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  • Nurse: 3 soldiers unafraid facing Fort Hood gunman

    10/19/2010 1:29:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Associated Press/AOL News ^ | 19/10/10 | Angela K. Brown
    FORT HOOD, Texas -Three young soldiers showed no fear and didn't try to hide in the face of certain death as a lone gunman approached them during a deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a civilian nurse testified at a military hearing Tuesday. "All three of these kids just stood their ground. They didn't flinch. They weren't afraid of him," Theodore Coukoulis told the Article 32 hearing. "All three looked directly at the shooter. They were looking at death and they knew it." Coukoulis, who was working in the Fort Hood medical building Nov. 5, said all three died in...
  • Soldier: Dying woman at Fort Hood cried 'My baby!'

    10/18/2010 6:42:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 72 replies · 4+ views
    MSNBC/AP ^ | Oct. 18, 2010 | ANGELA K. BROWN, MICHAEL GRACZYK
    FORT HOOD, Texas — A pregnant soldier shot during a rampage at a Texas Army post last year cried out, "My baby! My baby!" as others crawled under desks, dodged bullets that pierced walls and rushed to help their bleeding comrades, a military court heard Monday. A soldier had just told Spc. Jonathan Sims that she was expecting a baby and was preparing to go home, when the first volley of gunfire rang out Nov. 5 in a Fort Hood building where soldiers get medical tests before and after deploying.
  • Soldier says ordered to delete Fort Hood videos

    10/15/2010 9:35:23 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 110 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 10-15-2010
    FORT HOOD, Texas – A soldier who recorded the terror of last year's deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday. Under cross examination, Pfc. Lance Aviles told an Article 32 hearing that his noncommissioned officer ordered him to destroy the two videos on Nov. 5, the same day that a gunman unleashed a volley of bullets inside a processing center at the Texas Army post. The footage could have been vital evidence at the military hearing to decide if Maj. Nidal Hasan should...
  • Horror of massacre at Fort Hood replays in court

    10/14/2010 1:34:00 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 25 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/14/2010 | Lee Hancock
    The pop-pop-pop of gunfire, groans of a dying soldier and wailing from terrified survivors riveted a military courtroom Wednesday as Army prosecutors played a 911 tape of last November's massacre at a soldier-readiness center. Eight witnesses gave graphic descriptions of the chaos unleashed when Army Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire in the worst attack ever on an American military installation. Several recalled hearing a shout of "Allahu akbar," or "God is great," just before the melee began. "I looked at [Hasan] and was wondering, 'Why would he say Allahu akbar?' " testified the first prosecution witness, Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford....
  • Article 32 Hearing For Ft. Hood Killer Off To Rocky Start

    10/13/2010 12:09:48 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 35 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 10-13-2010 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
    ARTICLE 32 HEARING OFF TO ROCKY START FOR KILLER - MAJ. NIDAL HASAN - WHO GUNNED DOWN AND KILLED 13 PEOPLE AT FT. HOOD, TEXAS LAST NOVEMBER - JUDGE (COL) JAMES POHL WILL RULE ON MOTION BY DEFENSE FOR DELAY - COL MIKE MULLIGAN OF THE PROSECUTION FUMES DEFENSE TEAM "HAS HAD MONTHS TO PREPARE" IN WHEELCHAIR - A KNIT CAP ON HIS BALD HEAD © 2010 MilitaryCorruption.com For nearly a year now, crazed killer, Maj. Nidal "Allahu Akbar" Hasan, has been drawing full pay and benefits as a major and Army doctor. The "horrible headshrinker" may get some more...
  • Hearing set to begin into Ft. Hood shootings

    10/11/2010 6:28:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 11, 2010 | By Richard A. Serrano
    Washington — Alma Nemelka said her nephew was the first to die. He was standing at the rear of the Soldier Readiness Center at Ft. Hood, Texas, when an Army officer burst in shouting, "Allahu akbar!'' Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19 and soon to be deployed to the Middle East, was shot in the head. On Tuesday, the man accused of killing Nemelka and 12 others, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan of the Army Medical Corps, will appear for his first broad military hearing into the November attack. Hasan, a U.S.-born Muslim and Army psychiatrist, was shot during the incident and...
  • Muslim-American Soldier at Fort Hood Tells Al Jazeera: U.S. Army Training is ‘Propaganda Against

