At least six months ago, Hasan came to the attention of law enforcement officials because of Internet postings about suicide bombings and other threats, including posts that equated suicide bombers to soldiers who throw themselves on a grenade to save the lives of their comrades.
From what i understand, was sympathetic, but doesn't outright talk about an uprising.
One of his officer peers (in an interview) spoke of this. If it was in print, I'd quote it. Alas it was a radio interview. But it wasn't necessarily a group uprising per se that he spoke of.
i do think it was mostly religiously motivated, but not an organized terrorist strike.
That's a good characterization.
"They wouldn't treat him as if he is one of them.
FWIW, his parents were Jordanian, but he grew up in northern Virginia. On his army records, he listed himself as Palestinian. Figure out that one...
I don't know what branch of the Muslim faith he associated himself with.
Nobody knows for sure the whole deal about him, Adam. But I think it's fair to say that anyone who engages in this kind of suicide/homicide mission is one way or another a bit off. Most of the kids who strap bombs on their bodies are disenfranchised and brainwashed. I put somebody like Hasan in the category of a Timothy McVey.
I don't see him suffering from PTSD, Adam, as he's missing the "T" part. Yes he treated people suffering from depression. But he never saw combat, never was in a combat zone, and didn't suffer any indignity that you and I didn't also experience when going through adolescence. He joined the military early and they paid for all his education. He had nothing to complain about, and hadn't (yet) been deployed.
Short, bald, and round, and no girls to love you? Get over it. Join a club, get a mail order Muslim wife, and get on with your pampered counselor life with military bennies.
P.S. Think I'm being harsh? Talk to the families of the deceased.