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Webster G. Tarpley

In the wake of the massacre at Fort Hood Texas , two principal
theories have emerged to explain the conduct of the accused shooter,
identified by the U.S. Army as Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army
psychiatrist of Jordanian-Palestinian ancestry. One of these theories
is embraced by left liberals and other supporters and acolytes of the
Obama regime, and argues that Major Hasan is a sincere and devout
Muslim who was the victim of a tragic contradiction between his
religious faith and the logic of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, both
the heritage of the odious Bush-Cheney regime. According to this
version, Hasan must be viewed as a troubled and tormented individual
who "snapped," breaking down psychologically under the stress of his
awful predicament. Here is how Obama summed up this approach: "Even
within the extraordinary military that we have -- and I think
everybody understands how outstanding the young men and women in
uniform are under the most severe stress -- there are going to be
instances in which an individual cracks." (New York Times, 10 Nov and
ember 2009) Calling Major Hasan a terrorist amounts, in this view, to
racism and vindictive prejudice.

The other theory is the one advocated by assorted neocons,
reactionaries, Islamophobes and others generally hostile to Obama.
This account maintains that Major Hasan was a homegrown, self-starting
Islamic terrorist, trumpeting his devotion to jihad and suicide
bombing, seeking to make contact with "Al Qaeda," and generally filled
with hate for America , for freedom, and for his fellow soldiers. In
this view, it is only the pervasive political correctness and
multicultural obsession of the subversive-riddled and soft on
terrorism Obama regime that prevented Major Hasan from being
neutralized before he could act, and which prevents Obama and his
Democratic allies from telling the truth after the fact.

These views are both superficial, naïve, and inadequate.[1] They
amount to two prongs of an articulated campaign of media hysteria and
mass manipulation designed on the one hand to prod the dithering Wall
Street puppet Obama ­ who is having second thoughts about his own
political survival -- into an early decision in favor of massive
escalation of the war in Afghanistan for the purpose of hastening the
breakup of Pakistan, and thus threatening China. On the other hand,
the delirium of Islamophobic hatred being ginned up against Major
Hasan by the usual cast of reactionary radio ogres (Limbaugh, Beck,
Hannity, Levin) seeks to accentuate and strengthen the racist and
xenophobic elements in the militant anti-Obama opposition, in
particular among the Tea Party movement. The decision to put the
infamous Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his confreres on trail in New York
City, plus the recent government seizure of numerous US mosques and
other buildings on the grounds that they are Iranian assets, also
contribute to a growing mood of anti-Moslem hysteria. This atmosphere
is accentuated by the reckless and irresponsible actions of some
Moslem groups which happen to be foundation-funded, and must thus be
considered as part of the apparatus of US domestic social control.

The media narrative which is now being consolidated a week after the
shootings is full of contradictions, embarrassed silences, and
absurdities. A third and distinct approach to this case is therefore
required, one which regards Major Hasan as a manipulated patsy in the
context of a relatively sophisticated operation mounted by forces
within the US intelligence community, using methods and assets which
by now ought to have become familiar. Major Hasan can be seen as a
mixture of Lee Harvey Oswald, legendary 9/11 "suicide pilot" Mohammed
Atta, and Cho Seung-Hui (the alleged April 2007 Virginia Tech
shooter). He also has elements of reputed Robert Kennedy assassin
Sirhan Sirhan, and of John Hinckley Jr., who was involved in an
attempt to kill President Reagan ­ both of whom survived the
operations in which they were implicated. He thus represents a new
cocktail of patsy ingredients. Until now, Islamic terrorists had come
in collectivist groups, and not alone. Major Hasan by contrast is a
troubled loner in the tradition of Oswald, at the same time that he
embodies the religious fanaticism of Atta, along with some of his
peccadilloes. Major Hasan is that novelty, a troubled Islamic
fundamentalist loner, even though this is something of a contradiction
in terms. Like Cho, Major Hasan emerges from the psychiatric clinic,
in his case as a practicing psychiatrist, but as a shrink with
egregious symptoms of his own. Like all patsies, Major Hasan combines
the flamboyant and bombastic proclamation of his personal creed with a
seeming immunity from bureaucratic countermeasures which would
normally be automatic in shutting him down. Hasan is revealed as a
fanatic, a misfit, and a quasi-psychotic or psychotic mental case in
his own right ­ who could not subsist without protectors in high
places of the US intelligence community.

In my 2005 book 9/11 Synthetic Terrorism, I argued that 9/11 and other
recent terrorist attacks represented provocations cynically
orchestrated by privately controlled rogue networks operating within
the US intelligence agencies for purposes of mass political
manipulation. Starting from an overview of terrorist actions from the
Gunpowder Plot of 1605 through 9/11, I developed a method of analysis
of state-sponsored false flag terrorism which distinguished the roles
of fanatical, duped, or psychotic patsies like Oswald, of subversive
moles ensconced as officials within government agencies, and of
technicians or professional killers who actually create the observed
effects, all commanded and coordinated from outside of government, and
all operating within the atmosphere of mass brainwashing provided by
the Wall Street media. I also highlighted the role of drills and
exercises which are hijacked and turned into real-world terror
attacks. In order to understand the Fort Hood massacre, it is
indispensable to apply this method here as well.


In investigations like this, it is generally a great mistake to fixate
on the scapegoat dished up by the mass media. The more we focus on the
Oswald of the day, the less we understand of what actually happened.
Let us turn away from the TV pundits, and listen instead to the
eyewitness testimony of the troops who were present at the shootings.
Many of them are on record agreeing that the events of November 5 were
initially interpreted by those on the scene as an exercise, as a
drill. Emphasis will be added to bring out this central fact.

