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ohtimberwolf

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03-29-2012 10:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: insane

I can’t believe what has happened to our Country, have all of our so called leader lost their minds???

MAJOR HASSAN vs SSGT ROBERT BALES

This from a (perhaps politically incorrect but sentimentally correct) USMC (ret.) friend of one of my favorite Navy squadron mates.

“After reading the headlines about the US soldier who shot up Afghanistan civilians, I couldn’t help noticing an irony. There is all this clamor (SecDef) to try this guy quickly and execute him, never mind his having suffered a traumatic brain injury. Yet this Major Hassan, who shot up Fort Hood while screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’, still hasn’t stood trial, and they are still debating whether he was insane, even with the clear evidence regarding his motive: to slay as many infidels as possible. So, we have a guy in a war zone who cracks, and he must be executed immediately. But this Muslim psychiatrist who was stateside in a nice safe office all day murders 13, wounds 29 of our own guys, and they try to argue the poor lad suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome from listening to real soldiers who had actual battle experience. Two and a half years later, they still haven’t tried the murderous bastard. WE ARE SO LOST~~!!!”

PS: Let alone the fact that the burning of a BOOK caused the death of several US Soldiers, but, I guess that’s ok!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 11:15 PM

I hear ya!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 12:22 AM

Thank you for posting.
That’s all I got to say about that.

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 12:32 AM

And that is the difference between killing civilians and killing soldiers, doesn’t make either situation right.
Just hope the military doesn’t cave and give him a speedy trial and ship him off to prison. Hopefully they treat it as the mental illness it really is and treat him for such.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 07:47 AM

perhaps politically incorrect but sentimentally correct

I mean absolutely, this guy Bales must be your hero, a former investment broker that joined the Army to escape charges of fraud in Florida, then murdered 17 people, over half of them children, while they slept.

Also, it’s SSG. SSGT is British.

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#5 posted 03-30-2012 11:56 AM

No comment.

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#6 posted 03-30-2012 12:38 PM

My comments on this situation are not suitable to put in print.

-- Life is good.

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#7 posted 03-30-2012 03:10 PM

So are you saying that they should ease off on prosecuting Robert Bales because he only killed Afghans?
Or that both Major Hassan and Robert Bales should be prosecuted for their crimes with-out delay?

If you don’t mind me saying, you do seem to be a fairly violent bunch anyway. Apart from all the killing you do
over-sea’s, how many thousands of Americans are shot by Americans in America every year?
Do you shoot more of yourselves than the Taliban do?

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#8 posted 03-30-2012 03:34 PM

Uh.

Here’s a thought: maybe both should be charged and tried for their respective crimes.

Just … spit-ballin’.....

-- -- Neil

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Howie

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#9 posted 03-30-2012 04:46 PM

@ murch, I think you are taking the intent out of context.
The point is that when the incident at Ft Hood happened, the man was/is given a chance in our court system.
When the incident happened in Afganistan , they(the Afganis) were ready to execute him without a fair trial.
Yes, I agree both parties were wrong, but I also agree they both deserve a fair trial. We(Americans) got away from vigilante justice in the 1930’s.(last hanging 1936)
@Beener, you got it right IMHO.

-- Life is good.

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#10 posted 03-30-2012 04:51 PM

Yes, I agree both parties were wrong, but I also agree they both deserve a fair trial. We(Americans) got away from vigilante justice in the 1930’s.(last hanging 1936)

“As of March 2012, 171 detainees remain at Guantanamo” (source) – 10 years and counting – way to demonstrate American Justice!

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#11 posted 03-30-2012 06:01 PM

Well sure the Afghan’s were ready to kill him. If he murdered my family in their sleep, the last thing
I’d be thinking is “God I hope he gets a fair trial”. But anyway, I’m sure both men will get to meet a
judge sooner or later.

I was googling Fort Hood and just found out it is in Killeen, where George Hennard went nuts in ‘91.
Think I’ll stick to Galway for the holidays this year.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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ohtimberwolf

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#12 posted 03-30-2012 11:12 PM

Exactly my point in posting this…Why the difference in handling the cases? Let try to get equal justice when crimes like this are done instead of hanging one and sliding on the other. We have a legal system not a justice system.

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...

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#13 posted 03-30-2012 11:21 PM

Maybe bring back vigilante justice, might send the well deserved message we are trying to get across. The same reason we have criminals in & out of prison all the time, first It takes forever for just the trai,l than several years in court, by the time the criminal gets the punishment, (if he even does) he’s ready for SS, so why not go to a prison, cant live on what SS gives you but certainly have everything you need in prison. So you cant leave, they don’t want to?

Maybe a hanging or two by an angry mob to the people that F#$% with us will send a stronger message. Thats enough ranting for me.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#14 posted 03-30-2012 11:49 PM

Neil pretty much answered the primary point of the OP. I’m betting both will go to trial and both will get whatever they deserve depending upon the verdicts. Wheels of justice and all that… And unless someone posts a link to the Sec. of Defense clamoring for Bales execution I’ll consider that statement fiction.

The secondary point PS: Let alone the fact that the burning of a BOOK caused the death of several US Soldiers, but, I guess that’s ok!!!!!!!!!!!!
Granted, people in the middle east take their religion a little more seriously than I would (do). As a thought exercise try to imagine what would be the reaction in the US if an occupying army that had been raining havoc for a decade took away their prisoners bibles and burned them. An angry blog post or a “repost this if” Facebook campaign perhaps?

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#15 posted 03-31-2012 12:14 AM

@Murch. we have been in Afghanistan for ten years, one hundred seventy five days. and there have been one thousand, eight hundred twenty four of our soldiers killed. The amount of US citizens killed in 2004 was over eight thousand (of course it was a relatively slow year). Here’s a link

So, if I am doing my math correctly then yes. More Americans are killed every year by hand gun violence than have been killed in Afghanistan in ten.
I didn’t want to leave your question unanswered, or you may find us rude as well as violent. Have a good day sir.

-- Mel,

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