Army: 12 dead, 31 wounded in Ft. Hood shooting

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by leekohler, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    WTF? What are we doing to our soldiers?

    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/11/7-dead-12-wounded-in-shooting-at-ft-hood-texas.html
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I already started a thread in Current Events and hope we can keep it there.
     
  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    You know it'll go political eventually. ;)
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    There's no reason for it, especially since we have members that have spent time there.
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I was just going to say, we need more details before we can comment on this one.
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Unfortunately as with in any group, there are extreme cases where people just snap.

    I don't really think it says much about our army, after all these were people just in training correct? Clearly they didn't have the mental stability to be there. Perhaps a renewal of our mental screening process is in order?
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Details I heard was a Major that was about to be deployed.
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    There's no reason it should. Some nut job in the army went nuts and it's Obama's fault.
     
  9. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    You just had to go there before someone else did? ;)
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Color me :eek:

    I would have thought people would still be blaming Bush for creating a bunch of unbalanced whackjobs.
     
  11. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    rdowns wasn't serious. ;)
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    why should i be surprised that someone trained to kill, killed. perhaps its the whole military industrial complex that messed up to begin with.
     
  13. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Killer identified as Maj. Malik Nadal Hassan....
     
  14. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I wonder how many deployments these guys had if they were in fact army. Also why just shoot anyone if your that pissed wouldnt you go up the chain of command?

    All this is just speculation with no facts but we do know they have destroyed many familys with multiple deployments over and over and over and really what can you force on a group of people who's religion and culture seems to be endless conflict and control of other through a warped religious belief system? Vietnam again brought to us by the draft dodgers of the republican party and handed over to Obama.
     
  15. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Some sources reporting he was a mental health professional,possibly bollocks but weird if true.
     
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    Huh? Who is "we"? And what do you think they do to the soldiers?


    wtf indeed.
     
  17. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, I heard the same on CNN. What a flipping mess.....
     
  18. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Now confirmed by CNN.

    Maj Nadal Malik Hassan

    He was an MD in mental health.
     
  19. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Other suspects reportedly released.(one of the injured has reportedly died also)
     
  20. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    He was an Army psychiatrist with a specialty in post traumatic stress.
     
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    Im seeing lots of articles popping up with the word "jihad" on it.
     
  22. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    of course he had to have a muslim sounding name.... just perfect. cant wait to hear big fat rush limbaughs opinion on this flustercluck
     
  23. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody is sure yet, but I would imagine that they are looking in that direction. :(
     
  24. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Im guessing either a) crazy religious wacko or b) someone made a racial remark to the wrong mofo.
     
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    That was the very first thing I thought when I saw his name, "Oh great, now it will be the Muslims' fault..."
     

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