American Sniper

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  1. kcjo13

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    So, if I'm understanding the backlash correctly...Kyle is being called a racist because of his use of words like "savages", correct? And the fact that he appeared to enjoy his particularly unpleasant duty? Is there anything I'm missing?

    I ask because I want to make sure I understand the whole situation before making my own judgment.

    Is there evidence to the contrary that he shot unauthorized targets?
     
  2. MikeTeachesMath

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    This explains it better than I could.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/americ...s-death-threats-against-arabs-muslims/5426449
     
  3. kcjo13

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    Hm. I am so conflicted about this. I'll be really honest, the movie was more pro-American than anti-Muslim to me. I know that that is what the crux of the issue is-the whitewashing of what Kyle did.

    But I've never been in his shoes. I've never been a soldier, never been in a situation where I had to follow orders. So I find it hard to judge.

    Sigh. I don't know. This is tough.
     
  4. John Lee

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    That is my original point. It wasn't to say that Kyle sucks, or that he's an -hole so he can't be a hero.

    I was taken aback by everyone jumping on Moore or Seth Rogen or anyone brave enough to voice their opinion against the movie. I thought that stunk (not the movie, popular opinion). This thread seems more in-line with what I would like to think America in general would think about it.
     
  5. Grammy Teacher

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    The movie was excellent. It accurately depicts what war is all about...war is never pretty.
     
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    Agree! Saw it tonight. Powerful message!
     
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    I'm not going to go to a theater to see it but I would be interested if it ever came on Netflix. I usually don't go for that type of movie but if someone sees him as a hero then it's not my place to tell them otherwise.
     

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