FBI: Hasan contacts with AQ part of a research project

posted at 9:30 am on November 10, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Well, let’s test this latest theory of FBI inaction, shall we?  Had e-mail existed in World War II, would we have ignored messages between an Army major and Josef Goebbels if the officer in question was working on a counter-propaganda project?  Would we have shrugged at correspondence between a naval officer studying Kamikaze attacks and a member of Tojo’s staff?  Or would the FBI have hotfooted it over to the Pentagon to recall the officer in question ASAP?

The FBI apparently says that your mileage may vary:

U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted 10 to 20 e-mails from Hasan to Anwar al-Aulaqi, a U.S. citizen who once was a spiritual leader, or imam, at the suburban Virginia mosque where Hasan had worshiped, said a law enforcement official who spoke about the investigation on condition of anonymity.

Aulaqi responded to Hasan at least twice, according to Rep. Peter Hoekstra (Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee.

“For me, the number of times that this guy tried to reach out to the imam was significant,” Hoekstra said. “Al-Qaeda and radical jihadists use the Internet to spread radical jihadism. . . . So how much of [Hasan's] lashing out is a result of . . . his access to radical messages on the Internet and the ability to interact?

“I believe that the responses from Aulaqi were maybe pretty innocent,” Hoekstra continued. “But the very fact that he’s sent e-mail . . . to this guy and got responses would be quite a concern to me.”

The FBI determined that the e-mails did not warrant an investigation, according to the law enforcement official. Investigators said Hasan’s e-mails were consistent with the topic of his academic research and involved some social chatter and religious discourse.

Gen. George Casey bemoaned the damage that would be done to “diversity” if the Hasan investigation got out of hand.  That isn’t an entirely illegitimate concern, but the FBI apparently turned it into a fetish long before Hasan picked up his guns and murdered 14 people, including an unborn child.  The Washington Post calls Aulaqi (sometimes spelled Awlaki) a “radical cleric,” but Aulaqi is openly recruiting people for al-Qaeda in Yemen — and last we looked, AQ is still an enemy of the US.  Repeated contacts by a military officer with an AQ recruiter, or for that matter any “radical cleric” living in Yemen, should have been a big, red flag.

Let me share with you one personal story.  In my days working for a defense contractor, I held a security clearance — nothing too high-level, but enough to have access to some fairly sensitive information.  We received regular briefings about the necessity of reporting contacts with any persons who could be hostile.  In one case, friends of mine wanted me to meet someone that they had met who was traveling in the US from the Soviet Union, which I would have had to report immediately or face all sorts of investigations.  It would have cost me my job at the very least had I not reported the contact immediately.  When I explained that to my friends, they wisely withdrew the invitation.

The briefings were very clear on this point: our enemies would use social contacts as a means to meet people they could attempt to recruit.  In fact, that was the primary method of recruiting people back in the Cold War days.  The shrug at “social chatter” seems very, very odd to me, and would to anyone who sat through those briefings during that period.

After the 9/11 attack, Congress rightly howled about a lack of “connecting the dots” (while ignoring some of the 9/11 Commission members’ role in erecting “the wall” between law enforcement and intelligence that prevented it).  We have the same situation here.  The Army had plenty of data from its own officers about Hasan’s erratic and potentially disloyal behavior.  In the last few days, a number of his colleagues have gone public to tell the media that they repeatedly warned their chain of command about Hasan’s actions and statements.  The Army certainly had enough data points to make a serious evaluation of the danger Hasan presented.

Had the FBI coordinated with the Army and Hasan’s chain of command about the nature of his “research,” do you think people would have started connecting a few dots before the attack?  Isn’t that what they’re supposed to be doing after 9/11?

Update: Verum Serum reminds me that Aulaqi was one of the original “dots” that didn’t get connected.


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Political Correctness kills.

Wethal on November 10, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Absurd nonsense!

Dick Cheney was right.

BottomLine5 on November 10, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Gotta ask, is the FBI, MSM and the Federal Government setting up this guys legal defense for him? Talk about tainting the jury pool. Soon he’s going to get an apology from Obama and Congress.

Tommy_G on November 10, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Ed were you a spy

come on spill the beans

blatantblue on November 10, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Message to AQ: Ready your next attack, it’s easy!

artist on November 10, 2009 at 9:35 AM

The shrug at “social chatter” seems very, very odd to me, and would to anyone who sat through those briefings during that period.

