The Fort Hood Terrorist Attack
November 5, 2009

Since October 2001 there has been a trend in the "mainstream" news media to cover up acts of terrorism, calling them "isolated incidents".  Sometimes that's an obvious lie, as in the case of American 587.  There have been dozens of these incidents, and the bulk of them are discussed on this page.

To make matters worse than they already were, the U.S. government began (on August 20, 2010) to refer to the Fort Hood shooting as an act of "workplace violence," removing the Islamic terrorism angle from the story.  This, I suspect, was done at the direction of the President of the United States, who appears to be a Muslim himself.

There is abundant evidence to disprove the recurring government claim that "Islam is a religion of peace."

More examples of pro-Islam bias in the media can be found here.

Note:  The newest information is at the bottom of the page, because this is an accumulator, not a blog.  Perhaps some day I'll turn it around, as a public service, but for now, start near the bottom for the latest news on this important subject.  Below that point, the second Fort Hood shooting has its own subsection.



Overviews

Hugh Fitzgerald:  Fiddling with Facts for Islam.  [Scroll down]  Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the gunman in the Fort Hood massacre, was similarly acting according to, not despite, his religious beliefs.  He had been in frequent contact by email with Anwar al-Awlaki, the Al-Qaeda propagandist who left the U.S. for Yemen, had searched online for articles about Jihad in the days just before his attack, and for years had made critical comments about non-Muslims, and about American policies in the Middle East, that were deemed worrisome by many of his army colleagues (but not, alas, to those higher-up officers who in official reports gave him fulsome and politically correct praise).  As he attacked, Hasan yelled the Muslim war cry of "Allahu akbar" — the supremacist "My God (Allah) is greater than yours."  While the Pentagon initially (and preposterously) described Hasan's attack as a "workplace accident," and it took President Obama six years after the event to properly recognize it as an act of terrorism, everything about Major Hasan's conduct shows that he considered his planned act as violent Jihad against the Infidels, sanctioned by Islam.

How Obama Betrayed America.  [Scroll down]  The administration's denial was glaring also in its response to the massacre of 13 unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood by an Islamic fanatic and terrorist, Nidal Malik Hasan, who three and a half years later still has not been brought to trial.  Hasan infiltrated the American military and, despite open expressions of hatred for the West, was promoted to the rank of U.S. Army major.  The Obama administration's Kafkaesque response to an obvious case of Islamist violence against the U.S. was to classify the terrorist attack as an incident of "workplace violence," and thus to hide the fact that Hasan was a Muslim soldier in a war against the infidels of the West.

The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples.  [#22]  Fort Hood Killer's Religion Suppressed:  As mentioned above, one of the many ways to see media bias is as much in what they don't say as what they do say.  The Fort Hood murderer was a perfect example.  The media did is best to either ignore Major Nidal Hassan's Muslim religion or downplay it choosing instead to focus on the fact that he was an Army psychiatrist.

Obama and the Power of Propaganda.  Obama says there is no terror and no war, while the media assure us Obama won the war.  Both are wrong.  There were more actual and abortive terror attacks in the U.S. in the last three years than in the previous eight.  There were 30 assaults or plots on army bases, transportation hubs, and synagogues:  from Little Rock to Seattle, from Riverdale to a New York air base, from Fort Hood Texas (the massacre and a later copy-cat plot), to New York's subways, from a plane over Detroit to a Times Square car bomb.  Most plots are not on the scale of 9-11, but there is a pattern of growing danger, not a diminishing threat.

The Mainstream Media:  Fourth Estate Or Fifth Column?  Every time we allow the administration and the MSM to categorize Major Hasan, the Fort Hood murderer, as a "lone crackpot" despite his clear connection to the Islamic jihadists' network, we lose our edge in recognizing more potential threats.

The dots some don't want to connect.  [Scroll down slowly]  At Fort Hood, Maj. Hasan jumped on a table and gunned down his comrades while screaming, "Allahu Akbar!", which is Arabic for "Nothing to see here" and an early indicator of pre-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The Times Square Bomber, we are assured by The Washington Post, CNN and Newsweek, was upset by foreclosure proceedings on his house.  Mortgage-related issues.  Nothing to do with months of training at a Taliban camp in Waziristan.

The Obama Borg.  After the Fort Hood shootings, the Defense Department characterized the murders as "workplace violence," despite the known fact that Major Hasan had been interviewed by the FBI because of his correspondence with the radical imam Anwar al-Awlaki, and even though he yelled "Allahu Akbar!" as he killed twelve soldiers and one civilian and wounded more than 30 others.  The military was absorbed into the non-Islamic groupthink to such a degree that Army Chief of Staff George Casey editorialized of the mass murder of his soldiers:  "Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength.  And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."  Dismantling the "diversity program" would be worse than the slaughter at Fort Hood?


News reports about the Fort Hood shooting

Please note:   These articles are in chronological order.  (This is an accumulator, not a blog.)  The newest information is at the bottom of the page.

Fort Hood's 9/11.  On Thursday afternoon [11/5/2009], a radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting "Allahu Akbar!" committed the worst act of terror on American soil since 9/11.  And no one wants to call it an act of terror or associate it with Islam.  What cowards we are.  Political correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Ft. Hood as surely as the Islamist gunman did.  And the media treat it like a case of non-denominational shoplifting.

Evidence of premeditation:
Fort Hood suspect said methodical goodbyes.  As if going off to war, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan cleaned out his apartment, gave leftover frozen broccoli to one neighbor and called another to thank him for his friendship...

Texas shooter reportedly a Palestinian.  Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a US military psychiatrist suspected of going on a shooting rampage that killed 13 people and wounded 30 in a US army base in Texas, is believed to be of Palestinian origin.

Fort Hood shooting:  Nidal Malik Hasan 'said Muslims should rise up'.  Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly killed 11 people before being shot and wounded by police at Fort Hood, had said Muslims should "rise up" and attack Americans in retaliation for the US war in Iraq, a former army colleague said.  Col Terry Lee, a retired officer who worked with him at the military base in Texas, alleged Maj Hasan had angry confrontations with other officers over his views.

Jihad at Fort Hood.  According to NPR, "the motive behind the shootings was not immediately clear, officials said."  The Washington Post agreed:  "The motive remains unclear, although some sources reported the suspect is opposed to U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq and upset about an imminent deployment."  The Huffington Post spun faster, asserting that "there is no concrete reporting as to whether Nidal Malik Hasan was in fact a Muslim or an Arab."  Yet there was, and what's more, Major Hasan's motive was perfectly clear — but it was one that the forces of political correctness and the Islamic advocacy groups in the United States have been working for years to obscure.

The Muslim Brotherhood and Fort Hood.  The murders by Malik Nadal Hasan at Ft. Hood, TX are not a 'lone wolf incident' as being described by most media organizations.  Hasan had been taught the ideology that is being advocated by hundreds of Islamic scholars and Imams in the U.S.  We as a country can continue to deny there are numerous Islamic leaders and their supporting organizations such as CAIR, ISNA, MSA, and MANA, to name a few, who advocate killing innocent men, women, and children whom they allege 'oppress Islam.'

Muslim Psychiatrist Murders 11 Soldiers.  Yes, this was just a "a horrific outburst of violence."  There is just no other explanation.  By the way, given that Mr. Nidal Malik Hasan, is a mental health physician, it might be a little tricky to try to sell us on the notion that he was mentally ill.  That is, apart from his (soon to be heavily downplayed) religious persuasion.

Obama says don't jump to conclusions on shooting.  President Barack Obama said Friday the entire nation is grieving for those slain at Fort Hood, and he urged people not to jump to conclusions while law enforcement officers investigate the shootings.

Jumping to Conclusions.  "Don't jump to conclusions" is an all-purpose tautology, like "Don't panic."  It's hard to argue with.  One wonders, though, exactly what conclusions he has in mind.  I think it's safe to predict that President Obama will never reach those conclusions, let alone jump to them.

Muslim Suffers Bruised Ego in Fort Hood Tragedy.  President Obama honored the victims by immediately warning Americans not to "jump to conclusions" — namely, the obvious conclusion that the attack was an act of Islamic terrorism.  As conclusions go, it wasn't much of a jump.  But the mainstream media waited for no information — indeed actively avoided learning any information — before leaping to the far less obvious conclusion that the suspect's mass murder was set off by "stress."

Why is Fort Hood a Surprise?  [Scroll down]  So why waste time trying to discover what prompted Major Nidal Malik to open fire at Fort Hood.  He was a Muslim and he believed in the koran.  The only mystery to me is why the army would allow any Muslim to be a member.  The koran clearly states Infidels (unbelievers) are the Muslim's undoubted enemies.  Yes, we Christians and Jews are their enemies.  We did not say that, they did.

More commentary about Fort Hood.  Major Malik Hassan, after being transferred from Walter Reed Hospital to Fort Hood decided to celebrate his promotion and transfer by shouting "God is great" in Arabic while gunning down a dozen of his fellow soldiers.  The mainstream media is falling all over itself today in an attempt to somehow paint this domestic Islamic terrorist as the victim rather than the perpetrator.  Muslim-friendly to the point of being Muslim-centric, the news networks are even trying to do their reporting without mentioning the killer's name.

More examples of Pro-Islam bias in the news media.

FBI given gunman's name six months ago.  The US Army major who killed 13 people in a shooting spree at America's biggest military base had come to the attention of the FBI six months earlier over possible links to extremist comments posted on the internet.

Troubling Portrait Emerges of Fort Hood Suspect.  At least six months ago, Hasan came to the attention of law enforcement officials because of Internet postings about suicide bombings and other threats, including posts that equated suicide bombers to soldiers who throw themselves on a grenade to save the lives of their comrades.  They had not determined for certain whether Hasan is the author of the posting, and a formal investigation had not been opened before the shooting, said law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the case.

It's the (Religious) Ideology, Stupid.  [The FBI] seems to have developed a conditioned reflex that requires the Bureau to announce, within seconds of any act of murder, "there is no evidence of terrorism."  Which, in this case, is ridiculous, since it was precisely that.

Fort Hood shooting:  Texas army killer linked to September 11 terrorists.  Major Nidal Malik Hasan worshipped at a mosque led by a radical imam said to be a "spiritual adviser" to three of the hijackers who attacked America on Sept 11, 2001.

The Islamic connection.  Barely 24 hours after the massacre at the Fort Hood Army Base, the lines were drawn:  On one side are those who believe the shooting was the act of a madman and that emphasizing his Muslim identity is irresponsible.  On the other side are those who insist this was an act of terrorism and that the suspect's religious affiliation is central to the story.

Do not deny what happened at Fort Hood.  [Scroll down]  This man was a professional psychiatrist, assigned to help soldiers cope with traumas.  Is this the profile of a man with no control over his own emotions?  It appears he had hired a lawyer to get him out of the military before his deployment overseas.  Is this consistent with spontaneity?  He reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before opening fire on American soldiers.  Would that perhaps offer a little hint of the actual motive?  He shot about 40 people, over 10 minutes, with two pistols, neither of them military issue.  Might that perhaps suggest premeditation?

Fort Hood shooting:  an attack by the enemy within.  It will take weeks to assess all the reasons Hasan acted.  But the evidence of his devout Muslim faith, antipathy towards women, arguments in favour of suicide bombing and opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars point to a religious and political motivation at least in part.

Memo to ABC:  There's a Reason He's Not Called Smith.  Imagine in World War II if an American officer had shouted "Heil Hitler" as he was killing un-armed soldiers.  Would there be any soul-searching debate about "PRE-traumatic stress syndrome" and other gobbledy goop? ... Of course, this would never have happened in WW2.  Things are different today.  Somehow our military remains the best in the world while accommodating all kinds of fast track programs for psychiatrist officers whose name sounds a lot like those on the roster at Gitmo while ignoring the detail that he might be anti-American.

They Kill Us and We're the Ones to Blame.  [Scroll down]  Completely ignoring his Islamic ideology and Palestinian Arab background, the media speculated that he might have been suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, even though he had never served in a combat zone, that he was angry over being deployed to Iraq, even though he had a history of pro-terrorist postings predating that, and finally that he had been bullied by other soldiers for being a Muslim, a claim that has since emerged as completely baseless.

Fort Hood gunman had told US military colleagues that infidels should have their throats cut.  Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the gunman who killed 13 at America's Fort Hood military base, once gave a lecture to other doctors in which he said non-believers should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats.

When Muslims Commit Violence.  [Scroll down]  Here's a simple test:  If Nidal Malik Hasan had been a devout Christian with pronounced anti-abortion views, and had he attacked, say, a Planned Parenthood office, would his religion have been considered relevant as we tried to understand the motivation and meaning of the attack?  Of course.  Elite opinion makers do not, as a rule, try to protect Christians and Christian belief from investigation and criticism.  Quite the opposite.  It would be useful to apply the same standards of inquiry and criticism to all religions.

Jihadi Denial Syndrome reaches epidemic proportions.  Now we have seen the horrific outcome — the Fort Hood attack which left 13 people dead and dozens more injured by army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who reportedly screamed the jihadi battle cry 'Allahu akhbar!' before he opened fire.  There can be no doubt whatever that this was a jihadi attack upon America, not least from the evidence that has now surfaced of Major Hasan's attitudes for months before his rampage — evidence that the US authorities simply ignored.

Fatal Correctness.  The victims of this horrific tragedy died at the hands of an enemy masquerading as a friend.  Those soldiers had every reason to believe they were safe on an army base, surrounded by their patriotic brothers and sisters.  They volunteered to serve their country, knowing full well that they might lose their lives on a battlefield in a foreign land.  Could any of them have imagined that the end would come at the hands of a Muslim extremist wearing the uniform of an Army Major?

It's Called Islamofacism.  Since when is it cool to make terrorist attacks politically correct?  Why are so many people and so many entities — the mainstream media especially — painting this Fort Hood calamity as another run-of-the-mill workplace shooting?  Let's call a spade a spade!  This was a terrorist attack!

Obama's Rush to Judgment.  Obama doesn't want us to jump to the conclusion that the shootings at Fort Hood were a terrorist attack by an Islamic jihadist, Major Nidal Hasan.  Obama would rather we forgot that Nidal Hasan screamed "Allah akbar" before he mowed down scores of patriotic Americans and gave away Qurans with his business card before his act of jihad.  Hasan also gave his landlord two week's notice — showing that he planned this for a long time.  He didn't just snap.

Anwar Al-Awlaki screen shot

Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki Calls Nidal Hassan a Hero.  Following is Al-Awlaki's article, as it appeared on his website.  "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 doesn't exist.  Any decent Muslim cannot live, understanding properly his duties towards his Creator and his fellow Muslims, and yet serve as a U.S. soldier."

Mainstream Misreporting:  Ft. Hood Shooter's Motives.  [Scroll down]  Indeed, anyone at all could potentially commit an act of terror at any time, regardless of communication with Osama bin Laden or any other radical leader.  However, Hasan actually did have contact with radical leaders, including one Anwar al-Awlaki.  He and al-Awlaki went to mosque together often-al-Awlaki was one of Hasan's teachers there-and communicated via email on a regular basis.

Why He Shouted "Allahu Akbar".  We now know from the testimony of various eyewitnesses that this act was carefully planned.  Nidal Malik Hasan some time ago told his landlord he would not be renewing the lease on his apartment.  He gave away his furniture along with copies of the Qur'an on the morning of the day he committed mass murder.  This indicates that he thought he was going to die — in other words, that he was planning a suicide attack.

Our Brain Dead Country.  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 it's not as though the army didn't 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 rantings.

The Muslim Brotherhood and Fort Hood.  The murders by Malik Nadal Hasan at Ft. Hood, TX are not a 'lone wolf incident' as being described by most media organizations.  Hasan had been taught the ideology that is being advocated by hundreds of Islamic scholars and Imams in the U.S.  We as a country can continue to deny there are numerous Islamic leaders and their supporting organizations such as CAIR, ISNA, MSA, and MANA, to name a few, who advocate killing innocent men, women, and children whom they allege 'oppress Islam.'

