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07 Mar 2010 10:22


U.S.: American al-Qaeda spokesman: Follow Ft. Hood shooter’s example

  • You shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that military bases are the only high-value targets in America and the West. On the contrary, there are countless other strategic places, institutions and installations which, by striking, the Muslim can do major damage.
  • American-born al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn • Regarding Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan and the example he set for other America-based terrorists. Gadahn says terrorists should go after “high-value targets.” “Nidal Hasan is a pioneer, a trailblazer and a role-model who has opened a door, lit a path and shown the way forward for every Muslim who finds himself among the unbelievers,” Gadahn said. source

07 Jan 2010 10:50


Politics: Top Obama adviser: Expect “a certain shock” from security report

  • We know what happened, we know what didn’t happen, and we know how to fix it. That should be an encouraging aspect. We don’t have to reinvent anything to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
  • National security adviser James Jones • Regarding the soon-to-be-released security report. The report, out today, will note that a lot of things were missed. And they need to fix them. “That’s two strikes,” said Jones, regarding the Fort Hood shooting and the Underwear Bomber. source

22 Nov 2009 12:19


U.S.: The accused Fort Hood shooter isn’t going anywhere – he’s paralyzed

  • He is an individual in need of constant medical attention. He has no sensation from his chest down.
  • Defense attorney John Galligan • Describing the level of pain his client, accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, is currently in. In case you’re wondering, he’s probably not a flight risk. source

14 Nov 2009 09:58


U.S.: Obama: Hold accountable those who missed Fort Hood shooting

  • Given the potential warning signs that may have been known prior these shootings, we must uncover what steps – if any – could have been taken to avert this tragedy.
  • President Barack Obama • Speaking in his weekly radio address about suspected Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan, who reportedly had multiple (between 10 and 20) contacts with a al-Qaeda-sympathetic Muslim cleric. Obama says that whoever didn’t do anything despite these warning signs should be “held accountable” for their actions. • source

13 Nov 2009 09:44


U.S.: Did shortages help Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan earn his military rank?

  • 1,191 number of majors, out of the 1,402 necessary, the Army has
  • 123 number of psychiatrists, out of the 142 required, the Army has source

13 Nov 2009 09:38


U.S.: Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s lawyer says he’s paralyzed pretty badly

  • It appears he won’t be able to walk in the future.
  • Lawyer and retired Army Col. John Galligan • Describing the condition of his client, who will be facing trial on 13 counts of murder in last week’s Fort Hood shooting. Considering Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s condition was originally described by the press as “dead,” paralyzed is an upgrade. However, we imagine this could complicate a trial for this case. • source

12 Nov 2009 22:11


U.S.: Nidal Hasan formally charged in the Fort Hood massacre

  • 13 number of charges of murder Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan faces; he could face the death penalty
  • one of the victims was pregnant; it isn’t decided whether Hasan will be charged for the death of the unborn child source

11 Nov 2009 10:37


U.S.: Nidal Hasan’s attorney wants a “presumption of innocence” in trial

  • My biggest concern now is to ensure that this military defendant still cloaked with the presumption of innocence and entitled, as all of us as Americans are, to a fair and impartial trial actually receives that.
  • Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s attorney, retired army Col. John Galligan • Describing his hope for his client, the main suspect in the Fort Hood shooting, at trial. Considering all the press and negative attention Hasan has gotten due to both the circumstances and his religion, that may be tough. • source

10 Nov 2009 20:15


U.S.: Obama – again – knows the right thing to say at Fort Hood

  • It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy. But this much we do know – no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor. For what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice – in this world, and the next.
  • Barack Obama • Speaking at the Fort Hood Memorial ceremony today. This speech was pretty awesome, actually, one of Obama’s best ones. Among other poignant things he said, there’s this striking statement about the often thankless job of being a solider: “In a world of threats that no know borders, their legacy will be marked in the safety of our cities and towns, and the security and opportunity that’s extended abroad.” Kudos. • source

10 Nov 2009 10:19


U.S.: The Fort Hood community has dealt with mass murder before

  • George Hennard killed 23 people in 1991. It was the deadliest mass shooting in American history before the Virginia Tech shootings, and it happened right near Fort Hood 18 years ago. Hennard drove through the window of Luby’s Cafeteria in the nearby military town of Killeen, Texas, and shot up the town. He killed 23, injured another 20 and then killed himself. Yet, for some reason, this shooting hasn’t captured the public consciousness in the same way as Columbine or Virginia Tech. We’re sure it will now. source