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Sunday, August 11, 2013

 

Mark Steyn: According to the Media, “Allahu akbar” is Arabic for “Nothing to see here,”


It has taken the American military longer to bring Major Hasan to trial than it took to defeat Imperial Japan. I don't think this military and this government is going to defeat the Islam that is trying to defeat us. If you notice, it is America that is in retreat despite the attacks by drones, weapons somewhat reminiscent of the "buzz bombs" and V-1 rockets that the Nazi's sent to England in the last days of that war.

But back to the Alice in Wonderland trial of Major Hasan, in which the defendant is trying to get convicted while the court that's trying him is working hard to acquit, the Obama administrationis calling it "workplace violence" and the MSM swears they don't know if he's guilty even after he admits it.

Major Hasan is a Virginia-born army psychiatrist and a recipient of the Pentagon’s Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, which seems fair enough, since he certainly served in it, albeit for the other side. Most Americans think he’s nuts. He thinks Americans are nuts. It’s a closer call than you’d think. In the immediate aftermath of his attack, the U.S. media, following their iron-clad rule that “Allahu akbar” is Arabic for “Nothing to see here,” did their best to pass off Major Hasan as the first known victim of pre-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. “It comes at a time when the stress of combat has affected so many soldiers,” fretted Andrew Bast in a report the now defunct Newsweek headlined, “A Symptom of a Military on the Brink.”

Major Hasan has never been in combat. He is not, in fact, a soldier. He is a shrink. The soldiers in this story are the victims, some 45 of them. And the only reason a doctor can gun down nearly four dozen trained warriors (he was eventually interrupted by a civilian police officer, Sergeant Kimberly Munley, with a 9mm Beretta) is that soldiers on base are forbidden from carrying weapons. That’s to say, under a 1993 directive a U.S. military base is effectively a gun-free zone, just like a Connecticut grade school. ...

Major Hasan says he’s a soldier for the Taliban. Maybe if the Pentagon were to reclassify the entire Afghan theater as an unusually prolonged outburst of “workplace violence,” we wouldn’t have to worry about obsolescent concepts such as “victory” and “defeat.” The important thing is that the U.S. Army’s “workplace violence” is diverse. After Major Hasan’s pre-post-traumatic workplace wobbly, General George W. Casey Jr., the Army’s chief of staff, was at pains to assure us that it could have been a whole lot worse: “What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty.” And you can’t get much more diverse than letting your military personnel pick which side of the war they want to be on.
I hate to be pessimistic and I have hope for the future, but that will require the replacement of the current regime, a re-awakening of the American people, and a change in our military leadership. We have some brave, resourceful and skilled members of the military, but wars are won by strategy, logistics and leadership and based on the best evidence the Obama administration is really not on our side.  While he has not jumped on a table yelling Allahu Akbar and begun shooting people, Barack Obama has done far more damage than Major Hasan.   While Major Hasan's hatred of Americans is clearer, I wonder what motivates the hatred Obama feels for his country? 

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"... I wonder what motivates the hatred Obama feels for his country?"

The only thing American about Obama is his citizenship. If you look as his history, and read his books, you find that he was "raised," both literally and figuratively, by people who universally despise this country. You can't find one person who would be considered a positive influence. By one of those odd quirks of fate, he has what we used to call a Third World mentality. Authoritarian, tribal, and neo-Marxist. On top of this is a strong dose of "Chicago Values." Note that this is indestinguishable from the typical university faculty member.
 
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