    09/16/2010 6:31:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    cns news ^ | Dan Joseph
    Zachari Klawonn, a Muslim U.S. Army specialist stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, told the Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera in a recent interview that training he had undergone in the U.S. military was a “slap in my face” and “propaganda against Islam.” Thursday, September 16, 2010 By Dan Joseph (CNSNews.com) - Zachari Klawonn, a Muslim U.S. Army specialist stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, told the Arabic-language television network Al Jazeera in a recent interview that training he had undergone in the U.S. military was “propaganda against Islam.” Fort Hood is the Army installation where Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, executed...
  • Attorney says Fort Hood (Nidal Hasan) hearing should be closed (nothing to see here, move along)

    09/16/2010 7:19:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 33 replies
    AP via google ^ | 9 16, 2010 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    ...Defense attorney John Galligan wants next month's Article 32 hearing for Maj. Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') closed to the public, including the media and victims' relatives. An Article 32 hearing is similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding. ... Galligan says he's worried about Hasan's ability to get a fair trial if the Article 32 hearing set for Oct. 12 is kept open. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 shootings in a building on the Texas Army post.
  • Shh! CNN is tiptoeing around terrorism

    08/29/2010 12:53:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 29, 2010 | Phil Mushnick
    Last Sunday, this column accused much of the national TV news media of pandering to the bad guys, especially to Islamist radicals and Muslim mass-murderers to whom the M-word — murder — is never attached. Absurdly discreet, delicate phrasing and politely vague references, I wrote, replace words that speak cold facts. The very next morning, this past Monday, CNN presented an opportunity to judge for yourself: On Nov. 5, 2009, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a US Army psychiatrist stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas, went on a shooting rampage that left 13 murdered and 30 wounded. Hasan was shot and paralyzed.
  • Islamic extremists in the workplace--Defense Secretary Gates ignores the homegrown Muslim threat

    08/26/2010 5:09:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2010 | Editorial
    Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 14 and wounded 30 in his jihad at Fort Hood in November. According to the Defense Department, the incident wasn't a terrorist attack but merely a case of workplace violence. This is typical of government efforts to paper over the growing domestic Muslim threat. On Aug. 18, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates released the final Fort Hood follow-on review, in which he proposed initiatives to "mitigate internal threats, ensure force protection, enable emergency response and provide care for victims and families." Radical Islam is nowhere to be found. Some passages hint at the nature...
  • Banks won't take Fort Hood shooting suspect's paychecks

    07/30/2010 10:13:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 66 replies · 2+ views
    statesman.com ^ | July 29, 2010 | Jeremy Schwartz
    As he sits in the Bell County Jail, accused of the Nov. 5 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead, Maj. Nidal Hasan continues to receive his monthly U.S. Army paycheck, which based on his rank and experience is probably more than $6,000. That's standard procedure for soldiers who are confined before military trial, according to Army officials. But Hasan, charged with a shooting spree that shocked the country, is not a standard defendant. And he's having a hard time finding a bank to take his money. According to his civilian attorney John Galligan , Bank of America notified Hasan...
  • Man seized at Army base had land mine, laser scope

    06/16/2010 11:00:07 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 815+ views
    Associated Press ^ | KATE BRUMBACK
    FORT GORDON, Ga. (AP) -- A civilian pretending to be a soldier convinced an Army officer to give him a sophisticated laser sight for military rifles before he was caught hours later on the base with a land mine, several grenades and night vision devices, prosecutors said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors said in a criminal complaint that Anthony Todd Saxon, 34, falsely pretended to be an Army master sergeant on Tuesday and sought to steal the infrared laser targeting sight.
  • Explosives found in vehicle at Army base in Ga.

