From the Austin American-Statesman`
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McCaul says suspect had special training in shooting, parents hailed from JordanBy W. Gardner Selby | Thursday, November 5, 2009, 05:40 PMU.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, who has been briefed on the shootings at Fort Hood, said one suspect, Nadal Malik Hasan, was a physician who was born in Virginia to parents who hailed from Jordan.He said he didnâ€™t yet have the names of two other suspects.â€?The background of these individuals is going to be critical,â€? McCaul said.Hasan, McCaul said, â€?took a lot of advanced training in shooting.â€? He said heâ€™s not sure why.He said Hassan, with others, acted at Fort Hood using handguns.â€?They did a tremendous amount of damage,â€? he said, considering they did not have AK-47s.â€?Itâ€™s clear this was a coordinated attack,â€? McCaul said, adding that some have attributed it to the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, though itâ€™s premature to say so. â€?Itâ€™s too early to jump to any conclusions.â€?McCaul said he also has been told that Hasan had undergone rehabilitative alcohol counseling.â€?Whether it was domestic or foreign, clearly when a U.S. military base is attacked in this kind of fashion, that is an act of terror in my book,â€? McCaul said.
If you remember The Godfather
, you may remember that Michael Corleone was also the child of immigrants whose parents didn`t want him to go into the military.
The fact that may have been born in Virginia
doesn`t mean this isn`t an immigration story.