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It's official: Political Correctness led to the deaths at Fort Hood

Via The Blotter:

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan tried to make contact with people linked to al Qaeda.It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said that he requested the CIA and other intelligence agencies brief the committee on what was known, if anything, about Hasan by the U.S. intelligence community, only to be refused.

In response, Hoekstra issued a document preservation request to four intelligence agencies. The letter, dated November 7th, was sent to directors Dennis Blair (DNI), Robert Mueller (FBI), Lt. Gen Keith Alexander (NSA) and Leon Panetta (CIA).

Hoekstra said he is "absolutely furious" that the house intel committee has been refused an intelligence briefing by the DNI or CIA on Hasan's attempt to reach out to al Qaeda, as first reported by ABC News.

"This is a law enforcement investigation, in which other agencies--not the CIA--have the lead," CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said in a response to ABC News. " Any suggestion that the CIA refused to brief Congress is incorrect."

PC kills... and we have an Administration that puts PC-ness on the top of their agenda.

More deaths to follow.




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Comments (47)

Cute headline, and I'm sure... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Cute headline, and I'm sure it'll get the dogs barking, but you haven's shown where "PC" has anything to do with what's happened.

Homeland security Gorelick ... (Below threshold)

Homeland security Gorelick style has been tweaked by Obama to be more thoughtful and understanding of America haters.

More 911's to come.

Ummmm? Steve, knowing of Ha... (Below threshold)

Ummmm? Steve, knowing of Hasans AQ contact attempts weeks in advance and doing nothing about it is PC run amok. Now, did they do nothing because they did not want to offend the Muslim community? Yes.


Steve Green is sucking up t... (Below threshold)

Steve Green is sucking up to the Liar-in-Chief. Next thing you know, ole Stevie will be defending the muslim shooter as being "misunderstood". BULLSH*T! Go back under your rock Stevie. We are not interested in your schmuck crap any more than we are in listening further to your idol, the muslim loving terrorist. I'm sick and tired of you and your ilk defending a madman who received the keys to the White House courtesy of criminals. The White House used to stand for Class, Integrity, Honesty, but no longer. Watch us throw his a** out as soon as possible.

What will it take for the p... (Below threshold)

What will it take for the people in power to stop this p.c nonsense?
Does a number of politicans have to be victims, before they realized the danger? Are the rest of us (especially our service people) so unworthy and expendable that p.c. comes first and foremost.

I am so angry over this, if it was some I knew who was killed I don't know what I would do.

Will the wounded and the families be able to sue?

And anyone who claims this wasn't an act of a islamic terrorist or p.c. wasn't involved is nothing more that an idiot.
Madalyn, you are so right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would not think for one m... (Below threshold)

I would not think for one minute that Muslims can't serve honorably in our armed services. I know that many have and many will in the future, I have read the stories of the help and insight that Muslins have given on and off the battle field when fighting with us.

I also believe that Muslims serving in the armed forces could be a special target for those who want to destroy this country. Radicals who want to and try to convert military personnel against the country are high on the radical list. SO WE MUST BE CAREFUL AND MONITOR THOSE WHO SEND UP RED FRAGS. This guy clearly did, and should have been brought to the attention of General Casey. He was not. this is not an indictment of all Muslims, but a recognition that there are many who want to radicalize some if they could, and we must be vigilant always.

PC is firmly bipartisan.</p... (Below threshold)

PC is firmly bipartisan.

Mohammad Atta was in attendence at the US Army's International Officers' School. Later spotted on Republican leg man Jack Abramoff's Suncruz mafia gambling boat off the Florida coast.
Other 9/11 conspirators attended US Army language programs on-base. All were being sheperded by various redundant FBI "offices".
Bin-Ladin was a paid CIA operative known personally by GHW Bush since the 1970s.

The anthrax attacks were traced to Fort Detrick, MD.

In the 1990s, Timothy McVeigh volunteered for an Army Intelligence role and became a patsy for ATF terrorism "drill gone awry", a'la Navy Intelligence man L.H. Oswald and a secret service "sting" in 1963.

But back to now: GW Bush is slowly moving his furniture to his vast estates in Paraguay. Which are guarded by the US Army in a series of "camps", btw.

As for the latest Ft Hood events, things always come out in the wash though seldom if ever officially "confirmed", but the strictly partisan reader will keep adding bleach anyway til the threads themselves dissolve into comfortable myth, he hopes.

