Officials: U.S. Aware of Hasan Efforts to Contact al Qaeda


The networks are not saying that this was an act of terrorism, but how can it be defined any other way? This is political correctness run amok, and in light of the news that he was in contact with the enemy, this should raise concerns about anybody serving in the military who goes against the purpose for which they serve. They swear to protect against enemies both foreign and domestic, but people had a fear of hurting someone’s feelings and it led to the death of 13 people and injured more than that. Will this change anything among the high-ranking decision makers in uniform? One can only hope.

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U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said.

One senior lawmaker said the CIA had, so far, refused to brief the intelligence committees on what, if any, knowledge they had about Hasan’s efforts.

Read the rest of the article here:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fort-hood-shooter-contact-al-qaeda-terrorists-officials/story?id=9030873

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