FBI OMG

Nearly a year before the Fort Hood massacre, in which Nidal Hasan murdered over a dozen soldiers at Ford Hood, Hasan corresponded with Anwar al-Awlaki, asking the Muslim cleric to sanction attacks on his fellow soldiers. The correspondence was known to the FBI at the time, but the FBI took no action.

Question: why do we even bother with surveillance, if we’re not going to act on it?

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