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An observation from a friend

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by chipking, Mar 21, 2012.

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  1. chipking

    chipking TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    A buddy just sent me this. No further comment needed.

    " An Observation.................

    After reading the headlines today 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."

    --- Chip King ---
  2. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    S-E PA

    The truly sad part is that so very many see this dichotomy as NOT being a problem.

    It brings to mind a concept attributed to George Orwell


    Cognitive Dissonance:

    "The ability to hold two mutually exclusive beliefs without any adverse mental affects"
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