From ABC News we get the following testimony: Solider Keara Bono 'told
"Good Morning America" today that she initially thought the scene of
Hasan standing up, praising Allah and starting to fire was a drill.
She didn't believe it was real even when she felt her own blood, she
said. "Then I looked to my left and right and I saw people that were
bleeding," she said. That's when Bono realized that Hasan's rampage
wasn't a drill.' (ABC News GMA)[2]

In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel of 9 November 2009 we find: "Pfc.
Amber Bahr of Random Lake [ Wisconsin ] heard someone yelling and
ducked at the sound of gunfire, but she said she thought supervisors
at Fort Hood were holding a drill last Thursday. She didn't know she
was under live fire until she heard people screaming."[3] This story
was based on an interview given to NBC's Today show.

CBS News reported: "Two days after narrowly escaping death at Fort
Hood and just hours after his release from the hospital, Corporal
Nathan Hewitt still can't believe what happened was real. The survivor
spoke to CBS News Correspondent Don Teague about those fateful
minutes. Even after being shot, Hewitt didn't believe what was
happening. He thought the gunfire was a training exercise and that
he'd been hit by a rubber bullet. He says other victims thought the
same thing."[4]

ABC newsman Bob Woodruff found further corroboration of this general
impression when he was allowed to interview shooting victims who were
recovering in the hospital: "For many of the 43 people wounded when an
Army psychiatrist allegedly went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood,
the scene was unreal -- it seemed like something out of a movie. Maybe
it was a drill. .Capt. Dorrie Carskadon, a combat stress specialist
from Wisconsin , who was at Fort Hood training for a deployment to
Afghanistan , said she initially thought the shooting was a drill."[5]
Notice that this testimony comes from a field grade officer, a

The Austin television station KXAN provides the following evidence:
'Spc. Scott Hamrick and First Sergeant James McLeod made it out of the
Soldier Readiness Processing Center alive after some maneuvering to
get away from the suspect, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. "My initial thought
is that it was a drill," said Hamrick. "Because you know you're always
getting drilled for situations." However, what Hamrick thought was a
drill turned out to be something closer to war at home.'[6]

The Miami Herald furnished this account: 'For Skip Blancett, the
senior pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Killeen, news of
the shooting left him anguishing for hours because his daughter,
Hollye Davis, was at a building next door to where the gunman started
firing. She and others were in lockdown for hours. Without a
cellphone, she couldn't call home. "They had no idea what was going
on; everyone thought it was a drill at first,'' Blancett said.'[7]

The idea that the shooting was part of a drill or exercise was so
widespread that it had to be expressly countered in the first
emergency announcement posted on the Fort Hood web site, which read:
"Effective immediately. Fort Hood is closed. Organizations/units are
instructed to execute a 100 per cent accountability of all personnel.
This is not a drill. It is an emergency situation."[8]

Based on this testimony, it seems clear that unannounced, surprise
terror drills are standard operating procedure at Fort Hood and
probably other military bases as well. They are frequent enough to be
the first thing many soldiers, including at least one officer, thought
was happening. Drills are designed to be as realistic as possible. But
the acme of realism is reality ­ real killing, which can occur through
small but decisive changes in the unfolding of the drill. We may
therefore be dealing here with a drill which has been taken live or
flipped live, as so often happens in terror incidents.[9]

This array of evidence allows us to pose the following question: If so
many of the Army personnel on the scene thought at first that the
incident was a drill, did Major Hasan also think he was attending a
drill? Did he imagine that he was going to be an actor playing the
assigned role of a member of the terrorist red team in a realistic
exercise? In other words, was this inept, troubled and quasi-psychotic
individual somehow under the impression that he was attending an
officially sanctioned exercise of some routine type, until real
bullets began to be fired by other more qualified shooters, thus
taking the drill live? This might also help us to account for the
extraordinary intensity of firing at the scene ­ well over 100 rounds.
For this working hypothesis to stand up, we would have to show that
there were other gunmen firing ­ gunmen who knew that the drill was
turning into a real massacre. The additional shooters would according
to the classification referred to above represent the technicians in
this action ­ the trained killers who have the ability to do the
things that the patsy is accused of doing. Interestingly enough, extra
gunmen are exactly what we find.


How many shooters were there? Early reports indicated that there were
at least one, and perhaps two, in addition to Major Hasan. Dow Jones
newswires reported at about 5 PM Eastern Time: "A second gunman is in
custody after a shooting at the Army's Fort Hood in Texas in which at
least seven people were killed and 12 wounded, reports KCEN-TV of
Waco. The report comes about two hours after a first suspect was
captured, shortly after gunfire broke out."[10] According to the Dow
Jones report cited, shooting had occurred in two separate locations on
the Fort Hood base: "The incident reportedly began at Fort Hood 's
theater and then moved to the Soldier Readiness Processing Center ,
Killeen City Public Information Officer Hillary Shine told Fox News."
According to an AP wire, these facts were also announced by an
official Army spokesman at the base: "The spokesman, Lieutenant
Colonel Nathan Banks, says two shooters were apparently involved.
There is no word yet on who they were, nor on identities of the dead.
Banks says the second incident took place at a theater on the
sprawling base." [11] Many of the embarrassing reports about multiple
shooters have been purged after the fact from websites, but a few have
survived, as in the case of this Wisconsin radio station, where we
read that the triple assassin theory had been embraced by the
commander of the base: "Newsradio 620 WTMJ: Lt. General Bob Cone at
Fort Hood confirms 12 dead, 31 hurt in shooting. Soldier gunman
killed. 2 others in custody."[12] During the later afternoon, cable
television talked of three shooters, and in the London Daily Mirror
account we find: "Twelve people were killed and 31 wounded when three
gunmen in uniform opened fire at the US Army's largest armoured base
in Texas yesterday. One gunman was shot by civilian police and the two
others held at Fort Hood ."[13]


