Fort Hood Report Shows FBI Ignored Warning Signs on Hasan, Lawmaker Says

Fox News, July 19, 2012

The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into a man who was later charged with killing 13 people in a 2009 attack at the Fort Hood military installation in Texas, despite significant warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians, according to a lawmaker briefed on a new report about the terrorist attack.

In emails to a known terrorist, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan expressed his support for suicide bombings and killing civilians, while the terrorist, Anwar al-Awlaki, encouraged Hasan to stay in touch, Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, told The Associated Press on Wednesday after he was briefed on the findings of a new review of the attack.

The review was done by former FBI Director William Webster and was more than two years in the making. FBI Director Robert Mueller asked that Webster conduct an independent review, and the bureau is expected to release an unclassified version this week.

Much was already known about the series of oversights and missteps the government made leading to the terror attack at the Fort Hood Army post. Soon after the attack, it was revealed that members of two FBI anti-terrorism task forces saw emails between the Army psychiatrist and al-Awlaki beginning in December 2008. Those task forces reviewed the communications and decided they were in keeping with Hasan’s research at the time, and as a result, no formal investigation of Hasan was opened. Hasan was writing a research paper about the effects of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.


The FBI in San Diego had been investigating al-Awlaki, a former San Diego resident, for his possible connections to the 9/11 hijackers. When agents saw emails between Hasan and al-Awlaki, they asked the FBI’s Washington office to talk to Hasan’s bosses, according to a government official briefed on the findings who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the Webster report. But the Washington agents thought that interviewing American Muslims who visit extremist websites was a sensitive issue and did not reach out to Hasan’s bosses at the Defense Department, the official said.

“It shows you the length of the political correctness stuff going on,” McCaul said after he was briefed on the findings of the independent review Wednesday.


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  • Isaiah14

    The Fort Hood shooting was a staged event. It didn’t happen. It was a terrorist exercise and drill made out to be the real thing. The participants were actors. Even the officer that supposedly did the shooting was an actor, and is still an actor. he does reality shows. Nobody died at Fort Hood that day. The reason is very simple. If you have ever been on a military base, you will notice that literally all the soldiers carry weapons. I know, I did when I was in the National Guard. I use to go to the mess hall with my weapon. There is no way those soldiers would have allowed the officer to kill more than one soldier let a lone 13.

    • MekongDelta69

      Did *you* bring down the WTC all by yourself? Or did you have ‘inside’ help?

      Don’t forget your meds tonight pal…

      • blight14

        “By way of deception, thou shalt make war”………

        • anarchyst

          Absolutely correct!

    • Sheila Dinehart

      omg to think i used my precious time to actually read this nonsense

    • Shawn_thefemale

       Does it cost much to get into the fantasy land you’re in? I was born and  raised in the military  living on bases; my father spent over 30 years on them. The only ‘soldiers’ that carry weapons are the on duty MP’s or AP’s, as the case may be.  I’d love some of whatever you’re smoking.

      • anarchyst

        “president” bill clinton signed an executive order banning military personnel from carrying weapons while on base.  This prohibition was not revoked by subsequent “commanders-in-chief” and is still enforced . . .

      • mikejones91

        White Man on Bath Salts—^^The above comment.–Black man on bath salts—Miami Zombie Attack–lol. ( I realize he wasn’t on them but still)

    • All of you above responding to Isaiah14 are missing his or her sarcasm.

      • Strider73

        I got the sarcasm immediately. It was too “over the top” to be anything else.

        The author should definitely be writing for The Onion.

        • Sheila Dinehart

          ha…now this is scarcasm (wink…get it?)

      • Shawn_thefemale

        I totally got the sarcasm of  first half  of his comment. The last half was much more ambiguous.

      • Sheila Dinehart

        No doubt you know what this person really means but I have to say this however, the scenario s/he presents is obviously incorrect *except* for his last line…that would be a truism if in fact all soldiers were armed on military bases. Thus this statement throws the whole thing off balance…no wonder people do not *see* the sarcasm…I have a pretty off beat view sometimes but I think sarcasm works best when verbal.

        In fact if the last three sentences had been left out even I would have replied “ha”.

      • MekongDelta69

        That’s not sarcasm to me. Read his other comments on his profile.
        I’ve also been on *plenty* of military bases in my life – in CONUS and downrange.

