Saturday, January 16

The Raw Naked Bigotry of the New York Post on Ft. Hood

Remember the New York Post, the Paper that gave us this pithy image?

Well, there're at it again.

So the report on the Ft. Hood shooing finally comes out and it talks about the failure to note the odd actions and behaviors of Major Nidal Hasan by his direct superiors which allowed the walking time-bomb that he was to go off and kill a dozen of his fellow soldiers.

But apparently looking at the problem and suggesting direct solutions for it isn't good enough for the New York Post - they needed to see some teeth gnashing and Musiim Bashing.

Hood massacre report gutless and shameful

The report is so politically correct that its authors don't even realize the extent of their political correctness -- they're body-and-soul creatures of the PC culture that murdered 12 soldiers and one Army civilian.

Political Correctness? Are you kidding me?

Apparently Maj Hasan had to be an Islamic Insurrectionist because - y'know - he worships Islam! He spoke in Arabic - isn't that enough to prove his allegiance to Bin Laden?

No, it's really not.

It's like saying that if he spoke in Spanish it must mean he's a member of a Juarez Drug Cartel. Or that a black man involved in a shooting must have been a Gang-Banger - without bothering to investigate whether he actually was affiliated with a gang.

Back to the Post.

Unquestionably, the officers who let Hasan slide, despite his well-known wackiness and hatred of America, bear plenty of blame. But this disgraceful pretense of a report never asks why they didn't stop Hasan's career in its tracks.

The answer is straightforward: Hasan's superiors feared -- correctly -- that any attempt to call attention to his radicalism or to prevent his promotion would backfire on them, destroying their careers, not his.

Hasan was a protected-species minority. Under the PC tyranny of today's armed services, no non-minority officer was going to take him on.

There is no evidence that Nidal Hasan "Hated America" - None. He's a native born American Citizen. He's from Virginia - do they grow a lot of America Haters in Virginia?

Yes, Hasan did have contacts with a "Radical Yemeni" Cleric - which is something we know because of Pete Hoeksta's sketchy relationship to National Security Laws about leaking classified information - but we also know that the FBI absolutely cleared Hasan of any Terrorist Ties as a result of the communications that were monitored.

The major, a 39-year-old US-born Muslim of Palestinian descent, was scrutinised by an FBI-led joint terrorism task force because of a series of e-mails between December 2008 and early 2009 with Mr al-Awlaki.

US officials said the content of the e-mail messages did not advocate or threaten violence, and was consistent with Maj Hasan's research for his job as an army psychiatrist, part of which involved post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from US combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Maybe, just maybe the report doesn't mention Islamic Extremism because Hasan didn't have views supporting Islamic extremism. Maybe they actually investigated the issue, as did the FBI, and found that wasn't the case. Maybe the report criticizes his superiors failing to document his "scary" behavior, because his behavior was scary. In fact, they thought he might have been Psychotic, but did nothing about it.

Starting in the spring of 2008, key officials from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences held a series of meetings and conversations, in part about Maj. Nidal Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others last week during a shooting spree at Fort Hood. One of the questions they pondered: Was Hasan psychotic?

"Put it this way," says one official familiar with the conversations that took place. "Everybody felt that if you were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, you would not want Nidal Hasan in your foxhole."

Hasan had been a trouble spot on officials' radar since he started training at Walter Reed, six years earlier. Several officials confirm that supervisors had repeatedly given him poor evaluations and warned him that he was doing substandard work.

Both fellow students and faculty were deeply troubled by Hasan's behavior — which they variously called disconnected, aloof, paranoid, belligerent, and schizoid. The officials say he antagonized some students and faculty by espousing what they perceived to be extremist Islamic views. His supervisors at Walter Reed had even reprimanded him for telling at least one patient that "Islam can save your soul."

"Islam can save your soul" is an Extreme View? I guess that makes all the people with the John 3:16 Signs potential terrorists too.

This guy wasn't trained or recruited by al Qeada, Hezbollah or Hamas. He didn't necessarily sympathize with those organizations, however he did point out a potential internal conflict that Muslim solders might face when being asked to fight and kill fellow Muslims.

