Major Malik Nadal Hasan -- Jihadi

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The Ft. Hood Massacre
   

         

Sudden Jihad Syndrome -- Major Malik Nadal Hasan Kills 13 And Wounds 30

The shooter, who was wounded, was a major in the US Army from Virginia.  The Army Times reports that Hasan was an Army psychiatrist, who Received a "Poor Performance" evaluation at Walter Reed Hospital.

Here is his Practitioner Info from Virginia Board of Medicine -- less than 1 year.

Here is Hasan's Officer Record Brief -- "No religious preference"

His cousin called into Fox News -- "always a Muslim" -- "a good American," but Col. Terry Lee (ret.), who worked with Hasan, quoted Hasan as saying, "Muslims should stand up against the aggressor" --  meaning the United States of America.

Maj. General Robert Scales (ret) is reporting that his sources inside the military say this was a deliberate act.

Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said the people killed were specifically targeted by the murderer.

It will be interesting to see how the mainstream media, and the Obama administration will spin this.

As usual, and before any investigation, the FBI said the shootings have nothing to do with terrorism.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama, reacting to the terror attack, said "blah, blah, blah, blah and blah . . ."
The Firing Squad For Him
The excuses for this jihadii are already coming from the sympathetic left.  Then, there's the Obama-Left:
    

"Behavior of this sort is a regular occurrence in the US Armed Forces.  However killing themselves, although it happens from time to time, is unusual.  It is normally friendly troops, villages of indigenous peoples or schools, and wedding parties!

   
All over the Net sympathetic words provide a rationale for the murderer -- it was the wartime horror stories he heard from his patients that set him off -- someone keyed "Allah" into his car (not this bogus trick again?) -- because of his ethnicity -- because someone called him a "camel jockey."  Everything but poor potty training.

All this stuff comes from a phone call from an alleged cousin, and none of it is a defense for his atrocities.

According to his aunt, Noel Hasan of Falls Church, Va, Hasan was a devout Muslim who prayed every day at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Md.  Hasan "did not make many friends" and "did not make friends fast," his aunt said.  "He had no girlfriend and was not married.  He steered clear of female colleagues."

Faizul Khan, the former imam at the center said, "He came to mosque one or two times to see if there were any suitable girls to marry."  Khan said. "I don't think he ever had a match, because he had too many conditions.  He wanted a girl who was very religious, prays five times a day.

Ironically, Hasan was brought down by a female police sergeant, Kim Munley.  She was wounded by Hasan in an exchange of gunfire, but she got the bastard.

Atlas Shrugs is reporting that civilian police Sgt. Kimberly Munley and her partner responded within three minutes of reported gunfire Thursday afternoon, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said Friday.

Munley, who had been trained in active-response tactics, rushed into the building and confronted the shooter as he was turning a corner, Cone said.

"It was an amazing and an aggressive performance by this police officer," Cone said.  (Fox News says Hasan was shot him 4 times)

Munley was only a few feet from crazed Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan when she opened fire.

   

Ft. Hood hero -- Kim Munley
   
On the other hand, Col. Terry Lee (ret) who worked with Hasan quoted Hasan as saying, "Muslims should stand up against the aggressor," and also said Hasan often verbalized his opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Lee told Fox News that Hasan, "was hoping that President Obama would pull troops out. ... When things weren't going that way, he became more agitated, more frustrated with the conflicts over there ... he made his views well known about how he felt about the U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan."

"He said Muslims shouldn't be fighting Muslims," he added. " He was very clear on that."

This guy has a history.  The AP is reporting that federal law enforcement officials say Hasan had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings he made.  These postings related to suicide bombings and other threats.   The Feds say an official investigation was not opened.

Hasan was listed as a participant in a Homeland Security Policy Institute's Presidential Transition Task Force last year.  Hasan applied on the institute's website to attend the meeting and was accepted because of his professional credentials.  He participated in disaster preparation -- he knew the drill.  Here, he's listed on a page with the ironic title, "Thinking Anew -- Security Priorities For The Next Administration."

I have a security priority -- keep Muslims out of the military.  There's plenty of Arab-speaking Christians in the country that can serve as translators.  This episode is unsettling for a number of reasons, but most of all because it exposes the fact that political correctness has forced military commanders to ignore the presence of radical, anti-American Muslims in the ranks.

Hasan was a psychiatrist.  The United States Army provided him that education.  He gladly took that education, but when it came time for him to do his duty he murdered 13 human beings and wounded 30 more.
          
The above is a snapshot from a video obtained from the owner of a 7-Eleven at Fort Hood.  He said Hasan -- whom he knows as "Major Nidal" -- came in for coffee and hash browns most mornings, including the morning of the shootings.  The surveillance video shows Hasan at the cashier's counter at about 6:20 a.m. -- on his way home from morning prayers.  He was carrying a beverage and dressed in traditional Arab garb.

He went home, prepared his weapons, changed into his Army uniform, and about seven hours later, began his assault on the unarmed and defenseless soldiers -- several of whom he shot in the back.

This was premeditated, up-close murder.  He took the time to load several magazines.  The weapons he used accommodated 13 rounds -- he had two of them.  He would have  to reload.  He gave his furniture to his neighbors.  He handed out copies of the Quran.  He took the time to put on his uniform.  He took the time to drive, with his personal weapons to Ft. Hood.  He had time to make a U-turn.  He murdered those poor souls up close, and personal, inside buildings where they had nowhere to go.  Soldiers who witnessed the shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead reported that the gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" -- Arabic for "God is great!" -- before opening fire, the base commander said Friday.  Fox News is reporting that Hasan jumped up on a table and was shooting down at his victims -- some he shot multiple times.  One of the soldiers said he was laying on the floor for cover, when Hasan shot him from 5 feet away.

This is treason.  It was a slaughter.  It was jihad, plain and simple -- just another example of Sudden Jihad Syndrome.

Right now Hasan is on a ventilator in a local civilian hospital under military and civilian guard.  I sure hope they are withholding any and all pain medication.

The only logical and reasonable end to this horrible incident, the largest act of terror since 9/11, is to put this son-of-a-bitch up against the wall, and give him what he gave.

But you watch all the apologists from the Left -- they'll plead for mercy -- we will be told that this was the act of a lone gunman.  It says nothing about any religion.  We will be told about thousands of Muslims who do not believe that randomly killing innocent people leads to paradise.

Right away, the FBI said the attack was not terror-related -- as usual -- turnes out the FBI was sitting on evidence of Nidal's jihad.

And this morning, the military-loathing Obama, showing no emotion, said, "blah, blah, blah, . . . don't jump to conclusions . . . blah, blah, blah," and ran and hid in the White House, taking no questions from the press.

The NBC affiliate in Obama's home town of Chicago even commented on the Obamamessiah's indifference, with a headline that roared, "Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting."
A Private Account
Since I donít know when Iíll sleep (itís 4 am now) Iíll write what happened (the abbreviated version.....the long one is already part of the investigation with more to come).

Iíll not write about any part of the investigation that Iíve learned about since (as a witness I know more than I should since inevitably my JAG brothers and sisters are deeply involved in the investigation).

Donít assume that most of the current media accounts are very accurate.  Theyíre not.  Theyíll improve with time.  Only those of us who were there really know what went down.  But as they collate our statements theyíll get it right.
Obama Urges Americans To Deny Reality
It's been three days since the Muslim terrorist, Major Malik Nadal Hasan, calmly executed 12 soldiers and one civilian, and wounded 38 more people at Fort Hood, while chanting "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is [the] greatest."  Our politically correct society has been excuse-making since -- except for those among us who are actually praising the jihadii's actions.

Right away, the empathetic Obama, who wasted no time in saying a Cambridge (MA) police sergeant "acted stupidly" when he arrested Obama buddy, Skip Gates," urged Americans not to jump to conclusions, and not to dwell on the suspectís religion.  He added, "We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing."

Yo!  Odumbo, maybe it has something to do with this.

The ObamaMedia insist Hasan's terrorist attack is a tragedy, but it's not a tragedy, it's an act of war.  Watch this soldier, shot in the back, describe Hasan calmly shooting while "screaming Allahu Akbar."

The ObamaMedia is twisting itself inside-out, to avoid using the term, "terrorism," but the more that is known about the murderer, the more it becomes clear that this premeditated and deadly attack on unarmed soldiers and civilians was driven by his belief that Islam should rule the world.

However, in politically correct America, this massacre will lead to intensified efforts to find explanations which fit into the progressive worldview.  It just canít be true that a serious adult like Hasan starts killing because he feels justified to murder infidels.

Within hours, liberal commentators were able to find all kinds of explanations for his attack.  The killer was a victim of verbal abuse or of a military that would send him, a soldier, to war.  Or he was a victim of the insensitivity demonstrated by women (he wasnít able to find a wife who was as religious as he was).  Or whatever they can dream up to deny the very core of this manís existence:  his unshakable belief in Allah and His final Messenger.  But a gunman who shouts "Allahu Akbar" while killing unarmed people is exactly what he purports to be:  a killing warrior for his God.

MSNBC weasle, Chris Matthews, was on board.  In this video, he says, "It's unclear if religion was a factor in this shooting," and then begins the excuse-making.   And who is Matthews relying on for expert advice? -- Nihad Awad, a founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and who serves as its executive director.  CAIR is a Muslim extremist front organization that was identified as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the Hamas funding case, along with the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust.

Hasan worshipped at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque, named as the most dangerous mosque in America by Paul Sperry in his book "Infiltration" and is located in what he calls DC's "Wahhabi Corridor."  The mosque was led by a radical imam who was a "spiritual adviser" to three of the hijackers who attacked America on Sept 11, 2001.  Hasan attended the controversial mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as the three terrorists.  His motherís funeral was held there in May that year.

The Imam at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London last August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organizations.

According to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort Hood, Hasanís eyes "lit up" when he mentioned his deep respect for al-Awlakiís teachings.

Hasan was a first-generation American Muslim, living a life of dissonance between his identity as an American and his ideology as a Muslim who had accepted a literal, rigid interpretation of Islam, akin to the puritanical Wahhabi and Salafi interpretations of Islam that define the theology of militancy inside the Muslim world today, according to Golam Akhter, who knew Hasan.

"So many time I talked with him," said Akhter, a community leader who is sort of like a mosque gadfly, challenging congregants to reject literal, rigid interpretations of Islam.  "I was trying to modernize him.  I tried my best.  He used to hate America as a whole.  He was more anti-American than American."

Despite all the conversations, Akther said, "I couldnít get through to him.  He was a typical fundamentalist Muslim."

Hasan has said Muslims should "rise up" and attack Americans in retaliation for the US war in Iraq, and that he was "happy" when a US soldier was killed in an attack on a military recruitment centre in Arkansas in June, and "maybe people should strap bombs on themselves and go to Times Square" in New York."

At Walter Reed, as an Army psychiatrist, Hasan was supposed to give a "grand round" -- a medical lecture.  Instead, he treated medical personnel to a dawah session -- here's the presentation -- trying to frighten them into Islam with threats of hell.  Hasan made four assertions about the Koran:

1. "If you don't believe, you are condemned to hell" -- Koran 4:140; Koran 9:49; Koran 9:68; Koran 9:73
2. If you don't believe, "your head is cut off" -- Koran 8:12; Koran 47:4
3. If you don't believe, "you're set on fire" -- Koran 33:64; Koran 48:13; Koran 76:4
4. If you don't believe, "burning oil is burned down your throat" -- Koran 18:29; Koran 44:43-46

Some of the men who had befriended Major Hasan at the mosque in Killeen, Texas, said it was the military's fault that caused Hasan to snap, saying, "...the command should be held accountable -- G.I.'s are like any equipment in the Army.  When it breaks, those who were in charge of keeping it fit should be held responsible for it," and ""...when a white guy shoots up a post office, they call that going postal, but when a Muslim does it, they call it jihad.

