Posts Tagged ‘Fort Hood’

20/20 Hindsight

November 11, 2009

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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