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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 144
    More: Scary, Chris Kyle, Erath County, U.S., Operation Iraqi Freedom, stress syndrome, snipers  
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2013-02-03 12:06:11 AM  
35 votes:
He's going to have a whole bunch of pissed off ghosts waiting to greet him in the after world. Nobody likes a camper.
2013-02-03 12:03:15 AM  
26 votes:
We need more guns in the gun ranges so this kind of thing can never happen again!
2013-02-03 12:34:43 AM  
15 votes:

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 12:22:50 AM  
10 votes:

100 Watt Walrus: 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.

Sooo, by that logic, there's no tragedy in the deaths of any American soldiers who fired on anyone in Iraq.

Disagree with our nation's military goals, fine. But you're just being a dick about the death of someone who you know nothing about beyond a few highlights of their military career, with nothing further (let alone anything useful or insightful) to offer.

/yes, we should never have gone to Iraq


i970.photobucket.com

/ If they had any integrity they would not have signed up in the first place.
2013-02-03 12:06:21 AM  
10 votes:
deadliest sniper in U.S. history

He never killed anyone. His gun did.
2013-02-03 01:31:03 AM  
9 votes:
 This is Obama killing off people that know the truth about the Bin Ladin raid.
2013-02-03 12:31:04 AM  
9 votes:
At least he died doing what he loved.
2013-02-03 12:18:31 AM  
9 votes:
"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.
2013-02-03 12:02:44 AM  
9 votes:
If there were something he could have done to protect himself.
2013-02-03 12:10:49 AM  
8 votes:
ah, the sniper's mortal enemy: the team swapping TKer.
2013-02-03 12:33:55 AM  
6 votes:

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 12:12:33 AM  
6 votes:

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


Let's make it 13 as I rather enjoy dicks.
2013-02-03 12:07:35 AM  
6 votes:
We obviously need to put armed guards at every gun range, so unhinged people like this don't see them as targets of opportunity.
2013-02-03 12:37:52 AM  
5 votes:
Can the killer still collect the bounty?  Or is it only valid in Iraq?
2013-02-03 12:16:49 AM  
5 votes:
Too bad he wasn't a sexually deviant minority or something.

Then Fark would have his back.
2013-02-03 12:10:12 AM  
5 votes:

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.


i106.photobucket.com
2013-02-03 01:06:12 AM  
4 votes:
www.theblaze.com
Any friend off Sarah Palin is dead to me...
2013-02-03 12:52:27 AM  
4 votes:

Frank N Stein: super_grass: Better edgy and sharp than dull and slow.

/ Proud to be edgy.
/ Proud to be atheist.
/ Proud to educate people on the internet.

You do realize that the edgy label is sarcastic, right? You don't seem to be as sharp as you like to fancy yourself.


Keep telling yourself that, sheep.

I spend my days blacking out the word "god" on dollar bills and convincing people on the internet that war should be fought with swords (preferably katanas) and honor like the old days.

I make a difference. What do you do besides wasting all your time on that idiocy you call "employment"?
2013-02-03 04:08:35 PM  
3 votes:

Smackledorfer: dascott: Smackledorfer: dascott: Yes, mr snark dipshiat, because the people he killed were all people who likely would have killed many others.  He was killing murderers.

If someone had killed him 160 kills ago, then he would have been a person likely to have killed many others, and thus was a murderer himself deserving of murder?

It's always amusing when people are so sure of themselves that they put forth facts that only god could know. Are you god?

Calling a soldier a murderer for killing other murderers is a thread of logic too stupid to argue over, sorry.

And if the other murderers are soldiers? Oh wait I forgot, you have the moral superiority to know all things, to determine if the long-term results would be better if any individual lives or dies.

Tell me, is my crazy aunt right when she claims god wanted hitler in power because because he has a plan and it's all for the best?


What I tried to say before is that I have absolutely no idea what you are even arguing.  Here's a picture of a cat.


/I lied about the cat
2013-02-03 11:38:57 AM  
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-03 02:44:05 AM  
3 votes:
This is what happens when God is excluded from shooting ranges.
2013-02-03 01:01:16 AM  
3 votes:

Johnsnownw: The lead never killed anyone. Twas the gunpowder that gave the lead the energy to penetrate flesh that killed people.


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"The bullet punctures the guy's flesh, but the gunpowder propels the bullet... who is the real hero?"
2013-02-03 12:58:13 AM  
3 votes:
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2013-02-03 12:54:52 AM  
3 votes:

ontariolightning: Why are soldiers with PTSD allowed near guns in the first place?
You're just asking for something bad to happen.


Because in America, anyone suggesting that the mentally ill be limited in their access to firearms is automatically an Obama cock-sucking liberal socialist who is advocating for the Ready Reserve Disaster Corps to put on their jackboots, and march into homes to beat people with stethescopes and steal their guns for the concentration camps to come.

/Woohoo! Conspiracy Theory combo!
2013-02-03 12:44:33 AM  
3 votes:
This is what we get for not allowing God at our gun ranges.
2013-02-03 12:21:01 AM  
3 votes:

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


He fell down a well.  That's more than you did.
2013-02-03 12:16:58 AM  
3 votes:
couldn't have been the best if he can't no scope
2013-02-03 12:11:07 AM  
3 votes:
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.
2013-02-03 12:09:18 AM  
3 votes:

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.


