In the wake of the jihadist attack on Ft. Hood, we see a predictable pattern of finger-pointing. At the moment, it looks like there’s an effort by the powers-that-be to shift blame onto the armed forces for dropping the ball.
Now, it’s quite possible that Hasan’s superiors were negligent. In every bureaucracy you have time-servers who never miss an opportunity to overlook their oversight.
However, the Pentagon is not an autonomous body like the Obsidian Order or the Tal Shiar. It’s under civilian control.
If men in uniform, of whatever rank, live in fear that alleged “hate speech” against Muslims will lead to demotion or dishonorable discharge, then that creates an insurmountable disincentive to calling a spade and spade and taking suitable preemptive measures.
And, in the wake of the massacre–we still see gov’t officials, abetted by the media, covering for Muslims. That mentality perpetuates the problem.