It was only in the late evening that the official lone assassin
version of these events was assembled in another press conference by
General Cone held about eight hours after the shooting had started: "
KILLEEN , Texas (KXAN/AP/MSNBC) - Twelve died and another 31 were hurt
in a mass shooting on Fort Hood that stunned the nation on Thursday.
Accused gunman Major Malik Nidal Hasan is alive and in stable
condition, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said at a Thursday evening news
conference just outside the storied military post - the largest in the
United States . Counter to initial reports, the 39-year-old
psychiatrist - who was thought to be killed by local police - is
hospitalized and not expected to die of multiple gunshots wounds
sustained during the 1:30 p.m. attack. The local police officer who
allegedly shot Hasan and injured him is in the hospital also in stable

In the course of the day, we had thus gone from three shooters to only
one. The separate shooting incident at the Howze theater on the post
reported earlier had also been expunged in the process. Most
remarkable of all was the ability of Major Hasan to come back from the
dead after eight hours in which the world had been assured of his
demise. Such resurrection is of course a physical impossibility for
mere mortals. When individuals are alleged to have performed deeds
which are physically impossible in the world as we know it, from
Oswald's feats of shooting to Atta's (and Hani Hjanjour's) feats of
flying, we must become suspicious that intelligence agencies are
assisting the probable patsies in hidden ways. Major Hasan is said to
have fired more than 100 rounds using the two pistols he is alleged to
have carried. This seems like a lot of shooting for a single person
surrounded by scores of trained combat veteran soldiers, even if these
latter had not been carrying their usual weapons.

The categorical imperative for every patsy is to get noticed, and to
call attention to himself or herself pointedly and repeatedly, by hook
or by crook. They must stand out so much that they will be remembered
by many ordinary people after the process of their demonization has
been launched. In order to fulfill their function, patsies must leave
a trail of clues and evidence which will tie themselves and the larger
target group they supposedly represent to the heinous actions they
will shortly be accused of having committed. Oswald handed out
leaflets sympathetic to Cuba and told a television audience that he
was a Marxist. He went to the USSR, and tried to go to Cuba. Atta
cultivated a frightening stare, and took time to argue ostentatiously
about a parking place at an airport in Maine while he allegedly
thought he was on his way to death. Major Hasan seems to have some of
the same strange proclivities. On the day of the shooting, Major Hasan
made sure there was no doubt about his religious loyalties by donning
a trademark "Islamic" white robe and skull cap to go to his local
Seven-Eleven, where he was sure to be filmed by the security cameras
there. This footage was then played on all the networks for the next
48 hours. This gesture recalls the Koran Atta left in his car at
Boston 's Logan airport. When the FBI located Atta's rented car, they
found a copy of the Koran, airline schedules, terrorist literature and
videotapes, and Atta's crudely forged last will and testament in the
luggage ­ all obviously and crudely left behind to make the necessary
point. Atta's will betrayed the amateurish attempt of some half-baked
area specialist to sound Islamic

At Fort Hood , Major Hasan 'told a colleague, Col Terry Lee, that he
believed Muslims should rise up against American "aggressors."' [15]
Count de Borchgrave points out that Major Hasan had made at least one
overtly ominous statement just before the shooting spree: 'As the
Virginia-born major told a female neighbor in his apartment complex,
"I'm going to do good work for God."'[16] The neighbor would not
forget that grim pledge anytime soon. Major Hasan was suspected of
having authored internet postings that compared suicide bombers with
soldiers who throw themselves on hand grenades to save others,
although here we must be cautious, since these postings could have
been made by imposters. All accounts agree that witnesses heard a
shout of "Allahu Akbar" just before the firing started. Less clear is
whether these words were spoken by Major Hasan. And if he did say
them, was this a line from the scenario script of a drill?


The most elaborate attempts by Major Hasan to assert and establish a
thoroughly Islamic profile for himself came in the form of a lecture
at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in
Bethesda , Maryland . He was supposed to present a paper on an issue
of medical or clinical interest, but instead elected to make a ranting
speech about the oppression of Moslems in the US military and the
dangerous consequences this was sure to have. Here are some relevant
parts of the account published by Dana Priest in the Washington Post:
'The Army psychiatrist believed to have killed 13 people at Fort Hood
warned a roomful of senior Army physicians a year and a half ago that
to avoid "adverse events," the military should allow Muslim soldiers
to be released as conscientious objectors instead of fighting in wars
against other Muslims. The title of Hasan's PowerPoint presentation
was "The Koranic World View As It Relates to Muslims in the U.S.
Military." Under a slide titled "Comments," he wrote: "If Muslim
groups can convince Muslims that they are fighting for God against
injustices of the 'infidels'; ie: enemies of Islam, then Muslims can
become a potent adversary ie: suicide bombing, etc." [sic] The last
bullet point on that page reads simply: "We love death more then [sic]
you love life!" Under the "Conclusions" page, Hasan wrote that
"Fighting to establish an Islamic State to please God, even by force,
is condoned by the Islam," and that "Muslim Soldiers should not serve
in any capacity that renders them at risk to hurting/killing believers
unjustly -- will vary!" The final page, labeled "Recommendation,"
contained only one suggestion: "Department of Defense should allow
Muslims [sic] Soldiers the option of being released as 'Conscientious
objectors' to increase troop morale and decrease adverse events."'[17]

Objections were made to Major Hasan's tirade: "Students on a 2007-2008
master's programme at a military college revealed that they had
complained to faculty about Major Hasan's alleged anti-American views.
They included him giving a presentation that justified suicide bombing
and telling classmates that Islamic law trumped the US
Constitution."[18] But nothing serious happened. According to National
Public Radio's Joseph Shapiro, the worst thing that happened was that
Hasan was given a period of probation early in his postgraduate work
because of his insistence on seeking to convert to Islam some
coworkers and the soldiers he was treating.

