Skip to comments.Ft. Hood Shooter Hasan Too Close To Israeli Ambassador to U.S. at D.C. Event (VIDEO FOUND!) Jan 2009
Posted on 11/07/2009 6:34:51 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
Spending the better half of one day and one night searching the internet for information on the Ft. Hood Muslim shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, I have found this disturbing 2009 video from the online archives of C-Span in which the terrorist appears. There has been some reference to this video in US media but not widespread it seems.
It is located HEREat C-Span.
Nidal Malik Hasan was apparantly an invited guest to a public address in Washington by the Israeli Ambassador to the US, Sallai Meridor. Shooter Hasan took a seat in the second row nearly across from the Ambassador and one of the participants Yonah Alexander of Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies (also professor of international studies and director of the Institute for Studies in International Terrorism at the State University of New York)the program ironically called Combating Terrorism. It is my impression or at least some level of concern that the Israeli Ambassador, other anti-terrorist officials and VIPs at that event may have been in some level of danger. I have analyzed the video in detail. In addition to the link above, I provide my own outtakes from said January event in Washington.
These were placed on YouTube. Please view them there.
Clip 1, Hasans Movements Following Ambassadors Departure
Clip 2, Hasan Close-up While Woman Next To Him Asks Ambassador Question About Terrorism
Further, I provide time-mark comments to the C-Span VIDEO below as well as further details.
Date: 9 January 2009
Details: Hasan had been an active participant, and invited general guest, to such policy seminars featuring VIPs on the issue of TERRORISM and HOMELAND SECURITY, between the period of June 2008 and February 2009. As has been reported on FR and elsewhere, his name is listed in the proceedings. On one of these occasions, which may well be on tape, terrorist Hasan asked a question which apparently turned into either a ramble or a rant, and he was cut off by the Director of the policy group. (This may well have been in support of Islam or against US policy). On two known occasions, both on 3 December 2008 and again on 9 January 2009, Hasan took a position close to the speakers dais at these by invitation events, and appears in photographs and videos in his US Army BDU uniform. I am not sure of the specific executive security situation at GWU in Washington not far from the White House the day of this event, if there were metal detectors or what not, but it does appear the Israeli Ambassador had personnel protection nearby which may have hindered a possible attack by Maj. Hasan, who nevertheless could well have been armed and dangerous at the timeknowing what we know now. I invite you to look at his movements and demeanor of Hasan in this video, and follow my comments. Others may also have comments or notice things I did not. This is a group effort, let us all try our best to interpret events.
00:13 Shooter in second row from front directly in front of Ambassador and Dr. Alexander.
06:24 Video shows, in the upper center, US Army Major dressed in BDU, looking down, as he is seated in the second row. Either taking notes, or in deep thought.
31:40 to 32:03 Clear view of Hasan from back of room, looking down the whole time, on right in military uniform.
75:00 to 75:25 Very Clear close up view of Major Hasan! It is him.
84:10 Moderator asks, in accordance with security measures, that everyone please remain seated while Ambassador Meridor leaves
84:23 Moderator demands AGAIN, that everyone remain seated as Ambassador leaves the event, followed closely behind by one special detail agent, either Secret Service or more likely Israeli Embassy protection (green shirt/tie).
84:35 Hasan, relatively close to the departing Ambassador, one of a few to disregard the request, slowly starts to rise, as some VIPs in front of him are shaking hands with the leaving diplomat, provoking the moderator a THIRD time to tell him and the audience to sit down as told. Hasan can be seen sitting down, through the crowd, as told.
85:12 Hasan looks straight into the camera, he is in the center of the view, spotlight on his bald head which shines. His demeanor and facial manner have an odd, dark nature about them. The Ambassador has left the immediate area and is exiting the auditorium.
Whenever this Hasan appears in the video, he did not look like a happy camper. We may suspect, in his Salafist Fundamentalist rage, he may well have been seething inside at the positions expressed by the Ambassador; this event was right during an Israeli flare up with Hamas Palestinian terrorists on the Gaza Strip (Operation Cast Lead) due to their terrorist rocket attacks on civilians in Israel.
Shown at the very end of the video even appears to be Amb. Paul Bremer, who served as chief of the Coalition Authority to Iraq, and other VIPs well within close range of Major Hasan.
For general discussion and input, additional videos or audios, eyewitness reports, etc. Of particular value would be the video or audio if it exists of the one HSPI event in Washington, D.C. when mass murderer Major Hasan made a general audience question into a public statement. Assistance is requested in finding and disseminating that one in particular, which may well provide some keen insight into this individual and perhaps even prove some pundits off-target in their current criminal profile and analysis.
I saw this. I found it extremely troubling. Glad to see I’m not alone.
Thank you. Please see the clips.
Agreed. You should send to Drudge.
So what do you suggest this means? That he was stalking the Israeli ambassador? Testing access? What?
Just how does one do that? ;-)
Only now does the analysis begin.
i just wonder how many other serviceman have the same feelings and thoughts as Hasan did. Whats scary is the access this Major had to some important people.
Excellent work! This appears to be a good sized auditorium; Hasan evidently arrived early to ensure that he would get a close seat.
I would like to know if he had to be extended an invitation to this event and, if so, who did it.
It might have been that he was testing access, and had thoughts of using his Army Officer status to help in performing some spectacular act. Then his impending deployment to Afghanistan made him decide to do his act before deployment.
Drudge has a link setup on the first page where you can send tips.
I wonder WHY was he chosen to be included? How did he get to be a Major and was he considered important only because he was a Muslim? I find this all perplexing.
Make sure Jimbo gets this
How about the "not-so-important" people he had access to? Can you imagine being counseled by someone who represents what you are being sent to destroy? How about the soldiers who returned from Iraq or Afghanistan and receiving "psychological help" from this doctor? The fact that he was so conflicted himself had to have some impact on the way he treated his patients.
From what I can gather of Hasan’s career, it appears that some people in the Army, and perhaps other branches of government, were in love with the idea of having a psychiatric expert who understood the Muslim mindset. That’s why Hasan keeps showing up at these events. He’s supposed to be some kind of government expert. Unfortunately, he was also a dedicated jihadi.
The catastrophic results of Hasan’s promotion as a psychiatrist may well be the reason the government is keeping mum about his background. CYA.
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