Well, duh!  That's what the Muslims who do it call it.

Here's a round-up of Jihad in America just this past month -- and here's some more instance of "Sudden Jihad Syndrome."

As the ObamaMedia pussyfoots around calling Hasan's attack a jihad action, many in the Muslim community applaud his actions.

a Washington D.C. based Muslim named Khadeeja Nuur has created a FaceBook page offering prayers for the recovery of Ft. Hood jihadii:
   

Together we pray for the recovery of Dr. Nidal Malik Hasan, MD.  May Allah see fit to return this loyal son of Islam back to perfect health. Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam.

   
Muslims celebrating Hasanís evil actions were leaving messages on her FaceBook pagei, hoping that Hasan gets well, agreeing with his actions, or at the very least justifying them. (once the page was publicized, real Americans started leaving a few choice comments)

And hold onto your shorts! -- here is a video of American Muslims publicly celebrated Hasan's jihad in New York City, and the NYPD could only watch.  The cops said that as long as there is not a physical threat, there's nothing that they can do.  It's a free-speech issue, although it looks like sedition to me.

Robert Spencer, an Islamic expert, said Major Hasanís motive was perfectly clear -- but it was one that Political Correctness run amok and the Islamic advocacy groups in the United States have been working for years to obscure.  So it is that now that another major jihad terror attack has taken place on American soil, authorities and the mainstream media are at a loss to explain why it happened -- and the abundant evidence that it was a jihad attack is ignored.

David Horowitz, a rehabilitated Leftist, describes America as "our brain-dead country," arguing a Muslim fanatic with an Internet site praising Islamic suicide bombers as defenders of their comrades is a Major in the U.S. Army with access to military intelligence and lethal weaponry.  And itís not as though the army didnít know that he was a Muslim fanatic and supporter of the Islamic jihad against the West.  He was under investigation for six months because of his anti-American, jihadist rants.  He did not want to be deployed.  He wanted to be discharged.

Obama will fight hard -- really hard -- to make sure Hasan's jihad is not described as  a terrorist attack, regardless of any evidence to the contrary.  Why?  Because the last thing Obama wants is to follow George Bush's record of having prevented any further attacks on US soil by having one happen on his watch in the first year of his coup.

George Bush kept us safe for 8 years -- Obama, 9 months and 15 days.

Remember Obama said this -- "In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging.  I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
Soldier of Allah

Atlas Shrugs is reporting that this is the card that Major Nidal Hasan gave to the infidels along with a Quran before beginning his terror attack.

 

Pamel Geller asks if this lowlife jihadi be any more devout?  He mosqued every day.  Hated America.  Hated the troops.  Proselytized his co-workers.  Planned his jihad and completed his mission.  His head was shaved.  What else was shaved?  If his body was shaved like his head, then the military guys and law enforcement know and have known that this was jihad, and they are scamming us now.

 

Now look at Hasan's professional card:

     

     

Notice the "SoA" on the card?  It stands for "Soldiers of Allah."  SoA is followed by the abbreviation, "SWT."

When writing the name of their god, Allah, Muslims often follow it with the abbreviation "SWT."  These letters stand for the Arabic words "Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala," or "Glory to Him, the Exalted."  Muslims use these or similar words to glorify Allah when mentioning his name.

 

What is it with these "soldiers of god?'  Just like the 9/11 terrorists, Hasan got ready for his jihad by frequenting a strip club and getting lap dances.

Hasanís Imam Praises Fort Hood Massacre
Nidal Hassan is a hero.  He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people.  This is a contradiction that many Muslims brush aside and just pretend that it doesnít exist.  Any decent Muslim cannot live, understanding properly his duties towards his Creator and his fellow Muslims, and yet serve as a US soldier.  The US is leading the war against terrorism which in reality is a war against Islam.  Its army is directly invading two Muslim countries and indirectly occupying the rest through its stooges.

Nidal opened fire on soldiers who were on their way to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.  How can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done?  In fact the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the US army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal.

The heroic act of brother Nidal also shows the dilemma of the Muslim American community.  Increasingly they are being cornered into taking stances that would either make them betray Islam or betray their nation.  Many amongst them are choosing the former.  The Muslim organizations in America came out in a pitiful chorus condemning Nidalís operation.

The fact that fighting against the US army is an Islamic duty today cannot be disputed.  No scholar with a grain of Islamic knowledge can defy the clear cut proofs that Muslims today have the right -- rather the duty -- to fight against American tyranny.  Nidal has killed soldiers who were about to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in order to kill Muslims.  The American Muslims who condemned his actions have committed treason against the Muslim Ummah and have fallen into hypocrisy.

Allah(swt) says:  Give tidings to the hypocrites that there is for them a painful punishment -- Those who take disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do they seek with them honor [through power]? But indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely. (al-Nisa 136-137)

The inconsistency of being a Muslim today and living in America and the West in general reveals the wisdom behind the opinions that call for migration from the West.  It is becoming more and more difficult to hold on to Islam in an environment that is becoming more hostile towards Muslims.

May Allah grant our brother Nidal patience, perseverance and steadfastness and we ask Allah to accept from him his great heroic act.

Ameen

Obama and the Obots refuse to call Hasan's jihad a terrorist attack -- Hasan's Imam is more forthright.
U.S. Aware of Hasan Efforts to Contact al Qaeda
ABC News is reporting that U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said that he requested the CIA and other intelligence agencies brief the committee on what was known, if anything, about Hasan by the U.S. intelligence community, only to be refused.

In response, Hoekstra issued a document preservation request to four intelligence agencies.  The letter, dated November 7th, was sent to directors Dennis Blair (DNI), Robert Mueller (FBI), Lt. Gen Keith Alexander (NSA) and Leon Panetta (CIA).

Hoekstra said he is "absolutely furious" that the House Intel Committee has been refused an intelligence briefing by the DNI or CIA on Hasan's attempt to reach out to al Qaeda, as first reported by ABC News.

"This is a law enforcement investigation, in which other agencies -- not the CIA -- have the lead," CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said in a response to ABC News."  Any suggestion that the CIA refused to brief Congress is incorrect."

However, Obozo continues to urge Americans not to jump to conclusions, and Homeland Security honcho Janet Napolitano and dhimmi Gen. George Casey Jr., the Army chief of staff, warned of a backlash against Muslims -- but Obama had no problem describing those "Tea-Bag People" as "extremists."

Casey said, "It would be a shame -- as great a tragedy as this was -- it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well." -- a statement that demonstrates his unsuitableness for his job -- there are already calls for the firing of Casey.

Diversity and Political Correctness are killing Americans.
Obama Withholding Information On Fort Hood Attack
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Monday that the Obama administration has been withholding "critical information" on the Fort Hood murders committed by Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan.

Hoekstra is demanding that the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Agency and the Director of National Intelligence preserve documents relating to the incident for use in possible future congressional investigation.

"...Obama said people should not jump to conclusions about what happened at Fort Hood, but the administration is in possession of critical information related to the attack that they are refusing to release to Congress or the American people," Hoekstra said in a statement.  "I intend to push for intense review of this and other issues related to the performance of the intelligence community and whether or not information necessary for military, state and local officials to provide for the security of the post was provided to them."

The Michigan lawmaker sent a letter Saturday to the top administration intelligence officials, saying he saw "serious issues" with their performance related to the Fort Hood murders, and indicating that the intelligence community had refused to comply with his request to review certain information related to the case.

As the ranking member on the House intelligence committee, Hoekstra is one of the so-called Gang of Eight -- a group of lawmakers that included the leaders of the House and Senate and the leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees -- who are briefed on intelligence activities deemed too sensitive to share with the full intelligence committees.

"Over the past 24 hours, I have been made aware of information from the intelligence community that suggests the possibility that serious issues exist with respect to the performance of U.S. intelligence agencies in connection with what appears to have been a terrorism-related attack on Fort Hood, Texas by Nidal Malik Hasan," Hoekstra wrote.  "I am disappointed that the administration has not been more transparent with the American people."
Army Wasn't Told of Hasan's Emails
The Pentagon said it was never notified by U.S. intelligence agencies that they had intercepted emails between the alleged Fort Hood shooter and an extremist imam until after last week's bloody assaults, raising new questions about whether the government could have helped prevent the attack.

A top defense official said federal investigators didn't tell the Pentagon they were looking into months of contacts between Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki.  The imam knew three of the Sept. 11 hijackers and hailed Maj. Hasan as a "hero" after the shooting last week at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead.

"Based on what we know now, neither the United States Army nor any other organization within the Department of Defense knew of Maj. Hasan's contacts with any Muslim extremists," the official said.

A person familiar with the matter said a Pentagon worker on a terrorism task force overseen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation was told about the intercepted emails several months ago.  But members of terror task forces aren't allowed to share such information with their agencies, unless they get permission from the FBI, which leads the task forces.

In this case, the Pentagon worker, an employee from the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, helped make the assessment that Maj. Hasan wasn't a threat, and the FBI's "procedures for sharing the information were never used," said the person familiar with the matter.

Maj. Hasan's emails to Mr. Awlaki were intercepted as part of a continuing National Security Agency effort to monitor the electronic communications of suspected Islamic extremists world-wide.  The emails were seeking "spiritual and religious guidance.

A federal investigator said the FBI contacted Maj. Hasan's then-employers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington to find out more about his background and professional occupation, but acknowledged that such background checks were fairly routine and that the emails in question appeared benign.

Army officials declined to comment about whether officials at Walter Reed conducted a follow-up investigation into Maj. Hasan or alerted others within the Army hierarchy after they had received the FBI inquiry.

"That's all part of the investigation," said Col. Catherine Abbott, an Army spokeswoman.
Two Events
Two events tell you all you need to know about Obama.

The Berlin Wall -- Obama's absent -- the end of the Soviet Union is not an anniversary a Marxist and fellow traveler, like Obama, would want to celebrate.

The Ft. Hood Attack -- Obama's absent -- his disdain for the military and affection for all things Islam have been demonstrated by his cold and detached reaction to the terrorist attack.  Almost a week later, he is forced to make an appearance -- for appearances sake.  He'll read a politically correct speech, written by someone else and fed to him by his crutch, the ever-present TOTUS.

What more do you need to know about the guy?

Hildabeast was dispatched to Berlin to show the flag, but Obama, who thought it important to campaign in Berlin, certainly should have been there for the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Obama is going to finally make a trip to Texas, but George and Laura Bush went to Ft. Hood immediately -- and privately --  without the cameras.  Obama will bring dozens of boot-lickers from the ObamaMedia.

And is he going to Ft. Hood to morn with the families and troopers, or to make excuses for Major Hasan's jihad?  Will Obama again urge Americans not to jump to conclusions as the evidence of jihad continues to grow?  Will he again tell us how wonderful Islam is?  Will he again shed a false tear like he did at Dover?

Obama is a new kind of American who has already dispatched his Attorney General to Detroit to assure the terrorist apologists at CAIR that Obama still has every intention of standing with them.

The idiot, that Obama put in charge of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, says her agency is working with (Muslim) groups across the United States to try to deflect any backlash against American Muslims following Thursday's rampage by Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim who is a damned jihadii.

There has never been any backlash against Muslims -- not after 9/11 -- not now, but Obama's narrative is that the only people that America needs to fear are conservatives and Christians.