    06/16/2010 8:24:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies · 2,998+ views
    AP/GoogleNews ^ | 6/16/10
    Authorities say a man was arrested after explosives were found in a vehicle on an Army base in Georgia and the FBI is investigating. A spokesman for Fort Gordon near Augusta said Wednesday military authorities are not treating the case as a terrorist threat.
  • "Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values" [ John Brennan]

    05/26/2010 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 510+ views
    Whitehouse.gov - Speech ^ | For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 | n/a
    www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-assistant-president-homeland-security-and-counterterrorism-john-brennan-csi # Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 Remarks by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan at CSIS “Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values” Thank you very much John, and I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation to CSIS for inviting me back. You invited me here a little after six months after I came into this administration and I greatly appreciate the invitation...
  • Battles brew over Fort Hood shooting suspect's troubled pas

    05/22/2010 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 29 replies · 1,002+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 22 2010 | Richard A. Serrano
    Early next month military attorneys will meet for a preliminary hearing into whether the 40-year-old Muslim who became an Army psychiatrist should be court-martialed and perhaps sentenced to die for the worst terrorist assault in this country since the Sept. 11, 2001, airplane attacks. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee has taken the unusual step of issuing subpoenas demanding the records as part of its investigation into the Nov. 5 shooting spree. What they want to know, said committee chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), is "why was he not stopped before he took 13 American lives, and how can...
  • Should the Ft. Hood Shooting Victims Receive the Purple Heart?

    05/19/2010 7:04:39 AM PDT · by laotzu · 70 replies · 979+ views
    WOAI ^ | 5/19/10 | Jim Forsyth
    A major question is swirling around the 13 US service personnel who were killed, and the 30 who were wounded in the Ft. Hood shooting in November. Central Texas Congressman John Carter (R-Tx), who represents Ft. Hood and Killeen, is introducing a measure in Congress to award the 43 victims of the shooting by Maj. Nadal Hasan the Purple Heart, and the benefits which come from being awarded the decoration. “All these things are already given to soldiers who are killed or injured in combat,” Carter said, “And I think they should be extended to those soldiers who were killed...
  • Ft. Hood: US Soldier Will Sue Military for Not Stopping Anti-Muslim Harassment

    05/18/2010 12:03:09 PM PDT · by Fight4Freedom1 · 67 replies · 1,922+ views
    www.breitbart.tv ^ | 5/18/2010
    The Washington Post: Two months after a Muslim soldier complained to the Pentagon about being harassed in the wake of the Fort Hood shootings, Spec. Zachari Klawonn said the Army has not followed through on its promises to address problems at the country's largest military base. See Video Here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrxQDEoZoj4&feature=player_embedded
  • Times Square bomb suspect had links to terror preacher

    05/08/2010 11:31:01 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies · 1,077+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 07 May 2010 | Damien McElroy
    A suspect accused of attempting to plant a bomb on New York's Times Square has ties with the Islamic preacher who inspired a US soldier to kill 12 comrades at Fort Hood and the Christmas Day would-be bomber. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born US citizen has told interrogators that he been inspired to take up the cause of al Qaeda and radical Islam by the internet messages of Anwar Al-Awlaki, a Yemen-based imam. Awlaki, who was born in America, was accused of grooming Nidal Hasan in a series of emails before the US soldier opened fire at the Texas military base...
  • Poor Decisions Haunting In Al-Awlaki Case

    03/26/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 373+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    Last October, the Yemeni government came to the CIA with a request: Could the agency collect intelligence that might help target the network of a U.S.-born al-Qaida recruiter named Anwar al-Awlaki? What happened next is haunting, in light of subsequent events. The CIA concluded that it could not assist the Yemenis in locating al-Awlaki for a possible capture operation. The primary reason was that the agency lacked specific evidence that he threatened the lives of Americans — which is the threshold for any capture-or-kill operation against a U.S. citizen. The Yemenis also wanted U.S. Special Forces' help in pursuing al-Awlaki;...
  • More Evidence Team Obama Stopped Shahzad Monitoring Begun Under Bush-Clinton

