Shots Fired at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters Building in DC … 5 People Shot … Active Search for Gunman (Update: 10 People Wounded) (Update: 2 Shooters, 4 Dead, 8 Wounded) (Update: 12 Killed)
At 8:20 am at the US Naval Sea Systems Command HQ in Washington, DC, shot were fired. As reported at Navy.mil, Several people were injured in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, including a police officer.
From CBS DC: Authorities have reportedly described the suspect as a bald black male dressed in all black, possibly carrying an assault rifle and a double-barreled shotgun. Law enforcement officials believe the suspect is still in the building.
The U.S. Navy said that three shots were fired around 8:20 a.m. at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, where about 3,000 people work.
Police said that at least three, possibly four, people were shot. All are in critical condition, authorities said.
A “shelter in place” order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel, authorities said.
Police closed the 11th St Bridge as well as M St SE between 2nd and 4th streets SE due to the shooting. Entrances to the Navy Yard Metro station remain open.
UPDATE I: At least five people have been shot at the Washington Navy Yard and an active shooter is still on the base grounds in Southeast D.C.
The U.S. Navy says shots were fired at 8:20 a.m. Monday at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building. D.C. police confirm that at least five people, including one D.C. police officer and one base officer, have been shot.
The Navy Yard is on lockdown and a “shelter in place” order has been issued, the Navy says. About 3,000 people work in the building, the Navy says.
The 11th Street Bridge is closed in both directions. M Street is closed near New Jersey Avenue near 11th Street.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has a ground stop due to “security,” according to the Federal Aviation Administration website. The FAA says all departures have been grounded until at least 10:30 a.m.
UPDATE II: Pics and Tweets from Mediaite.com.
UPDATE III: From the WAPO … Police believe they have pinned down a shooter who has been firing at people in the Washington Navy Yard wounding at least 10 people.
Police said that they believe the shooter is somewhere between the third and fourth floors of one of the buildings on the installation in Southeast Washington, but they declined to identify it further.
Police on the scene said eight civilians were shot, along with the two police officers. One is a D.C. Metro Police officer who was shot two times in the leg, police said. The other officer worked at the base.
Police now believe two shooters, including one in fatigues, have killed four people and wounded eight others at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, throwing the region into fear and chaos during the morning commute.
At least one of the shooters is “down,” police said mid-morning, but it was unclear whether that means the suspect has been arrested or shot. They said the other suspect remains at large, and police believe they have pinned down one between the third and fourth floors of one of the buildings on the installation in Southeast Washington.
A former petty officer who apparently had a grudge against the Navy sprayed an office building with bullets at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, killing 12 people in a rampage that paralyzed part of the nation’s capital, authorities said.
Authorities said the gunman, a civilian contractor and former Navy reservist they identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, was killed after exchanging fire with officers who stormed the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command in a massive law enforcement response.
Liberal Comedian Bill Maher Criticized Obama Intervention in Syria … U.S. is Looking “More like George Zimmerman” than World Police
Liberal comedian Bill Maher slapped back at Barack Obama and his handling of the Syrian crisis and stated that U.S. is looking less like the World police and “More like George Zimmerman.” Ouch, that is going to leave a mark from the far LEFT.. Would that mean that Obama’s handling of Syria is racist? Maher went on to say, “we’re the only nation, as we’ve have seen in this Syrian fiasco, who threatens to drop bombs on you while telling you we don’t want to get involved.”
Liberal comedian Bill Maher said Friday the U.S. is looking “more like George Zimmerman” with regards to military force and criticized arguments over intervention in Syria.
“Forget the Syria debate, we need a debate on why we’re always debating whether to bomb someone. Because we’re starting to look not so much like the world’s policeman, but more like George Zimmerman. Itching to use force and then pretending it’s because we had no choice,” Maher said on his HBO program “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Maher, who has been critical of President Barack Obama’s case to intervene in Syria, continued to condemn military force.
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Maher asked, “How did we inherit this moral obligation to bring justice to the world via death from above?” “It doesn’t make any sense. Our schools are crumbling and we want to teach everyone else a lesson.”
Posted September 15, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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CNN Poll: 71% of Americans Against Obama Backed Military Strike Against Bashar al-Assad Regime in Syria
Bi-partisan support against Barack Obama’s military action against Syria …
As President Barack Obama sets out to do a media campaign blitz for a military strike against the Bashar al-Assad Regime in Syria to win over the America people, a CNN poll shows that “We the People” resoundingly oppose it. Obama has so miserably handled the run up to a military strike and Obama has failed to convince the American people that a strike is in our best interest. Americas are also tired of war in the Middle East and fighting for people that hate us, that 71% of Americans oppose any military strike what so ever. Only 27% support it. Most people believe that Assad did use chemical weapons against his people; however, they want no part of any military action.
Obama has no International support, he has no domestic support … will Democrats be willing to defy the will of the people just to support this president and have him save face from his “red line” comments?
As President Barack Obama presses his case for a strike on Syria, a new national survey shows him swimming against a strong tide of public opinion that doesn’t want the U.S. to get involved.
