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  • Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become ‘citizen’ of Islamic State caliphate

    08/28/2014 6:44:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a “citizen” of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group’s reach inside the U.S. The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after two Americans reportedly died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Sources late Wednesday identified the second as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis. Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New...
  • Holder announces task force to take on workplace violence

    07/19/2014 11:26:30 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 22 replies
    nuke's-n2l's ^ | 7/20/14 | Nuke
    The LA Times is reporting that Eric Holder has formed a new task force to “combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States.” “Horrific terror incidents like the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and last year’s Boston Marathon bombing demonstrate the danger we face from these homegrown threats,” Holder’s task force, according to the Times, “is aimed at U.S. citizens or visitors radicalized via the Internet.” —- I’m sure the families of Ft Hood will be happy to know their loved ones were lost as an act of terror, and not “workplace violence.” Irony aside, this announcement...
  • Republicans Overturn Obama Decision To Deny Honors And Benefits To The Victims Of Fort Hood

    05/14/2014 9:53:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | May 13 2014 | Duane Lester
    Full Title: Republicans Overturn Obama Decision To Deny Honors And Benefits To The Victims Of Fort Hood Terrorist Attack Sorry, Barack. This wasn’t “workplace violence.” It was a terrorist attack, and should be treated as such. Thanks to Republicans, it will be: Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee will overturn one consequence of Obama’s unwillingness to recognize the terrorism of the Fort Hood attack: victims will be eligible for the Purple Heart, allowing survivors to receive better and prompter health care from the VA. More than that, every victim will get the recognition and honor due to them. From...
  • Six (or more) wounded in shooting at FED EX Atlanta.

    04/29/2014 4:42:39 AM PDT · by machogirl · 157 replies
    Fox Atlanta ^ | 04-29-14 | Eden Godbee
    Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene of a suspected workplace shooting in Kennesaw. According to reports, the shooting happened at a Fed-Ex facility at 1675 Airport Road. Authorities are searching for the shooter or shooters, at this time. According to crews on the scene, authorities have secured the entire area to safely search and apprehend the suspect or suspects. Officials from Kennestone Hospital say they've received six patients from the shooting. Injuries range from minor to serious. Kennestone is a Level II Trauma Center. A spokesperson from Fed-Ex released a statement saying: "FedEx is aware of the situation....
  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT · by wtd · 34 replies
    WTKR ^ | March 27, 2014 | Holly Henry, Reed Andrews and Marissa Jasek
    Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified "Norfolk, Va. – The civilian gunman accused of killing a sailor aboard the destroyer Mahan on Monday night before being fatally shot is Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, the Navy announced on Thursday. The Navy says Savage, 35, drove his 2002 Freightliner through Gate 5 just after 11 p.m. He then went to Pier 1 and left the truck and tried to get onto the USS Mahan. He was stopped by security there and that’s when a struggle started. They say Savage disarmed a petty officer of the watch and Savage then used...
  • Ft. Hood's Greater War

    01/28/2014 1:50:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Larry Provost
    Tonight is the President’s State of the Union Speech. Yet with the country at war there are heroes that will be forgotten in the name of political correctness. Recently I wrote about the forgotten heroes of Ft. Hood Terrorist Attack, http://townhall.com/columnists/larryprovost/2014/01/11/bury-their-purple-hearts-at-ft-hood-n1773555/page/full One of those heroes, retired Army SGT Alonzo Lunsford will be in the gallery of the House of Representatives as a guest of Representative Roger Williams of Texas. SGT Lunsford was shot by the Ft. Hood terrorist seven times, including once in the face. He was preparing to deploy in the war against radical Islamic terrorism but instead was...
  • Site of Fort Hood Massacre to be Demolished

    11/07/2013 1:03:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KRISTV ^ | Nov 6, 2013
    Fort Hood officials plan to demolish the medical building where an Army psychiatrist killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others during a shooting rampage in 2009. Fort Hood spokesman Chris Haug said Wednesday that Building 42003 will be razed, while other parts of the Soldier Readiness Processing Center complex are set to be moved.
  • At least 2 shot at Millington navy base

    10/24/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT · by IChing · 70 replies
    WMCTV.com ^ | 10/24/13 | WMCTV staff
    MILLINGTON, TN - (WMC-TV) - It is confirmed that at least two people have been shot near the Millington Navy Base. Both victims are reported to be in non-critical condition. The base is currently on lock down, but the shooter is in custody. Photos sent in to Action News 5 show crime scene tape and several medics on the scene. The U.S. Navy put out the following tweet to its Twitter account: #BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm incident near Naval Support Activity Midsouth in #Millington. Details to follow. Action News 5 has crews on its way. Stay with WMCTV.COM for the...
  • US Naval Base On Lockdown 'After Shots Fired'

