Anwar al-Awlaki was an Islamic Cleric who was not only connected to three of the 9-11 hijackers, but had a rap sheet for prostitution, and loitering around schools. There was a Federal warrant for his arrest in 2002, but when customs agents held him at JFK airport, the FBI had him released even though he had been under surveillance for months.
Fox reported in an exclusive article,
The high-level FBI surveillance – including specialized teams, as well as video and photos – also calls into question the bureau’s explanation regarding a decision eight months later, in October 2002, by FBI agent Wade Ammerman. While Awlaki was held by Customs officers at JFK airport because of an outstanding warrant for the cleric’s arrest from the Joint Terrorism Task Force in San Diego, Ammerman told Customs to release him. The FBI has maintained Ammerman’s actions were routine…
… What makes the October 2002 incident all the more strange is that the FBI allowed Awlaki to go free, apparently without surveillance, while scores of young Muslim men with no known connection to the 9/11 hijackers were held on material witness warrants.
Earlier that same year, the bureau had used the “SSG” or special surveillance group, reserved for the highest priority cases, to track the cleric and his frequent use of prostitutes, some of them underage.
ROUTINE? Seriously? It’s “routine” to not allow a suspected Islamic terrorist to be arrested on a federal warrant? It’s unbelievable.
Awlaki was also the guest speaker at a Department of Defense luncheon titled “Islam and Middle Eastern Politics and Culture” on February 5, 2002. He was under surveillance at that time as well. And what is the Defense Department doing allowing a terrorist to speak at their functions?
He moved around within the United States at will, and finally left for Yemen. He became a top Al-Qaeda (AQAP) recruiter there. Fortunately, he was the first American citizen killed in a Drone Strike there in 2011. But how much damage did he do in those 9 years? And how much was the FBI complicit in hiding the information?
Awlaki was connected to 3 of the 9-11 hijackers, as well as the Fort Hood massacre, the underwear bomber, etc.
Is the FBI so compromised from political correctness within its ranks that they are unable to see the truth? Or are they complicit in deliberately hiding this information?