The CNN/ORC International poll released Monday shows that even though eight in 10 Americans believe that the Bashar al-Assad regime gassed its own people, a strong majority doesn’t want Congress to pass a resolution authorizing a military strike against the regime.
More than seven in 10 say such a strike would not achieve significant goals for the U.S. and a similar amount say it’s not in the national interest for the U.S. to get involved in Syria’s bloody two-year long civil war.
And if this fails in Congress Obama will not have the GOP to blame. Democrats in mass, including MoveOn.org is soundly against any military strike in Syria. Also, it shows a fail of leadership of this president as four 5 years he has done nothing but demonize Republicans. Now, Obama suddenly wants their support .
Posted September 9, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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President Barack Obama is about to lose a historic vote on military force in Syria in a huge way …
The Politico is reporting that Barack Obama is about to lose big in the House of Representatives on a resolution for a military strike on Syria. Obama never had any intention of taking this before Congress, but when the Parliament voted down war in Britain and the polls were so overwhelmingly negative against the war, he had no choice. Obama has failed to make the case for war to either the International community or the American people. Hell, he can’t even convince individuals in his own party to support this involvement that is nothing more than a Syrian civil war. The American people understand that Syrian president Assad is an evil man, but an attack on him is support for Al-Qaeda. As Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has previously stated, the United States is not ‘Al Qaeda’s air force’. How could anyone support that?
Go to The Other McCain and read an interesting article of the lib’s recent epiphany that Obama really isn’t the Obamamessiah after all … he was not they one that they had been waiting for after all. If and when this measure fails in Congress, Obama will not be able to blame Republicans as it will be the Democrats who vote no to a military strike in Syria.
If the House voted today on a resolution to attack Syria, President Barack Obama would lose — and lose big.
That’s the private assessment of House Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides who are closely involved in the process.
If the Senate passes a use-of-force resolution next week — which is no sure thing — the current dynamics suggest that the House would defeat it. That would represent a dramatic failure for Obama, and once again prove that his sway over Congress is extraordinarily limited. The loss would have serious reverberations throughout the next three months, when Obama faces off against Congress in a series of high-stakes fiscal battles.
Several Republican leadership aides, who are counting votes but not encouraging a position, say that there are roughly one to two dozen “yes” votes in favor of military action at this time. The stunningly low number is expected to grow a bit.
But senior aides say they expect, at most, between 50 and 60 Republicans to vote with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who support the president’s plan to bomb Syria to stop Bashar Assad from using chemical weapons on his people. That would amount to less than one-third of the House Republican Conference.
That would mean the vast majority of the 200 House Democrats will need to vote with Obama for the resolution to pass. But Democrats privately say that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) can only round up between 115 and 130 “yes” votes.
Senator McCain (R-AZ) Gets Hammered at Town Hall Event for His Support of Military Strikes Against Syria … “Why are you not listening to the people and staying out of Syria? It’s not our fight.”
McRINO gets blasted by “We the People” …
Senator John McCain took time from his video poker to hold a town meeting and got an earful from his constituents and by an overwhelming majority was told not to take military action against Syria. Many in the crowd echoed the sentiment that getting more involved in the civil war would lead to unintended consequences. Something that appears to be completely lost on President Obama, McCain, Kerry and the rest. One individual stated, “Why are you not listening to the people and staying out of Syria? It’s not our fight.”
Sen. John McCain, whose endorsement of President Barack Obama’s plan to launch military strikes against Syria provided the president a key Republican backer, faced vocal opponents of military action during a town hall in Arizona Thursday.
McCain has long advocated a more muscular American approach toward Syria, calling for a plan to oust President Bashar al-Assad from power. But on Thursday many people who showed up to a town hall in Phoenix said that getting more involved in the civil war would lead to unintended consequences.
“We didn’t send you to make war for us. We sent you to stop the war,” one man said to applause.
At one point during the meeting McCain was interrupted causing the senator to stop and address the individual, “What you’re doing is not just disrespectful to me, but disrespectful to others who want their opinions and views heard.” Really? I actually think it is more disrecptful to completely ignore the will of the people and do whatever you damn well please. You were elected to represent the People, not go off on your tangents where this fossil actually believes the so-called freedom fighters are not Al-Qaeda.
A military jury has recommended the death penalty for terrorist and Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan for the 2009 massacre at Ft Hood that left 13 people dead and 32 others wounded. The judge accepted the verdict; the matter now goes to the “convening authority.” The only problem is, that it won’t be immediate.As for being a martyr, hardly …
“He will never be a martyr, because he has nothing to give,” Col. Michael Mulligan said in an even voice. “He is a criminal, a cold-blooded murderer. He is not giving his life; we are taking his life.”
“You should not punish him for his religion, you should punish him for his crimes,” he added.
A military jury on Wednesday recommended the death penalty for convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, for the 2009 massacre on post that left 13 people dead and 32 others wounded.
The 13-member panel spent less than two hours deliberating privately, and the president — or forewoman– announced the finding in open court with a clear voice, that Hasan “be put to death.”
