Time to end this war, NOW

FUX Snooze, as usual, gets it wrong. The shooter’s cousin sets them straight.

When an army doctor busts in and starts shooting the place up in order to prevent the deployment of his comrades to Afghanistan (and himself to Iraq), what would you call it–“crazy”, or something else?

Sources said Maj Hasan had been due to be deployed to Iraq shortly and was an army psychiatrist. He is believed to have been in his late 30s and from Virginia.

It was reported that he did not want to go to Iraq.

Hmmm. That might be a clue. Not wanting to go to Iraq is actually an act of sanity, not this:

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison said: “Our dedicated military personnel have sacrificed so much in service to our country and it sickens me that the men and women of Fort Hood have been subjected to this senseless, random violence.”

“Senseless, random violence”.

Uh, nice cover-up job you’re doing there, Senator Warmonger. What better way to salve your guilty conscience (complicit in both wars) than to shut down all further inquiry by declaring this to be just another of those random acts of senseless violence that, for some unexplained reason, keep arising in the United States more than anywhere else.

Unfortunately, there’s the fact that Fort Hood happens to be a treatment centre for PTSD. And the shooter happens to be a psychiatrist who treated PTSD patients. And as we peaceniks know only too well from prior history, PTSD is an inevitable outcome of war. Is this a manifestation of PTSD in a doctor whose job was to treat it, or is it something else?

No, I don’t feel hateful, angry or vengeful towards him; he’s hurting too. What good would hate do? I hope he survives his injuries, if only so he can have a chance to explain why he did it. And if he’s sick, I hope he gets help. Whichever way this goes, I suspect we’ll hear a lot of things that some people still don’t want to believe about the War on Terra.

And meanwhile, I can just smell the warmongers cranking up the ol’ hate-machine once again. Fuck them–fuck them all. It was their cheerleading and their repression of protest that enabled both wars, and I hold them criminally responsible for it…and all its consequences.

Including, yes, THIS one. Because there is no doubt in my mind that it IS one.

PS: US News reports that there was a new military mental-health policy implemented just five days ago. Could this be a clue?

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5 Responses to Time to end this war, NOW

  1. Polaris says:

    Doctor-Major Hasan received a poor performance evaluation while he was at Walter Reed so it was not a good idea to be sending him to a war zone.

  2. I can imagine!
    I don’t think it was a good idea to reassign him from Walter Reed to a war-preparedness clinic at Fort Hood, either.

  3. CK says:

    I don’t get that neither, sending someone with a poor performance record to a war zone.
    If he is indeed sick, I hope he gets the help he needs.
    Just something the American Muslims or Muslims all over the world for that matter need: more bad publicity to further fuel the red neck racists.

  4. CK says:

    Whatever his issues may have been; poor evaluation or not: I think this man has a story to tell. Check the many who will do just about anything to stifle him from doing so.

  5. CK, my thoughts exactly. I hope he is allowed to tell what he knows. This should not be passed off as “just another random event”. Nothing about this war is random except maybe the names of the victims.

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