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I have added Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley to my long list of heroes. Lord knows how many more would have been killed or wounded had it not been for the heroism she displayed at the Fort Hood massacre. This heroine is greatly appreciated, and we all wish her a speedy recovery.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan reminds me in a way, of First Lieutenant of the United States Army Ehren Watada. Of course, he didn't go to the extremes that Hasan did, but just as Hasan refused deployment to Afghanistan, Watada refused deployment to Iraq. Watada's excuse was that he felt war was "illegal and immoral". Hasans excuse was that he was "a Muslim first and an American second."

Thanks to the U.S. Army, and the taxpayers, both men received their degrees free and clear. Both these men knew that when they signed on the dotted line of the enlistment agreement, that they were signing a binding contract. They knew that they would have to follow all orders, whether they agreed to them or not, one being that they could very possibly be sent out to war. In short, you agree to sign your very life to the Armed Forces.

I find both of these men despicable cowards, and may Nidal Malik Hasan rot in hell for the evil he committed at Ft. Hood.

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fourcorners
Nov. 7th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
What did she do?
playgirl
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
Although Munley was shot by Hasan, she stood her ground and shot him (I believe 4 times) which put a halt on his killing rampage.
nebris
Nov. 7th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
from my LJ
~A FB friend has a son in the Army. He's not stationed at Ft Hood, but his wife his. She's okay. This is part of what I said.

"This thing is a Tragedy AND a Disaster. Of course, Hasan is being portrayed in certain quarters as a 'Jihadi' when it seems he had in fact become profoundly unstable and tried a variation of 'suicide by cop'.

That someone so damaged was about to be deployed into a combat zone - as a commissioned officer no less - underscores, to me at least, what Barry McCaffery said three years back; "The wheels are coming off the military'.

I'm neither a pacifist or anti-military by any means. I'm actually a military historian by nature and inclination. And it is clear to me that these two wars are killing us in more ways than we can ever cope with.

And I personally cannot see any way to end them that will not also be a Tragedy AND a Disaster. *sigh*"
playgirl
Nov. 7th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Re: from my LJ
I Googled Barry McCaffery and his quote - "The wheels are coming off the military".

I believe it's true. I feel that the only solution for this country's survival is the re-enactment of the military draft, because I feel war is here to stay forever.

Thank you nebris.


Edited at 2009-11-07 09:19 pm (UTC)
The Draft - nebris - Nov. 7th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - nebris - Nov. 7th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - playgirl - Nov. 7th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
a bit strange - nebris - Nov. 8th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC) - Expand
oy - nebris - Nov. 9th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
ayoub
Nov. 7th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Yes... She's a hero.

And those men, I agree, are despicable!
nebris
Nov. 7th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
I find it confusing that you hold such an opinion while using an Anarchist symbol as a icon.

~M~
(no subject) - ayoub - Nov. 8th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - playgirl - Nov. 7th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC) - Expand
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drake57
Nov. 7th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
She is a hero, God bless her.
playgirl
Nov. 7th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, God bless her and all the other unknown heroes that day.
playgirl
Nov. 7th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Ehren Watada et al
Wow! A cold chill ran behind the back of my neck when I read that link.

I don't agree with them at all. Although this country is far from perfect, it is the best and safest place to live. I will always have faith in our government, no matter if the Democrat's or the RePUGlican's are in power. I honest to God feel blessed, and honored that by the grace of God, I was born in this beloved country.

nebris, the way those people are talking scares me to death.
A cold chill - nebris - Nov. 7th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
p0stmdrnpr1mt1v
Nov. 7th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
I dont know much about Hasan's mentality except Ive read that he believed the US was engaged in a war against Islam, and worked himself into his fanatic act of violence.

Watada's argument for refusing to take part in the war in Iraq was based on the belief that the war in Iraq is illegal:

"Lt Watada's lawyers argue that the war was illegitimate because it was not explicitly endorsed by the United Nations Security Council and because Congressional authorisation was based upon the faulty premise that Saddam Hussein's regime had weapons of mass destruction and was connected to al-Qa'eda. His defence team also plans to cite the Nuremberg tribunals' ruling that following orders from a superior officer does not exculpate soldiers from the consequences of their actions. He said the best way for the war to end would be if soldiers refused to serve."
from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1534904/It-was-my-duty-to-refuse-to-go-to-Iraq-says-first-American-army-officer-facing-court-martial.html

the oath sworn is only for legal orders.
http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/militarylaw1/a/obeyingorders.htm



nebris
Nov. 7th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
It should also be noted that we executed Japanese officers after WW2 for doing to American POW's what the American military has and is doing to 'terrorists' at Gitmo.

~M~
(no subject) - playgirl - Nov. 9th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC) - Expand
uglyface2
Nov. 8th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
Well done for Officer Munley.
playgirl
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Absolutely!
dlanor
Nov. 8th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley
I will second Kimberly as a Texas Sized Hero. An amazing young woman.
playgirl
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Re: Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley
Eventhough, she was shot something like twice in her legs, and once in the abdomen, she continued shooting until she brought him down.

What a woman!!
darkphoenixrisn
Nov. 8th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)
I would argue that Watada acted courageously.
playgirl
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
I don't agree at all, and with this set aside, where in the world have you been?! I have missed you!!
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astrixas
Nov. 8th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
I am amazed at how it took a civilian police officer to stop a gunman, on a military base, filled with soldiers (and weapons) who were trained for that exact situation.

I suppose our military training is not what it used to be. Thank god for the civilians.
playgirl
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
sitting ducks...
Military training is superb.

The military base is actually home to the soldiers. It's suppose to be the only safe haven when they are deployed to other countries, such as Iraq, and Afghanistan. When on base, none of the soldiers have access to firearms, and this damn coward knew that they would be sitting ducks for him to shoot and kill.
lemmy59
Nov. 8th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Sgt. Munley's actions were heroic indeed. It takes a special kind of person with extraordinary character to risk one's own safety and life for others. So, in that respect, thank you, too, for your military service! :)
playgirl
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Police Sgt. Munley's ...
Thank you lemmy.

Police Sgt. Munley's so tiny, yet so brave. God only knows how many more lives that jerk would have taken had she not been there to put him down!
inspectorjury
Nov. 10th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
Bring our troops home?
I see this all the time. But last time I looked we had an all volunteer armed forces. So each and every person signed up to do the job they were not drafted. I don't see the soldiers crying to be brought home. They for the most part want to do the job. You know how I feel about war, I hate it! But since our President GW decided we needed to stick our nose into a hornet's nest that was none of our business in the first place, I think we owe it to the folks who have stuck their necks out siding with us to cover their asses. When we pulled out the last time we left so many people to pay the price for being pro American. So if we do pull out we need to give each and every one of them a chance to live here. Could we bring in terrorist mixed in with the refugees? You bet your ass we could. So my feelings are simply that we need to live up to our commitments and after we have then bring our boys home. We should be proud of what they are doing to make the world a safer and better place.
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