Fort Hood Attack Was Terrorism.  In his nationally televised remarks following the horrendous killings at Ft. Hood, President Obama never mentioned the T word.  The attack was an act "of violence."  No mention of terrorism.  In fact, the Ft. Hood shooting is the first terror attack on American soil since 9-11.  But Obama, reluctant to take the rap for inadequate protections against such attacks, is doing everything he can to make it look like an adult version of the Columbine school shootings.

The Editor says...
No, it most certainly is not "the first terror attack on American soil since 9-11."  It's just the latest in a long series of attacks.  That's what this page is about.  Scroll down.

Sudden Jihad or Inordinate Stress at Ft. Hood?  The establishment — law enforcement, politicians, the media, and the academy — ... disagrees on the specifics, however, presenting Hasan as the victim alternatively of "racism," "harassment he had received as a Muslim," a sense of not belonging," "pre-traumatic stress disorder," "mental problems," "emotional problems," "an inordinate amount of stress," or being deployed to Afghanistan as his "worst nightmare." ... As a charter member of the jihad school of interpretation, I reject these explanations as weak, obfuscatory, and apologetic.  The jihadi school, still in the minority, perceives Hasan's attack as one of many Muslim efforts to vanquish infidels and impose Islamic law.

All the Warning Signs Were There.  Hassan is only one blip of red in an ugly impressionist painting scrawled across the globe in shades of crimson and black.  Each Muslim who follows the way of Jihad or feels compelled to support those who do, is a single point of red in that red and black atlas.  Each one of their victims, murdered, raped, honor killed, tortured, beheaded and crippled are the black dots.  And both the black and red dots are growing in number to cover the world.

The Hasanity Defense.  Can it really be that anybody seriously believed a career Army psychiatrist would deal with the "stress" of his own deployment to a war he opposes by opening fire and shooting 43 people?  Evidently, the answer is yes...

So who's nuttier?  The guy who gives a lecture to other military doctors in which he says non-Muslims should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats? ... Or the president who says we cannot "fully know" why Major Hasan did what he did, so why trouble ourselves any further?  Or the columnist who, when a man hands out copies of the Koran before gunning down his victims while yelling "Allahu akbar," says you're racist if you bring up his religion?

'Going Muslim'.  "Going postal" is a piquant American phrase that describes the phenomenon of violent rage in which a worker — archetypically a postal worker — "snaps" and guns down his colleagues.  As the enormity of the actions of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan sinks in, we must ask whether we are confronting a new phenomenon of violent rage, one we might dub — disconcertingly — "Going Muslim."

Hasan's Treason.  One word aptly describes Ft. Hood mass murderer Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan:  traitor.  Traitor is a tough word.  It doesn't smudge and squish.  "Traitor" draws a hard line, one that sharply divides essential life-determining values and marks a defining personal choice between the profound and the profane.

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.

The Editor says...
I thought this kind of inter-agency isolation was supposed to have been solved by the Patriot Act.  At least that was one of the big selling points, as I recall.

Taking Islam seriously.  [George] Stephanopoulos presented [General] Casey with some of the already-abundant evidence that soldiers who worked with Hasan had recognized him as an unstable anti-American religious fanatic, and had been discouraged from saying anything by fears of being accused of racism.  Casey deflected the question in the manner of a corporate chief, suggesting that it is too soon to speculate on whether Hasan was a politically motivated terrorist or someone who, to use Stephanopoulos's phrase, "just snapped."

Dare to Call It Terrorism.  So it turns out that the worst Islamist terrorist strike since 9/11 — an attack that killed twice as many Americans as were slain in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing — was not a terrorist attack at all.  Just ask the FBI. ... Like the cavalry, the FBI came riding to the PC rescue.  The Federal Bureau of Let's Skip the Investigation pronounced that the killing was not terrorism.  Forget about Islamic (or at least Islamist) terrorism.  This mass murder wasn't even terrorism.

How Embarrassing Is It To Be A So-Called Liberal In The Midst of a Holy War?  Why is it that when a so-called liberal opens his mouth about the Ft. Hood massacre by a Muslim jihadist I know that I'm going to feel less safe?  The corrupt mayor of Chicago (and presidential patron) blames the shooting of 41 soldiers — at the deployment center for the wars against Muslim jihadists in Afghtanistan and Iraq — on the alleged fact that "America loves guns."

Obama's Willful Failure of Comprehension.  The violence at Fort Hood, President Obama told mourners on Tuesday [11/10/2009], was "incomprehensible."  The "twisted logic that led to the tragedy," he reiterated, may be "too hard to comprehend." ... What exactly is so hard to comprehend?  Fort Hood jihadist Maj. Nidal Hasan made his means, motives and inspiration all too clear for those willing to see and hear.

Hasan's Motives.  One reads and hears with increasing disbelief and anger that we don't know the motive or motives of Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army major who fired over 100 shots at his fellow American soldiers in order to murder and maim as many as possible.  Hasan ended up allegedly murdering 13 people, but government and Army spokesmen and the mainstream media claim they just can't figure out why he did this.  They are, however, certain that it was not an act of terrorism.

Reframing the Ft. Hood massacre.  Despite the best attempts of the Obama administration and its media claque, very few Americans are buying the narrative that Major Hasan was a lone psycho who snapped.  His PowerPoint presentation warning of "adverse events" if Muslims were made to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan has made its way to the media, he tried to contact Al Qaeda, and his radical imam inspired 2 of the 9/11 hijackers, for instance.

Memo to U.S. Government:  Fort Hood Shooter Is A Jihadist.  The FBI and other federal authorities are reportedly still trying to figure out Maj. Nidal M. Hasan's motive for opening fire at Fort Hood. ... Interestingly, Hasan's words were echoed by al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki in his post (now offline) praising Hasan's shooting spree.  Awlaki said Hasan "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 its own people."

General Casey's Diverse Army.  I am missing something here.  After the attack and murder of 13 innocent people by an apparent imbedded radical Jihadist in the US Army, General Casey said on Meet The Press, "Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength.  And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse." ... I took the oath of office a few times in my military career and for the life of me I don't ever remember the word "diversity" being in it.

When Political Correctness Kills.  One would hope that common sense would prevail in perilous times, but that's not the case since political correctness reared its ugly head.  It's my belief that P.C. advocates are basically cowards who fear that those offended will resort to lawsuits or violence.  What other explanation can explain how Major Nidal Malik Hasan didn't raise the "potential terrorist" antennae of the authorities at Fort Hood, the most populous U.S. military base in the world?

Common Sense Says Major Hasan Was a Terrorist.  The U.S. Army and President Barack Obama are understandably seeking desperately to prevent U.S. public opinion from reaching any conclusion with respect to the motive of Major Nidal Malik Hasan who killed 12 soldiers and one civilian, and wounded 28 soldiers and one civilian last week at Fort Hood in Texas.  In the court of public opinion, subject to change based on hearings to be conducted on the subject by U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, Major Hasan has been found guilty of engaging in a terrorist act.

The Wall separates Reagan from Obama.  If you knew nothing more of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama than what each man said about freedom at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, it would still be painfully obvious which of the two was a fierce defender of liberty, and which the avatar of toothless internationalist generalities.

Military Doctors Worried Hasan Was 'Psychotic'.  A group of doctors overseeing Nidal Malik Hasan's medical training were concerned he was "psychotic" and capable of killing other American soldiers, before the Army major allegedly went on a deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.

Officials say Fort Hood suspect had Islamist ties.  Fort Hood shooting suspect Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had been in contact with numerous Muslim extremists — some of whom are under federal investigation — before last week's rampage, two U.S. officials told The Washington Times on Wednesday [11/11/2009].

You can't ignore the role of radical Islam.  As dozens of talking heads descended on CNN and FOX TV to give their opinions on the Fort Hood massacre last week, no one seemed to notice the significance of the attire that suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan was wearing the morning of the killings.  It was captured on a store surveillance video as Maj. Hasan bought a coffee.

Dressed to Kill.  This guy was walking around a U.S. military installation dressed like Osama bin Laden and nobody said anything, yet the Army is being accused of intolerance and anti-Muslim bias.  To repeat, according to Tarek Fatah, Hasan was not merely dressed in traditional Arab garb — he dressed in the traditional garb of al Qaeda terrorists.

Hasan's Personal Jihad.  A week after a Muslim jihadi gunned down more than 40 fellow citizens at Ft. Hood, Texas, America's national security leadership still won't admit that the attack had anything to do with Islam.  By failing to acknowledge that connection, those with a constitutional duty to defend this nation "against all enemies foreign and domestic" consistently substitute a policy of political correctness at the expense of military readiness.

Treachery as Lifestyle Choice.  Diversity at this point is a synonym for mindlessness and self-hating hypocrisy.  Were Hasan a virulent and outspoken Christian military chaplain, he would have been branded a hate criminal and whisked away.  But since he is a Muslim, since Obama isn't at "war with Islam," and since Islam is so obviously a religion of peace, he was given a wide swath.  Under the paralysis of a PC culture, all Muslims are moderate Muslims and anyone who says otherwise is a bigot.

Why Fort Hood Really Happened.  The only good news out of the Fort Hood massacre is that U.S. electronic surveillance technology was able to pick up Major Hasan's phone calls to an al Qaeda-loving imam in Yemen.  The bad news is the people and agencies listening to Hasan didn't know what to do about it.  Other than nothing.

Hasan Called Himself 'Soldier of Allah' on Business Cards.  Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan called himself a "soldier of Allah" on business cards found in his apartment after the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in which he is accused of murdering 13 people.  Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, reportedly obtained the business cards over the Internet.  In addition to listing his profession and contact information, the cards contain a discrete reference to his religion:  "SoA(SWT)."

Army:  Fort Hood suspect charged with murder.  The Army psychiatrist suspected in a deadly rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, has been charged in a military court with 13 counts of premeditated murder.

Mayor Daley Blames Fort Hood on Guns, Not Islam.  If this wasn't such a dreadfully serious matter, it would almost be funny watching Democrats insist that there's no elephant in the bathtub.  Perhaps the most bizarre of these claims is that of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who insists that the core problem behind Fort Hood is that "America loves guns."

With Whom Are We At War?  President Obama can content himself all he wants with false assurances that we ought not to "jump to conclusions" about Hasan or that "we can't fully know what leads a man to do such a thing."  But when someone shouts "Allahu Akbar" and begins wantonly slaughtering people we have a pretty good idea of what Hasan's motivations are.

Let's Make Political Correctness Final Fort Hood Casualty.  [Scroll down]  In the Fort Hood case, liberal elites have put forward some ludicrous explanations for Hasan's treasonous behavior:  He had "pre-traumatic stress."  He was bullied by other soldiers.  One news article even suggested that evangelicals are to blame for making the Muslim soldier feel like an outsider.  President Obama has repeatedly warned us not to believe our own eyes and ears about what happened.

Fort Hood shooting suspect sent money to Pakistan, Texas congressman says.  An Austin congressman said Thursday that he has confirmed that Fort Hood massacre suspect Nidal Malik Hasan wired money to Pakistan, which Muslim extremist groups use as a base to raise funds and carry out terrorist attacks.  Rep. Michael McCaul's statement followed a Dallas Morning News report that authorities were looking into whether such wire transfers had occurred.

Jihad and the Scandal of "Brain-Dead" Diversity.  Two joint terrorism task forces became aware almost a year ago that Major Hasan was in regular email contact with Anwar al-Awlaqi, the American-born but now Yemeni-based cleric who served as imam to three of the 9/11 hijackers and supports all-out holy war against the United States.  But the expert analysts in the Pentagon determined that this lively correspondence was consistent with Major Hasan's "research interests", so there was no need to worry.  That's America:  Technologically superior, money no object (not one but two "joint terrorism task forces" stumbled across him).  Yet no action was taken.

Jihad sparked accused Fort Hood killer.  The massacre in Fort Hood, Texas, was an act in the war the Islamists declared some three decades ago against America, the great Satan in particular, and the west in general.  It seems there can be no mistaking that Nidal Hasan went out as an Islamist warrior to kill as many infidels before he found his martyrdom.

How many at Fort Hood died because of the Army's gun ban?  Since 1993, there has been a gun-ban in place on our army bases.  Here we have soldiers, expertly trained in the safe and efficient use of guns, yet they are prevented by a cockamamie Clinton ruling from carrying handguns on their bases.  From reports of the Ft. Hood terrorist attack, the Islamic radical enemy within was allowed a full 10 minutes of completely protected firing at soldiers before someone with a gun arrived on the scene to fire back.

How America created the Fort Hood shooter.  Bin-Laden recruits terrorists by claiming lack of western resolve to fight.  Hasan is alleged to have, verbally and in writing, tested the resolve of the "system" — and again and again he found it lacking.  In doing so, he came to the same conclusion as bin-Laden; that The Time Is Now — Allah is indeed granting victory to Muslims.  By blindly failing to disabuse Hasan of this belief, Americans "created the terrorist" Ft Hood shooter.

Mr. Obama's War.  Scattered among the first breaking news reports of the Fort Hood massacre were statements by FBI sources that there was no terrorist connection to Maj. Nidal Hasan's jihadist murder of his fellow soldiers.  Why? ... The answer is as clear as it is dangerous:  our president's war plans are rooted in his — and his administration's — naiveté and political correctness.

ABC, CBS, NBC:  Obama's Lapdogs.  Ever since Candidate Obama set foot on the national scene, the "mainstream" media have been eating out of his hand.  And regrettably, today those same news stations still are.  This has been made abundantly clear through their coverage of the recent terror attack on Fort Hood.

Mainstream Misreporting:  Ft. Hood Shooter's Motives.  "We don't know all the answers yet, and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts," said President Obama with regards to Nidal Malik Hasan's motives in murdering thirteen people last week.  So maybe President Obama and his press secretary won't acknowledge that Nidal Malik Hasan is a terrorist, but that is no excuse for members of the mainstream media who are ignoring this facet of the recent Fort Hood shooting.

Political Correctness, Ft. Hood, and Hollywood.  Almost before the echo of gunfire from the massacre at Ft. Hood had faded, the news media launched a pre-emptive rationalization for the slaughter committed by Muslim traitor Nidal Malik Hasan.  To divert attention from the shooter's inconvenient name, the talking heads began speculating sympathetically about the fragile mental state of poor frazzled Hasan, who had never seen combat but nonetheless must have "snapped."

Lawmakers Seek to Award Casualty Benefits to Fort Hood Victims.  Republican Rep. John Carter plans to introduce legislation Tuesday [11/17/2009] that would grant the victims of the Fort Hood massacre the same legal status as combatant casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, a move that could intensify a debate over whether the incident should be deemed a terrorist attack.

Death by political correctness.  In all likelihood, this tragedy would have been avoided if political correctness hadn't led military and government officials to turn a blind eye to clear signs that Maj. Hasan had become an Islamist extremist.  As far back as a year ago, at least three government agencies — the Army, the Department of Defense and the FBI — learned that Maj. Hasan had sent 10 to 20 e-mails to an al Qaeda propagandist, Anwar al-Awlaki.

The government whitewash begins...
Lieberman launches Fort Hood hearings without any government witnesses.  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) held the first congressional hearing into the Fort Hood shootings with minimal cooperation from the Obama administration.  No administration officials appeared at Thursday's Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing despite requests by Lieberman.

Major Hasan's Islamist Life.  As the Pentagon and Senate launch what one analyst dubs "dueling Fort Hood investigations," will they confront the hard truth of the Islamic angle?  Despite encouraging references to "violent Islamists" by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, there is reason to worry about a whitewash of the massacre that took place on Nov. 5; that is just so much easier than facing the implications of a hostile ideology nearly exclusive to Muslims.

White House keeps Fort Hood probe in the family.  Any reporter worth their salt knows that when government decides to investigate itself, exonerations tend to follow.  That's why it's so perplexing that the Obama administration is giving the arms-length treatment to any independent, congressional probe of the Fort Hood massacre, and instead putting faith in a Pentagon-led review.

Sen. Levin:  Fort Hood shooting rampage was likely a terrorist attack.  The leading Senate Democrat on military matters said the shooting rampage at Fort Hood could be labeled a terrorist attack.  "It sure looks like that," said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in an interview on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" program that will air Sunday [11/22/2009].