The convicted killer said nothing as the decision was announced, and had appeared emotionless earlier in the morning when dramatic closing arguments in the sentencing phase were held without his participation.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 28, 2013 – It’s Not a Matter of IF, It’s a Matter of When We’ll Strike Syria
- US military strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons could come as early as tomorrow
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Terrorist Nidal Hasan Convicted Unanimously on all 13 counts of Murder & 32 Counts of Attempted Murder in the Fort Hood Shooting Rampage
Nidal Hassan guilty on all counts!!!
A military jury convicted the Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan of 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in the Ft. Hood terrorist shooting rampage that took place November 5, 2009. The jurors deliberated less than seven hours over two days before unanimously finding Hasan guilty of the premeditated murder counts. Hasan now faces the possibility of the death penalty as punishment for his crimes. Hassan represented himself and basically did not put on any real defense during the trial and provided no closing argument. This was a terrorist act from the outset; however, the Obama administration has categorized it as work place violence. Yea, right.
The question that needs to be asked is not whether Hassan is guilty or whether he should burn in hell, but instead, how in the world was this guy allowed to be a psychiatrist in the US Army? Just another example of political correctness kills.
A military jury on Friday convicted Army Maj. Nidal Hasan of 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, making it possible for the death penalty to be considered as a punishment.
The jurors deliberated less than seven hours over two days before finding Hasan guilty on all charges in connection with the November 5, 2009, shootings at a deployment process center.
The Army psychiatrist admitted to targeting soldiers he was set to deploy with to Afghanistan, saying previously he wanted to protect the Taliban and its leaders from the U.S. military.
Under the rules of a military court-martial, the jury must return a unanimous verdict of premeditated murder for the death penalty to be considered as a punishment option. The jury is not required to tell the court whether they reached a unanimous verdict on the attempted murder charges.
As the Jawa Report asks, can we execute Hassan now? Lets not keep Lucifer waiting.
88 Year old WWII Vet Delbert Belton Attacked (Beaten to Death) in North Spokane, WA by Two Black Male Teens … Update: Delbert Belton Died of Injuries … RIP
Another murder at the hand of two black teen thugs … So let’s get this correct, a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask is a hate crime, but two black teens beating an elderly, white war vet to death is not.
88 year old Delbert Belton, a World War II veteran, was beaten to death Wednesday night, August 21, 2013 around 8 pm in the Eagles Lodge parking lot near the Eagles Ice-A-Rena in North Spokane, Washington. Belton was rushed to the hospital where he was placed in the intensive care unit. Belton died Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center from his injuries. The police are looking for two suspects in the murder that are described as two black teens between the ages of 16 and 19. Both low-life thugs were wearing black clothing, one was wearing a black “Do-Rag”. Delbert Belton served during WWII in Okinawa, was wounded, but survived. However, he could not survive the streets of North Spokane and two black thugs. This man served his country and this is his reward from a generation of thugs where murder has become an epidemic.
Police say two teens assaulted 88-year-old Delbert Belton outside the Eagles Lodge in North Spokane Wednesday night around 8pm. Belton was rushed to the hospital where he was placed in the intensive care unit but later died. Police are actively searching for two suspects. They are described to be 16-19 in age, black males & both wearing black clothing, one was wearing a black “Do-Rag” police say.
Family & friends of Delbert Belton tell KHQ’s Dylan Wohlenhaus that Delbert was “full of life” at 88-years-old. They say Belton loved working on cars and helping out others. Belton also served overseas in the military in WWII.
Friends of Belton say he was wounded in WWII in Okinawa but survived. Police have not said if or what the motive was for the beating. Police believe this was a random attack.
Police are claiming it was a random attack. Why? How do they know it was not a hate crime and this elderly man was not targeted because he was white and an easy mark? Enough of the BS random crap and call it for what it is. The police, the media and the race hustlers would certainly not be calling it random if two white teens assaulted and murdered and elderly black WWI vet.
Pic of murder suspect from surveillance video camera
Another pic of suspect from surveillance video camera
What say you Barack Obama? What say you Al Shapton? What say you Jesse Jackson? What say you NAACP?
Belton’s daughter-in-law tells KREM-TV that the suspects beat him with flashlights.
“They used those great big heavy flashlights,” Bobbie Belton said. “The doctors said he was bleeding from all parts of his face.”
Spokane Police say they have surveillance images of the attackers — at least one of them has been taken into police custody.
The Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Check at 456-2233.
Egypt Celebrates President Mohammed Morsi Morsi’s Ousting by Military … Fireworks, Cheers & Chants in the Streets after Crowds Hear the News
INDEPENDENCE DAY … EGYPTIAN STYLE …
WALK CELEBRATE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN!!!
As news traveled to the Egyptian protestors that President Mohammed Morsi had been removed and place under house arrest by the Egyptian military … the People celebrated in the streets with fireworks and cheers. Looks like the Egyptians are celebrating their own Independence Day. But how will this be perceived by President Barack Obama? Didn’t he support the Egyptian People’s protests against Hosni Mubarak, so why so quiet when a the people were fed up with the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi?
The Egyptian people have spoken once again …
The People have toppled the Morsi regime
Overthrow of Morsi ends in celebration