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Earlier this week, the FBI released new details regarding an apparent crisis negotiation call made between Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen and authorities.
Will this new release reveal anything new about the Orlando shooting case, or will it continue a trend of unanswered questions regarding the incident?
Crisis Call Motive
According to the Washington Free Beacon“[unredacted] transcripts were released by Orlando police Friday after a Florida court hearing held in response to a lawsuit filed by several news organizations.”
The new details supposedly reveal a motive in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.
Here’s an excerpt from the alleged shooter Mateen’s negotiation call featured in the Beacon:
“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?”
The shooting suspect allegedly discussed concern over US airstrikes in Syria, supposedly stating the following:
“They need to stop the U.S. air strikes. You have to tell the U.S. government to stop bombing. They are killing too many children, they are killing too many women, okay?”
Given Mateen’s profile as stated by media and officials since June, the idea that he would be concerned with the lives of innocent civilians is patently absurd – making this latest, rather timely release, extremely suspect.
Mateen’s alleged crime confession via a crisis negotiation call, also smacks of another rewrite in the Pulse shooting saga, an event that displayed elements of foreknowledge and planning beyond that of a lonewolf. In addition, it was an incident littered with a number of anomalies and numerous intelligence connections. Although one cannot absolutely prove the scripted nature of this latest FBI release regarding the Pulse shooting, several quotes in the conversation stand out, falling in line with an all to familiar Western policy perspective regarding Syria and Iraq.
Interestingly, after a number of strange motives were initially attached to the Orlando shooting, we’re conveniently told it was ‘triggered’ by an airstrike apparently killing Abu Wahib in May of this year. Wahib was an al-Qaeda/ISIS leader well-known to authorities and according to the controversial intelligence linked media blog Long War Journal. He had been detained by US officials in 2006 and sentenced to death in 2012, only to mysteriously escape from Tikrit Central Prison after a large jailbreak:
“Abu Wahib, whose full name is Shakir Wahib al Fahdawi al Dulaimi, has been waging jihad in Iraq for more than a decade. He was detained by US forces in Ramadi in 2006 during the height of al Qaeda in Iraq’s insurgency.
The LWJ article continued by stating the following:
“Wahib was sentenced to death and transferred to Tikrit Central Prison. In November 2012, he escaped along with 110 inmates after the Islamic State of Iraq assaulted the prison. That jailbreak and others like it infused the Islamic State of Iraq with leaders and fighters who were captured during US and Iraqi military operations.”
Given Wahib’s lengthy criminal background and unexplained escape from prison, is it possible he may have been a Western intelligence asset released back into the public?
The theory may not be as far-fetched as it seems when considering there is a historical precedence for such activity…
In the aftermath of 9/11 up until 2006, the CIA operated a facility that was used to train terrorists to be double agents to supposedly infiltrate Al Qaeda terror cells. This program was called called Penny Lane.
Penny Lane was named after the Beatles tune and was connected to another secret facility called Strawberry Fields, a name also taken from the British rock group.
We were told that operation had been successful in its scope – but by 2013, the CIA had ‘lost touch’ with many of its newly trained double agents.
The Penny Lane facility was unlike any other building in the Guantanamo Bay prison area, as it was said to have beds, kitchens and a patio for its prisoners. The money to pay informants and double agents was also provided for by the CIA under the codename ‘Pledge.’
But how does this relate to the Orlando club shooting? …continue reading at 21WIRE