● Are you concerned that the attack at Fort Hood could lead to harassment or even violence against Muslims in the military?
● If confirmed, what strategies would you advocate to address the potential for harassment or violence against Muslims in the U. S. military?
Not a single question asked how Hagel might implement policies to ensure against the enlistment of radicalized Muslims or how the military can work against already enlisted Muslim soldiers being radicalized. The committee also did not ask Hagel for recommendations on how military leaders can work to better recognize the signs of a radicalized Muslim soldier.
In the case of Nidal Malik Hasan, whose shooting massacre left 13 dead and dozens more wounded, army superiors were reportedly exposed to Hasan’s radicalism but failed to take measures against the army psychiatrist.
Iran Helping Syria Secure Its Arsenal
According to informed Middle Eastern security officials, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard units are currently working to help Syria secure its missile arsenal and sensitive military installations and components, including the country’s chemical weapons. The officials said Iran is acting to protect Syria from further possible Israeli airstrikes.
Domestically, Iran fears Western or Israeli sabotage operations against its nuclear facilities and is currently working to strengthen the protective measures around its nuclear sites, according to Egyptian security officials.
The Egyptian security officials said they did not have any confirmation that Iran’s nuclear facility at Fordow suffered an explosion, but they were continuing to look into the reports, which originated with a WorldNetDaily article.
Jordanian security officials contacted by this reporter said they had no information about an explosion at Fordow.