How "odd".

Feb. 19th, 2010 04:47 pm
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It's funny how, when Joe Stack flies a plane into an IRS building because he hates paying taxes and wants to strike a blow against the government, he's clearly a guy who just snapped.

But when Nidal Malik Hassan shoots up Fort Hood after enduring years of harrassment and intimidation by his fellow soldiers, he is immediately branded a terrorist and no talk of "just snapping" is tolerated by the media.

Date: 2010-02-19 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriekaren.livejournal.com
You want to fill in the details a bit more? The story hasn't really hit here yet - BBC site just has some footage of a burning building.

Date: 2010-02-19 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flewellyn.livejournal.com
He wrote this diatribe: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2010/0218102stack1.html

He then set his house on fire: http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpps/news/national/south/investigators-begin-day-combing-house_3244826

Then crashed his plane into the IRS building.

Date: 2010-02-19 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danicia.livejournal.com
Yeah. About that. Grrr.

Date: 2010-02-19 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mercuryfading.livejournal.com
Hrm. Now let me think. White might that be?

Date: 2010-02-20 03:04 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
LOL! I love this response!

Date: 2010-02-20 02:32 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-02-20 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darph-bobo.livejournal.com
I see what you did there...

Far too true.

Date: 2010-02-20 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turner23.livejournal.com
so, how many fox/right-wing pundits have pointed out the correlations between this guy and timothy mcveigh?

the fiend
or that this kind of federal building destruction only happens when a democrat is in office?

Date: 2010-02-20 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flewellyn.livejournal.com
Absolutely none, of course. They're scrambling to try and portray him as a lone, disgruntled nut.

Date: 2010-02-20 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunioc.livejournal.com
It wouldn't make any sense for Fox to condemn him. They agree with everything him.

Date: 2010-02-20 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hotcoffeems.livejournal.com
...You don't say...

Date: 2010-02-20 03:04 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] wlotus.livejournal.com
Yes, how "funny".

Date: 2010-02-20 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stuntviolist.livejournal.com
I am confused by this as well.

I have been confused about Nidal Mallik Hassan being labelled at terrorist because a terrorist attack is defined as an attack against civilians. Hassan attacked military personnel. It can't be terrorism.

It was still a horrible act of mass murder though.

Date: 2010-02-21 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucretiasheart.livejournal.com
Well the difference is OBVIOUS!

We ALL hate paying taxes, but most of us LOVE a man in uniform.

Der! =^P

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