Too right. We were asked to report weird conversations in bars with strangers.

exception on November 10, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Going to the strip club is ALSO part of the project.

poxoma on November 10, 2009 at 9:36 AM

So they call mass murder “research project” now.

the_nile on November 10, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Ugh! Could this get any more frustrating?

sammypants on November 10, 2009 at 9:37 AM

It’s almost like we as a nation can clearly see what’s happening around us but are sticking our heads in the sand anyway.

BadgerHawk on November 10, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Oh, to have a hidden camera in Dick Cheney’s home right about now…..!

anniekc on November 10, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Ya gotta admire this guy’s research techniques. It’s been a while since I wrote a college paper but I would never have thought to contact a terrorist to write a paper about terrorism. Guess that’s why I got a “C”.

sdd on November 10, 2009 at 9:38 AM

in a former life..when i worked with all thing nuclear..and had a very high clearance…i would STILL be in fed prison if i had these type of contacts with any enemy of the USA..even “friends” of the US….this is a CYA of epic proportions,,,will just one good American intelligence officer stand up and answer honestly..and this Casey general,,what planet is he from,,lord have mercy

JJKRN on November 10, 2009 at 9:38 AM

If it walks like a duck, ect, ect

RobCon on November 10, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Sure am glad we kept an eye on those tea party grannies.

Lehosh on November 10, 2009 at 9:40 AM

JJKRN on November 10, 2009 at 9:38 AM

yea

but you weren’t a Moose Limb

blatantblue on November 10, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Inordinately more time will be spent on CYA than on real answers to serious questions. Guaranteed. MSM support troops already in place.

Yoop on November 10, 2009 at 9:40 AM

How many Americans have been killed by radical jihadists within the U.S.A. in the past several years, compared to the number of Muslims killed by radical Americans?

I rest my case.

But, but… “It would be a shame — as great a tragedy as this was — it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well,” according to Chief of Staff Casey.

Drained Brain on November 10, 2009 at 9:40 AM

This is so pathetic an observation that anyone in charge of this disgusting display of PC, should be fired.
Congressional hearings…of course! Let the ax fall where it may!

whsiii on November 10, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Research project??

Perhaps doing research on how to quick-load two semi-automatic pistols to get more rounds off in a shorter period of time?

coldwarrior on November 10, 2009 at 9:41 AM

In WW2 would we have allowed Nazi’s to serve in the Military?

jp on November 10, 2009 at 9:41 AM

There isn’t a palm and a face big enough in this world.

LibTired on November 10, 2009 at 9:42 AM

jp on November 10, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Or allow serving active duty officers to correspond to Himmler?

coldwarrior on November 10, 2009 at 9:42 AM

this is a CYA of epic proportions,,,will just one good American intelligence officer stand up and answer honestly..and this Casey general,,what planet is he from,,lord have mercy

JJKRN on November 10, 2009 at 9:38 AM

It’s awful they doing this when people has died , and more will if they don’t get rid of the PC way of handling security problems.

the_nile on November 10, 2009 at 9:42 AM

ahhh yes, the famous Pete Townshend defense

29Victor on November 10, 2009 at 9:42 AM

I don’t know, Ed… your whole post feels kind of… uh… UM… how shall I phrase this…?

RACIST??!!!

D2Boston on November 10, 2009 at 9:43 AM

By demagoging the war and intelligence efforts, the Democrats have caused our nation to switch from an aggressive, pro active footing to a defensive pre 9-11 posture.

It took less than a year for the first terrorist attack on American soil.

But at least we’re more sensitive.

R Square on November 10, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Thank goodness we had a lot of Nazi-phobes storming the beaches at Normandy.

coldwarrior on November 10, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Right. And Pete Townsend was writing a book on pedophilia.

Akzed on November 10, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Research!

Of course!

Just like Pete Townsend, right?

It would be funny if it weren’t so damned tragic.

turfmann on November 10, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Next we’ll hear he was doing ballistic research while firing the weapons.

R Square on November 10, 2009 at 9:46 AM

A couple of weeks ago when the feds were breaking up those terror cells, I took some comfort that maybe the Obama administration was going to do the right things, security-wise, to keep us safe. However, that has all changed after Ft. Hood and the information that continues to come out and the reactions from the feds and the media.

myrenovations on November 10, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Kind of like the “research” the HHS is doing with the H1N1, ahem, vaccine.