    • Uncle Ruckus

      This is likely the most  moronic comment ever posted on AMREN.  Congratulations.  You must be very proud.

  • libertarian1234

    Political correctness is a killer in many ways, not just in this case.

    Whether it’s the press’s failure to report incidents accurately, or they play them down or ignore them, they’re placing people’s lives in jeopardy for failing to inform them of dangers from blacks…and possible Muslim jihadists preaching hate in the mosques….. and there are numerous instances where their leftist agenda has resulted in deaths.

    And dangerous PC comes into play when those like Derbyshire and Buchanan are prevented from reporting truthful concerns about existing racial conditions or those that could develop if blacks aren’t avoided at all costs.

    And those who call out in outrage for something to be done about black on white crime are demonized into silence by the watchdogs of PC for having the audacity to tell the truth, which also has resulted in serious injury and death.

    But the greatest danger of the prevailing PC environment is black incompetence and violent threats to this society and the people in it, because the longer they are ignored the worse they become, and PC will eventually bring this country down.   There is constant, ongoing pressure to ignore or to pretend it can all be fixed with the right solution, but this society is beyond repair.

    Anything that comes along….like a natural disaster like Katrina or a  man-made one like the ongoing financial implosion….is a potential catastrophe for this PC,  multi-ethnic empire.  Unlike homogeneous nations, we live on the edge 24/7 with no relief in sight.

  • tightwad

    And the coverup started when the Army Chief of Staff at the time, Gen Casey, had the gall to
    Say that diversity must not become a casualty of the Ft Hood butchery. He should have been
    put away for life in Leavenworth.

    • I remember that.  I like to think of myself as a very liberal Free Speecher but this came from a General and for me, it is inexcusable.  You NEVER put anyone first before your own Men.  I call that a Treacherous Act and you know what we do with Traitors….

      • Dick

        Elect them?

  • guest

    The fact that the FBI showed more concern about being PC than in doing their job proves just how evil political correctness really is.  Political correctness is nothing more than a dangerous disease that I fear is becoming terminal.

  • robinbishop34

    Pffft… those 13 innocent victims are just collateral damage of the much more important “don’t hurt the brown people’s feelings” initiative. 

    If only us white people were more educated and sensitive, this wouldn’t of happened.

  • Lorin

     I have said for years that political correctness will be the downfall of  the United States. When others control the conversation and can shut down your side of the with name calling (racist, sexist, xenophobic etc….) then they will ultimately win every time.

  • MekongDelta69

    All mass murderers are deranged. But only ‘white’ (and those who the left-wing media deem ‘white’ (e.g. Zimmerman)) criminals, have their crimes splashed all over the news until the end of time (with the endless dose of ‘racism,’ yadda, yadda, yadda, added for good measure).

    No ‘protected minority’ mass murderer (or *any* kind of murderer – or any kind of criminal activity) can *ever* have his story run in the news.

    And if the MSM simply can’t avoid reporting it, because it’s just too big, they’ll either slant it in some way to make it the ‘white’ victims’ fault, or if they can’t do that, they’ll run it for a day, maybe two – and then it’s down into the Alice in Wonderland memory hole forever.)

  • Sheila Dinehart

    Political Correctness is an ideology coming out of Marxism and that has spawned so many international programs designed to take down American and Western Civilization that it is an absolute anomaly America exists at all.

  • Major

    “But the Washington agents thought that interviewing American Muslims who visit extremist websites was a sensitive issue…”
    Just what then is the function of the Federal Bureau of Inquisition? They can launch an inquisition against George Zimmerman…interview and harass all his associates, friends, neighbors on a quest to see..if he loved negroes or not!! They investigated a man to see if he actually cared for negroes..WTF, I repeat.

    Did they care if he didn’t like Italians, French or Latinos? Nope…just wanted to know if he had committed and “PC Crimes”…which today…can only mean the poor oppressed negro. 

    But…they get a guy like this jihadist mutt…this allah loving terrorist…with emails connecting this toad to an extremist muslim murderers….and it’s “too sensitive” to bust him?

    Look…no Muslims should be allowed in my beloved Corp….or in our armed services, period.
    Islam is a political ideology masking itself as a “religion”. A “religion” that tolerates and advocates murder, mayhem, chaos as it’s core belief. Again I say…WTF is wrong with us?

