Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tragedy at Fort Hood

Today, a soldier opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas killing several soldiers and wounding even more. Please keep the soldiers and their families in your prayers.

Having happened only six or seven hours ago, here is my way-too-early analysis of what happened. It is reported that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an army phsychiatrist, was the shooter. My guess is that this guy had Uncle Sam pay for his medical degree. At that point, the Army put his butt in a uniform and told him to go to work (and that, of course, includes deployments). I doubt he had fully considered the scope of his duties and bristled at the orders for deployment. He probably fought them for a few years until the army said, "get on the plane". At that point, he realized he lost his fight to not deploy and lost his mind. Today's tragedy was the result.

The real irony is that this guy was supposed to be one of the unsung heroes; helping soldiers who have been mentally scarred in battle. Instead, the mere thought of war drove this guy so far over the edge that he felt compelled to lash out in a horrific way.

Just my un-informed guess/analysis. We will see what is revealed.

God bless the soldiers who died today.

(Matthew 5:9)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you been able to find out if you knew any of the people involved in the tragdey?