ABC: U.S. Knew Hasan Tried Contacting Al Qaeda Months Ago

November 10, 2009 at 7:48 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
clipped from newsbusters.org

ABC: U.S. Knew Hasan Tried Contacting Al Qaeda Months Ago

ABC’s Brian Ross reported Monday that suspected Fort Hood shooter Nidal Halik Hasan tried to contact people connected to the terrorist group al Qaeda.

Even worse, U.S. intelligence officials were aware of this months ago, and “it’s not known whether the military was ever told by the CIA or others that one of its majors was making efforts to communicate with figures under electronic surveillance.”

Given media’s discomfort with discussing Hasan’s Muslim ties, as well as their desire to never point fingers at the Obama administration, it’s going to be very interesting to watch how Ross’s exclusive report on “Good Morning America” Monday will be covered in the coming days (video embedded below the fold with full transcript):

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