Via Jake Tapper.
Sources tell ABC News that an air raid in Yemen this morning may have killed two top al Qaeda officials as well as an imam believed to have inspired the alleged Fort Hood shooter.
Those believed to have been present at the target in the eastern province Shabwa included the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Nasser al-Wahayshi, his No. 2, Saeed al-Shehri, and Anwar al-Awlaki, who was quoted telling Al Jazeera Web that Maj. Nidal Hasan, asked him “about killing U.S. Soldiers and officers. His question was is it legitimate” under Islamic law.
Awlaki said the query was a year before the Fort Hood shooting, making him “astonished. Where was American intelligence that claimed once that it can read any car plate number anywhere in the world?”
……Saeed al-Shehri, a Saudi and former detainee at Guantanamo, was transferred to the Saudi government by the administration of President George W. Bush on November 9, 2007. He went through jihadi rehab at the “Prince Mohammed bin Nayef Centre for Care and Counseling,” where participants undergo a 12-step program to prepare them to return to society. Al-Shehri instead returned to al Qaeda.
Anwar al-Awlaki was born in New Mexico. He attended Colorado State University, earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from San Diego State University, and worked on a Ph.D. in human resource development at George Washington University.
Former FBI agent Brad Garrett, now an ABC News consultant, told ABC News that “Awlaki is known as a senior recruiter for al Qaeda. He would be the spiritual motivator. Almost like someone you would go to and say, ‘this is what I’m thinking about doing.’ And they join in and encourage you and basically help you rationalize your behavior.”
“Where was American intelligence that claimed once that it can read any car plate number anywhere in the world?”
They sure as hell read your ass didn’t they?
Enjoy hell, you raghead son of a bitch.