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U.S. Senate may probe Fort Hood shooting

By Joe Gullo     Nov 9, 2009 in Crime
Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, plans to open a congressional investigation after the shootings that took place last Thursday at Fort Hood.
Lieberman chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee and would like to find out if the shootings that took place at Fort Hood were acts of terrorism.
Nidal Malik Hasan, an army major, is accused of killing 13 people and injuring 30 people.
Lieberman told BBC News that if Maj Hasan had shown signs of becoming an Islamist radical, the Army should have discharged him.
Hasan was shot by a police officer and has regained consciousness Monday morning. The army and investigators declined to release any information on what may have happened on the day of the shooting.
Lieberman told Fox News Sunday, “If the reports that we’re receiving of various statements he made, acts he took, are valid, he had turned to Islamist extremism. If that is true, the murder of these 13 people was a terrorist act.”
The Associated Press reports that some of Hasan's colleagues had expressed concern about his growing anger over the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bloomberg.com reports that General George Casey, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff said, "The investigation needs to continue before anyone can speculate on motives."
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