President Barack Obama's Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testified on Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that as far as he's concerned the shocking 2009 spree killings that occurred at a Texas military base was indeed an act of terrorism that was inspired by al-Qaida.
On Nov. 5, 2009 the killer, U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, a practicing psychiatrist, began to randomly shoot his fellow soldiers. His violent rampage left 12 military personnel and one civilian dead, and 30 others wounded, according to Examiner news coverage that included a summary report of the tragedy.
Maj. Hasan was shot and paralyzed from the waist down by a civilian police officer who responded to Fort Hood's emergency. Hasan was subsequently detained in a holding cell at the U.S. Marine detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to await his court martial.
Despite Hasan being known to espouse radical Muslim ideology and that he used the term "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great) before beginning his Islamic murder ritual, Obama and his minions labeled the attack 'workplace violence.' When questioned about it, Obama's gatekeepers claimed Hasan's actions did not meet the legal criteria to call him an international terrorist.
But now -- many say thanks to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas -- the first top-official from the Obama administration, FBI Director Comey admitted the 'terrorism' label should be applied, especially after so much information has come out as a result of Maj. Hasan's trial before a military commission.
The court martial in 2013 ended with Nidal Hasan being sentenced to death, but many believe he will see his sentence reduced to life in federal prison.