Calling a spade a spade


Filed Under Military on Nov 10 

I spent the first twenty years of my life as a tangential part of the United States Army. This means that from the time I was born, my home was where ever the Army said it was. Life as an Army brat is the one that I had, so until I was sixteen or so my address was always prefaced by the word “Fort” or “Presidio” or the ever present “APO”.

My background being what it is, the brave men and women who wear this nation’s uniform are and always will be family to me. I say this so perhaps you’ll understand my barely controlled anger at the slaughter perpetrated by Major Nidal Malik Hasan on my family members at Fort Hood, Texas this past Friday.

No sooner had Hasan’s name been made public than the Political Correctness police fanned out on the airwaves to make sure America didn’t make a “rush to judgment” based solely on Hasan’s ethnic background. Well, dear reader, I have reserved my judgment as long as I can stand it, so I will here declare solemnly and for the record something that should be obvious to anyone with enough intelligence to read:

Major Nidal Malik Hasan is an Islamofascist Murdering Thug who managed to weasel himself into a position of responsibility and trust within the ranks of the United States Army. He used the trust of his fellow soldiers as a weapon just as lethal as the pistols he wielded in the Ft. Hood processing center. His actions were aided and abetted by a culture of political correctness which prohibited those familiar with his increased radicalization from taking actions which would have prevented this massacre.

Perhaps you think me a bit extreme in my views. You have the right not to take my word as definitive on the subject. Thus I will give you a more authoritative source:

It’s getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service to morally justify being in a military that seems constantly engaged against fellow Muslims.

If Muslim groups can convince Muslims that they are fighting for God against injustices of the ‘infidels’; ie: enemies of Islam, then Muslims can become a potent adversary ie: suicide bombing, etc.

[The] Department of Defense should allow Muslims [sic] Soldiers the option of being released as ‘Conscientious objectors’ to increase troop morale and decrease adverse events.

We love death more then [sic] you love life! (Emphasis Added)

These aren’t some random quotes I pulled off al Jazzera. They are direct quotes from a 50 slide presentation made by Major Hasan to a group of military physicians at Walter Reed Medical Center. No punitive action was taken against Major Hasan, though he did eventually get a bad performance review prior to his transfer to Ft. Hood.

What “adverse events” was Major Hasan trying to decrease? Perhaps this one? Or maybe he was alluding to his own personal adverse event in the making.

Those who champion the PC environment always claim to be doing it in the best interests of promoting a non-offensive world. We don’t want to make anyone feel bad, or left out, or insecure. This is fine, and actually comical when some idiot in Sacramento demands the city come up with a gender neutral term for Man Hole Cover.

It is something all together different when the PC people require professionals to be willfully blind to a clear and present danger to the security and well being of those who charged with the defense of the nation.

Simply put, dear reader, the fear of offending those who hold radical beliefs like those which propelled Major Hasan to stand atop a desk with pistols blazing all while shouting Allahu Akbar! cost the lives of 13 people. That is far too high a price for a politically correct world.