Sunday, November 8, 2009

My reply to General George Casey

Our greatest enemy is Political Correctness, whether in our society or in our military.

This is my reply to General George Casey reported this story:
Army chief fears backlash for Muslim U.S. soldiers
By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's top general expressed concern on Sunday that last week's mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, blamed on a Muslim Army officer, could fuel a backlash in the military against Muslim troops.

General George Casey, U.S. Army chief of staff, cautioned against jumping to conclusions about whether religious beliefs motivated the accused gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim born in the United States of immigrant parents.

"I'm concerned that this increased speculation could cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers. And I've asked our Army leaders to be on the lookout for that," Casey told CNN's "State of the Union."

My reply: General Casey, your sense of Political Correctness has placed every American soldier in jeopardy by failing to recognize the true facts in this case.

There are about 3,000 Muslims on active duty military service or in the National Guard or reserve forces, Casey said. They remain a small minority within the U.S. military.

My reply: We have seen what just one U.S. Army Muslim soldier can do with two handguns in Fort Hood, Texas. We have also seen what one U.S. Army Muslim soldier can do with a few hand grenades in Kuwait. Here are a few more examples of what Muslims in our Armed Forces have done:

 Navy Signalman Hassan Abujihaad last year was convicted of tipping off al-Qaida to battle group movements in the Persian Gulf, including disclosing classified documents detailing the group's vulnerability to terror attack.

Army reservist Jeffrey Battle in 2003 pleaded guilty to conspiring to wage war against the U.S., confessing he enlisted "to receive military training to use against America."

Army reservist Semi Osman in 2002 was arrested for providing material support to al-Qaida and pleaded guilty to weapons charges after agreeing to testify against other terror suspects.

Marine Abdul Raheem al-Arshad Ali trained at a suspected al-Qaida camp and was charged with selling a semi-automatic handgun to Osman.

Army Sgt. Ali Mohamed trained Green Berets at Fort Bragg's elite special warfare school before stealing military secrets for al-Qaida and helping plan bombings at three U.S. embassies in 1998.

Army Spec. Ryan Anderson in 2004 was convicted of leaking military intelligence to al-Qaida terrorists, including sensitive information about the vulnerabilities of armored Humvees.

A Fort Hood official has said Hasan yelled "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is Greatest" -- just before the shooting in which 13 people were killed and 30 wounded. The 39-year-old U.S. Army psychiatrist was shot four times by police. He was hospitalized but no longer needed a ventilator to breathe.

My reply: "Allahu Akbar" which means Allah is Great in Arabic, is a war cry used by Muslim terrorists. Major Nidal Malik Hasan yelled those words every time he squeezed the trigger and shot an American soldier.

Relatives have said Hasan wanted to leave the Army to avoid being deployed to Afghanistan and that he had faced harassment by fellow soldiers because of his religion.

Casey was not specific about the type of backlash he feared against Muslims in the military, or who might lead a backlash.

My reply: Maybe General Casey remembers the fragging incidents in Vietnam when the lives of American soldiers were threatened by the young, inexperienced Army officers sent to lead them into battle.  If this action is the only way American soldiers are convinced they have to protect themselves then you have brought this upon yourself.

The shootings at the sprawling Army base marked the latest blow to the U.S. military, which has been under enormous strain this decade as troops served repeated long combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those wars also have raised hostility toward the United States among many Muslims worldwide.

"Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse," Casey added on NBC's "Meet the Press."

My reply: Our Armed Forces have always had a diverse compliment of soldiers. That didn’t present any problem in WWII when Americans soldiers of Italian descent fought other Italians in Italy or American soldiers of German descent fought Nazi soldiers in Germany.  We were all Americans first. Major Nidal Malik Hasan has openly declared that he was a Muslim first and an American second.

Asked whether Muslims in the U.S. Army are more conflicted than other soldiers in fighting wars in Muslim countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, Casey said: "I think that's something that we have to look at on an individual basis."

My reply: Even before those 19 radical Muslim terrorists attacked America on September 11, 2001 we have been at war with Muslims both at home and abroad.  If you cannot or will not admit this then you are lying to the members of the Armed Forces and to the American public.

"But," he added, "I think we as an Army have to be broad enough to bring in people from all walks of life."

Casey declined to say what the Army knew about Hasan's behavior before Thursday's rampage, saying those questions will be addressed by investigators looking into the crime.


Ynet said this: “Some saw warning signs ahead of US Army shooting."
"Fellow student at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences says complained to faculty about Hasan's presentation that 'justified suicide bombings and spewed 'anti-American propaganda.' “

Associated Press reported: “Some who knew Nidal Malik Hasan said they saw clear signs the young Army psychiatrist, who authorities say went on a shooting spree at the Army base Fort Hood that left 13 dead and 29 others wounded, had no place in the military.”

