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 Post subject: Live by the sword die by the sword
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:26 am 
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http://rt.com/usa/news/sniper-charged-k ... texas-361/

The “deadliest sniper in US history” former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has been shot dead together with his friend at a Texas shooting range. A 25-year-old has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of capital murder.

Iraq war veteran Eddie Ray Routh, 25, is accused of using a semi-automatic handgun to shoot former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at Rough Creek Lodge. He has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of capital murder.

"They were shot at close range," police department spokesman Sergeant Lonny Haschel said.

Authorities claim that after the incident, Routh drove to his sister's home where he told her and his brother-in-law about the murders. After he left, his relatives notified the police.

Following a brief pursuit, Routh was arrested at his Lancaster, Texas home several hours after the shooting. The handgun believed to have been used in the murders was found at Routh's home.

Local media describe the alleged killer as a former Marine who suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). The US military has confirmed that Routh was once in active service, but was currently listed as a reserve officer.

One of the victims, Chris Kyle is known to be one of America's best snipers, with more than 150 successful missions with the Navy Seals. His longest and most remarkable kill – from 1.2 miles away – took out an insurgent aiming a rocket launcher at an Army convoy.

Since leaving the Seals, Kyle helped run FITCO Cares, a support group for ex-military personnel struggling with PTSD.

It was during this type of visit that ex- Marine Routh murdered Kyle and Littlefield.

Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Routh was believed to be suffering from "some type of mental illness," or PTSD and that his mother may have contacted the veterans support foundation that Kyle was involved with.

"My heart is breaking," FITCO's director, Travis Cox, told AP. He added that the former sniper has left behind a wife and two children.

"Chris died doing what he filled his heart with passion – serving soldiers struggling with the fight to overcome PTSD," Cox said.

During his military service, Kyle received two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor. He was interviewed about curbing US gun violence on Guns.com last month. He favored arming teachers who have been trained to handle weapons, and spoke against restrictions on gun owners.

The shooting comes during the country’s heated debate over gun control, after publicly available military-style weapons were used to conduct several mass shootings throughout the nation.

In December, a man killed 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

US President Barack Obama has put gun control on his legislative agenda, with plans to ban assault rifles and high capacity magazines. The measures are up against fierce opposition from gun advocates who support the country’s right to bear arms.

who treats PTSD by going to a shooting rang anyway??

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 Post subject: Re: Live by the sword die by the sword
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:48 am 
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Didn't he brag about having 250 kills in his career? Good riddance, scum.


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 Post subject: Re: Live by the sword die by the sword
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I wanna say karma is a bitch but then again I don't if he really did try to do some good in the end, helping fellow vets..


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Tim wrote:
Didn't he brag about having 250 kills in his career? Good riddance, scum.


He does seem inappropriately nonchalant about it here..



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 Post subject: Re: Live by the sword die by the sword
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[color=#00BFBF]He does seem inappropriately nonchalant about it here..


Because they're desensitized by violence. Most Americans are desensitized to violence and actually get a thrill from killing 'enemies' overseas. They brag about their kills like this guy did. 200 yards away, man! I taught that sand nigger terrorist a lesson boy. HOOAH!

It's very disturbing. And then people wonder why so many shootings happen in the US. It's not the guns but the people, and the people are fucking insane.


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 Post subject: Re: Live by the sword die by the sword
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Yes american snipers and soldiers overall are quite an interesting contrast to Simo Häyhä. Their demeanors are polar opposites because the wars they served in are so different. Finland vs the USSR was a desperate kill or be killed. If Häyhä had died on the battlefield and not peacefully as an old man 62 years after the war I would've mourned for him. He fought because he had to and never shot a civilian. A lot of US snipers can't say the same.


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Got what he deserved. How can anyone brag about sniping. it is at best just a successful tactic. There is nothing bad ass about it. You cant be more of a snake in the grass than to shoot people from a mile away.

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Leaving aside Kyle's apathy for the combative nature of his targets or lack there of, one thing jumped out at me. Routh was suffering from PTSD, making it likely he has been on SSRIs. I think it's safe to add two more to the SSRI body count.

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The media is reporting that the guy who killed him was also an Iraq vet and is on suicide watch in his prison cell apparently. Two victims of the bloodthirsty MIC.


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