Chris Kyle; RIP

| February 3, 2013 | 422 Comments

Since I knew about it before most people, you’d think I’d have dealt with it by now. But I haven’t. I’ve been staring at an empty screen for more than two hours wondering what I could write. I never met Chris Kyle, but after reading his book, you get a sense that you have met him.

But, last night, I got a call from someone who wanted us to help the police find Kyle’s killer. I was stunned when he gave me the news. I have no idea who it was that called, but he had access to police message traffic, so, you know, I can guess. So I called the sheriff’s department and they confirmed for me that the incident had indeed happened, but they wouldn’t confirm that Kyle was involved.

But, anyway, I guess they caught Eddie Routh, Kyle’s killer. According to some of our Marines with access to the Marines On Line database, Routh is a corporal and a unit armorer and currently in the Individual Ready Reserve – that status you do before you get out of the service.

According to Fox News, Routh was apprehended near Lancaster, TX at about 9:30 local time last night after shooting Kyle and his neighbor in the back and fleeing the scene in a pickup belonging to one of his victims, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Now, if you don’t want to get pissed off, you should stop reading here. I cruised over the Huffington Post and read some of the comments those tiny-brained morons were leaving and, of course, it’s all about gun control and veterans. And of course, they tell us that Kyle’s death was karma for killing more than 150 insurgents. Twitchy logged some of the “tweets” from the Leftist ghouls yesterday celebrating the death and standing on his body for their political agenda.

Here’s an example;

Kyle Tweets

Category: Blue Skies, Veterans Issues

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  1. Joe says:

    When a guy who is about as much of an expert on guns as it is possible to be, and he can’t even protect himself from gun violence, well so much for you “armed society is a peaceful society”.

  2. brat says:

    I am having trouble wrapping my brain cell and my heart around this one, and yes, am avoiding the ignorant disprespectful POS’s dancing on this one.

    Instead I am choosing to remember Chris Kyle with gratitude, and sorrow.

    Soar through the heavens, Chris.

  3. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Fuck you, Joe. Seriously. Fuck. You.

  4. Robert says:

    Die puking blood, Joe.

  5. Rob says:

    Typical, Joe. Dancing on graves to further your agenda. People like you make me sick.

  6. john Miska says:

    Died tying to do something not sitting on the sidelines…a warrior to the end….trying not to leave another behind…..God Bless….

  7. AGirl says:

    I have never read a single awful comment from a gun owner when an innocent life is lost. What kind of human wishes for or rejoices at the murder of another?

    How unbelievably classless and disgusting.

  8. Hondo says:

    Kinda hard to protect oneself from getting shot in the back by someone, Joe. But you knew that, you sonofabitch.

    There’s only a short list of people on this earth on whom I’d wish terminal cancer. You’re working hard to get on that list.

  9. Just Plain Jason says:

    Joe this is one of those times you are lucky that you are protected by the safety of the internet. I guarantee you would not walk into a room full of mourning vets and say the same damn thing. You would be lucky to make it out alive. Some people just aren’t born with good sense and you are one of them.

  10. Joe says:

    At least they caught the guy, but small consolation.

  11. 68W58 says:

    The comments over at the Dallas Morning News article on Kyle’s death will also make you weep for humanity.

    Joe-you can’t even get the quote correct, it’s “an armed society is a polite society”, but I get that accuracy and integrity are not your strong points. Chris Kyle went out of his way to try and help vets who suffered from PTSD. God knows why this lunatic shot him, but his willingness to try and help others speaks volumes about him. I don’t expect lefties, who suffer from the delusion that nanny can somehow make it all better, to appreciate real risk or sacrifice since their entire worldview is that of the coddled child. There aren’t enough “fuck yous” I can throw in your direction.

  12. Joe says:

    Hondo,

    Already had cancer, whether it’s terminal or not is still to be determined, so save your bad wishes. I AM sorry about this crime, but maybe when you have grieved for a while you might consider the implications.

  13. Old Trooper says:

    Joe, you have finally fucked yourself royally. I hope when your time comes, you go with severe pain and anguish. I hope that there is no one there to comfort you and that the last face you see is mine as I monkey stomp your vagina as your eyes close for the last time. You are a fucking waste of oxygen.

    Jonn, please ban this motherfucker, or I might get in trouble for what I will say next.

  14. Indiana Ed says:

    Joe, a gun is a tool, not a talisman. It is neither guaranteed to save you nor utterly useless in every situation, no matter your training or armament. Especially when you are flat out ambushed at close range by someone you trust. I had hoped that would just be common sense. Now if you really want to see a “useless tool”, find a goddamn mirror.

