FINALLY! Lawmakers Blast Administration For Calling Fort Hood Massacre ‘Workplace Violence’

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What took so long? Atlas has been railing against this sharia-compliant nonsense for years. I blasted the D0D here in December 2009 and at other times as well. Our elected officials are clueless or complicit — or they have atrophied.

In September 2010, I blasted the DoD for its report on how to respond to "workplace violence." What took so long? Perhaps they should be reading Atlas daily.

The report that was issued (in this Atlas exclusive):

In Case of Base Shooting, DOD Says Grab Three Ring Binder. It's bad enough that our  service members are not allowed to carry firearms on base. No, instead our precious servicemen and women are instructed to dial 911 while playing dead (p. 18), and to attack the shooter with a three-ring binder or paper cutter (p. 19). Think I am kidding? Read the report — Download Military

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"It is important to remember there is no "standard" for random shooting events and no profile of the shooters"

The Fort Hood shooting was jihad. Proud jihad. Unabashed jihad.That is the standard. Instead of reversing the ridiculous restriction on our military from carrying firearms on our bases, our servicemen and women are advised to make use of three ring binders …………. or any other "makeshift weapon."

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 Lawmakers Blast Administration For Calling Fort Hood Massacre 'Workplace Violence' FOX News

Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation's Armed Forces at home.

During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.

Thirteen people were killed and dozens more wounded at Fort Hood in 2009, and the number of alleged plots targeting the military has grown significantly since then. Lawmakers said there have been 33 plots against the U.S. military since Sept. 11, 2001, and 70 percent of those threats have been since mid-2009.  Major Nidal Hasan, a former Army psychiatrist, who is being held for the attacks, allegedly was inspired by radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in late September. The two men exchanged as many as 20 emails, according to U.S. officials, and Awlaki declared Hasan a hero.

The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman, said the military has become a "direct target of violent Islamist extremism" within the United States.

"The stark reality is that the American service member is increasingly in the terrorists' scope and not just overseas in a traditional war setting," Lieberman told Fox News before the start of Wednesday's hearing.

In June, two men allegedly plotted to attack a Seattle, Wash., military installation using guns and grenades. In July, Army Pvt. Naser Abdo was accused of planning a second attack on Fort Hood. And in November, New York police arrested Jose Pimentel, who alleged sought to kill service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Both Pimentel and Abdo also allegedly drew inspiration from al-Awlaki and the online jihadist magazine Inspire, which includes a spread on how to "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."

Rep. Peter King of New York, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said military service members are "symbols of America's power, symbols of America's might."

"And if they (military personnel) can be killed, then that is a great propaganda victory for al Qaeda," King told Fox News.

King said there is also evidence that extremists have joined the services.
"There is a serious threat within the military from people who have enlisted who are radical jihadists," King said. "The Defense Department is very concerned about them. They feel they're a threat to the military both for what they can do within the military itself and also because of the weapons skills they acquire while they're in the military."

The witnesses testifying before the joint session include Paul N. Stockton, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense; Jim Stuteville, U.S. Army senior adviser for counterintelligence operations and liaison to the FBI; Lt. Col. Reid L. Sawyer, director of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and Darius Long, whose son, Army Pvt. William Andrew Long, was shot and killed at an Arkansas military recruitment center in 2009.

A second private was also injured in the Arkansas attack. Both victims had just finished basic training and had not been deployed. They were outside the Arkansas recruitment center when the shooter opened fire from a passing truck. The shooter, Carlos Bledsoe, pleaded guilty to the crime earlier this year.

In a letter to the court, Bledsoe said he carried out the attack on behalf of al Qaeda in Yemen — the group that was behind the last two major plots targeting the U.S. airline industry.

"My faith in government is diminished. It invents euphemisms … Little Rock is a drive by and Fort Hood is just workplace violence. The truth is denied," Long testified.

King said the web is the driver of the new digital jihad.

"It enables people — rather than having to travel to Afghanistan to learn about jihad or to be trained, they can do it right over the Internet," he said. "And this is a growing role."

And while Awlaki and his colleague Samir Khan, who was behind the magazine Inspire, were killed in a CIA-led operation in September, King warned against overconfidence that al Qaeda in Yemen was done.

"This is a definite short-term victory for us. There's no doubt they are going to regroup, that there will be others who will be providing Internet data, inspiration to jihadists in this country, instructions on how to make bombs," he said.

While King was heavily criticized, in some quarters, for launching his hearings 10 months ago on homegrown terrorism, the congressman said the joint session shows the threat is legitimate, and recognized as such by other members of Congress.

"To me it's a validation of what I've been trying to do all year," King emphasized. "There's a definite threat from Islamic radicalization in various parts of our society, including within the military, and we can't allow political correctness to keep us from exposing this threat for what it is."

  • My blood boiled and I read that the Obama Administration would be so gutless to declare the Fort Hood massacre “Work Place Violence.”
    This vile excuse for a human being called “Commander in Chief” is an insult to all the brave men and women in the U.S.Military and especially to those who were massacred at Fort Hood in an ACT OF ISLAMIC INSPIRED TERROR.
    The Traitor in the White House must go.

  • I guess then we can also reclassify the 9/11 attacks as ” work place ” violence.

  • KKKK

    about time the Fort Hood massacre was identified as the first successful killer jihad attack om our soli since 9/11. i wonder why it took osama-obama so long so recongize and admit it as a terror act? was it becuase he was snozing or becuase he was just trying to appease the MOOSLEMS? and another thing, the stooge-in-chief has cliamed to do more for Israel than any other American president. either he is deluded or he is lying; he has been the most anti-Israel (and anti-American) Presdient we have ever had. can’t wait to vote him out in 2012.

  • John Le Blancq

    Churchill advised a housewife, on the possibility of German invasion: “You can always grab a kitchen-knife, can’t you?”
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    Never give in.

  • “Finally” indeed. it is ridiculous it took so long for politicians to call this what it is. I am hopeful that more and more people are getting sick of the PC/left agenda and are willing to call it as they see it. Political correctness is (hopefully) on its way out the door. National security should never come second to “possibly offending someone”. Kudos and thanks to Susan Collins.

  • FT HOOD MASSACRE APPEASEMENT
    If calling the Koran inspired Ft. Hood massacre by the name “workplace violence,” (instead of Islamic Jihad) isn’t an example of Obama’s politically correct, butt kissing appeasement of mainstream supremcacist Islam then I don’t know what is?

  • karl anglin

    Isn’t calling the Fort Hood massacre
    “workplace violence”, like calling
    Obama “president”?

  • Walter Sieruk

    What a lame cover up. Calling it “workplace violence” doesn’t change the truth.
    This heinous act of mass murder is a result of the militant jihadism of Islam.
    For the Fort Hood shooter Yelled out kept yelling out “Allahu Akbar” all the while he wa commiting terrible actions of murder. His religion drove him to it. Therefore, He is guilty of murder and his his religion,Islam, is also guilty of murder.

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