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Forth Hood mass shootings: 3 soldiers kill 11; One gunman, Major Malik Nadal Hasan, shot dead
DAILY NEWS ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | Helen Kennedy

Posted on 11/05/2009 2:57:02 PM PST by Red Steel

Three U.S. soldiers went on a chilling rampage at the sprawling Fort Hood Army Base in Texas on Thursday, killing 12 people and wounding 31, officials said.

The motive for the bloodbath was unknown.

At least one gunman opened fire with two handguns just after 2:30 p.m. at the Soldier Readiness Center, where troops prepare for deployment, the Army said.

He was shot dead by military police. Several news outlets identified him as Major Malik Nadal Hasan.

Two other suspects were in custody, said Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the base commander.

"It's a terrible tragedy. It's stunning," he said.

President Obama called it a "horrific outburst of violence," stressing that the victims were those who volunteered to protect the nations.

"It's difficult enough when we lose these brave Americans in battles overseas. It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil," Obama said.

When the shooting began, emergency sirens blared across the massive base and officials warned the population of nearly 34,000 to take cover as they hunted for the gunmen.

The base - the largest military installation in the world - was locked down and the public address system crackled with calls for blood donors.

Two hours later, the hunt appeared to be wrapped up.

The carnage began inside the Soldier Readiness Center, and there were unconfirmed reports of a second shooting at a nearby theater where a graduation ceremony was scheduled.

Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson said many of the victims were collecting their final deployment papers. The shooters were in military uniform, witnesses said.

All available EMS units in and around Killeen, Texas, were urgently requested to respond to a "mass casualty event" at the base.

Greg Schannep, an aide to Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), told the Austin American Statesman that he was heading for a graduation ceremony on the base when a soldier in a blood-spattered uniform ran by and said someone was shooting.

MSNBC reported a woman and a child were among the victims.

Cone said a civilian police officer was killed.

FBI agents were assisting the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, which was leading the probe.

Fort Hood is in central Texas, about halfway between Austin and Waco.

Most soldiers there have been through multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Suicides and combat stress have been major issues there.

On Sept. 8, 2008, a soldier scheduled to be discharged shot another soldier, then killer himself.


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: forthood; jihad; maliknadalhasan; muslim; obama

1 posted on 11/05/2009 2:57:02 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Prayers for these soldiers who were killed and their families and also for the civilian officer and his family too.


2 posted on 11/05/2009 2:59:43 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Red Steel

>> Major Malik Nadal Hasan

Obviously a third-generation German-American from Central Texas.

What, pray tell, are the names of the other terrorists?


3 posted on 11/05/2009 3:01:09 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Red Steel

>> Major Malik Nadal Hasan

Obviously a third-generation German-American from Central Texas.

What, pray tell, are the names of the other terrorists?


4 posted on 11/05/2009 3:01:20 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Red Steel

Who are the other two involved?


5 posted on 11/05/2009 3:01:48 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: Red Steel

“Malik Nadal Hasan”!


I had a feeling about this from the gitgo, I was right!


6 posted on 11/05/2009 3:02:30 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Nervous Tick

Why are you blaming the Germans when it’s rather obvious that he was clearly Amish?


7 posted on 11/05/2009 3:04:04 PM PST by plinyelder
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To: ecomcon
Who are the other two involved?

Muhamad and Mohammed

8 posted on 11/05/2009 3:04:24 PM PST by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: ecomcon
Who are the other two involved?

Muhamad and Mohammed

9 posted on 11/05/2009 3:04:31 PM PST by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: Nervous Tick

His id was just confirmed on Fox by a government official. No news about the other two.


10 posted on 11/05/2009 3:04:34 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry. - Oliver Cromwell)
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To: Red Steel

Does the media really think we are stupid. Supposedly, Lonegunman, with two sidearms.
43 shots minimum. And the are calling the other two suspects.


