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Fort Hood—A now familiar horror

By Dr. Victor Davis Hanson

News accounts are spotty; emotions run high; reliable information is rare; rumor abounds. Nevertheless, what are we to make of Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan’s horrific rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, where in cold-blooded fashion he murdered 12, and wounded at least 31?

I think on the one hand we will see the familiar therapeutic exegesis, in which we hear of traumatic stress syndrome, justified and principled opposition to the Iraq and Afghan wars, generic mental illness, anger at being deployed overseas, or maltreatment from fellow soldiers due to his Muslim faith and various other efforts to “contextualize” the violence. (I am watching Major Hasan’s cousin on the news right now [I think], on spec, explain that the otherwise normal killer was a victim of bias and was ill at ease with firearms (after shooting over 40 victims and surviving the carnage). I c

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  • Yet another trenchant analysis by VDH - and too bad the people around here who need to read it most won't bother to. Great post.

    I've noticed that the resident bien-pensants and apologists who would have us "believe that the dangers of radical Islam, both at the state and individual level, are mostly fictions inspired by our own prejudices", as Hanson puts it, are conspicuous by their absence on the threads dealing with this latest Islamist atrocity.

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  • But it's the religion of peace...

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  • ...reap the whirlwind....

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    • Your friends are the ones who will ultimately reap their 72 virgins.

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    • I knew one muslim in my life.....a guy who worked in an office that I did 20 yrs ago.......now...you reap the whirlwind of 100 years of fuckery foreign policy...enjoy.

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    • Did you marry him? because you seem in love with extremist islam

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    • I could care less about Islam or any other religion......I do have an interest in justice....something that the US abandoned after WW2. You on the other hand....an extremist jew or ziogoy......pfft.

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    • Your sense of justice is your own opinion and not reality. Judging alone on your intense jooo hate you display on LL, your judgment is already severely impaired by your blind hatred of jews.

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  • Soulless neocon spin...

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