Everyone is aware of the fact that hindsight is 20/20, but in the case of Major Hasan and all the red flags he hoisted prior to his murderous rampage in the name of Islam, foresight should have been 20/20.
Why wasn't it? The short and simple answer is Political Correctness (one of the four pillars in the socialist revival I've been writing about for years):
The 91 page report is titled A Ticking Time Bomb: Counterterrorism Lessons from the US Government’s Failure to Prevent the Fort Hood Attack. The gist of it is that the FBI and Hasan’s superiors had more than enough information to prevent the shootings and likely would have done so if not for political correctness....
It’s pretty hard to understand how anyone could miss signals that amounted to yelling “Bomb!” in an airport. The report suggests that the real underlying problem was political correctness:One of the officers who reported Hasan to superiors opined that Hasan was permitted to remain in service because of “political correctness” and ignorance of religious practices. That officer added that he believed that concern about potential discrimination complaints stopped some individuals from challenging Hasan. We are concerned that exactly such worries about “political correctness” inhibited Hasan’s superiors and colleagues who were deeply troubled by his behavior from taking the actions against him that could have prevented the attack at Fort Hood.
This same concern for political correctness likely explains the tremendous gap between Hasan’s actual performance and his official performance reviews...
Read it all; and read the report, too if you have any doubts about whether this terrorist could have been stopped well in advance of his terrorist actions.
The sad reality is that political correctness along with the scourge of leftist multiculturalism are the handmaidens of terrorism. Remember a short time ago when NPR firedJuan Williams?
The Williams firing was a yet another example of the alliance between the political left and the Islamists who want to destroy this country.
The key William's quote (and insight from someone with moderate political views) that led to his firing was this: "I think, look, political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality."
He was speaking of the left's dismissal of Islam as a problem.
Cliff May wrote on Williams' firing at the time: "...at NPR most people favor engagement with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — but not with Bill O’Reilly."
When it comes to political correctness and multiculturalism, the aversion to reality is a fairly standard--if not mandatory--practice. That's why Hasan's obvious radicalization and descent into jihad could easily be overlooked and whitewashed by his superiors, who were more concerned with not being labelled as racist or non-PC troglodytes, than they were for doing their job.
In the minds of those brainwashed by PC, Hasan was simply a representative of a "diverse" viewpoint. Good for him! And, how tolerant of us!!
The moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the politically correct and multiculturally sensitive left becomes more obvious on a daily basis. Just yesterday, David Cameron pronounced the failure of "State" multiculturalism, which has been an utter disaster wherever the left has forced its implementation.
Likewise, the blindness of the military here in the US to someone like Major Hasan has shown how the doctrine of political correctness can be lethal.
Note how perfectly both leftist doctrines enabled--and I would go so far as to say encouraged--radical Islamists in their single-minded pursuit of the destruction of the West. Suicide is painless.
Never forget, that these doctrines are being used by the political left to achieve a "new" leftist utopia--pretty much the same as all those old 20th century leftist/national socialist/communist utopias, except for the little detail that the thugs in charge are likely to be radical Muslims this time around.
If the left understands anything, it is that in order for their ideology and its promised utopia to be born, they must thoroughly destroy America and undermine everything America stands for in the world. Once that has been accomplished, then their way is clear. Of course, they truly believe they will be able to control the Islamist genie they have encouraged, appeased and enabled along the way. That's why they are so nonchalant about terrorism and the threat of Islamic jihad. First, they see themselves on the same side politically; and second, they believe they won't have any trouble stopping the Jihad once they are in power. What's the big deal? They also intend to roll back the rising seas, stop global warming, and heal the planet, after all.
So the answer to the question of whether or not the Ft. Hood massacre could have been prevented is, "OF COURSE IT COULD HAVE BEEN!" --But only if the political left is prevented from continuing to foist their failed, dead-end ideology, hidden under the covers of all those caring and compassionate politically correct and multicultural social programs, on the rest of us.