What did the US government learn from the Fort Hood mass killings?
The base commander at Fort Hood says soldiers who witnessed a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead reported that the gunman shouted “Allahu Akbar!” before opening fire at the Texas post. (NOLA.com)
Although the Senate panel confirmed last week that the Fort Hood Shooting in 2009 could have been prevented. It gave Barack Obama a complete pass on his reverse-profiling orders that prevented authorities from acting on information they knew about the dangerous killer before the attack.
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The Senate Fort Hood report whitewashes Obama’s culpability
In November 2009 ABC News reported this:
U.S. officials now confirm Hasan sent as many as 20 e-mails to Awlaki. Authorities intercepted the e-mails but later deemed them innocent or protected by the first amendment.
The Senate’s “Ticking Time Bomb” report contained not one word about the Obama administration’s First Amendment excuse for ignoring Hasan’s emails to al Qaeda, or about Obama’s orders to “back off” from investigating Muslims.
Alec Rawls calls it a whitewash. Read more here.