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  • The 2009 Fort Hood victims finally receive their Purple Hearts

    12/20/2014 3:34:15 AM PST · by RedMDer · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2014 | Chuck Yarling
    “It’s long past time to call the Fort Hood attack what it was: radical Islamic terrorism. And, this recognition for Fort Hood terrorist victims is overdue. The victims and their families deserve our prayers and support, and this legislation rightly honors them for defending our nation in the face of a heinous act of terror”
 - Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Reps. John Carter (R-Texas) and Roger Williams (R-Texas) added words to legislation of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that expanded “eligibility for the Purple Heart to include members of the Armed Forces who have been killed or wounded...
  • Soldiers from NYC, Arizona killed in Afghanistan [Fort Hood, Lost 2]

    12/14/2014 5:18:06 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | December 14, 2014 | Associated Press
    The Department of Defense says an Army sergeant from New York City has been killed in Afghanistan. A soldier from Arizona was also killed. Military officials say Sgt. Ramon Morris, 37, and Spc. Wyatt Martin, 22, died Dec. 12 in Parwan province. The men died from wounds suffered when their vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device.
  • 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.
  • Virginia Honors 9/11 Mosque

    03/17/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies ^ | March 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Political Correctness: The only thing more revolting than building a mosque next to the World Trade Center would be honoring the mosque that helped the 9/11 hijackers. Yet that's just what Virginia has done. Outrageously, the Virginia state legislature has passed a Democrat-sponsored resolution "commending" the notorious 9/11 mosque Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center "as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for the" center. The Saudi Embassy-funded, Muslim Brotherhood-owned mosque is universally known by federal and local law enforcement and even the media as a turnstile for terrorists. Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan once worshipped...
  • Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola

    10/09/2014 6:11:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola More than 500 troops from the 36th Engineer Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade and 85th Civil Affairs Brigade stationed at Ft. Hood are expected to deploy to Liberia by the end of this month. Approximately 200 troops stationed at Ft. Bliss, but assigned to aviation units at Ft. Hood, will also deploy. Their mission will be constructing facilities to be used in the housing and care of Ebola patients. The troops will not have contact with Ebola patients. The servicemen and women from Ft. Hood are part of a...
  • Liberals dont allow private guns on military bases because they dont trust our soldiers

    04/17/2014 10:37:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The murders at Fort Hood have resulted in renewed calls to lift Bill Clintons ban on personally owned firearms on military bases. This latest attack was the third on a military installation in the past five years, so common sense, no, common DECENCY dictates that a change in policy is necessary. Those who essentially hate the military and think the worst of its members have had their way long enough. Their because we say so policy has never made sense. It has to end because its killing people and destroying lives. The arguments against allowing our military personnel the means...
  • Fort Hood soldier: Stripped of God-given right, all I could do was wait to die

    04/09/2014 1:28:02 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    A soldier who survived the gruesome murders at Fort Hood last week penned a letter to Texas lawmakers on Monday, urging them to prevent another tragedy from happening again by allowing soldiers to carry personal firearms on base. Stripped of my God-given Right to arm myself, the only defensive posture I had left was to lie prostrate on the ground, and wait to die, writes 1st Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, who witnessed the massacre firsthand. ... Through what I can only describe as a miracle, he somehow found enough strength to continue pushing against that door...
  • Fort Hood shooter snapped over denial of request for leave, Army confirms

    04/07/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies ^ | 4-7-2014 |
    <p>The spree began in one building of the sprawling complex, where Lopez, who was 34, first pulled his .45-caliber Caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and killed one, injuring 10.</p> <p>"The deceased and one of wounded had been involved in the verbal altercation with subject," Grey said.</p>
  • Spc. Ivan Lopez And PTSD: Is There A Link Between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Violence?

    04/05/2014 4:59:28 AM PDT · by don-o · 74 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 3, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz
    snip Secretary of the Army John McHugh told Bloomberg that Lopez was prescribed drugs for anxiety, sleeping problems and depression, but a psychiatrists evaluation last month found that he was no threat to himself or others. Theres no indication that he was diagnosed with PTSD before his death.
  • Ft. Hood shooter had been denied leave day of rampage, source says

    04/04/2014 3:08:11 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 55 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 04-04-2014 | Richard A. Serrano
    When Army Spec. Ivan Lopez went on the shooting rampage Wednesday at Ft. Hood, Texas, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, he had just learned that superiors in Washington had rejected his request to take a temporary leave to deal with family matters related to his mothers death, a federal law enforcement official said. Officials had turned down an earlier leave request and Lopez was attempting to renew it, said the official, speaking anonymously because the investigation is ongoing. The rejection, delivered Wednesday, set him off, the official said. He had put in for something regarding his mother's death...
  • Why Are Military Bases Such As Fort Hood Gun-Free?

    04/04/2014 2:49:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 53 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 4, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Another tragedy at Fort Hood is compounded by the absurdity of well-trained and disciplined soldiers told to "shelter in place" until the police arrive. The second mass shooting at Fort Hood is not considered an act of terrorism. It is, however, a grim echo of its predecessor, which was an act of terrorism called "workplace violence." And to this day, the commander in chief calls Maj. Nidal Hasan's Nov. 5, 2009, rampage in which 13 were murdered and 32 wounded "workplace violence." In that tragedy, Hasan, a self-proclaimed "Soldier of Allah," shouted "Allahu Akhbar" and opened fire on...
  • Mike McCaul: Let soldiers carry on base (Ref: Ft Hood & Navy Yard massacres)

    04/03/2014 11:29:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 3, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rep. Mike McCaul said Wednesdays tragedy at Fort Hood is another reminder that members of the military should be able to carry concealed weapons on base. I personally think, if youre trained for combat, you ought to be able to carry a weapon, the Texas Republican said on Fox Newss The Kelly File on Wednesday night in the wake of the shooting that left four dead and more than a dozen injure at the Texas military base. A bill to that effect has been introduced in Congress but has not gone anywhere. The legislation was inspired in part by the...
  • Ft. Hood Shooter Ran Free for 15 to 20 Minutes Before Being Stopped by Military Policewoman

    04/03/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT · by montag813 · 73 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-03-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Outrageous. Reckless. Senseless. That is what many military families are calling the continuing ban on concealed carry for servicemembers on U.S. military bases. Bases like Ft. Hood, where 3 brave members of our military were gunned down by an apparently mentally-compromised Spc. Ivan Lopez. And the outrage will only grow in light of a new shocking report that Lopez was able to remain free for 15 to 20 minutes -- more than enough time for him to kill 3 and wound 16 -- before finally beingconfronted by a military policewoman, whereupon he took...
  • Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

    04/03/2014 3:59:39 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 24 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 04-03-2014 | Will Weissert
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said. Within hours of the Wednesday attack, investigators started looking into whether the mans combat experience had caused lingering psychological trauma. Fort Hoods senior officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said the gunman had sought help for depression, anxiety and other problems.
  • Obama Attended 2 Fundraisers As Deadly Fort Hood Shooting Unfolded

    04/02/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Debra Heine
    There have now been 4 people confirmed dead after the second shooting at Fort Hood in five years. Pentagon sources tell CBS News that the Fort Hood shooter is a soldier identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez and that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. CBS News reports that the shooting stemmed from a soldier dispute. According to Fox News 14 people were wounded with injuries ranging from stable to very critical. The shooting reportedly started between 4:25 and 4:30 central time and for several hours Fort Hood was in lockdown, and the nation didn't know the number...
  • At least 4 killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead

    04/02/2014 5:25:42 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 78 replies
    CBS News ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Staff Writer
    FORT HOOD, Texas - A soldier opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding several others before taking his own life, law enforcement sources told CBS News. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, the site of a notorious 2009 mass shooting. Law enforcement sources said four people were killed, including the gunman, who died of a self-inflicted wound. Officials said several people were wounded, although the exact number was not immediately clear. At one point there were reports that as many as 14 people had been wounded. Sources told CBS News the shooter had been...
  • Suspected Fort Hood shooter dead; situation ongoing

