Former SEAL Team 6 Member Ryan Zinke Says Hillary Clinton Is The Anti-Christ

zinkeRyan Zinke was a member of Navy SEAL Team 6, the team responsible for the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Ryan Zinke is angry because he thinks President Obama stole the glory away from SEAL Team 6, he believes America was founded on “Judeo-Christian values,” and enjoys handing out bullets to his supporters. Oh, and he thinks Hillary Clinton is the anti-Christ.

Ryan Zinke is a former state senator from Montana, and now he’s running for Congress. Remember when our political leaders were revered around the world? Thomas Jefferson spoke six languages; Ryan Zinke wants to make English the “official” language of the U.S. Ben Franklin invented bifocals and wrote books; Ryan Zinke started a PAC, Special Operations for America, a website you cannot access unless you give Ryan Zinke your email address and name. In 2012, Special Operations for America had about $60 in its coffers.

The night President Obama announced the death of Bin Laden, he thanked the special forces responsible for the operation. At no point during his speech did the president say “I went over to Pakistan, found Bin Laden, and killed him.” Bin Laden was discovered through joint efforts involving our intelligence community, the president and his administration, and Navy SEAL Team 6. That’s how it works; no one group or person can take the credit. Not even Ryan Zinke. In fact, President Obama praised the SEAL team many times, not just during his initial speech, but in the days following the death of Bin Laden.

According to Zinke, Newt Gingrich is a “senior adviser” to his campaign. I don’t know if that’s true; the only person confirming Newt Gingrich’s involvement is Ryan Zinke. Given that Zinke thinks this is a Christian nation, and Hillary Clinton is the anti-Christ, it might be a good idea to take his comments with a grain (pillar) of salt.

Ryan Zinke posted a response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address on his campaign website. Zinke was peeved at the president’s refusal (?) to personally acknowledge Montana during the speech:

Tonight President Obama delivered a series of policy initiatives that fail to address the importance of job growth and sustaining economic development for Montanans.

The building of the Keystone XL Pipeline represents not only tens of thousands of jobs for Montana, but increased economic development up and down the United States.  Though he’s had more than five years to make a decision, he continues to sit on the sidelines while Montanans have increasingly needed these shovel-ready, high paying jobs.

It’s time for President Obama to end our dependence on foreign oil, promote free market growth, and put Montanans back to work.

Ah yes, the Keystone Pipeline. The dirtiest oil on the planet, running through the U.S. to Texas, where it’s put onto ships and exported. How, exactly, would that “end our dependence on foreign oil,” when none of that oil is destined for the United States? Tens of thousands of jobs in Montana? REALLY? According to a study done by Cornell University, the project will create no more than “2,500 to 4,650 temporary direct construction jobs” for two years. And the study cannot substantiate the claim made by TransCanada that the Keystone Pipeline will create 20,000 direct construction and manufacturing jobs here in the U.S. Even if someone could prove Ryan Zinke’s “tens of thousands of jobs for Montana” statement by confirming the claim from TransCanada, that would mean every single one of those 22,500-24,650 jobs would be going to Montanans.

Ryan Zinke absolutely hates our president. He tells his supporters over and over again that President Obama never thanked the SEALs in his initial speech following the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and he really did hand out ammo at the same event where he called Hillary Clinton the anti-Christ.

We look to the members of our military, active or retired, to behave a certain way. There are rules, standards, regulations that they are required to follow. Most of the veterans I know (including my own father) continue to carry the respect and the love for this country with them long after their service is over. This doesn’t mean veterans must agree with everything the government does, or align themselves with a political party. Veterans were part of the Occupy movement, veterans like Tammy Duckworth champion causes that often fly in the face of the status quo. We need people like that – not like Ryan Zinke – in our government, in our lives, and in the public square.

Ryan Zinke shames my friends and my family members who have served. By lying about our president and by calling a former First Lady and former Secretary of State the anti-Christ, he shows his utter disrespect for the office of the President of the United States and for America. It’s one thing when a draft dodger like Ted Nugent says inflammatory things, or lies. It’s quite another when a former member of the SEAL team that killed Bin Laden does it.

Erin Nanasi

Erin Nanasi is the creator of The Bachmann Diaries: Satirical Excerpts from Michele Bachmann's Fictional Diary. She hates writing about herself in the third person. Erin enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with family. And wombats. Come visit Erin on on Facebook. She also can be found on Twitter at @WriterENanasi.

