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    Officials reviewed suspects web posts

    AP sources: Officials reviewed suspect's Web posts



    The Army psychiatrist suspected of carrying a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, had come to the attention of authorities six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

    One of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades.

    "To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its (sic) more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause," said the Internet posting.



    THis certaily does indicate terrorism to me. He supported terrorist actions through his rationalizations online.


    I wonder how the websites involved handled those who might have pointed out he was supporting terrorism?
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    Re: Officials reviewed suspects web posts

    What's the point of monitoring suspected terrorists if you don't act on it?
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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    Re: Officials reviewed suspects web posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I wonder how the websites involved handled those who might have pointed out he was supporting terrorism?
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    How do you think it should have been handled? Do you have a dog in this fight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    What's the point of monitoring suspected terrorists if you don't act on it?
    When they start organizing, you would know it and have the intelligence needed to prevent the attack.

    This doesn't work with individual attackers, of course.
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    Re: Officials reviewed suspects web posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    When they start organizing, you would know it and have the intelligence needed to prevent the attack.

    This doesn't work with individual attackers, of course.
    Well that's true, however the Army is not an isolationists dream - it's a full blown society especially garrisoned. He didn't live in a bubble, people knew him, and knew he was unstable but chose not to do anything. If these reports are correct and he's been posting on websites about suicide bombings etc. etc... this should have been acted upon immediately and he should have been put under psychiatric review and examined. That doesn't mean this still wouldn't have occurred, but it may have gone down differently.

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    Re: Officials reviewed suspects web posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    What's the point of monitoring suspected terrorists if you don't act on it?
    A man does have his freedom of speech and expression. Surprising that a hue and cry has yet to arise , re this "snooping".

    Terrorism ? no.
    We just have another nut case.
    But, speech freedom, or no, things must be tightened up. This area in which the murderer was in is too sensitive..

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    Re: Officials reviewed suspects web posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    When they start organizing, you would know it and have the intelligence needed to prevent the attack.

    This doesn't work with individual attackers, of course.
    The minute he sympathized with suicide bombers and the minute he was traced to a fellowship at Walter Reed should have been the minute he was arrested.
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    Re: Officials reviewed suspects web posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    How do you think it should have been handled? Do you have a dog in this fight?
    My dog is the one that fights against Islamic terrorism.

    How about you?
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    Re: Officials reviewed suspects web posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    My dog is the one that fights against Islamic terrorism.

    How about you?
    So, you consider what you do here "fighting against Islamic terrorism"? Interesting.

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    Re: Officials reviewed suspects web posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    So, you consider what you do here "fighting against Islamic terrorism"? Interesting.
    I did not say that.
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