Move along, nothing to see here.
Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old suspect in Monday’s shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, had “secret” clearance and was assigned to start working there as a civilian contractor with a military-issued ID card, his firm’s CEO told Reuters.
You know what nobody seems to know? When was he supposed to begin working under his “secret” clearance:
Asked when he was supposed to start work, Hoshko said in a telephone interview: “That’s what I got to find out, if he was supposed to start today … It’s not clear to me.”
So much for that workplace violence theory, huh? Considering his Navy discharge and record of arrests, how did he get cleared? Apparently the government did a more thorough investigations of Fox’s James Rosen than they ever did of this guy.
We guess this news from Friday is a mere coincidence.
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged small-scale attacks inside the United States to “bleed America economically”, adding he hoped eventually to see a more significant strike, according to the SITE monitoring service.
In an audio speech released online a day after the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 strikes, Zawahri said attacks “by one brother or a few of the brothers” would weaken the U.S. economy by triggering big spending on security, SITE reported.
That one via AoS. Alexis reportedly spent about a month in Thailand recently. Would be interesting to know what he was doing there.
Update: His family apologizes for the inconvenience.