UPDATED 11-10-09: 14 DEAD AND 29 WOUNDED DURING A SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT FORT HOOD, TX…

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UPDATED:  Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:56 PM (My original post follows my updates)

 

The news reports are stating 13 victims, but I just learned that an unborn child was a victim in this massacre so I have included this unborn child among the victims.  More in my latest post…

A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIVES OF THE 14 FORT HOOD VICTIMS…

 

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UPDATED:  Tuesday, November 10, 2009 8:48 AM

The more I hear on this story, the madder I get.  This Muslim was under investigation for over a year, yet nothing was done about what was uncovered, for fear of “offending the Muslims”.  If this guy had any other religious affiliation, he would have been under lock and key a long time ago.  The political correctness in this country has soared to new heights, at our expense, and will be the main cause of the ruin of the United States unless they stop walking on eggshells so as not to offend anyone.  I’m deeply offended by the fact that this guy got pass after pass simply because he’s a Muslim, and a radical one at that!  He has more rights than law-abiding citizens do!  What the heck is wrong with this picture???  The Liberals and the media first stated that Hasan was a victim of post traumatic stress, then when it was revealed that he never saw combat, well, they all changed their tune stating that maybe this occurred because of the stories Hasan heard from the soldiers under his care.  Please!  Stop with the lame excuses.  Here’s a guy who was emailing Al Qaeda for a whole year, talking about suicide bombers and was overheard stating that he is a Muslim first and an American last, and countless other “red flags”.  Look at the arrests of civilians for doing less than he did!  Of course, had he been previously arrested,  the Liberals would have cried racial profiling so everyone turned their heads.  That seems to be the cries of minorities when they’re arrested—racial profiling.  Horrific tragedies like this will escalate unless they throw political correctness aside once and for all and start profiling these maggots who are intent on killing Americans and destroying our country.  Only then will Americans and America be safe.  People who have nothing to hide won’t mind being called aside to be checked as it means ensuring the safety of Americans and our country; it’s the guilty ones who would have a problem.

 

Oh yeah, as an afterthought…Obama will be attending the memorial services today for the slain soldiers at Fort Hood.  He shows up now because there will be complete media coverage documenting his presence.  Obama—always a day late and a dollar short…

 

QueenBee

 

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UPDATED:  Monday, November 9, 2009 12:25 PM
 
I wanted to add the fact that former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush visited with soldiers who were wounded during the Fort Hood massacre.  Here’s the story you won’t see blasting in the news…
 
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UPDATED:  Saturday, November 8, 2009 1:28 PM
More heroes surface from this violent massacre—the heroics of Pfc. Marquest Smith and Fort Hood Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley, among others, whose gunfire helped take down Hasan.  There are some anti-American radical Muslim rhetoric out there, but I refuse to post that incessant garbage.
 
“Unfortunately over the past eight years, our Army has been no stranger to tragedy,” said a somber Gen. George Casey, Army chief of staff.  “But we are an Army that draws strength from adversity.  And hearing the stories of courage and heroism that I heard today makes me proud to be the leader of this great Army.”
 
Well said, General Casey.  Well said…
 
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UPDATED:  Saturday, November 7, 2009 9:06 AM

 

Looks like others are just as upset over Obama’s disgraceful two-minute speech about this massacre.  I can’t help but think that Obama’s performance would have been different if this had happened at a mosque in Chicago.  Surely he would have boarded Air Force One and given an hour long speech about the intense violence against Muslims, and he would have most likely postponed the scheduled event, but here, it was just an afterthought.  How disgusting is that for the so-called p…p…president of the United States to do that to our military and to this country?  Why, it’s almost as if he isn’t even from this country, with his severe lack of support for it!  And you wonder why I don’t address him with that “p” word—he doesn’t deserve the reference.  Every day he’s proving he’s not fit to run this beautiful country.  As far as Hasan, I’m still trying to understand what drove him to invoke such violence…

Obama’s Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting

 

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UPDATED:  Friday, November 6, 2009 8:44 AM
 
It’s sad to report that the death toll is raised to 13 where one of the wounded succumbed to their injuries.  It was initially reported that Hasan was killed, but we later find out that he survived!  I find that “misreporting” a little weird as all local news stories claimed that he had died.  How he survived, and innocent lives continue to be lost is beyond my comprehension.  The two other officers who were in custody have been released.  This is not only considered a mass murder and hate crime, it is also an act of terrorism.  It has been reported that Hasan’s name has been noted on some terrorist sites.  A former FBI criminal profiler highlighted the irony of Hasan’s expertise as a psychiatrist specializing in traumatic stress, which often affects combat soldiers.
 
