Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ralph Peters on Fort Hood

Fort Hood's 9/11

Islamist terror strikes US again

by Ralph Peters, Colonel, United States Army, Retired.

Posted: 1:36 PM, November 6, 2009

On Thursday afternoon, a radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting "Allahu Akbar!" committed the worst act of terror on American soil since 9/11. And no one wants to call it an act of terror or associate it with Islam.

What cowards we are. Political correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Ft. Hood as surely as the Islamist gunman did. And the media treat it like a case of non-denominational shoplifting.

This was a terrorist act. When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it’s an act of terror. Period.

When the terrorist posts anti-American hate-speech on the Web; apparently praises suicide bombers and uses his own name; loudly criticizes US policies; argues (as a psychiatrist, no less) with his military patients over the worth of their sacrifices; refuses, in the name of Islam, to be photographed with female colleagues; lists his nationality as "Palestinian" in a Muslim spouse-matching program, and parades around central Texas in a fundamentalist playsuit — well, it only seems fair to call this terrorist an "Islamist terrorist."

But the president won’t. Despite his promise to get to all the facts. Because there’s no such thing as "Islamist terrorism" in ObamaWorld.

And the Army won’t. Because its senior leaders are so sick with political correctness that pandering to America-haters is safer than calling terrorism "terrorism."

And the media won’t. Because they have more interest in the shooter than in our troops — despite their crocodile tears.

Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan planned this terrorist attack and executed it in cold blood. The resulting massacre was the first tragedy. The second was that he wasn’t killed on the spot.

Hasan survived. Now the rest of us will have to foot his massive medical bills. Activist lawyers will get involved, claiming "harassment" drove him temporarily insane. There’ll be no end of trial delays. At best, taxpayer dollars will fund his prison lifestyle for decades to come, since our politically correct Army leadership wouldn’t dare pursue or carry out the death penalty.

Maj. Hasan will be a hero to Islamist terrorists abroad and their sympathizers here. While US Muslim organizations decry his acts publicly, Hasan will be praised privately. And he’ll have the last laugh.

But Hasan isn’t the sole guilty party. The US Army’s unforgivable political correctness is also to blame for the casualties at Ft. Hood.

Given the myriad warning signs, it’s appalling that no action was taken against a man apparently known to praise suicide bombers and openly damn US policy. But no officer in his chain of command, either at Walter Reed Army Medical Center or at Ft. Hood, had the guts to take meaningful action against a dysfunctional soldier and an incompetent doctor.

Had Hasan been a Lutheran or a Methodist, he would’ve been gone with the simoon. But officers fear charges of discrimination when faced with misconduct among protected minorities.

Now 12 soldiers and a security guard lie dead. 31 soldiers were wounded, 28 of them seriously. If heads don’t roll in this maggot’s chain of command, the Army will have shamed itself beyond moral redemption.

There’s another important issue, too. How could the Army allow an obviously incompetent and dysfunctional psychiatrist to treat our troubled soldiers returning from war? An Islamist whacko is counseled for arguing with veterans who’ve been assigned to his care? And he’s not removed from duty? What planet does the Army live on?

For the first time since I joined the Army in 1976, I’m ashamed of its dereliction of duty. The chain of command protected a budding terrorist who was waving one red flag after another. Because it was safer for careers than doing something about him.

Get ready for the apologias. We’ve already heard from the terrorist’s family that "he’s a good American." In their world, maybe he is.

But when do we, the American public, knock off the PC nonsense?

A disgruntled Muslim soldier murdered his officers way back in 2003, in Kuwait, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Recently? An American mullah shoots it out with the feds in Detroit. A Muslim fanatic attacks an Arkansas recruiting station. A Muslim media owner, after playing the peace card, beheads his wife. A Muslim father runs over his daughter because she’s becoming too Westernized.

Muslim terrorist wannabes are busted again and again. And we’re assured that "Islam’s a religion of peace."

I guarantee you that the Obama administration’s non-response to the Ft. Hood attack will mock the memory of our dead.


ParaPacem said...

This is an exceptional article and echoes many of my sentiments; the bastard should have been given one more shot to the head instead of wheeled out and taken to a medical facility.
But despite my earlier anger at the higher-ups who make US military bases a victim disarmament zone, I should be balanced and say that at least they take the time to do the things that are truly necessary - like imprisoning American soldiers for killing enemies. Like tearing apart families by prosecuting soldiers for doing their jobs.

THAT certainly makes me feel safer than, say, checking out a muzzie lunatic mass murderer whose aberrant and violent speech and behavior displayed an open and growing hostility to the US military.
Let's be sure he gets some fine legal representation. We, the taxpayers, will be happy to pay.

Jeffrey Quick said...

"Hasan survived. Now the rest of us will have to foot his massive medical bills. "

Since we can't torture him, enduring the medical system and the legal system is the next best thing, and maybe worth the cost . Maybe somebody will forget to turn on his morphine drip.

rexxhead said...

Ralph gets all lathered up by the act and dismisses Hasan's motives as irrelevant.

Earth-to-Peters: Hasan's motives may be irrelevant to you and millions of your followers; they were NOT irrelevant to Hasan and many others like him. You can pontificate to your heart's content, but that won't stop the next Hasan.

Anybody here want to stop the next Hasan? Pay attention to what your government is doing in the name of 'foreign policy'... with your money. And with your army.

That may be a bitter pill to swallow, but this cure is NOT worse than the disease.

Anonymous said...

We are witnessing the ever widening war against the Christian and Jewish principles that are at the core of our Republic. It's the time honored "The enemy of my enemy is my friend". The communists, marxists and maoists will use any other group to help their cause in destroying this nation. This is why we cannot call out our enemies and identify them. As soon as those jet liners crashed into our buildings the mooselimbs became a protected minority. Remember President Bush referred to Islam as the "Religion of Peace" in his speech after that attack. Now that the present Usurper-in-Chief is also a mooselimb do you really think that this is going to go anywhere??? Yesterday he said for us "to not jump to any conclusions". The truth must be buried at all costs. Even the MSM is in full damage control to keep this killer's religion from entering the argument. Everybody is looking under the cushions on the couch and not looking under the elephant in the living room for the answers as to 'why' he killed these people.

Mike Foster said...

A good article but only if balanced against rexxhead's laying the axe at the root on 11/7, 2009 6:30 PM.