I have been watching the news about the terrorist attack in Orlando. It does not seem to strike anyone as overly strange that this guy was interviewed by the FBI three times, that he was known to have met with Syrian terrorists face to face, or that his coworkers had warned the FBI he was spouting Jihadist drivel and touting his connections with ISIS.
I watched a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence on Fox. Of course, he is going to be in hot water when people do start asking questions about this latest failure of the intelligence community. So he ranted and raved about the fact that this individual was able to buy a gun. No matter that the terror suspect wasn't charged with anything by the FBI and had no record. What the politicians want is for the FBI or some other government bureaucracy to be able to strip Americans of their constitutional rights on "a hunch." Like the "no fly" list where hundreds of people have ended up on the list for no reason at all. Nobody needs to wonder where that slippery slope would lead if they know anything at all about the federal government. Wouldn't be long before your postal carrier would be putting you on the "no gun" list because you didn't tip him enough at Christmas. The feds routinely arrest militia members , on the strength of no evidence at all. But this Moslem, well, that would have been racist, wouldn't it. So we have to wait til he kills a bunch of people before they can get him off the street. Because he's "special."
The politician I was watching, Eric Swalwell, 15th District CA. has some legal issues going on, so maybe he was distracted. But not too distracted to say "Thank God for the Swat Team and that armored vehicle they used to breach the building." At which point, the host said "but isn't that the same type of armored vehicle which both you and President Obama want taken from police inventory?" Swalwell choked on that one and started some lame excuse so I turned it off. He's an idiot, which is no doubt why he's a politician.
It's hard for me to believe that this terrorist was able to gun down nearly 100 people, dead and wounded. Why didn't somebody pick up a bar stool and brain him? I listened to witness after witness. When they heard shooting, they hid or "fell to the floor." The police took more than 3 hours to storm the building, during which time this "Moslem American" shot more individuals up. Apparently not one person took any action to defend themselves. Well, the government has been teaching people from childhood that it's wrong to defend yourself, you have to wait for a person "in authority" to protect you, and that's what these people did. Didn't work out too well for them.
I'm really sorry for those people, and for their families. The Sardine Defense didn't work for them. I'm not an advocate of that particular survival plan, myself.