  15. 68W58 says:

    What “implications” you cockholster? That a tragedy should compel us to surrender our rights? Yep, never considered (and rejected) that line of (let’s just charitably call it) “reasoning” before. Chris Kyle’s death is convenient for your agenda, and we can hardly expect ghouls like yourself not to dance on graves, but a great part of being free is accepting the risks inherent in that condition. It’s infinitely better than the alternative though and I’m pretty sure that Chris Kyle would agree with me here.

  16. Joe says:

    I am sorry for your loss. I’ll leave you in peace. You don’t need me to tell you 2+2 = 4.

  17. COB6 says:

    Trust me folks, Old Joe is a junior league troll compared to what is being said at:
    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20130203-chris-kyle-record-holding-sniper-as-navy-seal-killed-in-double-slaying-at-erath-county-gun-range.ece

    Here’s a sample:
    “This piece of shit deserved to die. Now his children will know the pain of being an orphan. Just as Chris Kyle, hired killer created so many orphans in Iraq.

    I spit on his fucking grave, no doubt the little military welfare queen will get a funeral paid for by Joe Taxpayer.”

    Un-Fucking-believable!

  18. NR Pax says:

    Joe, what fucking “implications” are you exactly talking about? And given your first damn statement, I don’t believe that you are the least bit sorry about the crime.

  19. Hondo says:

    Joe: maybe that was Karma paying you back for dodging the draft and letting others do your dirty work during Vietnam while you stayed home fat, dumb, happy, and safe.

    Work on your reading comprehension, imbecile. I said you were getting close to me wishing you that demise. However, even a despicable dipshit like you hasn’t done quite enough to make it onto that list. Yet.

    But you’re getting real close.

  20. Tman says:

    Let me guess good old PTSD made him do it

  21. Gina says:

    My heart hurts with this sad news. RIP Chief Kyle, you depart too soon and we are lessened by your loss. My prayers go out to his family and brothers in arms.

  22. RunPatRun says:

    Comments from the left only confirm their hateful and loathsome existence. smh

    What Jonn said about the feeling one met him through the words in his book is true. A sad day.

    Rest in Peace.

  23. Stacy0311 says:

    hey Joe, here’s hoping you get sodomized by one of your Occupy Stupidity buddies. I’ll stop by an drop an MRE deuce on whatever pauper’s graves section of the cemetary they plant you in.
    Sorry for the Kyle family’s loss

  24. JP says:

    Here’s what unhinged libtards on huffpo are saying.

    These comments were so sickening I had to cut some out and compile them

    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=14mxpbd&s=6

  25. PFDRbrendan says:

    Another hero of our Nation dead this year. If only people would not be so cynical and turn everything into some political rant. The callous nature of these people who spout rancid and deranged thoughts on deaths of those who they do not know sicken me.

    Celebrate his adventurous life as well as the lives he saved by doing his duty and let his family find peace in knowing he is in the Patrol Base in the sky. Hopefully his killer is swiftly brought to justice.

  26. Cacti35 says:

    What a tragedy. R.I.P. Chris Kyle. I cannot stand to read the libtards comments, it does nothing more than make my old shingles pain flare up and make me feel like strangling some son of a bitch!

  27. Hondo says:

    Sorry for the delay – a certain damned idiot above made me angry enough to forget the main purpose of this article.

    Under the wide and starry sky
    Dig the grave and let me lie:
    Glad did I live and gladly die,
    And I laid me down with a will.

    This be the verse you ‘grave for me:
    “Here he lies where he long’d to be;
    Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.”

    Rest in peace, Chief Kyle – brother in arms. Rest in peace.

  28. Just Plain Jason says:

    You know Joe, there are days I wish I could beat you down and there are days I wish I could feel the real shame of what you have said. Today I hope that you feel your shame. Because today you need to realize what you have said. I want you to sit in a spot and think about all the bullshit you espouse. I hope you live long enough to realize how much of a real coward you are willing to hide behind stronger people to protect you, and when one of those stronger people dies you openly mock that person. You are a real winner!

  29. rb325th says:

    RIP Chris Kyle, you did your time in Hell now it is your time in peace.

    Joe, your mother should have swallowed the night you were conceived, unfortunately she was taking it in the 4th point and some of your fathers DNA dribbled out, then in again and found its mark.
    You are seriously not even worthy of the effort, but your insults this time toward a dead Hero who died while he was trying to help the man who became his killer….

  30. A tragedy, and a loss to us all.

    As for Joe, he is an ignorant boor who is no more sorry at taking a crap on the dining room table with his comment than he is about Chris being dead. His glee at being able to get a reaction, and being the first to post, show the shallowness of his life and spirit. He sought reaction, and may it find him in spades.

    Godspeed Chris. May the light shine on those you leave behind.

  31. dnice says:

    We have lost a great Man and warrior – RIP Chris.

