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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fort Hood Attack Meets the Definition of Terrorism


The FBI barely had their boots on the ground at Fort Hood when Fox News reporting that the FBI was saying that the attack was not terror related. At that time there was no confirmation of the number of fatalities and wounded, the identity of any of the perpetrators, or even the number of perpetrators. There was virtually no information at that time upon which to comprehensively determine a motive for the massacre, let alone rule out terrorism, and yet, it was being reported that it was not terror related.

As more information became available we found out that this attack was the work of one person, Major Malik Nidal Hasan, a Muslim. A man who joined the military prior to the September 11th terror attack and was very much opposed to the war on terror as a war against his fellow Muslims. Col. Terry Lee (retired), who had worked with Major Hasan, told Fox News that Major Hasan had made several troubling statements in the past that point toward a possible motivation. Col. Lee quoted Hasan as saying things like, "Muslims have the right to rise up against the US military", "The Muslims have a right to stand up against the aggressors", and "maybe we should have more of these where people strap bombs on themselves and go into Times Square."

At this moment, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone has just announced that Hasan, who previously been reported as having been killed at the scene, is in fact wounded and very much alive. Cone also said that he could not rule out terrorism as a motivation, but that he believes that the evidence does not suggest terrorism.

There seems to been a knee jerk effort to paint this attack as anything but terrorism. This is not surprising since we have a foreign policy 'woosie' as Commander in Chief. The last thing that the Obama administration needs is a horrific terrorist attack on a military base on US soil. At this moment, terrorism is exactly what it looks like. I have no doubt that an extreme effort is going to be made to define 'terrorism' in a way which would exclude this attack.

From the FBI's own website we found that the agency's own definition of terrorism is as follows:

There is no single, universally accepted definition of terrorism. Terrorism is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as “...the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85)
If all that we know right now turns out to be accurate, this attack appears to meet that definition. Further, since Major Hasan is in fact alive, we may find out much more about his motives in the coming days which may make it much more difficult for this administration to avoid the truth.

UPDATE 11/6/09:

The jihidi, Major Hasan, yelled "ALLAH AKBAR", (God is Great) just before he began shooting. The death toll now stands at 13 dead, 38 wounded. Hasan is the son of Palestinian immigrants who grew up and went to high school in Roanoke, Virginia.

Muslim groups across the country are coming out with statements of condemnation for the attack, decrying the frequent mention of the fact that Hasan was a Muslim, and insisting that Islam is a religion of peace. Really!

"Kill non-Muslims wherever you find them. Lie in wait and ambush them, seize and capture them using every stratagem of war." - Koran 9:5

"Whether unarmed or well equipped, march on and fight for the cause of Allah, with your wealth and your persons." - Koran 9:41

"Are you waiting for anything to befall us except victory or martyrdom?" - Koran 9:51


Of course, the argument that Islam is a religion of peace would be much more believable if the adherents thereof would stop killing people in the name of Allah. But, not all Muslims in the US are condemning Hasan's actions, some are actually praising him.

An officer and a gentleman was injured while partaking in a preemptive* attack.

Get Well Soon Major Nidal

We Love You

We do NOT denounce this officer's actions....

(H/T - The Jawa Report)

Despite the mounting evidence that this was a jihadi attack, a terrorist attack, the MSM is feverishly laboring to portray Hasan as a victim of combat related 'post traumatic stress disorder' (PTSD) or, that he did this because he feared going to war. Both of these assertions are completely absurd. Hasan had never been deployed, but was to be deployed. The "post trauma' did not as yet exist as he had not yet been in actual combat, nor would he have been, since he is a psychologist, and would have been assigned to a rear area. The MSM will continue to avoid the obvious until the story grows cold, and is replaced by other news.

10 comments:

Sandee said...

Well isn't this a fine how do you do? I didn't know this. It explains so veyr much. Good grief. This is just plain scary. :(

da patriot said...

Sandee, the MSM is making an extreme effort to avoid letting the American people know that Hasan is a muslim with pro-jihadi views.

Ann said...

This is all so very scary. How did this man make it as far as he did in the military to begin with. And after making such a statement to a col. why was he even being considered for deployment.

Kloggers/Polly said...

This is so sad. The poor relatives of those soldiers must have at least have thought that they were safe on their own soil.

What was utterly shocking was the fact that he allegedly used not a military weapon but his own. He apparently was able to buy a leathal weapon legally and take it onto a military base. How was he able to do this? Firstly, why would anyone either want or need to buy such a weapon and secondly, having purchased it why did no-one search soldiers either going into or out of the base - not just for hand weapons - but what about explosives?

This should never have happened. For people to be allowed to purchase such weapons is totally unnecessary they really out to be banned.

My heart goes out to all of the families that have been touched by this cowardly and deplorable act. Words are never enough - this has come just before Rememberance Day - it is such a sad and wasteful loss of life.

I hope that eventually guns will be banned so that there is less liklihood of similar situations ever happening again.

Internation Musing said...

I'm sure that you will like this video called: wake up America...
about the threat of Islam and Obama's appeasement!
http://internationmusing.blogspot.com/2009/11/god-bless-atheism-by-pat-condell_07.html
Kindest
hans

cube said...

Pre-traumatic stress disorder? What a crock.

Sandy said...

A horrible thing to happen, my heart goes out to friends and family of those killed.

So typical of Fox to not really report was is, but to say whatever they feel like. No one knew the status at the time they reported him killed, no one knew enough to say what had happened, to know or to report whether or not it was terrorist related. They do this far too often. People really need to stop watching that channel as news, if they want entertainment; that's a different story.

Why in the world you call Obama a woosie is beyond me. True he doesn't control what the news report's like little gw did;(not letting names of wounded or killed be announced, pictures of those that didn't return etc, in order to control the everything is hungy dorey picutre; but he's done nothing for you to assume he's soft on thugs.

I find it very disappointing the military heard these statements, had him under a watchful eye and this still happened. Seems the military didn't watch their own carefully enough.

A very sad day.
Sandy

tashabud said...

Gee, I suppose I should turn the tv on to see what's going on. I haven't heard of this until I read it here. Thanks for sharing. Now I'm off to watch the news.

Tasha

Kevin said...

You're doing exactly what you blame the news for doing, pure speculation, stating facts before they are known. How about let it play out and stop fear mongering.

Tracy said...

The cartoons are tragically funny.

Although the network news stations unfortunately were short on facts, I found that foxnews did report the facts.

My understanding is that, as you state, Hasan, had not been in war yet so it can not be PTSTD. Also, he's a psychiatrist - MD + psych training vrs psychologist. However, from all that I've read, although we do know that he was a Muslim it has not been confirmed that the was jihad. It has also not been confirmed if his actions were some crazed Muslim lunatic or part of a pre planned event. I think that once they discover if the weapons he used were military issue or not will lend insight into this; as will once it is determined if he was indeed the author of the website postings for which he was under investigation.