Islamic jihadist kills 49, injures 53; does Obama administration respond by censoring news?
Sunday morning's massacre at an LGBT bar in Orlando, Florida was perpetrated by an Islamist who was sympathetic with the worldwide jihad against Western Civilization. Meanwhile, evidence suggests the Obama administration is censoring cell phone communications in a "politically correct" attempt to downplay the Islamic connection with this act of terrorism.
Worst act of Islamic terrorism since September 11, 2001
The worst act of Islamic-inspired terrorism since 9/11 took the lives of at least 49 and injured at least another 53 in the early hours of Sunday, June 12 at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
The perpetrator, identified as Omar Mateen, was killed by police who ended this horrific terrorist act. The son of Afghan parents, Mateen resided in Port St. Lucie, Florida. This was clearly a well-planned premeditated attack.
What may be even worse than the actual attack is the extent to which the Obama administration attempts to shield from public awareness the radical Islamist terrorist involvement in these horrific attacks.
There was no quick statement from the President offering sympathies for the victims and condemnation for such acts of terrorism and pledging to rid the nation of Islamic extremists. As of 2:00 pm, 12 hours after the ISIS sympathizer began his bloody massacre, the only response from the Obama administration had been an anonymous "administration" response.
When Obama finally made a public statement, he could not mention the phrase Islamic terrorist! Obama appears incapable of using the words "Islamic" and "terrorist" in the same phrase. In fact, he never used the word "Islamic" to describe the attack of a known ISIS sympathizer, Omar Mateen, who had twice previously been investigated by the FBI concerning the nature of his association with ISIS.
Obama decried "hatred" but never once linked the terrorist act to the Islamic jihad waged by ISIS.
It is telling that Obama was quicker to prematurely and inappropriately assert presumed nominee Clinton was "innocent" of any criminal acts, despite his lack of any real knowledge of the FBI's investigative progress. Obama's assertion was particularly irresponsible given the ongoing FBI criminal investigation of Clinton that involves the President himself, who is known to have emailed at least on two occasions to Clinton's nonsecure server.
Obama's history of failing to acknowledge the international jihad against Western Civilization and jihadist motivation of domestic acts of violence and terror has firmly entrenched a "politically-correct" cloud over government officials who have to contend with these acts.
Mateen was already on the FBI's radar as indicated early in the morning by an FBI agent's statement revealing there was evidence the suspect was motivated by radical Islamist terrorists. That evidence included the two previous FBI investigations of Mateen for terrorist connections.
Mateen was reported to be "declaring his allegiance to ISIS as he was being shot" by police who ended his reign of terror.
Shocking Evidence of Administration Censorship
Then at 9:38 EDT this morning FOX News aired an earlier cell conversation with, Ron Hopper, FBI Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, who stated:
"... the history that we have of this individual so far is that he may have made threats that he was tied to (transmission garbled) definitive determination made at the present..."
When asked to clarify the garbled transmission, Agent Hopper replied:
"... that the individual has made threats in the past to having ties to (garbled again) terrorist organizations, however, those have not been confirmed..."
The damning evidence suggesting government censorship in this exchange is:
The entire cell phone conversation with Agent Hopper was clear and free of any problem except that portion where the agent characterized the nature of the terrorism.
It is clear the agent's use of the term "Islamic" was scrubbed from the transmission in real time.
This evidence suggests a shocking and chilling degree to which the Obama administration is snooping and censoring cell phone communications that it deems contrary to politically correct mandates.
It is implausible that the only two portions of that cell phone communication to be garbled/silenced were those that characterized the nature of the terrorism as relating to Islamic jihad.
We knew of government snooping in all cell phone conversations. We knew about government monitoring of all email and texting. But altering conversations between FBI agents and the news media in real time? This is a shocking new revelation.
Politically-correct paralysis has been fostered by the Democratic Party and Obama in particular. This paralysis has allowed our nation to be invaded by tens of thousands of potential terrorists.
When will this stop?
When will the American People take back their country from the corrupt political establishment in both parties?
Bob Webster, a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.