a protest over the deaths of two black men, police chief David Brown said. A gruesome video shows a heroic policeman taking on one of gunmen, but being gunned down by the shooter before being shot again execution-style, from point-blank range. Both suspects have been caught and taken into custody, with one detained following a shootout with police. As they were detained,...
  • WW I hero Francis Pegahmagabow given Aboriginal Day honour

    06/22/2016 8:20:05 AM PDT · by Snowyman · 9 replies
    History largely remembers him as Corp. Francis Pegahmagabow ó the deadliest sniper and scout of the First World War, credited with 378 kills and 300 captures. And on Tuesday, National Aboriginal Day, a life-sized bronze monument of Pegahmagabow was unveiled in Parry Sound, Ont., almost 100 years after he earned his first medal for courage in battle. The monument: Pegahmagabow standing defiantly with an eagle perched on one arm; his right hand in a fist; a Ross rifle slung over his shoulder; a caribou at his feet to represent his clan.
  • British Sniper Takes Out Two ISIS Bombers With One Shot, Saving Hundreds Of Lives

    06/20/2016 6:31:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/20/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A British Special Air Service (SAS) sniper took out two Islamic State bombers with a single shot, saving hundreds of lives in the process. The SAS sniper took his shot from just over half a mile away, killing the terrorist driver in a split second. But the story doesnít end there. The bullet passed through the driverís head and also hit his accomplice in the neck ó an incredible feat, given these two targets were moving.
  • Hillary WASN'T LYING! Bosnia gunfire footage discovered...(humor)

    05/20/2016 1:03:49 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 25, 2008 | Barely Productions
    This one minute video is an oldie (from 2008), but a goodie. It has just the right amount of humor to make it effective. I hope Trump can work something like it into a campaign ad.
  • Army Selects New Compact Sniper Rifle (H&K)

    04/04/2016 6:30:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Military.com ^ | April 1, 2016 | Matther Cox
    The U.S. Army has chosen Heckler & Koch to make its new Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System. The March 31 contract award to Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. Ė worth up to $44,500,000.00 Ė allows the Army to purchase a maximum total of 3,643 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) units, according to an announcement on FedBizOpps.gov.
  • Awesome VIDEO:As he threatens to take her life, the police sniper quietly squeezes the trigger

    03/28/2016 4:45:44 PM PDT · by ResisTyr · 21 replies
    Americangg.net ^ | Unknown | Americangg.net
    A hooded man took a woman hostage at a convenience store in Denver, Colorado. Police arrived on the scene, and the criminal attempted to leave the premises with a gun pressed to the womanís back. After making threats to take the womanís life, a Police decided to take lethal action. Once a clear shot was available, a sniper dispatched the hostage taker with extreme prejudice. The woman is shaken up, but otherwise doing very well. The criminal however, is left in critical condition. Read more at http://americangg.net/he-threatened-to-take-her-life/#FdDMEJYzehQ8PMEb.99
  • ISIS Show Off Machinegunner Gets Shot In The Face By Sniper

    01/26/2016 5:21:37 PM PST · by 2banana · 37 replies
    funker 530 ^ | January 18, 2016 | Will
    I hate to draw parallels to video games concerning real world, life or death issues, but this is what you get for camping. Seriously though, these boys were literally camped out in this spot with bed rolls and blankets.
  • Sweden funds sniper training for Muslim ‚Äėrefugees‚Äô

    01/25/2016 9:16:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/16 | Carol Brown
    If anyone had any doubt that Sweden has lost its collective mind, doubt no more. If this bit of news doesn't force you to face reality, then I give up! Sweden is offering sniper training for their new little friends from Islamic lands. And no, I'm not kidding. And this isn't political satire. The Swedish government is paying for Muslim invaders to learn how to shoot rifles. If anyone had any doubt that Sweden has lost its collective mind, doubt no more. If this bit of news doesn't force you to face reality, then I give up! Sweden is offering...
  • Swedish Taxpayers Finance Sniper Training for Islamic ‚ÄúRefugees‚ÄĚ