11 posted on 11/05/2009 3:05:08 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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“Malik”? A major? A Muzzie chaplain, perhaps? A translator in the Intel shop? None of his subordinates, brother officers, or superiors noticed he was a Muzzie nutcase? Or is it unPC to even notice?
12 posted on 11/05/2009 3:08:08 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: Nervous Tick

Major Malik Nadal Hasan

Nothing to see here...


13 posted on 11/05/2009 3:09:59 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: Godwin1

I am hearing elsewhere that he was a recent Muslim convert. I cannot verify.


14 posted on 11/05/2009 3:10:14 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Marty62

I’m just waiting for the Tollybuns to claim credit.
“Americans are not safe anywhere from the wrath of we Tollybuns!”


15 posted on 11/05/2009 3:11:21 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Nervous Tick
The SOB was an officer.

My, my how non-discrimination has changed the military.

16 posted on 11/05/2009 3:11:38 PM PST by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property....)
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To: Red Steel
The motive for the bloodbath was unknown

Yeah, it's a baffling mystery /s

17 posted on 11/05/2009 3:12:22 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Nervous Tick
They deny any terrorism is involved.

I think I have had enough of the bullshit. Its time for the PC government to quit lying to everybody and get to the root of the problem.

18 posted on 11/05/2009 3:12:59 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: plinyelder
Why are you blaming the Germans when it’s rather obvious that he was clearly Amish?

The Amish speak German for a reason.

19 posted on 11/05/2009 3:15:08 PM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Red Steel

Col. David Hunt just called Obama’s actions today “an embarassment to the United States.” Hunt voted for Obama.


20 posted on 11/05/2009 3:16:10 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama lies, Freedom dies)
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To: Marty62

Just did a Google search

Lots of people named Malik Nadal Hasan or variations found in the paid search lists, but not one came up in the quoted google search

??


21 posted on 11/05/2009 3:16:41 PM PST by mlmr (Angry with what leftists are doing to our country, our children and our culture...)
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To: Red Steel

2 suspects were just released. per Fox News


22 posted on 11/05/2009 3:18:48 PM PST by SUSSA
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To: Red Steel
Most soldiers there have been through multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Suicides and combat stress have been major issues there.

Sooooooo, there you have it. Bush's fault!

23 posted on 11/05/2009 3:21:30 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: ConservativeStatement
Col. David Hunt just called Obama’s actions today “an embarassment to the United States.” Hunt voted for Obama.

I missed him. Did he elaborate?

24 posted on 11/05/2009 3:22:56 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: oyez

notice how the Govt was quick to say this is not terrorism?

This is B/S bozo comes on and waits two and a half mins before mention the shooting because he wanted to give out his shout outs .

shep smith and Kay Hutchison would not mention his name

I swear I am B/S


25 posted on 11/05/2009 3:23:08 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: mlmr

I did a search to and only found news stories.
Need a CIA computer on this one I guess.


26 posted on 11/05/2009 3:23:26 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Red Steel

Islam:What the west needs to know

Obama Admits He Is A Muslim


27 posted on 11/05/2009 3:24:24 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

He is on now as the host until 7:00 PM. Probably at www.wrko.com. He is fired up and blasting Obama. Callers are ripping Obama. One woman just cried. Obama is a fool.


28 posted on 11/05/2009 3:25:05 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama lies, Freedom dies)
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To: Marty62
"Lonegunman, with two sidearms. 43 shots minimum."

They were hiding at the "grassy knoll"...../sarc
29 posted on 11/05/2009 3:31:09 PM PST by FrankR (To Congress: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10!)
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To: Pontiac

Oh Okay. LOL


30 posted on 11/05/2009 3:42:21 PM PST by plinyelder
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To: Red Steel

FT Hood Remember,Remember, Remember the 5th of November
The Gun powder, Treason and Plot
I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.
——Guy Fawkes warning about the plot to blow up British Parliament.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbojup0HRQc


31 posted on 11/05/2009 4:47:14 PM PST by PhiladelphiaCatholicPatriot
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To: plinyelder
That said you were correct he was clearly Amish.

But!

He is clearly an Amish (Que dramatic music) Quaker

32 posted on 11/05/2009 6:57:06 PM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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