83 seek $750 million from Army for Fort Hood shooting spree
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON – Eighty-three victims and family members in the worst-ever mass shooting at a U.S. military installation are seeking $750 million in compensation from the Army, alleging that willful negligence enabled psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan to carry out a terrorist attack at Fort Hood Texas.
The administrative claims filed last week said the government had clear warnings that Hasan, who is scheduled to go on trial in March, posed a grave danger to the lives of soldiers and civilians.
The government bowed to political correctness and not only ignored the threat Hasan presented but actually promoted him to the rank of major five months before the massacre, according to the administrative claims against the Defense Department, the Justice Department and the FBI.
Thirteen soldiers and civilians were killed and more than two dozen soldiers and civilians were injured in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting spree.
Fifty-four relatives of eight of the murdered soldiers have filed claims. One civilian police officer and nine of the injured soldiers have filed claims, along with 19 family members of those 10.
[Source: NATION section, of the Arizona Daily Star, Friday, November 11, 2011.]
Does their Suit have Merit?
According to Guy Rogers, Executive Director of ACT! for America, the official 9/11 Commission Report, Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, Authorized Edition, July 22, 2004, avoided political correctness. This report used the word Jihadist 32 times, Jihad 126 times, Muslim 145 times, and Islam 322 times.
Guy goes on to note that in a 2009 National Intelligence Strategy, manual, first put out by the BHO administration which defines what the threats are to the U.S.A. for our National Security public documents, these four words were omitted. Hence, since 2004, official documents of our government have been stripped of any reference to the real nature of the existential threat that our country faces today, and somehow calling it something else.
Guy also notes that in the U.S. Government’s final report regarding Hasan: Protecting the Forces, the words Violent Extremist, Enemy, al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood or Ikhwan, Jihad, Islam, Muslim, Hamas, Hezbollah, Caliph, or Sharia, have been omitted. However, the word religious was used 59 times suggesting that Hasan was religious in something. (To be fair, the words Violent Extremist and Islam were used once in a single footnote in the title of a cited reference.)
According to Guy’s report, Major Hasan gave a PowerPoint presentation to a group of doctors in 2007 at Walter Reed Army Hospital titled “The Koranic World View as it relates to Muslims in the U.S. Military,” in place of a normal medical presentation. This presentation was a red-flag warning to his superiors of Hasan’s intentions, but because of political correctness, it went unheeded. And, in addition to this, he had the acronym SoA (Soldier of Allah) printed on his military business cards, another red-flag that went unheeded. Finally, on November 5, 2009 at Ft. Hood, Texas, he committed the second-most horrific terrorist attack in the United States; an act that was totally preventable, had the red flags not been ignored.
[Source: Guy Rogers, ACT! for America: DVD video, The Doctrine of Abrogation, Open the Koran Day, October 2011.]