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Chris Kyle: American Sniper | 10 Questions | TIME

subtitle Hi, I’m Belinda Luscombe I’m an editor at large at Time magazine Chris Kyle’s a former Navy SEAL. He’s also quite possibly the most lethal sniper in American military history And he’s here today to facing difficulties and muttering of friendly fire with 10 questions at Time magazine Mr.. Kyle thanks for coming. Thanks for having me, so we’ve got this new book American sniper it’s kind of not done amongst new Special Operations guys to talk about your your your stuff Yes, it is kind of frowned upon, so why did you decide to do the book? I wanted to be able to get it out about not the sacrifices that the military members make but the sacrifices that their families have to go through about the Single mothers now raising the children and doing all the day-to-day house chores, but then also Stories about my guys who deserve to be out there They didn’t get the Medal of Honor, so you don’t know about them, but they died heroes and people should know about them I believe that number is a hundred and sixty is the sort of number of Confirmed it’s not sniper kills. Can you tell me what explain what it is to have a confirmed sniper kill all right? Well while you’re on your sniper rifle you take a shot and the guy goes down and you have to have witnesses verify that he is dead and Does it get recorded as part of the battle damage assessment or every time we’d come back we’d have to fill out an assessment of what happened throughout the day the time the place the Caliber used the distance he was what exactly he was doing where he was standing what he was wearing It’s all into detail so and there’s that somewhere we can’t get them out of an ad but somewhere There’s a hundred and sixty of those forms with your name on them Yes, ma’am, what goes through your mind when you’re shooting at a guy. Do you guys the first time of killing someone that? You’re not even sure you can do it I mean you think you can but you never know until you actually put in that position, then you do it, and then you Double thinking yourself like can I really do this, and am I going to be okay, and then you’re asking your leadership Am I cleared hot to be able to do this am I going to be in trouble. You know this guy is really bad And then you’re worried When you get home now the politicians gonna hang you out to dry and put you on trial for murder The first kill that you write about in the book you actually kill a woman, and she has in one hand The hand of her toddler and in the other hand she has a grenade Was that the hardest well that kills you how to do I had to do it to protect the marine so? Do you want to lose your own guys or would you rather take one of them out? Do you have two? sets of kind of Heads and that you have your I’m back in America head, and your I’m at war head Two different people you turn it on and turn it off you a little more aggressive when you’re at work And then when you come home You relax and try to be the different person and my wife always said that when I came home from work I’d take my cape off and float on the Dorcas I’d stubbed my toe or break my toe or something at home, but at work I was fine does your wife still have to say your name before she gets back into bed It’s not as bad, but that was even before I was in the military I’ve always been extremely jumpy when I’m asleep And the reason your wife has to say a name before she gets back into bed. I will come up swinging So depends on how tired if I’m out cold then You can ring doorbell, and I’ll be asleep. I have to ask this question, but are there any kills you regret No Not at all Because they you feel like it was either you killed them or they killed other Americans. Yes, ma’am You know you say in your book actually that most I think I’m quoting in most Americans Can’t handle the reality of war and the reports they they sent back the reports being journalists didn’t help us at all Which actually sounds a lot like Jack Nicholson in a few good men. Did you realize that you can’t handle but? Is that is that how you feel that just works just can see we should just you’re on Jack’s side in this one Yes Ma’am you do not think for the most part the public very soft You live in a dream world you have no idea. What goes on on the other side of the world that the harsh realities that? these people are doing to themselves and then to our guys and there are certain things that need to be done to take care of them now if people but if people did start out with the Impression before they had read your book that You were that a person who had killed? upwards of 150 other people was a violent person Maybe you’d be a blood thirsty person I I’m not sure that the book would free them of that feeling I really don’t care what they think of me I? Mean I’ve got my family. I’ve got my friends. I’m not trying to make new friends and the people who if you actually spend time with me you find out I’m just fun-loving guy No, I yes. I have been trying to be a little more aggressive if I need to be but I don’t go around Dumping people if you never got to kill another person again, would you be okay with it one time? I don’t have to kill to live, but you were good at it. I was decent at it What if killing people turns out to be the thing that you were better at than anything? I know that’s not true I’m a better husband and father than I was killer And I’ve got a job now. I’m pretty good at I’m pretty comfortable with not having to kill anyone now I don’t don’t take deer hunting away from me Chris Kyle thanks so much, thank you You

100 thoughts on “Chris Kyle: American Sniper | 10 Questions | TIME

  1. Personally I’m glad she asked those questions. I’m curious about people in the military who take life and how they feel about it. To me violence just doesn’t seem like a good resolution to the evil in the world and I don’t think I could ever take another life. The enemy’s sense of duty is no less than our own. They’re just doing what they’re told much like our guys do. Like what Chris said… “Either I kill them or my marines get killed.” The enemy is probably thinking the same thing. It doesn’t solve anything.