The title of this speech, "The Koranic World View As It Relates to
Muslims in the U.S. Military," sounds very academic and not very
Islamic at all. It seems to imply that Islam and the Koran are just a
world view or Weltanschauung among others. It falls far short of the
basic Islamic fundamentalist claim to represent the authority of
absolute revealed truth. We are reminded of Mohamed Atta's will and
instructions for his own funeral, which Islamic experts have found to
be replete with elements and formulations utterly alien to Islam.

The categorical imperative for every mole is to protect the relevant
patsies from investigation or arrest until the terror event has
occurred and it is time to round the patsies up as scapegoats. The
part about "We love death more then [sic] you love life!" is blatant
ID format "Al Qaeda" speak, and in a military setting this speech
would normally be more than enough to trigger a probing investigation
into Major Hasan's activities and belief structure. But no serious
consequences ensued, suggesting that Major Hasan was an asset who was
being protected for the sake of some future mission which he was being
groomed and prepared to perform.

Thus, while Hasan's medical superiors were aware of him as a problem
case, they chose to do nothing: a " group of doctors overseeing Nidal
Malik Hasan's medical training discussed concerns about his overly
zealous religious views and strange behavior months before the Army
major was accused of opening fire on soldiers and civilians at Fort
Hood , Texas . Doctors and staff overseeing Hasan's training viewed
him at times as belligerent, defensive and argumentative in his
frequent discussions of his Muslim faith, a military official familiar
with several group discussions about Hasan said. As a psychiatrist in
training, Hasan was characterized in meetings as a mediocre student
and lazy worker, a matter of concern among the doctors and staff at
Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University
of the Health Sciences military medical school, the official
said." (AP, 11 November 2009 )[19] At the same time, the training of a
psychiatrist involves intensive psychological profiling an depth
analysis by professors as an integral part of the training. As a
shrink among shrinks, Major Hasan's psychology must have been well
known to the military doctors who were his professors. This opens up
an avenue for manipulating and controlling him which has not been
present in other terrorism cases. Did one or more of the Major Hasan's
analysts have a sideline as terrorist controllers and mind benders
working for the rogue network?


A more explicit and illuminating version of Major Hasan's psychiatric
review comes from National Public Radio. Here we find that he was
variously evaluated as "disconnected, aloof, paranoid, belligerent,
and schizoid." This raised the problem of whether he was actually
psychotic and thus suffering from severe mental illness: 'Starting in
the spring of 2008, key officials from Walter Reed Army Medical Center
and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences held a
series of meetings and conversations, in part about Maj. Nidal
Hasan.One of the questions they pondered: Was Hasan psychotic? Both
fellow students and faculty were deeply troubled by Hasan's behavior -
which they variously called disconnected, aloof, paranoid,
belligerent, and schizoid. The officials say he antagonized some
students and faculty by espousing what they perceived to be extremist
Islamic views. His supervisors at Walter Reed had even reprimanded him
for telling at least one patient that "Islam can save your soul."
Hasan spent six years as a psychiatrist at Walter Reed, beginning in
2003, and he had a fellowship at USUHS until shortly before he went to
Fort Hood in the summer of 2009. A committee of officials from both
places regularly meets once a month to discuss pressing topics
surrounding the psychiatrists and other mental health professionals
who train and work at the institutions. Participants in the spring
meeting and in subsequent conversations about Hasan reportedly
included John Bradley, chief of psychiatry at Walter Reed; Robert
Ursano, chairman of the Psychiatry Department at USUHS; Charles Engel,
assistant chair of the Psychiatry Department and director of Hasan's
psychiatry fellowship; Dr. David Benedek, another assistant chairman
of psychiatry at USUHS; psychiatrist Carroll J. Diebold; and Scott
Moran, director of the psychiatric residency program at Walter Reed,
according to colleagues and other sources who monitor the
meetings.'[20] Why did this august panel not take any practical steps
in regard to Major Hasan? This account blames bureaucratic inertia and
political correctness founded on the fear of seeming to discriminate
against Moslems. But these reasons need to be supplemented with
another possibility: that a witting mole (or moles) was shielding
Major Hasan from any sanctions so he could go on to greater things as
a witting or unwitting agent provocateur and patsy.

One comment included in this NPR account was especially ominous:
"Another official reportedly wondered aloud to colleagues whether
Hasan might be capable of committing fratricide, like the Muslim U.S.
Army sergeant who, in 2003, killed two fellow soldiers and injured 14
others by setting off grenades at a base in Kuwait ." Despite such
real and present dangers, nothing was done.


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."[21] 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 . Perhaps such a
fundraiser for Chechen terrorism might have been attended by Ilyas
Achmadov, the de facto ambassador of the leading CIA-backed Chechen
organization implicated in terrorism, who lives in Washington , DC at
US taxpayer expense thanks to his sponsorship by Zbigniew Brzezinski,
and the gray eminence of Obama's foreign policy team.

The impression that Major Hasan was in fact a protected patsy is
strengthened by reports that he frequented mosques which have figured
in previous intelligence operations, and that he was in contact with
an American-born Muslim cleric now living in Yemen who currently plays
the role of one of the most bombastic agent provocateurs operating
under the umbrella designation of "al Qaeda."