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  • Jim Bean

    US. Department of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL Project, Executive Summary, January 2014.

    ES.4.3.1 – During construction, proposed Project spending would support approximately 42,100 jobs (direct, indirect, and induced), and approximately $2 billion in earnings throughout the United States.

    • Pipercat

      Ah, now on to cherry picking. Here’s the whole section:

      ES.4.3.1 Economic Activity Overview
      During construction, proposed Project spending would support approximately 42,100 jobs (direct, indirect, and induced), and approximately $2 billion in earnings throughout the United States. Of these jobs, approximately 3,900 would be direct construction jobs in the proposed Project area in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas (3,900 over 1 year of construction, or 1,950 per year if construction took 2 years). Construction of the proposed Project would contribute approximately $3.4 billion (or 0.02 percent) to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). The proposed Project would generate approximately 50 jobs during operations. Property tax revenue during operations would be substantial for many counties, with an increase of 10 percent or more in 17 of the 27 counties with proposed Project facilities.
      The jobs and earnings analysis recognizes three distinct components of economic activity and job creation: direct, indirect, and induced.

      Direct economic activity associated with construction includes all jobs and earnings at firms that are awarded contracts for goods and services, including construction, directly by Keystone.

      Indirect economic activity includes all goods and services purchased by these construction contractors in the conduct of their services to the proposed Project. Examples of these types of activities related to pipeline construction include the goods and services purchased to produce inputs such as concrete, fuel, surveying, welding materials, and earth-moving equipment.

      Induced economic activity includes the spending of earnings received by employees working for either the construction contractor or for any supplier of goods and services required in the construction process. Examples of induced activities include spending by access road construction crews, welders, employees of pipe manufacturers, and ranchers providing beef for restaurants and construction camps.

      • Jim Bean

        I presume you think you’re making some counter argument but neither I, or anyone else (not even the two who liked your comment) has any idea what it is since all the additional information you provided is nothing more than a detailed accounting that supports the summary statement that I posted. I’m beginning to fret about your comprehension skills, Piper.

      • Pipercat

        It’s called contextomy Jimmy boy. You take a snippet out of a whole to infer a different conclusion. It’s a false attribution fallacy. My reply shows a bulge like you how others have their own ability to research matters at hand. I’ll tell ya what, go and take a snippet somewhere after you do cursory inquiry regarding bitumen, then get back to us. Love to see the spin on that one!

      • Jim Bean

        No. The ‘snippet’ I offered provided exactly the same conclusion that the additional text you provided summarized. Use your dictionary. “Contextomy’ is quoting something OUT of context – not quoting something that is integral context. And if I had posted the entire environmental report the overall context of the report would be “Fuzzy-minded Liberals have been blocking job creation and economic growth for fives years on the basis of ridiculously flawed speculation.”

      • Pipercat

        Love the latest red herring. But seriously, the context is not the cited source, it’s your first comment to the assertion in the article. By only taking the first few words of the cited section, you feebly attempted to discount the author’s assertion about the economic impact. When I replied, I put the entire section as rebuttal. Why do you ask? It puts into context the author’s assertion and your first comment; ergo, others, without the dog whistle hearing and myopic vision, can draw their own conclusions. When read as a whole, there are numerous assumptions made and several caveats; including duration of the project.

      • Jim Bean

        You need to let the bong cool down. The ‘entire section’ does not rebuke the first paragraph in that section.

      • Pipercat

        First paragraph? Try first sentence. Rebuking is irrelevant because the section is part of an overall opinion. You come along and scrape out one sentence to disprove the author’s assertion. Fallacious, sloppy and arguing from a predetermined conclusion.

      • Jim Bean

        Lets just say you’ve had the last word and let it go at that.

      • Pipercat

        So what else is new?

      • erikatheicyone

        No, that would be fuzzy minded Republicans in Congress.

      • Charles Vincent

        Isn’t Bitumen Oil-sands? And essentially the Stuff they intend to pump in the pipeline?

      • Pipercat

        Yep! An old roughneck like you may have heard of the stuff… A couple of refineries down here can handle the dreck; hence, the pipeline. Not sweet at all. I’ve been downwind of Darst field. I can’t imagine what this stuff is like.

      • Charles Vincent

        Well it smells for sure but only at the source and the refinery but in the end we dont jump for fossil fuel direct to green energy in a day there is always a transition period and being fully off foreign oil is the start of that track I believe. I really only heard of it when they proposed going through CO with the pipeline.