Yesterday, Obama said he wanted to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the cities leveled by U.S. atomic bombs -- the action  prevented an assault on the Japanese homeland, saving millions of lives, and ending World War II -- he'll make another apology for the evils of the United States of America, no doubt.
Red Flags


    
Obama Don't See No Terrorism
Real Clear Politics has a video of Obama making excuses for Major Nidal's terror attack.

OBAMA: "Well, look, we -- we have seen, in the past, rampages of this sort.  And in a country of 300 million people, there are going to be acts of violence that are inexplicable.  Even within the extraordinary military that we have -- and I think everybody understands how outstanding the young men and women in uniform are under the most severe stress -- there are going to be instances in which an individual cracks.  I think the questions that we're asking now and we don't have yet complete answers to is, is this an individual who's acting in this way or is it some larger set of actors?  You know, what are the motivations?  Those are all questions that I think we have to ask ourselves.  Until we have these answers buttoned down, I'd rather not comment on it."

Obama sounds like Nidal's lawyer.

He doesn't want to talk about it.  He wants it to go away.  He wants to talk about ObamaCare.

But there it is -- a domestic terror event -- 13 dead -- 28 wounded -- the murder screaming "Allahu Ahkbar" -- on his watch -- and Obama says, "I'd rather not comment on it."
Taliban Celebrate Massacre At Ft. Hood

At the CounterTerrorism Blog, Evan Kohlmann is reporting that the NEFA Foundation has obtained and translated a new communique from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban) in response to the massacre at Ft. Hood, Texas that killed 13 people.

 

In a statement titled, "The Attack In Texas Is A Proof On The Disagreement Among American Soldiers Over The War," the Taliban celebrated the "fight and trance and enormous fears within the military and civil circles in America" caused by the incident.  The Taliban noted, "the hero of the attack is the Muslim psychiatrist in the rank of Major in the American Army, from Palestinian origin...  Some of the Western organizations and media sources say -- regarding the factors that made the American soldier Nidal Hasan carry this attack -- it might be caused by psychological illness and stress, which spread amongst the soldiers in the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq...  But, other specialists, next to these factors, diagnosed another special factor; that the oppression and the monstrosity and prisoner torture and air raids and general killing, carried out by the American army in Iraq and Afghanistan, have led to a situation of widespread dissonance and exhaustion between the American soldiers, and the American military bases. 

 

Maybe this incident was a reaction to these injustices, and disowning them."  The Taliban statement further warned that if the U.S. fails to withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan "it will become normal for incidents and attacks similar to Texasí to expand to the Pentagon and the rest of the American military bases, and it is inevitable that those with a spark of self-awareness to react with fundamentalist rebellion."

 

A complete English translation of the Taliban statement can be accessed on the NEFA Foundation website.

The Unindicted Co-Conspirator

    
Diversity Is An Enabler, Indeed
As more information trickles out regarding the cold-blooded, terrorist killing of 12 US Army soldiers and one civilian and the wounding of dozens more at Fort Hood by US Army Major Nidal Hasan, it is becoming increasingly clear that the insidious disease of political correctness that has erased our borders, diluted our language and stagnated our culture is one of the major contributing factors to this terrorist rampage.

Reflecting back at us in the many pools of blood spilled that day is the chilling reality that political correctness has also been infecting the nationís law enforcement agencies and armed forces, to such an extent that those who fill their ranks are now paralyzed into silence out of fear of appearing discriminatory.

Notwithstanding the mounting evidence of contacts with known terrorists, the "Soldier of Allah" business cards and everything else uncovered about terrorist Hasan, nearly all mainstream network news editors, reporters and publishers have ignored, denied or downplayed the Islamic terrorism angle and continue to do so. Progressive liberals including the majority party and "Dear Leader" MaoBama refuse to acknowledge that the terroristsí bastardized belief system is a direct threat to the security of the US and that Nidal Hasan was indeed motivated by that sick ideology.

According to the FBI, Hasan first came to their attention in December of 2008, during an unrelated Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation. Unless and until the contents of Hasanís email communications become public, we wonít know for certain, but it would seem to me that any communication of this nature to a known associate of terrorists in Yemen should be considered cause for alarm. But, the blame for alleged missed signals is widespread; Nidal Hasan also came to the attention of his military colleagues, who should have definitely known something wasnít right.

Hasan made numerous statements to colleagues that some considered jihadist propaganda and glorification of suicide bombers. A 2007 PowerPoint presentation (note:  pages turn every 12 seconds) by Hasan questioning the morality of Muslim military service has also surfaced. The FBI also maintains that the suspect emails from Hasan to Anwar al Awlaki were properly turned over by the FBI to an Army JTTF investigator, who never forwarded them up the chain of command, nor initiated an investigation. The question Americans want answered is why?

The US military, the Army in particular, has been infected by political correctness for the better part of two decades. Diversity training has been instituted Army-wide. In response to a search on the word "diversity", the Army website returned 650 unique articles.

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According to the New York Times, Obama urged Americans not to dwell on the suspectís religion by reminding the nation of the broad diversity of those who serve.

"They are Americans of every race, faith and station," he said.  "They are Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and nonbelievers.  They are descendants of immigrants, and immigrants themselves.  They reflect the diversity that makes this America.  But what they share is a patriotism like no other.  What they share is a commitment to country that has been tested and proved worthy.  What they share is the same unflinching courage, unblinking compassion and uncommon camaraderie that the soldiers and civilians of Fort Hood showed America and showed the world."

In a major speech in Cairo this year, Obama called for a "new beginning" with the Muslim world.  The shootings at Fort Hood, however, pose a different problem for him, by shining a spotlight on the tensions created by Muslims inside the United States.

In a Rose Garden appearance on Friday, he urged Americans not to "jump to conclusions" about the motives behind the shooting, a theme he echoed on Saturday.

"We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing."

"Fully know" is a very high test, but we already know a lot.

We do know:

Hasan attended a radical mosque.
Hasan admired a radical Imam.
Hasan expressed anti-US and pro-jihad sentiments to his colleagues.
Hasan prosthelytized his military patients.
Hasan identified himself as a "Soldier of Allah."
Hasan was in communications with an al Qaeda recruiter.
Hasan sent money to Pakistan.
Hasan purchased weapons and ammunition.
Hasan frequented lap-dance clubs weeks before massacre.
Hasan began wearing traditional Pakistani garb in the weeks before attack.
Hasan screamed "Alahu Akbar!" during his rampage.

We also know he's going to be sitting in a wheelchair -- forever -- no more lap dances -- and Obama will twist himself into knots making excuses for what is clearly a terrorist attack on a U. S. military installation -- inside the United States of America -- and it's on Obama's watch.

He has to deny that reality or admit failure -- which leads to the observation that the United States is in the hands of someone who is capable of denying reality -- and that's a scary thought.
Obama Urges Congress to Delay Fort Hood Investigation
Fox News is reporting that Obama urged Congress to hold off on any investigation of the Fort Hood terror attack until federal law enforcement and military authorities have completed their probes into the shootings at the Texas Army post, which left 13 people dead.

Speaking from the worlds largest Muslim country, Indonesia, Obama turned his attention home and pleaded for lawmakers to "resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater."  He said those who died on the nation's largest Army post deserve justice, not political stagecraft.

"The stakes are far too high."

Obama already had ordered a review of all intelligence related to Hasan and whether the information was properly shared and acted upon within government agencies.  Several members of Congress, particularly Michigan Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, have also called for a full examination of what agencies knew about Hasan's contacts with a radical Muslim cleric in Yemen and others of concern to the U.S.

A joint terrorism task force overseen by the FBI learned late last year of the 10 to 20 e-mails between Hasan and the radical imam, beginning in December 2008.  The imam encouraged Muslims to kill U.S. troops in Iraq.  The FBI said the task force did not refer early information about Hasan to superiors because it concluded he wasn't linked to terrorism.

In the Senate, Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, said his Homeland Security Committee was opening an investigation.

Obama said he was not opposed to hearings -- eventually.  But he strongly pressed lawmakers to hold off until the probes now under way are completed.

"There is an ongoing investigation into this terrible tragedy," Obama said.  "That investigation will look at the motives of the alleged gunman, including his views and contacts."

"We must compile every piece of information that was known about the gunman, and we must learn what was done with that information.  Once we have those facts, we must act upon them."

We must bury this incident in process and minutiae, is what Obama really means.  We wouldn't want to come to the wrong conclusion -- just because a Soldier of Allah murdered 13 and wounded 28 while screaming "Allahu Akbar" -- we wouldn't want to judge harshly.

Identifying Hasan as a "gunman" tells you that Obama has already come to his conclusion.  He's going to do his best to whitewash (no pun intended) the Ft. Hood Massacre and exonerate Islam.

Obama intends to provide cover for Hasan's jihad -- just watch.
Obamaís Rose-Colored Glasses
Floyd and Mary Beth Brown say Obama needs to throw his "Muslims can do no evil" rose-colored glasses off and see the real world.  After listening to remarks by Barack Hussein Obama in Fort Hood, Texas, we were struck by how unemotional he is to tragedy.  That is, Obama appears to be genuinely mourning the victims of the brutal jihad-inspired massacre that left 13 dead; but even now, he refuses to understand the gravity of the events and underlying reasons that led to this terrorist attack on Americaís valiant soldiers.

To Obama, terrorism and Islamist jihad are words stricken from his lexicon.  Without these words, you cannot adequately understand these brutal events on Americaís homeland.  Jihad flows from very specific Islamic teachings.  This attack was a premeditated act of unspeakable terrorism, including the ritual pre-jihad (pre-attack) cleansing routine caught in part on convenience store cameras.  Politically correct denial of Islamís role in this bloodletting is foolish and dangerous.  And Obama and his administration will not be able to protect us against further similar acts if they continually refuse to admit reality.

What is the evidence to substantiate our claims?

The FBI knew that Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had communicated with a radical, extremist imam nearly a year before the attack.  Yet, they wrongly determined the Army officer was no threat.  Why was he categorized as no threat?  What official or officials cleared him?  For what reason did they clear him?

We have learned from Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Michigan, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, that the Obama administration knew months ago that Hasan and the radical Yemeni imam "had exchanged 10 to 20 e-mails."

The imam influencing the Muslim shooter is Anwar al-Awlaki.  He was released from a jail in Yemen last year.  Al-Awlaki writes an anti-American blog that repeatedly denounces the war on terror.  He presided at the mosque in Falls Church, Va., that Hasan attended, a center known for radical Islamic teaching.

When will these radical mosques on American soil be shut down?  We expect radical pro-jihad teaching and Islamic-fascism in the Middle East, but we donít need to accept it in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.  We all enjoy freedom of religion, but not the freedom to incite others to violence, which is exactly what is happening in some American mosques.

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Why Does Obama Hate Us?
Paul Mirengoff reflects on the morning after the deadliest instance of Islamist terrorism in the United States since 9/11, when Obama warned the American public not to "jump to conclusions" about the motives that impelled Nidal Hasan's rampage of mass murder at Fort Hood.

By the time Obama issued this warning, it had already been reported that Hasan yelled "Allahu akbar" before he opened fire.  This assertion of the supremacy of Allah is invoked by Islamic terrorists worldwide before they kill.

It was also known that Hasan's fellow participants in an Army program on public health had complained to military authorities about Hasan's anti-American propaganda.  Hasan had made a presentation that justified suicide bombing and argued that the war on terror is a war against Islam.

Yet no conclusions were warranted, as far as Obama was concerned.  "We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing," our "philosopher in chief" intoned.

