I just heard the term “soldier on soldier violence” on CNN. I’m probably like everyone else who was somewhat riveted to the television yesterday afternoon. I saw Twitter updating the Fort Hood trend something like 500 tweets a minute. I turned on the news and watched news channels scrambling for updated news on the violence that happened in Texas yesterday.
There really isn’t anyway to explain the acts of mad men. I cannot explain it to myself, to my nieces or to anyone else why people do the things they do. We will see countless hours spent in the coming days as pundits will try to tie this all together in a box. We are a nation that wants answers, but I don’t think there is one for this.
This morning, CNN has already played a video several times in the last hour of the accused gunman named Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan, buying a cup of coffee and hash browns in a convenience store video. A normal act before a murderous spree and horrifying an entire military facility, killing more than a dozen people and injuring more?
It’s all very sad.