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Bradley Cooper sets high targets in new film 'American Sniper'

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"“The takeaway will be, for those who can relate to him, will be healing, to relate to a vet who has gone through similar things that Chris has gone through, and maybe not feel so alone,” he said. "

Feel so alone? How about feel so F(*&^%$^ angry for us being there in the first place. Oh, wait, "It is not for us to ask why, just for us to do or die." Yeah, right. Sounds like a line from the indoctrination script of Boot Camp XY or Z.

Tell yah, what... there are a bunch of pissed off vets out there who are going to relate to this. Especially, the ones who have multiple combat tours. And we wonder what was it all for. Oops. Excuse my tangent.

One thing I am going to want to see is how the chaos and heartache is displayed about the reunions and deployments. I remember so many divorces after units coming back. Sad... And civilians will never.... NEVER able to relate..... period. Hell, most of them haven't left their Mommas' teat for a week, much less 6 months, again, and again.

Hope there isn't any killing in the name of Old Glory and Yankee doodle Dandy. Also, I wonder if there will be the standard cliche shot through the scope of the enemy as in almost every other sniper movie.

Do I sound bitter? I'm working on it, okay!

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Do I sound bitter? I'm working on it, okay!

I've seen that bitterness in my own family. It causes divorces, family disruption and even tragedies in some cases. Most, like Kyle, were coping with it and healing right up until his tragic murder. He did his job willingly and with his eyes wide open. I respect him for it as I do other American soldiers and those of so many other nations for doing a job that is hard to do and hard to live with. When they return to the home front it becomes their duty to get themselves together to the best of their ability. Most do just fine. I've seen that in my own family as well.

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Interesting comments above.

For more on this, see an article in the Atlantic magazine called The Tragedy of the American Military.

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Almost all American heroes, from the cowboys/outlaws to the gangsters to Dirty Harry to Dexter are sociopaths if not psychopaths. That they are now governed by sociopathic bankers and their puppets is not unrelated to the predatory and violent values on which the country was built.

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Thanks Torafusu.... I am looking for it.

". He did his job willingly and with his eyes wide open." I like that. It perfectly encapsulates the effectiveness of the Koolaid dispersion system.

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". He did his job willingly and with his eyes wide open." I like that. It perfectly encapsulates the effectiveness of the Koolaid dispersion system.

Well so much for the honor and dignity of those committed to serving their country in ways that certain others are incapable of understanding. Anyway, the movie is less about the political flip flopping of Democrats and more of a story of sacrifice and duty to one's country. Liberals have a hard time comprehending such concepts - it doesn't get them votes.

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"a story of sacrifice" That it is! Makes me want to puke. Not the movie but, the amount of sacrifice of national treasure.

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the movie is less about the political flip flopping of Democrats and more of a story of sacrifice and duty to one's country.

How is invading sovereign nations a duty to one's country? This is one of the biggest brainwashes that the American government has perpetuated on its citizens - that the soldiers are fighting for the country. They are not, they are fighting for the whims of people who make money off their fighting. And to be clear, this isn't a criticism of said soldiers - they are doing what they think is right. Unfortunately, they are misguided by the propaganda that has been sold to them by their government. Not much different than soldiers in N. Korea.

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Just another serial killer movie.

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