It would seem that US Defense Secretary Robert Gates (a graymailing holdout from the Bush regime with ties to Xe) knew Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan, was ready to twist off.
The FBI and the Pentagon are responsible for a "string of failures" in the way they attempted to track a disgruntled Army major in the years before he allegedly opened fire at a crowded Ft. Hood, Texas, deployment center in the worst domestic terror ambush since the attacks of September 2001, two key Senate leaders concluded Thursday. An FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force learned of his radicalization and passed it on to another FBI task force. "However, the ensuing inquiry failed to identify the totality of Hasan's communications and to inform Hasan's military chain of command and Army security officials of the fact that he was communicating with a suspected violent Islamist extremist."Recall the case of James Wheeler, the defense analyst whose body was found in a landfill:
Wheeler, who his close friends knew as Jack, reportedly had earned TS/SCI (Top Secret / Special Compartmentalized Information) clearance during his most recent government job, special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force during the administration of George W. Bush.Wheeler was known as a straight arrow with a proclivity for whistle-blowing, an intimate knowledge of defense contracts, and the revolving door.
Be sure to read through the comments in this from the European Union Times:
To the direct reason for Wheeler’s murder, this report says, was this past week’s transport of Iraqi Phosgene poisonous gas aboard a US Air Force KC-767 tanker aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base enroute to Afghanistan that shortly after takeoff had a ‘critical malfunction’ of its aerial spraying computer directed command and control system over central Arkansas causing the deaths of thousands of red-wing blackbirds.Coincidence or duplicity? Is Gates a Cheney plant?