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ABC News reports.
U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.
It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said.
This disturbing news comes on the heels of the revelation that Hassan worshiped at the same Virginia mosque – and during the same time period – as two of the 9/11 hijackers.
If the Army knew of Hassan’s efforts, and this is a big if, this is a case of political correctness that resulted in the massacre if thirteen innocent human beings. Their families, fellow soldiers and the American people deserve to know how this happened.
Update #1: AP Reports that Hasan is awake and able to talk.
FORT HOOD, Texas — The man accused of killing 13 people and wounding 29 at Fort Hood is able to talk, a hospital spokesman said Monday, but it’s unknown when investigators might take advantage of his improving health to press forward with their probe into the shooting spree.
Where is Jack Bauer when you need him?