Skip to comments.Warning signs missed in Fort Hood killings (Fort Hood probe report .. "NSS" Alert!)
Posted on 02/03/2011 1:16:44 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Federal authorities ignored warnings that could have prevented a 2009 massacre at an Army base, two U.S. senators said in a report on Thursday that outlined intelligence failures similar to those in the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Major Nidal Malik Hasan -- an Army psychiatrist who had been dubbed by two colleagues as "a ticking time bomb" -- was charged with murder in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas that killed 13 and wounded 32.
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, and Susan Collins, the panel's top Republican, said in the probe that authorities had information indicating that Hasan, a Muslim born in the United States to immigrant parents, was a threat before the November 5, 2009, shootings.
"Although neither DoD (the Department of Defense) nor the FBI had specific information concerning the time, place or nature of the attack, they collectively had sufficient information to have detected Hasan's radicalization to violent Islamist extremism but failed both to understand and to act on it," they wrote.
The Army has received an assessment from experts on Hasan's mental health and is considering whether he should face court martial and potentially the death penalty.
Intelligence agencies learned that Hasan had contacts with an Islamist sympathetic to al Qaeda and relayed the information to law enforcement, but no action was taken, the report noted.
The report identified the Islamist only as "Suspected Terrorist" and several portions of the report were redacted.
U.S. officials have said Hasan had exchanged e-mails with Anwar al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda figure based in Yemen.
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The warning signs were NOT missed. The warning signs were not acted upon because of political correctness and fear of being labeled racist and islamophobic.
You got so many people who can barely come up with a coherent reason for being in the Army in the first place then you got the rest who’ll treat everyone there...including the kids who just joined;as if their all out to get them.
So much waste for so many FUBAR dudes who should never have put on the uniform,as for this dude.......didn’t want to deploy,didn’t want to do anything.It is like one of these whiny retards who cry about being deployed even though they just signed up for the college money.
Enjoy your time,enjoy the people you meet and deal with the bad guys.Was never that hard in the first place.
Is this P.O.S. Hasan ever going to be put on trial? This is a slam-dunk case, and he committed his heinous act fifteen months ago.
Exactly. The military didn’t need a roadmap from the FBI to conclude that this guy was an islamic kook. They just needed the cojones to act on the information they already had. The pussificiation of the US military continues unabated.
It’s an open question whether Hasan will ever be court-martialed. His renegade JAG attorney can’t delay and stall forever.
Because when Hasan goes on trial, so does his entire chain of command up to and including the Army chief of staff Gen. Casey, who issued the initial report on the massacre with not a single mention of Islam or that Hasan is a Muslim, in seventy five pages. At the same time the POTUS was admonishing the rest of us not to “jump to conclusions” about Islam.
These worthless bloody savages are at war with us. When are we as a people going to wake up?
And I'm sure the answer will be.....
.....eStrip search machines at the base entrances.
.....No guns on base.
Yeah, searching and suspecting everyone equally from this day forward will stop the next Jihadist. < / sarc >
Stop with the PC crap and we are light years ahead in the effort to stop these terrorists AND we treat those with no reason to suspect with dignity.
Can we figure out a way to say both?
Not and be politically correct!
That would be insensitive!