    05/06/2010 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 1,295+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | May 6, 2010, at 6:42 am | AJStrata
    Major Update Below!As I posted yesterday, there was a disturbing blurb in a NY Times article that indicated Faisal Shahzad, the now infamous Times Square Bomber, was under surveillance as a potential terrorist during the Bush administration. George LaMonica, a 35-year-old computer consultant, said he bought his two-bedroom condominium in Norwalk, Conn., from Mr. Shahzad for $261,000 in May 2004. A few weeks after he moved in, Mr. LaMonica said, investigators from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force [JTTF] interviewed him, asking for details of the transaction and for information about Mr. Shahzad. It struck Mr. LaMonica as unusual, but...
  • Fort Hood shooting hero thanks Central Texas blood donors (Munley )

    04/30/2010 3:33:30 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 8 replies · 489+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 4/30/2010 | Cindy V. Culp
    Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley told a group of Central Texas blood donors Thursday night she was “overwhelmed” at the thought that blood from one of them likely helped keep her alive. The 34-year-old was one of two civilian police officers at Fort Hood who helped subdue Maj. Nadal Hasan, who is accused of opening fire on his fellow soldiers last November. Thirteen people were killed in the attack, and 32 others were wounded. Munley and her partner, Sgt. Mark Todd, quickly responded to the scene that afternoon. Although it was Todd who disarmed Hasan, Munley fired at him and was...
  • Pentagon offers partial response to Fort Hood subpoenas

    04/28/2010 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 355+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 28, 2010 | By Leo Shane III and Jeff Schogol
    WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials on Tuesday agreed to release some documents subpoenaed by the Senate Homeland Security Committee but still refuse to send witnesses to testify about the soldier accused in last fall’s deadly shooting at Fort Hood. Leslie Phillips, spokeswoman for the committee, in an e-mail called the decision “an affront to Congress’s Constitutional obligation to conduct independent oversight” and said that committee chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., is weighing further legal action. But lawmakers may be limited in what they can do to force the Pentagon to comply with the subpoena, according to legal experts. At issue is...
  • Army indicates it will seek death in Ft. Hood case

    04/28/2010 4:17:09 PM PDT · by TomGuy · 25 replies · 794+ views
    AP ^ | April 28, 2010 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    FORT WORTH, Texas — Military prosecutors sent a notice Wednesday indicating they plan to seek the death penalty against the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a defense attorney said. Maj. Nadal Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 shooting. Premeditated murder carries the death penalty. But if military jurors convict Hasan, they can only sentence him to death if they determine there is an aggravating factor in the case, according to military law.
  • Sens. Lieberman, Collins accuse Obama administration of stonewalling probe into Fort Hood massacre

    04/20/2010 11:40:01 AM PDT · by mgist · 8 replies · 465+ views
    DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU ^ | Friday, April 16th 2010, 4:00 AM | BY JAMES GORDON MEEK
    Army Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 people in November's Fort Hood massacre. WASHINGTON - Two top senators on Thursday accused the Obama administration of stonewalling their probe of the Fort Hood slaughter. Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said they'll subpoena the Justice Department and Pentagon by Monday if documents aren't coughed up fast. The lawmakers want to know who knew Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was chatting up a radical Al Qaeda cleric, and why they didn't tell Hasan's superiors. "The idea [our probe] somehow is going to compromise the ability to prosecute...
  • U.S. Won't Share Ft Hood Evidence With Senate - Gates

    04/17/2010 5:50:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies · 1,527+ views
    Reuters / NY Times ^ | April 16, 2010
    The Obama administration, facing a subpoena threat from Congress, will not share information that could compromise its prosecution of the suspected gunman in last year's Fort Hood shooting, Defence Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday. Two U.S. senators vowed on Thursday to subpoena the Obama administration next week unless it produces information sought in a congressional investigation of last year's rampage at the Texas military base, which killed 13 soldiers. They said the Justice and Defence departments had until Monday to provide the information or face legal action. Gates, speaking to reporters after attending a Caribbean security conference in Barbados,...
  • Lieberman, Collins Threaten to Subpoena Obama Admin for Withholding Info on Ft. Hood Shooter