Fort Hood shooting splits America over Islamic terror motive.  As US Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan faces his first court hearing in a San Antonio hospital, America is split over a fundamental question:  Is Hasan an Islamic terrorist? ... Hasan's frequent contacts with US-born Al Qaeda recruiter Anwar Al-Awlaki and Hasan's "Soldier of Allah" business cards seem to point to a political motivation that would fall into the terror definition.

If You Don't Think the Fort Hood Massacre Was a Terrorist Attack then You're an Idiot.  [Scroll down]  All the while jackasses on the left blame pre-traumatic, pre-tribulation, pre-menstrual low blood sugar syndrome as the root cause of why Hasan took his gun off safety and murdered our soldiers in the second biggest terrorist attack on our sacred soil since 9/11.  Hasan told us what he thought of Americans and why he did what he did.  Why won't we believe him?  Could it mean that we can't because if we did we'd have to out other Muslims in America?

Levin:  May be more troubling e-mails from Hasan.  There may be additional e-mails that could have tipped off law enforcement or military officials to the Fort Hood shooter before he went on his deadly rampage, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Friday [11/20/2009].

MSNBC Exclusive:  Fort Hood Never Happened!  Is it still too soon to come to the conclusion that the Fort Hood shooting was an act of terrorism?  Alas, it is still too early to tell at MSNBC. ... Actually, according to Keith [Olbermann], the Fort Hood massacre may not have happened at all.  He has argued persuasively, on several occasions, that it is impossible, literally impossible, to commit mass murder at a military base.

Boo hoo.
Defense cites rights violation.  The lead lawyer for Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan said Monday that he believes the Army is violating Hasan's religious rights because it prohibited him from praying from the Quran in Arabic with a relative.

Fort Hood officials announce new gun registration policy.  Fort Hood officials announced Thursday [12/17/2009] a new command policy regarding registration requirements for privately-owned firearms was signed into effect Tuesday by Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, III Corps and Fort Hood commander.  The policy, and Fort Hood Regulation 190-11, requires all service members and their families living, residing or temporarily staying at Fort Hood to register any privately-owned firearms kept on post with the Directorate of Emergency Services, a Fort Hood press release stated.

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Does anyone believe for a millisecond that this regulation, had it been in place six months ago, would have stopped whats-his-name from going on an islamic killing spree?

Fort Hood Denial.  As the United States prepares to try Nidal Malik Hasan for 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder at Fort Hood last month, few question the suspect's guilt, but many disagree about his motives.  Yet the evidence is now conclusive: the Fort Hood massacre was an act of Islamic terror.

CAIR:  Fort Hood Co-Conspirator.  Suddenly CAIR, an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, is acting like a good citizen.  Suddenly it's concerned about young Muslim-American men going on jihad.  Suddenly it's concerned about "certain" passages of the Quran inspiring jihadists.  It's all too little, too late.  Thanks to CAIR, 42 brave American soldiers were gunned down by an Islamic nut in Texas.  That's right, thanks to CAIR.

Did someone mention CAIR?

Muslim question persists in Army shooting.   Fear of offending Muslims or being insensitive to religion was likely a key factor to why Army supervisors missed signs that the suspect in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage was a Muslim extremist, according to national security experts.

Obama's Terror Non-Policy:  Nidal Hasan did everything but walk around Fort Hood with "kill infidels" tattooed on his forehead.  He continually expressed support for the jihadis, disparaged U.S. anti-terror efforts, and attempted to proselytize his patients.  He was in contact with the al-Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who had been chased from the U.S. to Yemen.  Yet he was not questioned, discharged from the service, or even put under observation.

Flashback to the 1930s:  Has the Enemy Within Returned?  No one fully understood how corrupted the American military had become by the corrosive influence of "political correctness" — which more properly should be call "fascism of the mind," since it seeks to control thought by controlling speech — until the "Soldier of Allah," Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, pulled a gun and killed thirteen American soldiers at Ft. Hood in Texas last fall.  And how did the Army react?  With the same supine, spineless cowardice that characterizes most contemporary government institutions, including those tasked with protecting Americans.

Ft. Hood suspect was Army dilemma.  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.

Celebrate Diversity Unto Death.  I pretty much said what I had to say about the Fort Hood massacre in the first couple of weeks, because it was perfectly obvious within about 48 hours that 14 people (including an unborn child) had died so that "diversity" might live.

Terrorists in the Military:  The Legacy of Political Correctness.  On November 5, Major Nidal Hasan, an Army Psychiatrist, walked into the Solider Readiness Center in Fort Hood, Texas and shot 43 people.  Thirteen died.  While he fired at them he shouted Allahu Akbar, like a stereotypical Muslim terrorist.  The military should have known it was coming.  He had given away all his worldly goods beforehand. ... Naturally, the first reaction from the authorities was to tell everyone not to leap to conclusions.  And of course, for days afterward they were saying it wasn't a terrorist incident.

Hasan to be separated from inmates at Bell County Jail.  Accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was moved from an Army hospital in San Antonio to the Bell County Jail early Friday morning [4/9/2010], where he will be under 24-hour surveillance, live separated from other inmates and eat halal meals prepared by his family members.

The DoD Finally Gets It Right?  Has the Department of Defense finally gotten it right with respect to the Fort Hood Shooting?  In January, you may recall, the DoD released a pathetic whitewash of the events of November 5, 2009.  The report ("Protecting the Force:  Lessons from Fort Hood") said nothing of consequence about Major Nidal Malik Hasan, what led him to open fire on his fellow Americans (e.g., his radical jihadist beliefs), or the many warning signs the DoD and others missed.

Senators losing patience in Fort Hood probe, threaten subpoenas.  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.

Pentagon stonewall.  What and when did US Army brass know about Maj. Nidal Hassan's extremist views and his ties to a key jihadist cleric — and why didn't they act before he gunned down 13 soldiers at Fort Hood six months ago?  It's a simple question — and a very significant one, to boot.  But neither the Pentagon nor the Justice Department wants that information made public.

Administration only partially complies with Ft. Hood subpoenas.  The Obama administration has only partially complied with congressional subpoenas for information on the deadly November shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.  The failure by the Defense and Justice departments to turn over all the requested documentation — which they say they do not intend to do — is not likely to ease the growing tension between some key senators and the Obama administration over the incident at the Army base on Nov. 5, 2009.

Army indicates it will seek death in Ft. Hood case.  [Scroll down]  But if military jurors convict Hasan, they can only sentence him to death if they determine there is an aggravating factor in the case, according to military law.

Rep. Carter Blasts Obama Administration for Blocking Ft. Hood Shooter Docs.  The Obama administration has refused to comply with a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subpoena demanding access to documents and witnesses from last year's Ft. Hood terrorist attack.  Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and raking Republican Susan Collins (R-Maine) issued the subpoena when the Obama administration refused to provide the documents voluntarily.

Administration must stop blocking Fort Hood probe.  Less than a year before allegedly slaying 13 people and wounding 30 others at Fort Hood last November, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan reportedly exchanged as many as 20 e-mails with radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, asking about jihad and whether it was acceptable to kill American soldiers.

See No Evil.  Before 9/11 the country was basically indifferent to Muslims in America; since then it has been prejudiced in their favor.  The Army's treatment of the Fort Hood suspect during his pre-murderer phase, and its reaction immediately after the crime, show the classic modern doctrine of massive first strike against any species of bigotry — real, hypothetical or wholly imaginary.  Do liberals have any concept of what this nation is like?

Left Is Certain of Tea Partiers' Motives, but Finds Terrorists Inscrutable.  For days after the [Fort Hood] murders, liberal-Left commentators and mainstream media reports attributed Hasan's mass murders to everything but his Islamic beliefs — even though it was known that he yelled out "Allahu Akbar" ("Allah is the Greatest") just as he began his shooting.  As "Hardball's" Chris Matthews announced, "It's unclear if religion was a factor in this shooting," and then added, "He makes a phone call or whatever, according to Reuters right now.  Apparently he tried to contact al-Qaida ... That's not a crime, to call up al-Qaida, is it?"

Obama's invisible Islam.  The Obama administration seems to have issued an internal gag order that forbids any official statements that might cast even the most extreme interpretations of the Islamic religion in a negative light.  The "force protection review" of the Fort Hood massacre omitted any mention of shooter Nidal Malik Hasan's openly radical Islamic worldview or the fact that he made the jihadist war cry "Allahu Akbar!" before opening fire.  Initially, the Obama administration refused to even call the massacre an act of terrorism, much less radical Islamic terrorism.

Terror — and candor in describing the Islamist ideology behind it.  [Scroll down]  The Pentagon review of the Fort Hood shooting runs 86 pages with not a single mention of Hasan's Islamism.  It contains such politically correct inanities as "religious fundamentalism alone is not a risk factor."  Of course it is.  Indeed, Islamist fundamentalism is not only a risk factor.  It is the risk factor, the common denominator linking all the great terror attacks of this century — from 9/11 to Mumbai, from Fort Hood to Times Square, from London to Madrid to Bali.

Pentagon Whitewashes Cause of Ft. Hood Massacre.  When I heard the initial report on Friday on the findings in the Fort Hood shootings investigation, I almost ran my car off the road.  The words "workplace violence" were used.  As if the shooting at Fort Hood was like a fired worker going back in to his place of business and killing his co-workers.  Maj. Nidal Hasan is depicted as a loner, who everyone thought was a nice guy who just snapped. ... Can we not honor our dead by calling the name of the enemy?  In Fort Hood, it was a radical Islamist who was an al-Qaeda wannabe.  He was a terrorist.

Where Will You Be When You Hear "Allahu Akbar"?  "Allahu Akbar" is normally translated as an exclamation of the greatness of Allah.  If you see a pattern in the type of people who use this phrase and the timing by which they employ it, you're at least more astute than Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, whose greatest concern following the Fort Hood attacks was that American Muslims might face "a backlash."

Excusing Islam for the Fort Hood Massacre.  On 10 August 2010, the Department of Defense (DoD) released 23 pages of recommendations from an independent review of the Fort Hood massacre.  It is not as pure a whitewash as the first Fort Hood report, called "Protecting the Force."  It actually has some relevant recommendations.  However, it so assiduously avoids the central issue that it becomes a masterpiece of political correctness.

Islamic extremists in the workplace.  Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 14 and wounded 30 in his jihad at Fort Hood in November.  According to the Defense Department, the incident wasn't a terrorist attack but merely a case of workplace violence.  This is typical of government efforts to paper over the growing domestic Muslim threat.

Soldier's footage of Ft. Hood shootings was ordered deleted.  A soldier who recorded the terror of last year's deadly shooting rampage at Ft. Hood using his cellphone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday [10/15/2010].  Under cross examination, Pfc. Lance Aviles said his noncommissioned officer ordered him to destroy the videos on Nov. 5, the same day a gunman unleashed a volley of bullets inside a medical processing center at the Army post.

Police recall a torrent of bullets at Fort Hood.  When police officers arrived at Fort Hood's soldier readiness processing center just before 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, the gunman had already killed 13 people and fired 146 rounds inside the crowded building. ... Investigators said Hasan still had 177 unspent cartridges on him when he was finally gunned down.

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The Army spent several days conducting a pre-trial hearing to see if there was enough evidence to send the defendant to a court martial.  If this is an example of "swift and sure" military justice, this country is is big trouble.

Death for Hasan.  Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan deserves the death penalty for perpetrating the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood massacre.  He has earned this penalty not only for the scale of his crime -- the worst domestic attack on a military installation in American history, killing 13 and wounding 32 -- but also for the purposeful way he planned and executed the assault, his jihadist motives and for the fundamental betrayal of the trust placed in him as an officer in the United States Army.

Why Is Everyone Still Missing the Real Story of the Fort Hood Massacre?  I was reading through media coverage over the past couple days on the anniversary plans and all the various recaps of that sad and violent day when it occurred to me that the unifying thread among all the various stories was the apparent inability to directly address the Muslim angle.  While not a scientific survey, I must've gone through 8 newspaper articles and half a dozen write-ups from television online websites and none could bring themselves to refer to Hasan as an American-born Muslim...

Obama Remembers Mumbai: What About Fort Hood, Sir?  President Obama began his 10-day, pre-holiday Asia vacation in Mumbai, India by memorializing the victims of the terrorist attacks from two years ago.  In a somber and respectful tone, he declared, "We'll never forget." ... All well and good.  Unfortunately, the president's staff must have forgotten an equally memorable terrorist attack, one that took place at Fort Hood, Texas on November 5, 2009.

Report:  Army failed to identify Fort Hood threat.  The Army failed to properly identify the insider threat posed by the Fort Hood shooting suspect, Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan, and did not receive threat information from the FBI, according to an internal Army report on the shooting made public on Tuesday [11/9/2010].

Hasan declines to make statement at Fort Hood hearing.  A hearing to determine if Maj. Nidal Hasan should stand trial for last year's Fort Hood shooting rampage ended Monday [11/15/2010] after three minutes when defense attorneys presented no evidence and the Army psychiatrist declined to make a statement.

Multiculturalism Hits The Wall.  [Scroll down]  But certainly the nadir of the multicultural security paradigm came with the case of Major Nidal Hasan.  A severely disturbed religious fanatic whose every recorded utterance and action revealed white-hot hatred for his own country and adoration for the Islamist cause, Hasan went unconfronted by Army authorities throughout his military career.  Quite the contrary — the story provided clear evidence of an institutional culture in which no criticism or questioning of any Muslim under any circumstances could be risked.  The cost of this self-imposed blindness was thirteen dead and nearly three times that many wounded after Hasan went berserk at Fort Hood.

Fort Hood Gunman Sane, Fit to Stand Trial, Army Panel Reportedly Rules.  A military panel reportedly has ruled that the Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people and wounding dozens more in a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army base is sane and fit to stand trial.  The ruling by the Army's sanity board clears the way for the Army to pursue a court-martial against Maj. Nidal Hasan, who could face the death penalty, Agence France-Presse reported.

Fort Hood inquiry faults FBI, Army.  A congressional investigation of the causes and response to the Fort Hood shootings faults the FBI and the Army for not doing enough to prevent the November 2009 massacre that left 13 people dead.  In a report released Thursday by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the FBI is criticized for failing to notify the Army about alleged gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's extremist views, while the Army lapsed in identifying and responding to his changing beliefs.

Report: Political Correctness Prevented FBI, DoD from Stopping Maj. Hasan.  Today [2/3/2011] the Senate Homeland Security Committee released an independent report on the Ft. Hood shootings. ... The gist of it is that the FBI and Hasan's superiors had more than enough information to prevent the shootings and likely would have done so if not for political correctness.

The Editor says...
That is exactly the same conclusion that millions of others reached within a few minutes after hearing about the Fort Hood incident.  Sometimes, when you jump to conclusions, you're right!  How much did this 91-page report cost?

Ft. Hood's victims: sacrificed for PC.  Let's start by stating the most obvious conclusion to be drawn from the re cent report by Sens. Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins concerning the Fort Hood massacre:  Unless we expunge it from our national discourse, political correctness gets Americans killed.

Senate Report Fingers FBI In Fort Hood Massacre.  The U.S. Senate committee investigating the massacre at Ford Hood in November 2009 has blamed the FBI for not stopping the Muslim Army major who murdered 13 Americans that day.  Yet it was clear within days after the shooting that the Army had all evidence it needed to discipline Maj. Nidal Hasan before it was too late.

Obama's jihadist coverup.  A Senate investigation has found that the November 2009 Fort Hood massacre was predictable and avoidable, something that was obvious to anyone except members of the Obama administration.  Worse, the White House still refuses to admit that a jihadist terror attack took place on the Army base.

Threat from within.  Just over a year ago, when Nidal Hasan went on his rampage, we saw homegrown Islamist terror as a result of what Cameron described as "hands-off tolerance."  Nobody wanted to say anything about Hasan before he took up arms against America, even as he set off alarm bells before he took up those arms.  Then, in the wake of his rampage, our Army Chief of Staff said, "[A]s horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."  And here I thought the military was about training our soldiers to win wars.

