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Fort Hood Shootings Latest News: US Soldier Nidal Hasan Shoots 13 Dead

by | 5th, November 2009

fort-hoodIN the Soldier Readiness Centre Fort Hood, Texas, 13 are shot dead and 31 are wounded. Nidal Hasan is captured. The news:

At least eight people have been shot in an Orlando, Florida, high-rise office building, CNN affiliates report.

As Chelsy say: “Here we go, now we will be getting a rash of shootings”

Woman saves: Kim Munley, a civilian police officer, is the woman who brought Hasan down by shooting him four times before he could murder more.

Woman killed: Chicago – FOX Chicago News has learned that a 21-year-old pregnant woman from the Northwest Side of Chicago was killed in the Fort Hood shooting spree Thursday.

Francheska Velez, a 2006 graduate of Kelvyn Park, recently had returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Reader Cheryl writes: The military/government over here never stops with its deceiving and coverups.  Six and a half hours they let the press and hence the public believe the shooter was dead!  You two know how reporters would think and react when deliberately led to believe and write wrong information and made look the fools six and a half hours later.  Guess the Government and military officials needed those 6  1/2 hours to get their stories straight about what was known or not known about the Major!  Now the CNN news is talking about the Major was on the ‘radar’ to be watched over the last months for some blogs or other stuff he had written about suicide bombing, his intense dislike for the Iraqi War, he wasn’t going over, etc, etc. etc.  CNN with Larry King and Anderson Cooper are far from happy being deceived.

Tim Blair: The evasiveness of media in the immediate wake of the Fort Hood murders is astonishing. The ABC’s Lisa Millar opened her midday report claiming to have “learned quite a lot about the gunman”, then revealed very little of it – apart from that Malik Nadal Hasan had “attracted a lot of harassment because of his last name” and “family background”. This came about, Millar reported, despite Hasan being born and raised in the US. Not mentioned in eight minutes of coverage: Hasan’s faith, which in a case like this is surely of interest.

Andrew BoultNew York Times overlooks that Muslim thing, too. Must be irrelevant, then.

Ditto for the BBC report run on ABC news radio around 2.30pm. The reporter, interviewed by the studio host, could identify only one personal fact of relevance – that the shooter was … a psychiatrist.

Hmm. What would these psychiatrists have against the US military?

The Guardian: “Combat stress: When soldier turns on soldier”

No mentiosn of jihad or Islam, just a list of US soldiers who turned on their own.

Update VI: Via Ed Driscoll:

Patterico notes that the MSM is working overtime to pound this story into a prescribed narrative — when it’s not airbrushing out inconvenient details about the alleged suspect, of course.

And speaking of the MSM narrative, Allahpundit adds that it’s “congealing as we speak”:

Assume you’re an eager beaver reporter who’s as anti-war as the next fellow in the newsroom. How do you frame a story about a murderous lunatic who’s never been deployed overseas to serve your agenda? Why, this way of course: “Fort Hood has felt strain of repeated deployments”.

What Hasan Wrote: It appears to be Hasan’s original Internet posting about suicide bombers in full. Quote:

There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that “IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE” and Allah (SWT) knows best.

Circumstantial evidence: Federal law enforcement officials say the suspected Fort Hood, Texas, shooter had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats.

The officials say the postings appeared to have been made by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who was killed during the shooting incident that left least 11 others dead and 31 wounded. The officials say they are still trying to confirm that he was the author. They say an official investigation was not opened…

One of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades.

Allah Pundit: CBS reports that Hasan was a licensed psychiatrist in Maryland, of all things. Meanwhile, Kay Bailey Hutchison apparently has info that Hasan was upset about being deployed to Iraq. Which, without further specifics as to why, doesn’t tell us much given the possible motives in play.

Christian Science Monitor (via Malkin): Terry Lee, a retired Army colonel who knew Hasan, told Fox News about a story he heard secondhand. He said a fellow colleague had told him that Hasan had made “outlandish comments” about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and US involvement in them and that “Muslims had a right to rise up and attack Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

“[He] made comments about how we shouldn’t be over there – you need to lock it up, Muslims should stand up and fight against the aggressor,” Lee added.

But the suspect’s cousin, Nader Hasan, gave Fox News a different picture. He said his cousin had never deployed but was affected by the war and had been concerned about his impending deployment.

“He would tell us how he would hear things, horrific things, things from war probably affecting him psychologically,” Nader Hasan said.

Jihad Watch:

If this turns out to be a jihad attack, watch for the President to caution against “backlash” and “Islamophobia.”

Sky News: US Army Base Massacre: Psychiatrist Kills 12

Armed with two guns, including a semi-automatic weapon, Major Nidal Malik Hasan started firing at victims at random.

UK Front pages:

Only The Metro free newspaper leads with the news that came too late for the others: “Major massacres 11 at top US base.

Update V:

LARRY KING JUST RIPPED THE MILITARY A NEW ‘ARSE’ ON TV! HE WAS LIVID THAT THE PRESS WAS DECEIVED BY THE OFFICIALS AND LEAD TO BELIEVE THE SHOOTER WAS DEAD AND NEVER CORRECTED THE NEWS AND LET THEM ANNOUNCE HE WAS DEAD! THEY HAD JUST ANNOUNCED THE TRUTH TO THE PRESS WHEN I SENT YOU THE OTHER CONFIRMATION HE WAS ALIVE.

Update IV:

Spokesman at Fort Hood just confirmed 12 dead that includes the one shooter, 31 wounded, two of those in serious condition.  Confirmed the shooter dead was military and 2 suspects are military.

Update III:

Now at 12 dead and 31 wounded.
3 shooters all together – one dead; two others apprehended!  Announced the shooters were US soldiers.

Update II: 20 injured

NBC News network said the two suspects were in military uniform and that the shooter-at-large was believed to have a high-powered sniper rifle.

Update I: According to reports, the suspects were in military uniform. More details from MSNBC:

The official would not give [the suspect’s] name nor additional details. It was unknown whether victims are soldiers or civilians. One gunman was reportedly in custody and another was on the loose, NBC News said. A third shooter may be involved, according to NBC News affiliate KCEN, which said the person had opened fire on the SWAT team at the base.

Fort Hood is halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles (97 km) from each city, in Texas.

20:52:

Officials at Fort Hood said two injuries are serious and one person has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

20:50: The Ft. Hood web site says:  “LOCKDOWN: Ft. Hood is closed….

20:43: 7 DEAD 12 WOUNDED AND SHOOTER(S) USED M-16 WEAPONS

20:40: NEWS JUST BROKE OVER BUT THUS FAR NO ONE IS SAYING ANYTHING EXCEPT LARGE NUMBERS SHOT AND MANY KILLED AT FT. HOOD MILITARY BASE IN TEXAS.   PENTAGON EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE WHAT IS GOING ON THERE.

THAT IS WHERE MOST OF OUR MEN COME BACK FROM AND GO TO IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.  HAS BEEN SAID HIGH RATE OF SUICIDES AT THAT BASE …
WHATEVER IT IS ALL ABOUT OR WHOEVER IS DOING THE SHOOTINGS NO ONE IS SAYING YET….
Reporter: Reader Cheryl



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