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  • Six Years Later: Obama Finally Calls Fort Hood a Terrorist Attack

    12/07/2015 8:51:54 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 7, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    More than six years after a Muslim army major shot dead 13 people at Fort Hood, President Obama on Sunday night - for what may be the first time - publicly identified it as a terrorist attack. In his primetime Oval Office address on the threat of terrorism in the wake of last week's attack in San Bernardino, California, Obama said the threat had evolved in the years since 9/11. "As we've become better at preventing complex attacks like 9/11, terrorists turn to less complicated acts of violence like the mass shootings that are all too common in our society,"...
  • How Cruz the Outsider Won Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Victims

    11/10/2015 6:53:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/10/15 | Matthew Fleming
    On Ted Cruz’s Senate office wall hangs a framed copy of one of the Texas Republican’s proudest legislative accomplishments. And like the outsider persona he touts on the presidential campaign trail, Cruz eventually voted against the bill that made it happen.Cruz added an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act last year in the Armed Services committee that ultimately awarded the Purple Heart to victims of the 2009 massacre at the Fort Hood military facility in Texas. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 injured.Cruz had offered the amendment every year since arriving in the Senate in 2013, uniting with fellow Republican Sen....
  • Obama Should Present Fort Hood Purple Hearts, Apologize

    02/10/2015 3:47:57 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 10, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: The Army has announced that as a result of Congress' making victims of attacks by foreign terrorist acts eligible, the Fort Hood victims will get Purple Hearts, and civilians will get Defense of Freedom medals. That language broadened the definition of an attack on eligible victims to include an assault by "a foreign terrorist organization." The definition includes attacks by a perpetrator or perpetrators in contact with a foreign terrorist organization or "inspired or motivated by a foreign terrorist organization" prior to the attack. The Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood by Maj. Nidal Hasan, in which...
  • Army approves Purple Hearts for soldiers wounded in 2009 Fort Hood shooting

    02/06/2015 11:09:43 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2015 | By Dan Lamothe
    Army Secretary John McHugh said Friday that he has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart to those wounded during a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, following years of pressure from families and a change in rules approved by Congress. The Nov. 5, 2009, shooting killed 13 people and wounded more than 30. It was carried out by Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, who was convicted in August 2013 of 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. Hasan said he acted because of what he alleged was U.S. aggression against Muslims...
  • Long Overdue: Purple Hearts for Fort Hood, Little Rock Victims Rolled Into Defense Funding Bill

    12/04/2014 6:08:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-4-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    December 4, 2014 ‘Long Overdue’: Purple Hearts for Fort Hood, Little Rock Victims Rolled Into Defense Funding Bill The White House threatened to veto such language before, but is faced this time with a bipartisan, bicameral compromise. WASHINGTON — In May 2012, President Obama threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act because, among other reasons, the bill would have awarded Purple Hearts to the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting and Little Rock recruitment office shooting.“The Administration objects to section 552, which would grant Purple Hearts to the victims of the shooting incidents in Fort Hood, Texas, and...
  • Fort Hood shooting victims will soon be eligible to receive Purple Heart

    12/04/2014 8:43:08 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Victims of the Fort Hood shooting will soon be eligible to receive the Purple Heart, with Congress pushing ahead with a policy change that would officially recognize domestic terrorism as an issue, rather than the workplace violence designation the Obama administration had used. The issue has been contentious since the 2009 attack, with victims and their family members saying Army Maj. Nidal Hasans shooting spree was clearly linked to the broader war on terror that the U.S. is fighting overseas.
  • Republicans Overturn Obama Decision To Deny Honors And Benefits To The Victims Of Fort Hood

    05/14/2014 9:53:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | May 13 2014 | Duane Lester
    Full Title: Republicans Overturn Obama Decision To Deny Honors And Benefits To The Victims Of Fort Hood Terrorist Attack Sorry, Barack. This wasnt workplace violence. It was a terrorist attack, and should be treated as such. Thanks to Republicans, it will be: Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee will overturn one consequence of Obamas unwillingness to recognize the terrorism of the Fort Hood attack: victims will be eligible for the Purple Heart, allowing survivors to receive better and prompter health care from the VA. More than that, every victim will get the recognition and honor due to them. From...
  • The Unites States Military Afraid To Discharge Deviants

    04/06/2014 2:31:38 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 8 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/06/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
    And, I do have a sensitivity toward people in the military as well as civilians who have developed some sort of "nervous condition." I was medevaced out of Vietnam after 16 months there while serving in the Marine Corps. At that time, if an enlistee even looked cross-eyed at a superior officer, or showed any sort of deviance - they would be "quickly and efficiently" jailed, hospitalized, or just booted out of the military. IOW soldiers like the most recent Fort Hood killer Ivan Lopez would have stuck out like a sore thumb in yesterday's military, but not in...
  • Fort Hood Tears Down Site of 2009 Massacre

    02/21/2014 7:53:13 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 21 replies ^ | Feb. 19, 2014 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    A Texas Army post has razed the building where a former psychiatrist carried out one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, with plans to put up trees and a memorial in its place. Fort Hood officials said Tuesday that they've torn down Building 42003, the site of a 2009 massacre that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded. The building was part of a processing center complex for soldiers deploying and returning from combat. On Nov. 5, 2009, then-Maj. Nidal Hasan carried two weapons inside, shouted "Allahu Akbar!" "God is great" in Arabic and...
  • Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan requested Bible in prison while awaiting trial

    12/30/2013 2:36:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | December 30, 2013
    The former Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood made several requests of the Texas jail where he was held before he stood trial, including one for a copy of the Bible and another for the name of the company that made the cheese in his sandwiches.
  • Is the President Dishonest Or Ignorant? (How about both?)

