Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Heart Hurts

Disclaimer: I came home from work and went straight to the computer, so I am unaware of any updates to this story at this time.

When I first heard of the shooting, all I heard was "army base" and "south". My heart dropped to my feet because, you see, the Elder is at Ft. Benning. (more on him in a separate post) So it is with a small modicum of shame that I admit I felt some relief when I heard Ft. Hood. There - I admit it. After that brief rollercoaster, I was fully devastated.

11 dead. 31 wounded. What's that you say? 12 dead? Not on this blog, my friends. You see, I am of the firm belief that any POS who goes on a shooting rampage is not in any way worthy of being counted in a death toll that he himself created. The death toll is for the VICTIMS, in my humble opinion. I felt that way about Columbine, Virginia Tech, and any other horrific tragedy in which the one(s) responsible are counted in the death toll. And that's all I will say about the shooter(s) at this time because a) this is about the victims, and b) as tempting as it is, and as much as I'm using every ounce of self-control I have, I will NOT post a rant based on pure speculation. Once more facts are in, the rant will come.

In any case, I want to offer my heartfelt prayers to the fallen, the wounded, the family and friends of all involved, and the community as a whole. My God's peace offer you some measure of comfort in the midst of this tragedy.


  1. At risk of political incorrectness, it seemed like the media was quick to jump on PTSD as a knee-jerk alibi. Is it not possible that the shooter, Malik Nadal Hasan , committed a hate crime? I know that I hate him. He in no way, shape, or form is a "victim". "The Army's not at fault. Evil is as evil does.

  2. I posted 12 dead not realizing they were counting the killer. I too wasn't able to hear much real time when it was going on and missed updates. I wish they would differentiate between victims and murderers when reporting these things....

  3. @Tom I agree with you 100%, however I will hold my tongue until more details come to the forefront.

    @E I was fortunate enough to hear "12 dead INCLUDING the shooter" If not for that, I would have assumed that there were 12 victims...