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Israel Developing New Technology

 

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 The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners. It’s an armored booth you step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your person. Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone, with none of this racial profiling. It will also eliminate the costs of long and expensive trials. You’re in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter, an announcement: “Attention to all standby passengers, El Al is proud to announce a seat available on flight 670 to London. Shalom!”

H/T   Hujonwi

H/T Hujonwi

~Steve~

Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell Testifies. We Get Bubkus.

Folks in my opinion Mr Morell fell on the proverbial sword. I watched part of his testimony and a couple of things stuck out. First as any 30 year CIA dude he can speak out of both sides of his face and look good.  LOL He said something like 

” Our analyst here said it was because of protest, but I knew right away it was a terrorist attack” 

( Well Mike if you knew and you were the Boss why didn’t you say something? Oh you did)  Bottom line folks this was all done with politics in mind and we will probably never know.

Second thing and what I find kind of alarming is He said kinda 

“His station chief in in Libya emailed and said it “Was not about protests” he saw this, but his analysts here had seen a news report that it was about that vid”

( OK so why the hell do we have assets on the ground with eyes and ears if some analyst in some cubicle in DC is going to over ride him? )

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WASHINGTON — Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell testified before Congress this morning that the CIA ignored a key piece of information that was the exact opposite of what then-U.S. ambassador to the U.N Susan Rice told the American public about Benghazi, Libya shortly after the attack on the U.S. embassy compound.

Michael J. Morell

Michael J. Morell

The CIA’s station in chief in Libya wrote an email on Sept. 15, 2012 to Morell that the attack was “not an escalation of protests” and there was no anti-American demonstration that sparked the attack.

That was one day before the White House dispatched Rice to tell several Sunday talk shows that the attack on Benghazi began as an anti-American protest against an anti-Islam video.

The talking points used by Rice were written by the CIA, but the email to Morell indicates the agency ignored the assessment of its own station chief inside Libya that what happened was an intentional assault and not an escalation of a protest.

Morell told the on House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that once he received the station chief’s email he immediately recognized the discrepancy.

But, instead of immediately informing CIA analysts, Morell said he first asked for more information from the station chief, because the information so starkly differed with what the CIA had concluded.

Morell said once he received that more detailed email on Sept. 16, he forwarded it to CIA analysts, who got back to him in just one hour to inform him that they were rejecting that information and were sticking to their initial judgment.

The Deputy Director said the analysts told him they had seen press reports that there were, in fact, anti-American protests, and therefore they would stick with that version of events, even though it directly contradicted the information from their own man on the ground in Libya.

Morell said he also sent the information to then-CIA Director David Petraeus who responded that he did not know what to make of it.

( Nothing like kicking it down the road David )

Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., asked Morrell, knowing about all the previous attacks on the Benghazi compound, “How could you conclude it was anything other than a terror attack?”

Morrell said CIA analysts initially concluded on Sept. 13 that the attack began as a spontaneous protest. When he received the contradictory email on the 15th, he felt there were two reasons not to believe the email from the CIA’s own man on the ground.

One, he did not believe there had been no protests because there were press reports describing protests.

And, two, he did not find the information from CIA officers on the ground credible, because when they arrived at the compound to find no protests, the attack had already been underway for an hour.

Morrell also testified he was responsible for the changes to the final version of talking points used by Rice.

Rogers mentioned that when the committee asked Director of Defense Intelligence James Clapper why any reference to al Qaida was removed from the talking points he replied he did not know.

When Rogers asked Morrell if he knew why the references were removed, he also said he did not know.

In fact, a comprehensive report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that groups affiliated with al Qaida did participate in the attack.

~Steve~
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/cia-takes-bullet-for-obama-on-benghazi/#VzdaPheYxpv7hctx.99

Benghazi In The News This Week.

Call me a cynic, but even if Obama came out and said they lied nothing would happen. So with that being said let me give you the gist of this story and refresh your memory on Benghazi.

4 Brave Americans died, Admin blamed it on some funky video that had insulted that dude from that “religion of peace”  Oh yea Ahhckmedpatui, sumpin like that.Anyway about 4 people saw the vid, but that’s what they said.They said a protest began because of it and it went bad. OK, so Susan Rice the U.N. Ambassador at the time goes  on like every news  talk show, even the “Muppet’s” I think, and this is what she says over and over. Admin stuck to these talking points.