  2. Chris Kyle is another kind of hero just for being able to keep a straight face while this woman is essentially insulting him to his face.

    May you Rest in God’s Peace, Chris Kyle.

  3. Thanks Chris for your service and outstanding performance. You will always be remembered as a hero to this country. Too bad you couldn't have been asked some more respectable questions in this interview.

  4. Maybe this interview was made before he was revealed as being a liar and guilty of stolen valor… of course I refer to his lie that he punched out Jesse Ventura and, if that lie is disputed, then the lie that he claimed to have 2 Silver Stars and 5 Bronze Stars not only makes him guilty of stolen valor but, gives credence to the lie about punching Jesse. Incidentally, the true heros are the Grunts who have to go out day after day, at street level, where they encounter the enemy ‘eyeball to eyeball’ not anonymously, protected by camouflaged cover, from hundreds even thousands of metres away. It is obviously a forgotten fact that the original snipers (during The Great War – WW1) were considered cowards and any soldier caught with a sniper capable rifle were usually instantly executed. Chris Kyle could have easily rested on his own (considerable) laurels instead he squandered what kudos he had on trying to demean an exceptionally accomplished achiever and vetran (Jesse Ventura) and by embellishing his service record with medals he didn’t earn. His book should be recalled, the movie (if it can’t be withdrawn) re-edited to show what a ‘flake’ he truly was and he should be posthumously expunged from Navy Seal rolls of honour (as he had none).

  5. Really can't listen to this guy after he's lied about shooting Katrina looters, punching Jesse Ventura, what is the truth? No respect for for him from me…

  6. Reporter: Do you want to be called as good killer.
    Chris: No , instead of this I want to be called as best father or best friend.
    This is the difference between a terrorists and an army professional

  7. This reporter acts like Chris is a killer. Just a killer. He’s not a killer, he’s a hero. Get it right you dumbass reporter.

  8. American Liar that’s what his book should’ve been called. I do acknowledge his service. But I do not honor his lies and someone who goes around saying his the greatest sniper.
    A true warrior lives and dies with honor. Doesn’t go around saying how good he is or how many lives he took.
    He stays humble and honors his own work and even his own enemy.
    Chris Kyle is an example of a warrior without honor.

    And I can say this because I am a veteran as well.

  9. 7 years later & this guy turns out to be one of the biggest pathological Liars in history.!.!.!. Killed two guys for stealing his pickup truck? Was sniping looters during hurricane Katrina from the top of the SuperDome? Lied about how many medals he had? Smacked Jesse Ventura? But thought no one would find all this out? Dude was a psycho and a liar.!..!.!.!.

  10. You know….he's only a hero cause our side won….otherwise he'd be a vicious psychopath….its all a matter of perspective….

  11. Why do you lie Mr. Kyle? Why did you lie about something as simple as hitting someone ? That's why you lost your case against Ventura. Lol. RIP

  12. It's been 7 years but let me give you guys a head's up: the 37k likes are for the american hero Mr. Kyle. Not for the interviewer.

  13. What is up with you people upset about her questioning him about details of his OWN BOOK? He WROTE about killing people. Get a grip.

  14. Even among his own men, Kyle was known to b a liar. Read his book and any logical person would know he's talking shit, from him shooting 2 carjackers, to shooting looters during hurricane Katrina, to punching Jesse Ventura. All crap. Clint Eastwood should make part 2 of American Sniper- the real TRUE story of Chris Kyle. Id like that more than the first. Just saying

  15. The DEVIL OF RAMADI— This guy shook the devil himself. CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING SO GOOD AT YOUR WORK THAT IT'S HARD FOR PEOPLE TO BELIEVE YOU ARE JUST A MORTAL!!!!…Just a legend. I feel that this reporter did not deserve to hold this interview even though am not American but I have respect for people like this. Great great soul. REST IN PEACE

  16. That man did his job for our country.🇺🇸. That being said, just because the interviewer has tough questions does not mean we should hate her. If you can’t take negative criticism, you are in the wrong line of work. The questions did not upset him. He handled these questions with class and even made a few jokes. Mr. Kyle is awesome!👍🏽. Home of the brave!

  17. Good interviewer but like some of those questions break my heart for some reason you don’t ask a marine that I wonder what went in his head when she kept asking like she should just chill with the how many people u kill do you regret it how does it feel

  18. It's funny how people judge these soldier's and have those liberty's because some one somewhere is fighting for their freedom

  19. I mean this interview just goes back on what he was saying in that the media doesnt do anything to help veterans. Hell I'm a reservist, trained in graphic design. Never left the states and at one job I was ask 4 times in a span of 2 weeks if I had killed someone. Yes, let me pick up my motherfuckin crayola crayon and show you how it's done properly

  20. that was a stupid question. do you regret your kills? you kidding who regrets after killing enemies. he did it for his country.

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