    OK FBI…you showed no such mercy on Italian Americans who you deemed Mafioso, did ya? And most of the Mafia as I see it…love America….they love capitalism, don’t they?

    We’re doomed….and I’l take back the gay Hoover any day over these fakes who call themselves F…B…I agents.

  • radical7

    What about the unhinged crazy White male who killed 13 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado claiming he was “the Joker?”

  • Eagle_Eyed

    Remember the calls about “not rushing to judgment” and how this wasn’t an example of Islamic terrorism?  Meanwhile today, ABC News took only a few hours to associate a Tea Party member with the crime (when indeed it was a different James Holmes) and before all the bodies have been identified liberal politicians and pundits have been blaming “guns” for the incident–as if these guns went off by themselves.

    • Eagle_Eyed

       …and CNN is reporting that James Holmes made “racially insensitive comments about rap music,” according to someone who knew him.  Compare this once again with the head-in-the-sand, hear-no-evil mentality in the Nadal Hissan case.

  • Church_of_Jed

    This story changed my mind about Race-

    White girls are nasty skanks who disgrace God’s blessing to White Humanity with their mongrel loving, mulatto making, voodoo worshiping vileness.

  • When I was a teenager, and I watched a bunch of old military themed movies, I wondered why the military had “military police” at all, because I thought the concept was redundant.  Not only that, since I presumed every military member was armed at all times, hence the phrase “armed forces,” I thought that when MPs went to arrest someone, they would get into a shootout.  Then someone explained it to me, that most military members are not armed most of the time, even before Clinton.

    Before that, I thought “MPs” were actual cops getting ready to enforce civilian law on civilians.

  • AmRem

    Racial diversity is impossible 

  • “But the Washington agents thought that interviewing American Muslims who visit extremist websites was a sensitive issue and did not reach out to Hasan’s bosses at the Defense Department, the official said.”

    Yeah…but I would bet the FBI would have no such lack of enthusiasm in visiting the home of a White American, if they were to voice such “extremist views” while viewing a White nationalist site.

  • And no one’s doing a thing about all the muslims and other non-whites who are buying up our land all over our Country neither.

    We’re being surrounded at a pace I cannot describe.  I think we better learn to come together or those who say it’s over will be right.

  • libertarian1234

    From what I can determine the slow introduction of PC minded types in the military began under Carter, continued to a lesser degree under Bush the first, then accelerated under Clinton, and has REALLY changed under Obama.

    PC higher ups in the military were really noticeable during the Bosnia debacle when  Wesley Clark said that diversity is a main priority in modern times…. or words to that effect.  And to show how dedicated he was to his cult ideology he proceeded to bomb ancient historical landmarks in that area and choked the Danube with polluted debris from structures his planes blew apart at a cowardly 15,000 feet.

    Clinton’s anti-American, anti-white secretary of the Army, black Togo West, appointed a panel of man-hating feminists and lesbians to oversee the military.  It was they who called the marines extremists for not allowing women into combat roles.

    But it has progressed even worse now.  The brass are now considering women for greater combat duties and also….so blacks can qualify…they’re in the process right now of lowering the mental standards for special forces units, because they are not “diverse” enough,  as this new politically correct crew in the Pentagon has reported.  Combat effectiveness must take second place to the strive for diversity. 

    Later on, of course, they’ll lie about it and claim not only has effectiveness not been hampered, but it has increased beyond their wildest dreams with their new diversity inclusions.  And they’ll get some leftist geek academic to conduct a study twisting it around to support the conclusion they want.

    Adding insult to injury the push is on to not only accept gays, but they now find it necessary to laud them, encouraging and supporting their “gay pride” parades.   Overall, this has placed elements within the ranks who are sexually attracted to people they shower with, completely disregarding the 98% of heterosexual soldiers who find such a situation appalling and extremely uncomfortable.  Their concerns are ignored in order to invoke one more PC tenent and satisfy their perverted leftist ideology.

    The Eisenhowers, the Pattons, and McCarthurs have been replaced by sycophantic, boot-licking diversity goons who will sell their souls to the devil if they perceive it would enhance their careers by pleasing their plantation owners on the radical left.

