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(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Warning Signs:

The warning signs were there for the military to see.

The military ignored those signs, because the American People demanded that the military ignore them. It is bad to be judgmental, regarding Islam and its participants, particularly following September 11th of 2001.

It's no more complicated than that.

The military was too timid, lacking candor, enveloped in fear.

Americans are, by and large, Good People. But along with that they are also isolated, gullible, vacuous, ill-educated, ignorant and, dare I say it, arrogant in their jejune views. Predominantly, they don't wish to acknowledge that there is actual Evil in the world, that it prospers, that it is enjoyable, that it can't be reasoned- and/or negotiated-with, that some persons actively choose it, that some persons embrace it and cannot be "changed."

Was the writing not on the wall? Read:

Army massacre fiend Nidal Malik Hasan attended a Virginia mosque at the same time as two of the 9/11 hijackers -- and the FBI is now investigating whether there is a connection between the men, an official confirmed yesterday.

Maj. Hasan -- the Army psychiatrist accused of fatally shooting 13 people and wounding 29 others at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday -- had held his mother's funeral at the Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va., in May 2001.

The mosque's imam at the time was the ultraradical Anwar Aulaqi, thought to have ties to Osama bin Laden.

And yet, thirteen lives were lost and many more lives were changed or destroyed.

Criminal profiling is completely appropriate, be it via ethnicity, height, weight, clothing, vehicle, modus operandi, culture or religion.

This is nothing more than common sense -- except that sense, these days, is much less than common.

Joe Lieberman actually deigned to state the obvious:

But clearly, the massacre might have been an act of terrorism, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said yesterday.

"I want to say very quickly we don't know enough to say now, but there are very, very strong warning signs here that Dr. Hasan had become an Islamist extremist and, therefore, that this was a terrorist act," Lieberman told "Fox News Sunday."

Lieberman as Independent: Evil. Fox News: Evil.

Imagine that. Looks like Leftists do have a sense of Evil -- only massively biased.

Apparently Hasan tried to contact al Qaeda (The Base).

It was also confirmed, as I wrote earlier, that Hasan possessed a FN FiveseveN 5.7mm handgun. He also carried a .357 magnum revolver.

Confirming my thoughts, Bob Weir writes in the American Thinker:

The brutal massacre of thirteen unarmed soldiers and the wounding of dozens more at Fort Hood, Texas is another terrorist act on American soil that could have been prevented if not for an insidious cloud of political correctness that has taken this country hostage.

The victims of this horrific tragedy died at the hands of an enemy masquerading as a friend.

Those soldiers had every reason to believe they were safe on an army base, surrounded by their patriotic brothers and sisters. They volunteered to serve their country, knowing full well that they might lose their lives on a battlefield in a foreign land.

Could any of them have imagined that the end would come at the hands of a Muslim extremist wearing the uniform of an Army Major?

Again, in my opinon, Mr Weir "states the obvious" in terms of our national reaction to various incidents regarding Islam.

Further, Selwyn Duke -- again, at American Thinker -- asks:

We now know that Major Hasan did not hide his true loyalties and often expressed Islamist sentiments. For example, the Telegraph quotes former Hasan colleague Col. Terry Lee as saying, "[Hasan] was making outlandish comments condemning our foreign policy and claimed Muslims had the right to rise up and attack Americans"; that Hasan admitted to being "happy" upon learning of the Muslim who killed a soldier at an Arkansas military recruitment center; and that he once said, "maybe people should strap bombs on themselves and go to Times Square." reports that Hasan had created "Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats," and that "one of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades."

Given this, was it really shocking when Hasan walked among the "aggressors" and yelled Allahu Akbar before punctuating his story with a burst of violence?

No. This should not come as a shock.

Unless. Of course. You exist as a country that quakes in fear of Reality.

Mr Duke continues with his vein of Common Sense:

Why was an obvious jihadist in our military in the first place, let alone promoted to major?

Well, the question has already been answered. We have become a sick society, where fantasies are favored and reality is called "racist." If there were an officer of Japanese descent in our military during WWII, he wouldn't have lasted til the next day's rising sun if he had expressed pro-Imperial Japanese sentiments. But that was then, when America was America, before she was sacrificed on the altar of the leftist dystopia in utopian clothing.

Furthermore, only a sick society would tolerate a far more dangerous fifth column: those traitors who, as Cicero said 2,000 years ago, appear not as traitors, who speak in accents familiar to their victims, who wear their victims' face and use their arguments.

