quote:Originally posted by Vox:
I don't think anybody is saying it wasn't premeditated; clearly he had planned this out. He no doubt snapped some time ago. Just like that white guy earlier this year who shot up the gym. Remember, like Cholly & OCatchings noted, this guy wanted to LEAVE the military, but the army said no. So he was fretting, and probably couldn't take it.
Well, honestly ... in the beginning I thought he had just "snapped" ...right then and there on the spot ... giving him 'the benefit of the doubt', I guess.
He was a Major ... (I didn't know how recently that happened, but ...) I jut figured he had to have already known all there was to know about the military, after having been there so long ... and being a psychiatrist ... I mean, I figured the 'shock and awe' of what was going on these days would have been no surprise to him!
Being on a military base, I also figured it wouldn't have been unusual for people to walk around with a weapon on (I'm not the least bit familiar with military protocol! ) ... but, as the bits and pieces leak out, everything I tried to give him credit for simply does not apply in this case.
While I know that (probably) most Muslims are not violence-oriented (i.e., they do not take the whole 'jihad' thing literally) ... I do believe the Muslim teachings promote the same kind of fanaticism that Christianity does ... and anybody who jumps into either religion with both feet become 'tilted' ... just a little ... to one extreme or the other and are 'dangerous' in their own right when it comes to trying to live up to their interpretation of 'their' God and his/their Scripture!