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Fort Hood

Posted by Lissa on November 6, 2009

I could post on any number of lighthearted things right now, but it wouldn’t be right.

A few very random and muddled thoughts:

– Did anyone else close their eyes and whisper “Oh, sh*t” when hearing that the murderer’s name was Nidal Malik Hasan?

– I wish I knew for sure whether Hasan was the shooter or not.  They’re calling him “alleged” for now.

This post by Sarah floored me.  Military installations are gun-free zones?  Really??

– Yes, really.  “Soldiers at Fort Hood don’t carry weapons unless they are doing training exercises.”

– I suppose, contrary to my initial thoughts, this does continue the long chain of shooting sprees in gun-free zones.

Thirteen people dead.  Thirteen families devastated.

Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam;
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

5 Responses to “Fort Hood”

  1. wolfwalker said

    Thirteen dead and thirty-one injured. The fact that some of the casualties are still alive doesn’t mean they weren’t permanently affected.

  2. Sean said

    Lissa –

    50 years ago it was common practice for officers and senior enlisted personnel to carry their sidearm on and off duty in the military. Today, thanks to the efforts of various anti-gun groups and the general outlook, bases are very much “gun-free zones”. Hell, I was at a base last month and the signs at the gate warned people entering that pocket knives over 3″ were forbidden, much less anything else… Additionally, the sad part is, much of the officer corps has grown so afraid of something hurting their career, that the are terrified of the thought of their troops being near weapons unless absolutely necessary…

    I could rant about it for days, but it is a reflection of society at large and only an indication of what others could expect.

  3. totwtytr said

    Allege is a legal term of art. It just means that the person has not been convicted in a court of law. There is no doubt in my mind that Hasan was A shooter, that there were others, and that this was an organized act of Islamic Fascist Terrorism. Many in the media and most politicians are tripping over themselves to hide that from the public.

    The first tragedy is that all of the fine young people have been killed or injured on a military base. Apparently the government has yet to learn that any American facility, public or private, anywhere is fair game to these people.

    The second tragedy is that the same government is trying to deny that this was an act of war and an act of treason.

    We can never relax until this enemy is destroyed.

  4. wrm said

    Oleg’s on the ball (again)


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