    01/20/2016 11:42:46 AM PST · by Torcert · 15 replies
    moonbattery ^ | Jan 19 2016
    Clarifications regarding cited 'sniper training' article In English: Because of the recent international citations of the 2013 Allehanda article 'Laddad for prickskytte' I as News Editor feel that a few clarifications are in order. Several websites refers to the immigration project in Sollefte 'sniper training'This is not a correct description. The word sniper training implies military combat education which is something completely different from this. Although the refugees in the pictures can be seen holding what looks like sniper rifles, it is in fact biathlon sports equipment. Biathlon is since the 1960s recognised as an Olympic discipline, and the Sollefte';...
  • American Sniper' Widow Taya Kyle Takes on Obama at Town Hall on Guns: 'We Cannot Outlaw Murder'

    01/07/2016 9:32:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/7/16 | TheBlazeNow
    Vid at link.
  • British SAS sniper in Iraq kills five ISIS jihadis with just THREE bullets

    12/14/2015 5:42:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/2015 | By EMMA GLANFIELD
    An SAS sniper was able to stop a group of jihadis launching a suicide bomb attack by killing the terrorists with just three bullets in a dramatic shoot-out in an ISIS-held part of Iraq. The marksman, who joined the SAS a decade ago, potentially saved the lives of hundreds of innocent people by firing three well-aimed shots at the jihadists as they left a bomb factory near Mosul. The sniper was given the go-ahead after the men were spotted leaving the bomb factory wearing heavy coats in hot weather -- a sign they were trying to hide their suicide vests....
  • SAS sniper kills FIVE ISIS suicide bombers with just THREE bullets

    12/13/2015 8:56:45 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 38 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 13 Dec 2015 | Sam Webb
    An SAS sniper took out five ISIS jihadis with just three rounds before they were able to launch a sickening suicide bomb attack. The SAS veteran fired a trio of well-placed bullets from 800 metres away, taking them out as they left a bomb factory near Mosul, an ISIS stronghold in Iraq. He opened fire after they were seen leaving in heavy coats in hot weather - a sign they were concealing explosive vests.
  • Flashback: Clinton simply 'misspoke'

    11/24/2015 8:54:17 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 30 replies
    NYTIMES.com ^ | MARCH 24, 2008 | Kathrine Q St
    The Clinton campaign says Senator Hillary Clinton may have ‚Äúmisspoke‚ÄĚ recently when she said she had to evade sniper fire when she was visiting Bosnia in 1996 as first lady. ‚ÄúI certainly do remember that trip to Bosnia,‚ÄĚ she said last week. ‚ÄúThere was a saying around the White House that if a place was too small, too poor, or too dangerous, the president couldn‚Äôt go, so send the First Lady. ‚ÄúI remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down...
  • Chris Sajnog - Nerual Zen Training

    11/24/2015 8:21:42 AM PST · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 11/24/2015 | J Oliver
    When the opportunity presented itself to interview one of the lead Navy SEAL firearms instructors who is also an internationally known law enforcement and military trainer, we jumped at the chance. Meet Chris Sajnog, former Navy SEAL sniper instructor, author and founder of Center Mass Group. Sajnog not only has over 20 years of expertise with one of the most elite military teams in the world, he is willing to share his skills and insight with everyone willing and open to learning them. Our own John Oliver spent some time with Sajnog and here is what he had to say:...
  • Three Israelis seriously wounded in Hevron shooting attacks

    11/08/2015 2:04:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    An Israeli was very seriously wounded in a shooting attack at the Beit Anun junction near Hevron on Friday evening. He was taken for treatment at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. The shooting incident was the fourth terrorist attack in one day. An hour earlier, terrorists shot and wounded two Israeli teens in Hevron, at the Tomb of the Patriarchs. On Friday afternoon, around 1:00 p.m., an Arab terrorist conducted a stabbing attack in Sha'ar Binyamin, to the north of Jerusalem. The attack took place outside a chain of the Rami Levy supermarket. One victim in his 40s...
  • Reading Racial Tea Leaves @ UMD

