I am saddened and angered beyond all measure by the attack on Ft. Hood yesterday. When this began to break, I was in the car with my husband, listening to the radio.
Before the name of the shooter was even released, the MSM reported the FBI was telling everyone that this was not an act of terrorism.
Dave and I looked at each other and said "bullshit" simultaneously.
Excerpted from this source:
FORT HOOD, Texas – The base commander at Fort Hood says soldiers who witnessed a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead reported that the gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before opening fire at the Texas post.
Lt. Gen. Robert Cone told NBC's "Today" show on Friday that suspected shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, made the comment, which is Arabic for "God is great!" before the rampage Thursday that also left 30 people wounded.
Military officials say they are still piecing together what may have pushed Hasan, an Army psychiatrist trained to help soldiers in distress, to turn on his comrades.
Cone says Hasan was not known to be a threat or risk.
Hasan was shot four times during the rampage. Cone says he is hospitalized in stable condition and that military officials will interrogate him as soon as possible.
What pushed him? My guess would be Islam.
The gunfire broke out around 1:30 p.m. at the Soldier Readiness Center, where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening. Nearby, some soldiers were readying to head into a graduation ceremony for troops and families who had recently earned degrees.
Pastor Greg Schannep had just parked his car along the side of the theater and was about to head into the ceremony when a man in uniform approached him.
"Sir, they are opening fire over there!" the man told him. At first, he thought it was a training exercise — then heard three volleys and saw people running. As the man who warned him about the shots ran away, he could see the man's back was bloodied from a wound.
Schannep said police and medical and other emergency personnel were on the scene in an instant, telling people to get inside the theater. The post went into lockdown while a search began for a suspect and emergency workers began trying to treat the wounded. Some soldiers rushed to treat their injured colleagues by ripping their uniforms into makeshift bandages to treat their wounds.
Fort Hood Lt. Gen. Bob Cone praised the soldiers for their quick reaction.
"God bless these soldiers," Cone said. "As horrible as this was it could have been worse."
Video from the scene showed police patrolling the area with handguns and rifles, ducking behind buildings for cover. Sirens could be heard wailing while a woman's voice on a public-address system urged people to take cover. Schools on the base went into lockdown, and family members trying to find out what was happening inside found cell phone lines jammed or busy.
"I was confused and just shocked," said Spc. Jerry Richard, 27, who works at the center but was not on duty during the shooting. "Overseas you are ready for it. But here you can't even defend yourself."
What pisses me off the most about this is that on a base of so many soldiers this terrorist was able to kill so many. I cannot believe that our military does require on duty soldiers to carry at least a service pistol! He should have been ventilated immediately.
That civilian police had to called in? WTF?!?
Obama should be ashamed that such an attack could take place on major military instillation, and under his watch as Commander-in-Chief.
Worse though, Obama won't do a damned thing about this. Not one damned thing, other than looking really somber in front of a row of cameras. It'll be written off as just another 'isolated incident' in a climate where we are increasingly seeing terrorist acts and honor killings on our own soil. There was an 'honor killing' reported earlier this very week because the daughter of a Muslim had become 'too westernized.'
Now we come to find out that this scumbag was posting praise of homicide bombers as little as six months ago, likening them to a soldier who throws himself on a grenade to save his men.
Read more about this scumbag's activities here.
Islam has no place in civilized societies. It is a seventh-century death cult catering to petty thugs and pedophiles.