Monday, November 09, 2009

Outrageous! US Intelligence Knew Hasan Tried to Contact al-Qaeda Figures, Did Nothing!

Guess whose side the DNI, FBI, NSA, CIA, and Army are on
Guess which guy's side the DNI, FBI, NSA, CIA, and Army are on

US intelligence agencies knew that he tried to contact al-Qaeda. They clearly weren't watching him very closely, since it is not known whether these agencies informed the Army, or whether Hasan had tried to contact al-Awlaki. They knew that this guy was connected to the 9/11 hijackers, to someone whom intelligence services had interrogated intensely right after 9/11, and they knew that he was in the Army receiving special weapons training despite not being in a combat position. Hasan's Army colleagues reported his suspicious behavior and statements over and over. The FBI did nothing. The CIA did nothing. The NSA did nothing. The DNI did nothing. The Army did nothing. They are actively trying to get us all killed.

ABC News reports:
U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik 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.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan tried to make contact with people linked to al Qaeda.

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.
Hoekstra is merely pushing for a briefing and all intelligence agencies are adamantly refusing to allow it:
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said that he requested the CIA and other intelligence agencies brief the committee on what was known, if anything, about Hasan by the U.S. intelligence community, only to be refused.

In response, Hoekstra issued a document preservation request to four intelligence agencies. The letter, dated November 7th, was sent to directors Dennis Blair (DNI), Robert Mueller (FBI), Lt. Gen Keith Alexander (NSA) and Leon Panetta (CIA).
Why is that not standard operating procedure?
Hoekstra said he is "absolutely furious" that the house intel committee has been refused an intelligence briefing by the DNI or CIA on Hasan's attempt to reach out to al Qaeda, as first reported by ABC News.

"This is a law enforcement investigation, in which other agencies—not the CIA—have the lead," CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said in a response to ABC News. " Any suggestion that the CIA refused to brief Congress is incorrect."
He tried to contact al-Qaeda and has al-Qaeda links in Yemen. This absolutely falls under both the CIA's and the DNI's purview. And the NSA? He had domestic al-Qaeda links. Investigating that is the FBI's responsibility. The Federal Bureau of Investigations refuses to investigate that? Seriously? And what about Homeland Security? Aren't they supposed to coordinate all of this? Why is nobody asking them whether the Army was informed of Hasan's al-Qaeda links, defense of homicide bombings and Army turncoats? Why is nobody asking the Army how he was allowed to remain in their ranks all of that time?

It gets worse: his colleagues weren't total dhimmis after all; their superiors were.
Soldiers who served with Hasan said they reported his questionable loyalty up the chain of command.

A fellow Army doctor who studied with Hasan, Val Finell, told ABC News, "We would frequently say he was a Muslim first and an American second. And that came out in just about everything he did at the university."

Finell said he and other Army doctors complained to superiors about Hasan's statements.

On Sunday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) called for an investigation into whether the Army missed signs as to whether Hasan was an Islamic extremist.

"If Hasan was showing signs, saying to people that he had become an Islamist extremist, the U.S. Army has to have a zero tolerance," Lieberman told Fox News Sunday.
This should be policy and go without saying.

Congress needs to investigate all of the intelligence agencies, the military, and the DHS. NOW.

We know that the FBI and the Army knew how dangerous Hasan was. Those soldiers were scared for their lives and tried to do something. This is what happens to everyone who speaks out about jihad in the private sector, in academia, in the media, etc., but for the FBI and the Army to be more concerned with the feelings of terrorists and pedophiles than with the lives of our soldiers, first responders, and civilians is unconscionable. It appears that the CIA, the NSA, and the DNI have the same priorities.


I could never have imagined the pervasiveness of out-and-out treason in our government and our military.

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