January 22, 2010, - 5:08 pm
When I read USA Today, this morning, I was in disbelief by a headline and accompanying article:
Army Surgeon Gen., Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker Denies Clues on Nidal Malik Hasan
HUH?!, I thought. This is, after all, the same Nidal Malik Hasan who not only gave hints to his advocacy of Islamic jihadist violence against Americans repeatedly throughout his career, but several Army doctors and officials voiced their concerns. It’s also the same Nidal Malik Hasan, about whom I read a different headline in the very same McPaper, two days earlier:
And that’s hardly news, since we’ve been hearing story after story in the months since the Fort Hood Islamic terrorist attack perpetrated by Maj. Hasan, all of them documenting how Hasan gave outright statement after outright statement about his extremist Islamic views and his wishes for them to be acted out by various parties. And we already know that, according to Ft. Hood Congressman John Carter, the Pentagon’s report on Fort Hood was sanitized to avoid discussing Islamic terrorism and offending Muslims.
Yet Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, claims there were no clues of potential violence, as he and his underlings looked the other way and repeatedly engaged in Islamic affirmative action, promoting this monster and giving him glowing reviews.
But Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, the Army surgeon general, told USA TODAY there’s no evidence his staff “could have predicted” that Maj. Nidal Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas, “could have become a mass murderer.”
Writes reader Sean, who spent several years serving our country in the U.S. Army, and asked the rhetorical “WTF?”:
REALLY?? So the briefing he gave to other doctors that justified jihad…that didn’t clue anybody in? And his jihadi garb that he wore that day….that wasn’t a tip off? What PLANET is this guy on? And the fact that he was accusing soldiers of war crimes instead of treating their mental health issues…that wasn’t a clue? COME ON!!
Exactly. The smoke and mirrors and buck-passing in this blind, head-in-the-sand, affirmative action promotion of Hasan by the Army and the military establishment is simply sickening.
If the name, “Schoomaker,” looks familiar, it’s because he’s the younger brother of the former Army Chief of Staff.
Sadly, the cronyism in the U.S. military never ends. Nor does the duck-and-weave around taking responsibility for Nidal Malik Hasan.
If they can’t see the enemy in their own ranks, how on earth can we trust them to see and defeat the enemy away from U.S. soil? And why on earth are we fighting them “over there,” when we’re willingly allowing them to grow like metastasized cancer over here, right smack-dab in the middle of the U.S. Army?
My Great-Uncle Maurice was the Surgeon General for the U.S. Army over the South Pacific, after Pearl Harbor was bombed. But he was also known as “The Cleaner.” Back in the day, he’d have been brought in to fire this guy, Schoomaker, and all the others who looked the other way at the long-impending explosion that is Nidal Malik Hasan.
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