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  • Poor Decisions Haunting In Al-Awlaki Case

    03/26/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 373+ views ^ | March 26, 2010 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    Last October, the Yemeni government came to the CIA with a request: Could the agency collect intelligence that might help target the network of a U.S.-born al-Qaida recruiter named Anwar al-Awlaki? What happened next is haunting, in light of subsequent events. The CIA concluded that it could not assist the Yemenis in locating al-Awlaki for a possible capture operation. The primary reason was that the agency lacked specific evidence that he threatened the lives of Americans — which is the threshold for any capture-or-kill operation against a U.S. citizen. The Yemenis also wanted U.S. Special Forces' help in pursuing al-Awlaki;...
  • Army: Not seeking death for Hasan

    04/30/2010 7:26:40 PM PDT · by traumer · 72 replies · 1,352+ views
    But Hasan's attorney accuses Army of stonewalling BELTON, Texas (KXAN) - The U.S. Army said it is not actively seeking the death penalty against the man accused of the Fort Hood shooting in November. Yet, Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorney insists the Army is making every effort to have Hasan executed by lethal injection. Hasan has been at the Bell County Jail under 24-hour surveillance since April 9, and his attorney is pushing to have him moved to Fort Hood Medical Center because he said the jail isn’t equipped to deal with his medical needs. Hasan is paralyzed from being shot...
  • Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents

    04/28/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 94 replies · 3,858+ views
    Washington Post Online ^ | 4/27/10 | Craig Whitlock
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. After days of negotiations, the Pentagon and Justice Department informed a Senate committee that they would not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records from the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people.
  • Treatment of Two Officers in Contrast [LTC Terrence Lakin vs. Maj. Nidal Hasan]

    04/18/2010 5:16:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Wheeling News-Register and Intelligencer ^ | April 16, 2010 | The Editors
    We agree with Army officials that an investigation into the case of Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin was merited. At the same time we wonder whether the Pentagon has considered the clear inconsistency in its treatment of Lakin, compared to that of another officer last year. Lakin is being investigated for two reasons: First, he refused to report for duty in Afghanistan, as ordered. Second, he used the YouTube video sharing Web site to question whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Again, an investigation is appropriate. The military simply cannot tolerate troops who refuse to follow orders....
  • DoD Not Hiding Fort Hood Shooting Details, Gates Says

    04/16/2010 4:25:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 484+ views
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 16, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today disputed claims that the Defense Department was withholding information from the Senate Homeland Security Committee about the Nov. 5 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting incident. “We have no interest in hiding anything,” said Gates, who earlier this week had traveled to Peru, Colombia and then Barbados to discuss regional security issues.“But what [is] most important,” Gates told reporters here, “is this prosecution, and we will cooperate with the committee in every way with that single caveat -- that whatever we provide does not impact the prosecution. That is the...
  • Ft. Hood Report: Pentagon Safeguards 'Inadequate' to Combat Threat (report confirms Al-Qaeda links)

    04/15/2010 11:02:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies · 367+ views
    fox news ^ | 4/15/2010 | fox news
    A new Pentagon report into Major Nidal Hasan’s shooting rampage that killed 13 soldiers at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, concluded that the existing Department of Defense safeguards were "unclear" or "inadequate" to identify the threat, according to NBC News, who obtained a copy of the report Thursday. The Department of Defense report detailed how the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force knew prior to the shooting that Hasan was communicating with an al Qaeda recruiter, but this information was not passed on to the Department of Defense. The report cited "inconsistent" coordination between the two agencies. The report also...
  • Fort Hood lawyer blogs again, despite gag order, on injustices in case against Major Nidal Hasan

    03/13/2010 3:49:39 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 654+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 13th, 2010 | Aleksandra Kulczuga
    Following a two-week absence, the Fort Hood attorney was back at it Friday despite a gag order, blogging on the perceived injustices suffered by his defense team in defending Major Nidal Hasan, the man charged in the shooting deaths of 13 people. Galligan was put under partial gag order, but is adamant that his public comments don’t violate any ethical or legal rules. In the latest post, he argues that his client was denied a “mitigation expert” — a key part of defending someone charged with a capital crime. Galligan explained that in order to push for the death penalty,...
  • Fort Hood suspect's attorney questions mental exam

