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  • How Cruz the Outsider Won Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Victims

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

    02/06/2015 8:17:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/6/15 | foxnews
    The U.S. Army has decided to award the Purple Heart to victims of the Fort Hood massacre, sources tell Fox News. Three sources confirmed that the Army will announce the decision by next week.
  • Kerry to Israeli critics: Ive been attacked before by people using real bullets

    02/06/2014 12:24:41 PM PST · by illiac · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel.
  • Kerry to Israeli critics: Ive been 'attacked before by people using real bullets'

    02/05/2014 6:12:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel. For Israel there is an increasing delegitimizing campaign that has been building up, Kerry said, without condemning the effort. People are very sensitive to it. There are talks of boycotts and other kinds of things. In response, Israels economy minister Naftali Bennett harshly criticized Kerrys failure to speak out against the...
  • Wife of Ft. Hood victim: Obama ignores our plight, never called us

    10/02/2012 11:00:31 AM PDT · by tapatio · 17 replies
    On November 5, 2009, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times by Maj. Nidal Hasan while he was serving on-duty at Ft. Hood in Temple, Texas, in what became known as the Ft. Hood Massacre. Today, Sgt. Manning's wife is fighting for official military recognition for the victims of the attack, saying President Obama has ignored them and refused to acknowledge their sacrifice.
  • Victims Outraged as Feds Refuse to Call Fort Hood Attack Terrorism

    10/20/2012 8:52:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 19 Oct 2012 04:50 PM | Todd Beamon
    Victims of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood in Texas that killed 13 people and wounded dozens more are outraged that the U.S. government refuses to classify it as an act of terrorism. About 160 victims and their families released a video on Thursday describing the shooting in which Army Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire on a room full of soldiers and arguing why it should be classified as a terrorist attack. ...... The U.S. Department of Defense has ruled the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting a case of workplace violence. ...... Hasan consulted by email with top...
  • Obama's Muslim Administration vs. Ft. Hood Victims

    10/11/2012 11:31:51 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 11 replies
    Self | Oct. 11, 2012 | Stayfree
    Megan Kelly of Fox News did a telephone interview with the wife of one of the Ft. Hood victims. She confirmed the fact that the Obama Muslim Administration still refuses to call the Ft. Hood attack by Maj. Hasan an act of terrorism even though he had email communications with senior al-Qaeda recruiter and Yemen-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. So far, the administration refuses to allow those victims of the attack to receive Purple Hearts and other benefits and yet it continues to keep Terrorist Hasan on the military payroll at $6,000/month!!
  • Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'

    02/14/2013 5:31:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | NED BERKOWITZ
    In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and 'betrayed' by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families. "It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it isan act of terrorism," wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep....
  • Defense Department Says Giving Purple Heart To Fort Hood Survivors Would Hurt Hasan trial

    03/29/2013 10:38:36 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | Pamela Browne, Catherine Herridge
    <p>Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News.</p> <p>The document comes following calls from survivors and their families for the military honor, because they say Fort Hood was turned into a battlefield when Hasan opened fire during the November 2009 attack. Fox News is told that the DOD position paper is being circulated specifically in response to the proposed legislation.</p>
  • Treatment of the Fort Hood Victims

    02/14/2013 12:25:30 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    In 2010, Kimberly Munley sat next to Michelle Obama as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Munley was invited as a hero of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings. As a civilian police officer, Munley fired back after Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire in an attack that killed 13 adults and wounded 32. Munley was shot three times. Her partner, Mark Todd, fired the shots that brought down Hasan and ended the carnage. Three years later, Munley told ABC News reporter Brian Ross, she feels "betrayed," as Obama broke his promise to care for the Fort...
  • Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims

    02/13/2013 2:31:07 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. "Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview broadcast on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected." There was no...
  • Obama Should Classify Fort Hood Attack As Act Of Terror