Obama has not always been cautious about jumping to conclusions.  When a white police officer in Cambridge, Mass., arrested Obama's African-American Harvard professor buddy, Obama was quick to proclaim that the officer had "acted stupidly."  Obama was soon forced to back away from that statement, which was based on ignorance of the facts.

There is no underlying inconsistency between these seemingly divergent responses.  Both are founded on the same antipathy Obama harbors toward America.

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Changing The Subject
Dick Morris and Eileen McGann comment on Obama's remarks as he flew to Asia on Saturday.  Obama told the media in Alaska that he opposes a congressional investigation into the Fort Hood massacre, saying that we must "resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into political theater."  Yet, even as he was posturing against political theatrics, he had just decided that the prosecution of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would proceed on the greatest of public stages -- New York City.

With the strict evidentiary rules in force in federal civilian courts, it is easy to see how the prosecution of Mohammed could morph into an indictment of the Bush administration's interrogation techniques and waterboarding.  As in rape trials, the magnitude of the underlying crime (masterminding the 9/11 attacks) might well be lost as the defense puts the victim (in this case, the government) on trial.

It is not political theater itself to which Obama objects -- but theater that highlights issues that liberals would rather forget.  He is quite content to let the Mohammed trial become the theater of the left. Perhaps even eager.

Obama and his handlers know that the key to building favorable ratings is to control the agenda.  And the more the national discussion centers on national security and terrorism, the more Republicans gain.  So the Fort Hood terror attack comes at an awful time for an administration trying to turn the nation's attention away from the terrorist threat.

As soon as the killing spree was over, Obama hastened to call it "an act of violence" -- obscuring the obvious fact that it was the most serious terror attack on US soil since 9/11.  And, as evidence mounts that the FBI was on to Major Nidal Malik Hasan for years, Obama is doing his best to stop Congress from finding out why these warnings went unheeded.

Even as Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee confirmed that the government knew of 10 to 20 e-mails between Hasan and a radical imam in Yemen -- who was urging the killing of American troops -- starting last December, Obama hastened to urge Congress to refrain from investigating why the danger signs were ignored

The Obama administration has a clear agenda here:
   

1)  Stop people from focusing in how his administration permitted the worst domestic terror attack in eight years.

2)  Avoid a national airing of how liberal policies -- restraints on the intelligence community, political correctness in the armed forces -- might have inhibited the military from reining in Hasan.

3)  Re-ignite a firestorm on the left and abroad against the aggressive anti-terror policies of the Bush administration.


Making all this particularly important for Obama are his other political needs.

As he likely decides to send more troops to Afghanistan and eyes abandoning the "public option" to secure Senate passage of his health-care plan, Obama has to rebuild his credibility on the left.  A public circus that focuses on waterboarding and interrogations could be just what he wants and needs.
Calling It What It Is -- Terrorism


   The Army was afraid to deal with Hasan because he was a Muslim  (02:24)
        
The Cover Up Begins
The Washington Times is reporting that The Obama administration on Tuesday had Obama's National Security Council (NSC) take control of congressional briefings on the Fort Hood killings and asked Democratic leaders to delay a probe, as top Republicans said intelligence shortcomings blamed for failing to prevent the 9/11 attacks are re-emerging.

Rep. Silvestre Reyes, chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said that the NSC had taken over the briefings "due to the high visibility of the issues surrounding the tragic event at Fort Hood," and that Democratic leaders agreed to postpone any congressional action on the shootings.

"This is a somewhat complicated case," the Texas Democrat said of the Nov. 6 terror attack, attributed to Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, that left 13 dead and 29 wounded on the country's largest Army post.

Reyes said Congress should give "the guys who are charged with protecting this country, protecting our national security" time to do their work and "wait until all the facts are in."

But Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the intelligence committee, said the country cannot afford to wait to find out if failures in the intelligence community and the Pentagon are allowing other potential attackers to fester within the military.

"The prosecutor in this case is not assigned the responsibility to take a look into the process of how to keep America safe.  That is the responsibility of Congress," he said.  "It has to happen now.  This is not something we should take weeks or months to wait on."

Mr. Hoekstra and the other eight Republicans on the committee outlined their concerns in a letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, that called for an immediate investigation.

"The future security of over 300 million Americans is far more pressing than after-the-fact investigation of one man," the letter said.

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said the intelligence committee will continue its oversight work of the Fort Hood tragedy.

"Chairman Reyes remains committed to ensuring that the committee receives pertinent and timely information from the Executive Branch," he said.

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The end result of the Democrat's investigation are easy to predict.  A lone gunman snapped due to the pressures of his job -- no terrorism here -- no jihad here -- nothing to see here -- just move on.

Reyes even has the Moxie to describe the process -- the committee [will] receive pertinent and timely information from the Executive Branch -- the information coming to his committee will be filtered through the Executive Branch -- that's the First Muslim -- that's Obama.

If you don't believe the NSC investigation will be a whitewash, driven by political correctness, just look at who is on the National Security Council:
    

Members of the National Security Council:

 

ē  President -- Barack Obama
ē  Vice President -- Joe Biden
ē  Secretary of State -- Hillary Clinton
ē  Secretary of Defense -- Robert M. Gates
ē  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- ADM Michael Mullen
ē  Director of National Intelligence -- Dennis C. Blair

Regular Attendees:

ē  National Security Advisor -- James L. Jones
ē  Chief of Staff -- Rahm Emanuel
ē  Deputy National Security Advisor -- Thomas E. Donilon

Regular Participants:

ē  Secretary of the Treasury -- Tim Geithner
ē  Attorney General -- Eric Holder
ē  Secretary of Homeland Security -- Janet Napolitano
ē  Counsel to the President -- Robert Bauer
ē  Assistant to the President -- Lawrence Summers
ē  Ambassador to the UN -- Susan Rice
ē  OMB -- Peter Orzag

I Can't Wait to Join You in Afterlife
Recently, Barack Obama urged Americans not to dwell on the Major Nidal Hasanís religion, but now, ABC News is reporting that Hasan told a radical cleric, considered by authorities to be an al-Qaeda recruiter, "I can't wait to join you" in the afterlife.

"It sounds like code words," said Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a military analyst at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies.  "That he's actually either offering himself up or that he's already crossed that line in his own mind."

Other messages include questions, the official with access to the e-mails said, that include when is jihad appropriate, and whether it is permissible if there are innocents killed in a suicide attack.  "Hasan told Awlaki he couldn't wait to join him in the discussions they would having over non-alcoholic wine in the afterlife."

Major Hasan also wrote, "My strength is my financial capabilities."

Federal investigators have found that Hasan donated $20,000 to $30,000 a year to overseas Islamic "charities."  As an Army major, his yearly salary, including housing and food allowances, was approximately $92,000 before taxes.  So Hasan was sending half of his income to Islamic charities, many of which have been identified by U.S. authorities as conduits to terror groups.

Two FBI task forces, in Washington and San Diego, received the intercepted messages, but deemed them innocent.  On Capitol Hill today, Senators questioned how that could be -- (video at link).

"The choice of this recipient of emails says a lot about what Hasan was looking for," said Senator Joseph Lieberman, chair of the Senate's Homeland Security committee. Lieberman's committee held a hearing on the Fort Hood shootings, and announced that it was launching an investigation.  "What I'm getting at," said Lieberman, "Is he may have been looking for spiritual sanctions for what he's accused of ultimately doing."

The American-born Awlaki is considered a recruiter for al-Qaeda.  He has been in hiding since the shooting, but a Yemeni journalist told ABC News today that the e-mails show Hasan was "almost a member of al-Qaeda."

Anwar al-Awlaki is from Las Cruces, NM, and is surfing the net looking for al-Qaeda wannabes.  He organizes from and is based in Yemen.  He lives and has lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the whole time. 

A blog entry posted on Awlaki's site after the Fort Hood massacre praised Hasan as a "hero" and a "man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people."  The site has since been taken down, as has a Facebook fan page devoted to Awlaki.  In a subsequent interview with the Washington Post, Awlaki described himself as Hasan's "confidant."

In addition to his contacts with Hasan, Awlaki served as an inspiration for men convicted in terror plots in Toronto and Fort Dix, New Jersey, according to government officials and court records reviewed by ABCNews.com.  In Toronto, members of the so-called Toronto 18 watched videos of Awlaki at a makeshift training camp where they allegedly planned an attack on the Canadian parliament and prime minister.

In Detroit, local and national Muslim leaders condemned the Fort Hood "violence," saying "Islam in no way accepts such violence and terror," and "Islam is a peaceful religion with great reverence for human life."

What a hoot, these "Muslim leaders" really expect you to believe this nonsense.
The Cover Up Continues
Last Tuesday, Obama ordered his National Security Council (NSC) take control of congressional briefings on the Fort Hood killings, beginning the whitewash of the first terror attack on the American homeland in eight years.  Now, the Telegraph (UK) is reporting that Obama's Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, has appointed a special board to investigate the mass shooting of US soldiers at Fort Hood by a US Army Major two weeks ago.  But look more closely at the details.

The investigation is to be led by two retired senior officials, both Bill Clinton appointees, who made pushing "affirmative action" and special status for minority groups in the US military a central part of their careers.  With former Army Secretary Togo West and former Navy Chief of Operations Admiral Vernon Clark at the helm of this investigation, no one should expect any critical comment about the policies that allowed the career of an extremist Muslim to flourish in the US military.

Togo West served as an army lawyer from 1969 to 1973 and then entered the world of politically connected Washington lawyers who spend the rest of their careers in and out of Democratic Party administrations.  He was appointed to as the Navyís General Counsel under President Carter and then as Assistant to the Defense Secretary under Carter.  When the Democrats came back into power in 1993 he was appointed as Secretary of the Army by Bill Clinton and served in that post until his appointment as Secretary for Veteranís Affairs in 1997.

Togo West never saw an affirmative action policy or minority preference policy he didnít like.  For decades the US military has been subject to yearly political indoctrination in the form of special training to prevent the "harassment" of minorities.  Mostly, this means that soldiers are subjected to training teams that present courses describing how deeply racist US white people are.  Any joke, look, friendly comment, or official action made by a white person to a protected minority group member can and should be treated as a racist action that merits official complaint.

OK, I am exaggerating -- but only a bit.  Under Westís tenure as Secretary of the Army, the briefings and classes really were a lot like this, and West encouraged an atmosphere in the US Army in which even the silliest and most insignificant complaints by soldiers belonging to minority groups immediately got the attention of top officers.  The attitude was "guilty until proven innocent" if a minority group soldier made a complaint about a superior.  Naturally, a reluctance to criticize the performance of a minority group soldier became an entrenched part of the US military culture.

Admiral Clark was a staunch supporter of special minority group programs as senior officer of the US Navy (chief of naval operations) from 2000 to 2005.  Clark was eager to increase the representation of minority groups in the US Navy and in 2005 he directed that the Navy increase the number of minority candidates for officer commissions by 25 per cent.

This led to a double standard program at places like the Naval Academy at Annapolis, where the entry standards for minorities are noticeably lower than for white applicants.  Clark was such an enthusiast for "diversity" in the Navy that in 2005 he redefined the Navyís concept of special minorities to include religious (read Muslim) and ethnic groups as well.

At the core of the mass murder at Fort Hood Texas is the question of how the decades-old policies of the US Defense Department that have lowered standards in the name of "affirmative action" and "diversity" may have contributed to the retention of a clearly unfit officer and put him in the position to kill 13 American soldiers and wound another 28.  For Togo West or Vernon Clark to question such policies (which were largely of their own making) would indicate a degree of intellectual openness and apolitical judgment that they have never exhibited before.  So my bet is a complete gloss over the real questions at stake.

