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I suppose the reason Tea Party-Party (now official !) members, FOX, and the usual wingnut suspects have become so energized over the Ft. Hood mass murder story is because they think this story is another way to smear, slander and weaken President Obama and bash those 'politically correct' liberals.....in order to patriotically strengthen the nation, I'm sure.
Aulaqi (former Falls Church, VA, imam) 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.
Hoekstra and others are raising questions about whether government agencies paid sufficient attention to warning signs about Hasan.
Hoekstra (R-MI) is a well-known nut, but even he said the imam's two e-mail responses to Hasan, "were maybe pretty innocent."
About the Falls Church mosque and it's former imam....
At Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, where Aulaqi was an imam, mosque leaders denounced his statements.
"This was a really disgraceful statement from a blog of our former short-lived Imam Aulaqi," the mosque's outreach director, Johari Abdul-Malik, said Monday. "Aulaqi wasn't angry like that when he was here with us. He changed after he left, after 9/11. He became a different imam."
King uses this misleading ABC line....
U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda,
...which King distorts into this...
According to ABC News, the FBI knew Nidal M. Hasan, the Fort Hood terrorist jihadist cuddly bunny had been trying to contact Al Qaeda several months ago
I assume it's not standard operating procedure for a U.S. Army Major, a psychiatrist, to be trying to contact Al Qaeda, even if he is merely a cuddly bunny.
....but ABC said cuddly bunny was trying to contact "people" in Al Qaeda, as in, more than one.
Setting aside the "cuddly bunny" nonsense......King, like other knee jerk responders to the Ft. Hood tragedy, and like mainstream media who couldn't even get the basic facts correct in the first 24 hours of the breaking story, doesn't want to hear what the FBI or military says about Hasan.
There is no evidence that Hasan was trying to contact al-Qaeda. Hasan did contact his former Virginia mosque imam.
This is what King said about those e-mails....
The FBI said it never delved into cuddly bunny's communiques with Al-Awlaki because there was no indication that cuddly bunny was planning any violence.
Here's what the Post article said about those e-mails....'
Investigators said Hasan's e-mails were consistent with the topic of his academic research and involved some social chatter and religious discourse.
The word "delved", I suppose, can mean whatever King wants it to mean. I'm not sure how the FBI could have determined those e-mails were "consistent with..academic research...social chatter and religious discourse"....if, you know, they hadn't "delved" into those e-mails.
Not only did the military and FBI fail to connect the dots here, but judging from the comments to my last post, liberals don't even want to admit there are any dots to connect (unlike the runup to 9/11). Even President Obama said we shouldn't leap to any conclusions...
Which seems to mean that King thinks, we SHOULD jump to conclusions.
I guess King intutitively knows more than the FBI, liberals bearing the unvarnished facts, and President Obama. He must. He went on to issue his own final verdict....
"cuddly bunny is a jihadist terrorist,"
Tell me the truth.... how can you argue with that?