    04/02/2014 4:49:47 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 191 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Dana Ford
    (CNN) -- A suspected shooter at Fort Hood, Texas, is dead, but the situation is still considered an active scene, multiple U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday. "There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time," the Army post said in an evening statement. Fort Hood's official Twitter feed asked that all personnel on post shelter in place. Sirens were going off. President Barack Obama has been briefed on the incident and will continue to receive updates, according to a White House press...
  • Shooting Confirmed at Fort Hood Army Post

    Eight people have been injured, four critically, after a shooting at the Fort Hood Army post Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The shooter is dead and the Texas post remains on lockdown. Officials are still searching and clearing buildings at the post, but a military official told NBC News that the deceased shooter appears to be the only shooter.
  • Media Matters Writer Responds to Ft. Hood Shooting: At Least Andrew Breitbart Is Dead

    04/02/2014 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    MJ (Mike) Rosenberg tweeted this out tonight after news broke that there was another shooting at Fort Hood. At Least Andrew Breitbart Is Dead Via Victoria Taft:
  • Lest we forget

    04/02/2014 4:45:01 PM PDT · by Marie · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5NOV09 | Obama
    Let us not forget how our fearless leader reacted to the LAST Ft. Hood shooting.
  • Report: Shooting at Fort Hood; Multiple Injuries

    04/02/2014 2:58:44 PM PDT · by halo66 · 714 replies
    Didn't see this posted...
  • The Blaze Investigation: How Obama and the Army Betrayed the Victims of Fort Hood

    02/12/2014 7:46:42 AM PST · by kristinn · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | Sara Carter
    Editors Note: This is the first in a multi-part series telling the stories of the Fort Hood victims, revealing the hardships they have faced in the shooting's aftermath and the small victories they have found in survival. Hear from the victims themselves in the season two premiere of TheBlaze TV's For The Record, Wednesday at 8 p.m. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Army Maj. Nidal Hasans words hung in the air along with the smell of gunpowder from his semi-automatic pistol. On Nov. 5, 2009, the Fort Hood Army psychiatrist methodically and deliberately took the lives of 13 people, including a...
  • Navy Yard Shooting Another Clinton Gun-Free Zone Fail

    09/17/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investot's Business Daily ^ | September 17, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: As the usual suspects call for stricter gun control, the fact remains that a gunman with two prior gun-crime arrests entered a secure military facility with a stolen ID and found no one able to shoot back. It was Fort Hood all over again. Aaron Alexis, a gunman whose prior behavioral warning signs were ignored, opens fire in an installation belonging to the most powerful military on Earth and those who protect our nation and design our weapons are not allowed to have a weapon to defend themselves. He was more equipped than the 12 people he killed on...
  • Fort Hood 2009? CNN Anchor Can't Remember the Last Shooting at 'U.S. Military Facility'

    09/17/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    MRC ^ | 9/17/13 | Matt Hadro
    During CNN's live coverage of Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, anchor Carol Costello asked when the last time was that a gunman wreaked "havoc at a U.S. military facility." In 2009, a jihadist killed 13 in a mass-shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. "I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility," Costello stated. "Have you ever heard of it happening before, Brian?" she asked correspondent Brian Todd, reporting live from the vicinity of the shooting.
  • CNN Anchor Can't Remember the Last Shooting at 'U.S. Military Facility'

    09/16/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 54 replies
    During CNN's live coverage of Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, anchor Carol Costello asked when the last time was that a gunman wreaked "havoc at a U.S. military facility." In 2009, a jihadist killed 13 in a mass-shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. "I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility," Costello stated. "Have you ever heard of it happening before, Brian?" she asked correspondent Brian Todd, reporting live from the vicinity of the shooting.
  • Strange Coincidences Involved in Navy Yard and Fort Hood Massacres

