Skip to comments.Fort Hood suspect was reportedly e-mailing al-Qaeda supporter (but don't call him a terrorist)
Posted on 11/09/2009 6:13:35 PM PST by tobyhill
The Army psychiatrist suspected of killing 12 soldiers and a civilian here last week was in e-mail contact earlier this year with a radical cleric in Yemen who has decried what he calls America's war against Islam, a federal law enforcement official said Monday.
U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted between 10 and 20 e-mails from Maj. Nidal M. Hasan to Anwar al-Aulaqi, a U.S. citizen who once was a spiritual leader at the suburban Virginia mosque where Hasan had worshipped, Rep. Peter Hoekstra (Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said later Monday. Aulaqi responded to Hasan at least twice, Hoekstra said, but he described the responses as "innocent."
The FBI dropped an inquiry into the matter after determining that the e-mails did not warrant further investigation, according to a law enforcement official, who spoke under the condition of anonymity.
"For me, the number of times that this guy tried to reach out to the imam was significant," Hoekstra said in an interview.
The revelations came as Hoekstra and other congressional leaders complained about a lack of information from the intelligence community in the days since Thursday's shooting and raised questions about the adequacy of the surveillance of Hasan in the month's leading up to the massacre.
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Obama sat in Rev Wrights church over 20 years without hearing anything controversial, so don’t use that ole guilt by association crap. /s
Previous post on Hasan’s VA Imam’s blog site text and responders to it. Please don’t go directly to the site and help this scum make money while he lives in Yemen and preaches jihad.
And, of course, he was acting alone according to investigators. Though he emailed a major American jihadist,living in Yemen, who is an outspoken supporter and facilitator for al-qaeda. Gosh, do you think he had some help in planning this little personal jihad. He must have planned to get away for his virgins. About which see stories on his conversations with his imam, who said he couldn’t get a girlfriend because he had “too many conditions”. He also went to a strip club,just prior to the killings, and just like the 9/11 hijackers. Imagine, a muslim who drinks!
Sure did know. And knew enough to ask for a cracker jack former Army lawyer to stop any questions. After all,he has rights... like to right to maintain operational silence for his team.
Obama’s “chickens....coming home to rooost” Yassuh!
THEY NEED TO INVESTIGATE HIS FAMILY.
Colonel (ret) John P. Galligan ("JP") Colonel John Galligan retired from the US Army in June 2001.
At the time of his retirement, he was serving as the Chief Circuit Judge, 3rd Judicial Circuit, Fort Hood, Texas.
Born in 1949 at Fort Bliss, El Paso,Texas, Colonel Galligan spent his childhood as a military dependant, accompanying his parents on remote military assignments to Fort Churchill,Canada, Taipel, Formosa, and Istanbut, Turkey.
Upon Graduating from Georgetown University ( school of Foreign Service) in Washington,DC, in 1971, Colonel Galligan was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the military intelligence branch.
To fulfill his regular Army commission responsibilities, he served as a combat arms officer in the infantry branch,initially as a platoon leader and later as a company executive officer and the Brigade Courts and Boards Officer, with the 41st infantry, Combat Developments Experimentation Command, Fort Ord, California.
Selected for the US Army Excess Leave Program in 1973, Colonel Galligan received his J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Puerto Rico in 1976. From 1976-1979, he served as a Defense Counsel and later as a Trial Counsel in the 1st Armored DIvision, Federal Republic of Germany. From 1979 until 1981,
After completing the Graduate Course at the Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia, Colonel Galligan was selected to assist in developing the Trial Counsel Assistance Program, designed to assist military prosecutors in developing trial advocacy skills.
Colonel Galligan twice served in the US Army Litigation Division, First as a Branch Chief from 1988 until 1991 and later as the Division Chief from 1992 until 1994. He had two tours with the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, first as the Dupty Staff Judge Advocate from 1985 until 1988 and as the Staff Judge Advocate from 1991 until 1992. From 1992 until 1994, Colonel Galligan served as the Staff Judge Advocate, US Army South, in Panama.
In 1997, he assumed duties as a Ciucuit Judge at Fort Hood and , in 1999, took over responsibilities as the Chief Circuit Judge for the third Judicial Circuit, one of the largest and busiest jurisdictions in the Army.
In 1983, Colonel Galligan was selected to participate as a member of a Judicial Reform Assessment Team, Coordinated by the US Department of State, to consult with high level governmental officials and members of the legal community in El Salvador and Honduras on issues related to legal reform, with particular emphasis on the area of criminal prosecution and military justice. In 1999, he participated as an instructor with a DILLS team dispatched to Bogota, Columbia, to perform similar functions.
Colonel Galligan is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Washington, DC. and Texas. He is admitted to the highest courts in those jurisdictions. as well as being a member before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Claims Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He served as the Vice- Chair and later as the Chair for the Military Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
In addition to the usual Basic and Advanced Courses for his Branch, Colonel Galligan is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College (1985) and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces ( 1995).
His Medal ( with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Legion of Merit ( with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters).
Colonel Galligan's hobbies are reading , Sailing, and Music. He has played the Cello since the age of five and , as a teenager, was awarded various State and National Music Scholarships.
He actively participated as a Cellist in various amateur orchestras, instanbul Amateur Symphony, McLean Orchestra, McLean Symphony, as well as with local Orchestra groups during his assignment to Fort Hood in 1991- 1992.
Colonel Galligan is a former member of the Belton Chapter of Rotary Club International, Following Retirement from the US Army, He established a private Law Practice in downtown Belton.
Colonel Galligan is married to the former Harriett Mechiko Despretter (" Harr"). Their sons, Michael and Timothy, reside in California.
They are terrorists also.
It is confirmed that this Anwar al-Aulaqi, in addition to leading the mosque in Virginia, WAS ALSO THE MUSLIM "CHAPLAIN" AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (GWU).
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is the site of the think thank HSPI which the Muslim shooter Hasan participated in some events as a registered guest. In fact, he got into the campus of GWU for a Januar 2009 speech by the Israel Ambassador, sitting just feet away--could well have been armed or at least casing the joint/making a dry run. OK, who got Hasan into the GWU campus (events)? (Connections through al-Aulaqi? Other people, such as on-campus Muslim Group? You don't just walk in off the street into these events. Come clean!!!)
Possibly Obama had had some personal contact with Hasan? Or possibly Hasan had sent e-mails to the WH, knowing that a fellow anti-American Muslim was occupying the Oval Office?
Now that would be something.(personal contact with Hasan) I’m not so sure emails to the White House would be seen in the same light. But I guess it depends what they might contain.
In addition, maybe it’s about Hasan’s military career. I think a doctor is automatically a major, but I read here that he had received some kind of promotion not that long ago. I don’t know enough about military rank to know what that might be, if he was already a major and had been for some time, but that might be an aspect to look into (if it’s true).
See post #25 where I include the statement from Hoekstra.
Now that is real frightening....
Yeah well, his cousin is a lawyer and I'm sure he's working with the family to build up a defense.
Along with 0, apparently.