Skip to comments.US Muslim soldier goes on trial for base attack plot
Posted on 05/23/2012 7:32:33 AM PDT by george76
A US soldier accused of plotting an attack on a military base after fleeing his post as a Muslim conscientious objector went on trial Tuesday wearing a surgical mask and manacled to the floor.
Courtroom security agents behind him wore protective goggles, an apparent reaction to an incident in which the soldier, Naser Jason Abdo, who claims to be HIV positive, bit his lip and spat blood at law enforcement officers.
Prosecutors called the first of 43 witnesses to the stand in a bid to show that Abdo, who fled his post in Kentucky, was gathering bomb-making materials and weapons to attack soldiers and their families at the Fort Hood base in Texas, the scene of a deadly shooting rampage in 2009.
One witness said Abdo told him that the assault was intended to show support for Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim psychiatrist accused of killing 12 soldiers and a civilian in the 2009 shooting, which also wounded 32 others.
The FBI alleges Hasan had contacts with the charismatic US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, a leading member of Al-Qaeda
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What they mean here is that a couple of lowly Texas store clerks profiled and suspected what PC police departments are trained not to suspect anymore.
Any idea why this POS is going on trial now and Ft. Hood shooter, whom he was supporting, still has no trial date?
Adbo was merely a plotter who got caught. Hasan was a self-appointed executioner.
It is also funny how the story gives no rank for Adbo. But judging by his age, I'd guess him to be an enlisted man. Your average enlisted man might be able to afford payments on a Honda Civic, but Adbo owned a Cadillac. Follow the money.
“Naser Jason Abdo”
40 years ago, in Milwaukee, I played in a Soul Review band call Hot Potato and The AbdoMen. Naser was abdo-lutely not a member.
This would finally be Hasan’s trial, right? Oh, no, of course not, never mind...
Is Barry O’Bama still denying there were successful terrorist attacks in the US on his watch?
I had heard June 12th. Unless they changed it again.
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