Fort Hood ‘workplace violence’ survivors plea for terrorism designation
A 15-minute video posted to YouTube this week by “FortHoodHeroes” has revived the call for the Nov. 2009 massacre which killed 13 to be reclassified as an act as terrorism, not an incident of workplace violence.
ABC News released its report on the video today.
Ft. Hood Victims Demand Attack Be Deemed ‘Terrorism’ abcn.ws/VokKBT
— ABC News (@ABC) October 20, 2012
The Coalition of Fort Hood Heroes, the organization that released the video, said in a statement that unless the government labels the attack terrorism, victims and their families will be “denied the recognition and benefits they are rightfully due,” in particular eligibility for the Purple Heart Medal, along with which comes veterans’ medical benefits and higher priority for veterans’ disability compensation.
As defined by U.S. law, a terrorist act must be “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents,” and for it to be an international terrorist act, it must involve “citizens or the territory of more than one country.” All of those killed and a majority of those wounded in the attack were either active duty or reserve military personnel.
With the White House and State Department apparently still are hashing out whether the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack or a spontaneous protest, the renewed attention on the Fort Hood massacre furthers the public’s demand for a tougher stance on terror.
TRUTH, Obama: USS Cole attack was TERRORISM. 9-11-01 WTC attack was TERRORISM. Fort Hood Massacre was TERRORISM.#Benghazi was TERRORISM.
— David Carter (@Carter137) October 20, 2012
Never mind everything else Obama has done. He should should be removed just for falsely declaring Fort Hood killings ‘workplace violence.’
— TheFoundersKeeper (@TCOTvideos) October 20, 2012
In other words, end this other Obana coverup “Ft Hood Victims Demand Attack Be Deemed ‘Terrorism’” abcn.ws/VokKBT
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 20, 2012
Obama’s treatment of the families of the Fort Hood victims is awful. The “workplace violence” classification cost them a fortune in benefits
— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) October 19, 2012
— Pam Smith (@pam96706) October 20, 2012
Political Correctness gone out of its mind: Calling what that POS Nidal Hasan did in Fort Hood, ‘Workplace Violence”. Bull.
— Uppity Woman (@UppityWomanBlog) October 20, 2012
@barackobama Adm has never called the Fort Hood Murders a terrorist attack……yet killer yelled “allahu akbar” mutiple times! Vote BO Out!
— malin r (@malinlindy) October 20, 2012
@getnickwright theyre still calling Fort Hood workplace violence. Cant admit anything that bursts Obamas bubble he lives in
— Matt Callahan (@MCallahan29) October 20, 2012
The Fort Hood Terrorist attack has been declared workplace violence in order to show that no terrorist attack happened under this President
— Mr. Ruiz Santiago (@Ruiz_Puro) October 20, 2012
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is on board, issuing a statement arguing that “President Obama’s refusal to call it an act of terror is a shining example of this administration’s devotion to political correctness over the defense of our men and women in uniform.”
— Office of Gov Perry (@TexGov) October 19, 2012