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 Williams says:

    FYI: In grand Pairre(halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth is a National Cemetry . The family gets to decide. NAS Dallas will likely supply the Honor Guard. Joe

  2. Redacted1775 says:

    Leave it to Joe and OG to stink up the place with their blatant ignorance. Bravo you fucking twatwaffles.

  3. NHSparky says:

    OG–consider yourself and your ilk the reason I am considered a grumpy old fuck.

    I’ve got more time on the shitter at test depth answering a backing bell than you have in, period. I did my job gladly, without complaint (okay, maybe a little) and I did it well enough to use it as a follow-on to a civilian career.

    What Chief Kyle did was take his experiences as a FOUR-tour Iraq veteran, including some of the shittiest fighting in that entire war, and help others who had been in that situation.

    What have YOU done with your experience aside from wave it as some sort of bloody flag in the face of someone who would rightly call you out when you act like, well, a cunt?

    I’ve lost a number of relatives to cancer as well, including my father, and frankly, Joe isn’t even worthy of the effort it would take to wish something like that upon him, that’s how little I think of him.

    And you. Now sack your shit and bag ass.

  4. streetsweeper says:

    “ObamaGirl”, comes by it naturally. Something to do with in-breeding, trailer park living and sleeping on her back to get through FLW. Oh and another of our resident marxist, anti-war protesters of IVAW fame. She was for it before she was against it…

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    This is from “The Old Hill Road” by Raymond Fennelly:

    Mount Castle lights are shining bright
    High above the county line.
    And the wind from Ballybunion
    Means tomorrow will be fine.

    And then my slumber ended
    And my eyes were filled with tears.
    I remembered all those faces
    That had passed me through the years.

    Though many now are dead and gone
    I can recall them still.
    Please God one day we’ll meet again
    In our Heaven on The Hill.

  6. John11B says:

    Obamagirl, if that is your real name, I never claimed to be an expert on PTSD. I do have many friends whom I served with who suffer from PTSD to one degree or another and they are all non violent individuals. The statistics show (just google them) that there is no link between homicidal violence and PTSD as a result from combat. You must watch too much Dr. Phil.

  7. Craig says:

    All your fucking retards bragging about how much of an internet badass you are – you’re disgusting.

    But hey, on to happy news, this worthless POS lying sack of garbage, is dead – and that is great news for rejoicing.

    The bastard even write a bragging book about his murderous exploits – what a classy American thing to do these days. Oh, don’t forget he also slandered Jessie Ventura, an actual worthwhile collection of DNA.

    As for RIP, I hope he’s in hell where he belongs. As for the rest of you 20 somethings, stupid tattoo wearing POSs, grow up and get a fucking life.

  8. Redacted1775 says:

    #107 = keyboard warrior.

  9. ObamaGirl says:

    @103 I am sure you’re bothered by the fact sparky that I have been down range and you haven’t, I earned a Combat Action Badge and you failed to earn a Combat Action Ribbon with all of your active duty time. I hope you’re auxillary VFW membership gives you comfort to the fact that the vast majority of the females in the military have seen combat in some capacity and you have seen it no capacity..

  10. 68W58 says:

    Nice Craig, hey since you’re a much bigger “badass” than those of us here, why don’t you go spout that line of garbage at Chris Kyle’s funeral. I’m sure there would be plenty of his former teammates who would be happily willing to painfully redefine that word for you.

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    #107 – No tattoos here, old enough to bend you over a chair and make you grow some respect for the dead, already have a life, thanks for asking.

    You’re just not nice.

  12. Redacted1775 says:

    Only thing OG engaged in combat with is chlamydia. Yikes!

  13. Gruntling says:

    Craig, I hope for your sake that you are trolling right now, I really do. Either way, you, my dear sir, are an absolute idiot for trying to start shit like that here. Go take your hate-filled idiocy else-where.

    This is typical of what I hear in the members of my generation who were either too scared to serve, or too “smart”. Me? I’m a college student, at a good school, who is proud as hell to be a member of the U.S. military. I don’t have a perfect life, I’ve done stupid things, but I am happy with what I have. Who are you to tell me…well, anything really?

    You are, in the end, nothing but a sad, lonely little man hiding online, trying to self-validate by insulting our honored dead in a place filled with men and women who actually know what it means to serve and to risk themselves.

    Grow up and get a life?

    You first.

  14. Green Thumb says:

    @109.

    CAB.

    Tough.

  15. NHSparky says:

    Um, OG? Sorry to disappoint you, my VFW Life Membership is in the no-shit honest-to-God VFW, not some auxiliary. I’ll leave it to you to figure out how I qualified.

