Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Unwatched: Orlando Shooter & the "Watch List"

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Joe Giambrone       (Page 1 of 3 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   1 comment

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) , Add Tags  (less...)
Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 6/25/16

Author 43658
Become a Fan
  (28 fans)

Crime Scene Do Not Cross
Crime Scene Do Not Cross
(Image by Hub ??)
  Permission   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -


Unwatched

Joe Giambrone

- Advertisement -

Orlando spree shooter Omar Mateen was on an FBI "Watch List," but then removed. Not much watching it seems. Had the FBI better things to do than keep track of a possible terrorist? The military-industrial-complex desires all of our emails, phone records, web searches and location data in real time"the whole planet's as a matter of fact"but when they actually have a terrorism suspect handed to them in a ribbon they find better things to do than to continue watching what he does.

Haven't we seen this charade before?

Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was also on a "Watch List" during the time he traveled to Chechnya and Dagestan and was a great fan of "Russia's Bin Laden" Dokka Umarov. Look how much the FBI learned as a result of that incident:

- Advertisement -

"When Mr. Tsarnaev returned in July, the travel alert 'was more than a year old and had expired,' Ms. Napolitano said."

So, if a terrorist, any terrorist, simply waits a year it becomes open season. Good to know. Are you feeling protected? The idea that a terrorism suspect should be removed from a Watch List is absurd on its face. Who decided that there was a ticking clock for terrorists to act within some set time frame?

The 9/11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Midhar were in the USA for 18 months prior to striking. The absurd so-called failure of the "watch list" in that case was already the subject of fifteen years of scrutiny since. The utterly ridiculous actions noted by Ms. Napolitano above make no sense whatsoever. More than a year? So what?

In Omar Mateen's recent case the FBI canceled his watch listing after 10 months. The Tsarnaev case has similarities to Mateen, which persist:

"The picture emerging Wednesday was of a counterterrorism bureaucracy that had at least four contacts with Russian spy services about Mr. Tsarnaev in the year before he took a six-month trip to Russia..."

That story ignored a more recent Russian warning after Tamerlan's trip to Russia, warnings that were censored from US news media. You'd have to go to UK media to see that "Russia asked FBI to investigate bomber just 6 MONTHS ago after being spotted with a militant on trip to Dagestan." That was in December of 2012. A little math, and we find at least five contacts with Russian intelligence over Tamerlan Tsarnaev who was allowed to freely roam Boston in a car with "Terrorista #1" on the front license plate. Even sources in the Saudi Arabian government claimed to have warned the US about Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to his attacks, and they disallowed his pilgrimage to Mecca.

- Advertisement -

The Tsarnaev family had connections to both CIA and USAID, facts that never did appear on US airwaves.

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou claims widespread "incompetence" at FBI. I'm not so certain about that. Not at all. Incompetence implies something unintended, and intent is that grey area we have yet to penetrate.

You see, the "double game" of America's foreign policy needs to be understood and factored in, the game where America divides up terrorists into the "good" kind and the "bad" kind. This empire routinely arms, trains and protects terrorists whom it considers "assets." A terrorism asset or proxy is one who blows up America's designated enemies (Syrians, Libyans, Iranians, Russians).

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Joe Giambrone is an American author, freelance writer and filmmaker. Non-fiction works appear at International Policy Digest, WhoWhatWhy, Foreign Policy Journal, Counterpunch, Globalresearch, , OpedNews, High Times and other online outlets. His science fiction thriller Transfixion and his Hollywood satire (more...)
 

Joe Giambrone Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Is This the Man Who "Radicalized" Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

The Future Children of Fukushima

The U.N. Would Never Lie to George Monbiot

Genocide and the Native American Experience

Nuclear Nightmare Worsens

Do I trust Christopher Nolan or his Batman?