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  • Defense Won’t Present Evidence In Hasan Hearing At Fort Hood

    11/09/2010 5:45:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    KWTX ^ | 11/09/10
    Defense Won’t Present Evidence In Hasan Hearing At Fort Hood FORT WORTH (November 9, 2010)--The defense doesn't plan to present evidence when a military hearing resumes next week at Fort Hood that will determine whether Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan will stand trial for the deadly Nov. 5, 2009 shooting rampage at the post’s Soldier Readiness Center. Defense attorney John Galligan said Tuesday that the government had offered "no surprises" in presenting its case over two weeks in October before Hasan's Article 32 hearing was recessed as the post prepared to observe the anniversary of the shooting. An Article 32...
  • 11-5-09 Terror Attack: Fort Hood Remembered A Year Later

    11/05/2010 12:37:22 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 42 replies
    KWTX via Chandler's Watch ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Maggie
    Fort Hood commemorates the first anniversary of the deadly post shooting rampage Friday by paying tribute to the 13 who died and honoring more than 50 who went beyond the call of duty in the chaos and confusion that followed. FORT HOOD (November 5, 2010)—Few physical reminders remain of the shooting rampage a year ago at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center that left 12 soldiers and a civilian dead and dozens of others injured, but separate ceremonies Friday on post will pay tribute to the victims and will honor 54 soldiers and civilians whose actions went beyond the call of...
  • Few GIs tried to stop Fort Hood shooter

    11/05/2010 6:55:06 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11/05/2010 | By Sig Christenson and Scott Huddleston - Express-News
    FORT HOOD — Like everyone in the first moments of the mass shooting here one year ago today, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher Royal was stunned beyond belief. Many of those sitting in rows of fold-out chairs at Station 13 were war veterans, but only a few like Royal fought back as the shooting ensued. They went into survival mode as the gunman methodically fired into the crowd. Talking with a counselor near the crowded waiting area of the post deployment center, Royal heard gunfire and told a shaken worker it was an exercise. “Shortly after that, two soldiers, one...
  • EDITORIAL: Death for Hasan--Justice demands execution for murderous jihadist soldier

    10/21/2010 6:54:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2010 | Editorial
    Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan deserves the death penalty for perpetrating the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood massacre. He has earned this penalty not only for the scale of his crime - the worst domestic attack on a military installation in American history, killing 13 and wounding 32 - but also for the purposeful way he planned and executed the assault, his jihadist motives and for the fundamental betrayal of the trust placed in him as an officer in the United States Army. Witness testimony at the ongoing Article 32 hearings in a military court at Fort Hood paints a...
  • Terrifying last part of rampage recalled (Article 32 - Nidal Hasan)

    10/21/2010 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    San Antonio Express news ^ | 10/20/2010 | By Scott Huddleston - Express-News
    FORT HOOD — An Army major described a dramatic brush with death that he and the first police officer on the scene experienced during the final seconds of last year's shooting massacre on post. Maj. Steven Richter, the officer in charge of the Soldier Readiness Processing Center, said the determined gunman was coming toward him outside, carrying his 5.7 mm pistol with a red laser trained right on him. Just then, Kimberly Munley, one of two civilian police officers who had just arrived, fired at the gunman, getting his attention and allowing Richter to duck behind a car. Within seconds,...
  • 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 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...
  • Muslim soldier Nidal Hasan to fellow military doctors: “We love death more then (sic) you love life!

    09/08/2010 11:00:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/8/10 | Michelle Malkin
    I want to see the whole thing. Every American should demand to see the whole damned thing. And then you need to demand to know the names of every higher-ups in the military and the government who read or saw this thing and did nothing about it. I’m talking about the chilling slide presentation that Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan gave at Walter Reed Hospital while a senior-year psych resident in June 2007. The Washington Post publishes details of the slide presentation, though not the original document itself. [Update: Good! WaPo publishes the full slide presentation here.] Goodbye, “Do no...
  • 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...
  • Excusing Islam for the Fort Hood Massacre

    08/25/2010 1:58:48 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Aug 25, 2010 | Lance Fairchok
    "The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil." Cicero On 5 November 2009, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a US Army Psychiatrist and devout Muslim, opened fire on his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, TX, killing thirteen and wounding 32. As he fired, he shouted "Allahu Akbar," which means "God is Great," an Islamic declaration of faith. On 10 August 2010, the Department of Defense (DoD) released 23-pages of recommendations from an independent review of the Fort Hood massacre. It is not as pure a whitewash as the first Fort Hood report, called "Protecting the Force". It actually...
  • Ft. Hood "Suspect" (Killer) Still Being Paid - Can't Find a Bank to Cash His Checks

    08/02/2010 12:10:41 PM PDT · by toma29 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation Blog ^ | 8/02/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    This is rich. From ABC News: Accused Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Can't Find a Bank Willing to Cash His ChecksAnd his attorney says he's being discriminated against. Oh yeah, is the Army discriminating against him by still paying him? The attorney for the man charged with last year's deadly shooting rampage at Texas' Fort Hood Army post says his client, who is still on the military's payroll, can't find a bank willing to cash his checks. For once, financial institutions are making good decisions. While Maj. Nidal Hasan sits in Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, waiting for his...
  • Banks won't take Fort Hood shooting suspect's paychecks

    07/30/2010 10:13:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 66 replies · 2+ views ^ | 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...
  • "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 - Speech ^ | For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 | n/a # 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...
  • Poor Decisions Haunting In Al-Awlaki Case

    03/26/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 373+ views ^ | 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 officials ramping up security for Hasan hearing (Army seeks death penalty in Hasan case)

    05/07/2010 7:48:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 352+ views
    Statesman ^ | 5/06/10 | Jeremy Schwartz
    Fort Hood officials ramping up security for Hasan hearingExtra fencing, private entranceways will be added to courthouse. By Jeremy Schwartz AMERICAN-STATEMAN STAFF Updated: 3:14 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010 KILLEEN — Fort Hood officials said they are increasing security at the on-post courthouse that will house an upcoming hearing related to the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 shootings at the post. An Article 32 hearing, roughly equivalent to a grand jury hearing in the civilian court system, is scheduled for June 1, although Hasan's attorney has requested a continuance....
  • Contending For Life

    05/06/2010 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 161+ views ^ | May 6, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Editors' note: This piece is co-authored by Bob Morrison, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council. In a polite post on his “Contentions” website, former Bush White House aide Pete Wehner takes issue with James Davison Hunter’s new book. Hunter, a respected Sociology prof at the University of Virginia, has written To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianityin the Late Modern World, in which he cautions Christians about trying to prevail in the culture wars by employing the force of law. Hunter says the law is a blunt instrument, based on coercion. Pete Wehner cites...
  • Army: Not seeking death for Hasan

    04/30/2010 7:26:40 PM PDT · by traumer · 72 replies · 1,352+ views
    But Hasan's attorney accuses Army of stonewalling BELTON, Texas (KXAN) - The U.S. Army said it is not actively seeking the death penalty against the man accused of the Fort Hood shooting in November. Yet, Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorney insists the Army is making every effort to have Hasan executed by lethal injection. Hasan has been at the Bell County Jail under 24-hour surveillance since April 9, and his attorney is pushing to have him moved to Fort Hood Medical Center because he said the jail isn’t equipped to deal with his medical needs. Hasan is paralyzed from being shot...
  • Army indicates it will seek death in Ft. Hood case

    04/28/2010 2:49:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 529+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2010 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Military prosecutors have sent a notice indicating they plan to seek the death penalty against the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting. That's according to defense attorney John Galligan, who says he received the notice Wednesday outlining an aggravating factor - that more than one person was killed in the same incident.
  • 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.
  • Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents

    04/28/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 94 replies · 3,858+ views
    Washington Post Online ^ | 4/27/10 | Craig Whitlock
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. After days of negotiations, the Pentagon and Justice Department informed a Senate committee that they would not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records from the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people.
  • Alleged Somali Pirates Indicted for Attacks on Navy Ships

    04/24/2010 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 539+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Alleged Somali Pirates Indicted for Attacks on Navy Ships NORFOLK, VA—Federal grand juries in the Eastern District of Virginia have returned two separate indictments charging 11 men from Somalia with engaging in piracy and related offenses pertaining to attacks on two Navy ships. The indictments charge separate attacks by separate groups on the U.S.S. Nicholas and the U.S.S. Ashland. Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; George Venizelos, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office; Alex J. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s...
  • General Boykin and Major Hasan

    04/23/2010 10:21:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 397+ views
    the american spectator ^ | 4/23/10 | Ken Blackwell
    The Obama administration recently issued a report from the Defense Department on the Fort Hood shootings of last November. The report has sparked controversy in Washington. On Capitol Hill, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sue Collins (R-Maine) are demanding more documents from the Pentagon. Lieberman chairs the Senate's Homeland Security Committee where Collins is the ranking member. Both senators sharply criticized the administration for its failure to turn over documents on the handling of Major Nidal Hasan. Lieberman and Collins are now issuing subpoenas to enforce their call for the documents. The Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shootings was...
  • DoD Not Hiding Fort Hood Shooting Details, Gates Says

