New Anwar al-Awlaki Interview (Updated)

Abdillah Haydar al-Shay'a has published the text of his interview from a few weeks back with Anwar al-Awlaki on al-Jazeera.

Update: It is difficult to square al-Awlaki's description of this e-mail exchange with Hassan as the sort of innocent exchange that could be ignored by US officials or as being consistent with his research - but this is only al-Awlaki's characterization of it and not necessarily the truth.

Money quotes: (The first refers to what is in the letters/e-mails)

ماذا كان فيها؟

كان يسأل عن قتل الجنود الأميركيين والضباط هل ذلك شرعي أم لا؟

سألك هذا السؤال قبل ما يقرب من عام من تنفيذه العملية؟

نعم، وأنا أستغرب أين كانت الأجهزة الأمنية الأميركية التي زعمت في يوم من الأيام أنها تستطيع من الفضاء أن تقرأ أرقام أي لوحة سيارة في أي مكان في العالم.

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