June 20, 2016

What Pisses Me Off About "See Something, Say Something" -- If You Have to Keep Saying "Intelligence" You Might Be Covering Up Stupidity

Gun Shop Reported 'Suspicious' Omar Mateen to FBI - Breitbart

Robbie Abell, owner of a Florida gun shop, says he alerted authorities that a suspicious man had come in asking about body armor. Five weeks later, Omar Mateen – equipped with weapons he bought at a different shop after Abell’s employees refused to sell to him – killed 49 people and injured as many at Pulse night club in Orlando. UPDATE: Abell has since confirmed the agency he contact was the FBI. nThe Wall Street Journal quotes Abell as telling them that his store, Lotus Gunworks of South Florida, “shut him down on all sales” after be began asking bizarre questions about body armor and bulk ammunition. “The questions he was asking were not the normal questions a normal person would be asking… He just seemed very odd,” Abell said. The armor Mateen asked about is not traditionally available to civilians.
Abell noted that he made a phone call during his time in the store, and appeared to be speaking in Arabic. Mateen is from an Afghan family, and his father – a prolific pro-Taliban Youtuber – is known to speak at least two Afghan languages, Dari and Pashto. Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, identifies as “Palestinian,” which would make her a likely Arabic speaker. She has confessed to shopping for weapons with Mateen.
Abell says his store alerted authorities to the suspicious man, though he did not say which authorities– whether he spoke to local police, FBI, or Homeland Security. Local CBS 12 notes that Abell’s store appeared to be following the procedures “in line with the FBI’s push for people to ‘see something, say something,‘ if they witness anything that makes them feel uncomfortable.”

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 20, 2016 1:19 PM
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". . . see something, say something,‘ if they witness anything that makes them feel uncomfortable.”

Every time I see an image of any of the turds in power, it makes me feel uncomfortable. And I do mean, ANY.

If you dial 911, expect a two hour delay before the thugs arrive. Got to get POTUS approved first.

Posted by: Terry at June 20, 2016 1:33 PM

The FBI really dropped the ball on this one, BIG TIME!

There is no doubt about that. The only unanswered question is: Was it really an FBI blunder? Or were they told to drop the ball?

Did the Obama Administration tell the FBI to stand down when citizens call in with concerns like this, hoping for exactly this kind of carnage?

If Obama was at all worried about gun violence, he would instruct his Administration and the FBI to assign an urgent priority to anyone who is already on the 'No Fly' list, if that person wants to buy a gun.

But instead, this Administration seems to want this sort of carnage because it promotes their agenda to confiscate all guns.

This isn't to say that any law abiding citizen should be turned down, even if they're on the 'No Fly' list. But within about two minutes any experienced FBI agent would have been able to determine if they should investigate more thoroughly. In this case there were plenty of 'tells'.

Of course, the best answer is to follow the Constitution. If that had been done most, if not all those murdered would still be alive.

Finally, while it's reasonable to not allow patrons to have guns where alcohol is served, there are always plenty of bartenders, waiters, doormen, cashiers, etc., who are working and not drinking. A few of them should always carry concealed weapons to prevent this kind of Islamic terrorism, and as protection from any other kind of murderous wacko.

Islamics in particular have repeatedly stated that they specifically target gun free zones, because then they don't have to worry about anyone shooting back.

They should be given a reason to worry, no?

Posted by: Smokey at June 20, 2016 3:09 PM

If all those "intelligence" people can't stop an idiot who is insanely stupid about his preparations for slaughter, we may not have a chance against Muslim terrorists, on a grander scale, who might possibly have a few more brains.

Coming soon another 9/11?

Posted by: Denny at June 20, 2016 4:44 PM

Stinks of faslse flaggery.

Posted by: Bill Jones at June 20, 2016 6:13 PM

Lot's of fun for the monkey-wrencher's at Rainbow House, but it's got to be pure hell for anyone left in the FBI that takes the job seriously.

Posted by: Will at June 20, 2016 6:37 PM

Bromicide...for those stubborn cliches and non sequiturs. Gets out even the most heavily trafficked words and phrases.

Posted by: Jewel at June 20, 2016 7:52 PM

Man. Chu. Ri. An. Can. Did. Ate.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at June 20, 2016 8:53 PM

How the hell did his "pro-Taliban" parents pass the vetting process to emigrate here??? If someone believes in Shariah law then that is directly in conflict with our Constitution. That should DQ anyone immediately!

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at June 21, 2016 4:59 AM

Famous But Incompetent

Posted by: GrayMan at June 23, 2016 5:51 AM