Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

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Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:53 pm

An on-going drama infolds that began around 11:00 am today at a small shopping strip in east Chattanooga.

A gunman, a young male originally from Kuwait, that became a naturalized citizen, opened fire this morning, on a Navy recruitment center near River Park, killing four marines and injuring a City Policeman. Though not confirmed, the shooter is believed to be dead.

A reason for the attack has not been established. It has been confirmed the shooter has no military background. More details to follow.


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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:45 pm

The shooter, 24 year old Muhammed Yousseff Abdulazeez, is from the Hixson community of Chattanooga, a middle class, well established neighborhood. Abdulazeez went to Redbank H.S. in Chattanooga, where classmates described him as friendly and funny, not the sort to do this kind of thing. He graduated from UT Chattanooga in 2012, with an engineering degree. His parents were voted by Chattanooga City Council to serve as unarmed police in the Chattanooga Public Works program.

So far the FBI data base hasn't linked Abdulazeez to any terrorist group, although the investigation is far from over.


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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:58 pm

Cate McCalley wrote:The shooter, 24 year old Muhammed Yousseff Abdulazeez, is from the Hixson community of Chattanooga, a middle class, well established neighborhood. Abdulazeez went to Redbank H.S. in Chattanooga, where classmates described him as friendly and funny, not the sort to do this kind of thing. He graduated from UT Chattanooga in 2012, with an engineering degree. His parents were voted by Chattanooga City Council to serve as unarmed police in the Chattanooga Public Works program.

So far the FBI data base hasn't linked Abdulazeez to any terrorist group, although the investigation is far from over.



No word on how the shooter died. Reportedly, he had multiple weapons in his silver Mustang convertible. During the attack. All of Chattanooga's police and emergency staff responded quickly. Besides the shooter and the four Marines dead, 3 others including a City policeman were shot. One is still in critical condition.

Abdulazeez Senior Year Book comment reads "My name causes National Security Alerts, what does yours do?".


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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:03 pm

I have a feeling the press will refer to this shooting as a long gunman instead of an act of terrorism. I don't understand why our military men and women aren't armed while on duty.
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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:09 pm

Something of interest. Three days ago Muslims held a protest in Chattanooga.
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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby Gopher » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:11 pm

I agree that our military men and women should be armed while on duty. Especially in recruiting offices, or any other military office.
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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby Demon Hunter » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:22 pm

Isnt that always how it works? The White House needs a distraction from Iran and boom they got one.
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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby Demon Hunter » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:24 pm

I bet they blame ISIS who's a enemy of America and Iran.
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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby Cornbread » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:18 pm

You people make me think about things. Based on his history it doesn't add up.
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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:04 pm

Cornbread wrote:You people make me think about things. Based on his history it doesn't add up.



Hard to imagine this young man a terrorist. His home appears to be titled to his father also named Youssef. A reporter and neighbors were not allowed to enter the neighborhood after SWAT teams converged on it. They led two women handcuffed from the home, awhile after the shootings took place.

What is more confusing is Abdulazeez car, in which he drove from the first shooting in a small strip mall, was rented (no injuries, just the front of an Army recruiting station shot up). He supposedly drove 15 miles to the scene of the second shooting (Navy Training Center) in five to seven minutes, and killed 4 Marines and injured a cop, a Marine and female Navy personnel. Nobody saw the first shooting, just heard it. It's been reported the shooter was killed by a policeman. Though the Policeman that was shot in the ankle has not been named responsible for taking Abdulazeez out.

Nothing has been reported about Abdulazeez parents. Where they were, where they are now. Nothing. A neighbor reported Abdulazeez father had once said his son had "gone back home", perhaps meaning Abdulazeez had returned to Kuwait (his birthplace) at some point. Abdulazeez, though reportedly devoutly Islam, was arrested on April 15th and charged with DUI. Alcohol consumption is strictly forbidden by Islam.

This young man's background, excellent in academia (engineering degree), competitive sportsman (martial arts student & silver medal winner of H.S. regional wrestling meet) doesn't mesh with that of the profile of a domestic terrorist

Everyone interviewed that knew him so far, has only good things to say about him "swell guy", "humble", "very intelligent", "dependable", "stable, no trouble", etc.

All of this raises more questions than answers.


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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:12 am

The FBI has a bad rep of recruiting people in the pretense of committing terrorist attacks. Once they are on board with the plan the FBI makes the arrest. Their are multiple incidents of this exact thing occurring. It's quite possible that he didn't follow the script they Fed's had lined up, and went rogue. He was coerced by someone. It's time we put a end to our military facilities being gun free zones.
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Postby upallnight » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:13 am

The Koran and mosques are symbols of current terrorism, inspiring future terrorism. The Confederate flag is a symbol of past slavery and racism. If we're going to remove flags and monuments of the Confederacy, it only makes sense to remove all symbols of Islam in America. 99.9% of terrorist groups worldwide are Muslim. Symbols of present and future terrorism are far worse than symbols of the past.
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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby Cate McCalley » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:59 am

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:The FBI has a bad rep of recruiting people in the pretense of committing terrorist attacks. Once they are on board with the plan the FBI makes the arrest. Their are multiple incidents of this exact thing occurring. It's quite possible that he didn't follow the script they Fed's had lined up, and went rogue. He was coerced by someone. It's time we put a end to our military facilities being gun free zones.



You could br right. Something is amiss.

It's stupid for our military facilities to be a gun free zone. Ordinary citizens can walk around armed to the teeth, yet our military is left defenseless on our own soil. It doesn't make sense.

No release yet of the names of our Marines and Navy personnel killed and injured. Horrible for their families. I've heard they were new recruits. No verification.

The shooters father was FBI investigated some years back and taken off the watch list. Some tweets have been released that points to the shooter being religiously radicalized. No connection to outside influence thus far.

One thing we all seem to overlook when it comes to immigration is cultural assimilation. It takes a few generations for immigrants to assimilate into American culture. They come with the Green card become an American citizen but those documents don't make them American. The first and second generations are still tied to their ancestors culture. They bring with them the culture of iron fisted theocratic monarchy's and dictatorships. The rights and protections guaranteed in our Constitution does not have the same meaning for them, as it does for those that have sacrificed, along with their ancestors. None of their ancestors sacrificed their lives for the freedom our Constitution guarantees them.

Like anything else handed freely, it's less appreciated and abused. I don't believe naturalized citizens should be automatically given all the rights guaranteed by our Constitution, without first serving our military. If they are willing to put their life on the line for America, they have earned its freedom. it may seem a bit radical to propose immigration be reformed to include military service for naturalized citizenship. Yet at some point we as a free society, must recognize freedom is not free.


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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby ScArEcRoW » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:26 am

We trust them with tanks, attack helicopters, and fighter jets, but not with a sidearm at their post?
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Re: Terrorist kills 4 Marines, shoots cop in Chattanooga, TN

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:45 am

It seems to me that the first shooting was a mere distraction to draw authorities away from the intended target.
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