William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Saturday, 14, November, 2009

Nidal Malik Hasan–Traitor

Filed under: Boomstick,People who need pianos dropped on them,Social Commentary — williamthecoroner @ 12:14


In the tradition of Benedict Arnold. A modern traitor using modern techniques. Austin Bay’s article is HERE.

It is also ironic that soldiers, whom one would think would be trained in the use of weapons, are unarmed at their bases.



  1. Concur!

    Comment by Old NFO — Sunday, 15, November, 2009 @ 22:17 | Reply

  2. As someone who works on a large military base, I can assure you that there are definitely places where you DON’T want armed soldiers. The soldiers on our base are not armed when they are in classrooms or recreational facilities, for example.

    Comment by Geek Girl — Monday, 16, November, 2009 @ 19:48 | Reply

  3. I’m sorry but I’m not sure I understand. Why is the fact that soldiers are trained in the use of firearms incompatible with them being unarmed while on base stateside? If they aren’t MP’s or on guard duty, there’s no reason for them to be armed since, statistically speaking, there are few places in this country safer than a military base.

    Comment by Shay — Thursday, 19, November, 2009 @ 00:13 | Reply

    • The other mandated disarmament zones in the US exist because of fear. No guns in a school zone ostensibly to prevent school shootings of helpless children. No guns in a courthouse for fear a prisoner might get ahold of one. It seems ironic, no firearms on a military base where people are adults and trained in their use? Or are military personnel to unstable and undisciplined to be trusted with personal firearms? Or are they so out of control that they’ll kill their officers?

      Neither, the chain of command is worried about bad publicity, and so disrespects the service members in question.

      Comment by williamthecoroner — Thursday, 19, November, 2009 @ 00:28

  4. It would never have occurred to me to carry my personal sidearm on base while I was on active duty (just as it would never occur to me to carry my personal sidearm to work with me today).

    Crimes like Hasan’s are one in a million occurrences.

    Comment by Shay — Thursday, 19, November, 2009 @ 23:26 | Reply

    • There have been three rapes at my workplace in the last year.

      Crimes like Hasan’s may be one in a million events, but with 300 million people50 in the USA, that adds up.

      I also believe that the deterrent effect of fifty armed servicemembers instead of a couple of security cops would have made Hasan pick another place for his actions, or forestalled him if it did not.

      Comment by williamthecoroner — Friday, 20, November, 2009 @ 05:45

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