Ft Hood Report Fails to Mention Radical Islamic Problem

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  1. Dragoon68

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    The recently published Ft. Hood report - produced by the Obama administration - fails to mention the radical Islamic problem that was, at the very least, a contributor to the murders that took place. It demonstrates that we are so afraid to speak the truth for fear we will be labeled as candidates for extensive political correctness training. It does, instead, lay blame on officers in the military who may have "looked the other way". But, of course, what was excepted of them in the politically correct society we diligently enforce. We reap what we sow!
     
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    Of course.

    It was a foregone conclusion that the report would be... umm...shall we say...sanitized.
     
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    There is a real irony in this:
    DHS reportedly considers people who identify with or are labeled by others as having the following interest or involvement are considered to be more highly suspect as capable of terrorism... [ Fundamental Christianity, Pro-Life or Anti-abortion, Tea party participants or organizers, Studying-quoting - or otherwise showing interest in the Constitution, Supporters of 2nd Amendment Rights, Believers in End Time Events, and even ex-military] ..... and never fail to identify such similar charcteristics in a suspect of a violent event and such characteristics will appear in virtually all subsequent reports as though directly related ......... but will deny such identification in this report.

    There's a big difference in extraprolating data which is coincidental and totally uncharacteristic of a group of 'identifiers' vs data which is characteristic of a group's influence and goals. Radical Islam is certainly in this later classification....... and so would be the Weathermen (not meaning to side line topic..... but to show balance of groups within our historical past).

    btw....... where did you get your information? (I'm posting in assumption of its accuracy and my confidence in you. :) )
     
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    Obama promised transparency: But he failed to inform the people that it would be painted opaque: .......And most who voted for him wouldn't know what that means.
     
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    windcatcher sez:
    Just keep in mind who is the REAL boss behind all this PC garbage!!
     
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    This was my own conclusion - I should have stated that - of Secretary Gates' initial comments about the West-Clark report that he announced a few days ago. The complete report has since been issued. Gates' comments bothered me - not everything he said but some of what he said and did not say. I normally prefer to have all the facts in-hand but, in this case, I made my comments on what I heard before reading the entire report. Sometimes that's an invitation to eat a boot but maybe not this time!

    In his comments Gates avoided mentioning radical Islamic influences as a probable cause for the perpetrator's actions. "Self-radicalization" is the only term used that came close. He hinted at blame for former commanding officers of the perpetrator by saying they may have failed in "assessing the performance and fitness of people honestly and openly" or of "kicking the problem to the next unit" thereby ignoring the warning signs of potential trouble. That could be true but he failed to mention the pressure put of those officers - the entire military - for political correctness. He failed to note what would have happened to these officers if they had taken action some now, in hind sight, wish they had. In my opinion these initial comments redirected blame from the originators of such policy to the implementers who are constantly monitored for compliance to it.

    On the other hand, Gates did also say that "Current policies on prohibited activities provide neither the authority nor the tools for commanders and supervisors to intervene when DOD personnel at risk of personal -- of potential violence make contact or establish relationships with persons or entities that promote self-radicalization." Now that does come close to calling it what it was but falls short of it! Perhaps, given the on-going investigations this is all he could say. Never the less, it bothers me because I know that "political correctness" has invaded our military and corrupts its effectiveness. That's not good for America!

    Gates also mentioned the need for improved force protection to deal with similar future threats and that seems prudent to me. He did complement the emergency response at Fort Hood and that was deserved.

    Both the on-going command and criminal investigations are separate from the West-Clark report and will hopefully be very objective and factual as they usually are. If there were command failures those should be addressed by the command investigation. I hope they'll have the courage to call it like it is whatever it is! The criminal investigation is in good hands and will hopefully build a good solid case for the courts-martial. I do have confidence in the military justice system so long as it is allowed to function as it should.
     
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    FOXNews reported this evening on comments by Rep. John Carter about the Fort Hood report. He states similar concerns to those I expressed. I'm glad to know he had the courage, being a politician, to speak what many are thinking. Perhaps more will do so!
     
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    There are many anti-American terrorists at F. Hood?
     
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    Are you asking a question or making a statement? What are you really trying to communicate?

    There are many defenders of America's liberty at Fort Hood!

    Maybe you should make a trip down there and ask them your question? Let me know if you do because I'd like to be there!
     
    #10 Dragoon68, Jan 19, 2010
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