Skip to comments.Fort Hood: Let's Drop the Political Correctness
Posted on 11/09/2009 12:42:35 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
President Barack Obama's display on Thursday made my point more clearly than it usually can be made, for he turned on a dime. He assumed the "presidential grieving tone" over the Fort Hood massacre, the moment after he'd just done an equally scripted segment of light joking banter for the benefit of the Tribal Nations Conference he was addressing. Millions in the television audience must have watched this incredibly cynical "quick flip." I wonder how many noticed it?
We should not allow ourselves to be moved by the cold hearts of professional tear-jerkers because when we reward that kind of thing we help perpetuate an emotional order that is dangerously false. We should instead be annoyed by attempts to manipulate us.
Falsehood has more consequences than the revelation of personal insincerity. What happened at Fort Hood was no kind of "tragedy." It was a criminal act, of the terrorist sort, performed by a man acting upon known Islamist motives. To present the perpetrator himself as a kind of "victim" -- a man emotionally distressed by his impending assignment to Afghanistan or Iraq -- is to misrepresent the reality.
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?
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Obama is a reptile!
Where is that worthless POS General Casey on this issue?
You asked about Casey? You’re not gonna like this: http://blog.taragana.com/n/fort-hood-attack-us-army-chief-worried-about-muslim-troopers-experiencing-a-backlash-222824/
Can you believe it? He’s worried about “diversity” at this point! With this type of mentality leading the army, no wonder the perp was able to pull off his murders.
DANIEL PIPES.org (FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "SUDDEN JIHAD OR 'INORDINATE STRESS' AT FT. HOOD?" by Daniel Pipes (SNIPPET: "When a Muslim in the West for no apparent reason violently attacks non-Muslims, a predictable argument ensues about motives.") (November 9, 2009)
PAJAMAS MEDIA.com - blog: "UNDERSTANDING FORT HOOD: NOTHING 'SUDDEN' ABOUT 'SUDDEN JIHAD SYNDROME'" by Rusty Shackleford (SNIPPET: "For instance, reports in the press claim that Hasan had been under investigation for posting about suicide bombings on the internet. A person with a name matching Hasan's wrote the following in refutation to moderate Muslims who condemned suicide bombing:" SNIPPET: "And if this is what Hasan is writing under his own given name, one is left to wonder just how extreme any other thoughts belonging to him but written under a nickname -- the norm on the internet -- would be.") (November 7, 2009)
PAGE SNIPPET: "NidalHasan There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that "IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE" and Allah (SWT) knows best. 05/20/2009"
ABC NEWS.go.com: "SURVIVORS SAY FORT HOOD GUNMAN SHOT THE WOUNDED AGAIN" by Emily Friedman and Sarah Netter (SNIPPET: "Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre described today how Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly gunned down unarmed soldiers, and then shot them again as they lay wounded on the floor." SNIPPET: "Bono told "Good Morning America" today that she initially thought the scene of Hasan standing up, praising Allah and starting to fire was a drill. She didn't believe it was real even when she felt her own blood, she said.") (November 7, 2009)
FOX NEWS.com: Killeen, Texas - "FELLOW WORSHIPERS DESCRIBE FORT HOOD SHOOTING SUSPECT AS DEVOUT MUSLIM, TROUBLED BY WARS" by Jana Winter (SNIPPET: "The Army psychiatrist suspected in Thursday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, attended morning prayers at a local mosque hours before the rampage that killed 13, the mosque's imam told FoxNews.com. Imam Syed Ahmed Ali said Major Nidal Malik Hasan usually worn his uniform or civilian clothes to prayers, but on Thursday, he attended in his full robe.") (November 6, 2009)
THE JACKSONVILLE OBSERVER: "HORRIFIC: FT. HOOD RAMPAGE STUNS TROOPS" (SNIPPET: "U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Austin, was briefed by military officials and said Hasan had taken some unusual classes for someone studying about mental health. "He took a lot of extra classes in weapons training, which seems a little odd for a psychiatrist," McCaul said.") (November 6, 2009)
PAJAMAS MEDIA.com - blog: "THE VICTIMS OF FORT HOOD" by Bob Owens (SNIPPET from page 2: "But postings that are thought to be Major Hasan's don't match the portrait of a soldier who was conflicted. They present us with a picture of someone who housed beliefs that established him as a lurking enemy. U.S. Representative Michael McCaul attended a military briefing this morning and found out that Hasan had taken "a lot of extra classes in weapons training, which seems a little odd for a psychiatrist." In retrospect -- and combined with information that Hasan had started yesterday by giving away some of his personal effects, such as furniture -- it appears that his assault at Fort Hood wasnt the result of a man under extreme pressure suddenly snapping. Instead, it looks like a calculating murderer took the time to prepare for his attack well in advance.") (November 5, 2009)