SouthernGent on November 10, 2009 at 9:47 AM

I have two questions:
1) If “W” was still in office, do you think Hasan would have been able to get away with this?
2) Do you think AG. Holder’s investigation onto the CIA played any roll in the failure of the FBI & Military to react to the warning signs this guy was putting out before it led to a massacre?

mizflame98 on November 10, 2009 at 9:48 AM

I only had a Basic security clearance that 100% of military people get and I sat through the same classes that Ed talks about. You have to report any sort of strange questions from people you don’t know, avoid letting a stranger do you any financial favors, ect. This is pre 9/11 during the clinton years. Those are just basic security measures. Actually initiating contact should have been a crime, not a collective shrug.

Mord on November 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM

in a former life..when i worked with all thing nuclear..and had a very high clearance…i would STILL be in fed prison if i had these type of contacts with any enemy of the USA..even “friends” of the US….this is a CYA of epic proportions,,,will just one good American intelligence officer stand up and answer honestly..and this Casey general,,what planet is he from,,lord have mercy

JJKRN on November 10, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Now it qualifies one to become Precedent.

thomasaur on November 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Going to the strip club is ALSO part of the project.

poxoma on November 10, 2009 at 9:36 AM

The project also included the in-depth study of the ballistics of Belgium-made, semi-automatic pistols.

A study in eclectic approaches. Strippers, guns and Muslim clerics …

Yoop on November 10, 2009 at 9:50 AM

So our soldiers were martyrs to diversity and political correctness. Oh well, at least it was a good cause. /sarc

theCork on November 10, 2009 at 9:51 AM

So far the political calculus has worked out. The hard, cold truth of the matter is that until the death toll gets intolerable, this kid glove PC treatment will continue.

The Federal government is basically cool with a certain number of American citizens being murdered. So far we haven’t reached a threshold that would require a change in policy.

Asher on November 10, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Make all the treason laws unconstitutinal…… check

bluegrass on November 10, 2009 at 9:52 AM

In WW2 would we have allowed Nazi’s to serve in the Military?

jp on November 10, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Or as president?

TXUS on November 10, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Anybody find out what Sec. Gates has to say about all this yet.? Did the WH know before hand about this guy and if so why wasn’t anything done to stop it.

Clyde5445 on November 10, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Ed were you a spy
come on spill the beans
blatantblue on November 10, 2009 at 9:34 AM

If he told you he’d have to kill you.

Akzed on November 10, 2009 at 9:55 AM

If this is true, Hasan played the FBI for the SAPS that they are…!!!

Kuffar on November 10, 2009 at 9:55 AM

This political correctness has run amok. Gen. Casey would not have said diversity was more important than lives if he had lost a family member. Of course, he will not be reprimanded for his pitiful remarks. In fact, with this administration, he will probably receive another star. Gag!!!

mobydutch on November 10, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Years ago (before 9/11, after the collapse of the USSR), I was involved with an American who had the security clearance needed to work with a private software company that had contracts with various US government departments. Our relationship had to be reported (I’m Canadian) and I was vetted regularly as a “foreign national” to keep that clearance.

This tip-toeing around Muslim sensibilities since 9/11 is going to get a lot more people killed.

ProfessorMiao on November 10, 2009 at 9:55 AM

I have two questions:
1) If “W” was still in office, do you think Hasan would have been able to get away with this?
2) Do you think AG. Holder’s investigation onto the CIA played any roll in the failure of the FBI & Military to react to the warning signs this guy was putting out before it led to a massacre?

mizflame98 on November 10, 2009 at 9:48 AM

1) Yes

2) No

There’s no indication that the intelligence failures on this one had to do with the Obama Administration and, indeed, Hasan apparently first attracted FBI attention while Bush was in office.

Bleeds Blue on November 10, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Gen. George Casey bemoaned the damage that would be done to “diversity” if the Hasan investigation got out of hand. That isn’t an entirely illegitimate concern…

A little cancer’s ok, just don’t let it get outa hand.

Akzed on November 10, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Actually initiating contact should have been a crime, not a collective shrug.