In earlier years, Hasan had worshipped with his mother at the radical
Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church , Va. During 2001, he
worshipped there alongside some of the 9/11 patsies, specifically
those alleged to have been aboard the aircraft which allegedly struck
the Pentagon. The dominant figure of this mosque was at that time a
certain Anwar Awlaki or Awlaqi, who must be regarded as an
intelligence agency operative and patsy-minder, the latter because of
his role in supervising the alleged Pentagon suicide pilot Hani
Hanjour and other 9/11 figures who frequented the mosque. Hanjour,
whose purported feats of flying would if true have placed him above
the Red Baron in the Valhalla of air aces, was in fact a pathetic and
clumsy nebbish.

Just after the Fort Hood massacre, Awlaki used his website for a
bombastic endorsement of Major Hasan and the Texas slaughter,
evidently designed with Pavlovian technique to goad Islamophobic US
reactionaries into a frenzy and give the radio ogres much grist for
their mill. Here is the relevant report from the New York Times: 'Mr.
Awlaki, an American citizen born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents,
wrote on Monday on his English-language website that Mr. Hasan was "a
hero." The cleric said, "He is a man of conscience who could not bear
living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that
is fighting against his own people." He added, "The only way a Muslim
could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the U.S. Army is if
his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal."'[22] This
was a piece of crude manipulation, and at the same time an engraved
invitation to an anti-Moslem pogrom. The report went on: 'But since
leaving the U.S. in 2002 for London , and later Yemen , Mr. Awlaki has
become a prominent proponent of militant Islam via his Web site, The Toronto Star reported last month that a
group of young Canadians charged with plotting attacks against
military and government targets were inspired, in part, by listening
to Mr. Awlaki's sermons online. In 2000 and 2001, Mr. Awlaki served as
an imam at two mosques in the United States frequented by three future
9/11 hijackers. Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi attended the Rabat
mosque in San Diego, where Mr. Awlaki later admitted meeting Hazmi
several times but "claimed not to remember any specifics of what they
discussed," according to the report of the national 9/11 commission.
Both Hazmi and another hijacker, Hani Hanjour, later attended the Dar
al Hijra mosque in Falls, Church, Virginia after Mr. Awlaki had moved
there in early 2001. The 9/11 commission report expressed "suspicion"
about the coincidence, but said its investigators were unable to find
Mr. Awlaki in Yemen to question him.'[23] We should notice the nice
plug given here to Awlaki's web site by the New York Times; his site
traffic is sure to benefit enormously. Major Hasan had taken care to
establish his devotion and fealty to Awlaki during the time leading up
to the massacre. He left no doubt that he was a disciple of Awlaki:
'Hasan's eyes "lit up" when he mentioned his deep respect for al-
Awlaki's teachings, according to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort
Hood base in Texas, the scene of Thursday's horrific shooting

Major Hasan, it transpired, had also been exchanging emails with the
fiery double agent he so much lionized; the imam-provocateur had fled
abroad after 9/11and was now operating under "al Qaeda" cover from
Yemen . According to one report: "two government officials, speaking
on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss
the case on the record, said the Washington-based joint terrorism task
force overseen by the FBI was notified of communications between Hasan
and a radical imam overseas, and the information was turned over to a
Defense Criminal Investigative Service employee assigned to the task
force. The communications were gathered by investigators beginning in
December 2008 and continuing into early this year. That Defense
investigator wrote up an assessment of Hasan after reviewing the
communications and the Army major's personnel file, according to these
officials. The assessment concluded Hasan did not merit further
investigation - in large part because his communications with the imam
were centered on a research paper about the effects of combat in Iraq
and Afghanistan and the investigator determined that Hasan was in fact
working on such a paper, the officials said. The disclosure Tuesday of
the defense investigator's role indicated that the U.S. military was
aware of worrisome behavior by the massacre suspect long before the
attack. Just hours later, a senior defense official, also demanding
anonymity, directly contradicted that notion. The senior defense
official said neither the Army nor any other part of the Defense
Department knew of Hasan's contacts with any Muslim extremists.
Military, law enforcement and intelligence agencies also are defending
themselves against tough questions about what each of them knew about
Hasan before he allegedly opened fire in a crowded room at the huge
military base in Texas ." [25]


The decision of the Army to ignore Major Hasan's correspondence with
Awlaki is all the more astounding given Awlaki's status as one of the
premier terror impresarios of the age operating under Islamic
fundamentalist cover. More than a mere ideologue, he is a recruiter
and an entrepreneur of terror. His web site would not survive five
minutes of concerted US cyber-attacks, but he is not disturbed in his
role as a pied piper of patsies. In particular, Awlaki and his work
were used to motivate and encourage groups of mentally impaired and
suggestible young dupes who were entrapped into "terrorist plots" by
busy FBI and Canadian RCMP agents during recent years, thus keeping
the boogey man of Islamic terrorism in the public eye. 'In addition to
his contacts with Major Nidal Hasan, the radical American cleric,
Anwar al Awlaki, served as an inspiration for men convicted in terror
plots in Toronto and Fort Dix, New Jersey, according to government
officials and court records reviewed by his ties
to other plots, including the one against the Army post at Fort Dix,
some 20 e-mails between Awlaki and Major Hasan were dismissed as
"innocent" by a military investigator working on the FBI's Joint
Terror Task Force in Washington, D.C...."He is not just a proselytizer
but someone who is operational, with deep and longstanding connections
to al Qaeda and has been for some time," said a former senior American
intelligence official who had access to classified information. Awlaki
was characterized in court testimony as an inspiration by two of six
Muslim immigrants convicted on conspiracy and other charges in a plot
to kill U.S. military personnel at Fort Dix.In Toronto, members of the
so-called Toronto 18 watched videos of Awlaki at a makeshift training
camp where they allegedly planned an attack on the Canadian parliament
and prime minister.'[26]


