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Jesse Ventura : won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

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Consider what Kyle’s publisher wrote after his tragic passing: “He dedicated his life in recent years to supporting veterans and donated the proceeds of American Sniper to the families of his fallen friends” (italics mine). An article in the Blaze definitively proclaimed: “A perfect reflection of his character, Kyle gave all proceeds from his best-selling book American Sniper to the families of soldiers killed in combat” (italics mine). Or this line from a Human Events article: “For American Sniper, Kyle donated the profits from that book to charity.” Kyle himself perpetuated this idea, telling the same proceeds-went-to-charity tale to the Texas News Service and even adding that he regularly received tearful calls and letters of thanks.

And now for the kicker: It isn’t true. Out of the staggering $3 million that American Sniper collected in royalties for Kyle, only $52,000 actually went to the families of fallen servicemen. (Rather than 100 percent of the proceeds, as the public was led to believe, try 2 percent!) While Kyle’s widow claimed, in her testimony, that they never intended to profit from the book, and “wanted” to donate the money to other veterans, she said they were weren’t able to because of — get this! — “gift-tax laws that prevented them from donating more than $13,000 each to two families last year.”.

Justice for Jesse Ventura Was Right in His Lawsuit National Review Online
 

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I won't see American Sniper.

Kyle is no hero.
 

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There's no chance of mythologizing the fallout of Cheney and Bush's invasion of Iraq, through a bogus Hollywood concocted movie, like AS, since it's still an incomplete war, and that it appears to be just getting started. If anything, the movie will only create greater Islamic hatred of what the American military has made of the region, creating greater resistance to everything American and the West. Ventura has got it right about a Dirty Harry fictional account of what Kyle wrote in his book.
 

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There's no chance of mythologizing the fallout of Cheney and Bush's invasion of Iraq, through a bogus Hollywood concocted movie, like AS, since it's still an incomplete war, and that it appears to be just getting started. If anything, the movie will only create greater Islamic hatred of what the American military has made of the region, creating greater resistance to everything American and the West. Ventura has got it right about a Dirty Harry fictional account of what Kyle wrote in his book.
It's not the U.S. Military who is at fault. It's the Devils Disciple who has shit in the punch bowl. Herr General Feld Marshall BHO. True story.
 

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There's no chance of mythologizing the fallout of Cheney and Bush's invasion of Iraq, through a bogus Hollywood concocted movie, like AS, since it's still an incomplete war, and that it appears to be just getting started. If anything, the movie will only create greater Islamic hatred of what the American military has made of the region, creating greater resistance to everything American and the West. Ventura has got it right about a Dirty Harry fictional account of what Kyle wrote in his book.

It's not the U.S. Military who is at fault. It's the Devils Disciple who has shit in the punch bowl. Herr General Feld Marshall BHO. True story.

True story? But how true? It really is impossible to put a positive face on what Cheney and Bush pushed Americans and its military into when a "voice" told Dubya to "smite" Iraq, that must have been the true sociopathic "devil's disciple" i.e., W's corrupted conscience.
 

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