Mop Up Monday

Congresswoman Shot

The attack on a gay club in Orlando in which 50 people were killed and more than 50 wounded — now the largest mass shooting in U.S. history — demonstrates how potential threats are escaping the FBI’s vast counterterrorism dragnet.

While it’s unclear whether gunman Omar Mateen’s inspiration was hatred of gays, the Islamic State, or something else, attackers like him are the intended targets of the FBI’s post-9/11 prevention program. Federal law enforcement’s top priority today is to stop the attacker of tomorrow.

But Mateen’s mass shooting is an example of how dangerous men slip past the FBI’s watch while federal agents focus on targets of questionable capacity.

Born in the United States to parents from Afghanistan, Mateen was reportedly a “known quantity” to the FBI.

According to The Daily Beast, whose reporter quoted an unnamed “senior law enforcement source,” Mateen was a person of interest to the FBI in 2013 and again in 2014. The Intercept has been unable confirm independently from sources that Mateen had been under FBI investigation during those years.

@ TI

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12 Responses to Mop Up Monday

  1. Den says:

    FBI = Federal Blundering Investigators.

    But we still need to monitor all meta-data.

  2. David B. Benson says:

    I signed a MoveOn petition to ban assault rifles.

  3. David B. Benson says:

    TVD bridge and return in 47 minutes again. A hawk hovering motionless in an updraft. Overcast.

    Day 2: 50+47=97 minutes.

  4. Den says:

    Another busy day around the place today, hung the new hummingbird feeder and the moveable magnifying mirror in the bathroom, new kitchen faucet and bathroom faucet on order, need back-splash trim too, busy busy.

    • º¿carol says:

      Nice to hear about your chores, stuff that needs to get done so life it good. VERY happy to hear you’re doing it all, possibly little pain since you haven’t mentioned it. HOORAY Keep on truckin’.

  5. David B. Benson says:

    Barra, Scotland, has a beach airport which runs by the tide.

  6. º¿carol says:

    Den, my birthday card to you was returned to me today. Damn, I must have not put your current address in my PrintMaster program, sent your card to Sutherland Drive. Better email me your new address. 😦 I AM slipping if I didn’t overwrite your old address with your new one. Shoot.

  7. Den says:

    Kirby caught on hidden camera, Busted!

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