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(WFAA Fort Worth)   Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history, shot and killed at rifle range   (wfaa.com ) divider line
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2013-02-03 12:25:51 AM  
BronyMedic: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Still waiting on the two bleeding-hearts who called him a hero. Explain how he was a hero.

They're ignoring your trolling. It's pretty fail, bro.

It's not trolling. It's an honest request. But apparently, I'm correct in my assertion that nobody can actually back up such claims.............bro.
 
2013-02-03 12:26:19 AM  

Abox: "Investigators said Routh, a former Marine who is said to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, is believed to have turned his weapon on Kyle and the second victim, killing them both at point-blank range"

Point-Blank Range would be a good name for a gun range.


ring.cdandlp.com
 
2013-02-03 12:26:49 AM  

KarmicDisaster: super_grass:
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/ If they had any integrity they would not have signed up in the first place.

The amusing thing is, Romney included the military in the "47% who need to pay their fair share".


Everyday I hope that Obama calls for a drone strike on the Faux News HQ.
 
2013-02-03 12:26:55 AM  

ontariolightning: preybyemail: ontariolightning: So he shot a lot of people who were just defending their country from an invading force in an illegal war and that = an America hero?

I'm not too upset.

Jesus wept, you are a sorry sack of ass

Jesus is a fictional character.


An atheist? On the internet?

Your surfing the next wave man. On the razors edge! Thats some ground breaking shiat!

Tell us how you told off your moms xtian friend on facebook that one time.
 
2013-02-03 12:27:01 AM  

nmemkha: The_Sponge: TOWG: The first 10 commenters can all go and EABOD. RIP hero


Seconded.

How are his actions Heroic? How has any war after W II been worth the lives it destroyed? Our soldiers aren't defending anything but a  mercenary's paycheck paid by the blood of the The People on behalf of corporate interests.


A person can be a hero by their own actions despite the greater theater of war being a goddamn shame. That includes snipers whose shattered psyches have twisted ethics around to maintain a shred of sanity.

I don't know if this guy was a murderous zealot when he signed up and neither do you. Bit if he joined because he fell for propaganda and wanted to serve at risk of his own life.. Well that is a hero isn't it?

Or do we have another definition to use?

I also believe people fighting on both sides of a war could be called hero by that same measure. Of course, I don't think as highly of heroes as many for that very reason. It doesn't mean right, just, ethical, or smart. At least not to me.
 
2013-02-03 12:27:09 AM  

Smackledorfer: Was this the same sniper who talked about how god guided all his shots and it was god's will they died

If so it is still a shame when someone gets murdered, but I don't have the spare tears for self-righteous angels of death.


i338.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-03 12:28:01 AM  

KarmicDisaster: I think that this thread will hit 1000 posts. The only thing it has working against it is that it is late.


The only bet the bookies will take is the over/under on what time that happens. And I'll put my money on.... 2:35 EST.
 
2013-02-03 12:28:04 AM  
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2013-02-03 12:28:06 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: BronyMedic: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Still waiting on the two bleeding-hearts who called him a hero. Explain how he was a hero.

They're ignoring your trolling. It's pretty fail, bro.

It's not trolling. It's an honest request. But apparently, I'm correct in my assertion that nobody can actually back up such claims.............bro.


He's a hero because he went to a foreign land, put himself in extreme danger and extreme discomfort, to kill a bunch of people as commanded by the people you put in charge. Satisfactory answer?
 
2013-02-03 12:28:22 AM  
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2013-02-03 12:28:40 AM  

BronyMedic: super_grass: [i970.photobucket.com image 553x700]

/ If they had any integrity they would not have signed up in the first place.

[www.sadanduseless.com image 600x435]


I don't glorify murder.

Now go wave a flag like a good little Amerifat.
 
2013-02-03 12:29:39 AM  

Frank N Stein: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: BronyMedic: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Still waiting on the two bleeding-hearts who called him a hero. Explain how he was a hero.

