Skip to comments.Six Years Later: Obama Finally Calls Fort Hood a Terrorist Attack
Posted on 12/07/2015 8:51:54 AM PST by justlittleoleme
More than six years after a Muslim army major shot dead 13 people at Fort Hood, President Obama on Sunday night - for what may be the first time - publicly identified it as a terrorist attack.
In his primetime Oval Office address on the threat of terrorism in the wake of last week's attack in San Bernardino, California, Obama said the threat had evolved in the years since 9/11.
"As we've become better at preventing complex attacks like 9/11, terrorists turn to less complicated acts of violence like the mass shootings that are all too common in our society," he said. "It is this type of attack that we saw at Fort Hood in 2009, in Chattanooga earlier this year and now in San Bernardino."
The administration long shied away from calling Major Nidal Malik Hasan's killing of 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas an act of terrorism - the deadliest on U.S. soil since 9/11 until last week's attack in San Bernardino set a new grim milestone -- and the Pentagon categorized it as workplace violence.
In a presidential proclamation honoring the victims, Obama referred only to "the tragic events at Fort Hood," and when he delivered a eulogy at the base days later he did not use the word "terrorist."
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
Oops. He misspoke. Just a slip of the tongue.
Like when he said “my muslim faith”.
Will this get the survivors battlefield compensation?
Anybody else catch those hideous red curtains in OUR Oval Office? Musta been decorated by.....well...never mind.
"Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly killed  people before being shot and wounded by police at Fort Hood, had said Muslims should "rise up" and attack Americans in retaliation for the US war in Iraq, a former army colleague said."
"He said Muslims should stand up and fight the aggressor and that we should not be in the war in the first place." He said that Major Hasan said he was "happy" when a US soldier was killed in an attack on a military recruitment centre in Arkansas in June. An American convert to Islam was accused of the shootings.
Col Lee alleged that other officers had told him that Major Hasan had said "maybe people should strap bombs on themselves and go to Times Square" in New York."
"Soldiers reported that the gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" - an Arabic phrase for "God is great!" - before opening fire, said Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the base commander."
I was busy Simonizing my cat—Did a duck ever drop/did Barrymore ever say the magic words “Islamic terrorism” last night?
Exactly. Hope they pursue this.
He left out the terror attack in Garland Texas, which has a very similar MO as San Bernardino. Fortunately, an alert cop took out both terrorists before they could do major damage.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.