    04/15/2010 2:00:11 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 24 replies · 796+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4-15-10 | ABC's Luis Martinez reports:
    Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, say they will issue subpoenas next week to the Pentagon and the Justice Department unless both departments end what they call “foot-dragging” in cooperating with the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee’s probe of the Fort Hood shootings. At a Capitol Hill news conference today, both senators said they’d been patient with the administration in the five months since the probe began, but don’t buy the administration’s concern that providing access to records and individuals to the committee might compromise the prosecution of alleged shooter, Army Major Nidal Hasan. Lieberman said...
  • Gun Saint Society Honors Fort Hood Police Heroes

    04/02/2010 3:29:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 232+ views
    expertclick.com ^ | 31 March, 2010 | John M. Snyder
    Fort Hood, Texas police Sgts. Mark Todd and Kimberly Munley this week wore St. Gabriel Possenti Society honor medallions presented by Society Founder-Chairman John M. Snyder at the American Police Hall of Fame (APHF) in Titusville, Florida. A high resolution image of the photo by Ling Woo is available on request by email to gundean@gmail.com. On November 5, Todd and Munley responded to a call at Fort Hood shortly after a suspect had fatally shot 13 people and wounded 31 others. They apprehended Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, and likely prevented other deaths and injuries. Munley is still recovering from...
  • Ft. Hood suspect apparently being moved to jail

    03/31/2010 10:34:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 753+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 1, 2010
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Army officer accused in the Fort Hood shooting rampage is apparently being moved from a hospital to jail. An attorney for Maj. Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') says doctors at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio gave Hasan a "discharge physical" Wednesday evening.
  • After the Fort Hood shootings, a Muslim American soldier battles on friendly ground

    03/24/2010 7:17:16 PM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 49 replies · 1,219+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2010 | William Wan
    At 2 o'clock on a Monday morning, the sound of angry pounding sent Army Spec. Zachari Klawonn bolting out of bed. THUD. THUD. THUD. Someone was mule-kicking the door of his barracks room, leaving marks that weeks later -- long after Army investigators had come and gone -- would still be visible. By the time Klawonn reached the door, the pounding had stopped. All that was left was a note, twice folded and wedged into the doorframe.
  • Ft. Hood suspect was Army dilemma (extreme views overlooked due to "diversity")

    02/23/2010 5:14:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies · 519+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 22, 2010 | Bryan Bender
    WASHINGTON - Army superiors were warned about the radicalization of Major Nidal Malik Hasan years before he allegedly massacred 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, but did not act in part because they valued the rare diversity of having a Muslim psychiatrist, military investigators wrote in previously undisclosed reports. An obvious “problem child’’ spouting extremist views, Hasan made numerous statements that were not protected by the First Amendment and were grounds for discharge by violating his military oath, investigators found. Examples of Hasan’s radical behavior have previously been disclosed in press accounts based on interviews with unnamed Army officials, including...
  • Accused Fort Hood Gunman Could Be Moved To Local Jail

    02/20/2010 4:12:00 PM PST · by NorwegianViking · 60 replies · 2,490+ views
    KWTX News ^ | February 20, 2010 | KWTX
    BELTON (February 19, 2010)—Bell County Sheriff Dan Smith confirmed Friday that his office and Fort Hood officials have been talking for several weeks about transferring accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan from a San Antonio military hospital to the Bell County Jail. Hasan is charged with 13 counts of murder in the shooting rampage on Nov. 5, 2009 at the post’s Soldier Readiness Center that left 13 dead and 29 injured. He was left paralyzed in an exchange of gunfire with two civilian police officers who are credited with ending the massacre. For 15 years, the Bell County...
  • Brennan gets it wrong at NYU

