I’ve discovered some startling weirdness in the news of the day: A shooting rampage massacre was carried out this morning at an American military base in Washington, D.C., by a serviceman from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of Texas, and has resulted in the deaths of thirteen people. A shooting rampage massacre was carried out four years ago at a military base in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of Texas, by a serviceman from the Washington, D.C. area, and it resulted in the deaths of thirteen people.
It’s early in the investigation and information is still coming in, but as I sat down to write my report of today’s drama for ClashDaily.com, it occurred to me that the incident featured more odd correspondence with Major Nidal Hasan’s jihad attack at Fort Hood than only the number of confirmed dead.
Nidal Hasan was born and raised in the Arlington, Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. He shot dozens of his fellow U.S. Army personnel, killing 13, at Fort Hood, which is located just outside the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth area in Texas.
Aaron Alexis, this morning’s Navy Yard shooter, is reported by NBC News to be originally from Fort Worth, Texas (although, other sources have him from Brooklyn, NY). He shot dozens of his fellow U.S. Navy personnel, killing 13, at the Washington Navy Yard, which is located just across the Potomac River from Hasan’s hometown of Arlington, Virginia–incidentally, the site of the Pentagon.
I’m not suggesting any particular kind of conspiracy here, but it does seem like a bizarre set of ironic circumstances among the two attacks.
I live and work in the Washington, D.C. area, and I was driving past the Navy Yard on I-295 this morning as the horrific incident took place there. Not only was the highway scene chaotic with police vehicles screaming to try to get through the heavy rush-hour traffic to the base…