Skip to comments.Senate Report Fingers FBI In Fort Hood Massacre
Posted on 02/08/2011 7:17:05 PM PST by FromLori
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.
The Senates Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has concluded that the law enforcement agency ignored evidence of Maj. Nidal Hasans commitment to violent Jihad, and that he could and should have been stopped long before opening fire that fateful day in Nov. 2009. Hasan was shouting Alahu Akbar! (God is great!) as he mowed down his victims, which included one civilian.
Said committee chairman Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), the "painful conclusion is that the Fort Hood massacre could have and should have been prevented."
Hasan Was An Open Jihadist
One of the reports key conclusions is that Hasan never tried to hide his attachment to Islam or Jihad:
Evidence of Hasan's radicalization to violent Islamist extremism was on full display to his superiors and colleagues during his military medical training. An instructor and a colleague each referred to Hasan as a "ticking time bomb." Not only was no action taken to discipline or discharge him, but also his Officer Evaluation Report sanitized his obsession with violent Islamist extremism into praiseworthy research on counterterrorism.
(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...
I guess they gotta blame somebody. Nobody wants to blame the REAL culprits. Political correctness and the Islamoterrorist guy.
you mean that there were no intelligent people in the u.s. army around him?
Why FBI and not Army?
Maybe if somebody had been allowed to have their concealed handgun ON BASE it could have been stopped sooner. Or not. But it would be nice if the feds would whiz on the political correctness and let TX law work.
I wasn’t there, I don’t know the details, but I do know murderers like unarmed victims.
Uh...how about an Army culture blinded and handcuffed by policies that PROHIBIT identifying ANY AND ALL ISLAMIC THREATS!?!?!?!?
“the law enforcement agency ignored evidence of Maj. Nidal Hasans commitment to violent Jihad”
Well, there you have it...wonder what will happen now? Anyone want to offer a guess??
Who ordered to lay off Islamic investigations. That’s where the blame lies. hmmmmmmmmm lies.
Well, from the stories I read at the time, they are right to blame the FBI. But the Army is clearly also to blame. Political correctness run amok.
The Army COS should have been fired immediately when he openly denied his obligation to protect his forces. The bastard should be shot.
They actually do talk about that..
“Diversity Killed 13 Americans
This love of diversity and fear of offending Muslims, which explains why Army officials did not subject him to military discipline, goes right to the top of the U.S. military.
Just after the shooting, the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey Jr., said his chief concern was not that more Muslims in the Army might be contemplating similar attacks, but that Hasans crime might cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers.
Read it all they talk about the Army too
“That is nothing new, and the report rightly also fingers the Department of Defense and the Army for not stopping Hasan:
DoD possessed compelling 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. Indeed, a number of policies on commanders’ authority, extremism, and personnel gave supervisors in his chain of command the authority to take such actions. It is clear from this failure that DoD lacks the institutional culture, through updated policies and training, sufficient to inform commanders and all levels of service members how to identify radicalization to violent Islamist extremism and to distinguish this ideology from the peaceful practice of Islam.
In short, the Army could have stopped Hasan without consulting the FBI.”
A military that produces squishy liberal generals and allows open jihadists to work within itself.... well that military is failing We the People. It’s insanity that this creep was allowed to prey on our soldiers.
In this new America, “Guns don’t kill people. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS kills people”. I’m fed up with that garbage.
Something also that we don’t talk about enough is the fact that this was not your average army officer—Hassan was working as a psychiatrist treating soldiers with PTSD! Can you imagine how many of our troops he harmed before he finally exploded? Everyone over him during his later years in the army should be court martialed.
Why FBI and not Army? <<
‘cause the Army Brass needed the diversity cover..
sounds like Congress not stopping Obama....
If they were to blame the REAL culprits, they would have to begin with themselves. The political leadership is in charge of both the FBI and the defense department. They all answer to the elected leaders.
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