As the trial date draws near for Fort Hood murderer Major Nidal Hasan, questions need to be reexamined. Who is Major Nidal Hasan? Why was he permitted to counsel soldiers at all? And how did President Obama handle this terrorist attack and the victims?
You will recall that Maj. Hasan was a Ft. Hood psychiatrist who counseled troubled and emotionally fragile soldiers returning from war. Major Hasan was also an avowed, practicing Muslim and made no secret of that fact.
On November 5, 2009, Maj. Hasan shouted “Allah Akbar” and began a shooting rampage, opening fire on a group of unarmed soldiers who were gathered in the clinic for medical services. 13 soldiers were killed, and more than 40 were wounded. Victims ranged in age from 19-62 years old. One of those killed, Pvt. Francheska Valez, 21, was pregnant. Some were shot in the face, hip, and abdomen, and some were shot as many as 6 times.
When Hasan saw soldiers dragging the injured out of the building, he went outside and began shooting at them, too.
Nobody should be surprised that Hasan did this; there were warnings aplenty. In June 2007 as a senior-year psychiatric resident at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Hasan was to make a presentation on a medical topic of his choosing. He shocked supervisors and medical staff with a 50-slide PowerPoint presentation entitled “The Koranic World View as it Relates to Muslims in the U.S. Military”. Hasan lectured military personnel about “Islam, suicide bombers and threats the military could encounter from Muslim countries of Iraq and Afghanistan.”
From the Washington Post:
“It was really strange,” said one staff member who attended the presentation and spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the investigation of Hasan. “The senior doctors looked really upset” at the end. These medical presentations occurred each Wednesday afternoon, and other students had lectured on new medications and treatment of specific mental illnesses.
An Army spokesman said…he was unaware of the presentation, and a Walter Reed spokesman declined to comment. It is unclear whether anyone in attendance reported the briefing to counterintelligence or law enforcement authorities whose job it is to identify threats from within the military ranks.
Other signs that Maj. Hasan wasn’t necessarily on “our team” involved emails he sent to a radical Muslim cleric suggesting that he supported terrorists, and government documents revealing that Hasan expressed support for Osama bin Laden.
Soon after the shooting, instead of immediately addressing the American people, Obama attended the Tribal Nations Conference. He began by giving a “shout out” to audience members and hawking Obamacare, and only toward the end of his speech did he get around to mentioning Ft Hood: “I planned to make some broader remarks,” he told the crowd. “But as some of you might have heard there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.”
Obama declared the Ft. Hood massacre to be “workplace violence” rather than a terrorist attack, which indeed it was. In doing so, the victims have been denied benefits and medical care that the President promised to them and which are due to veterans.
In the upcoming trial, Hasan is reportedly planning represent himself in court and will use the “defense of others” strategy, which experts say requires defendants to “prove they were protecting other people from imminent danger”. Of course as a civilian, it’s difficult to understand how this will be allowed to happen, since the soldiers at Ft. Hood were unarmed.
Fellow Patriots, this is outrageous and utterly reprehensible. We the People must never forget that Political Correctness permitted an avowed and practicing Muslim with direct ties to a radical Muslim cleric to counsel emotionally fragile Army veterans. It was Political Correctness that opened the way for this Army doctor to go on a murderous rampage on American soil, shooting unarmed servicemen and women. We must keep this terrorist attack on the forefront of the minds of our legislators– until justice is served.