    10/24/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    US Naval Base On Lockdown 'After Shots Fired' 7:17pm UK, Thursday 24 October 2013 Several people have been shot near a US Naval base in Tennessee, according to local media reports. The Navy confirmed a shooting took place near Naval Support Activity Midsouth in Willington, north of Memphis, but has not provided additional details. The Navy said the base had been placed on lockdown. WHBQ-TV in Memphis reported a shooter was in custody. Police told the station they suspect the alleged gunman was an employee relieved of duty who opened fire after returning to their vehicle.
  • Fort Hood trial cost government about $5 million

    10/05/2013 11:24:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 5, 2013 1:57 PM EDT
    Records show the U.S. government spent nearly $5 million to court-martial and convict an Army psychiatrist in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. … Records also show that in the months before his trial, Army helicopters ferried Hasan from the Bell County Jail to Fort Hood so he could work on his defense in his private office at a cost of more than $194,000. …
  • Piers Morgan Kind of Blames President Obama for D.C. Shooting

    09/16/2013 4:04:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/16 | Dan Amira
    Remember when President Obama tried to push a gun-control package through Congress after the Newtown massacre? And Congress voted down every piece of legislation, even the extremely popular ones? And consequently the gun-control bills did not become laws, because that's how lawmaking works? It was a few months ago.
  • Active Shooter reported on the grounds of Navy Yard in D.C.

    09/16/2013 6:01:40 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 349 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Sept 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police and the FBI say there's a report of a shooter inside a military building at the Washington Navy Yard. Police are responding to reports of shots fired, and an FBI spokeswoman says there's at least one victim.
  • Prepare the Citations

    09/12/2013 3:37:36 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 3 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | September 20, 2013 | Senior Chief Jim Murphy
    Published on U.S. Naval Institute (http://www.usni.org) Home > Magazines > Proceedings Magazine - September 2013 Vol. 139/9/1,327 > From the Deckplates - Prepare the Citations ________________________________________ From the Deckplates - Prepare the Citations Proceedings Magazine - September 2013 Vol. 139/9/1,327 [3] By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired) By now, the trial of Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan should have concluded with him beginning a life sentence—or awaiting a more appropriate sentence—at Fort Leavenworth. As this issue goes to press, the court martial is in full swing. Some quite remarkable statements have been heard in the courtroom that...
  • Cruz Blasts Administration For Not Calling Ft. Hood Shooting a ‘Terrorist Attack'

    08/26/2013 2:23:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 26, 2013 | Alissa Tabirian
    (CNSNews.com) – “Hiding behind ‘workplace violence’ and excluding evidence on [Army Major Nidal] Hasan’s pursuit of jihad will not make terrorism go away or properly honor the American heroes who were slain at Fort Hood,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) as he lambasted the Obama administration’s decision to classify the 2009 mass shooting as “workplace violence.” “If we ever hope to defeat the ongoing threat from radical Islamism, we need to start by calling this terrorist attack on our armed forces by its name,” Cruz said in a statement Friday shortly after Hasan was found guilty on 13 counts of...
  • Fort Hood Judge Bans Evidence of Shooter's 'Jihadi' Motives

    08/19/2013 4:54:26 PM PDT · by magellan · 34 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 19 August 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Lawyers representing the family members of those killed and injured in the Ft. Hood shooting rampage were outraged today when an Army judge limited prosecutors from introducing evidence, including emails to a known Al Qaeda operative, that would establish accused shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan's "jihadi" motives. The judge's rulings could inhibit the ability of the victims' families to claim in a civil suit that the shootings were an act of terror. Federal lawyers involved in the civil suit claim that the people shot during Hasan's murderous rage were victims of workplace violence, a designation that could sharply limit the damages...
  • Ft. Hood Victims Want Shooting Designated Terror

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

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

    08/04/2013 5:45:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00AM BST 04 Aug 2013 | Jon Swaine
    Wielding a high-powered pistol and crying “Allahu akbar!”, (Major Nidal Hasan) shot dead 13 people and wounded 32 others at the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas, on 5 November 2009. Hasan, who proudly admits to carrying out the attack, is due to stand trial from Tuesday for 13 counts of murder and 32 of attempted murder. He faces a potential death sentence. Survivors, however, remain furious that even as he grew more openly radicalized, Hasan was left untroubled by military authorities who have still not been held to account for failing to prevent his massacre. Despite warning classmates...
  • Fort Hood shooting suspect to Fox News: US at war with Islam, he regrets Army service

