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Feb-03-2013 03:27printcomments

Another Navy SEAL, Another Violent Death

Marine Arrested in Shooting Death of Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle reportedly suffers from PTSD.

Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle photo courtesy: neverquitneverforget.org

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - I thought I was going to be sick tonight when I heard about the murder of former Navy SEAL and best-selling author Chris Kyle. The suspect? A former Marine who reportedly suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). That's just a horrible thing to report, and a second person was also reportedly killed along with Kyle, and the Marine with PTSD was reportedly arrested driving away from the scene of the double homicide, a firing range in Glen Rose, Erath County, Texas, in Kyle's pick-up.

FOX News reports:

    Kyle served multiple tours of duty in Iraq, and has the highest number of sniper kills in U.S. military history. He appeared on Fox 4 News in January 2012 to talk about his book "American Sniper", which detailed some of his combat experiences. He also detailed his work as president of Craft International, a company he founded which provides security, defense and combat weapons training to military, law enforcement and civilians. Kyle was also known for his dedication to helping disabled veterans.

25-year old Eddie Routh, was arrested in Lancaster, Texas, after a brief police chase, a Lancaster Police Department dispatcher told ABC News.

It is sad to report yet another Navy SEAL's death, there really aren't that many you know, and others I have reported about in the past, men like Scott Helventson and Marc Lee, also died violently.

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My first encounter with a Navy SEAL happened on a very violent day in my life. I was drowned in Marine Corps boot camp when my platoon went to qualify for swimming. Our instructors were a mix of Navy SEAL's and Marine Recon. It is a story I will expand upon later as this article is not about me, but just weeks later while I was still in basic training at MCRD San Diego, another recruit drowned. However sadly, unlike me, they were unable to revive this young man, who turned out to be a lifeguard from Galveston, Texas. A number of both Marine Recon NCO's and Navy SEAL swim trainers were sent to Fort Leavenworth for that.

The Navy SEAL's used to come to our Mud Run at Marine Corps Air Station (H) Tustin each year and I remember at least one time their winning the race through that nasty muddy runoff waterway which is a great embarrassment to Marines, but it said a lot about them. Now of course we know the water at these Marine aviation bases was terribly contaminated with cancer-causing toxins!

On a brighter note, I also encountered SEAL's when I was on the surf team for Marine Corps Air Station El Toro - scheduled to compete in the annual Intermilitary Surfing Championships at San Onofre, Camp Pendleton. A lot of SEAL's are surfers.

I was contacted by the Navy SEAL Association after producing a video about the Traveling Vietnam Wall, which featured a man who claimed to be a member of SEAL Team 2 in 1962. Almost immediately, I was informed that the man was posing and while he was a Navy Vietnam Vet, he never was a SEAL. I had to pull the video down and take him out of it completely, the group representing these warriors was outstanding to work with.

SEAL Team 6

No members of this elite military group gained fame more quickly and with with more controversy, than SEAL Team 6 which is credited with killing Saudi terrorist Usama bin Laden. This is where in my view, Americans have been sold another impossible story. There is no truth to so much of what people have been fed through their TV sets by news networks that refuse to question the most basic elemental parts of the bin Laden saga.


I do not believe the story about bin Laden being killed in an Abbottobad, Pakistan house. It takes courage to look at the story through a clear set of eyes and too many people are scared to do so, as it involves disagreeing with the 'official' U.S. version pumped into your TV's from big pharma-fueled mainstream media. They even made a movie about it, and that is fitting, because the whole story sounds to me like it was a product of Hollywood.

Jalalabad - two bin Laden lookalikes,
... on just one corner in this Afghan city.
Photo by Tim King Salem-News.com

I know I am affected differently because I have my own connections to the story, and have written many times about the impossibility of Usama bin Laden's surviving years needing kidney dialysis and receiving it in a cave. I interviewed Afghans in 2007 in Jalalabad where he had his training camp, the man was a Mujaheddin leader who helped defeat the Soviets.

Way back in 2001, there were endless reports about this Saudi Jihad leader's severe kidney failure. The matter was documented and he was even treated by the Americans for this serious health issue.

But you and I are expected to believe that bin Laden received this treatment in poverty-stricken Pakistan, or Afghanistan, in a cave, it is not possible.

In light of this, a number of US media outlets this year began publishing stories that claim bin Laden never had kidney problems, which is a completely new story never heard until recently. All source back to government 'friendlies' who occupy newsrooms in big market and network media and have for many years. They like their jobs and ensure that they keep them with the spirit of government cooperation.