    10/29/2015 7:49:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In this era of racial unrest, academic efforts to achieve understanding are welcome. Unfortunately, opportunities to misinterpret abound in academe. ‚ÄúYounger generations have made great strides,‚ÄĚ Liam Farrell of the University of Maryland writes in the alumni magazine, Terp. ‚ÄúA cross-country study of 3,000 people 14 to 24 years old by MTV and David Binder Research in 2014 found that more than 90 percent believe everyone should be treated the same regardless of race.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBut that belief is a veneer on more unsettling results: 48 percent of white respondents also believe discrimination against white people is as big a problem...
  • 3800 Yard Long Range Shot

    10/16/2015 12:41:36 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/16/2015 | C Cocoles
    This video highlights Jim Spinella and the HCR team hitting a 36″ plate from an extreme distance of 3800 yards (2.16 miles). The shot was made with the Hill Country Rifle Extreme Long Range Carry Weight 375 CheyTac at the FTW Ranch in Texas. This rifle weighs 12.5 pounds without the scope. This shot is said to be a world record. Go here to view the video.
  • Arizona authorities arrest suspect in string of freeway shootings

    09/18/2015 11:46:08 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 18, 2015 | Fox News
    A suspect in the Phoenix-area freeway shootings has been arrested, authorities announced late Friday. Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, was arrested at a Wal-Mart in Glendale, a suburb west of Phoenix, at about 7 p.m., said Daniel Scarpinato, a spokesman for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead announced the arrest at a news conference, two hours after the arrest. Milstead said the suspect was arrested for four of the 11 shootings. Merritt has not been formally charged yet. The shootings Merritt was arrested for took place on Aug. 29 and 30. The agency said the...
  • Alert about a possible freeway sniper on I-94, I-69 near Battle Creek (Michigan)

    08/28/2015 4:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | August 28, 2015 | Jim Kiertzner
    Police say one car was shot at, and several other cars possibly hit by a sniper lurking along I-94 between I-69 and Battle Creek. Other possible hits happened on I-69 south to the Indiana border. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton tells 7 Action News, people in Metro Drive who have driven through that area from the end of July through last week may have also been hit and did not know it. If you've found suspicious damage to your vehicle, contact police. Also, if you are driving and believe you are shot at, don't stop. The Sheriff says drive to...
  • Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac

    08/11/2015 7:43:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    UK Express ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Nick Gutteridge
    Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac A HERO SAS sniper gunned down a knife-wielding Islamic State (ISIS) maniac just as he was trying to brutally behead a father and his young son. By Nick Gutteridge PUBLISHED: 02:29, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 | UPDATED: 08:52, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away. The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking...
  • Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac

    08/09/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by Bratch · 37 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | NICK GUTTERIDGE
    A HERO SAS sniper gunned down a knife-wielding Islamic State (ISIS) maniac just as he was trying to brutally behead a father and his young son. The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away. The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking part in the sick planned execution. ISIS militants had decreed that the little boy and his father must die after branding them "infidels" because they refused to denounce their faith....
  • Just War And Where Snipers Fit In

    08/07/2015 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Wayne Laugesen via Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown USAR (Ret.)
    Boulder, CO Ė -(Ammoland.com)- ďYou shall not kill.Ē As a Catholic altar boy and student at St. Judeís School near Boston, Jack Coughlin learned the Fifth Commandment early in life. As a Marine Corps sniper and devout pro-life Catholic, Coughlin killed for a living. From rooftops, hillsides and shelled-out buildings, he focused the crosshairs on distant individuals, squeezed the trigger and ended their lives. By the time he retired, Coughlin had accumulated 60 confirmed kills in Somalia, Iraq and other foreign battlefields he will not identify. Coughlin, author of the autobiography Shooter ( tiny.cc/40gh1x ) , has little trouble...
  • Almost everything can be hacked, including sniper rifles

    07/30/2015 3:33:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 30 at 4:08 PM | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    In a recent WIRED article, security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger tackled just that issue. The wife and husband duo purchased two $13,000 TrackingPoint rifles and spent the last year reverse engineering and hacking the riflesí computers. The two plan to present their research at the Black Hat hacker conference in two weeks, according to the article. TrackingPoint bills itself as a company comprised of ďlifetime NRA members and engineers.Ē The products sold on its website seem standard enough when it comes to a gun company: bolt-action rifles, semi-automatic carbines, etc. The ď5.56mm semi-auto,Ē basically a M16-type rifle, costs...
  • Think you can Handle this type of Long Range Shooting Competition?