If You're Not Outraged, You're Not Paying Attention.  We hardly hear a peep these days about Ft. Hood, the infiltration of our military (!) by a Jihadist.  I recently referred to the atrocity when speaking to a progressive friend; she could barely recall what I was talking about.

Court martial recommended for Fort Hood shooting suspect.  A U.S. Army official has recommended that the Army major charged in the 2009 shooting rampage at a Texas Army base face a court martial and possible death penalty charges, the Army said on Friday.

Nine Army officers reprimanded in connection with Fort Hood shooter.  Nine Army officers are being reprimanded for failing to spot signs of radicalism in the gunman who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood.  Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly killed 13 and injured 29 in the massacre at the Texas military base on November 5, 2009, and had a track record of mental instability as he moved along his medical career.

9 officers face disciplinary action in Fort Hood shooting.  Army Secretary John McHugh has ordered disciplinary action against nine officers for allegedly failing to flag any potential warning signs related to Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused of killing 13 soldiers at Fort Hood in November 2009, NBC News has learned.

Obama's Fort Hood Jihadist:  We have been hearing for years that the White House is withholding evidence on the Fort Hood jihadi, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.  Now comes direct confirmation of this from Hasan's own lawyer.  Major Hasan, also known as Soldier of Allah, according to his business card, mowed down thirteen U.S. soldiers while screaming Allahu akbar on the Fort Hood military base in Texas a year and a half ago, in November 2009.  Yet his trial keeps on being postponed.  On March 30, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the outgoing commanding general at Fort Hood, granted a request from John Galligan, Hasan's lawyer, to delay the trial until late April.  Galligan, however, disclaims responsibility for all the delays, blaming them on none other than Barack Hussein Obama.

Army posthumously salutes Nov. 5 hero.  Retired Chief Warrant Officer-2 Michael Cahill's family has been asked lot of questions in the last year and a half.  But, Kerry Cahill said, those who knew him never asked, "Why did he charge forward?"  It was obvious.  There was just no other option.

Dept. of Defense Vindicates Fort Hood Killer.  A shocking decision made by the secretary of the Army last month — in the case of an U.S. Army soldier with the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell who refused to deploy to Afghanistan claiming that Islamic law prevented him from killing other Muslims — vindicates Fort Hood killer Major Nidal Hasan.  He made identical claims and threatened that "adverse events" would occur if military officials didn't accede to shariah principles.

Fort Hood shooting suspect to face court martial.  A U.S. Army psychiatrist charged in a 2009 killing rampage at a Texas military base will face a court-martial where he could be sentenced to death, a military official ruled on Wednesday [7/6/2011].  Major Nidal Malik Hasan, 40, who U.S. officials have linked to a radical Muslim cleric in Yemen, is charged in the Fort Hood shootings killed 13 people and wounded 32 others.

The Editor says...
Maybe they're just recapping, but it sounds as if Reuters is just now realizing the obvious:  The suspect has links to a radical Muslim cleric, and the "case raises concerns over 'home grown' attacks."

83 victims, family members seek $750M for 2009 Fort Hood shooting tragedy.  Eighty-three victims and family members in the worst-ever mass shooting at a U.S. military installation are seeking $750 million in compensation from the Army, alleging that willful negligence enabled psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan to carry out a terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas.

Lawmakers Blast Administration For Calling Fort Hood Massacre 'Workplace Violence'.  Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday [12/7/2011] blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation's Armed Forces at home.  During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence.  She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.

Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Seeks to Delay Trial.  Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.

Project Obama: A Puppetmaster or a Puppet?  [Scroll down]  The day the Palestinian-American Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot up Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 30, Obama was scheduled to give another of his speeches.  As usual, the President arrived late, dawdled a while, finally launched into an interminable acknowledgement routine followed by a shout-out to an Indian chief in the audience, and only then, three minutes into his speech, nonchalantly, almost as an afterthought, mentioned the tragedy, hastily admonishing his listeners not to jump to conclusions about the motives of the assailant (true, he ecstatically shouted "Allah Akbar" as he pulled the trigger, but maybe he was a right-wing agent provocateur agitating against the religion of peace).  Any politician worth his salt would fake concern and grief.  But not Obama, who apparently doesn't see any point going to the trouble.

Fort Hood shooter trial delayed until June.  A military judge on Thursday [2/2/2012] delayed until June the trial for the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood.  Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial was scheduled to begin in March, but defense attorneys asked military judge Col. Gregory Gross to delay the start date until July to allow more time to comb through 60,000 pages of documents related to the case.

Learning the Wrong Lessons From the Fort Hood Massacre.  Submission to Islam has been institutionalized by our national security apparatus.  The official handling of the Fort Hood massacre proves the case. ... Immediately after the shootings, President Obama called Hasan's actions "inexplicable" and suggested that he may have "cracked" under stress.  The media followed suit, emphasizing the stress of treating soldiers emotionally scarred by war, and insinuating that Hasan had been unfairly picked on by his colleagues.  One talking head said "we may never know if religion was a factor" in the killings.

What if Your Son Doesn't Look Like President Obama?  Indeed, if President Obama did have a son he would not look like Aaron Thomas Nemelka, the 19-year old Private First Class who was gunned down along with twelve other soldiers by Major Nidal Malik Hasan at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.  So do Pfc. Nemelka's parents have any less right to expect that all of us take what happened at Fort Hood with the seriousness it deserves and get to bottom of it?  I ask because the bottom fell out when the Obama Administration made no mention of Hasan or what motivated him to gun down his fellow soldiers in its report on the Fort Hood shootings in January 2010.  Apparently, the Fort Hood shootings were nothing more than an act of "workplace violence."  In which case, I guess that makes the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were the biggest acts of workplace violence in American history.

Fort Hood shooting suspect due at pretrial hearing.  Attorneys for the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage have asked to further postpone his military trial until October.

Defense requests another delay in Fort Hood shooting trial.  Defense attorneys asked for another delay Tuesday in the court-martial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, arguing that they still have 90,000 pages of documents to sift through and blaming prosecutors for refusing to release key documents.  And in an indication that the court-martial will last months, lawyers revealed that there are at least 242 potential witnesses, about three times as many as testified during a pretrial hearing that lasted several weeks in 2010.

Impeachment-Ready Obama Surrenders American Military to U.N..  The case of Major Nidal Malik Hasan has revealed a flagrant abuse of power by the Obama administration and its Department of Defense.  The American-born Palestinian Hasan joined the Army and seems to have continued his college studies in the Army until he became a psychiatrist at Fort Hood, Texas.  Hasan admired the terrorist leader Anwar al-Awlaki, with whom he had emailed in a quest for advice about violence — and al-Awlaki "blessed the Fort Hood massacre because it was against a military target."  Hasan was also praised by Al-Qaeda's spokesman who considered him a "Mujahid brother," a "pioneer, a trailblazer and a role-model."  In the attack, Hasan killed 13 military personnel and wounded 32.  A Senate report considered it "the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001."

Fort Hood shooter's trial delayed until August.  A military judge on Wednesday [4/18/2012] delayed the trial for the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood.  Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial was scheduled to begin in June but was delayed Wednesday until August.  It was the second such deferment in the case.

Justice for the victims of Maj. Hasan?  One thousand and fourteen days.  One hundred and forty-five weeks.  That how long the thirteen families who lost their sons, husbands and fathers will have waited until the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan begins in late August.  And that date could be extended once again, perhaps until after the election in November.  Where is the timely justice for these families?

The Long-Delayed Trial of the Fort Hood Terrorist.  The Fort Hood courthouse was being boarded up two years ago for the hearings that have dragged on.  Fences were added, windows were covered over and the court was made wheelchair accessible as a courtesy for Nidal Hasan, not for any of his victims, like Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler, who in the time that Hasan has sat waiting for a trial, has managed to learn to walk again.

Fort Hood shooter's beard delays court hearing.  A hearing to consider pre-trial motions in the murder case against an Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been delayed after defendant Maj. Nidal Hasan showed up in court wearing a beard.

US-born terror boss Awlaki e-mailed accused Fort Hood gunman.  The US-born terror mastermind Anwar al Awlaki used more than 60 e-mail addresses and sent several thousand e-mails to his followers, some with encryption and code words, while under FBI surveillance — according to a five-month investigation by FOX News.  Some of those e-mails were exchanged with accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan.

Fort Hood massacre survivors were afraid shooter would 'finish the job'.  Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre say they expected the accused shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan, to "come in and finish the job," according to interviews to be broadcast on "Fox Files: The Enemy Within."  "I saw the muzzle of the weapon pointed at me about six feet away," Pvt. George Stratton III told FOX News in his first TV interview since the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting that killed 13 and injured more than 43 others.

Judge bars Fort Hood shooting suspect from hearing.  An Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood was barred from military court by the judge Tuesday [6/19/2012] because he still has a beard.

The Editor says...
The defendant is openly defying the military justice system, which is sheepishly playing along in order to avoid offending the Religion of Peace.

100 Maj. Hasans Inside Military?  The FBI is investigating more than 100 Muslim soldiers and military contractors with the potential to carry out Fort Hood-style attacks.  The administration has kept a lid on the growing threat.  It's covering up the truth about an alarmingly widespread Islamist penetration of the military.  The dangerous fifth column was discovered more than two years after Army Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 13 and wounding 29.

Outside review of massacre at Fort Hood to be filed soon, calling for change at FBI.  The final independent report on the 2009 Fort Hood massacre will include 18 formal recommendations for change at the FBI, Fox News has learned.  In a July 3 letter to Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees FBI funding, Judge William Webster, who led the independent review, said it would be on FBI Director Robert Mueller's desk no later than July 13.

Why the secrecy?
Cornyn to FBI Director: Make Fort Hood Report Public.  Upon reports that the independent review of the FBI's actions in the Fort Hood shooting are going to be delivered to the bureau today, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has asked FBI Director Robert Mueller to make that report available to the public as well.  The review team, led by Judge William Webster, is expected to submit a 150-page report, containing findings and 18 formal recommendations for necessary reforms in a range of areas within the FBI.

Lawmaker: Report on Fort Hood Attack Faults FBI.  In emails to a known terrorist, the man charged with killing 13 people in a 2009 attack at Fort Hood, Texas, expressed his support for suicide bombings and killing civilians — glaring signs that the FBI did not act on but should have, a lawmaker briefed on a new report on the rampage said Wednesday [7/18/2012].

Report downplays Islamic role in Fort Hood jihadi attack.  No government officials should be penalized for their inaction while they watched an online al-Qaida organizer persuade U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to murder twelve of his fellow soldiers at Foot Hood in 2009, says the final report of an independent panel.  "Although we are critical of certain actions and omissions, we do not regard any of those actions to be misconduct that would warrant administrative or disciplinary action," said the third-last paragraph on the 150-page report, titled "Final Report of the William H. Webster Commission."

Ft. Hood Whitewash.  After a more-than-two-year review, a report released last week accuses the FBI of having dropped the ball when it investigated the Fort Hood jihadist before the 2009 massacre.  So — how many people will be fired?  Exactly ... none.  That's right:  The agency might have been able to prevent the killing of 13 people by a home-grown Islamic fundamentalist, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — but failed to do so.

Is It Time for Defenders of Liberty to Abandon the GOP?  [Scroll down]  So profound is the influence of the Obama/Republican-establishment philosophy over the Defense Department, for example, that the Pentagon could not bring itself to refer to any aspect of Islamic supremacist ideology in a lengthy report on the attack at Fort Hood — a jihadist atrocity that killed 13 Americans, twice as many as were killed in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Let me do it!  Better yet, let one of the victims' fathers do it.
Judge: Fort Hood suspect could be forcibly shaved.  Military judge Col. Gregory Gross held Maj. Nidal Hasan in contempt Wednesday morning and ordered the accused Fort Hood gunman to pay a $1,000 fine for Hasan's continuing refusal to shave off his beard.

Missed Clues Before Fort Hood Shootings.  In the wake of the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood shootings, Steve Hayes and I wrote about the FBI's and Defense Department's many failures with respect to Major Nidal Malik Hasan.  Part of the piece focused on Hasan's emails to al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki, which had not been made public at the time.  Awlaki was subsequently killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2011.  News reports cited officials who dismissed the emails as "benign." [...] However, the content of the emails still should have set off more alarm bells inside the FBI.

The 14th Victim at Fort Hood.  I have written recently of President Obama's "covert zeal" for the spread of abortion.  I took that phrase from Abraham Lincoln's description of how President Franklin Pierce and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas sought — covertly — to spread slavery in the 1850s.  In that column, I noted specific actions of this president to advance abortion-on-demand and to force us all to pay for it.  Now, I want to focus on something Mr. Obama is not doing.  He is not charging Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood killer, with violation of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA).  This law was passed and signed in 2004.

At What Point Is It 'Islamic Terrorism'?  Lawmakers expressed concern that a recently released review of the FBI's actions in the Fort Hood shootings showed an agency that let "political sensitivities" temper the aggressiveness of their investigation into Army Major Nidal Hasan.  "An active duty member of the military communicating with a known radicalizer and recruiter should have been taken more seriously than it was," said Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies at a hearing to review the findings yesterday [8/1/2012].

Terrorism expert may testify at Fort Hood trial.  An Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage meets six factors that indicate someone is a homegrown terrorist — including having three videos on his computer, a terrorism consultant said Thursday [8/9/2012].

Walsh says U.S. government was too politically correct to prevent Fort Hood massacre.  U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh asserted this week that a "politically correct" U.S. government was so fearful of offending Islam that it failed to prevent the Fort Hood massacre.  Walsh, a first-term Republican congressman with tea party support, told an audience Wednesday [8/8/2012] in Elk Grove Village:  "Your government was so afraid of doing its job, so afraid of offending Islam that right in front of our noses, we saw what was happening at Fort Hood, and because your government was politically correct, Americans died."

Judge fines Ft. Hood suspect for beard, denies trial delay.  A military judge refused to delay the trial of an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Ft. Hood shooting, fining him for refusing to shave and allowing a controversial terrorism expert to testify at the court martial-expected to start Monday [8/20/2012].

Accused Ft. Hood shooter fears 'imminent' death, attorneys say.  A military appeals court Wednesday [8/15/2012] stayed the trial of accused Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan after judges found that forcibly shaving Hasan, as a military judge had ordered, would violate his religious freedom.

The Editor has a few comments:
(1)  This is typical Muslim behavior:  They pretend to be the victims of the trouble they stir up.
(2)  Lots of people in the Army fear imminent death, generally those who are stationed in places more dangerous than central Texas.
(3)  Nidal Malik Hasan has something else to fear even more, and that is what's going to happen after he dies.

Fort Hood suspect's trial on hold over beard.  For the past two months, the military judge presiding over the high-profile case of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has said he wanted to avoid disruptions in court.

Judge: Fort Hood suspect's beard disrupts court.  A judge has the right to order an Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, military attorneys told an appeals court Wednesday.

Islamic Beard Overshadows U.S. Military Code In Fort Hood Case.  The trial of jihadi mass murderer Maj. Nidal Hasan, scheduled for last Monday, is on hold again — because of an Islamic beard.  Six times Hasan has refused to shave it, claiming his religion takes precedence over U.S. military code, and six times his court martial has been delayed.  And now the case is stalled at the appellate level.  Military prosecutors Wednesday [8/22/2012] argued in a brief to the U.S Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces that Hasan's beard has to go.  But the appellate judge has not yet ruled if he has to shave it.

Fort Hood shooting suspect explains beard to judge.  The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage told a judge Thursday [8/30/2012] that he grew a beard because his Muslim faith requires it, not as a show of disrespect.

Judge may issue order for Fort Hood suspect beard.  A judge on Thursday [9/6/2012] was expected to issue a definitive order for the forcible beard shaving of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, which could trigger yet another delay in his upcoming murder trial.

Islamophobic Judge Orders Devout Muslim be Forcibly Shaved.  Beards are a violation of Army regulations, and soldiers who disobey orders to get rid of facial hair can be shaved against their will.  Gross repeatedly has said Hasan's beard, which he started growing in jail this summer, is a disruption to the court proceedings.  Major Nidal Hassan, a Muslim so devout that he put Soldier of Allah on his business cards and tried to kill as many Americans as he could, told the court, "'In the name of almighty Allah, I am a Muslim.  I believe my religion requires me to wear a beard."

