Can’t we recognize domestic terrorism?

I’ve never felt that the media, or much of it, and the nation’s leaders have grown more remote from the men and women who keep this nation free than I did in listening to and in scanning news accounts of the act of domestic terrorism at Ft. Hood.

Among the first accounts I heard or read focused on jihadist Nidal M. Hasan as victim, a poor troubled soul driven to commit mass murder because he’d been taunted by insensitive non-Muslims because of his Muslim name. And, too, there was the presumption that he had been driven over the edge because of “post-traumatic stress syndrome,” though it must have been the post-traumatic stress of others he’d counseled, since as a psychiatrist he was never in combat.  And, finally, it was that he opposed the war and the mean old military authorities were making him go to a war zone anyway. The implied story here was that an unpopular war makes rational men of good conscience flip out and do really bad things. It’s not their fault.

President Barack Obama later reinforced that feeling of disconnect when talking about the “valiant” men and women who had been killed at Ft. Hood. Obama’s choice of words has indicated before that he has no clue what valor is and what heroes are and when to apply the terms to actions by men and women in uniform.  They were victims of domestic terrorism, just as the office-workers in the World Trade Center were victims.  Going about their normal course of business in a setting previously believed to be safe and secure does not make them valiant.

Opinion leaders have been conditioned to believe that bad things happen because bullies and other insensitive louts drive the weak to acts of extremism — and it is, therefore, not their fault.  Victimhood has become a status symbol, perhaps the status symbol of choice for the successful.  Those who overcome victimhood to achieve are the super-achievers and the most admired.  Those who can’t overcome it, and therefore commit acts of extreme violence, are to be pitied and protected  from those of us who want them punished appropriately, which in the case of Nidal Hassan would be the death penalty.

Hassan gave off ample evidence of his drift toward extremism, but nobody paid proper attention because to do so would have invited others to question whether they were, like those bad others, singling him out because of his name and religion.

I’ve always thought the U.S. should have a military draft.  It exposes future leaders to men and women in uniform and gives them a better understanding of who they are and what they endure for our freedoms.  I’ve never thought that more strongly than now.

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barneyb

November 10th, 2009
7:42 am

Amen, Jim! Either someone was asleep at the wheel on this one, or political correctness got all those brave military personnel killed. Either way, we should all be outraged and fed up.

My personal Lord and Saviour, Rush Limbaugh

November 10th, 2009
7:44 am

Purge the military of Muslims,gangbangers, and fundamentalist christians also.
This guy was a sicko but the fearmongering victims of the right want to pretend like this was some well planned al quaeda attack when it is nothing more than a nut on a shooting spree. something we see weekly in america, the only difference was he was on a army base and a muslim.

if he was a white christian male from rural america we would wonder why he snapped, or blame it on some personal aspect of his life like finances or marriage.

stop being hypocritical wingnuts. I know its hard since its ingrained in you.

Arthur Thompson

November 10th, 2009
7:45 am

The recent reveal that shooter went to church where 2 of the 9/11 assassins attended, his communication with radicals in the mid east and the government having already tracked and dropped their inquisition on this monster show how poorly we are protected domestically. Since this shooting 5 other national stories in South Carolina, St Louis Mo, Orlando Florida and metro Atlanta have left 10 dead and 20 injured.

Our government leaders who are protected and have never known combat can never understand the atrocities coming into our country . The current pacivist and weak leaders now in Washington open arm the illegals and than cry what a tragedy when our men women and children are slaughtered!!

God bless the vets on 11/11/09 and curse the people who have allowed this top happen!

You must be omniscient Jim

November 10th, 2009
7:46 am

Maybe you should simply stick to facts and see what turns up. You are the problem with the media Jim. You are jumping to a conclusion about what caused this guy to shoot other soldiers. There is NOTHING released yet that supports your typical right wing fear mongering view of this incident. Grow up and find out the facts instead of breeding other ignorant fear mongers.

kayaker 71

November 10th, 2009
7:47 am

It appears that there was ample evidence prior to the shootings that this guy was some kind of nut case Muslim. Political correctness prevailed and he was allowed to continue until he finally cracked and killed a lot of innocent people. Bookman cautioned on his blog yesterday that we should maintain some respect for this animal and should show a modicum of respect for his religion. As each incident happens and more Americans are killed by Muslim males, that is getting harder and harder to do.

