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Ron Paul criticized for controversial tweet

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Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 00:02

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AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley, File

Navy SEAL Chris Kyle died at a firing range 50 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday.

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is under fire for a recent tweet about the death of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.


Paul entered the fray of the gun control debate on Monday after sending out a tweet that was less than empathetic towards the murdered SEAL.


“Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword,’” Paul said on Twitter. “Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense.”


Kyle, 25, was at a firing range 50 miles north of Fort Worth with his friend Chad Littlefield, 35, on Sunday when Eddie Ray Routh allegedly fired his weapon on the pair.


Although Paul has a long-standing history with support of the military, many Twitter users turned on the former OB/GYN.


“Shocked and disappointed in @RonPaul for this,” Chris Knox said on Twitter. “Rush to judgement.”


Kyle was best known for writing “American Sniper” and holding a record number of sniper killings during his tours.


Officials said Routh claims he was suffering from PTSD at the time and was “suffering.”
The investigation is still ongoing. Routh was arraigned on the day of the shooting.

 

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Anonymous
Tue Feb 5 2013 13:47
America's most decorated General (Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC ret.: one of only three Marines to ever be awarded The Congressional Medal Of Honor, twice and the only American to ever receive it for two different wars) wrote a little book for the common man to read and clearly understand. He entitled it - War Is A Racket. In it, he posits, that nearly all of the wars (that America has fought) were started at the behest of and for the benefit of The Super Rich but fought by the working class and the poor, not The Rich. At the beginning of The Great Depression, some of the richest families in America recruited General Butler to be the leader of a military dictatorship in an attempt to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who The Rich accused of betraying his social class. Because General Butler was deemed as The Soldiers' Soldier and loved by The Masses as a war hero, the fascist ring leaders believed, that The American People would submit to this despicable coup d'etat, but The General foiled their plot by exposing it to America in a news reel. You can go to You Tube and watch The History Channel documentary that explains it all. Search - The Fascist Plot To Overthrow FDR. Ron Paul was trying to say, that we should honor The Peace Makers, not those who have 150 notches in their gun in an illegal and unnecessary war. Where are the weapons of mass destruction? After all, that is the reason, that President George W. Bush gave for going to war in Iraq. He said - "We can't wait for a mushroom cloud". Major General Butler: a real hero not an AWOL rich boy would probably say - You lead the charge or shut up. We should grieve for more Smedley Darlington Butler's who hate war, not snipers who kill people on command whether the war is a just and good one or not.




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