The Editor says...
The judge's action is not about religious discrimination, it's about military uniformity.  This beard business is just a delay tactic that has nothing to do with the Major's religion and is instead a transparent delay maneuver designed to keep Major Hassan alive a few days longer.  I don't know if the Army uses a firing squad or the gallows, but the Major knows where he's headed.  If all devout Muslims are required to have beards, then they should stay out of the U.S. Army.  And if Muslims are not required to have beards, then the Major has lied to a judge, and that's always bad.

Judge rules Fort Hood shooting suspect must be 'forcibly shaved'.  A judge ordered Thursday that Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in a 2009 deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, must shave or be forcibly shaved before his trial.  Judge Col. Gregory Gross had said he would deliver a definitive order this week after a hearing to determine whether Hasan would be allowed to keep his beard, which he started growing while in jail earlier this summer.  Gross barred him from appearing in military court, citing the Army's strict regulations regarding grooming standards.

The Editor says...
Major Hasan claims his beard is essential to his faith, yet he just started growing it this summer.

Fort Hood and the Election.  It has been 153 weeks, or almost three years, since the Ft. Hood murders on November 5, 2009 and Major Hasan's court-martial has still not begun.  Justice for the victims and their families has not only been criminally delayed, but the integrity of the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) and its processes have been damaged.  Don't expect any MSM coverage on the three-year anniversary of the shootings, a day before the presidential election.

Accused Ft. Hood shooter should shave beard, appeals court rules.  An Army appeals court in Virginia ruled Thursday [10/18/2012] that a judge is entitled to order Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused in a 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood in Texas, to appear clean shaven at his upcoming court-martial.  The decision came the same day victims of the attack released a video calling for it to be deemed an act of terrorism, and for victims to be accorded greater recognition and benefits.

Fort Hood victims see similarities to Benghazi.  Nearly three years after the fact, the Defense Department still calls the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, an act of workplace violence, despite the suspect's ties to al Qaeda.  A coalition of 160 victims and family members of the deadly rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 sees similarities in the Obama administration's reluctance to label the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya as a terrorist act and wants government officials to belatedly deem the assault in Texas as terrorism as they now have done with Benghazi.

Did someone mention the Benghazi attack?

Fort Hood Victims Demand Attack Deemed 'Terrorism'.  Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre released a new video this week calling on the government to classify the November 2009 shooting as a terrorist attack rather than "workplace violence," a change that would make them eligible for specific combat-related benefits.

Survivors tell what really happened during the terrorist attack on Fort Hood.  I had no idea this video would be so powerful before I started watching it.  In fact at the moment I'm filled with anger after having heard the stories of those who survived, that Hasan is still alive 3 years after his ruthless massacre — but even more so that they are currently arguing in court whether he can keep his beard!

Fort Hood Shooting Still Not Terrorism.  Three years after Major Nidal Hassan opened fire in a personnel center on Fort Hood, Texas, the Obama regime has yet to declare the incident is what it obviously is:  an act of terrorism.

Obama's jihadist cover-up .  The most infamous case was the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood massacre.  Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan screamed "Allahu akbar" before opening fire on his fellow soldiers, killing 14 and wounding 30.  The attack was originally labeled a case of "workplace violence."  A comprehensive "force protection review" of the attack omitted any reference to Hasan's jihadist motives or contacts with al Qaeda.

Pentagon will not label Fort Hood shootings as terrorist attack.  Already facing intense scrutiny for its shifting narrative about the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, the Pentagon now says it will not reclassify the Fort Hood shootings as a terrorist attack over concern about biasing the case against the gunman — an argument that is getting a mixed review from legal specialists.  Late Friday, after 160 victims of the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting called on the Pentagon to label the attack terrorism instead of workplace violence as it has for the past three years, the Department of Defense said it would not reclassify the attack.

Graham: Fort Hood shooting clearly an act of terror.  South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a senior Republican member of the Armed Forces Committee, on Tuesday [10/23/2012] said he sharply disagrees with the Department of Defense's characterization of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood as a case of workplace violence, not terrorism.  "I respectfully disagree with the Department of Defense decision to classify the Fort Hood shooting as workplace violence," he said.  "It's not fair to the victims, and their families, for this incident to be described in that manner."

Obama's Big Con: His Big Lies About Benghazi.  [Scroll down]  From the time it took office, the Obama administration has sought to suppress the very concept of a "war on terror" or the terrorists' war on us.  The painful farce of calling the Fort Hood murders "workplace violence," instead of a terrorist attack in our midst, shows how far the Obama administration would go to downplay the dangers of Islamic extremist terrorism.

Fort Hood shooting victims sue government, accused shooter.  Families and victims of a mass shooting in 2009 at the Fort Hood military base in Texas filed a wrongful death suit on Monday [11/5/2012] against the U.S. government, the accused gunman and the estate of an alleged al Qaeda leader.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart

Fort Hood shooting judge removed for showing bias.  The court martial against the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage will move forward with a replacement to the military judge who insisted that the suspect be forcibly shaved — the biggest hurdle to a long-delayed trial.

U.S. military court removes judge in Fort Hood massacre case.  The top U.S. military appellate court on Monday [12/3/2012] ruled that the judge presiding over the case of an Army major charged with a 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas is not impartial and ordered him removed.

Mark Levin: Did you notice Obama didn't mention Fort Hood as a massacre at Sandy Hook vigil?  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  ["]If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora, and Oak Creek, and Newtown, and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that — then surely we have an obligation to try.["] He never mentioned Fort Hood.  13 people were killed and 29 wounded and yet it didn't get mentioned.  Why?  [Mark] Levin explains why and also points out that there's another massacre that happened under his presidency never got mentioned either.

Pulling the trigger on gun control.  Obama's selective sympathy concerning the Newtown massacre is political exploitation at its most cynical and debased.  Where were Obama's concern, his empathy and his calls for a thorough investigation of the Fort Hood and Benghazi massacres?  Obama's knee-jerk opportunism, trying to exploit the horrible deaths of these children to pursue his political ends (harmful gun-control legislation), is in sharp contrast to his response to the Fort Hood mass murder.

Questions Regarding the Fort Hood Massacre.  Can one imagine how the mainstream media, federal police agencies, and the Southern Poverty Law Center would have reacted had Hasan shouted "Jesus is greatest!" instead of what he really said, "Allah is greatest!" right before opening fire?

The 2nd Amendment and the Kool-Aid Drinkers.  Our nation's history is filled with examples of "gun-free" zones failed.  The Aurora Colorado movie massacre and the recent Connecticut shooting are two that come to mind.  Also, remember the Fort Hood massacre where an Islamic extremist Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 soldiers because our military bases are gun free zones.  Combat trained soldiers had to be rescued by a security guard.  That is embarrassing.

Judge rules Fort Hood shooting suspect still faces possible death penalty in 2009 attack.  The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, on Wednesday [1/30/2013] denied Maj. Nidal Hasan's request to remove the death penalty as a punishment option.

DHS Study on Mass Killers: Bad Hygiene, Semi-Automatic Handguns.  A November 2012 study by Homeland Security concluded that mass killers are almost always male with bad hygiene, likely did not serve in the military and the weapons of choice are overwhelmingly semi-automatic handguns.  The study used 29 "major" mass killings since 1999, which included Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood jihadist.  The study reveals that half of the murders were "workplace" violence, which is how Nidal Hasan's heinous acts against his fellow soldiers are classified by this administration — not jihad [...]

Obama, Gun Violence & Fort Hood.  [T]he fact that Obama still hasn't uttered a word about Fort Hood in this entire discussion about gun violence nearly two months after the fact, it is a question worth asking once more. [...] To this very day, the Obama Administration does not recognize the massacre at Fort Hood for what it was — a terrorist attack.  They deemed it an act of "workplace violence" despite the fact that Hasan screamed "Allahu Akbar" as he slaughtered his fellow soldiers.

Fort Hood Hero Says President Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims.  Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of.

This was also filed in the catalog of Obama's broken promises.

Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'.  Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'.  In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and 'betrayed' by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families.

Obama Should Classify Fort Hood Attack As Act Of Terror.  Victims of the Fort Hood shooting, including a prior SOTU guest, say they've been neglected by the military, "betrayed" by the president and denied full benefits in the name of political correctness.

Treatment of the Fort Hood Victims.  Because the government classified the injuries not as "combat-related" but as the result of "workplace violence," the wounded troops are not eligible for Purple Hearts.  They claim they are not being given the priority they deserve from Veterans Affairs.  "It was no different than an insurgent in Iraq or Afghanistan trying to kill us," Shawn Manning told ABC.  Manning should know.  He was deployed twice to Iraq.

Lawmakers Determined to Override Obama's 'Workplace Violence' Classification of Fort Hood.  [Rep. John] Carter just introduced yet again legislation to ensure that the victims and victims' families in the Fort Hood attack are eligible for the same treatment, benefits, and honors as Americans killed or wounded in an overseas combat zone.  "I know I've got the votes if they bring it to the floor," he said, adding he's already talking with the majority leader about moving the bill forward.  "The administration doesn't want it to be bought to the floor."  At issue is the Obama administration's classification of the attack as "workplace violence" instead of terrorism, which the Pentagon said is vital terminology to not jeopardize the prosecution of Hasan.

The Fort Hood Shooter Can't Dodge the Death Penalty.  An Army judge in Texas just made a somewhat unconventional ruling in the trial of Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan:  She refused to let him plead guilty.  Why?  It would enable him to avoid execution.  Apparently, the Army would not be satisfied to see this alleged mass murderer simply go to jail for a few decades.  It appears the prosecution is out for blood.

The Editor says...
That's one way to put it.  It appears that Major Hasan was out for blood, too.  Everyone's blood except his own.  He wants to plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty, which means that he admits his guilt, which means that every move he makes is an effort to delay his inevitable punishment.

Judge won't let Fort Hood suspect plead guilty.  Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys previously said he was ready to plead guilty to the 13 counts of premeditated murder he faces in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation, but Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting a guilty plea to charges that carry the death penalty.

What could be worse than civilian trials of terrorists? Maybe this.  Remember the Fort Hood massacre?  It occurred in early November of 2009, when Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, killed 13 people on a military base.  Three and half years later, the military still has not tried Hasan.  Not that a trial of his guilt or innocence is necessary.  Hasan asked, through his attorney, to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder.  However, Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting a guilty plea to charges that carry the death penalty.

Defense Department says giving Purple Heart to Fort Hood survivors would hurt Hasan trial.  Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News. [...] Fox News was the first to report in 2011 that DOD was handling the attack, in which survivors say the shooter shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire — in the context of workplace violence.

Obama's No Purple Heart for Wounded Fort Hood Survivors Easter.  Thirteen people were killed by the administration-protected, "allahu Akbar"-shouting Maj. Nidal Hassan, and 30 wounded at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.  Hassan still [has not been] brought to justice some three years later [...]

Ft. Hood Victims Shamefully Denied Purple Hearts.  One would expect that when a self-proclaimed "Soldier of Allah" shouting "Allahu Akbar" opens fire on dozens of U.S. citizens and soldiers, killing and maiming as many innocents as he can, it would have been called an act of terror.  FBI and Congressional investigations have found that the Ft. Hood attack, like Benghazi, was indeed an act of terror in the midst of a war on terror, but the politically correct Obama administration persists in playing word games rather than honoring America's heroes.

Justice for Ft. Hood Victims?  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says every American should be furious that four years after the mass shooting at Fort Hood, Major Nidal Hasan still has not been tried; and the Pentagon is refusing to call the massacre an act of terrorism, fearing that would jeopardize Hassan's right to a fair trial.  The current military justice system is "sick," Gringrich told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday [4/2/2013].  "Look, does anybody doubt he (Hasan) was in the room?  Does anyone doubt he yelled allahu akbar?  Does anyone doubt he shot all those people?  We have a lawyer-driven system that is sick.  And I use that word deliberately," Gingrich said.

I Saw Something, So I'm Saying Something.  [Scroll down]  Three weeks ago, I saw the U.S. Army formally refuse to award Purple Hearts to the 13 soldiers killed and 32 wounded in the shooting rampage of Major Nidal Hassan at Fort Hood.  Although Hassan was in extensive communication with Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki before screaming "Allahu Akbar" and opening fire, the military claims Hassan merely committed "workplace violence."

Potential Clues in Fort Hood Report on FBI's Treatment of Tsarnaev Lead.  Lawmakers questioning the FBI's treatment of a tip about the radicalization of Tamerlan Tsarnaev may begin to find some answers in last year's review of another case in which known extremism was downplayed with fatal results.  That was the case of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused of shooting 13 people to death and wounding 42 on Nov. 5, 2009, at the Fort Hood deployment center after jumping on a desk and shouting "Allahu Akbar!"

Lessons from Fort Hood haunt Boston case.  [Former Connecticut senator Joe] Lieberman's report on Fort Hood and the lessons learned was released in February 2011, and states:  "The FBI's transformation to become an efficient and effective intelligence-driven organization focusing on preventing domestic terrorist attacks is unfinished."  That was two years ago.  After the events in Boston, it would seem the FBI's work is still unfinished.

Dem Blames 'Political Correctness for Fort Hood 'Workplace Violence' Controversy.  A long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat has joined Republican colleagues to ask Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to overturn the "indefensible" decision by the military to designate the Fort Hood massacre "workplace violence" rather than terrorism.  "This designation has since resulted in an embarrassing lack of care and treatment by our military for the victims and their families," said Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Penn.), Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-Fla.) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Virg.) in a later dated May 6 and obtained by ABC News.

Accused Fort Hood shooter seeks to avoid death penalty.  Accused Fort Hood gunman Army Major Nidal Hasan is expected to ask a court on Thursday [5/9/2013] to remove the death penalty as a punishment option in his forthcoming court-martial on charges of killing 13 people in a 2009 shooting rampage.

The Bloody Hands of Barack Obama.  On November 5, 2009, Army Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on a group of soldiers preparing to deploy to Iraq, killing 13 and wounding 32.  Associates raised repeated questions about his strange behavior but were squashed by what they call the Pentagon's "political correctness."  A devout Muslim, Hasan was in extensive communication with al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, printed up business cards that read "Soldier of Allah," dressed in Islamic martyrdom garb, and handed out korans the morning of the attack.  He screamed "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire.  Nevertheless, Obama refuses to deem the largest attack on a U.S. military installation in history a terrorist assault, insisting that it be classified "workplace violence."

Former Counterterrorism Head: FBI Never Called Ft. Hood 'Workplace Violence'.  Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBI's counterterrorism division and now special agent in charge of Miami, told over 30 congressional staffers in March of 2012 that, contrary to the White House's classification, the bureau does not refer to the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence."  As head of the FBI counterterrorism division, Steinbach oversaw the investigation into the mass murder at Texas Army base.

Report: Fort Hood shooter has drawn $278G in salary since massacre.  The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 others during a shooting at Fort Hood has reportedly been paid more than $278,000 since the 2009 incident.  U.S. Department of Defense officials confirmed to NBCDFW.com that Maj. Nidal Hasan's salary cannot be suspended unless he is proven guilty in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting in Texas, citing the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  Jury selection in his trial is scheduled to begin May 30.

Barack H. Obama says Fort Hood doesn't count as a "large-scale attack."
Obama claims 'no large-scale attacks on the United States' since 9/11.  [President Obama's] definition of 'large-scale attacks,' his speech made clear, doesn't include the 2013 Boston Marathon attack that wounded hundreds, the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that injured dozens and killed four, and the 2009 attack at Fort Hood that killed 13 and injured 30.  All those attacks had the potential to leave far more American bodies in their wake than they actually did.

Obama: No 'Large Scale' Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Since I Became President.  President Barack Obama said today that there have been no "large scale" terrorist attacks on the United States since he became president.  The statement comes less than six weeks after the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon, which killed 5 people, injured 280 people (including 16 police officers), and forced the city to shut down while police conducted a door-to-door search for the terrorists.