BryanD. Those are some real... (Below threshold)

BryanD. Those are some really far-out statements you just made, or am I missing the joke here? There is no Army "International Officer School", I've spent a good amount of time in paraguay working for USG and nope, no US Army guarding anything down there. Quite possibly you have the start to a book that somebody, I'm sure, would read. Seriously.

"But back to now: GW Bush i... (Below threshold)

"But back to now: GW Bush is slowly moving his furniture to his vast estates in Paraguay. Which are guarded by the US Army in a series of "camps", btw."

I was wondering when and how Bush was going to be tied to this? bryanD Your priceless.

Well said kathie<b... (Below threshold)

Well said kathie

Shaking my head on most of your comments. How is having dealing with unsavory characters in the world being PC? Many other things yes but it is not being PC.

Steve is just an Obama or M... (Below threshold)

Steve is just an Obama or Moron.org plant. There are loads of them paid with our tax dollars who do nothing but surf and subvert. They are easy to spot though and are fun to ridicule.

Still waiting for someone t... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Still waiting for someone to point out how "PC" had anything to do with what happened.

Still not surprised no one has come up with an answer.

How bout the victims suing ... (Below threshold)

How bout the victims suing the mosque where he learned the bullshit that led to this. A civil suit is what brought down the KKK. Why cant this be used to stop the muslem shit.

Just connect the dots:... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Just connect the dots:

1. Political Correctness exists

2. ?

3. Another shooting spree occurs

Stevie, I will point it out... (Below threshold)

Stevie, I will point it out for you. the terrorist asshat was making statements and actions that would lead a reasonable person to see where he was headed. It appears that too many people ignored his behavior in order to protect their career out of fear of losing a promotion due to being called a racist for speaking out against a muslem.

I have read and listened to... (Below threshold)
just bob:

I have read and listened to some bizare statements before and let them roll off my back,but this attricity has broken the ducks back. Political correctness disallows the people who are there to protect us from rightly questioning others whom happen to follow the child mollesters mohamads doctrine because it is profiling. Co workers of Dr.Jihad were afraid of filing complaints due to the fact they would be branded racist. Multiculturism has broght us nothing but a bunch of hardships and heartaches; kids running around with their pants around their ankles,morals of barbarians and the work ethics of sloths. Enough,when sg and his ilk of appeasers cry for protection from the obvious evil I will turn my head save my ammo for a more deserving damsel in distress.

<a href="http://ww... (Below threshold)
Fort Hood gunman had told US military colleagues that infidels should have their throats cut - Telegraph

Fellow doctors have recounted how they were repeatedly harangued by Hasan about religion and that he openly claimed to be a "Muslim first and American second."

One Army doctor who knew him said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim soldier had stopped fellow officers from filing formal complaints.

Another, Dr Val Finnell, who took a course with him in 2007 at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Maryland, did complain about Hasan's "anti-American rants." He said: "The system is not doing what it's supposed to do. He at least should have been confronted about these beliefs, told to cease and desist, and to shape up or ship out. I really questioned his loyalty."
Ah, the wonders of poltical correctness. If you're travelling by air, we have a culture that insists someone with an Arabic background be treated no differently than a 90 year old grandma in a wheelchair, so BOTH have to go through an annoying security process.

But no, we musn't discriminate. Or be at all suspicious of anyone, anywhere, no matter what they do.

So let me get this straight... (Below threshold)

So let me get this straight. You go from a claim by a Representative, that he was denied a briefing, which the CIA denies, to PC caused the massacre? Beyond that, it was wrong for Pelosi to accuse the CIA of lying, but now it's ok to accuse them of lying? Does no one else see a double standard here?

Either the CIA is lying about refusing the briefing, or the Representative is lying. Given the choise, I will always pick the CIA on these matters. The CIA has stated unequivocally that "[a]ny suggestion that the CIA refused to brief Congress is incorrect." So which is it? Are they lying, or is the Representative lying? And if the CIA is lying, how is it that PC caused the massacre?

PC didn't cause the massacr... (Below threshold)

PC didn't cause the massacre. That rotten bastard hasan did. But the PC environment got in the way of checks and balances that would have seen this person out of the Army pretty quick. There's a good article at Blackfive that talks about this a bit.

