American sniper. Hero or Murder? Just a movie or propaganda?

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  1. armbarboy

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  2. Terry Noonan

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    If you're an American, a hero. He was shooting people who could/would have killed American serviceman.
     
  3. UpaLoompa

    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    Regardless of your characterization and views of his service, we know that he was dishonest and self-aggrandizing.
     
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    Hero for sure
     
  5. Queen B

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    Is this the guy that sacrificed himself in the Lone Survivor so Mark Wahlberg can escape? That dude is a straight up hero
     
  6. TheyAreSurfers

    TheyAreSurfers Let Me Get One Wave

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    Corrected that for you.
    While I couldn't give a flying F about Iraqis and Arabs in general, being a pawn and a tool of corporation hardly makes you a hero. Those "servicemen" had little business being in that region.
     
  7. TheyAreSurfers

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    Just read he was killed at a shooting range with his bud. Quite ironic, but hardly surprising since he sounded like an overly confident prick.
     
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    He was very good at his job and that was protecting his people.

    Hero depends on what you belive, I believe I'm very glad he was very good at his job as I had friends over there.
     
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    Well said.
     
  10. armbarboy

    armbarboy Banned Banned

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    Yes, sure
    but there is a little problem
    he was shooting Iraqis in Iraq. And he loved it and bla bla bla
    it's not interesting he loved it or not
    not Iraqis came to Dallas to kill Americans and brave sniper was shooting them defending Americans but thousands guys with M-16 came to another country in the center of nowhere and started to kill people.
    can you feel the difference?
     
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    So it really has nothing to do with American sniper and is just a typical Iraq war thread.
     
  12. Yusuke

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    He brought a guy with PTSD to a gun range and he said he wished he had killed more people. Not that good of a person, plus this movie is just more Middle East war propaganda. There's so many better quality war movies (that don't glorify war) to watch instead of this one
     
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    What movies?
     
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    yes, it was offtop just a little bit
    sorry if I hurt your feelings
     
  15. Scrody

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    A flawed hero, like all the rest of them.
     
  16. saanen vaeltaa

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    He brought a guy with PTSD to a gun range in an attempt to connect with PTSD guy in attempt to help him like he tried to help many with PTSD. But by all means, omit the details to make him out to be reckless and or some ruthless killer to suit your political purposes.

    Glorify war? So you either didn't see the movie or completely missed the point of the movie. Which is it?
     
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  18. Yusuke

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    Full Metal Jacket, Jarhead, Apocolypse Now, Good Morning Vietnam, Saving Private Ryan, etc. There's plenty to watch out there. Also good to stear clear of any war movies that Mark Walhberg stars in.
     
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    Might be a good film, but sadly, there won't be much good discussion about it when

    is the level of discourse a sizable segment of people operate at.
     
  20. Snackbar

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    A hero to the soldiers whose lives he saved or atleast made their jobs safer.

    A sociopath to the average citizen who got to hear about how he enjoyed taking lives.
     

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