Nidal Hasan Judge Tara Osborn: Ft Hood Avoided If Not For Spontaneous Flash of Anger – Justice Stopped Cold

Justice was stopped cold several times along the way to a guilty verdict for Nidal Hasan and a guilty verdict doesn’t change the fact of no true justice. The charge of ‘Workplace Violence,’ the failure to officially count the death of an unborn child, and Judge Tara Osborne’s statement that the “rampage could have been avoided were it not for a spontaneous flash of anger” belies the truth. Assuming she said it, I cannot find a direct quote but find the same thing numerous places. Obviously, nothing about Hasan’s jihad was “spontaneous,” and Osborn knew it. No need to go into Hasan’s lengthy soft and stealth jihad before shouting Allahu Akhbar and shooting down America’s treasure.

A courtroom sketch of military judge Colonel Tara Osborn presiding at the court martial of U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, Texas July 9, 2013. Hasan, 42, an American-born Muslim, is accused of killing 13 soldiers in a 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. (Brigitte Woosley/Reuters)

A courtroom sketch of military judge Colonel Tara Osborn presiding at the court martial of U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, Texas July 9, 2013. Hasan, 42, an American-born Muslim, is accused of killing 13 soldiers in a 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. (Brigitte Woosley/Reuters)

Forever, the annals of history, long-after you and I are gone, will show no 2009 terrorist attack on U.S. soil, rather just another worker gone postal.

Textbooks sanitized, nothing there for your children to see – move along to the American soldier who went crazy and killed some Afghans after 4 tours of duty in a war zone.

Nidal Hasan - Fort Hood Jihadist

Nidal Hasan – Fort Hood Jihadist the morning of the attacks

It is a mark that the Department of Defense, the Secretary of the Army, Obama and Holder will go to their graves with and I pray it haunts them. At the same time I applaud the panel (jury) who did the right thing, the only thing they could to try to bring justice to the victims – a guilty verdict.

Hasan, a Virginia-born Muslim, said the attack was a jihad against U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He bristled when the trial judge, Col. Tara Osborn, suggested the shooting rampage could have been avoided were it not for a spontaneous flash of anger.

“It wasn’t done under the heat of sudden passion,” Hasan said before jurors began deliberating. “There was adequate provocation — that these were deploying soldiers that were going to engage in an illegal war.” Source: CBN

It’s a travesty that we must never forget – the government complicity, the rank lies and distortions, which served to deny benefits and honors to those killed and wounded. When the truth isn’t in the courtroom, justice is stopped cold. It’s is betrayal…it is not justice, it is high crimes if the truth is recognized.

PTG

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  • Linda

    I know we live in an age where it’s hard enough to get justice for the perpetrator, but is there any initiative to reprimand the military officers that ignored the obvious and promoted the terrorist? Court martial, demotion? Maybe just get their names and publicly humiliate them?

    • Linda, I don’t think there will be consequences. Those he served with at Ft. Hood were outraged about him. They complained and nothing was done. It’s the PC mind-set at the highest levels.

  • SteveBayrd

    Maggie,
    Thanks for this post. I noted via Twitter that,following normal jury precedent, the jury could censure, if nothing else, the officers and policy that allowed Hassan to remain in the military and be promoted. A jury statement of censure would have no teeth but go far in condemning what REALLY allowed this tragedy. Military trials may not allow it, but the statement itself would LIVE.

    • Steve Bayrd, I didn’t realize the jury can do that, but I hope they do. The officers on the jury panel are at least the same rank as Hasan or above. I wonder if they would do this, considering what might happen to their careers in the future. It was the highest levels that would not allow Hasan to dealt with. It will interesting to see what happens.

  • Geo

    This verdict pretty muck went as I thought it would. Despite the horror stories that have come out recently about the politically correct BS going on in the Military.

    I wouldn’t hold my breathe expecting to see any adverse actions taken against the Officers who hassan served under. This is the Medical Corp and usually doesn’t resemble the rest of the Military as far as discipline or Military professionalism. They don’t quite fit into the MASH vision that most are familiar with from television, but there is quite a difference between the Medical Corp and the rest.

    Depending on their Chain of Command some of them may have been “zinged” on their OER’s but I wouldn’t expect much more than that, as far as holding them directly responsible with personnel actions.

    • Geo, I had no doubt the officers on the panel would find him guilty on every charge.Good points about the Medical Corp.

  • colnz

    The term workplace violence is absurd, but ‘terrorist’ does not fit the situation – this should have been termed an act of treason!

    This man was a commissioned officer on a military installation and he fired on and killed American troops.

    The proper punishment for treason is death by firing squad.

    • colnz, I can agree with that – good point.

  • i have heard that he was very outspoken about this jihad crap, and this is the military. they blew it with this guy. if any muslims is heard talking like this should be deported. we don`t need these type of people in a christian country. YES I SAID CHRISTIAN IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT READ THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT.

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