Reported at ABC Newsblog:
“Painful Conclusion”: Senators Say FBI & DOD Could Have Prevented Ft. Hood Shooting
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.
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.
“Our report’s painful conclusion is that the Fort Hood massacre could have and should have been prevented,” Lieberman said at a press conference today.
“The fact is that both the FBI and the Army were aware of Major Hasan,” Collins said. “This is not a case where a lone wolf was unknown to the FBI, unknown to the military officials, until he struck – and that is the tragedy of this case.”
The November 2009 shooting killed 13 people and wounded 32 others
From FOXNews, November 2009:
Could Fort Hood Have Been Prevented?
This is a rush transcript from “Hannity,” November 12, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: And we continue now with more on the horror at Fort Hood. As we have been reporting, there were a number of warning signs about Major Hasan’s mental health in the year leading up to the attack, unfortunately, those red flags were not enough to stop the massacre that occurred last Thursday.
And joining me now with more on all of this is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller, “Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies,” Michelle Malkin is with us.
Michelle, welcome back.
MICHELLE MALKIN, “THE CULTURE OF CORRUPTION” AUTHOR: Thanks a lot, Sean.
HANNITY: All right. You wrote a pretty hard hitting column. “Foolish Diversity Led to Deaths” was the headline in the New York Post in your article. Explain.MALKIN: Yes. Well, I think one of the most telling red flags, one of the most big, honking neon signs was this 50-slide presentation that he gave to fellow Army doctors at Walter Reed. This looks like it to have been, and at least hour-long presentation that he gave.
It was supposed to be on a health issue. Instead, he chose — and this was the title of the report, Sean — “The Koranic World View of Muslims in the Military,” and I urge every American to take a look at this 50-slide presentation, because he was basically showing his hand.
He was warning his own fellow Army doctors and superiors that he was basically a ticking time bomb that some of his doctors and colleagues thought he was. He was citing Koranic chapter and verse for jihad. He was warning against what he called — so-called adverse events. In other words, other events over the last 10, 15 years involving Muslim soldiers gone wild, because they could not reconcile their adherence to Islam with their duty to protect our country and their fellow soldiers.
Until our leaders once again freely and individually accept the Biblical truth that men, because of the fall, have a sin nature which remedy is solely repentance and bending the knee before the cross of Christ Jesus to accept the forgiveness, reconciliation and spiritual re-creation found only there…
Until our Nation is once again set upon the Firm Foundation of the Judeo/Christian precepts and principles upon which it was built and it abandons the impossible superstition that all spiritual beliefs are equal…
…we will continue to be enslaved by the evil imperium of political correctness, to our great harm.