Ok so I watched American Sniper (but not at the theatres cuz I wasn’t gonna pay for that sh*t LOL) and my initial thoughts were:
1. You can totally meet your future husband if you’re vomiting at a bar. #AmericanDream
2. OH HELLO Bradley Cooper you lookin’ mighty fine though.
3. When Bradley Cooper told his drunk future wife that hicks bang their cousins, I thought OMG so do Afghans- This can begin peace negotiations with the Taliban for sure.
4. That baby he’s cradling looks really fake:
5. Finally, that Arab sniper was really hot.
And then I thought a couple other things:
1. Hmmm, why do they show the Twin Towers falling and then men getting deployed to Iraq like the two were connected? LOL AHEM 9/11 didn’t have sh*t to do with Iraq.
2. Why does he take his Bible everywhere? Bro Muslims love Jesus too though LMAO.
3. Didn’t al Qaeda in Iraq not exist till after Chris Kyle’s first tour? So he isn’t shooting terrorists initially….
Yea that last point is pretty important. Chris Kyle’s first tour was in March of 2003. In the movie, his military commander says they’re fighting AQI (Al Qaeda in Iraq).
SCCCCCCRRRRRR HOLD UP THOUGH that’s a HUGE lie (SHAME SHAME CLINT EASTWOOD TU-TU-TU). AQI didn’t exist until late 2004. The movie makes it seem like this is who Kyle is shooting. Upon viewing the terrorist attack at the U.S. embassy, Kyle laments to his wife: “Look what they did to us”. Bro. “They”?!! If by “they” you mean al Qaeda, then THEY were not the freaking woman and child you killed. The movie conflates a legitimate indigenous resistance with the people behind 9/11, who anyone with a brain knows now WERE NOT IN IRAQ.
This movie is nothing more than a mechanism of propaganda. Realizing this made Bradley Cooper wayyyyy less hot. How is it even feasible or okay to perpetuate a lie like that??
All the cinematic wonders and appeals to emotion flew out the window the second I registered that this whole movie is one big sh*tstorm of whitewashing. It tries to legitimize the war in Iraq that urbody and they mama knows didn’t have sh*t to do with 9/11. Remember when Bush admitted there WERE NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION? Ya. Only weapons of mass DECEPTION apparently. So what DID we accomplish with the invasion?
The US destruction of Iraq left an estimated one million Iraqis dead, 4.5 million displaced, five million orphaned, some two million widowed and birth defects and cancer rates significantly worse than those seen in the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of the Second World War. The US war on Iraq also fueled the rise of ISIS. This immeasurable suffering is completely erased from the narrative presented in American Sniper. – Rania Khalek
OKAY so besides the fact that the whole movie glorifies a war that was built on a lie that had nothing to do with 9/11 (sorry about da run-on sentence), it ALSO tries to make Chris Kyle into a remorseful good-hearted Christian with a firm moral grounding.
This is also bullsh*t. He was a sociopath. And he thought this was a religious war which makes him an idiot:
And of course my favorite:
Anything and everything that has happened in Iraq since the U.S. invasion is not about war. It’s about resource-control and politics. And if anyone thinks it’s about religion, well congrats, you’re a malleable and naive bimbo.
And since this films release, threats against Arab-Americans and Muslims have dramatically increased, according to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Don’t believe me? Just check out what my fellow Americans are saying on Twitter:
Also something that’s really alarming. I only figured out how Fugazi this movie was because I have a background in Middle Eastern politics and the inquisitiveness to find out the truth. My peers may not have those characteristics. So when people watch this movie, they’re totally gonna buy it. Like, they’ll really think that Chris Kyle was a remorseful, but proud American who fought for our country against those who perpetuated 9/11 and that Iraqis and Arabs/Muslims are nothing more than blood-thirsty Jihadists. This is what scares me the most. The illusion Clint Eastwood has so vividly painted.
My closing thoughts?
Clint Eastwood is really old and should probably kick the bucket soon,
and Bradley Cooper, please go back to The Hangover and stop perpetuating a lie that not only makes my people look way more evil and sadistic than they are, but rewrites the entire narrative of the Iraqi War. KTHNXBAI.