Homeland Security Director J-Nap has been telling Walmart shoppers and people at the Super Bowl to alert authorities if they see any suspicious behavior as part of the “If you see something, say something” campaign (DHS phones rang off the hook last night during Christina Aguilera’s rendition of the National Anthem).
Forget about Walmart shoppers though — Napolitano should tell that to the FBI:
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” A Senate report on the Fort Hood shooting is sharply critical of the FBIâ€™s failure to recognize warning signs that an Army psychiatrist had become an Islamist extremist and amounted to a â€œticking time bomb.â€
The report concluded that both the Defense Department and the FBI had sufficient information to detect that Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had been radicalized to violent extremism, but they failed to understand and act on it. It said the FBIâ€™s top leaders must exercise more control over local field offices and put to better use the intelligence analysts who should have been able to connect the dots.
Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 shooting rampage on the Texas military post.
I’m guessing that the FBI and the Defense Department did spot this guy from a mile away but decided not to act. I’ll give you three guesses as to why and the first two don’t count.