“There was the classroom presentation that justified suicide bombings. Comments to colleagues about a climate of persecution faced by Muslims in the military. Conversations with a mosque leader that became incoherent.”

“After he arrived at Fort Hood, Hasan was conflicted about what to tell fellow Muslim soldiers about the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, alarming an Islamic community leader from whom he sought counsel.”

“His fellow students complained to the faculty about Hasan's "anti-American propaganda," but said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim student kept officers from filing a formal written complaint.”

NPR (National Public Radio) has a revealing audio commentary:

Listen to a  psychiatrist’s recollection of a lecture Hasan gave (a “grand round” is the term for it) when he was a medical resident at Walter Reed. “It freaked them out.” Normally, a lecturer focuses on a particular disease or disorder and recent research or treatment options. Instead, Hasan reportedly harangued the doctors and staff about what the Quran taught about non-believers going to hell, being scalded, beheaded, etc. A Muslim psychiatrist in the audience reportedly challenged him about his interpretation of the Quran, but he would not back down (because he was right) . Another version of the story I heard quoted a source as saying that several in the audience suggested afterward that Hasan might be a shooter someday.

Forward the audio to 1:50 and listen through 3:05 to hear most relevant comments.

Others had this to say about Political Correctness

Joseph Farah, founder, editor  and CEO of WorldNetDaily News said: “America is still mourning the murders of 13 soldiers at Fort Hood in what can only be characterized as a vicious slaughter by a jihadist terrorist, an attack incubated and nurtured by an irrational pandemic of political correctness.” “I write these words as an Arab-American. I bear no hostility toward people from the Middle East. I bear no hostility to people to are Muslims. However, I do bear hostility – and, I believe, rightly so – to people who want to destroy America or radically alter its form of governance.”

Michelle Malkin, conservative columnist, speaking about Sgt. Asan Akbar, a Muslim American soldier with the 326th Engineer Battalion,  who tossed hand grenades into three tents filled with sleeping officers in Kuwait, “Naturally, apologists for Islam-gone-awry are hard at work dismissing this traitorous act of murder as an “isolated, individual act and not an expression of faith.” But such sentiments are willfully blind and recklessly p.c.”

Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), who wrote the foreword to Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that's Conspiring to Islamize America, said today she is "very concerned" about infiltration of the military by jihadists. "We can't continue to be so politically correct that we're going to say this wasn't religiously motivated," Myrick told the Charlotte, North Carolina, CBS affiliate. She noted the reports that Nidal Malik Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar" before he allegedly opened fire in the shooting spree at Fort Hood Thursday.

Robert Spencer is a scholar of Islamic history, theology, and law and the director of Jihad Watch, said: “The Huffington Post spun faster, asserting that “there is no concrete reporting as to whether Nidal Malik Hasan was in fact a Muslim or an Arab.”

“Yet there was, and what’s more, Major Hasan’s motive was perfectly clear — but it was one that the forces of political correctness and the Islamic advocacy groups in the United States have been working for years to obscure. So it is that now that another major jihad terror attack has taken place on American soil, authorities and the mainstream media are at a loss to explain why it happened – and the abundant evidence that it was a jihad attack is ignored.”

Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs said: “Political correctness is going to rout this country. The jihadi who mowed down scores at Fort Hood was an adviser to the Homeland Security Policy Institute's presidential transition task force. This was at the same time that the DHS was writing reports that right wing extremists like Grandma, Veterans, tea parties, patriots were the real threat. And Hasan had a jihad history. Enemy in the White House. Fort Hood shooter was member of Homeland Security Panel advising Obama Jihadwatch. Of course. Why not? He was a "moderate." Until he wasn't.”

Brent Baker on NewsBusters said: “Neither the CBS Evening News nor NBC Nightly News, in their East coast feeds Thursday night, noted the Muslim religious beliefs of the mass killer at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, but ABC anchor Charles Gibson wasn't cowed by political correctness as he teased World News, “Fort Hood tragedy: An Army officer, a Muslim convert, is the suspect in a shooting spree...” Introducing his first story, Gibson referred to how Major Nidal Malik Hasan “an army officer, a Muslim, opened fire with handguns...” (With a range of frequency, during late afternoon/early evening coverage, CNN, FNC and MSNBC all identified Hasan as a Muslim.) “

“Cryptically, ABC's senior foreign affairs correspondent, Martha Raddatz, concluded a story on reaction at Fort Hood: “As for the suspect, Nadal Hasan, as one officer's wife told me, 'I wish his name was Smith.'” So, a concern this will lead to groundless fear of Muslims?”