    09/16/2013 5:37:56 PM PDT · by IChing · 109 replies ^ | 9/16/13 | Donald Joy
    Ive discovered some startling weirdness in the news of the day: A shooting rampage massacre was carried out this morning at an American military base in Washington, D.C., by a serviceman from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of Texas, and has resulted in the deaths of thirteen people. A shooting rampage massacre was carried out four years ago at a military base in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of Texas, by a serviceman from the Washington, D.C. area, and it resulted in the deaths of thirteen people. Its early in the investigation and information is still coming in, but as I sat...
  • US Troops In Ft Hood Receive Orders To Deploy To Syria

    09/12/2013 12:59:25 PM PDT · by NoCmpromiz · 49 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | 9/11/13 | Dan Bubalo
    I have been able to verify something extremely troubling in the past 12 hours. A close and verifiable source contacted me to lament the deployment of a friend from Ft. Hood to Egypt, where this particular soldier will be for the next nine months. We have no military base in Egypt, so were all trying to understand the assignment and wonder if he and the other 400 soldiers are living in a tent in the desert, and if they are, how do they receive supplies, from everything to food, water, ammunition, and fuel to conduct whatever mission they are to...
  • Ft. Hood Killer Forcibly Shaved in Prison (about darn time!!)

    09/04/2013 10:21:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies ^ | 9/4/13 | Larry OConnor
    Officials said Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan was shaved after his move to death row and Texas legislators proposed a new compensation bill for shooting victims. Hasan, who was convicted in the 2009 shooting deaths of 13 people and injury of 31 others at the Texas military base, grew a beard for what he said were religious regions prior to the start of his court-martial. The move drew the ire of the judge, who found Hasan in contempt of court, causing a one-year delay of his trial. After Hasan, 42, was flown to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Friday to be put...
  • The FBI and the Muslim Brotherhood

    08/30/2013 7:51:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 30, 2013 | August 30, 20
    - FrontPage Magazine - - The FBI and the Muslim BrotherhoodPosted By Arnold Ahlert On August 30, 2013 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments A recent report in Mother Jones magazine has given the lie to FBI Director Robert Mueller’s defense of his agency’s failure to take any action against Nidal Hasan, despite intercepting a series of emails between the mass murderer and terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, beginning as early as 2008. Appearing on CBS News last Thursday, Mueller was asked if his agency “dropped the ball.” ”No, I think, given the context of the discussions and the situation that the agents and the analysts...
  • Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan sentenced to death

    08/28/2013 12:37:01 PM PDT · by Doogle · 95 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 08/28/13 | foxnews
    A military jury sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death Wednesday for killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Hasan, who sat motionless as the jury president read the verdict, has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, never denied being the gunman. In opening statements, he acknowledged to the jury that he pulled the trigger in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting final medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. Hasan had one final chance Wednesday to give a closing argument before his case went to the jury, but...
  • Hasan objects to description of death of pregnant soldier

    08/09/2013 7:12:38 AM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies ^ | August 8, 2013 | Jeremy Schwartz
    FORT HOOD Update 1:39 p.m.: During the height of the November 2009 shooting, Sgt. First Class Maria Guerra barricaded herself and two others in her office and listened to the rapid fire of gunshots and screaming of victims. Amid the chaos, she heard a womans voice yell out Please, dont, please dont! My baby, my baby! It was an apparent reference to Pvt. Francheska Velez, a 21-year-old from Chicago who had just returned from Iraq and was pregnant when she was killed during the rampage. Moments later she heard gunshots and the voice go silent. At that point Thursday,...
  • DOD Slapping Fort Hood Survivors With Gag Orders

    08/08/2013 5:05:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Justice: The wife of a Fort Hood survivor claims the Defense Department is "slapping victims with gag orders" and telling family members not to talk to the press following testimony in the trial of Nidal Hasan. One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence." It has only compounded the pain and suffering of the victims and their families who have now apparently been ordered to shut up about it. Thirteen people were killed, 14...
  • 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...
  • Ft. Hood shooter first considered killing soldiers at Ft. Benning, Ga., report says

