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Have you read this from retired Lt. Col. Allen West on the Ft Hood shootings?

This past Thursday 13 American Soldiers were killed and another 30 wounded at a horrific mass shooting at US Army installation, Ft Hood Texas. As I watched in horror and then anger I recalled my two years of final service in the Army as a Battalion Commander at Ft Hood, 2002-2004.

My wife and two daughters were stunned at the incident having lived on the post in family housing.

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tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 9:58 AM on Nov. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • A military installation, whether it is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, or Coast Guard, is supposed to be a safe sanctuary for our Warriors and their families. It is intended to provide a home whereby our “Band of Brothers and Sisters” can find solace and bond beyond just the foxhole but as family units.

    A military installation is supposed to be a place where our Warriors train for war, to serve and protect our Nation.

    On Thursday, 5 November 2009 Ft Hood became a part of the battlefield in the war against Islamic totalitarianism and state sponsored terrorism.

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    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:58 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • There may be those who feel threatened by my words and would even recommend they not be uttered. To those individuals I say step aside because now is not the time for cowardice. Our Country has become so paralyzed by political correctness that we have allowed a vile and determined enemy to breach what should be the safest place in America, an Army post.

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    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:59 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable. The fact that there are some who have now created an entire new classification called; “pre-virtual vicarious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” is unconscionable.


    much more here http://nygoe.wordpress.com/2009/11/07/allen-west-on-fort-hood-massacre/

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:00 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • He sums it up quite well. Political correctness is becoming the downfall of our country.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:22 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • No one in leadership seems willing to sound the alarm for the American people; they are therefore complicit in any future attacks. Our Congress should suspend the insidious action to vote on a preposterous and unconstitutional healthcare bill and resolve the issue of “protecting the American people”.


    and:


    When tolerance becomes a one way street it certainly leads to cultural suicide. We are on that street. Liberals cannot be trusted to defend our Republic, because their sympathies obviously lie with their perceived victim, Major Nidal Malik Hasan

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:48 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • Wow. I completely agree with everything he says.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:49 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • No doubt something went "wrong" within and outside of the shooter. Tragic. Common sense dictates that in such a situation, the attacker is the harmer, the threat, the one who killed. He is entitled to due process and medical and mental health services but not in the context of being a victim. Not now, maybe never. If the government can't figure out how to determine the enemies within their posts by observing, interviewing, reporting and investigating those who do unnatural or deviant things (such as stating they want to destroy the country they "serve" or donating to enemies of the state) what hope do we have of protecting our citizens from the real threats that exist. Yes, it is awful to be an enemy if you have done nothing but been born within a specific ethnic or racial group. It is another to refuse to pursue reasonable leads when it involves any race and ethnic group member to protect and secure.
    happi-ladi

    Answer by happi-ladi at 10:56 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • On Thursday, 5 November 2009 Ft Hood became a part of the battlefield in the war against Islamic totalitarianism and state sponsored terrorism.


    It didn't become a part of that when all them other soldiers killed people on bases but this is different? no


     

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • Yes it is anon if you cannot figure the difference out you are forever lost
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:08 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

  • Great Share Tnmom.. I agree with him 100%
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:16 AM on Nov. 26, 2009

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