    07/08/2015 12:28:13 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/8/2015 | Robin Taylor
    Looking down from atop a three-story shooting tower, 12 steel targets stand out along a green hillside, each one further away than the last. Theyíre all challenging, and the furthest sits at 936 yards. When the buzzer sounds, youíll have three minutes to shoot all 12. The problem is, you canít actually see the targets yet. Youíre starting at the bottom of the towerís stairwell, carrying 200 rounds of ammunition, a coat, a gear bag, a sling, sunscreen, elbow pads, bipod, and a heavy sniper rifle. By the time you get to the top of those stairs and see the...
  • Possible Colorado Sniper Ė Cyclist Killed, Motorist Shot In Neck, 9 Incidents In Past Month

    06/04/2015 8:27:18 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 37 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 31, 2015 | sundance
    Ö and now a ballistics match between the Cyclist and the Motorist. This is one of those stories seemingly missed by the national media as the course of time clouds the dot connections. Back on April 24th the New York Post wrote an article about four incidents where motorists windows were shot out in a similar area in Colorado. The New York Post article was prompted by the shooting of a driver on I-25, Cori Romero (25): [Ö] Mystery shootings in northern Colorado have prompted concern that a serial attacker may be targeting highway drivers, police said. The worst incident...
  • Another Driver Has Window Shattered, Causes Remain A Mystery

    04/29/2015 9:58:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    CBS Local Media, CBS Radio Inc. ^ | April 28, 2015 | CBS4, CBS Denver
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) Ė Five times now a vehicleís window has been shattered while traveling in Northern Colorado. The latest happened Tuesday morning on Interstate 25 in Fort Collins. A driver remains hospitalized after a bullet came through her window last week. There are also cases under investigation in Loveland, Mead and Keenesburg. The struggle now is trying to find a common link in the cases...Deputies still have no leads in last weekís shooting, and thereís still a possibility at least some of the broken windows are just a coincidence.
  • ĎAmerican Sniperí too violent for U. of Michigan; students shown ĎPaddingtoní bear flick instead

    04/08/2015 12:30:50 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of Michigan canceled a scheduled movie screening of ďAmerican SniperĒ on Tuesday after nearly 300 students and others complained the film glorifies a ďmass killerĒ and perpetuates anti-Muslim stereotypes. An online petition, titled a ďcollective letter from Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) and Muslim students on campus,Ē accused the school of ďtolerating dangerous anti-Muslim and anti-MENA propagandaĒ by showing the Chris Kyle biopic, The College Fix reported. ďThe movie American Sniper not only tolerates but promotes anti-Muslim and anti-MENA rhetoric and sympathizes with a mass killer,Ē the letter reads. ďChris Kyle was a racist who took a...
  • Extreme Long Range Pellet Rifle

    02/24/2015 8:32:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 108 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 2/24/2015 | Eric Nestor
    For many of us, our first experiences with shooting included BB guns and pellet guns. These air pellet rifles are like nothing weíve used before! Check out the video on this pellet rifle hitting its target from 90 plus yards. Spoiler if you're a "Birdman" fan you may not like this. :)
  • 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 ďpig assassinsĒ 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. ďFor a lot of time heís talked about pigs with a lot of people,Ē he said. ďItís suspicious.Ē An old episode of Seinfeld featured...
  • Expert testifies ĎAmerican Sniperí 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 ďparanoidĒ and ďschizophrenicĒ 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. ďHe was showing his hand already. In other words, he was trying to get out of what he had done,Ē Arambula testified Friday. [snip] ďHe was intoxicated at the time of the offense. Any time...
  • Prosecution in ĎAmerican Sniperí 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.
  • 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 husbandís 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 Eastwoodís 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.
  • NBC under fire over reporterĎs claim sniper Chris Kyle was Ďracistí [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 ó this time for a correspondentís claims that sniper Chris Kyle was ďracist.Ē More than 20 retired generals and admirals penned a letter to Comcast, which owns NBC, following a Jan. 29 interview on MSNBCís ďMorning JoeĒ with Middle East reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. ďSome 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,Ē Mohyeldin said of Kyle, whose career was recently the...
  • Bridging the Gap between a Sniper and Olympic Shooter

