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Fort Hood Shooting......My heart is so heavy over the shooting spree yesterday in Fort Hood at the processing center by Major Nidal.  I’m just speechless.  First reported the shooter was dead but now that he’s alive and stable in the hospital.  They said the FBI was on to him due to internet postings sympathizing with suicide bombers and that he didn’t want to be deployed this month.  Your thoughts?

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      Angelcart wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • Honestly, I could NOT imagine being the doctor or nurses taking care of this coward.




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      UK Girl wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • I'm truly sorry this has happened but it seems and I'm reading this in the UK press and not the sensationalist tabloids but the broadsheets that this should have been spotted ages ago.
      First he was very outspoken
      He had spent ages trying to stop his deployment to the war zone
      He was dealing with returning soldiers so would have known he wasn't going to a holiday camp in Iraq.
      He was known to be on FBI "watched sites"
      He was a fervent Muslim (not saying this is cause for concern) but this should have all sparked some "lets have a deep chat with you son in an office " not telling him to "cool it " as his commanding officer apparently told him to or "watch him" they obviously were not watching him enough.
      We lost 5 soldiers earlier this week in a roadside shooting in Afghanistan by a "rogue" policeman which has again had the majority of people in the UK calling for their withdrawal especially when they have a corrupt Government and a fixed election – what are we dying for here.




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      Owlmaria wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • To all those affected by this tragedy, I feel for them. No matter what brought this about—the survivors are the ones in greatest need. Prayers, support—it was their family members who chose to be a part of this mess overseas but ill equipped, not trained in true guerrilla warfare; they now need help—just as in the past with all of our wars of the past—look at your history books!




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      Angelcart wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • Vicki - your absolutely right about this guy.  I truly don’t understand why the “Upper’s” didn’t do something.  He sent many red flags and made it very well known about his feelings of deployment and the possibility of having to “fight” another muslim.  I received a poor performance report from Walter Reed Hospital so why was he sent down to Fort Hood???  It’s just pure insanity.  Tell ya what, I’ll bet that son of a bitch wished he was dead and not lying up in a hospital bed!




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      Marie66 wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • It’s so hard to understand why this happened and my heart goes out to all the families.. Hubby came home last night from work and told me that one of high school friends is station in Fort. Hood, so hubby is worried about his friend.. He left his friend (Brian) a message on FB, and we haven’t heard from him yet.. MY hubby will be checking in on his Iphone to see if he responded..

      Please keep him in your prayers...




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      Angelcart wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • Marie will do!




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      Marie66 wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • Thank you Angel..




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      Mzd3 wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • So sad for the victims and their families. They knew something was ““off“” with the “major“, should of done something long ago!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • I am just shocked and in disbelief about this whole thing. Shouldn’t they have been checking on him (and others Drs that work with the PTSD)? I mean how many horrific stories can 1 person hear without going off? And then to add to it he was already suspect. Why move him? Was it easier to watch him on Ft Hood vs Walter Reed?

      I can’t begin to know or understand the anguish the families and survivors are going thru but my prayers are with them.




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      Angelcart wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • Vikki I agree, they said he was on the FBI’s radar for some internet postings he made.  Plus he made it more than clear he didn’t want this deployment among other big red flags.  He got a poor performance at Walter Reed.  They also said he was trying to get out of the Army.  Just sad, sad.




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      Zena Coleman wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • my heart goes out to the fellow military families, no matter what your beleif it is never any excuse to shoot and kill anybody. he could have just refused to go not take innocent lives.




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      Mztracy wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • Exactly as Vicki stated.

      Here was a man whose job was to counsel returning soldiers, ptsd. The images and things he must have heard were most likely too much for him.

      I, personally, think he flipped. Now, it is no excuse to kill anyone, but the signs were there and no one wanted to see.  

      I also feel every person going to and returning from war should be ‘detoxed’ for one month prior and after for any signs of this and/or ptsd in any way. Our military needs much more from our govt. and it’s people.  

      Two friends of mine have family living there. I am so thankful they are ok.

      My blessings go out to the victims, their families and friends.




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • I lost a brother through a horrific murderous act.  He was a college grad, self-employed, upstanding law abiding person.  Ther PAIN and when I say PAIN that goes along with such an act it is so piercing you literally feel it every waking moment.  I was broken in a million pieces listening to the news about the shooting.  The greatest pain is the pain that the love ones now have to go through.  It get a bit easier with time but I tell you, there is a big big big black hole right now that only our constant daily prayers for them will wash over that hole.  We maynot know the names but whisper a prayer.  Tears are streaming down my eyes now because that pain in the heart is with me right now again.  I know what it feels like.

      Let us bond together in our thoughts and prayers for the families.




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      Frannie1964 wrote Nov 6, 2009
    • My prayers go out to the family’s of the victims. It’s really awful what happend. My bff has a  friend who lives on the base with her family, she called them yesterday to see If they were ok, and they are ok, thank goodness for that. Again my prayers are with the familys and friends.




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