Chris Kyle’s story is an emotional roller coaster. It’s easy to find yourself rooting for a 30-year-old who was so disturbed by 9/11 that he overcame incredible odds and rose to the ranks of Navy SEAL.
As the story continues, its difficult to imagine someone killing 160 people in war-torn urban situations without being a bit loose with the trigger.
Kyle became a hero and a legend to the people he defended, and a wanted monster to those he was killing. Only Kyle and his spotter know for sure if everyone on the end of his scope was truly a justified kill or if he indiscriminately knocked off anyone not dressed in American camouflage.
One thing is for sure. When Kyle’s tours ended and he came home, his hero complex made it very difficult for him to be an ordinary guy on American soil. As such Kyle became the typical “look at me” liar, inventing story after story to keep his image alive.
The Jesse Ventura debacle.
Former Governor and Navy SEAL Jesse Ventura has been vilified in the press for suing the estate of Chris Kyle for defamation. Ventura, as a public figure, had a very difficult road to travel to prove defamation. He had to prove Kyle had malicious intent and that he prospered for it.
Ventura won, because the story Kyle told in his book was a complete fabrication. The gist is that Kyle and his friends were at a bar mourning the loss of one of their own when they discovered Ventura was there. After approaching him, Ventura allegedly said lots of nasty things about SEALs, called them murderers and wouldn’t let it go.
Kyle tried to ease the tension, but Ventura wouldn’t back down, so Kyle “laid him out.”
What a great story. Only it never happened. Ventura was awarded $1.8 million.
The Pentagon covers up the carjackers Kyle killed.
Kyle told a story in 2009 that is just awesome. After two carjackers confronted him at a gas station in Texas he “reached in for his keys,” grabbed a pistol and shot the men dead. He leaned on his truck and waited for police. He gave the cops a number to call, and to their astonishment the Pentagon was on the line, telling them that they were in the presence of an American hero. They sent him on his way.
Kyle confirmed the story to Dallas reporter Michael Mooney, and an excerpt of it made it into fellow SEAL Marcus Lutrell’s second book, Service: A Navy SEAL at work.
Again it never happened. There was no carjacking, there were no cops, there was no call to the pentagon and nobody can find any dead bodies. Kyle made the whole thing up.
Shooting looters from the Superdome.
Kyle told the story to fellow SEAL Brandon Webb of how he and other SEALS were deployed to New Orleans after Katrina to shoot looters.
This excerpt from SOFREP.com tells it best:
In early 2012, I had an unexpected conversation with my friend Chris Kyle (author of American Sniper) about the Katrina debacle. I had heard rumblings about Special Operations (mainly SEALs) snipers being deployed to New Orleans to support the effort to restore order. He confirmed the rumors and shared his own intimate knowledge that close contacts of his, many who were apparently still serving on active duty, took leave to work for the controversial PMC (Private Military Company),Blackwater.
Chris went on to tell me that the bulk of the guys he knew directly had racked up over thirty kills between them near and around the Super Dome. I asked him about Rules of Engagement, and asked, “Who were they shooting at,” and he just gave me a big Texas shrug and smile. I figured out really quick that it was 180 grains of due process (usually to the head at 200M).
Did the Bush administration seriously send snipers to New Orleans to be judge, jury and executioner for people stealing bread? Perhaps Kyle, who obviously enjoys killing, only shot those he felt were stealing things they didn’t need.
It doesn’t matter, it’s a fantastic story, but it never happened. It is somewhat disturbing to hear about the big Texas shrug and smile before Kyle showed his true mentality with ” it was 180 grains of due process (usually to the head at 200M)”
‘Baby killer’ protesters, WMD’s and the other laughable lies told by an obviously delusional ‘hero.’
Kyle claimed in his book that on his way to deploy he was spit at by protesters carrying signs that said ‘baby killer.’ Any such instance would have made news in the extremely pro-military area of Coarando, CA where Kyle claimed the incident happened.
The book also claims that he found those nasty WMD’s that everyone was looking for in Iraq, and lo and behold they were in the form of biological agents stored in drums from France! Get me some Freedom Fries, the French are at it again. Not only did they refuse to back Bush, they actually helped Hussein by sending him biological weapons of mass destruction!
Lies, all lies.
Chris Kyle built a legacy based on indiscriminate killing and outright fabrications, and the new breed of American “Patriot” is falling for it.
His book should be relabeled fiction. The movie about him is promoting hate. People are tweeting about how they want to “shoot some ragheads.”
He’s the perfect conservative hero.