Nov 17 2009
There are a number of disturbing yet reasonable scenarios that can be drawn from the Ft Hood Massacre by traitor and terrorist Major Hasan. My speculation has been centered around the political correctness dripping from the Obama administration and AG Eric Holder (see here for all my posts to date).
But that is not the only scenario I have been contemplating, just the one I think is the most probable. The other top candidate is a variant on the theme someone in this administration shut down the investigation for reasons not yet explained, which resulted in the murder of 13 Americans and an unborn child.
The aspects of this disaster which have bugged me for some time was why Hasan was promoted and shipped to Afghanistan only weeks after the investigation shut down. The timing of this is as disturbingly coincidental as the fact the investigation shut down about the time Obama’s Department of Justice would have to renew it.
Today another intriguing theory has been postulated, which is in line with some of the other scenarios I have been quietly contemplating:
Ugly hints to the real answers are emerging. We now know that Hasan at some point was being tracked by the Defense Intelligence Agency, CIA, FBI, National Security Agency and Army Intelligence. Routine investigations because of heritage, religion or odd behavior do not justify this kind of intelligence coverage. This surveillance is what the intelligence services do to support a full, on-going intelligence operation.
Were Hasan and his contacts seen as a way into Al Qaeda? If the answer is yes, was Hasan selected as unwitting bait to be dangled in front of potential Al Qaeda operatives? Was the operation thought more important than doubts about Hasanâ€™s stability and loyalty? Was this troubled man so tempting a door into Al Qaeda that Army Intelligence or an affiliated service decided to walk through it? The worst answer is that, like 9/11, once again innocent Americans died because intelligence agencies believed that their operations were more important than American lives.
My personal variation on this theme again leads back to AG Holder and his bizarre decisions regarding terrorists and the protection of Americans from wiretapping and investigation based on NSA intelligence leads.
What if the answer for AG Holder and the Obama administration was to get Hasan out of country so there would be (a) no conflict with their liberal ideology about investigating Americans here at home and (b) as a risky attempt to put some bait out there for al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan to take?
This theory seems too crazy for me at the moment, but I must admit I have wondered how much of this was ideologically driven ineptitude, complacency driven ineptitude or plain old arrogant ineptitude (which is how I would categorize this latest theory). Hopefully we will learn soon.
In another bit of news regarding Jihad terrorism by Americans Rusty Shackleford over at Jawa Report notes the deafening silence of reporting on another incident that should be in the news.