PHYLLIS ASHLEY-DECKEER

November 10th, 2009
7:49 am

STRING HIM UP TO THE NEAREST TREE FOR HIS CRIMES. THIS MAN SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO LIVE. HOPEFULLY THE MILITARY CHIEFS WON’T SCREW THIS UP.
I ALSO BELIEVE THE AMERICAN FLAG SHOULD FLY HALF MAST DURING THE WAR FOR ALL SERVICE PERSONAL WHO HAVE OR WILL LOSE THEIR LIVES. NOT JUST FOR THE 13 WHO LOST LIVES AT FORT HOOD.

Road Scholar

November 10th, 2009
7:53 am

“I’ve always though the U.S. should have a military draft. ”

Jim, shouldn’t that be: I’ve always thoughT the U.S. should have a military draft. ? I agree with your statement;either a military or community service track. Also, if a high school student won’t go to school, and get acceptible grades, they should be placed in the military to get some discipline. Get them off the streets, where they can’t do anything but get into trouble.They have options and they decide what their future holds.

Please notice that I didn’t take the cheap shot and say you never have thought…but I guess I just did!

Dia

November 10th, 2009
7:59 am

This was an act of domestic terrorism and no one should make excuses
for it contrary to what it was – one man striking out at innocent
people to make a point. If he was that tormented, why didn’t he just
end his own life and spare the heartache he purposely inflicted on others? Time to reevaluate the requirements for entrance into the service.
service.

rtjonesjr

November 10th, 2009
7:59 am

Militant muslims seek the destruction of the western world. Don’t put them in places where they can have an impact, and if you find them there, remove them. Anyone who can read now knows why this guy was as obvious as a sinkhole in being a potential problem. If we had ardently protected the Ku Klux Klan as a harmless sect, the way we now protect militant muslims, we would never have progressed,

clyde

November 10th, 2009
8:01 am

The soldiers are the victims of a terrorist allowed to exist because of political correctiveness.People did not dare to speakout against this man for fear of being repremanded for harrassing Muslims.Now the powers that be are trying out different defenses to see which one will fly the best with the public.It was something like associative post traumatic syndrome,Jim.There will be other defenses put forward.

My admiration to the lady cop,who,while under fire assessed the situation and responded with valor.That what valor’s all about in this situation.But for her who knows how many more would have died?

This was a cowardly attack by an armed assassin on a group of helpless soldiers,in a setting where they were not able to defend themselves and the assailant knew this and planned accordingly.That’s how simple this incident really is.

Chaps

November 10th, 2009
8:08 am

Not terrorism. What the jihadi did is properly called treason. Penalty, in time of war, death. But that will never happen. The way the state-controlled media is playing this, Hasan will come out with a promotion and medal.

Patrick Malone

November 10th, 2009
8:08 am

No more vivid example of “political correctness” trumping common sense. How quickly we forget the lessons of 9-11, the first WTC bombing, etc., etc.. A country that doesn’t remember the lessons of history is bound to repeat those lessons over and over again and then ask “what went wrong?” Even more disgusting is the “ass covering” that is starting now and will go on until we forget about this Islamic extremest

David S

November 10th, 2009
8:09 am

Involuntary servitude is slavery – but then conservatives, and obviously most of the current commentators – have no problems with immoral, unconstitutional, or illegal wars to prop up the empire’s false sense of status. Enslaving the entire male population to achieve this end is of little concern to those who know no better.

Why has it become necessary since 9-11 to treat everything as terrorism?

This guy snapped. He has heard too much about the horrors we are inflicting on the innocent peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan and did not want to have to be forced to kill innocent people on behalf of the Shell pipeline or the military industrial complex or worse to die for those causes and he made a poor choice of solutions to his problem.