Mord on November 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM

If he had a Ron Paul bumper sticker or a Don’t Tread On Me flag, they might have taken him down before he even had a chance to pull of this massacre.

mizflame98 on November 10, 2009 at 9:57 AM

In WW2 would we have allowed Nazi’s to serve in the Military? jp on November 10, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Only the gay ones.

Akzed on November 10, 2009 at 9:58 AM

In WW2 would we have allowed Nazi’s to serve in the Military?

jp on November 10, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Bingo!

Johan Klaus on November 10, 2009 at 9:58 AM

As Ace wrote yesterday:

George W. Bush just emailed me, asking where the apologies from the media are for blaming him for eight years for failing to have “connected the dots.”

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on November 10, 2009 at 9:58 AM

mizflame98 on November 10, 2009 at 9:57 AM

He was anti-abortion and obviously pro-gun, plus a religious funamentalist, so he’s your typical right wing extremist. Right Aunt Janet?

Akzed on November 10, 2009 at 9:59 AM

Well of course, there is little they can do when there is no credible threat. Say, did you see the latest news?

OUTBREAK OF ISLAMOPHOBIA CONTAINED
Prompt Emergency Response Prevents Casualties In Fort Hood

Southpaw on November 10, 2009 at 9:59 AM

I\’m with Asher, as depressing as his assessment is.We\’re going to keep taking casualties. Elections have consequences, and enough American people thought they could elect a weak leader and ignore the jihadist threat. I don\’t blame Obama\’s administration, for they clearly stated exactly what they were. I simply pray for mercy from God, for those of us who tried our best to keep this man from getting elected.

bonnie_ on November 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Chris Matthews: “It’s not a crime to call Al Qaeda, is it? I mean, where do you stop the guy?”

artist on November 10, 2009 at 10:01 AM

One harkens to long line of child porn collectors who have claimed they were “doing research”. They usually receive the appropriate disdain for such a transparent tactic.
The FBI is often portrayed as a PC driven entity. Apparently, the FBI is more easily duped by Islamists. Obviously, the military is bullied by PC as well. Is it even possible for a future administration to root out the far left thinking that has metastasized throughout the bureaucracies and government…

maninthemiddle on November 10, 2009 at 10:01 AM

2) Do you think AG. Holder’s investigation onto the CIA played any roll in the failure of the FBI & Military to react to the warning signs this guy was putting out before it led to a massacre?

mizflame98 on November 10, 2009 at 9:48 AM

I think you maybe on to something here.

Clyde5445 on November 10, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Yes, Bleeds Blue, there was political correctness during the Bush Administration. This is not a new term; however, it has come to the point now where terror can not be called terror. PC has definately risen to a new level.

mobydutch on November 10, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Lovely.

LibTired on November 10, 2009 at 10:02 AM

The coverup begins in bazarro world.

Johan Klaus on November 10, 2009 at 10:04 AM

It would appear this slide into PC investigations started on Pres. Bush’s watch. Why didn’t Bush, Blow-out all of the old Liberal department heads when he took office?

Liberals have just about weakened every branch of government.

Kjeil on November 10, 2009 at 10:04 AM

There’s no indication that the intelligence failures on this one had to do with the Obama Administration and, indeed, Hasan apparently first attracted FBI attention while Bush was in office.

Bleeds Blue on November 10, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Not yet. But I bet we’ll find out that the White House knew all about this guy and intervened to quash an investigation. The way the pirate hostage standoff was handled (with the military having to clear each shot with the White House) shows a propensity on the part of this White House for micro-management. And that’s never good.

Besides, Blue, you’ll just come up with an excuse when it turns out that Holder personally kept Hasan from being bounced.

theCork on November 10, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Simple question: Where is his research log, memos between superiors and Army intel detailing his proposed research project, his updates and findings and what is his expertise to conduct such sensive research that also involved communicating with the enemy?

R Square on November 10, 2009 at 10:05 AM

All the chatter about this is secondary to the reality that there are probably more of these types out there. Is the military going to do anything? If not and there is another incident, will the military be held liable?

If there was ever a chance for lawyers to improve their image in my eyes, going after the politically correct idiots who allowed this cockroach to stay in the military would do it.

Wine_N_Dine on November 10, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Holder now must speak to CAIR because he needs to apologize for the mistreatment of Hasan. Someone teased Hasan when he was acting like a duffus.

mobydutch on November 10, 2009 at 10:08 AM

So far the political calculus has worked out. The hard, cold truth of the matter is that until the death toll gets intolerable, this kid glove PC treatment will continue.

