Fort Hood Shooting

Postby Marinepits » November 5th, 2009, 10:30 pm

Originally reported by all media as being killed by police officers, this asshole is now confirmed as being alive, wounded, and "not in imminent danger of death". I volunteer to help change that. :grind:

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Sources Identify Major as Gunman in Deadly Shooting Rampage at Fort Hood

A military doctor who feared an impending war deployment is believed to be the gunman behind a shooting rampage Thursday afternoon at the Army's Fort Hood in Texas that killed 11 and wounded 31 before the gunman was fatally shot.

Two soldiers were taken into custoy as possible suspects, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone told reporters Thursday evening, though the pair later were released and it isn't clear whether they they were involved in the violence.

Authorities have not identified the gunman publicly, but official sources have named Major Malik Nadal Hasan, a psychiatrist who reportedly didn't believe in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and wanted out of the military before he was set to be deployed overseas.

Federal law enforcement officials say Hasan had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats.

The officials say they are still trying to confirm that he was the author.

One of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates homicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades.

"To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause," said the Internet posting. "Scholars have paralled (sic) this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers."

They say an official investigation was not opened.

Hasan was working with soldiers at Darnall Army Medical Center on Fort Hood after being transfered in July from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he had worked for six years before recently receiving a poor review.

A former neighbor of Hasan's in Silver Spring, Md. told Fox News he lived there for two years with his brother and had the word "Allah" on the door.

She said the FBI interviewed her this afternoon, adding she used to see a woman and a 3-year-old girl coming and going.

Cone said witnesses thought they saw multiple shooters, but that couldn't be confirmed. The primary shooter used two handguns, he said.

The shooting took place 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the post's Soldier Readiness Center, where soldiers undergo medical screening before being deployed or after returning from overseas.

"We have a terrible, tragic situation here," said Cone. "Soldiers, family members and the civilians that work here are absolutely devastated."

Cone said the injuries "vary significantly" among the victims wounded in the shooting. The victims include one civilian police officer.

The shooter's cousin, Nader Hasan, told Fox News that their family is in shock.

"We are trying to make sense of all this," Nader Hasan said. "He wasn't even someone who enjoyed going to the firing range."

He said his cousin, who was born and raised in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech University, turned against the wars after hearing the stories of those who came back from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nader Hasan said his cousin, who was raised a Muslim, wanted to go into the military against his parent's wishes — but was taunted by others after the terror attacks of Sept. 11.

He now is believed to have been behind the worst mass shooting at a U.S. military base in history.

George Stratton's son, George Stratton III, was five feet away from the shooter at the Soldier Readiness Center and suffered a gunshot wound to his left shoulder.

"He said he was there doing medical stuff and all of a sudden someone came through the door, walked behind the desk and just started shooting," Stratton told FoxNews.com.

He said about 15 rounds went off and people started dropping to the floor.

"He peaked up over the desk and that's when he was shot in the shoulder, and he just went down again. He said he saw one of his NCOs get badly shot," Stratton told FoxNews.com after talking to his son in the hospital. "After he got shot he told me, 'Dad, I got up, held my arm and took off running.'"

Stratton said his son was expected to be deployed to Afghanistan in January after going to basic training exactly a year ago.

"It's pretty hard to believe something like this happened," Stratton told FoxNews.com. "I think he's probably had his fill of war already."

President Obama called the shooting a "horrific outburst of violence" on members of the nation's armed forces. "It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on American soil," he said

Obama said his thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and families of the fallen.

Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said the shooting was a terrible tragedy for all of the military families affected.

A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said they don't know anything about Hasan, and condemned the shooting at Fort Hood.

The group issued a statement calling the shooting as a "cowardly attack." They say no political or religious ideology could ever justify or excuse such violence.

The base and area schools were on lockdown after the mass shooting, and all those on the Army post were asked to gather for a head count, thought the lockdown was lifted Thursday night.

Covering 339 square miles, Fort Hood is the largest active duty armored post in the United States. Home to about 52,000 troops as of earlier this year, the sprawling base is located halfway between Austin and Waco.

FoxNews.com's Michelle Maskaly and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Postby LMM » November 5th, 2009, 10:38 pm

I just heard about this as I was leaving work. How freaking horrible :(

So they didn't kill him?!!
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Postby cheekymunkee » November 5th, 2009, 11:52 pm

I am so smurfing pissed off & disgusted. Yeah, he is alive.....but not for long. I am confident he will be executed. However I vote for taking him into the middle of Fort Hood, letting the mothers, wives, husbands & children of those he hurt pour gasoline over him & setting his terrorist ass on fire. And YES I DO think this was an act of terrorism. I didnt at first but hearing of his internet postings I have changed my mind. He is as much of a terrorist as the soldier who was tossing live grenades into vehicles in Iraq.

It PISSES ME OFF that people join our military, get free educations & training & then dont want to pay their obligations when it is time. :cuss: Our military is voluntary, no one forces them to join and no one else gets a free education. No one wants to go to war but there is ALWAYS that possibility when you sign your life over to the US military. Him being upset over being deployed is ridiculous IMO
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Postby madremissy » November 5th, 2009, 11:56 pm

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Postby amazincc » November 6th, 2009, 1:39 am

12 confirmed dead. :cry:

What a horrible, horrible tragedy.
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Postby Marinepits » November 6th, 2009, 7:41 am

cheekymunkee wrote:.....I vote for taking him into the middle of Fort Hood, letting the mothers, wives, husbands & children of those he hurt pour gasoline over him & setting his terrorist ass on fire.....


