And here's this, from one of al Awlaki's post, "Could Yemen Be the Next Surprise of the Season?":
America and its allies in the area are plotting against the mujahedeen, nevertheless their growth increases by the day. May Allah grant the true believers victory and grant them steadfastness on His path.As Jawa Report notes:
Their intention is to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will complete His light even thought the disbelievers may detest it.
Any one who knows anything about al-Awlaki knows he is as radical as they come.RELATED: The New York Post, "Take a Look at Hasan's Old Mosque," and Outside the Beltway, "Hasan a Muslim First, American Second?." (Via Memeorandum.)
A deeper terrorist plot? No indication of that. But those who continue to claim that the attack had nothing to do with a broader goal of jihad really have nothing left to stand on.
Again, let me remind the simple minded that like most human behavior murder is often motivated by many things. Sure, Hasan very well could have been distressed over an impending deployment and perhaps that deployment was a proximate cause. He may also have been bat shit crazy.
However it is also clear that he held the same world view as the vast majority of Islamist terrorists and that this was at least one of his motivations.