13 November 2009

Military FAIL

My heart goes out to all the victims of the Ft. Hood shootings and I cannot believe how many people were slaughtered at the hands of one man, a man these people should have been able to trust.  Instead, he turned on his own country, on his own soldiers, and ruined the lives of hundreds of people.

As most of you know, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire in Ft. Hood on November 5, killing 13 people and wounding approximately 42.  According to CNN.com, Major Hasan, urged in 2007, "that Muslims in the U.S. Army be allowed to claim conscientious objector status when it comes to fighting other Muslims in war."

Am I the only one who has an issue with this statement? No? I didn't think so. Last time I checked, when you enlist with the US Military, it's all or nothing.  You don't hear Christians begging to leave Iraq because they want to celebrate Easter, or Jews getting upset when they see a Christmas Tree on post.

Unfortunately for America, this worthless human being is an American, ONLY because he was born on American soil.  He is a Muslim, pure and simple, and what's sad, is that Muslims, for the most part, are a generally peaceful people! Epic FAIL my foe, epic fail.

Hasan went on to say, during a slide show in 2007, "It's getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service to morally justify being in a military that seems constantly engaged against fellow Muslims".  I understand where he's coming from, not wanting to violently fight with fellow Muslims, but maybe he should have thought about that before he joined the United States Army. 

He also argues, "Muslims [sic] soldiers should not serve in any capacity that renders them at risk to hurting/killing believers unjustly."  What a hypocrite!  If you replace the word "Muslim" with "US Soldiers", the sentence would read "US Soldiers should not serve in any capacity that renders them at risk to hurting/killing US soldiers unjustly."  He goes against everything he was trying to prove in the first place! So, it's NOT okay to engage in warfare against your "fellow Muslims", but it's okay to slaughter innocent "fellow" American soldiers?

I know there are many soldiers who join the military for other reasons besides engaging in warfare. Some do it because they believe it's their duty as Americans, others do it because they are headed nowhere in life and need some direction, and some do it because it's a family tradition.  I believe when you join the military, you do it simply because you're American, and you will uphold what is expected of you as a soldier, no matter what happens.

What about the soldiers in the civil war, engaging in warfare against "fellow Americans?" There was a reason the north was fighting the south, just as there's a reason why America is one of the many countries fighting for peace in the Middle East!

It's none of our business what religion this man belongs to, or what he chooses to wear outside of his Army life, but it is our business why an American born Muslim US Army psychologist flew so low under the radar that no one had just an inkling that he might be a loaded gun, pun intended.  Of course, his actions could be seen as unexpected, but maybe someone should have sent him to counseling or discharge him or even refuse a reenlistment after his 2007 slide show performance where he clearly makes his concerns known!

The United States won't allow gays in the military, but they'll allow American born Muslims to enlist, knowing full well America is ALWAYS at war with the Middle East?  I say, DO ASK. and DO TELL.  For people who are supposed to be protecting our country, maybe you shouldn't allow just anyone to join!  Come on! Yes, of course Hasan is correct in saying it is a conflict of interest; however, he is the one who chose to enlist and it's up to the people who rule our country to use some discretion!  Say I'm being racist, say I'm being judgmental, say what you want.  Truth is, this guy is about as American as illegal immigrants. 

The latest news is that Hasan is paralyzed from the waist down, and has pains in his hands.  Boo fucking hoo. Cry me a river you murderer! Awesome that this guy is American, and as a "civilized" nation, we can't put this parapalegic murdering fuckstick in front of a firing squad, or better yet, in the many torture contraptions from the movie Saw until he suffers the same fate as his victims.  Instead, he will get due process, will probably get a slap on the wrist, and enjoy all the wonderful amenities of a medium security prison in the United States.

If I were a doctor or nurse in charge of taking care of him, I would have an extremely difficult time living up to my Hippocratic Oath to ethically practice medicine and save this man's life. I would be tempted to amputate his now paralyzed legs with a hacksaw, or cut his dick and pour rubbing alcohol on it, or more humanely (although he doesn't deserve it), put a pillow over his face until he stopped breathing.

I am not a supporter of the Death Penalty, mainly because it's proven to be way too costly, ineffective, and I would rather have people suffer on a daily basis for their crimes rather than be allowed the easy way out by lethal injection; however, at least if he's convicted, he will be eligible for the death penalty.

I hope he gets a front row seat right next to Scott Peterson.  Actually, I hope he gets shanked in prison, and bleeds out while everyone watches him die in his wheelchair. That's real justice.


Tara said...

I agree with everything you said. This was a horrible tragedy that should have been prevented.

KC Kelly said...

Yea...not sure how much it could have been prevented, but someone should have noticed this guy was a bomb waiting to blow...all the signs were there!

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