Friday, January 6, 2012

Living in the Superlative...


American's Most Lethal Navy SEAL Sniper Tells Gripping Tale About Killing 'Savages' and Decking Jesse Ventura

The most, the best, the greatest, the proudest, the tallest, the smallest, the winningest (?) - people drool over (slobber?) over a chance to sit beside these wonders, so they can promote their ad space for larger audience share. Now, I will tell you (never having been a 'sniper') that that man waited very long, and built patiently every shot that worked (killed), he was part of a team that made sure no one was coming up behind him, to help him find the target and the distance and the variables, he probably didn't load his own (but likely knows how). And he does take the shot.

He has written a book, seems to be the thing for former SEALs or their like to do. I wonder if they feel driven to write? or did some agent/publisher get to these fighters and ask them to write for the profit. It doesn't matter except to him, listening to his interview he still isn't relating to the current American clueless culture. I hope he can find his way among the sharks and snarks.

I have always thought snipers are very important, marksmanship is superior to bigger bombs and more bullets bouncing badly, although the best people seem to fall to the smallest of things unexpected. One of my favorite books about World War II, written by a paratrooper, ended with his answering his mother's questions when he came home "I don't use a washcloth when I shower now." He couldn't tell her all the changes, so he wrote the book.

I was called to help my wife make the bed with fresh sheets and pillow cases, teamwork gets it done quicker, her guidance makes sure it is done to standards - we can now face the day. Y'all have a great one.

SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

The 21st Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

My personal interactions with those folks, most of them WILL NOT talk about what they did outside a very small circle... Kinda strange all these stories are coming out now, I suspect $$ played a major part...