As horrific as this incident was, it probably would have been a lot worse if not for the quick reaction of several soldiers who were able to close the doors to the auditorium where there were approximately 600 people inside.  They are to be applauded for their heroism as well.
 
Here’s more on this very tragic story…
 
 
 
On another note, my husband and I were watching Obama speak out last night on this horrific massacre.  As Obama was talking (video below), I turned to my husband and asked when he was going to get to the point and address the tragedy.  I started yelling at our TV.  Can you believe that?  Blood pressures must have been rising from everyone who watched Obama last night!  Instead of speaking from his heart, he spoke from cue cards in true Obama style.  Last night proved to me how heartless and out-of-touch with reality he really is.  As he talked, he continued to dance around the story, smiling and thanking the Interior staff for “organizing an extraordinary conference”.  Are you kidding me!?  He then went on to thank his Cabinet and other people for what seemed like an eternity, giving a “shout out” to Dr. Joe Medicine Crow.  My husband and I were foaming at the mouth by this time.  He spoke about Native Americans, and with all due respect to them, what do they have to do with the horror show that occurred at Fort Hood?  Then as an after-thought, he turned his attention to addressing THE REASON  FOR THE CONFERENCEthe horrific mass murders of innocent lives at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.
 
I know it’s disrespectful to speak out against a president, but Obama has not earned any kind of respect.  After his outrageous performance last night, I feel he needs to step down from his throne and go back to community organizing—where his heart and loyalties really are, and where he’s more qualified.  Last night proved that he is definitely not presidential material, but rather a cheap synthetic blend, infused with a vast amount of narcissism, greed and arrogance…
 
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Obama gives a shout-out before addressing tragedy

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These soldiers volunteer to help keep America and its allies safe and this happens to them.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the 12 victims and 31 who were wounded, and my deepest condolences to their families during this painful time.  The fact that this tragedy happened on American soil make it even more horrific…
Officials say a shooting suspect who massacred 12 people and wounded 31 at Fort Hood, TX has been identified as Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who they say was an Army mental health professional.  A law enforcement official said Hasan, believed to be in his late 30s, was killed after opening fire at the base. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.  A defense official speaking on condition of anonymity says Hasan was a mental health professionalan Army psychologist or psychiatrist.  Can you believe this lunatic was a mental health professional?  Hasan was described as “upset” about his pending deployment to Iraq later this month.  It was not known whether he was treating people at the base.  Officials says it was not clear what Hasan’s religion was, but investigators are trying to determine if Hasan was his birth name or if he may have changed his name and converted to the Islamic faith at some point.  Two other people are in custody relating to these shootings.  May God rest their brave souls, and may He heal the wounded, both physically and emotionally…
 
QueenBee
 12 dead, 31 injured in shootings at Fort Hood
Army psychiatrist was gunman in Texas incident, military officals tell NBC
Sgt. Fanuaee Vea, left, embraces Pvt. Savannah Green outside Fort Hood on Thursday.
BREAKING NEWS
NBC News and msnbc.com
updated 7:04 p.m. ET, Thurs., Nov . 5, 2009

An Army psychiatrist opened fire Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas, killing at least 11 people and wounding 31 others before being shot to death, officials told NBC News.

NBC News’ Pete Williams reported that U.S. officials identified the gunman as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who had been promoted to major in May. A defense official told NBC News that Hasan arrived at Fort Hood in July for his first assignment after completing his psychiatry residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, followed by a fellowship in disaster and preventive psychiatry.