    02/09/2015 7:50:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/9/2015 | N Irving
    ďI didnít know what to expect going into my weekend with Nick and the rest of the guys. My sport is different from the type of shooting he does and I wasnít sure how my skills would translate into his world.Ē ďIt was funny, because Nick and the others seemed impressed by what Iíve done, but I felt like he was the one that accomplished so much. In my eyes, what he has done has impacted things in the real world and has changed lives.Ē ďThere was a mutual respect and appreciation for each otherís craft. I learned a lot...
  • Debunked: Washington Post, NBC News Falsely Defame Chris Kyle as Racist

    01/29/2015 2:45:10 PM PST · by Praxeologue · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | January 29, 2015 | John Nolte
    In the mediaís ongoing and hysterically desperate effort to defame Chris Kyle and ďAmerican Sniper,Ē the film about his life, a dishonest narrative is increasingly being built around Kyleís repeated use of the word ďsavages.Ē Kyle described only terrorists as ďsavages.Ē The media is spreading the lie that he referred to Iraqis as ďsavages.Ē In order to falsely brand Kyle as some kind of psychotic racist, left-wing news outlets like the Washington Post and NBC News have so perfected this art of false defamation they are now matter-of-factly spreading the falsehood even though it has been repeatedly debunked. The Washington...
  • Report: United States kept secret its chemical weapons finds in Iraq

    01/29/2015 2:42:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 51 replies
    CNN.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Dana Ford
    The U.S. government suppressed information about chemical weapons it found in Iraq, and several servicemembers were injured by their exposure to those weapons, The New York Times is reporting. In an article published late Tuesday, the newspaper says it found 17 American servicemembers and seven Iraqi police officers who were exposed to mustard or nerve agents after 2003. They were reportedly given inadequate care and told not to talk about what happened. "From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam...
  • ĎAmerican Sniperí thrills audiences ó in Iraq

    01/29/2015 1:50:37 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 16 replies
    NYPOST.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Chris Perez
    Moviegoers in Baghdad were on the edge of their seats while watching ďAmerican SniperĒ ó as the controversial war drama thrilled audiences in Iraq, where much of the film is set. ďWhen the sniper was hesitating to shoot [the child holding the RPG in the filmís first scene], everyone was yelling, ĎJust shoot him!íĒ Gaith Mohammed told the Global Post, adding that his theater was packed. ďSome people watching were just concentrating, but others were screaming, ĎF-ck, shoot him! He has an IED, donít wait for permission!!íĒ Since the movieís release, many people have objected to the filmís portrayal of...
  • Chris Kyle and American Sniper: A Critique of a Faux Critique (small spoilers)

    01/28/2015 5:02:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | 1-24-2015 | Mike McDaniel
    Media Progressives are nothing if not predictable. A case in point is one Matt Taibbi, writing what purports to be a movie review of American Sniper in a January 21, 2015 edition of Rolling Stone, which rag hasn¬ít had a good run of journalistic integrity of late. One can expect the self-appointed cultural elite to be insultingly dismissive of and terminally snarky about anything the denizens of flyover country‚Äďyou know, Americans?‚Äďlike, but his article ¬ďAmerican Sniper¬í Is Almost Too Dumb To Criticize. Almost,¬Ē is a study in predictability and lazy disdain.Regular readers know that I¬íve been covering Chris Kyle for...
  • The Less than One Percenters

    01/26/2015 3:40:56 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-26-15 | Wordsmith
    For a country that's been engaged in two major theaters of war for around the last 13 years, much of the service and sacrifice has been made by the true 1%'ers. A 2013 Pew Research article reports that only a 5th of the Congress at the time had any military experience, themselves. Not all that long ago, military service was practically a requirement for serving in Congress. The high point in recent decades was the 95th Congress (1977-78) when, following an influx of Vietnam-era veterans, a combined 77% of the House and Senate had served in the armed forces. But...
  • My review of "American Sniper"