It is so typical of this government and america since 9-11 to treat ourselves as the victims, rather than the provokers of the violence that is committed against us. We are the greatest terrorist nation on the planet at the moment and only a complete reassessment of our values and the true reasons and people behind our current wars will ever change that.

Labelling this an act of domestic terrorism may make you folks feel better, but it doesn’t change the facts, or the complicity in the destruction of our troops by our leaders as they wage an unwinnable and pointless war to make the middle east safe for Israel, the oil companies, and the military industrial complex.

Dan

November 10th, 2009
8:13 am

Domestic terroism clearly but more importantly treason. They should prop him up on the parade ground at Ft Hood and shoot him.
Lets hope this stays in the military courts and is not hijacked for political purposes

Ragnar Danneskjöld

November 10th, 2009
8:15 am

Good morning all. I have mixed thoughts on our host’s arguments. My hyper-distinction on language – the murderous targeting of our noble military is not “terrorism.” Terrorism is targeting a civilian population. When a soldier conducts such an attack on his fellow soldiers, the more appropriate term is “treason.,”

I fail to see how drafting all potential murderers into military service will improve the national weal. I much prefer the self-selecting system of the volunteer services, so that the military is not burdened with the duty of re-educating the failures of our school systems. I want a military that kills, and knows who to kill. I do not want the military charged with correcting the mis-teaching of our school systems.

dewstarpath

November 10th, 2009
8:16 am

- I agree with Chaps. This was a lone gunman – the Al-Quaeda
connection (if any) came after he decided to do this, according
to investigators. It falls under the charge and specification of
treason.

Dee

November 10th, 2009
8:16 am

This guy was a sicko but the fearmongering victims of the right want to pretend like this was some well planned al quaeda attack when it is nothing more than a nut on a shooting spree.

This was not an organized attack but it WAS an attack on the military by a Muslim extremist. To believe otherwise is to live life with your head stuck in the sand.

dewstarpath

November 10th, 2009
8:19 am

- I also agree with David S. If there were more than one shooter
(as initially reported), it would have been domestic terrorism. But
based on what’s been reported, it looks like the actions of a lone
gunman.

TRUTH

November 10th, 2009
8:20 am

Dang, Jim. This was a horrific event. It was shocking, it was tragic. Our hearts go out to the families of those heroes. The loss is unmeasurable. But stop making it appear that the entire Nation of Islam is at fault here. That rhetoric plays directly into the hands of the extremist that seek to harm ANYONE who is not with their ideals. You and your other Fearmongers are advancing that. To carelessly make statements that are speculative and not based in fact just furthers that fear. Did we you make statements like that when those soldiers were shot on the parade field at Ft. Bragg? Did you make statements like that when the plane went down in Nova Scotia killing those brave souls from the 101st Airborne? I have stated this before and will state it again, and every veteran who reads this will agree, the military is a cross section of our communities. It is the fabric of our nation that produces our heroes. There is NO WAY that you can know what a person is thinking other than outward action. The media (and YES, Jim, you are “The Media” as well), have reported that he had outward animus against the wars. He was a Muslim who was sympathetic to the Extremist. Him alone, Jim. Your foolish rant is doing nothing to advance peace and civility in our country by demonizing Muslims in general. It’s crazy and at the very base of what’s dividing our country. I wonder do you even read your own words.

It’s apprarent that most of you Nuts are trying to emulate your racially incendiary colleague, Rushbo/Beck/Hannity. The more hate you can spew, the better your ratings. At what cost, Jim? Those soldiers, something you and the majority of your readership, know that perils exists everywhere. Our oath is protect this nation from threats, BOTH foreign and domestic. Are you, a coward who never served, who hides behind this blog along with the other vermin who are equally cowardly, politicizing the deaths of these soldiers to advance your fear by projecting all that is wrong with Islam on the acts of a gunman who tragically murdered those soldiers who are fighting against his extreme beliefs? What will that gain us? I have seen the war, Jim. Up close and personal. I have seen my buddies sent home, either dead or maimed for life. That was inclusive of soldiers of middle eastern descent, Muslims, Buddhist, Catholics, Christians, and Southern Baptist. ALL serving together and protecting this country’s freedom. Our loss was great on this day, Jim. But let’s remember who the enemy is. What you’re doing from the armchair quarterback position is not patriotic. Last I looked, this country is free and we welcome those who have been oppressed. Unfortunately, this Major got into the ranks. He caused our nation harm. We prosecute and he goes to trial for the deaths of our soldiers. I hope he gets fair justice that results in his own demise. But I will not villify a people that I know do not carry that level of hatred in their hearts. You should be a little more responsible.

