tags: timeline 2009, military target, insider attack, mideast suspect, mideast politics, counterjihad, palestinean suspect, workplace violence, obama administration coverup, taliban attack
43 total, 13 killed, 30 wounded, worst attack on any US military base
November 5, 2009 Fort Hood Shooting 2009 US Army major and psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan attacked his fellow soldiers after shouting in Arabic "God is Great". While the federal military and criminal agencies classified it as workplace violence, many believed it was connected to his beliefs in mlitant jihadism and communications and long time familiarity with 9/11 Imam Anwar al Awlaki with whom he traded e-mails. At his trial, authorities would not accept his explanation that he was devoted to defending his religion and had switched sides to fighting against the US military for the Taliban, and he was never charged with treason.
On November 5, 2009, a mass murder took place at Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas. Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others.The shooting produced more casualties than any other on an American military base. Several individuals, including Senator Joe Lieberman, General Barry McCaffrey,and others have called the event a terrorist attack. The United States Department of Defense and federal law enforcement agencies have classified the shootings as an act of workplace violence.
Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan’s admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been in contact withhigh-profile al Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki, the Department of Defense has refused to classify the shooting as “terrorism,” which the survivors claim in lawsuit against the government has meant they’ve been denied Purple Hearts and combat-related benefits afforded to victims of other terrorist attacks