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8/29/2014

Ft. Hood Shooter’s Unsurprising Request

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:33 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Unsurprisingly, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan wants to join the caliphate. In a letter, he appeals to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:

“I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State,”Hasan says in the handwritten document addressed to “Ameer, Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”

“It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don’t compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers.”

As a reminder, Hasan fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood in 2009 in what the government, in a display of cowardice, disgracefully called “workplace violence”.

–Dana

50 Responses to “Ft. Hood Shooter’s Unsurprising Request”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (4dbf62)

  2. Why are we letting him communicate with anyone, specially outside the country?

    narciso (ee1f88)

  3. How hard was this to figure out?

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  4. it’s refreshing to see *someone* has an ISIS strategy

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  5. The one thing we can be sure of. This has nothing to do with Islam.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  6. Why are we letting him communicate with anyone, specially outside the country?

    Because the Army is no longer an institution for the defense of our country but workfare for moral and mental defectives and diverse other talentless and shiftless unemployables?

    nk (dbc370)

  7. Like the Presidency.

    nk (dbc370)

  8. He should be executed and his body parts used to help Jews and Christians with the remains packed in pork and sent back to his family.

    mg (31009b)

  9. Whoa, pilgrim, you’re riding too fast.

    Joining the Army isn’t a get out of jail free card.

    A@@holes like me run it.

    Maybe you’re better off taking your chances with the prison guard union.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  10. prison guard union is rape culture

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  11. The fish rots from the head down. I’ve read about Napoleon that even as a major of artillery generals did not want him under their command; they wanted to be under his command. Who wants to be under Obama’s command?

    nk (dbc370)

  12. it’s not an academic question, we have seen how ISIS has wanted Aafia Siddiqui, a MIT trained biologist back, (her husband’s uncle is KSM, he was the ‘Ammar’ character in ZD 30,) so who would they kidnap to have him back

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/former-prisoners-fight-in-syrian-insurgency-a-927158.html

    narciso (ee1f88)

  13. At times it seems like we would non nothing if it wasn’t for Judicial watch:
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/08/imminent-terror-warning-is-it-time-for-a-strategy-yet.php

    I just had a discomforting thought that maybe some of you thought of long ago.
    You know how we always think we’re lucky because the terrorist wanna-bes here in the US more often than not can’t get their bombs to go off? (Yes, I know there are exceptions like Boston and Hassan). What if these are the lone wolf amateurs, while the serious folk, like the ones fighting with Isis, have been busy biding their time and preparing for a major coordinated attack?

    Double trouble, instead of a major attack being the signal for people to get rid of the guy who said Al Qaeda was on the run and Isis is the JV team, the guy calls a state of emergency and suspends elections…

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  14. Well that’s possible, the Inspire edition recently released, does suggest their scope is largerm

    narciso (ee1f88)

  15. As long as they don’t kill me. There are 58 million Americans who have it (whatever it is) coming. They voted for this jerk and should get what they voted for.

    f1guyus (647d76)

  16. prison guard union is rape culture
    happyfeet (8ce051) — 8/29/2014 @ 6:13 pm

    Forgot that. Thanks for reminding me.

    I remember once reading about how the US won WWII because our Germans were better than their Germans. Maybe. Maybe our Italians were better than theirs, too.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSob=c&GSlh=1&GRid=74715857&

    US Navy First Class Aviation Machinist Mate. Gaido was serving on the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S Enterprise in the Pacific Ocean after the attack at Pearl Harbor. On February 1, 1942…

    Serving in. IN. not on.

    Although the anti aircraft fire at the enemy plane was intense the plane continued it’s descent towards the carrier. It was then that Gaido realized the imminent danger the ship was in and jumped into a Scout Bomber Dauntless dive-bomber parked on the flight deck, and manned the .30 caliber machine gun. Gaido’s relentless fire at the bomber eventually caused the plane to spin at a ninety degree angle, causing it’s wing to slice in half the Scout Bomber Dauntless Dive-Bomber Gaido was firing from. Gaido’s shipmates later said that it was Gaido’s fire that brought the plane down, thus potentially saving the Enterprise from serious damage. Several months later during the Battle of Midway Gaido was the gunner in Ensign O’Flaherty’s Dauntless. The Dauntless ran out of gas after the gas tanks were hit by enemy fire and O’Flaherty had to ditch the plane in the Ocean. Although O’Flaherty and Gaido were able to safely ditch the plane and get into a life raft, they were captured by the Japanese. While prisoners they were interrogated and tortured. After two weeks as prisoners they were bound with ropes, to which weighted fuel cans were tied and thrown from the destroyer into the ocean and drowned….