My personal Lord and Saviour, Rush Limbaugh

November 10th, 2009
8:22 am

As each incident happens and more Americans are killed by Muslim males, that is getting harder and harder to do…….YEAH ITS BETTER TO GET KILLED BY A CHRISTIAN MALE RIGHT

Joe

November 10th, 2009
8:29 am

Jim: “Maybe you should simply stick to facts and see what turns up. You are the problem with the media Jim. You are jumping to a conclusion about what caused this guy to shoot other soldiers”

Perhaps the only media you rely on is avoiding the facts that are surfacing, or perhaps you choose to remain ignorant of the facts as many of your ilk do. Can you refute any of the information in the article or are they invalid simply because you don’t want to hear them? There is plenty to indicate this terrorist’s intentions, and there will likely be more if we’re allowed to hear it.

Feel lucky that there are still people in this country that are willing to risk political incorrectness to call a situation what it is and deal with it, while you stick your head in the sand and ridicule them.
They will be the one’s that save your rear end one day, and perhaps that of the country as a whole over the longer term.

While our fallen are not likely playing with virgins right now, they are martyrs in the vernacular of our enemy. Martyrs that I hope will prove to strengthen our reserve rather than cause us to buckle further to the will of radical Islam. I hope their lives will not turn out to have been lost in vain.

If the writer is what’s wrong with the media, you sir, are what’s wrong with this country.

God bless America, the soldiers that lost their lives or were injured, and their families.

Corey

November 10th, 2009
8:32 am

Ban all organized religion. People, please learn the history of Christianity. If you do I doubt many of you will still show up every Sunday morning to be willingly indoctrinated(brainwashed).

dagwood bumstead

November 10th, 2009
8:33 am

Jim, if you feel the media is trying to justify this attack, you must be living in a different universe. I have seen none of that. I did hear some of what you speak of in the first hours after this, as people tried to come up with a motive for a senseless act of violence and as information was becoming available on the shooter. But I defy you to identify one person who claims that “an unjust war makes rational men of good conscience flip out…” Or at least, a person of some repute. Not Rush or Sean’s interpretation. There aren’t any, and you know it. You just want to fan the flames, and for that, you should be ashamed. But I know, you have no shame. This nut has been in the military since shortly after 9/11, so you can lay the blame at a lot of feet for missing the warning signs. But no one is justifying this, and you are just stirring the pot when it needs no stirring. Grow up.

Producer

November 10th, 2009
8:35 am

Of course it was an act of domestic radical Islamic inspired terrorism. Because of the cancer called political correctness, folks are scared to call it for what it is. its the greatest act of terrorism on American soil since 911. Try this guy in a military court and execute the SOB.

Southern Yankee

November 10th, 2009
8:40 am

I’ll let you call it domestic terrorism if you’ll let me call your column racist propaganda. Did we call all those poor postal workers who flipped out and shot their co-workers domestic terrorists?

Buzz G

November 10th, 2009
8:47 am

Everyone has been saying it is too bad that he lived. I disagree. It it wonderful that he has lived because if he had died it would be too easy for the press to forget about this thing. But a trial will re-focus the nation’s attention and we will again become aware that (1) his Muslim beliefs are not incidental but central to his actions and (2) that capital punishment is indeed proper at times. The politically correct press does not want us to focus on either of these two. Jim is more correct than he knows when he says that the press is “remote” from the American people. But they are more than remote. They are aggressively and intentionally trying to destroy the greatest nation on earth. And they have been quite successful at it.

