Army Major Nidal Hasan, the Muslim that shot and killed 13 and injured 32 US Army personnel is still on the government payroll. The victims of the Fort Hood shooting—what President Obama has termed an incident of workplace violence—are not as fortunate. Soldiers wounded in Hasan’s attack have joined together to sue the Army for the benefits “they believe they’ve been unfairly denied.” Moreover, they are right.
Since November 5, 2009, the day a stealth jihadists and West Point Graduate Nidal Hasan gunned down 45 unsuspecting soldiers at an Army Deployment Center, the Department of Defense has paid the perpetrator of this terrorist attack $278,000. Since the Military Code of Justice prevents a salary suspension for a criminal act until guilt is established, according to the Army, bureaucratic hands are tied.
Dallas-Fort Worth NBC 5 Investigates has revealed a letter acquired through a Freedom of Information request detailing Hasan’s salary payment. The Pentagon has turned down requests for an interview citing its “commitment to the integrity of the ongoing court martial proceedings of Major Nidal Hasan and for that reason will not further characterize, at this time, the incident that occurred at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009.”
In addition, The Military is paying Hasan’s confinement and medical treatment costs. If found guilty, the Army has no plans to request Hasan reimburse his medical expenses, which is allowed by law. Meanwhile Hasan’s victims still recovering from the physical, emotional and financial trauma inflicted over three years ago, struggle to pay for life’s basic needs.
According to reports, Retired Spc. Logan Burnett, shot three times by Hasan is outraged. “There have been times when my wife and I cannot afford groceries. We cannot afford gas in our car.” Burnett said: Literally, times where we ate Ramen noodles for weeks on end. This [that Hasan is still earning a paycheck] makes me sick to my stomach,” said Burnett.
Obama talking points have consequences. The Obama Administration agenda to whitewash Muslim terror is having profound consequences. US soldiers shot, some murdered in the line of duty while processing for deployment to a combat zone are being denied the pay, medical benefits’ and recognition they earned and deserve because the US government has classified the Fort Hood shooting as an incident of “workplace violence” not “combat related.”
This is about as warped as the DOD claim that awarding Purple Hearts to Fort Hood Victims “adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism,” according to the DOD. Really. The government’s National Counterterrorism Center lists the Fort Hood shooting as a “high fatality terrorist attack.” Perhaps someone in our upside down intelligence community would like to share that information with the Commander in Chief and his political appointees at the Department of Defense.
The Obama administration is a poster child for dysfunction.
However, there is teachable moment here. In the future, when confronting a Muslim—in or out of uniform—committing murder that may be classified as “workplace violence” EMPTY THE MAG IN THEM! It is fiscally responsible, saves the taxpayer the cost of a medical expenses, trial, and apparently at least 278 thousand dollars.