    08/06/2013 6:19:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2013 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela Browne
    On the same day he stood up and told a packed Fort Hood court room that the evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter, Major Nidal Hasan, who is acting as his own attorney, exclusively turned over to Fox News another page of the Full Report of Sanity Board, US v. MAJ Nidal M. Hasan that reveals how the accused gunman initially considered killing soldiers at Ft. Benning, Ga. Fox News has now reviewed three pages of the 49-page document, which details the findings of an examination of Hasan to determine whether he was mentally fit to...
  • The Voices of Fort Hood (Justice will be Hasan's execution)

    08/05/2013 3:44:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2013 | Elise Cooper
    There was the cry of "Allahu Akbar," a gun fired, mayhem all around, with the end result of thirteen dead and thirty wounded at an Army base in Fort Hood, Texas on November 5th, 2009. The culprit is not just any terrorist but a major in the U.S. Army, Nidal Malik Hassan. He was an officer sworn to protect, a psychiatrist sworn to help, and an American, sworn to the Constitution. American Thinker interviewed victims, their families, and someone who was a college classmate of Hassan. David Wellington in his latest book, Chimera, wrote that those serving in the military...
  • Supporter of Maj. Hasan Telephoned Bomb Threat Courthouse Near Ft. Hood, Got It NSA?

    06/20/2013 12:56:00 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 8 replies
    Self | June 20, 2013 | Stayfree
    Calling NSA...did you intercept the telephoned bomb threat regarding the courthouse demanding that Maj. Hasan's wishes be honored...or are you not authorized to evesdrop on anybody who might be a Muslim or connected with a Muslim. After all, if Mosques are off limits for you guys at NSA...and after all Hasan is not a radical Jihadist, he is just a frustrated military officer exercising his right to carry out a workplace accident by killing a bunch of non-Muslims in the name of Allah.
  • Judge bans Fort Hood suspects protecting Taliban defense strategy

    06/14/2013 3:24:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2013 | AP
    FORT HOOD, Texas A uniformed Army psychiatrist had no justification for gunning down U.S. troops and wont be allowed to tell jurors that he was protecting Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, a military judge ruled Friday, appearing to clear the way for the Fort Hood murder trial to begin. Maj. Nidal Hasans defense of others strategy fails as a matter of law, Col. Tara Osborn said during a 45-minute hearing. That strategy must show that a killing was necessary to prevent the immediate harm or death of others. Osborn said no soldiers at the Texas Army post on Nov. 5,...
  • It's The U.S. Constitution, Stupid!

    06/10/2013 4:02:14 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 10, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: An administration that has attacked our freedoms of speech and the press, and to peacefully assemble and petition for redress of grievances is drawing a bead on our protection against unreasonable search and seizure. Since the beginning of the war on terror, we have heard various iterations of a famous statement by Ben Franklin from 1755: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." The Bush administration kept us safe after 9/11 through targeted use of the Patriot Act and its surveillance offshoots. If a phone number turned up...
  • Hasan Exposes Obama's False Workplace Violence Claim

    06/06/2013 4:21:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The Army major on trial for murdering 13 at Ft. Hood in 2009 plans to argue that he acted in defense of the Taliban. So much for the administration calling the shootings "workplace violence." One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence." While Hasan continues to draw his pay, this designation has denied the dead and the survivors the benefits they would have been entitled to had the attack been properly...
  • Fort Hood Suspect Says Rampage Was to Defend Afghan Taliban Leaders

    06/05/2013 2:31:11 PM PDT · by libstripper · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | Manny Fernandez
    KILLEEN, Tex. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people, told a judge on Tuesday that he believed he was defending the lives of the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from American military personnel when he went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood here in November 2009.
  • Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan: I was protecting the Taliban

    06/05/2013 1:44:59 PM PDT · by libstripper · 50 replies
    The Washingtokn Times ^ | June 5, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Army psychiatrist on trial for killing 13 people in a mass shooting on Fort Hood in 2009 said during testimony Tuesday that he thought he was protecting Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from the U.S. military. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasans statements came a day after the judge gave him the go-ahead to defend himself in the trial.
  • Ft Hood Suspect will use "Defense of others"

