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Reader comment on item: [Hasan Akbar and] Murder in the 101st Airborne

Submitted by Sheerahkahn (United States), Mar 25, 2003 at 16:22

I stared in disbelief. The enemy had sent in a Spec. For. team to take down the command center, and was running amok in the camp? Where were the sentries?

I watched the News Media trying to lift the Fog-O-War and piece together something, anything to tell the audience. Then they opted for the "T" word.

Terrorist action?

We're in the middle of a freak'n war, what do you mean "terrorist attack!"

Terrorist don't roll grenades, they throw them in, but combat trained troops know that to sow massive damage with limited time for response, you roll the thing in.

Everything pointed to a coordinated professional attack by trained troops: Grenades first, followed by Machine Gun fire. This wasn't a terrorist action, this was an act of war!

When the news and shock wore off, the truth became apparent. A lone soldier, a malcontent, a complainer, mentally undisciplined, and spiritually bankrupt sought to alleviate the lack of backbone by murdering his comrades. A Muslim he may be in name, in word and deed, but in spirit he is nothing more than another murderous traitor who betrayed his sworn oath he spoke when he joined the U.S. military.

I think the U.S. military has rightfully identified this one as a "fragging," of fellow soldiers by this, and if I could I would strip him of this title, US soldier. His excuses for not participating in the war should have been exhibited by refusing to be deployed for "religious reasons," and not murderously demonstrated by "fragging" his own comrades.

I cannot abide traitors and their mindless, pathetic justifications for their murderous actions.

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