Not only were there several warnings directly made to the FBI about Omar Mateen but there was a recent warning from a gun store owner who rejected a sale of body armor and bulk ammunition to Mateen and who called the FBI.
The reason nothing happened is partly due to the lack of staff at the FBI – they need people – but another major reason is the rules of engagement they must follow and which were passed down by the White House. They can’t really investigate Muslims. Normal investigative practices are being denied when Muslims are involved.
When the Orlando attack took place, Obama went off on LGBT rights, hate crimes, gun violence, and ignored the cause. He won’t increase staffing at the FBI and he won’t give the FBI reasonable rules to follow so they can do their job. He’ll take guns from law-abiding citizens instead.
As Megyn Kelly corrected later in her show, the gun store owner did contact the FBI, not simply the police, and he did so several weeks before the horrific slaughter. Nothing happened other than one phone call back and whatever they did on their end.
Former FBI assistant director in charge and counter terrorism advisor to the Governor of New York following 9/11 Ed Kallstrom spoke with Kelly on her show last night.
Kallstrom said “get this wet blanket of political correctness off the backs of law enforcement, of the FBI.”
The rules of engagement does not allow the Bureau to do anything to do with Muslims. Orders from the White House prevents them from doing any work around Mosques or suspicious Muslims.
When the attorney general of the US says she going to prosecute people for saying certain things, it sends the message that the agents have to be careful instead of getting into the investigation of Muslims.
The FBI agents, in addition to not having adequate funds, are being sent the message that they need to back off any Muslim investigation.
When Mateen was reported to the FBI for making terrorist comments at work, Mateen said he was only responding to Islamophobic comments. His Facebook page is filled with declarations of allegiance to ISIS> This is the state of affairs while we are importing unvetted Muslim refugees, have open borders, and are at war with global jihad.