Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-20 03:03||
#2 The few people I am close to who have had diagnosed (but mild) PTSD did not exhibit anything remotely like a tendency to go on a long mission to kill a bunch of kids. Depresssed, unable to sleep/nightmares, jumpy, withdrawn, irritable (!), but not violent. I could see suicidal or maybe an outburst/response of violence, but someone with more experience than I have will need to explain how PTSD evolves into a case like this. Most certainly some kind of mental illness, but what?
Posted by Glenmore 2012-12-20 08:03||
#3 His entire chain of command should be held accountable as well then too. Until that happens I stand with besoeker. What about that beard?
Posted by Lowspark 2012-12-20 11:03||
#4 Hasan is claiming some sort of religious privilege with regard to his beard. The issue has now gone on for months. He has been ordered to shave it off, but has not. No one has taken any action on it. If my memory serves me correctly, any uniformed person, whether confined to the Disciplinary Barracks (DB) at Fort Leavenworth or not, was required to follow lawful orders. Refusal to follow orders is in itself, justification for action under the UCMJ and forfeiture of pay. The entire Fort Hood shooting affair is maddening, no sickening.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-20 11:35||
The new judge overseeing Hasan¬'s case told him during a hearing Tuesday that the beard, now thicker than when he first appeared in court with it in June, violates Army regulations. The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, said she won¬'t hold it against him but that military jurors might.
Osborn was appointed to the case two weeks ago, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces removed the former judge and tossed his order regarding Hasan¬'s beard. The ruling said Col. Gregory Gross did not appear impartial while presiding over Hasan¬'s case and that the command ¬-- not a judge ¬-- is responsible for enforcing military grooming standards.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-12-20 11:46||
#6 I'm thinking laser hair removal. I'm thinking one of those shipboard lasers being tested now...
Posted by M. Murcek 2012-12-20 12:10||
#7 ....case and that the command -- not a judge -- is responsible for enforcing military grooming standards
And that sir, is a crock of BULLSHIT ! The military judge shall designate the proper uniform, grooming standards, and civilian attire to be worn by all persons required to be present at trial. As far as I know, this applies to all services.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-20 12:14||