    06/03/2013 1:08:19 PM PDT · by mylife · 79 replies
    AP ^ | 6/1/13 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage says he'll use a "defense of others" argument when he represents himself at his upcoming murder trial.
  • Memorial Day 2013: Jihad Is Stronger Than Ever

    05/29/2013 10:20:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies ^ | May 27, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    The war on terror is long over. U.S. Army attorney Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman declared last week that the Fort Hood jihad massacre was a criminal act of a single individual, not an act of international terrorism. Barack Obama declared the war on terror over yet again last Thursday, saying, Beyond Afghanistan, we must define our effort not as a boundless global war on terror but rather as a series of persistent, targeted efforts to dismantle specific networks of violent extremists that threaten America. Obama announced the beginning of a glorious time of peace: Today, Osama bin Laden is...
  • Fort Hood suspect seeks to represent self at trial

    05/29/2013 6:47:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    AP ^ | May, 29, 2013 | AP
    Military law allows defendants to represent themselves. But the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, is expected to ask Hasan's attorneys to stay throughout the trial in case he asks for their help.
  • Former Counterterrorism Head: FBI Never Called Ft. Hood 'Workplace Violence'

    05/20/2013 1:19:02 PM PDT · by paltz · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/20/12 | Kerrry Picket
    Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBIs counterterrorism division and now special agent in charge of Miami, told over 30 congressional staffers in March of 2012 that, contrary to the White House's classification, the bureau does not refer to the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence." As head of the FBI counterterrorism division, Steinbach oversaw the investigation into the mass murder at Texas Army base. Steinbach made this claim during an unclassified counterterrorism briefing on Capitol Hill.
  • Obama lied: media in Libya on day of Benghazi jihad... no reference to Muhammad video...

    12/19/2012 9:37:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 19, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Obama's selective sympathy concerning Newtown is political exploitation at its most cynical and debased. Where was Obama's concern, empathy and calls for thorough investigation of Fort Hood and Benghazi? Obama's knee jerk opportunism to exploit the horrible death of these children to pursue his political end (harmful gun control legislation) is in sharp contrast to his reponse to the Fort Hood mass murder. He attempted to silence concerns about jihad when he declared that no one should "rush to judgement" (despite the fact that Hasan was wearing the garb of the shaheed the morning of his jihad, was giving out...
  • Fort Hood shooting suspect seeks trial delay

    05/09/2013 12:19:06 PM PDT · by bgill · 26 replies ^ | May 9, 2013 | AP
    Just three weeks before he's to stand trial for the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, an Army psychiatrist wants his trial delayed until this fall. Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys are to ask a judge Thursday to delay the court-martial from late May until Sept. 1
  • Report: Tsarnaevs motivated by opposition to Iraq and Afghan wars, Al-Queda online Mag .....

    04/23/2013 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:21 pm on April 23, 2013 | Allahpundit
    To borrow a line from Dennis Green, they are who we thought they were. From his hospital bed, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has acknowledged his role in planting the explosives near the marathon finish line on April 15, the officials said. The first successful large-scale bombing in the post-Sept. 11, 2001, era, the Boston attack killed three people and wounded more than 250 others.The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation, said Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police as the two attempted to avoid capture, do not appear to have been...
  • Jihad Blows Up the Liberal Utopia

    04/23/2013 3:47:55 AM PDT · by Lacey · 51 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 04.23/2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Jihad has blown up The Liberal Utopia. The visionary liberal land of political and social perfection. President Obama is not happy and he isnt alone. You know the place. The Liberal Utopia is a land where gun background checks prevent mass murder. The Liberal Utopia is a land where Islamic fundamentalists have changed their perception of America because the President travels to Muslim nations to give lovely speeches, believes that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere is a wonderful sign of an Arab Spring, and refuses to use the word terrorist whether his administration is investigating...