    You got an “I was there” badge? Whoop de fuckin do. That and $3 will still get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

    No amount of money, however, will ever change the fact you’re a worthless scrunt. Poof–begone.

    Oh, and Craig @107? Real fuckin smooth move putting your e-mail address (albeit throwaway) in the wrong fucking block. Genius, you are.

  16. Green Thumb says:

    @107.

    Loser.

  17. Rock8 says:

    Joe #1 is a troll without any personal integrity. I wish those without the warrior ethos/respect for others would have never have found this blog. Oh well.

    RIP, Chris. You did the work so many others could not or would not. And you made a tremendous contribution in not only protecting your Brothers on the battle field, but helping them after you got back home as well.

    John, if there is anything we can do to help his widow and children, please let us know.

  18. Hondo says:

    Once again, ObamaGirl displays her “superior PHd intellect”.

    You did know that the SSBN Deterrence Patrol Insignia qualifies one for VFW membership, right? As well as many operations for which the AFEM or NEM were awarded? And service in Korea sufficient for award of the KDSM? I mean, you’re such an intelligent and educated person and all.

    http://www.vfw.org/uploadedFiles/VFWorg/Join/complete%20eligibility%20Info.PDF

    Sheesh. You claim to be a doctoral student and can’t even abbreviate the degree you claim to be pursuing correctly. (It’s abbreviated “PhD”, ditz – not “PHd”, as you’ve done in comments you’ve made here at TAH.) After seeing that, why would anyone believe a damn thing you claimed about yourself?

  19. ObamaGirl says:

    @95 and as for you Hondo I am not going to take an insult from someone who has never served a day in the military, you have no qualifications to speak on anything military related. I was in the National Guard but at least I deployed you did nothing. So stay out of military issues and stick to politics and kissing up to other people who never served in combat like NHSparky and Old Trooper and EX-PH2.

  20. Redacted1775 says:

    It’s amazing how much you throw around the fact that “you served and deployed” yet you seem to know shit about absolutely nothing. It’s almost as if you’re using it as an excuse for your thus far immeasurable stupidity. Maybe it is you who should stay out of military issues.

  21. ObamaGirl says:

    @113 Are you in the reserve? What are you going to school for?

  22. Redacted1775 says:

    I’m betting you were handed a blanket CAB for IDF that hit on the other side of camp cupcake too. Dumbass.

  23. Hondo says:

    Child, I have more time in uniform than you have on this Earth. I retired with 30+ years, active and reserve duty, in 2009. I spent more time on active duty than not between 9/11 and my retirement, including service in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Shut yer yap, spoiled brat. With each new comment, you’re only making yourself look like more of an ignorant ass than before.

  24. Gruntling says:

    @OG Guard. I wanted Infantry no matter what. And I’m a Criminal Justice major.

  25. ObamaGirl says:

    @121 I use it because I get accused by people who have never served or deployed that I somehow hate this country. It is a typical conservative tactic see how the Bush campaign handled the 2000 South Carolina Primary, 2000 Election and 2004 election.. Two draft dodgers ran against decorated Viet Nam veterans and called them cowards and people like you bought it hook line and sinker.

  26. Redacted1775 says:

    I’m guessing alot of people who both served and deployed, numerous times, accuse you of it. You really don’t give much else for anyone to accuse you of. Besides being braindead, that is.

  27. NHSparky says:

    Again, OG? Hondo DID serve, you scrunt.

  28. ObamaGirl says:

    @125 you sound like a good man, don’t let the people on this board influence you, draw your own conclusions..

    Hondo, what was your MOS? You def weren’t a grunt because my husband is an 11B and you don’t talk like one..

  29. Sporkmaster says:

    But then can you explain how that happened in 1994 and in 1998 that A Draft Dodger as you would label it won twice against two people who served in World War two in Combat? Or that Our Current VP used the same deferments that our previous one used?

    Also that there is no proof that Former President George W Bush did not complete his time in military service.

  30. Hondo says:

    ObamaGirl: yeah, right. We’ve heard your claims. Whether they’re true or not, well, . . . who knows.

  31. NHSparky says:

    other people who never served in combat like NHSparky

    I’m guessing “combat” is a relative term in your little world. I’ll take solace (and laugh my ass off at you) in knowing I’ve been a lot closer to the bad guys with consequences for fucking up a lot worse than you’ll ever begin to imagine.

    It’s a nice way of my telling you to take your CAB “I was there” badge and shove it up your ass.

