Friday, January 23, 2015

Palin and American Sniper

Image Credit: Youtube/TLC

American sniper has created the usual ruckus and Sarah Palin has answered them in her unique way.
I do not know why, but during the past fifty years i have personally interviewed thousands of folks from all paths of life in my many varied efforts to drum up business traffic.  Having a personal close encounter with the military, been a master cadet in high school and done basic training mostly to get myself out West, i do understand the mindset. 

I have interviewed extensively a participant in Mountbatten's gang, a special forces type circa vietnam, a sniper spook circa vietnam and several others those stories i forget.  It is even possible to discern the evolution of doctrine.  None of these guys hung around for a career. 

There is a reason for that.  A high end warrior is a powerful weapon but simply never going to be a true military man.  Even the real Kurtz of Apocalypse Now whom i met and enjoyed a delightful supper with got out. All of them where dead shots.  My Kurtz carried a target in his wallet with which he had won the national shooting championship with.  There was one hole for five rounds and the only way you knew is the the edges of the hole was slightly more frayed.

All you really need to know is that someone else locates the targets, and dispatches their weapon.  add in that we also do the same with drones and you know the drill.  The advantage of a human sniper cum special forces is simple.  He can walk twenty miles to his nest and not be spotted.  He can then dwell for days with a rifle trained on just where he wants it until the target presents.  Then it is one shot only.  That way no one can figure out direction.  Snipers should never be tasking second shots.
This is very high end training and i would recommend it to anyone in the system because it actually allows survival.  Otherwise you are merely someone else's target..

Sarah Palin Shames ‘American Sniper’ Critics in Hollywood With One Feisty and Poignant Response

Former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin remains outspoken as ever. Palin says Hollywood stars–such as Seth Rogen and Michael Moore– are out of their lane talking about American hero Chris Kyle, the subject of the biopic American Sniper.
Palin Wrote:  God bless our troops, especially our snipers.
Hollywood leftists: while caressing shiny plastic trophies you exchange among one another while spitting on the graves of freedom fighters who allow you to do what you do, just realize the rest of America knows you're not fit to shine Chris Kyle's combat boots.
May the epic "American Sniper" bring nothing but blessings to Taya and the children of this true American hero.
Thank you Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood for respecting the United States Military.
- Sarah Palin

PS - Rep. Paul Gosar’s office also speaks to the heroism of American snipers:
“This is staggering. It’s numbers in January, the sort of numbers usually reserved for summer films and superhero movies. No one saw this coming. The film has been building an audience and blasting any projections…”

Perhaps Hollywood will figure out that American movie-goers are still hungry for heroes.

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