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At least 12 dead after army base shooting at Fort Hood military base in Texas


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« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2009, 11:20:42 pm »

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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2009, 11:21:03 pm »

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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2009, 11:24:14 pm »

Gosh it looks like a movie
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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2009, 11:14:56 am »

Those poor people.
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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2009, 11:22:13 am »

Search for clues in Fort Hood massacre
November 6, 2009 12:00 p.m. EST


Sgt. Fanuaee Vea, left, embraces Pvt. Savannah Green outside the gate of Fort Hood on Thursday.STORY HIGHLIGHTS
NEW: Fort Hood observing day of mourning Friday, deputy commanding general says
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan accused of opening fire at a military processing center, killing 13
Raid seeks to find clues at home of suspect, a military psychiatrist
Watch a CNN special investigation on the shootings, Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on CNN TV
The CNN Special Investigations Unit looks into the causes and effects of the Fort Hood shootings, Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on CNN TV.

Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) -- Investigators looking into a massacre at the nation's largest military base pieced through the gruesome scene Friday morning and raided the home of the alleged gunman, searching for answers.

Military officials at Fort Hood also faced another, equally difficult task: notifying the families of the 13 people killed Thursday inside a military processing center.

"Today on Fort Hood, we will observe a day of mourning, remembering in our thoughts and prayers the victims of this incident," said Col. John Rossi, deputy commanding general at the base.

The alleged shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a psychiatrist who worked in a hospital at the base, is blamed for the deaths of 12 soldiers and one civilian, military officials said.

Another 30 people were wounded; 28 of them required hospitalization. About half required surgery, and all were in stable condition Friday morning, said Col. Steven Braverman, hospital commander at Fort Hood.

In news interviews Friday, the base's commander, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, said witnesses have reported that the gunman yelled "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is great" -- during the rampage. Cone said investigators had not confirmed that.



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The police officer who shot the gunman, ending the massacre, was among the wounded. Officer Kimberly Munley of the Fort Hood Police Department "just happened very fortunately to be very close to the incident scene," Cone told CNN's "American Morning."

She shot the gunman four times and was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with him.

"Really a pretty amazing and aggressive performance by this police officer," Cone said.

Exact details of what happened remain unclear. Investigators were looking into whether some soldiers may have been shot accidentally by others trying to shoot the gunman. Investigators are analyzing "all the rounds, the trajectories, all the weapons, all the shots, where they came from," Rossi said. "That will be determined by the investigators."

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The central question they're investigating is what may have cause a member of the military to shoot his comrades -- particularly one trusted with helping others achieve a healthier mental state.

"He took care of soldiers with behavioral health problems and also evaluated people who had disability evaluations," Braverman told reporters Friday morning.

Asked whether Hasan, 39, had seemed adequately prepared for his job, Braverman responded, "We had no indication otherwise."

Hasan had received deployment orders, military officials said. There were conflicting reports as to whether he was to deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Since 2001, Hasan had been telling his family that he wanted to get out of the military but was unsuccessful, said a spokeswoman for his cousin, Nader Hasan. She added that he told his family that he had been taunted after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the spokeswoman said.

A police SWAT team and FBI agents raided Hasan's apartment early Friday.

CNN obtained surveillance video from a 7-Eleven convenience store in Fort Hood that shows a man -- who according to the store owner is Hasan -- at the cashier's counter about 6:20 a.m. Thursday, about seven hours before the shooting. The man is dressed in traditional Arab garb.

Hasan came in for coffee and hash browns most mornings, the store owner said.

Nader Hasan issued a statement late Thursday on behalf of their family, saying they were "shocked" by the shootings. "We are filled with grief for the families of today's victims," the statement says. "Our family loves America. We are proud of our country, and saddened by today's tragedy."

CNN's Ed Lavandera, Kevin Bohn, Octavia Nasr and Tracy Sabo contributed to this report.

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'Tough woman' Kimberly Munley cop hailed Fort Hood hero

The CNN Special Investigations Unit drills down on the causes and the impact of the Fort Hood shootings at 8 p.m. ET Saturday on CNN TV.

Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) -- The police officer who ended the Fort Hood massacre by shooting the suspect is known as the enforcer on her street, a "tough woman" who patrolled her neighborhood and once stopped burglars at her house.

"If you come in, I'm going to shoot," Kimberly Munley told the would-be intruders last year.

It was Munley who arrived quickly Thursday at the scene of the worst massacre at an Army base in U.S. history, where 13 people were killed. She confronted the alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, and shot him four times. Munley was wounded in the exchange.

That's just like her, friends and family say.

"I just felt more protected knowing she was on my street," neighbor Erin Houston said.

