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U.S. Monitored Fort Hood Suspect Before Shooting

November 10th, 2009 . by TexasFred

U.S. Monitored Fort Hood Suspect Before Shooting

WASHINGTON — Intelligence agencies intercepted communications last year and earlier this year between Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is accused of shooting to death 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., and a radical cleric in Yemen known for his incendiary anti-American teachings. But federal authorities dropped an inquiry into the matter after deciding the messages warranted no further action, government officials said on Monday.

Maj. Hasan’s exchanges with Anwar al-Awlaki, once a spiritual leader at a mosque in suburban Virginia where Maj. Hasan worshipped, indicate that the troubled military psychiatrist came to the attention of the authorities long before long before last Thursday’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood, but left him in his post. It is not clear what was said in the exchanges, believed to be e-mail messages, and whether they would have offered a hint at the major’s outspoken views or his declining emotional state.

The communications, the subject of an inquiry by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Army investigators, provide the first indication that Maj. Hasan was in direct communication with the cleric, who on Monday praised Maj. Hasan on his Web site, saying the Army psychiatrist “did the right thing� in attacking soldiers preparing to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Depending on what is contained in the exchanges, the disclosure of the government’s decision not to take any steps against Maj. Hasan may provoke criticism of the F.B.I. and Army investigators for missing possible warning signs of an alleged mass killer. F.B.I., military and intelligence officials were preparing to brief reporters on the matter Monday night.

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U.S. Monitored Fort Hood Suspect Before Shooting

The definition of oxymoron is best illustrated in the usage of the word Military, followed by the word Intelligence, in describing how the U.S. Army, and quite possibly, the FBI, dropped the ball in their attempt to monitor Nidal Malik Hasan.

But federal officials briefed on the case said their decision to break off the investigation was reasonable based on the information about Maj. Hasan that was compiled at the time, which they said gave no indication he was likely to engage in violence.

No indication that he was likely to engage in violence huh? You guys really missed the mark on that profile. He attended Mosque at the same facility some of the 9-11 attackers used. He was buddy-buddy with Anwar al-Awlaki. Now I’m not a CID or Intelligence kind of guy, but you know, if I was, I can’t help but think that there would have been some alarm bells going off in MY world.

I DO realize that our Intelligence people have their hands full with more important targets, more likely to strike targets, but they let Hasan fall through the crack.

Counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency investigations are NOT a part time, take a look at the guy and let it all go kind of assignment. There has to be a continued, regular follow-up. If the guy hadn’t done something to trigger the 1st investigation, he wouldn’t be held suspect. I mean, if I knew anything about Intel that is.

Mr. Awlaki, an American citizen born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, wrote on Monday on his English-language website that Mr. Hasan was “a hero.� The cleric said, “He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people.�

He added, “The only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the U.S. Army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal.�

Maybe it’s because Barack Hussein Obama, the closet Muslim poser that currently inhabits the White House was allowed a free pass on his wonderfully refreshing preacher, Jeremiah Wright, and all of his “No, no, no, not God Bless America, GOD DAMN America” rant, maybe that set the precedent where ignoring American haters and potential threats comes into play, and gives the FBI and CID a free pass. Just sayin’. I mean, what else can it be?

Muslim clerics are preaching *Death to America*, a Muslim military member carries out a heinous act of TERRORISM that brings death and injury to many people, not only on U.S. soil but on a U.S. military installation. And Obama hasn’t got the guts to call it an act of terror.

Maybe he just doesn’t want to offend his Muslim brothers, that’s all I can think of. And I know, I have said it before, but I am going to say it again, I may say it many more times in the future too, but I am fully convinced that Barack Hussein Obama is the biggest enemy this nation faces today!

Hasan may have acted alone, but there was some serious encouragement there as well. And in my mind that boils down to conspiracy.

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6 Responses to “U.S. Monitored Fort Hood Suspect Before Shooting”

  1. comment number 1 by: Longstreet

    The Feds may have decided there was “nothing there” in their investigation of “The Shooter”, but, I’d bet money they will be monitoring conservative bloggers for any hint of bias toward Muslims.

    The world is upside down these days. Incredible!

    JDL

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    Longstreet, they already ARE monitoring us, just watch your Site Meter and see who visits your site…

    I KNOW they are watching, I just hope that MY words, and the words of other PATRIOTS, will inspire the Feds to pull their heads OUT of Obama’s ass and realize just who the REAL enemy is!

  3. comment number 3 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Fred, having got to know several “Nam era Vets who worked intelligence” over the years, I would say in their watch something like this would have never been dismissed. But that of course was before PC became more important than safeguarding the people and the Constitution. Now using military and intelligence in the same sentence is truly an oxymoron.

    I am just waiting for them to sing Kumbahyah and issue mood rings! Longstreet is right… unless it involves “right wing extremists”, our government isn’t interested in protecting the people of the US from real threats.

  4. comment number 4 by: Silver Fox

    The American left will always go after the American right at every opportunity even in cases involving national security. Remember Ollie North and Reagan. The left seldom see enemys unless they come in the form of right wing extremist–there they will not talk or compromise like they will with the likes of Iran. They are like the old farm mule wearing blinders and unaware of the dangers in the real world and only focused on an imiginary enemy directly in front. The tunnel vision of the left is unbelievable.

  5. comment number 5 by: Vigilante

    Fred I would reccomend that the butt heads who “didn’t see a threat”
    should be honorary “DOUCHEBAGS” of the week. What say you my friend???

  6. comment number 6 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    The intelligence agencies really dropped the ball on this one, this chould have been prevented. I find Obama’s reaction to this to be appaulling. He was more concerned with protecting Muslims from a backlash than he was in protecting Americans