Friday, December 9, 2011
Correctness Continues to Run Amok
The Defense Department continues to label the 2009 Fort Hood shooting as work place violence and not an act of terrorism. Thirteen service men and women were killed and dozens were wounded by an Army Major who was both a psychiatrist and a Muslim follower of the now deceased American-born cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki. In fact, the Army Major, Dr. Nidel Hasan shouted "Allah akbar" (God is great) as other al Qaeda terrorists exclaim at the time of their attack. Not your everyday work place violence chant. Other attacks against US service men have been labeled as crimes such as drive by shootings, as was the case in Little Rock outside of an Army Recruiting Station of two service men. Their shooter also inspired by al-Awlaki. Yet, our Defense Dept. is calling it anything other than what it is. These shooters have been identified as heroes from within al Qaeda from where they draw their inspiration. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck..........call it what it is and in these instances, they are acts of terrorism. Call them homegrown acts of terrorism if you prefer, but don't minimize the threat such acts are to our men and women in uniform.