    04/16/2010 4:25:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 484+ views
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 16, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today disputed claims that the Defense Department was withholding information from the Senate Homeland Security Committee about the Nov. 5 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting incident. “We have no interest in hiding anything,” said Gates, who earlier this week had traveled to Peru, Colombia and then Barbados to discuss regional security issues.“But what [is] most important,” Gates told reporters here, “is this prosecution, and we will cooperate with the committee in every way with that single caveat -- that whatever we provide does not impact the prosecution. That is the...
  • Fort Hood Gunman Booked In Bell County Jail (Hasan)

    04/09/2010 8:06:37 AM PDT · by evets · 17 replies · 690+ views
    KWTX ^ | April 09, 2010 | Micah T. Williams
    After a week of anticipation, suspected Fort Hood gunman, Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan is officially a resident of the Bell County Jail. Defense attorney John Galligan told News 10 that Hasan arrived at the Bell County Jail around 4 a.m. Friday. "His unit, the 21st Combat Aviation Brigade, provided the air assets to move Hasan to his pretrial confinement facility," Fort Hood officials said in a press release Friday morning. Galligan says Hasan's brother saw him in San Antonio at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and was given no notice that Hasan was going to be moved. Galligan did not know...
  • Fort Hood lawyer blogs again, despite gag order, on injustices in case against Major Nidal Hasan

    03/13/2010 3:49:39 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 654+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 13th, 2010 | Aleksandra Kulczuga
    Following a two-week absence, the Fort Hood attorney was back at it Friday despite a gag order, blogging on the perceived injustices suffered by his defense team in defending Major Nidal Hasan, the man charged in the shooting deaths of 13 people. Galligan was put under partial gag order, but is adamant that his public comments don’t violate any ethical or legal rules. In the latest post, he argues that his client was denied a “mitigation expert” — a key part of defending someone charged with a capital crime. Galligan explained that in order to push for the death penalty,...
  • Mark Steyn: Celebrate Diversity Unto Death

    02/23/2010 2:52:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,190+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 23, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    I pretty much said what I had to say about the Fort Hood massacre in the first couple of weeks, because it was perfectly obvious within about 48 hours that 14 people (including an unborn child) had died so that "diversity" might live. As is the way, the official version is taking longer to catch up to what anyone not marinated in brain-eating PC mush could see from the get-go. The Boston Globe has a story on a new army report, unfortunately completed too late for last month's whitewash: An obvious “problem child’’ spouting extremist views, Hasan made numerous statements...
  • 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...

    02/03/2010 11:27:46 AM PST · by GYPSY286 · 10 replies · 641+ views
    Me | Feb. 3, 2010 | Gypsy286
    The Constitution of the United States, Art. III, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, GIVING THEM AID OR COMFORT. This offense is punished with death. By the same article of the Constitution, no person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
  • 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.
  • [Texas:]Would-be Hasan visitor is freed

    01/26/2010 7:33:55 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 889+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 01/26/2010 | Guillermo Contreras
    An Iraqi doctor encouraged security officers at Brooke Army Medical Center to shoot him earlier this month after telling others that he planned to free accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a federal agent testified Monday. FBI counterterrorism and military intelligence operatives took a hard look at Senan Kahtan Abrahem after he went to Fort Sam Houston on Jan. 6 and approached an information booth at BAMC about seeing Hasan, according to testimony at a bail hearing Monday for Abrahem. Abrahem, an immigrant living in San Antonio, was indicted last week on a federal charge of making a...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Army’s pathetic personnel system (Maj Nidal Hasan, Fort Hood)

    01/20/2010 6:26:01 AM PST · by Ordinary_American · 8 replies · 420+ views
    United Press International ^ | January 20, 2010 | Lawrence Sellin
    HELSINKI, Finland, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is suspected to have pulled the trigger, but it was the pervasive indifference and endemic political correctness of the Army's bureaucracy that loaded the weapons. In full reactive mode, the Army leadership produced a report of the Nov. 5 attack at Fort Hood, Texas, and is identifying scapegoats for the failure of policies they themselves established and encouraged. By punishing a few colonels and majors, the Army's generals and senior executives can again feel good about themselves knowing that, after 13 dead and 30 wounded, in the end...