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2013-02-03 12:06:21 AM  
3 votes:
What was that about no shootings ever at a gun range again?
2013-02-03 12:06:12 AM  
3 votes:
G*d D@mmit, everyone hates a TK.
2013-02-03 12:06:10 AM  
3 votes:
Maybe he'll write a horribly trite and self-serving book about it if the logistics don't get in the way.
2013-02-03 01:50:40 PM  
2 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Red Shirt Blues: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: John Henry Eden: MrHappyRotter: Frank N Stein: deadliest sniper in U.S. history

He never killed anyone. His gun did.

His gun never killed anyone either, you dirty lib.  It's the bullets that are generally fatal.


Bullets never killed anyone. Its the lead in the bullet that killed people.

Lead never killed anyone. Physics did.

Physics never killed anyone, the big band did.

The big bang never killed anyone. The...um...well f*ck...


No no no, it was the lack of blood or critical organic matter that killed people.   If we can just outlaw bleeding and losing one's organs then we'll be good!
2013-02-03 11:05:33 AM  
2 votes:

the_han: I'm done skimming the 600 some odd comments of incendiary trolling by Fark's elite left. Basement dwelling 13 year olds, the lot of you. At least that is the picture you paint. I'm not saying just because we serve, and you people are acting like asshats, that you should walk a mile in a soldier's shoes, but gotdamn. Welcome to Fark, I get it.

When the Maersk Alabama situation was ended by the Seals, you cheered. When Bin Laden's douchey flame was expunged by Seals, you applauded and raved that these men were heroes. These guys live hard lives. Speak harsh, act harsh, and usually die in a violent manner. Thank christ I do not rely on you leaf eating tree hugging hispter douche anti American vaginas for the defense of this nation. You live your comfy lives without the sounds smells and sights of war because of us. If you do not understand this, and I am sure most don't, You're farking welcome. Ungrateful douches.


Thank you for keeping those bloodthirsty Canucks and sharp-teethed Mexicans off our backs.

I'm being a little snarky there, obviously. Don't misunderstand me: there are a bunch of morons posting in here in a very juvenile manner about things that they are really not "in the know" about. I have family that served in the every war all the way back to Vietnam, then again from WWII all the way back to the Revolutionary War. (Skipped Korea.) I'm thankful for everything they did for me and us. They're also the type of people who would never have gone on a rant like that ↑.

Being in the service or being a fireman or a policeman or a doctor or whatever does not make you a better human being than the teacher or the mechanic or the bank teller. I think some people in here are reacting to that idea. Some people are just being douchey. Some people are raising great points and debating about the neccessity of the actions our country is taking; about the neccessity of sending soldiers into harm's way. TRUST ME, you WANT some of those "hipster douche(s)" taking our politicians to task for sending you soldiers into battle. If all you had were people whose knee jerk reactions to international problems were "send in the troops" there would be a lot more military funerals; there would be a draft; there would be a lot more PTSD in the world. The world would be a sh*ttier place. Granted, some of these people are acting like douches and are not trying to debate anything but rather just be mean. Some of them are even political enemies of this country and are not even American. You're getting all bent out of shape because some Aussie or European or Asian Farker is peeing in your Cheerios? Slow down, you're reacting EXACTLY how they want you to...

Thanks for your service and the hard road you've walked.
2013-02-03 10:01:37 AM  
2 votes:

the_han: I'm done skimming the 600 some odd comments of incendiary trolling by Fark's elite left. Basement dwelling 13 year olds, the lot of you. At least that is the picture you paint. I'm not saying just because we serve, and you people are acting like asshats, that you should walk a mile in a soldier's shoes, but gotdamn. Welcome to Fark, I get it.

When the Maersk Alabama situation was ended by the Seals, you cheered. When Bin Laden's douchey flame was expunged by Seals, you applauded and raved that these men were heroes. These guys live hard lives. Speak harsh, act harsh, and usually die in a violent manner. Thank christ I do not rely on you leaf eating tree hugging hispter douche anti American vaginas for the defense of this nation. You live your comfy lives without the sounds smells and sights of war because of us. If you do not understand this, and I am sure most don't, You're farking welcome. Ungrateful douches.


You use "we" and "us" a lot in there.  You do know that playing 2500 hours of Call of Duty in your underpants doesn't make you a real soldier, right?
2013-02-03 06:54:26 AM  
2 votes:
www.s2ki.com
Some serious jimmy rustling from I can see
2013-02-03 06:27:50 AM  
2 votes:
If Routh killed the best sniper in the US, does that automatically make him the best sniper?

Because I totally think so.
2013-02-03 02:50:18 AM  
2 votes:

GoSurfing: This thread is why I generally don't post on fark anymore. (Yes, I know I'm posting right now). I'd find myself, through the anonymity of the internet, saying things to people that I'd never say to their face. Ten years ago, as a whippersnapper, I thought it was funny. It was novel. I don't like that I did that. I don't like that I behaved that way.

Either I'm old as dirt at 27, or the negativity has just gotten more pervasive. I don't mean negativity as in response to this thread, "for" or "against" labeling this man as a hero, or whatever everyone here is discussing. I mean negativity as in the overarching attitude of these threads. The trend I've witnessed and identified is one of lowest common denominator. The internet has ruined humanity in a way. Huge proportions of people post things to illicit an emotional response such as shock. This continuous strive for revolting people has created a race to the bottom. Each and every one of us has to "one-up" the next guy to be noticed, to be given attention. And so we continue on down that path. Many of you here seem to equate an "original thought" with that of simply pissing someone off.

