Major Nidal Hasan, Just Your Typical Deranged Postal Worker or Disgruntled Former Employee

 

 

 

U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan

 

This is, I’m inclined to agree, related to the Benghazi cover-up.

 

The Obama administration/campaign narrative has been “GM is alive, and Osama is dead,” with the implication that, Osama b. Laden being dead, the battle against al-Qa’ida and terrorism is essentially over.  There’s nothing to see here.  They’re on the run.  Obama triumphans.  (The specious claim about General Motors is a subject for another time.)

 

So when things happen like the Fort Hood massacre and the Benghazi killings, these have to be marginalized, dismissed, as weird anomalies — as, in these particular cases, respectively “workplace violence” and the unfortunate and utterly unpredictable result of spontaneous crowd hysteria caused by a stupid and scarcely watched anti-Islamic video.

 

But this isn’t, apparently, merely a matter of rhetoric, or terminology, or even campaign positioning:  Denying that the Fort Hood attack was an act of war, or an act of terrorism against the military, evidently deprives surviving victims and the families of those who were killed of certain benefits that would otherwise come to them.

 

That simply isn’t right.

 

 

  • David Kent

    I, too, find this very disturbing. I’ve wondered why for so long the administration has refused to call the event at Ft. Hood a terrorist attack. I certainly don’t believe Obama is a Muslim and, hence, feels a need to protect the religion. But I question why he can’t be honest about these kinds of attacks. It’s insulting to refer to the Ft. Hood attack as workplace violence.

  • Raymond Takashi Swenson

    There are lots of leaders in the Army who are embarrassed about cpnducting a war against jihadists while they were paying and promoting one in their midst. The major was in communicatuon with a man who has since been blown to bits by an armed drone. The major was not in his uniform that day, but was wearing white as more appropriate to the.martyrdom he expected to occur. He was shouting “God is great” as he killed.
    Besides, people who “go postal” have felt persecuted on the job, while the Major was actually molly coddled and indulged past the point of reason. The man had his education paid for by the Army, and being promoted to major is not automatic, but took a deliberate selection by a board of senior.officers. The major knew that he could make a case for discharge from the Army based on religious objections to service in a war against Muslim forces. Instead the Major chose.to commit murder of not only military members but also their family members. A hospital, a place of refuge under international laws of war, was.turned into a place of betrayal and murder.
    Sadly, the soldiers if Fort Hoid and their families have been betrayed by their senior commanders in a report that.omitted all of the.Muslim aspects of the Major’s crimes, as if the.incident were an outbreak of an.infectious disease. That report has undermined the trust of soldiers for their commanders. It is becoming clear with the Benghazi.incident that this kind of betrayal extends to the White House.


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