In the deadliest shooting ever on a domestic American military base, a military doctor, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, opened fire on troops in a crowded building in the middle of Fort Hood, America’s largest military base, killing 13 and wounding 30 others.
Maj. Hasan was initially reported as slain in the ensuing gunfight, but Gen. Cone later conceded that Hasan was alive and in stable condition despite having been shot several times. Though officials say it was a single gunman shooting, a second “person of interest” was captured on a golf course shortly after the incident.
Details about Hasan are still emerging, but he was born in Virginia of Jordanian descent, educated at Virginia Tech and had been serving as a psychiatrist on the base, helping returning soldiers to cope with difficulties related to combat stress.
Maj. Hasan was reportedly an outspoken critic of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, and was said by CNN to have been disillusioned that President Obama did not withdraw forces from Iraq as he had promised. He had also been seeking a discharge from the Army for years, citing harrassment he received as a Muslim.
Officials had reportedly probed the major over comments he had made on the internet, but they say they had never conducted an actual investigation into them.
The situation appears to have come to a head, however, when Hasan recently learned that he would soon be deployed to Iraq. Before the shooting he reportedly gave away his copies of the Qu’ran and all of his furniture.
11 thoughts on “Suspect Alive: 13 Dead in Ft. Hood Shooting”
Waiting for the howls about "islamo-fascist sleeper cells" and "traitorous immigrant arabs" from the 101st keyboarder and the FOX murkysphere.
Yes,and Israel will link the rampage not with the criminal war in Iraq but with Goldstone's .
it's too bad he didn't go the Watada route instead and simply refuse to deploy – this incident will just be used by all the usual suspects as an excuse for more surveillance, more investigations of citizens, and more bigoted attacks.
military bases are fair target!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you cant wage a war and occupy countries and think hey when we said "war" we meant only in your country/.
killing civilians in civilian areas is a war crime. killing soilders on a military base is just called
On a form he once filled out Hasan claimed to be of Palestinian descent. His mind probably snapped as a result of atrocities commited by Israel against the Palestinians using US supplied weapons as well as US political support. It is too bad he went after innocent but brain washed recruits who probably could not find any other employment except military or fast food.
This is what probably caused him to go berserk.
Didn't I hear that he had a Virginia Tech connection? Wasn't there a CIA connection to mental health at Virginia Tech which was noted after the rampage there a few years ago?
Invade the world. Invite the world. Indebtedness to the world. What a brilliant strategy America has.
He gave away his copy of the quran, lol, quran is sold like any other books whats the point about the quran,
I'm surprised more and more people aren't doing heroic things like this. More and more people should be sending this message that there will be chaos unless every american troop and every tax dollar is used for americans. Bring home all the US Troops from all over the world. Stop supporting israel. Close down AIPAC. Only accept people in this country that pledge full allegiance to america and no other country. Throw out about 90% of congress, and 90% of the senate.
This guy on MSNBC was talking about how he needs to fulfill his contract. Talking about how his tax dollars went towards his medical school training and his education etc. thanks to the US blah blah blah, What he was insinuating was heinous. The military was never about killing muslims for Israel. It was about serving the constitution and the american people. And if we were in that ideal situation, this shooting would have never happened.
Just stop killing people and supporting regimes that kill people. That's it! America is a zombie nation controlled by Psychopaths. But this is old news.
This is a side issue, but the policewomen who shot him got my attention. You mean, the pentagon has "outsourced" police duties to civilians? Does every military base now have a privatized police force (instead of MP's)? Anybody know?
The events at Ft. Hood remind me of what Christ Jesus said; "those who live by the sword shall die by the sword." The American people need to understand that there is a horrendous price to be paid in blood and treasure for living in a nation that has become an aggressive and worldwide military empire.
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