    07/27/2013 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2013
    The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting said in a statement to Fox News that the U.S. government is at war with Islam. “My complicity was on behalf of a government that openly acknowledges that it would hate for the law of Almighty Allah to be the supreme law of the land,” Maj. Nidal Hasan said in a lengthy statement released to Fox News on Saturday. He then says in reference to a war on Islam, “I participated in it.”
  • Death penalty issue for potential Fort Hood jurors

    07/15/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2013 4:33 PM EDT | Angela K. Brown
    Military prosecutors want two potential jurors tossed from the murder trial of the Fort Hood shooting rampage suspect because the Army officers indicated they opposed the death penalty.Four colonels and two lieutenant colonels were brought in from Army posts nationwide and overseas on Monday as questioning continued in the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan. …
  • St. Louis gunman was Somali immigrant

    06/14/2013 1:58:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    AP ^ | June 14, 2013 | JIM SALTER
    59-year-old Ahmed Dirir walked into his business, AK Home Health Care LLC, on Thursday afternoon, got into a brief argument, and then shot his three employees. Killed were 44-year-old Khadra Muse of Olivette, Mo., 29-year-old Seaeed Abdulla of St. Louis, and 54-year-old Bernice Solomon-Redd of East St. Louis, Ill. Dirir, Muse and Abdulla were all from Somalia
  • 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...
  • 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 FBI’s 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.
  • Washington gets explicit: its 'war on terror' is permanent

    05/17/2013 11:03:03 PM PDT · by Altariel · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 17, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Senior Obama officials tell the US Senate: the 'war', in limitless form, will continue for 'at least' another decade - or two Last October, senior Obama officials anonymously unveiled to the Washington Post their newly minted "disposition matrix", a complex computer system that will be used to determine how a terrorist suspect will be "disposed of": indefinite detention, prosecution in a real court, assassination-by-CIA-drones, etc. Their rationale for why this was needed now, a full 12 years after the 9/11 attack: Among senior Obama administration officials, there is a broad consensus that such operations are likely to be extended at...
  • Egypt: Three arrested in jihad plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    05/12/2013 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 05/12/13 | Robert
    More glorious fruit of the Arab Spring. "3 Arrested in Plot to Bomb Egyptian Cities and Embassy," by Ben Hubbard in the New York Times, May 11 (thanks to Kenneth): CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have arrested three militants with ties to Al Qaeda who were planning terrorist attacks in Egyptian cities and against a foreign embassy, the interior minister said Saturday. A Western official said the Egyptians had privately identified the embassy as the United States Embassy in Cairo. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said at a news conference that the suspects had been arrested with 22 pounds of explosive...
  • 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 isn’t 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...
  • Fort What? Politico Asserts Obama ‘No Longer Has Unblemished Record’ on Stopping Domestic Terrorism

    04/20/2013 10:51:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 20, 2013 | 07:39 | Tim Graham
    Add Anna Palmer and her blinkered editors at Politico to this week’s outbreak of Fort Hood amnesia. In a piece on how the Boston bombings would affect the political scene, she asked, “Where does this leave Obama’s record on terror?” She answered herself: “President Barack Obama no longer has an unblemished record in stopping domestic terrorism.” To the Obama voters at Politico it all begins and ends at Zero Dark Thirty, and no one there can seem to have the memory of a certain terrorist mass shooting that killed 13 and wounded 30. …
  • Obama Insists Federal Government 'Will Get To The Bottom of' Boston Marathon Bombings,..."

    04/15/2013 8:17:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 15, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Obama Insists Federal Government 'Will Get To The Bottom of' Boston Marathon Bombings, But Declines To Call Attacks An Act of Terrorism DAVID MARTOSKO 15 April. At the end of a long Monday afternoon that began with a jubilant photo-op with the BCS champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team, a somber President Barack Obama addressed reporters about the bombings that claimed at least two lives -- including that of an eight-year-old boy -- and injured more than 110 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. But it was what he didn't say that may provoke the most discussion: Unlike...
  • BREAKING: FIRE AT JFK Library in Boston – Police Investigating

    04/15/2013 1:23:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Gateway ^ | April 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    There is a fire at JFK Library in Boston, Massachusetts. The JFK Library incident is reportedly unrelated to the explosions at the Boston Marathon. ... police are investigating video footage to see if the fire was caused by a bombing. ... A third bomb was detonated by police near the finish line of the marathon.
  • CBS: Saudi Man In Custody Was Tackled By Bystanders At Boston Marathon

