Questions After Ft. Hood

Posted: November 18, 2009 by April Watkins in Homeland Security, Military, Terrorism, U.S. Army
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I was on the Phil Valentine radio talk show today discussing the fallout after the horrible attack at Ft. Hood in Texas.  Several good points were brought up and I wanted to bring them to your attention. 

  • Why has Maj. Hasan (the killer) not been charged with terrorism charges

The Army has charged him with 13 counts of premeditated murder, but nothing else thus far.

  • Why was Hasan NOT charged with treason for his communications with known terrorists and his anti-American web statements [which occurred long before the attack].

The dictionary defines it as:  “TREASON – This word imports a betraying, treachery, or breach of allegiance. ”

The Constitution of the United States defines treason as: 

Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

 

  • Why is Hasan referred to as “suspected” or “alleged” shooter?  

This is legal BS.  Tons of people saw this man do the shooting, are we so sensitive that we can’t call a spade a spade?  There is NO question about the shooter’s identity…only of his motives and mind. 

  • Did Homeland Security kick into gear upon news of the shooting?  Were our other military installations put on high alert or lock down?   Were the high-profile targets such as dams, power plants, bridges, etc. put on alert? 

We should know the answer to these questions.  Are we actually safe?  Is the whole Homeland Security setup working properly?  For all we knew, this event could have been a precursor to other planned attacks. 

  • Why are our military people not allowed guns on post/base? Do they not deserve the same rights as every other U.S. citizen has through the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution? 

This is the epitome of ridiculous.  Now that this is known to the world, our military folks are sitting ducks for further assault. Additionally, where are the Constitutional lawyers?  When this idiotic rule was initiated, where was the outcry? 

These are only a few of the critical questions that the American people need to consider.  I urge you to talk about these issues with your friends, neighbors, representatives and senators. 

If you have additional questions, please forward them to our readers by adding a comment here.

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