Monday, February 09, 2015
CNN: "Blockbuster: The Story of American Sniper" discusses the film and the trial of Chris Kyle's killer
Chris Cuomo hosted and Alysin Camerota hosted the CNN special “Blockbuster: The Story of American Sniper” Monday evening at 9 PM, link here.
But actual veterans say that the movie is “crap” and filled with things that would never happen.
The film created an outrage when shown in Baghdad, to the point that the film was pulled.
Jeff Kyle, the brother of Chris Kyle, appeared on the special. The brother stressed that the public tends not to understand that soldiers don't come back from war the same people they were before. What about Vietrnam-era draftees?
The sister of the man (Eddie Ray Routh) who killed Chris on a Texas gun range in 2007 also appeared. A jury is now being empaneled in Stephenville. Texas, about 30 miles SW of Fort Worth. The act seems to have been impulsive or compulsive, as he seemed eager to confess immediately.
The documentary covered Routh’s PSTD and the lax medical treatment offered him by the VA.
My own review of Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” appears on the Movies blog Jan. 16, 2015.
Don Lemon continued the discussion on “CNN Tonight” and presented the traveler’s manual in print “Hijrah” which actually is prepared for Americans traveling to Syria (illegally) to fight. And this is not tongue-in-cheek.