    12/05/2013 11:07:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | December 5, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    In September, White House Spokesmodel Jay Carney was asked about the mounting stories of companies cutting employees and hours to get under the arbitrary magic numbers created for Obamacares many mandates. In typical progressive fashion, Carney dismissed reality and substituted his own. Theres a difference between anecdotes and data, he said. Hes right, of course. And he should know his boss has governed by anecdote, not data, not facts, since he took office. Putting Obamacare aside for the moment, the most egregious example in the history of the United States of the bluster of anecdotes over reality came in...
  • What Difference Does It Make? The Difference Between Truth and Lies

    11/04/2013 9:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 4, 2013 | Morgan Brittany
    Why do a vast majority of the American public continue to fall for the constant lies coming out of Washington?What is it that they just dont see?Time and time again the rug is pulled out from under them and they still fall for the same old bait and switch.Politicians know it and now they have no qualms about continuing the lies even after we know they are lies! I remember a time when at least they tried to cover it up, (Richard Nixon), or they came clean after they were caught, (Bill Clinton).Today however, they fabricate a lie in order...
  • Admin Error Sends Bradley Manning to Death Row, Nidal Hasan to Gender Reassignment Surgery

    08/31/2013 3:50:46 PM PDT · by SLB · 45 replies
    Duffelblog ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | ?????
    FT LEAVENWORTH, KS An administrative error has been blamed for a mix-up in sentencing involving the cases of convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan and Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to the website WikiLeaks. After sentencing concluded last Wednesday in Fort Hood, Texas, it was reported Hasan would undergo gender reassignment surgery and change his name from Nidal to Nahid Hasan. Nahid is an Arabic name meaning one with full, round breasts. Not long after it was revealed, the traitor formerly known as Chelsea had been transferred to death row where he awaits...
  • For Fort Hood shooter, is execution punishment?

    08/24/2013 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2013 11:15 AM EDT | Ramit Plushnick-Masti
    Maj. Nidal Hasan and many of his victims in the Fort Hood shooting seem to want the same thinghis death. But while survivors and relatives of the dead view lethal injection as justice, the Army psychiatrist appears to see it as something elsemartyrdom.
  • Ft. Hood Victims Want Shooting Designated Terror

    08/10/2013 12:06:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    AP) ^ | August 10, 2013 ( | ALLEN G. BREED and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
    Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan admits pulling out a pistol, shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is great) and opening fire on unarmed people, killing 13 of them. All, he says, in an effort to stop them from going to Afghanistan and killing his fellow Muslims. Concluding he was on the "wrong side" in America's war, he told jurors at his court-martial that he switched sides. ... Victims of the shooting rampage filed a lawsuit last year over the administration's decision to treat the incident as workplace violence. They say that designation has robbed them of benefits and made them ineligible to...
  • Report: Obamas DOD Slaps Gag Order on Fort Hood Survivors & Family Members

    08/07/2013 7:01:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8//7/13 | Jim Hoft
    This is unbelievable. Dana Loesch at RedState reported tonight that the Obama Department of Defense has reportedly slapped a gag order on Fort Hood survivors and family members. Autumn Manning @WWWife #FtHood family members of wounded being told they can't talk 2 press. I am not in military & still have my 1st amendment rights TY very much 10:14 AM - 7 Aug 2013
  • Wife Of Ft. Hood Survivor: DOD Is Gagging Us *UPDATED

    08/07/2013 8:28:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Red State ^ | 8//7/13 | Dana Loesch
    Autumn Manning, wife of Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning who was wounded in the Ft. Hood terror attack, is speaking out on Twitter. Manning claims that the Department of Defense has slapped victims of violence with gag orders and is preventing them to discuss denial of benefits and other developments in the wake of the attack.
  • Ft. Hood Victims Sue Gov't for Role in 2009 Massacre (claim gov't PC ignored Hasan's jihadism)

    08/07/2013 7:05:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    CBN ^ | August 07, 2013 | Caitlin Burke and Charlene Israel
    The trial for the suspected Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is underway. Since he is representing himself, he could end up cross examining the victims of his own attack. Witnesses say Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire at Fort Hood nearly four years ago, killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others. Hasan isn't denying the allegations. In a brief opening statement Monday, he said "the evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter." Hasan called himself a "mujahideen" -- a Muslim holy warrior. "He further stated he realized during the war that he eventually found himself...
  • Fort Hood Rampage Trial Interrupted Over Major Hasan's Lack of Defense

    08/07/2013 1:18:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 7, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    The trial of Major Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens more in a Fort Hood shooting rampage, was temporarily halted today when a lawyer objected that Hasan was putting up no defense in an effort to get himself executed. The lawyer's concern brings a touch of the absurd to the trial. Hasan was prevented from pleading guilty because that would have eliminated a trial and the option of a death sentence. But his feeble defense -- in his opening statement Hasan said, "I am the shooter" -- may ultimately backfire if an appeals...

    08/01/2013 5:19:41 PM PDT · by bkopto · 68 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | staff
    <p>Days before he's set to go on trial, the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage released more of his writings about America and Islam.</p> <p> on Thursday posted documents in which Maj. Nidal Hasan renounced his U.S. citizenship and soldier's oath and denounced democracy. Hasan is charged in the November 2009 rampage that killed 13 soldiers and wounded more than 30 people at the Texas Army post. His court-martial is scheduled to start Tuesday.</p>