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Thread: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    Still soldiers and a legitimate military target. Military personnel and equipment are always a legitimate target.
    I disagree when the perp is "one of them" and they [the victims] are not actively prepared for battle.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    I disagree when the perp is "one of them" and they [the victims] are not actively prepared for battle.
    That's a training issue, then. Ever since Pearl Harbor every military installation in the US should be prepared to become a target at any time.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    I don't consider attacks on military targets to be terrorism.
    Neither did Washington. Which is why they got away with it since Beirut.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That's a training issue, then.
    True. We need to do a better job of training the military to deal with militant muslim terrorists before they strike.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    I'm going to vote Terrorist attack to further all the unjust fear-mongering going on against the Religion of Peace because I want to see this confrontation come to a head...wait...what's that? The Muslims are already doing the job by themselves? DAMMIT! Every time those damn Muslims make themselves look bad before I can even get a chance.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    I'm going to vote Terrorist attack to further all the unjust fear-mongering going on against the Religion of Peace because I want to see this confrontation come to a head...wait...what's that? The Muslims are already doing the job by themselves? DAMMIT! Every time those damn Muslims make themselves look bad before I can even get a chance.
    There are nearly 4,000 Muslims serving honorably in the US army.
    How dare you slander our troops.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That's a training issue, then. Ever since Pearl Harbor every military installation in the US should be prepared to become a target at any time.
    Well if he was in uniform that'd make it a little harder to notice.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    There are nearly 4,000 Muslims serving honorably in the US army.
    How dare you slander our troops.
    How dare you slander my sarcasm.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Joint Publication (JP) 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, defines terrorism as "the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological."


    The Fort Hood attack was less of a "terrorist" attack and more of a lone desire to lash out. Motivated by his Palestinian background and faced with a situation where he was at war against his own, he may have had religious and ideological motives. But in the end, there was no collaberation to any groups nor was there any statement planned to justify his act. Because he lived through this instead of going out with a "bang" for Allah, he will undoubteldy state his peace. But if all had gone according to plan, there would have been no "justifaction."

    This was a criminal act and it just so happens to have had religion behind it. Of course, if it were a terrorist act, it would most certainly fall into the "Apocalyptic" category.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Joint Publication (JP) 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, defines terrorism as "the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological."


    The Fort Hood attack was less of a "terrorist" attack and more of a lone desire to lash out. Motivated by his Palestinian background and faced with a situation where he was at war against his own, he may have had religious and ideological motives. But in the end, there was no collaberation to any groups nor was there any statement planned to justify his act. Because he lived through this instead of going out with a "bang" for Allah, he will undoubteldy state his peace. But if all had gone according to plan, there would have been no "justifaction."

    This was a criminal act and it just so happens to have had religion behind it. Of course, if it were a terrorist act, it would most certainly fall into the "Apocalyptic" category.
    I dunno, the more I look at it, the more it seems that it matters not whether it was an individual act or a collaborative one, and what matters is the motivation, i.e. the use of terror to influence or send a message to a government. I mean, just look at the definition you posted. What the guy did fits that definition perfectly.

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