    Where those like Eisenhower underwent a horrible, agonizing emotional turmoil in advance of committing their troops to an engagement where mass casualties would be the result, these new geeks in power now consider their human underlings as nothing more than fodder to be used as they see fit.

    • Career Soldier

      Couldn’t agree more.  I was stunned when Bill Casey said of the Fort Hood shooting, “The real tragedy would be if this harmed our diversity.” Yeah, silly me, lowly grunt that I am.  I thought the real tragedy would be if we let it happen again. But no, appears I’m wrong.  The real tragedy would be if the wrong people got butthurt.  I always think, when people thank me for my service – odds are, Im not doing it for you.

      • Major

        Yea…it’s come to that brother….Bravo Zulu and thanks for your service.

    • Major

      “completely disregarding the 98% of heterosexual soldiers who find such a situation appalling and extremely uncomfortable…”

      Wait until a few of them get their tails pounded for looking at another guy like he was some kind of Happy meal. 

      The guy defending his manhood against a poofer will probably be court martialed , sent to Leavenworth as a “terrorist” and the swish will get a civil rights violation compensation.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    The very fact that his name was HASAN should have been enough of a warning sign. The SOB should have been dispatched to his 72 Virgins long ago. Preferably 72 St. Joseph Nuns with AR15s locked and loaded.

  • It certainly won’t be before November 6.  Obama controls the whole process, and he can’t afford for a man with a Muslim name committing violence it the name of Islam to be in the news every day while a man with three Arab names wants to win re-election.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    O.K. You’re being facetious. Anyone who follows Surah 9 is an extremist. 

    • The only difference between extremist and moderate muslims is the timing of jihad.

      Just curious here, I assume you are one who would submit ’cause as far as you’re concerned, there are two types of muslims and two types of islam?  

  • Sheila Dinehart

    The FBI ignored signs and down right specific information regarding the threat to America, New York and the NYC WTTowers  Many believe the FBI actions to be intentionally deliberate.

    The act of terrorism at Fort Hood causes me to wonder…I don’t understand why the American Hating Islamic radical American Military Insurgent Hasan hasn’t already faced a military firing squad.

    The USArmy didn’t mind killing Private Eddie Slovic during a firing squad ordered after he deserted during WWII.  He was too scared to be in the rifle unit, he asked for reassignment, he didn’t even hate his country, he just wanted to get back to it…alive.  Slovic might have come home to his country and may have been a good citizen had he been given even a dishonorable discharge.

    On second thought a Military Firing Squad would be to respectful an action for a terrorist like Hasan.

    America is really fucked up in so many ways…some times I dream of The Confederacy and have to wonder…

  • Sheila Dinehart

    religion is politics

  • Sheila Dinehart

    that is really true guy

  • anarchyst

    Islam is a political system masquerading as a “religion”.  Zionism is a political system that uses misguided collective guilt (of others) to perpetuate itself.
    Islam is making inroad in America by immigration.  Zionism already has inroads in this country due to the number of hardcore dual-citizenship zionists already in-place in our government that have a disproportionate foreign influence in U.S. “foreign policy”.
    Both political systems are alien in nature and have no business existing in the United States.
    Adherants to both political systems should be required to register with the U.S. State department as “agents of a foreign government” while every means should be used to expel both political systems from the U.S.A.

  • Which is more extremist and dangerous, Islam or Political Correctness. I say the latter.

    • mikebowen55

      Agreed.  PC and marxism in general is treason from within.  These murderous muslims would have been dealt with by now had it not been for the cancer of political correctness which is destroying (or has destroyed) this nation.

      • I disagree.  muslims/islam never belonged in The West period.  The West didn’t have constant Wars with islam throughout History for no reason.

        Political Correctness is not the stand alone reason for this happening.  It would not have mattered were that muslim kicked out for he would have murdered someone somewhere because that’s what his “religion” tells him to do.  Political Correctness only allowed him to kill Soldiers.  I mean, it allowed him to stay in the Force, that’s all.  The muslim was going to murder no matter where he was employed.

    • Rueben,

      I’m surprised at you.  Why would you ever, you being a Jew, ever, ever put islam as a second threat?  Islam hates you more than they hate me.  They want you dead first.  I can’t believe you.  The first thing out of islam’s mouth is, kill Jews, kill Jews and then kill everyone else.

      We can stop political correctness anytime we want.  All we have to do is not allow others to dictate our Speech but islam, islam doesn’t care what you say, it just wants your Blood.

