I’d like to know if Routh or his family had any contact with Jesse Ventura or Ron Paul in the days before he murdered Chris Kyle. Allen West and Walid Shoebat are also trying to sort out if his anti-war beliefs had graduated to jihadi sympathizing or full-on conversion to Islam and jihadi status for himself. Did Routh murder Kyle in some blended anti-war/jihadi desire for revenge? It appear so, or at least the former.
But perhaps there’s another version of the story no one wants to talk about. What if Routh had been converted to militant Islam in Iraq and sought Kyle out as retribution?
Excerpted from Truth Revolt: What is known. however, is that Routh, while never serving in combat, did work at the Bilad Airbase prison, guarding Muslim terrorists.
Walid Shoebat, a former radicalized Muslim terrorist and member of the PLO who has since converted to Christianity, believes that because of his past and credentials, he is confident in his deduction that Eddie Routh was in fact becoming a radical Muslim, although there is no proof yet of the conversion.
Shoebat brings as one proof a phone call Routh had with his father where he expressed sympathy for the detainees he was guarding.
“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.”
He continues, “It is a known fact that Routh’s family contacted Kyle about their son’s diminishing mental health. Routh was admitted to inpatient psychiatric treatment prior to the events at Rough Creek Ranch, according to a report from the Daily Mail. Routh had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past five months and told authorities that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, police records show.”
Kyle added that she knows a large number of people who “have PTSD legitimately. But they don’t use it as an excuse … It doesn’t change their character. They just deal with their own internal struggles. They may have mood swings. They may have sleepless nights. But they don’t kill innocent people. You can’t blame murder on PTSD, in my opinion and from everything I’ve learned about it … I think it will become very, very clear that this is not a case of PTSD, and we do not need to give a scarlet letter to people who legitimately have it. It doesn’t make them murderers.” Keep reading
Excerpted from Dallas Observer: Now, as Routh sits in jail — he has yet to be indicted in the 90 days since his arrest, as Texas law requires — Chris Kyle’s widow, Taya, has been discussing Kyle’s life and the case in various media outlets. On Thursday, appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show, she told Beck that she doesn’t believe PTSD was to blame for Kyle’s death.
Taya Kyle has resisted any impulses to make her husband’s death into a debate about mental illness or a call for stricter gun control. In a recent interview with Guns.com, she said, in part, “I think we have to be careful about what the media is feeding us on this issue. The media has a tendency to over-dramatize certain tragic but very rare events. It skews our perception. The truth is humans have been committing evil against each other from day one. The reality also is that guns are used to protect and save lives every day. They are also used to put organic food on our tables every day. It’s just not reported.”
In her interview with Beck, she reiterated that she didn’t believe mental illness or guns were to blame for Routh’s alleged actions. “Over the weekend, you gave an interview where you said there was a lot more involved than post-traumatic stress syndrome in your husband’s killing,” Beck said. “Do you care to go into that at all?”
Kyle replied that she wasn’t able to discuss the case in much detail before the trial. That being said, she added, “Personally, I’ve never had it confirmed that this guy had PTSD. That’s the first thing that really bothers me. I know people want to find a reason why one young man would turn his gun on two people that were there to help, and kill them in cold blood. But in my opinion, the reason is not PTSD.”
Kyle added that she knows a large number of people who “have PTSD legitimately. But they don’t use it as an excuse … It doesn’t change their character. They just deal with their own internal struggles. They may have mood swings. They may have sleepless nights. But they don’t kill innocent people. You can’t blame murder on PTSD, in my opinion and from everything I’ve learned about it … I think it will become very, very clear that this is not a case of PTSD, and we do not need to give a scarlet letter to people who legitimately have it. It doesn’t make them murderers.” Read the whole thing
—Courtesy of Pat Dollard