Obama declares Fort Hood a 'work accident,' denies dead soldiers' purple hearts
Echoing a Defense Department determination that called the Fort Hood massacre 'workplace violence
,' President Obama has denied purple hearts to the soldiers who were murdered there by an Islamic terrorist. I received the following email from the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Dear DHFC Supporter,
Barack Obama has just done something truly disgraceful! He's declared the 2009 Fort Hood massacre - where a radical Islamic terrorist killed 13 American soldiers and wounded 29 more - "work place violence," not a terrorist attack.
This means that these men and women are denied the military medals they are due - like the Purple Heart - for their deaths or injuries during the attack by a radicalized Muslim combatant. The way I see it, these soldiers put their lives and their bodies in harm's way in defense of our freedom. But instead of recognizing them as heroes, Obama is treating them like they are civil service employees who just happened to be in the way when a random accident occurred!
Once again, Obama has failed to recognize that radical Islamic terrorists have declared war on this nation and our armed forces - our first line of defense against their monstrous actions. That's why your Freedom Center has launched a nationwide petition campaign demanding that the Fort Hood massacre be categorized as what it was - a terrorist attack - and that medals be awarded to those who suffered in battle that day.
Our goal is to collect 1 million signatures, but to do so we must raise $250,000 to distribute the petition across the country. Will you help us by following this link right now to sign the Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Heroes Petition? After adding your name to the petition, please make the most generous, tax-deductible contribution you can afford to the Freedom Center.
My blood boils at the outrage of refusing to honor the men and women who suffered at the hands of an enemy of the United States. When the American naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by an enemy of our nation, 78 medals were awarded - including 16 Medals of Honor. After September 11, 2001, the military had to create a new award to recognize all of the heroism of the day. There is absolutely nothing different about the murderous attack at Fort Hood than at Pearl Harbor, the Pentagon, the World Trade Centers or the field in Pennsylvania - or IEDs blowing up our brave troops in Afghanistan!
The attacker, Nidal Malik Hasan, was an enemy combatant by every definition. He was also an Army Major who had given every indication to his superiors that he wasn't to be trusted and worse, that he'd grown hostile and was plotting against America and our troops. On November 5, 2009, Hasan did what he had told anyone who would listen he was going to do: launch an assault on the men and women of Ft. Hood Army Base in Kileen, Texas. He killed 13 people and wounded 29 more.
The only difference between Nidal Malik Hasan and the 9/11 hijackers was the weapon he had available. If Hasan had had a bigger gun, a dirty bomb, you name it, he would have gladly used it that harrowing day. Yet the Obama Administration and the Pentagon still reuse to call this a battle zone! Why? Because Obama has bent over backwards to politically protect Muslims - even those sworn to destroy our nation. That's why we so urgently need your help right this wrong.
Please follow this link [There's no link in the email either. CiJ] right now to sign the Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Heroes Petition and make a generous donation to support this mission.
We both know this wasn't "work place violence," nor was it the action of a man angry with his co-workers. This was a premeditated act of aggression against United States' servicemen and women by a man who Army officials confirmed plotted with known anti-American radicals here and in the Middle East. Not honoring these men and women for their actions that day is a horrible outrage - a disrespectful spit in the face of the 42 people whose blood was spilled by a man who openly admitted his hatred against our nation and a shameful slap down of the families - the husbands, wives, fathers, mothers and children of the dead and wounded.
I know the radical left hates our military, but this? How much pain can they inflict on the troops' legacies, onto the hearts' of the survivors and the families of these men and women? Enough is enough! Please join with me today and help the Freedom Center get 1,000,000 Americans to sign the Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Heroes Petition and demand Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Paneta, the Secretary of the Army, and all 535 members of Congress redress this deplorable action.
Thank you in advance for your support.
President & Founder
P.S. How far will this administration go to protect Muslims - even those who murder Americans? Then-Army Chief of Staff General George Casey said: "As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse." An American General would rather see his troops murdered than risk threatening the politically correct icon of diversity? Please sign the Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Heroes Petition and help the Freedom Center right this wrong today.
And what does this have to do with Israel? Those who refuse to properly identify the enemy cannot defeat it. And since Israel is fighting the same Islamic terror enemy that the US is fighting, Obama's refusal to properly identify the enemy includes a claim that it's not Israel's enemy either.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Islamic terrorism