THANKS TO PAMELA GELLER FOR THIS STRAIGHT FORWARD REPORTING
MUSLIM TERROR ATTACK: ‘NINE shot dead’
12 30 Wounded at Mass Shooting at Fort Hood, US Army Base, Primary Gunman, Malik Nadal’s Hasan is MUSLIM CONVERT
UPDATE: FOX’s SHLEP SMITH WON’T SAY HIS NAME but will “connect the dots” Which dots? that the reason this terror cell committed this act of war was because “he didn’t want to go to Iraq”.
UPDATE Shepard Smith won’t utter Malik Nadal’s Hasan’s name! He won’t say his name. The primary gunman. But wait — he is making excuses for him. He is saying he didn’t want to go to war.
Al Qaeda directed Muslims to infiltrate the military for these very attacks.
UPDATE: Shepard Smith, that silly woman, keeps calling it a tragedy. It is an act of war.
MUSLIM KILLER: The suspected gunman was identified as Major Malik Nadal Hasan.
UPDATE: The coverage is beyond stupid. Three men — is a conspiracy. Three men is a terror cell. For the FBI to rule out terrorism in an obvious act of terrorism (by whom, we know not yet) indicates were are worse off tha the UK. Three men, synchronized shoting, M16s, maximum kill ………… you won’t get the real story from the media.
Did anyone see Obama at the tribal conference? talk about making it up to the native Americans (????????) and then a lightweight, toss off ON THE MASS SLAUGHTER at fort Hood
UPDATE: FBI says its not terrorism, Has the FBI hit the ground yet? How can they say that so fast? And frankly this mass shooting is the very definition of terrorism, FBI asshattery. Obama is at a tribal conference (no joke). When the conference is over, he’ll hold a press conference. Teleprompters and mirrors, man your stations.
How can the FBI say it’s not terrorism. It’s three shooters with M16. That’s a conspiracy. Three shooters across seven buildings.
UPDATE:FBI is en route. Why the FBI? This is military. WTF? More Obama “law enforcement” asshattery?
UPDATE: Possibly 30 wounded at the largest military installation of its kind in the country.
One gunman was in custody and another was on the loose, local media reported. One station said there was a third shooter involved. It went down during graduation ceremony.
At least seven people have been killed and 12 others injured in a shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas, according to US media reports.One person has been arrested and at least one more is reportedly on the loose. The base has been locked down. NBC News network said the two suspects were in military uniform and that the shooter-at-large was believed to have a high-powered sniper rifle.Fort Hood, located near the town of Killeen, is a large US military base.
Home to about 40,000 US troops, it lies halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles (97 km) from each city.
It is not yet clear whether those reported killed and injured are civilians or military personnel.
Local congressman John Carter, speaking to NBC News, confirmed that there had been a shooting at the base, saying the gunfire had erupted during a graduation ceremony.
The BBC’s Adam Brookes in Washington says there are military police and Swat teams on the scene, and the FBI is on the way. Schools in the area have also been locked down.
UPDATE: Check out the live chat on Fox Dallas/Fort Worth here.
Posted by Pamela Geller on Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 03:46 PM
Breaking:MASSACRE AT FT. HOOD
Update at 5:11 p.m. ET: USA TODAY’s Donna Leinwand spoke with the wife of a soldier. Here’s her report:
Sirens wailed at Fort Hood as Tammy Biggers, wife of an Army specialist deployed in Iraq, huddled in her locked house, texting her daughter at the local high school and fielding phone calls from family and friends.
“It’s just nerve wracking. They are just now reporting that there’s a possibility that there’s a nother shooter shooting at residences,” Biggers said in a telephone interview with USA Today. “They just did the overhead warnings again for everyone to seek shelter immediately. It’s going off right now.”
The basewide siren and announcement system, usually used to warn of hurricanes, instructed base residents to seek shelter, lock their doors and turn off the airconditioning, Biggers says.
Biggers had been outside her house with their chihuahua when she heard the first sirens.
“Tons of sirens, way more than usual. But down here you don’t think a lot about sirens. It could be a training exercise,” she says. Then came the orders to seek shelter. Biggers lives in a two-bedroom on base house about a mile from where the shooting began and a half mile from the Clear Creek PX store.