    02/14/2013 4:48:09 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 14, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: Victims of the Fort Hood shooting, including a prior SOTU guest, say they've been neglected by the military, "betrayed" by the president and denied full benefits in the name of political correctness. Kimberly Munley was one of two police officers who confronted Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan when he shouted "Allahu Akbar" and opened fire on U.S. soldiers. Thirteen people were killed, including a pregnant soldier, and 32 others shot in the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas. Munley was shot three times as she and her partner, Sgt. Mark Todd,...
  • Who's Minding The Military?: Obama abandons his post

    02/15/2013 4:34:11 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 15, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Whos Minding The Military?: Obama abandons his post by Daniel Clark If outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panettas testimony on the Benghazi attack is to be believed, President Obama abandoned his post as Commander-in-Chief, even as the lives of ambassador Chris Stevens and several others hung in the balance. Panetta met with Obama and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, around 5 oclock on the day of the attack, which would continue until about seven hours later. He says the president told the two of them, to do everything we needed to do to try to protect...
  • Ft. Hood Victims Shamefully Denied Purple Hearts

    04/01/2013 4:58:57 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terrorism: We have a medal for those who remotely operate drones, but the Pentagon claims awarding the victims of the 2009 shooting with Purple Hearts would jeopardize the shooter's chance at a fair trial. We recently noted that the Obama administration's shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Major Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence" had denied survivors benefits they would have been entitled to had the attack been properly labeled an act of terror. For example, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times but was denied benefits that...
  • GIVE THEM THE PURPLE HEART

    11/10/2009 5:36:57 AM PST · by shortstop · 17 replies · 804+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/10/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    Should they get the Purple Heart? The soldiers who were shot Thursday at Fort Hood, the ones who were killed and the ones who survived -- should they get the Purple Heart? Its the medal, generally speaking, that we give GIs who are wounded by enemy action in combat. Often, when dignitaries come through military hospitals, they will award the Purple Heart to recuperating soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors. If you are hit by an IED, you get the Purple Heart. If you are shot in a firefight, you get the Purple Heart. If you get a shrapnel wound from...
  • Defense Department says giving Purple Heart to Fort Hood survivors would hurt Hasan trial

    03/30/2013 6:58:59 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar. 30, 2013 | Pamela Browne, Catherine Herridge
    Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News. The document comes following calls from survivors and their families for the military honor, because they say Fort Hood was turned into a battlefield when Hasan opened fire during the November 2009 attack. Fox News is told that the DOD position paper is being circulated specifically in response to the proposed legislation.
  • Where are the Purple Hearts? Some Truths About Fort Hood

    11/14/2009 10:39:06 AM PST · by AJKauf · 12 replies · 431+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 14 | Roger Kimball
    welve solders and one civilian army employee were massacred by Maj. Nidal Hasan, an army psychiatrist, on November 5 at Ft. Hood, Texas. Maj. Hasan injured another thirty people, some critically, before being shot himself by the local police. Will the soldiers whom Hasan killed or injured in this latest terrorist assault receive the Purple Heart? In my view, they should. But whether they do depends on how the Obama administration decides to spin the episode. If it determines that the soldiers were victims of criminal assault, the answer is No: they do not get this most somber military decoration....
  • Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims

    02/12/2013 10:26:56 AM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    ABC ^ | 12 Feb 13 | NED BERKOWITZ and BRIAN ROSS
    Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. "Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview to be broadcast tonight on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected."...
  • Do the wounded at Ft. Hood get a Purple Heart?

    11/11/2009 7:07:45 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 67 replies · 1,308+ views
    vanity question | 11/10/09 | Mamzelle
    I'm not military, but my understanding is that a Purple Heart is for those wounded in action. Do these dead and wounded qualify? If not, would it be proper to lobby for them to receive the medal.
  • Lawmakers Determined to Override Obamas Workplace Violence Classification of Fort Hood

    02/25/2013 7:13:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 25, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite the veto threat and snail's-pace prosecution of Hasan -- and the fact that the media "let this thing go." WASHINGTON On Wednesday, the court-martial of accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan will creep forward at its glacial pace with a motions hearing to hear defense requests on a change of venue and the makeup of the panel that will potentially hear the case. Facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder and potentially the death penalty Hasans trial has been delayed several months by his growth of a beard not...