There's a serious lack of honesty on fark anymore, although the argument could be made it was never honest. There's a serious lack of general compassion, although the argument could be made it was never a compassionate site. But when a farker dies, or when something personal happens, the brigade comes out to say nice things...because hey, it was personal. But when it's a complete stranger you've never met, it's perfectly justifiable to take a couple snippets you know about them, and completely write off their existence. This is why I don't participate.

If we are to elevate the discussions, it would involve invoking the golden rule. Then again, it may only be my desire to elevate the discussions, and it may be the rest of fark's intentions to simply make the discussions funny. I can't speak for any of you.

Either my perception is co ...


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/you're old as fark
//if you cant handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen
/// tl,dr no one cares
2013-02-03 01:50:00 AM  
2 votes:

Lunger42: Is this what it's like in the politics tab?


Yep. I switched off my ignore list for this thread. It tripled the posts.
2013-02-03 01:11:24 AM  
2 votes:
arolemodel.com
2013-02-03 12:58:27 AM  
2 votes:
It's assholes like this that make the two or three dozen responsible gun owners in this country look bad.
2013-02-03 12:47:58 AM  
2 votes:

Red Shirt Blues: Physics never killed anyone, the big band did.


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2013-02-03 12:41:26 AM  
2 votes:

gibbon1: 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.




George Costanza?
2013-02-03 12:34:45 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:32:09 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:28:22 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-02-03 12:26:55 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:26:49 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:22:08 AM  
2 votes:
i469.photobucket.com

RIP Chris Crocker
2013-02-03 12:19:12 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-02-03 12:07:52 AM  
2 votes:

Frank N Stein: deadliest sniper in U.S. history

He never killed anyone. His gun did.


His gun never killed anyone either, you dirty lib.  It's the bullets that are generally fatal.
2013-02-04 08:41:00 AM  
1 votes:
collider.com

I CAN TYPING
2013-02-03 11:30:31 PM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: redmid17: Hitler never won an election. He back doored his way to power by suspending basic rights, arresting opposition leaders, and tricking a bunch of idiotic politicians. He was a popular force in German politics but he didn't win anything

Huh?


Obviously, congratulations for posting to a link which states definitively and accurately that Hitler won more votes than anyone else at the election he contested but fell well short of the requirement to be elected, and was never elected in accordance with the required constitutional provisions.

I just don't get why you've said 'Huh?', which implies you disagree with the statement Hitler didn't win. The fact, and your link supports this, is that he didn't win by any legitimate means. Most votes only means a win when there are only two candidates, which was not the case when Hitler ran. Perhaps you should read the material you link before you post it.
2013-02-03 03:40:38 PM  
1 votes:

dascott: Yes, mr snark dipshiat, because the people he killed were all people who likely would have killed many others.  He was killing murderers.


If someone had killed him 160 kills ago, then he would have been a person likely to have killed many others, and thus was a murderer himself deserving of murder?

It's always amusing when people are so sure of themselves that they put forth facts that only god could know. Are you god?
2013-02-03 03:27:41 PM  
1 votes:
The man was killed trying to help out a troubled fellow veteran.

Obama kids make fun, and/or spew their typical ignorant hate. It says a lot about you.

Nothing we didn't already know, though.
2013-02-03 02:57:22 PM  
1 votes:

paygun: Where do people come up with this crazy idea that the left hates the military?


People come up with that idea because they're incurious idiots who can't process nuance and insist that one must either love or hate something with no shades of gray.

That's how people come up with that idea.
2013-02-03 01:53:49 PM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: Corvus: Smackledorfer: Corvus: This shows how BS the "guns defend people" fantasy is. When someone has the drop on you, you don't magically draw faster and out shoot someone because you are the "good guy". But I hear in these gun threads gun nuts pretend that's the case.

Eh, the fact that guns can't always defend against guns doesn't mean guns can't be used for defense.

Knives can be used for defense too. Bats can be used for defense. Fists can be used for defense.  None of those guarantee you a win against a surprise attack, so therefore it is all fantasy?

WHat? Fists exist therefore good guys can out fire bad guys? Did that seem logical in your head?

I never said any of those things guarantee anything.

The best answer to your statement is "It Depends on the Situation". Like this, where this gentleman probably had his guard down, and was not expecting what happened, yeah. You're right. That gun was useless in his hand by the time he knew what was about to happen. Having a gun is no guarantee of getting out of a fight alive, but it can certainly help situationally.

There's a difference in being in condition white on a range with people you ostensibly trust, and being condition yellow or orange on the street and on the alert for things that just aren't quite right, and having the mindset of you might just have to draw your weapon today.


Exactly.  When a black man is walking towards me on the same side of the sidewalk, I'm always ready to throw down.
2013-02-03 01:32:33 PM  
1 votes:
skinbubble: (Simo Hayha pic)

Never called his enemy "savages", never puffed up his ego with macho swagger, never used his Faith as a moral alibi, never had a reality TV show, never wrote a self-aggrandizing book, never expressed religious hatred for the enemy through a permanent tattoo, never sought a fortune off of his war exploits.

A person can be heroic at war with grace and honor. For those outraged at Fark's less-than-sacred response to Kyle's death, you'll get over it.

