GREEN BERET CALLS BS: On The PTSD Excuse Used By American Sniper’s Killer

Screen-Shot-2015-01-03-at-10.40.04-AM1-770x434Pictured: Left, Green Beret Bryan Sikes; Middle, Eddie Ray Routh; Right, Chris Kyle.

Is PTSD ever an excuse to get away with murdering someone? I don’t think so.

Doug Giles, the CEO of, said on his personal Facebook page regarding the murderer of Chris Kyle wanting the death penalty, “Who gives a crap what this clown wants? Since he doesn’t want to rot in jail lets let him rot in jail. Solitary confinement in Sheriff Joe’s jail.”

A girl commented on the post saying, “[Eddie Ray Routh] was a fellow veteran suffering from PTSD…”

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Giles replied, ” I‘ve worked with and am friends with many soldiers with PTSD … many deployments … in the worst hot zones in Iraq and Afghanistan and they don’t kill hero-snipers.”

She replied one more time before what happened next, “I too have done a lot of work with veterans groups. I wouldn’t presume to understand the mental wounds left on those who served in combat operations. Its a tragedy. As your article notes, the man is clearly in anguish over what he did. I have friends who have had fellow vet friends commit suicide–Ones they never “thought” would do it. War is an ugly thing that leaves mental and physical wounds on those who were part of it. I Think showing them some grace is warranted.”

Green Beret Bryan Sikes, who has written several mega-viral posts which can be seen here and here, then decided to weigh in with this epic response. No rebuttal has been sent to Bryan as of yet:

I hate to burst your bubble but your logic is extremely flawed. You honestly think “showing grace” is warranted to a guy that murdered 2 people in cold blood? I don’t care to get into a social media word fight with you as, I have no doubt you’re intellectually beyond me. I can, however, speak from a place of real experience. Not your after school special version of “experience” in working with veteran groups and having friends of friends of friends who have committed suicide.



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