“Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy, but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain in every battle to be in peril.”-Sun Tzu, The Art of War (Approx. 500 BCE)
Guest Post by Joe Messina
It’s Sunday morning and I’m watching coverage of the horrendous act carried out by a Muslim extremist. Yes, I say that because just before he committed the act he yelled “Allahu Akbar,” ISIS has claimed credit for it, and the FBI is in charge of the “terrorist” investigation.
BUT… that still won’t be enough for some.
The shooter, I mean KILLER, had been investigated or interviewed 3 times by the FBI. After many of his co-workers “saw something and said something” they interviewed him and let him go because there wasn’t enough to hold him. OK. Strike one.
Then his wife divorced him because he started to show “extreme Islamic tendencies” and even started getting violent with her. In an interview with The Washington Post she said, “he was not a stable person… he beat me. He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.” She reported him. He was again interviewed by the FBI. Still nothing. Strike Two.
He was then interviewed again in 2014. The agent in charge said all interviews were “non-conclusive.” I wonder what that means?
Given the reluctance of the current administration to call these things what they are or single out any Middle Easterner or Muslim as a possible terrorist, I wonder if things were overlooked, on purpose?
FBI agent Hopper stated that “Mateen was not under surveillance or the subject of an active investigation at the time of the shooting.” Why not?
He had MANY connections, ties, and relationships with “terrorism.” Mateen was interviewed in 2014 (one of the 3 I mentioned above) because of his ties to an American man who was planning to drive an explosive-filled truck into a restaurant in Syria for an Al Qaeda affiliate. Mateen and the suicide bomber, Monar abu Salha, attended the same mosque and were “friendly.” No cause for alarm? Maybe they just had a common love for chemistry.
Chief John Mina of the Orlando Police Department said, “It appears he (mateen) was organized and well-prepared.” So how is this simply a gun issue?
The president chose to bring the issue about guns to the forefront again. WHY!? He got the guns legally through a federal and state gun check because there was nothing in the system about him being interviewed by the FBI or about the violent actions toward his wife.
Nope. No action against someone who fits the profile. And that popping sound you hear is liberal heads popping over the word “profile” because it’s sooo much more important to be politically correct than to keep people, Americans, safe!
Maybe if we would truly identify people with these “attributes” and allow the FBI to do their jobs we would have at least 50 plus Americans still alive.
While the Left immediately blamed Republicans and their lack of movement on gun control, they have still yet to provide ONE, uno, eins, un program that would actually have stopped these killings nor do they suggest we actually enforce current laws.
We just lost 50 Americans. Political correctness needs to stop! Call it what it is. The 2 worst killings of American citizens on American soil were committed by radical, Muslim extremists in the name of Allah. PERIOD. Yes, there are America-loving Muslims and their families here in this country and I thank them for their patriotism.
However, for those politically correct, open-border-loving cowards I say, stop hating America. If these horrendous attacks are being done by a certain group then YES, by all means we should be looking at and be more aware of what that certain group is and is not doing. We shouldn’t be afraid to do what we need to do and should do to protect the American people… ALL of them.
This inaction is a ludicrous as New York Mayor DeBrainiak stopping the “stop and frisk” program because it was profiling and then denying the sharp increase in crimes in those neighborhoods where it had stopped. As if it had nothing to do with it.
This is the story of the Left… Protect everyone BUT Americans.
I don’t care what ethnicity, religion, color, size, height, or weight you are. If you give us cause for alarm, we should be allowed to do what we need to do to ensure ALL Americans are protected.
America first. PERIOD!
Joe Messina’s radio show The Real Side can be heard daily across the airwaves and over the internet on several stations. He has loyal listeners in 42 states and 38 countries, and the list keeps growing (you can listen live M-F between 9PM and 12AM Eastern by Clicking Here). Joe also runs The Real Side website where you can read conservative commentary from him and his engaging contributors.