Well this story by the Washington Times says they knew otherwise. Well the CIA did anyway.Seems the station chief in Benghazi sent then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell an email telling him there was no demonstration. So kiddo’s Mr Morell is set to Testify Wed. 4-2-14 in front of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence . In the story it says he’ll address it. We’ll see.                                             

I'm mad as Hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore.

I’m mad as Hell, and I’m not gonna take it anymore.

 

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CIA officer confirmed no protests before misleading Benghazi account given

Information on ground rejects protest account

By Guy Taylor  The Washington Times   Monday, March 31, 2014

Before the Obama administration gave an inaccurate narrative on national television that the Benghazi attacks grew from an anti-American protest, the CIA’s station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no such demonstration occurred, documents and interviews with current and former intelligence officials show.

The attack was “not an escalation of protests,” the station chief wrote to then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell in an email dated Sept. 15, 2012 — a full day before the White House sent Susan E. Rice to several Sunday talk shows to disseminate talking points claiming that the Benghazi attack began as a protest over an anti-Islam video.

Michael J. Morell

Michael J. Morell

That the talking points used by Mrs. Rice, who was then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, were written by a CIA that ignored the assessment by its own station chief inside Libya, has emerged as one of the major bones of contention in the more than two years of political fireworks and congressional investigations into the Benghazi attack.

What has never been made public is whether Mr. Morell and others at the CIA explicitly shared the station chief’s assessment with the White House or State Department.

Two former intelligence officials have told The Washington Times that this question likely will be answered at a Wednesday hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence during which Mr. Morell is scheduled to give his public testimony.

Mr. Morell, who has since left the CIA, declined to comment on the matter Monday. He now works at Beacon Global Strategies, a Washington insider strategic communications firm.

One former intelligence official close to Mr. Morell told The Times on the condition of anonymity that “the whole question of communication with the station chief will be addressed in his testimony.”

“We’re confident that it will clarify the situation in the minds of many who are asking,” the former official said.

Another former intelligence official told The Times that Mr. Morell did tell the White House and the State Department that the CIA station chief in Libya had concluded that there was no protest but senior Obama administration and CIA officials in Washington ignored the assessment.

( OK, If That is not a smoking gun then what the hell do we need?)

Why they ignored it remains a topic of heated debate within the wider intelligence community.

A third source told The Times on Monday that Mr. Morell and other CIA officials in Washington were weighing several pieces of “conflicting information” streaming in about the Benghazi attack as the talking points were being crafted.

“That’s why they ultimately came up with the analysis that they did,” the source said. “The piece that was coming out of Tripoli was important, but it was one piece amid several streams of information.”

One of the former intelligence officials said the Libya station chief’s assessment was being weighed against media reports from the ground in Benghazi that quoted witnesses as saying there had been a protest. Analysts at the CIA, the source said, also were weighing it against reporting by other intelligence divisions, including the National Security Agency.

“The chief of station in Tripoli who was 600 or 700 miles away from the attacks wouldn’t necessarily have the only view of what actually went on in Benghazi,” that former official said.

U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack.

~Steve~

Story Continues →

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/31/cia-ignored-station-chief-in-libya-when-creating-t/#ixzz2xd3MpL45

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Military Suicides. This Is A Very Sad/Grim Statistic.

All I can do is shake my head. I’m in a fog friends after reading the numbers in this story. On top of all these brave souls go through, it sounds like it is a living hell to a LOT of them when they return. Please pray for them.

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Healing the ‘Invisible Wound’

Feature: Veterans Honor Military Suicide Victims on National Mall
March 28, 2014 12:00 pm

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dar Place was two feet away when his friend and fellow soldier took his own life during the Gulf War. Two decades later, like so many other veterans, Place is still haunted by the plague of suicide in the military.

“I personally saw my driver after Desert Storm in his tank put a gun underneath his mouth and pull the trigger, while I was no further away from him than I am from you right now,” Place told the Washington Free Beacon at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. He was one of the dozens of activists with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) who planted thousands of flags to honor veterans who had killed themselves.

