What would happen if, during a war, a society went insane and allowed people sympathetic to the enemy to take control? This is what:
Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation’s Armed Forces at home. …
Thirteen people [sic; authorities don’t count the unborn baby that was killed] were killed and dozens more wounded at Fort Hood in 2009, and the number of alleged plots targeting the military has grown significantly since then. Lawmakers said there have been 33 plots against the U.S. military since Sept. 11, 2001, and 70 percent of those threats have been since mid-2009. Major Nidal Hasan, a former Army psychiatrist, who is being held for the attacks, allegedly was inspired by radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in late September. The two men exchanged as many as 20 emails, according to U.S. officials, and Awlaki declared Hasan a hero.
There was never any doubt that Hasan’s killing spree was an Islamic terror attack. He had spent years waving red flags, shouting in the face of anyone who would listen that his loyalty was to radical Islam, not the USA. Similarly, the political establishment and military top brass is loyal not to the USA but to political correctness. To admit that nurturing Muslims in the bosom of the Armed Forces is a supremely stupid idea would cause the whole mandatory multicultural construct to come unraveled, so Hasan’s red flags were ignored — and continue to be ignored even after he murdered 14 Americans.
Disgustingly, Army chief of staff George Casey Jr.’s reaction to the terror attack was to pule that “it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty.” The next Major Hasan is ticking away as you read this.
“There is a serious threat within the military from people who have enlisted who are radical jihadists,” [Rep. Peter] King [R-NY] said.
“There’s a definite threat from Islamic radicalization in various parts of our society, including within the military, and we can’t allow political correctness to keep us from exposing this threat for what it is.”
The odds of anyone in the Obama Administration or the top brass beholden to it paying the least attention are remote. From their point of view, American lives are a small price to pay for sanctimonious liberal posturing.
On tips from Byron, G. Fox, Shawn, Bob Roberts, and SR.