As the trial is coming up for Eddie Ray Routh who killed America's hero and companion, the background information about the defendant on trial for dual murders what was originally stated by the media about the circumstances is coming out different.
In February of 2014, 25-year-old Iraq war veteran, Eddie Ray Routh, traveled to a rifle range in Glen Rose, Texas, where he shot and killed Chad Littlefield, 36, a facilities manager for an oil-service firm and Chris Kyle, 38, whose background is well known.
The major journalist who wrote about Kyle was Nicholas Schmidle, who wrote a 13,000-word article [In the Crosshairs] published in The New Yorker. He was also the journalist that wrote the August 2011 article about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.
Doug Giles concludes that Routh sported a Muslim beard, trimmed mustache or no mustache and a beard that is not trimmed.
The duty of Rouse in Iraq was prison guard over Muslim prisoners at Balad Airbase in Baghdad in 2007. Not battles, not combat. He spent most of his time with Muslims in jail.
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.
Walid Shoebat followed up and reported this.
The trial date has been set and soon proceedings will take place. The media is still claiming that Routh is suffering from PTSD, despite his military record proving otherwise. One has to be in combat to suffer the syndrome. I am sure that the defense lawyer is going to use that ruse.
In the meantime, Christians in Iraq have had enough with the ISIS [Islamic State] that has destroyed families, taken lands, and worse barbaric acts. Not being able to rely on support of the Iraq government forces, they have put together a militia of their own.
As Wall Street Journal reported:
Hundreds of Christian men are picking up rifles for the first time at a former U.S. military facility in the hills of northeast Iraq and training to reclaim their towns from Islamic State militants who stormed the country last year. Fresh recruits to a new Iraqi Christian militia said their families were abandoned to militants by government forces last summer and they seek to create a force that will keep their towns and villages safe even after Islamic State is defeated. “I want to defend our own lands, with our own force,” said Nasser Abdullah, 26 years old, who is helping lead younger recruits in training. Sunni neighbors in nearby villages, the recruits said, supported the Sunni extremists of Islamic State as militants seized one Christian village after another in the Nineveh plains, where Iraqi Christians and other minorities live. As Islamic State fighters advanced, Kurdish forces assigned to the region fled under attack, leaving exposed vulnerable communities. …
So far the militia has more than 2,000 men, operating on donations. The group is seeking financial support from the United States. Several Americans who served in the US military are involved in their training; and the White House, of course, is not talking about it. As the Wall Street Journal noted:
One of the American trainers, 28 years old, said U.S. officials in Erbil were briefed on the Christian militia but weren’t involved. U.S. officials didn’t respond to requests for comment. “The Americans want to stay away from this because their view is, if you train the Christians, you’re starting some crazy religious war,” he said. “Well, ISIS beat you to it.”