The Millitary Report about the Ft. Hood Shootings does not mention Major Nidal Hasan

Errr, Perhaps there was another shooting that happened at Ft Hood by a nameless person that never actually made the news?

U.S. military’s just-released report into the Fort Hood shootings spends 86 pages detailing various slipups by Army officers but not once mentions Major Nidal Hasan by name or even discusses whether the killings may have had anything to do with the suspect’s view of his Muslim faith. And as Congress opens two days of hearings on Wednesday into the Pentagon probe of the Nov. 5 attack that left 13 dead, lawmakers want explanations for that omission.

Leaders of the two-month Pentagon review, former Army Secretary Togo West and the Navy’s onetime top admiral, Vernon Clark, told reporters last week that they didn’t drill down into Hasan’s motives. “Our concern is with actions and effects, not necessarily with motivations,” West said. Added Clark: “We certainly do not cite a particular group.” Part of their reticence, they said, was to avoid running afoul of the criminal probe of Hasan that is now under way. Both are declining interview requests before their congressional testimony, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Our commander in chief talks about native indians & gives a “shout out” for 2min before addressing the Ft Hood tragedy

I had not seen the press conference Obama gave yesterday until just now….he talks about native americans and gives a shout out for 2 minutes before addressing the Ft Hood Tragedy yesterday. He is the commander and chief of the military??? Or did I miss that.

Appalling & Sad.

Published in: on November 6, 2009 at 10:49 am  Leave a Comment  
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11 Dead and at least 20 injured at a shooting at the military base of Ft. Hood

UPDATE: He was active duty in the medical corps and was in combat from 94-04 and apparantly rescently converted to Muslim. (I hope my source are incorrect on that one)

UPDATE: one of the shooters name is major Malik Nadal Hasan, believed to be ex-military (that bit still needs to be confimed)

UPDATE: At least 11 killed and one gunman, two gunmen held

UPDATE: At least 9 killed according to CNN

UPDATE: Fox news are reporting at least 20 injured and at least one gun man has been caught
At least seven people are dead and 12 wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, the base’s public affairs office told NBC News on Thursday.

The official would not give his name nor additional details. It was unknown whether victims are soldiers or civilians. One gunman was reportedly in custody and another was on the loose, NBC News said. A third shooter may be involved, according to NBC News affiliate KCEN, which said the person had opened fire on the SWAT team at the base.

KCEN reported that a policeman was among those shot.

Published in: on November 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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