We were sent this reader-contributed article… Thanks to Steven C from Texas
On November 5, 2009, US Army Major Nidal Hassan opened fire on a room packed with soldiers who were preparing to deploy at Ft. Hood. Thank God, a civilian police officer working on Ft. Hood responded and shot Nadir before he could kill more. Unfortunately, Hassan should never have been in the position to carry out this treasonous act.
News reports continue to report the wealth of information which should have had Hassan under surveillance if not in custody for questioning. He should never have maintained a commission in the US Army; he possibly should have been in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with his jihadist friends.
On November 9, 2009, ABC news reported that US Intelligence new that Hassan attempted to contact two different members of al Qaeda. The BBC reported that Hassan attended the same Mosque at the same time as 9/11 hijackers and began expressing his disturbing views at the same time. Hassan was posting in Jihadist chat-rooms and arguing with other Army Officers about the US involvement in the war on terrorism.
I ask you this. As an Captain in the US Army, MP, white male, Christian, had I been known to attend church services with Eric Rudolph, attempted to contact abortion bombers, posted rants on a chat-room justifying killing abortion doctors, and arguing with my peers that it was OK to do so… how long do you suppose I would have remained free to walk into an abortion clinic and kill 13 people there?
Oh, don’t forget to add to that list I participated in a transition team for the Bush administration…
I submit that I would have been arrested, interviewed, detained, had my home searched, my computer confiscated and forensic reviewed, and probably charged for doing no less than Hassan were the political orientations, race, and religion been reversed.
The DHS spent their time creating a right-wing hit-piece, while ignoring the ticking time-bomb named Hassan. The US Army and US Intelligence agencies played politically correct patty-cake over Hassan’s race, religion and rhetoric… and 13 soldiers died.