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Grenade Suspect's Home Searched [Army: U.S. Soldier Acted Out of Resentment in Grenade Attack]
Fox News ^ | Monday, March 24, 2003 | AP

Posted on 03/24/2003 9:57:24 AM PST by newgeezer

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:35:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky.A sergeant accused of killing a fellow serviceman by throwing grenades into tents at a military command center in Kuwait told his mother he feared persecution because he is a Muslim and reportedly had recently been reprimanded for insubordination.


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He feared persecution. "He wouldn't try to take nobody's life," his mother said.

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

1 posted on 03/24/2003 9:57:24 AM PST by newgeezer
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To: newgeezer
The motive in the attack "most likely was resentment," said Max Blumenfeld, another U.S. Army spokesman

Hmm... Maybe we shouldn't have deployed our "Muslim" soldiers to Iraq.

This guy chose his religion over his country. He should burn for his actions.

2 posted on 03/24/2003 10:02:11 AM PST by SunStar (Democrats Piss Me Off !!)
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To: newgeezer
No civilian courts and civilian lawyers for him. UCMJ covers this quite well.
3 posted on 03/24/2003 10:02:42 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (eif eit smells eits french)
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To: newgeezer
This guy should face a twenty-one gun salute with live ammo aimed directly at him. I know it will never happen...the A.C.L.U. is probably already on it and Johnny Cochran has probably been contacted.
4 posted on 03/24/2003 10:02:52 AM PST by KriegerGeist ("In war there is no substitute for victory" General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Geist Krieger
Won't be of any use to him.
5 posted on 03/24/2003 10:03:30 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (eif eit smells eits french)
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To: newgeezer
Heath also said Akbar had been having "an attitude problem."

I have a quick solution to Akbar's attitude problem.

How about a firing squad.

6 posted on 03/24/2003 10:03:49 AM PST by Strider
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To: newgeezer
He said the only thing he was going out there to do was blow up the bridges."

Hmmmm.....odd statement in light of the fact that we are purposely NOT blowing up the bridges this time.

8 posted on 03/24/2003 10:05:52 AM PST by EggsAckley (A little more Shock and Awe, please. A little less Shuck and Jive.)
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To: newgeezer
"He wouldn't try to take nobody's life," his mother said. "

Infidels on the other hand...........

9 posted on 03/24/2003 10:05:55 AM PST by SuperLuminal
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To: newgeezer
This ahole should be dealt with swiftly.

This is not the time for BS!

Shoot him!
10 posted on 03/24/2003 10:05:58 AM PST by Radix
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To: newgeezer
He was a double major in aeronautical and mechanical engineering, and graduated with a bachelor's degree as Hasan Karim Akbar nine years later, apparently because "he stopped and started several times" with his classes, Lapin said.

I don't care if it took him 9 years this is not an easy degree set. The guy had some type of brains. Islam rotted it with anger.

11 posted on 03/24/2003 10:08:26 AM PST by Nov3
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To: Hobey Baker
Born Mark FIDEL Kools. It raises a whole host of questions.
12 posted on 03/24/2003 10:08:46 AM PST by gaspar
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To: gaspar
Born Mark FIDEL Kools. It raises a whole host of questions.

A red diaper baby.

13 posted on 03/24/2003 10:21:21 AM PST by kevao
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To: SunStar
This guy chose his religion over his country.

We keep hearing that 99.9% of Muslim-Americans are loyal U.S. citizens. Akbar is obiously one of those 0.1%.

14 posted on 03/24/2003 10:23:41 AM PST by kevao
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To: newgeezer
Wasn't the DC sniper from Baton Rouge?

16 posted on 03/24/2003 10:29:08 AM PST by petitfour
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To: kevao
I wonder what the ratio of "loyal US citizens" would be among Black Muslims, as opposed to the Muslim population in general.
It seems to me that Black Muslims are far more politicized, and that they often choose their "religion" more as a way to express their political views than as a matter of faith.
As a group, the Black Muslims seem to be interested in being anti-American and inciting racial division.
Do we really want to continue to tolerate these Farrakhan followers who rail against "white devils" and are one of the most organized and widespread fifth columns in our country?
I think we need a solution...
17 posted on 03/24/2003 10:33:56 AM PST by van_erwin
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To: petitfour
How many are going to die before it is recognized that this POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is pure insanity.
18 posted on 03/24/2003 10:34:38 AM PST by Digger
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To: Geist Krieger
This guy should face a twenty-one gun salute with live ammo aimed directly at him. I know it will never happen...the A.C.L.U. is probably already on it and Johnny Cochran has probably been contacted.

I don't think Mr. Cochran nor the ACLU will be of much help to Mr. Kools. If reports are accurate, he committed a treasonous act of murder, in the U.S. military, while at war on foreign soil. He is now at the mercy of a field court-martial conducted by his commanding officer, should said officer wish to conduct one. If he is found guilty by that court martial, it's quite possible (even likely) that he will be put to death for his crime.