Relax.
2013-02-03 01:27:02 PM  
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: the_han: I'm done skimming the 600 some odd comments of incendiary trolling by Fark's elite left. Basement dwelling 13 year olds, the lot of you. At least that is the picture you paint. I'm not saying just because we serve, and you people are acting like asshats, that you should walk a mile in a soldier's shoes, but gotdamn. Welcome to Fark, I get it.

When the Maersk Alabama situation was ended by the Seals, you cheered. When Bin Laden's douchey flame was expunged by Seals, you applauded and raved that these men were heroes. These guys live hard lives. Speak harsh, act harsh, and usually die in a violent manner. Thank christ I do not rely on you leaf eating tree hugging hispter douche anti American vaginas for the defense of this nation. You live your comfy lives without the sounds smells and sights of war because of us. If you do not understand this, and I am sure most don't, You're farking welcome. Ungrateful douches.

Hi.  I understand your frustration, but what immediate threats to our nation has the military prevented in the last 30 years?  Going around the world kicking the asses of poor people and inflated threats (while spending a shiatload of my money) isn't exactly my idea of heroism.  We have a deal: you volunteer in the military, everyone else pays your wage and helps with education and housing when you get back.  Why did you enlist in the first place?


Sure everybody knows about 9/11, but you've never even heard of 10/12, 13/14 or 15/16.  Ever wonder why?  Yeah, that's what I thought.
2013-02-03 01:11:21 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-02-03 12:57:45 PM  
1 votes:
Al Qaeda and the Taliban must be laughing their asses off:

• This guy was arguably one of the top firearms experts in the world, the top sniper in America's top commando unit.

• He survived 4 tours in Iraq, survived IED explosions and bounties placed on his head.

• He was unable to survive the American gun culture.

Marx said, "History repeats itself. The first time as tragedy, the second time as farce." We are well into farce territory.
2013-02-03 12:18:52 PM  
1 votes:

the_han: Burning with rage right now. Alot of this "You joined to be in the military, deal with it. It's not like anybody made you." If everyone had your mentality you low life sack of shiat there would be no farking volunteers in the military. Hey look let's have a draft! Now you can really put yourself in our shoes. Do you now understand that SOMEBODY has to be on the tip of the spear, defending our nation and the free world? Some of us feel that patriotic call to arms and a fire burns in us with such intensity that we must join up and fight or forever stand on the sidelines like you hippies and feel the utter impotence of not having done anything when out nation called. If I'm not doing the fighting, you just might get called up to do it.

I pray to God we have a ground war with Iran and half of you shiat dicks get called up in a draft. Dear lord please baby jebus let that happen!



This kind of rage-filled fundie warmongering mentality is exactly why the "hippies" have a valid point, idiot. Wipe the flecks of spittle off your monitor and have a think about it.
2013-02-03 11:59:42 AM  
1 votes:
Murder is the most selfish crime a person can commit.
2013-02-03 11:56:18 AM  
1 votes:
Starts reading thread.....

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2013-02-03 11:39:39 AM  
1 votes:
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2013-02-03 11:01:15 AM  
1 votes:

Fat-D: Even if it was a shiatty, pointless war....aaand he may have been a bit jesus freak crazy.....he still was willing to put his own ass on the line for something the civilian leadership of this country asked him to do.

You can have whatever opinion about him that you want.

People like this are national treasures.
RIP
/Liberal
//%100 against going to Iraq in the first place


Imagine how many American soldier lives he saved with his skill set. Instead of sending in multiple guys to take out people and risk their lives.

Truly he is a hero.
2013-02-03 10:38:33 AM  
1 votes:
How can you kill someone with a gun?

They're only designed to plink cans or maybe hunt with.

Everyone knows you use a car if you're going to kill someone.
2013-02-03 10:09:04 AM  
1 votes:

the_han: No but multiple trips overseas that the uniform I am currently wearing sure as hell do. Lick me where I shiat hippie scum.


Living in Sioux City?  What, are you the boom operator on an Iowa ANG KC-135?
2013-02-03 09:58:37 AM  
1 votes:
Burning with rage right now. Alot of this "You joined to be in the military, deal with it. It's not like anybody made you." If everyone had your mentality you low life sack of shiat there would be no farking volunteers in the military. Hey look let's have a draft! Now you can really put yourself in our shoes. Do you now understand that SOMEBODY has to be on the tip of the spear, defending our nation and the free world? Some of us feel that patriotic call to arms and a fire burns in us with such intensity that we must join up and fight or forever stand on the sidelines like you hippies and feel the utter impotence of not having done anything when out nation called. If I'm not doing the fighting, you just might get called up to do it.

I pray to God we have a ground war with Iran and half of you shiat dicks get called up in a draft. Dear lord please baby jebus let that happen!
2013-02-03 09:31:57 AM  
1 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Karne: He's going to have a whole bunch of pissed off ghosts waiting to greet him in the after world. Nobody likes a camper.

You won the internet today. We'll have to give you both Saturday and Sunday given the whole time zone thing.


Camper here.  It's so annoying that people think they have the right to complain about camping as if it's the scourge of FPS.  That's like saying 'let's play rock paper scissors, but you cant use rock, that's just ghey.'

/Dude still has a 159.0 K/D ratio.  Hopefully he set a tactical insertion before he got shot.
2013-02-03 09:30:58 AM  
1 votes:
If you don't want our military to be staffed by a draft then you'd better damn well start calling people like this a hero.

