Okay, so I can accept a lot, but Bradley Cooper starring in the autobiography of SEAL Chris Kyle? Of course, Steven Spielberg has his sticky fingers in the mess that will be American Sniper:
Bradley Cooper, Chris Kyle in American Sniper?
DreamWorks and Warner Bros will team on Steven Spielberg‘s next film American Sniper, with Bradley Cooperaboard to star in the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Cooper optioned the book himself, along with Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance, and it has turned out to be quite a coup for the actor. Jason Hall (Paranoia) wrote the script and will executive produce, with Spielberg, Cooper, Lazar, and Peter Morgan producing.
Kyle, an expert marksman who spread his love for weapons by teaching others how to shoot, was recently and tragically gunned down along with a pal by a fellow discharged vet they had taken to a Texas shooting range to deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder.
Love Chris Kyle and all, but I don’t see myself watching this one.
Chris Kyle was both a Navy SEAL and someone who offered tremendous assistance to his fellow vets. And a soon-to-be-undoubtedly-dealt-with man named Eddie Routh killed him at the gun range. God bless you, Chris. (Hand Salute: Coffeypot)
Generally, you don’t want to publicize your snipers. Good ones are national treasures, fomenting chaos in enemies ranks. For example, SEAL Chris Kyle used to be called Al-Shaitan Ramad (The Devil of Ramadi) for his lethality. Another fact military folks should keep close to their vest (if they wear them) is the wives of their leaders. It opens the families up to all sorts of potentially dangerous exploitation when it becomes known who the head honcho’s wife is. This captioned picture breaks all those rules:
Guevara, a Syrian Palestinian woman married to an Al Wa’ad battalion commander, is pictured in Aleppo January 19, 2013. Guevara was the director of a secondary school before the revolution and is now one of the main snipers of the battalion on the front line in Aleppo.
Love the Che-ness of her name. Like a guerilla, she is. More of her here. . .
The Sons of Guns crew built a custom H&K 416 for SEAL Chris Kyle (author of American Sniper) to test prior to the weapon going to a charity. And it sure looked like they had a good time:
Stephanie Ford (Hayden), Chris Kyle, Kris Ford, Joe Meaux, Flem Fleming, and Will Hayden
Chris Kyle is a great American who does not mince words about the enemy we face:
‘It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don’t regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I’m not naive, and I don’t romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job,’ Chris Kyle told Texas Monthly.
After leaving the Navy to save his marriage, Chris now runs Craft International, which provides military training to law enforcement, the military, and civilians alike. . .