Usama bin Laden has been dead since 2001 when the US Special Forces laid him to waste in a cave at Tora Bora, I have had two men who were Special Forces in Afghanistan in 2001, confirm the reality of this. Is there proof positive? No, but as I will explain, the proof leans far more toward the theory expressed in this article, than the impossible-to-believe official version.

It is a foregone conclusion that nobody with failing kidneys lives very long without treatment. I first covered kidney dialysis treatment in 1988.

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A man in Abbottabad who owns the house next to the one bin Laden allegedly occupied, was very skeptical over the idea, saying the man with a multi-million dollar price tag on his head did not live there or he and others would have known. Ever heard of a body double? Then there is the "his body was thrown into the sea" part, and then the terribly disfigured man's face appeared in online photos described as bin Laden, but then came the worst part, the really twisted part; the high-integrity Navy SEAL team that allegedly killed him (I believe they believed they did kill him) started dying...

    Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite unit as the Navy SEALs who killed former Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, U.S. officials said Saturday. It was the deadliest single loss for American forces in the decade-old war against the Taliban.

    One current and one former U.S. official said that the dead included 25 Navy SEALs from SEAL Team Six, the unit that carried out the raid in Pakistan in May that killed bin Laden. They were being flown by a crew of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because families are still being notified.
    (Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Reportedly Kills Members of SEAL Team 6 - FOX NEWS)

First, look at the records and try to determine how many times thirty Americans die in helicopter crashes, you will learn that it almost never happens, if it has at all. Even FOX News confirmed that it was the worst loss in Afghanistan. I reported many helicopter crashes in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years, but I do not recall a single one that claimed so many, I could be wrong but trust me that it would be at minimum, extremely rare.

No independently verifiable scientific analysis of bin Laden was conducted.

The truth for the United States is that until the first Gulf War, Usama bin Laden, was an ally and a hero who the US funded to defeat the Soviet Union during the invasion of Afghanistan. This in part led to the end of the dreaded Soviets, the US was in his debt. The ONLY thing that turned bin Laden anti-American, was the fact that the Saudi government allowed the Americans to wage the war against Iraq over Kuwait, one involving the GW Bush Administration spending tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer money to exterminate retreating Iraqi forces in 1991.

Remember that U.S. Diplomat April Glaspie met with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein before the US invasion of Kuwait, and Hussein was given a green light. Glaspie, not American but Canadian by birth, confirmed to him that the US would not intervene in a problem between two sovereign nations. She truly lied right through her teeth and the information is all logged in the Bush Library of all places.

Glaspie said to Hussein when he was considering the invasion of Kuwait:

    We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960s, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America.

Look it up; I hot linked her name to the Wiki page. If you don't like my source, look up her statements to Hussein via virtually any other source, it happened.

The stories circulating about bin Laden over the last few years are almost all made up for political purposes and he hasn't been around to argue about it. So, short of saying, "the govt says it is true so is must be true", Americans have nothing to go off of except the word of the govt about bin Laden's being killed in Pakistan. His beard and hair became younger looking along with his gaunt face from 2001, and also remember that the only thing bin Laden ever said, immediately after 9/11, was that he had nothing to do with it, the same day Bush said he claimed responsibility.

It is also important to note that Usama or 'Osama' bin Laden was never listed by the FBI as a suspect in the 9/11 attacks.

One of the only messages bin Laden ever got out to the public was not a series of threatening stereotypical jihad tapes, but a press release that was carried by mainstream news agencies like BBC, CNN, ABC, etc., on 16 Sept. 2011, wherein he fully denied any involvement:

Click to see the original CNN article- 16 Sept 2001

In his statement from 2001, bin Laden said:"The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every occasion its enemies attack it.

"I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons."

"I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leaders' rules. The current leader does not allow me to exercise such operations."

From: Bin Laden says he wasn't behind attacks - CNN

Americans who believe the government's story, are exhibiting faith in the same government that lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, with the help of a New York Times reporter named Judith Miller. They should at least give this information a fair examination. I think those who have died in these years of explosive Middle east violence would appreciate a fair eye.

As if that widely published mainstream news press release isn't enough to raise significant doubt over his role on the 9/11 attacks, an interview with bin Laden recorded 28 September 2001, in a well known newspaper, Ummat, a Pakistani daily, published in Karachi, translated by BBC World Monitoring Service, expands in detail bin Laden's claim of having no involvement in 9/11.

    "I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children, and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children, and other people."

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    "Such a practice is forbidden ever in the course of a battle. It is the United States, which is perpetrating every maltreatment on women, children, and common people of other faiths, particularly the followers of Islam. All that is going on in Palestine for the last 11 months is sufficient to call the wrath of God upon the United States and Israel."