Munley, the mother of a 3-year-old girl, lives on a street where a lot of homes are vacant because so many residents are deployed at war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"We sleep a lot safer knowing she's on the block," said Sgt. William Barbrow, another neighbor.

When Bryan Munley heard that his sister-in-law thwarted the alleged gunman in a shootout, he wasn't surprised.

"There's nothing that stands in her way. It completely makes sense that she did what she did," he said from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. "It was amazing. Without her, there would have been a lot more people killed."
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He added, "She is definitely a tough woman."

Munley, 34, is being treated for her wounds. Her father, former Carolina Beach, North Carolina, Mayor Dennis Barbour, said his daughter is doing well.

"Her efforts were superb," said Col. Steven Braverman, the base hospital commander.

Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, Fort Hood's commanding general, described Munley as a "trained, active first responder" who acted quickly after she "just happened to encounter the gunman."

"Really a pretty amazing and aggressive performance by this police officer," he said.

Cone said Munley and her partner responded "very quickly" to the scene -- reportedly in about three minutes.

On social networking sites, she was lauded for her actions. One Facebook fan page was called "Sgt. Kimberly Munley: A Real American Hero" and had more than 1,400 members.

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"My prayers for a fast recovery as well as my sincere thanks of an outstanding job," one person wrote. One woman added, "U got some brass balls, girl ... u r my hero!!!!"

Authorities say Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire at a military processing center at Fort Hood on Thursday, killing 13 and wounding 30 others.

Cone was asked on CNN's "American Morning" whether Munley's shots brought down the assailant and stopped him from shooting.

"That's correct," Cone said. "The critical factor here was her quick response to the situation."

Bryan Munley said Munley is married to his brother, Staff Sgt. Matthew Munley. He said Matthew was in Downingtown, outside Philadelphia, visiting his family when the shootings happened. The couple, married since 2006, have a 3-year-old daughter named Jayden.
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Bryan Munley said Matthew had recently been transferred to Fort Bragg in North Carolina and has done two tours in Iraq. Kimberly was trying to find a job in North Carolina and was hoping to move there soon, Matthew said.

Matthew was at Fort Bragg on Friday, trying to get a flight to Texas to see his wife.

A page on Twitter lists the name "Kim Munley" of Killeen, Texas, near Ford Hood. It has a photo of a female police officer with the name "Kim Munley" on her uniform.

Its bio blurb has particular resonance in the aftermath of the incident.

"I live a good life....a hard one, but I go to sleep peacefully @ night knowing that I may have made a difference in someone's life."

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« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2009, 06:32:17 pm »

      
Kimberly Munley The Hero Cop Who Ended The Fort Hood Rampage

Kimberly Munley, the civilian police officer who confronted and shot the Fort Hood gunman, is being hailed as a hero today.

The base's top commander, Lieutenant General Bob Cone, credited her with stopping the shooting rampage that killed 13 people despite being wounded herself.

Cone added that Munley, who is 34, and her partner responded within three minutes of reported gunfire on Thursday afternoon. Munley had been directing traffic moments before she confronted the gunman, reports the New York Daily News.

The AP reports:

    Base officials lauded an officer, Kimberly Munley, who shot the gunman and was wounded herself.


    "She happened to encounter the gunman. In an exchange of gunfire, she was wounded but managed to wound him four times," Cone said. "It was an amazing and aggressive performance by this police officer."

The NY Daily News adds:

    Munley was only a few feet from crazed Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan when she opened fire.


    Wounded in the exchange of gunfire, Munley was reported in stable condition at a local hospital.



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« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2009, 01:29:58 am »

The killer was also apparently the author of this blog, back in May, foreshadowing his murders:



 
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There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that "IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE" and Allah (SWT) knows best.

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« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2009, 02:13:04 am »

      
Kimberly Munley The Hero Cop Who Ended The Fort Hood Rampage

Kimberly Munley, the civilian police officer who confronted and shot the Fort Hood gunman, is being hailed as a hero today.

The base's top commander, Lieutenant General Bob Cone, credited her with stopping the shooting rampage that killed 13 people despite being wounded herself.

Cone added that Munley, who is 34, and her partner responded within three minutes of reported gunfire on Thursday afternoon. Munley had been directing traffic moments before she confronted the gunman, reports the New York Daily News.

The AP reports:

    Base officials lauded an officer, Kimberly Munley, who shot the gunman and was wounded herself.


    "She happened to encounter the gunman. In an exchange of gunfire, she was wounded but managed to wound him four times," Cone said. "It was an amazing and aggressive performance by this police officer."

The NY Daily News adds:

    Munley was only a few feet from crazed Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan when she opened fire.


    Wounded in the exchange of gunfire, Munley was reported in stable condition at a local hospital.



Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/06/kimberly-munley-the-hero_n_348437.html&cp

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