Justice for the victims of Maj. Hasan?

American Thinker

One  thousand and fourteen days. One hundred and forty-five weeks. That how long the  thirteen families who lost their sons, husbands and fathers will have waited  until the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan begins in late August. And that date  could be extended once again, perhaps until after the election in November.  Where is the timely justice for these families? How many of the families have  called the White House and asked when will they receive  closure?

From  the Killeen Daily Herald –  kdhnews.com  from April 24th, 2012, by Phillip Jankowski, we  read:

FORT  HOOD – A military judge delayed the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan for the  second time, pushing it back more than two months.

The  accused Fort Hood shooter’s trial was set to start in mid-June, but his  military-appointed attorneys last week sought a continuance until  October.

The  presiding judge Col. Gregory Gross partially granted the defense request April 18, setting an Aug. 20  start date for seating the jury.

Lead  defense attorney Lt. Col. Kris R. Poppe  asked for the second postponement to give Hasan’s legal team more time to review  evidence documents that he described as “staggering.”

Hasan  could face the death penalty if convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder  and 32 counts of attempted pre-meditated murder for the Nov. 5, 2009, shootings  on post. Originally, the Army psychiatrist’s court-martial was set for  March.

The  deadly incident has been described as the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil  since Sept. 11, 2001.

Fort  Hood police shot Hasan the day of the shootings, and he’s now paralyzed from the  waist down. He remains in custody at Bell County  Jail.

Thank  you Mr. Jankowski, a solid piece of reporting on an important national  issue.

Hmmm,  I wonder how the New York Times spun this continuance of the court-martial until  August 20th?  Go to nytimes.com, type in “Nidal Hasan” in the search box  andare you kidding me ?  The New York Times search engine shows  only one reference to Nidal Hasan this entire year.  Here is that  entire reference, a single sentence;  “In that year [2009], the authorities  were surprised by a series of terrorist plots or attacks, including the killing  of 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., by an Army psychiatrist who had embraced  radical Islam, Maj. Nidal Hasan.”  The article was ironically titled  “Radical U.S. Muslims Little Threat, Study Says.”  I couldn’t make this  up.

Wait  a second that just cannot be right.  Let’s try “Nidal Malik Hasan” in the  NY Times Topics section. OK, there are a handful of more current references  including a February 2012 article concerning the problems Maj. Hasan’s family  have faced since the shootings. But I found no current news or updates on the  shooting itself, the court martial, or the families of the dead  soldiers.

So,  when was the last article the New York Times published any news concerning Maj. Nidal Hasan and his court martial?  July  20th, 2011. Nine months and twenty-three days ago. Nothing since then  either about the series of controversial defense continuances and their  political implications or any new stories about the families of the soldiers who  were killed in “… the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11,  2001.”

Was  this lack of current information a deliberate omission to tamp down the emotions  surrounding this heinous terrorist act by a Muslim in an election year? After  all, the base commander reported Hasan shouting,  “Allahu Akbar!”  before opening fire. Could a rational observer harbor any doubts as to Hasan’s  motive for the shooting spree? In an unexpected homage to George Orwell, the Department of Defense  classified the thirteen deaths as “workplace violence.” I couldn’t make this  up.

Did  the Washington Post report the new continuance until August 20th?  Yes, according to Google, but the article is no longer available. How about CBS?  Yes, the dfw. cbslocal.com had the story on its website and the CBS national  website ran the AP wire story. Did it run on the CBS Evening News? The story  doesn’t have a video link, so I can’t be  sure. How about NPR and the Chicago Tribune? They ran articles about the defense  asking for a continuance, but don’t list any follow up articles; how nine days  later the court-martial date was moved to August 20th.  The  websites for the LA Times and the San Francisco Chronicle had nothing on the  August continuance, so the New York Times is in good company.

Will  the court-martial begin on August 20th?  Presumably so, but  there are powerful political considerations involved with having a Muslim, with  a Palestinian heritage who murdered US soldiers, leading the evening news each  day.  Will the mainstream television networks give daily, wall-to-wall  coverage of Hasan’s court-martial?  A very intriguing question, with so  many ramifications.

Let’s  look at of the speed of military justice in another high-profile court-martial.  The My Lai Massacre was finally brought to the attention of the Pentagon, the  Washington political establishment and the national media in March of 1969, a  year after the actual incident.  Twenty months later, Lt. Calley’s  court-martial got underway. (He was convicted of premeditated murder after a  four-month trial and was initially sentenced to life in prison at hard labor.  Two days later, then President Richard Nixon had Calley released from prison,  pending his appeal. Calley ended up serving a total of three and half years  under house arrest at Ft. Benning, Georgia.)

