Veterans who served alongside marine, who killed American Sniper Chris Kyle, say he never saw combat and wasn’t suffering PTSD as his defenders claim.
A veterans group has claimed to have uncovered potentially significant information about the accused killer of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle.
The Warfighter Foundation alleged that Eddie Ray Routh, 27, the Marine veteran accused of murdering Navy SEAL Kyle two years ago, never saw combat nor experienced traumatic situations during his time serving overseas,TheBlaze reported on Thursday.
As yet, there is no conclusive evidence to back up the claims made by the group.
Routh, whose trial for murder is expected to start next week in Stephenville, Texas, is alleged to have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when he shot married father-of-two Kyle, 38, and fellow Navy SEAL and father-of-one Chad Littlefield, 35.
The incident occurred at a remote shooting range outside of Chalk Mountain, Texas, on February 2, 2013.
Kyle, who wrote the book ‘American Sniper’ and is played in the movie of the same name by Bradley Cooper, had been contacted by Routh’s mother to help her son deal with his PTSD.
The trip to the shooting range for target practice had been a part of that service.
Routh served as a small arms technician in Iraq before leaving the Marines in 2010.
Read more: Daily Mail
Americans need to learn how to profile Muslims.
By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
When we evaluate cases for potential Muslim terrorists, we always look for physical signs like a trimmed mustache and a beard that is lesser trimmed. And when it comes to a crime that was committed, we look at who the victims are. In the story on Eddie Routh who murdered Chris Kyle, there are signs of concern, especially the facial hair, it does match the profile of a convert.
Also, Routh was a prison guard over Muslim terrorists at Bilad Airbase in Baghdad in 2007. He never served in battle, but spent most of his time looking and talking to Muslims in jail. He could have likely interacted with the inmates and got converted; prison has a higher conversion rate than any mosque. Also, why would he kill a Navy seal who was known to have killed so many terrorists?
Although there needs to be more investigations to prove that Routh converted to Islam, the possibilities are there. After all, there could be a motive to kill Kyle who became a wanted man for the Sunni insurgents he was targeting, had a price put on his head and was dubbed the Shaitan – devil – of Ramadi. That plus Kyle was an ‘Islamophobe’ who was open about his rightful hatred for Islam and the Quran. This makes him wanted.
Examining his killer gives also clues. “During a phone call with his father, Routh expressed sympathy for the detainees and discontent over how the US was conducting the war as well as his reluctance to engage in combat” and “While working as a guard at Balad Air Base, Routh laments his [Muslim] prisoners’ poor living conditions”.
What the media says that Routh had Post Traumatic Disorder is simply untrue. According to The Warfighter Foundation:
“Eddie Routh served one tour in Iraq in 2007, at Balad Air Base (the 2nd largest U.S. installation in Iraq), with no significant events. No combat experience. Let me say that again, he NEVER SAW COMBAT or any aspect of traumatic events associated with a combat deployment (i.e. incoming mortar or rocket fire). He never left the base, EVER.”
The Warfighter Foundation, a nonprofit veterans group, filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain information about Routh’s service record. It was through the information they received that the group discovered Routh had not experienced any type of combat.
Read more: Shoebat