Even if you are a pacifist- you probably enjoy our all volunteer military. A big reason people join is to make someone proud (parent, country, brother, whoever). Take that pride away and less will join.

I never want to see a draft, so yeah, this guy is definitely a hero. Throw a parade or something.
2013-02-03 08:26:27 AM  
1 votes:
CatherineM:

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ftfy
2013-02-03 07:59:53 AM  
1 votes:
Meh. Everybody dies sometime.
2013-02-03 07:56:19 AM  
1 votes:

crab66: publikenemy: Rep. Charles Rangel D-NY said that our armed forces come from the "lowest economic echelon we have."

This is a factual statement.

It seems more like you really want to take offense where there is none just to fit the narrative you have been fed.


I think the question to be asking is whether military recruitment officers tend to position themselves geographically where they're going to find folk from the low economic echelon. People who enlist themselves without the assistance of recruiters may well be from a broader range of economic backgrounds.
2013-02-03 06:10:03 AM  
1 votes:
Kyle will live on in the inevitable conspiracy theories.
2013-02-03 05:48:08 AM  
1 votes:
If there were a WW2 like war in our era it would be quite comical to see all you little pussies who like to bash the military curl up in your pussy fetal positions and hide in your attics and crawl spaces to get out of fighting. We would absolutely lose if we had to rely on additional manpower via a draft because all the pussies would be quivering in fear and not willing to give up your nice cozy living.

Everyone has it way too good, thinking that the unthinkable could never happen here. We are all free to be weak and weak minded because your recent history tells you that war will never come knocking on our doors, but history has shown that even the strongest most stabile societies end up conquered at some point...it can happen, though most likely not in our lifetimes.

For a minute though it would be funny to see all the libs crying for help from the dirty military they like to  deride so easily
2013-02-03 05:23:12 AM  
1 votes:
1.  Let this be a lesson to the chicken hawks (not that it will take), but the wars you're so gung-ho about have an extremely negative impact on your heroes.  Wouldn't you rather have these tough, courageous souls protecting our cities and borders instead of killing ferners who don't threaten us?

2.  Add gun ranges to the list of places where we need armed guards to eliminate senseless shootings.

Hospitals
Elementary schools
Army bases
Movie theaters
Houses
Apartments
Workplaces
Gun ranges
2013-02-03 04:05:30 AM  
1 votes:
I would have gone with, "162 Dead".

I don't mean that as disrespect, just commentary on the sad state of the world.  I suppose every kill streak has to end sometime.
2013-02-03 03:37:06 AM  
1 votes:

crackwhore: men of this country will swear on their graves that dying for your homeland makes you a hero,   but in the same token,  will condemn or can not understand a suicide bomber for doing exactly what HE believes is the same thing, for HIS country.


STFU you lying pinko commie lying crackwhore!
2013-02-03 03:08:27 AM  
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omeganuepsilon: That's pretty much every service member, considering that most of society won't make any sacrifice for their country and it's ideals....Service members give up a lot of freedom right off the bat, as well as obtaining increased risk and stress.  A lot of civilians like to make it sound like the military is a cakewalk and no different than a "normal" job, but in reality that is a grossly ignorant perspective.


I don't think I said otherwise, so let me clear something up here: I don't see this as an argument about the virtues of military service or the sacrifices inherent in that decision. This is about the merit in singling out a particular individual's deeds while serving.

Kyle isn't being branded "an American hero" for choosing to join the Navy. He is specifically being branded "an American hero" for shooting a whole bunch of people from a great distance, something that distinguishes him from others. Had he not shot as many people, his identity would blend back into a mass of service members whose stories don't get published and who do not make national news if somebody murders them.

Can we agree that that is the case?

Down the line in their career, much of what is done is saving lives(ie "Evil" Dictator takes a bullet to the chest from a mile out, all his potential victims are that much safer, figuratively pulled out of the fire).

Agreed. However, was that the sniper's intent, or does he just really like shooting people? This is important, because from what I've seen about this guy, there were indications that it tended toward the latter.

No, liking what one does does not make it unheroic, but once you take sufficient pleasure in it, there's reason to explore the issue a bit.

Question #1: Let's say you show up at a bar every day and have a few beers. You love beer. One day, after a few years of drinking beer, the bartender comes over, looks you square in the eye, and says "Look, the fate of the world hinges on this beer. Thousands of innocent lives will end if you don't drink it." Bizarrely, it's true. You know it's true. You drink the beer. The lives are saved. Are you now a hero because you continued doing the thing you were already doing simply because you enjoy doing it, or are you only as heroic as you always were?

Question #2: From another angle, if Superman could only achieve sexual climax by stopping bank robberies, would people still believe he was stopping bank robbers because he wanted to do a good thing, or would they start wondering if maybe he is not driven primarily by a commitment to justice?

Kyle clearly excelled at his work, and I think that's admirable and deserves recognition. Like I said, "legendary" is certainly a good word. I just feel like it's troubling to see people unquestioningly label it heroism, which carries moral connotations, based purely on his, for all intents and purposes, unlocking an achievement.

