Army Private Naser Jason Abdo, arrested earlier today with bomb-making materials in a motel room, has confessed to plotting a bombing attack on Fort Hood, according to federal officials.
Abdo was arrested after an employee for Guns Galore, a local gun store, reported he was acting suspiciously. “The kid was downright rude,” noted the employee, who said Abdo bought six pounds of gun powder.
Abdo had successfully fought for concientious objector status in 2010, but his discharge was put on hold when officials decided to go through his computer because of “radical statements” he had made and reported he was in possession of child pornography. Abdo insisted the charge was false and revenge for his high profile fight for objector status.
Abdo was said to have not been planning to attack the fort itself but instead was planning to use the bombs, which he had yet to actually make, to target a restaurant popular with troops from the base.
Fort Hood had previously been attacked in 2009 by Major Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who opened fire on troops at the base. Before that he was helping soldiers cope with combat stress.
4 thoughts on “Army Private Confesses to Plan to Attack Fort Hood”
Wonder why things like vthis are happening best guess is government corruption from the top down.
How would they know this kid had child porn on his computer unless they had ALREADY hacked it? More importantly, DID they find such on his machine- and if not, was any planted there? In any case, that event isn't really relevant to the bomb plot- just a tidbit tossed in there to make the kid look even worse. That being said, however…
I don't for one minute defend this moron or condone his actions- as a 12-year veteran myself, I view his actions as completely reprehensible and he should get the book thrown at him. His claim of being a 'concientious objector' is proven to be a total sham with this attempt at violence. More so, the fact that he sought to carry out his attacks in a place where civilians were sure to be injured is even more beyond the pale- if he was trying to paint himself as some sort of jihadi, he certainly didn't do his homework on what constitutes a 'legal' target while on jihad (which, by definition, he wouldn't be as Muslims are not currently fighting any wars for religious reasons); the rules of engagement for Muslim on a true jihad are very, very strict and plainly espoused in our teachings.
Sadly, this is another example of a misguided kid who uses Islam when it's convenient- but who is ignorant of his faith and its responsibilities and requirements, or who deliberately disregards both in order to pursue a personal agenda. The latter completely disgusts me. CO status- certainly if he applied for that for honest religious belief, good for him, he did the right thing in that respect. If he did it to get out of combat, shame on him- he should have joined under CO status, not tried to get it after the fact.
He targeted areas where he knew civilians would be injured or killed- that makes him perfectly eligible for the Terrorist ™ title. And with that, I have no sympathy for him and look forward to seeing what punishment is handed down to him.
Well, it must be true.
After all, some nameless and faceless “federal officials” say it is.
And some anonymous storekeeper says he was rude.
There you go, that’s terrorism for sure.
Off with his head!
Any member of the Armed Forces should be able to resign for any reason and at any time so long as the resignation does not constitute desertion in the face of the enemy and thereby betray those who were counting on him.
Wonder if this guy would have availed himself of that opportunity?
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