And that can all happen in accord with the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Within a matter of a few weeks, if they decide to expedite matters.

19 posted on 03/24/2003 10:45:31 AM PST by Oberon (This tagline intentionally left blank.)
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To: newgeezer
I do believe that he's quickly heading to a firing squad, or a gallows. And the military's courts work *much* faster than our courts.
20 posted on 03/24/2003 10:47:29 AM PST by theDentist (So..... This is Virginia..... where are all the virgins?)
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To: EggsAckley
He said the only thing he was going out there to do was blow up the bridges."

That statement by his mother really stood out to me also.

We are trying to preserve bridges and as much of the infastructure as we possibly can.

21 posted on 03/24/2003 10:57:36 AM PST by Spunky
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To: Digger
Maybe, when he told his mother that he would be persecuted for being muslim, was a warning sign of what he was about to do. Either that, or it was a type of "self fulfilling prophesy"

Most of the people in the military know that we are bound by strict rules not to single anyone out (even the ones we should, imo) based on religion, race etc. That excuse don't fly! He's a traitor. If he thought it was right and bold for allah, why did he run away?

Your post is chillingly correct. Thanks for stating what many are thinking.
22 posted on 03/24/2003 11:02:14 AM PST by Thisiswhoweare
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To: newgeezer
"He wouldn't try to take nobody's life," she said. "He's not like that.

He did try to take somebody's life and he succeeded.

Give him over to his former squad for a grenade suppository and on to Baghdad.

23 posted on 03/24/2003 11:12:24 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: theDentist
I do believe that he's quickly heading to a firing squad, or a gallows.

That was my thought (in reverse order of preference). Do they still hang 'em?

24 posted on 03/24/2003 11:14:26 AM PST by newgeezer (The "peaceful" Muslims are the ones with remote-control bomb$.)
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To: newgeezer
"He wouldn't try to take nobody's life," she said.

Maybe somebody should tell Quran Bilal that a double negative is a positive.

25 posted on 03/24/2003 11:15:41 AM PST by aristeides
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To: Flurry
Article 90—Assaulting or willfully disobeying superior commissioned officer (sevevely excerpted)

Text. “Any person subject to this chapter who—
(1) strikes his superior commissioned officer or draws or lifts up any weapon or offers any violence against him while he is in the execution of his office;(a) That the accused struck, drew, or lifted up a weapon against, or offered violence against, a certain commissioned officer; ...

Maximum punishment. (1) Striking, drawing, or lifting up any weapon or offering any violence to superior commissioned officer in the execution of office. Dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 10 years. (2) Willfully disobeying a lawful order of superior commissioned officer. Dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 5 years. (3) In time of war. Death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.

26 posted on 03/24/2003 11:17:54 AM PST by j_tull (My words but a whisper, your deafness a SHOUT!)
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To: newgeezer
One address for Mark Fidel Kools in Los Angeles is the Bilal Islamic Center, a collection of small buildings and mobile homes around a mosque that's under construction.

Does this mean he lived in the mosque complex while he was a student at UC Davis?

27 posted on 03/24/2003 11:18:21 AM PST by aristeides
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To: Nov3
Why would somebody with a double engineering degree from UC Davis join the Army as an enlisted man?
28 posted on 03/24/2003 11:19:17 AM PST by aristeides
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To: aristeides
Maybe somebody should tell Quran Bilal that a double negative is a positive.

Here's my favorite example of that:

Iverson Confesses To Crime Via Double Negative


29 posted on 03/24/2003 11:20:46 AM PST by newgeezer (The "peaceful" Muslims are the ones with remote-control bomb$.)
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To: Oberon
Ain't gonna happen. Too politically sensitive (note how the Army and the press are suppressing the real story.) Court martial will be stateside.
30 posted on 03/24/2003 11:20:56 AM PST by aristeides
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To: j_tull
Bump

(3) In time of war. Death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.

"P.C."

Fast Court Martial followed by death by firing squad at sunrise tomorrow!

31 posted on 03/24/2003 11:21:37 AM PST by B-Cause
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To: aristeides
Why would somebody with a double engineering degree from UC Davis join the Army as an enlisted man?

To go with the Army to the front and sabotage it.

When this POS learned he would not be allowed to go to the front, he took immediate action.

PC needs to be on the ashheap of history yesterday.

These are snakes not bunny rabbits.

32 posted on 03/24/2003 11:22:04 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: newgeezer
I'm not certain, but as I recall it depends upon the crime and the time. In peacetime it's the gallows. At War, if the offence was committed at the front it's the firing squad. If the offence was not at the front, the gallows.

I could be wrong.

Of course, with the PC Police, he could just be given a stern talking-to by Susan Sarandon.