NBC Affiliate: Ft. Hood Shooter Still Drawing Paycheck, Victims Denied Benefits.  Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hassan is still drawing his military paycheck while the Defense Department has refused to deem Hassan's victims as suffering combat-related wounds, which would entitle them to Purple Hearts and additional pay and benefits to aid the cost of their rehabilitation, Scott Friedman of Dallas, Texas, NBC affiliate KXAS reported on Wednesday morning [5/22/2013].

Accused Fort Hood gunman plans to represent [him]self at trial.  Accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan will ask a U.S. military court on Wednesday [5/29/2013] to rule he can represent himself at his trial this summer which could bring the death penalty on charges he killed 13 people in a 2009 shooting rampage.

Military judge allows Fort Hood shooting suspect to represent himself at upcoming murder trial.  The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood rampage hinted Monday that he would try to justify the attack, revealing for the first time his defense strategy after a military judge said he could represent himself — and question the soldiers he is accused of shooting — during his upcoming trial.

Fort Hood suspect can appeal if defense rejected.  The military judge overseeing the trial of an Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage may not allow him to claim that he killed to defend Taliban leaders, military experts said Wednesday.

Sounds like he's admitting to treason.
Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan: I was protecting the Taliban.  The Army psychiatrist on trial for killing 13 people in a mass shooting on Fort Hood in 2009 said during testimony Tuesday [6/4/2013] that he thought he was protecting Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from the U.S. military.  Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's statements came a day after the judge gave him the go-ahead to defend himself in the trial.  The trial has already seen delay after delay — and on Monday, Maj. Hasan once again kicked off proceedings with a request for a three-month delay.

Hasan: I Shot Comrades to Defend Taliban.  Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan said twice this week that he waged the 2009 Fort Hood shooting massacre to defend "others" from his fellow soldiers.  Those others, he said during a hearing Tuesday [6/4/2013], were "The leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Taliban."  Hasan plans to represent himself during his pending murder trial in military court, using a defense that says he acted in "defense of others."  Despite his own statement, and detailed records showing he communicated with American-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki before the attack, the government considers the attack a form of "workplace violence" rather than terrorism.

Nidal Hasan can represent himself at trial, raising specter of jihadist rants.  The judge in the Nidal Hasan murder trial ruled Monday [6/3/2013] that he can represent himself at trial.  Hasan's only motivation is likely a desire to use the trial as an ideological platform, legal experts say.

No Cop/Bad Cop.  How did all these Tsarnaevs-in-waiting wind up living in the United States?  They were let in by the government, and many of them were let in in the years since 9/11, when we were supposedly on permanent "orange alert." [...] As for Major Hasan, who needs surveillance?  He put "Soldier of Allah" on his business card and gave a PowerPoint presentation to his military colleagues on what he'd like to do to infidels — and nobody said a word, lest they got tied up in sensitivity-training hell for six months.

Hasan Exposes Obama's False Workplace Violence Claim.  One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence."  While Hasan continues to draw his pay, this designation has denied the dead and the survivors the benefits they would have been entitled to had the attack been properly labeled an act of terror.  One would expect that when a self-proclaimed "Soldier of Allah" shouting "Allahu Akhbar" opens fire on dozens of American citizens and soldiers, killing and maiming as many innocents as he can, it would have been called an act of terror.

US snooping is slippery slope to abuse of civil liberties.  The Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 soldiers at Ft. Hood had identified himself as a "Soldier of Allah," but the brass didn't bounce him because they were afraid of the diversity cops.

Accused Fort Hood gunman cannot use defending Taliban defense.  Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan cannot argue at trial that he was defending the Afghan Taliban when he opened fire in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 people, a military judge ruled on Friday [6/14/2013].

Judge enters not guilty plea for Army psychiatrist charged in 2009 deadly Fort Hood shootings.  Maj. Nidal Hasan refused to enter a plea Tuesday [7/2/2013].

Web site:  Truth About Fort Hood.

Tsarnaev, Hasan and Deadly Political Correctness.  On Wednesday [7/10/2013] Dzhohkar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 counts in the Boston Marathon bombings and jury selection began in the case of U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, accused of murdering 13 at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.  The Hasan and Tsarnaev cases emerged the same day in testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee, where the first witness, Rudy Giuliani, said that political correctness hinders efforts to stop terrorists before they strike.

Fort Hood Terrorist Really Working Hard to Convince Skeptical Judge That He's a Muslim Terrorist.  The Nidal Hasan case is a high stakes game because Obama Inc. has gone all in on claiming that Hasan isn't a terrorist, but just a case of workplace violence.  They swapped out the skeptical judge for a friendly judge and gave him every bit of leeway.  But Hasan has sabotaged the plan by deciding to act as his own attorney and convince everyone that he really is a Muslim terrorist.

Obama Honors Trayvon Martin, Ignores Fort Hood Killed.  Thirteen people, including a pregnant soldier, were killed and 32 others shot Nov. 5, 2009, at the Killeen facility during Hasan's rampage against soldiers being processed for deployment to Afghanistan.  Hasan has said he did it in defense of the Taliban, a self-admitted act of terrorism on behalf of a foreign entity.  One would expect that when a self-proclaimed "soldier of Allah" shouting "Allahu Akhbar" opens fire on dozens of American citizens and soldiers, killing and maiming as many innocents as he can, it would have been called an act of terror.  One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the massacre as "workplace violence."

Accused Fort Hood shooter releases statement to Fox News.  Acting as his own attorney, accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has released a statement to Fox News claiming that the U.S. military is at war with his religion. [...] Lawyer Neal Sher, who represents Fort Hood shooting victims and their families in a separate legal action, said "This is yet further confirmation of a fact that everyone knows except our government.  That is, the Fort Hood shooting was a terrorist jihadi attack."

Fort Hood shooting case could face years of appeals if prosecutors win a death sentence.  Hundreds of unarmed soldiers were waiting inside a building for vaccines and routine checkups when a fellow soldier walked inside with two handguns and enough ammunition to commit one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

Major Hasan Explains.  How frustrating it must be for Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood mass murderer, a self-described Soldier of Allah, to have his mighty act of religious defiance classified as "workplace violence" by the Obama administration! Yesterday Major Hasan sent several documents to Fox News, in which he explained himself as a jihadist.  While much briefer, they can reasonably be compared to Mein Kampf, which Hitler, like Hasan, wrote while incarcerated.

U.S. expected to say accused Fort Hood shooter carefully planned attack.  Prosecutors may argue on Tuesday that Major Nidal Hasan researched radical Islam topics and terms such as "jihad" on the Internet before carrying out the worst non-combat attack in history on a U.S. military base, killing 13 unarmed soldiers in 2009, military officials said.

Complicated, emotional trial draws near for victims of Fort Hood shooting.  Maj. Nidal Hasan is representing himself at trial.  There will be no defense lawyer as a buffer between the victims and the defendant.  Instead, Hasan will be the one to cross examine the men and women who say they were attacked by him in a shooting spree that turned a base clinic into what one victim called "the worst horror movie you could possibly ever see."

Unrepentant Fort Hood shooter calls himself 'Mujahideen' at trial.  The trial of the Fort Hood gunman, who is acting as his own attorney, took a surreal turn as the former Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 in the November 2009 attack grilled witnesses — including his former boss in the military and a fellow Muslim who spoke to him the day of the shooting.

Fort Hood shooting trial opens, but our verdict is in.  On Nov. 5, 2009, Nidal Malik Hasan jumped on a desk in the Fort Hood Army deployment center, shouted "God is great!" in Arabic and began firing with two handguns and extra clips.  He killed 13 unarmed soldiers that day, wounded 30 others and exposed the rawest of nerves in the American psyche that had been shattered on 9/11 by Muslim extremists.  Hasan is Muslim.  He was a major.  He doesn't deny the killings.

Fort Hood trial recesses amid defense's concern over Hasan's intent.  The standby defense attorneys for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan during his court martial asked the judge Wednesday [8/7/2013] to let them take over or reduce their role, arguing they are only assisting his attempt to be sentenced to death for the 2009 massacre on post.  "It became clear during his opening statements; his goal is to remove impediments to the death penalty and he is working towards a death penalty," said Col. Kris Poppe during the second day of testimony in the case.

Defense lawyers say Hasan seeks death penalty.  One of the biggest capital murder trials in U.S. military history came to an abrupt halt on its second day as Maj. Nidal Hasan's standby counsel team asked that its role in the proceeding be modified.  Lawyers on the team said Hasan is intentionally seeking the death penalty in his court-martial.

Fort Hood gunman's apparent death wish no surprise to veteran prosecutors.  The apparent death wish of Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, which brought his court martial to a temporary halt Wednesday, came as no surprise to veteran prosecutors who have handled high-profile cases involving terrorists.  Hasan is representing himself but is advised by a team of attorneys appointed by the military court trying him for the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at a Texas military base that left 13 dead and 30 injured.

Fort Hood trial turns bizarre as shooter grills witnesses.  After a short opening statement in which ex-Army Maj. Nidal Hasan called himself a "mujahedeen," admitted to the rampage and said "the dead bodies will show that war is an ugly thing," Hasan cross-examined prosecution witnesses, including retired Lt. Col Ben Kirk Phillips, his former boss.

Soldiers describe gunfire, being shot at Fort Hood.  A witness to the 2009 Fort Hood shootings says she had to quickly decide who she could save, so she used a black marker to write a "D" on the foreheads of the victims she couldn't.

The Fort Hood attack was terrorism.  The Army should call it that.  [Scroll down]  But it would be a mistake to think that the terrorism designation is just about benefits.  It is also about the government acknowledging its complicity in the attack.  Before the shooting, the Army knew that the gunman was an Islamic religious extremist.  After the attack, a bipartisan Senate report concluded that the Defense Department had evidence that "Hasan embraced views so extreme that it should have disciplined him or discharged him from the military, but DoD failed to take action against him."  The FBI knew that Hasan was e-mailing with known terrorist leader Anwar al-Awlaki, asking questions about religious martyrdom and expressing support for Awlaki's terrorist tactics.  It did nothing.

DOD slaps wounded victims of Fort Hood terrorism with gag orders.  Just like the victims of the Benghazi terrorist attack, the Obama regime and the DOD has slapped those injured in the Fort Hood terrorist attack with gag orders.  The disgusting Obama regime and DOD is threatening denial of benefits and separating family of deceased from wounded.

Was the Fort Hood gunman left unchecked because of political correctness?  Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre are suing the U.S. government for allowing a jihadist soldier to rise through the ranks unchecked because of 'political correctness'. [...] Major Hasan doesn't deny that he carried out the November 2009 rampage at Fort Hood, one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

'Beard debacle' not only one in Fort Hood trial.  On Nov. 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood, Texas, was attacked — by one man standing on a table, screaming "Allahu akbar!", and opening fire.  Three years, nine months and one day later, his court-martial finally got underway.  The intervening third-of-a-decade-and-more has apparently been taken up by such vital legal questions as the fullness of beard Maj. Nidal Hasan is permitted to sport in court.

DOD Slapping Fort Hood Survivors With Gag Orders.  The wife of a Fort Hood survivor claims the Defense Department is "slapping victims with gag orders" and telling family members not to talk to the press following testimony in the trial of Nidal Hasan.

Ideology Matters: Time to Call the Fort Hood Attack Terrorism.  Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford told prosecutors this week that Major Nidal Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar" before he opened fire on military personnel at the Fort Hood base in 2009.  Hasan's Islamism-animated killing spree caused the deaths of 13 people and one unborn child, and wounded 32 other individuals.  In a remarkable and heartbreaking Washington Post opinion piece today [8/8/2013], Shawn Manning, who barely survived Hasan's rampage, urged the U.S. Army to designate the murderous act as terrorism.

Obama Inc. Warns Family Members of Wounded Fort Hood Soldiers Not to Talk to Media.  The beginning of Nidal Hasan's trial and his open admission to being an Islamic terrorist has highlighted the cases of servicemen wounded by Hasan and the refusal to Obama Inc. to concede that they were wounded in a terrorist attack.  Their voices are now being silenced by the same system that has bent over backward to cater to Nidal Hasan, flying him out daily on a chopper and continuing to pay his salary.

The foolish cruelty of the Fort Hood court-martial.  The accused Fort Hood shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, began his court-martial Tuesday admitting he's guilty.  "The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter," said Maj. Hasan, who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder for those he wounded.  Because this is a death-penalty case, however, the Army won't allow him to plead guilty.  Maj. Hasan, an American-born Muslim, also described himself as mujahedeen.  Witnesses say that he yelled "Allahu akbar" ("God is great") as he opened fire on a roomful of unarmed service members.  Hopefully, the Pentagon was listening.  To date, the Department of Defense has refused to call the shooting a terrorist attack.  In 2010, the Department of Defense released a report that classified the shooting as an episode of "workplace violence" and suggested the use of violence-prevention programs modeled on those used by the Postal Service.  Clueless.

Put On a Smiley Face.  Nidal Hasan — the Fort Hood mass murderer now on trial — began his court martial defense with the statement that the evidence will show he is guilty.  What the evidence will also show, by omission, is how our government institutions ignored the sort of evidence the NSA is supposedly looking for in its global search of telephone data, emails, and other electronic communication.

FBI witness calls Fort Hood massacre scene 'worst' in his career at trial.  FBI agents took the stand Tuesday in the trial of a Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, with one agent testifying the scene of the massacre was the "worst" he had seen.  The pace of Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial slowed as prosecutors shifted to forensic evidence, with FBI agents describing what they found at the medical building where the shootings occurred.

State Dept. 'Wanted Dead or Alive' Posters for Islamic Civil War.  In Iraq the slaughter of innocents is worth a $10-million bounty.  When it happens in Fort Hood, it's called 'Workplace violence".

Judge bars lawyers from saying anything about Fort Hood shooter's possible motive.  The military judge presiding over the case of the Fort Hood shooter has blocked several key pieces of evidence that prosecutors said would explain the mindset of the soldier accused in the 2009 rampage.  On Monday it was revealed that the judge has banned prosecutors from giving any speculation into Major Nidal Hasan's motive in the shooting that left 13 dead and 30 others wounded, including the belief that he felt he had a 'jihad duty' to carry out the attack.

Hospital employee recounts Hasan threat as prosecution comes to a close.  The government rested its case against Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan on Tuesday, and the judge recessed until Wednesday morning — when Hasan has a chance to testify in his own defense.  Hasan, charged in the shooting deaths of 13 people and wounding of 32 others, is representing himself in the court-martial.

Prosecutors rest case in Fort Hood trial.  Prosecutors called nearly 90 witnesses. Many of them identified Hasan as the gunman who opened fire inside a crowded medical building at the sprawling Army post on Nov. 5, 2009.  Hasan is acting as his own attorney, but he has questioned only three witnesses and has raised few objections.  That enabled prosecutors to get through as many 15 witnesses a day.

'Fort Hood shooter's' own defense lasts just five minutes.  The soldier on trial for the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood refused to put up a fight on Wednesday, resting his case without calling a single witness or testifying in his own defense.

Political Correctness Pushes Military Justice In Wrong Direction.  [Scroll down]  Take the case of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who decided, as he put it, to "switch sides" in the War on Terror by slaughtering unarmed fellow soldiers in a jihad-inspired shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.  After the defense rested this week in Hasan's case, Judge Col. Tara Osborn told prosecutors they won't be able to enter evidence that Hasan meant to commit jihad in his mass murder.  She also disallowed his correspondence with al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki.  This is key, since it forms the very core of the prosecution's assertion:  That his murders were motivated by extremist Islamic ideology in the service of al-Qaida.  Osborn's was a strange decision, to say the least.

Veterans Land Board to treat Fort Hood victims as combat casualties.  Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced that the Veteran Land Board, which provides loans and retirement home services to veterans and their families, will treat the spouses of those killed in the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting "as if they were killed in combat."  Over 150 victims and family members are suing the federal government seeking to have the attack classified as an act of war, which would lead to increased retirement, medical and disability benefits.

Now That Hasan Been Convicted...  [P]ressure should be brought to bear on President Obama to a) declare the shootings an act of terrorism and b) to bestow Purple Hearts on the military personnel who survived the attack.  I harbor no illusions that Obama will do either of these things.

