Will Gov. Mitt Romney reverse the decision of President Barack Hussein Obama and issue the Purple Heart to the victims of the jihad attack on Fort Hood in 2009?
The day before the general election, Nov 5, is the third anniversary of the jihad attack by Maj. Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, Texas. Thirteen of our service members, as well as one unborn baby, died under Hasan’s gunfire. None of our service personnel was armed, making them easy targets as Hasan screamed “Allah Akbar!” and began shooting.
President Barack Hussein Obama refuses to designate Hasan’s assault on Fort Hood as terrorism even though Hasan referred to himself as a “soldier of Islam.” As a result of Obama’s refusal, the families of the dead and the injured have been refused combat compensation.
President Obama will not even issue Purple Hearts to the victims – not to the families of the dead, and not to those who were wounded.
Barack Obama and his Department of Defense insist Hasan’s attack was mere “workplace violence” and was “isolated” and therefore not terrorism or combat. Yet President Obama ordered the assassination of Hasan’s jihadist partner and instructor in the attack, American-born al-Qaida collaborator Anwar al-Awlaki. A CIA drone killed al-Awlaki and several others in Yemen in September 2011. It was the first execution ever of a U.S. citizen without trial by our government.
If Maj. Nidal Hasan acted alone and the jihad attack at Fort Hood was mere “workplace violence,” why was retribution required on al-Awlaki? Because the killing wasn’t retribution at all; it was because Obama needed to shut al-Awlaki up and stop his bragging about the attack on Fort Hood. With al-Awlaki taking credit for the shooting, Obama could not classify it as “workplace violence.” All those involved other than Hasan had to be eliminated.
The Joint Chiefs of the military wanted al-Awlaki dead as well, not because of the current threat he posed, but because of how embarrassed they were for having welcomed him as an honored guest and speaker at the Pentagon shortly after the 9/11 jihad attack.
Although three of the hijackers of American Airlines Flight 77 that slammed into the Pentagon were associated with al-Awlaki, the red carpet was rolled out to him and other radical Muslims in Virginia shortly after the attack, in a striking example of political correctness. It would have been akin to Franklin Roosevelt asking the Japanese ambassador to lunch at the White House the day after Pearl Harbor.
The families of the dead and the living victims are so furious with the “workplace violence” designation and resulting reduced compensation that they have filed a $750 million lawsuit against the federal government. The lawsuit is more about the refusal of the Purple Hearts and the stealing of honor than about money, but compensation is an issue as well.
The living victims and the families of the dead have formed an organization called The Truth About Fort Hood and have produced a striking video in which those who were there, including the officer who was in a final gunfight with Hasan, speak out.
The video is located at the organization’s website.
Mitt Romney needs to make it clear before Nov. 6 that he will order the Department of Defense to change the designation of the jihad attack against Fort Hood from “workplace violence” to what it actually was, Islamic terror. Voters who care about those who serve our nation in the military and who believe our government should be truthful about terror rather than politically correct are watching the two candidates on this issue. Fort Hood matters!