Just as in the 9/11 instance, the scandalous failure to connect the
dots and round up the patsies was due to the non-feasance and
malfeasance of the FBI, the criminally negligent agency which,
according to 9/11 commission co-chair Gov. Thomas Kean, "failed and
failed and failed," but nevertheless escaped breakup after 9/11.
Starting in 1996, the FBI had been aware that international terrorists
were making a show of learning to fly passenger jets at U.S. flight
schools, but took no action. According to a press report, the failure
to inform Major Hasan's superiors was the direct and specific
responsibility of the FBI: "The Pentagon said it was never notified by
US intelligence agencies that they had intercepted e-mails between of
the alleged Fort Hood shooter and an extremist imam until after last
week's bloody assaults, raising new questions about whether the
government could have helped prevent the attack. a person familiar
with the matter said a Pentagon worker on the terrorism task force
overseen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation was told about the
intercepted e-mails several months ago. But members of the terror task
forces aren't allowed to share such information with their agencies,
unless they get permission from the FBI, which leads the task force.
In this case, the Pentagon worker, an employee from the Defense
Criminal Investigations Service,, helped make the assessment that
Major Hasan wasn't a threat, and the FBI's 'procedures for sharing the
information were never used,' said the person familiar with the
matter."[27] Those involved in this decision by FBI and the Defense
Department need to be probed as possible terror moles. This is
reminiscent of the FBI's Dave Frasca, who could not assemble and act
on the pre-9/11intelligence he had on his desk. This was a new chapter
of the story of FBI sabotage told by Colleen Rowley and documented at
the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui in 2006. If the FBI had rounded up the
9/11 patsies, the operation could not have occurred ­ not because the
patsies were going to fly planes into buildings by themselves, but
because the jailing of patsies before the fact would have made the
targeting of the Moslem world impossible. In this sense, the same FBI
rogue networks which made9/11 possible are still in place and still
effectively sabotaging effective law enforcement.


Major Hasan reportedly has a security clearance which allows him to
receive secret information. All US Army officers are required to have
at minimum a secret-level security clearance, and Major Hasan's
clearance might even have been at the more stringent top secret level.
All indications are that Major Hasan's clearance was never reviewed,
despite his ostentatious antics. Major Hasan's aberrant behavior
should at the very least have put him in line for a National Agency
Check or NAC. Newsweek writes that 'extended NACs, which the officials
indicated are more likely for would-be military officers, would
include checks of local and state police records in jurisdictions
where the subject lived, as well as credit-bureau and financial-record
checks. In the event that some kind of "derogatory" information turns
up during these checks, one of the officials said, field investigators
are likely to be sent out to conduct interviews, and the procedure
could also include an interview with the security-clearance
applicant.'[28] This puts Major Hasan in a very special category,
subject to special rules and surveillance which are enforced by
specific agencies, and not by military physicians of whatever rank.
Perhaps the most direct evidence that Major Hasan was a protected
patsy was the fact that he could make incendiary speeches and
correspond with self-proclaimed "al Qaeda" firebrands without having
his security clearance reviewed, to say nothing of lifted.

As a well informed Stratfor letter to the editor posting points out:
"The contacting of a foreign Islamic militant who openly espouses
killing of Americans is, in and of itself, is a violation of U.S.
security regulations with respect to individuals with security
clearances. Hasan's foreign contact should have been reported through
the chain-of- command to his commander. Lt. Gen. Cone, in consultation
with his G-2, Counter-Intelligence Staff Officer, Personnel Security
Officer and the CID, could have immediately suspended Maj. Hasan's
security clearance subject to a local AR 15-6 investigation. Lt. Gen.
Cone is responsible for force protection of assets in his command, not
a DoD criminal investigator. A minimally competent investigation would
have uncovered other comments and actions that would probably have
resulted in adverse command action on Maj. Hasan's security clearance
and possibly led to charges being brought for conduct unbecoming an
officer."[29] But the usual rules were suspended for Majopr Hasan,
indicating that he belonged to a special class of persons ­ patsies
who were being groomed for future actions and therefore had to be kept
out of trouble.


Thanks to the investigative work of Daniel Hopsicker, it has been
revealed that key 9/11 figure Mohammed Atta was no devout and
puritanical Moslem, but a hedonist. The legendary Khalid Sheikh
Mohammed (KSM), touted by the controlled media as the "9/11
mastermind," was also devoted to alcohol, floozies, and nightlife. It
is striking that Major Hasan, allegedly a rigid and doctrinaire
Moslem, also conforms to this model. Patsies working for or
manipulated by the de facto Islamic fundamentalist directorate of
Anglo-American intelligence seem to share the same decadent western
foibles. One of Major Hasan's favorite relaxations was to attend the
local strip club: 'Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan came into the Starz strip
club not far from the base at least three times in the past month, the
club's general manager, Matthew Jones, told Army
investigators building their case against Hasan plan to interview
Jones soon. "The last time he was here, I remember checking his
military ID at the door, and he paid his $15 cover and stayed for six
or seven hours," Jones, 37, said. Jennifer Jenner, who works at Starz
using the stage name Paige, said Hasan bought a lap dance from her two
nights in a row. She said he paid $50 for a dance lasting three songs
in one of the club's private rooms on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. She
recalled that he arrived at about 6:30 p.m. and stayed until 2 a.m.
She said he brought in a six pack of light beer, took only a few sips
from one can and gave the rest to the strippers. "He preferred the
blondes," said Jenner, whose hair was dyed blond at the time. "He said
he was a medic and that he was being deployed soon, but mostly he
wanted to ask us questions."'[30] Needless to say, alcohol and
strippers do not an Islamic fundamentalist make.

