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    Re: Fort Hood Suspect Wants to Represent Himself.....AP Newswire

    Yes it was serial murder on an Army post. But it was perpetrated by muslim jihadist. That seems to fit the current definition of terrorism. But that's only a question of terminology. In the end he needs to be tried and executed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    A declared war.
    : How is equating what happened at Fort Hood even remotely similar to Normandy Beach? That spin has got to be the oddest comment we're likely to see today. Were our military personnel yelling "Allah Akbar" as they started shooting people? :

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    I was not defending Obama or anyone, just stating the facts. That is why you have to come up with the ad hominem. Try harder. Facts are not liberal or conservative, they are simply facts.
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    Reminds me of John Heilemann on Morning Joe this morning.
    He was so desperate to defend Obama in the IRS scandal he was flailing and frantically saying silly things too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    He was/is an active duty member of the US military. We can discuss terminology all day, but he killed US military personelle and he was one himself at the time, so one would really have to stretch to call it enemy fire. At this time I really dont see why what you call it makes any difference, but that always seems so important to some...
    Unless you decide to call it workplace violence, then it does matter.
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    Re: Fort Hood Suspect Wants to Represent Himself.....AP Newswire

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    He was/is an active duty member of the US military. We can discuss terminology all day, but he killed US military personelle and he was one himself at the time, so one would really have to stretch to call it enemy fire. At this time I really dont see why what you call it makes any difference, but that always seems so important to some...
    It makes a difference to the victims. Compensation to them is different under workplace violence than act of terrorism.
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    that is exactly why I said I think it might be changed after the courts martial. Right now it is for sure workplace violence. I am all for the injured people getting purple hearts, etc. and hope they do. The right in its mindless war on political correctness and calling everything terrorism just refuses to think about anything. A half decent defense attorney, and yes defendants really do have rights with a general courts-martial, could possibly attempt to use the military's prejudice of calling it terrorism as some form of defense. I am not an attorney but I did stay in a Holiday Inn express once. Right now the inarguably correct term is workplace violence.
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    It makes a difference to the victims. Compensation to them is different under workplace violence than act of terrorism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    : How is equating what happened at Fort Hood even remotely similar to Normandy Beach? That spin has got to be the oddest comment we're likely to see today. Were our military personnel yelling "Allah Akbar" as they started shooting people? :

    Good morning, Bubba.
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    Sometimes Obama supporters just repeat silly things they heard, sometimes they say troll-like things to occupy your time, sometimes they're just fanboys and that's that, & sometimes they actually might believe the things they say ... I worry about that last group the most.

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    Re: Fort Hood Suspect Wants to Represent Himself.....AP Newswire

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    He cant be called an enemy combatant, he is one of us, no matter how much we hate it. To be an enemy combatant he would have had to steal the uniform or lie to get in to trick the military with the intent of causing harm. Unfortunately the uniform has been his for years. I dont know, just guessing but a Major probably has 15+ years so it was years in the making. I also, from what I had read, believe he was radicalized at some later point, so he might have enlisted and sworn in with good intentions.
    What does it matter if he is even a Natural Born Citizen.....once he turned on his own. There was no Coming back. He is a traitor. He did not discriminate. Male or female. Moreover if kids would have been there. I doubt that would have stopped him. At that Point he is an enemy of the State, and the Country. One can live their whole life here and be against their very own. Doesn't mean they even have to commit a violent act to be against ones own people.

    This isn't like some civilian Job.....he is US government property and more to boot an Officer of Rank. Only ones sitting above him are Birds and Stars. He didn't just show up for work and attack his co-workers. Can't even consider it like Post Office Rage. As none have gone off on just the customers in such an event. It was always with their Co-workers.

    This guy came in and was shooting at Troops lined up for whatever exams. That would be like shooting at Customers on the Civilian set. Moreover we know he flipped in finally saying he had enough of us. He even admitted he thought he would die and go out a Martyr for their Sake of AQ's cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I was not defending Obama or anyone, just stating the facts. That is why you have to come up with the ad hominem. Try harder.
    Facts are not liberal or conservative, they are simply facts.
    Yeah they are ... and WWII as terrorist attack is not one.

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    More high quality content. I am truly impressed.
    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Hi Pol.
    Sometimes Obama supporters just repeat silly things they heard, sometimes they say troll-like things to occupy your time, sometimes they're just fanboys and that's that, & sometimes they actually might believe the things they say ... I worry about that last group the most.
    God Bless the Marine Corps.

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