First I want to say that all the family members of those who died are in my prayers. And, there is nothing more
dangerous then for what happened at Fort Hood to be taken lightly.
Gen. Cone Stated: The soldiers near the attack reacted quickly, tearing off pieces of clothing to put pressure on the
wounds of their injured comrades.
If soldiers were acting so quickly, what allowed this murder spree to accomplish firing at least 43 shots
from a semi automatic weapon? Why was it that the first known shot fired that took down Major Hasan was
from civilian police. and not Military Police?
"Preliminary reports indicate there was a single shooter that was shot multiple times at the scene. However, he was not
killed as previously reported," Gen. Cone said. "He is currently in custody and in stable condition."
Gen. Cone said most of those injured and killed were soldiers. He said the seriousness of the injuries varied
Maj. Hasan opened fire with two handguns -- one a semiautomatic, "which might explain the rate of fire he obtained,"
Gen. Cone said.
Keep in mind a semi automatic you have to pull the trigger for each shot fired. A revolver would be equal to
a semi automatic handgun.
The killings occurred about 1:30 p.m. Central Time at two nearby "readiness centers," administrative buildings where
soldiers are processed for medical records
And, how was Mr Hasan capable to conduct his shooting spree in two different locations on a military base
before a Civilian Police officer was able to locate him and take him down?
We will make sure that we get answers to every question about this horrible incident," Mr. Obama said
But will we the Public ever know the answers?
Incident? Act of Violence maybe! Hate crime very likely! Murder most definitely! Act of Terrorism? Very
possible as well. But incident? An incident is when you decide to pull your car into the Car Wash and
forget to roll your window up and at the last minute roll it up before taking it through.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison also said the shooter targeted people he knew.
This is a US Army Major Pay Grade O-4: Virtually all majors in the United States Army attend the 10-month
Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth with a smaller number attending satellite schools
administered by Fort Leavenworth at Fort Belvoir Fort Lee, Virginia and Fort Gordon.
A Major in the U.S. Army typically serves as a battalion executive officer or as the battalion operations
officer (S-3). A major can also serve as a primary staff officer for a brigade or task force in the areas
concerning personnel, logistical and operations.
Maj. Hasan was a "good American," but he was weary of being harassed by other military personnel because he was a
In Short this is not your ordinary run of the mill soldier in rank. And would be less likely to be shooting
anyone who is under his rank with a weapon for harassment about his religion. A Major has very limited
communication with NCO Pay grades and would most likely cite the person for insubordination against a
commanding officer for harrassing him.
Hasan was a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor's
degree in biochemistry in 1997
A murder with links to Virginia Tech again.
Maj. Hasan, had come to the attention of authorities six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide
bombings and other threats.
And he had the ability to purchase firearms and was permitted to get them on a military installation?
There are soldiers who have had their personal weapons seized. And were not permitted to retrieve their
weapons from the base weapons locker due to attending a tea party rally which led to the soldiers being
placed on the DomesticTerrorist watch list by the DHS!
Col. Lee said Maj. Hasan got into frequent arguments with others in the military who supported the wars and he had
tried hard to prevent his pending deployment.
So here is a major question:
Why were the victims that were targeted ranked below Hasan and not directed at those such as who were
in the arguments with Hasan?
Although the motive for the attack remains unclear, speculation has ranged from it being the act of a disgruntled soldier
lashing out to a coordinated terrorist attack.
I am more apt to believe the later (terrorist attack), rather then then the former based upon the prior points
I bring up on the targeted victims and their ranks if (since he did target those he knew).
"No political or religious ideology could ever justify or excuse such wanton and indiscriminate violence," the group said
in a statement. "The attack was particularly heinous in that it targeted the all-volunteer army that protects our nation.
Their is something to consider with this. not only an all volunteer but again look at the victims and their
Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican and ranking member of the Homeland Security intelligence subcommittee,
said, "Whether it was directed from a foreign or domestic source it is still an act of terror."
Although, I have one other direction to also consider: Ask, was this something to spur interest in gaining
support for any form of legislation to ban firearms ?
