Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pentagon will not label Fort Hood shootings as terrorist attack

Obama's denial of the global jihad just goes on and gets worse. 


Pentagon will not label Fort Hood shootings as terrorist attack

By Susan Crabtree

The Washington Times

Monday, October 22, 2012

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    Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 attack at Fort Hood, Texas. (Associated Press)

Fort Hood victims see similarities to Benghazi

Already facing intense scrutiny for its shifting narrative about the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, the Pentagon now says it will not reclassify the Fort Hood shootings as a terrorist attack over concern about biasing the case against the gunman — an argument that is getting a mixed review from legal specialists.

Late Friday, after 160 victims of the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting called on the Pentagon to label the attack terrorism instead of workplace violence as it has for the past three years, the Department of Defense said it would not reclassify the attack.

In rejecting the victims outcry, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta’s spokesman cited concern that having the government weigh in could bias the case against Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 42, who is awaiting trial and faces the death penalty if convicted.

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