March 29, 2018
The FBI’s failure in this Pulse Nightclub terrorist event is absolutely goofy.
This was an unimaginable failure.
The FBI has become a ridiculous organization. If you just totally shut them down right now, and just let local law enforcement deal with crime, I can pretty well guarantee you no one would even notice. There would probably be less crime, because these feds with their informants and trickery end up nurturing a criminal environment.
Radio host Tammy Bruce writes for The Washington Times:
How do you know something very much disturbs the left and their narrative? When it is big news, but if you relied on the Google news lineup, or The New York Times front page, you would have no idea it happened.
Case in point: The extraordinary revelation by prosecutors in the trial of the Pulse nightclub shooter’s widow, Noor Salman, that the father of her now-dead terrorist husband was an FBI informant for 11 years.
Almost immediately after the terror attack that left 48 dead and 58 wounded, much like the Parkland shooting, Americans learned that every element of the system worked, except the FBI.
Omar Mateen’s mosque had contacted the FBI issuing concerns about him, and co-workers contacted law enforcement expressing alarm at his comments and behavior.
Exactly the same as with Nicolas Cruz. And a whole bunch of others. There are always these warnings.
Mateen was vocal about his support for terrorism, threatened co-workers with death and made sure everyone knew that his family had ties to terrorism.
And Cruz kept saying he was going to shoot-up the school.
Yet, the FBI turned a blind eye, and never acted. We wondered, why would the FBI let this maniac go time and time again?
That is the key question.
And the only possible answers are:
- They are unimaginably incompetent
- They want terrorist attacks to happen
I don’t know which it is, and I’m not going to suggest it’s one over the other, but it’s impossible that it isn’t one or the other.
On my radio program, this columnist mused that it appeared obvious that the FBI had other interest in this avowed supporter of terrorism. Was he being set up by the bureau so we could arrest him? Was he an informant? Nothing else explained why the FBI would have chosen not to act against an obviously dangerous man.
Reporting about a lawsuit brought by Pulse victims, the Orlando Sentinel noted in March 2017, “According to the suit, Mateen told a deputy sheriff that he would have the terror group al Qaeda kill the coworker’s family; bragged to a co-worker about being associated with the Boston Marathon bombers; told colleagues that he had family connections to terror group al Qaeda and that he hoped law enforcement would raid his home so he could martyr himself. The suit says Mateen also praised Nidal Hasan, the Army major who shot forty-five people at Fort Hood. … Mateen was interviewed twice by the FBI, but they released him both times.”
What I will also say about this is: virtually all Moslems would have done all of that. They are pretty much to the man obsessed with terrorism, and fanatically support it, although obviously most of them do not actually ever act on it.
So on some level I can see that it is difficult to keep tabs on this sort of thing, because you are effectively required to monitor all Moslems.
Now the inexplicable begins to make sense.
FBI Special Agent Juvenal Martin, Seddique Mateen’s FBI handler, was also assigned to investigate his charge’s son, Omar Mateen, in the midst of the complaints that began to pour in about him. Why the FBI would assign someone with an obvious conflict of interest is stunning.
Instead, as the Orlando Sentinel reported, “FBI Special Agent Juvenal Martin also testified that he considered developing Omar Mateen as an informant after closing an investigation into comments Mateen made at work in 2013 about belonging to terrorist organizations.”
Well, that’ll solve your problem, won’t it?
On the day of the massacre, the FBI admits during its investigation that they found wire transfer receipts to Afghanistan and Turkey in the home of Seddique Mateen. In the lawsuit filed by victims, we also learned that Omar Mateen had searched for cheap tickets to Istanbul.
According to The Hill, in their motion for a mistrial, Ms. Salman’s defense attorneys argue there are two reasons why the prosecution kept this information about their informant secret, “1) Omar Mateen and his father, rather than Ms. Salman, conspired to support [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria]; or 2) the FBI’s focus on Ms. Salman was based on its own motive to avoid responsibility for its failures with its own informant, Seddique Mateen, as well as his son. …”
Omar Mateen’s co-workers at security firm G4S reported that he had made comments about being connected to al Qaeda, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood, yet Mr. Martin found that the younger Mateen had no ties to terrorism. It would, of course, be extremely inconvenient to find otherwise.
G4S came under some scrutiny after the massacre. Two days after the attack, The Atlantic reported, “The company, which is the largest private security firm in the world, boasts over 600,000 employees, one of whom was Omar Mateen, the man who murdered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday morning. Mateen had been an employee of the company for nearly nine years, serving most recently as an armed security guard at a gated retirement community in Port St. Lucie, Florida. In the aftermath of the attack, authorities are trying to ascertain how it’s possible that Mateen cleared four background checks, two with the company and two with the FBI, without raising sufficient alarm.”
That would be called “affirmative action.”
They have to hire Moslems and if they refuse to hire anyone with terrorist connections than they’re not going to be able to fulfill that particular quota.
The judge in the Noor Salman case rebuffed her defense motion for a mistrial due to the government withholding the information about their relationship with Omar Mateen’s father, but the American people deserve answers to more questions. A few might include: On what subject was Seddique Mateen an informant? Why was an informant’s handler assigned to investigate the son of that informant? Was Omar Mateen ever actually secured as an informant himself?
This revelation, the Parkland debacle and the series of other shocking events wherein the FBI was aware of the eventual perpetrator yet did nothing, demands an investigation into the FBI as a whole.
It’s all a complete joke. This is not a serious organization.
Bruce appears to be implying that this was perhaps an inside job of some kind – that the FBI let it happen on purpose. Maybe she isn’t implying that. A lot of people are implying that.
I think it makes sense even outside of a larger conspiracy for gun control and whatever else. The fact of the matter is that the FBI budget expands if there is terrorism.
The Mateen situation certainly wasn’t good for the FBI, which was a Clinton group. This happened during the election season, when Clinton was pro-Moslem and Trump was anti.
Remember that the father – who we now know is an FBI informant – showed up at a Clinton rally shortly after the shooting.
That wasn’t good for the left. So the idea that the Pulse shooting was a planned false flag event doesn’t make much sense to me, unless we’re just talking about a general FBI policy of “let terrorist attacks happen lol.”
However, the situation in Parkland makes sense in terms of a large conspiracy.
All of this stuff – who knows.
But it is time for a full and transparent investigation of the FBI. That is long overdue.
And Trump has the power to make that happen.