I speak of those who wasted no time painting Hasan as a victim: writers such as Kenyon Wallace, who only emphasized the claim that the major was "harassed" by colleagues and theorized that post-traumatic stress disorder might have influenced this man who never saw a firefight until he started one at Fort Hood.

What bunk. Sure, Hasan got into heated arguments with fellow officers and was called names.

But that's not called harassment. Harassment is when you disgorge the enemy's rhetoric with a violent tongue. It's called a defense of God, country, and culture. It's called pushing back when pushed.

Our military simply collapsed. Because it feared. It was frightened. And it felt unsupported.

And WE, as Americans, MADE it frightened.



Blogger Law and Order Teacher said...

Good job on this post. I feel for our troops, because once again, they were let down by their superiors. The PC forces made the command structure cringe in fear. Our soldiers continually step up, their leaders seem to be only concerned with their careers.

In my era the soldiers were sold out by their leaders and 58,000 died. Some things never change. Scandalous. God bless America.

Mon Nov 09, 06:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

LOT: I keep writing this but it's true: America, the last, best hope for the entire planet. And it's being strangled from within.


Tue Nov 10, 03:26:00 AM PST  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

And yet, thirteen lives were lost and many more lives were changed or destroyed.

We mustn't forget the wounded and the families of the wounded!

I've noticed that most stories are focusing on those who died.

But the wounded and their families will have to live with what the jihadomaniac at Fort Hood wrought.

Tue Nov 10, 04:53:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AOW: you are absolutely correct!


Tue Nov 10, 09:35:00 AM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

When it comes to this denial of the true problem we are dealing with two completely different sets of people.

1) The traitors who hate America and want to destroy her or transform her into their image. We will never convert the vast majority of these people.

2) The cowards who are, understandably, afraid of war but refuse to accept its inevitability. Many of these people will be convinced when enough innocents die and they realize they could be next. It almost happened at 9-11 but didn't. Sadly some are so afraid of war that they will surrender first.

It's not the military that is cowering in fear. It's the leadership who are under the thumb of the above groups.

Tue Nov 10, 09:38:00 AM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

The definition of oxymoron is best illustrated in the usage of the word Military, followed by the word Intelligence, in describing how the U.S. Army, and quite possibly, the FBI, dropped the ball in their attempt to monitor Nidal Malik Hasan.

Tue Nov 10, 10:24:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Shoprat: 1) yes, that's true. They are what they are and they shall not be subsumed.

2) "Sadly some are so afraid of war that they will surrender first." Yes; you are quite correct.

But I disagree with your last sentence. The military take their cues from their civilian leaders; additionally, they KNOW the litigious nature of Americans and how easily they can be excoriated in the Press and beyond. It is the civilians who delegate the purse strings for the military, and THERE's the control.

TF: agreed, and we certainly know why. No one had courage. No one wanted to state the obvious because stating the obvious would result in the Death Of The Messenger. Careers killed. Budgets cut. Fingers pointed. Racists and religionists all.

That simple.


Tue Nov 10, 03:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

This is the face of Private War. Betrayal of his oath to the Nation. Betrayal of his fellow soldiers. Taking up arms because he disagreed with the policy of the Nation without any grant by any sovereign to do so. He reclaimed all his liberty under the Law of Nature and became an animal, stepping away from civil society by choice. No one forced him to join the armed services, no one forced him to stay and he could have worked out repayment for his training, although it would be a black mark to step away from a commitment made, that is the civil way to do it.

The FBI and US Army missed the signs, yes. We are no longer taught the differences between Public and Private War and hear much sympathy for the latter which is a threat to all mankind.

My deepest sympathy to the families and loved ones of the slain, and wishes for a speedy recovery to the wounded.

For Police Sergeant Kimberly Munley I offer my deepest gratitude, for bringing down this man who turned on us all and stepped away from civilization. Wounded by him, she still remembered her training and brought him down.

Our soldiers should not be deprived of their civil right to self-defense as this is a war without front, without bounds and with an enemy that knows no civil laws. Strange we can trust our soldiers in the heat of battle to recognize the differences between the laws of war and the laws of peace, but then turn and say they cannot do so at home.

Wed Nov 11, 10:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

This isn't anything that a Barrett M82 .50 cal rifle couldn't solve.


Wed Nov 11, 07:47:00 PM PST  

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