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Ft. Hood shooter linked to al-Qaeda

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago
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      A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Every progressive on this site! lol

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      ledefensetechposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I got into an argument with someone about PC being at fault in the shootings.  Looks like I was right.  PC in the military, that's another thing we can thank Billy Clinton for.

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      skylinerj34posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! The investigation is already over. That was some quick work by the FBI. :-D

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        LiamBeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yup the Telegraph is such a reputable publication. They sure wouldn't imply something unproven or hint at something they couldn't possibly know. roll

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      cosetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      well this creep won't get away with it. he will have a MILITARY trial and i hope he gets justice in the form of a firing squad.

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    "he had tried to make contact with al-Qaeda "

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      Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And what does that tell you?

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        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It tells me that he tried...

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          And failed miserably

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            Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Did you know that attempted murder is just as bad as murder? At least the law says so.

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              Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              But al-Qaeda did not recruit him, he tried to get their blessing and obviously failed.

              Of course, it was a horrendous crime and he should be punished for it...as he will be.

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                Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Why go to them for "a blessing"? Obviously because of what they stand for - it was in line with his sick thinking, which was fanned by the same Imam who preached to the 9/11 terrorists. Why are you being so obtuse about this?

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                  Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I am not. Obviously he decided to do this...and thought he would join them after the fact. There is a difference you know.

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                    Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    So, you're saying that because he came around to the muslim jihad way of thinking after he joined the military that it wasn't terrorism? Or not an act of either war or treason against the US because of when he decided to act?

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                Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Oh yea he will be surely punished in jail especially. big_smile That is if he makes it to jail but something might happen along the way...hopefully!

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                  Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  He will become someone's PRISON BITCH

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                    A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    They will shave his legs and trade him for candy bars!

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                    Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    that would be too good for this guy

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          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No No NO UW.  You're not connecting the dots.  He is a Muslim, just like Obama and this whole thing was planned in the white house as a distraction to the communist takeover of our healthcare system.

          I'm really getting tired of having to spell it all out for you.  No wonder Canadian football sucks. mad

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            tksenseiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Still not cute, still not funny. What the hell is the point of comments like that? Do you think you're being clever?

            What a waste of time.

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              A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I don't know, Canadian football does suck!

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                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                See?  A redneck Nazi and a dope-smoking communist can agree on something.  There is hope for the world. smile

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                  tksenseiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  *yawn*

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            Leta Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            lololol  I like a guy who can wield satire in the right nooks and crannies.

            Subtlety--like, oh, I don't know, the meanings of different words--lol, are beyond them.  They do have trouble with ambiguity and complexity after all--scapegoating is just easier, damn it.  Doesn't tax the gray matter.

            (And scarier.)

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      A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes? A Muslim terrorist wanted to make contact with the most well known Muslim terrorist group, do you have a question?

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    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago

    Our intelligence agency is worthless.  Wasn't 9/11 enough to make sure you follow EVERY lead?

    And how was he allowed to stay in the military?  Because they didn't want to discharge him without him paying back the government for his schooling??  Is that it Army??

    I know our government is broke but that fool should've been discharged and followed like a hawk.  But nooooo...can't let him go without paying back his education. 

    Then you try to send him to Afghanistan when you KNOW he was sympathetic to terrorist causes because the FBI was already alerted of his actions 6 months ago.

    Who the hell made that decision??

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      Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Or maybe it isn't . . .

      1. TimTurner profile image70
        TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        They definitely blundered with this guy.  They blundered with 9/11.

        Granted, I'm sure they foiled many other plots against us in the U.S. but it would make me feel safer if they told us about certain plots.

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          Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, like this one

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    mikelongposted 7 years ago

    Read Operation Northwoods.

    It can be found in full text on a pdf through google.

    Read it, and then we can discuss this overall topic's theme in new light.

  5. TimTurner profile image70
    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago

    Not that I believe Obama is a radical Islamic dude but I guarantee you that we have Al Queda dudes climbing the ranks of our military.

    They are patient as hell and I'm sure some of them enlisted long ago just climbing and waiting.

    Did you know <b>YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A U.S. CITIZEN</b> to join the U.S. military? http://www.todaysmilitary.com/faq/entra … ts#foreign

    How crazy is that?

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      TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, it thought basic HTML would work in a post.

      But, yeah, it just boggles my mind how you don't even need to be a U.S. citizen to join our military.  Makes absolutely NO SENSE!

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        Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It does if you want to build a military that doesn't care about Americans or our Constitution.