TELEGRAPH.co.uk - Home News World News North America USA: "FORT HOOD GUNMAN HAD TOLD U.S. MILITARY COLLEAGUES THAT INFIDELS SHOULD HAVE THEIR THROATS CUT" by Nick Allen in Fort Hood (SNIPPET: "Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the gunman who killed 13 at Americas 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." SNIPPET: "He also told colleagues at America's top military hospital that non-Muslims were infidels condemned to hell who should be set on fire. The outburst came during an hour-long talk Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, gave on the Koran in front of dozens of other doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Centre in Washington DC, where he worked for six years before arriving at Fort Hood in July. Colleagues had expected a discussion on a medical issue but were instead given an extremist interpretation of the Koran, which Hasan appeared to believe.") (Published November 8, 2009, 5:00 pm)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "JIHAD AT FORT HOOD" by Robert Spencer (SNIPPET: "Nidal Malik Hasan was born in Virginia but didn't think of himself as an American: on a form he filled out at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, he gave his nationality not as "American" but as "Palestinian." A mosque official found that curious, saying: "I don't know why he listed Palestinian. He was not born in Palestine."") (November 6, 2009)
FOX NEWS.com (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL): "MUSLIM POPULATION IN THE MILITARY RAISES DIFFICULT ISSUES" by Yochi J. Dreazen (SNIPPET: "Military personnel don't have to disclose their religions, and many officials believe the actual number of Muslim soldiers may be at least 10,000 higher than the Pentagon statistics. For instance, the military "Officer Record Brief" of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspect in the Fort Hood shootings, said he had "no religious preference" and didn't identify him as a Muslim.") (November 7, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com: "ALLEGED FORT HOOD GUNMAN A HEREO, SAYS ISLAMIC CLERIC WITH SUSPECTED 9/11 LINKS" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "The Muslim U.S. Army major accused of shooting dead 13 people at Fort Hood last Thursday was a "hero" who faced a choice of betraying his nation or betraying Islam, according to a radical U.S.-born cleric whose possible links with Maj. Nidal Hasan are now under investigation. The cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, led a northern Virginia mosque in 2001 which was attended by Hasan -- and by three of the 9/11 hijackers. Questioned but not arrested after the 9/11 attacks, he is now based in Yemen, from where his online lectures have been inspiring jihadists over the years since.") (November 9, 2009)
TELEGRAPH.co.uk: "FORT HOOD SHOOTING: TEXAS ARMY KILLER LINKED TO SEPTEMBER 11 TERRORISTS" by Philip Sherwell and Alex Spillius (SNIPPET: "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.") (Published November 7, 2009, 8:17 pm)
THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "Malik Hasan Tied to 9/11 Hijackers, Radical al Qaeda Preacher" (SNIPPET: "Did Nidal Hasan know them? Maybe, maybe not. But the most disturbing part is that the imam of the mosque at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki (pictured right). Awlaki is an American who now lives in exile in Yemen where his website incites Muslims to jihad and who has nothing but praise for al Qaeda. Awlaki is hands down the most cited English language preacher in the underworld of online jihad. And what was Hasan's view of al-Awlaki? Hasan's eyes "lit up" when he mentioned his deep respect for al-Awlakis teachings, according to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort Hood base in Texas, the scene of Thursdays horrific shooting spree.") (Posted by Rusty on November 7, 2009, 8:20 pm)
THE STAR.com: "THE POWERFUL VOICE OF JIHAD Shadowy cleric revered by disenchanted Muslim youths throughout West cited in Toronto 18 case" by Michelle Shephard (SNIPPET: "But in recent months, as Awlaki's name has popped up in terrorism cases in Canada, the U.S. and Britain, intelligence services are closely monitoring the U.S.-born cleric.") (Published October 18, 2009)
CNN.com: "PEACEFUL PREACHING INSIDE, VIOLENT MESSAGE OUTSIDE A NEW YORK MOSQUE" by Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston (SNIPPET: "Outside a Manhattan mosque where the imam preaches against terrorism, the brothers of the "Revolution Muslim" are spreading a different message.") (Note: Video included.) (November 5, 2009, 3:24 pm EST)
GULFNEWS.com (AP): Abu Dhabi - "HOMELAND CHIEF WARNS AGAINST ANTI-MUSLIM BACKLASH" (SNIPPET: "Napolitano said her agency is working with state and local groups to try to deflect any anti-Muslim anger after the Thursday attacks by Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim who reportedly expressed growing dismay over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The shootings left 13 people dead and 29 wounded. "This was an individual who does not, obviously, represent the Muslim faith," she said after meeting with a group of women university students.") (Published November 8, 2009, 15:21)