The Federal government is basically cool with a certain number of American citizens being murdered. So far we haven’t reached a threshold that would require a change in policy.

Asher on November 10, 2009 at 9:51 AM

+1000. This is going to happen again. Soon.

theCork on November 10, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Just a question but are his ‘collegues’ allowed to talk about this stuff to the public? I thought that military were not allowed to speak poorly of their division to media sources.

Sultry Beauty on November 10, 2009 at 10:09 AM

And he was a psychiatrist. What purpose does he have for this kind of research? Was he working with people who had would have contact with the enemy?

Sultry Beauty on November 10, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Kjeil on November 10, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Bush’s fault?

Johan Klaus on November 10, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Is Holder a member of any group with anti American philosophies?
You know, like Obama……….

ORconservative on November 10, 2009 at 10:15 AM

The contacts are perfectly normal for someone in military intelligence. It’s not like Maj. Hasan was a psychiatrist or such. Oh, wait.

Even if you are reaching out to our enemies as a means of understanding the psychology of those who recruit and/or are suicide bombers, wouldn’t you have to write up a proposal and have it vetted by higher ups?

Without more info, I call BS on the “research project” angle.

rbj on November 10, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Do we really believe there will be any type of Congressional investigation? Im thinking no. Im still waiting for the Acorn investigation.

becki51758 on November 10, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Hey ask Nixon it was just a break in. The damage control in this case is actually going to be a cover up. Now the question is how far and how wide does it go. This is one of the few time if a real crime was committed under W watch the the person who committed said crime should be prosecuted. But as a general rule pass admist. should not be doug into looking for phony crimes i. e. Gitmo.

Clyde5445 on November 10, 2009 at 10:18 AM

It appears that GEN Casey is up to date in his mandatory Diversity Training, however he may be lacking his mandatory SAEDA Training.

BohicaTwentyTwo on November 10, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Why would anyone in the FBI vigorously follow up on these leads, and run the risk of being slammed by Holder for being insensitive to or violating the civil rights of Muslims? Remember back in June after Maobama’s Cairo speech, Holder issued a public statement that they would be vigorously be enforcing and protecting the rights of Muslims, a new beginning so to speak. I thought at the time it was a dangerous thing to do because it kinda sends the message “don’t worry, feel free to concoct your jihadist plans, we’ve got your backs”. On top of that you add the fact that they are now prosecuting people who this administration feels went over the line in terms of interrogation, and is there any wonder that people sat on their hands with this info about Hasan. Who in their right mind is going to lead the charge on that only to find that they’re going to be prosecuted or reprimanded for violating the civil rights of Muslims?

exceller on November 10, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Is Holder a member of any group with anti American philosophies?
You know, like Obama……….

ORconservative on November 10, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Does the Obama Administration qualify?

thomasaur on November 10, 2009 at 10:22 AM

If the F*ing Bunch of Idiots (FBI) knows of the contacts, then it’s possible somebody somewhere has the texts of those emails.

Also, if Hasan was so innocent, did he ask permission of his superiors to make these ‘research’ contacts? If I ever found a need to do that, I’d go to my CO first.

Matthews’ question is totally stupid from the get-go as well. Maybe we should look into who journalists are emailing across the world, too–starting with CM since they might not now it’s a bad idea to contact those against whom our troops are fighting.

This seems a big CYA that’s not going to gain much traction except among libs.

Liam on November 10, 2009 at 10:27 AM

being anti American is a prerequisite to be hired by this administration. without a doubt the czars are all anti American.

exceller on November 10, 2009 at 10:27 AM

thomasaur on November 10, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Well, yeah, apparently it does. I guess I meant in addition to.

ORconservative on November 10, 2009 at 10:29 AM

The question becomes, where is the line drawn, is the danger in the common fear of offending because a turban might be a safety concern or is it when people murder?

The answer is, one leads to the other and punitive government and court meddling in what again is basically a personal matter isn’t just out of control, our national identity, our survival and our personal, individual liberty, is at stake.

Take the cash and power reward out of creating and inciting the business of hate, make only law enforcement in charge of discrimination violations and put the common personal offense back at the local non ACLU level, oh and give us back our protected free speech, you know, to save our lives.