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        ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Armies have been built like that since human race began. Look at The Romans, they were a completely non-exclusive multi-cultural society. I had a great uncle who served in the French Foreign Legion, he is about as french as starbucks. The British army has whole regiments of Ghurkas, from Nepal, and have had since the 19th century.

        That said, I would want a very strict screening process on non-British born Muslims.... and would very much hope that there is one present. In fact, all muslims, since the tube bombers were British born also....

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        mikelongposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Actually it makes perfect sense.  When I was in the Marines i served along with men and women from South Korea and the Dominican Republic. The military service needs willling and able people to do a job that most Americans (who benefit from the global imbalances that the military propogates) refuse to do.

        I also noticed, while serving at many duty stations across the nation and on different parts of the planet, that Black, Hispanic, and Asian make up a disproportionate percentage of overall manpower within the military.....with ethnic minorities making up the majority within the most grueling of job classifications.

        Those who served with me, though from foreign nations, did so honorably, and I don't believe that there is any way to justify xenophobia, which characterizes the remark to which I am responding here.

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          TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sure that most of the "Blacks", "Asians" and "Hispanics" you served with were American citizens.  I don't know many African Americans who are actually from Africa.

          And, unfortunately, with the new world of terrorism, we need to be stricter with who joins our military.  Things need to change.

          We can't even watch over our own citizens, much less foreigners in our military.  Makes no sense to me in this day and age.

          1. mikelong profile image73
            mikelongposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You seem to miss my point.  The people whom I mentioned from South Korea, the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere speaks to the diminished whiteness of the military....

            Secondly, it is wrong to associate terrorism with foreignors solely....and quite misguided.

            Also, read Operation Northwoods....then we can have a real conversation about military policies, national security, nationality, and terrorism...

            1. TimTurner profile image70
              TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I don't care about the "whiteness" of the military, as you put it.  I'm talking about non-U.S. citizens.  White has nothing to do with it.  I don't want Russian non-U.S. citizens in our military.

              We can't live with past rules.  We have to change and adapt to the current times.  Terrorism is our new enemy, not Russia or China.  They even have their own terrorist groups after them.

              We have to screen our military more than before or we'll have more of these incidents happening.  Yes, this Ft. Hood dude was a U.S. citizen but his actions showed he sympathized with terrorist ideologies.  Our government did not watch him as closely as they should've.

              Maybe there were too busy keeping tabs on non-citizen troops who were doing suspicious stuff to worry about this other dude.

              Let's cut down our worries and only enlist U.S. citizens.

              1. mikelong profile image73
                mikelongposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I guess you don't read the papers.......military enlistment is suffering, and American citizens are not as willing to participate anymore......

                Aside from ongoing economic distress and the collapse of public education, at least in California, on the home front, how does the military complex drum up the ever increasing numbers that it demands???

                Supply and demand coupled to desire of the individual youth to either enlish or not......

                There is a point when reality sets in...

                Plus I suppose no one here knows what the School of the Americas is and what its graduates have been up to....all financed by your tax dollars.....

                Terrorism?

                ....I call it ignorance..

                1. TimTurner profile image70
                  TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  You don't read the same papers I do.  Enlistment has been on an all-time high with the Air Force and Army hitting their goals in record time.

                  Not sure where you're getting your info.

                  But it's ok to recruit questionable people, according to you, just to make goals.  That will surely protect us!

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                prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                will it solve the problem, this is not a problem of race or whatever, or terrorism, it is a psychological problem, and all sorts of people can be affected, whether you are a US citizen or not,  Many military men have traumatic experiences brought by training, field battle or inner turmoil. There was an interview yesterday in CNN and the US colonel said that there is a rise in cases of psychological problem in the military.

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                  A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  What better way for a terrorist to obtain the needed combat skills than to enlist in the US Military? I don't think the problem is so much the NON US citizen factor than it is relaxing rules to provide warm bodies to serve. Gang members have been joining the military for these reasons why is it so hard to accept terrorist are doing the same thing?

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                    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    yes, your probably right, we dont exactly know how many of them have joined the US military already....I dont know the screening process in the military......specially for those who have tendencies to be suicidal or terroristic ones, maybe a consistent follow up is needed and they should not disregard small and initial problems when they noticed that something is wrong with a military man.

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            A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I was a rich whiteboy who did some "grueling" things in the Marine Corps, I didn't complain and most of those I served with didn't either, no matter their lot in life!