They're ignoring your trolling. It's pretty fail, bro.

It's not trolling. It's an honest request. But apparently, I'm correct in my assertion that nobody can actually back up such claims.............bro.

He's a hero because he went to a foreign land, put himself in extreme danger and extreme discomfort, to kill a bunch of people as commanded by the people you put in charge. Satisfactory answer?


He enjoyed it and he wasn't defending his country. Sh*tty answer.
 
2013-02-03 12:29:48 AM  

Frank N Stein: He's a hero because he went to a foreign land, put himself in extreme danger and extreme discomfort, to kill a bunch of people as commanded by the people you put in charge. Satisfactory answer?


www.dogfacesoldiers.org
PTSD......whaaaaaaat's that???????????????????
 
2013-02-03 12:30:03 AM  

HempHead: [medicolegal.tripod.com image 720x540]


I'll take S-Words of $1000, Alex.
 
2013-02-03 12:30:04 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: It's not trolling. It's an honest request. But apparently, I'm correct in my assertion that nobody can actually back up such claims.............bro.


If you're actually being serious? He's a hero for undertaking a mission which only a select group of human beings, the number of which could be counted in the low thousands, in the history of the United States have been able to do. In doing so, he placed himself at extreme risk of capture by an enemy who would neither respect the laws and conventions of warfare, but would gleefully do horrific things to his corpse long after tortuing and murdering him to do so. His mission not only placed him in the realm of disproportionate risk as a soldier, but also provided a scalpel instead of a sledgehammer, allowing American and allied forces to do what they needed to do, without endangering civilians and noncombattants as much as a drone strike or artillery strike would have.

He did this while honoribly serving his country, and upholding the laws and values of the UCMJ and the conventions which we stuck to, even while others didn't.

So yes. That's why he's a hero. Some people aren't satisfied being BASH Commandos in a cubicle.
 
2013-02-03 12:30:34 AM  

super_grass: Amerifat.


>>>4chan.org
 
2013-02-03 12:30:46 AM  

ontariolightning: So he shot a lot of people who were just defending their country from an invading force in an illegal war and that = an America hero?

I'm not too upset.


He probably was a sociopath anyways.  (Pig rule applies, it's okay to kill and eat a pig, he'd do the same for you no problem)

\Friend once told me his dad an MP in Korea, used to wake up screaming on a regular basis.
 
2013-02-03 12:30:51 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: OK, you too, chuckles. How was he a hero.



By killing terrorists and doing more with his life than you ever will with yours.
 
2013-02-03 12:31:02 AM  

Frank N Stein: justtray: "This facility has no guns. There's a gun range next door that is well armed with the sniper that killed a bunch of your countrymen. I will not attempt to stop you when you try to exact your revenge on him."

justtray: Thank god shooting spree killers never target gun ranges because they're so well armed.

Also, thankfully, one of the many armed heroes was able to stop this guy before he could commit terror. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.... except when they don't.

Don't stop now. You're on a roll.


Nah that's enough. That fully destroys a couple really stupid gun-nut talking points. Don't worry, I'm sure you'll come up with some new, equally invalid ones next week.

Open wide, liberals are coming!
 
2013-02-03 12:31:04 AM  
At least he died doing what he loved.
 
2013-02-03 12:31:25 AM  

BronyMedic: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: It's not trolling. It's an honest request. But apparently, I'm correct in my assertion that nobody can actually back up such claims.............bro.

If you're actually being serious? He's a hero for undertaking a mission which only a select group of human beings, the number of which could be counted in the low thousands, in the history of the United States have been able to do. In doing so, he placed himself at extreme risk of capture by an enemy who would neither respect the laws and conventions of warfare, but would gleefully do horrific things to his corpse long after tortuing and murdering him to do so. His mission not only placed him in the realm of disproportionate risk as a soldier, but also provided a scalpel instead of a sledgehammer, allowing American and allied forces to do what they needed to do, without endangering civilians and noncombattants as much as a drone strike or artillery strike would have.