Hasan, who was 39 or 40, was scheduled to be deployed to Iraq on Nov. 28, officials said. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, said military officials had told her that Hasan was “pretty upset” about his deployment orders.

Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the Army’s III Corps, who briefed President Barack Obama on the shootings, said the gunman used two handguns.

Two other soldiers were taken into custody after the shooting, but Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, said they later were released.

A senior administration official told NBC News that the shootings could have been a criminal matter rather than a terrorism-related attack and that there was no intelligence to suggest a plot against Fort Hood.

Military and local hospital officials said the victims were a mixture of men and women, military and civilian. At least one of those killed was a civilian police officer, Cone said. At least four local SWAT officers were among those wounded, NBC affiliate KCEN-TV of Waco reported.

Two of the victims remained in surgery late Thursday afternoon at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen. One of them, a woman, is an emergency medical worker the base, the hospital said.

Reminders of 1991 massacre
Fort Hood, one of the largest military complexes in the world, was on lockdown, as were schools in the area. Dozens of agents of the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the post, federal officials said.

The base is surrounded by the town of Killeen, where a man shot and killed 23 people in a Luby’s restaurant in October 1991.

“Unfortunately, this is a day we had dreaded,” said Hilary Shine, a spokeswoman for the city of Killeen. “Every time you hear of a mass casualty situation in Killeen, you think of Luby’s. …

“Here in City Hall, it’s panic,” Shine said. “We all have friends and family members who work or have business on Fort Hood.”

Muslim group condemns shootings
Noting the Arabic nature of the gunman’s name, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington interest group, condemned “this cowardly attack in the strongest terms possible and ask that the perpetrators be punished to the full extent of the law.”

”No political or religious ideology could ever justify or excuse such wanton and indiscriminate violence,” the council said in a statement. “The attack was particularly heinous in that it targeted the all-volunteer army that protects our nation. American Muslims stand with our fellow citizens in offering both prayers for the victims and sincere condolences to the families of those killed or injured.”

Speaking in Washington, Obama called the shootings a “horrific incident.”

“It’s difficult enough when we lose these great Americans in battles overseas,” Obama said at the Interior Department. “It’s horrifying that they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil.”

Shootings in deployment processing center
Emergency Services officials at Fort Hood said the incident began about 1:30 p.m. CT (2:30 p.m. ET) when the gunman opened fire in the Soldiers Readiness Processing Center on the west side of the base. A spokesman for the base, Sgt. Major Jamie Posten, said the processing center was where soldiers “cycle through as they prepare to deploy.”

Retired Army Col. Greg Schannep, an aide to Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, who was on the post to attend a graduation service, told the Fort Hood Sentinel that he heard “three or four volleys of shots, with eight to 12 shots in each volley.”

“Initially, I thought it was a training exercise,” he said. But then, “a soldier came running past me and said, ‘Sir, there is someone shooting.’

“As he ran past me, I saw blood on his back,” Schannep told the base paper. “I don’t think he even knew he had been shot.”

Fort Hood is adjacent to Killeen, about 60 miles northeast of Austin. The sprawling complex is home to at least 4,929 active-duty officers and 45,414 enlisted. Civilian employees total nearly 9,000.

A spokesman for the Army, Lt. Col. Lee M. Packnett, said he was unaware whether security measures were put in place at other military bases. Other U.S. military bases told local NBC stations that said the shootings were being treated as an isolated incident and that no special security measures were being implemented in response.

‘Shocked and saddened’
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, said in a statement: “I am shocked and saddened by today’s outburst of violence at Fort Hood that has cost seven of our brave service members their lives and has gravely injured others. My heart goes out to their loved ones.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign spokesperson said the governor was in Denton, scheduled to attend a campaign event, when word of the shooting occurred. There was no word on whether he had left Denton or whether he was headed to Fort Hood.

Fort Hood has seen other violence in recent years. In September 2008, a 21-year-old 1st Cavalry Division soldier shot his lieutenant to death and then killed himself. Spc. Jody Michael Wirawan of Eagle River, Alaska, shot himself to death after shooting 1st Lt. Robert Bartlett Fletcher, 24, of Jensen Beach, Fla. to death.

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