May God have mercy on the souls of these people so senselessly butchered, and comfort their families.
Ft Hood is on lockdown. At this time, at least seven people dead and twenty are wounded. One shooter is in custody and is apparently 40 years old.
Authorities are searching for second shooter and there is the possibility of a third shooter. It appears that the shooters were coordinated and targeting the base theater, the soldier processing center and the PX.
One person who was killed in the PX appears to be part of the first response team to the shootings.
Couldn't have said it better myself, Pamela. A jihadi psychiatrist? Yeah, there's your irony, Dr. Freud.
Excuse the dark sarcasm. Having spent the past week in upstate New York with Ali Akbar ... covering a campaign repeatedly maligned as "radical" and "extremist," there is something especially bitter for me in this ugly reminder that there are still people who want to kill us all ...
Anyone who wants to distract you from real dangers by telling you to fear this week's pet bogeyman -- global warming! creationists! Ron Paul! -- is not your friend. They are fools and liars who cannot be trusted. They are objectively evil.
[I]nstead of a somber chief executive offering reassuring words and expressions of sympathy and compassion, viewers saw a wildly disconnected and inappropriately light president making introductory remarks. At the event, a Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian affairs, the president thanked various staffers and offered a "shout-out" to "Dr. Joe Medicine Crow -- that Congressional Medal of Honor winner." Three minutes in, the president spoke about the shooting, in measured and appropriate terms. Who is advising him?
Anyone at home aware of the major news story of the previous hours had to have been stunned. An incident like this requires a scrapping of the early light banter. The president should apologize for the tone of his remarks, explain what has happened, express sympathy for those slain and appeal for calm and patience until all the facts are in. That's the least that should occur.
Did the president's team not realize what sort of image they were presenting to the country at this moment? The disconnect between what Americans at home knew had been going on -- and the initial words coming out of their president's mouth was jolting, if not disturbing.
The name of the dead gunman: Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan
Preliminary speculation at 1620 ET: in the past several years were have read many a story about plots uncovered by Federal and state officials of Jihadists who were stopped before they could carry out shootings expressly against private businesses, government buildings, and, most especially, against military installations.
7:39am Eastern press conference ... Ft. Hood officials disclose that the murder victims included 12 soldiers and 1 civilian…first responder heroine who shot Hasan is in stable condition…witnesses still being interviewed “all through the night”…they confirm that Hasan was wearing his uniform ...
More Information on the Fort Hood Shootings Here
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- Ridiculous Speculation That "Oath Keepers" Behind Fort Hood Attack
- Killer Shouted “Allahu Akbar” During Shootings
- Red flags abounded before Fort Hood massacre
- Twelve Killed in Fort Hood Shootings: President Obama, 'A Horrific Outburst of Violence' - UPDATED!! Muslim Jihad in America!
- Allen West on the Fort Hood massacre
- Twitter user claims “Mission Accomplished” regarding Fort Hood incident
- Shout Outs And Tragedies Don’t Mix
- Ft Hood: I Think This Is About Right
- Groups urge people to view Fort Hood as a Killer, not a representative of Islam
- America's dysfunctional relationship with radical Wahhabism
- Chris Matthews: We may never know if religion was a factor at Fort Hood
- American Woman Took Down Jihadi Hasan at Fort Hood
Updated, November 8, 2009
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