Ford Hood shooter convicted on all counts.  Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was found guilty on all 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder Friday [8/23/2013], making him eligible for the death penalty.  The sentencing phase of his trial was set to begin Monday.  A military jury deliberated for roughly one day before announcing the verdict.

Fort Hood gunman Maj Nidal Hasan guilty on all counts.  The US Army psychiatrist who shot dead 13 comrades at a Texas Army base in 2009 has been convicted of all charges.  Maj Nidal Hasan faces the death penalty after being found guilty of 13 counts of pre-meditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder.  Maj Hasan, 42, said he opened fire on the unarmed US soldiers to protect Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.

Hasan could be the first active soldier to receive death penalty in 52 years.  Hasan, a Virginia-born Muslim, said the attack was a jihad against U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Soldier convicted of murder for Fort Hood rampage.  Because Hasan never denied his actions, the court-martial was always less about a conviction than it was about ensuring he received a death sentence.

Ft. Hood shooter received glowing evaluations before attack.  Months before the Ft. Hood shooting in November 2009, the Army psychiatrist convicted Friday of killing 13 and wounding more than 30 was completing a fellowship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where military supervisors praised his unique interest in Islam's impact on soldiers, according to documents provided to The [Los Angeles] Times.  Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's supervisors had also repeatedly recommended him for promotion, according to documents.

Internal Documents Reveal How the FBI Blew Fort Hood.  [Scroll down]  As it turns out, the FBI quietly released the emails in an unclassified report on the shooting, which was produced by an investigative commission headed by former FBI director William H. Webster last year.  And, far from being "benign," they offer a chilling glimpse into the psyche of an Islamic radical.  The report also shows how badly the FBI bungled its Hasan investigation and suggests that the Army psychiatrist's deadly rampage could have been prevented.

Revealed: How the FBI and DoD missed Nidal Hasan.  There is no doubt at all of the motive behind Hasan's actions — it was clearly intended as a terrorist attack.  Why won't the White House acknowledge it?

[8/28/2013]
Fort Hood shooter is sentenced to death for killing 13.  The sentence was one that Hasan, 42, also appeared to seek in a self-proclaimed effort to become a martyr after the attack at the military base.

Soldier Sentenced to Death for Fort Hood Shooting.  The same jurors who convicted Hasan last week deliberated the sentence for about two hours.

The Editor says...
It will be interesting to see how long it takes to carry out the death sentence, especially with the defendant offering no resistance.

Still Nothing to See Here.  Earlier today Major Hasan was sentenced to death for the murder of 14 men, women and an unborn baby at Fort Hood.  But it remains to be seen whether he will ever actually be put to death, and the unimpressive judge's decision to ban any evidence relating to motive confirms that the military, like other institutions, retains the same squeamishness about Islamic supremacism that helped enable the attack.

Fort Hood gunman sentenced to death.  Hasan, 42, will now be flown to the maximum security U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and placed on death row while awaiting automatic appeals that could take years.  Hasan presented virtually no defense during the 12-day trial, and several victims' relatives mentioned his previously stated desire to be seen as a martyr for Islam.

The Editor asks...
How many more potential "martyrs for Islam" are in the U.S. Army?

Convicted Fort Hood killer Hasan forcibly shaved in prison.  The Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved, an Army spokesman said Tuesday [9/3/2013].

The Editor says...
The Army missed out on a rare opportunity to raise some money for the survivors and their families.  At the very least, Hasan's forcible shave should have been on pay-per-view — including the process of subduing him.  Even better, they could have auctioned off the chance for some lucky winner to shave the guy — with immunity from prosecution, just in case something went terribly wrong.  Still, it's not too late.  His beard will grow back, and Mr. Hasan could undergo a televised forcible shave on November 5th of every year.

Nidal Hasan's Lawyer to Sue After Army Forcibly Shaves Ft. Hood Shooter.  A civilian lawyer who represented Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the murders of 13 people and who fought to wear a beard during his trial in keeping with his Muslim faith, said he plans to sue the military after his client was forcibly shaved upon arrival at the military brig in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.

The Editor says...
Every day Mr. Hasan's life is preserved at this point is a complete waste of the taxpayers' money.  The man has been sentenced to die.  He himself wants to die.  His lawyer is quibbling about Mr. Hasan's faith, but that faith is exactly what turned Mr. Hasan into a murderer.  A hundred years from now, the beard will be the least of Mr. Hasan's problems.

The Age of Obama: The end of the American military.  This week, Nidal Hasan was dishonorably discharged from the Army, three and a half years after he committed treason and mass murder at Ft. Hood.  Hasan was a disaster waiting to happen.  Everyone knew it.  Hasan was an American in name only.  He advertised that his loyalties were to Islam, not to America.  Yet because of political correctness, instead of investigating him and getting him out of the Army, Hasan was allowed to get away with almost anything until he committed mass murder.  This is because Hasan was a Muslim.

Texas senators seek 'terrorist' label for Fort Hood shootings.  A bill from Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, both Texans, would change the classification of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and dozens injured from an act of workplace violence to a terrorist attack.  Doing so would open the door to families of victims of the military base shooting to receive more benefits, including life insurance, additional tax breaks and combat-related pay.

Less than three weeks after the conclusion of the Fort Hood terrorist shooting trial:
CNN Fail: Anchor Can't Remember the Last Shooting at 'U.S. Military Facility'.  During CNN's coverage of the Washington D.C. Navy Yard shooting Monday morning [9/16/2013], Carol Costello asked when the last time a gunman wrecked "havoc at a U.S. military facility."  It would seem that Costello forgot about the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting that claimed the lives of 13 Americans.

Fort Hood building, massacre site to be demolished.  Fort Hood officials plan to demolish the medical building where 13 people were killed and more than 30 others were wounded during a shooting rampage four years ago, a spokesman for the Texas military base said Wednesday [11/6/2013].

The Editor says...
I'm sure the Muslims would love to build a mosque on that site, as they apparently do at the scene of their major conquests.

Texas Lawmakers Ready for Fight to Overturn Fort Hood 'Workplace Violence' Label.  Texas lawmakers return from Veterans Day memorials on a mission for those hurt in the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood:  making sure that those who serve our country get due recognition and benefits as victims of a domestic terror attack.  Infamously classified as "workplace violence" by the Obama administration, former Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan killed 13 and wounded 32 in what he described as an act of jihad against soldiers going through processing before shipping out to Afghanistan.  But the continued refusal of the administration to acknowledge the attack as an act of terrorism has left the Fort Hood survivors shortchanged on honors and benefits, something that could change in a big bipartisan way with a bit of momentum this month.

Fort Hood shooter requests Bible, cheese.  The former Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood made several requests of the Texas jail where he was held before he stood trial, including one for a copy of the Bible and another for the name of the company that made the cheese in his sandwiches.

Cruz: Why didn't NSA spying stop Boston and Ft. Hood terror attacks?  In Tuesday's "Hearing on the Report of the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies" Texas Senator Ted Cruz grilled Obama NSA witnesses as to the effectiveness of the massive spying operation, which failed to stop the tragic terrorist attacks at both Fort Hood and the bombings in Boston.  Richard A. Clarke, Michael J. Morell, Professor Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein and Professor Peter Swire were asked by Cruz if government surveillance programs have focused too much on gathering information on law-abiding citizens and too little on the actual "bad guys."

WashPost Suffers Another Disgusting Case of Fort Hood Amnesia in Assessing Obama's Terrorism Record.  On the front page of Saturday's Washington Post, reporter Scott Wilson spun furiously to avoid the obvious fact that candidate Obama's promises and President Obama's record on the War on Terror are remarkably at odds.  Worse yet, Wilson insisted that only the Boston Marathon bombings (death toll: three) counts as a "successful mass terrorist attack on Obama's watch," which completely avoids the mass shooting at Ford Hood by an Islamic radical (death toll: 13), which is often ridiculously categorized as workplace violence.

House Seeks Answers for Fort Hood Victims.  The House Homeland Security committee will hold a hearing in regards to various aspects of the administration's response to the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, according to the Blaze.  Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas) wants an explanation for why the incident is still being classified as "workplace violence" as opposed to terrorism.  McCaul plans to look into why victims of the attack still have not been decorated with Purple Hearts and why benefits for the families of all survivors have not yet been provided, [...]

Fort Hood widow fears losing house due to delinquent taxes.  The widow of a soldier killed in the Fort Hood shooting could get relief from a $6,000 tax bill under a measure Oklahoma legislators are considering that would grant some families benefits similar to those given after acts of terrorism.

Military Gun-Free Zones Clarified, Implemented Under Bill Clinton.  To be fair, the original directive (5210.56) relating to military gun-free zones was issued during the last months of President George H.W. Bush's presidency.  Then, an implementing regulation (AR 190-14) — which clarified and revised 5210.56 — was issued just months into the Clinton presidency.  Because of this, The Washington Times reported that "one of President Clinton's first acts upon aking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases."

How the Army Screwed the Hero of Fort Hood.  Kimberly Munley was shot three times taking down Nidal Hasan in 2009.  Then she got laid off.  Yet she's never stopped fighting for the victims the military 'betrayed' in that shooting. [...] Hopefully, the still-unidentified hero in this week's attack will be treated better than Fort Hood Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley was after the massacre in 2009 in which she was shot three times and flatlined twice at the hospital.

White House Denies '09 Fort Hood Victim's Request for Meeting With Obama.  Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan's admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been in contact with high-profile al Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki, the Department of Defense has refused to classify the shooting as "terrorism," which the survivors claim in lawsuit against the government has meant they've been denied Purple Hearts and combat-related benefits afforded to victims of other terrorist attacks.

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats.  Harry Reid isn't backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy's supporters are "domestic terrorists."  It's astonishing rhetoric given the White House's characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling "Allahu Akbar!" (God is great.)  Rather than labeling Hasan's actions "domestic terrorism," the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed "workplace violence."

Did someone mention Cliven Bundy?

FBI Director Agrees Fort Hood Shooter Inspired by al-Qaeda.  FBI Director James Comey agreed at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today [5/21/2014] that Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was inspired by al-Qaeda.  The massacre at the Texas base is still branded an incident of "workplace violence," despite longtime efforts within Congress to have it properly designated as a terrorist attack.

50 Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong:  [#41]  Radical Islamist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan "described himself as mujahedeen" and yelled "Allahu Akbar" as he murdered 13 of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood.  The Obama Administration labeled that as "workplace violence" rather than admitting there was a terrorist attack on his watch.  [#42]  He released 5 Taliban terrorists In exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl.  [#43]  Americans died at Benghazi because Obama's administration didn't take their repeated requests for additional security seriously.

Survival of the witless? Unlikely to impossible.  In the past week, we have read about three teenage girls who flew from Denver to Frankfurt on their way to Syria to join the Islamic State as concubines for the men in black, who need to relax after a busy day at the office crucifying children and cutting the heads off infidels.  But the three teenage girls were just one example of the enemy within.  A variety of so-called Americans have disappeared onto the battlefields in Iraq and Syria to serve with the enemy... yet the United States is incapable even of stripping a passport from someone fighting against his or her very own country.  Nor is this fear of offending Muslims something new.  To this day, five years after the Fort Hood killer Nidal Hasan slaughtered 13 people, the Obama administration insists that this maniac who was screaming Allahu Akbar ("God is great") while shooting American soldiers was engaged in "workplace violence" rather than terrorism.  Maybe you didn't hear that Hasan has petitioned to become a citizen of the Islamic State "caliphate," but I assure you the U.S. Attorney's Office has.

Five Years Since the Fort Hood Massacre.  President Barack Obama's first response to Hasan's mass murder was brief, low key, and failed to ascribe any responsibility to Islamic terrorism.  "We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing," the president said.  Such breathtaking denial soon became official policy.  The Obama administration's Department of Defense issued Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood, which contains not a single reference to jihad or jihadists.

The blame game in the New York cop killings shows a demonization double standard.  The 2009 Ft. Hood shooter was in contact with Al Qaeda and later admitted his murder rampage was on its behalf.  And, unlike the tea party crowd, Al Qaeda actually uses "eliminationist rhetoric" — and not just rhetorically.  And yet, in such cases, the knee-jerk response from the Obama administration and of many liberals is to counsel the very restraint they deny to their domestic political opponents.  They try to minimize the event as an "isolated incident."  Amazingly, the administration designated the Ft. Hood killing "workplace violence."

New move underway to award Purple Heart, and its benefits, to survivors of Ft. Hood massacre.  A lawyer for victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting and their families says the combat-related benefits that come with the Purple Heart — now being considered thanks to new legislation — will be a lifeline for many of his clients, who are still so damaged physically and mentally they are unable to work five years after the massacre.

Victims of 2009 Fort Hood shooting to receive Purple Heart award.  Army Secretary John McHugh has approved the awarding of the Purple Heart to the military victims of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead, the Army announced Friday.  The civilian counterpart of the Purple Heart award — the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom — will be conferred on the civilian victims of the shooting.

The Word for this Administration: Islamisant.  The president is usually quick to describe violent extremist attacks by "random folks."  We are surprised that he did not call the murder of the twenty-one Egyptian Copts "workplace violence."  After all, weren't they kidnapped from their place of employment?  The Obama administration infamously called the murders at Fort Hood in 2009 workplace violence.  They were carried out by a jihadist who for years had been spewing violent Islamist threats, and who had been protected by Pentagon bureaucrats who were more interested in a false notion of diversity than in security of our troops.  Islamisant is a fair characterization of President Obama's attitude from Day One.  He boasted to The New York Times in 2006 that he could still recite the Shahada — the Muslim call to prayer.  He learned it as a boy in Indonesia.

Obama Overruled: Little Rock Victims Awarded Purple Hearts.  Last week, the victims of the Fort Hood jihadist massacre finally got their Purple Hearts.  And now, thanks to the tireless efforts of Arkansas Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman, as well as Congressman French Hill, the victims of the first Al Qaeda attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 will soon get theirs too.  Earned through the ultimate sacrifice in the Global War on Terror, it is an award that they deserved from the very beginning.  Yet for the past six years, the Obama administration had, for political reasons, shamelessly blocked the Army from honoring these soldiers.

Our Nation is at War.  ["]The Obama administration knew that Nidal Hasan had asked al-Awlaki about the permissibility of waging jihad against his fellow soldiers.  All of that was known beforehand, yet they did nothing.  They did nothing.  And on that fateful day, Nidal Hasan murdered 14 innocent souls, yelling "Allahu Akbar" as he pulled the trigger.  Yet, just to underscore the blindness of this administration even after the terror attack, the administration insisted on characterizing that terror attack as "workplace violence."  That is nothing short of delusion, and it is a delusion that cost 14 lives.["]

Army, local police probe recent mystery deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers.  The Army and local police are investigating the deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers who have died on and off the large Texas base in the past three months under mysterious circumstances, according to reports.  The most recent death involved Sgt. Alex Taylor, 23, of Texas City, Texas, who was found Wednesday [1/11/2017] unresponsive at his job at Fort Hood.

Before and After Obama: 10 Signs of a Diminished America.  In essence, Obama wants congratulations because the Islamic State hasn't marched an army across the Rio Grande and sacked San Antonio, or sent a squad of terrorists to take out a shopping mall with signed, dated, notarized orders from Raqqa in their pockets.  Obama's factoid about zero "foreign-directed terror attacks" is based on the highly contentious notion that soldiers of Allah (even the one who had "Soldier of Allah" printed on his business card, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hassan) aren't truly operatives of ISIS or al Qaeda because they weren't in constant two-way communication with the terrorist high command.  (In Hassan's case, even that weak excuse falls apart, because he was in touch with jihadi guru Anwar al-Awlaki.)  In truth, the number and frequency of deadly terrorist attacks on U.S. soil grew substantially worse under Obama.

Eric Holder hit with Fort Hood 'workplace violence' mockery after Charlottesville remarks.  Former Attorney General Eric Holder's foray into a debate on Saturday's [8/12/2017] violence in Charlottesville, Va., quickly elicited reminders of his early stance on convicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan.  It wasn't long after a white supremacist gathering Saturday turned deadly with the killing of Heather Heyer, 32, that former President Obama's top cop pronounced the ordeal "domestic terrorism." Mr. Holder's assessment of 20-year-old suspect James Alex Fields — who careened his vehicle into a crowd of protesters — prompted backlash by those familiar with the Justice Department's handling of the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood massacre, which killed 13.



