Skip to comments.Defense Department says giving Purple Heart to Fort Hood survivors would hurt Hasan trial
Posted on 03/30/2013 6:58:59 AM PDT by libstripper
Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News.
The document comes following calls from survivors and their families for the military honor, because they say Fort Hood was turned into a battlefield when Hasan opened fire during the November 2009 attack. Fox News is told that the DOD position paper is being circulated specifically in response to the proposed legislation.
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Here's the most disgraceful thing the DOD memo states:
The Army objects to (the proposal) because it would undermine the prosecution of Major Nidal Hasan by materially and directly compromising Major Hasans ability to receive a fair trial. This provision will be viewed as setting the stage for a formal declaration that Major Hasan is a terrorist, on what is now the eve of trial. Such a situation, prior to trial, would fundamentally compromise the fairness and due process of the pending trial, the document said.
Now the Army, my former service, on the Illegal's orders, has just sabatoged the case against Hasan by saying he will not get a fair trial if Congress votes to give the Ft. Hood soldiers and families the compensation and recognition they're legally and morally entitled to. Never in my entire career as a lawyer have I seen a side so deliberately undermine its own case. IOW the Illegal and his accomplices have committed treason by giving aid and comfort to to one specific enemy of the United States, Hasan, and by generally giving aid and comfort to our Mudslime terrorist enemies.
Well now calling terrorism committed by a terrorist terrorism just will not do, that is just not fair to the terrorist.
And by God no one say he was Muslim least any
One start thinking it was Islamic terrorism...
Heaven forbid we call any act of terrorism by a Muslim, “Muslim terrorism”.
We live in a sick country, and it’s been (maybe fatally) infected by an illness call Obammunism, an offshoot of national fascist socialism.
I go to FH on occasion for shopping.ID card and things like that..When we go through the gate the first thing that comes to mind is that Muslim getting away with killing and wounding our kids..
There will never be a trial of Major Hasan. Some very politically inconvenient facts uncovered by Army investigators will not go well with the new gay friendly policies of the Obama administration and just might influence a Supreme Court justice or two. Ever wonder why this thirty five year old man could never find a wife “devout” enough, wore effeminate clothing and all his life entered professions and embraced an intolerant religion in a futile attempt to deal with his homosexuality?
Sure, and anyone who was injured by an enemy not yet in custody can wait for their Purple Heart until we catch the suspect.
What a bunch of bull Obama.
That M unzip slime should be dean and buried under a pig sceptic tank.
this makes me want to PUKE
He is an enemy spy. YOU SHOOT HIM NOW!!!
Then hand out the medals.
God? Please return America. Thank you Lord.
That’s not the reason. The reason is so as not to annoy the headchoppers.
If nothing else, this should be a lesson to all of us ... that if you're really interested in defending your country, the last thing you should do is join the U.S. military.
The one thing the Illegal and his accomplices wouldn’t do is accuse Hasan, that putrifying, evil piece of pig shit, of being the terrorist and traitor he so totally, obviously is. The trial for terrorism and treason would have been a slam dunk, given the massive eye witness and physical evidence. The Illegal hasn’t gone that way for one reason: he intends to give massive aid and comfort to his coreligionist Mudslimne enemies of the United States. The Illegal is a traitor who should be impeached, convicted, booted out of office, and prosecuted for treason.
And is the DoD saying that if, say, a group of enemy illegal enemy combatants enters the US and attacks military personnel. . .that is not an act of war? Is the DoD saying that those injured or killed should not receive combat recognition for fighting the terrorists? Is the DoD saying that if an ememy makes it to the US then they are no longer an enemy combatant but a criminal?
Another obstacle thrown down by the Islam-loving POTUS. Another slap in the face to the victims’ family members. Another reason the terrorist Hasan will never be tried for his atrocious crimes.
If the court-martial is formally convened, it will open up a scandal that will shake the military & society worse than the Dreyfus affair a century ago. The military chain of command is up to their PC eyeballs in enabling this muzzie b@stard and allowing him to proceed toward his bloody deed and they don’t want this trial to happen. Ever.
