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GlennBeckNovember 11, 2009
On Today’s Program
Glenn is back!
 
Glenn returned to the airwaves today with plenty to say, starting with the bizarre reaction speech President Obama gave after the troop shooting. Inexplicably, Obama gave shout outs and promoted redistribution of wealth policies for nearly 2 minutes before addressing the tragedy at Ft. Hood. This didn’t sit well with Glenn, check out his reaction here. ( Transcript)
 
Who’s the extremist?

As Glenn recovered from surgery, he noticed another disturbing trend in the aftermath of the Ft. Hood shooting – no one seems willing to label this guy an extremist. Obama, Pelosi and Reid don’t hesitate to call tea party goers extremists yet they put the brakes on calling the guy who killed 13 people and wounded 30 an ‘extremist?’ Glenn reacts. ( Transcript, Insider Audio)

Watch tonight on FOX at 5 EST!

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I offer a purported first hand account of the Ft. Hood Massacre.  Do with it what you will.  I have not personally verified it with the writer but I have no reason to disbelieve the account.

Fort Hood Shooting Account from a JAG officer onsite

Subject: What Really happened Since I don’t know when I’ll sleep (it’s 4 am now) I’ll write what happened (the abbreviated version…..the long one is already part of the investigation with more to come).  I’ll not write about any part of the investigation that I’ve learned about since (as a witness I know more than I should since inevitably my JAG brothers and sisters are deeply involved in the investigation).  Don’t assume that most of the current media accounts are very accurate.  They’re not.  They’ll improve with time.  Only those of us who were there really know what went down.  But as they collate our statements they’ll get it right.

I did my SRP last week (Soldier Readiness Processing) but you’re supposed to come back a week later to have them look at the smallpox vaccination site (it’s this big itchy growth on your shoulder).  I am probably alive because I pulled a ———- and entered the wrong building first (the main SRP building).  The Medical SRP building is off to the side.  Realizing my mistake I left the main building and walked down the sidewalk to the medical SRP building.
As I’m walking up to it the gunshots start.  Slow and methodical.
But continuous.  Two ambulatory wounded came out.  Then two soldiers dragging a third who was covered in blood.  Hearing the shots but not seeing the shooter, along with a couple other soldiers I stood in the street and yelled at everyone who came running that it was clear but to “RUN!”.  I kept motioning people fast.  about 6-10 minutes later (the shooting continuous), two cops ran up.  one male, one female.  we pointed in the direction of the shots.  they headed that way (the medical SRP building was about 50 meters away).  then a lot more gunfire.  a couple minutes later a balding man in ACU’s came around the building carrying a pistol and holding it tactically.  He started shooting at us and we all dived back to the cars behind us.  I don’t think he hit the couple other guys who were there.  I did see the bullet holes later in the cars.  First I went behind a tire and then looked under the body of the car.  I’ve been trained how to respond to gunfire…but with my own weapon.  To have no weapon I don’t know how to explain what that felt like.  I hadn’t run away and stayed because I had thought about the consequences or anything like that.  I wasn’t thinking anything through.  Please understand, there was no intention.
I was just staying there because I didn’t think about running.  It never occurred to me that he might shoot me.  Until he started shooting in my direction and I realized I was unarmed.
Then the female cop comes around the corner.  He shoots her.
(according to the news accounts she got a round into him.  I believe it, I just didn’t see it.  he didn’t go down.) She goes down.  He starts reloading.  He’s fiddling with his mags.  Weirdly he hasn’t dropped the one that was in his weapon.  He’s holding the fresh one and the old one (you do that on the range when time is not of the essence but in combat you would just let the old mag go).  I see the male cop around the left corner of the building.  (I’m about 15-20 meters from the shooter.) I yell at the cop, “He’s reloading, he’s reloading.  Shoot him!  Shoot him!) You have to understand, everything was quiet at this point.  The cop appears to hear me and comes around the corner and shoots the shooter.
He goes down.  The cop kicks his weapon further away.  I sprint up to the downed female cop.  Another captain (I think he was with me behind the cars) comes up as well.  She’s bleeding profusely out of her thigh.  We take our belts off and tourniquet her just like we’ve been trained (I hope we did it right…we didn’t have any CLS (combat lifesaver) bags with their awesome tourniquets on us, so we worked with what we had).
Meanwhile, in the most bizarre moment of the day, a photographer was standing over us taking pictures.  I suppose I’ll be seeing those tomorrow.  Then a soldier came up and identified himself as a medic.
I then realized her weapon was lying there unsecured (and on “fire”).
I stood over it and when I saw a cop yelled for him to come over and secure her weapon (I would have done so but I was worried someone would mistake me for a bad guy).  I then went over to the shooter.  He was unconscious.  A Lt Colonel was there and had secured his primary weapon for the time being.  He also had a revolver.
I couldn’t believe he was one of ours.  I didn’t want to believe it.  Then I saw his name and rank and realized this wasn’t just some specialist with mental issues.  At this point there was a guy there from CID and I asked him if he knew he was the shooter and had him secured.  He said he did.  I then went over the slaughter house…the medical SRP building.  No human should ever have to see what that looked like, and I won’t tell you.  Just believe me.  Please, there was nothing to be done there.  Someone then said there was someone critically wounded around the corner.  I ran around (while seeing this floor to ceiling window that someone had jumped through movie style)
and saw a large African-American soldier lying on his back with two or three soldiers attending.  I ran up and identified two entrance wounds on the right side of his stomach, one exit wound on the left side and one head wound.  He was not bleeding externally from the stomach wounds (though almost certainly internally) but was bleeding from the head wound.
A soldier was using a shirt to try and stop the head bleeding.  He was conscious so I began talking to him to keep him so.  He was 42, from North Carolina, he was named something Jr., his son was named something III and he had a daughter as well.  His children lived with him.  He was divorced.  I told him the blubber on his stomach saved his life.  He smiled.  A young soldier in civvies showed up and identified himself as a combat medic.  We debated whether to put him on the back of a pickup truck.  A doctor (well, an audiologist) showed up and said you can’t move him, he has a head wound.  We finally sat tight.  I went back to the slaughterhouse.  They weren’t letting anyone in there not even medics.
Finally, after about 45 minutes had elapsed some cops showed up in tactical vests.  Someone said the TBI building was unsecured.  They headed into there.  All of a sudden a couple more shots were fired.
People shouted there was a second shooter.  A half hour later the SWAT showed up.  There was no second shooter, that had been an impetuous cop apparently.  But that confused things for a while.  Meanwhile, I went back to the shooter.  The female cop had been taken away,and a medic was pumping plasma into the shooter.  I’m not proud of this but I went up to her and said “this is the shooter, is there anyone else who needs attention…do them first”.  She indicated everyone else living was attended to.  I still hadn’t seen any EMTs or ambulances.
I had so much blood on me that people kept asking me if I was ok.  But that was all other people’s blood.  Eventually, (an hour and a half to two hours after the shootings) they started landing choppers.  They took out the big African American guy and the shooter.  I guess the ambulatory wounded were all at the SRP building.  Everyone else in my area was dead.