The famed terrorist is blamed specifically for causing the terrorist attacks on the United States. One is led to believe via U.S. media that he celebrated and lauded the killing of Americans. Of course it takes very little time to conclude that any group or country that kills thousands of Americans and then brags about it, is going to receive a military wrath like never imagined, I wonder how that would make 9/11 any type of victory for bin Laden, even if he had been responsible. So who did Usama bin Laden believe to be responsible?

    "According to my information, the death toll is much higher than what the US government has stated. But the Bush administration does not want the panic to spread. The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the US system, but are dissenting against it. Or those who are working for some other system; persons who want to make the present century as a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own civilization, nation, country, or ideology could survive."

With regard to the U.S. media's acceptance of bin Laden as the mastermind behind 9/11, the former warlord said:

    "The Western media is unleashing such a baseless propaganda, which make us surprise but it reflects on what is in their hearts and gradually they themselves become captive of this propaganda. They become afraid of it and begin to cause harm to themselves. Terror is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against its own people. It can add fear and helplessness in the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means that what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media is doing that. You can understand as to what will be the performance of the nation in a war, which suffers from fear and helplessness."

The entire interview is here: Interview: Osama bin Laden Denied Involvement in 9/11

The loss of so so many members of this elite band of warriors is alarming. Chris Kyle is the latest tragedy, and while his death has no connection to the bin Laden story, it is extremely significant, particularly because he was the SEAL's top sniper, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, "American Sniper." Marc Lee, who I mentioned earlier, was the first Navy SEAL killed in the Iraq War, Scott Helventson, had been the youngest Navy SEAL in history at the age of 17. They all accomplished so much.

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Don Sexton February 26, 2013 9:34 am (Pacific time)

Chris kyle is a hero, he was serving his country honorably and saved many lives. i'am a combat veteran and I think war is simply a substitute for a severe lack of the inability to communicate effectively with others. However, war is also simply a place were soldiers are asked by their Country to take lives in order to protect the whole of humanity. Our Countries Snipers have always been upset with themselves when they miss a target, because a miss will cost sometimes many of their comrades to loose their lives. All of the special forces personnel serving this nation, have my utmost respect and respectfully and unquestionably deserve yours too. Thank you Chris Kyle for your honorable service to mankind and my prayers are with you.


Anonymous February 6, 2013 10:10 am (Pacific time)

It's ironic when you see certain personalities call a hero, who was following orders, a sociopath. One should compare and contrast the two and see the huge character gulf. We live in a time where we have more and more people earnestly involved in trying to destroy us. Then we also have those individuals who simply fail to see the danger, and it is these individuals who need to be removed from America. Why expend resources keeping these real "sociopath's" safe. This former Marine served his country when asked to do so, how many of you out there have done that? Most of you go about your daily activities completely clueless on what is being done to keep you safe. Look at othe parts of the world, and see the struggles most of the world's population must endure...you who call this hero a sociopath are truly one big waste of air.


Ken February 5, 2013 1:30 pm (Pacific time)

I am so glad Chris Kyle is now rotting in hell.


Lenny February 4, 2013 9:33 am (Pacific time)

150 kills? International scoring rules dissallow counting dead women and children. So he killed dozens of old retired sheepherders for building demolitions committed by his own country and israel. What point is the author trying to make?


ron February 3, 2013 1:45 pm (Pacific time)

you are full of s---!


Siraj February 3, 2013 1:12 pm (Pacific time)

Exceptionally written article! It negates the massive propoganda that the monopolized media outlets have kept from the eyes of many an audience. A perspective and story unpopular, yet with much truth in its paragraphs. Loved it!


Anonymous February 3, 2013 12:55 pm (Pacific time)

Why am I not shocked by the below posts from Vic Pittman. Good luck Vic...


Daniel Johnson February 3, 2013 11:35 am (Pacific time)

Live by the gun; die by the gun?
American society still doesn't get it.


Vic February 3, 2013 8:38 am (Pacific time)

Here is a link to the hero Kyle's appearance on the OReily show where he brags about knocking out Jesse Ventura and also brags about his 150 kills and expresses his regret that he did not kill more. I am elatede that this sociopath is DEAD. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/01/06/savages-seal-sniper-chris-kyle-tells-oreilly-his-thoughts-on-enemy-iraqis/


Vic February 3, 2013 8:29 am (Pacific time)

"Kyle served multiple tours of duty in Iraq, and has the highest number of sniper kills in U.S. military history. " Sooo..one mass murdering POS gets killed by another ....sounds good to me. How many innocent people, how many kids did this serial killer waste so that he could get into the record books? And then he brags about his kills. Karma, Karma, Karma. Hell hath another resident.

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