DAVID

November 10th, 2009
8:53 am

Political Correctness has progressed from just being damn silly…to very DEADLY—thanks to liberalism…..LIBERALISM……..equals political correctness…….killed those troops.

DAVID

November 10th, 2009
8:53 am

Political Correctness has progressed from just being damn silly…to very DEADLY—thanks to liberalism…..LIBERALISM……..equals political correctness…….killed those troops.

Dan

November 10th, 2009
8:53 am

Corey I will see your Christian blame and raise you at leat 3 atheistic murderers, Mao, Stalin, Hitler (and we could go on) Sure organized religion has been used for much evil, but historically it pales in comparison to civilizations that forcefully compel atheism (or the illusion of it) and quite frankly as far as that goes atheism, deism etc are simply another form of religion.

DAVID

November 10th, 2009
8:57 am

ARMY did not miss RED flags……..Due to political correctness…ARMY ignored RED FLAGs….Army just flat ignored warning signs.

JLK

November 10th, 2009
8:58 am

“President Barack Obama later reinforced that feeling of disconnect when talking about the “valiant” men and women who had been killed at Ft. Hood. Obama’s choice of words has indicated before that he has no clue what valor is and what heroes are and when to apply the terms to actions by men and women in uniform.”

Ummmm….. Wha? What are you saying Mr. Wooten? That our men and women in uniform aren’t really valiant, or that President Obama is a jerk for saying they are? Is there a hidden insult in that word? How does calling them valiant reinforce a disconnect? Please explain.

Was the shooting “domestic terrosim?” Yes, just as surely as Whitey McVeigh’s bombing of a federal office building containing civilians and children, for some non-Muslim principle we never fully understood.

I don’t know what “NEWS” channel you’re watching, but I never heard any report staing Hasan was a poor troubled victim. I only heard some facts presented (i.e., he was taunted for his religion and his property was vandalized) in the discussion of events that led up to his decision to murder fellow soldiers. ARE YOU SAYING THE MEDIA SHOULD IGNORE FACTS? Are you saying there’s no such thing as post traumatic stress and soldier snappage in the US Armed Forces? Wow.. What “Journalism” school did you attend, again?

Shar

November 10th, 2009
9:01 am

Clyde, you are correct in saying “this was a cowardly attack by an armed assassin”, NOT a Muslim attack on the Western world. This was a man who was under extreme stress, NOT a jihadi. Hasan was carrying an enormous workload, was supervising and delivering mental health care for literally thousands of soldiers, who, having never experienced combat, listened daily to the worst and most traumatic experiences of an endless stream of soldiers in growing fear for himself, and who was deeply split on his moral obligations to his country versus those who share his religion. What he did was vicious and wrong, but it was not a religious or a political act. It was the violent explosion of a toxic mix of fear, stress, uncertainty and frustration. Whether to call it treason or just plain murder, and the appropriate punishment, I leave to Texan and military justice.

Meanwhile, at least as many people, and most likely more, were killed by the convicted rapist in Cleveland and left to rot in his basement, backyard and the upper stories of his house. Neighbors complained about the “smell like a dead body”, he was supposed to be checked by a probation officer regularly, and he was a known sex offender. Where is your call, Mr. Wooten, for mass pre-emptive jailing of every known sex offender? rtjonesjr, perhaps you would support targeting every person who has had a sexual thought and “remove them” before they have a chance to act. Arthur Johnson, many, many, many more people are killed by homegrown violence than by “atrocities coming into our country” – and, in fact, Hasan was born here. Maybe we should round up and isolate all returning soldiers, as their rate of domestic violence and spousal murder has spiked.

Mr. Wooten, your comments are irresponsible and reactionary. Hasan was not on a political jihad anymore than Cleveland’s Anthony Sowell was trying to eradicate women. They are both murderers, but they are not some preordained, immutable image of what all Muslim Americans or sex offenders aim to become. Tarring the rest of a group with whom they are identified with their own crimes is as stupid as saying that every husband should be locked up because about 2000 women a year are killed by domestic partners.

jconservative

November 10th, 2009
9:10 am

“I’ve always thought the U.S. should have a military draft.”