    01/19/2010 6:08:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 578+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT - IPT News ^ | January 19, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "U.S. intelligence officials believe there are dozens -- perhaps hundreds - of Americans who have been in e-mail contact with the radical Yemeni cleric who is believed to have inspired and directed both the Fort Hood shooter and the failed Christmas Day airline bomber, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. Efforts to learn the details of that communication, or even to target Anwar Al-Awlaki militarily, may be hindered by his status as an American citizen."
  • 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...
  • PC Pentagon Erases Islam From Fort Hood Shooting

    01/19/2010 6:35:44 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 14 replies · 429+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | January 19Th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    It is pretty sad when the so called leaders of the greatest military force on the planet do not even have the guts to speak the truth. Especially when it is their fault that we lost 13 American soldiers because of politically correct policies. The Pentagon’s review on the Fort Hood shooting is nothing more than a whitewash of the Islamic factor in the attack and we will never win a war if we cannot even name the enemy. Military families should be outraged by this.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hood massacre report gutless and shameful

    01/16/2010 3:20:15 AM PST · by Scanian · 27 replies · 1,292+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 16, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    There are two basic problems with the grotesque non-report on the Islamist- terror massacre at Fort Hood (released by the Defense Department yesterday): * It's not about what happened at Fort Hood. * It avoids entirely the issue of why it happened. 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. "Protecting the Force: Lessons From Fort Hood" never mentions Islamist terror. Its 86 mind-numbing pages treat "the alleged perpetrator," Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, as just another workplace shooter...
  • Gates: Military fails to spot danger within ranks

    01/15/2010 8:51:33 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 854+ views
    , AP ^ | January 15, 2010 | ANNE GEARAN
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday an investigation into the Fort Hood shootings found the military isn't sufficiently prepared to prevent similar attacks in the future. Commanders must be encouraged to intervene if they think someone within the ranks is a threat, Gates said. He directed Army Secretary John McHugh to make changes and expects new policies to be in place by summer. As many as eight Army officers could face discipline for failing to do anything when the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood rampage displayed erratic behavior early in his military career... Gates did say the review shows...
  • Officials: Pentagon report faults Hasan's bosses (8 face disciplinary action)

    01/15/2010 6:13:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies · 914+ views
    Belleville News Democrat ^ | 1/14/2010 | Anne Gearan
    As many as eight Army officers could face discipline for failing to do anything when the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood rampage displayed erratic behavior early in his military career, two officials familiar with the case said. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was expected to refer findings on the officers to the Army for further inquiry and possible punishment. The report on what went wrong in the case of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused in the shootings that killed 13 people at the Texas Army base on Nov. 5, is expected to be released Friday. Several midlevel officers...
  • 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...
  • In Hasan Case, Superiors Ignored Their Worries

    01/11/2010 2:35:34 PM PST · by sinanju · 10 replies · 414+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, January 11, 2010 | Associated Press
    While in medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences from 1997 to 2003, Hasan received a string of below average and failing grades, was put on academic probation and showed little motivation to learn. He took six years to graduate from the university in Bethesda, Maryland, instead of the customary four, according to the school. The delays were due in part to the deaths of his father in 1998 and his mother in 2001. Yet the information about his academic probation and bad grades wasn't included in his military personnel file, leaving the impression he was ready...
  • ( Fort Hood Muslim ) Gunman 'should have been spotted'

    01/11/2010 8:13:48 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 481+ views
    belfast telegraph ^ | 11 January 2010
    The Muslim US major who went on the rampage at Fort Hood army base killing 13 people was a known problem who should have been spotted... Parallels over the security forces' failure to act are being drawn between the case of Nidal Hasan and the Detroit airline bomber. A Defence Department review has found the doctors overseeing Hasan's medical training repeatedly voiced concerns over his strident views on Islam and his inappropriate behaviour, yet continued to give him positive performance evaluations that kept him moving through the ranks. supervisors who failed to heed their own warnings ... Hasan's ...gave a...
  • In Hasan Case, Superiors Ignored Their Worries

    01/11/2010 4:39:08 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 9 replies · 430+ views ^ | 1/11/2010
    A Defense Department review of the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, has found the doctors overseeing Maj. Nidal Hasan's medical training repeatedly voiced concerns over his strident views on Islam and his inappropriate behavior, yet continued to give him positive performance evaluations that kept him moving through the ranks. The picture emerging from the review ordered by Defense Secretary Robert Gates is one of supervisors who failed to heed their own warnings about an officer ill-suited to be an Army psychiatrist, according to information examined by investigators conducting the study. Hasan, 39, is accused of murdering 13 people on...