Ft. Hood Massacre – Obama calls it work place violence (19 posts)

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  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    Lets see. Men and women in uniform are killed and maimed. Perpetrator had contact with a known AQ commander. Perpetrator shouted Allah Akbar. Shootings happened with military issued ammunition and weapons. Shooting happened on a military base.

    And this administration calls it work place violence. Disgraceful. But unfortunately, not surprising.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fort-hood-hero-obama-betrayed-victims/story?id=18465024

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    It wasn’t a place where people work?

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    So is Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    Okay. Yeah. Sure. Go for it.

  • Profile picture of Geoffrey Thorpe Geoffrey Thorpe said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    I can’t disagree with her. I think she should get at least the same care that Dick Cheney gets. Plus get to return to her job as CEO of Halliburton. Cheney is indeed aptly named.

  • Profile picture of ApolloDawn ApolloDawn said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    According to the article, the military is treating the incident as one of workplace violence.

  • Profile picture of Geoffrey Thorpe Geoffrey Thorpe said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    Thanks for pointing that out, AD.

  • Profile picture of Mach5 Mach5 said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    Despite extensive evidence that Hasan was in communication with al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack, the military has denied the victims a Purple Heart and is treating the incident as “workplace violence” instead of “combat related” or terrorism.
    Thats just wrong

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    Mach5, let’s contrast this with the incident in which Sgt. Barry Winchell was beaten to death with a baseball bat while lying asleep in his bunk. His perpetrator hated gays. The guy at Fort Hood hated Americans. Should Sgt. Winchell get a Purple Heart? I’m not trying to be sarcastic about this. The term “going postal” came along when a guy turned on his co-workers in a post office. The guy at Fort Hood turned on his co-workers. How are those incidents different? In spite of JB’s insistence, Fort Hood is not a theatre of war.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    Pearl Harbor was a workplace violence incident.

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    At Peral Harbor, who among the people living and working there turned their guns on their co-workers?

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    Someone else may have called the incident “workplace violence” but as far as I know, the president has never applied the term.

    Incidently, last night on PBS Dick Cheney commended Obama for using drones and approved of using a drone strike to kill al-Awlaki. That was an interview with Charlie Rose.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    Well Cat, we all know now that it is much more ethical to just kill a bad guy and any innocent bystanders than it is to capture them, provide food and water, and try to glean any information you possibly can.
    It is simply not ethical to water board someone, even if it might save just one life. It is much better to just drop a bomb on them.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    Ft Hood victims were not killed by a co-worker. They were killed by a terrorist. A terrorist that Obama continues to send a pay check.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 9 months ago:

    On the one hand Anwar Al-Awlaki is enough of an enemy AQ leader to warrant what is essentially summary execution because it is impossible to bring him to trial (even in absentia). He is essentially a commander of ‘enemy’ forces in time of war, and so can be schwacked on CinC’s say so.

    However, one of the people who communicates with him, and carries out an attack on US forces (Nadal “Cue ball” Hasan”) did NOT commit an act of war, denying the casualties he caused rights and benefits due those injured or killed in the line of duty. And he still gets a pay check signed by Barak Obama.