Tuesday, December 18, 2012

THE CASE OF THE MISSING MASSACRE: "How Come Obama Did Not Mention Fort Hood?"

Mark Levin catches a troubling omission by President Obama at a memorial service that turned -- surprise! -- into a political speech:

Over the weekend, the president was speaking and, really, when he got to his politics it was just stomach turning. There he is, in the middle of that little town … and he named four instances in where there were, what, massacres? But he left one out. I immediately realized -- and my brother emailed me too -- what happened to Fort Hood? How come he didn't mention Fort Hood? How come Obama did not mention Fort Hood where 13 human beings were slaughtered and there were several survivors. Because, ladies and gentlemen, first of all, Fort Hood is a military enclave, it's a base. You can't have more control than that.

Number two, they had all kinds of rules of who can carry weapons and who can't there. And unfortunately, a lot of men and women in uniform aren't allowed to carry weapons unless they're on duty. All kinds of gun control on that base.

But, number three, it had nothing to do with gun control. It had everything to do with political correctness run amok, costing the lives of 13 human beings. CBS News, July 19, 2012:

The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into a man who was later charged with killing 13 people in the 2009 attack in Fort Hood, Texas, despite significant warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians, according to a lawmaker briefed on the new report.

In emails to a known terrorist, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan expressed his support for suicide bombings and killing civilians, while the terrorist, Anwar al-Awlaki, encouraged Hasan to stay in touch...

And it goes on and on. They knew this guy was trouble. They knew he was a potential threat, but they didn't want to touch him. You know why? You want to know the God's honest truth, is that why you're listening to this program? Because they didn't want to be accused of discriminating a Muslim gentleman, that's why. That's why Obama didn't mention it yesterday, when he was ticking off the killings that happened under his watch.

Now, he went to Fort Hood, but he left it off his list. Am I the only one to notice this? Because Fort Hood doesn't really explain things all the ways these politicians and Obama want to have them explained, now do they? And it gets even worse. Obama goes to these places, he speaks to the people there, as a President should. He gives these national speeches and comments and then, for the most part, they never hear from him again.

But in the case of Fort Hood, it's even worse.

Levin's points are excellent:

In a locked-down, secure military facility, where soldiers are forbidden from carrying firearms, the federal government was unable to prevent a massacre.

Any policy prescription certain to come out of Washington as a result of this monstrous crime is certain to do three things:

(a) steal more and more liberty from the individual;

(b) grow the size of government; and

(c) fail.


Anonymous said...

but but but Ft. Hood wasn't a 'massacre' - by official decree it was downgraded to a simple case of 'workplace violence'.
The other point not mentioned by Mr. Levin is that if something like that could happen at what is supposed to be one of the most secure enclaves in existence, they absolutely KNOW that all of the b.s. they spread around regarding preventative measures to 'protect' such 'gun free zones' as schools are absolutely doomed to failure. They simply DO NOT CARE - it's not about 'safety' - it is all about CONTROL.

The_Bad said...

"...it was just stomach turning."

That's a very polite way of putting it. I suffered what can only be described as temporary Turrets Syndrome for several hours after hearing it.