FBI – No indication that Maj. Nidal Hassan had any terrorist connections
reported on NPR this morning. (audio at link)
ABC News –
Officials: U.S. Aware of Hasan Efforts to Contact al Qaeda -Army Major in Fort Hood Massacre Used ‘Electronic Means’ to Connect with Terrorists
NY Times –
Fort Hood Suspect Communicated With Radical Cleric, Authorities Say
The NY Times is reporting that the communications occured via electronic means (rather than carrier pigeon I guess) but CBS like NPR is reporting that there are no communications on Hassan’s computer.
I’m not going to say that Hassan was an al-Qai’da member but the FBI’s version just doesn’t sound entirely truthful. My bet is he was a sympathizer who decided to take action himself. That still makes him a terrorist just a lone actor. The same type of person that DHS warned about earlier this year when they were warning about right wing extremism.