Did anti-military rhetoric from the left kill an Arkansas military recruiter?

Do you think it possible that the suspect who gunned down a military recruiter outside of his office and wounded another may have been swayed by the anti-military rhetoric of the left?

I would say it is just as likely that the left is responsible for the death of this recruiter as the right is responsible for the death of Dr. Tiller - which, in the larger scheme of things, means that it is not likely at all and that anyone who uses an incident like this or Tiller's death in order to bash the political opposition is a moral cretin.

William Welch of USA Today has the tragic details:

A Muslim convert who said he was opposed to the U.S. military shot two soldiers outside an Arkansas recruiting station, killing one, police said Monday. "This individual appears to have been upset with the military, the Army in particular, and that's why he did what he did," Little Rock Police Lt. Terry Hastings said.

"He has converted to (Islam) here in the past few years," Hastings said. "We're not completely clear on what he was upset about. He had never been in the military.

"He saw them standing there and drove up and shot them. That's what he said."

Police Chief Stuart Thomas said Pvt. William Long, 23, of Conway was killed. Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, of Jacksonville was wounded and in stable condition, Thomas said.

Police arrested Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad, 23, of Little Rock, Thomas said. The suspect was previously known as Carlos Bledsoe, he said.

The soldiers wore fatigues, had recently completed basic training and volunteered to help attract others to the military, Thomas said.

He said the gunman targeted the military but was not believed to be part of a broader scheme.

Interviews with police showed that Muhammad "probably had political and religious motives for the attack," the police chief said.

One crazy in Arkansas. Another in Kansas. Both united in their paranoid delusions and fantasies about "enemies." No one can say what set them off. Reading the disturbed mind of a killer is an exercise in futility - unless you're a liberal who wants to use tragedy to attack your political opponents. Then you can make all the faux connections you want, blaming anti-abortion advocates willy nilly without separating the crazies from the rational.

But this incident is different, of course. This is just some poor misguided Muslim who was understandably upset by the beastly treatment of his co-religionists at the hands of the US Military.

Wonder where he got that idea?

In the end, these dual tragedies were the result of two individuals who should have been institutionalized for their violent proclivities and paranoia. The fact that the left is seeking to create another tragedy by trying to stifle free speech and play politics with the death of Dr. Tiller doesn't mean that we should emulate them.

Let the left play armchair psychiatrist by ascribing motivations to a killer they know nothing about except what they've read in a newspaper. It only makes them look like ignoramuses for  trying to connect psychological dots they are not competent - or bright enough - to connect.








Do you think it possible that the suspect who gunned down a military recruiter outside of his office and wounded another may have been swayed by the anti-military rhetoric of the left?

I would say it is just as likely that the left is responsible for the death of this recruiter as the right is responsible for the death of Dr. Tiller - which, in the larger scheme of things, means that it is not likely at all and that anyone who uses an incident like this or Tiller's death in order to bash the political opposition is a moral cretin.

William Welch of USA Today has the tragic details:

A Muslim convert who said he was opposed to the U.S. military shot two soldiers outside an Arkansas recruiting station, killing one, police said Monday. "This individual appears to have been upset with the military, the Army in particular, and that's why he did what he did," Little Rock Police Lt. Terry Hastings said.

"He has converted to (Islam) here in the past few years," Hastings said. "We're not completely clear on what he was upset about. He had never been in the military.

"He saw them standing there and drove up and shot them. That's what he said."

Police Chief Stuart Thomas said Pvt. William Long, 23, of Conway was killed. Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, of Jacksonville was wounded and in stable condition, Thomas said.

Police arrested Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad, 23, of Little Rock, Thomas said. The suspect was previously known as Carlos Bledsoe, he said.

The soldiers wore fatigues, had recently completed basic training and volunteered to help attract others to the military, Thomas said.

He said the gunman targeted the military but was not believed to be part of a broader scheme.

Interviews with police showed that Muhammad "probably had political and religious motives for the attack," the police chief said.

One crazy in Arkansas. Another in Kansas. Both united in their paranoid delusions and fantasies about "enemies." No one can say what set them off. Reading the disturbed mind of a killer is an exercise in futility - unless you're a liberal who wants to use tragedy to attack your political opponents. Then you can make all the faux connections you want, blaming anti-abortion advocates willy nilly without separating the crazies from the rational.

But this incident is different, of course. This is just some poor misguided Muslim who was understandably upset by the beastly treatment of his co-religionists at the hands of the US Military.

Wonder where he got that idea?

In the end, these dual tragedies were the result of two individuals who should have been institutionalized for their violent proclivities and paranoia. The fact that the left is seeking to create another tragedy by trying to stifle free speech and play politics with the death of Dr. Tiller doesn't mean that we should emulate them.

Let the left play armchair psychiatrist by ascribing motivations to a killer they know nothing about except what they've read in a newspaper. It only makes them look like ignoramuses for  trying to connect psychological dots they are not competent - or bright enough - to connect.