    02/16/2010 9:15:26 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 2 replies · 389+ views
    newledger.com ^ | February 16, 2010 | by Robin Simcox
    John Brennan, the deputy national security adviser and top counterterrorism aide to President Obama, has come under increasing fire recently over the government’s handling of Umar Abdulmutallab. Republican critics have complained that the Detroit bomber was read his Miranda rights too quickly, meaning vital intelligence could not be extracted from him, and called for him to be treated as an enemy combatant and therefore subejct to military tribunal. Both Brennan and the White House said Republicans were ‘playing politics’, with Brennan claiming that ‘unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda’ (as opposed to the founded fear-mongering that Brennan would...
  • Administration ‘Just Not Responding’ to Questions on Fort Hood, Said Senator Bond

    02/12/2010 11:55:00 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 6 replies · 315+ views
    cnsnews ^ | 2/12/10 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Sen. Kit Bond (R.-Mo.), the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, told bloggers on a conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 3, that the Obama administration still had not provided his committee with all the information it had requested on the November terrorist attack at Fort Hood in Texas. “They still haven’t come through with all the information that we need,” Sen. Bond said. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R.-Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee, issued two statements in January complaining that the administration had not been forthcoming on information about the Fort Hood attack. Hoekstra also pointed to...
  • Scholar says guns, not jihad, to blame for Ft. Hood atrocity

    02/12/2010 5:19:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies · 680+ views
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 February, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    Imam Zaid Shakir, described as being among "the most influential Islamic scholars in the West," tells us not to blame jihad, or radical, extremist, Islamic fundamentalism, for the shooting rampage at Ft. Hood last November, but "easy access to guns," as he explains here, in an attempt to link Ft. Hood to Columbine and Virginia Tech. "The common denominator is easy access to guns. The common denominator is that there are more guns in America than there are human beings. There are more guns in America than human beings, and they are easily had. And if someone tries to limit...
  • Six Faulted Over Fort Hood [Military to Discipline Officers for Failing to Report Views of Suspect]

    02/11/2010 3:27:32 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,567+ views
    Six Faulted Over Fort Hood Military to Discipline Officers for Failing to Report Views of Suspect in Texas Shootings By YOCHI J. DREAZEN The military will formally discipline at least six officers, mostly from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, for failing to take action against the officer accused of carrying out last year's deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, according to people familiar with the matter. Senior Army officials said the decision to punish so many officers reflects the military's belief that the November assault, which killed 13 people at the Army base in central Texas, could have...
  • ‘Access to Guns,’ Not Jihad, to Blame for Ft. Hood, Says Noted Islamic Scholar (barf alert)

    02/09/2010 7:00:16 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies · 828+ views
    Imam Zaid Shakir came to speak at my school, Claremont McKenna, on December 9th to respond to the “tragedy of Ft. Hood.” Rather than respond to the massacre of American servicemen, Shakir spent the evening indicting the United States – saying “we were born in genocide.” The reason for the Ft. Hood Massacre, according to Shakir? Not jihad or Islamic fundamentalism, but the “pervasiveness of violence in our society” and because of Americans’ “easy access to guns.” Zaid Shakir – Final [1] from The Claremont Conservative [2] on Vimeo [3]. For those wondering who Mr. Shakir is, he’s the go-to...
  • 13 Republicans Challenge Pentagon on Their “Moderate” Islam Program

    02/07/2010 2:04:17 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 11 replies · 452+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | February 7th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    While others might not want to say it, I will. The Pentagon’s whitewashing of the Islamic factor in the Fort Hood shooting, was just pathetic, and their policy that some form “moderate” Islam is coming to the rescue is a failure. It is the same policy that the UK is pursuing, and it does not work there either. Thankfully over a dozen Republicans are challenging the Pentagon, and their relationship with their so called “moderate” Muslim advisors. This article shows us just how little research the Pentagon has actually done on their own on Islam. They just want to be...
  • 0BOWma's biggest snub of the SOTU....unbelievable!

