Sledge of the Day – Former sniper Bryan Sikes smacks out Michael Moore in open letter


Bryan Sikes is a former sniper and Green Beret and now a professional shooter.

He took exception to Michael Moore calling sniper cowards when he was talking about the movie American Sniper.

I love how he calls him a “mouth breathing, Crisco Sweating Waste Of Space Not Worthy To Be In The Presence Of A Sniper.’

Mr. Moore-

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.

Very Respectfully,




– Truth Revolt


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  • Pete

    I have been following this rubbish playing out in the USA against American Sniper, mostly by the left and associated Hollywood luvvies. Once again they show how nasty and partisan they are, their real beef is not with the movie, or the subject matter, but with Clint Eastwood for his empty chair Obama skit.

    • sarahmw

      But funny how people lined up to see it, and was the highest grossing movie for its first weekend. What is not understood is Americans know how grateful they are for guys like Chris Kyle. If all you do is read the opening paragraph of his book and realize how fine the line between life and death is. Would you have chosen under those circumstances his decision? I would in an instance.

      • mike

        Because Americans love patriotism!

    • manuka416

      Quite right, respect for military service should override all partisanship issues.

  • sandalwood789

    If it wasn’t for the American military (specifically the Navy) then the US would be an Islamic state today.

    Mind you, I’m sure the leftists wish it was and the current occupant of the White House is doing all he can to make it so.

    • El Jorge

      If you vote left the terrorists have won.

    • manuka416

      Wow, that’s stretching it… nowhere close to believable on any of those points.

      The Barbary Wars were a world away from United States. It’s a Democrat-led US government elected by freedom-loving Americans that’s leading world military efforts against tyrants (same as WWI and WWII). Obama received over twice the donations from US military personnel than Romney did in the 2012 election – the US military is less right-wing than you might fanatically believe.

    • mike

      Obama’s Government is spending more on the military than at any time since 1947

  • Simo

    Best sledge I have read….MM got sliced diced and served cold I am in the US at the moment and the MSM here have flicked this back page so maybe MM not the favourite son any more no pun intended here!!

  • Dairy_Flat

    That sledge is a work of art, and don’t you just love the irony of Moore calling snipers cowards – I am reasonably sure how he would react to incoming fire and don’t think it would be pretty.

  • Cadwallader

    May well prove to be “Sledge of the Year.” Love the line about licking jelly off his fingers too. I would be interested to read any reply if Moore has the stomach to write one…which is a moot point!

  • ozbob68

    I think Michael Moore has gone from having a good line in poking the establishment, to becoming a politicised celebrity. Pity, “Brangelina” does this sort of thing so much better than him.

  • metalnwood

    What a douch. For every enemy killed by a sniper it was possibly one of his american citizens lives that was saved.

    So MM, if someone invaded your home and you had a gun would you be a coward? Would you put the gun down and tell the intruder we will end this on equal terms even though you may die?

    What an idiot.

  • Eiselmann

    People like Michael Moore get to poke holes at our society , they get to abuse those who protect them and watch over them , and you know what we should be grateful we live in that society. The Michael Moore’s of this world should also be grateful ,because if they got the society they truly desire or lost all the protections they enjoy in western society …well they wouldn’t be poking holes in anything-they wouldn’t be allowed to…perhaps one day Michael Moore will reflect on that when he next gets the desire to call those people who risk their lives to protect him, cowards.

  • conwaycaptain

    In WW 1 when the British first started using snipers most were drawn from the ranks of the Ghillies on the Highland estates.

    • Crookednose

      Dumb question – is that where the origin of the Ghillie suit (sniper camo gear) came from?

      • conwaycaptain


  • papagaya

    This story’s a day late. That’s how quickly the right wing outrage over Michael Moore has flared, then subsided. Look, American right wingers are permanently outraged at Michael Moore. So his latest comment really had them frothing at the mouth. If they’re really so outraged (and not too old or physically impaired), then they should enlist and go fight in Iraq. If they’re really such patriots and defenders of the troops, then just go. It’s a non story. These right wingers are always trying to stifle dissent over US warmongering. Their response is always massively disproportionate to the comment made. It’s a right wing mobilisation borne of fear. Because if too many people shake the table, then the whole house of cards that props up the grossly overfunded American military industrial complex comes tumbling down. I would hope that New Zealanders have too much sense to buy into any of this. US right wing elites should start packing their own kids off to their senseless war against the Middle East. Let’s see how they like it.

  • conwaycaptain

    In the last few days we have had two good sledges by ex servicemen.
    James Blunt Lifeguards Cavalry Officer and this gentleman

  • Martin

    I recommend the doco movie “Michael Moore hates America” for an insight into the psychological condition that compels Michael Moore and many of his leftie brothers-in-sensationalised-whining to portray themselves as good against evil, even to the point of talking crap and quoting out of context those selected as their bad guys.
    As I watched it I thought of several people who suffer the same malfunction.

  • LesleyNZ

    Ok – I know you are not supposed to go on looks because often we can’t help the way we look but in this case I think you can ask the question which one looks like a real man. Look at the faces and the eyes and the mouth – Sweetheart’s face says all about him. Unhappy, nasty, moany, negative, wimpish and weak and he is too fat. Sniper Bryan Sykes looks happy, kind-hearted, positiveness radiates, strong, powerful, and fit and healthy.

    Why would anyone listen to Michael Moore – he is so yesterday’s news.
    Good on ya Bryan for slam dunking the tender and sweetie heart-shaped cupcake.