He did this while honoribly serving his country, and upholding the laws and values of the UCMJ and the conventions which we stuck to, even while others didn't.

So yes. That's why he's a hero. Some people aren't satisfied being BASH Commandos in a cubicle.


So he followed orders and was very good at it.... So were Nazi war criminals.... They heroes too? Your turn.
 
2013-02-03 12:31:40 AM  

MrHappyRotter: At least he died doing what he loved.


ok...........that one cost a keyboard
 
2013-02-03 12:31:46 AM  

BronyMedic: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: It's not trolling. It's an honest request. But apparently, I'm correct in my assertion that nobody can actually back up such claims.............bro.

If you're actually being serious? He's a hero for undertaking a mission which only a select group of human beings, the number of which could be counted in the low thousands, in the history of the United States have been able to do. In doing so, he placed himself at extreme risk of capture by an enemy who would neither respect the laws and conventions of warfare, but would gleefully do horrific things to his corpse long after tortuing and murdering him to do so. His mission not only placed him in the realm of disproportionate risk as a soldier, but also provided a scalpel instead of a sledgehammer, allowing American and allied forces to do what they needed to do, without endangering civilians and noncombattants as much as a drone strike or artillery strike would have.

He did this while honoribly serving his country, and upholding the laws and values of the UCMJ and the conventions which we stuck to, even while others didn't.

So yes. That's why he's a hero. Some people aren't satisfied being BASH Commandos in a cubicle.



*Applause*
 
2013-02-03 12:31:49 AM  

Frank N Stein: super_grass: Amerifat.

>>>4chan.org


Do I look like a hacker who plagiarizes Reddit?
 
2013-02-03 12:32:01 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Frank N Stein: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: BronyMedic: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Still waiting on the two bleeding-hearts who called him a hero. Explain how he was a hero.

They're ignoring your trolling. It's pretty fail, bro.

It's not trolling. It's an honest request. But apparently, I'm correct in my assertion that nobody can actually back up such claims.............bro.

He's a hero because he went to a foreign land, put himself in extreme danger and extreme discomfort, to kill a bunch of people as commanded by the people you put in charge. Satisfactory answer?

He enjoyed it and he wasn't defending his country. Sh*tty answer.


(but thanks for actually providing some framework for your rationale...most people don't bother)
 
2013-02-03 12:32:09 AM  

super_grass: BronyMedic: super_grass: [i970.photobucket.com image 553x700]

/ If they had any integrity they would not have signed up in the first place.

[www.sadanduseless.com image 600x435]

I don't glorify murder.

Now go wave a flag like a good little Amerifat.


Oh look. You're so edgy. It's not "glorifying murder" to honor someone who served his country with distinction and honor. And it's not "murder" to put a bullet in the head of another soldier in wartime who is in the process of gunning down your buddies.

No country, or law, in the entire world defines murder as a death in active combat. But you go right on farking that chicken.
 
2013-02-03 12:32:09 AM  

ElBarto79: Oh wow, I have a gun nut friend who is constantly posting on Facebook how you never see shootings at gun ranges. This is getting forwarded to him.


My guess is he will respond in a completely rational and well thought out manner that will involve no ad hominem attacks and an admission of his erroneous thinking.
 
2013-02-03 12:32:18 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Frank N Stein: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: BronyMedic: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Still waiting on the two bleeding-hearts who called him a hero. Explain how he was a hero.

They're ignoring your trolling. It's pretty fail, bro.

It's not trolling. It's an honest request. But apparently, I'm correct in my assertion that nobody can actually back up such claims.............bro.

He's a hero because he went to a foreign land, put himself in extreme danger and extreme discomfort, to kill a bunch of people as commanded by the people you put in charge. Satisfactory answer?

He enjoyed it and he wasn't defending his country. Sh*tty answer.


Never claimed he defended the country. But he was ordered there by the people you put in charge.