Do  you recall the soulful song “Seasons of Love” from “Rent”?

Five  Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes

Five  Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Moments so dear

Five  Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes

How  Do You Measure – Measure A Year?

In  Daylights – In Sunsets

In  Midnights – In Cups Of Coffee

In  Inches – In Miles

In  Laughter – In Strife

In  – Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred  Minutes

How  Do You Measure

A  Year In The Life?

These  military families have endured almost two and half years without their murdered  loved ones.  And while our Commander in Chief may feign concern, we all  clearly understand that justice has been uncommonly and unacceptably delayed.  This delay- political in nature – has brought to the forefront our President’s  contemptuous disregard for military, and specifically, for the emotional closure  of the families of the fallen.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/justice_for_the_victims_of_maj_hasan.html#ixzz1u9JHTbX5

13 thoughts on “Justice for the victims of Maj. Hasan?

  1. Do you remember when Obama stated: “Did they read him his Miranda Act”?
    The man knows better….
    1) This was on a Military Base; and therefore, it should be a Military Tribunal;
    2) It is NOT required to read the Miranda Act when “The Public-At-Large- is in danger.
    3) HE decided to label it as “work place violence”;
    4) He refused to pin the purple hearts on those who survived (on a damn Military base!)

    • First of all, it was an act of terrorism, plain and simple, despite what Barry says. But they are trying to cover up anything that has to do with any type of attacks pertaining to Muslims. As a terrorist, you have no rights.

      • Did you read when all of this was going on…they knew what he was doing; however, they were too afraid to report it due to PC and Muslims!!!!

  2. Add to it the trial happening now for 9-11, allowing these idiots to STOP AND PRAY- IN THE MIDDLE OF BEING QUESTIONED- WHILE IF AN AMERICAN WAS TO DO IT WE WOULD BE PUT IN JAIL! The seperation of Church & State was, and NEVER HAS BEEN IN THE CONSTITUTION, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, OR THE BILL OF RIGHTS. It was in a letter from Thomas Jefferson(One of our past Presidents- for those who don’t know) and it was NEVER intended to be used as it has been allowed to be used. It was to clarify the reason the 13 Colonies left from under Englands Rule. All that is happening is that a Muslim in Chief is looking out for his Muslim buddies- thats it.

    • The constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Both the free exercise clause and the establishment clause place restrictions on the government concerning laws they pass or interfering with religion. No restrictions are placed on religions except perhaps that a religious denomination cannot become the state religion.

  3. upaces88
    I read it. I think it’s the same BS that they do with Barry.

  4. Looks like the victims at Ft Hood will never get justice, with this muslim monkey in the white house in charge. That attack convinced this old disabled vietnam veteran to get a permit. I will never trust Homeland Security, but will provide my own as long as there are no
    executions of muslim jihadists like Major Hasaan. Instead, he still draws a paycheck.

    • Ron, I have a list for you, and Please FEEL free to copy and paste it. It is MINE and anyone who wants to can have it. All that I ask in return? IF I missed something, please, please let me know.

    • Homeland Security is a joke. Veterans are the reason this Country has remained free for over 200 years but yet DOH considers them domestic terrorist. I think DOH is part of the problem and should be ended.

