Monday, November 9, 2009

Allen West: 'It is what it is'

The retired Army lieutenant colonel on Fort Hood:
We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable. The fact that there are some who have now created an entire new classification called "pre-virtual vicarious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)" is unconscionable.
This is not a "man caused disaster". It is what it is, an Islamic jihadist attack. . . .
What we see are recalcitrant leaders who are refusing to confront the issue, Islamic terrorist infiltration into America, and possibly further into our Armed Services. Instead we have a multiculturalism and diversity syndrome on steroids.
Major Hasan should have never been transferred to Ft Hood, matter of fact he should have been Chaptered from the Army. His previous statements, poor evaluation reports, and the fact that the FBI had him under investigation for jihadist website posting should have been proof positive. . . .
Read the whole thing. Meanwhile, there's also this:

The official said investigators were looking into Hasan's association with the Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va., in early 2001, about the same time that a radical Islamist prayer leader and two of the Sept. 11 hijackers were there. . . .
Authorities were focusing aggressively on whether Hasan more recently had been following the fiery online sermons and blog postings of that imam, Anwar al Awlaki, the official said.
Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, left the United States in 2002 and is believed to be in Yemen. He is actively supporting the Islamist jihad, or holy war against the West, through his website.
Early this morning, after Awlaki's name was publicly linked to Hasan's, a posting on Awlaki's site was titled "Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing."

Jihad? What jihad? Nothing to see here. Move along.

UPDATE: ABC News reports:
U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.
But don't start "jumping to conclusions" or anything.


  1. Major Nidal Hasan was a hero and he did the right thing. At least according to his Islamic cleric.

    And of course Charles Johnson, apologist for terror.

  2. To hell with it. I have no problem telling it like it is: This was one of Obama's "man-caused disasters."

    Actually, this whole thing makes me wonder just how much intelligence is being buried to help Obama's little "Islam is good, m'kay?" crusade. If it's true the FBI sat on info that this guy was attempting to get with Al Qaeda, I think the people need to start calling for some serious investigation into why that information wasn't passed on to those who protect the safety of the soldiers at Fort Hood.

    I've also heard some folks asking "What did the president know and when did he know it?"

    I wouldn't mind knowing that myself.

  3. This is really an Army issue--blaming this on Obama is akin to blaming 9/11 on Bush. (Not that Obama's reaction to it is particularly sensitive). But the Army knew the guy was a wack job, but either ingrained political correctness, or desperation for trained pyschaitrists kept this guy around.

    Maybe one can yell at the FBI for not moving faster, but then again, maybe they thought they were going to get him to lead him to A-Q assets. Who knows at this point.

  4. Funny thing is Joe Lieberman is making jihad an issue in Congress. He heads Homeland Security.

  5. The signature trait of all socialists is they will always take whatever side can maximally exterminate innocent human life.

    Here, in the context of victims and perpetrators, they side with the latter, and they do so with the simple calculus of perfectly inverting the two.

    Those infesting our government are following the lead of their fellow travelers who infest the governments of Western Europe -- a dhimmified socialist cesspool.

    To be fair, how much more depraved are these Hopey-Changey goons than those who referred to the global plague of Islamic fascism as "a few individuals"?