Saturday, March 12, 2011

Army To Discipline 9 Officers In Connection With Ft. Hood Jihad Killings

The US Army has announced it will punish nine officers in connection with the Fort Hood murders for "leadership failures relating to the career of Maj. Hasan."

Major Nidal Malik Hasan, you'll remember, is on trial for gunning down 13 people and wounding 29 others on November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood in Texas while screaming "Allah Akbar!"

This is likely a direct reaction to the Senate report showing that Maj. Hasan's superiors had more than enough information to prevent the shootings but failed to do so because of political correctness and fear of retaliation from higher ups for being perceived as 'anti-Muslim.'

The press release from the Army reads:

"The severity of each action varies depending on case-specific facts and circumstances. In certain cases, it may take several weeks to ensure that each officer is accorded appropriate due process and to take final action. In order to protect the due process rights of the officers involved, the Army will not identify them or provide details of the administrative actions at this time. Upon the completion of all cases, the Army will review whether the release of additional information would be appropriate."

Army Secretary John McHugh has sent a comprehensive Army review of the incident to Secretary Gates.

This situation must certainly play havoc with serving field officers. If they flag a soldier as a potential jihadi, they still run the risk of severe career damage and loss of promotion for being labeled 'anti-Muslim'. If they go with the flow and an infamous 'man-made disaster' like Major Hassan strikes, they get made into scapegoats for the higher ups who initiated the politically correct nonsense in the first place.

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