Gates will certainly earn Obamaís approval for appointing as senior investigators two retirees who can be assured not to question the Obama Party Line.  But there are the families of a few dozen dead and wounded soldiers involved here, and many have congressmen and senators who will detect the slightest hint of a whitewash.  I predict that the Defense Departmentís investigation will be yet another major blunder by the Obama administration.
Army Charges Fort Hood Shooting Suspect With 32 Counts Of Attempted Murder
An Army psychiatrist who may face the death penalty after the mass shooting at Fort Hood was charged Wednesday with 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder relating to the scores of soldiers and two civilian police officers injured in the attack, military officials said.

Maj. Nidal Hasan has already been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder after the Nov. 5 shooting in a building at the Texas Army post where soldiers must go before being deployed.  Witnesses said he jumped on a desk and shouted "Allahu Akbar!" -- Arabic for "God is greatest!"  Army officials have said he was armed with two pistols, one a semiautomatic capable of firing up to 20 rounds without reloading.

The additional charges come less than 24 hours after Hasan's civilian attorney was notified that the Army plans to evaluate Hasan to test his competency to stand trial as well as his mental state at the time of the shooting.

John Galligan, Hasan's attorney, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Army officials had not returned his calls so he did not know when or where the "mental responsibility" exam would take place.  Galligan said he had filed an objection to the evaluation pointing out that Hasan was still in intensive care at a San Antonio military hospital recovering from gunshot wounds that left him paralyzed.

"I'm incensed at the way the military is handling this, serving additional charges on my client when he's in the hospital and defense attorneys are not present," Galligan told The AP by phone from his office near Fort Hood, about 150 miles southwest of Fort Worth.  "And nobody will tell me what the plans are for the evaluation."
The Whitewash Becomes Official
Barack Obama said on Saturday he would hold to account those who missed warning signs that could have prevented a shooting rampage on a Texas army base earlier this month that killed 13 people.

"If there was a failure to take appropriate action before the shootings, there must be accountability," Obama said in his weekly address.

"Given the potential warning signs that may have been known prior these shootings, we must uncover what steps -- if any -- could have been taken to avert this tragedy," he said.

"We must compile every piece of information that was known about the gunman, and we must learn what was done with that information.  Once we have those facts, we must act upon them."

That's the ticket Obama, change the focus from an investigation into a terrorist attack on your watch to a witch-hunt for the person who didn't report Hasan.

Nowhere in Obama's remarks, does he use the words Muslim, Islam, jihad, or terror.  He chooses to use antiseptic words -- shooting -- tragedy -- gunman -- words that hide what happened at Ft. Hood.

Obama is going to bury this entire incident -- another lone gunman stressed out by the thoughts of war -- you just watch.
Why Isn't This Guy In Jail
Morning America aired a short interview of an 18 year old friend of Nidal Hasan, the jihadii shooter at Fort Hood, named Duane Reasoner.  Thereís a sensational, almost exploitative quality to the coverage of Reasoner.  He apparently was hanging out with Hasan and his Imam over regular dinners, discussing Islam -- and he was with Hasan the night before the murders.

Duane said some crazy, extremist sounding stuff to Gavin Lee of the BBC that is leaving everyone a little concerned, including:
   

Reasoner: "Iím not going to condemn him for what he did.  I donít know why he did it.  I will not, absolutely not, condemn him for what he had done though.  If he had done it for selfish reasons I still will not condemn him.  Heís my brother in the end.  I will never condemn him."

Lee: "There might be a lot of people shocked to hear you say that."

Reasoner: "Well, thatís the way it is.  I donít speak for the community here, but me personally I will not condemn him."

Lee: "What are your thoughts towards those that were victims in this?"

Reasoner: "They were, in the end, they were troops who were going to Afghanistan and Iraq to kill Muslims.  I honestly have no pity for them.  Itís just like the majority of the people that will hear this.  After five or six minutes theyíll be shocked, after that theyíll forget about them and go on their day."

   
Duane Reasoner clearly should be interrogated to better understand what he knew about Hasanís plans before the shootings occurred.  We need to know how extensive Reasonerís relationships with others who advocate or tolerate violence are.

Why are these Muslim invaders allowed to carry on freely in this country?

Because they are protected by Barack Obama, and the false idols of political correctness  and diversity.

Audio with photo of this traitor -- although he's probably correct about this:  "Itís just like the majority of the people that will hear this.  After five or six minutes theyíll be shocked, after that theyíll forget about them and go on their day."

Reasoner, an American, will be ignored by the FBI, because there's a better than even chance that he knew of Hasan's plans.  That knowledge would establish a conspiracy, and the last thing the Obama Justice Department wants is any hint of a jihadist conspiracy -- ESPECIALLY if there was one!
One Soldier's Account
Since I donít know when Iíll sleep (itís 4 am now) Iíll write what happened (the abbreviated version.....the long one is already part of the investigation with more to come).

Iíll not write about any part of the investigation that Iíve learned about since (as a witness I know more than I should, since inevitably my JAG brothers and sisters are deeply involved in the investigation).

Donít assume that most of the current media accounts are very accurate.  Theyíre not.  Theyíll improve with time.  Only those of us who were there really know what went down.  But as they collate our statements theyíll get it right.

I did my SRP last week (Soldier Readiness Processing) but youíre supposed to come back a week later to have them look at the smallpox vaccination site (itís this big itchy growth on your shoulder).

I am probably alive because I pulled a ---------- and entered the wrong building first (the main SRP building).  The Medical SRP building is off to the side. Realizing my mistake I left the main building and walked down the sidewalk to the medical SRP building.

As Iím walking up to it the gunshots start.  Slow and methodical.  But continuous.  Two ambulatory wounded came out.  Then two soldiers dragging a third who was covered in blood.

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From Cover-Up To Stonewall
CNSNews.com is reporting that Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, says Obama is stalling in providing information to the leaders of the House and Senate and the congressional intelligence committees on the multiple murders committed by a radical Muslim Army officer at Fort Hood more than a month ago.  So far, the committee chairman and congressional leaders have received no detailed, substantive briefing on the terror attack and what is known about its jihadi perpetrator.

"You know, they're playing out the string," Hoekstra said Thursday. " We're going home next week, (and) they will have effectively made it through three months with giving no substantive briefings on Fort Hood."

CNSNews.com asked Hoekstra whether it was "a constitutional affront not to have the Gang of 8 briefed on this?"

"Oh yeah, sure, absolutely," said Hoekstra.

The Gang of 8 is a group of leaders from the House and Senate who by law are supposed to be briefed on U.S. intelligence activities when the matter is too sensitive to share with the full intelligence committees.  The group includes the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees and the majority and minority leaders of each chamber.  Additionally, the law holds that the administration must "ensure that the congressional intelligence committees are kept fully and currently informed of the intelligence activities of the United States."

"The committees were briefed on I believe it would be November 18, 19, preliminarily.  It was a scripted presentation where most of the questions were answered with, 'We don't know,' 'We're checking into that,' 'We'll get back to you,' 'Let us finish our initial investigation here.'Ö'We don't want to jeopardize any criminal prosecutions,' and all those kinds of things," said Hoekstra.

Hoekstra said Obama was not being transparent.  "It's now three and a half, four weeks later," said Hoekstra.  "I would assume that in the last four weeks we've gathered lots of info that should be shared with the intelligence committees."  There is a "lack of transparency here," Hoekstra said, and "it is unbelievable the material and the information that they're withholding from us, from the American people."

Hoekstra said, "I know that the (Fort Hood) report was delivered to the President on November 30, so I talked to director [of National Intelligence, Dennis] Blair last week and said, 'Hey, I'd just like an update,' you know?  There are a lot -- potentially lots -- of areas that have ties to foreign intelligence and foreign threats -- international threats.  Give us an update," said Hoekstra.  "I'd like to know who Hasan was in contact with, what happened to his money and these types of things.  Who else he might have been talking to in the United States?  All of this kind of information.  Supposedly we got access to his computers, supposedly we got access to his email, his phone records, financial records, all of these kinds of things," said Hoekstra.

Hoekstra said Blair has been putting off a meeting.  "So I asked for a briefing last week," said Hoekstra.  "Mr. Blair thought he'd be able to give me one.  He was told, 'No,' and then he said, 'I'm not going to make a commitment, but I think that we'll be able to give you one next week,' which would be this week.  Well, he's out of the country until late tomorrow (Friday).  I talked to his (Blair's) office yesterday (last Wednesday), and you know the answer is now, 'No briefing this week.'  It's unbelievable," said Hoekstra.

When Hoekstra was asked if he wanted to be briefed on Obama's report or on the Fort Hood incident in general, he said: "On anything -- on any intelligence that they've gathered!  They are not willing to share it with the intelligence committee.  Wouldn't it be nice to know what his -- shouldn't the intelligence committee know what his relationship was to Aulaqi [Anwar al-Awlaki], what other foreign people he would be talking to?  No briefing."

Read about the jihad attack and Obama's subsequent cover-up here . . .
General Boykin Comments On Maj. Nidal Hasan


"Nobody wanted to deal with the fact that he was a terrorist"  (02:24)
   
Obama Stonewalls
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will begin hearings on the Ft. Hood attack Thursday.  They won't be hearing from any members of Team Obama.  Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) was rebuffed in his request.  Let the cover up begin.

From the Washington Post:
   

The first public congressional hearing on the Fort Hood attack will not include testimony from any current federal law enforcement, military or intelligence officials because the Obama administration "declined to provide any" such witnesses, according to a Senate committee source.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has released the witness list for its hearing "The Fort Hood Attack: A Preliminary Assessment," scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. ET.  The list includes four experts on terrorism and intelligence issues: retired Gen. Jack Keane, the former U.S. Army vice chief of staff; Brian Jenkins, a senior advisor at the Rand Corp.; Mitchell Silber, the director of analysis for the New York City Police Departmentís Intelligence Division; and Juan Zarate, a senior advisor for the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

But the list does not include anyone actively involved in investigating the Fort Hood attack, or anyone who might have been responsible for decisions made by various government agencies before the attack about whether to investigate the shooting suspect, Nidal Hasan.  The Senate committee source said HSGAC Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) had hoped to have witnesses from the FBI and the U.S. Army, but was rebuffed in his requests.

 

Maj. Nidal Hasan's Imam Killed
Reuters is reporting that the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and a Muslim preacher linked by U.S. intelligence to deaths at a U.S. army base are believed to have died in a Yemen air strike, a security official said on Thursday.

Yemen said 30 militants were killed in the strike in the eastern province of Shabwa.  Among those believed killed was the ex-American, Anwar al Awlaki, whom U.S. officials linked to Maj. Nidal Hasan, the jihadi gunman who killed 13 people at the Fort Hood army base in Texas on November 5.

The air attack targeted a meeting of militants planning an attack on Yemeni and foreign oil targets, the official said.  He added that the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Abu Basir Nasser al-Wahayshi, may also have been killed in the strikes but that there was no confirmation.

"We are still unsure if two of the top leaders have been killed or not.  One of them is the...al Qaeda member Nasser al-Wahayshi," he said, declining to say whether more strikes would take place on Thursday.

Saudi and Yemeni militants said earlier this year they were uniting under the name Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, using Yemen as their base.

In a video announcement earlier this year, al-Wahayshi, a Yemeni, threatened attacks against Westerners in the oil-exporting region.  The group has also called for the overthrow of the U.S.-allied Saudi royal family.

Al Arabiya television said there had been four air strikes.

Yemen's Supreme Security Committee issued a warning to citizens in the province of Shabwa not to aid the militants.