I can agree with that fastf... (Below threshold)

I can agree with that fastfreefall. The idiot claiming that he was a muslim first and an American second, should have been booted from the military a long time ago. It just irks me to have yet another Representative claiming that the CIA freely lies to them.

Political correctness needs... (Below threshold)

Political correctness needs to be totaly destroyed its a evil philosephy

It looks to me less like PC... (Below threshold)

It looks to me less like PC run amok and more like the internicean warfare that takes place between the various intelligence agencies and the FBI.

It came out after 9/11 and here it is again. All the agencies see any information that they have collected as something to be hoarded rather than shared.

Steve, I have sympathy for ... (Below threshold)

Steve, I have sympathy for your very small ability to even understand what PC is and how it works. If you did, you wouldn't neet to ask such an idiotic question.

According to Obama and his administration, you cannot mention his faith, his contacts, his views because it would be insensitive. But feel free to mock and kill all the Christians that lay dead in Ft. Hood. Muslims cannot be trusted. They have to earn it now. ww

When this PCness came on th... (Below threshold)

When this PCness came on the scene a buddy of mine asked, "Why do we have to knuckle under to accommodate a handful of cry-babies? Why can't the cry-babies learn to callous up?"

I couldn't agree more.

Rance, His fellow o... (Below threshold)

His fellow officers didn't want to report his behaivor, because they were afraid of repercussions for not being nice to a muslim. That it would hurt them in the eyes of the officers above them.
Explain how this aspect can be blamed on FBI/CIA etc turf squables.
If bloggers and the Brit press can connect the dots this quickly, the Army should have been able to do so, if they were willing, before this nut pulled the trigger.

SCSI:In case you m... (Below threshold)


In case you missed the first line of the posted quote: "U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, "

The intelligence agencies knew months ago, and passed on the information to whom?

This fellow was Medical Cor... (Below threshold)

This fellow was Medical Corps. Folks, there is a big fat difference between the "line" and the "medical corps" and to cast aspersions upon the line for the incompetence of the Medical Corps for dealing with its problem children is just a little too much (even for commentor who feels little joy towards the non-SOF or Ranger Army types).

The Medical Corps is riddled with a multitude of incompetent career-driven fools who will do just about anything to protect their retirement.

2 failures Rance, at least.... (Below threshold)

2 failures Rance, at least.
1. Intelligence wasn't acted on. We don't know yet if they told the Army or not.
2 Officers he encountered and expressed himself to did not report his behaivor because of political correctness.

Given the PC culture in his chain of command, I will not be surprised (saddened though) if they were informed by intelligence, and failed to act.

So again, explain how #2 is the fault of the intelligence community.

Stevie and Bryan, once agai... (Below threshold)

Stevie and Bryan, once again proving their heads are planted firmly up their asses.

How do they manage to breathe?

fastfreefall, Sorry. My bad... (Below threshold)

fastfreefall, Sorry. My bad. International Officers School is located at Maxwell AFB. Google "Atta" on Wiki.

As for US troops in Paraguay guarding Bush Country, Paraguay is in thrall to US interests, so there's a dearth of real time info on the subject. But US began a military presence in-country in parallel with Jenna Bush visiting Paraguay under dreaded UN auspices. So "the children" covers for narcotics "interdiction", and both cover for Bush investment query in Paraguay.


SCSIwuzzyRance was... (Below threshold)


Rance was stating where PC came into effect and one place where it might have occurred. Sounds like you are saying that if PC caused problems in three areas they must be closely interconnected. Rance never said that and logically it is simply not true. All three of those areas you stated would be a problem. That doesn't mean the Officer he encounter are at fault for the Intel PC problem or vice versa.

Stevie and Bryan are like i... (Below threshold)

Stevie and Bryan are like ipecac....just a taste can cause vomiting for some time.

Read "past" them.

It's wise to ignore a baying hound, not argue
with it.

bryanDFrom your wi... (Below threshold)


From your wikepedia source it states that it was probably not the same Atta person since there was 20 years difference in age.

Let's assume for argument sake they were. What does someone attending one of our military schools matter? In the Army we use to joke about training them so we could kill them. Actually most the international students were pretty cool. The ones from Swaziland were a hoot but we had a few who we could have done without. You need to a little more skeptical on these conspiracies theories.

"The Future of Islam"... (Below threshold)

"The Future of Islam"

A love story

Written and directed by: He who contemplates behind the prompt.