    Manilla John Basilone says hi, too.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  17. Christopher Scarver, your species has need of you once again.

    gary gulrud (46ca75)

  18. …O’Flaherty had to ditch the plane…

    Maybe our Irish are better than their Irish. Maybe our Japanese are better than their Japanese.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  19. The date and the hour beyond my ken, but I can say there will be no prisoners.

    gary gulrud (46ca75)

  20. wrap him up in shronk wrap, duct tape some fins to his feet and give him the old “heave-ho” off the back ramp of a trash hauler at 12-15K’ AGL over Irag… you could auction off the crew slots for that mission and make a fortune for a wounded warrior charity.

    PS: why hasn’t this bastard been put on trial yet?

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  21. I would dearly love to trash Dan Rather. Who recently said unless you were willing to “send”” your son or daughter he didn’t want to hear your opinion about the beating war drums.

    ‘Scuse me? I went myself. And I don’t send adults anywhere. It’s a volunteer force. You are 18, you do what you want.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  22. there are many such men, we don’t speak often enough about them:

    http://www.navy.mil/moh/mpmurphy/bio.html

    narciso (ee1f88)

  23. I don’t speak often of them because that makes me a wierdo.

    This guy, for instance.

    http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=6753

    …Sergeant Macy, with absolute disregard for his own safety and despite heavy fire from enemy weapons, voluntarily returned to the formerly occupied position in search of these men. During his search, and at the risk of his own life, he administered first aid to several wounded men comrades. After locating the missing men, all of whom were wounded, he made three trips through heavy enemy fire to carry the wounded men to safety. He then made a fourth trip to recover the body of a fallen comrade, but, because of intense enemy fire, was ordered to cover the body and leave it in position…

    He gave me a job, once.

    I am eternally gratefull. I’ve always tried to live up to his example.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  24. the decision was made to regard these recent conflicts as illegitimate, and hence, no sufficient recognition has been accorded to them

    http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/editorials-for-students/remember-heroes-of-fallujah/

    narciso (ee1f88)

  25. …the decision was made to regard these recent conflicts as illegitimate..

    Not by me.

    To cut to the chase, I now live in a world where the Jack Macy’s, Silver Star, Korea, who walked six hundred yards under fire, are not often spoken of(and then he came back and started a company of his own) And yet, look at our preezy.

    Something is screwed up.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  26. My parish priest captured 11 NORKs at pistol point.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  27. Of course, not you Steve, but the papers, electronic media, most of academia,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  28. If ISIS was spelled IRS-IS, then Obama would have a strategy. But no e-mails.

    Gus (70b624)

  29. At your inspiration, I looked up the name of the father of a childhood friend, who taught me to bowl though all of his fingers/thumbs were amputated at the first joint (he used a ball with a spring-loaded handle).
    Silver Star, Korea

    With his platoon receiving the brunt of a strong hostile attack, Private First Class … fearlessly remained at his post in the face of heavy and accurate enemy fire and, skillfully manning his weapon, delivered effective counterfire until the rifle failed to operate. Observing a threatened breakthrough at the platoon flank, he voluntarily moved to a position near the enemy and, with his bare hands, threw grenades at the hostile troops, inflicting severe casualties and dispersing the remainder. Courageous throughout this engagement, he continued to throw grenades until his hands became frozen and he could no longer manipulate them and, despite great pain, bravely directed and assisted others in their defense of the flank until the enemy attack had been successfully repelled.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  30. He’s alive today because we’re better than they are. Today. There may come a time when we become worse than they dream of being.

    htom (412a17)

  31. i don’t understand what happened to his hands

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  32. Sounds like frostbite, happyfeet

    Hoagie (4dfb34)

  33. 21. “What is the frequency, Kenneth?”

    25. I’m seeing chatter on the nets to expect a ‘false flag’ attack on US soil. The goal, of course, to restore confidence in our betters.

