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