May 31 2013
NBC-5 in Dallas reports that because of a legal technicality, Nidal Hasan – who “allegedly” stood up in a Fort Hood cafeteria and began shooting, killing 13 people and wounding 32 others while shouting “Allahu Akbar!” – is still collecting a salary on the taxpayers’ dime. The Military Code of Justice says his salary can’t be suspended until he’s found guilty. And his attorneys have dragged the trial out so long, over urgent issues like whether he has to shave his beard, that he’s collected $278,000 since the shootings.
Meanwhile, many of the victims are barely scraping by, unable to work or feed their families, and fighting for medical benefits. That’s because the government refuses to call this what it obviously was – a terrorist attack – and insanely classifies it as “workplace violence.” So the victims aren’t entitled to the benefits of military members wounded in combat. That’s right: wounded soldiers are denied medical benefits while the man who – “allegedly” – shot them is paid over a quarter million taxpayer dollars and counting. If anyone still thinks the Obama Administration’s refusal to call terrorism by its proper name is inconsequential, try telling that to the Fort Hood shooting victims. The attack was terrorism. The government’s reaction to it so far has been a “man-caused disaster.”