It Kinda begs the question...What is the source of the rhetoric that these harrassing soldiers were soaking up that would lead to a enviorment allowing such harrassment?
Twelve were killed, thirty-one were injured (last I heard). That's forty-three hits. That's assuming he didn't hit multiple targets with one bullet....and he scored 31 hits, 12 were kill shots.
It ain't hard. Bunch of people in a crowd. A few extra mags. Nothing special.You know how unlikely that is, even for a world class shooter?
The Army is notorious for this. The Marine Corps goes to great lengths to discourage slanderous uses, but it exists at lower levels. Not so much for the Navy and the Air Force is still trying to figure out where they fit in. If this Major wore the traditional attire of a Muslim then he was very much the probably source of ridicule. But what people don't seem to recognize is that we are not a global military as if some grand international force against space invaders. We are an American military and our enemy, since before 9/11, have been Muslims.
His act absolutely strengthend the emotional resolve of countless servicemen against Muslims.
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Republican leaders are sending a clear message to the troops reguarding this.
The message is....Muslims can be attacked no matter what. No matter who.
Pretty pathetic if you ask me.
Well I didn't ask you. The military is a conservative crowd, but it is apolitical. Rightwing/Leftwing is for the average citizen or politician who chooses to exploit us for whatever gain they seek.
It might (or may not) interest you to know that the minority that by far has been humiliated and insulted the most in the military has been women. Since we haven't seen any women slaughtering their fellow soldiers by the truck load, perhaps you are shedding a little too much crocodile tears for this individual, who had deeper religious troubles with incorporated cultural, heritage, and Islamic issues.
Last edited by MSgt; 11-06-09 at 03:43 AM.