Skip to comments.Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Malik Hasan Was 'Calm,' Methodical During Massacre
Posted on 11/06/2009 5:30:04 AM PST by Saije
Witnesses to Thursday's massacre at Fort Hood said alleged shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was calm as he opened fire at a crowd of young soldiers, pausing only to reload before he was taken down by a female officer that many hailed today as a hero.
"It was very deliberate in his approach, they said that he was calm," Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone, the base commander at Fort Hood, told "Good Morning America" today. "Several soldiers shot multiple times and were recounting how they were shot."
The attacker killed 13 people, mostly military, and wounded 30. The Fort Hood Web site today addressed the tragedy with a line reading, "Friday is Day of Mourning! -- The duty day will begin no earlier than 0900."
Sgt. Salvatore "Rico" Sanchez told "Good Morning America" today that he treated a captain who was nearby when the shooting started. Covered with blood that wasn't his own, the captain escaped unscathed, with only a mild case of shock.
"According to the captain that I was treating, [Hasan] was sitting down and he just stood up out of nowhere and started shooting," Sanchez said.
As the sound of gunfire erupted, Sanchez said he heard people yelling to call 911 and "all kinds of cries for help."
Cone said wounded first responder Sgt. Kimberly Munley, who exchanged gunfire with Hasan and managed to shoot him four times despite being shot herself, put a stop to the carnage with her quick thinking and willingness to go head-to-head with the gun-wielding officer.
"She was quite effective, one of our most impressive young policemen," Cone said. "She walked up and basically engaged him. I think, certainly, this could've been far worse."
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SGT Munley should get a battlefield commendation.
This was war, brought to our land by a muslim infiltrator.
Maybe if she’d been carrying .45ACP instead of a wimpy 9MM she’d have put him down with the first shot? He’s hoping Sgt Munley gets well soon!
did anybody try to fight back?
When will America wake up?? Now we have some in the WH.
Pray for America and Ft Hood
SGT Kimberly Munley did!
A Muslim shouts “Allah Ahkbar” and starts shooting, killing 13 and wounding dozens, yet the FBI says it is not terrorism, and we are all accused of having Islamophobia. We no longer live in America.
I see Geraldo is already calling for the scumbag to get a trial in a civilian court.
I'm sure the element of surprise delayed the reaction....but I see Sgt. Munley did a fine job...
What do you suppose they were going to fight back with? Most troops aren’t allowed to carry arms in the US while on base. The woman who shot the perp(not alleged)was part of a first responder team. The fact is, keeping our troops unarmed while on base makes them sitting ducks.
Last night, someone had posted a page from his official military record. Contained thereon was his Social Security Number. Any guesses on how many applications for credit cards will be made using his name and SSN?
First time I've read what he was disciplined for...other articles said it was a "personal matter." Guess so.
Was that before or after he gave away the positions of our military units by drawing in the sand on global tv.
Based on the general’s comment of, “His death is not imminent.”, I’d lay odds he’ll be given a military court martial, found guilty (as hell) and given a life sentance. Personally...line him up in front of a firing squad on the range. I’m sure there’d be a long line of volunteers...
My son was stationed at Fort Hood for awhile. Unless you are training or a first responder or a MP you cannot carry weapons on the base. You are suppoed to be safe there. The base is huge, the areas where they are training are many miles away from the building where this incident took place.
I bet soldiers were just thrilled to come back from Iraq and Afghanistan and hear this guy preach the wonders of Islam. Why did the U.S. military allow this to go on? This man was clearly a threat.
That's THE big question IMHO.
You don't expect a group of Amish school children to fight back against a lone gunman.
But these victims were mostly well-trained military. They should ALL have rushed him -- if not immediately upon the first shot, then while he was reloading.
As far as we can tell, however, the victims just assumed a "deer in the headlights" stance and were more-or-less helpless, except for that one heroic (and armed) policewoman.
Prayers that she is able to achieve a full recovery with no long term effects from all of this.