YNET NEWS.com (AP): "SOME SAW WARNING SIGNS AHEAD OF U.S. ARMY SHOOTING" (SNIPPET: "Danquah assumed the military's chain of command knew about Hasan's doubts, which had been known for more than a year to classmates in a graduate military medical program. His fellow students complained to the faculty about Hasan's "anti-American propaganda," but said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim student kept officers from filing a formal written complaint.") (Published November 8, 2009, 10:08/Israel News)
C-SPAN VIDEO.org: George Washington University: "COMBATING TERRORISM" (Video Description: "George Washington University/Homeland Security Policy Institute Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies - Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor talked about Israeli counter-terrorism efforts against homegrown, regional and international terrorist organizations. He also talked about recent conflict in Gaza in its impact on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Israel's response to terror attacks in Mumbai, as well as other relevant regional security ...Read More) (Note: Includes video.) (January 6, 2009)
WorldNetDaily.com: "SHOOTER ADVISED OBAMA TRANSITION Fort Hood Triggerman Aided Tem on Homeland Security Task Force" by Jerome R. Corsi (SNIPPET: "Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged shooter in yesterday's massacre at Fort Hood, played a homeland security advisory role in President Barack Obama's transition into the White House, according to a key university policy institute document. The Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University published a document May 19, entitled "Thinking Anew -- Security Priorities for the Next Administration: Proceedings Report of the HSPI Presidential Transition Task Force, April 2008 - January 2009," in which Hasan of the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine is listed on page 29 of the document as a Task Force Event Participant. Hasan received his medical degree from the military's Uniformed Services University School in Bethesda, Md, in 2001.") (November 6, 2009)
FOX NEWS.COM: Killeen, Texas - "ALLEGED FORT HOOD SHOOTER FREQUENTED LOCAL STRIP CLUB" by Jana Winter (SNIPPET: "The Army psychiatrist authorities say killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at the Fort Hood Army Base Thursday was a recent and frequent customer at a local strip club, employees of the club told FoxNews.com exclusively." SNIPPET: ""He asked us why we were working at the strip club, if we liked the lifestyle, if we had any kids," she said. "It was right before Halloween so he asked what our kids were dressing up as. He just wanted to know a lot about us." Jenner said she asked Hasan why he liked coming to Starz instead of another of the roughly half a dozen other clubs nearby, all about an 8-minute drive from the Army base. "I like it here because no one I work with is here," she said Hasan replied.") (November 8, 2009)
So all this promotion of
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING
can get you thrown out of the military or charged with a hate crime if you are a civilian
nice going mr. president (not)
If Obama was in the White House during 9/11, they’ll probably call it Man Man Disaster instead of terrorist or enemy as those words are too divisive
I knew it !!! Thanks for the confirmation !!
“Obama is a reptile!”
Do not insult our slithering friends that way. Obama does have something in common with a reptile though: he is reptilian scat.
“Can you believe it? Hes worried about ‘diversity’ at this point! With this type of mentality leading the army, no wonder the perp was able to pull off his murders.”
Casey is not a military general. He is a political general. Though both wear the same uniform, there is a huge difference, as the former is a warrior and Casey is a political lackey.
All DIM presidents can do this. Clinton from laughing and joking to tearful in two steps after he saw the cameras at Ron Browns funeral.
HEADS UP EVERYONE!
Col.Allen West Will be on FOX & Friends this morning 11/9 at about 8:15AM to discuss his statement about the attack on Ft.Hood! Be sure to tune in and please spread the word!
“presidential grieving tone”
you noticed too! Politicians and other professional actors can adopt the right tone of voice for the occasion.
BUMP for truth.
More accurately, Obama is a Visitor, a reptile with human skin.
” I wonder how many noticed it?”
I did. I thought they were showing the wrong clip of BO. After changing channels, I realized they all had the same thing on. It was just disgusting to hear the jovial sound of his voice and see the jaunty look on his face as he “shouted out” to the audience. Even when he changed his tone, it was so fake and disengenious, I almost cried.
What a horrendous fate to America he has brought. What rage and anger he brings.
Good article. Thx for posting.
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