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Horrible Shooting @ Ft. Hood, TX - 7 dead

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  • TechKnockoutTechKnockout Posts: 415Registered Users
    Scary...
    Horror. Erotica. Cannibalism. And everything else in between.

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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    12 dead now.

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  • JayneeJaynee Posts: 2,039Registered Users
    How completely awful! I have a friend stationed there...I need to call her!

  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    They just released the shooter's name:Malik Nadal Hassan, a major in the Army?

    Dang, I wish it had been anyone else because all the muslim/arab/brown person hate just keeps coming back.

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  • webjockeywebjockey Posts: 2,786Registered Users
    They're asking that people text loved ones and not call because the airways are jammed. You can also visit www.safeandwell.org to check up on people's saftey. It's run by the red cross.
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  • CocoaCoilyCocoaCoily Posts: 2,648Registered Users
    Ugh, when I saw his name, I thought, "Oh damn it, here we go!" They are also reporting that he may be from Jordan originally.

    They had a congresswoman from Texas on CNN, and she mentioned that they were looking into every aspect of his life, and mentioned investigating whether there was some plan to infiltrate our military. Jeez. You know there are folks right now thinking that very thing. Did she have to say that on TV?
  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,380Registered Users
    So unbelievable and sad. Prayers to all the victims and families.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    I read that the shooter was an army shrink...
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Yep, Phoenix, hubby & I were discussing that & he said the same thing...wow
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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    He was an army psychiatrist.
    He was American (even in the dumb MSNBC since of the word...."born and raised).
    Apparently CNN is reporting he was harrased for his ethnicity, some of his colleagues have said this is a total surprise, BUT they're also reporting that he was being watched for posting on the internet somewhere about suicidal rampages.

    Don't know why he wasn't confronted about this!

    And I am so sick of people (i.e., CNN getting false reports from representatives who know not of what they speak) assuming based on how someone looks and their name that they're not American.

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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    CocoaCoily wrote: »
    Ugh, when I saw his name, I thought, "Oh damn it, here we go!" They are also reporting that he may be from Jordan originally.

    They had a congresswoman from Texas on CNN, and she mentioned that they were looking into every aspect of his life, and mentioned investigating whether there was some plan to infiltrate our military. Jeez. You know there are folks right now thinking that very thing. Did she have to say that on TV?
    My roommate said this exact mess. And I had to set her straight. She was going on and on about how she's always suspected there are sleeper cells. I told her that you probably have a case of someone who is mad as hell about getting deployed again and didn't want to take it anymore and acted out homicidally (and potentially indirectly suicidally....kind of a suicide by cop thing). Because who goes guns blazing on a military base thinking they are going to survive? And he targeted people he knew, which points away from "middle eastern muslim whacko out to kill anonymous American strangers" and towards "disturbed american soldier kills colleagues on hit list".

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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    I am so so sorry all of these people died because he lost it and didn't get the help he obviously needed. My heart goes out to the families.

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  • badgercurlsbadgercurls Posts: 3,077Registered Users
    There's a live press conference going on right now, and a general just stated that the shooter was shot by authorities but was NOT killed and is in stable condition.
  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    WTF?

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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    People are going off on Larry King over this.

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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    I'm thinkin' he's good as dead...
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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    I guess so. He is in Texas.

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  • FunkyCurlGurlFunkyCurlGurl Posts: 264Registered Users
    This is a tradegy. I don't even know what to say except that I'm sorry for those people's families.
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    I'm so glad people are rational on this board. On the other board I frequent, it's ALL because of his name and nothing else.
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    My heart goes out to his family and certainly the victims' families. Isn't the suicide rate among shrinks the highest of all physicians? maybe it's just healthcare providers?

    I'm sure there are those media outlets who will blame this solely on Obama, Kennedy, Clinton, FDR, and anyone else they don't like. God Bless and protect any Muslim soldier today....
  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    This is a terrible situation. Its bad enough soldiers have to worry about their lives in battle, but not on base. My thoughts are with them and their families.


