Alex Constantine - October 13, 2010
Necessary reading: "Anwar al-Awlaki and ‘CIA Islam’"
Major Nidal Malik Hasan's military superiors repeatedly ignored or rebuffed his efforts to open criminal prosecutions of soldiers he claimed had confessed to war crimes during psychiatric counseling, according to investigative reports circulated among federal law enforcement officials. ...
Is the CIA Witholding Information on the Shootings?
CIA Denies Report of Blocking Hasan Intel
Officials Tell CBS News That Agency Isn't Withholding Information on Suspected Fort Hood Shooter
... Responding to a report that the Army psychiatrist suspected in last week's Fort Hood shootings had tried to contact people within al Qaeda - and that government intelligence agencies knew about it and are refusing to brief Congress on it - a U.S. intelligence official told CBS News that the CIA isn't withholding information from Congress. ... ABC News published the report Monday morning with details that the CIA was refusing to brief the congressional committees charged with overseeing the intelligence agencies, a senior lawmaker told ABC. ... The report comes a day after lawmakers discussed the possibility of launching a congressional investigation into the worst mass shooting at a military facility in the United States last week that left 13 dead and 29 wounded. ...
We've heard repeatedly about Hasan's involvement with cleric Anwar al Awlaki, but little about ...
MAJOR HASAN’S MOSQUE LINKED TO THE CIA’S CHECHEN TERRORISTS
.,.. In recent years, Major Hasan attended a mosque in Silver Spring Maryland which hosted fundraising for CIA covert operations against Russia: “Imam Faizul Khan ministered to Hasan when he worshiped at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring , Md . The Muslim Community Center has held fundraisers for Chechen jihadists, and promotes on its website a Shariah-based financial product offered by a Muslim Brotherhood front group under federal investigation.” The essential element here is that the mosque was raising money for Chechen rebellion, which is notoriously a strategic tool of the United States and the United Kingdom against Russia. ...
Recalling the official probe of the Fort Hood shootings - chaired by former CIA/FBI director William Webster - this bio from the blog of Hasan's defense attorney, John Galligan, gives us Georgetown U. with its myriad intelligence ties, and a background in military intelligence:
Colonel (ret.) John P. Galligan (“JP”)
At the time of his retirement, he was serving as the Chief Circuit Judge, 3rd Judicial Circuit, Fort Hood, Texas.
Born in 1949 at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, Colonel Galligan spent his childhood as a military dependant, accompanying his parents on remote military assignments to Fort Churchill, Canada; Taipei, Formosa; and Istanbul, Turkey.
Graduating in 1971 from Georgetown University (School of Foreign Service) in Washington DC, Colonel Galligan was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Intelligence branch.
To fulfill his Regular Army commission responsibilities, he served as a combat arms officer in the Infantry branch, initially as Platoon Leader and later as Company Executive Officer and then Brigade Courts and Boards Officer, with the 41st infantry, Combat Developments Experimentation Command, at Fort Ord, California. ...
2009: Robert Gates Orders up an Investigation Headed by TOGO WEST and VERNON CLARK
Both have extensive right-wing CIA, intelligence contractor and military-industrial ties:
Leaders of a Pentagon-appointed task force charged with investigating what factors led to the Fort Hood massacre Nov. 5 and recommending policies to prevent future attacks began their review today, saying their job is not 'to point fingers.' Togo West, former Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the Clinton administration, and former Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Vernon Clark, are leading the review board. They arrived at the Fort Hood base today to begin what will be a 45-day investigation."
Togo West comes from the law firm of Covington & Burling, on intimate terms with the CIA. McGeorge Bundy, Dean Acheson, John R. Bolton, Michael Chertoff, Eric Holder, Jr. and the late Robert Wone all hailed from C&B. The firm's clients include Pfizer, Chiquita, Halliburton, Xe Services (Blackwater) and abductees at Gitmo. (Source: Wikipedia - West "practiced law at the firm of Covington & Burling before being appointed an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the administration of President Gerald Ford.")
Admiral Vernon E. Clark USN (Ret.) (born September 7, 1944) was the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in the United States Navy. He retired 22 July 2005, making his tenure of five years the second-longest serving CNO behind Arleigh Burke. He currently sits on the board of directors of Raytheon and SRI International. ... He directed the Joint Staff's Crisis Action Team for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. ... Admiral Clark now serves on the Board of Directors of Raytheon Company, Rolls Royce North America, SRI International, Horizon Lines ... He serves as a senior advisor with Booz Allen Hamilton, the Defense Policy Board, the advisory boards of Fleishman-Hillard, Computer Science Corporation (CSC) ... (Source: Wikipedia)
Some of these companies (Halliburton, Blackwater, CSC) have engaged in war crimes - similar to those Hasan tried to report ...
- Alex Constantine