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Phrost
11/05/2009 7:59pm,
http://www.bullshido.net/images/db/hassan.jpgI'm writing this article as a matter of personal opinion, for no other reason than because I'm taking this extremely personally. This should not be taken as a disclaimer, nor should it be read as a means of distancing that personal opinion from any editorial opinion I hold as the executive director of this website.

This editorial piece will fully and without any attempts at spinning it otherwise, be one of the rare occasions where I allow myself to turn Bullshido into my personal soapbox, speaking on behalf of me and not the site. Call it "executive privilege" if you will, I don't care. For the next, however long it takes me to write this, if it could ever be said that in a professional capacity I did; I currently do not care if this offends you, your ideology, your sensibilities, your delicate constitution, or your expectations as to what content should appear in this section on this website.

Now that that's out of the way...

As of about 12 seconds ago, my status on Facebook read thusly:
Words cannot express how angry I am right now. It's a tangible anger, I can taste it, no, I can chew it and spit it back out as burning napalm. Yet there's nothing I can do but sit here and be angry. **** you Malik Nadal Hassan; if there's a hell I'll be making a fucking beeline for you the minute I hit the ground.
The truth is that I really can't do much but sit here, sit here and rage from behind a keyboard with my face pursed and an inclination to smash something. If you're reading this from the central Texas area, I implore you to go find a local blood bank and donate. If you have a loved one stationed on Fort Hood, my thoughts are with you. And if you've lost someone in this act of Terrorism, my deepest and most sincere condolences go out to you.

At 1:30 PM today as current information provides, a terrorist coward named Malik Nadal Hassan betrayed his profession, his creed, and his country, murdering 11 American soldiers, one police officer, and wounding 31 others.

You see, Hassan was a psychiatrist, responsible for the counseling of soldiers returning from deployments. I wasn't aware of this when the reports first started coming in. When I found out that it was a US Army Major, a fairly high-ranking officer (usually takes around 10 years of exemplary duty to attain that rank), I literally blinked a few times.

Of course it's shocking to have a mental health professional, essentially, "go mental". And with information still coming in, it's dubious that this might be the case. Reports are that this shitbag was unhappy about being ordered to deploy back to Iraq. Other reports mention that he's a recent convert to Islam. Both pieces of relevant information.

An officer has a duty to take care of his soldiers. This individual's duty went beyond this basic mandate, given that it was his specific duty as a counselor. Weary soldiers returning from deployment opened up their heads and hearts to this man. His role was to help heal the emotional wounds servicemen and women picked up over the course of grueling deployments to inhospitable countries where they faced death on a daily basis.

He was supposed to offer comfort to those who had volunteered to forsake it.

There are some officers who achieve rank partially on the basis of their professional abilities in certain high-demand fields. Mister (I refuse to call him Major) Hasan was most likely one of these individuals. Otherwise, it would be very difficult to imagine this happening had he come up through the ranks as an officer who paid his dues and busted his tail to make the rank of Major.

I have no doubts that many of the talking heads and elected officials will present this in the context of a disturbed individual, regardless of how calculated and pre-meditated it turns out to be. Let there be no confusion, this was an act of terrorism.

I'd also like to think that this was unrelated to the detail that Hasan had recently converted to Islam. But on the other hand, I'll hope that we do eventually get the full story instead of being treated like stupid children by our Government elders in the name of preserving social harmony. We're big boys and girls, and we've been able to carry on with our lives just fine knowing that a significant portion of terrorists happen to be Muslim without assuming every Muslim in the country is a possible terrorist.

If this conversion does turn out to be relevant, regardless of the treatment it gets in the media, I hope our leaders give it its due, rational consideration. Because new converts always seem to be more prone to zealotry and extremism.

I trust the leadership of the military to make the right decisions. I know the ability and professional excellence it takes to be a leader in the Army, and will not chock this up to a failure on their part to identify this broken individual as a threat. But I would also hope that we can find a lesson out of the tragedy, to be doubly vigilant in the future so as to protect our servicemen on our own soil.

As the story unfolds, it seems the police officer in question, a man who did live up to his duties, sacrificed himself heroically to put an end to this coward's miserable life.

Like I said, there's really nothing I can do but be angry; and writing this article, calling this man a "Douchebag", itself is below nothing in comparison to the horrors that true justice would dictate be inflicted on him for his terrorism, his cowardice, the repugnant stench left by his existence on this planet.

I'm sorry folks. Thanks for indulging me. If you can do something to help out the victims of this tragedy, please do.

According to Twitter Ft. Hood has activated a hotline for families:

254-288-7570 or 1-866-836-2751

I'm looking to see if a victim's fund has been set up, but so far I can't find anything. We will update this article with more information on how you can help.

Update: 9 PM: Hassan is still alive, merely wounded in the altercation. He is currently in custody. The police officer who wounded him him, an unnamed woman, has also survived and is being treated for her wounds.

Lysol
11/05/2009 8:12pm,
That story is completely fucking disgraceful. No complaints from me about making him DBOTM.

Mor Sao
11/05/2009 8:13pm,
what an asshole.

