Friday, April 29, 2005

Hasan Who?

Sergeant Hasan Akbar has been sentenced to death by a court martial.


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FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (AP) -- A military jury sentenced a soldier to death Thursday for a grenade and rifle attack on his own comrades during the opening days of the Iraq invasion, a barrage that killed two officers and that prosecutors said was driven by religious extremism.

If the name doesn't ring a bell, it most likely shouldn't given the MSM's lack of coverage of the court martial or any of the phases of the investigation and prosecution pursuant to his murderous actions near the frontlines in March 2003 at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Maybe if Hasan were a pregnant hillbilly GI who mocked and sexually humiliated enemy combatants he'd be a household name. I guess being a traitor to your comrades and your country, betraying it for a radical Islamic fundamentalism at the heart of the war on terror which we are fighting, just doesn't have a certain cachet with the media.

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