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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Senate takes action after 4 killed in Libya, no action after 13 killed at Fort Hood

Senate takes action after 4 killed in Libya, no action after 13 killed at Fort Hood
by Kathie Costos
Wounded Times Blog
February 6, 2013

As a reminder of what happened, this is an exceptional link to many reports about the Fort Hood Massacure.

These are the names of the men and women killed.
Fort Hood Officials Release Names of Casualties
American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2009 – Officials at Fort Hood, Texas, released the names of the 12 soldiers and one civilian employee killed in the Nov. 5 shooting incident on the post. Dead are:
-- Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman, 55, of Havre De Grace, Md. She was assigned to the 1908th Medical Company, Independence, Mo. (Worked for the VA and Beyond Yellow Ribbon)
-- Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, of Woodbridge, Va. He was assigned to the 467th Medical Detachment, Madison, Wis.
-- Capt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, of San Diego. He was assigned to the 1908th Medical Company, Independence, Mo.
-- Capt. Russell Seager, 41, of Racine, Wis. He was assigned to the 467th Medical Company, Madison, Wis. (Worked for the VA)
-- Staff Sgt. Justin Decrow, 32, of Plymouth, Ind. He was assigned to the 16th Signal Company at Fort Hood.
-- Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis. She was assigned to the 467th Medical Company, Madison, Wis.
-- Spc. Jason Hunt, 22, of Tillman, Okla. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade at Fort Hood.
-- Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tenn. He was assigned to the 16th Signal Company at Fort Hood.
-- Pfc. Aaron Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah. He was assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, at Fort Hood.
-- Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolinbrook, Ill. He was assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, at Fort Hood.
-- Spc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minn. He was assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, at Fort Hood.
-- Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, of Chicago. She was assigned to the 15th Combat Support Battalion at Fort Hood.
-- Michael Cahill of Cameron, Texas, a Fort Hood civilian employee.


The Senate has seen fit to address the security at Embassies but did not do much at all when it came to what happened at Fort Hood when a Psychiatrist decided it was time for soldiers to die.
Senate Passes Bill to Improve Embassy Security
Feb 05, 2013
Associated Press
by Donna Cassata

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Monday approved legislation that would allow the State Department to transfer $1.1 billion to improve security at U.S. embassies overseas in the aftermath of the deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last September.

By voice vote, the Senate passed the bipartisan measure that would give the department the authority to use surplus funds that are no longer needed in Iraq, where the United States has scaled back operations. The bill now goes to the House.

"Hardening our embassy security is something that everyone agrees is needed," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., sponsor of the bill and chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees foreign operations. "We all want to do what we can to prevent another tragedy like what occurred in Benghazi. The State Department has done a review, and these funds will be used to expedite construction of Marine security guard posts at overseas facilities, and to build secure embassies."

Last September, a terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
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This happened because Hassan was able to buy his gun when background checks did not work as well as they should have.




But that isn't the worst of all of this. Hassan was promoted even though his superiors were troubled by things he said and did.

What has the Senate done about this especially when the trial seeking justice for all the deaths and all the wounded have been delayed?

Does the Senate even care? Were background checks increased and enforced after this? How can the families ever have any justice for this if the Senate does not take it as seriously as they did what happened in Libya?

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