A 15-minute video posted to YouTube this week by “FortHoodHeroes” has revived the call for the Nov. 2009 massacre which killed 13 to be reclassified as an act as terrorism, not an incident of workplace violence.

ABC News released its report on the video today.

The Coalition of Fort Hood Heroes, the organization that released the video, said in a statement that unless the government labels the attack terrorism, victims and their families will be “denied the recognition and benefits they are rightfully due,” in particular eligibility for the Purple Heart Medal, along with which comes veterans’ medical benefits and higher priority for veterans’ disability compensation.

As defined by U.S. law, a terrorist act must be “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents,” and for it to be an international terrorist act, it must involve “citizens or the territory of more than one country.” All of those killed and a majority of those wounded in the attack were either active duty or reserve military personnel.

With the White House and State Department apparently still are hashing out whether the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack or a spontaneous protest, the renewed attention on the Fort Hood massacre furthers the public’s demand for a tougher stance on terror.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is on board, issuing a statement arguing that “President Obama’s refusal to call it an act of terror is a shining example of this administration’s devotion to political correctness over the defense of our men and women in uniform.”

  • Kimberly O’Neal

    It’s discusting the way BHO plays with the lives of our military, all he cares about is his aim to destroy from within. How do people actualy think he cares about them, i’m so baffled at this. Prayers to the families involved and hang in there, your country is behind you for the most part even if the so called POTUS is not.

  • yviemarie88

    I pray this is one of the first undoings President Romney has on his agenda when he takes office. Yep, I’m going to call this race a Republican win right now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bren4955 Brentha Ramirez

      yviemarie88: I am with you on Praying that one of the first Undoings Prez. Romney call this exactly what it was: a Terriorist Attack. I also hope he will Give out The Purple Hearts and Makes Sure the Families of the Soldiers get their Benefits. It is only right – the man was a Terriorist. And those that were wounded should be compensated as well. This Was Not A Work Place Shooting…this is different…it was on a Military Base! And our men and women were in the Military. The Military Life is different from Civilian Life and what this terriorist did was not a civilian act on a civilian job site…It was a Military attack on a Military Base on Military Men and Women. My Prayers are with those families who lost their loved ones and to those who were wounded. I am very Proud of You All and Pray that God Will Bless Each and Everyone of you.

  • $30423294

    That song “God Bless America” that our representatives and senators sang on the Capitol steps on 9-11-2001 was sung through gritted teeth on the Left.

    Ever since Sept 12, 2001, leftists have ruminated on proving that there is no war on terror, or alternatively, that if there was one, it is now over.

  • Zane Henry

    Obama comes off as cheap and disrespectful for not calling this an act of terrorism. And for what? To “save” a few millions of dollars? Give these people what they deserve, because they were wounded or killed by an enemy of the state on a military installation. Workplace violence. You people make me feel like I’m taking crazy pills.

    Selfish coward.

    • vetgal1970

      Maj Hassan thought he was carrying out an act of war, therefore it should be classified as ‘combat’, even if it did occur on a military installation. This is what happens when you have people in charge who deny the motives of our enemy, or even that the enemy exists.

    • http://www.facebook.com/madelyn.martine Madelyn Martine

      This isn’t about money…it’s about politics. Obama can’t admit an act of terror occurred on his watch. After all..he’s the savior of the progs..

  • tjp77

    This is a disgrace. I don’t understand how Obama can even show his face in public.

    • $92510698

      Because he’s so “likable” and such “eye candy”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bren4955 Brentha Ramirez

      tjp77, You are so right in calling this a Disgrace. Our Soldiers who were murdered at Ft. Hood – they should Receive their Purple Hearts and their Families Certainly, (in my opinion) Deserve their Benefits. As well as those who were seriously wounded…How Brave and Proud I am of You All and I Pray that God Will Bless You and Your Families. My heart goes out to the families of those who were murdered. God Bless You All and Thank You For Serving.

  • tjp77

    This is a disgrace. I don’t understand how Obama can even show his face in public.

  • michael s

    it should be this was domestic terrorism. so was the aurora theatre shooting and the arizona massacre especially since loughner admitted that he purposely targetted rep giffords.

    • CherDash

      Loughner and the Aurora guy didn’t shout “Allahu Akbar” while they were shooting. Also, they didn’t have a history of anti-American rhetoric.

  • michael s

    it should be this was domestic terrorism. so was the aurora theatre shooting and the arizona massacre especially since loughner admitted that he purposely targetted rep giffords.

  • grais

    How long until Obama claims he called it ‘terrorism’ when he spoke in the Rose Garden on Sept. 12 of this year?

  • grais

    How long until Obama claims he called it ‘terrorism’ when he spoke in the Rose Garden on Sept. 12 of this year?

  • odabea

    Terrorism is not work place violence or man-caused disasters, it’s an act of terror committed by terrorists. Political correctness is a one sided deal only. The Obama administration has real difficulty defining things which are fairly self evident to any person of average intellect. There is no need to redefine simple words or phrases so as to not offend those whose life mission it is to offend and destroy and murder innocent people. Sometimes if it looks, talks, acts, makes threats against the U.S., and yells “allahu akbar” before shooting everyone in sight, then it is a terrorist.

    If it were up to the DOD, DOJ, SD, etc. and their penchant for ridiculous verbosity, jihad would be called – the worldwide declaration of non-peaceful intentions upon all those whose religious beliefs and personal freedoms offend the delicate sensibilities of the super sensitive followers of Islam.

  • vetgal1970

    While we are at it, the attack on the recruiting station in Little Rock in 2009 should also be classified as a terrorist attack or better yet an act of war.

    • michael s

      yes it was,so was the aurora theatre shooting by the white terrorist known as james holmes..

  • cruXsader

    ALLAHOLISM : There is no 12-Step Program for a cure

  • Paul C.

    All these acts are Terrorism and because of OBUMMERS acts we need a new prez, one day the terrorism on the twin towers will dwarf the next act of terrorism. We need a strong defense.

  • DJ_Fisher

    And for his “religious” beard, I’d nail him to a wooden floor to make sure he stayed still while he was shaved. Bastard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paulamathewsellis Paula Mathews Ellis

    The Soviet Union had to face it when Reagan called them the “Evil Empire” before the entire world. Yet, this president can’t bring himself to call a terrorist, a terrorist. The terror groups will never like us; now, they don’t respect us, either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paulamathewsellis Paula Mathews Ellis

    The Soviet Union had to face it when Reagan called them the “Evil Empire” before the entire world. Yet, this president can’t bring himself to call a terrorist, a terrorist. The terror groups will never like us; now, they don’t respect us, either.

  • http://twitter.com/MdtljtMom Laura Thompson

    Remember when this catastrophe of an administration refused to use the word terror?? Man-caused disaster…pppfffttt…..what a colossal pooch-screw…that didn’t last long though, Thank God…

  • freeinaz

    Domestic Terrorism. Anything else is a political correct lie.