As for prominent 9/11 figure Atta, he was in fact not a practicing
Moslem at all, but rather a devotee of alcohol, cocaine, call girls,
and pork chops. Like Major Hasan, Atta preferred blondes, specifically
pink strawberry ones. He cohabited with a 22-year old call girl who
may also have been a sex operative for one of the intelligence
agencies. Amanda Keller worked for a "lingerie model escort service"
in Sarasota called Fantasies & Lace. Atta loved to attend topless
bars, where he would order lap dances at the Pink Pony, or else stuff
twenty dollar bills into the g-strings of the dancers at the Olympic
Garden nightclub. He was also a regular at Harry's Bar in Naples.
Atta's favorite nightspots were the Cheetah in Venice, and Margarita
Maggie's in Sarasota. FBI investigators showing around pictures of
Atta after 9/11 found that he had been in a bar drinking Stolichnaya
vodka for three hours quite recently; with him was accused suicide
pilot Marwan al Shehhi, who preferred rum. Atta was also a frequent
cocaine user. He would habitually snort rows of cocaine with a dollar
bill. Are we therefore dealing here with two patsies from the same
levy, two parallel patsy lives?


The reactionaries of today yearn for the days of Senator Joe McCarthy
(R-Wisconsin), who launched his campaign of red-baiting and witch-
hunting some six decades ago. At the height of the Cold War, McCarthy
launched the hysterical charge that the US Army had been massively
infiltrated by agents of the international communist conspiracy. This
led to the infamous and protracted Army-McCarthy hearings in the
Senate, during which McCarthy's influence reached its demagogic apex.
Today, the neocons are still full of rancor and resentment over their
wholesale ouster from the government through the end of the Bush-
Cheney era, and the ascendancy of the Brzezinski-Nye-Soros faction of
liberal imperialists who control Obama. Immediately after the
shootings. Now, Senator Joe Lieberman has announced that he will use
his homeland security subcommittee to investigate the failure of the
intelligence agencies to connect the dots in the Fort Hood incident.
Already, neocon web sites are contending that the US Army of the Obama
era is thoroughly infiltrated by Islamic fundamentalists favorable to
terrorism. Lieberman says he wants to know how the Army missed
numerous warning signs about Hasan's radical views. The Army-Lieberman
hearings may soon launch an anti-Moslem witch hunt in the US military,
fulfilling much neocon nostalgia. The best approach would be to
empanel a genuinely independent board of inquiry to investigate the
Fort Hood massacre. Care should be taken to avoid the begging of the
question and the blatant conflicts of interest which made the recent
Kean-Hamilton 9/11 commission such a mockery. Care should also be
taken to keep the inevitable Lee Hamilton out of any board of inquiry,
given his wretched track record of cover-up and misprision.


The London Daily Telegraph interviewed Osman Danquah, a local Moslem
clergyman, who had contact with Major Hasan. Osman Danquah had come to
the conclusion that Major Hasan had debilitating mental problems, and
was not suitable for any leadership roles ­ even though he was an Army
officer of the middle rank. Citing several sources, this paper writes:
'What does seem clear is that the army missed an increasing number of
red flags that Hasan was a troubled and brooding individual within its
ranks. "I was shocked but not surprised by news of Thursday's attack,"
said Dr Val Finnell, a fellow student on a public health course in
2007-08 who heard Hasan equate the war on terrorism to a war on Islam.
Another student had warned military officials that Hasan was a
"ticking time bomb" after he reportedly gave a presentation defending
suicide bombers. Osman Danquah, the co-founder of the Islamic
Community of Greater Killeen, said Hasan never expressed anger toward
the army or indicated any plans for violence. But he said that, at
their second meeting, Hasan seemed almost incoherent. "I told him,
'There's something wrong with you'. I didn't get the feeling he was
talking for himself, but something just didn't seem right." He was
sufficiently troubled that he recommended the centre reject Hasan's
request to become a lay Muslim leader at Fort Hood .'[31]

The pathos Major Hasan's existence is perhaps most clearly portrayed
in his unsuccessful effort to find a wife of his own faith: 'Relatives
said that the death of Hasan's parents, in 1998 and 2001, turned him
more devout. "After he lost his parents he tried to replace their love
by reading a lot of books, including the Koran," his uncle Rafiq Hamad
said. "He didn't have a girlfriend, he didn't dance, he didn't go to
bars." His failed search for a wife seemed to haunt Hasan. At the
Muslim Community Centre in the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, he
signed up for an Islamic matchmaking service, specifying that he
wanted a bride who wore the hijab and prayed five times a day." Major
Hasan returned repeatedly and obsessively to the same theme, according
to a another acquaintance: "Adnan Haider, a retired professor of
statistics, recalled how at their first meeting last year, a casual
introduction after Friday prayers, Hasan immediately asked the
academic if he knew "a nice Muslim girl" he could marry. "It was a
strange thing to ask someone you have met two seconds before. It was
clear to me he was under pressure, you could just see it in his face,"
said Prof Haider, 74, who used to work at Georgetown University in
Washington . "You could see he was lonely and didn't have friends.[32]


Given the accumulated evidence that Major Hasan was possibly
psychotic, there remains the question of whether this psychosis might
have been endogenous and due to natural and spontaneous causes, or
whether it had been artificially produced in him through a program of
brainwashing and heavy-duty "Clockwork Orange" psychological
manipulation by others. We cannot exclude the possibility that Major
Hasan went out on November 5 consciously determined to kill, and may
also have discharged his weapons. We thus have two possible scenarios:
on the one hand Major Hasan the duped patsy caught totally by surprise
when the shooting started, and on the other, Major Hasan the psychotic
and criminally insane killer who possessed the will, if not
necessarily the ability, for serious shooting. There may be evidence
for both scenarios.. We should also point out that seeing Major Hasan
is a psychotic killer in his own right does not in any way rule out
the presence of additional and more capable shooters. We are reminded
here of the case of Sirhan Sirhan, who appears to have fired at Robert
Kennedy, but who also appears to have received a powerful assist from
some other as yet unidentified more expert shooter who may have
actually fired the lethal bullet.


