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San Bernardino Shooter Planned A Terror Attack 3 Years Ago

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San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook planned a terrorist attack three years ago, reported CNN on Thursday night.

According to unnamed US officials, San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook planned a separate terrorist attack three years ago. Reports say Farook and another unnamed individual had made plans to commit the attack and had chosen a target, until later abandoning their

“They got spooked,” claims one official, likely due to a wave of arrests on several terror suspects in their vicinity.

This revelation calls into question some key aspects of the San Bernardino case. First, if Farook was planning a terrorist attack in 2012, he must have been radicalized prior to the existence of ISIS. Second, because this plot occurred before Farook met his wife and accomplice Tashfeen Malik, it is unlikely that she was solely responsible for his radicalization, contrary to some speculation by investigators.

Third, it calls into question how Farook was able to perpetrate the San Bernardino attacks if his prior activities were known to officials. Finally, who is the unnamed prior accomplice and are they still active in the US and known to law enforcement?

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