    01/28/2010 7:39:44 AM PST · by MadelineZapeezda · 26 replies · 2,561+ views
    vanity | 1/28/2010 | me
    First Lady Michelle OBOWma invited the officers Sgts. Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd to sit with her in the guest box at Zero's SOTU. They were both credited with stopping Army Maj. Hasan, the Fort Hood crazed muslim terrorist who killed 13 people in November Kim Munley was shot in the knee and just released from the hospital last week. http://whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/01/26/ft-hood-police-officers-to-join-first-lady-at-state-of-the-union/
  • Virginia man had weapons cache, grenade launcher stashed in N.J. hotel room [Map of Ft. Drum]

    01/25/2010 8:01:01 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 126 replies · 5,260+ views
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | 1/25/10 | Star-Ledger Staff
    A Virginia man who once spent eight years on the run from naval investigators was arrested in Somerset County early today with a trove of high-powered weapons, including a grenade-launcher and two assault rifles, along with maps of a U.S. military base and a civilian neighborhood, authorities said. The federal government’s Joint Terrorism Task Force quickly joined the investigation into Lloyd R. Woodson, 43, who had been staying at a Branchburg motel since last week. Woodson, whose last known address was in Reston, Va., was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying one of the assault rifles — customized to shoot...
  • Fort Hood suspect's attorney questions mental exam

    01/25/2010 1:54:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies · 292+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Jan 25,2010 | AP
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The attorney for the man accused of going on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood wants to challenge the Army's plan to have three military health professionals determine whether his client is competent to stand trial. Attorney John Galligan said Monday he has requested a delay in Maj. Nidal Hasan's (nih-DAHL' mah-LEEK' hah-SAHNs') mental evaluation set to start next week.
  • Army Secretary Directs Fort Hood Accountability Review

    01/22/2010 4:27:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 288+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2010 – The Army will conduct a review to determine if leaders were negligent in their supervision of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, Defense Department officials announced yesterday. Army Secretary John McHugh has directed Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Army Europe, “to conduct an accountability review to identify whether any personnel were responsible for failures or deficiencies in applying Army programs, policies, and procedures to the alleged assailant,” according to a Defense Department news release. McHugh also has tasked Ham to provide personal observations he may have developed as a senior...
  • The Fort Hood Report: Why No Mention of Islam?

    01/20/2010 12:45:19 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 16 replies · 755+ views
    Time ^ | January 20, 2010 | Mark Thompson
    The U.S. military's just-released report into the Fort Hood shootings spends 86 pages detailing various slipups by Army officers but not once mentions Major Nidal Hasan by name or even discusses whether the killings may have had anything to do with the suspect's view of his Muslim faith. And as Congress opens two days of hearings on Wednesday into the Pentagon probe of the Nov. 5 attack that left 13 dead, lawmakers want explanations for that omission. John Lehman, a member of the 9/11 commission and Navy Secretary during the Reagan Administration, says a reluctance to cause offense by citing...
  • GOP rep.: Ft. Hood report 'sanitized'

    01/19/2010 6:25:44 PM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 469+ views
    Politico ^ | January 18, 2010 | Jake Sherman
    The Pentagon’s 86-page report on the Fort Hood massacre was “sanitized” to avoid discussing Islamic terrorism, the congressman who represents the base told POLITICO Monday. The report, released last week, says that the Army’s middle management missed signals about Nidal Malik Hasan in the months leading up to the mass shooting. But missing from the report is any discussion of what Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) said was the a “crisis” with Islamic terrorism. Hasan allegedly wore ritual Muslim garb shouted “God is great” in Arabic when opening fire on a group of soldiers on the base — facts Carter said...
  • GOP rep.: Ft. Hood report 'sanitized' (scrubbed islam out)

    01/19/2010 8:31:04 AM PST · by pissant · 16 replies · 764+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/19/10 | Jake Sherman
    The Pentagon’s 86-page report on the Fort Hood massacre was “sanitized” to avoid discussing Islamic terrorism, the congressman who represents the base told POLITICO Monday. The report, released last week, says that the Army’s middle management missed signals about Nidal Malik Hasan in the months leading up to the mass shooting. But missing from the report is any discussion of what Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) said was the a “crisis” with Islamic terrorism. Hasan allegedly wore ritual Muslim garb shouted “God is great” in Arabic when opening fire on a group of soldiers on the base — facts Carter said...
  • Defense department shows, rather than says, why the Fort Hood massacre occurred

