November 05, 2009

UNFATHOMABLE

All I keep imagining is my husband being murdered while preparing to deploy, either getting his power of attorney or his flu shot or whatever they do before they leave.

It makes me sick.

I have long been confused by the irony that military installations are gun-free zones.  Every person in that readiness center could've shot back.  Every soldier is trained, and I'd bet many of their wives are decent marksmen too.  And yet Hasan was the only one with a gun.

Guns.  And time to reload.

Awful.

And a mental health specialist.  Unfathomable.

UPDATE:

It sounds like he's still alive.  Good.  He doesn't deserve to die before facing the horror he inflicted.  Try him, and then fry him.

And I hope it hurts his feelings that he was shot by a girl.

UPDATE:

Related thoughts at The Corner.

Posted by: Sarah at 07:33 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 It makes me sick too. I said the same thing to my mother on the phone tonight--if any of the other people in that SRP center had been armed, you can bet Hasan wouldn't have been able to do as much damage as he did. So. very. sad.

Posted by: Lucy at November 05, 2009 08:57 PM (YNvUz)

2 It's infuriating, but this will be used as a reason to keep them unarmed on bases.  

Posted by: Mob at November 05, 2009 09:41 PM (e/sow)

3 IDF are always armed.  And they live in the general population of the country. 

Why are we different?  I don't know.  I just don't.  It's a stupid, stupid rule. 

Posted by: airforcewife at November 05, 2009 09:47 PM (uE3SA)

4 Still shaking my head over so much about this.

Cannot wrap my head around it.

Continuing to pray and hold good thoughts for the families at Ft. Hood and those who love them.

Posted by: Guard Wife at November 05, 2009 11:25 PM (p4/8e)

5 I also hope it hurt his feelings that he was shot by a woman. My heart hurts for the Fort Hood family and all the relatives of the dead and wounded. My head hurts from trying to take in the reality of such actions. 

Posted by: Pamela at November 06, 2009 12:42 AM (k95zf)

6 "I have long been confused by the irony that military installations are gun-free zones."

Me too. In Israel he never would have gotten that far; your weapon is considered part of your uniform. If you are caught in uniform without your weapon you go to jail.

Posted by: David Boxenhorn at November 06, 2009 06:34 AM (OE8Ib)

7

Yeah, it might just be the Texan in me coming out but I was happy that man didn't die. I want him to talk so we can end the speculation. And when they finally do fry him, I hope it hurts. An easy death was too good for the bastard.

One news article said he was "mortified that he had to deploy". Mortified huh? I have a couple of choice words for that.

Posted by: Sara at November 06, 2009 01:08 PM (vK+Aj)

8 The sorrow I feel for the friends, family and co-workers is too deep to put into words.

Posted by: Lemon Stand at November 06, 2009 01:57 PM (HvJdb)

9 A lot of the early radio commentary up here (Seattle area) was of the opinion that it couldn't possibly have been a terror plot because only a moron would attack a military base where everyone is driving around in armored vehicles and carrying machine guns.

To me, that's a big illustration that the general public just has no clue whatsoever about what we do and the conditions under which we do it. It just about takes an act of Congress to get a weapon, a soldier, and a bullet in the same room. Most bases are designated target zones. And given the security that I used to see every morning on the way in to Fort Lewis during peak PT hours (i.e. hold up an ID-card shaped object, get waved through the gate; this went on for months), I feel safer living in the community.

Sig

Posted by: Sig at November 11, 2009 11:46 AM (D4fxj)

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