Sorry that definition of "hero" is subjective. I'm also sorry that you're bitter about being on Fark on a Saturday night.
 
2013-02-03 12:32:21 AM  

Phil Moskowitz: All that PTSD and suicidal behaviour coming home from a couple meaningless wars is going to really start to pile on.

I wonder if they'll gin up a war with Iran just to keep the army personnel from dragging home their murderous rage.


Take someone that is mentally unstable, put them in a uniform to run amuck for a few years. That will get them home right as rain. No problems whatsoever.
 
2013-02-03 12:32:40 AM  

MrHappyRotter: At least he died doing what he loved.


*snort* *cough* muh beer!
 
2013-02-03 12:32:48 AM  

Mad_Radhu: We obviously need to put armed guards at every gun range, so unhinged people like this don't see them as targets of opportunity.


FTFA: Routh, a former Marine who is said to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome

Doesn't sound like this was a "target of opportunity" situation as much as a "it's really too bad how little attention or care we give to the effect war has on the mental health of the soldiers who fight it" situation.
 
2013-02-03 12:33:01 AM  
God bless and God speed. Snipers are a special breed. Killers in every respect. Its what they are trained and deployed to do.
 
2013-02-03 12:33:20 AM  

TOWG: The first 10 commenters can all go and EABOD. RIP hero


I'm not clear on what makes a sniper a hero.
 
2013-02-03 12:33:35 AM  
Rough Creek Lodge near Glen Rose? Wow. I've actually been there...
 
2013-02-03 12:33:47 AM  

Smackledorfer: Bit if he joined because he fell for propaganda and wanted to serve at risk of his own life.. Well that is a hero isn't it?


You talking about the SEAL or the Marine?
 
2013-02-03 12:33:55 AM  

The_Sponge: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: OK, you too, chuckles. How was he a hero.


By killing terrorists and doing more with his life than you ever will with yours.


I read 'life' as 'wife' there and thought "boy is this shiat getting personal". :)
 
2013-02-03 12:34:02 AM  

drayno76: So he followed orders and was very good at it.... So were Nazi war criminals.... They heroes too? Your turn.


That's a stupid argument, and you win the dumbass-of-the-thread award for making it, and turning a Godwin.

The Nazis neither followed the laws and conventions of warfare of which they were a signatary to, or even their own national rules and regulations regarding the treatment of combatants and occupied peoples. It's a false comparison only someone either poorly educated in history, or entirely disingenious with an agenda would promote.
 
2013-02-03 12:34:28 AM  

justtray: Frank N Stein: justtray: "This facility has no guns. There's a gun range next door that is well armed with the sniper that killed a bunch of your countrymen. I will not attempt to stop you when you try to exact your revenge on him."

justtray: Thank god shooting spree killers never target gun ranges because they're so well armed.

Also, thankfully, one of the many armed heroes was able to stop this guy before he could commit terror. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.... except when they don't.

Don't stop now. You're on a roll.

Nah that's enough. That fully destroys a couple really stupid gun-nut talking points. Don't worry, I'm sure you'll come up with some new, equally invalid ones next week.

Open wide, liberals are coming!


We're all very proud of you.
 
2013-02-03 12:34:43 AM  

wademh: TOWG: The first 10 commenters can all go and EABOD. RIP hero

I'm not clear on what makes a sniper a hero.


The chef in the mess hall.
 
2013-02-03 12:34:45 AM  

Smackledorfer: The_Sponge: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: OK, you too, chuckles. How was he a hero.


By killing terrorists and doing more with his life than you ever will with yours.

I read 'life' as 'wife' there and thought "boy is this shiat getting personal". :)



Ha!
 
2013-02-03 12:34:46 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: BronyMedic: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Still waiting on the two bleeding-hearts who called him a hero. Explain how he was a hero.

They're ignoring your trolling. It's pretty fail, bro.

It's not trolling. It's an honest request. But apparently, I'm correct in my assertion that nobody can actually back up such claims.............bro.



