Families mourn at Fort Hood following the massacre by a radical Islamist in November 2009.
This is insane…
Authorities are reportedly classifying the Fort Hood Massacre as “workplace violence.”
The Jawa Report posted on this earlier:
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Wow, this seems pretty idiotic. I haven’t read the full Fort Hood report, but if the various news reports are accurate then it seems that the DOD investigation focuses on workplace safety issues and the disclosure of mental health problems rather than the obvious — WTF was a guy in contact with a known terrorist leader doing in the military in the first place?
Some reports suggest that the FBI is going to be more forthcoming in sharing information about who it investigates with the military, but the media stories that I’m reading tend to throw in that fact way down in the story [the last paragraph from the AP here] which seems, to me, like evidence that they wish to continue the narrative that Nidal Hasan was a lunatic like any other lunatic and divert our attention from the plain facts of the case — that he was inspired to jihad by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Anwar al-Awlaki.
To construe Fort Hood as anything other than an act of terrorism is to whitewash one of the worst cases of terrorism since 9/11.