I am forwarding this because, I had not thought of this in this way…I guess I would opt for quick and certain for both incidents, but certainly consistency of treatment…however we, regrettably, live in a PC country where some forms of justice are more just than others…
After reading the headlines about the US soldier who shot up Afghanistan civilians, I couldn’t help noticing an irony. There is all this clamor to try this guy quickly and execute him, never mind his having suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Yet this Major Hasan, who shot up Fort Hood while screaming Allah akbar, still hasn’t stood trial, and they are still debating whether he was insane, even with the clear evidence regarding his motive: slay as many infidels as possible.
So we have a guy in a war zone who cracks, and he must be executed immediately.
But this Muslim psychiatrist who was stateside in a nice safe office all day murders 13, wounds 29 of our own guys, and they try to argue the poor lad suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome, from listening to real soldiers who had actual battle experience. Two and a half years later, they still haven’t tried the murderous bastard.
John: The more I look, the more interesting points of view on this imbalance of the scales of Justice I find…
…What amazes me is that the death penalty was demanded for Sgt. Bales three days after the incident, but nearly three years have passed and they are still deciding the fate of Hasan.
I would like to know why this Muslim is getting so much better treatment than one of our own American soldiers?
John: I think Doug and Bill are on the same page.
John: On Yahoo Answers (which I declined to activate a account on, just to add a comment) they had this question:
Good answer, so far most voters agree.
John:I would add one point he missed, Sgt. Akbar (sentenced to death, sentence not yet carried out) killed and wounded multiple American soldiers (supposedly his comrades), killing two officers.
Major Hasan, 3 years later, yet to be tried. Killed and wounded multiple American soldiers at a base at which he had been stationed. Again, the ultimate breech of trust for a soldier.
Sgt. Bales, to soon for any reasonable expectation of the completion of the investigation, let alone the beginnings of trial proceedings. His past injuries must require extensive medical testing and evaluation. Even exactly the what, how and when of what he did in fact cannot be known yet. American News Reporting being, to date, the chief source of information. (Remember Pvt. Jessica Lynch?)
But one big difference is known, he did not turn on his comrades, he did not target fellow American soldiers. He did not break that trust. It may be that when all the facts are known, that he did violate his code of professional conduct, and disgrace his uniform by his actions. If those actions are ultimately understandable and mitigated by medical diagnosis due to to his previous service and injuries is YET TO BE DETERMINED. It is already clear that his life is being examined by a hostile press that is still pissed that they couldn’t put any American soldier in prison for Haditha. Everyone was so annoyingly innocent.
I pity him for his pain, and the pain his family must endure. I will not prejudge him. I wonder at the road by which a successful young businessman came to give up that to enlist after 911, and continuing a career in the military that lead him to this. Perhaps we should remember the conditions that our troops have been expected to adhere to, which are only going to get worse.
My opinion, (every A_hole has one), if Barry has already announced we’ve going to quit, then get our men the Hell out. Before this happens again.
For pity’s sake, can we get some comments here on this? Don’t just listen to the god-damned TV, Think!
The Army staff sergeant charged with slaughtering 16 villagers during one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty, his attorney told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
No, Maj. Hassan has not been tried yet, and there is NO chance that he will face the death penalty.
Sgt. Akbar has been tried and found guilty and sentenced to death, the case is under appeal. So ten years after the murders of his fellow soldiers his status really hasn’t changed. (Just waiting for the end of Obama’s term and a full pardon I would guess.)
In 2007, two years before he carried out his homicidal plan, Hasan laid out his murderous means, motives and Koranic inspiration for all to see.
His PowerPoint slide presentation to fellow Army doctors was titled: “The Koranic World View As It Relates to Muslims in the U.S. Military.” Hasan warned: “It’s getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service to morally justify being in a military that seems constantly engaged against fellow Muslims.” And: “We love death more then (sic) you love life!” As first reported by Pamela Geller, Hasan carried an official calling card with the designation “SoA (SWT)” — for “Soldier of Allah” and “Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala” (Islamic for “Glory to Him, the Exalted”).
Hasan told his superiors he was not alone among Muslim soldiers who believed they “should not serve in any capacity that renders them at risk to hurting/killing believers unjustly.”
Bet you haven’t heard one word of this on the lying MSM.