By noon, 1,892 American flags graced the Mall, representing the number of veterans who have taken their life this year alone since January 1st—an average of 22 per day.

Former soldiers and survivors gathered to raise awareness about the epidemic, and lobby Capitol Hill to pass a bill addressing gaps in mental health.

The message of the campaign is “We’ve Got Your Back,” and for Place, serving in the Army is a “family business.”

“My son is still in active duty, he’s been an infantryman,” he said. “I was in the 101st Airborne Division, he was in the 82nd Airborne Division, and just like his old man was when I was a young enlisted man, he kind of followed in my footsteps.”

“I served in the 82nd in Desert Storm,” Place said. “So twice, I was on the initial invasion into Iraq, and then later on he came in to Iraq as I was coming out. And then he went on to the 82nd Airborne, and he went into Afghanistan as my unit prepared to relieve his unit in place in Afghanistan.”

Place retired in November. He is working with IAVA to help his fellow veterans get the help they need.

“My son has had three of his close friends who have lost the fight to suicide,” he said. “I have several friends who have either attempted or lost the fight to suicide. As a Battalion Commander, I had—for two years in command—multiple ideations, and a couple of attempts.”

Nearly 50 percent of IAVA members know someone who served in Iraq or Afghanistan who has either committed or attempted suicide.

“I’m in that 50 percent number,” said Derek Bennett, who served two tours in Iraq before leaving the Army in 2007. “This is an aspect of the war we feel has not received the awareness that is due.”

The number of suicides among active-duty military personnel eclipsed the number of casualties in the War on Terror in 2012. The number of young veterans taking their own life has increased dramatically since 2009, and a record 349 active-duty service members committed suicide last year.

IAVA honored veterans from all wars who have died from suicide on Thursday. One of the groups’ allies in Congress is Sen. John Walsh (D., Mont.), the first Iraq war combat veteran to serve in the Senate.

“This is a personal issue to me,” Walsh said after the flags were placed. “I commanded an infantry battalion in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, where I took, what I like to say, over 700 of Montana’s finest young men and women into combat in Iraq for over a year. When we returned home, one of my young Sergeants died by suicide.”

Walsh introduced the Suicide Prevention for America’s Veterans Act, which would allow veterans to receive mental health care for up to 15 years following active-duty service. Currently, soldiers can only get care from Veterans Affairs for 5 years.

The legislation would also modernize the way the VA prescribes medication, and attempt to make mental health jobs at the agency more competitive with the private sector.

Paul Rieckhoff, the founder and executive director of IAVA, said his group has held over 100 meetings in Washington this week, including with the Department of Defense, White House, and Capitol Hill, to raise awareness and lobby for Walsh’s bill.

“It’s a personal issue for all of us,” he said. Rieckhoff mentioned Clay Hunt, a former Marine corporal, who received the Purple Heart after being shot by a sniper in Afghanistan.

After leaving the service in 2009, Hunt worked with Rieckhoff and IAVA’s “Storm the Hill” suicide prevention campaign, and helped build bikes for “Ride 2 Recovery,” which holds bike races to help wounded combat heroes.

But in 2011, Hunt took his own life, shooting himself in his apartment.

“The flags we’re planting today are in memory of Clay Hunt and so many others,” Rieckhoff said. “We know that Clay’s with us here, I spoke to his mother last night, and she’s behind us, and so many other families are behind us.”

Another family stricken by military suicide are the Ruocco’s. Major John Ruocco, U.S. Marine Corps, was a decorated Cobra gunship pilot and father of two sons.

“He flew his last 75 missions in Iraq on his last tour, his wife Kim said on Thursday. “Upon his return, he suffered from post-traumatic stress, depression, and was suffering quite a bit.”

“My husband was not afraid of combat zones, or flying into fire, but he was afraid of asking for help,” she said. “He was afraid of letting people down, like most of our marines, soldiers, airmen, sailors.”

“His last words to me on the day that he died was, I’m going to get help, but we are going to lose everything because of it,’”

( He flies 75 missions no sweat, yet he believed by going for help his family would lose all. He chose suicide. :(  )

Ruocco said. “He thought that going for treatment for his injuries would forever change the way people viewed him. He died of stigma, and stigma still continues to be one our biggest battles in our [fight] against suicide.”

