Trained to Kill: Dozens dead and wounded in shooting at Texas military base

Submitted by Eternity on Fri, 11/06/2009 - 12:40.

Max Eternity - In a running conversation that I've been having with family and friends for decades now, it has consistently been my argument that one reaps what one sows.  Of course, neither that phrasing nor the meaning that it carries comes original from my own mind.  Notwithstanding, I have embraced it all the same.  And today, in light of the tragedy that began to unfold yesterday at Fort Hood in Texas--the military massacre killing and wounding dozens--knowing that a person who was about to be sent to fight an unjust war abroad, choose instead to unleash his murderous instinct at home, vindicates (unfortunately) once again that in fact we do reap what we sow. 

From Michael Moore:

A U.S. Army major allegedly opened fire Thursday on fellow troops in the heart of the giant army base here, killing 13 people and wounding at least 30 in one of the worst incidents of soldier-on-soldier violence in U.S. military history.

The shooting rampage, allegedly carried out by Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, was halted by a female civilian police officer who shot him, said Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the top military commander on the base. The woman is expected to recover from wounds sustained in the gun battle, he said.

Maj. Hasan, 39 years old, also was hospitalized after the shooting, Lt. Gen. Cone said, and "his death is not imminent." He was on a ventilator and unconscious in a hospital after being shot four times during the shootings at the Army's sprawling Fort Hood, post officials said.

In the early chaos after the shootings, authorities believed they had killed him, only to discover later that he had survived.  Read more.

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