The other possible option on the table is life in prison with NO possibility of parole for the 42-year old Hasan, who is in a wheelchair and paralyzed from the waist down…shot by the military police who arrived at the scene of the massacre.Death…IMMEDIATE death…NOT allowing him to live for years as he goes through appeal after appeal…is the option of choice for why should we taxpayers have to foot the bill for this piece of human garbage who would get to live his life…albeit it a 5′ by 9 cell’…while the victims do NOT even get the Purple Hearts that should be rightfully theirs.But sadly, like those in our civilian prison system who languish on death row for decades (our military last carried out an execution in 1961, when Army Pvt. John A. Bennett was convicted of the 1955 rape and attempted murder of an 11-year-old Austrian girl), I can promise that some liberal military lawyers will manage to mire down the soon to be adjudicated sentence in appeal after appeal to stretch a death sentence out to as many years of life as possible for this man who is a traitor to uniform he once wore.
And so this Virginia born, self-radicalized muslim serving as an Army psychiatrist, who against legal advice acted as his own attorney and used a ‘defense of others’ argument, claimed the killings inside Building 42003…where soldiers were getting their final medical clearance before being sent to Iraq and Afghanistan…were justified because he was protected islamic and Taliban leaders from those soon to be deployed troops (which included his own pending deployment to Afghanistan), and also that he was protecting them from US forces currently in Afghanistan and Iraq.
And yet this attack did NOT have to happen for there were signs that Hasan was NOT loyal to America but these signs were overlooked by the military for the sake of political correctness (NOT really their fault as they have been infiltrated from within) and to NOT appear as racial profilers…. heaven forbid anyone step on the muslim barbarian’s toes.
Warning signs including that Hasan had many communications with now dead al-Qaeda terrorist leader Anwar al-Awlaki, the ‘spiritual advisor’ to some of the hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks, but it was decided these communications were NOT important because NO specific threats of violence or terrorist plots were mentioned.
In addition, Hasan had made statements that muslims should NOT have to be in the military and go overseas to fight against other muslims in the ‘War on Terror’. Hasan also complained to any that would listen about his upcoming deployment, because he did NOT feel ‘comfortable’ going overseas to fight fellow muslims.
Guess what…I really don’t give a damn about Hasan’s comfort level…what I care about is that besides the outrage over the victims NOT receiving the Purple Heart, I am absolutely fuming that while the survivors are fighting to get their way overdue military benefits (and some of the survivors and victim’s family members are suing the government over missing the warning signs of Hasan’s views before the attack) this bast*rd has been collecting his military pay…pay now worth over $300,000…that is until yesterday when a verdict was reached, because according to military law Hasan had the right to remain on the military payroll until proven guilty.
That’s one law that needs a revisit for sure.
And even with the as expected guilty verdict reached, the fact remains unchanged that the continued refusal of both the Army and the Obama administration to re-classify this shooting as either a terrorist attack or combat related (which would automatically allow the wounded to receive Purple Hearts and combat-related benefits, especially the much needed medical benefits), shows this verdict to be NOTHING but a hollow victory.
And that adds salt into the wounds of those whose lives are forever changed.