Most of the patients are trained military:
And this I have a problem with myself How did Mr Hasan accomplish so much damage- being surrounded by
so many trained military? Many who have just come back from combat? Mentally many were still in the
mode. "the stare" is more then just a look. You know this or should being in the pshyc dept.
He would have been assigned guards for protection
Who were the others that were being classified as people of interest where they his body guards? and
again combat trained the first moment he pulled a weapon without due cause they should have been on
him eyes snap.
No one would have ever been allowed to harass one of them without another one coming down hard on
them for insubordination. So, either it was fellow officers doing the harassing, or this is a bunch of bunk.
This is what I was getting at. if there was any harrassment it was from someone higher ranked and thus his
targets would have been the Officers quarters and not the reception area where some were as young as 19
and E-2 ranks were at.
I have a hard time believing he was that thin-skinned.
A Major? Not hardly. He was in since 1997 from the reports. that is 12 years or so.
Something else. to chew on. He was a Muslim, And all those who were returning from the war. that come in
for treatment. How many ended up committing crimes or suicide after they were back wearing Civies?
How about this too
How many did he convert to Islam? and indoctrinate with hate against Christians and Jews?
And what would it take for the Islam faith to instill the destruction of America through military?
He had plenty of time to Resign! it happens all the time.
I bet we see more of these "incidences" occur.
Gee, do I sound like a conspiracy theorist?
Didn't they say he had been complaining about either one or the other for like 5 years? So why didn't he
just get out?
Again Why didn't he just resign? And again, the military had put him through so they wanted to get all their
money back out of him too for that training.
So, if he had a problem with the war, why was he still in?
Everyone who goes in the Military- the first week in boot camp is orientation- Realizing they will be facing
the likelihood of being called into action. (Welcome to our little world. You are not your momma's you are
not your daddy's! you belong to my Wonderful Uncle now children Eyes Snap!.)
The harassment doesn't make sense either. Why didn't he request a transfer?
Not only why didn't he ask for a transfer. but why was he sent to a base that size after getting less then
favorable reports? Did the superiors drop the ball on this one?
As a major, he was not low man on the totem pole
He had to do more then just a couple spins in the chair to get to this rank.
It takes action and positive results to achieve this rank. Brigade Cmndr?
Majors for the most part don't sit and have tea on a casual basis with the NCO's. They many associate on a
professional level but that is the extent of it. There are regulations that forbid that. Not unless all that has
changed since I was in.
Something else that I don't see kosher.
The news media are saying that his car was keyed at his apartment and a sticker ripped off by a Soldier.
from his car at his apartment.
So here is where I have a problem with that. You are not in the Army 9-5. If you go and get in trouble after
your shift ends off base. Who is it that comes and starts investigations for whether you deserve Court
Martial? JAG. there is this law called Uniform Code of Military Justice that applies and it is not just for when
military pers. is on base on duty. it applies 24-7-365.
So if this took place and he was a Major what rank was the soldier he was in a confrontation with?
repromand. and UCMJ applies there.
Evidence of a terrorist link to the Fort Hood massacre mounts with reports that US intelligence officials for
months before the shooting was aware that Major Nidal Malik Hasan had been trying to contact figures
associated with al-Qaeda.
This case is clearly a terrorist attack against the United States with Mr Hasan's connection to Mr al-Awlaki
who wrote on his blog yesterday: “Nidal Hassan is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear
the contradiction of being a Muslim and fighting against his own people. No scholar with a grain of Islamic
knowledge can deny the clear cut proofs that Muslims today have the right — rather the duty — to fight
against American tyranny”
On October 7 he also wrote: “America and its allies in the area are plotting against the mujahedeen, nevertheless their
growth increases by the day. May Allah grant the true believers victory and grant them steadfastness on His path”
I will also conclude that there must begin a thorough investigation into federal funding that provides for
foreign students over American Citizen Stutdents.
al- Awlaki holds a degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in
educational leadership from San Diego State University
|Major Hasan should be triedfor multiple counts of murder and an attack against the
United States as a Terrorist under the Uniform Code of MIlitary Justice.
By Earl R. Lofland