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Accused Fort Hood shooter heads to trial in Texas court-martial
al Reuters ^ | 8/6/2013

Posted on 08/06/2013 3:18:00 AM PDT by markomalley

The court-martial of Nidal Hasan begins on Tuesday, with the U.S. Army major facing charges he killed 13 people in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, the worst non-combat attack in history at a U.S. military base.

Hasan, 42, an American-born Muslim, could be sentenced to death if convicted in the trial at the military post for the attack nearly four years ago that also left 32 people wounded.

Prosecutors are expected to lay out their case against Hasan in opening statements on Tuesday. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, is accused of opening fire at the base near Killeen, Texas, where soldiers were preparing to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The military judge for the court-martial, Colonel Tara Osborn, ruled on Friday that prosecutors may present evidence that Hasan was on the Internet in the days - and even hours - before the attack, searching terms such as "Taliban" and "jihad" - which some radical Islamists define as a holy war.

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The "workplace violence" trial of the century... ((blech))

I will not be surprised if Odungo pardons him.

1 posted on 08/06/2013 3:18:00 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

funny how the PRESS ran with the Zimmerman guilt banner and shoved it in our faces - but nothing on a guy that is KNOWN to have shot and killed unarmed Army personnel...funny how they want to hang some, but not others...they are the most a$$ backwards part of our society I have ever seen


2 posted on 08/06/2013 3:22:24 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: markomalley
This MURDERER is protected by Obama and the Pentagon
who now support TERRORISTS over the American
people FOR WHOM THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO SERVE.


3 posted on 08/06/2013 3:25:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: markomalley
"jihad" - which some radical Islamists define as a holy war

That is in fact the definition. But it seems everything Islamic must be sugar-coated to mean exactly what it isn't.
4 posted on 08/06/2013 3:42:10 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Can’t a renegade guard just shoot this Mofo and get this over with?


5 posted on 08/06/2013 4:08:14 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Netz

“Hasan, 42, an American-born Muslim, could be sentenced to death”.........

Replace the word “could” to read “SHOULD”.


6 posted on 08/06/2013 4:15:09 AM PDT by Progov
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To: markomalley

Hmmmmmmm... rooters joined al qaeda huh?


7 posted on 08/06/2013 4:20:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: markomalley

The only good item in this is that the hero cop shot the basterd in the spine and he is paralyzed for life from the waist down. I don’t even like the fact that he has a tax-payer provided wheel chair. He should be made to crawl, like the snake he is.


8 posted on 08/06/2013 4:27:42 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: markomalley

Its a crime the demon is still breathing. I see he got the special privelege of keeping his jihadists beard too. How long did Tim McVeigh live after his terror act again?


9 posted on 08/06/2013 4:34:09 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: markomalley
So, why has it taken 4 years to bring this slimy buzzard to trial? Every other court martial takes place shortly after the Article 32 hearing, usually a month or two after charges are filed.

I am completely at a loss to understand how it took so long to bring somebody who is so indisputably guilty to trial. Can anyone enlighten me?

10 posted on 08/06/2013 4:36:43 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: markomalley

Not accused. He is the murdering, terrorist, muslim scumbag. No question of that. EVERYONE knows that. The only reason for a trial is to decide if our Government has the balls to do something about it.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 4:58:03 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: markomalley

This subhuman savage will not get the death penalty. Everyone knows that the chief stands behind him and will commute any penalty that he doesn’t like.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 5:18:20 AM PDT by I want the USA back (There's no autocorrect for stupidity.)
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To: Netz

No, shooting Hasan might make noise & alert security.

Better to silently suffocate him with his own pillow. That will at least give him time to contemplate his imminent damnation.


13 posted on 08/06/2013 5:27:58 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Progov

They won’t execute him because he prays to the moon...

No, it must be a rogue Marine or something like that. Obama might step in and say, “If I had an Uncle, he might look like Hassan”...


14 posted on 08/06/2013 5:40:48 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: markomalley

The two helicopters taking the jihadist to Fort Hood just flew over... May the trial begin...

FWIW we are about two miles from the Bell County jail and near the flight path to Fort Hood...

posted on two threads...


15 posted on 08/06/2013 5:51:33 AM PDT by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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Can somebody explain to me why is has taken four years to bring this mealy mouth Mother F*cker to trial

(Right to a speedy trial?)

16 posted on 08/06/2013 5:54:27 AM PDT by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: markomalley

I’m disgusted and ashamed by every soldier that comes in contact with this enemy and lets him breath another day.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 5:57:46 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: markomalley

If there were any justice in our land then this man would be fed to swine and Muslim terrorists worldwide would be put on notice.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 6:05:24 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Netz

Better idea: Transfer trial to Ft. Leavenworth for “security reasons”. Place this Hassan POS in general population (clerical errors do happen, preferably on wing where a number of individuals are persecuted for “vigorous application of ROE in asscrapistan”. Over/under on solution to problem = 3 weeks


19 posted on 08/06/2013 6:10:16 AM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: Chainmail

Agreed.

A real mystery.

His trial should have been within 30 days, lasted 10 minutes and the execution lasted another 10 minutes.

This is not a case of we think he might be the guy.


20 posted on 08/06/2013 6:18:43 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Chainmail; old curmudgeon
So, why has it taken 4 years to bring this slimy buzzard to trial?

Because the Major had to get his monthly salary for a LONNNNNGGGGG time before we cut him off for his crimes. (/sarc)

His trial should have been within 30 days, lasted 10 minutes and the execution lasted another 10 minutes.

One of the Founding Fathers said, " after a trial, take the condemned man out THE NEXT DAY, and hang him. Unless the next day is a Sunday and then hang him on the next Monday"

Wish we would get back to that AND put it on TV. Would stop a lot of crimes, I'll bet.

21 posted on 08/06/2013 10:37:45 AM PDT by The Bat Lady (Freepers were the "Paul Revere" of the TEA party.)
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To: Netz
"Can’t a renegade guard just shoot this Mofo and get this over with?"

They'd probably find some Skittles in poor Nidal's pocket and make him into the victim instead. Obama would say he looks like the son he never had.
22 posted on 08/06/2013 2:25:43 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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