Ok Jim, you want a draft, Road Scholar sounds like he would support it, I will vote for it & Charlie Rangel will introduce the bill in Congress.
( That is quite a quartet isn’t it?)
Now all we need is 105 million of our fellow citizens to go along with the 4 of us and it is a done deal.

Jon but not Jon Voight

November 10th, 2009
9:17 am

Thanks for the dig at Obama Jim. Never pass up the chance. You’re right, domestic terrorism. Just like when that guy Timothy McVeigh did the same thing.

jt

November 10th, 2009
9:19 am

“I’ve always thought the U.S. should have a military draft. ”

A country that FORCES its citizens to fight for its existence,

is,

a country that isn’t worth fighting for.

Turnip head. (with all due respect).

Jacky Jack

November 10th, 2009
9:20 am

Draft? Are you kidding? Why? The last time we had the draft,people burned their draft cards, violent protests in the streets, and ran like stinking cowards to Canada and other places that would harbor their gutless bodies. Then Jimmy Carter pardoned all. They returned. They broke the law while others served and some died in their place. Now many of those cowards hold government jobs (post office, etc.) while many of the soldiers that served with honor go unemployed. So Jim, if we draft again and cowards refuse to answer the call (and they will), what will be their punishment? I believe Carter has already set the precedent!

Corey

November 10th, 2009
9:22 am

Dan, I’m not preaching atheism just common sense. The truth is too easy for us, and we become angry at those who unmask our illusions. By the way Dan, if one has to die to prove something I say no thanks. Why is it when religious people are encouraged to examine their beliefs they become angry at those who question thier beliefs. If you are secure in your beliefs it should not bother you in the least what others think. I know a mountain of doubt simmers beneath all that faith(wishful thinking). When beliefs rest on wish fulfillment they are no longer beliefs but illusions.

Klufter

November 10th, 2009
9:29 am

First of all, I agree with you that it was an act of domestic terrorism. I can also go along with the idea that it is treason. Whichever one of these gets this raghead shot the quickest.

The draft. I think the draft could greatly improve the quality of personnel in our armed forces. Certainly, you would have to weed a lot of undesirables out, but that is being done today anyway. The problem I had with the draft was that it was crooked. A lot of people were able to avoid it that should have had to go like the rest of us. Women should not be drafted. They have no place in the combat branches of our military. They can be clerks, nurses and cooks and still serve our country that way.

Corey

November 10th, 2009
9:32 am

Dan, how much theism does one need to wrap their heads around the concepts of treating others the way you want to be treated and living a responsilble life? To each his own.

Aquagirl

November 10th, 2009
9:35 am

A draft? Good idea, Jim, but George “Mission Accomplished” Bush was all too happy to get us into a war we couldn’t sustain. If we had a draft, the military could kick out these substandard bodies. However, they are under tremendous pressure to keep every warm body they can get.

Then again, if even half of 1% of these KeyboardWarriors would volunteer, we wouldn’t need a draft. They’d rather listen to Rush or Sean, slap a yellow ribbon on their gas-guzzler, or go teabagging. We should exchange them for a few million hard-working illegal immigrants. America would be better off.

JLK

November 10th, 2009
9:35 am

Corey, “If you are secure in your beliefs it should not bother you in the least what others think.”

AMEN! I’ll take that a step farther: If you’re secure in your beliefs, you won’t mind presenting FACTUAL evidence backing them up to demonstrate the truthfulness and logic of those beliefs, and how adhering to and practicing those beliefs fulfills the mission put forth in the tenets thereof. If you’re secure in those beliefs, you’ll be able to express all this without becoming defensive or aggressive or insulting the person who asked you to explain or answer questions about seemingly conflicting evidence regarding those beliefs.

Del

November 10th, 2009
9:40 am

Talk about stuck on stupid read the 7:44 and the 9:01 am posts.

