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Thursday, July 28, 2016

The FBI screws up again

"First you say you do, and then you don't. And then you say you will, and then you won't. You're undecided now, so what are you gonna do?" --Sydney Robin & Charles Shavers, "Undecided" lyrics
First the FBI determined that Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen needed to be on the terror watch list due to his ties to radical Islam. This was in 2013 after he had traveled to the Middle East in 2011 and again in 2012 and he admitted to having ties to terrorist groups. 

In 2014 a fellow scumcrumpet at his mosque blew himself up for Allah in Syria.

Then the FBI in their infinite wisdom, as demonstrated in the Hillary Clinton decision not to recommend she be indicted in spite of indictable evidence, they took Mateen off the terror watch list.

So if it isn't J. Edgar Hoover dressing up like an old schoolmarm, it's James Comey's FBI doing their best to be politically correct by having Mateen removed from the Terrorist Screening Data Base (TSDB). 

And if it had nothing to do with being PC, then what was the reason?

In a letter to the Department of Justice's internal watchdog, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (a name that brings to mind Bill Clinton) asked for a full examination as to what led the agency's "decision to add--and, later to remove" the terrorist from the TSDB. 

This was how the terrorist was able to legally purchase the weapons he used.

Mateen killed 49 and wounded 53 infidels inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12th. He pledged allegiance to ISIS during the attack.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) who heads the committee wrote, "It is unclear how the FBI made the decision to remove Mateen from the TSDB despite the concerns that had been raised." He cited the multiple red flags linking Mateen to terrorism in the years leading up to the attack.

It will be interesting how the FBI tries to explain their screwup.

Perhaps Comey will call in a marker and defer to Loretta Lynch.