Thursday, February 03, 2011

Senate report concludes that the sky is blue

"the FBI and DOD could have prevented the shooting if they had identified Hasan’s radical Islamist views . . . ."

No kidding.

The obvious problem with this is that the problem was always obvious. Or, it should have been to anyone with even a modicum of curiosity about the world . . . or a pulse. It takes a lot of work to ignore the hordes of data each day highlighting the infrangible link between Islam and mass slaughter, especially after 9/11 and nearly seventeen thousand jihad attacks since. Even without opening a Qur'an, a reasonable person would suspect that something isn't kosher about Islam.

Senators Lieberman and Collins reiterate the Big Lie by implying through their use of "-ists" and "-isms" that what Nidal Hasan preached and practiced that day at Ft. Hood was anything other than Islam-the-Way-Muhammad-Intended. Note their liberal use of violent puns (I guess they didn't get the memo; it's Lieberman and Collins, so yes, that's a pun of my own) and the Orwellian Islamspeak ("radical," "extremist," "Islamist") throughout:
A new Senate report on the 2009 Fort Hood shooting blames the FBI and Department of Defense for failing to recognize or act on alleged shooter Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s extremist views.
If Muhammad commanded, "kill the pagans wherever you find them" (Qur'an 9:5), then how are Hasan's views "extremist"?
The report, released today by Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Joe Lieberman and ranking Republican Susan Collins, says the FBI and DOD could have prevented the shooting if they had identified Hasan’s radical Islamist views and disciplined or discharged him before the attack occurred.

Hasan’s radicalization to violent Islamist extremism but failed both to understand and to act on it,” the senators said in the report. “Our investigation found specific and systemic failures in the government’s handling of the Hasan case and raises additional concerns about what may be broader systemic issues.”
Having an allegedly-former-Muslim-in-Chief who calls the Islamic call to prayer "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset," refers to "my Muslim faith," lies at Al-Azhar about the "great world religion of peace," can't answer honestly a little girl's request for a definition of "jihad," and forces Socialism/Communism -- Islam's only secular friend -- down our throats might indicate "broader systemic issues," might it not?
"DOD possessed compelling evidence that Hasan embraced views so extreme that it should have disciplined him or discharged him from the military, but DOD failed to take action against him,” the report said.

At today’s press conference Lieberman noted that an instructor and a colleague had each referred to Hasan as “a ticking time bomb.”

“To me it’s infuriating that a member of our armed services who expressed such radical opinions to other members of our military was not discharged,” Lieberman said.
"Discharged"?  How about, "deported"? "Dispatched"?
“The Fort Hood massacre resulted because of what I would call a tragedy of errors – just one after another - by organizations that normally perform effectively. But in this case – for a host of various reasons and frankly some things that are hard to explain – just totally failed to act in a way that as you look back at the evidence with the clarity of hindsight just shouts out, ‘Stop this guy before he kills somebody!’ And he was not stopped.”

Lieberman vowed that the report would be used as a “blueprint” for reforms “so the next human ticking time bomb will be identified early and defused before the next deadly detonation.
That "blueprint" is called "Muhammad's words and deeds."

I've got a surefire, one-hundred-percent-guaranteed, take-it-to-the-bank method for identifying the "next deadly detonation": Look for the devout/orthodox/traditional Muslim. Anything less than that only ensures the attack.

Somehow, I don't think we'll be hearing that from either of the distinguished senators.

So much for clarity.