Somewhere out there, there's a guy for whom the military was not his second choice after an injury ended his rodeo career. Somewhere out there, there's a guy who didn't leave to save his marriage. There are lots of guys who didn't come home safely. I'm not comfortable with a definition of heroism that elevates pure technical performance above other commitments and sacrifices without any regard for the possibility that, hey, he might have enjoyed having an excuse to kill a bunch of people.
2013-02-03 03:06:04 AM  
1 votes:

crackwhore: alright.   i didnt want to believe in the hoax theories behind all the recent gun violence/media coverage.   but this is just retarded.      gun related death at a shooting range???   COMEON  this HAS to be satire.


I know, right?  Next thing you know there'll be a shooting in a gun factory and we'll need more guns to protect the gun makers from gun violence and and and
2013-02-03 03:03:15 AM  
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duenor: Shootings at ranges are not unheard of. Usually, however, it's a suicide - guy comes in, rents a gun, blam. Selfish, inconsiderate.

Not all ranges are the ones you see in movies or on tv. Ranges for professional/elite shooters are often very quiet and secluded. The range I go to rarely has anyone there besides myself and maybe one other. It is a 1500 yard range in the middle of the desert on private land.

As for guns not preventing this... that's an ignorant comment. It's VERY hard to prevent a shooting if the shooter has a gun in hand and can sneak up on you (which is what this sounds like). The difference, however, is that the shooter is not likely at all to be able to kill more than one or two before being rapidly stopped.

Because every sane shooter at a range knows this, the gun range is one of the most polite places you will ever come across.


Double plus this.
2013-02-03 02:53:47 AM  
1 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: So much derp here, I hope we survive it.


RIP


All I know is, tomorrow morning I am waking up and farking my girlfriend and Chris Kyle is rotting 6 feet underground. All is right with the world.
2013-02-03 02:49:41 AM  
1 votes:
I bet the fellas at Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq are still figuring out whether a giant novelty check would be appropriate.
2013-02-03 02:39:20 AM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: Vietnam was a MILITARY victory for the United States. At the time of the pullout, we had accomplished our military objectives in that conflict.


According to my grandfather, Lt. Col USMC, Ret. who served in that war (and Korea, and WWII,) you're dead wrong and he says to throw away whatever high school diploma you got and start again at a real school.
2013-02-03 02:35:44 AM  
1 votes:

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


General Smedley Butler laughs at your complete ignorance from his grave.
2013-02-03 02:28:21 AM  
1 votes:
Glass. Parking. Lot.
2013-02-03 02:12:09 AM  
1 votes:
dougernst.files.wordpress.com
how did they know?
2013-02-03 02:07:26 AM  
1 votes:

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: What happened to the days of posting pictures of dead people was cause for bannination?


img36.imageshack.us
oh wait.......he's dead too, crap.
2013-02-03 02:06:19 AM  
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Riothamus: Umm, the Vietnam War very clearly did not stop the spread of Communism in Vietnam.

BronyMedic: No, Star Wars did that.

Riothamus: ?

Normally I have this dude on ignore, but did I just get Poe's Law-ed?

Communist forces completely overran Vietnam and Vietnam is still a single-party state. Communism very successfully spread throughout the entire country!

This is basic reading comprehension!

BronyMedic: You completely, entirely misread what I said, and you're lecturing me on reading comprehension?

Vietnam was a MILITARY victory for the United States. At the time of the pullout, we had accomplished our military objectives in that conflict.



Fleeing the country was America's military objective in Vietnam?
2013-02-03 02:06:14 AM  
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JungleBoogie: Look people, ALL actions are viewed FROM a perspective and WITHIN a context.

1) The nuclear bombing of Japan.
2) The Arab-Israeli conflict.
3) Taliban-American war in Afghanistan.

There are actors on all of the sides in the above examples. Those actors have a perspective from which they view actions, and a mental context, which are the experiences and information they have.

And never the twain shall meet.

An American Marine, in an amphibious assault unit, waiting for the invasion of mainland Japan had a perspective on the nuclear bombing. So did a Japanese military man. An American civilian and Japanese civilians did too. And they had their own contexts as well through which the information was filtered. And they will never be reconciled.


Thank you! About time someone dropped a logic grenade up in here.
2013-02-03 01:59:53 AM  
1 votes:

ace in your face: He was a sniper not a quickdraw.


oi46.tinypic.com
2013-02-03 01:58:48 AM  
1 votes:
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
2013-02-03 01:54:05 AM  
1 votes:
Huh, Karma`s for real.
2013-02-03 01:42:43 AM  
1 votes:
Just getting here, how far does Brony have his head up his ass?
2013-02-03 01:42:11 AM  
1 votes:
Is this what it's like in the politics tab?
2013-02-03 01:41:53 AM  
1 votes:

Lernaeus: My condolences to his friends and family.

.

DIAF, trolls. Slowly.


160 confirmed kills. Wrote a book about how God allowed him to kill so many people.

Truly an American hero.
2013-02-03 01:39:05 AM  
1 votes:
My condolences to his friends and family.

.

DIAF, trolls. Slowly.
2013-02-03 01:33:46 AM  
1 votes:

Phoenix_M: [www.theblaze.com image 566x262]
Any friend off Sarah Palin is dead to me...


You follow Palin on Twitter?
I hope you at least wash your hands afterward.
2013-02-03 01:28:17 AM  
1 votes:

GUTSU: nmemkha: ficklefkrfark:
Well put...people forget that that right or wrong, the rights we enjoy as Americans are served by people such as this...disagree or not with the mission, he served his country above and beyond the call of duty.

