Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Michelle Malkin, NRO: “Major Hasan’s Death Spree”

“Finally. Four years after Major Nidal Malik Hasan walked into the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, Texas, and perpetrated the bloodiest massacre ever on an American military base, the self-confessed jihadist’s court-martial proceedings began this week. Had you forgotten?

“Americans obsessed over the O. J. Simpson, Casey Anthony, and Jodi Arias trials. Gun-control lobbyists turned Newtown, Aurora, and Tucson into national awareness-raising, fundraising, and legislation-promoting campaigns. But where are the celebrity lobbyists and high-profile advocates for the victims of the bloodthirsty Muslim vigilante Nidal Hasan?
“The White House, which downplayed the terrorist mass murder as ‘workplace violence,’ encouraged national apathy about his evil acts. Our soldiers deserve better. Here are three facts you’ve probably forgotten — or never knew — about the Fort Hood terror spree.

1. Fourteen victims fell on November 5, 2009, not 13. Thirteen of our U.S. military personnel died in cold blood at the deployment center. But the death toll was actually 14. Private Francheska Velez, 21, was pregnant when Hasan shot her during the first round of gunfire. At a military Article 32 hearing in 2010 (analogous to a civilian grand-jury hearing), a survivor of the Fort Hood shootings testified that Velez cried out, “My baby! My baby!”
In his opening statement on Tuesday, Hasan (acting as his own lawyer) apologized to his fellow jihadists for not destroying more innocent life.

2. The victims were all unarmed. Soldiers inside the deployment center were and are forbidden to carry weapons — either government-issued weapons or personal arms. When Hasan commenced his shooting spree by shouting, “Allahu Akbar,” several brave men and women in uniform used chairs, tables, and their own bodies to try to stop him. But it wasn’t until a courageous, armed civilian police officer, Sergeant Kimberley Munley, arrived on the scene with her 9mm Beretta that Hasan’s rampage was interrupted.


No comments:

Post a Comment