On Monday, Yemen said its security forces and war planes last week foiled a planned series of suicide bombings. About 30 al Qaeda militants were killed in those airstrikes with 17 arrested in Abyan and in Arhab, northeast of the capital Sanaa. Yemen, which has intensified its campaign against Al Qaeda militants over recent weeks, is also facing a Shi'ite rebellion in the north and secessionist violence in the south.

Makes one wonder, just how far will Obama go to cover up Hasan's jihad?
    
Update:  Steve Emerson, appearing on Fox News, reported that al-Awlakii appeared on TV two days prior to the attack.  In the interview, Awlaki said he sanctioned Hasan's jihad -- and two days later -- BOOOM!

This report turned out to be false.  Al-Awlaki still plots.
Pentagon Whitewash
Bill Bennett says there are devastating and important things happening in the news.  Lest we forget, though:  We are still in a war against Islamic Terrorism.  And it still happens in America.  November is not so far away that it deserves forgetting or whitewashing:  An Arab terrorist named Nidal Hasan went to a health-care center, in a fort -- at an Army base -- in Texas, and opened fire killing 14 people while he shouted "Allahu Akbar."  But you would not know this if you read the Pentagon Report on the massacre released Friday.

Titled, "Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood," this 80-plus page report mentions the words "Islam" and "Muslim" not once.  Not once.  It refers to Hasan as a "gunman."  As Ralph Peters put it, the report is "not about what happened at Fort Hood."  And "It avoids entirely the issue of why it happened."

You can read that "low self-esteem, depression, and anger are tied to many different types of violence" in the report.  You can read about "workplace violence" and "disgruntled employees" in the report.  You can read about "Motivations for domestic terrorism" such as "animal rights, "white supremacy," and "religious intolerance" thrown in on equal par among other factors that simply were not in play here in the report.  And you can read the grand conclusion that "Religious fundamentalism alone is not a risk factor; most fundamentalist groups are not violent, and religious-based violence is not confined to members of fundamentalist groups."

But you would be reading a complete and total whitewash.  You'd be reading a lie of a report.  But that is what the Pentagon has produced.
    
     
Here was a situation where an Islamist reached out to Islamist imams like Anwar Awlaki who has worked with other terrorists, including 9/11 hijackers.  Where he had a business card that read "Soldier of Allah."  Where he yelled "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire on fellow soldiers and Americans.  Where he delivered a lecture and said "non-Muslims were infidels condemned to hell who should be set on fire."  Where he told his neighbor the morning he set off on his rampage that "I'm going to do good work for God."  Where he said his allegiance was "to sharia law" not "American law" when asked by his colleagues.  Where his classmates said "no one would . . . have trusted him with anything."

And yet he was made a major.  And yet he was educated by the U.S. military.  And yet he was kept in the U.S. military.  And he then went to war with the United States.

You want to save time and money?  Dispense with these reports from on high.  Here's the report I'd write and I can do it on less than one page:  An Islamic terrorist was raised in the United States and given a pass throughout his professional career in the United States military.  His allegiance was not to his country but to his radical religion.  He told his colleagues of this again and again.  He didn't set off signals, he set off sirens.  And nothing was done.  The military leadership didn't take his words seriously, even as we were at war with people saying the exact same things he was saying.  And the culture of the Army that coddled him was too well-represented by the Army chief of staff who, after the rampage, said, "As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."

It was this thinking that led to us keeping Major Hasan in the Army and that diminished force protection.  It was this culture that allowed a terrorist into the Army.  It was this political correctness that led to the deaths of 14 innocents.  And if you want to prevent another tragedy like this, you must end this infection of the mindset.  I call it a tragedy because it was preventable.  That it was not prevented is a shame on our institutions and indicative of a preemptive cultural surrender that I never thought would affect the U.S. military but, sadly, dangerously, has.

But the solution to these problems remains elusive because the military will not even mention the problem.  And that, as Winston Churchill once put it, is why we still have a "Gathering Storm" coming, and not a near-victory in this, the Global War Against Islamic Terrorism.
Why No Mention of Islam?
Time magazine says the U.S. military's just-released report into the Fort Hood shootings spends 86 pages detailing various slipups by Army officers but not once mentions Major Nidal Hasan by name or even discusses whether the killings may have had anything to do with the suspect's view of his Muslim faith.  And as Congress opens two days of hearings on Wednesday into the Pentagon probe of the Nov. 5 attack that left 13 dead, lawmakers want explanations for that omission.

John Lehman, a member of the 9/11 commission and Navy Secretary during the Reagan Administration, says a reluctance to cause offense by citing Hasan's view of his Muslim faith and the U.S. military's activities in Muslim countries as a possible trigger for his alleged rampage reflects a problem that has gotten worse in the 40 years that Lehman has spent in and around the U.S. military.  The Pentagon report's silence on Islamic extremism "shows you how deeply entrenched the values of political correctness have become," he told TIME on Tuesday.  "It's definitely getting worse, and is now so ingrained that people no longer smirk when it happens."

The apparent lack of curiosity into what allegedly drove Hasan to kill isn't in keeping with the military's ethos; it's a remarkable omission for the U.S. armed forces, whose young officers are often ordered to read Sun Tzu's The Art of War with its command to know your enemy.  In midcareer, they study the contrast between capabilities and intentions, which is why they aren't afraid of a British nuclear weapon but do fear the prospect of Iran getting one.

Yet the leaders of the two-month Pentagon review, former Army Secretary Togo West and the Navy's onetime top admiral, Vernon Clark, told reporters last week that they didn't drill down into Hasan's motives.  "Our concern is with actions and effects, not necessarily with motivations," West said. Added Clark: "We certainly do not cite a particular group."  Part of their reticence, they said, was to avoid running afoul of the criminal probe of Hasan that is now under way.  Both are declining interview requests before their congressional testimony, a Pentagon spokesman said.

But without a motive, there would have been no murder.  Hasan wore his radical Islamic faith and its jihadist tendencies in the same way he wore his Army uniform.  He allegedly proselytized within the ranks, spoke out against the wars his Army was waging in Muslim countries and shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) as he gunned down his fellow soldiers.  Those who served alongside Hasan find the Pentagon review wanting.  "The report demonstrates that we are unwilling to identify and confront the real enemy of political Islam," says a former military colleague of Hasan, speaking privately because he was ordered not to talk about the case.  "Political correctness has brainwashed us to the point that we no longer understand our heritage and cannot admit who, or what, the enemy stands for."

The Department of Defense Independent Review Related to Fort Hood, ordered by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, is limited in scope.  Despite the title of its report -- Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood -- there is only a single page dedicated to the chapter called "Oversight of the Alleged Perpetrator."  Much more space is given to military personnel policies (11 pages), force protection (six pages) and the emergency response to the shootings (12 pages).

Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut said he was "disappointed" because the inquiry "does not adequately recognize the specific threat posed by violent Islamist extremism to our military," and added that the homeland-security panel he chairs will investigate.  The Congressman whose district includes Fort Hood agrees.  "The report ignores the elephant in the room -- radical Islamic terrorism is the enemy," says Republican Representative John Carter.  "We should be able to speak honestly about good and bad without feeling like you've done something offensive to society."

The report lumps in radical Islam with other fundamentalist religious beliefs, saying that "religious fundamentalism alone is not a risk factor" and that "religious-based violence is not confined to members of fundamentalist groups."  But to some, that sounds as if the lessons of 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq, where jihadist extremism has driven deadly violence against Americans, are being not merely overlooked but studiously ignored.
Shoot Me Now
An Iraqi doctor encouraged security officers at Brooke Army Medical Center to shoot him earlier this month after telling others that he planned to free accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a federal agent testified Monday.

FBI counterterrorism and military intelligence operatives took a hard look at Senan Kahtan Abrahem after he went to Fort Sam Houston on Jan. 6 and approached an information booth at BAMC about seeing Hasan, according to testimony at a bail hearing Monday for Abrahem.

Abrahem, an immigrant living in San Antonio, was indicted last week on a federal charge of making a false statement -- he allegedly claimed he was Hasan's lawyer so he could get access to Hasan.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo released Abrahem on unsecured bond after hearing that Abrahem, who is bipolar, has resumed taking medication, does not appear to be a flight risk and did not harm anyone.

Hasan's lawyer, John Galligan, said Abrahem has no connection to Hasan, who faces his own mental-competence review next month that Galligan has now asked the Army to postpone.  Galligan said the military is rushing the so-called sanity board review before the defense has all the necessary paperwork and discovery to prepare for it.

U.S. Army counterintelligence agent Jeffrey Cram testified Monday about an errant pattern of activity by Abrahem that eventually had him under the watch of a counterterrorism and counterintelligence officials.

First, Abrahem left his car keys -- but not his car -- at a local mosque as a donation and claimed that he was going to free Hasan.  The president of the mosque said in an interview that he reported the matter immediately to the FBI, and that Abrahem's wife picked up the keys two days later.

Cram testified Abrahem went to BAMC the morning of Jan. 6 and claimed he was the defense lawyer for "the individual who shot 13 people at Fort Hood."

Officials of the hospital and Fort Sam previously said Abrahem also claimed to be one of Hasan's doctors.

But when Abrahem was not allowed entry, and officers tried to get him to leave, he became belligerent and shouted "Allah Akbar (God is Greatest) and shoot me now," Cram said. He eventually left.

Later that night, San Antonio police went to Abrahem's house, and he again yelled "Allah Akbar" and told officers to shoot him, Cram said. He put his hand in his jacket as if to show he was armed, then spat at the officers, forcing them to put a mask over his face, Cram testified.

The officers took him to the psychiatric ward of a local hospital after Abrahem's wife told the officers that he had been off his medication for more than a month.

While he was at the hospital, Abrahem told a doctor that "he went to BAMC to free his Muslim brother," Cram testified.

"He said (Hasan) was shot by infidels," Cram testified. Hasan is paralyzed and recovering at BAMC.

Cram said Abrahem also "gestured" to nurses and doctors that they would be beheaded.

Prosecutor Mark Roomberg, head of the national security/anti-terrorism section for the U.S. attorney's office, opposed Abrahem's release, questioned his mental competence and argued that Abrahem could threaten witnesses in the case. Roomberg said Abrahem might flee because he faces deportation if convicted.

Abrahem's wife, Ruth Ann Davis, told the judge that Abrahem is a doctor who did not yet have his license to practice in the United States. The two married three years ago, and Abrahem recently obtained temporary resident status.

Afterward, she said: "My husband is not a terrorist. He's just a man who needs to be on his medicine." She declined further comment.
Pentagon Whitewash
Bill Bennett says there are devastating and important things happening in the news.  Lest we forget, though:  We are still in a war against Islamic Terrorism.  And it still happens in America.  November is not so far away that it deserves forgetting or whitewashing:  An Arab terrorist named Nidal Hasan went to a health-care center, in a fort -- at an Army base -- in Texas, and opened fire killing 14 people while he shouted "Allahu Akbar."  But you would not know this if you read the Pentagon Report on the massacre released Friday.

Titled, "Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood," this 80-plus page report mentions the words "Islam" and "Muslim" not once.  Not once.  It refers to Hasan as a "gunman."  As Ralph Peters put it, the report is "not about what happened at Fort Hood."  And, "It avoids entirely the issue of why it happened."

You can read that "low self-esteem, depression, and anger are tied to many different types of violence" in the report.  You can read about "workplace violence" and "disgruntled employees" in the report.  You can read about "Motivations for domestic terrorism" such as "animal rights, "white supremacy," and "religious intolerance" thrown in on equal par among other factors that simply were not in play here in the report.  And you can read the grand conclusion that "Religious fundamentalism alone is not a risk factor; most fundamentalist groups are not violent, and religious-based violence is not confined to members of fundamentalist groups."

