Sunday, November 22, 2009

Back to idiocy and/or incompetence at the Effing.B.I.,

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.

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.

Hasan's contacts with extremist imam Anwar al-Aulaqi began as religious queries but took on a more specific and concrete tone before he moved to Texas, where he allegedly unleashed the Nov. 5 attack that killed 13 people and wounded nearly three dozen, said the sources who were briefed on the e-mails, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the case is sensitive and unfolding. One of those sources said the two discussed in "cryptic and coded exchanges" the transfer of money overseas in ways that would not attract law enforcement attention
Attention, EffingBI: when a serving officer of the US military is doing things like this, it just might be a good idea to let the service know about it. Wouldn't you think? I mean, I'm not a Very Special Agent of the Effing.B.I., but even I can figure this out.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

but were not forwarded to the military,

F***ing A! The FBI communicated with every branch of the military in WW2 -- Was that improper!

And "Alleged" What, is he going to mount a defense of mistaken identity? The time has passed for "alleged", and the word they should use is "accused".
But such fine intellectual distinction are lost on the adherents to the party of nuance and subtlety.