By Jim Emerson, staff writer
“The American service member is increasingly in the terrorists’ scope and not just overseas in a traditional war setting,” Sen. Joe Lieberman I-CT The insidious threat to American troops is homegrown Islamic terrorisms. Since September 11, 2001 there have been an estimated 54 home grown Islamic terrorist plots with most targeting military bases and troops. During a joint House-Senate hearing, Rep Peter King R-NY stated “The Department of Defense considers the U.S. homeland the most dangerous place for a G.I. outside of foreign war zones — and the top threat they face here is from violent Islamist extremists,”
The session was held to determine infiltration of Islamist extremists in the U.S. military. Ft Hood The worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept 11 was the Ft Hood massacre. The shooter, Islamist extremist Nidal Malik Hasan has been charged with the murder of 13 people and wounding an additional 29 others. Hasan was influenced by, and in contact with, cleric Anwar al-Awlaki before he was dispatched by a hellfire missile in Yemen. In an attempt to ignore the Islamic threat to appease the Muslims the Obama Administration is portraying the Fort Hood shooting rampage as a case of “workplace violence.”
This drew harsh criticism from Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam at its worst. The Pentagon’s response regarding Hasan was that he was able to carry out his plot because his peers were afraid to report his behavior and radical behavior to superiors. Because of political correctness his peers and superiors were afraid that they would be labeled as a racist and have their service career derailed if they demanded something be done about a man they knew was dangerous.
In his testimony before the Committee Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland defense Paul N. Stockton said the Pentagon has developed a list of Behavioral indicators of “Radical Behavior” and will encourage troops to use them in the future. In the new politically correct American military whether the ban on homosexuality has just been lifted it is not likely to encourage any reporting of deviant behavior.
America’s Achilles heel in the war on terror is political correctness. How many more troops must die on American soil before the tone deaf leftist ideologues get it?
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