Fort Hood Suspect Communicated With Radical Cleric
Intelligence agencies intercepted communications last year and this year between the military psychiatrist 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 the federal authorities dropped an inquiry into the matter after deciding that the messages from the psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, did not suggest any threat of violence and concluding that no further action was warranted, government officials said Monday ...
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Since: May 08
#1 Nov 10, 2009
"Major Hasan’s 10 to 20 messages to Anwar al-Awlaki, once a spiritual leader at a mosque in suburban Virginia where Major Hasan worshiped, indicate that the troubled military psychiatrist came to the attention of the authorities long before last Thursday’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood, but that the authorities left him in his post.
"Counterterrorism and military officials said Monday night that the communications, first intercepted last December as part of an unrelated investigation, were consistent with a research project the psychiatrist was then conducting at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington on post-traumatic stress disorder."
No wonder the med center promoted Hasan and then sent him away to Hood.
"In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said,'At this point, there is no information to indicate Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had any co-conspirators or was part of a broader terrorist plot.' The statement concluded that 'because the content of the communications was explainable by his research and nothing else was found,' investigators decided 'that Major Hasan was not involved in terrorist activities or terrorist planning.'
"Officials said the F.B.I. and the Defense Department would be reviewing their earlier assessment of Major Hasan to determine whether it was handled correctly."
Judging by the end result of Hasan's "research," it sure doesn't look like it was "handled correctly".
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Since: Mar 09
#2 Nov 10, 2009
No wonder the med center promoted Hasan and then sent him away to Hood."
What are you trying to say Joey? Come on you coward - spill. You do not agree with your own MPs investigations? I suppose you know something we don't - so come out with it. More innuendo, smoke, mirrors and fiction. You are shameless.
More nonsense and clutching at straws trying to implicate Imam Anwar. He has been persecuted enough at the behest of the US.
I have also used his material for research. He is a scholar and an Imam. I do not agree with all of his more recent views - but I have a deep respect for him and his knowledge.
#3 Nov 10, 2009
Awlaki said: the only way a Muslim can justify serving in the U.S. military is if he intends to "follow in the footsteps of men like Nidal." and you have "deep respect" for this imam?
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Since: May 08
#4 Nov 10, 2009
Aboob, you can question my courage when you start posting w/your REAL name.
Hasan was known as a "loose canon" at Walter Reed Hosp., which already had a scandal re the housing and treatment of injured soldiers returning from the ME.
As the saying goes, "promote him, and get him the hell out of here" and apparently that's what the hospital did w/Hasan; despite a bad performance review, Hasan was promoted and then shipped-off to Hood before he could cause any more concerns for Walter Reed public affairs.
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