Saturday, November 07, 2009

Vincent D'Onofrio as "Private Pyle" in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket
"Hi Joker."

Major Nidal Malik Hasan as himself.
"Allahu Akbar!"
words reportedly spoken by Hasan before opening fire Thursday

"If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i[f] you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that “It seems as though your intention is the main issue” and Allah (SWT) knows best." Presumed posting by Major Malik Hasan May 20, 2009 (LINK)

Koran [8.39] Shakir: ...fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah...

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
-Shakespeare, Jacques, II, 7, As You Like It

Stage: from Latin stare v. to stand, through Old French estage the story of a house

Much more is going on at Fort Hood than meets the eye.

“The shooter was killed. He was a soldier. We since then have apprehended two additional soldiers who are suspects, and I would go into the point that there were eyewitness accounts that there may have been more than one shooter.”- Lieutenant General Robert Cone, November 5, 2009

Quote of the Day

"It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of ....another Jew?"-Heinrich Heine

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