Thursday, November 5, 2009

This is Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, Ft.Hood Shooter, and once a Virginian

CBS News, quoting an anonymous source, reported that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was a licensed psychiatrist in Bethesda, Md. and drug and rehab specialist who got his Virginia psychiatry license in 2005, reported the Houston Chronicle

Federal law enforcement officials told the AP that Hasan had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats.

The officials say the postings appeared to have been made by Hasan, but are still trying to confirm that he was the author. They say an official investigation was not opened.

One of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades.