April 6, 2014
While millions were shocked there was another slaughter at Ft. Hood, Texas, April 2, 2014, I wasn't. Following the blood bath, November 5, 2009, by another America hating muslim active duty murderer, the impostor in the White House and his minions declared it to be 'work place violence'. That was all the discredited "mainstream" media needed to jump back on the gun control band wagon. The response from some pompous jackasses in the Outlaw Congress was the same vomit coming out of the sissy males on CNN, MSNBC and print media who constantly carp it's the guns.
Immediately following the 2009 rampage, America was fed the usual by Army spokes persons: Army is family. We are strong. We will come together. Did all that warm, fuzzy rhetoric stop last week's killing spree? No.
Back then a few Republicans in the Outlaw Congress tried to get legislation passed that would lift the ban on soldiers carrying a concealed weapon on base. Naturally, it failed and we now have round two at Ft. Hood. The same empty words from members of the Outlaw Congress last week was the same as we heard in 2009: Our soldiers are fighting for our freedom, they deserve the best. We we must protect our soldiers, blah, blah, blah. Did all those words back then stop last week's killing spree? No.
I happened to catch a segment from gas bag, Bill O'Reilly, the other night. His guests make frequent appearances, Ltc. Ralph Peters (Ret) and Col. David Hunt (Ret.). All three agreed soldiers who are highly trained in firearms should not be allowed concealed weapons on base. Instead, just like the pilots on 9/11, they should simply be easy, soft targets for terrorists or an individual who goes off the deep end.
Many American don't know it, but two months before 9/11 and without any explanation, a 40 year old FAA rule that allowed commercial air line pilots (many battle hardened military veterans) to be armed was rescinded. That's right. Oh, I suppose it's just another one of those coincidences about 9/11. Why wasn't that rule rescinded two years before 9/11 instead of two months before the slaughter?
The litany of reasons given by O'Reilly and his experts can be read here. All three of them act like all soldiers are a bunch of wack jobs who can't control their emotions and therefore, cannot be trusted with a concealed weapon on a military base. It's okay for them to carry off the base, but on the base? Oh, no, they're just too emotionally driven to be trusted. This from someone who has never served a day in uniform.
The first massacre in 2009 was without doubt an act of terrorism by another individual in support of the fake religion called Islam. Nidal Malik Hasan should have been booted out of the military long before he killed 13 Americans, but since he is a muslim, political correctness prevailed. The end result was unimaginable horror that families and survivors will live with the rest of their lives. To add injury to insult, that waste of human skin managed to keep from going to trial for almost five years. Hasan was rightfully given the sentence of death:
"When Hasan began shooting, the troops were standing in long lines to receive immunizations and doctors' clearance. Thirteen people were killed and more than were 30 wounded. All but one of the dead were soldiers, including a pregnant private who curled on the floor and pleaded for her baby's life."
There is no question as to his guilt. Any appeal will result in the same outcome. There hasn't been a military execution since 1961. Hasan is the poster boy for his own actions<>. He doesn't deserve to take one more breath on this earth. I hope his judgment day comes soon instead of 10,15, 20 years down the road.
In the case of Spc. Ivan Lopez, the now dead shooter in last week's slaughter, we know he was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder, a very real mental condition experienced by thousands of fine soldiers in our military. We know he was given pills including Ambien. Allegedly, Lopez ask for some type of leave right before the shooting, but was denied. Did that set him off? I doubt we'll ever know.
What we do know is that once again, another human being went off the deep end while taking those evil SSRI anti-depressant drugs like Ambien with endless side effects. I can't think of one school shooting where the child killer wasn't on Ritalin, Prozac or in the case of Columbine shooter, Eric Harris, he was on Luvox. I know because of obtained a copy of his autopsy from the coroner's office. Dylan Klebold's is still sealed to my knowledge. While the big pharmaceutical houses claim those drugs are perfectly safe, nothing could be further from the truth:
"Just a year after fluoxetine was introduced, Bill Forsyth of Maui, Hawaii, had taken it for only 12 days when he committed one of the first murder/suicides attributed to any SSRI.
"In the same year Joseph Wesbecker killed eight others and himself in a Louisville, Ky., printing plant where he worked, after 4 weeks on fluoxetine. Yet as early as 1986, clinical trials showed a rate of 12.5 suicides per 1,000 subjects on fluoxetine vs. 3.8 on older non-SSRIs vs. 2.5 on placebo! An internal 1985 Lilly document found even worse results and said that benefits were less than risks. Such documents were released into the public domain by Lilly as part of the settlement in the Wesbecker case. Fifteen more “anecdotes” of murder/suicide, three with sertraline, were listed by DeGrandpre."
All the hand wringing and scripted statements from military brass and members of the Outlaw Congress will not stop another base shooting. Soldiers in the military are not being given the treatment they need. Some wait months before even getting in the door. Shoving dangerous pills down their throats, patting them on the head and sending them along the way only treats the symptoms, not the underlying mental health issues. Our returning soldiers from foreign countries and their internal squabbles continue to get less than what they need in a timely fashion.
Americans cheer on our military to fight and occupy countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. Endless unconstitutional, un-delcared wars and when tens of thousands of soldiers come home broken and in need of real help, they get dangerous drugs. They quietly suffer while Americans reelect the same rotten, corrupt SOBs back to the Outlaw Congress who have not fixed the problem of getting them much needed treatment other than prescriptions for mind altering drugs.
I have criticized the VA forever because nothing ever changes. Career politicians in the Outlaw Congress stand in front of cameras looking serious and spout off how our veterans deserve the best, blah, blah, blah. Do they get it? No. Why? Unqualified political appointees always end up as chief honcho of the VA and there's never enough money. After all, we must give counties like Israel $3 BILLION borrowed dollars a year to build up their military and Egypt BILLIONS of borrowed dollars with the debt slapped on our backs to build up their military to fight the CIAs Al Quaeda.
Of course, there isn't a scintilla of constitutional authority to give ANY foreign country the fruits of your labor for any reason. Think that matters to the Republican controlled U.S. House? The Republicans controlled the house and senate for almost 14 years; eight years under Bush, Jr. Did they get rid of unconstitutional foreign aid? Hell, no. We're still being raped while our soldiers are denied real mental health treatment when they desperately need it. Is anyone surprised we have another shooting?
As for weapons on military bases and contrary to what Bill O'Reilly proclaimed last week to be true - soldiers don't want armed soldiers on base (and he knows this how?) - a number of soldiers interviewed do want concealed weapons on base. They are very angry and upset they're denied the right to defend their own life and their fellow soldiers.
Bill O'Reilly and his experts seem to believe that every soldier on every base if armed are going to have a fight with their wife and turn right around and shoot as many fellow soldiers as they can fifteen minutes later. They slide over the fact that soldiers, Army and Marines especially, are highly trained in the use of firearms. Not that the Air Force and Coast Guard aren't, but Army and Marines are the ones usually on the ground. They are conditioned to not react by emotion, but training. I know because I'm married to a retired U.S. Army Colonel who spent 27 years in service.
First responders to the second shooting last week took about 15 minutes. A lot of dead bodies pile up in 15 minutes. If soldiers were allowed concealed weapons and pulled them on Lopez, how many dead and wounded do you think there would have been last week? The same applies to the cold-blooded killer, Nidal Hasan. If only one soldier within his area pulled a gun and shot Hasan, we might not have had 13 slaughtered and so many injured. Instead, our soldiers on every base in this country are little more than sitting ducks. Armed military police and contract police can't be everywhere at once. Military bases are filled with soldiers all over the place. If a would be shooter knows that any soldier walking past him is armed, it would be a deterrent even if that person intends to commit suicide.
Should soldiers being treated for mental health issues be denied the right to carry a concealed weapon on base? That is a very tough question even for a strong Second Amendment supporter like me. Those psycho tropic drugs being fed to our soldiers are beyond dangerous. Too many deaths have come from individuals on them from school shooters, killings in the private sector (oh yeah, there have been Prozac defenses) and now the second killing spree at Ft. Hood. I do believe there should be screening on a case by case basis if the soldier is receiving mental health treatment. Not that a soldier genuinely suffering from PTSD should be denied the right to carry. Evaluate one at a time.
Will our soldiers get better mental health treatment instead of just shoving pills down their throats because the number of soldiers needing treatment is so huge the system within the military can't handle all of them? Not if people reelect the same incumbents back to Congress starting with those upcoming primaries. If incumbents in the Outlaw Congress haven't fixed the problem for active duty soldiers with mental health issues and the VA in all the years they've been in Congress, what makes you think they will do it if people vote to reelect them in the primaries? Why do Americans keep expecting things to change by voting for the same failures in the Outlaw Congress who didn't get the job done?
Will the Outlaw Congress, the house and senate, pass a law that allows soldiers on base to carry concealed weapons? Not if people reelect the same incumbents back to the Outlaw Congress starting with those upcoming primaries. It's too late here in Texas. On March 4, 2014, ignorant voters in this state went to the primary polls and voted to reelect every single incumbent in the U.S. House of Representatives who have destroyed this country.
Even if somehow a bill does get passed, what about the impostor in the White House? Would that unlawfully seated "president" sign it? My guess is absolutely not. Barry hates our military as much as the Clinton's did while in office. Constitutionally, Congress has the power to over ride a presidential veto, but then there is no legitimate president. No legitimate Commander-in-Chief. Just a fraud who jived his way into the Oval Office while your incumbent and mine did nothing to stop him from usurping the office of president.
We can only pray another mass killing doesn't happen on a U.S. military base. But, if you don't go after the cure instead of more drugs for our soldiers who desperately need mental health treatment and continue to allow our soldiers to be nothing more than easy targets, it likely is just a matter of time before it happens again.
There is help from the private sector. If you know an active duty member of the military or a veteran who needs help, please pass this along:
"Since 2001 alone, we have received over 19,000 letters of appreciation, recommendations from doctors and chaplains, and a positive opinion from the Chief of Psychiatry at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Experienced by more than 400,000 grateful veterans."