    01/25/2015 6:33:57 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 61 replies
    25 January 2015 | Paterfamilias
    We saw "American Sniper" last night. My wife and I went with a group of about a dozen other military parents (Navy, Marine Corps, Army). This is not a typical "war movie" in that it explores one man's journey from civilian life into the military community into war (four tours in Iraq) and then explores his difficult re-entry into civilian life. So, in a way, the movie is about the family and community of the as much as it is about Chris Kyle. There are aspects of the movie that some will dismiss as trite or jingoistic: Kyle's father instructing...
  • American Sniper film 'behind rise in anti-Muslim threats'

    01/25/2015 5:16:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 25, 2015
    The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, according to an Arab-American civil rights group. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has written to director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper. Their film is based on US soldier Chris Kyle's service in Iraq from 2003-09. The ADC said a "majority of the violent threats we have seen over the past few days are result of how Arab and Muslims are depicted in American Sniper". The organisation, which describes itself as the largest Arab civil rights organisation in the US, said...
  • ĎAmerican Sniper': Intolerance Burns Inside the Left Like a Poison

    01/24/2015 8:11:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/15 | John Nolte
    In a Weekly Standard piece titled, ďThe ĎAmerican Sniperí Freakout: Why the Left Canít Tolerate This Movie,Ē Mark Hemingway does a fine job of breaking down exactly why the Left either hates ďAmerican SniperĒ or is dishonestly claiming it is a left-wing movie. Itís a thorough, must-read that perfectly lays out the case. Outside the context of the film itself, there is an additional reason the Left canít tolerate Eastwoodís masterpiece: every act of apostasy, even one, must be punished. The Left cannot tolerate dissent. If just one thing sneaks through the institutions the Left is desperate to hold a...
  • Americans Prefer 'American Sniper' Over Obama's Empty Chair

    01/21/2015 5:59:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Editorial
    Valor: When Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair at the 2012 GOP convention, many thought he'd lost it. Now more Americans are watching his story of hero Chris Kyle than saw the State of the Union. There was a sense of irony in President Obama praising himself for a "persistent, steady resolve" in fighting an Islamic terrorism he refuses to call by name. He delivered his State of the Union speech just as the U.S. military was moving the assault ships Iwo Jima and Fort McHenry into the Red Sea to evacuate American personnel, if necessary, from...
  • ďAmerican SniperĒ ó a Rorschach test separating the wheat from the chaff

    01/21/2015 5:16:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    bookwormroom.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Bookworm
    I haven’t yet seen the movie American Sniper, but I have read Chris Kyle’s autobiography, on which it is based. I therefore believe that I am qualified to write on the topic.Although, come to think of it, I’m not really going to write about American Sniper at all. Instead, I’m going to write about some of the reactions to American Sniper, which function as a Rorschach test of American (and, dare I say, un-American?) values.I have to begin with the fundamental premise, one that drives the Left nuts, which is that Clint Eastwood, with help from a superb Bradley Cooper,...
  • Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer blasts Michael Mooreís sniper comments

    01/20/2015 2:01:22 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 20 replies
    FOXNEWS/Politics ^ | January 20, 2015 | WashingtonFreeBeacon
    Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer criticized Michael Moore for Twitter comments he made Sunday. SNIP Meyer responded to the tweet in a post on Scout: "I'm sure that his grandfather, who died serving this country, is rolling over in his grave knowing that his grandson is using him to justify him calling U.S. servicemen cowards. I'd be willing to bet that at some point during his grandfather's service, he was watched over by U.S. snipers, and probably had his life saved more than once by U.S. snipers during the war. "I served as a Marine sniper for three years,...
  • America The Murdering Psycho Sniper

    01/20/2015 1:21:53 PM PST · by absentee · 14 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | 1/19/15 | Caleb Howe
    This weekend and into Monday morning, the usual cast of characters and character assassins have been spouting nonsense about America and Islam and war and soldiers, all in the wake of the record-smashing opening for the movie American Sniper. Michael Moore weighed in, as did Seth Rogen, to name two of many. Among the words thrown around were "Nazi", "mass murderer", "coward" and even that most damning of epithets, Republican. That's what they have to say about a soldier. (Remember, as we go on through this story, that liberals love the troops. You'll have to keep reminding yourself because it...