I suppose the emergency responders were told there were multiple shooters.  I heard that was the delay with the choppers (they were all civilian helicopters).  They needed a secure LZ, but other than the initial cops who did everything right, I didnt’ see a lot of them for a while.  I did see many a soldier rush out to help their fellows/sisters.  There was one female soldier, I dont’ know her name or rank but I would recognize her anywhere who was everywhere helping people.  A couple people, mainly civilians, were hysterical, but only a couple.  One civilian freaked out when I tried to comfort her when she saw my uniform.  I guess she had seen the shooter up close.  A lot of soldiers were rushing out to help even when we thought there was another gunman out there.  This Army is not broken no matter what the pundits say.  Not the Army I saw.

and then they kept me for a long time to come.  oh, and perhaps the most surreal thing, at 1500 (the end of the workday on Thursdays) when the bugle sounded we all came to attention and saluted the flag.  in the middle of it all.  this is what I saw.  it can’t have been real.  but this is my small corner of what happened.

R.I.P., Ft. Hood martyrs.  May you not have died in vain.

–Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, of Woodbridge, Va. 467th Medical Detachment, Madison, Wis.

–Capt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, of San Diego. 908th Medical Company, Independence, Mo.

— Capt. Russell Seager, 41, of Racine, Wis. 467th Medical Company, Madison, Wis.

— Staff Sgt. Justin Decrow, 32, of Plymouth, Ind. 16th Signal Company at Fort Hood.

— Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis. 467th Medical Company, Madison, Wis.

— Spc. Jason Hunt, 22, of Tillman, Okla. 1st Brigade at Fort Hood.

— Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tenn.  16th Signal Company at Fort Hood.

— Pfc. Aaron Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah. 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, at Fort Hood.

— Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolinbrook, Ill. 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, at Fort Hood.

— Spc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minn. 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, at Fort Hood.

— Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, of Chicago. 15th Combat Support Battalion at Fort Hood.

— Michael Cahill of Cameron, Texas, a Fort Hood civilian employee.

Postscript:

I refer you to Hillbuzz, one of the finer blogs out there, in the hope that we can all follow the power of example they set in their ability to think clearly, re examine views and give credit where it is due, irrespective of party or personality. I urge all to pay them a visit and thank them for exhibiting such a fine power of example as Americans first and partisans last. http://hillbuzz.org/2009/11/10/thank-you-former-president-george-w-bush-and-former-first-lady-laura-bush/#comment-79911

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Silhouettesoldiers-viVETERANS DAY 2009: always a solemn day, it is made all the more so by the horror wrought upon Ft. Hood at the hands of Mr. Hasan, who singlehandedly committed  the most heinous terrorist act in the history of our military last Thursday.  Not to be outdone, Homeland Security Secretary Janet “Veterans-Are-All-Domestic-Terrorist-Act-Suspects” Napolitano’s VERY FIRST PRIORITY was to insure that U.S. Authorities were taking steps to quell anti-Islam sentiments and prevent a backlash against the Muslim community.

Mr. SoetorObama followed the act by hauling himself to Ft. Hood for yet another photo op, where he read another teleprompter speech filled with unemotional platitudes and meaningless words.

As a result of these events, I found it difficult to do Constitutional Radio last night.  I found myself stuttering, stumbling and at a loss for words–something that rarely happens to a chatterbox like me.  Try as I might, I could not find the appropriate words to adequately desribe these heinous events, or the extent of my feelings of grief and outrage about them.  I did the unthinkable, for me: I inserted three musical breaks.  My producer, Janet, messaged me: “You NEVER take breaks! Are you OK?”  I wasn’t OK.  I was, and still am, seething, shaken and frightened, heartbroken and almost clueless as to what to do about it all, for each day it appears clear that  even after nearly two years of 24/7 activism, we have come a long way, but not nearly far enough toward taking our country back.

To try to find something good from the Ft. Hood Massacre is harder than finding the atoms in the haystack needle; however, it is times like these that force us to look at a bigger picture, if for nothing else but to temper the pain and rage we feel, and so I offer this:  The jig is up.  60% of Americans believe without question that the events at Ft. Hood were a terrorist act; among those who have been following the November 5th events closely the figure is closer to 80%.  If nothing else, Americans have been kicked,and kicked into action for what we hope is the last time.  All of the authorities–several of whom have appeared as guests on my shows–have been warning us that indeed, our military, law enforcement and all three branches of our government are now infiltrated by Jihadist, Islamic fundamentalists, and until now, all have been ignored.  It is FACT that Mr. Hasan was in touch with radical Islamists; his Imam had counseled three of the 911 perpetrators; he had voiced radical views many times in front of many witnesses, claiming that infidels should be beheaded and burned.  And yet–no one did anything, and the Pentagon decided that he was not a danger to anyone. 

Every single person who gave this man a pass has blood on their hands at Ft. Hood and they ALL  need to be held accountable.  Every single man locked up in Ft. Leavenworth for doing their sworn duty in a battle zone should be given a medal and exonerated, while those who allowed the Hasan Massacre should be incarcerated for many years to come.

Please, please, in the name of all that is holy, DO NOT LET THOSE WHO DIED AND THOSE WHO SUFFER AT FT. HOOD DO SO IN VAIN. Be vigilant; be aware; do NOT allow fear of retribution from word police, politically correct fascists or any  other  entity prevent you from rising up against the scourge of Jihadists right here in our America.  Put pressure on ANY AND ALL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES AND OFFICIALS WHO REFUSE TO HONOR OUR COUNTRY AND ITS CONSTITUTION in favor of appeasing those whose sole mantra is to kill anyone who disagrees with them.

For starters: Janet Napolitano and General Casey both must go.  MoveAmericaForward.org has called for her termination.  Join with them to voice your outrage at a government official whose sole priority is to appease the Muslim community at the expense of our own troops.  And don’t stop there. Keep going until Americans are safe on their own soil, and Americans who question those who violate the Constitution are safe from retribution.

So there you have it.  I head to Chicago tomorrow to join other Patriots in their endeavors at the 2009 Continental Congress; to report to whoever will listen that our Constitution is alive and well, and demands to be heard; and to meet with others of like mind who have seen the dangers they feared come to pass.

Not a happy Veterans Day, this, but as they say–it is what it is.  We now must move forward.

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