11/05/2009 (8:03 pm)
A major shooting spree occurred at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Tx today that may have stunning repercussions throughout the nation. Twelve people were killed, including the main shooter, and another 31 were injured.
Notice the word “main” in that last sentence. There were at least two shooters, according to the report from KXAN in Austin, Tx.
The main shooter was Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an army psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before his transfer to Ft. Hood in July. Major Hasan was apparently about to be deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan. In addition to Major Hasan, who was killed, two men are in custody. Fort Hood remains locked down at this time; it looks like the police are trying to verify that all shooters have been cleared from the base.
In the video below, Fox News reports that Hasan was a convert to Islam. If true, and if the two other men in custody were connected with him, then this could be an embedded terror cell attacking a military base on US soil. The main shooter had two weapons, there may have been additional shooters, and the police are keeping the base locked down even though the main shooter is dead; it looks like the police suspect a coordinated, planned event.
Wait for the facts to roll in.
11 Comments »
Comment by bizjetmech
As I understand it, the other two were released. But the fact remains, most of the media have this wrong.
“Mass killing”, “murder rampage”, “reminder of Luby’s restaurant”….none of the above .
This was a war time attack on a military installation.
We haven’t declared war on Islam, but they have declared war on the west. When are people going to read and understand Osama’s fatwa?
Comment by RM
The spinning has already begun. All last night, our CBS news affiliate was saying, “Details at 11. A deadly shooting at a US military base in Texas. And US soldiers are to blame.”
Comment by Phil
Hello, RM, haven’t seen you in a while. Got more time now that the World Series is over?
Comment by suek
Apparently he’s _not_ an islamic convert – he’s a lifelong muslim.
More stuff coming out – Check http://michellemalkin.com/2009/11/06/the-massacre-at-fort-hood-and-muslim-soldiers-with-attitude/ for more info, on this and other muslim related incidents that the press would have you gloss over in the name of multiculturalism.
One report is that he was “harrassed” for his muslim faith… he was a _Major_ for heaven’s sakes!
Comment by RM
Yes, the series actually has cut into the spare time, and sadly it did not end up the way I and a few million Phillies fans hoped it would. Yankees had an excellent team, so, that is the way things go. Only so much time for blogging, etc., and the Phils blog I follow ends up taking more time post season.
I tend to be a day or so late following this and a couple other blogs, and by the time I read the entry and decide a comment might be appropriate, the moment has really passed.
Looking forward to updates on this shooting.
Comment by Dr.D
From what I am hearing, it sounds like the shooter survived. This means that after first rate medical care, years of legal wasted effort, he will be paroled to the Bahamas to live in luxury at the expense of the US taxpayer (if there are any left).
Izlam is fundamentally a political-religious organization that is out to conquer the world. It is completely at odds with our Western way of life, and we accept muzlims in our midst only as a matter of willful blindness. Most of us know some nice, peaceful muzlims that seem like they would not hurt a fly. But if they are muzlims, then they are subscribed to this organization that is our to overthrow our government, and we simply cannot have them in our midst. We must ban muzlims from America, every last one of them. We should give them the option to publiclly repudiate izlam or to leave. There should be no mosques, not izlamic organizations, etc. We once banned the communist party, and we can ban izlam in exactly the same way as a subversive organization out to overthrow the government.
If we continue to hug the snake to our breast, insisting that all religions are alike and that izlam is just another religion, we have no reason to be surprised with it bites us and we wake up dead.
Comment by RM
Admittedly, I have not been all over this as I should, but I have not yet heard anything about the other people in custody. Don’t know if this has been ruled out yet, or if this is something they are investigating but keeping as quiet as possible.
One other thing that is a burr in my side is that this person obtained his education at the expense of the military, knowing full well what his side of the bargain would be. He was not a child sold into conscription in the Army.
After he has completed his education and becomes a doctor with specialized training, and a decision is made to deploy him (gee, how shocking, that wasn’t supposed to happen to ME), he decides he does not personally agree with that part of the compact and does not want to go (although there is some objective danger it’s not like he would be sleeping in a sand foxhole on the front lines with mortars zeroing in on him).
Instead of manning up and fulfilling his responsibility, which tens of millions of other American citizens do, he seethes inside, and this is the result.
Sorry if I don’t feel a lot of sympathy for his internal struggles and the fact that some of the other soldiers might be a little rough on him for his viewpoints. Although he is an officer, and I’m not quite sure how he would be subjected to constant harrassment, although I’m sure we’ll be hearing much, much more from the MSM about how Bush’s war and military made his life and that of many others a living hell. I see this whole thing slithering like a sidewinder, but inevitably, toward a politically correct template.
Getting a little irate as I write, need to go back to work.to decompress…
Comment by vharlow
The media at the behest of the administration of the current resident in the White House have determined they can’t call this a “terrorist incident” because they have already said we aren’t at war with terrorism anymore. Sheesh. Need to get him out of there.
Comment by suek
>>Instead of manning up and fulfilling his responsibility, which tens of millions of other American citizens do, he seethes inside, and this is the result.>>
The chances are that it would not have been a problem had we not been engaged in a war with muslims. Apparently, it’s ok for them to kill each other, and it’s ok to be in the military as long as the national army they’re in is not in conflict with other muslims, but if they’re in a non-islamic army in conflict with other muslims and are killed, then they die as kafir – infidels.
Interesting religion, islam. They do cover all the bases.
Convert or die. Sure sound like the Borg, don’t they!
Comment by suek
Support for my statement above:
Comment by dullhammer
Charles Gibson of ABC News was interviewing General George Casey Jr. and his wife on Friday about the shooting at Ft. Hood the day before. And I happened to have it on tape so the quotes here are accurate.
In the midst of the interview Gibson asked, “What have you learned about stress from this?”
Casey answered the question to talk about the stress the soldiers and first responders involved in the shooting were experiencing.
That wasn’t what Gibson wanted so he asked the question more pointedly: “Is your army, you have a relatively small number of troops, and they have an awful lot to do with two wars going on, are they over stressed in general?”
Casey answered but he shifted the key term. He made reference to the army being “over stretched” (instead of ‘over stressed’) and proceeded from there.
Gibson gave up and moved on.
I’m sure he would defend his questions by saying the public deserves to hear about the role of stress in the military. All the while maintaining radio silence when it comes to that ‘elephant’ of Nidal Malik Hasan’s Muslim faith as a possible, even probable, motivational force in the shooting. I was some proud of Casey for the expert way he handled the questions. And some disgusted with Gibson, both for what he asked and for what he refuses to ask.
There’s war; there’s terror; and then there’s the MSM reporters. Not sure which is the most frustrating to do battle with.