Gagrunt

November 10th, 2009
9:43 am

“You must be omniscient” – what planet are you living on? Just read what’s out there, this man should have been dealt with years ago, but for PC fools like you who are not willing to deal with the real world. If he had, he would have never have had to access to commit this terrorist act. And sadly, those Muslin soldiers who are committed to serving their country must now bear the doubt this has created in the minds of non-Muslin soldiers. There is no such thing as political correctness in combat, there is only one measure of others in combat and that is can I trust that person when the clips are down. Generals may have to be PC, but Grunts don’t.

Truth Seeker

November 10th, 2009
9:44 am

Del @ 9:40 Whats your point? The 7:44 and 9:01 post were valid….

Snafu

November 10th, 2009
9:47 am

Jim is just a typical blame all the muslims for domestic terrorism. What Jim has failed along with many others is he was allowed to enlist in the military and was a trained killer. Its fine for people like Jim to egg on the military killing civilians in other countries who have done nothing to Americans yet when the military’s own turns the gun on their own all of sudden its name calling, speculation, and a lot of bull.

How about some facts before jumping to conclusion. We know he killed his fellow soldiers, treasonous and criminal by all means. So as always Jim and the misinformation media will put out the call against all muslims for one person. Get a clue..not every muslim, christian, baptist etc walk in lockstep. Its time to look at the individuals who commit these crimes.

Would Jim be saying the same thing for Rodriquez who killed a person in Florida and terrorized the people in that office building, no, because Jim finds it easier to stoke up the hateraid on muslims. How about the many christains, baptist who have committed atrocities? I don’t see Jim talking about them, why? Because muslims are an easy target for haters.

Jim as backwards as many of these people in Georgia find it convenient to blame all instead of the one who committed the crime. And what about the other shooter, never heard a peep, why not? Media a bit silent on that one eh, Jim!

Chris D'

November 10th, 2009
9:49 am

So a guy who doesn’t want to be deployed snaps and you want to start a draft to get more people in the military that don’t want to be there. So you want to have a draft and massively increase the amount of enlisted in the military thus increasing federal government expenditures for the military and let me guess you will continue to complain about how big the government is already.
Normally when things like this happen the first course of action is to do a thorough evaluation of why they happened so that in the future they can be avoided, having the perpetrator alive during that investigation has its advantages. Spare me the Muslim extremist are going to kill us all BS. People are killed every day in this country and I don’t seem to hear an outcry against demographic groups that perpetrate those crimes. A Christian male from North Carolina committed terrorist acts in Atlanta and tried to kill me. How would you recommend we racially profile potential perpetrators of that demographic?

HDB

November 10th, 2009
9:49 am

“President Barack Obama later reinforced that feeling of disconnect when talking about the “valiant” men and women who had been killed at Ft. Hood. Obama’s choice of words has indicated before that he has no clue what valor is and what heroes are and when to apply the terms to actions by men and women in uniform.”

Mr. Wooten, if you are saying that those of us who serve or have served this nation aren’t valiant, then I suggest you enlist! How dare you belittle the sacrifices that our military make EVERY DAY to secure YOUR liberty!! You’ve just insulted me and those like me…..people who have served and protected this nation!!! JLK…you’re right on point!!

It’s evident that this person snapped; let’s wait until the investigation is completed to pass judgment. This is an isolated case; not an inditment of all Muslims….although the preponderance of Americans would make that stretch!!

Fred

November 10th, 2009
9:51 am

If a draft would get Jim Wooten’s offspring offed then lets do it.

One can get a bullet right through brain and then the blood could puddle up into a sticky stain and then Jim can get all proud and patriotic and then another child could be kidnapped and beheaded with all of it recorded and put on the web for posterity and Jim could jack off while he watches.

Yeah…a mandatory draft and Jim Wooten’s children violently killed for political whims like the “domino effect” and Afghanistan nationalism – that’s a great idea Jim.

Del

November 10th, 2009
9:53 am

Well you can add the 9:47am post to the stuck on stupid category.

Del

November 10th, 2009
9:57 am

Now you can add the 9:51am post to the really stuck on stupid category.