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!