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  •  But the guy wasn't in Al Qaeda (1+ / 0-)
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    louisprandtl

    he was a DIY terrorist.  
    So was he an enemy combatant, or a terrorist?

    You know how Al Qaeda sees it?

    from the same NY Times article:

    Major Hasan was held up as an example for others in a two-part video released by Al Qaeda’s core group in Pakistan in June 2011 titled “You Are Only Responsible for Yourself,” urging Muslims in the West to stage attacks without waiting for orders from abroad.
    •  Oh, that isn't what I think... (0+ / 0-)

      I don't think he was a Terrorist or a member of an opposing military force.

      He was a disgusting criminal.  Nothing more.

      I was just using the existing legal framework to explain why I feel like his acts can't be called Terrorism, which is sometrhing you implied in your comment.

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