Army psychiatrist convicted of murder
A military jury on August 23 convicted Maj. Nidal Hasan in the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, returning a unanimous verdict of premeditated murder that makes the Army psychiatrist eligible for the death penalty in the shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own.
Hasan, a Virginia-born Muslim, said he acted to protect Muslim insurgents abroad from American aggression; and that his attack was a jihad against U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prosecutors never charged Hasan as a terrorist, in spite of the obvious and intentional terrorism of the attack. Hasan leaked documents during the trial to journalists that revealed him telling military mental health workers that he could “still be a martyr” if executed.
Now, let’s notice the really significant part of this drama — Hasan is a PSYCHIATRIST!
Would anyone reading this be surprised to discover that there is a solid link between psychiatry and terrorism?
Terrorism is created; it is not human nature. Terrorists are made, not born. Ultimately, terrorism is the result of madmen bent on destruction, and these madmen are typically the result of psychiatric behavioral control, and psychiatrists are often found to be consumers of their own treatments.
The huge missing “elephant in the room” is the high likelihood that Hasan was medicated with potent brain-altering, violence-causing, psychiatric drugs. These would be drugs that Hasan had easy access to and which he was probably prescribing widely to his traumatized soldier-patients. Psychiatrists are notorious for treating themselves with their own psychiatric drugs.
Some might express surprise that a man whose profession is about caring would turn to violence. “Caring” actually has nothing to do with it. Modern psychiatry is not about caring for, counseling and empowering people; it’s about medicating, controlling and suppressing them.
Dr. Peter Breggin says that, “The most recent data show that soldiers are being snowed under not only with antidepressants and tranquilizers, but increasingly with antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal, Zyprexa, Geodon and Seroquel. To cover up their own therapeutic impotence, psychiatrists chemically suppress our troops and push them back onto the front lines. That’s the kind of poisonous psychiatry that Hasan was practicing in combination with his poisonous ideology.”
Over the last decade an explosion of gratuitous violence has terrorized the world scene. Examination of these destructive phenomena reveals the influence of psychiatric treatment behind virtually all acts of terrorism. From glorifying the blatantly criminal acts of suicide bombers to reducing the hideous acts of a maniacal murderer to psychological or biological bad luck, psychiatrists on both sides of the terrorist conflict share the same twisted perspective on the criminal mind. This perspective protects and denies the dangerousness of the criminal at the expense of honest citizens.
Most terrorist groups today embrace extremist political views and hold racist positions that range from “white supremacism” and anti-Semitism to radical religious fundamentalism and anti-Westernism. Research shows that psychiatry or psychology has influenced and even created such characteristics, spawning racial and political hatred that has resulted in the murder of millions.
Hasan is a domestic terrorist, a traitor, and a madman — much like the rest of the psychiatric profession which is bent on promoting violence in society with harmful, violence-causing drugs.
Citizens groups and government officials should work together to ensure governments first expose, and then work to abolish, psychiatry’s hidden manipulation of society. Please support your local CCHR in this effort.