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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Soldiers don't run around on post with loaded firearms. Only the MPs and hired security carry loaded weapons, and those at ranges. All weapons are kept in locked facilities when not used, separate from ammo. So it's not a cowboy free for all where soldiers are running around hunting the shooters.
    That would make sense, - locking up the guns would help avert something like this from happening in the first place in case order broke down.

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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    So are you saying he only gets what they offer and he could not have requested special training aside from regular weapons training?
    What would be the point? He's there to treat soldiers coming in from battle right?
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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    shep smith just interviewed a fort hood acquaintance of the shooter, colonel terry lee

    col lee says that hasan said in his presence repeatedly things like, "muslims have a right to rise up and attack americans"

    col lee says hasan was "happy about it," referring to the shooting of the two army recruiters by abdulhakim muhammad in little rock in june

    col lee says he'd heard thru third party hearsay that hasan talked about strapping on bombs and blowing up people in times square

    hasan got in lots of arguments with fellow fort hood officers, lee told shep

    there would be lots of name calling back and forth, and hasan would sometimes be called a "raghead"

    when hasan said certain things to lee that the colonel found offensive, lee says he told hasan, "you need to lock it up"

    hasan, according to lee, wanted obama to pull troops out of iraq and afghanistan and turned very negative when the draw down wasn't happening

    hasan was becoming "more and more agitated and frustrated"

    hasan's "views were well known"

    he has been "investigated by the military"

    he was transferred to hood from walter reed, and lee very much, very much wants to know why

    what happened concerning hasan at walter reed? lee directly said he suspects there must have been an incident or incidents

    as for working with others, lee said hasan was very much a "loner to himself," lee said those exact words twice

    that's all i heard

    peace, everyone, my prayers are for all concerned

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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by metreon View Post
    That would make sense, - locking up the guns would help avert something like this from happening in the first place in case order broke down.
    As far as I know that is standard military SOP since the beginning of time. And personal firearms are not allowed.
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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    What does a Saudi look like compared to someone else born in the middle east? Just curious......
    Different. Egyptians, Saudis, Iranians, Pakistanis all have distinct looks generally. It's the same as the difference between an Okinawan, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, or a Korean.

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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Because there were three people involved. They all snapped at the same time, and went to the same place to kill people?
    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    OK you all, admit it, this is a terrorist act on U.S. soil. The guy is Muslim, had two co-conspirators, and attacked U.S. soldiers. It's not rocket science to add 2 and 2...
    Again, the two individuals who were detained have since been released. It seems unlikely that they were involved.

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    That hasn't stopped Katie Couric and Lou Dobbs from hitting the ground running - backing the PSTD assumption.

    Political Correctness is the death of the West.
    Yes, the fact that talk show hosts are hesitant to jump to conclusions will doom the nation.

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    Update | 7:11 p.m. A personnel record for Major Hasan obtained by The New York Times says that he was born in Virginia in September, 1970. He had an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech. His record said that he had expressed no religious preference. His last posting was at Darnell Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, where he worked as a psychiatrist.
    Mass Shooting at Fort Hood - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

    The officials had access to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's military record. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed.
    News from The Associated Press

    So what we know so far is that this is a middle aged psychologist who is single with no kids, who is an alcoholic, who has received poor performance evaluations, who dealt with soldiers dealing with PTSD, and who was told recently that he was scheduled to deploy to Iraq, which he was very unhappy about.
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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Different. Egyptians, Saudis, Iranians, Pakistanis all have distinct looks generally. It's the same as the difference between an Okinawan, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, or a Korean.
    I don't know that I can tell the diff.
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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    You wouldn't be expected to, just as many of them wouldn't be expected to discern between various European ethnicities.

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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    Different. Egyptians, Saudis, Iranians, Pakistanis all have distinct looks generally. It's the same as the difference between an Okinawan, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, or a Korean.
    I'd say the difference is far greater than that.
    All the people in your example are still identifiably asian.
    All middle-easterners are not identifiably anything.
    Like I said, a lot of them just look like ordinary white Americans, once you get them out of their native garb and shave those beards off them.
    Not all of them are swarthy. Some have WASP-y features.
    Once they're Americanized, they gain weight and look as chubby as most Americans do.
    At that point, it gets really hard to tell they're middle-eastern.
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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by The silenced majority View Post
    Anyone else a little suspect of the loyalties of Muslims & Muslim converts in the US military?

    Or am I just setting the table for another user to make an ultra-PC statement & gain a boatload of PC thank you's for it?
    It happened during the Gulf War too. All the militaries will be hearing about this and there will be "discussions" and "sensitivity" classes coming. Muslims will be made aware that there are outlets if they feel the need to talk and the rest of us will be encouraged to be good.

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