by Daveda Gruber:
Inspector Jacques Clouseau is a fictional character in Blake Edwards’s farcical The ‘Pink Panther‘ series. He is portrayed by Peter Sellers in the original series, and also by Alan Arkin in the 1968 film ‘Inspector Clouseau‘. He plays a bumbling French Inspector.
The FBI is starting to remind me of the famous Inspector Clouseau. There seems to be no end to the FBI messing up.
Prosecutors in the trial of the Pulse nightclub shooter’s widow, Noor Salman have now revealed that the father of her now-dead terrorist husband was an FBI informant for 11 years.
Like the Parkland shooting, the terror attack that left 48 dead and 58 wounded, Americans learned that every element of the system worked, except the FBI.
Omar Matten, the shooter in the Pulse nightclub massacre attended a mosque that had contacted the FBI. They reported concerns about him.
Co-workers contacted law enforcement expressing alarm at his comments and behavior.
Mateen was vocal about his support for terrorism. He threatened co-workers with death. He also made sure everyone knew that his family had ties to terrorism.
The FBI did nothing. They never acted. The FBI bumbled the information, much worse than even Clouseau could have done and let this maniac go free many times.
In a lawsuit brought by Pulse victims, the Orlando Sentinel noted in March 2017, “According to the suit, Mateen told a deputy sheriff that he would have the terror group al Qaeda kill the coworker’s family; bragged to a co-worker about being associated with the Boston Marathon bombers; told colleagues that he had family connections to terror group al Qaeda and that he hoped law enforcement would raid his home so he could martyr himself.”
The lawsuit also says that Mateen praised Nidal Hasan, the Army major who shot forty-five people at Fort Hood.
The FBI interviewed Mateen twice but they released him both times.
FBI Special Agent Juvenal Martin, Seddique Mateen’s FBI handler, who was also assigned to investigate his charge’s son, testified that he considered developing Omar Mateen as an informant after closing an investigation into comments Mateen had made at work.
Also, the FBI admits during its investigation that they found wire transfer receipts to Afghanistan and Turkey in the home of Seddique Mateen on the day of the massacre.
Omar Mateen had searched for cheap tickets to Istanbul.
Security firm G4S, which is the largest private security firm in the world, boasts over 600,000 employees, one of whom was Omar Mateen. He had been an employee of the company for nearly nine years, serving most recently as an armed security guard at a gated retirement community in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Mateen cleared four background checks, two with the company and two with the FBI, without raising alarm.
The judge in the Noor Salman case rebuffed her defense motion for a mistrial due to the government withholding the information about their relationship with Omar Mateen’s father.
Between this case and Parkland, the FBI have proven that they are not doing their jobs effectively. Inspector Jacques Clouseau would most certainly have done better.