Doctors managing Major Nidal Hasan were wondering about the actions and behavior that seem questionable. Hasan religious beliefs were becoming radicalized and exhibiting unusual behavior the doctors discovered months before Hasan went on his alleged shooting rampage at Fort Hood,TX.
At Walter Reed Army Hospital and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences military medical school felt that Major Hasan was considered by his superiors and fellow students , a mediocre student; disinterested, lazy worker.
His leaders felt based on his action and behavior that he should be transferred to Fort Hood. Ft Hood would be the best place to monitor Hasan and other doctors could fill in if Hasan caseload was too great. Superiors of the Major could monitor and record any other issues with his behavior.
Hasan superiors said that they did not believe Hasan have violent tendencies. They found has him is combative and intensive and strong religious fervor.
The Pentagon does not have any record of a request by Major Hasan to leave the Army conscientious objector or for any reason to military official told the AP. This contradict the family statements to the media that Hasan wanted out.
Hasan did not file any complaint against his superiors nor against his fellow students about being harassed said a military official with the army under anonymous conditions.
Meanwhile, NPR reports that some at Walter Reed Army Hospital wonder is Major Nidal Hasan was psychotic.
In the Spring of 2008, major staffers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences were asking questions about Major Hasan mental health state.
Put it this way,” says one official familiar with the conversations that took place. “Everybody felt that if you were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, you would not want Nidal Hasan in your foxhole.”
Since his days at Walter Reed, military leader watched Hasan closely.Those who talked NPR without revealing their identities were disturbed with actions and behaviors. At his evaluations he was given poor remarks; some said his work was shoddy.
According to NPR students and faculty found at Walter Reed, Major Hasan disconnected, aloof, paranoid, belligerent, and schizoid. He even told a patient that “Islam can save your soul.”
Earlier this year at a meeting some were wondering if Hasan was sent to either to Iraq or Afghanistan would give away secrets to Al Qadea or the Taliban. Or would he attacked his fellow soldiers in like the Army Sargent in 2003 who killed 2 soldiers and injured 14 others by setting off grenades in Kuwait.
Well he did not wait to be in country to go off.
At Walter Reed getting out of the hospital corp is not easy it sounds. The process is laborious and time consuming. Officials said it was difficult to put a doctor like Hasan on probation.
Also Doctors and instructor as Walter Reed said went above and beyond to give support to Hasan. They didn’t have proof to find him unstable. Or if they found a way to remove him, Hasan could claim discrimination because of his beliefs.
Next,people were not aware of the e-mails contacts to Al Qaeda. Intelligence officials since last December learned he had attempted to contact a radical Muslim Imam in Yemen.
Lastly, officials thought transferring Hasan to Fort Hood, would be better for him due to number of doctors and psychologists on base than anywhere in the Army.
AP via Yahoo News.
National Public Radio