Month: July 2012

Redacted FBI Report On Fort Hoot Shooting Released

Redacted FBI Report On Fort Hoot Shooting Released

Notably absent from the FBI report is any reference that Anwar al-Awlaqi had been an invited guest speaker at a DOD-sponsored luncheon at the Pentagon. Nidal Malik Hasan’s transformation into a killer underscores the dilemma confronting the FBI. Hasan was a licensed psychiatrist and a U.S. Army Major with fifteen years of military service. He…

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Will Religious Bigotry Be Part Of The Hasan Case, As Occurred During Prosecution Argument In the Akbar Case?

Will Religious Bigotry Be Part Of The Hasan Case, As Occurred During Prosecution Argument In the Akbar Case?

Army prosecutor Lt. Col. Michael E. Mulligan’s closing arguments are what anyone would call thinly veiled religious bigotry. Mulligan declared, “He is the enemy,” calling his murders “Akbar’s war,” and that “this is the hatred that lies in his heart.” He displayed, according to media accounts, excerpts from Akbar’s thirteen-year-old computer diary on two screens…

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Secret Justice and Secret Juries

Secret Justice and Secret Juries

The hullabaloo about whether the identity of the jurors in the Hasan case should be disclosed warrants close scrutiny, particularly when so much else associated with the case has been withheld from public disclosure.  “Knowledge of juror identities allows the public to verify the impartiality of key participants in the administration of justice, and thereby…

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Sen Cornyn Correctly Notes The Fort Hood Tragedy Was Preventable – The US Army Shares Responsibility

Sen Cornyn Correctly Notes The Fort Hood Tragedy Was Preventable – The US Army Shares Responsibility

When the case of United States v. Nidal Hasan is finally litigated, it should not be forgotten that the US Army and its failings will also be on trial.   Senator Cornyn now joins the chorus of other senior government officials who have properly concluded that the US Army is also at fault for this tragedy. …

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