  5. Obama and the Military:
    Obama decides the Ft Hood Shooting was a case of “Work place violence”; instead of Islam infiltrating Our Military;
    Rips the Military Budget as he gives politicians a raise;
    Cancels Military Retirement;
    Changes the Rule of Military Combat Pay;
    Ships shell casings of ammunition to China.
    Announces to the world about the cut in Nukes;
    Orders the Military to lie about Afghanistan;
    Flags are flown at half staff when a hero dies — allows the American Flag at half mast for a black singer;
    Decides NOT to give a Purple Heart to the survivors of the Ft. Hood Shooting calling it “work place violence”;
    Fraudulent Affirmative Action Picked for Head Drill Sergeant;
    Slashes 1,200 National Guard to 300 along the borders for Terrorists to enter;
    Despite his approving of Sodomy and Bestiality — Military Restores Ban;
    Disrespects Seal families;
    Veterans’ Cemetery must ban “GOD and Jesus from Military graves.”
    Violates the rights of Military Chaplains.
    Lies about bin Laden’s death…won’t show pictures or video of Islamic burial at sea….lies about helicopter crash
    No seals were Injured during Bin Laden raid…however, those who knew died (can’t remember the exact number)
    Repeals DADT….
    Wanted injured military to pay for their own medical expenses because they had volunteered to fight in the military…..
    (12/28) Breaks Promise to Military and keeps Troops in Afghanistan until 2014
    (01/12) Obama quietly signed the NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act, which nullifies the Bill of Rights and declares America to be a “battleground” in which all American citizens can be arrested, imprisoned, tortured and even killed with no due process.
    (2/09) Obama Guts Military and gives Bureaucrats a Raise
    (2/10) Denies Hero(s) Purple Hearts — calling Ft. Hood Shootings as Work Place Violence
    (2/14) Military Chaplains charged with sedition/Treason for teaching against sin
    (2/16) Military to Fake Belly, Breast to better understand how females in the Military feel;
    (2/25) Our Military burned Koran and Obama apologized causing the deaths of two Officers who were unarmed were shot in the back of the head in a secured location.
    2/26 Obama doesn’t stand with Military as NATO tries to prosecute the Military men who burned Koran;
    (2/26) Military Refuses to take orders from him;
    (2/26) Takes healthcare away from Military;
    Triples co-pay on their insurance.
    (2/27) Obama mocks Military by burning a Bible
    (2/27) Military now responsible for their own health care (even when they come back from the Middle East without a limb, etc.)
    Under the Radar, he sends troops to 4 African countries
    Changes Rules of Engagement
    Forcing Troops to Lie about the Progress in Afghanistan
    Obama threatens Chaplains: “You can’t preach against me in chapel.”

    (3/4/12) Obama threatens Chaplains: “You can’t preach against me in chapel.”
    (right after this) Chaplains cannot preach against sin
    3/27/2012 — Tax “our” Military to give to HIS New Military
    4/14 – Army Generals Plead With Obama “Bring them HOME”
    (4/23) – Military Rates Obama as the worst President they have served with
    (4/25) Seals Blast Obama for using them as Campaign tools for going after Osama Bin Laden
    (05/01/12) Forcing New West Point Cadets to become PC for Muslims
    (05/04/12) Forced Our Military to shove their butts in the air praying position to Islam
    (05/05/12) Cuts Military Budget “again” setting us up for defeat
    (05/06/12) Chip under the skin for Military Personnel
    (05/09/12) Backs Taliban as they Kill Our Military
    (05/09/12) Claims Military are fighting on “his” behalf
    (05/10/12) Obama Releases Taliban Terrorists while Military Man Held captive for 3 yrs
    (05/11/2012) Obama Suspended Classes on Islam — The way to save the world is through Nukes (like WWII)…
    05/13/2012) Slashes Military Budget for healthcare to build $750,000 exercise facilities for Muslims who are incarcerated
    (05/13/2012) Obama Cuts $13 Billion from TriCare for Military
    (05/14/2012) Obama offers purple heart to the victims of terror BUT NOT those at Ft. Hood+ considered Ft. Hood “work Place Violence”
    05/16/2012) The Navy just fired it’s 16th command officer for 2011 REPLACED w/Obama Appointee
    Navy Commander Fired Over Falsified Records REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    NAVY FIRED Five Attack Submarines CO’s REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointees
    Navy Fires 10th CO This Year REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    Navy Relieves CO of New Ship REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    Navy Medicine CO Fired for Poor Command Climate REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    NORTHCOM Commander fired REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    ( 05/21/12) President Betrayed Troops by releasing a known terrorist killer
    (05/23/12) Obama Undermines Troops Putting Taliban in Power as They KILL OUR TROOPS;
    (05/28/12) Memorial Day: Makes the day to honor OUR Troops all about him
    (06/01/12) Veto promise comes because House GOP leaders are breaking faith with last summer’s budget deal by cutting overall funding for agency operating budgets by $19 billion,almost 2 percent.
    (06/07/12) Obama’s uses Memorial Day to Campaing in Photo-Op by blocking families of Vets from D.C. Vietnam Memorial
    (06/07/12) Same Sex Marriage on a Military Base
    (06/08/12) Obama cuts back on Military causing them to have to improvise
    (06/10/12) More Troops Die of Suicide than from War
    (06/11/12) Memorial Day-Obama shuts out Military, friends/family forced to pay respect 100(s) of yards from the sit behind a fence
    (06/11/12) Prior to this day, VietNam vets and family members denied access to wall
    (06/11/12) Too busy to allow the Fly-Over by the Thunderbirds during the Memorial Day Celebration..he cut it short because he had places to go campaign,
    (06/14/12) Pentagon Bans Bibles

  6. IF someone with Integrity and honor was at the head of Homeland Security like the Sheriff…we’d be much safer; have more confidence and feel safer than we do now.

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