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          Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I don't think the situations are the same anymore, or that xenophobia plays a part in this. The evidence is mounting that we must be more diligent in whom we allow into our military.

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cool, does that mean I can try out? Would serving in the US military win me a green card? Wouldn't mind a bit of Miami!

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        Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I doubt you'd make through basic . . .

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          ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          And your quite right to doubt me...

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            Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            LOL smile

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    mikelongposted 7 years ago

    Also, the Marine whom I spoke of from the Dominican Republic, for all intensive purposes, was African-American.

    Do we forget that black slaves left the west African Coast bound for the Dominican Republic (Spanish colony of Hispaniola), Cuba, and the colonies that would become the United States?

    When this man becomes an American citizen, which he will if he hasn't already, what "ethnicity" box would he check?

    "Dominican Republic" doesn't work.......  So, shut up the ignorant babble and start using critical thinking skills.  Anything less is a waste of brain matter..

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      TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Why are you giving all these people excuses???  Why can't these non-citizens take the citizenship test???  If they are willing to die for the U.S., they should have no problem becoming a citizen.

      End of story.

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        Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah

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          mikelongposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Can I give you a citizenship test and see if you pass?

          Can I revoke your citizenship if you don't and give it to someone who is willing to learn?

          African-Americans were serving in the military long before they were considered citizens, as did Mexicans, Japanese, and many others.....of course, what does citizen mean anyway, aside from being subject to the protections of the Constitution of the United States, right?

          "These people"?

          Why don't we have a discussion about the Dominican Republic, Mexico, South Korea, Vietnam, or the many places that American military recruits come from and see what American backed forces and industries have left for "these people".

          Again....xenophobia plus ignorance equals misguided perceptions of things like terrorism.

          Look at the recent settlement paid out by Shell Oil to the Ogoni in Nigeria.....

          Terrorism?

          Think about where your gas dollars go....

          Terrorism??

          Read the March 2006 Citigroup memo detailing why, in our American plutonomy, the price of oil will increase in the future....and then realize that "these people" is the clasification that they pass down on to you....

          All this can be found easily online....and then there is Operation Northwoods.........I believe it mentions something about "developing a Cuban Communist Terror Campaign in the Miami and Washington areas" as well as other places........

          How does one "develop" such a thing....especially when the publisher is the Department of Defense....

          Critical thinking skills anyone?

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            Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            What are you talking about? The point here is one of loyalty and how to prove it. Becoming a citizen goes a long way toward that. Nobody cares what color they are.

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              mikelongposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I disagree.

              I don't believe that citizenship signifies loyalty at all....it is simply something touted like a status symbol....something that most Americans take for granted because they randomly happened to be born here.... Do we discriminate against those who have been given a different status based off something out of human control?

              Doesn't this distrust of others work only to undermine our ability to diffuse the social, political, and economic inequalities arbitrarily set up by nationality status, and even exacerbate discontent against America??

              And all we will contine to say to places like the Dominican Republic and elsewhere is "we will establish ourselves in your nation, and benefit from your human and natural resources, and cut off from you a path to move out of the status that we have helped create......I guess if you're from the Dominican Republic you might as well work really hard at baseball....then your citizenship won't matter.....

              Loyalty is found through the willingness to sacrifice self for a larger idea.....citizenship does not establish that.....there are enough of my fellow legal, documented Americans who have been found to be otherwise....history speaks to this far more than I can.

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            TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            How many times do I need to say this...THE RULES NEED TO CHANGE so quit bringing up the past dude!

            Yes, great we allowed non-citizens in during the past.  Great!

            But guess what?  Times need to change.

            Quit bringing up past military practices.  I'm not arguing that dude.

            And yes I can pass a citizenship test because I helped my friend pass his and studied with him for weeks.  Yes it's hard but who cares???  I want it to be hard.  So you must be implying that it's easier to pass the military tests than a citizenship test.

            Geez dude...keep bringing the excuses to allow non-citizens in the military.  What is so wrong with them being citizens???

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              LiamBeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              You know that you are talking about a reinstatement of the draft don't you?

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                TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                How?  All the branches exceed their goals way early this year.  And if they didn't and the draft needed to be started again, then so be it.

                No one should be scared to defend this country that are U.S. citizens.

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                  LiamBeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Yo. Dude! I just asked a question. Simmer down.



                  That's why the quotas were filled with no foreign nationals right?

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                    TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    I'm sure there were some.  But, again, that doesn't make it right.

                    Re-open the draft if we can't find enough U.S. citizens.

