20/20 Hindsight

I read something about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan yesterday in the newspaper that concerned me.   “Hasan communicated 10 to 20 times with a radical imam overseas who in the past came under scrutiny for possible links to terror groups…”  and “U.S. officials were aware of the communications since last year, but no formal investigation was ever opened based on them”

I do not know what those communications entailed, but it would seem, in hindsight, that it would have been a good idea to investigate further.

There are many Muslims who simply want to live, and practice their faith in peace.  It would be wrong to condemn an entire group based on the actions of a few.  However there seems to have been enough evidence that Hasan should have been watched more closely, at the very least.

So what happened?  It seems to me, that someone dropped the ball. 

By the way, have you noticed that the mainstream media are not calling this an act of terrorism?  Hasan was scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan with the army.  It appears he was conflicted about whose side he was on. 

Apparantly he decided.

Hasan may not have been a radical at first, but he certainly has become one; unless shooting a large number of military personnel is considered the act of a moderate.

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2 Responses to “20/20 Hindsight”

  1. LisaB Says:

    Sad thought to go along with that is how many people now who are among those who just want to live in peace or whom some might think simply look like they might be from the same background are going to be given unnecessary grief now because sooner or later somebody is bound to write them off with the flawed assuming thinking that “They” are “all alike” thinking this unfortunate incident is just one more piece of “evidence” when the “they” in question haven’t done anything wrong and would never even consider doing something like that.

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