Obama is fuming about this report — because it completely flies in the face of his agenda and narrative that the media has been trying to push on the American public after the Orlando massacre. This raises one important question: who is really responsible for this?
We keep hearing that the Orlando terrorist was a “Lone Wolf” attack inspired by “what he saw on the Internet” but not coordinated with any foreign entity or organized terrorist network. We also hear that although the FBI had investigated Omar Mateen years ago, there was no way they could have known he was about to commit the bloodiest terror attack in the US since 9/11.
A new report from ABC News flies in the face of both of those narratives.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 16, 2016
Not only did Robert Abell, owner of Lotus Gunworks in Jensen Beach, FL notify the FBI several weeks ago about a man making suspicious inquiries in his store, but specific behavior from the man (who Abell identifies as Mateen) suggests there may have been a co-conspirator, possibly of foreign origin, in Mateen’s terror attacks.
“About five or six weeks ago, Omar Mateen came into the store and he was requesting body armor,” Abell told a group of reporters at a press conference he assembled outside his gun store Thursday afternoon. Abell’s employee grew suspicious of Mateen after a series of questions that, according to Abell, were “not normal questions about body armor.”
After being turned away on his body armor requests, Mateen then did something that should raise eyebrows and red flags at the Department of Homeland Security.
“At this time, he pulled away and got on his cell phone. When he was on the cell phone he had a conversation in a foreign language. That was more concerning. Then he came back and he was requesting ammo. He wanted bulk ammo only. At this time we declined any business and he left the store.”
You heard right. When denied the purchase of body armor, “Lone Wolf” Omar Mateen got on the phone, had a conversation in a foreign language and then started asking about purchasing large quantities of ammunition. Abell then contacted the FBI, reported everything that had occurred in his store and that was the last thing he heard until Sunday morning when he saw Mateen’s face plastered across his television.
So Mr. Abell’s story destroys two important narratives from the Obama Administration.
The first narrative is that Orlando was a “Lone Wolf” attack that the FBI couldn’t possibly have been detected or prevented.
The second narrative is that the FBI couldn’t have known in any way that this attack was being hatched. Actually, they had the perfect warning.
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