    • Cadwallader

      Moore looks like he posed for the cartoon chap in “Family Guy.” ie Fat, vacant and obnoxious.

      • andrew carrot

        Let’s be fair, he can’t be that fat because he’s only got one chin, just like the rest of us!

    • Richard

      Is that not Sean Plunkett?

      • 1951

        I thought it was Lange for a moment…’mouthpiece’….. so fitting.

      • LesleyNZ

        Now now – well actually I was thinking perhaps MM could be Kim Dotcom’s long lost brother.

    • ….Needs to Wake Up

      Am I the only one that thinks MM looks like Java the Hut from Star Wars? Like Java MM is grotesque and does make much sense either!

  • LesleyNZ

    Here is a special song for Cowardy Custard Michael Moore – and it features a fearless brave cat.

  • Je Suis Charlie – Respect!!

    Cowards? Being separated from your buddies with just a spotter in hostile territory, singled out for special treatment if caught and if surrounded or discovered most likely to suffer a horrific death.

    Must be a special kind of coward to do that. I know im not man enough to be that “cowardly”. I tip my hat to these cowards and thank them for their work.

  • tjb

    I Love this.

    Michael Moore is so 2003.

  • NZ 2014

    My grandfather was a sniper on the western front in WWI. He told me that he used to try and wound German soldiers as this meant that sometimes up to six other Germans were needed in muddy trenches to take the wounded man out from the front line to a medical station and this would weaken the troop numbers in that area before a British attack. He was not a coward and signed up at 17 years old ( lied about his age ) to defend his country. Moore is just trying to gain attention like he normally does to gain attention and as usual makes a fool of himself.

    • LesleyNZ

      Brave and heroic. Fast forward to today. How many 17 year old lads these days would do the same as your grandfather?

      • manuka416

        Why do do something adventurous or heroic, when there’s Playstation?

        • NZ 2014

          there is always someone who has something dopey to say.

          • manuka416

            Don’t be so quick to insult. I was referring to the phenomena of the Playstation Generation, and those following. The young ones of these generations are far less adventurous due to the technology distractions of recent decades.

          • NZ 2014

            Rubbish. You didn’t say that in your post at all.
            Think before you write.

          • manuka416

            “Think before you write” – the irony. You missed the whole Playstation inference, which was an on-topic response to LesleyNZ. Again, don’t be so quick to insult – it’s not a good look.

      • mike

        I hope we never have to find out.

        But then again I met a lot of 17 and 18 year olds who served their country with honor during my time in the army.

  • timemagazine

    Moor is nothing but a slime ball.

  • pak

    This is highly entertaining! As sharp a shooter with his prose as he is with a gun!

  • 1951

    Sikes would be most welcome to come and visit our place but I would have Moore arrested for child abuse. His manipulation of young minds with his good mate Al, is unforgivable. Question: Did Moore always have money or did he too make a killing with global warming scam?

  • stanman

    which one can you count on in a life threatening situation?

    MM should consider eating less-hes just too much of an easy target

    • The Accountant

      Plenty of natural body armour.

  • Bob D

    Snipers can affect the outcome of whole campaigns. Recently in the Congo a South African sniper took out several leaders of the M23 rebels and in so doing made the sixth longest kill in history at 2,125m.

    M23 surrendered shortly after, not directly because of the sniper; but the leadership was severely blunted and that had an effect on operations thereafter.

  • NotGandalf

    A slightly different angle to the sniper-as-coward drivel:
    About 15 years ago in the USA I had the privilege – absolute privilege – to meet and spend time over several days with a former military man who literally helped found the Army rangers. He was a tough little guy with a Clint Eastwood persona when I met him but had a heart of gold and dearly loved his wife and his adopted grand-kids, and of course his country. He was wounded at Normandy at Omaha Beach although not seriously so, and managed to convince or conceal the extent of the injuries to enable him to carry on inland. I have read his unpublished memoirs including a passage where he describes his encounter with a German sniper – both having seen each other at the same time in a wooded area, they were both seriously wounded as they fired at the same time. His recollection is that they then shared a cigarette as they were taken away in the back of a truck or ambulance, both with the mutual understanding that they had done their bit and there was nothing else to be done – I cannot recall if he said the German survived but I found his stories and memoirs fascinating – especially given that they could not be published while he was alive. He himself lived a long life but carried the effect of his wounds (physical, mental and emotional) with him for another 60 years.

  • Mav E Rick

    Michael Moore is like the Greeny Terrorists who protest about Carbon being pumped into the atmosphere and then jump on a jet to fly to their next international meeting on Climate change. Similar to the cop haters who snivell about cops using deceitful tactics to find the crims, like tapping phones etc but then get all upset when the cops cant arrest quickly enough the person that offended them in some way. Our society is full of people like that and I am amazed how much public attention they get. Good work on Sikes having the last word. I would call that a slam dunk!

  • Edward Bufe

    Best sledge ever and great slam dunk.Hope MM got the message but then AH’s never do

  • Huia

    I’ve come to the conclusion that the smaller the mind, the louder the voice.
    Great letter from a man doing a great service.

  • Salacious Crumb

    Discovery Channel had a series on the various special services of the U.S Army and one of the episodes covered the “Sniper School”. These guys were put through an intensive selection program where the tasks they were asked to perform were as astonishing as the fact that the best candidates completed them. Masters of weaponry, long range shooting and most of all, camouflage, they embody discipline, self control and supreme bravery. Michael Moore has picked the wrong fight going head to head with US Army personnel.

  • HR

    Me Sykes description is bang on, as seen here:

    Sorry, just realised the language is a bit strong….