Ruocco is now the manager for Suicide Outreach and Education Programs at Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). TAPS helps at least three survivors who call the organization every day, seven days a week.

Bennett said the message he wants to send to his fellow veterans is “you’re not alone.”

“You’re not John Rambo, this country shouldn’t think of you as an outlier,” he said. “We all go through this experience together.”

Place wanted to emphasize that “it’s not weakness” for veterans to seek help.

“We think it is,” he said. “That’s the problem, we’re taught in the military to be strong and be tough, and endure, and when we’re in those dark places we don’t want to reach out for help, because we think it shows weakness.”

“I know there’s a lot of folks out there that might think that suicide is a scapegoat, it’s an escape, and you’re quitting, but when you’re a young person, and you’ve seen the things that we’ve seen, you’ve had to do some of the things that we’ve had to do, it can wear on you,” Place said. “It’s really that invisible wound. And the toughest part is admitting it, admitting that you need help.”

~Steve~

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/healing-the-invisible-wound/

Todays Traffic Report.

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I was sitting at a long stoplight yesterday, minding my own
business,patiently waiting for it to turn green even though there was no
on-coming traffic.

A car load of bearded, young, loud Muslims, shouting Anti-American slogans,
with a half-burned American Flag duct-taped on the trunk of their car and a
“Remember 9-11″ slogan spray painted on the side, was stopped next to me.

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Suddenly they yelled, “Akbar Allah! Praise Allah!” and took off
before the light changed.

Out of nowhere an 18-wheeler came speeding through the intersection and ran
directly over their car, crushing it completely and killing everyone in it.

For several minutes I sat in my car thinking to myself, “Man…that could
have been me!”

Scroll Please.

Scroll Please.

So today, bright and early, I went out and got a job as a truck driver.

H/T Hujonwi.  LOL

H/T Hujonwi. LOL

~Steve~

29 Dead In China. Knife Wielding Terrorist Attack.

I hate to make political hay from such a tragedy, but if only these knives had been registered… Or why does anyone need a knife this big. Oh and this is probably the work of those friendly folk who bring you Islam. Just saying…

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29 die in rail station attack China calls terrorism; Uighurs blamed.

BY STUART LEAVENWORTH

McClatchy Foreign StaffMarch 1, 2014

The body of a victim is inspected by police officers outside a railway station, after an attack by knife wielding men left 27 dead in Kunming, in southwestern China's Yunnan province, Saturday March 1, 2014. AP

The body of a victim is inspected by police officers outside a railway station, after an attack by knife wielding men left 27 dead in Kunming, in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, Saturday March 1, 2014.
AP

BEIJING — A knife-wielding gang carried out an attack Saturday evening at a rail station in the south China city of Kunming, killing at least 29 and injuring more than 100, Chinese state media reported Sunday.

It was one of the deadliest attacks in China in years, and Chinese President Xi Jinping issued an unusual directive, distributed by the state news agency Xinhua, calling for authorities to “severely punish” what he called “violent terrorists.” Xinhua reported that four of the attackers had been killed, but it provided no information on when they died.

( I’m thinking China don’t play well with terrorists like we do.)

“Resolutely crack down on those who have been swollen with arrogance,” Xi’s directive said, according to Xinhua. “Understand the serious and complex nature of combating terrorism. Go all out to maintain social stability.”

Photos circulating on social media suggested that at least some of the victims were people lined up to purchase tickets. Other photos showed blood-stained bodies and people fleeing in terror.

Chinese state media, citing city officials, blamed the 9 p.m. attack on militants from Xinjiang, a region in West China that is thousands of miles from Kunming. “Evidence at the crime scene showed that the Kunming railway station terrorist attack was carried out by Xinjiang separatist forces,” Xinhua said, but it provided no details of the evidence.

Xinjiang is populated by Uighurs, Turkic Muslims who have long resented Beijing’s control of the area. In recent years, Uighur militants have carried out suicidal attacks on police stations in the region, often using knives and sometimes crude explosives. In October last year, a family of three Uighurs drove a sports utility vehicle onto a sidewalk in Tiananmen Square, killing two tourists and injuring 40, before setting the car on fire and killing themselves.

