Major Nidal Hasan walked into the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, Texas and opened fire upon his fellow soldiers shouting “Allah Akbar!”. 13 men and women were killed, 29 were wounded. Major Hasan was paralyzed in the attack. This was 4 years ago.
In the “bad” old days, Hasan would have been in front of a Courts-martial, tried and executed by now. But since it happened under President Barack Hussein Obama, he still hasn’t entered a plea. His trial is suppose to begin on May 29th.
Hasan hasn’t shaved in 4 years claiming religious reasons. In the “bad” old days he would have been held down and forcefully shaved. But under the new PC military, he has been allowed to keep his beard. He still receives his salary and was recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. To add salt to the wound, he was awarded the Legion of Merit.
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS — Army officials have confirmed that Nidal Hasan was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel yesterday in a small and solemn ceremony in the gathering room of Fort Leavenworth’s maximum security prison.
The alleged mastermind behind the Fort Hood Shootings was ecstatic about the crossing of a major milestone in his military career and thanked all those in attendance. Meanwhile, protests were held outside the base, with people chanting “justice for the victims” and “don’t promote.” One participant stated that this ceremony was a “slap in the face of all the victims” from the massacre. Base officials refused to comment, declaring that Hassan’s promotion was decided months ago by personnel management officials.
When asked about the promotion, Major General William Hewitt, Commanding General of Human Resources Command (HRC), stated that Hasan’s personnel record was not negatively flagged by the chain of command and that by regulation the “Army had no choice but to award promotion to the service member.” When asked to elaborate about how such an oversight could occur, the general stated that the Army’s electronic human resources systems were undergoing upgrades that may have affected Hasan’s status.
“HRC has been physically migrating its systems to a new building at Fort Knox [Human Resources Command Headquarters] after the discovery of asbestos and mold in the current data storage warehouse. Unfortunately the files have been moved to a computer system that is not yet Y2K compliant. This might have affected the records of hundreds of personnel, including Hasan.”
During an investigation of Hasan’s service record, The Duffel Blog obtained several evaluation reports detailing the officer’s performance history. Of note is one report covering the period during Hasan’s alleged shooting spree. His superior officer, Colonel Nathan Butterworth, stated that Hasan has an excellent record stained with the occasional blemish.
“While not the best team player, Major Hasan has a peerless tactical mind with a demonstrated record of close quarters combat marksmanship.” Butterworth goes on to state “Major Hasan is an unparalleled asset to the Army. His capability to think like the enemy, allows him the ability to provide the military with a perspective not seen by the rest of the organization.”
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