    01/25/2010 1:54:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies · 292+ views ^ | Jan 25,2010 | AP
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The attorney for the man accused of going on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood wants to challenge the Army's plan to have three military health professionals determine whether his client is competent to stand trial. Attorney John Galligan said Monday he has requested a delay in Maj. Nidal Hasan's (nih-DAHL' mah-LEEK' hah-SAHNs') mental evaluation set to start next week.
  • GOP rep.: Ft. Hood report 'sanitized'

    01/19/2010 6:25:44 PM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 469+ views
    Politico ^ | January 18, 2010 | Jake Sherman
    The Pentagon’s 86-page report on the Fort Hood massacre was “sanitized” to avoid discussing Islamic terrorism, the congressman who represents the base told POLITICO Monday. The report, released last week, says that the Army’s middle management missed signals about Nidal Malik Hasan in the months leading up to the mass shooting. But missing from the report is any discussion of what Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) said was the a “crisis” with Islamic terrorism. Hasan allegedly wore ritual Muslim garb shouted “God is great” in Arabic when opening fire on a group of soldiers on the base — facts Carter said...
  • Gates: Military fails to spot danger within ranks

    01/15/2010 8:51:33 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 854+ views
    , AP ^ | January 15, 2010 | ANNE GEARAN
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday an investigation into the Fort Hood shootings found the military isn't sufficiently prepared to prevent similar attacks in the future. Commanders must be encouraged to intervene if they think someone within the ranks is a threat, Gates said. He directed Army Secretary John McHugh to make changes and expects new policies to be in place by summer. As many as eight Army officers could face discipline for failing to do anything when the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood rampage displayed erratic behavior early in his military career... Gates did say the review shows...
  • First, the Good News ... (Oliver North)

    01/14/2010 8:01:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies · 1,284+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 15, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- There is no doubt that the terrible earthquake in Haiti -- the worst disaster in the history of the Western Hemisphere -- is a tragedy of profound proportions. The good news is that the "first responders" on-scene were wearing American uniforms. The U.S. Coast Guard -- motto: "Semper Paratus" (Latin for "Always Ready") -- was "firstest with the mostest" and began providing emergency assistance within hours of the Tuesday night quake. The White House quickly ordered reinforcements. A veritable armada -- consisting of U.S. Navy ships and aircraft, Air Force cargo and aeromedical flights, a brigade of the...
  • ( Fort Hood Muslim ) Gunman 'should have been spotted'

    01/11/2010 8:13:48 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 481+ views
    belfast telegraph ^ | 11 January 2010
    The Muslim US major who went on the rampage at Fort Hood army base killing 13 people was a known problem who should have been spotted... Parallels over the security forces' failure to act are being drawn between the case of Nidal Hasan and the Detroit airline bomber. A Defence Department review has found the doctors overseeing Hasan's medical training repeatedly voiced concerns over his strident views on Islam and his inappropriate behaviour, yet continued to give him positive performance evaluations that kept him moving through the ranks. supervisors who failed to heed their own warnings ... Hasan's ...gave a...
  • Look who was on Obama's Presidential Transition Team- Ft. Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan- Pics

    That's him in the picture on the bottom left with the mic in front of him. No wonder Obama said to America "Let's not jump to Conclusions". These Muslims are infiltrating our nations highest offices. It should be a little clearer now why Obama did not want a Congressional Investigation after the Ft Hood shootings.
  • Pete Hoekstra:Detroit terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab may be connected to Ft Hood shooter

    12/26/2009 10:54:10 AM PST · by Velveeta · 54 replies · 3,326+ views
    mlive ^ | 12/26/2009 | Aaron Foley
    (snipped) Hoekstra says that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab may have a common link with the Fort Hood shooter that shot 13 people in November. AFP, Dec. 26: There was a suggestion of links between Abdulmutallab and radical US-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi, who had contacts with the US army psychiatrist accused of gunning down 13 people at a Texas military base last month. "He may have been in contact with the American imam al-Aulaqi," Peter Hoekstra, the most senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee and a member of Congress for Michigan, told AFP.
  • Official: Lead Prosecutor Named in Fort Hood Shooting Case