Speakup on November 10, 2009 at 10:31 AM

FBI: Hasan contacts with AQ part of a research project

Yeah, and the Al Qaeda attack on the World Center was just part of an air raid drill.

The government can’t be trusted anymore.

First the Army ignores a lunatic in their midsts.
Second, trained combat soldiers can’t stop the this pistol wielding lunatic even though he stopped to reload 4 (maybe 5) times at close range.
Third, since Obama took office the military has admitted it is losing the war in Afghanistan and this morning Fox news showed pictures of American artillery shells in enemy hands,

Obama’s politically correct sissification of the military is destroying that branch just as surely as his reckless spending and socialistic agenda are destroying the entire country’s economy-yielding 10.2% (17.5% actual) inflation.

MaiDee on November 10, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Jeez Loueze,

You can not go around following up with other intel agencies about people that may want to kill you.
That’s just plain rude to the killer!!

Even murders have feeling you know.

And don’t try to keep track of the number of innocents murders. That is the same as keeping score. And we don’t want to do that in America. Lets just say that every murder is a winner and give them a trophy. To punish them would be bad for their self-esteem.

mechkiller_k on November 10, 2009 at 10:37 AM

the heavy sarc did not appear on my last post.

mechkiller_k on November 10, 2009 at 10:38 AM

***
NEWSFLASH–NOVEMBER 22, 1963–Dallas, TX. FBI spokesmen stated that there was no reason for their agency to have investigated contacts that patriotic ex Army soldier Lee Harvey Oswald had with various communist Cuban agents and supporters. Or to worry about his prior desertion to Russia and subsequent return to the United States.
***
Just another American going about his business. Inspector Jacques Cloiseau would be proud.
***
John Bibb
***

rocketman on November 10, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Oops I meant 17.5% unemployment. 17.5% (and much more than that) inflation is coming next year.

MaiDee on November 10, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Yeah and the Fort Dix jihadists were never actually going to execute their plan.

nazo311 on November 10, 2009 at 10:44 AM

“As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”—Gen. George Casey, Jr. Sure, 13 people were slaughtered but thank God we’ve still got our diversity.(???) This is the most insane, heartless, PC comment I have ever heard. That this sort of thing could be uttered by a 4-star general is a clear indication that we’ve entered Bizarro World.

WarEagle01 on November 10, 2009 at 10:45 AM

OK, that explains the contact with Al Qaida. I think that a lot of the stories may well turn out similar to this one.

In the end, we’ll be back to mass murderer goes unrecognized prior to act, which is, so far, often the case. In hindsight, people saw warning signs. But for some reason, it doesn’t quite all come together in time.

AnninCA on November 10, 2009 at 10:46 AM

WarEagle01 on November 10, 2009 at 10:45 AM

you got that right…

cmsinaz on November 10, 2009 at 10:47 AM

RESEARCH?

I’m struck dumb. These people are leading us to the slaughter.

PattyJ on November 10, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Someone up the thread asked a question worth repeating (to paraphrase): Where are Hasan’s research notes? Where is his log of all contacts, and did he save the emails he send and received?

No researcher worth his salt would ever destroy his notes notes even after the project is concluded. As an MD, Hasan would know that.

I want the FBI to release the evidence of their assertion. If used to prosecute, the documentation would have to be turned over to the defense anyaway.

Where’s my part of the new government ‘transparency’?

Liam on November 10, 2009 at 10:48 AM

OT/

Is it just me, or does Hasan look a lot like Beldar Conehead?
Maybe its the pic of Emily Litela that had me think of those old SNL days, but the pic of Hasan next to her looks like Beldar.

Never mind.

Itchee Dryback on November 10, 2009 at 10:49 AM

I think that a lot of the stories may well turn out similar to this one.

AnninCA on November 10, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Ah, but will they be true?

Liam on November 10, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Itchee Dryback on November 10, 2009 at 10:49 AM

The only ones from another planet are those so supportive of PC that they’re trying to make the truth if this treasonous horror go away by any means necessary.

Liam on November 10, 2009 at 10:53 AM

So regular studies into becoming a psychiatrist don’t get the job done. You have to contact Islam scum to help you do your job better???? The next timothy mcveighn will be showing up. And soon. America is stabbing it’s people in the back!

Ghoul aid on November 10, 2009 at 10:55 AM

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