The Obama Administration continues to mis-categorize the Ft. Hood terrorist attack, stating that the Ft. Hood shooting was “workplace violence.” In doing so, the victims are being deprived of just compensation and even their purple hearts.
Perhaps this administration thinks that not calling it terrorism will make all right with the world. I don’t know what his motives are but he seems unable to see the obvious, and that terrifies me. It should terrify you.
It is one thing to deprive the victims of recognition. That is bad enough, but the worst part of this is the misreading of the most dangerous elements in our society and then following a policy of appeasement on their behalf.
…Pentagon press secretary George Little said Friday that the Department of Defense “will not, at this time, further characterize” the shooting because it is committed to the integrity of the ongoing court-martial proceedings against Hasan. There are concerns that formally changing the designation could affect the legal proceedings. [The victims could be recognized and Hassan could be tried by a military tribunal]
Little said survivors of the shooting are “eligible for the same medical benefits as any service member.” [This is a lie]
Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, who was shot six times that day, said his injuries prevented him from continuing to serve. But he won’t receive the same benefits as those severely wounded on the battlefield because an Army medical evaluation board didn’t deem his injuries to be combat-related, he said.
An October 2011 letter on behalf of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was sent to U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, saying “the department is dealing with the threat of violent Islamist extremism in the context of a broader threat of workplace violence.” [This is absurd. The broader threat is Islamic extremism]
But the National Counterterrorism Center’s 2009 Report on Terrorism called the Fort Hood shooting a “high fatality terrorist attack.” The shooting also was mentioned in the State Department’s “Country Reports on Terrorism 2009.”…