Where would Major Hasan have been brainwashed? An obvious place to
look would be the precincts of Virginia Tech, the home of Cho Seung-
Hui, the alleged mass killer of 32 students and professors along with
himself in April 2007. This incident involves far too many unanswered
questions to be addressed in detail here. In any case, the fact that
Major Hasan graduated from the alma mater of Cho should be enough by
itself to raise some red flags. We should also recall that several
additional homicides have occurred in and around Virginia Tech during
the last year. In January 2009, a Virginia Tech doctoral student
beheaded a fellow student in a campus cafe. In this incident, a female
graduate student who had just arrived from China was killed when
another graduate student she knew attacked her with a knife and
decapitated her.[33] Beheadings are rare on American college campuses
even today, so this is an extraordinary event indeed. In August 2009,
two Virginia Tech University students were found murdered at a
Jefferson National Forest campground that is a popular hangout for
students. The bodies of David Lee Metzler, 19, of Lynchburg and Heidi
Lynn Childs, 18, of Forest were found by a passerby.[34]

So what in the world is going on in or near Blacksburg , Virginia ?
The report on the Virginia Tech slayings prepared by a special
commission set up by Virginia Governor Tim Kane covers up the failure
of mental health professionals in and around Virginia Tech to take
effective action in regard to Cho, whom they had nevertheless
recognized to be a profoundly disturbed and potentially highly
dangerous personality. This report commits the usual fallacy of
petition principi, begging the question, and assumes from the start
that Cho was the sole shooter.[35] Because of this failure to account
for numerous salient features of the Cho incident, this entire case
must continue to be classified as unsolved. We must therefore conclude
this essay merely by citing one of the many clues which the Virginia
investigation chose to ignore, but which might begin to account for
the extraordinary number of homicides observed in the area of
Blacksburg Virginia . As a somewhat obscure website alleges in an
unconfirmed report, "Blacksburg, VA houses a US government ABOVE TOP
SECRET underground laboratory (in the side of a local Blacksburg
mountain) that develops in conjunction with DARPA [Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency], weapons such as human robotic mind control
programming."[36] Does such a facility exist, and what does it do? At
this point, any further comment would be pure speculation.

We cannot be optimistic that, should he survive, a future trial of
Major Hasan will clear up these questions, any more than criminal
trials established the real facts in the cases of Sirhan Sirhan,
Hinckley, McVeigh, or John Allen Muhammad. What does appear confirmed
as of now is the existence of a mutating model of terrorism alongside
the large-scale 9/11 or WMD paradigms of false flag manipulation seen
and propagandized during the last decade. In this sense, Major Hasan
represents the evolution of the figures of Cho, and also of Steven P.
Kazmierczak, the Northern Illinois University shooter of February
2008. As I wrote last year, "The new model is Virginia Tech gunman
Cho, a mentally disturbed or brainwashed mass killer. Another case was
that of Steven P. Kazmierczak, who in mid-February 2008 shot 21 people
and killed five of them at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb.
Kazmierczak was described as being intensely concerned with
"corrections, political violence, and peace and social justice."[37]

Will the American public ever learn to see through and reject false
flag operations, as many Spaniards were able to do after the Madrid
bombs? Will Americans ever swear off the dangerous habit of being
duped? Will opinion leaders ever master the rather elementary methods
of rogue network, false-flag terrorism? Until this occurs and the
gullibility of the public is reduced, such operations are likely to
continue on scales both small and large, with incalculable
consequences for the future of humanity.

[1] Another concept asserts that the 13 Army personnel were killed
during the suppression of a mutiny occasioned by the overstretch of US
forces caused by Obama's contination of the Iraq war and escalation of
the Afghan war. Almost a week after the massacre, no direct
substantiation for this idea has emerged.
[4] Don Teague, "Hood Eyewitness Remembers the Tragedy: Corporal
Nathan Hewitt Thought Gunfire was a Drill, Until He Realized He was
Bleeding," at
[5] "Bob Woodruff Hears Soldiers' Tales of Survival, Recovery,"
[9] My 9/11 Synthetic Terror provides a detailed discussion of how
virtually every aspect of 9/11 corresponded to an exercise or drill
which was then taken live.
[10] Dow Jones Newswires 11-05-091656ET at
[12] Newsradio 620 WTMJ, November 5 at 2:01pm CST, at
accessed 13 November 2009.
[14] military_kxan_texas_shooting_on_ft._hood_2009
[17] Dana Priest, Washington Post, 10 November 2009 at
dyn/content/article/2009/11/09/AR2009110903618.html. See the slide
show, which is posted with this article.
[20] Daniel Zwerdling, "Walter Reed Officials Asked: Was Hasan
Psychotic?" National Public Radio, November 11, 2009,
[21] World Net Daily, 10 November 2009 , at
[22] "U.S. Monitored Fort Hood Suspect Before Shooting," New York
Times, 9 November 2009 at
[26] ABC News, "From Yemen, Anwar Awlaki Helped Inspire Fort Dix,
Toronto Plots
Despite Terror Connections, E-mails with Major Hasan Did Not Raise Red
Flags" at
[27] Yochi J. Dreazen and Evan Perez, "Army Wasn't Told of Hasan's
Emails," Wall Street Journal, 11 November 2009.
[28] Mark Hosenball, "Fort Hood Shooter: How Recently Was His Security
Clearance Updated?" in Newsweek at
[37] Webster G. Tarpley, Obama The Postmodern Coup ( Joshua Tree CA Tonguerogressive Press, 2008), p. 71.


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