Even four hours after Hasan stood on a desk yelling Allahu Akbar! and opened fire, the FBI stated that they were not investigating the attack as an act of terrorism even as there were still reports of other gunmen on the loose. Meanwhile, the Army continues to dismiss it as a “tragedy” and an “isolated incident by a lone gunman” while the media has invented the psychological condition of post-traumatic stress disorder by proxy. There is more concern for promoting the appropriate information operation campaign and maintaining the illusion of safety than there is for actually exposing the weaknesses and faults in the system that allowed this to happen. We’re even being told that damage to the Army’s efforts at diversity would be a greater tragedy than the murder of the twelve soldiers — how ironic the week of Veterans’ Day.
The double standard is obvious further down Major Kellor’s piece. How long would an officer last in the Army if he was espousing white supremacist hate? Well, Hasan was espousing hate and acting erratically for a long, long time. Yet political correctness and rear-end covering trumped duty and loyalty to the men and women of the United States Army.
The officers who failed to protect their fellow soldiers are guilty of dereliction of duty. It won’t happen, of course, but it would be fitting to see the lot of them sacked.