  32. ObamaGirl says:

    @128 I honestly doubt that he did, because he is always the first to question everyone elses service and patriotism.. He may very well have joined at some point but he wasn’t in a combat arms mos.. Maybe legal something not very physical.

  33. 68W58 says:

    Ugh Hondo, him no talk like grunt. Him r-tic-u-lut.

    Jeebus OG you couldn’t be a more perfect caricature. “You guys are racists”, “Bush pulled the wool over your eyes”, insert standard lefty talking point. Nobody here is buying what you’re selling, all you’re doing is taking a giant dump on a thread that I’m sure Jonn hoped would be about honoring Chris Kyle-get lost.

  34. NHSparky says:

    OG–so you married your “boyfriend”, the one who claimed to be SF? That one?

  35. ObamaGirl says:

    @131 exactly Hondo you never served.. Look up the song on you tube I am so much cooler online..

    @132 No Sparky I am calling combat what the military defines as combat, I was in the Army and met that definiton.. You were in the Navy and didn’t meet that definiton hence why you don’t have a Combat Action Ribbon.

  36. SteveS says:

    Can we get these trolls banned?
    This thread has deteriorated from a goodbye to a remarkable warrior, to something that would now be better locked.
    All because of a couple of real tools.

  37. Redacted1775 says:

    Seconded. They are not even worthy of speaking the man’s name.

  38. ROS says:

    Why are you guys arguing with this twit? She brings absolutely nothing of value to this world, much less to this conversation meant to discuss and pay respects to Chris.

  39. Sporkmaster says:

    136- No Sparky I am calling combat what the military defines as combat, I was in the Army and met that definition.

    Proof?

  40. ObamaGirl says:

    I made a comment on this thread and my service was insulted so I have every right to question the service of those who insult mine. Especially when the people who insult me (Hondo, NHSparky, Old Trooper) Never saw a day of combat.

  41. Redacted1775 says:

    As much as you talk yourself up here, I’m guessing you only saw alot of sand, nothing more. Loud is weak. And you’re pretty freakin’ loud.

  42. PALADIN says:

    @ObamaGirlRuglicker Listen bitch, get your thumb outta your mouth or whatever you put in there, zip that big f’ing lip of yours up…and ‘f” right off ! You are thee most disrespectful turd i have ever seen here !

    We are remembering a Great American here today, and you choose to come here and break bad with that big f’ing mouth of yours !
    Go piss up a rope !

    P.S. Obama sucks shit !

  43. ObamaGirl says:

    @137 I didn’t start the name calling, I am defending myself.
    I agree that Mr.Kyle was a great American. But I questioned someones assumptions about the killers actions as it regards to PTSD and was assailed with insults.. I would be more than happy to debate that instead of taking insults.

  44. Sporkmaster says:

    I am kinda curious what is as you put it, “what the military defines as combat” is? Since the Military now suddenly gave a clear set defined rules as when is considered real combat then would you care to cite that definition for me please?

    For education since you know exactly is defined as what is and is not considered combat now.

  45. SteveS says:

    @141: you parachuted into this thread way back up in #73: in case you forgot, here it is again:

    “@44 and what makes you an expert on PTSD? You have nothing to back up your statements other than your opinions and the other morons on this site.”

    Seems to me you ran your mouth first, coming in here and calling other posters “morons.” You would have been better off slinking away, rather than coming in here showing your ass.
    I’m calling on you to do the decent thing and autorotate yourself off this thread. Do it now.

  46. Just Plain Jason says:

    OG as little you know of the military…you know you should just remain silent.

  47. 3C3P says:

    RIP Chief Kyle; only soft landing from now on.
    Please bans the POS OG and Joe. They are both mindless morons. Hopefully the both rot in the depths of Hades.

  48. NHSparky says:

    OG–make ya a deal–never show up here again, and we’ll never speak of you again. Fair enough?

    Buh-bye now. And yes, I’ve had live ordnance of a navy other than that of the US or her allies flying around me, thanks for asking. That close enough to satisfy?

    Back on topic. God speed, Chief Kyle. Taken from us far too soon. Prayers to your family and loved one.

  49. Futue Te Ipsum says:

    Didn’t start the name-calling? Short term memory loss in one so young is not a good sign. Here is what you said, above:

    73ObamaGirl Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    @44 and what makes you an expert on PTSD? You have nothing to back up your statements other than your opinions and the other morons on this site.

    Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus, puta puta puto! Mox corovs pasces! Non possis distinguere tuum podicem a Puticulis, puta!

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