Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex., the worst mass murder at a military installation in U.S. history.Dressed in Army fatigues, Hasan, who turns 43 next month, listened impassively as the death sentence was handed down by a panel of 13 senior military officers in a unanimous decision after less than two hours of deliberations. If even a single panel member had objected, Hasan would instead have been sentenced to life in prison. He also was stripped of pay and other financial benefits, which he continued to receive while in custody.
P.S. One notation, perhaps made in desperation or with an understanding of the truth:John P. Galligan, a civilian lawyer who continues to provide legal assistance, denounced the proceedings as “almost a ludicrous show trial to secure a death penalty, even though they know it’s unlikely that it would be ever actually implemented.”Galligan said the appeals would probably “go on for decades.”“In all honesty, he stands a far more likely chance of dying from medical reasons than dying because he’s been sentenced to death,” he said.
And isn’t that a
complete shame on our civilian and military legal system?
Map of the Middle East, Syria in the center. Click to expand.
As I am still in LE, I still have sources around the nation from the contacts I’ve made over the years, both in the civilian LE side and the military side. Those sources also occasionally have three letters.
Two of those persons are telling me that the US is silently marshaling its forces for a possible incursion into Syria. Special Forces are being alerted first.
One of my very favorite authors, Vince Flynnn self-published his first book, “Term Limits,” in 1997 after 60 rejections, then had it picked up by Pocket Books where it was issued in hardback. He had written 14 books in all, with a 15th, “The Survivor,” slated to come out in hardback in November.
Mr Flynn wrote mostly about his character Mitch Rapp, an under-cover CIAcounter-terrorism agent. Flynn was very accurate in his writings and had insight into the game plans of covert activities. His writing was so accurate that DC became concerned.
On February 1, 2011, in his fan newsletter, Flynn announced that he was being treated for advanced Stage III prostate cancer. He found himself able to write, recently, roughly an hour a day.
He passed away, today, in a St. Paul, Minnesota hospital, surrounded with over thirty family members and friends.
More than 600 World War II veterans pass away each day, making WWII memorials and parades something of a difficult affair. Today, 69 years ago, those brave young men charged the beaches of Normandy in chaos and violence similar to this:
God bless our American warriors, those men who sacrificed and, surviving, led humble and productive lives — known as The Greatest Generation.