“The CBS Evening News avoided any mention of Islam or Muslim faith as Katie Couric provided this benign description: “Today, according to the Army, a soldier opened fire....He's identified tonight as Army Major Nadal Malik Hasan, a licensed psychiatrist and drug and rehab specialist from Bethesda, Maryland.” NBC anchor Brian Williams: “The soldier, identified as the initial gunman here, is an Army psychiatrist, Nadal Malik Hasan. He's an officer, a Major, and he was apparently armed with two handguns.” NBC's Pete Williams insisted, the MRC's Brad Wilmouth noticed, “everything about his background is rock solid, and nothing extraordinary stands out about his background.”

Joy Tiz on, holds an M.Sc. in psychology and a JD in law.  Writing on CanadaFreePress in an article titled Massacre by Political Correctness said: “Experts at MSNBC discovered yesterday that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is contagious.  Presumably, Kathleen Sibelius is whipping up a vaccine which will soon be placed into the uber efficient HHS delivery system.”

“Army psychiatrist Malik Nadal Hasan slaughtered 13 people and wounded over thirty others. “

“This was no random shooting spree, Hasan chose his time, place and victims.  The Muslim doctor has a history of hatred toward the US, saying that the Religion of Peace really ought to rise up against the US.”

“The left is hysterically trying to  spin the Islam out of this attack, insisting that Hasan suffered from PTSD, despite the fact that he has never been in combat.  The Einsteins at MSNBC are reporting that Hasan caught PTSD by working with returning combat soldiers.”

“The reasoning is stupefying, even for liberals:  Hasan was distraught over the possibility of having to go to a war zone and decided to work through his trauma by creating a bloodbath on an Army base.  By the way, was the possibility of combat never mentioned to Hasan during his years with the Army?”

“Having been provided with a free medical education funded by the US taxpayers, Hasan was reportedly upset about being picked on for being Muslim.  In a world run by the mainstream press, Islam is a class worthy of the highest possible protection against unpleasantness.  It’s not like he tried to put up a Christmas tree or something.”

“What we have learned about Hasan is that he got a lousy performance review.  He has been disciplined for pressuring others into becoming Muslim.  He admired home grown jihadis, including the Arkansas recruiter killer.  He handed out Korans before his rampage.  His neighbor told FNC that he had “Allah” written on his front door in Arabic.  He shouted “Allahu Akbar”, the traditional pre-massacre jihadi shout out.  He identified himself as Palestinian.  It seems plausible that he expected to die, given that he was surrounded by military and civilian personnel who know how to shoot.  Why was Hasan still in the Army?”

“But we shouldn’t jump to any conclusions, according to Obama.  Sometimes the conclusions just jump right at you and grab you by the scruff to give you a good shake.  Apparently, the president needed a do over today after his astoundingly bad handling of the shooting incident yesterday.  In a public speech, the commander in chief joked around and gave shout outs before even addressing the jihad at Fort Hood.  So stunning was this display of Obama’s narcissistic lack of empathy that even NBC in Chicago felt the need to chastise their favorite president.”

“The commander in chief needs to explain to us why the FBI announced almost immediately after the shootings that there was no “nexus” with terrorism.  Was this Holder directed? “

“The staunchly pro-terrorist criminal enterprise known as CAIR showed disturbing alacrity in condemning Hasan’s jihad.  Since when was CAIR opposed to attacks on American troops?”

“Bending to the demands of political correctness is not only dangerous, it’s stupid.  How many times do we have to go through this to figure out that no matter how daft the lengths to which we go, liberals will never think it’s enough.”

“The Obama controlled media will try to attack this man-caused disaster from every angle but the conspicuous truth.  No doubt congress will soon take up the question of whether soldiers should be allowed access to firearms, just as soon as they are done trying to wreck health care.”

“The media have fabricated a number of asinine explanations for Hasan’s behavior.  What, they wail, could his motive possibly have been?  The anti-American pundits are proposing the alternative hypotheses that Hasan was driven by viral PTSD, which he caught from the soldiers he counseled .  Or, perhaps the poor sensitive soul was tormented by unkind remarks about his Muslim ideology. “

“The American people are getting really good at seeing through liberal bamboozlement; they may not be so quick to buy into the liberal mythology about the Religion of Peace.  The left has a lot invested in keeping their phantasms alive.  Like toddlers, liberals tend to take the absurd to the extreme.  When they inevitably start blaming our soldiers for Hasan’s jihad, don’t expect the American people to put up with it.”

Conclusion: General Casey, as the Commanding General of the United States Army you are also a politically appointed officer that serves at the discretion of the President of the United States. You owe your allegiance to the Constitution as well as to those who serve under you. Do you value your job more than the lives of your soldiers? Do the right thing! As an ex-serviceman I ask you to tell the whole truth. Call a spade a spade even if it isn't politically correct, because we are at war with people who hide behind their Muslim faith. They call it Jihad and they fight in the name of Allah.

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