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Ever the dissatisfied news-consumer, I made a short list of what we know and what we don't know about the shootings at Fort Hood.

What we know: Twelve soldiers and one civilian are dead at Fort Hood, Texas, and an Army psychiatrist is suspected of shooting them. All were in a building in which soldiers are processed for deployment overseas. The suspect is an unmarried 39-year-old major originally from Virginia. He is a muslim who attended a local mosque and who was popular among his neighbors. A police officer shot him several times. The Army says 43 people besides the shooter sustained bullet wounds, all of them inflicted by him.

What we don't know: Any facts about the crime itself and, especially, why the embedded mass media haven't disclosed them. As Americans, we help support Fort Hood, along with the soldiers who got shot and the soldier who is said to have shot them. We're entitled to know what happed there, but nobody's telling us. What's the layout of the crime scene? What was the major doing there? What arms did he carry? What sort of weapon or weapons did the bullets come from? Where did he get these weapons, and where did he get his ammo? How did one guy manage to shoot 43 people in a roomful of soldiers who have been carefully trained to bear any risk to protect each other from harm? Why aren't reporters asking these questions, and why haven't we heard accounts from the people who were there?

It may be a case of DADT: "Don't ask, don't tell." The reporters don't ask what happened, and the Army doesn't tell. The Army and the media seem to want us to maintain certain beliefs about this event--such as that it was an attack by the Muslim faith on American values--beliefs that might well conflict with actual facts. Maybe after Americans have firmed up their beliefs about Fort Hood, selected facts can be gradually introduced. We'll never know what really happened, but, after all, "What you don't know can't hurt you," or maybe, "You don't know and you don't want to know."

The conspiracy nut that untangles this mystery will almost certainly be discredited before he starts.

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Of course, the man is barely able to talk and the ... by Margaret Bassett on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:25:50 PM
Not this time, though he may have figured he was c... by Hoss Hoss on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 at 9:45:48 PM
we need to know the ballistics. Are the bullets th... by Michael Lee on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 at 9:57:04 PM
trying to block my "thumbs up" response to your po... by Dak on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 9:07:53 AM
< You're asking the kind of questions that req... by boomerang on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:12:06 PM
This is an old e-mail rumor that is nothing more, ... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 9:39:33 AM
and it is starting to smell much like the governme... by Dak on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 9:01:45 AM
True - at this point there is some what of a lack ... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 9:53:36 AM
Actually 14 were killed. MSM tend not to mention t... by Bill Samuel on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 10:44:06 AM
Fine. Perhaps the "bill" is bogus. Remainsto be se... by boomerang on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 3:13:58 PM
The bill was first introduced in 2000. Has not mad... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 8:25:53 PM
Your point is my point. Where is the footage? Wher... by shirley reese on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 9:38:00 PM