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                mikelongposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I'm not talking about the past....you just fail to see the present...and I feel for you...really.

                The School of the Americas is not the past....

                Shell Oil global terrorism subsidized by American consumers and supported by American favoritism is not the past.....it is ongoing..


                I think more people here should enlist and serve....and then speak.

                I have watched, while in the Marines, pressures either from deployments, abuse from within from fellow servicemen, or stressors dealing with relationships represent itself in a variety of ways.....

                The military, also from my personal experience....especially in classified jobs, like I had, take a very negative attitude towards seeking mental health assistance. 

                Thusly, if the military had done the right thing, which was to let this man leave the service and settle his education related debts another way, this event would have never happened.

                What country one comes from, what religion he or she has, or what citizenship is held is irrelevant.

                And there is another part of this issue that completely goes unnoticed....of course because most of those talking have never been in the military, and therefore have no clue.

                Every base I ever served on had foreign military men stationed there.....In my intel unit we had an Australian officer working with us.

                I have met jet pilots from Egypt....the vigorous international training that takes place on each base across the nation enables people....military trained people wearing the uniform of other nations, to work and live on American bases....

                So....if we can't trust an American soldier in uniform.....should we ban all international personnel from U.S. bases?

                They could be a threat, right?  Especially if their Muslim?

                The logic of the "foreigners out" camp here is ridiculous....and the religous intolerance that is boiling under the surface in this whole thread is troubling.

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            tksenseiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Why, do you think it's difficult? The difficult part is completing the mountains of paperwork and slogging through the massive, maddening bureaucracy.

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    mikelongposted 7 years ago

    Operation Northwoods.........

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      A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So you think maybe this was a staged act of terrorism? You think that the suspect would still be alive if this was the case? I think your "critical thinking" skills have done you a disservice!

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        Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, being "staged" is probably the only "reason" he is

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          A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          If it was staged I guarantee he would be dead! Can you say Lee Harvey Oswald?

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            Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            good point

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    mikelongposted 7 years ago

    Well, after decreasing their enlistment goals for the year, I do believe that the Army will show a filled quota....

    But profiteering of economic loss on the home front is nothing to be proud of.

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    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago

    This is what happens when you have non-U.S. citizens in our military.....they don't want to fight against their people when the U.S. goes to war with their people.  You know why? Because they are loyal to the country of their citizenship!

    My dad's friend who was in the U.S. Army was Serbian and remember when we sent troops to protect Croatia?  Guess what happened?  He got issued orders to defend Croatia!

    The military threatened to kick him out if he didn't go and guess what?  He didn't.  He got to keep his education and everything.  Taxpayers paid and he's not even a U.S. citizen.

    This is a real-life scenario.

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      LiamBeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hasan was born in Virginia. Last time I checked Virginia is in the United States.

      This is one of the many things that makes this so disturbing.

      Hasan is an educated medical doctor with a degree in psychiatry. He's a U.S. citizen...by birth. He's a Major in the Army with most of his formal education in the military.

      This is a betrayal on so many levels it's hard to comprehend.

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        TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Geez dude, I am talking about non-U.S. citizens.  I never said anything about Hasan not being a citizen.

        My argument has been about non-U.S. citizens in our military.  Read my posts please.

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          LiamBeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          We aren't talking about Hasan anymore? Sorry, I lost track.

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            TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Others are...I'm talking about non-U.S. citizens in the U.S. military.  I'm on the side with not allowing them anymore.

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              Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Yes, only American citizens should die for your country...

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                TimTurnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                For the U.S., yes!

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                Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Entirely off topic

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                  Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Well...I was just commenting on what he said...not off topic at all

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                    A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Are there some Canadians that want to die for America? I believe in everyone's right to die for what they believe, especially terrorists!

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                    Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    It is your sarcasm that is off-topic. Your desire for "multi-culturalism" in the US military and it's PC leanings are seriously misguided in light of the current events.

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    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    we never really know if he snapped or not, in other countries military suicide is high, but not like this one, they rather just kill themselves not involving others, we dont really know what is going on in his mind, one is certain, there is flaw in hiring US military men? dont see this happening in any other countries?

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    "Hasan is an educated medical doctor with a degree in psychiatry. He's a U.S. citizen...by birth. He's a Major in the Army with most of his formal education in the military."

    You forgot Muslim terrorist!

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      LiamBeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So you say. I'll wait for the military analysis.

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        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        But don't you think the military will come to the conclusion that makes them look good and not negligent?

