Five years, eight months since 'Allahu Akbar' rang out at Ft. Hood

Her name, hand-written on a yellow sticky note stuck on my computer, has become faded from years of late afternoon sunlight and can barely be read.

“Pvt. Francheska Velez”

Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, an Army bomb disposal specialist who served in Iraq, was three months pregnant when Major Nidal Hasan deliberately shot her in the abdomen during the murderous rampage at Ft. Hood.  Screaming in agony, her final words were "My baby, my baby."

Witnesses in the Article 32 hearing in 2010 testified that a man in an Army combat uniform stood by a front counter, shouted "Allahu Akbar!"("God is great!"), and started shooting.  Major Hasan also had 20 "email communications with senior al-Qaeda recruiter and Yemen-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki."

It has been five years and eight months, exactly two years more than Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, since Major Nidal Hasan murdered thirteen solders and one unborn child, and wounded twenty-nine at Ft. Hood, in Texas.  And this jihadist monster still breathes while on death row at Ft. Leavenworth.

For the lack of closure for Pvt. Francheska Velez’s unborn child and the fallen soldiers who will never see vermillion sunsets, inhale the sharp scent of pine forests in winter, who will never live, love, or laugh, whom shall we hold accountable?

The easy answer is our ambitious, amoral politicians; a castrated military justice system; and the complicit liberal lapdog media.

The honest answer stares at us in the mirror each morning.  We the good, silent Americans did nothing and allowed the triumph of evil.

Her name, hand-written on a yellow sticky note stuck on my computer, has become faded from years of late afternoon sunlight and can barely be read.

“Pvt. Francheska Velez”

Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, an Army bomb disposal specialist who served in Iraq, was three months pregnant when Major Nidal Hasan deliberately shot her in the abdomen during the murderous rampage at Ft. Hood.  Screaming in agony, her final words were "My baby, my baby."

Witnesses in the Article 32 hearing in 2010 testified that a man in an Army combat uniform stood by a front counter, shouted "Allahu Akbar!"("God is great!"), and started shooting.  Major Hasan also had 20 "email communications with senior al-Qaeda recruiter and Yemen-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki."

It has been five years and eight months, exactly two years more than Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, since Major Nidal Hasan murdered thirteen solders and one unborn child, and wounded twenty-nine at Ft. Hood, in Texas.  And this jihadist monster still breathes while on death row at Ft. Leavenworth.

For the lack of closure for Pvt. Francheska Velez’s unborn child and the fallen soldiers who will never see vermillion sunsets, inhale the sharp scent of pine forests in winter, who will never live, love, or laugh, whom shall we hold accountable?

The easy answer is our ambitious, amoral politicians; a castrated military justice system; and the complicit liberal lapdog media.

The honest answer stares at us in the mirror each morning.  We the good, silent Americans did nothing and allowed the triumph of evil.