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Originally posted by gaborn415
I hate to downplay this, as the deaths are a tragedy for sure, but I have to say that this news is awfully convenient for TPTB to take advantage of and concentrate on to the exclusion of anything happening in Washington which may significantly affect our way of life, say the Healthcare bill and the 25,000 protesters which showed up. I have a bad feeling that though tragic, it'll be milked for all it's worth to distract the sleeping masses so they can get their vote passed this week. Probably then play it even more for war with Iran, gun control and further loss of freedoms, but watch how much coverage a news event like the healthcare bill, which will affect every single American gets in contrast with this, which realistically only affects a very small portion of the population.
Originally posted by starviego
If he was in ROTC, it's very possible he was at VTech on an army scholarship, And then he goes to a prestigious medical school, all costs courtesy of the army. Oh yeah, this guy was army all the way, possibly as far back as '93 when he entered college.
And ya have to wonder how a native arab speaker managed to avoid service in Iraq for the past eight years. But maybe he WAS in Iraq. It is known that the army has used shrinks to find ways to make torture more effective.
Originally posted by Maxmars
reply to post by Sergeant Stiletto
A local congress woman has raised the specter that this was a case of dissenting soldiers who refused to go to Iraq....
I don't know WHERE that information came from.
She also upped the number to 30 wounded....
[edit on 5-11-2009 by Maxmars]
Originally posted by ecoparity
reply to post by Ragu23
The incident took place in a huge open area filled with soldiers. "Fish in a barrel" isn't a decent term to use here but it describes the tactical situation in an easy to understand way. I don't mean any disrespect to the victims by it.
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by Pellevoisin
Pell, you have some of the most well thought-out responses, and I completely agree with you on this.
We do have a fifth column here in the US, but we refuse to see it for what it is.
Cui Bono? Not the muslims. They only get a black eye, public relations-wise. They may hate us, but stupid they are not. So who benefits?
Originally posted by mmiichael
It's interesting the majority of contributors to this thread have terrible difficulty dealing with the concept of a devoted Islamist killing American soldiers because he felt it part of his cultural-religious obligation. I'd say it's pretty clear that's what happened here.
Originally posted by Keymaster1
False flag alert! false flag alert! false flag alert!
Don't believe anything you hear for 3-6 months after this incident!
I am former army, the army does not release this kind of info ever this quickly!
We had a psycho go off on post and kill 2 people with a rifle and it didn't hit the press for 1 and 1/2 days later!
There is something wrong with this situation! and don't say it's because of the current political/social climate!
Normally they would rectify/end/contain the situation then release info to the public!
So knock it off! Wait to find out what really happened and stop speculating! ...
The shootings were staged in order to cover up what was really happening behind the scenes which was as follows:
George H. W. Bush (41) had stored some or all of the diverted Chinese Gold at Fort Hood. These boxes form part of the Settlement negotiated with the Chinese parties, who were immediately double-crossed by Bush operatives.
George Bush Sr. may have flown back from his meeting in Germany with Josef Ackermann, the head of the Deutsche Bank, this army base is conveniently located close to Crawford and other Bush Family locations.
An operation was mounted at Fort Hood to CONFISCATE THE STOLEN CHINESE GOLD FROM BUSH SR., which achieved its objective. These physical assets, forming part of the International Settlement that George H.W. Bush had impeded with the assistance of Chancellor Angela Merkel, were retrieved.
It is likely that the shoot-out which occurred for public consumption was a diversionary operation masking a parallel shoot-out involving Bush bodyguards and US military. The mainstream media, as usual, is running the wrong story.
The deployment of 500+ heavily armed troops, and the fact that military helicopters were called in, implies a sizeable operation, which would be make little sense in the context of a shooting such as is described in the media.