May you get the firing squad for these actions.

ruptureclothing
11/05/2009 8:44pm,
May God provide eternal rest for his helpless victims, and comfort and peace for their families.

May God forgive him, because I cannot. We will contribute to the victim's fund as soon as it's set up.

-Nick

lionknight
11/05/2009 9:04pm,
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33678801/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

The full current story for those that have not been following. The douchebag is dead, shot on scene. I for one hope it was a painful death.


EDIT IN: As was pointed out below, they have just changed the report to say he has been captured alive.

joshuahai
11/05/2009 9:25pm,
I'm a muslim convert serving active duty in the military. I hope this son of bitch spends eternity getting a pineapple shoved up his ass. He is no brother of mine in any sense.

Rivington
11/05/2009 9:35pm,
Actually, now they are reporting that he is alive.

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/fort-hood-shooting-army-doctor-leaves-12-dead/Story?id=9007938&page=2

lionknight
11/05/2009 9:52pm,
Actually, now they are reporting that he is alive.

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/fort-hood-shooting-army-doctor-leaves-12-dead/Story?id=9007938&page=2


Thanks, I got an edit in on my post.

Big Dozer
11/05/2009 9:58pm,
I dont know if I feel like crying or vomiting. Maybe both. I will call the hotlaine and I will keep them in my prayers. If one hippy **** tells me this was deserved I will fucking snap.

What has me bent out is that this is where these men and women are supposed to be safe. This is where they get to relax. Granted most of my buddies spend all their time back talking about how they want to be shipped out again. Never the less, it cuts so deep that it happened here. Its a cowardly knife in the back and its fucking sick. I just wish I could do more. Like Phrost I am stuck behind a keyboard and phone. Livid in anger, but stuck.

Sikaranista
11/05/2009 10:42pm,
While an intern at Walter Reed, Hasan had some "difficulties" that required counseling and extra supervision, said Dr. Thomas Grieger, who was the training director at the time.


At least six months ago, Hasan came to the attention of law enforcement officials because of Internet postings about suicide bombings and other threats, including posts that equated suicide bombers to soldiers who throw themselves on a grenade to save the lives of their comrades.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120149742

The associated press has changed their story slightly since I first read it....the original story references this blog post as the one written by the shooter:


NidalHasan (http://www.scribd.com/NidalHasan)
There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that "IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE" and Allah (SWT) knows best.



http://www.scribd.com/doc/3989813/Martyrdom-in-Islam-Versus-Suicide-Bombing

The earlier story also said that an official speaking under anonymity claims he was transferred away from Walter Reed after 6 years because of poor performance.

Phrost
11/05/2009 10:47pm,
I'm a muslim convert serving active duty in the military. I hope this son of bitch spends eternity getting a pineapple shoved up his ass. He is no brother of mine in any sense.

If I could speak for everyone else who isn't Muslim, but considers themselves a reasonable person:

Could you do us all a favor, and if the opportunity ever arises, beat the crap of any your fellow Muslims who indicate that they think like this guy while yelling "CUT IT THE **** OUT YOU'RE RUINING IT FOR THE REST OF US"?

Please?

Sikaranista
11/05/2009 10:49pm,
This is the content that was removed from the Associated Press story:


WASHINGTON The Army psychiatrist suspected of carrying a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, had come to the attention of authorities six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

The postings appeared to have been made by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who was killed during the shootings at the Army post that left least 11 others dead and 31 wounded. The officials say they are still trying to confirm that he was the author. They said an official investigation was not opened.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case.

One of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades.

"To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its (sic) more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause," said the Internet posting. "Scholars have paralled (sic) this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers."

Military officials said Hasan, 39, had worked for six years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, where he had received a poor performance evaluation. He transferred to Fort Hood in July.

The officials, who had access to Hasan's military record, spoke on condition of anonymity because such records are confidential.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, said Hasan was about to deploy overseas, but it was not known whether he was headed to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Retired Army Col. Terry Lee told Fox News that he worked with Hasan, who had hoped Obama would pull troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Lee said Hasan got into frequent arguments with others in the military who supported the wars, and had tried hard to prevent his pending deployment.

el dangeroso
11/05/2009 11:02pm,
In the latest press conference, General Cone (sp?), post commander at Ft. Hood, stated that the police officer who shot this fuckbag, and was killed during this act of heroism, was indeed female.
On Fox news, Hassan's cousin was interviewed and stated that Hassan was always a muslim, not a convert to islam as originally reported.
I was glued to this news from the beginning because I was in 1st Cav. Divarty at Ft. Hood in 92, so it kind of hit home for me.

Hesperus
11/05/2009 11:42pm,
Yawn.

If this had happened in a non-English speaking country, no one would care.

Squerlli
11/06/2009 12:55am,
He freaked because he was being shipped out.

This was less an act of terrorism as it was just cowardice.

Hiro Protagonist
11/06/2009 3:39am,
Read about in the newspapers here; my vote, no firing sqauad for him -
if he's a terrorist, that's exactly what he wants.

Have him catch the soap in prison for the next fifty years; that would be fun.