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Because the world needs another opinion


Posted by Jeff Id on November 7, 2009

This thread is in replacement of the last. You may leave comments here about Kimberly only, at least this we can agree on. The last thread was a bit wild but we’ve said our piece. Please don’t make attempts to continue the last thread here.

Kimberly Munley, the police officer who heroically charged into the enclosed room to confront the extremist Muslim terrorist and put to an end to the worst shooting rampage in US military history and the only extremist attack on US soil since 9/11. She nearly lost her life after being shot by the man multiple times.


Thank you for halting this evil tragedy when you did.

20 Responses to “Hero”

  1. Jeff Id said

    From her twitter page.

    * Name Kim Munley
    * Location Killeen, TX
    * Bio I live a good life….a hard one, but I go to sleep peacefully @ night knowing that I may have made a difference in someone’s life.

  2. JLKrueger said

    Her actions should shut up any “manly men” who think women can’t be as courageous and cool under fire as men imagine themselves to be.

    Assuming she fully recovers, I don’t think she’ll have any trouble finding a new job in North Carolina where her husband was recently reassigned.

  3. Chris S said

    A very brave woman.

    I hope she soon makes a full recovery.

  4. Andrew_KY said

    Someone once said something about laying down your life for your friends being a special kind of act.

    Thank you, Kimberly.


  5. Hooah!! (

  6. MikeN said

    #2, I think it would be better to have men in that position than women.

  7. Jeff Id said


    Let’s not do that at this moment. TTCA had a good suggestion to start a political blog. I’m not sure I’d survive it but at this time, let’s think of the woman who with a far too small gun in her hand ran into the face of evil.

    Damn there should have been someone standing around with a 45ACP when this happened.

  8. Retired Engineer said

    #6: Perhaps not 50/50, but the women who can do it should. Doing what has to be done, when it has to be done, it true heroism. Kim would probably say she was just doing her job. Like (almost) all the men and women in the armed forces. People “doing their jobs” are what let the rest of us sit around and gripe about things. We take the people who protect us for granted far too often.

    Perhaps on the 11th, we should pause to say “thank you”.

  9. Will Delson said

    The thin blue line. Very inspiring.

  10. jnorv said

    She sounds like a real winner.

    Police officer credited with halting rampage called lifesaver – again

  11. timetochooseagain said

    Good on her, that’s one brave woman!

  12. Jeff Id said

    Don’t mess with Kimberly

    Pinned to the ground with a man choking him and grabbing for his handgun, police officer Shaun Appler caught out of the corner of his eye a small figure leaping through the air to free him.

    From that day on, Appler called Kimberly Munley “Mighty Mouse.” Now a civilian police officer at Fort Hood, she is credited with stopping a rampage shooting at the Army post Thursday, in which 13 people were killed.

  13. Jeff Id said

    It’s a hobby for her.

  14. rephelan said

    Kim Munley is a hero.

    Keep in mind that a terrorist is someone who rationally uses violence to advance a political agenda. Whether Dr. Hasan falls in that category or simply was a conflicted, abused, fearful individual remains to be seen.

    Because of the radical Islamist agenda against the U.S. and the West, Muslims in America face a heightened suspicion. American Muslims should understand that and be patient with the rest of us. Patriotic service will not go un-noticed, though it may be hard at times. An American Muslim who feels conflicted better examine just who the hell he is. Much of the Islamic World does not understand that it is under seige from within. Wa’habism and other fundamentalist approaches are appealing but are fundamentally anti-freedom…. and in many respects run counter to the tides that made the Islamic world the guardians of science and rationalism during Europe’s dark ages.

    There is much to admire in Islam, but if Wa’habism or its off-shoots win out in the Muslim world, I, for one, will NOT lecture on how we must be patient and understanding. I offer an old word for consideration in the 21st century: M’fecane.

  15. wattsupwiththat said

    Hoo-ah is right. When she recovers, maybe we can send her to Penn State to turn dendro science and thermometer orientation right side up again.

    I see a Munley-Mann maneuver in the future.

  16. AEGeneral said

    Munley was taking her vehicle to be serviced Thursday when the shooting began, but then she raced toward the gunfire, The Washington Post reported.

    This is what it’s all about: Their heroes selfishly take innocent lives while ours selflessly put their lives in harm’s way to save them. Cultures are defined by their heroes.

    And how fitting is it that a rampage by yet another dime-a-dozen Islamofascist be brought to an end by a woman.

  17. Vangel said

    This is what it’s all about: Their heroes selfishly take innocent lives while ours selflessly put their lives in harm’s way to save them. Cultures are defined by their heroes.

    Isn’t that what a police officer is trained and supposed to do? While she should be commended for her act that is exactly what she is supposed to do.


    [REPLY]:Congratulations, you are the 11th in something like 9000 people to get snipped – be proud. I have asked politely in the post not to bring up the old thread. This woman is a hero and you need to rethink what happened, I nearly left your post up as an example of wrongthink but there is no point. Your welcome for not leaving it up as an example.

