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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    But isn't mans law enough? Why do we really need religion? I think a lot of weak people need religion to use as a crutch. It gives em something to believe in and makes em feel important.

    Has religion done more bad than good? Think about all the people who have been killed in the name of religion.
    Sorry Kali- I missed your post when I was reviewing this thread yesterday.

    Hmm, man's law. The major problem with man's law presiding over religion (imo) is that taking supreme power out of a concept and belief and placing it in a man, or group of men, is more dangerous than leaving religion as a concept for positive guidelines because it is not concrete and is not as subject to literally having power over men. Men in positions of power easily become dictators (see the atrocities of mass murders committed under the laws of men during just the 20th century with Hitler, Stalin, Mao, et al), and if belief is placed in the laws only of men, many more people will suffer. Keeping a concept that there may be a "higher power" which must be answered to gives people at least some sliver of hope that evil men will eventually get what they deserve, whether or not that is a realistic belief.



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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    I would call it more of a deranged hate crime. For those that think it was a terrorist attack, what should we do, bomb the base to root out the al Qaeda there? That has been our stategy in our "war on terror" to date.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I really can't add to that. All I can say is you are soooo right.
    You know - I went looking to see if there's statistics or official references to this part of the issue and there are none - yet I hear the issues all the time straight from the horses mouth (the twattlers, not my husband )

    Makes me wonder just how deep this "failed support" problem goes and why it's never discussed in the media, etc.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    I would call it an attack on American Soldiers, and you can figure the reason out and call your Politician later.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    No, this was not a terrorist attack. Those that believe it was clearly do not understand what terrorism is. Some appear to be deliberately redefining the word to suit their position.

    This was an act of mass murder committed by an incredibly unstable, radically religious American soldier who is a Muslim. Was religion involved? Yes, but that doesn't mean he was driven by his religion. It simply means it was a part of the makeup of the shooter. His mental/emotional state cannot be dismissed when we are defining this act and the motivations behind it. Was this act based solely on his duty to Islam? Not proven. Was this act carried out to coerce the populace or their government for some ideological or political gain? There is no evidence of that right now.

    There are still too many unknowns. But terrorism? No, not in my opinion.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    I equate ths attack much like I would some looney postal worker goin' off at the workplace.

    Although, dressed in full islamic garb shouting "Allah Hairball!!" one might intrepret it as a terrorist attack. At best, it's a copy-cat terrorist attack.

    But who can deny terror was struck into the hearts of those who were there as well as their loved ones?

    This is a good question. What actually defines terrorist?

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Some appear to be deliberately redefining the word to suit their position.
    Yeah, There's a lot of that going around these days. And until we know for sure that THIS PARTICULAR ACT was part of a scheme to FURTHER AN AGENDA by implementing some form of TERROR then it technically doesn't qualify.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I equate ths attack much like I would some looney postal worker goin' off at the workplace.

    Although, dressed in full islamic garb shouting "Allah Hairball!!" one might intrepret it as a terrorist attack. At best, it's a copy-cat terrorist attack.

    But who can deny terror was struck into the hearts of those who were there as well as their loved ones?

    This is a good question. What actually defines terrorist?
    Google it, there are countless general definitions that are the accepted norm, and plenty of actual legal definitions for the purpose of litigation against those who would perpetrate terrorist acts. In general you will find that terrorism is defined as any act for furthering an agenda, by person or State, upon citizens using methods to instill fear or terror in them. Now you can argue whether you can perform an act of terrorism on combatants as well but that's part of the line that blurs.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Contractors act in the name of thier god?
    The contract.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Contractors act in the name of thier god?
    The God of Green and Dead Presidents.

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