Fort Hood’s 9/11

Fort Hood’s 9/11

November 6, 2009

On Thursday afternoon, 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.

This was a terrorist act. When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it’s an act of terror. Period.

When the terrorist posts anti-American hate-speech on the Web; apparently praises suicide bombers and uses his own name; loudly criticizes US policies; argues (as a psychiatrist, no less) with his military patients over the worth of their sacrifices; refuses, in the name of Islam, to be photographed with female colleagues; lists his nationality as “Palestinian” in a Muslim spouse-matching program, and parades around central Texas in a fundamentalist playsuit — well, it only seems fair to call this terrorist an “Islamist terrorist.”

But the president won’t. Despite his promise to get to all the facts. Because there’s no such thing as “Islamist terrorism” in ObamaWorld.

And the Army won’t. Because its senior leaders are so sick with political correctness that pandering to America-haters is safer than calling terrorism “terrorism.”

And the media won’t. Because they have more interest in the shooter than in our troops — despite their crocodile tears.

Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan planned this terrorist attack and executed it in cold blood. The resulting massacre was the first tragedy. The second was that he wasn’t killed on the spot.

Hasan survived. Now the rest of us will have to foot his massive medical bills. Activist lawyers will get involved, claiming “harassment” drove him temporarily insane. There’ll be no end of trial delays. At best, taxpayer dollars will fund his prison lifestyle for decades to come, since our politically correct Army leadership wouldn’t dare pursue or carry out the death penalty.

Maj. Hasan will be a hero to Islamist terrorists abroad and their sympathizers here. While US Muslim organizations decry his acts publicly, Hasan will be praised privately. And he’ll have the last laugh.

But Hasan isn’t the sole guilty party. The US Army’s unforgivable political correctness is also to blame for the casualties at Ft. Hood.

Given the myriad warning signs, it’s appalling that no action was taken against a man apparently known to praise suicide bombers and openly damn US policy. But no officer in his chain of command, either at Walter Reed Army Medical Center or at Ft. Hood, had the guts to take meaningful action against a dysfunctional soldier and an incompetent doctor.

Had Hasan been a Lutheran or a Methodist, he would’ve been gone with the simoon. But officers fear charges of discrimination when faced with misconduct among protected minorities.

Now 12 soldiers and a security guard lie dead. 31 soldiers were wounded, 28 of them seriously. If heads don’t roll in this maggot’s chain of command, the Army will have shamed itself beyond moral redemption.

There’s another important issue, too. How could the Army allow an obviously incompetent and dysfunctional psychiatrist to treat our troubled soldiers returning from war? An Islamist whacko is counseled for arguing with veterans who’ve been assigned to his care? And he’s not removed from duty? What planet does the Army live on?

For the first time since I joined the Army in 1976, I’m ashamed of its dereliction of duty. The chain of command protected a budding terrorist who was waving one red flag after another. Because it was safer for careers than doing something about him.

Get ready for the apologias. We’ve already heard from the terrorist’s family that “he’s a good American.” In their world, maybe he is.

But when do we, the American public, knock off the PC nonsense?

A disgruntled Muslim soldier murdered his officers way back in 2003, in Kuwait, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Recently? An American mullah shoots it out with the feds in Detroit. A Muslim fanatic attacks an Arkansas recruiting station. A Muslim media owner, after playing the peace card, beheads his wife. A Muslim father runs over his daughter because she’s becoming too Westernized.

Muslim terrorist wannabes are busted again and again. And we’re assured that “Islam’s a religion of peace.”

I guarantee you that the Obama administration’s non-response to the Ft. Hood attack will mock the memory of our dead.

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Ralph Peters’ latest novel is “The War After Armageddon.”


2 Responses to “Fort Hood’s 9/11”

  1. Wanderant Says:

    This pig Hasan is like all his pig brothers (his sisters are too oppressed, fearful and brainwashed to even consider)- they are radical Islamists first and foremost. The Muslim “moderates”, if any actually exist, are too cowardly to stand against these murderers “heroic” acts in public and praise them in private- this is indicative of their thousands year old culture of MURDER, TORTURE, OPPRESSION, DECEPTION and THIEVERY. They are the ultimate SNAKECHARMERS.

    It is a good kick in their (three) teeth that it was a WOMAN that took this pig out. And, a little 5’3″ blonde, very WESTERN and BRAVE woman. Poor Hasan will never get his virgins this way.

    Obama is only interested in speaking out against assumed racism, as he did with the Harvard prof/cop case. His only comment so far on this obvious terrorist act is that we should not prejudice the case with premature biased conclusions- as he did on the Massachusettes Harvard cop non-case – after all, it’s only 13 dead and 31 wounded Americans on a stateside military base that’s under consideration here – and, after all, he will always side with the Muslims, as he has stated.

    While it is of monumental tragic proportions that this evil Muslim terrorist act was accomplished, it will serve to propel more sympathetic leftist liberals out of elected office and correct our nations unhealthy swing to the left under the current congress and administration, which will also free up the armed services to route out political correctness. As of today, our military leaders are rated on their performance based upon this administrations performance standards which are currently directly in line with leftist philosophy, which are in sum “how many leftist ideals have you supported during the execution of your duties”? The Executive Branch (administration) identifies each standard and objective that our Generals, Colonels and down the chain of command to the soldier in the field must execute to gain the ratings that recriut, retain, train, reward and promote.

    We can honor the Ft Hood fallen as the heroes they are for setting their nation back on the right course- they did not die in vain as their sacrifice on their nations soil is every bit the strategic battlefield succes that their fellow soldiers enjoy in Iraq and Afghanistan every day.

  2. leftcoastledger Says:

    Thank for this right-on post. We are together in this fight.


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