12 Dead , 31 wounded in Shooting at Ft Hood Texas

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    This is tragic. May the dead rest in peace and my condolences to all the families.

    Looks like a US Army Major went haywire over being deployed.

    I just heard the name of the Major accused in the attack . He has a Muslim name. Major Malik Nadal Hassan. He's dead by the way.

     
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    Very Tragic . condolences to the soilders families.

    Its also very bad in the light of the shooting of the British M.P. by the Afghan policeman
     
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    Terribly shocking. My condolences to the families involved and prayers to the wounded.
     
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    I know and have now talked to people at Ft. Hood. This Major was Islamic and very outspoken against the war effort. A Colonel who worked with him indicated that he was joyful at the shooting of the recruiter in Little Rock, Arkansas earlier this year by the Muslim man and indicated that perhaps more Muslims should respond accordingly.

    Not surprisingly, this Major was ridiculed and osterized for these outspoken views within the military.

    What is amazing, is that with views like those, that he as a phsychiatrist was allowed to continue working with individuals returning from the war or preparing to go to it.

    Added to that, he was set to deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan late this year and had been fighting it.

    It sounds for all the world like a repeat of the Sgt. Asan Akbar incident on the eve of the Iraq war in 2003 who also opposed it and fragged the HQ tent the night before the war killing two officers, Army Captain Christopher Seifert and Air Force Major Gregory Stone, and wounding 14 others.

    He was captured alive and has since been sentenced to death.

    Horrible acts of treachory...and horrific for those killed or wounded by one of their own. Heart felt condolences to all those killed or injured and their loved ones.
     
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    My condolences to all the families who lost their loved ones. May all the soldiers died rest in peace.
     
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    Seems like Major Malik Nadal Hassan survived after all. Strange with views like that and he wasnt afraid of going around making them known that he wasn't watched or dishonourably discharged.
     
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    I don't think US army have enough psychiatrist right now. They are building facilities across the country to help the soldiers rehab, but you need people to run those facilities,
     
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    the army has rules about expressing political views as soldiers. but if he was talkin about the war in private convo you cant really get him on that. for example when i am at school politics is all i talk about since that's what i do, but as soon as i toss on my uniform, things will be done the army way. but if i see a friend in the army in the subway, its perfectly fine to talk about why war in afghanistan is stupid. its one of those rules that is never enforced.
     
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    Interesting part to me is that the US Army did nothing to defuse the story that the major was dead when he was in fact alive.

    My theory on this is two fold..

    1)They were protecting him from anyone that sought to act out revenge on him over these murders.

    2) His death was announced to perhaps see if some terrorist group would come forward and declare Major Malik Nadal Hassan a martyr and claim responsibility for the attack..

    Just my opinion.
     
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    I was just reading up on Akbur another Muslim soilder on deathrow for killing fellow soilders in 2003.

    Turns out he had a bachelors in mechanical and aeronautical engineering. I was wondering , with those qual;ifications, why he never made a commison rank when enlisting, he was a sapper in in the 101st airborne.
     
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