"Yet, in the spectacle that is the ongoing court-martial, which took longer to convene than it took for the U.S. to defeat imperial Japan, the defendant is the only participant willing to say what Hasan is:  an anti-American jihadist."

National Review, September 2, 2013, page 4.            


Fort Hood II
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gunman 'being assessed for PTSD' opened fire at Fort Hood injuring 16 and killing three.  Officials at Fort Hood have revealed that investigators now have 'very strong evidence' that the shooter had a psychiatric condition before opening fire on the Army base.  Ivan Lopez fatally shot three people and injured 16 others before turning the gun on himself, and now Commander Lt General Mark Milley has confirmed that there was a trigger before the shooting.  In a Thursday afternoon [4/3/2014] press conference, Milley said that they had 'very strong indications' that there was 'a verbal altercation with another soldier or soldiers' before Lopez opened fire on Wednesday.

Fort Hood gunman was being treated for mental illness.  Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez may have had angry words with fellow soldiers before opening fire on the military base and killing three, wounding 16 and then turning the gun on himself, an Army official said Thursday [4/3/2014].  Lopez, an Army specialist from Puerto Rico who had been treated for mental problems, was stopped when a Military Police officer confronted him, her gun drawn.  Otherwise, the massacre could've been far worse, said Army Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, who was unable to ascribe a motive to the shooting.

NYT: Fort Hood does virtually nothing to stop people from bringing guns onto the base.  So it's like every other "gun-free zone," basically.  Anyone who can be trusted with a weapon can't have one, and anyone who can't be trusted will have little trouble ignoring the rule.

Fort Hood carries on after another rampage.  The post is a major economic driver for the area, especially when it's a pay week like this one.  Car dealerships, pawn stores and barbershops ring the base.  [Terry] Johnson, 41, a car salesman, said some high-ranking officers have told him they felt safer deployed in combat zones than they did on their own post.

The Editor says...
Stuff like this doesn't happen in Israel, because all their soldiers have guns at all times, and there are no "gun-free zones."

Judge Nap Reacts to Ft. Hood Shooting: Soldiers Should Be Armed.  U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno went to Capitol Hill to defend the military policy disallowing soldiers to carry concealed weapons on base.  Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson and disagreed with Odierno.  Napolitano argued that while the military can't "weed out every crack pot," it can allow soldiers to be armed and protect themselves.

Fort Hood attack: My son, our soldiers, are defenseless, sitting ducks.  Ironically, my son is a concealed handgun permit holder.  He can carry a concealed handgun whenever he is off the Fort Hood base so that he can protect himself and others.  But on the base he and his fellow soldiers are defenseless.

Ft. Hood Soldier to CNN: 'People in Jail Have a Better Life' than Us.  An unnamed Ft. Hood solider, speaking to CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, said that she did not blame the man accused of shooting dozens at the base on Tuesday night for the actions he took.  She said that Ft. Hood is a "black hole," that the soldiers stationed there do not make enough money to maintain their sanity, and that the base's quality of life is not as good as that of inmates in American prisons.

Fort Hood Shooting Shows Shortfalls in Base Security.  Wednesday's rampage at Fort Hood — the second in five years at the Killeen, Texas, Army post — revealed shortfalls in Defense Department efforts to tighten security at military installations world-wide.  A 2009 shooting at Fort Hood brought recommendations for security improvements, such as better detecting threats from inside the military, but the Pentagon has yet to enact several important changes, and an independent review of Pentagon practices concluded last month that current procedures are "insufficient to ensure on-base security."

Fort Hood shooter enraged at Army over mom's funeral.  Investigators searched the soldier's home Thursday and questioned his wife, said Fort Hood spokesman Chris Haug.  Lopez's mother, Carmen Lopez, died in Puerto Rico last year, and he was enraged at the Army for at first refusing to let him attend her services, a childhood pal told El Nuevo Dia, a Puerto Rican newspaper.  Military brass later relented and he was given a 24-hour pass to attend her funeral.

Military Gun-Free Zones Clarified, Implemented Under Bill Clinton.  To be fair, the original directive (5210.56) relating to military gun-free zones was issued during the last months of President George H.W. Bush's presidency.  Then, an implementing regulation (AR 190-14) — which clarified and revised 5210.56 — was issued just months into the Clinton presidency.  Because of this, The Washington Times reported that "one of President Clinton's first acts upon aking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases."

Juan Williams Clashes with Eric Bolling: 'We Need America to Be a Gun-Free Zone' .  The tragic Fort Hood shooting this week reignited the debate over shootings in gun-free zones and whether gun-free zones are generally more prone to this kind of horrible violence.  On Cashin' In Saturday morning [4/5/2014], Eric Bolling and Juan Williams tussled over mental health and the gun culture, with Williams saying, "I think we need America to be a gun-free zone."

Fort Hood Shooting Has Harry Reid Talking Gun Control Again.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the Wednesday shooting at Fort Hood made him wish that Congress would pass expanded background checks for gun purchases.  "As I was told today, this young man bought this gun a day or two before he killed these people," Reid said.  "Couldn't we at least have background checks so that people who are ill mentally or felons shouldn't be able to buy a gun?  Even [National Rifle Association] members, the majority of them, support that."  Reid could bring such a bill back to the floor this year.

The Editor says...
Statements of this sort imply that the gunman bought his weapon while in a rage over whatever it was that set him off.  But in this case, he had apparently owned his weapon for some time.  (That was probably true in earlier Fort Hood shooting as well.)  In the Sandy Hook case, the guns were stolen, not purchased.  And it goes without saying that background checks won't include any scrutiny of an applicant's plans for jihad.  Background checks are just another incremental step toward registration and confiscation.

Sen. Kaine: Let military, not lawmakers, decide whether guns are allowed on bases.  Last week's deadly shooting at Fort Hood has spurred renewed calls to allow military personnel to carry weapons on bases, but Sen. Tim Kaine argues politicians ought to stay out of the issue.  "I trust the military leadership on this.  I don't live on a military base, and I don't serve in the military," the Virginia Democrat said on "Fox News Sunday."  "For those of us in Congress to say 'here's what they should do,' I worry that it would be a little political rather than really about safety or security."

Pols dismiss idea that soldiers should be armed on bases in wake of Fort Hood shooting .  Lawmakers on Sunday [4/6/2014] quickly rejected a Republican proposal that would allow military personnel to carry concealed weapons on bases — raised just days after the horrific Fort Hood base shooting that left four soldiers dead.  House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul raised the controversial idea on "Fox News Sunday," explaining that soldiers shouldn't be defenseless on their own bases.

Ft. Hood soldier to lawmakers: 'Stripped of God-given right,' all I could do was 'wait to die'.  A soldier who survived the gruesome murders at Fort Hood last week penned a letter to Texas lawmakers on Monday, urging them to prevent another tragedy from happening again by allowing soldiers to carry personal firearms on base.  "Stripped of my God-given Right to arm myself, the only defensive posture I had left was to lie prostrate on the ground, and wait to die," writes 1st Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, who witnessed the massacre firsthand.

Retired Col. to MSNBC: Military Downsizing Will Result in Fewer Shootings.  Retired Col. Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient and NBC News military affairs analyst, joined the hosts of MSNBC's The Cycle on Wednesday [4/9/2014] to react to President Barack Obama's address commemorating last week's shooting at Fort Hood.  Jacobs lamented that the military is downsizing personnel to pre-World War II levels, but noted that one element of "good news" to that condition was that there would be fewer shooting incidents on bases similar to what occurred last week.

Before 1993, there were no mass shootings on U.S. military bases.  In 1993, most soldiers were stripped of their right to carry a weapon onto United States military bases, effectively turning them into gun free zones.  While the directive was composed under big government progressive George H.W. Bush, it was implemented shortly after big government progressive Bill Clinton assumed office.

Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become 'citizen' of Islamic State caliphate.  In the undated letter, Hasan — who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood in 2009 in what the Defense Department called "workplace violence" — tells ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that he wants to join the caliphate.  "I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State," Hasan says in the handwritten document addressed to "Ameer, Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi."  "It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don't compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers."

The Editor says...
Mr. Hasan's mail delivery (among other things) should be cut off immediately, since he is obviously still collaborating with America's enemies.

'It would be an honor to join ISIS and become a citizen of the caliphate,' says former US Army psychiatrist.  Nidal Hasan has apparently requested to be made a 'citizen soldier' of the caliphate in the letter to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become 'citizen' of Islamic State caliphate.  The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a "citizen" of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group's reach inside the U.S.  The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after two Americans reportedly died fighting for ISIS in Syria.  Sources late Wednesday [8/27/2014] identified the second as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis.

Fort Hood victims say shooter's letter is 'salt in our wounds'.  Victims of the Fort Hood shooting are pointing to news of a letter from the shooter, Nidal Hassan, as further evidence that the 2009 attack was a terrorism attack.  Hasan sent a two-page undated letter to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad asking to become a member of the extremist Islamic group, Fox News reported Friday [8/29/2014] after obtaining the letter.

Fort Hood shooter sends letter to Pope Francis espousing 'jihad'.  Convicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has written to Pope Francis espousing "jihad," in his latest correspondence aligning himself with radical Islam.  Despite efforts by the Defense Department to label the 2009 massacre as "workplace violence," Hasan has described himself several times, and again in the new letter, using the acronym "SoA," or "Soldier of Allah."  Hasan directed his attorney John Galligan to mail the undated, six-page, hand-written letter to the pope.

Fort Hood shooting victims will soon be eligible to receive Purple Heart.  Victims of the Fort Hood shooting will soon be eligible to receive the Purple Heart, with Congress pushing ahead with a policy change that would officially recognize domestic terrorism as an issue, rather than the "workplace violence" designation the Obama administration had used.  The issue has been contentious since the 2009 attack, with victims and their family members saying Army Maj. Nidal Hasan's shooting spree was clearly linked to the broader war on terror that the U.S. is fighting overseas.

The Unfinished Business of Fort Hood.  There has finally been a significant upturn in the case of the 2009 Fort Hood terror attack in Texas that took the lives of 13 Americans — a saga drenched, since its inception, in official lies and evasions.  Not to mention the Defense Department's studious indifference to the fate of the more than two-dozen survivors, many suffering serious wounds, but who discovered themselves ineligible for the Purple Heart and medical benefits given to military personnel injured in combat.  Thanks to strong bipartisan support, the House agreed last week to an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2015 that would provide such benefits for Fort Hood's and other military victims of terror attacks on American soil.

How to fight the lone wolf.  The lone wolf is the new nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney.  But there are two kinds of lone wolves — the crazy and the evil — and the distinction is important.  The real terrorists are rational.  Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, had been functioning as an Army doctor for years.  Psychotics cannot carry that off.  Hasan even had a business card listing his occupation as SoA (Soldier of Allah).  He then went out and, shouting "Allahu Akbar," shot dead 13 people, 12 of them fellow soldiers.  To this day, Hasan speaks coherently and proudly of the massacre.  That's terrorism.

The problem is within Islam itself.  This is the same nonsense we've been hearing from American liberals for years.  After the horrific attack at Fort Hood, where Muslim terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan jumped onto a table, shouted "Allahu Akbar" and massacred Americans in cold blood, the Obama administration labeled the event "workplace violence."  Go online and watch Attorney General Eric Holder refuse to act like he understands the phrase "radical Islam."  When you do, it should become apparent why events like this continue to happen.  We are paralyzed with fear at the thought of honestly acknowledging that the problem we face is within Islam itself.

Army announces Fort Hood victims will receive Purple Heart.  Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced Friday that victims of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre will receive the Purple Heart, in an about-face for the military which initially described the attacks as "workplace violence." [...] In a written statement, McHugh cited a recent change in the law that allowed the Army to proceed with the medals.  "The Purple Heart's strict eligibility criteria had prevented us from awarding it to victims of the horrific attack at Fort Hood," McHugh said in a statement.  "Now that Congress has changed the criteria, we believe there is sufficient reason to allow these men and women to be awarded and recognized" with either the Purple Heart or, for civilians, the Defense of Freedom medal.

Obama should personally award Purple Hearts and apologize to the victims of Ft. Hood — but he won't.  The Army has announced that as a result of Congress' making victims of attacks by foreign terrorist acts eligible, the Fort Hood victims will get Purple Hearts, and civilians will get Defense of Freedom medals. [...] President Obama, of course, is not going to personally present the long-delayed medals made possible by language included in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.  That would require him to agree that Hasan was linked to, and motivated by, AQAP, a terrorist organization.  That would make Fort Hood a terrorist attack and Hasan an Islamic terrorist.

Survivors of 2009 Fort Hood attack receive Purple Hearts.  On November 5th 2009 Army psychiatrist Nidal Hassan walked into a medical readiness center at the post, shouted "god is great" in Arabic and opened fire killing 12 soldiers, a civilian and an unborn child... dozens others injured.  At first the shooting was classified as workplace violence.  Victims couldn't receive Purple Hearts. [...] Recently the incident was re-classified as terrorism.  So Friday morning [4/10/2015] 44 medals... Purple Hearts and Defense of Freedom were handed to victims and their families.  Some were there to accept the medals.  Others never made it home that day in 2009.

Ft. Hood's mentally wounded veterans don't qualify for Purple Hearts.  As victims and families are honored Friday [4/10/2015] for the sacrifices they made in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, some say the Department of Defense is ignoring soldiers who died from invisible wounds suffered that day.  The Defense Department is awarding 47 Purple Hearts and Defense of Freedom Medals, the latter being the civilian equivalent of the Purple Heart, to victims and the families of those who were killed in the shooting.  The event holds special meaning to some, as it ends a years-long battle to classify the shooting as a terrorist attack, not workplace violence.  But for others, the battle is far from over.

Why did it take so long to honor Ft. Hood heroes?  It's embarrassing that it took this long to honor the American heroes who died on November 5, 2009 at Fort Hood — and those who survived.  What's wrong with our country that we seemingly continued to help the killer — Major Nidal Hasan — and not the people who deserved purple hearts so long ago?

Fort Hood shooting victims receive long-delayed Purple Hearts, may still have to fight for benefits.  Victims of the 2009 Fort Hood terror attack finally received their long-delayed honor on Friday [4/10/2015] at a Purple Heart ceremony in Texas — though they may have to keep fighting to get military benefits.  Nearly 50 survivors lined up at the ceremony held at Fort Hood on Friday, and all were given either a Purple Heart or Defense of Freedom medal for their injuries.  The ceremony was years in the making, as the U.S. government initially described the attack as mere workplace violence, and not terrorism.  But the medal, while long-sought, may be symbolic.

Fort Hood justice.  It took nearly six years — and an act of Congress — but the survivors and victim families of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre at last got official recognition.  And now they'll also get their long-overdue full benefits.  Army Secretary John McHugh made the benefits announcement Thursday, just days after 36 soldiers and family members were presented with a Purple Heart and 11 civilians with the Defender of Freedom Award.  This puts an end to the Pentagon's disgraceful legal fiction that the assault by jihadist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, which killed 13 and wounded more than 30 others, was nothing more than a "domestic criminal act" — i.e., workplace violence.

A Time to Confront Our Enemies at Home.  [Scroll down]  Barack Obama's first year in office was also the year of the Fort Hood massacre, when a self-declared Islamist warrior, shouting "Allahu Ahkbar," gunned down 13 American soldiers — also unarmed by order of their government.  The Obama administration officially labeled his act of war "workplace violence" and refused to identify the enemy or take steps to defend his targets.

Under Obama: 8 Islamic Terror Attacks That Could Have Been Prevented.  A Senate investigation faulted the Army and the FBI for missing warnings signs that could have prevented the Fort Hood attack, in which Maj.  Nidal Hasan went on a shooting spree.  Then Sen.  Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., said the probe's "painful conclusion is that the Fort Hood massacre could have and should have been prevented."


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