    Two things are odd to me. One is that soldiers almost always take care of their own. I don't understand how this guy went along with being a soldier while harboring these negative feelings. I would think he would've been discharged immediately. Second, this guy was a higher ranking officer. Its not like he is isolated in his house or something. He has people to report to daily whether above him or under him. I can't imagine he kept these feelings to himself.


    I find it ironic that he was a therapist. And I hate that people immediately go to the fact that he was a Muslim. My first thoughts were PTSD.
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    I think this was like those suicide-by-cop situations. He's probably disappointed to still be alive.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    curlysue21 wrote: »
    And I hate that people immediately go to the fact that he was a Muslim. My first thoughts were PTSD.


    His being muslim wasn't my first thought, but it sure is my second. He was seen earlier in the day wearing muslim garb, which was apparently unusual for him, and witnesses are saying he yelled something islamic before he opened fire.
  • CocoaCoilyCocoaCoily Posts: 2,648Registered Users
    Jeez... I'm thinking I may have to defriend some FB people... This thing is making true colors show in status updates.
  • fraufrau Posts: 6,130Registered Users
    a coworker told me about the event yesterday. i googled it and the guy's name came up and i looked at my coworker wide-eyed. my first thought: terrorist attack! my second thought: kill whitey (and that includes blackey as i mean establishment, not white people).
    after hearing kahlid shabazz interviewed (who i enjoyed) i got the impression that he was sort of picked on and bullied and perhaps sympathized with those we are at war with.
  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    frau wrote: »
    i got the impression that he was sort of picked on and bullied


    I saw an interview with a former veteran mentioning how his status as an officer of higher rank would've prevented this. There is a respect towards officers in the military which would prevent that from happening. But they were in TX, so I can imagine civilians could've been harassing him. (Not saying everyone in TX thinks like that BTW.)
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  • poisonivypoisonivy Posts: 1,551Registered Users
    I think his shouting "Allahu akbar" before he open fired is reason enough for people to bring up the fact that he was a Muslim. If he was a Christian this board would be all over it calling him a radical. But this guy gets a reprieve because he was "picked on" for being a Muslim? I don't get it.
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    curlyarca wrote: »
    They just released the shooter's name:Malik Nadal Hassan, a major in the Army?

    Dang, I wish it had been anyone else because all the muslim/arab/brown person hate just keeps coming back.
    CocoaCoily wrote: »
    Ugh, when I saw his name, I thought, "Oh damn it, here we go!" They are also reporting that he may be from Jordan originally.

    They had a congresswoman from Texas on CNN, and she mentioned that they were looking into every aspect of his life, and mentioned investigating whether there was some plan to infiltrate our military. Jeez. You know there are folks right now thinking that very thing. Did she have to say that on TV?
    curlyarca wrote: »
    He was an army psychiatrist.
    He was American (even in the dumb MSNBC since of the word...."born and raised).
    Apparently CNN is reporting he was harrased for his ethnicity, some of his colleagues have said this is a total surprise, BUT they're also reporting that he was being watched for posting on the internet somewhere about suicidal rampages.

    Don't know why he wasn't confronted about this!

    And I am so sick of people (i.e., CNN getting false reports from representatives who know not of what they speak) assuming based on how someone looks and their name that they're not American.
    curlysue21 wrote: »
    frau wrote: »
    i got the impression that he was sort of picked on and bullied


    I saw an interview with a former veteran mentioning how his status as an officer of higher rank would've prevented this. There is a respect towards officers in the military which would prevent that from happening. But they were in TX, so I can imagine civilians could've been harassing him. (Not saying everyone in TX thinks like that BTW.)
    all this...
    such a sad situation
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  • fraufrau Posts: 6,130Registered Users
    poisonivy wrote: »
    But this guy gets a reprieve because he was "picked on" for being a Muslim? I don't get it.
    i was just trying to think of a motive. i want to know why. when colombine happened we of course grieved for the loss of all that were killed yet we wanted to know why those boys did what they did.
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    people who kill come from every walk of life!
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