Friday, November 06, 2009

The Second Hasan

The first Hasan, Hasan Karim Akbar, a sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division "opposed to the killing of Muslims and opposed to the war in Iraq." This was among many red flags waved by Hasan before his deployment to Kuwait. Ignorance of the warning signals cost one soldier's life and 15 injuries.

This time the casualties were far greater. This Hasan, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, has killed 13 and injured over 30. This Hasan, another disciple of the Religion of Peace, had also made known his objections to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The cousin and the MSM keeps harping on the fact that "he was harassed" for being Muslim. They had no problem reporting that "soldiers were responsible" for the shootings...but I notice now that we know the shooter yelled "Allah Ahkbar" as he methodically went about his rampage, they're not so readily saying "A Muslim was responsible."

I know I'm just a civilian, but I'm going to take a wild guess that running around saying you have PTSD when you've never been deployed might garner a bit of harassment. I'm also going to surmise that saying Muslims should rise up against American soldiers and that suicide bombing was akin to a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save him men might cause your fellow soldiers to harass the hell out of you...and with damn good cause.

I REALLY don't want this to be taken as politicizing this...but my very first thought was that if this guy had been gay he couldn't have told anyone...but since he was straight it was okay to tell people that Americans should be killed? And that we were occupiers and war criminals?! That soldiers would rather have radical Muslims than gays? The Man had the same observation. But, I digress...

I have to contend that both Hasan's were allowed to slip through the cracks because the Armed Forces have become as politically correct as the rest of the country. It seems you can get away with anything if you have a prayer rug...

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