They were warned

That Major Nidal Hassan was not recognized for the obvious terror danger he represented is an outrage, made even more acute by the fact the Army terror experts were warned of the dangers of jihadism to personnel serving in the United States. Bill Gertz of the Washington Times reports:

Almost two years before the deadly Fort Hood shooting by a radicalized Muslim officer, the U.S. Army was explicitly warned that jihadism - Islamic holy war - was a serious problem and threat to personnel in the U.S., according to participants at a major Army-sponsored conference.

The annual Army anti-terrorism conference in Florida in February 2008 included presentations on the threat by counterterrorism specialists Patrick Poole, Army Lt. Col. Joseph Myers and Terri Wonder.

Of course, AT readers already knew about these dangers. Patrick Poole and LTC Myers have been informing Americans of these dangers on our pages.

Hat tip: John B. Dwyer
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