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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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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.�?

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Barack Hussein Obama - Shameful Narcissistic Politician

November 7th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Barack Hussein Obama - Shameful Narcissistic Politician

If you are easily offended I suggest you click OFF of this post right now.  The video from YouTube is bad enough, but the words I have posted after it are NOT nice, they are NOT politically correct and some will find them offensive.

You have been warned!

Barack Hussein Obama is the most self-centered, egotistical, narcissistic, son of a BITCH to ever shame the people of this nation.

His reaction to the massacre at Ft. Hood, his acknowledgement of his cronies in the room, his *shout out* to Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, not to take anything away from a MoH winner, but Obama needed to address more pressing matters. All of this showed the entire world exactly how shallow this narcissistic bastard son of a Muslim goat lover really is.

I have voiced my concerns, and fears, about radical Islam in America. It is REAL, it is HERE and we are only seeing a small representation of it right now. I have been called a racist and bigot for my stand against Islam and their minions of terror.

I have been accused of being anti-Islamic, and THAT is a true accusation, I AM anti-Islamic and I make NO secret of it. 

Look at it this way, who commits 99% of ALL terrorist acts across the world? Islamic warriors. Do you see Muslims standing against these actions? Do you see Muslims taking to the street to pledge their love and loyalty to the USA?

I learned all I need to know about Islam when Marine Barracks Beirut was taken down. Sept. 11, 2001 sealed the deal for me. Islam IS the enemy of the United States and FREE people everywhere.

Barack Hussein Obama has made his views clear to everyone, as clear as this uh, um mm, speaker can make himself. On Thursday we saw the Obama reaction in an unplugged, spontaneous format.

His handlers didn’t prep him. His speech writers didn’t give him a script to follow on the teleprompter, and as a result, the REAL Obama, the POLITICIAN Obama came through. The Obama that has to speak of *other things* before he could speak of the tragedy our nation was suffering. That is simply unacceptable.

Barack Hussein Obama says we’re not at war with Islam? Barack Hussein Obama is WRONG!

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Israel mulls truce offer on Day 4 of Gaza assault

December 30th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Israel mulls truce offer on Day 4 of Gaza assault

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel is considering suspending its Gaza offensive to give Hamas militants an opening to halt rocket fire on Israel, but the threat of a ground offensive remains if the cease-fire does not hold, an Israeli defense official said Tuesday.

Israel’s defense minister is to raise the proposal during a meeting of Israel’s security Cabinet on Wednesday, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Israel TV’s Channel 10 also reported such a proposal.

At the same time, the security Cabinet will also be asked to consider various plans for a ground invasion, the defense official said. The public rhetoric from Israeli officials has indicated they expect the operation to continue.

Earlier Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the current, aerial phase of the operation was just “the first of several” that have been approved, an Olmert spokesman said.

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I will say this, and I take no pleasure in doing so, but IF Israel doesn’t move ahead with the full prosecution of this offensive, if Israel doesn’t settle this Palestinian problem definitively, once and for all, I will withdraw ALL support OF Israel and will not support them again.

It’s just that simple. I am all for Israel doing what MUST be done, but I am terribly tired of Israel hitting back, using moderate force and slowing down, or temporarily halting the attacks from Palestine, and then just dumping their offensive, leaving far too much work to be done!

Israel starts off going great guns and then fizzles out after a few days, it’s like they go in all pissed off and righteous and then lose their will to fight.

This has happened several times in the past, and every time Israel stops killing the Palestinians, the Palestinians once again launch rockets into Israel, or sends in human bombers to target innocent people going about their daily lives. In my not so humble opinion, you do NOT engage in a fight without having the will and desire to be the outright and undisputed WINNER of the battle. I am not going to beat the hell out of someone and then stop on their liars promise to not attack me again. That is NOT how it works. If you don’t render your opponent totally incapable of striking back, they WILL, at some point in time, strike back.

Finish this battle Israel, finish it once and for all, or risk looking like a no warfighting buffoon that doesn’t have the courage, the strength and the determination to bring a fight to an obvious, and victorious conclusion!

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