by Lloyd Billingsley
“Where are the real domestic terrorists?” wonders Julie Kelly. As it happens, the intrepid American Greatness reporter is in luck. Domestic terrorist Nidal Hasan is on military death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. As embattled Americans might wonder, who is this guy? What did he do to land in prison? And what, if anything, does Joe Biden have to say about it?
Nidal Hasan, 51, is an American-born Muslim who earned a degree in psychiatry, joined the U.S. Army, and attained the rank of major. Trouble is, Hasan considered himself a “soldier of Allah” and in 2009 he was communicating with al Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki about killing American soldiers. The FBI knew all about it, but as “Lessons from Fort Hood” confirms, the Washington office of the FBI dropped the surveillance on Hasan and took no action against him.
Major Hasan was a partisan of the Taliban and in November of 2009 Americans were being deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, for duty in Afghanistan. On November 5, 2009, Hasan yelled “Allahu Akbar!” as he opened fire. Hasan gunned down 13 unarmed American soldiers, including Private Francheska Velez, who was pregnant and died crying “my baby!”
Hasan was attempting to kill off a wounded victim when police officer Sergeant Kim Munley opened fire on the soldier of Allah. Hasan hit Munley in both legs and the wrist, but Munley managed to wound Hasan in the upper torso and stop the deadly onslaught. Had Munley not taken action, the death toll likely would have been much higher. As it stood, the Fort Hood mass murder was the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil since September 11, 2001, with a death toll higher than the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, which claimed six victims.
For the composite character president David Garrow described in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, the Fort Hood mass murder was not Islamic terrorism but “workplace violence,” not even a punishable offence in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The composite character, formerly known as Barry Soetoro, failed to name a single victim and on subsequent anniversaries held no special White House ceremony to honor the victims’ families.
After the 2009 attack, Vice President Joe Biden said, “Jill and I join the President and Michelle in expressing our sympathies to the families of the brave soldiers who fell today. We are all praying for those who were wounded and hoping for their full and speedy recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the entire Fort Hood community as they deal with this senseless tragedy.”
Joe Biden failed to name a single victim or explain how they “fell.” For the Delaware Democrat, it was just a senseless tragedy, not an Islamic terrorist attack, an atrocity, a crime, or even an example of “gun violence.” Hasan’s mass murder of Americans failed to prompt any investigation into how many other “soldiers of Allah” might remain in the ranks.
Hasan was sentenced to death in 2013, but the sentence was not carried out. In 2014, the president declined to meet with Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford, who took seven bullets from the soldier of Allah. If the president or Vice President Biden ever visited any victims’ families, nothing about those visits has come to light. For his part, Hasan remained a hero to terrorists worldwide, and Biden’s recent disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan had the soldier of Allah jumping for joy.
“We Have Won!!! All-Praises be to All-Mighty Allah!” proclaimed Hasan as the American forces departed Afghanistan in disgrace. The mass murderer has a point. Biden’s military shared intelligence with the Taliban, and gave them a list of Americans still trapped in Afghanistan. Biden also hired the Taliban for security at the airport, which facilitated the terrorist bombing that claimed another 13 American lives.
In his delayed response to the atrocity, Joe Biden mumbled something about his late son Beau and during a ceremony for the victims, Biden was caught looking at his watch. On the other hand, Biden did ramp up one of the composite character’s worst policies: targeting his domestic political opposition as the primary threat to the United States.
In 2009, the same year as Fort Hood, Department of Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano released “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” This document warned of “white supremacist” types who reject federal authority. That was code for anyone less than worshipful of the composite character, particularly those who value their constitutional rights.
In similar style under the Biden Junta, “domestic terrorist” and “extremist” are code for anyone less than worshipful of the Delaware Democrat. More recently, the domestic terrorist designation includes parents protesting the racist indoctrination of their children. Biden Attorney Merrick Garland wants to deploy the FBI against them.
This is what happens when a composite character with a fictitious autobiography and a beloved Communist mentor becomes the most powerful man in the world and seeks a fundamental transformation of the United States of America. This is what happens when the composite character gets a third term through Joe Biden, 78, who has trouble staying awake but knows how to take orders.
For Joe Biden, the Fort Hood soldiers only “fell” in what Biden called a “senseless tragedy.” That is about as loathsome as it gets, but better guidance is at hand. Every November 5, embattled Americans should recall the words of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: “They are dead. You are alive. Do your duty. The world must know all about it.” And to paraphrase Milan Kundera, the struggle against terrorism is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
So on Friday, if anybody wants to chant “Let’s go Brandon!” or the phrase it represents, it would be hard to blame them. After all, WTF? It’s all about hope and change.
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Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Hollywood Party and other books including Bill of Writes and Barack ‘em Up: A Literary Investigation. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Spectator (London) and many other publications. Billingsley serves as a policy fellow with the Independent Institute.