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          tksenseiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No, I don't.

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          A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Good question!

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          LiamBeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          In this particular case they might. Usually, they are damned honest, but when there's this much political liability at stake who knows. I keep thinking about My Lai.

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        A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Suit yourself

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Anyway, sorry to get off topic again but I'm off to have some sushi.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      HAVE SOME FOR ME TOO UW lol

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Maybe they are trying to wait until all the facts are in before they decide.

    Anyway, I'm definitely off now.

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    topshelfposted 7 years ago

    You really can't trust the media in today's world...

    1. LiamBean profile image87
      LiamBeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think if one watches enough news from a number of perspectives one can actually weed out the crap and get a good handle on what's known. But it can sure take up a lot of time.

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        Leta Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes.  This.

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          C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Amazing isn't it....so difficult to find the truth.  We need Walter back!LOL Now there was a communist!  However he was trusted! Why? Journalistic integrity...kept his personal beliefs out of his reporting.

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        Madame Xposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Trust isn't a word I would ever use whilst discussing the media . . . but discerning why they're saying what they do can be a fun little exercise smile

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      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago

      Read the reports. This has been considered before it happened. Senate and DOD investigations have been done that stated "lone wolf" members of the military could be radicalized. The research and monitoring has been going on since 9/11.  It would appear we got ourselves a lone wolf jihadist. This guy was doing research on GWOT and the effects on American Muslim soldiers.  I think he was swayed over to jihadist/terrorist.   I'm pretty darn sure that is going to be the Army's official response. Is he a "terrorist/jihadist" I think in his mind and America's popular definition...yes.  Mark my words... Lets review.

      He started out a good guy. 9/11 came and went and he begain to question, he got hung up on the wrong ideology and presto, we got ourselves a "lone wolf jihadist"

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      Beyond-Politicsposted 7 years ago

      This "link" to Al-Qaeda is tenuous at best.  Let's wait for the evidence one way or the other before jumping to conclusions.  People like some of these posters are so paranoid that they're starting to see terrorist behind every tree and rosebush. And Obama for the record, Obama is NOT a Muslim...what is with you people and the conspiracy theories and paranoid delusions?

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        A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        roll

      2. tksensei profile image59
        tksenseiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Haven't been following the news today?

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        ledefensetechposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        He shouted Allahu Akbar as he started shooting.  Do you know of any other group other than Islamic religious fundamentalists who use that particular battle cry?  He was overheard praising various suicide attacks and vocal about his disappointment that the President hasn't reduced troop levels overseas.  It's not jumping to conclusions but going where the facts lead us. 

        Why is it that so many people are afraid we're going to go on a Rosewood-style rampage because of this?  If there was any time in history that we would have done such a thing, don't you think 9/11 would have been that day, 9/12 at the latest.  I think you underestimate most Americans when you think they can't handle things like this.  We can.  We've faced these sorts of threats before and have overcome them.  Remarkably with more to fear now than we did in the dark days of WW II, we still haven't sunk as low as our forefathers did then and put these people into interment camps.

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      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago

      I think some people are afraid of the truth. Afraid of what the truth could lead to....widespread, indiscriminant attacks on Muslim’s in America.  I think America by and large is bigger than that. Do I think that some American's may act out? Absolutely! I believe that will happen no matter what the truth regarding these events at Ft Hood turns out to be. Reckless violence begets reckless violence. It’s a fact, a part of human nature, and there is no getting away from it. Some people will always respond inappropriately, just make sure your not one of them. It's about personal responsibility. What have we come to in America when telling the truth is iresponsible because some one may react irationally?

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      rhamsonposted 7 years ago

      With some of the sentiment in here it is will truly take an amazing act of justice to even approach the shooters motive.  This is nothing new as we have tried a lot of cases in the media.  It feeds Americas need for instant gratification.

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        C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Your statements are filled with irony as you write them on the internet.

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          rhamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The use of irony is unintentional I assure you.  I try to look at the two sides of the argument and decipher the sentiment and respond to it.  I really do try to not be deceptive but sometimes sarcasm is the result.

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            C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I know it. Its frustrating. I didn't mention it to be argumentative.

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              rhamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I know this to be the case with you.  I enjoy your cool headed posts and sometimes they are the only thing that snaps the topic back into relativity again.  Keep on truckin'

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                C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Thanks, I appreciate that comment. My whole reason for visiting the forums is to test my own beliefs while gaining a better understanding of others.

     
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