It is very obvious trolling.

You asked someone to explain why they feel someone is a hero. What makes someone a hero is a matter of opinion. It's obvious that--even if they present facts--you'll be in a position to say, "Well, that's stupid. That is an opinion."

Pretty much the first lesson plan in Trolling 101, that stuff.
 
2013-02-03 12:34:54 AM  

Frank N Stein: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: BronyMedic: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Still waiting on the two bleeding-hearts who called him a hero. Explain how he was a hero.

They're ignoring your trolling. It's pretty fail, bro.

It's not trolling. It's an honest request. But apparently, I'm correct in my assertion that nobody can actually back up such claims.............bro.

He's a hero because he went to a foreign land, put himself in extreme danger and extreme discomfort, to kill a bunch of people as commanded by the people you put in charge. Satisfactory answer?


Ehhhhh, I have to disagree. Forgetting Chris Kyle, that definition would make members of al Qaeda "heroes".
 
2013-02-03 12:35:00 AM  

The_Sponge: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: OK, you too, chuckles. How was he a hero.


By killing terrorists and doing more with his life than you ever will with yours.


I personally think it's cute that you hold up armed services as "doing more with their lives than you ever will."

My job makes healthcare safer on a broad scale, and thus, by proxy, saves lives.

Did this guy's sniping people in a third world country from a mile away really constitute doing more than I will ever do in my life? I'm just curious how deep your delusion is.
 
2013-02-03 12:35:15 AM  
Between this and Fort Hood, those soldiers down in Texas don't seem all that good at defending themselves against crazy guys with guns.
 
2013-02-03 12:35:16 AM  

BronyMedic: drayno76: So he followed orders and was very good at it.... So were Nazi war criminals.... They heroes too? Your turn.

That's a stupid argument, and you win the dumbass-of-the-thread award for making it, and turning a Godwin.

The Nazis neither followed the laws and conventions of warfare of which they were a signatary to, or even their own national rules and regulations regarding the treatment of combatants and occupied peoples. It's a false comparison only someone either poorly educated in history, or entirely disingenious with an agenda would promote.


Your turn.....
 
2013-02-03 12:35:25 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Frank N Stein: nmemkha: The_Sponge: TOWG: The first 10 commenters can all go and EABOD. RIP hero


Seconded.

How are his actions Heroic? How has any war after W II been worth the lives it destroyed? Our soldiers aren't defending anything but a  mercenary's paycheck paid by the blood of the The People on behalf of corporate interests.

Relax. We all appreciate your IT job, too. Thank you for your service.

Amusing post, but honestly, it has become a bad cliche to label people "heroes" and then have zero apparent ability to back it up said claim with reason.


Exactly.
 
2013-02-03 12:35:53 AM  
i.huffpost.com
 
2013-02-03 12:36:05 AM  
Instead of posting your opinions here, I think some of you should talk about your idiotic beliefs right outside your local VFW Hall.
 
2013-02-03 12:36:05 AM  
Im not even gonna bother trolling this, the Westboro baptist church will take care of that at the funeral
 
2013-02-03 12:36:07 AM  

BronyMedic: super_grass: BronyMedic: super_grass: [i970.photobucket.com image 553x700]

/ If they had any integrity they would not have signed up in the first place.

[www.sadanduseless.com image 600x435]

I don't glorify murder.

Now go wave a flag like a good little Amerifat.

Oh look. You're so edgy. It's not "glorifying murder" to honor someone who served his country with distinction and honor. And it's not "murder" to put a bullet in the head of another soldier in wartime who is in the process of gunning down your buddies.

No country, or law, in the entire world defines murder as a death in active combat. But you go right on farking that chicken.


What did he defend?  How did he serve?

He killed a bunch of people who posed zero danger to himself or his country.

If a teenager prison guard can be indicted half a century after serving for Nazi Germany, then an adult solder deserves no sympathy for serving imperial america.
 
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