  • Major

    Here are the warning signs America…enough reason to ban Muslims…
    “moderate” ( nonsense ) or otherwise from our politics, voting, military and be excluded from our Republic and recognize that they are an enemy of the West and Democracy throughout the world. Our elected leaders have a sworn obligation to discuss this, expose it and realize it’s a definite National Security issue.

    “To the contrary, we proved that their actions were rationally motivated by Islamic supremacist ideology, an easily knowable interpretation of Islam, drawn directly from Muslim scripture, that commands its adherents to coerce societies into adopting sharia. Sharia is Islam’s totalitarian framework for how societies are to be ruled. It is not just a set of spiritual guidelines; it is a comprehensive social and legal system, said to be Allah’s gift and directive to mankind. It governs all human activity — not just prayer and worship, but financial, social, familial, political, military, and even hygienic activity.Here are two salient facts. Once you grasp them, you’ll know everything you need to know to understand the rest of the dispute:

    (a) Not all Islamic supremacists (or “Islamists”) are violent, but the goal of all Islamic supremacists is the same: to coerce the acceptance of sharia. The methods of pursuing that goal vary: sometimes terrorism is used, sometimes non-violent avenues are exploited — meaning, Islamic supremacists co-opt legal processes, the media, educational institutions, and/or government agencies. But regardless of what methods an Islamic supremacist uses, his goal never changes: He aims to implement sharia. In Islamic supremacist ideology, sharia is regarded as the mandatory, non-negotiable foundation that must be laid before a society can be Islamized. Sharia is not “moderate”; therefore, you are not a “moderate” if you want it, no matter what method you use to implement it. For example, if you are an Islamic supremacist and you want to repeal the First Amendment in order to prohibit speech that casts Islam in a negative light, you are not a “moderate” — even if you wouldn’t blow up buildings to press your point.

    (b) Islamic supremacism is not a fringe interpretation of Islam. It is probably still the minority interpretation in North America. Nevertheless, it is the predominant interpretation of Islam in the Middle East. Poll after poll shows us that upwards of two-thirds of Muslims in countries like Egypt and Pakistan want their governments to adopt and strictly enforce sharia. This is why the Islamic supremacist parties in the “Arab Spring” countries are currently enjoying such success in elections..”

    “The Obama administration and the Republican establishment would have us live a lie — a lie that endangers our liberties and our security. The lie is this: There is a difference between mainstream Islamic ideology and what they call “violent extremism.”

    The vogue term “violent extremism” is chosen very deliberately. To be sure, we’ve always bent over backwards to be politically correct. Until Obama came to power, we used to use terms like “violent jihadism” or “Islamic extremism” in order to make sure everyone knew that we were not condemning all of Islam, that we were distinguishing Muslim terrorists from other Muslims. (In a more sensible time, we did not say “German Nazis” — we said “Germans” or “Nazis” and put the burden on non-Nazi Germans, rather than on ourselves, to separate themselves from the aggressors.) But now, the Obama administration and the Republican establishment prefer to say “violent extremism” because this term has no hint of Islam.”

  • Major

    Tantamount to saying snail darters and cockroaches deserve “respect” too?

    What ever happened to MAJORITY rule? Rather than catering to always damnable perennially aggrieved “minorities”.

    Does anyone here believe that in a few short years when America has been transformed from a white society to a 3rd would mirror, “society”…we’ll get minority rights?

  • anarchyst

    Just a random thought . . . it would not surprise me if Major Hasan’s paralysis were “artificially induced” by military doctors on the operating table. . . Many military patriots have seen the “handwriting on the wall” with the “political correctness”exhibited by the upper brass; maybe they did something about it.  If it were me, I would have cut the vertebrae a little higher . . . make him a “quad” instead of a “para” . . .

    • Oh yeah!  I never thought about that by oh my goodness, I definitely hope so!  The only problem is, we pay for all the medical care going forward.  Hells Bells, we paid before anyhow.  I prefer death for some people ’cause for me, it’s not only cheaper but some people will never change their minds so what’s the point in keeping them around?

      I hope the above doesn’t sound cruel.  It’s only meant to say, I believe in Good and Evil and you just can’t compromise with, live with or expect Peace, Honesty, etc. out of evil.