“We have met the enemy… and he is us” …Walt Kelly
America’s greatest enemy is willful ignorance; or is that willful political correctness?
On November 5, 2009, Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan, an American Muslim of Palestinian descent, opened fire on unarmed soldiers and their families at the Fort Hood Soldier’s Readiness Processing Center. They were there to receive routine medical treatment immediately prior to and on return from deployments. The Major, who was wounded during the action, became paralyzed from a gunshot wound. He is currently awaiting trial by court-martial for 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. His trial date is August 20. An additional count of murder of unborn child under the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and Article 119a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice has not been filed at this time. We can only suspect why.
A report released by former FBI Director William Webster blames the FBI for not acting on information about an Army officer having regular communication with known terrorists. Webster reported that the FBI looked away from a genuine threat to fellow soldiers. Did the FBI fail to act in a professional manner because they didn’t want to be seen as targeting an American Muslim?
The FBI and the Army had all of the indicators that Maj. Hasan was a ticking time bomb but did not act because of political correctness. Because of their fecklessness, people got killed. When you are afraid to point out the enemy, you become the enemy. Far too often, political correctness is willful ignorance. The White House classifying this terrorist act as “workplace violence” comes to mind.
Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, has an interesting family history. Her late father, mother, and brother had and still have connections to the Muslim Brotherhood; yet it seems that by being close to Hilary, Miss Abedin (aka Mrs. Anthony Weiner) had no problem getting a security clearance in spite of her family connections. There is a legitimate concern that Huma may have influenced State Department policy concerning the Brotherhood led revolts in Egypt, Libya, and Syria.
Five members of Congress lead by Michele Bachmann (R-MN) have called on the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State to investigate the possible involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. Government. Rep. Bachmann must be over the target because she is catching flak from the Kool-aid drinkers sipping from the well of political correctness. What the politicians don’t have the courage to say is that if the CIA had someone similar to Huma’s position within the Russian Foreign Ministry, they would call her a well-placed spy.
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