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More about the Ft. Hood Terrorist attack: "Soldier says ordered to delete Fort Hood videos"

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FORT HOOD, Texas – A soldier who recorded the terror of last year's deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phonewas ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday.

Under cross examination, Pfc. Lance Aviles told an Article 32 hearing that his noncommissioned officer ordered him to destroy the two videos on Nov. 5, the same day that a gunman unleashed a volley of bullets inside a processing center at the Texas Army post.

The footage could have been vital evidence at the military hearing to decide if Maj. Nidal Hasan should stand trial in the shootings. The 40-year-old American-born Muslim has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

Prosecutors have not said whether they'll seek the death penalty if the case goes to trial. Aviles described how he was waiting for medical tests at the center with his battle buddy, Pfc. Kham Xiong, when he heard someone shout. Then the gunshots began. He said he saw a tanned, balding man wearing an Army combat uniform and carrying a black pistol.

"I saw smoke coming from the pistol," Aviles told the court.The pair threw themselves to the floor. Aviles turned to his left to check Xiong and discovered his friend had been shot. "His head was facing the left and a shard of his skull was sticking up," Aviles said.

Xiong, a 23-year-old father of three from St. Paul, Minn., was among the 13 who died in the attack. Aviles, the 20th person to provide testimony at the hearing, was not hurt. Addressing the court via video link from Afghanistan, Spc. Megan Martin said she had been waiting to take medical tests when saw a man to her left stand up and shout "Allahu Akbar!" — "God is great!" in Arabic — then start firing a weapon.

He "started shooting to the left of me in a fan motion, left to right," Martin said. She described the weapon as "a small handgun (with) ... a green light and a red laser." Capt. Melissa Kale said the gun was black and had "a red laser and a green laser." Only one witness has testified that he saw two weapons. Kale, who is also serving in Afghanistan and spoke via satellite link, broke down in tears as she described how she tried to pull Sgt. Amy Krueger out of the line of fire. Twenty-nine-year-old
Krueger was killed in the attack. "I tried to pull Sgt. Krueger with me," she sobbed. "She didn't move. I had to leave her there."

Also talking from Afghanistan and with the sound of jets flying overhead, Maj. Eric Torina testified that he saw Maj. Libardo Eduardo Caraveo just after he had been fatally shot, sitting in a chair as if he was still waiting for his medical exam. The motionless 52-year-old sat "with his head down like he was almost sleeping, but with a bullet hole in his head, dripping blood," he said. Martin described how she saw Capt. John Gaffaney attempting to charge at the gunman to prevent further bloodshed. Gaffaney, a 56-year-old psychiatric nurse preparing to deploy to Iraq, was shot at close range
and died. "I could not look away. I laid as still as I could. I couldn't stop watching. It was a nightmare that reoccurs." said Martin, who belongs to the 467th Medical Detachment — the unit that Hasan was supposed to deploy with.

Hasan had been trying to get out of his pending deployment because he opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He had been saying goodbye to friends and neighbors, and had given away his Quran and other belongings.

A defense lawyer asked Martin if the tragedy could have prevented her from deploying to a combat zone. "I did not want to be removed from deployment. I wanted to carry on with the mission, sir, as my fallen soldiers would want me to."

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We do not have to be violent to him. If we coated him in lard he would become an untouchable to his own people and would be condemned by Shariah Law to hell. We should do the same thing to the Ground Zero plot where they intend to build their victory mosque. Piggy parts are a pariah to Shariah Law Muslims.
You really need to get up to speed on NY state and city history; that area used to be rampant with wild hogs; so much so that the farmers in New Amsterdam, back in the 1600s actually built a WALL to keep the hogs out of their crops! You may not have heard of the wall itself, but I'll bet you HAVE heard of the street NAMED for it! Think stock market here... Hungry hogs fight, bleed, and even kill each other, even the domesticated ones will do that; so how much more the wild ones? That ground has to be well saturated in hog blood and remains, long since!
Is the NCO going to be charged for intimidating a witness, ordering the destruction of evidence, anything? ~Sue Ann
Whoever the non-com is that ordered those videos deleted committed a crime; destroying evidence of a felony crime! That's as wrong under military as it is under civilian laws. The Pfc was in a tricky position, disobeying could also get him set up for a disciplinary hearing; but that non-com had been in long enough to know better than that! Makes me wonder if he was either a Muslim and/or a liberal who thought hiding the evidence of what happened would somehow further the agenda?
What he should have done is send it to somebody he could trust, then delete it off his phone.
Probably, but a Pfc confronted by an order from an NCO likely didn't think of doing something like that...
In reading the article on, prosecuters have not said whether they will ask for the death penalty if the case goes to trial. What does "if" mean? Why wouldn't this go to trial?????
If he pleads to 13 counts of Man Slaughter and the rest Aggravated Assault, he goes to prison for Life.
well, if he does, feed him bacon and ham every day and let him drink pig's blood.
"IF" means he's Muslim and Obama would have to sanction, as "CIC" any death penalty, which we all KNOW ISN'T going to happen as long as he's in the White House. He's said so, in so many words.
the non-com who ordered deletion should be court martialed, fined, jailed, and never see the light of day!
thank you Aviles for trying to help your fellow soldier.

Hasan should hang!
Ft Hood use to be the site of hanging-hang him high,and hang him now!
Public firing squad execution, shown on network television worldwide. That's part of America's problem, too many candy-ass liberals in power aiding the ideology of anti-American hate. This president may not be a muslim in his own opinion but actions speak louder than words, he's definitely a muslim collaborater and his actions are not only a slap in the face to the citizens, he's openly advertising for more terrorist attacks on the U.S. with his weak leadership. Vote out his democRAT majority in Nov. and eliminate the progressive agendas of Reid, Obumbler and Pelosi and their anti-American minions in both Houses of Congress.



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