Friday, November 6, 2009

Terror at Fort Hood

Terror at Fort Hood

Who can know at this point whether Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan acted in a state of temporary insanity or was he a part of a larger conspiracy. It is wise not to jump to conclusions before all the facts are in but soldiers at Fort Hood are reporting that Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar!" (Allah is great) before opening fire on troops who were about to be deployed to fight terrorists in Afghanistan. Was he a terrorist? Not enough evidence has been collected yet to draw any conclusions but he certainly committed an act of terrorism, that much cannot be denied.

We have done well to take the fight away from the America public and al Qaida has not been able to pull off a major attack on American soil for the last eight years. But as this war evolves the techniques and strategies must adapt to the adjustments of the enemy. So, the call of al Qaida is to "think globally and act locally." They are calling on grass roots supporters to carry out the mission. Was Hasan responding to that call?

How difficult will it be to prevent terrorist attacks if they are not sponsored by a centralized authority? Who can question the fact that there has been a certain level of successful infiltration in our military and political institutions?

Because it is one if not the primary responsibility for our government to protect us from these kind of attacks, I'm fairly certain they will let this pass as a man who simply went 'postal'.

How ironic that a follower of a belief that shows little or no respect to women was taken out by a female police officer. She is credited with putting an end to the crisis.

This man was able to get off 42 shots if he never missed. How many times did he reload? How can this happen on a military base where there are so many guns?

The real question I'm struggling with is why was this man who had some obvious anti-American sentiments so easily able to put himself in a position to cause so much death and bloodshed. Does it have anything to do with the politically correct philosophy that has permeated our society? Why do they pull 90 year old, sweet little old ladies at airports and frisk them for weapons and they allow the man who looks muslim, dresses like a muslim and carries a Koran under his arm go by without incident? It's because they fear being accused of racial profiling. Wouldn't it be better to make some assumptions on the side of caution rather than expose innocent life to the likes of someone like Hasan?

Initially, they reported he had been killed but later it was learned that he survived. Now we must all suffer the torture of watching our judicial system apply their political correct beliefs as they try Hasan for his crimes. Will it take years? Perhaps decades? Will he pass his time away in a carpeted cell with a big screen T.V.? Will he be sentenced to death or will he be awarded a far less fate than he administered to his victims?

Its so surreal. Its so insane!


  1. I do think we should participate in racial profiling. It would be ridiculous to ignore obvious signs because you don't want to offend somebody. When you can look and see that suicide bombers tend to be middle eastern, muslim males it only makes sense to take precautions. If someone innocent is taken aside because they look suspicious they will be let go when it is shown they are innocent.

  2. I do NOT think we should participate in racial profiling. As someone who has been racially profiled before, just because I hadn't taken the time to wear a suit to go out that day i apparently looked like a hoodlum. Its disheartening to see the country of the big melting pot start racial profiling when we have sucha vast majority of races that we all love in america. Yes, it would be more cautious of us to be more "racially aware", profiling isnt the answer. EVERYONE should be checked the same. Yes that would take more time in airports, but would people really care when it came to their safety? the judicial system was set up so that americas government could prevent being sued in this way because of all these things. I think it is morally incorrect to torture someone who may or may not be guilty to get information. There are other ways of psychological investigation to receive information. Yes, the man that did this is muslim and he might be in our long court system for a while, but we shouldnt resort to unethical behvaiors to try and find loop holes out of something just because we or lazy or because that man "looks like a killer."

  3. I am really not sure what to say about this. Some part of me says we should not be a part of racial profiling but another part of me thinks it the only smart way to preform, so I have no clue.
    Alana Roper