"Let ISIS rape you" and "Cut her head off": How #TCOT honors an American Sniper

Criticism of American psycho sniper Chris Kyle whips rightwing #tcot trolls into a racist, death fantasizing frenzy. Some are calling for blood.

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  1. Michelle Malkin's rightwing rag, Twitchy, published a post yesterday highlighting my criticism of the late American military sniper Chris Kyle, who published a book bragging that he enjoyed killing 160 to 250 Iraqis during his deployments to Iraq at the height of the illegal US invasion and occupation.
  2. Days earlier, Twitchy posted an even more inflammatory rant denouncing @MaxBlumenthal's critique of Kyle's lust for murder:
  3. This kicked off an endless flood in our Twitter mentions of outraged rightwing military worshippers who've whipped themselves into a hateful frenzy out of blind obedience to a mass killer.
  4. More on that in a moment, but first....
  5. Because America loves a killer in uniform, Chris Kyle's story was made into a movie called "American Sniper", which debuted in theaters on Christmas day.
  6. American Sniper - Official Trailer [HD]
  7. Based on reviews, the movie appears to glorify Kyle as an anguished soul who fought to protect American freedoms and suffered in his personal life because of his selfless sacrifice.
  8. What the movie leaves out is that Kyle was practically an admitted sociopath who bragged about how fun it was to kill Iraqi "savages" (that's what he called them), among other things:
  9. Before he died, Kyle started a security training company called Craft International. He designed the company's logo, which plagiarizes the skull from The Punisher and includes the slogan, "Despite what your momma told you violence does solve problems."
  10. The response from the #TCOT community to our public disgust with Kyle's unrepentant racism and serial killer-like enthusiasm for gunning down nonwhite people has been telling.
  11. Some fantasize about ISIS raping and beheading me. Others hope I am killed by a sniper. Most can't spell or write coherently. Nearly all agree that Kyle was a hero and we should be thanking him for killing Iraqis to protect our freedom to tweet.
  12. Here's a sample:
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