Zero Hedge: “In a surprising discovery, the Palm Beach Post first reported that according to state records, Orlando shooter Omar Mateen – who as we reported earlier was licensed as a security guard and also holds a firearms license – was employed by the US subsidiary of G4S plc, a British multinational security services company, whose US-headquarters are located in Jupiter, Fla, and which also happens to be the world’s largest security company by revenue.
In other words, Mateen who according to preliminary reports, had been on a terrorist watchlist, and who still managed to obtain weapons thanks to his various licenses and permits just last week, was employed by one of the world’s largest security companies, where he may have had extensive clearances well above his pay grade, not to mention access to sophisticated military weapons and equipment.”
Opinion: I kept my promise to Editor and managed to keep from posting news on Sunday … somehow.
All day yesterday I kept wondering how this terrorist could not have been known to the federal government. At 3:30 PM, Zero Hedge reported that Mateen was interviewed by the FBI three times.
Mateen was an American citizen, with a clean record, who held a legal firearms license and worked for one of the largest security companies in the world.
Mateen’s gun licenses were untouched despite:
- inflammatory comments to coworkers alleging possible terrorist ties
- Hate rants against African Americans, Jews and Homosexuals
- Alleged ties to al-Nusra fighter Moner Abusalha who became the first suicide bomber in Syria
- Sources say he swore allegiance to the leader of ISIS
In light of all that, Breitbart reported over the weekend:
“Over 100 Syrian refugees have been admitted every day in June according to the federal government’s own database from the Refugee Processing Center. More than 1,000 were admitted in May. The rate of those admitted has sky-rocketed when compared to the 3,755 accepted in fiscal year 2016.”
One quote keeps running through my mind in this presidential season. On November 12, 2015, the Democrat candidate for president said this:
“Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are a peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”
(Thanks to Vason for sending this in)