Skip to comments.Government pressed to declare Fort Hood massacre a terrorist act
Posted on 10/18/2012 4:12:30 PM PDT by mdittmarEdited on 10/22/2012 10:09:02 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Survivors of the 2009 shooting rampage at the Fort Hood, Texas military base began on Thursday an effort to convince the Obama administration to classify the incident as an act of terrorism, a change that would clear the way for them to receive benefits.
The government currently classifies the November 5, 2009 shootings at the military base, in which 13 people died and 32 were wounded, as an act of workplace violence. Army Major Nidal Hasan is accused of carrying out the massacre and is awaiting a court martial at Fort Hood.
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"The future does not belong to those who insult Islam"- President Barack Hussein Obama
I guess the future belongs to 0bama!
After the debate debacle, this would be a Great question for the president
” Mr president, I’m still a little confused after our last discussion, was ft hood an act of terror or a terrorist act? “
” Is denying that it was a terrorist act, precluding the families of the victims from receiving aid part of your plan to balance the budget ?”
Paging team Romney.
"Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who
allegedly killed 11 people [count now 13, or 14 if you include the unborn child of the 21-year-old female soldier -etl] before being shot and wounded by police at Fort Hood, had said Muslims should "rise up" and attack Americans in retaliation for the US war in Iraq, a former army colleague said."
"He said Muslims should stand up and fight the aggressor and that we should not be in the war in the first place." He said that Major Hasan said he was "happy" when a US soldier was killed in an attack on a military recruitment centre in Arkansas in June. An American convert to Islam was accused of the shootings.
Col Lee alleged that other officers had told him that Major Hasan had said "maybe people should strap bombs on themselves and go to Times Square" in New York."
"Soldiers reported that the gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" an Arabic phrase for "God is great!" before opening fire, said Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the base commander."
Iirc ob said there is no war on terror just on al Qaeda
Romney should lead with that quote and examples
While on the subject of Libya,
Mitt needs to ask BHO why he called
the terrorist attack
at Ft Hood "workplace violence" ?
I thought Zer0 called it an act of terror the first day in the Rose Garden. /sarc
Once the muslim in the white hut is removed, it will probably be properly reclassified.
It was neither terrorism nor ‘workplace violence.’ It was an Islamist act of war. Terrorism targets civilians; Nidal went after military targets.
That’s my take. If they want to have the attack classified as a terrorist attack they better work hard for Mitt Romney.
Obama , the muslim, is not about to make such a declaration.
I guess after the election and Obama has lost we can finally get this murderous SOB to his court martial. If they need Volunteers for his execution they can count on me. I will even bring my own ammunition.
Finally, someone gets it right. Congrats, Sloth.
It was my understanding that the Amry declared it workplace violence so they could control the investigation and trial.
If it was a terrorist act, then the FBI, DHS, and God knows who else would have jurisdiction and be stepping all over the Army’s turf.
The very thought that they have to do this disgust me.
I guess that BO doesn't understand terrorism because of his Muslim sympathizes
Yahoo now redirects the links that used to lead to the news story in the headline to a DIFFERENT article: one about shaving for a court appearance!