- Fox News -
More than a year before the massacre at Fort Hood, a Senate panel conducting an extensive investigation into the threat of homegrown terrorism warned that "radicalization" had spread beyond Afghanistan training camps to the United States and that lone wolves fueled by Internet propaganda would present a growing threat.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that produced the report is the same panel set to conduct what one lawmaker called a "no-holds-barred" investigation into Fort Hood, with hearings starting next week. Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., has said he sees signs that alleged shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was an "Islamist extremist."
But the panel has been looking at the issue of homegrown threats for years, and its May 2008 report served up startling warnings, describing scenarios eerily similar to the mass shooting at the Texas military post last week, which left 13 dead and 29 wounded.