Former Seal and American Sniper author Chris Kyle SHOT DEAD!
Chris Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL and the self-proclaimed "most lethal sniper in American military history," with 160 confirmed kills (out of 255 claimed kills) although these statistics have not yet been released by the Pentagon.
Kyle was killed on February 2, 2013, at the Rough Creek Lodge shooting range in Erath County, Texas. Local police captured the suspect Eddie Ray Routh, after a short freeway chase, which ended when Routh, who had left the scene of the shootings in Kyle's Ford F-350 truck, crashed into a police cruiser. The suspect was arrested just before 9:00 p.m. the same day in Lancaster, Texas. Erath County Sheriffs said the motive for the killing was unclear.
Police arrested Eddie Ray Routh, 25, of Lancaster and he was arraigned Saturday evening on two counts of capital murder, according to Sgt. Lonny Haschel of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Routh is being held in the Erath County Jail under a $3 million bond. A friend of Kyle said the suspect was a veteran struggling with PTSD. Kyle had reportedly taken Routh to the gun range in an effort to help him with his PTSD. Authorities say Routh used a semi-automatic handgun to kill Kyle and his friend.
If only he had a gun to defend himself.
R1 he did have a gun
Sniper with a gun at a gun range couldn't defend himself, but I'm sure the average American with a gun could've taken him out.
R2 = Rose Nylund
He was super hot.
[R2] Have people stopped telling you jokes because you don't "get them?"
I just connected that this is the guy Bradley Cooper portrays in "American Sniper." Wasn't there some recent revelation about him that made him seem less than honorable? Besides that he was a trained killer.
In his book he made up some stories about attacking former Gov Jessie Ventura for comments he made. Jesse Ventura took him to court stating he never met Kyle no was he punched by him; Jesse won. I also thought that his kill record was under scrutiny as well.
We don't care. A movie about an AMERICAN white male killing damn muslims is what we wanna see right now.
Yeah R8. He supposedly killed 30 looters in New Orleans after Katrina. I do not know if there is any evidence pointing to truth or lies on that one. I would think that would be a hard statement to prove, but easy to disprove.
Whoever bumped this thread, thank you. R2 is priceless.
And even if it's true (it isn't, he lied, just like he lied about the robbery at the gas station), where is the pride in shooting American looters? Oh, that's right, they were black. I forgot.
It was a pretty fitting way for Mr. Kyle to go, all things considered.
It really does make one question if Karma is real, r13.
r13, it's a fucking shame that this guy was positioning himself as some kind of mental health professional who could help these guys.
Supposedly, he was 'working' with his killer to help him with PTSD after his deployment.
Another soldier could be helpful with resources and as a sounding board, but they need professional help.
I'm not a fan of the military's male, white, Christian culture; however, if you're going to send these guys over, you owe it to them to support them Stateside.
Jesse not only sued Kyle but is now vigorously going after the widow.
R16 good. Hope he takes her to the cleaners. And I can't stand Jesse.
So sad, too bad.
[quote] Supposedly, he was 'working' with his killer to help him with PTSD after his deployment.
"Working with," also known as fucking.
DL relationship gone bad.
No -- the guy wanted Chris's truck.
The fact Kyle drove an Ford F350 proves he was a total douche. No one needs that behemoth for basic transportation, i.e. driving to a shooting range, except micro-penised persons.
White male Christian rednecks in Texas love those big trucks.
But why would a trip to the gun range help someone w PTSD?
Nothin' like firin' off a couple rounds with a big ole gun to get you over whatever's makin' you feel small, if you know what I mean, r22.
Nothin' a gun can't cure, one way or another.
Totally Hung and Uncomplected Good Ol' NRA Member
They got him all right. Silenced him. You better believe it. He was shut up.
The movie's making him out to be an all-American hero. Way, way more going on there. I'd say karma bit him big-time in the ass. Sad story. Disturbed man who in excelled in the midst of the atrocity of war.
R7 there was a very good piece in the New Yorker about Kyle's many tall tales.
Haven't seen the movie -- does Eastwood deal with this at all? The New Yorker article suggests that after coming back from the war he needed to continue to be the dangerous man doing an heroic job, and when that wasn't happening naturally, he just made stuff up.
[quote] Kyle had reportedly taken Routh to the gun range in an effort to help him with his PTSD.
He wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, was he?
I had to read the story to confirm this wasn't the guy who got his head blown off by the 9 year old girl with the Uzi.
THAT would have been an apt demise.
What guy was that, r29?
The movie has made over $100 million dollars.
There's a war going on out there, and people are really loving this movie.
We have a winner for Best Picture of the Year!
I watched this last night (screener so I didn't pay). It was terrible. Right wing propaganda at its finest.
Taking a guy with severe PTSD to a shooting range = Darwinism at work. I mean, how stupid can someone be?
Ok- I just watched it and seriously don't get the hate. Tells the story of a solid soldier who has a black and white worldview- he happens to be pretty conservative. I don't know- I thought it was ok...
What exactly do you naive little girls think Seals and Snipers do?
Yeah, I'm glad he had a gun, otherwise he would have been...nevermind.
In my experience, the guys that brag the most usually have little to brag about.
Most of those guys keep pretty quiet about shit they've done/seen and for good reason. This guy looks like he was an attention whore.
It's possible someone "shut him up". Smart man doesn't run his jibs about that shit. Unless it's to his therapist or his buddies.
"Baby....baby, I wanna come home!"
"Baby...baby, what's the matter?"
"I wanna come home, baby...baby."
This is weird...
The mystery of American Sniper's plastic babies
Thanks for link, r27. I was riveted by how Routh was apprehended. An armed man known to have PTSD and being prone to violence, and suspected of a brutal double murder but police just saunter up to his truck and start having a conversation with him. Long enough for him to put car in drive and lead them on a chase. And he is later apprehended...ALIVE!
This in the same country where a black 12 year old is gunned down by police on a playground for holding a toy gun.
Should the man who killed him get an award? Maybe.
If Kyle's killer had been black, he would have been killed on the spot or right in his car. Cops, they revolt me.