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

Submitted by MWhitton (United States), Apr 4, 2003 at 21:28

I just read your article on the murder by Hasan Akbar, by fragging his own troop members. Since you wrote this another soldier has died from his wounds.

I really don't understand why in the world he didn't just refuse to go, he could have claimed he is pacifist and did not believe in fighting. What is wrong with the people responsible with the decision making of who we are letting into positions of sensitivity and security. If it is so easy for someone like Akbar to slip through the cracks in the military, I am almost afraid to think of what we have lurking back here. When you think of extremist being in sensitive positions like chemical or biological laboratories, law enforcement, other first line positions, chemical plants and refineries just to name a few.

The apathy of this nation is alarming, down right frightening because the next time is going to be really bad. Knowing that sleepers abide here, just waiting for the best time to strike, they will have the common citizen in a state of pure panic. Having tried to talk to some of my peers, the response that I get is rolling of the eyes and a change of the subject. I hate to think that when it happens a lot of people are going to lose their lives.

So, what can we do about groups like CAIR? I guess when war finally steps onto our sovereign soil the American people will wake up hopefully not too late!

Keep the information coming!

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