But you would be reading a complete and total whitewash.  You'd be reading a lie of a report.  But that is what the Pentagon has produced.

Here was a situation where an Islamist reached out to Islamist imams like Anwar Awlaki who has worked with other terrorists, including 9/11 hijackers.  Where he had a business card that read "Soldier of Allah."  Where he yelled "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire on fellow soldiers and Americans.  Where he delivered a lecture and said "non-Muslims were infidels condemned to hell who should be set on fire."  Where he told his neighbor the morning he set off on his rampage that "I'm going to do good work for God."  Where he said his allegiance was "to sharia law" not "American law" when asked by his colleagues.  Where his classmates said "no one would . . . have trusted him with anything."

And yet he was made a major.  And yet he was educated by the U.S. military.  And yet he was kept in the U.S. military.  And he then went to war with the United States.

You want to save time and money?  Dispense with these reports from on high.  Here's the report I'd write and I can do it on less than one page:  An Islamic terrorist was raised in the United States and given a pass throughout his professional career in the United States military.  His allegiance was not to his country but to his radical religion.  He told his colleagues of this again and again.  He didn't set off signals, he set off sirens.  And nothing was done.  The military leadership didn't take his words seriously, even as we were at war with people saying the exact same things he was saying.  And the culture of the Army that coddled him was too well-represented by the Army chief of staff who, after the rampage, said, "As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."

It was this thinking that led to us keeping Major Hasan in the Army and that diminished force protection.  It was this culture that allowed a terrorist into the Army.  It was this political correctness that led to the deaths of 14 innocents.  And if you want to prevent another tragedy like this, you must end this infection of the mindset.  I call it a tragedy because it was preventable.  That it was not prevented is a shame on our institutions and indicative of a preemptive cultural surrender that I never thought would affect the U.S. military but, sadly, dangerously, has.

But the solution to these problems remains elusive because the military will not even mention the problem.  And that, as Winston Churchill once put it, is why we still have a "Gathering Storm" coming, and not a near-victory in this, the Global War Against Islamic Terrorism.
Clueless!
In the wake of a mass shooting by a military psychiatrist, the Army's top doctor acknowledged his service needs to improve how it manages medical officers, including using more candor in reviewing their officers' performance, but Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, the Army surgeon general, told USA TODAY there's no evidence his staff "could have predicted" that Maj. Nidal Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas, "could have become a mass murderer."

In the 12 years that Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was trained and promoted to major, he may not have been "an ideal clinician, not an ideal professional soldier," Schoomaker said, but, "I don't see anywhere in there, and no one has ever intimated that we should have been able to see from what we saw that this man would have become the alleged mass murderer that he is or is accused of being."

Last week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates released the findings of an independent review of the shooting conducted by former Army secretary Togo West and retired admiral Vern Clark.  It recommends reviewing officer standards used by medical supervisors in Hasan's case -- "Some signs were clearly missed; others ignored," the review concludes, urging that officers who supervised Hasan be held accountable.  Gates directed Army Secretary John McHugh to act on the recommendations.

Well, I guess that's the end of that.  There's "no evidence" anyone "could have predicted that Maj. Nidal Hasan "could have become a mass murderer."  The Army will do a formal review and produce an update to their standards.

And nowhere, in any of these voluminous reports are the words Islam or jihad -- and this stuff was overlooked:

Hasan attended a radical mosque.
Hasan was communicating with a radical Imam tied to al-Qaeda.
Hasan expressed anti-US and pro-jihad sentiments to his colleagues.
Hasan prosthelytized his military patients.
Hasan identified himself as a "Soldier of Allah."
Hasan sent money to Pakistan.
Hasan purchased weapons and ammunition.
Hasan frequented lap-dance clubs weeks before massacre.
Hasan began wearing traditional Pakistani garb in the weeks before attack.
Hasan screamed "Alahu Akbar!" during his rampage.

But, hey!  Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, the Army surgeon general, says there's no evidence his staff "could have predicted" that Maj. Nidal Hasan" could have become a mass murderer."
Obama "Just Not Responding" To Ft. Hood Questions
CNSNews.com is reporting that Sen. Kit Bond (R.-Mo.), the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, told bloggers on a conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 3, that the Obama administration still had not provided his committee with all the information it had requested on the November terrorist attack at Fort Hood in Texas.

"They still havenít come through with all the information that we need," Bond said.

And, Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R.-Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee, issued two statements in January complaining that the administration had not been forthcoming on information about the Fort Hood attack.  Hoekstra also pointed to parallels between the Fort Hood attack and the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day.

When asked if he believed the administration was withholding information about the incident from members of the intelligence committee, Bond replied, "Yes."

Bond added, "You know, as I said, I tried for a month and a half just to find what had previously been announced publicly, when I asked Director Blair what the recidivism rate was, and he had to wait until John Brennan released it -- when they released it to blame Bush for it.  That was right before the hearing was the first time we got it.  So, yes, there have been problems in the past, but I think the problems are greater.  The holding classified -- some classified reports that the intelligence committee still has not received."

Bond said the administration ought to provide the intelligence committee with a classified report on what it has learned about Maj. Hasan.  "There are more questions we asked about the background information on Maj. Hasan.  What they did, why they didnít do it," said Sen. Bond.  "They ought to give us a classified report on that.  That would be step one."

Asked, "And thus far, they have not responded to those questions?"
 
"No," said Sen. Bond. "They just arenít responding. "

Continue reading here . . .
Ft. Hood Suspect Was Army Dilemma
The Boston Globe is reporting that Maj. Nidal Hasan's extreme views were overlooked in favor of diversity.

Army superiors were warned about the radicalization of Major Nidal Malik Hasan years before he allegedly massacred 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, but did not act in part because they valued the rare diversity of having a Muslim psychiatrist, military investigators wrote in previously undisclosed reports.
         
An obvious "problem child" spouting extremist views, Hasan made numerous statements that were not protected by the First Amendment and were grounds for discharge by violating his military oath, investigators found.

Examples of Hasan's radical behavior have previously been disclosed in press accounts based on interviews with unnamed Army officials, including his defense of suicide bombings and assertions that Islamic law took priority over his allegiance to the United States.

But the Pentagon's careful documentation of individual episodes dating back to 2005 and the subsequent inaction of his superiors have not been made public before.

The Globe was permitted to review the Army's more complete findings on the condition that it not name supervisory officers who did not act, some of whom are facing possible disciplinary action.

In searching for explanations for why superiors did not move to revoke Hasan's security clearances or expel him from the Army, the report portrays colleagues and superiors as possibly reluctant to lose one of the Army's few Muslim mental health specialists.

The report concludes that because the Army had attracted only one Muslim psychiatrist in addition to Hasan since 2001, "it is possible some were afraid" of losing such diversity "and thus were willing to overlook Hasan's deficiencies as an officer."

There's more here . . .

Deficiencies?  Only a liberal could consider Hasan's jihad a deficiency.  That's an insane statement.

This is Defense Secretary Gates' doing.  He's responsible.  It's his Army, and his acceptance of Obama's agenda and priorities are going to get a lot of troopers killed.
Senators Losing Patience In Fort Hood Probe
Gordon Lubold says top congressional leaders are demanding the Obama administration cooperate with their investigation into the shooting at Fort Hood, threatening to subpoena officials if the government continues to "frustrate" their efforts.

Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I) of Connecticut and Susan Collins (R) of Maine, chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, are demanding records, witnesses, and other data to help them piece together how the government missed what some believe were clear warning signs that something was amiss.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, has been charged in the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage on Fort Hood army base that killed 13 service members.

While the FBI and Defense Department have provided the congressional committee with some information, it has been limited.  Both Justice and Defense departments cite concerns that releasing certain information could undermine the integrity of the case against Hasan.

"The administration claims that this information could compromise its prosecution of Major Hasan and that congressional interviews of front-line agents would chill the conduct of intelligence and law enforcement activities," Senator Lieberman told reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday.  "We strenuously disagree."

Lieberman said the response from the Obama administration to provide the committee with additional records and witnesses to the event has been "inadequate and unreasonable."

"Congress must fully understand this example of home-based terrorism in order to find ways to help prevent it from occurring in the future," said Senator Collins.  "And in order to perform our vital oversight function, we must have the cooperation of administration officials."

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Obama Continues To Defy Senate
Craig Whitlock reports that the Obama administration said Tuesday that it will provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents.

After days of negotiations, the Defense and Justice departments informed a Senate committee that they will not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records related to the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people.  The agencies said divulging the material could jeopardize their prosecution of Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the alleged gunman.

The Pentagon said, however, that it will give the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs access to Hasan's personnel file, as well as part of an Army report that scrutinized why superiors did not intervene in Hasan's career as an Army psychiatrist, despite signs of his religious radicalization and shortcomings as a soldier.

Leslie Phillips, a committee spokeswoman, said the refusal to hand over all the material was "an affront" to Congress's duty "to conduct independent oversight of the executive branch."

Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said the agency has tried to cooperate as much as possible.

And the cover-up continues.
Ft. Hood Shooter Continues To Get Paid
Useful Info Nation blog is reporting that Ft. Hood jihadi, Maj. Nidal Hasan, is still being paid -- but no one will cash his checks.  No bank will take his business, and his attorney says he's being discriminated against.  Oh yeah, the Army discriminating against him by still paying him.

The attorney for the man charged with last year's deadly shooting rampage at Texas' Fort Hood Army post says his client, who is still on the military's payroll, can't find a bank willing to cash his checks.

For once, financial institutions are making good decisions.

While Maj. Nidal Hasan sits in Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, waiting for his next hearing in October, his lawyer, John Galligan, has been shopping around to banks trying to find a financial institution willing to take on his client as a customer.

Given the people he chooses to associate with, perhaps Galligan can look up an old client with money laundering techniques.

"Various banks have refused, without any specificity, to permit Hasan to open a checking account where he can have his military pay deposited," Galligan told ABC News.

Any specificity?  Is it possible the owners of these banks are protesting the fact that the murderer is still on the government payroll?

Hasan still is receiving payment from the U.S. military because, according to a spokesman, he is still a service member.

"He is a major in the United States Army and will therefore be paid until he is no longer a major," said Lt. Col. Chris Garver. "So yes, he's still receiving payment."

According to Army records, Hasan stands to receive a check for about $6,000 every month.  He is also eligible for what the Army calls an "incentive pay" that could be as much as $15,000 annually.  Galligan declined to comment on how much Hasan is worth.

That's $87,000 per year for a murderer who just happens to be Islamic.  Does anybody think a Christian or Jew would still be receiving checks?  No, because the Obama administration would have called it a terror attack from minute one.  And whatever happened to "suspended without pay" -- at least "reduction in pay?"

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No Jihad In Jihad Attack
Pamela Geller asks us to check out this Fox News story about the Pentagon's report on the Fort Hood attacks.  She thinks it's the height of stupidity and suicidal policy -- all psychobabble, no jihad.

So crippled has our military (and other branches of government) become by this self imposed sharia (do not insult Islam!), that despite the staggering loss of US soldiers, the chief concern of Army chief Casey in the bloody aftermath of the Fort Hood jihad was that "speculation could potentially heighten backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers and what happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here."

That was the concern.
         
On the day of Major Hasan's mass slaughter of US troops at Fort Hood in the bloodiest act of war on a military base in US history, Major Muslim Hasan distributed Qurans and his card, calling infidels to convert to Islam before his jihad.

