As the dust settles from the Jesse Ventura law suit against the ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle, the repercussions that will follow Ventura for his irrational betrayal of a widowed hero will forever haunt him. If he was worried about the story Chris Kyle wrote in his book, this one will be significantly worse.
The shock wave is penetrating deep into the ranks of our Special Operations community, and one NAVY Seal with direct access to thee “Naval Special Warefare” community fired a shot across Jesse Ventura’s bow, here’s what he had to say:
…Because of NSW’s celebrity, it’s even more important for SEALs to look at how they conduct themselves in the public eye and on social media. “Will what I’m about to do reflect positively on the SEAL community?” It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot these days, and the crux of my problem with Jesse Ventura.
…The smartest thing I’ve heard come out of Jesse’s mouth was when he was quoted after the recent verdict saying, “There are no winners in this.” In fact, Jesse is the biggest loser in the end (next to the NSW community itself). This is a career ender for him, and an irrecoverable PR nightmare. His career as he used to know it is over.
…And if Ventura was really concerned about the truth, and not the money, he should have told Taya Kyle on the courthouse steps thatthe $1.8M was hers to keep now that his name was cleared. But people with financial motivations don’t make this move.
My problem with Jesse is not the alleged altercation between him and Chris, it’s about what happened after. Jesse (Janos) Ventura had plenty of opportunities to take the high ground in how he handled the situation. Instead, he made a series of bad decisions, the worst of which was to drag an American Hero’s widow and family in court, as if they haven’t suffered enough with their recent loss. As the father of three amazing children myself, I can’t imagine this scenario. It’s horrific.
This is a sacred line, not to be crossed, ever Janos, and you will now have to live with the long-term consequences including a SEAL community that is polarized against your actions.
Those are powerful words from a man who is deeply rooted in the most prestigious fraternity in America, I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong of this guys stick and hopefully Ventura will man-up and drop this before things get much worse for him and his family.