Bullshiat. Doing your job competently makes you a employee worth keeping. How did Vietnam and Iraq make us safe? How specifically?

In Vietnam most of the people serving didn't actually have a say in the matter, as for how it made us safe? It necessary to stop the spread of communism, you may disagree but in the 60s it was a very real threat. As for iraq, which war are you specifically talking about?


We failed in Vietnam and the world did not end. Was it worth all the death?

Does doing a dangerous and unpleasant job for the benefit of others make you are hero? Male prostitutes meet that criteria. (at least to their Johns). 

Are they heroes?
2013-02-03 01:26:11 AM  
1 votes:
I must say, this thread has the absolute best showing of trolling that I have ever seen. Seriously, I have never seen this much trolling and of such high caliber all in one place.
2013-02-03 01:26:02 AM  
1 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: John Henry Eden: MrHappyRotter: Frank N Stein: deadliest sniper in U.S. history

He never killed anyone. His gun did.

His gun never killed anyone either, you dirty lib.  It's the bullets that are generally fatal.


Bullets never killed anyone. Its the lead in the bullet that killed people.

Lead never killed anyone. Physics did.


I blame the pink mist.
2013-02-03 01:20:24 AM  
1 votes:

wademh: BronyMedic: drayno76: Well shiat, you did that on page 1. Cap't 'Murica....

I'm not the one revising history to suit his agenda. I'm pretty anti-war in general, and I've been against getting involved in Iraq since day one, but to pull a comparison to Nazi Germany out of your ass with the United States demonstrates you have no idea what you're talking about in the least, and only want to compare the two for an emotional appeal.

Call me when the United States Army is marching into Prague and rounding up everyone by their ethnicity to shoot and gas.

Logic remains logic. You, BronyMedic, are the one giving a pass to anyone who is serving in the US military. You show no sense of qualification in your admiration for anyone who does so. You were presented with the logical extension. It is apparent that you have no honest response and have been exposed.


You're absolutely right. Clearly what you read by logical extension means I support and honor soldiers who violate the code set forth by the Geneva and the Hague conventions, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and the ethos and honor of their respective branch.

Despite never stating any of that.

Logic.(-al fallacies!) It makes you Psychic!
2013-02-03 01:12:35 AM  
1 votes:

drayno76: [arolemodel.com image 529x650]


Says the asshole that failed to act upon the Sith threat before it took hold.
2013-02-03 01:12:05 AM  
1 votes:

Red Shirt Blues: CatherineM: I had no idea that fark was this entertaining so late at night..

You need to stay up more often. And it's only midnight your time. Come back in a few hours when things get totally bizzaro.


I saw this news on facebook along with plenty of derp, so I had to come here and.. yeah, I don't know what I was expecting. It got really weird really quick. Saw the below on a friend's page.. at least spell check, fer chrissake..

i59.photobucket.com
2013-02-03 01:08:46 AM  
1 votes:
What a shame. Killed by guns, you say? Terrible shame.
2013-02-03 01:07:38 AM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: Call me when the United States Army is marching into Prague and rounding up everyone by their ethnicity to shoot and gas.


So that's the red line in your world of moral relativism?

I love you guys.
2013-02-03 01:06:38 AM  
1 votes:

CatherineM: I had no idea that fark was this entertaining so late at night..


You need to stay up more often. And it's only midnight your time. Come back in a few hours when things get totally bizzaro.
2013-02-03 01:06:05 AM  
1 votes:

universebetween: its slowing down in here.

it was a good try Fark.


I don't know. It's always easy to discount a thread's chances of Going Plaid when the heavies blow their wads 100 comments in, but there are some quality trolls working the crowd right now. Quality.
2013-02-03 12:59:10 AM  
1 votes:
If you guys wanna see a real hero look no further than Jack farking Bauer.
2013-02-03 12:58:11 AM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: super_grass: Frank N Stein: super_grass: Better edgy and sharp than dull and slow.

/ Proud to be edgy.
/ Proud to be atheist.
/ Proud to educate people on the internet.

You do realize that the edgy label is sarcastic, right? You don't seem to be as sharp as you like to fancy yourself.

Keep telling yourself that, sheep.

I spend my days blacking out the word "god" on dollar bills and convincing people on the internet that war should be fought with swords (preferably katanas) and honor like the old days.

I make a difference. What do you do besides wasting all your time on that idiocy you call "employment"?

[f.kulfoto.com image 630x473]

Seriously. Just, just stop.


LOL, typical projection.
2013-02-03 12:51:59 AM  
1 votes:
Man, I love threads like this.

Really gives you a good look at both the old-school and new/emerging trolls. I don't ever block people (why would I block the people whose stupidity and animosity toward their fellow human beings is so amusing)--but if I did--it's threads like this one that would allow me to really fill up my list.

The entertainment I get from the fact that there is a large segment of human detritus that can so eloquently bait really smart people into turning into blithering idiots is nearly impossible to find outside of high schools and mental asylums.

Keep up the good work, Farkers, I love your acerbic turd-flinging. It's better than a monkey-sh*t fight at the zoo.
2013-02-03 12:51:58 AM  
1 votes:

Karne: He's going to have a whole bunch of pissed off ghosts waiting to greet him in the after world. Nobody likes a camper.


