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Since I Am Retired Now....

I am going to have a great deal more to say about what is going on....  Like this....

Oh, and start wrapping your head in some Tape, Pressure Sensitive, Type I.... (h/t NRO) Because they are right,Somebody at Fort Hood Should Be Walking the Plank

It's been brought to my attention by several reliable sources that the Defense Department has brought Louay Safi to Fort Hood as an instructor, and that he has been lecturing on Islam to our troops in Fort Hood who are about to deploy to Afghanistan. Safi is a top official of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and served as research director at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).

Worse, last evening,Safi was apparently permitted to present a check (evidently on behalf of ISNA) to the families of the victims of last month's Fort Hood massacre. A military source told the blogger Barbarossa at the Jawa Report: "This is nothing short of blood money. This is criminal and the Ft. Hood base commander should be fired right now."

ISNA was identified by the Justice Department at the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing conspiracy trial as an unindicted co-conspirator. The defendants at that trial were convicted of funding Hamas to the tune of millions of dollars. 

Let me tell you, I don't need a lecture about what Islam is about, and I doubt that anyone at Fort Hood needs to be lectured about this either.  I am going to bet that they have a really clear picture of the "ground truth" on this topic.

And just so you know who we are dealing with...

As noted in this 2003 Frontpage reporta 2002 search warrant links Safi to an entity called the "Safa Group." The Safa Group has never been charged with a crime, but the affidavit allegesits involvement in moving large sums of money to terrorist fronts. Safi was also caught on an FBI wiretap of Sami al-Arian, a former leader in the murderous Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The year was 1995, and the topic of the discussion between Safi and al-Arian was Safi's concern that President Clinton's executive order prohibiting financial transactions with terrorist organizations would negatively affect al-Arian. More recently, al-Arian has been convicted of conspiring to provide material support to terrorism.

If this guy was in Afghanistan right now, he would be hog-tied in the back of a Hummer working out how he was going to claim we abused him.

And there is more here, here, and here.

We have come to a point that the Army invites a man who was on the phone with a known terrorist leader and is involved with the movement of money for known terrorist groups being invited to a military base that just was attacked by an Islamic Terrorist who evidently infiltrated the US Army to lecture soldiers on the ways of Islam.  If I invited this guy to Fort Hood, it would be to have him interrogated about his ties to terrorism and then arrested and thrown in prison, pending his trial.

I refuse to be part of an organization that continues to treat me and others this way so that they can check the "diversity" bullet for their OER.

I want General Casey fired right now.  I want this base commander and everyone involved with this idea at Fort Hood relieved pending a 15-6 or Article 31 hearing right now.

Listen Up Army Leaders:  Soldiers know what you are doing with crap like this.  All you are doing is alienating them and disregarding the sacrifices they make to serve this great nation.

This will not go unnoticed....