Many people are critical of FBI Director James Comey today for conflating the attack and obfuscating the motives and intent of terrorist Omar Mateen. Many seem shocked by what seems to be Comey’s lack of willing recognition.
IF YOU HAVE WATCH THAT VIDEO – Most of the shock behind the criticism can then be reconciled when you remember the FBI and DHS were warned about the attack at least three days in advance, -AND- additionally the terrorist Omar Mateen was working for a security contractor G4S, which is also a contractor for The Department of Homeland Security.
Refusing to name the terrorist is an approach sold under the guise of “No Notoriety”. NN is specifically deployed when actual events create risk and political danger. News consumers will specifically identify this NN approach is dependent on the ideology of the attacker. NN has little to do with the actual event, or the actual killer(s), NN’s use is targeted for deployment when the motive becomes uncomfortable.
The discomfort of Mateen’s Islamist motive stems from the reality of an actual jihadist working for a security company that services the Department of Homeland Security, via G4S.
G4S is responsible for the security of many federal buildings and agencies.
Put it all together and you have: a known Islamic security risk, who was interviewed by the FBI three times previous for troubling relationships and behavior, who was cleared for security work by a company serving DHS, carrying out the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 (killing 49), after the FBI was given three days advanced warning of a pending attack stemming from the East coast of Florida….
After absorption, what you end up realizing is the safest place to be if you are jihad-minded terrorist is inside the apparatus that’s looking to stop you.