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

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    GySgt, or anyone else with military experience... can someone tell me how these men could be at large on a military base for so long, and killing so many people? I'm sorry if this comes across as ignorant, but shouldn't a military base already be swarming with armed personnel? How could a small number of people bamboozle the entire base like this?

    I just looked up Ft. Hood and I read that it has over 30,000 stationed personnel.
    It only takes a few seconds to shoot fifty rounds using two weapons and reloading them and weapons are secured on post. And only LEO's have weapons readily available and loaded, generally.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Only MPs are armed, all other arms are stored in locked rooms.
    That's what I heard one of the news stations say, can't remember which one.

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

    The fact that the guy's a Major is really surprising, to me.

    How many years do you serve (generally) before you can attain the rank of Major?

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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
    And once we find out, it will be swept under the rug... just like Hassan Akbar - point made.
    How exactly was that case swept under the rug? I remember reading about the incident, the later prosecution, and the guilty verdict. It was on the front page of the NYT and WashPost.

    Rather than jumping into a ridiculous rant about the evil coverup that you think will happen, how about you sit back and watch what actually happens?
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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    . . .but shouldn't a military base already be swarming with armed personnel?
    No. On base, personnel are not usually armed, especially not in the States.

    Further, even if everyone at the the sight were armed, 30 people could be shot in a few seconds.

    It also appears the the shooter was a soldier himself, and FOX just published the main (dead) shooter's name. It is almost certainly a Muslim name. This suggests certain obvious possibilities.
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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    They just reported that the shooter was a base mental health specialist...Crazy.

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

    FNC's Bret Baer reports Maj. Hasan was a mental health professional.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    They just reported that the shooter was a base mental health specialist...Crazy.

    Wow, that messed up!

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

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    I wonder if Obama will continue to kiss ass in the Middle East after this?
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    Re: 12 dead, as many as 31 injured in Fort Hood shootings

    You wouldn't want everyone armed in this case, because it would make it difficult to tell who the perp is.
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