    01/19/2010 9:41:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies · 486+ views
    Powerline ^ | January 18, 2010 | Paul
    On Friday, the Department of Defense released its report on the Fort Hood Massacre --"Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood." It is a disgraceful document. Indeed, Ralph Peters does not exaggerate when he says: Rarely in the course of human events has a report issued by any government agency been so cowardly and delusional. It's so inept, it doesn't even rise to cover-up level. The report attributes the fact that the military did not identify the threat posed by the Nidal Hasan -- it calls him "the alleged perpetrator" -- to bureaucratic shortcomings in the acquisition and sharing of...
  • Pentagon Whitewash

    01/18/2010 12:10:38 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 6 replies · 249+ views
    corner.nationalreview ^ | 01/18/09 | Bill Bennett
    There are devastating and important things happening in the news. Lest we forget, though: We are still in a war against Islamic Terrorism. And it still happens in America. November is not so far away that it deserves forgetting or whitewashing: An Arab terrorist named Nidal Hasan went to a health-care center, in a fort — at an Army base — in Texas, and opened fire killing 14 people while he shouted "Allahu Akbar." But you would not know this if you read the Pentagon Report on the massacre released Friday. Titled, "Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood," this...
  • Muslim question persists in Army shooting--Signs missed at Fort Hood

    01/18/2010 9:38:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 370+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2010 | Bill Gertz
    Fear of offending Muslims or being insensitive to religion was likely a key factor to why Army supervisors missed signs that the suspect in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage was a Muslim extremist, according to national security experts. Senior Pentagon officials last week sought to play down or sidestep questions about why Army supervisors and FBI counterterrorism officials missed warning signs or failed to take action against Army Maj. Nidal Hasan before the Nov. 5 attack, which killed 13 people — all but one them soldiers. Rep. Ike Skelton, Missouri Democrat and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee,...
  • Pentagon Whitewash

    01/18/2010 6:15:35 AM PST · by cornelis · 2 replies · 401+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | 12/18/10 | Bill Bennett
    Pentagon Whitewash [Bill Bennett] There are devastating and important things happening in the news. Lest we forget, though: We are still in a war against Islamic Terrorism. And it still happens in America. November is not so far away that it deserves forgetting or whitewashing: An Arab terrorist named Nidal Hasan went to a health-care center, in a fort — at an Army base — in Texas, and opened fire killing 14 people while he shouted "Allahu Akbar." But you would not know this if you read the Pentagon Report on the massacre released Friday. Titled, "Protecting the Force: Lessons...
  • Ralph Peters Calls Pentagon Report on Ft. Hood a "Whitewash" That Is "Morally Corrosive" - Video

    01/16/2010 12:42:37 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 507+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on "Fox & Friends" calling the Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shooting a "whitewash." (Video)The Pentagon report blamed "several Army officers" for "failing to see the warning signs before the attack." Peters called the report a "whitewash" that is "morally corrosive and dishonest." He said the officers should be disciplined but he said the report never asked the question "why didn't they stop him?" Peters said the answer is "the pervasive culture of political correctness in our military." He added that the officers "knew that if they tried to put Hasan...
  • First, the Good News ... (Oliver North)

    01/14/2010 8:01:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies · 1,284+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 15, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- There is no doubt that the terrible earthquake in Haiti -- the worst disaster in the history of the Western Hemisphere -- is a tragedy of profound proportions. The good news is that the "first responders" on-scene were wearing American uniforms. The U.S. Coast Guard -- motto: "Semper Paratus" (Latin for "Always Ready") -- was "firstest with the mostest" and began providing emergency assistance within hours of the Tuesday night quake. The White House quickly ordered reinforcements. A veritable armada -- consisting of U.S. Navy ships and aircraft, Air Force cargo and aeromedical flights, a brigade of the...