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‘The Return of Evil’

Where is Chris Kyle when you need him?
 
The late hero of the movie “American Sniper” made no apology for killing as many members of Al Qaeda in Iraq, the precursor of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as he could get in his rifle sights.
 
After the burning alive of a captured Jordanian pilot by ISIL, who would object to Kyle, or any other American sniper, shooting down these murderous fanatics if he could get access to them? And who would quibble with Kyle’s characterization of these people as “savages,” even “damn savages”?
 
Perhaps NBC News correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin would still denounce Kyle for his “racist tendencies” and “killing sprees,” as he did on air the other day, but most everyone else would welcome the late Navy SEAL bringing his cold-eyed professionalism to bear on ISIL.

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