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Talk about the an update on the Fort Hood massacre you remember that was -- -- in 2000 not on the army base is suspect is major Nadal has -- well.
The victims in this case the survivors who were injured.
Feel very strongly that -- what they were subjected to that day.
Warrants a purple heart some sort of commendation or recognition I should say that they were on the battlefield of a terrorist attack.
And why would they think that because Nadal Hasan when he stormed in there yelled all lock bar and had talked in the past of some of his writings and some of the other evidence that exists.
That he was a terrorist by all accounts he was a terrorist but.
He has been labeled workplace violence thus far.
And now all the victims and victims' families -- been pushing for these purple hearts but it doesn't look like it's gonna happen because it could throw the whole trial into chaos.
And it's very disturbing when you have the Defense Department basically giving this kind of statement let's read this right now.
Passage of this legislation.
Could directly and in directly influence court martial panel members.
Witnesses or the chain of command.
All of which exercise a critical role under the uniform code of military justice defense counsel will argue that major Hasan.
Cannot receive a fair trial.
Because a branch of government has in directly.
Declared that major Hasan is a terrorist that he is criminally culpable well if you have that -- -- how do you move forward in getting the purple heart out of these men and women who deserve.
It doesn't like the academy and -- the argument for the Department of Defense as you just heard is that it would prejudice the jury and you saw the -- is not just in this case being here all the time.
And criminal cases that -- rights of the accused are more better protected.
Then the justice of the victim their market you know that our criminal justice system is.
Set -- but in this case it goes even further because they're not refusing to I mean because they are refusing to talk about the motive.
There was a motive here but they think that by discussing the motive of terrorism that it prejudices the jury and that they can't do and -- It's over to your point a motive that was praised by and more -- lock key threat who is no longer with us thanks to a drone attack but he was one of the chief persons.
Who helped influence a -- has -- to carry out this attack so was praised by al-Qaeda and speaking of the victim to one individual who was actually a victim of the Fort Hood shooting spoke to us a short time ago I Alonso one spurt and he says he says that this is just appalling with some.
Is -- what happened to us it really doesn't matter is not.
Showing a high level of importance.
And those of us that are in the military.
Recovered -- rushed out.
And the benefits that we -- we were received.
If this -- a combat event.
Oppose it may have call workplace violence is a huge difference.
And is more looks like a smack in the face of how we've been treated for serious servers that we have been given to our nation.
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