As I watch the news about the Ft Hood Shootings I wonder who & what the reporters are. I know the news "faces" only read the news. They have to get their information from researchers or grunt reporters.
How could he have been promoted? Doesn't anyone check these people out? The answers are really simple.
First, we are afraid to question anyone of the Muslim religion. Why? Political correctness is my guess. This fact can be verified by Obama appointing two Muslims to Homeland Security Posts. The announcement states that they are devout Muslims. That seems strange to me since we never never see an appointment of a Christian or a Jew saying they are devout in their religion.
Second, in the Military, you get rid of people by promoting them. All military slots are determined by rank. If the commander doesn't like someone and that someone has not committed an offense to be demoted then you promote him and send him off for someone else to deal with.
Anyone with half a brain could see Hasan was trouble. But how to deal with that trouble. No one is allowed to question a Muslim. His religion is above reproach. God forbid (my God, not Allah) anyone to question the "American Muslims". That would be " sacriMusligious". So Major Hasan gets promoted and transfered. Problem solved. His new base Commander would have no idea how big of a problem Major Hasan could be.
Everywhere Major Hasan served, his fellow officers knew he was trouble coming. This fact will be verified in a soon to be released article base on interviews with people who knew him.
What if anything can be done? How much trouble are in? Only Allah knows. Obviously our Politicians, our reporters and our Military do not seem to know.