33 posted on 03/24/2003 11:22:42 AM PST by theDentist (So..... This is Virginia..... where are all the virgins?)
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To: aristeides; Sabertooth; honway
I just read about this morning in a print edition paper, and of course it mentioned only his name...that was enough for me to connect two dots.
34 posted on 03/24/2003 11:25:14 AM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: newgeezer
Somehow I can hear R Lee Ermey saying

"..you need an attitude adjustment boy...you're nothing but a crapstain on the underwear of life!!"
35 posted on 03/24/2003 11:26:52 AM PST by grumple
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To: newgeezer
He wouldn't try to take nobody's life," his mother said.

Well, at least she got that right, he tried to take the lives of some very good and brave people, not nobodies. It sounds like her son was a lot better educated than his mother.

36 posted on 03/24/2003 11:31:00 AM PST by Eva
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To: newgeezer
I thought the 101st was an elite unit. How did this lowlife troublemaker manage to stay in the unit?
37 posted on 03/24/2003 11:34:00 AM PST by hattend (Dixie Chicks suck)
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To: All
I just spoke with Nick at Senator Frist's office after calling Senator Domenici's office:

Asan Akbar needs a court martial and a firing squad not the PC laundry and Johnny Cochran.

Senator Frist 1-202-224-3344

38 posted on 03/24/2003 11:34:38 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: j_tull
You've got it, "3) In time of war. Death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct." I don't think there is much left for interpretation here. I think he'll be dealt with swiftly and severely.
39 posted on 03/24/2003 11:41:04 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (eif eit smells eits french)
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To: aristeides
Why would somebody with a double engineering degree from UC Davis join the Army as an enlisted man?

That is a good question. With a different outlook this guy could have been living the American dream.

40 posted on 03/24/2003 11:41:32 AM PST by Nov3
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To: aristeides
he paid a visit to the old man of the mountains?
41 posted on 03/24/2003 11:43:30 AM PST by kallisti
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To: Fred Mertz
That's right, just the name is enough to let people know what the real deal is here. They're obviously trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people, but this time they're not going to succeed.
42 posted on 03/24/2003 11:44:29 AM PST by aristeides
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To: EggsAckley
Sounds like he and/or his mother have an over-inflated ego, in addition to being incredibly stupid. Did the dumb a. think he wouldn't be noticed?
43 posted on 03/24/2003 12:40:29 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (fur, cryin' out loud...)
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To: hattend
thought the 101st was an elite unit. How did this lowlife troublemaker manage to stay in the unit?

I thought he wasn't a member of the 101st, but was with an Army engineering unit attached to the 101st. His educational background and his going into the Army as an enlisted man whispers "sleeper" to me.

Anyone else know what the deal is with that?

44 posted on 03/24/2003 1:06:22 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: hattend
I thought the 101st was an elite unit. How did this lowlife troublemaker manage to stay in the unit?

That was my first reaction when I heard about it, but after checking I found out that he was not in a "Major Unit". According to their website, this guy was under one of the "Separate Division Units" (326th Engineering Battalion) that provides engineering support for the 101st. It is possible, given the double degree, that those degrees may have given him a big edge on getting into the 101st when he enlisted. But being in the Govt. contracting business myself, I do have to ask the same question others have on here about why this guy enlisted when he could have made big bucks in the contracting arena.

45 posted on 03/24/2003 1:07:46 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: Fred Mertz
Just heard on WMAL radio in D.C.: Akbar to be court-martialed at Fort Campbell, KY.
46 posted on 03/24/2003 1:32:16 PM PST by aristeides
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To: SuziQ
Hopefully the military has now learned the MO, and will look for other such sleepers in its ranks.
47 posted on 03/24/2003 1:32:53 PM PST by aristeides
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To: SuziQ; ravingnutter
Thanks for the clarification....BTTT!
48 posted on 03/24/2003 1:57:36 PM PST by hattend (Dixie Chicks suck)
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To: Oberon
The ACLU published a paperback specifically designed to "work around" the UCMJ.
I have read it, and if the ACLU chooses to represent him, they *could* get this traitor off the hook via a slew of "emotional stress" technicalities.
Will they do it?
The odds are in his favor, considering the kinds of "cases" they like.
Given that his "emotional state"/race/religion is already being bandied about as an excuse, I don't hold much hope of true military justice being meted out.

There are few "groups" I loathe more than the ACLU.



49 posted on 03/24/2003 2:10:02 PM PST by Salamander (Subliminal Salamander)
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To: Salamander
The ACLU published a paperback specifically designed to "work around" the UCMJ.

Well, perhaps. I'm guessing it wouldn't amount to much if they kept this guy under the control of the field command, and out of the country. As others have said, however, that's not likely to happen.

I suppose it'll be life in Leavenworth for him, making little rocks out of big ones.

50 posted on 03/24/2003 2:38:20 PM PST by Oberon (This tagline intentionally left blank.)
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