by Scott Creighton
Late last night I wrote about John T. Booker Jr., 20, of Topeka, who was charged Friday with planning a suicide attack at Fort Riley, just west of Topeka. I wrote about how John, a.k.a. Muhammed Abdullah Hassan, had been in the ROTC program at his high school and ended up as a Master Sgt in that program before graduating school. I wrote about how it seems he was used to craft a non-existing threat to the military as he signed up in February for the delayed entry program just so he could go online and post a bunch of BS “jihad” material about wanting to sign up so he could stick an officer with a sword or some other such crap. Of course, the FBI “discovered” him on Facebook less than a month later and his military career was put on hold. That was early 2014.
I also pointed out that “Muhammed Abdullah Hassan” was the subject of a huge manhunt via the FBI and a branch of military intelligence because somehow they managed to lose track of the then 19-year-old kid right up until he was meeting with the FBI’s confidential informant in Oct and being set up for this other “terrorist” threat.
The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” FoxNews.com has learned.
The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his “intention to commit jihad.” Booker, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training on April 7. But he was discharged last week, apparently after law enforcement authorities learned of his alleged plan.
Both the FBI and the 902d Military Intelligence Group at Fort Leavenworth are involved in the hunt. Fox News April 1, 2014
I wondered aloud last night about the wisdom of keeping a guy who they claim wanted to kill officers of the US military out on the streets while they planned the next “terror” attack they could pin on him.
Apparently, I’m not alone in thinking that.