It's a legitimate strategy.
2013-02-03 12:49:56 AM  
1 votes:
Currently, 4.6 posts/min. First Godwin was 31 minutes into the thread, at 12:34:02 Central time.
2013-02-03 12:43:41 AM  
1 votes:

John Henry Eden: MrHappyRotter: Frank N Stein: deadliest sniper in U.S. history

He never killed anyone. His gun did.

His gun never killed anyone either, you dirty lib.  It's the bullets that are generally fatal.


Bullets never killed anyone. Its the lead in the bullet that killed people.


Lead never killed anyone. Physics did.
2013-02-03 12:40:30 AM  
1 votes:

super_grass: HotWingAgenda: 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.

I know I shouldn't feed the trolls, but I'm surprised you don't know that a lot of the "insurgents" in Iraq were from places like Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, etc.  Even some Iranian covert ops teams working to destabilize the new regime.

The sniper is farking coward. There is no honor in killing someone from a distance with the flex of a finger.

/Unless it's with a remotely guided drone.


Conan the Barbarian eschewed archmen, saying they were pussies for killing from a distance and not right by your enemy and braining them or skewering them up close and personal
. And he's an expert.
2013-02-03 12:38:39 AM  
1 votes:

The_Sponge: Instead of posting your opinions here, I think some of you should talk about your idiotic beliefs right outside your local VFW Hall.


Are you kidding? Those fnckers are crazy!
2013-02-03 12:38:35 AM  
1 votes:

Molavian: Too bad he wasn't a sexually deviant minority or something.

Then Fark would have his back.


Something like a Republican priest?
2013-02-03 12:37:45 AM  
1 votes:

The_Sponge: Instead of posting your opinions here, I think some of you should talk about your idiotic beliefs right outside your local VFW Hall.


But that would be scary.
2013-02-03 12:33:47 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:32:40 AM  
1 votes:

MrHappyRotter: At least he died doing what he loved.


*snort* *cough* muh beer!
2013-02-03 12:31:40 AM  
1 votes:

MrHappyRotter: At least he died doing what he loved.


ok...........that one cost a keyboard
2013-02-03 12:31:25 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:30:51 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:28:04 AM  
1 votes:
c9900913.r13.cf2.rackcdn.com
2013-02-03 12:25:43 AM  
1 votes:

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
2013-02-03 12:25:30 AM  
1 votes:
Oh this is going to be a glorious thread.

//popcorn
2013-02-03 12:25:07 AM  
1 votes:

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


A whole bag of 'em?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzbURUrgQao
2013-02-03 12:24:57 AM  
1 votes:

Old enough to know better: Protip to all you vets who may be suffering from PTSD. Going to a gun range and handling weapons might not be the best thing to do in your spare time.


The military should confiscate any weapon a soldier with PTSD has until a therapist says they are better.
2013-02-03 12:24:45 AM  
1 votes:
super_grass:
[i970.photobucket.com image 553x700]

/ 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".
2013-02-03 12:24:05 AM  
1 votes:
cdn.head-fi.org
2013-02-03 12:23:02 AM  
1 votes:
Protip to all you vets who may be suffering from PTSD. Going to a gun range and handling weapons might not be the best thing to do in your spare time.
2013-02-03 12:19:07 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Wow, that's stupid. Even for you.

You do realize that most "insurgents" were actually either A) Foreign Soldiers - namely from Iran, or B) Foreign Fighters who had killboners for Americans, right?
2013-02-03 12:17:34 AM  
1 votes:

MrHappyRotter: Frank N Stein: deadliest sniper in U.S. history

He never killed anyone. His gun did.

His gun never killed anyone either, you dirty lib.  It's the bullets that are generally fatal.


Karne: Frank N Stein: deadliest sniper in U.S. history

He never killed anyone. His gun did.

I doubt it.  I suspect the bullets had more to do with it.


I was told that it's the guns that kill people.
2013-02-03 12:16:53 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-02-03 12:14:45 AM  
1 votes:

Karne: He's going to have a whole bunch of pissed off ghosts waiting to greet him in the after world. Nobody likes a camper.


i pissed myself thank you!
2013-02-03 12:13:52 AM  
1 votes:

Plant Rights Activist: ah, the sniper's mortal enemy: the team swapping TKer.


Bastard. I was going to simply mumble something respectfully bland, but now I'm coughing up the remains of a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie that tried to go down the wrong way, and it's YOUR fault.
2013-02-03 12:12:25 AM  
1 votes:

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.


The important thing is that this dead soldier proved you right with your facebook friend.
2013-02-03 12:10:55 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingAgenda: 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.

I know I shouldn't feed the trolls, but I'm surprised you don't know that a lot of the "insurgents" in Iraq were from places like Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, etc.  Even some Iranian covert ops teams working to destabilize the new regime.


The sniper is farking coward. There is no honor in killing someone from a distance with the flex of a finger.

/Unless it's with a remotely guided drone.
2013-02-03 12:10:15 AM  
1 votes:
The first 10 commenters can all go and EABOD. RIP hero
2013-02-03 12:09:47 AM  
1 votes:
In my best Alex Jones voice "Add another name to the Obama death list 1776 is coming again"
2013-02-03 12:08:34 AM  
1 votes:
medicolegal.tripod.com
2013-02-03 12:06:01 AM  
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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.
2013-02-03 12:05:24 AM  
1 votes:
This is an Irony, not Scary, though someone didn't belong at that range.
 
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