Here is still more evidence of the fecklessness, corruption and incompetence of our law enforcement and government elites: the FBI had the jihadist cleric al-Awlaki under surveillance, aware that he was on his way to give a talk at the Pentagon but still concerned enough about him to be watching him.
Defense Department officials were stupid and self-defeating to host this Islamic jihadist cleric, who ended up inspiring and corresponding with Fort Hood jihad mass murderer Nidal Hasan, the Christmas Day underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and others. But perhaps they were just reading the New York Times, which hailed al-Awlaki on October 19, 2001 as one of “a new generation of Muslim leader capable of merging East and West.”
Meanwhile, both the DoD and the Times shun those who tell the truth about Islam and jihad as “Islamophobes.” The world is truly upside down.
“FBI tracked radical American cleric to Defense Dept. lunch, documents show,” by Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne for FoxNews.com, September 12 (thanks to Blaine):
The FBI”s elite surveillance unit tracked the radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to the Pentagon entrance for his controversial luncheon speech to senior Defense Department officials on February 5, 2002, according to newly declassified documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
The more than 250 pages of FBI surveillance logs, marked “secret” and obtained by Judicial Watch and reviewed by Fox News, show the FBI”s Special Surveillance Group or SSG, which is reserved for tracking suspected terrorists and espionage cases, trailed the cleric for six hours before watching him enter the Pentagon from the subway with two unidentified woman who escorted him into the building.
Al-Awlaki, who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2011, addressed the luncheon on “Islam and Middle Eastern Politics and Culture.”
According to the FBI log, at 11:30 am “Aulaqi boarded the Metro train, blue line, north for the Pentagon.” At 11:32, “Aulaqi exited the Metro train, walked through the turnstyle (sic) and greeted two unidentified white females.” At 11:40 am, “Aulaqi and the two unidentified females walked through the train station, onto the escalator, walked southwest and west adjacent to the Pentagon, up to the steps and walked northeast toward the entrance to the Pentagon.” And at 12:00pm “Surveillance discontinued at the Pentagon.”
As part of a section also dated February 5 and titled “Analysis/Administrative Data,” the FBI surveillance logs state that the agent in charge of the Awlaki case was apparently aware of the cleric’s planned luncheon, though it is unknown whether this information was picked up through the monitoring of the cleric’s phone and email, or whether the case agent had learned the information directly from the cleric.
“(Name redacted) was informed by the Case Agent that Aulaqi would be giving a speech at the Pentagon,” it said….