Frankly, that's just common sense.

It's probably fair to assume that didn't have PTSD since he hadn't been deployed yet, but he did work directly with those who did have PTSD - and if there's one thing that most people know about stress - it's contagious. Is it really that big a surprise that he was reportedly deathly afraid of being deployed and put into the very situation that he did a Powerpoint presentation about where he had argued that Muslims should be able to claim "conscientious objector status" (the same way that Quakers Have and Mohammad Ali Did) - and yet despite all this, deployed he was?.

The Post, rather than looking at the actual facts instead chooses to concoct a paranoid racist fantasy that Hasan was in a "protected minority class" - as if non-Muslim soldiers showing erratic and even suicidal/murderous behavior haven't also been regularly deployed despite obvious warning signs. This is how modern bigotry functions, it's not about implementing discrimination, it's become all about whining that someone wasn't discriminated against and "profiled" because of their race or religion and as a result gained some hidden special "benefit" - when in fact there's no evidence of that what-so-ever.

Under this view, acting in Racial Insensitive and "Political Incorrect" ways is an act of courage - not ass-clownery - which in part explains more than a few similar comments from the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh over President Obama and Haiti. To them it's "brave" to bash minorities, unless you're - y'know - a Democrat like Harry Reid.


In Mid 2009 Admiral Mullen said this:

America's highest ranking military officer said Tuesday the nation must do more for the mental health of American soldiers, warning statistics show "there are going to be more [troop] suicides this year than last."

Officials say 64 soldiers have committed or are suspected of having committed suicide this year in the Army alone. That puts it on a grim pace to break last year's record of 133.

The issue came to a head last week as Fort Campbell in Kentucky stood down for a three-day suicide prevention event after 11 soldiers there committed suicide this year.

Suicides aren't the only result of stress on military personnel. The Army charged Sgt. John Russell with the murder of five fellow soldiers at a stress clinic in Baghdad's Camp Liberty last month. Russell's commander had referred him to counseling because of concern for his mental health.

Oh, look at that Maj Nidal Hasan wasn't the only U.S. Soldier to explode under his own personal stress and turn around and kill fellow soldiers - Sgt John Russell did it too.

And he wasn't the only one.

Sgt. John M Russel, the U.S. soldier who shot and killed five fellow GIs in a shooting rampage at Camp Liberty, a military base in Baghdad, May 11, 2009 has been formally charged with murder.

The motive for the killing spree is unclear but it is believed Sgt. Russel had been undergoing stress therapy at the Camp Liberty Combat Stress Control Center where the killings occurred. The fragging incident, as the deliberate killing of military allies is called, is becoming increasingly common in Iraq. The Camp Liberty incident is the 6th such fragging incident in the past 4 years.

Is it far more likely that Ft. Hood was simply another Fragging than a Terrorist Attack? Why don't we call the Camp Liberty incident "Terrorism"?

Oh, Ft. Hood was on U.S. Soil you say? We've never had that happen before? Ok, how about the shooting at Ft Bragg where 2 soldiers were killed and 19 injured?

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Army News Service, March 25, 2009) -- Sgt. William J. Kreutzer Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to life imprisonment after being found guilty again of murder and attempted murder in the 1995 shooting spree of 19 Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division.

Kreutzer, 38, was convicted and sentenced to death in 1996 for the crime which killed one officer and wounded 18 other Soldiers; but in March 2004, a three-judge panel set aside his sentence on appeal.

But then Sgt Kreutzer wasn't a Muslim was he?

And Sgt Russell wasn't a Muslim - so what special protected politically correct class was he in? Are we going to hear the argument from the Post that Sgt. Russell (and the 5 other Fraggings in Iraq) were all acts of Secret Islamic Extremists inside the Army that the government was just to PC to admit it?

Somehow I doubt it.

Besides the political implications that making Hasan an "Islamic Terrorist" gives the Fooliani's on the Right to argue that "Obama LET US be attacked again" - it's blatantly racist and should be called out as such.

Isn't being a Mass Murderer bad enough?


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