    04/15/2013 4:57:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 15, 2013 | Jim Edwards
    The Saudi Arabian man who is reportedly in police custody following the Boston Marathon bombing was chased and tackled by bystanders shortly after the blast, according to CBS. Senior correspondent John Miller, a former assistant director of the FBI, reported this: There is an individual in custody … he is not free to go. He is a Saudi national who was near the scene of the blast. When the blast happened he began to run. Now, in context, a lot of people began to run. A civilian who thought he was acting suspiciously chased him down and tackled him and...
  • President Obama says those responsible for marathon bomb will ``feel full weight of justice’’

    04/15/2013 4:03:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 125 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/15/2013 | Matt Viser and Noah Bierman, Globe Staff
    WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday evening pledged the full weight of the federal government to help protect Bostonians -- and Americans -- and to figure out who is responsible for the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. In a 3-minute address from the White House, Obama urged caution, saying “people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts.” Significantly, reflecting caution about the unknown motive for the attack, the president did not call the incident a terrorist attack.“But, make no mistake,” he said. “We will get to the bottom of this. And we will...
  • Hasan May Plead Guilty, Describe Ft. Hood Attack

    03/01/2013 9:54:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Mar 1, 2013
    An Army psychiatrist may soon admit to and describe the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys say he wants to accept responsibility in the attack that killed 13 on the Texas Army post. Hasan has indicated he may plead guilty to lesser charges of unpremeditated murder.
  • Lawmakers Determined to Override Obama’s ‘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 — Hasan’s trial has been delayed several months by his growth of a beard not...
  • Hillary Lets the Jihadist Cat Out of the Bag.

    01/24/2013 7:35:08 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 24, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.” We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into...
  • Petraeus testifies that CIA always suspected terrorists in Libya attack

    11/16/2012 10:13:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 16, 2012 | By Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press
    Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings Friday that he believed all along that the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya was a terrorist strike, even though that wasn't how the Obama administration initially described it publicly. Petraeus told lawmakers that the CIA's draft talking points named specific terrorist groups. But Petraeus said some federal agency changed it to "extremists."
  • Class Shows. So does its Absence.

    10/29/2012 6:53:11 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 29, 2012 | Dan Miller
    I got this today in an e-mail from a friend. Posting it seemed appropriate even though it's partially about the Fort Hood "Workplace" violence back in 2009. A doctor had the TV in his office on when news of the shootings at Fort Hood, TX came on. The husband of one of his employees was stationed there. He called her into his office and as he told her what had happened, she got a text message from her husband saying, "I am okay." Her cell phone rang right after she read the message. It was an ER nurse, I'm the...
  • Fort Hood Shooting Still Not Terrorism

    10/21/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Redstate ^ | 10/21/12
    Three years after Major Nidal Hassan opened fire in a personnel center on Fort Hood, Texas, the Obama regime has yet to declare the incident is what it obviously is: an act of terrorism. Rather, according, to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta: “the department is dealing with the threat of violent Islamist extremism in the context of a broader threat of workplace violence.” Unfortunately, this is not trivial. Because the incident is not considered an act of terrorism, the victims do not get combat-related special compensation that provides disability pay for medically retired servicemembers. Manning, who was shot six times,...
  • OBAMA DOCTRINE: FT. HOOD WAS NOT TERRORISM, WOUNDED SOLDIERS GET NO BENEFITS

    10/21/2012 12:05:35 PM PDT · by Snuph · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2012 | AWR HAWKINS
    Victims of the Nov. 2009 Ft. Hood shooting are being denied benefits commensurate with combat injuries because the Obama administration refuses to label the attack an act of terrorism. Instead, the shooting Maj. Nidal Hasan carried out after screaming "Allahu Akbar" it is still being labeled "workplace violence." The difference between labeling the incident "workplace violence" and "terrorism" is not only the rightful recognition 13 of our troops deserve for being killed in service to their country on Nov. 5, 2009, but also ongoing benefits that would help survivors pay for the physical therapy, and other medical and psychological treatments...
  • Victims want Fort Hood shooting deemed terror act

    10/19/2012 5:27:13 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-18-12 | ap
    FORT HOOD, Texas—Nearly three years after the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, many of those affected are urging the government to declare it a terrorist attack, saying wounded soldiers and victims' relatives otherwise won't receive the same benefits as those in a combat zone. About 160 people, including relatives of the 13 people killed at the Texas Army post and some of the more than two dozen wounded and their families, released a video Thursday expressing their frustration. They say soldiers injured or killed deserve fair benefits and Purple Heart eligibility. "The victims are being forgotten and it's frustrating," Kimberly...
  • 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.
  • Fort Worth man held in Hurst after weapons, suspected forgeries found (ROP Alert)