Kunming, in Yunnan Province, is 1,300 miles southwest of Beijing and about 2,333 driving miles southeast of Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi. Because of the distances involved, and sketchy details provided by authorities and state media, some analysts Sunday urged caution in immediately concluding that Uighur militants were responsible.

Nevertheless, Saturday’s attack was likely to trigger a heavy handed response by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang, a region already under tight police control and restricted press access. Just last week, Beijing authorities arrested a leading Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti, charging him with promoting “separatism.” Tohti’s and his supporters dispute the charges, saying he is being silenced for his outspoken criticism of China’s human rights record in Xinjiang.

On Chinese social media on Sunday, most commentators expressed sympathy with the victims and urged government action against the terrorists.

“Some of these (victims) are poor people who do odd jobs and are possibly the breadwinners of their families,” wrote Anliuyi of Kunming. “They have children and parents, and just because they ran into this gang, they are dead and their families are broken.”

A man named Yang Haifei, who was wounded in the chest and back, told Xinhua he had been trying to buy a train ticket when the assailants carried out their attack. “I saw a person come straight at me with a long knife and I ran away with everyone,” he said. Others, he said, “simply fell on the ground.”

MCCLATCHY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TIANTIAN ZHANG CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT.

 ~Steve~

Adding to my theory that radical muslims are as smart as a sack of sand

WND EXCLUSIVE

AL-QAIDA’S TERROR PLANS POSTED ON FACEBOOK

Man accused of plotting to derail train exposes shocking details

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Chiheb Esseghaier’s Facebook page just moments before it was deleted.
(Screen capture by Walid Shoebat)

Aside by TD: If  you want to keep your plans hidden from your enemies, do you put them on Facebook? 

The Tunisian man arrested this week on charges of plotting to derail a Canadian train posted all the chilling details of the inner workings of  al-Qaida on his Facebook page – including numerous links to other notorious terror groups.

Chiheb Esseghaier’s Facebook page was captured by Walid Shoebat, a Palestinian former Muslim who converted to Christianity, just moments before it was deleted.

Read the whole story at http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/al-qaidas-terror-plans-posted-on-facebook/#ToFmIYQyAbRqtgQd.99

Muslim Brotherhood Promising Free Lunch

Arabs waving entrails of butchered Israelis in Ramallah

Arabs waving entrails of butchered Israelis in Ramallah

  
If Walid Shoebat were not such a reliable source, I would not have believed this story. 
A word to my fellow non-muslims:
We’re on the menu

I can’t make this stuff up. 
~TD

Islam and Cannibalism

by  on JANUARY 28, 2013 in GENERAL

By Walid and Theodore Shoebat

In the future, the Egyptian Islamists will not only be conducting systematic violence, but cannibalism against Christians and moderates.

In a recent video interview, one Egyptian scholar exposed the high school curriculum coming from Al-Azhar university, the most reputable of all Islamic schools, showing that it condoned cannibalizing non-Muslims:

We allowed the eating of the flesh of dead humans… under necessary conditions. It [dead human flesh] must not be cooked or grilled to avoid Haram (wrongdoing) …and he can kill a murtadd (apostate) and eat him

The interviewer commented:

The book that is being taught to general high-school students mentions that those who don’t pray can be grilled & then eaten

VIDEO:

Al-Azhar finds their support for cannibalism in Islamic authority. According toAl-Shafie, who is considered to be the founder of Islamic jurisprudence:

One may eat the flesh of a human body. It is not allowed to kill a Muslim nor a free non-Muslim under Muslim rule (because he is useful for the society), nor a prisoner because he belongs to other Muslims. But you may kill an enemy fighter or an adulterer and eat his body (716 in volume 1, Al-Kortoby)

And where did Obama give his 2009 speech in Egypt, which empowered the Muslim Brotherhood? Al-Azhar.

Was Benghazi a Botched Kidnapping Stunt?

I have been sitting on this for well over a week now, wrestling with whether or not I should post it here at FotM.

Given the bombshell revelations dropped by Fox News today concerning the recent terrorist attacks in Benghazi, I decided to go ahead and just throw it out there:

Via westernjournalism.com:

Benghazi Attack Was Botched Kidnapping To Trade Blind Sheik

October 17, 2012 By

America watched in disbelief as Barack Obama tried to tell the American people that the attack on the Libyan consulate on September 11 was the result of an amateurish, anti-Muslim video that had been on YouTube for three months with barely three hundred views.

