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  1. 28 Jul '11 19:36 / 1 edit
    A U.S. serviceman is in custody after he allegedly admitted he was planning an attack on the U.S. Army base at Fort Hood, Texas, the same base where 13 people were killed in a 2009 terror attack.

    U.S. officials told ABC News an AWOL serviceman, identified by the FBI as a Private First Class Naser Jason Abdo, was arrested Wednesday after making a purchase at Guns Galore in Killeen, Texas, the same ammunition store where Maj. Nidal Hasan purchased the weapons he allegedly used to gun down 13 people and wound 32 others on Nov. 5, 2009.

    Abdo, 21, allegedly told law enforcement he wanted to "get even" and was targeting Ft. Hood because of the previous attack there allegedly carried out by Hasan, according to law enforcement documents obtained by ABC News. He allegedly did not plan to attack the base itself, but instead planned to plant a bomb at a nearby restaurant popular with Ft. Hood personnel.

    He was in the process of building two bombs and hoped to detonate both at the target location before using a pistol to shoot survivors, the documents say.


    The soldier had gone AWOL over the July 4 weekend from Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division in Kentucky over 800 miles away, according to a senior military officer.

    When he was arrested, Abdo was in possession of large quantities of ammunition, weapons and what appeared to be the makings of a bomb, according to early accounts from law enforcement. He had also apparently purchased an Army uniform with Fort Hood patches from a local surplus store.

    Abdo told ABC News in 2010 he was Muslim and should not have to participate in what he called an "unjust war" in the Middle East.





    "Any Muslim who knows his religion or maybe takes into account what his religion says can find out very clearly why he should not participate in the U.S. military," Abdo said then.



    Abdo had filed for conscientious objector status, which had been approved by the Secretary of the Army, but his discharge was put on hold after Abdo was charged with having child pornography on his computer, an Army spokesperson told ABC News.

    On a Facebook page apparently maintained by Abdo, he writes in the most recent post on June 22 that it was two days after the Secretary approved his discharge that he was charged with having 34 images of child pornography on the computer.

    "As god says, 'The end is ultimately with the believers' Quran," the post says.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fort-hood-plot-awol-us-serviceman-arrested/story?id=14179096&nwltr=blotter_featureMore
  2. 28 Jul '11 19:38
    I'm thinking that maybe someone needs to have a talk with "Guns Galore."
  3. 28 Jul '11 19:40
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    I'm thinking that maybe someone needs to have a talk with "Guns Galore."
    Local police were initially alerted to Abdo by the owners of Guns Galore who reported him as "suspicious."

    A clerk at the store, who identified himself to ABC News as Mr. Ebert, said Abdo came to the store Wednesday afternoon looking for gunpowder and "reloading options."

    Ebert called the police after he said he felt "concerned with the quantity of his request and his general demeanor."

    "There was clearly something wrong with him," Ebert said.
  4. 28 Jul '11 19:41
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Local police were initially alerted to Abdo by the owners of Guns Galore who reported him as "suspicious."

    A clerk at the store, who identified himself to ABC News as Mr. Ebert, said Abdo came to the store Wednesday afternoon looking for gunpowder and "reloading options."

    Ebert called the police after he said he felt "concerned with the quantity ...[text shortened]... and his general demeanor."

    "There was clearly something wrong with him," Ebert said.
    Well good. Maybe the nutcases will stop shopping there.
  5. 28 Jul '11 19:41 / 2 edits
    No surprise, nothing to see here.

    Islam is not compatible with western culture or our military or way of life, it is foolish to pretend otherwise.

    Yet they insist on coming into western christian countries to escape their own despotic regimes, and the first thing they do is cry about how awful it is and how wonderful islam would make things.

    Send them back to Iran or wherever if they feel that way.
  6. 28 Jul '11 19:48
    I don't know Zapp, like Christianity, Islam has different kinds of people who claim to follow the religion.

    Anyone who sympathizes with the version of Islam practiced in the Middle East doesn't fit with the West.
  7. 28 Jul '11 20:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I don't know Zapp, like Christianity, Islam has different kinds of people who claim to follow the religion.

    Anyone who sympathizes with the version of Islam practiced in the Middle East doesn't fit with the West.
    I don't see Christians pouring into islamic countries to escape their political/religious control do you?

    And then crying about how awful things are when they move there?

    Like they do.
  8. 28 Jul '11 20:13
    I'm simply saying that you can't paint all Muslims with the same paint brush in the same way you can't paint all Christians.

    Can we trust the Muslims right out of the Middle East? Can we trust the ones that have similar views? Of course not.
  9. 28 Jul '11 20:50
    Originally posted by Zapp Brannigan


    Islam is not compatible with western culture or our military or way of life, it is foolish to pretend otherwise.

    How do you read that into the incident? And yet some of you on the right freaked out when we brought up the Christian angle in Norway.

    Have your cake and eat it too I suppose. Conservatives can get away with that.
  10. 28 Jul '11 20:51
    Originally posted by Zapp Brannigan
    I don't see Christians pouring into islamic countries to escape their political/religious control do you?

    And then crying about how awful things are when they move there?

    Like they do.
    They did during the Crusades.
  11. 28 Jul '11 21:32
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    They did during the Crusades.
    You need to get some new material, dude.
  12. 28 Jul '11 21:35
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    I'm thinking that maybe someone needs to have a talk with "Guns Galore."
    Right, it's the business owners fault, not the nutjob who wanted to bomb restaurants and shoot the survivors. I know, lets just outlaw guns, then nobody will be able to get them. It's worked really well with things like heroine and cocaine, after all.
  13. 28 Jul '11 21:38
    Originally posted by dryhump
    You need to get some new material, dude.
    Why? The basic facts work fine themselves. I'll leave it to you to rewrite history.
  14. 28 Jul '11 21:39
    Originally posted by dryhump
    Right, it's the business owners fault, not the nutjob who wanted to bomb restaurants and shoot the survivors. I know, lets just outlaw guns, then nobody will be able to get them. It's worked really well with things like heroine and cocaine, after all.
    When the nuts keep going to the same place, I think there's a pattern worth looking at.
  15. 28 Jul '11 23:05
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Why? The basic facts work fine themselves. I'll leave it to you to rewrite history.
    It was a thousand years ago was his point.
    Like he said find some new material.