quote:Originally posted by Vox:Yeah, I'm sure that's not it. If he was about to be deployed, what's the chance that an organized group told him to attack right then and there, shortly before he was to be deployed?quote:Originally posted by shulamite:
I don't buy an idea that he was a "sleeper" Muslim just waiting for his chance to do Allah's will against the US.
I, too, wasn't really sure about the "sleeper" theory ... until last night on one of the news shows, I saw an interview with the apartment manager of the building he was staying in.
He had only been there a short time, but (according to the manager) he had paid 6 months rent in advance (something the mgr. said no other tenant had ever done ... but, I know from experience that it is not an uncommon option here in TX for people to do that!)
He said that he was a good, quiet tenant ... but that he had left instructions that NOBODY be allowed in his apt. (no repair people, etc.) when he wasn't there or without his express permission. And that the mgr. hadn't seen him have one visitor there until the day before the attack! This visitor was a dark-skinned Middle-Eastern man wearing Arab-type garb. The man stayed a short time and then left!
Now ... all that could be coincidence! But ... maybe not!
That coupled with the fact that every news story I've seen on it says that there was no plausible reason that the good doctor should have been carrying a (let alone 2) weapons on his person, in that area, at that time! It was a civilian officer that took him down ... because most of the soldiers there were not armed!
Sooooo ... that made me think that there was at least a measure of premeditation there ... if not for an outright conspiracy! And that the conspiracy theory is at least ... at the very least, a possibility!
Many other people are coming out of the woodwork now claiming that he was very vocally outspoken about his dissatisfaction with the war(s) and the U.S. culpability in them. So, I'm thinking that, yeah ... he might have "snapped" ... but, it was NOT just in that instant, overwhelmed at that moment, in that place and time.
And I really have to question whether or not he was working alone! If he was not part of some 'terrorist cell' ... what he did accomplished the same mission as a suicide bomber ... he killed/injured as many as he could with the opportunity that he had. Only he didn't die.
But, I'm sure he's eventually going to wish he had.