Hasan screamed "Allahu Akbar"!!! as he mowed down US soldiers at Fort Hood.

Obama has continued to withhold evidence in the Fort Hood jihadist attack and continues to shield the Muslim terrorist.  Senators have been forced to sue the White House for information.
Fort Hood Massacre Classified As "Workplace Violence"
The Jawa Report says this seems pretty idiotic.  I haven't read the full Fort Hood report, but if the various news reports are accurate then it seems that the DOD investigation focuses on workplace safety issues and the disclosure of mental health problems rather than the obvious -- WTF was a guy in contact with a known terrorist leader doing in the military in the first place?

Some reports suggest that the FBI is going to be more forthcoming in sharing information about who it investigates with the military, but the media stories that I'm reading tend to throw in that fact way down in the story [the last paragraph from the AP here] which seems, to me, like evidence that they wish to continue the narrative that Nidal Hasan was a lunatic like any other lunatic and divert our attention from the plain facts of the case -- that he was inspired to jihad by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Anwar al-Awlaki.

To construe Fort Hood as anything other than an act of terrorism is to whitewash one of the worst cases of terrorism since 9/11.

As I've said many many times in the past, mental illness and terrorism are not mutually exclusive categories.  In fact, those with sympathies with non-hierarchical terrorist movements like al Qaeda are more likely to pull off a terrorist attack when they are mentally ill.

In my book the act of characterizing Nidal Hasan's as an incident of just another dude "going postal" can only be deliberate.  Which means that 9 years after 9/11, and dozens and dozens of cases of attempted Islamist terror on our soil just isn't enough for them to overcome the prejudices learned in journalism school.  I'd say it will take another 9/11 for them to get clued in but I'm pretty sure that we could have 100 attacks of the scale of 9/11 and they'd still operate under the illusion that adhering to political Islam is pretty much the same thing as being Amish.

Barack Obama and his fixer, Eric Holder, have buried the true cause of this Islamist attack, and actively covered up the facts of this case since the beginning.  Read the whole story here . . .
Ft. Hood Jihadi Trial Begins Today
Ten minutes of terror, the bloodiest attack on a mainland U.S. military post, will begin to replay in slow motion this week as prosecutors present the case against accused Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.

Many of the 32 survivors of the Nov. 5 massacre at Fort Hood are expected to testify about the carnage that ensued when Hasan opened fire at the post's soldier readiness center.  Witnesses reported hearing Hasan yell, "Allahu akbar," or "God is greatest," before shooting more than 100 rounds from two pistols and killing 13 people.  The attack ended when two civilian police officers shot Hasan four times, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.

The preliminary hearing starting Tuesday is known as an Article 32 hearing.  It is the first step in what is expected to be a death penalty case against the 40-year-old officer.

The prosecution team has declined to comment.  Fort Hood spokesmen say prosecutors expect to take at least two weeks to lay out probable cause that Hasan committed 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder.

The defense team, led by retired Army Col. John Galligan, a former military judge now in private practice in Belton, Texas, says Hasan cannot get a fair trial at the Central Texas post.  In a poll earlier this year, more than 1,100 people in the area reported being directly affected by the attack.

Galligan tried unsuccessfully to have the Article 32 hearing closed to the public, citing unrelenting community outrage.  The defense lawyer also voiced concern that intense media coverage of the proceeding could make it difficult for Hasan to get a fair trial anywhere.

The closest civilian equivalent to the Article 32 hearing is a grand jury.  Hasan's case involves lawyers and a forensic psychologist who are veterans of the most sensitive cases arising from U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These include legal proceedings that spotlight uncomfortable questions about Islam and Muslim fears that their faith is under attack -- a view that Hasan has espoused.

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Ft. Hood Jihadi Puts On 4 Minute Defense
My San Antonie News is reporting that prosecutors took nine days and 56 witnesses to finish their part of an evidentiary hearing for an Army psychiatrist charged with a shooting spree one year ago, but the defense took just four minutes.

The hearing wrapped up Monday morning shortly after Col. James Pohl, an Army judge who presided over a series of Abu Ghraib proceedings five years ago, asked Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan if he had anything to say.

"No," Hasan replied.

Pohl, the investigating officer for the Article 32 hearing, will recommend whether a trial should be ordered for Hasan, who is charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder and could get the death penalty.

A post spokesman said a decision on a trial is expected at the beginning of next year.

Veteran defense attorney Frank Spinner was not surprised that Hasan's lawyers did not call witnesses to the stand and noted that the burden was on prosecutors.

"Typically the defense doesn't put on evidence," he said, calling the 10-day proceeding one of the longest he's seen in more than 30 years.  "The prosecution has to establish probable cause that an offense was committed and the accused committed it."

The good news is Hasan is paralyzed from the chest down after being shot at the end of the melee -- no more lap dances from infidel females for him.
Obama Aids Ft. Hood Jihadi
Catherine Herridge says a key intelligence report that could aid accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan's defense is being withheld by the Obama administration, according to a letter obtained by Fox News as part of its ongoing investigation of a radical American cleric.

Intelligence officials do not deny that the report contains information about the cleric, Anwar Al-Awlaki, who is the first American on the CIAís kill or capture list.

The letter, dated Oct. 19, 2010, was sent by the general counsel for the national intelligence director -- the nationís top intelligence official -- to the chief Army prosecutor, Col. Michael Mulligan.  It states that the intelligence review requested by Obama immediately after the shooting last year "is not reasonably available."

Robert S. Litt, general counsel for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, cites "highly classified, compartmented, and sensitive information originating with a number of different executive branch agencies" as justification for withholding the document on the shooting, which left 13 dead and more than 30 injured.

In what may be a slight to the defense, the letter states a review of the material would be complicated and the DNI letter strongly hints it will never be produced for Hasanís defense.
    

"The document you requested is an interagency joint response. ... Accordingly, we cannot produce the document (if ever) until after a detailed and time-consuming interagency coordination and consultation regarding the report and the underlying highly sensitive information it contains. ... As a result, we have determined that this report is not reasonably availableÖ"

    
Fox Newsí Specials Unit reported earlier this year, as part of an hour-long documentary on Anwar al-Awlaki, that at least 18 e-mails were exchanged between Hasan and the cleric.  In one e-mail exchange, two sources who have reviewed the e-mails confirm, Hasan asked Awlaki to appear as a guest presenter at a fundraising/scholarship event in the U.S.  The cleric declined, adding that he doesnít visit the U.S. anymore.

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Related:  Gitmo Detainee Verdict Highlights Obama's Bad Judgment

Obama and Holder withheld key testimony in the Ghailani trial.  Now they're doing it in the Hasan trial.  They are clearly running interference for the Muslim brothers.
Fort Hood Shooting Could Have Been Prevented
  
    
According to ABC, the Fort Hood Shooting could have been prevented.

A new Senate report on the 2009 Fort Hood shooting blames the FBI and Department of Defense for failing to recognize or act on alleged shooter Army Major Nidal Malik Hasanís extremist views.

The report, released today by Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Joe Lieberman and ranking Republican Susan Collins, says the FBI and DoD could have prevented the shooting if they had identified Hasanís radical Islamist views and disciplined or discharged him before the attack occurred.

"Our reportís painful conclusion is that the Fort Hood massacre could have and should have been prevented," Lieberman said at a press conference today.

"The fact is that both the FBI and the Army were aware of Major Hasan," Collins said.  "This is not a case where a lone wolf was unknown to the FBI, unknown to the military officials, until he struck -- and that is the tragedy of this case."

The November 2009 shooting killed 13 people and wounded 32 others.

And Bill O'Reilly is an idiot with that "fair and balanced" crap!
Senate Fort Hood Report Whitewashes Obama's Culpability
Alec Rawls noted one year ago that: "All three major domestic terror attacks of 2009 were directly enabled by Obama's reverse-profiling orders, exempting Muslims from scrutiny."

First was the shooting of two soldiers at a Little Rock Army recruiting office.  Shortly after Obama ordered our intelligence agencies to "back off" from investigating black Muslims, a black Muslim who had previously been under surveillance killed one soldier and critically wounded another.

The case of the Christmas 2009 "Crotch Bomber" indicates that Obama's "back off" command extended to ALL Muslims.  According to one State Department employee, watch-list monitors were: "encouraged to not create the appearance that we are profiling or targeting Muslims."  The employee admitted that this policy was the reason Abdulmutallab was not flagged for scrutiny after the British denied him a visa for trying to attend a phony school in England, proving that State Department personnel understood Obama's policy as a general order not to investigate Muslims, even when they had cause that had nothing to do with a person being Muslim.

This reverse-discrimination goes beyond counter-terrorism.  The recent Civil Rights Commission report on Obama's DOJ found a systematic refusal to enforce civil rights law against minority perpetrators on behalf of white victims, and Barack "I will stand with them... [Muslims]" Obama has made it perfectly clear that he places Muslims on the favored side of that unequal justice.

The Fort Hood massacre itself also suggests that Obama's counter-terrorism "back off" command extended to all Muslims.  It came out in November 2009 that agents dropped their Nidal Hasan investigation because they deemed his communications with al Qaeda leader Awlaki to be protected speech:
   

U.S. officials now confirm Hasan sent as many as 20 e-mails to Awlaki. Authorities intercepted the e-mails but later deemed them innocent or protected by the first amendment.

    
Could such a glaring misapplication of the First Amendment have occurred if agents were not looking for ways to give Muslims special consideration?  Not likely.

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Is Obama Sabotaging The Ft. Hood Murder Case To Avoid Executing A Muslim?

Coach Collins says the November 5, 2009, shooting rampage by the cowardly Muslim Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was wake-up call that has become an example of why America made a grave error in electing Barack Hussein Obama.

  

Hasan murdered 13 innocent people.  All but one were soldiers either just returning from theaters of war or preparing to deploy to combat areas. One of the dead soldiers was pregnant. The remaining victim was an Army civilian employee.

  

Hassanís guilt is indisputable. After being shot by an armed civilian guard the only armed personnel at the scene (thanks to Bill Clinton Military bases are "gun free zones"), Hassan was immediately taken into custody.  His weapons were recovered.  Eyewitness statements were taken, and then the unexpected happened.  Nothing further has taken place.

  

The White House immediately set up whatever roadblocks it could to thwart the Armyís case against Hassan.  By December 2009 the ranking Republican member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-MI, had to publicly call Obama out to demand he quit stalling and release the necessary official report on the case so the prosecution could begin.  That was 19 long months ago.

  

Last week Hassanís civilian lawyer, John Galligan, who has since been fired by the murdering punk, also complained he was being denied access to a number of pertinent documents which could easily be delivered, but just as easily be withheld.

  

Information has surfaced that Intelligence agencies knew this Islamist terrorist Hasan was communicating with another terrorist Anwar al-Aulaqi, who fled our shores to run a jihadist web site in Yeman.  This begs the question: So what?

  

If Hassan and al-Aulaqi are connected that fact can be introduced during this punkís trial. Holding up a final White House report for 19 months with no end of this delay in sight, to investigate this "connection" is only an excuse to slow this case down.  Things like this are nothing new for this Chicago thug.

  

Weíve seen this kind of subversion of justice to help Obama before.  Remember Tony Rezko?  Remember he was supposed to hand Obama up when he was finally sentenced?  Not surprisingly Rezko has not been sentenced for his June 4, 2008, conviction of 16 federal crimes.  Thatís more than three years.  Moreover, in last January his sentencing was postponed indefinitely.

  

Does anyone believe for a second that Rezko will allow himself to be sentenced without trying to sellout Obama? Does anyone believe for a second that Obama will allow Hassanís case to conclude before next yearís election or ever?
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