You remember that homeland security slogan, “If you see something, say something.”
Well, after you say something, the people in charge of defending our country are supposed to DO SOMETHING.
But the thread that continues to run through the Fort Hood jihadist debacle is that time after time, Hasan’s colleagues did say something. And his superiors continued to DO NOTHING.
The latest: According to ABC News, Hasan repeatedly pushed to have his own patients prosecuted for “war crimes.” He signed his e-mails with “Praise Be to Allah.” Which, of course, is perfectly in keeping with a jihadist whose military business card read “SOA” (Soldier/Servant of Allah).
But hey, let’s not talk about his religious fundamentalism. Shhhhh:
Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s military superiors repeatedly ignored or rebuffed his efforts to open criminal prosecutions of soldiers he claimed had confessed to “war crimes” during psychiatric counseling, according to investigative reports circulated among federal law enforcement officials…
…His last effort to get the attention of military investigators came on Nov. 2, three days before his alleged shooting spree, according to the reports.
Colonel Anthony Febbo at Fort Hood reportedly told investigators he was twice contacted by Hasan, on Nov. 2 and a week earlier in October, about the question of whether he could legally provide information on “war crimes” he had learned in the course of psychiatric counseling he provided soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Col. Febbo told ABC News he could not comment because of the on-going investigation.
His supervisor in the Department of Psychiatry, Captain Naomi Surman, told investigators that Hasan raised similar issues with her in conversations in October, according to documents reviewed by ABC News.
Captain Surman told investigators that Hasan had formally contacted military prosecutors to report patients he was evaluating, according to people briefed on the exchange. She said Hasan signed his e-mails with “Praise Be to Allah.”
Captain Surman, who was scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan with Hasan on Nov. 2 told investigators that Hasan had both social and academic issues in his medical training. She said that on one occasion, Hasan told her she was an infidel who would be “ripped to shreds” and “burn in hell” because she was not Muslim.
An Army spokesperson contacted by ABC News declined to discuss Hasan’s possible motives for the massacre.