Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I Was Wrong and Why

The corrupt, mainstream press and a rotting, anything-goes-if-it- feels-good population combined to re-elect a failed president. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness isn’t good enough anymore. Now it’s free food, free condoms, tax-payer funded abortions, and the continued elevation of Muslims, here, and around the world. Someone once said that the way to get out of the mess in Vietnam was to declare victory and get out. That has been our policy toward Islamic terrorists for the last four years – pretend they don’t exist anymore.

I guess we can’t count on the Hand of God anymore; maybe He can only help so much (or maybe He can only TAKE so much).

My sister, who needs my continuing financial support, voted for Obama. When I questioned her, she knew nothing about Benghazi and hadn’t heard of Fast and Furious, Solyndra, the planned destruction of Medicare or the regulation forcing Catholics to pay for abortion insurance. The next time she needs help maybe I should tell her to ask Obama (I won’t; I’m a Christian, and she’s family.)

I am serious, though, about my need to conserve my savings for when all the good doctors abandon Medicare, and the Chinese stop financing our Social Security.

The policy of denying the existence of Islamic terrorists has forced the families of the Fort Hood massacre victims to take legal action.

Fort Hood shooting victims sue government, accused shooter

By Jim Forsyth Mon, Nov 5 2012 Reuters

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Families and victims of a mass shooting in 2009 at the Fort Hood military base in Texas filed a wrongful death suit on Monday against the U.S. government, the accused gunman and the estate of an alleged al Qaeda leader.

The 148 plaintiffs are seeking damages and a ruling that the rampage was a terrorist attack. The finding would clear the way for them to receive benefits.

Major Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, faces 13 charges of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for the November 5, 2009, attack on soldiers preparing to deploy to Iraq.

Survivors have expressed frustration about repeated delays over the past three years in bringing Hasan to trial. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces indefinitely postponed Hasan's court-martial last month pending further review.

The suit filed in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia alleges that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other officials disregarded the safety of soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood. It also alleges that they allowed Hasan to be in a position to open fire on the troops despite knowing he was a "radical extremist."

"The government seems to have gone out of its way to give the stiff arm to these victims. They have made their lives miserable," said attorney Neal Shur, who is the lead counsel in the case.

The lead plaintiff is Shawn Manning, who was an Army staff sergeant three years ago and was shot six times.

"The Army has refused to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack, and I have exhausted all other options," he said.

The other defendants include Hasan, who was shot by police during the attack and paralyzed from the chest down, and the estate of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing. He was killed in a U.S. drone strike last year.

An independent review headed by former FBI Director William Webster found that Hasan had exchanged emails with Awlaki.

The lawsuit includes allegations of civil conspiracy, gross negligence, assault and battery, due process violations and intentional misrepresentations.

Shur said one reason the suit was filed was that federal authorities had "ignored" $750 million in administrative claims he sought in 2011.


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At 12:19 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

I've been so bummed out since early yesterday morning when I woke up and learned the news.
This country is doomed now. The people have spoken I guess.
How will this effect me? Well, I stand to lose my private health care in 2014. The US Government will dictate to the privae thealth care providers and eventually force them out. Then we'll have a single payer system which is what the Democrats have wanted from day one. Then we have Dodd Frank which will screw up the works and a president and Congress who will still refuse to pass a budget. How about high gas prices? That's not going away. I reiterate, this country is doomed. God help us!


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