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    Orlando Terror Attack ‘Triggered’ by Pentagon Drone Strike


    The domestic terrorist behind the Orlando nightclub massacre was motivated by a Pentagon drone strike in Iraq a month before the shooting, according to police transcripts made public last week.

    Conversations between Omar Mateen and an Orlando police negotiator on June 12 were kept secret by FBI and local police until Friday. The secrecy contributed to misleading media accounts of the terrorist’s motives in the days after the killings.

    The transcripts were released by Orlando police Friday after a Florida court hearing held in response to a lawsuit filed by several news organizations.

    Mateen killed 49 people during the attack on the Pulse, a gay nightclub, and wounded 53 others. Police eventually stormed the club and killed Mateen in a shootout after talks aimed at convincing him to surrender failed.

    During an exchange in the early morning hours of June 12, an Orlando Police Department negotiator identified only as “Andy” asked Mateen, who was speaking by cell phone from inside the club, to tell him what was going on.

    “Yo, the air strike that killed Abu Wahid a few weeks ago… that’s what triggered it, okay?” said Mateen, who earlier in the conversation identified himself as a follower the Islamic State terror group.

    “They should have not bombed and killed Abu Wahid,” the former security guard declared. “Do your fucking homework and figure out who Abu Wahid is, okay?”

    Additionally, Mateen praised one of the bombers of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and another domestic terrorist whose name was transcribed as unintelligible in the released transcript.

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    Counterterrorism experts questioned the FBI’s failure to release the full transcript sooner and suggested it is part of U.S. government efforts to obscure the nature of the domestic terror threat.

    Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism expert, said the 911 transcript “completely destroys” the White House policy narrative of so-called “lone wolf” terror attacks.

    “Omar Mateen isn’t a random individual discontented from a broader conspiracy,” Gorka said, noting the terrorist’s claim of allegiance to the Islamic State ties him to a broader global jihadist movement.

    Also, Mateen’s references in the transcript to the Islamic observance of Ramadan and fasting the day of the attack “flies in the face of the administration’s argument that these attacks are wholly disconnected from Islam,” added Gorka, a professor of strategy and irregular warfare at the Institute of World Politics.

    Orlando Terror Attack ?Triggered? by Pentagon Drone Strike

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    could we have a less extreme link, please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cable2 View Post
    could we have a less extreme link, please...
    Of course not.
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    More innocent American blood on Obama's hands........gays, no less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    More innocent American blood on Obama's hands........gays, no less.
    And the PH left has nothing to say except complain about a perfectly good source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    And the PH left has nothing to say except complain about a perfectly good source.
    One Trick Ponies gotta do their one trick.

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    It was a spree killing, not a "terror attack."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    More innocent American blood on Obama's hands........gays, no less.
    What is the difference in a drone strike and a F-16 attack? Is a drone attack more un-holy to ISIS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    What is the difference in a drone strike and a F-16 attack? Is a drone attack more un-holy to ISIS?
    Dunno. Ask the terrorist who murdered almost 50 innocent Americans because of Obama's drone strikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cable2 View Post
    could we have a less extreme link, please...
    Orlando Police are Extreme?
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