      • Pipercat

        It’s really sulfur laden and they have to transport the sand too. That means it’s tough on the pipe during transport. Remember those two things you asked me about, that I didn’t answer due to our scheming, those make more sense to me than this vile shit. Cracking shale formations pales in comparison to how they harvest this stuff.

      • Charles Vincent

        Well after working in the local patch as a teen with my dad the stench of rotten egg is burned into my nostrils. I know more about H2S than I really want to lol. I Have read a bit on it but nothing on how its harvested or refined. I think I would rather see a technology that extracts the oil fro the oil shale. if its as vile as you say I would have to give it a thumbs down as well. Yes I remember the two things and you sound less than impressed with those lol.

    • Luis Alfredo Martinez

      This guy Jim likes to cherry pick items just to try to get his argument across, just like these pastors who also cherry pick the Bible in order to make their so-called Christian values on hate and bigotry justifiable to there parishioners.

      • Jim Bean

        Yes, and he likes to cherry pick from all of the Christians the few questionable things they do and make it sound like they’re all these horrible, horrible, people in an organized syndicate of evil.

    • surfjac

      That’s only during the construction phase which is two years…after that I think the number is 50.
      “Big news this afternoon: The U.S. State Department released its
      long-awaited “Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement” on the
      Keystone XL pipeline. The findings could determine whether or not the
      pipeline proceeds. The State Department concluded that the project would
      create 42,100 temporary jobs during the two-year construction period.
      But the report says once the pipeline enters service, it will support
      only 50 U.S. jobs—35 permanent employees and 15 temporary contractors.” h/t Joshua Green

      So we put this thing in, it takes the gunk we don’t own to the refinery, then it leaves the country as gas for someone else and if we’re lucky, it won’t pollute a large aquifer in the midwest. So the whole damn project relies on luck.

  • Bernie Gill

    Perhaps Mr. Zinke should re-take that US history course from high school. This country was founded on the principal of religious FREEDOM…the right to practice or NOT PRACTICE religion as you choose! The word “GOD”, or the name for any other deity do NOT APPEAR in the US Constitution!

    • Charles Vincent

      Your words sir;
      “This country was founded on the principal of religious FREEDOM…the right to practice or NOT PRACTICE religion as you choose!”
      rebuttal courtesy of Kevin D. Williamson;
      “They expected the republic to continue as part of Christian civilization, not to have a U.S. version of the Church of England. India has a secular constitution, but nobody seems too much doubt that it is a Hindu country, in spite of the presence of non-Hindu minorities.”

  • Frooble Rippers

    How odd! Here in the UK our Special Services both the SAS & SBS try NOT to be famous in any way! They attempt to keep the team and each individual a VERY closely guarded secret. Even those that have written books on the subject didn’t use their real names!

    • Edward Krebbs

      You may remember just a month or so ago about the furor over a certain movie which showed just a hint of some Seal ways of doing things. And how Cheney and others were calling for the head of the Seals who had cooperated with the movie.

    • Billbow

      Here in America, butt holes like that guy want to be patted on the back and told how manly they are. I bet his job in the mission was to carry the water.

  • jimhummel

    He, Zinke, is not unlike a lot of SEALS I served with in the Navy. They are a crazy bunch and I would put him at the head of the class. I was working on my degree in Norfolk many years ago when I happened to take a course at the Naval Amphibious Base. We had two SEALS in the class. Both were of the high school football genre, cutting up in class for attention, etc. When I heard a month after completing the class that several members of the SEAL Team class, of which these two men were members, had blown up a small building on the base in celebration of graduation, I was not surprised. This guy has taken the political route to being loud and boisterous. Obviously, you can tell that high intelligence is not a requirement for becoming a SEAL. They are a breed unto themselves. We need them in war…not so sure about any other time.

  • Edward Krebbs

    Uh, from a fundamentalist reading of the book of Revelation, the antichrist arises from the monster with 10 heads/horns which has long been identified with the common market. So the antichrist is European.

  • Edward Krebbs

    Goes around saying that Hillary C is the Antichrist. Should be interesting if she gets elected and she becomes his CIC. (Unfortunately, I was involved with a lot of military folks in the 90s and they didn’t seem to have any problem publically proclaiming that Bill C wasn’t their CIC.)
    In either case, could you tell me about the psych exam that Seals have to have on a routine basis?

  • BobLoblaw

    Anti-christ. LOL! It is so funny when people say that and expect an outrage.