She immediately called her daughter, a tenth grade student at Shoemaker High School. The school and base are in lockdown. Normal phone lines are working but cellphones are overloaded, she says.
The local news is reporting that 12 people are confirmed dead, 31 are woUnded, including some SWAT members who responded ot the shooting. One shooter was caught immediate. A second shooter with a high powered sniper rifle exchanged fire with the SWAT, the local news reported.
“Now I can’t even get ahold of her. The cell phones are jammed. I can’t even send a text,” Biggers says. “They still have us on lockdown. I’m just staying right beside my computer with the news on and praying.
Update at 5:07 p.m. ET: Lt. Gen. Robert Cone said the primary shooter used two handguns.
All casualties occurred at the readiness center, where soldiers receive medical screenings before they are deployed or when they return, he added. Earlier reports said some victims were shot at a theater where graduation ceremonies were being held.
Update at 5:04 p.m. ET:
President Obama will make a statement shortly, AP reports.
Update at 5:01 p.m. ET: One gunman was killed and two others have been apprehended. All were soldiers, the Army says.
Update at 4:54 p.m. ET: The Army says the death toll has risen to 12, wth 31 wounded.
Earlier reports follow:
MSNBC reports that seven people have been killed and 12 injured in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.
Update at 3:17 p.m. ET: MSNBC says the shooters were in military uniforms.
Update at 3:20 p.m. ET: MSNBC adds that one gunman is in custody and one is on the loose.
Update at 3:23 p.m. ET: KWTX says Fort Hood officials confirm that a “violent incident” has occurred, but offered few immediate details.
Update at 3:26 p.m. ET: FOX News reports the attack apparently happened at the Soldier Readiness Center.
It’s not yet clear whether the victims are soldiers or civilians.
Update at 3:40 p.m. ET: NBC News affiliate KCEN in Waco reports that a third shooter may be involved and that the second suspect may be holed up in a building on the post.
Update at 3:49 p.m. ET: The Pentagon has confirmed seven dead and 20 wounded.
Update at 3:54 p.m. ET: The shooting occurred at about 1:30 p.m. CT (2:30 p.m. ET) at the family readiness area, Army spokesman Gary Tallman tells USA TODAY’s Tom Vanden Brook. The base has been closed, he said.
A spokeswoman for the City of Killeen, where the base is located, tells USA TODAY’s Donna Leinwand the Army is “asking for EMTs because it’s a mass casualty event.”
“They are having issues getting on and off post because they’ve locked it down,” said spokeswoman Hilary Shine. “Right now there are a lot of questions and confusion.”
Fort Hood is set up like its own city with its own fire, police and medical facility, Shine says. They have not asked for Killeen Police to assist, but the police are on call if needed, she said.
Update at 4:01 p.m. ET: USA TODAY’s David Jackson has this from the White House:
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said he has told President Obama about the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, and that the staff is trying to get details.
“I told him what we knew,” Gibbs said, adding that he is awaiting an update himself.
The president Obama did not mention the incident during remarks after meeting with President Ian Khama of Botswana. (Nor was he asked; some of the journalists had not heard about the shootings.)
Update at 4:38 p.m. ET: The Army confirms that one suspect is in custoday and that at least two gunmen conducted two separate attacks — one at the readiness center, the other at a Howze Auditorium, where college graduation services were being held for soldiers who missed earlier commencements because of deployments. Soldiers, family members and representatives from eight colleges and universities were attending the ceremony.
FBI agents are traveling to Fort Hood and will work with Army Criminal Investigatin Division, which is the lead agency right now, says Supervisory Special Agent Jason Pack, a spokesman for the FBI.
Update at 4:48 p.m. ET: The Austin American-Statesman intervieed Greg Schannep, an aide to U.S. Rep. John Carter, who was attending the graduation service.
He said that as he neared the entrance of a building where the service was being held, a soldier with blood on his uniform ran past him and said a man was shooting.
Schannep said the shootings appeared to have occurred in a complex near a theater where the service was scheduled. He was with the injured soldier, who he said appeared to have been struck in the shoulder but did not have life-threatening injuries.
Todd Martin, assistant for communications at the Killeen school district, said the district has seven elementary schools and two middle schools on the post itself.
“Those have been locked down since this began,” Martin said. The other schools in the district outside the post have not been locked down, he said.