BryanD. Those are some r... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

BryanD. Those are some really far-out statements you just made, or am I missing the joke here?

Off his meds...must be the PTSD.

"Political correctness need... (Below threshold)

"Political correctness needs to be totaly destroyed its a evil philosephy"

mmmm mmmm mmmm!

America's intelligence agen... (Below threshold)

America's intelligence agencies succumb to invasion and hostile occupation by generational waves of as-often-as-not indistinguishable-from-the-treasonous "Democratic" potty activists.

And then, along comes the un-and-anti-American Anglo-phobic and anti-Semitic self-and-own-culture-loathing sail-eared-simpleton, the Soros and other international-fasciSSocialist-Svengali-steered mobbed-up Mussolini-modeled modified-Marxist murtadd-Muslim multiple-mothers' boy empty-galabiyah glove-puppet.

And our beloved fraternal republic suffers its first major onshore terrorist act since September 11 2001.


Or a sorry coincidence?

"bryanDFrom your wik... (Below threshold)

From your wikepedia source it states that it was probably not the same Atta person since there was 20 years difference in age."

Yeah. That's been added recently. Also, some of the alledged 9/11 highjackers have been reported alive and well in their home countries. Were the players cut-outs using assumed but actual names, etc?

No wonder the Bush administration was hellbent against a 9/11 Commission for months and months.

"In the Army we use to joke about training them so we could kill them."-Wayne

EXACTLY! Thus this Wizpost author's header "It's Official- PC...[just now?]" should be bylined Rumplestiltskin. I'd say the present exact (PC) formula dates to 1942 and the OSS. Commies, mafiosi were all taken aboard to enable an intelligence black budget process fueled by heroin sales through Cuba to the US from Levant and south Asia. In fact, that's not just an opinion.

Oh, and per your good humour regard 9/11 questions, google "Visa Express". A 2000-2001 version of OSS-INTERPOL-Vatican Ratline of 1945-1946. Only more proactive where rubber meets road.

Well, Steve got his answer ... (Below threshold)

Well, Steve got his answer and now has no desire to return to the thread. I'm shocked ...

Here. I'll link because the... (Below threshold)

Here. I'll link because there's a rival (commercial) Visa Express product. Not that you would be confused, but for the benefit of Average Wizbang Podperson.


PC Amok.

Brian Richard Allen, the an... (Below threshold)

Brian Richard Allen, the anthrax attacks actually occurred after September 11, 2001.

So you wasted an hour composing a cleverly alliterative comment that just happens to be totally incorrect, but then you've always demonstrated a grand capacity for expressing your empty-headedness--a flair for the idiotic, as it were.

" but then you've always de... (Below threshold)

" but then you've always demonstrated a grand capacity for expressing your empty-headedness--a flair for the idiotic, as it were. "

Its the only way We can communicate with idiots like You.

binaryD,"Yeah. Tha... (Below threshold)


"Yeah. That's been added recently. Also, some of the alledged 9/11 highjackers have been reported alive and well in their home countries. Were the players cut-outs using assumed but actual names, etc"

Alledged 911 hijackers?? Dont worry, Im sure ACORN will make sure their "alledged" dead votes get counted.

914, at least this time his... (Below threshold)

914, at least this time his conspiracy rant manages not to blame the Papacy or the Joooos.

Read Rance @ 22. He dismissed the PC angle out of hand because of the intelligence that was not acted on, blaming it on agency turf wars. We have no evidence of this yet. We only know someone knew something, not what they did with it. That is my point of contention.

914, I've never accused you... (Below threshold)

914, I've never accused you of being capable of clever word play (unless of course you and Brian Richard Allen happen to share the same personal identity).

I should have also mentioned the Beltway Sniper as another example of an "onshore terrorist act". And what effing difference does it make whether terrorists kill Americans in America or elsewhere? Doesn't it bother you when Americans are murdered in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bali, etc.?

"914, at least this time hi... (Below threshold)

"914, at least this time his conspiracy rant manages not to blame the Papacy or the Joooos"-scsi

Ratline involved Vatican underground railroad for escaping Nazis and Ustacha. And Hitler likely had one Jewish grandparent.

Yes, political correctness ... (Below threshold)

Yes, political correctness along with a heavy dose of spineless, limp-wristed out and out cowardice when confronted with the duty of exposing this Islamic twerrorist






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