- Dec 27, 2009
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- Los Angeles, California
Chris Hedges has covered war zones from central America to Bosnia to Palestine, and Iraq for most of his life. His take on Chris Kyle isn't flattering:
"Kyle was given the nickname 'Legend.'
"He got a tattoo of a Crusader cross on his arm. 'I wanted everyone to know I was a Christian.
"I had it put in red, for blood.
"I hated the damn savages I’d been fighting,' he wrote. 'I always will.'
"Following a day of sniping, after killing perhaps as many as six people, he would go back to his barracks to spent his time smoking Cuban Romeo y Julieta No. 3 cigars and 'playing video games, watching porn and working out.'
"On leave, something omitted in the movie, he was frequently arrested for drunken bar fights. He dismissed politicians, hated the press and disdained superior officers, exalting only the comradeship of warriors.
"His memoir glorifies white, 'Christian' supremacy and war.
"It is an angry tirade directed against anyone who questions the military’s elite, professional killers."
Chris Kyle: American psychopath.
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