A lot of times, when you hear of mass killings, there is usually some sort of family/emotional disturbance behind it. But I did not think Malik Hasan fit that profile because usually, someone in that situation kills their own family members, not total strangers. This man gunned down 12 people on a base in Texas and was killed himself. What is not clear is why? He was a well-trained and well-regarded army psychiatrist. What would make him snap like this? Some speculate it was because he was to be deployed to Iraq. Some speculate that he was suffering from anger management issues, or post traumatic stress. Whatever his reasons, even if it turns out that there was a personal issue like divorce, this “horrific outburst” as President Obama put it, is pretty devastating for everybody concerned. My prayers and condolences go out to the family members.