FORT HOOD LATEST - AT 5:51 P.M. ET: The more we learn, the worse it gets. From the Washington Post:
In the months before the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan intensified his communications with a radical Yemeni American cleric and began to discuss surreptitious financial transfers and other steps that could translate his thoughts into action, according to two sources briefed on a collection of secret e-mails between the two.
And get this:
The e-mails were obtained by an FBI-led task force in San Diego between late last year and June but were not forwarded to the military, according to government and congressional sources. Some were sent to the FBI's Washington field office, triggering an assessment into whether they raised national security concerns, but those intercepted later were not, the sources said.
Seems like our intelligence services are going back to the bad old days of the Clinton administration, when communication between agencies was poor to nonexistent.
"He [Hasan] clearly became more radicalized toward the end, and was having discussions related to the transfer of money and finances . . .," said the source, who spoke at length in part because he was concerned the public accounting of the events has been incomplete. "It became very clear toward the end of those e-mails he was interested in taking action."
COMMENT: Do you remember the days, just after Hasan's attack, when the usual suspects in mainstream media sought to assure us that this was just, hey, one stressed-out fella? Terrorism? What terrorism? Where do you see terrorism?
With the age of Obama came the age of new illusions.
November 21, 2009