    12/11/2009 7:39:22 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 620+ views ^ | December 11, 2009 | N/A
    A senior military official in Washington says the lead prosecutor in the Fort Hood shooting case will be a man who secured the death penalty in a similar case four years ago. The official told The Associated Press on Friday that Col. Michael Mulligan will head the prosecution of Maj. Nidal Hasan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation. Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 Texas Army post shooting. Mulligan prosecuted a 2005 case in which Sgt....
  • (Video & Photos) Civilians & Troops Chant “Sarah, Sarah, Sarah”, Donates All Royalties To Ft Hood

    12/05/2009 7:44:54 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 9 replies · 1,117+ views
    Ft Hood, TX – The Governor was welcomed to Central Texas Friday night by a crowd calling her name. "Sa-rah! Sa-rah! Sar-ah!" chanted the hundreds of troops and civilians waiting in the food court at the Clear Creek Main Exchange. Sarah Palin made a stop at Ft Hood from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of her nationwide book tour. "Going Rogue: An American Life" was released Nov. 18 and is No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Larry Sharp made the three-hour drive from Brenham and was the first person in line at 8:30 p.m. Thursday....
  • Nadal Malik Hasan and Our Absurd Current State of Affairs (

    12/03/2009 7:38:40 AM PST · by · 2 replies · 383+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 3, 2009 | Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels, the legendary country and rock musician, is NB's newest blogger. Considering the condition of most of the media in this country, I can't say I'm surprised at their reaction to the murder of 13 and wounding of 30 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. They are trying to blame Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan's terrorist act on the stress of being in the Army and harassment by other soldiers because of his religion. In other words, trying to blame it on anything besides what it is. The fact is that he is a radical Muslim who hates the United States...
  • Multicultural Masochism: The "war on terrorism" didn't cause the Fort Hood shootings

    11/23/2009 2:48:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 525+ views
    Slate ^ | November 23, 2009 | Christopher Hitchens
    It's both amusing and educational to observe a consensus when it suddenly starts to give way at all points without yielding an inch. A couple of weeks ago, the consoling view was that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was a man more to be pitied than feared, a full-blown officer in the U.S. armed forces who was too shaken up by the stories of returned veterans to be able to function properly, and a physician too stressed-out to bear in mind that there was such a thing as a Hippocratic oath. Why, even the FBI had interpreted his e-mails to Anwar...
  • Mistake is see-no-jihad, hear-no-jihad, speak-no-jihad mind-set

    11/22/2009 8:23:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 461+ views
    The Naples Sun Times ^ | November 18, 2009 | Jack Tymann
    A homegrown U.S. soldier-jihadist, having never served overseas, slaughters unarmed members of the U.S. military on American soil, and his act is foolishly excused by some as “secondary post-traumatic stress disorder.” Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp detainees responsible for 9/11 are being moved to New York for trial. As U.S. soldiers risk their lives in Afghanistan, our leaders struggle with the political consequences of their commanders’ recommendations. The war on terror is spoken of no more. We’ve adopted a see-no-jihad, hear-no-jihad, speak-no-jihad mind-set. Political correctness rules the day. Before it’s too late, America must again awaken to the unprecedented global threat...
  • Going Honest (Ibn Warraq on Nidal Malik Hasan)

    11/20/2009 2:36:18 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 433+ views
    Forbes ^ | November 20 2009 | Ibn Warraq
    Judging from the way his critics have been going on, I would say that Tunku Varadarajan was on to something in his Forbes column "Going Muslim." The reaction to his important and well-reasoned article ironically confirms and further underlines his central point; namely, that out of political correctness we refuse to see and act on the obvious--the implication of Islamist ideology in violent acts such as the murders perpetrated by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. Instead of addressing the substance of Mr. Varadarajan's arguments, the self-appointed spokespersons for Islam turn the whole discussion around and present Muslims as the victims of...