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The Fort Hood Tragedy
The Fort Hood tragedy of Thursday, November 5, 2009 that left 13 persons dead is a wakeup call for the American intelligence community as well as conspiracy watchers. In fact it’s a wakeup call for all of us. We have seen the movies with Muslim extremist sleeper cells, and we know that it is possible. The question to ask until the shooter, Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, comes out of his coma and is interrogated, is whether or not we are looking at an isolated case of domestic terrorism due to religious or ideological motives, even psychological? Or are we witnessing the start of something even larger and more sinister?
Hasan was among 30 people wounded in the rampage and at the time of writing remained hospitalised. All but two of the injured were still hospitalised; all were in stable condition.
According to the Associated Press: “Investigators were trying to piece together how and why Hasan allegedly gunned down his comrades in one of the worst mass shootings ever on an American military base. Though his motive wasn't known, some who knew Hasan said he may have been struggling with a pending deployment to Afghanistan and faced pressure in his work with distressed soldiers”.
Now for the conspiracists angle. Which conspiracy is at work here? Are Islamic terrorists activating sleeper cells? Is it the New World Order creating context for more laws to take away our freedom?
Or did one soldier buckle under the pressure and simply snapped?
The coming weeks and months will reveal more? What do you think? And what are the implications beyond the shores of America?
Whatever really happened, this attack on American soil is a tragedy which is no doubt hurting honest, hard-working Americans. My condolence to the families of the victims. God bless America.
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