Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fort Hood same as 9-11 World Trade Center-Pentagon worker knew of terror threat but didn't share info

News that could have prevented mass murder was once again withheld via US administrative rules.
  • Obama has not resigned, hasn't apologized for his failure, nor said how he will prevent it from happening again.
  • The US military should be closed down immediately as a federal disaster area.
Wall St. Journal: ..."A person familiar with the matter said a Pentagon worker on a terrorism task force overseen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation was told about the intercepted emails several months ago.
  • But members of terror task forces aren't allowed to share such information with their agencies, unless they get permission from the FBI,
  • which leads the task forces.

In this case, the Pentagon worker, an employee from the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, helped make the

  • and the FBI's "procedures for sharing the information were never used,"

said the person familiar with the matter....

  • until after last week's bloody assaults, raising new questions about whether the government could have helped prevent the attack.

A top defense official said federal investigators didn't tell the Pentagon they were looking into months of contacts between Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki. The imam knew three of the Sept. 11 hijackers and hailed Maj. Hasan as a "hero" after the shooting last week at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead.

  • "Based on what we know now, neither the United States Army nor any other organization within the Department of Defense knew of Maj. Hasan's contacts with any Muslim extremists," the official said.

The Pentagon comments fueled a growing dispute among various branches of the government about whether Maj. Hasan should have been more deeply investigated before he allegedly walked into a crowded soldier-readiness center at Fort Hood and opened fire."...

Someone suggested the decision by a Pentagon worker to keep information to himself shows fear of how US AG Holder might have dealt with it. That is to say, it would not have been used in America's best interests. (framus)


Anonymous said...

I've seen less people publicy going for impeachment of obama than for Bush. I think people are afraid "his people" will find them. His by far the worst president we have ever had.

susan said...

And where have all the anti-war demonstrators gone who wanted to impeach Bush for the war?