Tony Cartalucci, "US Terrorism Hits Orlando – Not Just for Syrians Anymore", © New Eastern Outlook (15 June 2016)
A horrific attack unfolded this week when Omar Mateen entered a nightclub in Orlando, Florida before allegedly opening fire killing 50 and injuring scores more. Mateen would eventually be gunned down himself by police.
At face value it appears to be another "extremist" attack—an extension of America’s ongoing "War on Terror." In reality Mateen is instead an extension of America's use of terrorism as a geopolitical tool to fight its enemies abroad and maintain paralyzing fear, division, and hysteria at home.
Mateen, the Latest in Long Line of Known Terrorists West Failed to Stop
The London Guardian's article, "Orlando gunman known to FBI shows difficulty of 'lone wolf' cases," would cite Erroll Southers, a former FBI counterintelligence and terrorism agent:
"What this illustrates is the difficulty in trying to identify people who would do things like Mr Mateen did today,” Southers said. “There is no profile."