Righteous Indignation

The righteous indignation of an officer in the United States Army:

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.

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4 Responses to Righteous Indignation

  1. feeblemind says:

    I sadly agree with you last paragraph, Gaius. If that is the case and political correctness continues to paralyze the decision making process then I fear this will happen again.

  2. Curtis says:

    The FBI is, has been, always is contemptible.

    I don’t know.

    I’m a tad bit curious though. I was an 06 and I supervised some subordinates. I never at any time made the slightest attempt to investigate them or look into their backgrounds, online postings, look under their bed or any other un-American thing.

    If Hasan was exposing his anti-American hatred and the FBI could have used the Patriot Act to ascertain that, well, this murderous scumbag would be just like all the murderous scumbags that the FBI overlooks and has overlooked since they worked for Gorelick. You know, before 9/11.

    If I may respectfully request that you refrain from damning Hasan’s previous supervisors? As I said, I could be offbase and perhaps he spent months coming to work and screaming at the top of his lungs that he thirsted to kill Americans. That would be hard to overlook.

  3. feeblemind says:

    Re Curtis: Former Spook at the blog ‘In From the Cold’ has a post up titled ‘The Blame Game’. The Army, The FBI and the DCIS are all to blame in this debacle. Gaius is right about the supervisors.

  4. Gaius says:

    Go read Charles Krauthammer’s column, Curtis. It pretty well covers why they should be sacked. They knew there was a serious problem and did nothing. Well, they transferred Hasan and pretended there wasn’t a problem. So they did something. It just happened to be the wrong thing for a lot of soldiers.

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