Geraldo was worried about people being suspicious of other Muslims after this incident. Like after 9/11, when the liberals thought the biggest issue was the danger that Americans might take it out on Muslims.
The 13 dead are victims of political correctness gone amok.
You also meant the scumbag Geraldo
If he would have been preaching about Jesus, he would have been arrested.
The ultimate disgrace. :)
I want him tried in a military court to preserve the integrity of the military courts.
If they can’t try one of their own, who killed more than a dozen military personnel on a military reservation while in uniform, then the military has no court.
“Cone said wounded first responder Sgt. Kimberly Munley, who exchanged gunfire with Hasan and managed to shoot him four times despite being shot herself, put a stop to the carnage with her quick thinking and willingness to go head-to-head with the gun-wielding officer. “She was quite effective, one of our most impressive young policemen,” Cone said. “She walked up and basically engaged him. I think, certainly, this could’ve been far worse.”
I generally consider female police officers to be useless except for consoling victims, but in this instance the Sgt performed her duties with bravery and distinction. Excellent Work!
I wish Geraldo would choke to death on his own vomit.
Bingo. In another article, it was noted that he refused to take group photos at Walter Reed with other female staff. How fitting it was a woman who stopped his murderous rampage.
I say we start mocking the Muslim sissy. Coward always hate getting mocked.
Nidal got beat by a girl
Nidal got beat by a girl
Nidal got beat by a girl
Texas will do nicely.
“I see Geraldo is already calling for the scumbag to get a trial in a civilian court.”
In a Texas state court? He would end up strapped to a gurney in Huntsville — and probably get there quicker than he would reach a similar end through the UCMJ.
Doesn’t matter if he got a change of venue, either. Anywhere in the state would yield the same result.
I want whomever wrote the TITLE to this article to be fired, at once.
“As far as we can tell, however, the victims just assumed a “deer in the headlights” stance and were more-or-less helpless,”
We have seen enough of these incidents to suggest that the passive, “get down and hope the threat goes away” behavior is probably instinctual in unarmed individuals. It takes training and the right mindset to fight back in those circumstances. There is no time to coordinate an attack so realize you will probably be working alone. The best you can hope for is that 1 or 2 others will get the idea and try to help.
Oh would I LOVE to be in charge of his care in the ICU.
Lots of Norcuron (paralytic you are awake but paralyzed) no sedation, no narcotics.
Outrageous. It is. In this case it was embedded, imported, encouraged, allowed, condoned, Islamic terrorism.
Maj. Malik Nidal Hasan
served on the Homeland Security Policy Institutes
(Obama) Presidential transition task force between April 2008 and January 2009
when Barack Obama was inaugurated as the nations 44th president.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to (have their citizens and military suffer and) repeat it."
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
President Ronald Reagan
she took him down and kept his carcass intact to be healed, tried, convicted and enjoyed by his future fellow inmates at Leavenworth
US military officer subject to UCMJ shoots fellow (subordinate) military members on a US military base. This qualifies for civilian trial in what way?
The FBI sleeps while ACORN steals our elections. Their attitude toward this Muslim monster is no surprise.
So do you folks just want to do away with military courts all together?
The ends don’t justify the means.
Was he or was he not on the DHS Presidential Transition Team? Not that I expect the media to report it.
It doesn’t and that’s my point.
These people who want a trial in the Texas system are throwing away the military court awfully cheaply in my opinion.
That’s better than putting a bra and panties on him.....oh, yeah!!!!!!!
If a military court will result in life sentence, then I favor a nice speedy trial in Texas with a pretty much guaranteed death sentence. It’s the least he deserves.
Jihadists are usually calm when they kill in the name of Islam.
“Sgt. Kimberly Munley, who exchanged gunfire with Hasan and managed to shoot him four times despite being shot herself, put a stop to the carnage with her quick thinking and willingness to go head-to-head with the gun-wielding officer. “
She is a great American.
The way his short bio sounded, he may have had his own