Military veterans and members have been hammering Michael Moore non-stop for his comments referring to American Sniper Chris Kyle as a “coward.”
Some were gentle, referring to Moore as simply “irrelevant.” Others, such as Retired U.S. Marine Corporal Jacob Schick, spoke of the filmmaker as possessing an “abundant lack of intellectual capability that harnesses any value.” Yet another opted for sniper lingo in describing Moore’s career as “a confirmed kill.”
Bryan Sikes’ response may have been the best one of all, however. He is a member of the United States Army Special Forces (known as the Green Berets).
Sikes wrote an open letter to Moore, expressing his disdain for the man who refers to American snipers as cowards and occupiers.
The tone of the letter is set early:
“Good afternoon there sweetheart,” it begins. From there it gets much more brutal.
Sikes takes numerous shots at Moore’s weight, pointing out that he is able to live a lazy, slovenly lifestyle because of snipers like himself and Chris Kyle.
He writes, “It seems you’ve found time between licking the jelly off your fingers and releasing your grasp of a bear claw to tweet some junk about snipers being cowards.”
Sikes then dismisses Moore as “nothing more than a mouth breathing, Crisco sweating waste of space not even worthy of being in the presence of a sniper.”
Yea, but tell us how you really feel.
You can read the entire letter below (H/T Clash Daily):
Good afternoon there sweetheart, I hope this finds you alive and well. You can thank our men and women of the armed forces for that, by the way, and that also includes us cowardly snipers. It seems you’ve found time between licking the jelly off your fingers and releasing your grasp of a bear claw to tweet some junk about snipers being cowards.
My buddies and I got a good laugh over the tweet, so I thank you. For a guy worth $50 million dollars, you sure have quite a bit to bitch and cry about. I guess like a moth to flame, you too gravitate towards things that are popular and in the moment — in this case it’s snipers. Too bad for you that your attempt at being relevant via your 70+ year old family experience has failed. It has only made you look dumber than a bag of hammers. Next time you should try something more original than going after snipers for one reason or another…that was so last month.
It’s typical of “men” like you to criticize the intestinal fortitude, focus, discipline and patriotism of a sniper. It must stem from an inferiority complex or something. But hey, it’s okay cupcake. We snipers are thick skinned and the efforts of world class turds such as yourself to portray us in a negative light only makes us laugh. If you and I were in the same room, I’d throw you a smile and gently pat you on the head knowing you’re nothing more than a mouth breathing, Crisco sweating waste of space not even worthy of being in the presence of a sniper. It’s almost funny how people like you preach things like ‘acceptance’ and ‘not passing judgement’ or ‘labeling people’, but then are the first to do so when a person is in some way dissimilar from you.
So tenderfoot, I leave you with this final thought: what if you found yourself in some sort of hostage situation where you were held at knife-point by some crazed person and they were dead set on making an example of you by bleeding you out on Hollywood Blvd in front of the world, and the only way out was with the precision aimed fire of a sniper? Would you want that coward to take the shot? Because knowing how you feel about snipers such as myself and your hatred of firearms, I’d probably drop the mag, roll the bolt and go get a Jack & Coke before helping you out.
What do you think of Sikes’ letter to Michael Moore? Was he too harsh, or not enough?