Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jihad at Fort Hood?

This is tragic. No details yet, and I'm not making any accusations...but guess what this guy's name was?


A law enforcement official identified the shooting suspect as Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. The official said Hasan, believed to be in his late 30s, was killed after opening fire at the base. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.
The official says investigators are trying to determine if Hasan was his birth name, or if he changed his name and converted to Islam at some point in his life.

Ha! Why does this not surprise me?


bluepitbull said...

He got off light being shot. I would have tied him down and shot him in the spleen and let him die of sepsis with a pork chop tied to his forehead.

Hack said...

Man, you're not kiddin!

Anonymous said...

As a moderate republican, I believe in smaller government, but somehow the new republican party has forgotten what smaller is, or what is the role of government. A war on terror costing 100's of billions of dollars, and takes away my privacy, in order to defeat terrorists who were armed with box cutters. A common sense lockable entry into the pilot's compartment would have avoided this whole mess. Two wars of choice. One we never knew the real reason why it was launched. The other we will never know when we have succeeded in our mission. Senator Taft (1950) was right. The last “good war” was WWII, because we knew what we were fighting for, and everybody shared in the sacrifice. As the tragedy at Fort Hood proved, what are we doing to those brave men and women who sacrifice their all for us? They go back to a war zone two, three, four times, and have a increasingly high rate of mental illness. When will their mission be accomplished? If there was a Draft would we be fighting these wars?

The mixing of church and state, going into my bedroom, and telling my wife what she can and can't do with her body. Even I can't do that and Thomas Jefferson would never approve of this. America was founded because we have a right to privacy and the right to be secure in our own homes. While I do not have the responsibility to pay for private elective medical procedures that I consider immoral, I do not have the right to interfere with the private choices of others, which do not involve the government.

Huge multi-national corporations have the rights of an individual, and effect my life more than the government ever has. Yet they are too big to fail, and I pay to bail them out. Small retailers can not compete with Wal-mart, who is so big they get special deals from Chinese companies which are unavailable to others. Wall Street enriches itself with actions that destroys peoples lives and the economy. Yet, my party tells me they can not be regulated and controlled by the only institution which can match them in size, wealth, and power. The only proper role of Government is to do what we as individuals can not do for ourselves. We do not live in a capitalist society, we live in a corporate society, with the rich getting richer, the poor struggling to survive, and the middle class disappearing as they join the ranks of the poor. The former abuses of government are are greatly overshadowed, by these corporations which have no loyalty to any country, or people.