  18. Daryl M said

    I agree, she is a hero and she no doubt saved lives by taking the shooter down.

    My friend (an ex-Navy Seal) from the Virginia Beach area sent me this article, which sums things up pretty well. It’s a bit long. I hope you don’t mind me posting it.

    Fort Hood’s 9/11
    Islamist terror strikes US again
    Last Updated: 2:50 PM, November 6, 2009
    Posted: 1:36 PM, November 6, 2009
    Ralph Peters
    On Thursday afternoon, a radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting “Allahu Akbar!” committed the worst act of terror on American soil since 9/11. And no one wants to call it an act of terror or associate it with Islam.
    What cowards we are. Political correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Ft. Hood as surely as the Islamist gunman did. And the media treat it like a case of non-denominational shoplifting.
    This was a terrorist act. When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it’s an act of terror. Period.
    When the terrorist posts anti-American hate-speech on the Web; apparently praises suicide bombers and uses his own name; loudly criticizes US policies; argues (as a psychiatrist, no less) with his military patients over the worth of their sacrifices; refuses, in the name of Islam, to be photographed with female colleagues; lists his nationality as “Palestinian” in a Muslim spouse-matching program, and parades around central Texas in a fundamentalist playsuit — well, it only seems fair to call this terrorist an “Islamist terrorist.”
    But the president won’t. Despite his promise to get to all the facts. Because there’s no such thing as “Islamist terrorism” in ObamaWorld.
    And the Army won’t. Because its senior leaders are so sick with political correctness that pandering to America-haters is safer than calling terrorism “terrorism.”
    And the media won’t. Because they have more interest in the shooter than in our troops — despite their crocodile tears.
    Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan planned this terrorist attack and executed it in cold blood. The resulting massacre was the first tragedy. The second was that he wasn’t killed on the spot.
    Hasan survived. Now the rest of us will have to foot his massive medical bills. Activist lawyers will get involved, claiming “harassment” drove him temporarily insane. There’ll be no end of trial delays. At best, taxpayer dollars will fund his prison lifestyle for decades to come, since our politically correct Army leadership wouldn’t dare pursue or carry out the death penalty.
    Maj. Hasan will be a hero to Islamist terrorists abroad and their sympathizers here. While US Muslim organizations decry his acts publicly, Hasan will be praised privately.
    And he’ll have the last laugh.
    But Hasan isn’t the sole guilty party. The US Army’s unforgivable political correctness is also to blame for the casualties at Ft. Hood. Given the myriad warning signs, it’s appalling that no action was taken against a man apparently known to praise suicide bombers and openly damn US policy. But no officer in his chain of command, either at Walter Reed Army Medical Center or at Ft. Hood, had the guts to take meaningful action against a dysfunctional soldier and an incompetent doctor.
    Had Hasan been a Lutheran or a Methodist, he would’ve been gone with the simoon. But officers fear charges of discrimination when faced with misconduct among protected minorities.
    Now 12 soldiers and a security guard lie dead. 31 soldiers were wounded, 28 of them seriously. If heads don’t roll in this maggot’s chain of command, the Army will have shamed itself beyond moral redemption.
    There’s another important issue, too. How could the Army allow an obviously incompetent and dysfunctional psychiatrist to treat our troubled soldiers returning from war? An Islamist whacko is counseled for arguing with veterans who’ve been assigned to his care? And he’s not removed from duty? What planet does the Army live on?
    For the first time since I joined the Army in 1976, I’m ashamed of its dereliction of duty. The chain of command protected a budding terrorist who was waving one red flag after another. Because it was safer for careers than doing something about him. Get ready for the apologias. We’ve already heard from the terrorist’s family that “he’s a good American.” In their world, maybe he is.
    But when do we, the American public, knock off the PC nonsense?
    A disgruntled Muslim soldier murdered his officers way back in 2003, in Kuwait, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Recently? An American mullah shoots it out with the feds in Detroit. A Muslim fanatic attacks an Arkansas recruiting station. A Muslim media owner, after playing the peace card, beheads his wife. A Muslim father runs over his daughter because she’s becoming too Westernized.
    Muslim terrorist wannabes are busted again and again. And we’re assured that “Islam’s a religion of peace.”
    I guarantee you that the Obama administration’s non-response to the Ft. Hood attack will mock the memory of our dead.

  19. Jeff Id said


    Not even a little, my anger is right at the edge. The Muslims have a long way to go to earn any credibility in my eyes. I’m told Carter took the arms away from military personnel. This policy is as much to blame as any.

    I’m mad as hell. These bastards have gone way too far and political correctness will break at some point in favor of reasonable control. It scares me because once ‘reasonable control’ is unleashed we cannot stop it.

  20. vangelv said

    [snip] – Two in a row. Try again and you get to be the only person on the not welcome list.

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