    Even if true, does anyone really think, in their heart of hearts, the Players wouldn’t totally eff it up?

    I get that it’s happened to the Russkies and Chinese and lesser populations, but come on people. You gotta know they’re soiling themselves gaming the closing of the deal. So, so much can and will go wrong.

    gary gulrud (46ca75)

  34. http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2004-11/lest-we-forget-paul-henry-carr-vma-322

    … One of these ships was the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), and as the battle wore on she began to sustain heavy damage. Eventually the Japanese battleships and cruisers surrounded her and pounded away at her with their heavy-caliber guns. The ship took a horrific beating and would eventually succumb—but not without a fight.

    The relentless shelling soon knocked out power to the Samuel B. Roberts ’ after gun mount, forcing the crew to manually operate the weapon. Despite this, they kept the gun firing at an incredible rate, and with the relentless firing, the gun became quite hot. When they were down to their last seven rounds, the compressed air supply used to clear the barrel of hot gasses gave out. Firing such a hot gun without the ejecting air was a hazardous undertaking, but undaunted, the men continued firing. As they were loading their last remaining powder charge, it “cooked off” before they could close the breech, blowing the mount apart and killing or fatally wounding all but one of the ten-man crew. When a member of the repair party entered what was left of the shattered gun mount, he found the gun captain, Gunner’s Mate Third Class Paul Henry Carr, torn open from the neck downward, with most of his internal organs exposed to view. Carr, still alive, was holding the last projectile, begging for someone to load it into the gun and fire it…

    I have a lot to live up to. Also I’d be ashamed to be a quitter.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  35. It can be very cold in Korea, and as I understand it, the ring on the firing pin of a grenade (at least in those days) was too small to get a gloved finger in it, so he had to take off his gloves to pull the pins on the grenades.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  36. Gary!! What we need is a RESET button. Good Effing Grief.

    Gus (70b624)

  37. doc, you are a good man.

    So was my DI, who hated at the time.

    I think I will renew my Rec Cross qualifications.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  38. I take it back. I never actually hated my DI.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  39. Rec Cross

    Red Cross

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  40. I hope the anti-Christ is paying attention.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  41. I need the points.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  42. Why are we letting him communicate with anyone, specially outside the country?

    So as to not hurt his feelings and damage his self-esteem.

    Mark (14a4db)

  43. oh. literally frozen

    got it

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  44. 43. oh. literally frozen

    got it
    happyfeet (8ce051) — 8/29/2014 @ 10:07 pm

    Had someone tried to literally freeze my DI, I would have had something to say against it.

    I ran into him and his wife once at IHOP. I paid his bill. I’m still in his debt.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  45. I’m thinking my DI would have had something to say about it, too. And it wouldn’t have been pleasant.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  46. But then I haven’t had anything to do with Pensacola for a long time.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  47. 35. It can be very cold in Korea…

    MD in Philly (f9371b) — 8/29/2014 @ 9:05 pm

    In more ways than one.

    Plus the mountains. I and a few hundred thousand other Americans can testify there are few places where the walking is easy.

    The only reason I qualify for membership in the VFW is the time I spent at Camp Casey. Which I think is unusual for a Navy guy.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  48. I’m lying. There are flat places in Korea. Otherwise there’d be no rice paddies. Still, you aren’t going to make it across the peninsula without confronting a few mountain ranges.

    Steve57 (99bd31)

  49. walking across rice paddies isn’t easy either…

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  50. No, rice paddies aren’t an easy place to take a hike.

    They’re also lousy places to ditch an aircraft. Far be it for me to judge, but why you’d put your gear down is beyond me. So you can flip and drown? No, thanks.

    All I meant was it’s easier to have a rice paddy where it’s already flat. Otherwise, you need to flatten it. But it can be done.

    http://www.destination360.com/asia/philippines/banaue-rice-terraces

    Asia is filled with rice fields, but nowhere are they as spectacular an art form as in Banaue Philippines. The Banaue Rice Terraces have often been called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” due to the extent and height of these gigantic stairways. They soar for several thousand feet upwards and extend for miles. Standing at the terrace viewpoint, the green steps extend for as far as the eye can see.

    This engineering marvel was created 2000 years ago, hand-carved out of the mountains by the Ifugao tribe…

    Steve57 (99bd31)

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