TIME Magazine: "Secondary Trauma" May Have Driven Hasan to Slaughter 13 Soldiers
You’ve got to be kidding.
The state-run media thinks we’re all stupid.
TIME, the former news magazine, reported today that “secondary trauma” may have driven Nidal Hasan to massacre 13 US soldiers at Fort Hood.
Yahoo republished the report:
As an army psychiatrist treating soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, Major Nidal Malik Hasan had a front row seat on the brutal toll of war. It is too early to know exactly what may have triggered his murderous shooting rampage Thursday at Fort Hood – Hasan is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 32 others before he was wounded by a police officer – but it is not uncommon for therapists treating soldiers with Post Trumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.) to be swept up in a patient’s displays of war-related paranoia, helplessness and fury. (See pictures of suicide in the recruiters ranks.)
In medical parlance it is known as “secondary trauma”, and it can afflict the families of soldiers suffering from P.T.S.D. along with the health workers who are trying to cure them. Dr. Antonette Zeiss, Deputy Chief of Mental Health Services for Veteran Affairs, while not wishing to talk about the specific case of the Fort Hood slayings, explained to TIME that: “Anyone who works with P.T.S.D. clients and hears their stories will be profoundly affected.”
It’s entirely possible that other factors may have acted as a trigger for Hasan’s alleged killing spree.
Hat Tip Margaret
I’m betting it had more to do with the fact that he attended the same radical mosque as the 9-11 killers and was screaming “Allahu Akbar” when he shot the soldiers dead.
Related TIME article: Stresses at Fort Hood Were Likely Intense for Hasan