Then suddenly the administration announced that it was, yes, a terrorist attack, but that it was the intelligence community that had fed him bad information, even though we knew our intelligence community had known it was an al-Qaeda-linked attack within twenty four hours.

Why the equivocation? Why the lies?

None of it made sense.

Until now.

Now Obama’s throwing long-time ally Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak under the bus for the Muslim Brotherhood makes sense. All the White House contacts with Muslim Brotherhood front groups like CAIR and ISNA. All the changes that CAIR and ISNA made to the training manuals that our intelligence community uses.

Kevin Dujan, a political analyst and radio and TV host wrote an article and appeared on radio on October 8 putting forth a theory that the attack of the Libyan consulate was tied neither to a video or terrorism, but a botched kidnapping of Ambassador Stevens.

That Barack Obama had arranged with the Muslim Brotherhood to kidnap the Ambassador, and through Obama’s supposed affinity with the Muslim world, Obama would save the day and get the ambassador released.

But the Muslim Brotherhood wanted something in return.

Their beloved Blind Sheik.

Unbelievable?

Western Journalism broke the news on Monday that a source connected to the White House has stated that the murder of Stevens and the other Americans was a botched kidnapping linked to one Barack Hussein Obama.

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See also this.

Yeah, I know this is out there and then some, and if we were talking about any other president, including even Jihad Jimmy, I would be throwing down the BS card so fast it would make your head spin.

But we are not talking about any other president.

We are talking about Barack Hussein Obama, who climbed into bed with the Muslim Brotherhood before the desk chair in the Oval Office was even warm, and has been bending over backward for his Muslim friends ever since.

I have a feeling in my gut that there is far more to what happened and why in Benghazi than meets the eye, and we have barely even scratched the surface as yet.

-Dave

(h/t: my buddy Earl)

Army officer fired for teaching truth about Islam

Remember that jihadist US Army psychologist Nidal Hasan who perpetrated the worst shooting ever to take place on a U.S. military base?

On November 5, 2009, armed with a pistol and a revolver, Hasan entered his workplace — the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, where personnel receive routine medical treatment immediately prior to and on return from deployment — shot and killed 13 innocent people and wounded another 29.

Despite internal Army reports indicating Hasan’s fellow officers had reported his outspoken sympathy with radical Islam since 2005, and despite eyewitnesses saying that Hasan had shouted “Allahu Akbar!” before opening fire, the U.S. Army and the POS’s administration refused to call the shooting an Islamic terrorist act or even a hate crime.

Now we have more evidence that the U.S. Army is infested with politically-correct “tolerance” fear of offending Islam. An 18-year veteran Army officer was fired from teaching a course on Islam because he had the temerity of actually teaching the truth.

Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley

Chad Groening reports for OneNewsNow.com, September 20, 2012, that Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley — a highly-decorated 1994 graduate of the US Military Academy who has been deployed to Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq for 6 combat tours — was relieved of a teaching assignment because he discussed negative aspects of Islam in an elective course entitled “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” at the Joint Services Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.

Richard Thompson, President and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, says a letter sent out by 57 Islamist groups to several government agencies, including the Pentagon, had demanded that action be taken against Lt. Col. Dooley’s teaching. “All information that is offensive to Islam is to be removed,” Thompson summarizes the letter. “And any instructors [of the course] should be disciplined.”

Thompson concludes that the U.S. Army’s dismissal of Dooley was a direct result of the Pentagon bending to Muslims’ will: “the Department of Defense is following the instructions they got from these Muslim organizations.”

To please Muslims, the Army has chosen to scapegoat Lt. Col. Dooley. Thompson says Dooley’s career is being adversely affected: “He was slated to become a colonel and assume a command position. But because they did not like the way he taught the class and the way he portrayed Islam, they have stopped this whole procedure. They decided they were going to give him a negative evaluation and red-flagged his promotion.”

The Thomas More Law Center, a law firm that specializes in the defense of the civil rights and liberties of Christians, is considering a federal lawsuit aimed at vindicating Dooley’s rights to free speech and academic freedom.

H/t FOTM’s Christy

~Eowyn