It's been all over the news by now of course: two weeks ago I posted on PFC Nasser Abdo; American coward, deserter and now traitor and failed al Qaeda terrorist operative.
PFC Nasser Abdo sought conscientious-objector status on the grounds that, as a Muslim, he had determined that 'Muslims cannot kill other Muslims'.
A rather convenient and timely relevation, considering at the time he happened to be getting ready to ship out to Afghanistan, where as a member of a United States Infantry unit he most certainly would have been directly engaged in close contact with & killing of Muslims.
The point I presented - which has been independently arrived upon by other analysts elsewhere - is that by acknowledging Abdo's case and granting him C.O. status, the Department of Defense has unwittingly VALIDATED the motivation of another US soldier who faced the exact same personal dilemma: Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter who killed 13 of his fellow Americans in 2009.
It seems the saga of Private Abdo has taken another chapter; not quite satisfied with his fifteen minutes of fame - or perhaps seeking to capitalize on his notoriety - Nasser Abdo was arrested last week in Killeen, Texas. Authorities said they discovered bombmaking materials in his backpack and in a motel room, as well as a copy of an article from the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire, produced by the terrorist group's Yemen affiliate.
The problem with Abdo's plan was, of course, that he went straight into the operational phase, skipping any kind of training, rehearsal or R&D on his device.
When the judge entered the courtroom at his indictment, Abdo refused to stand, according to the Associated Press. At the end of the proceeding, as Abdo was led out of the courtroom, he shouted, "Nidal Hasan, Fort Hood 2009!"
Am I the only one who sees the irony here? Remember - Hasan was transmitting jihad on all channels, but the politically correct toolkits in his chain of command could not bring themselves to address the root of the problem: DISLOYAL STATEMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY IN TIME OF WAR.
We just came dangerously close to a replay of the Fort Hood massacre by someone repeating the same rhetoric. I hope that some officer somewhere in the chain pays with his career for the dumb-ass decision to grant Abdo C.O. status.
An interesting facet of this whole thing is Abdo's expressed admiration for fellow traitor Private Bradley Manning. They are both destined for a VERY long tour as human sock-puppets in the US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.
Abdo was previously charged by military authorities with possession of child pornography on his military-issued laptop computer, an allegation that his lawyer said he has denied.
Abdo's father, Jamal, was deported to Jordan in February 2010 after being convicted of soliciting sex online from a police officer posing as a 15-year-old girl called "Molly," according to court records cited by the Dallas Morning News.
Jamal Abdo, interviewed in Jordan by the AP, rejected the allegations against his son. "My son loved people no matter who they are, whether Jews or Christians," he said. "Naser is not the kind of a person who harbors evil for the other people, he cannot kill anyone and he could not have done any bad thing."
Hitler's mother probably said something along the same lines.
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