Murder at Ft. Hood: a Coward Strikes
He signed up for medical school, joining the Army after high school and completing college. The Army paid for all of it--at least six years. He worked at Walter Reed (and got a poor work evaluation, to boot)--but now it was Army-payback time; he was about to be deployed, and was petrified.
How about this for a theory as to his motives: let's try Occam's razor: the simplest explanation is usually the right one. Major Malik Nadal Hassan used the army to breeze through college and medical school on their paycheck, and now that he was about to go into a war zone to give back to the Army, he backed out, as cowards do, rather than risk his life like the soldier he was supposed to be, he ran around murdering
It's something like the Jihadists running around shooting babies in the head, blowing up buses filled with women and children, or--how about hiding weapons-smuggling tunnel-entrances and rocket launchers under the bathroom sinks of civilian families?--you know, the way they did in Gaza, as were discovered during Operation Cast Lead.
All Major Hassan wanted--was a free ride from the Army. He knew very well what he was heading towards. After all, he himself counseled soldiers who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, and dealt with their Post Traumatic Stresses. Anything was better than that. . .
Hey, didja notice that 99% of these cowardly atrocities are perpetrated by--you got it--let's hear it for those brave Muslims!