Hood: The Texas Incident Is Manifestation Of Resentments
15 November 2009
In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
A Muslim military officer at an American military base
in Fort Hood, with his two colleagues opened fire on
soldiers, killing 13 and injuring 31 others. This
attack has sent jittery among the echelons of the
American army. American congress observed one minute
silence following the incident and Barack Obama called
it the most shocking event of history. Pentagon
Spokesman showed concern that it might blaze a trail
for more untoward incidents.
Media sources say this audacious Palestinian, Nidal
Hassan, was psychiatrist in the American army and for
the last four years, he treated soldiers who had
returned from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Media
reports quote that he raised the cry of "Allah Hu
Akbar" (God is Greatest) before opening fire. Nidal
Hassan was wounded but now his condition is stable.
The American government closed the base after the
incident and people living in vicinity of the base,
have moved to other places.
Some analysts believe that the American military
officer may have resorted to such an attack because of
mental pressure and psychological disease that he was
suffering as a result of the intensifying wars in
Afghanistan and Iraq. Many American soldiers are not
ready to go to the battlefields in these countries.
This is a natural reaction and resentment against the
brutalities, atrocities, bombardment and tortures of
prisoners at the hand of the American soldiers in
these two Muslim countries. The American army has
killed hundred of thousands of miserable Afghans and
Iraqis during the past eight years as a result of an
unjustified and arrogant wars. Hundreds of thousands
have been wounded and million of them made homeless.
Thousands of American soldiers have been killed or
maimed as a result as well. These shocking casualties
and sufferings have awakened the conscience of these
soldiers, asking themselves why miserable people
should fall prey to a war started under unknown
reasons, people who are living in an different
continent and have not directly done any thing wrong
against American interests but still the Americans
mercilessly target them.
The Texas event in American military base shows that
if the American rulers continue their aggressive
policy and fail to pull out of the prideful land of
Afghanistan and Iraq, other similar incidents may
occur in other military bases and barracks of America.
Those who have a humane conscience and mercy will show
their reaction in the shape of a mutiny.