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San Bernardino ties with Ft. Hood as deadliest terror attack on US soil since 911

Posted in terrorism with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2015 by saynsumthn

In Sunday’s speech to the nation addressing the recent San Bernardino shooting, President Obama also admitted that the 2009 Ft Hood shooting was “an act of terror,” rather than his previous description of workplace violence.

Tragically, both shootings had the same number of victims: 14.

In last week’s tragic slaughter at a social services center in California, police say that two terrorists murdered 14 people gathering for an office Christmas party. At least one of those victims was known to be a pro-life advocate.

In the 2009 slaughter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan the accused Ft Hood shooter gunned down 13 people including a soldier who was 6 weeks pregnant. The pregnant woman’s name was Francheska Velez, and although the tragic death was included in the official death total, her unborn child’s death was not.

Fort Hood Shooting

Susie Allen picked up on this point and published a blog on it, which I am republishing with permission from Pro-life in TN Blog Below:

San Bernadino ties with Ft. Hood as the deadliest terror attack on US soil since 911…reports forget 14th victim in TX
We can all agree that POTUS is a skilled wordsmith. He and his speech writers are adept at parsing words. Listening to the recent speech from the Oval Office. A particular wording caught my attention.

    Over the last few years, however, the terrorist threat has evolved into a new phase. As we’ve become better at preventing complex, multifaceted attacks like 9/11, terrorists turned to less complicated acts of violence like the mass shootings that are all too common in our society. It is this type of attack that we saw at Fort Hood in 2009; in Chattanooga earlier this year; and now in San Bernardino. And as groups like ISIL grew stronger amidst the chaos of war in Iraq and then Syria, and as the Internet erases the distance between countries, we see growing efforts by terrorists to poison the minds of people like the Boston Marathon bombers and the San Bernardino killers.

For six years, the official word was the shooting at Ft. Hood was “workplace violence.” As this headline notes, it was six long years later for Obama finally acknowledge it as an act of terror. So there it is. The other official wording that continues to rankle me is saying that 13 were killed in that shooting with an occasional brief reference to one of the victims being pregnant. Pro lifers know better. There were 14 victims killed that day….not 13. Let us acknowledge all the victims.

So when news commentators and print articles continue to label the terror attack at San Bernadino as the deadliest terror attack on US soil since 911 killing 14; I want to remind them that it ties with the one in 2009 at Ft. Hood where 14 were also killed.

As Michelle Malkin writes

—Fourteen victims fell on Nov. 5, 2009, not 13. Thirteen of our U.S. military personnel died in cold blood at the deployment center. But the death toll was actually 14. Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, was pregnant when Hasan shot her during the first round of gunfire. At a military Article 32 hearing in 2010 (analogous to a civilian grand jury hearing), a survivor of the Fort Hood shootings testified that Velez cried out, “My baby! My baby!”

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So for the record, the Ft. Hood shooting was the deadliest terror attack on US soil since 911 with 14 killed and the attack at San Bernadino ties with it.

Pro-life “Prayer Warrior” among Victims of Shooting in San Bernardino

Posted in Islam, terrorism with tags , , , , , , on December 8, 2015 by saynsumthn

One of the victims of Wednesday’s mass killing at a San Bernardino social services center was a staunch pro-life advocate. Juda Myers, founder of Choices4Life said after she said she was contacted by a reporter from the Associated Press regarding the victim.

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“I was sleeping…this morning…when I got a call from Associated Press asking about “Michael Thalasinos,” Myers recounted, “She said his brother Nicholas was killed in the shooting.”

What she didn’t know is that Michael and Nicholas were the same person ,” Myers told her radio listeners today.

According to his Facebook timeline, the victim Nicholas Thalasinos was identified as being in the building where the shooting took place early yesterday afternoon.

Nicholas MIssing

Nicholas Prayers 2

Nicholas Prayers 3

He was then reported as “missing” by his friends who posted that they could not reach him, after calling his cell phone several times.

His friends quickly began asking for prayer:

Nicholas Prayers

By Thursday morning a post from Nicholas’s wife confirmed that he was indeed a victim of the attack:

    My husband Nicholas Thalasinos was killed in the shooting in San Bernardino yesterday,” she wrote.

Jennifer Tweets Nicholas Dead

Myers called Nicholas a “prayer warrior for Choices4Life,” adding that he was almost a board member but later changed his mind about praying about it further.

“HE was an awesome man of God
,” she said.

Others agreed:
Nicholas prolife

In 2013, Nicholas, under his assumed name “Michael” announced his “job” as a Choices4Life Prayer Warrior online:

Michael CHoices for Life

Nicholas Thalasinos was outspoken about Islam and allegedly spoke against the religion online. The media has accused him of ranting against Islam. His friends defend him saying he was just expressing his personal views. Shortly before the shooting, friends say he received some threatening messages:

“Blessed be the memory of Nicholas Thalasinos! He loved Yisrael and Jewish people. Muslim extremists had been sending him threatening Facebook messages. He posted one of these messages at 12:30 AM on December 2, 2015, approximately, eleven hours before the San Bernardino shooting started! Now we have lost him forever. Nick was very courageous and spoke the truth. It is my honest belief that Nicholas was murdered because of his alliance with Israel and Jewish people,” one of his friends posted on Facebook Thursday morning.

The threat was posted by Nicholas this a day prior to his murder:

Nicholas FB Dec SHo

As of the time this story is being published, the motive behind the December 2, 2015 shootings killing 14 innocent people during a Christmas Party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California has not been officially stated. However, many suspect it was an act of terrorism.

Ironically, a Facebook post from Nicholas three years ago this month read as follows:

Nicholas Post FB

“The purest joy in Islam is to kill and be killed for Allah” Ayatollah Khomeini.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for this victim’s family here.

    R.I.P. Nicholas Thalasinos 10/14/1963 – 12/2/2015

Nicholas

Nicholas Thalasino’s wife Jennifer believed he was a target in the San Bernardino shootings – listen to her on Sean Hannity: