Somebody please bring the grown ups back!!!
By now you’ve heard the tragic news of the mass shooting that occurred in Ft. Hood Army Base in Texas. As of this writing there are twelve confirmed dead and thirty wounded, including a number of civilians. Officials have in custody Major Malik Nadal Hasan who was himself wounded as he attacking some of America’s finest. Fox News reports:
A military doctor who reportedly feared an impending war deployment is in custody as the sole suspect in a shooting rampage at the Army’s Fort Hood that left 12 dead and at least 30 wounded, an Army official said Thursday night.
The news that the suspect, Major Malik Nadal Hasan, was alive and in stable condition, came as a sudden reversal of early reports that the gunman was among the dead.
Two other soldiers who were taken into custody as possible suspects were released Lt. Gen. Bob Cone told reporters Thursday evening.
A female first responder who shot at Hasan and was previously thought to be dead, was also alive, Cone said.
Federal law enforcement officials say Hasan had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats.
Cone said the injuries “vary significantly” among the victims wounded in the shooting. The victims include one civilian police officer.
The shooter’s cousin, Nader Hasan, told Fox News that their family is in shock.
“We are trying to make sense of all this,” Nader Hasan said. “He wasn’t even someone who enjoyed going to the firing range.”
He said his cousin, who was born and raised in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech University, turned against the wars after hearing the stories of those who came back from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Nader Hasan said his cousin, who was raised a Muslim, wanted to go into the military against his parent’s wishes — but was taunted by others after the terror attacks of Sept. 11.
He now is believed to have been behind the worst mass shooting at a U.S. military base in history.
We know he is a Muslim, but of course the media wants to make nice and doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers although I’m quite sure if the guy had been remotely Christian they would not have hesitated to mention it or have talking heads on discussing the resurgence of right wing extremism due to racism or something. As it is, the PC police are unwilling to note the obvious connections and raise the right questions. Even more disturbing than this however is the altogether frivolous and immature way our so-called president responded:
You know, the proper time for shout-outs is at concerts, basketball games, and when you win the academy awards, not when you’re about to comment on the massacre of American servicemen by a loony Muslim extremist on our own soil!!!