Granting the Purple Heart to the victims, posthumously or not, would give serious ammunition to the view that this was an act of jihadi terrorism and nothing less.
DOD has acted despicably and with the gall to put their insult to the survivors on paper. I’ll even bet the soldiers have been warned not to dare discuss the Fort Hood Jihad Massacre.
Yeah. . .because if we annoy them they might want us deader than they already do.
Can’t have that.
Wow! That is a wrinkle yet to be confronted. A homosexual Muslim? A pederast Islamo-fascist? If that were even whispered in the MSM, there would be.. Oh, wait.
He would be deemed a victim of homophobia and sent back to the Mideast.
Muslim? Homosexual? Hater of America? Traitor?
B Hussein O has a lot in common with this guy.
To all the feds out there who are monitoring this forum: you better think real hard about who you're supporting-- those who would deny justice to our murdered soldiers would throw you away like a used kleenex.
Appallingly, that is exactly what DOD is saying, FTA:
The Defense Department document says that to expand the Purple Heart criteria to include domestic criminal acts or domestic terror attacks would be a dramatic departure from traditional criteria.
By that standard no purple hearts should have been given out at Pearl Harbor, because the attack was a domestic attack on American soil. Indeed, no service member who was injured or killed on 9/11 should have received a purple heart because 9/11 was every bit as much a "domestic terrror attack."
To repeat myself: The entire handling of this case is TREASON, INSTIGATED BY THE ILLEGAL, WHO IS A TRAITOR.
I would ask the same watchers how each would feel if one of his or her family members in one of the uniformed services was murdered by a traitor and terrorist, in the very act of treason and terrorism, and was treated like used toilet paper by the Illegal, just the way the Ft. Hood heroes have been. How do you really feel about serving that evil man and his accomplices??
My first instinctual vocal expression was “wow”.
It is wothout further explanation that Obama is directly controlling this whole affair. He, has walked over the victims’ rights, and has walked over the Judge Advocate group of DoD, which is, IMHO, a treasonable offense.
He has, by his actions, now on record, set future precedence of future trial mockeries.
I would prefer a short helicopter ride for good ol’ jihad johnny Hasan, and dump him, in his wheelchair, in the middle of that big ol’ sinkhole we have going on, in Assumption Parish, here in Louisiana. Between all the liquified salt, methane gas bubbles, and low grade nuclear waste in that thing, he won’t come bobbing back up for a long time!
“Let him contemplate his future in the belly of a worm”
the movie Dune, 1984.
Why has this terrorist murderer not been tried, after almost 4 years?
Is there some lack of evidence?
Is there some discovery yet to be reviewed by defense or prosecution?
Would the trial or it’s results be inconvenient for our America hating White House?
“Why has this terrorist murderer not been tried, after almost 4 years?”
It’s because he was ordered to shave his beard, and wouldn’t do it.
This is a test to see how far they can push us. So far, we’ve failed and done nothing but lay down and ask for more.
I believe it’s being drawn out so long because obammy and
holder applaud what he has done. Also,he’s a paraplegic
right? They probably get a kick out of the fact that he
gets total care by gov’t employees. He’ll be taken care of
like this for the rest of his life,charges or sentencing
This country is lost.
A proper trial, where Hasan was charged with the treason and terrorism of which he is slam dunk guilty, would have been hugely embarrasing for the Illegal and his accomplices because they are doing their best to advance the cause of of our radical Islamist enemies. The trial would have forced them to expose those individuals as our enemies, thereby showing the Illegal's pro-Islamist foreign policy to be treason and him to be the traitor he is.
It would hurt Obama and Holder’s story that it was just a work place incident.
The other lesson, in my opinion, is don’t take them alive. Sooner or later this will happen again, and the perpetrators should be shot to the ground.
That would be news.
I don’t recall hearing that.
Heaven forbid we call any act of terrorism by a Muslim, Muslim terrorism.
We live in a sick country, and its been (maybe fatally) infected by an illness call Obammunism, an offshoot of national fascist socialism.
Hey dude, under this President it ain’t Domestic terrorism unless it’s done by a bitter, clinging Christian who opposes the current direction of the country.
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