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Explaining Away Mass Murder

Another great Charles Krauthammer piece. I’m not worthy to explain it better than Mr. K.

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WASHINGTON — What a surprise — that someone who shouts “Allahu Akbar” (the “God is great” jihadist battle cry) as he is shooting up a room of American soldiers might have Islamist motives. It certainly was a surprise to the mainstream media, which spent the weekend after the Fort Hood massacre downplaying Nidal Hasan’s religious beliefs.

“I cringe that he’s a Muslim. … I think he’s probably just a nut case,” said Newsweek’s Evan Thomas. Some were more adamant. Time’s Joe Klein decried “odious attempts by Jewish extremists … to argue that the massacre perpetrated by Nidal Hasan was somehow a direct consequence of his Islamic beliefs.” While none could match Klein’s peculiar cherchez-le-juif motif, the popular story line was of an Army psychiatrist driven over the edge by terrible stories he had heard from soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Read the rest of the piece here:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/11/13/medicalizing_mass_murder_99142.html

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Defense lawyer: Fort Hood suspect may be paralyzed

Oh really? He’s paralyzed? Wait for the sympathetic leftists to start coming out of the woodwork saying he’s in no condition to stand trial and it would be cruel and inhumane for him to receive the death penalty. He’s been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder which also left 29 others injured. I would hate to be his defense attorney.

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FORT HOOD, Texas — The attorney for the Army psychiatrist accused of killing fellow soldiers at Fort Hood says doctors have told the soldier he may be paralyzed from the waist down.

Attorney John Galligan told The Associated Press on Friday that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan told him that he has no feeling in his legs and doctors say the condition may be permanent. Galligan says Hasan also told him he had extreme pain in his hands.

Hasan was shot by police officers responding to last week’s shootings at Fort Hood. Galligan spoke with him Thursday in the intensive care unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the attack at the sprawling Texas post that also left 29 people wounded.

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http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ihGepAkECGoDagETVBMpPb3w7Y3gD9BUM8D01

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Please Take This Poll On The Fort Hood Killings

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Officials: U.S. Aware of Hasan Efforts to Contact al Qaeda

The networks are not saying that this was an act of terrorism, but how can it be defined any other way? This is political correctness run amok, and in light of the news that he was in contact with the enemy, this should raise concerns about anybody serving in the military who goes against the purpose for which they serve. They swear to protect against enemies both foreign and domestic, but people had a fear of hurting someone’s feelings and it led to the death of 13 people and injured more than that. Will this change anything among the high-ranking decision makers in uniform? One can only hope.

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U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said.

One senior lawmaker said the CIA had, so far, refused to brief the intelligence committees on what, if any, knowledge they had about Hasan’s efforts.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fort-hood-shooter-contact-al-qaeda-terrorists-officials/story?id=9030873

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Hero Cop’s First Words After Surgery: ‘Did Anybody Die?’

A true American hero. She needs your prayers.

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After Sgt. Kimberly Munley stopped the Fort Hood massacre by shooting Major Nidal Malik Hasan several times, she collapsed from her wounds and doctors who treated her were afraid she wouldn’t survive.

“She was fading in and out of consciousness. She wasn’t saying much,” medic Francisco Delserna, who began treating Munley when the shooting stopped, told “Good Morning America” today.

Munley, a 34-year-old former soldier who became a civilian cop on the Fort Hood base, was shot twice in both legs during Thursday’s confrontation. Two powerful “cop killer” rounds allegedly fired by Hasan tore through her left thigh, exited and blasted through her right thigh as well. She was also struck in the wrist.

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http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/fort-hood-hero-sgt-kimberly-munleys-asked-died/story?id=9022438

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Fort Hood Tragedy — Barack Obama Gives Odd “Shout-Out” Before He Comments on Massacre — FOX News

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Obama’s Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting

It was always suspected that President Obama disliked our military, but it is now so clear that even the liberal media recognize the sheer insensitivity of the situation. NBC reports this in a clear way, but what they didn’t mention, and what I believe will open his supporter’s eyes is that this is who he is to the core. His radical associations with terrorists, racists, and hate groups are the foundation on which his ideological beliefs are built. His disdain for the men and women who made it possible for him to rise to his position of power is being unfolded before our eyes. This is no joke. This is who the country elected as our commander-in-chief; a person who despises the people he leads. Disgusting.

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A bad week for Democrats compounded by an awful moment for Barack Obama.

President Obama didn’t wait long after Tuesday’s devastating elections to give critics another reason to question his leadership, but this time the subject matter was more grim than a pair of governorships.

After news broke out of the shooting at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, the nation watched in horror as the toll of dead and injured climbed. The White House was notified immediately and by late afternoon, word went out that the president would speak about the incident prior to a previously scheduled appearance. At about 5 p.m., cable stations went to the president. The situation called for not only his trademark eloquence, but also grace and perspective.

But instead of a somber chief executive offering reassuring words and expressions of sympathy and compassion, viewers saw a wildly disconnected and inappropriately light president making introductory remarks. At the event, a Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian affairs, the president thanked various staffers and offered a “shout-out” to “Dr. Joe Medicine Crow — that Congressional Medal of Honor winner.”  Three minutes in, the president spoke about the shooting, in measured and appropriate terms. Who is advising him?

Anyone at home aware of the major news story of the previous hours had to have been stunned. An incident like this requires a scrapping of the early light banter. The president should apologize for the tone of his remarks, explain what has happened, express sympathy for those slain and appeal for calm and patience until all the facts are in. That’s the least that should occur. 

Read the rest of the article here…if you can stand it:

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/A-Disconnected-President.html

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