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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:00 PM

A no-politics thread: Chris Kyle R.I.P.

No matter how one feels about the Iraq war, or some of the comments made by politicians today, CPO Chris Kyle served this nation with honor and distinction. He is a multiple recepient of the Silver Star and the Bronze Star -- this nation's third and fourth highest decorations for military valor. No matter how you feel about firearms or the Second Amendment, nothing diminishes the fact that his final moments were spent attempting to reach out to a Marine suffering from PTSD.

My condolences go out to Mr. Kyle's wife Taya, and the rest of his family. We are deeply grateful for his service.




More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Kyle

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Reply A no-politics thread: Chris Kyle R.I.P. (Original post)
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 OP
Ohio Joe Feb 2013 #1
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #2
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #4
still_one Feb 2013 #7
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #9
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #10
still_one Feb 2013 #11
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #3
HERVEPA Feb 2013 #5
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #6
lynne Feb 2013 #8
cherokeeprogressive Feb 2013 #12
morningfog Feb 2013 #13

Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:02 PM

1. RIP - nt

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:03 PM

2. Count me out of those grateful for his service. I didn't ask, nor want, him to serve.

 

I didn't wish for his death, but I will not expend any mourning on him.

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:04 PM

4. Noted (nt)

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:09 PM

7. do you feel the same about those who fought in WWII or nam? Of course most were

Drafted in those wars, but in the Iraq war we were lied to.

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Response to still_one (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:13 PM

9. I am referring to one specific individual, the one about whom this thread is about.

 

If he believed the lies, that's on him... I never believed them for an instant.

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Response to still_one (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:17 PM

10. Many (certainly not all) Iraq veterans signed up after 9-11

They felt a duty to serve after their nation had been attacked.

Mr. Kyle, as far as I am aware, obeyed the orders of the officers appointed over him to the best of his ability in accordance with the rules of land warfare and the US Constitution. That's all any of us can ask of any serving member of our military.

To your point, 'Nam was a double -whammy. We were lied to, and much of the fighting force was conscripted.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:21 PM

11. My point was the soldier has very little choice

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:03 PM

3. k&r

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:05 PM

5. How does one get the power to declare a thread "no politics"?

Reaching out to a PTSD Marine by taking him shooting.

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:07 PM

6. It's not power. It's a polite request.

As for what he was thinking, I can't speak to that. I know (with the miracle of hindsight) that I've done stupid things with the best of intentions.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:09 PM

8. Well stated. Thank you. I, too, am grateful for his service -

- and extend my sympathies to his family.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:59 PM

12. RIP Chris

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Chief Kyle. This sailor thanks you for your service to your country and your work with Fellow Veterans.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:04 AM

13. His death was a tragedy. His life was murderous.

I feel sorry for him, his family and for all those he killed.

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