  32. Doc says:

    At least this happened in Texas where justice is still served. PTSD is no excuse, speaking from someone who deals with it.

  33. BohicaTwentyTwo says:

    Yon is saying something is fishy with the reporting. Supposedly, the murder occurred at a lodge that happens to have a firing range, he wasn’t necessarily killed at the range as the media is reporting.

  34. Eggs says:

    I just can’t bring myself down to wallowing in the shit some are saying – I see enough of that in the local rag (Arizona Daily Star). I think I’ll head down to the Trident this week and have a pint of Guinness and a shot of Jamesons in honor of the Chief.

  35. Devtun says:

    I smell an insanity defense by this POS once he lawyers up.

  36. Hondo says:

    Yon said something? “Idgac, idgas, idgaf.”

  37. Tman says:

    Insanity caused by PSD

  38. SteveS says:

    The comments at the Washington Post are just as bad. This guy was a bona fide American hero who chose to stay in the stream of life trying to help others struggling with the aftermath of war. The despicable clowns on the Left gloating over his untimely demise are beyond belief. Let no one mistake what it is we are up against: the descent of our once proud nation into a “collective” of whiners, graspers, and entitlement specialists. The Liberal agenda is in the midst of a betrayal of this country the likes of which the nation may not survive.
    To have some “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs” Libtard air-assault into this thread, posting his bile, is almost too much to bear.
    Joe: die in the gutter as REAL Americans walk by while spitting on you.
    RIP SEAL.

  39. Gruntling says:

    RIP Chris Kyle. One less hero is among us today. Here’s hoping he’s in a better place.

    Joe, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that you feel the way you do. I’m sorry that you don’t seem to care that the point you’re making is on two mens graves. I’m sorry that you don’t seem to understand why we all are getting so upset in reaction to you politicizing these murders. I’m sorry that your first response isn’t grief, or sorrow, or sympathy, but self-righteousness.

    But most of all, I’m sorry that someday you’ll remember this, and realize exactly what you said and did. And our anger will make sense to you. I hope you can live with that.

  40. A_Proud_Infidel says:

    Joe, when your time comes, they should just place your remains in a septic tank, that’s where SHIT like you belongs.

    RIP Chris Kyle, enjoy Heaven, you’ve done your time in hell.

  41. PALADIN says:

    Geez what a friggin tradgedy.
    He survived so much and now this.

    I read those comments on HuffPo and Twtitchy , and one thing i will say, is these worthless Liberal turds like to talk about karma .
    Well they better prepare for it coming their way , after the hate they have spewed against this Great American.

    R.I.P. Chris, and know we will remember.

  42. Common Sense says:

    I’m still in shock, it was the first thing I thought of when I woke up.

    Like you said Jonn, I didn’t know him, but after reading his book and watching interviews, I felt that I knew him. Such a good man, what a tragic loss for his family and for the rest of us.

    Killed in a cowardly manner by someone he was trying to help. My God.

    RIP Chris.

  43. John11B says:

    That anyone could think his death is deserved uncovers sad truths about the people that say them, not Chris Kyle. He had the courage, fortitude and skill to do his job for a decade and then get out and give back to fellow warriors and help them heal. His death is a tragedy and depite what the media and other idiots will say, PTSD was not the reason this guy killed them. He was just an asshole. As for the people celebrating Kyle’s death or capitalizing on it for their agenda, that is more of a mental illness than any kind of PTSD and they are the tryp of people society should truely be concerned about.

  44. Common Sense says:

    I refuse to read ANY comments by the evil Left regarding Chris. He fought for their right and ability to say such filth and they don’t deserve the attention.

  45. John11B says:

    *type

  46. BohicaTwentyTwo says:

    Yon may be a special kind of crazy, but facts are facts. CNN is already playing up the angle of a 2nd Amendment supporter killed by one of their own. They barely mention his work with troubled vets. I’m not chocking this thing up to a conspiracy just yet. More likely, just people using their inherent biases to try to explain a terrible act that defies comprehension. More facts will come out as time goes on. All of us, especially Chris deserve the truth.

  47. John11B says:

    #45 good idea. I made the mistake of reading a few in the Dallas Morning News and now I think I have just lost my desire to eat lunch. There are some sad, awful people out there.

  48. Common Sense says:

    Routh has been charged with capital murder:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/03/former-soldier-charged-with-capital-murder-in-the-death-of-chris-kyle/

    The other man he murdered was Chad Littlefield.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Jesus H. Christ. While Joe may be a moron of the highest (or lowest?) degree, wishing death, terminal cancer, etc., on someone is actually worse than someone making inopportune comments about gun control. Let’s keep talk away from the conspiracy ideas, Joe’s idiocy and anger at ‘leftists’ and keep it where it should be – on Chris, his service, his life and his family and friends.

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