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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I wouldn't call the training special. I mean other than normal proficiency, what else would a psyciatrist get? No special weapons or anything.
    He's an officer in the United States Army. He knows how to use a pistol.

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

    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?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    From my perspective, that's not how this has played out. The minute that they discovered his name, MSNBC said that "the suspect is someone with an Arabic-sounding name." ABC news followed up by announcing that he was a Muslim convert. Chris Matthews spent an hour asking everyone he could about whether this was "radicalized beliefs" in action. Multiple channels have had interviews with his imam from 10 years ago, talking about his religion.
    Interesting.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    the fact that he was an extreme minority, raised by Paslestinian parents
    Why even let someone be in our military who has a background like that?
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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    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.
    You just haven't met enough people then.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This dude had two pistols, that's a max of 34 rounds...
    Assuming he didn't reload.

    ...and he scored 31 hits, 12 were kill shots.
    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.

    You know how unlikely that is, even for a world class shooter?
    It ain't hard. Bunch of people in a crowd. A few extra mags. Nothing special.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    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?
    Well, the Japoanese were "Japs." The Germans were "Krauts." The Vietcong were "Zipper heads." The Somalis were "Skinnies." And Muslims since the Gulf War have been "Ragheads."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MC.no.spin View Post
    Why even let someone be in our military who has a background like that?
    The military has an agreement with certain foriegn nations. Their citizens may wear our uniforms if their expressed desire is to earn American citizenship. For this individual, he was an American born citizen as much as someone who had pure blood Russian parents or British parents. This goes back to the beginning of the creation of our military.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Well, the Japoanese were "Japs." The Germans were "Krauts." The Vietcong were "Zipper heads." The Somalis were "Skinnies." And Muslims since the Gulf War have been "Ragheads."

    The Army is notorious for this. The Marine Corps goes to great lengths to discourage slanderous uses, but it exists at lower levels. If this Major wore the traditional attire of a Muslim then he was very much the probably source of ridicule. But where people don't seem to recognize is that we are not the 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.
    Are the troops just supposed to ignore the anti muslim rightwing rhetoric comming from the teabag crowd? Are they suppose to ignore the more or less continuous hatespew towards the president reguarding the muslim issue? All in negative tones.

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Are the troops just supposed to ignore the anti muslim rightwing rhetoric comming from the teabag crowd? Are they suppose to ignore the more or less continuous hatespew towards the president reguarding the muslim issue. All in negative tones.

    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.
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