Fort Hood shooting report faults Army, FBI – San Francisco Chronicle

On February 4, 2011, in Latest News, by admin

(02-04) 04:00 PST Washington – — A Senate investigation into the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting faults the Army and FBI for missing warning signs and failing to exchange information that could have prevented the massacre. The report concludes that systemic and cultural problems caused military officials to fail to recognize signs that the alleged shooter, Maj.

(02-04) 04:00 PST Washington –

A Senate investigation into the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting faults the Army and FBI for missing warning signs and failing to exchange information that could have prevented the massacre.

The report concludes that systemic and cultural problems caused military officials to fail to recognize signs that the alleged shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan, was becoming increasingly radical before the 2009 shooting, which left 13 people dead.

It also concludes that the FBI failed to share information with the Army – notably, e-mails that Hasan exchanged with a “suspected terrorist,” a likely reference to Anwar al-Awlaki, an Islamic cleric well known for his extremist views. The report says the agency might have dismissed such clues to avoid causing “a bureaucratic confrontation.”

At a news conference announcing the release of the report, Sen. Joe Lieberman, independent-Conn., said that the investigation’s “painful conclusion is that the Fort Hood massacre could have and should have been prevented.”

In particular, Lieberman said that the report, issued by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, indicated that the FBI had compelling evidence of extremism that should have led to Hasan’s discharge from the military and made him the subject of a counterterrorism investigation.

He pointed to a “sanitized and misleading officer evaluation report from Walter Reed (Army Medial Center),” where Hasan worked, and said that Hasan’s words had indicated that he was “not just a ticking time bomb, but a traitor.”

The FBI did not have an immediate response to the report. An Army spokesman said in a statement that officials have already implemented several preventive steps since the Fort Hood shooting.

This article appeared on page A – 7 of the San Francisco Chronicle

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Overheard on VH1′s #jslive: Eva Mendes, Sofia Vergara, Jimmy Kimmel and The Kardashians to be part of Critics’ Choice. #TFL

On January 7, 2011, in Celeb, by nadia

Overheard on VH1′s #jslive : Eva Mendes, Sofia Vergara, Jimmy Kimmel and The Kardashians to be part of Critics’ Choice. #TFL

Overheard on VH1′s #jslive: Eva Mendes, Sofia Vergara, Jimmy Kimmel and The Kardashians to be part of Critics’ Choice. #TFL

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Final day in Jimo City, China for Beauty of the World, now off to Beijing

On May 13, 2010, in Fashion & Lifestyle, by admin

My goodness the last two days in Jimo city were fun, as the city is known for its hot springs, massages and spas. After completely massages, I was soaking in the natural hot springs, and then found my self, rubbing the clay mask, that the hotel offered for free for use. Not only was it fun, but what was a first for me was sitting in a pool of all fishes, nibbling at my feet.

My goodness the last two days in Jimo city were fun, as the city is known for its hot springs, massages and spas. After completely massages, I was soaking in the natural hot springs, and then found my self, rubbing the clay mask, that the hotel offered for free for use. Not only was it fun, but what was a first for me was sitting in a pool of all fishes, nibbling at my feet. These were pedicure fishes, as they give you a pedicure. Of course Ayesha Gilani chickened out after 5 minutes, but I kept going on for hours every day.
I am off to Beijing, and can’t believe that Beauty of the World 2010 has been almost over, 3 more days of China, and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved every moment of it, and made new friends for life. My friend from Thailand, Pradit Pradinunt, got tipsy on Chinese beer and it was so funny seeing him dance around. I have cool pictures to add on soon. I have found my shopping partner Sevinc, known as Seva who is a famous TV Anchor from Azerbaijan, is always my partner for China Shopping.

I have met so many people from Azerbaijan, and came to know more people from Thailand, Korea, Croatia and enjoyed every moment of it. Beauty of the World was a truly great experience!!!

Sonia Ahmed
President Miss Pakistan World

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