John on November 21, 2009 at 11:49 am
There’s no doubt about it now. The shooting was pre-planned and he attempted to co-ordinate it with al Qaeda recruiter al-Awlaki. The Washington Post reports:
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…
“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.”
Apparently the plan was to funnel money through Islamic “charities.”
To date, investigators have not unearthed evidence that Hasan sent money to charities with strong or suspected ties to Islamist militant groups, but they are continuing to probe his financial dealings as one aspect of a many-pronged case, other sources cautioned.
I certainly hope the names of those al Qaeda funding “charities” will be made public.
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