Works for me!

I hope this fucker is executed for terroristic acts and for treason. However, I bet he'll manage to be declared insane or unfit for trial or some other bullshit politically correct excuse and never be punished for what he did.

And kudos to the Dept of Defense police officer who was first on the scene -- she shot him multiple times in the chest and legs before he managed to shoot her. I hope she survives her wounds.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » November 6th, 2009, 8:27 am

This just blows my mind. What a tragic and useless loss of life. RIP to those who died, my thoughts are with the families and friends. And my vengeful thoughts are with the shooter.
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Postby HappyChick » November 6th, 2009, 9:15 am

I read about this last night, what a horrible, horrible tragedy.

I agree gasoline in the middle of Ft. Hood. That SOB needs to pay.

RIP those who died and my thoughts are with the families and the wounded.
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Postby amazincc » November 6th, 2009, 9:51 am

The shooter is paralyzed, according to GMA.
So, now we get to foot a hefty hospital bill as well. :nono:
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Postby DemoDick » November 6th, 2009, 11:02 am

He wasn't trying to avoid deployment. There are other ways to do that. He was trying to kill infidels. This was a radical Islamic terrorist attack and calling it anything BUT that is sticking our head in the sand.

If an American soldier had published pro-Nazi sentiments in WWII he would have been jailed. But now we live in the age of seemingly unconditional "tolerance," and this is what happens.

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Postby TheRedQueen » November 6th, 2009, 3:01 pm

This is just horrible...such a tragedy. :cry:
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Postby cheekymunkee » November 6th, 2009, 6:41 pm

I LOVE it that he was taken down by a woman
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Postby Marinepits » November 6th, 2009, 6:48 pm

Yeah, how awesome is THAT! :rock:

I just heard that one of the women killed by this piece-of-shit was 21 years old and 6 weeks pregnant. Also, he was screaming "Allahu Akbar" as he murdered his fellow soldiers. BUT, as the Chosen One has said -- let's not jump to conclusions that this was a terrorist act. :rolleyes2:

If it looks like a terrorist, squawks like a terrorist, and murders Americans like a terrorist, the fucker JUST MIGHT BE a terrorist, right? :|
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Postby cheekymunkee » November 6th, 2009, 6:50 pm

DemoDick wrote:He wasn't trying to avoid deployment. There are other ways to do that. He was trying to kill infidels. This was a radical Islamic terrorist attack and calling it anything BUT that is sticking our head in the sand.

If an American soldier had published pro-Nazi sentiments in WWII he would have been jailed. But now we live in the age of seemingly unconditional "tolerance," and this is what happens.

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Postby Marinepits » November 6th, 2009, 7:33 pm

ABC World News Tonight is profiling Sgt. Kimberly Munley (the lady who shot this asshole) as their "Person of the Week".
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Postby cheekymunkee » November 6th, 2009, 7:38 pm

Marinepits wrote:Yeah, how awesome is THAT! :rock:

I just heard that one of the women killed by this piece-of-shit was 21 years old and 6 weeks pregnant. Also, he was screaming "Allahu Akbar" as he murdered his fellow soldiers. BUT, as the Chosen One has said -- let's not jump to conclusions that this was a terrorist act. :rolleyes2:

If it looks like a terrorist, squawks like a terrorist, and murders Americans like a terrorist, the fucker JUST MIGHT BE a terrorist, right? :|



Amen sista pants. he may have very well acted alone but that does not make him any less of a terrorist. People have NO problem calling Timothy McVeigh a terrorist ( and rightfully so) but any one else they are afraid to call the kettle black. I am sick of this pc bullshit. :puke:
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Postby airwalk » November 6th, 2009, 8:29 pm

Marinepits wrote:Yeah, how awesome is THAT! :rock:

I just heard that one of the women killed by this piece-of-crap was 21 years old and 6 weeks pregnant. Also, he was screaming "Allahu Akbar" as he murdered his fellow soldiers. BUT, as the Chosen One has said -- let's not jump to conclusions that this was a terrorist act. :rolleyes2:

If it looks like a terrorist, squawks like a terrorist, and murders Americans like a terrorist, the fucker JUST MIGHT BE a terrorist, right? :|


You would think people would begin to understand that basic concept wouldn't you? He specifically chose a target where the soldiers would be young and unarmed. He specifically chose a target for maximum impact and damage. Death is far too good for this waste of breath....a long life in torture and paralyzed might get part way to appropriate...I can think of other things but they really aren't appropriate for here.
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Postby DemoDick » November 6th, 2009, 11:03 pm

cheekymunkee wrote:Yup, he could have taken himself out, not others.


Not even necessary. He could have walked into a bank, passed a note saying "This is a robbery, hand over the cash," and simply waited for the police to arrive. He would have been arrested and charged with a felony, and avoided both deployment AND death. He wasn't avoiding anything, this was a calculated attack.

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Postby cheekymunkee » November 8th, 2009, 12:01 am

The more I read about the failures in dealing with this jack ass the madder I get. I cannot believe this shit.

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Postby BigDogBuford » November 8th, 2009, 1:37 am

Wow. Certainly seems like someone dropped the ball with this one.
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