    10/02/2012 3:02:50 PM PDT · by Dysart · 16 replies
    Startlegram ^ | 10-2-12 | Domingo Ramirez Jr
    A Fort Worth man was in custody Tuesday after authorities say counterfeit military identification documents were found in his wrecked vehicle behind a Hurst shopping center. Two weapons and an air rifle also were found in the Chevrolet Silverado. The discovery of the documents and weapons prompted authorities to evacuate the shopping center on Grapevine Highway for several hours Tuesday morning. Initially, authorities believed the military documents were real, prompting authorities to summon an explosives team and a bomb-sniffing dog to inspect the vehicle. No explosive devices were found. Hurst police identified the suspect as Azeez A. Al-Ghaziani, 29. He...
  • Possible Motive of EgyptAir Suicide Pilot Revealed

    03/15/2002 10:39:47 PM PST · by glorygirl · 16 replies · 246+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/02 | Matthew Wald
    WASHINGTON, March 15 — A former EgyptAir pilot told American investigators two years ago that the co-pilot of EgyptAir 990 crashed the plane into the Atlantic Ocean to take revenge on a company executive who had just demoted him and was riding as a passenger, a person involved in the investigation said today. American aviation investigators say they do not know whether the explanation given by the pilot, which was first reported today in The Los Angeles Times, is true. Since the crash of the Boeing 767, Egyptian officials have argued that there was no evidence that the co-pilot, Gamil...
  • 'Run, hide, fight': Homeland Security releases public service video on how to survive mass shooting

    07/28/2012 2:05:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 27, 2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    Full Headline: 'Run, hide, fight': Homeland Security releases public service video on how to get to safety and survive a mass shooting Following last Friday's mass casualty shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the City of Houston has released an instructional video on what to do in case of a similar emergency. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security, the city hopes that the video can help people prepare people for the worst. Entitled Run.Hide.Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event, it depicts a fictional shooting incident in a crowded office building. In the six-minute video, a narrator warns that all shooter events...
  • FBI Knew Fort Hood Shooter Was Islamist

    07/23/2012 12:24:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    CBN News ^ | Saturday, July 21, 2012
    FBI Knew Fort Hood Shooter Was Islamist CBNNews.com Saturday, July 21, 2012 Texas Rep. Michael McCaul claimed political correctness stopped the FBI from launching what may've been a lifesaving investigation into Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, almost a year before his deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood. After reviewing an independent report by former FBI Director William Webster, McCaul revealed the department knew about disturbing emails between Hasan and a known terrorist, but was reluctant to act. Hasan's 2009 shooting spree left 13 people dead. McCaul, a Texas Republican, said Hasan e-mailed al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 18 times and expressed...
  • Fort Hood report recommends many changes for FBI, no disciplinary action

    07/19/2012 3:16:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2012
    The long-awaited report on the Fort Hood massacre recommends numerous changes to FBI procedures but does not recommend any disciplinary action against employees at the bureau.
  • 100 Maj. Hasans Inside Military?

    07/05/2012 10:31:38 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 30 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7/3/2012 | Investors Business Daily
    Fifth Column: The FBI is investigating more than 100 Muslim soldiers and military contractors with the potential to carry out Fort Hood-style attacks. The administration has kept a lid on the growing threat. It's covering up the truth about an alarmingly widespread Islamist penetration of the military. The dangerous fifth column was discovered more than two years after Army Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 13 and wounding 29. The administration whitewashed the jihadist massacre as a run-of-the-mill case of "workplace violence." Now it's trying to postpone Hasan's trial until after the election...
  • Reports: Death Penalty Possible in Afghan Killings Case ( Panetta Puke )

    03/13/2012 7:43:07 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 50 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | A.D. 13 March 2012 | Sara Sorcher
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the death penalty could be possible as the military investigates a U.S. soldier suspected of shooting and killing at least 16 Afghans on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Kyrgyzstan on Monday, Panetta said the killings must not derail the U.S.-led military mission in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Reuters cites a U.S. official as saying the Army staff sergeant was treated for a traumatic brain injury sustained in 2010 in Iraq. The official, however, did not say there was necessarily a link between that injury and the killing spree in...
  • Obama, first lady to visit Fort Bragg next week

    12/08/2011 6:20:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 8, 2011
    FORT BRAGG — The president and first lady are heading to North Carolina next week to talk to soldiers at Fort Bragg. The White House said President Obama will give a speech Wednesday about his decision to finish the war in Iraq at the end of the month and what it means for the nation’s future.