Right now I'm looking at Mosul, Iraq as being the intended target
Iraqi troops and allied militias are moving in from the South. The US/NATO/Kurd crew have made that a red line that cannot be crossed!
Iraqi forces gain ground against Daesh south of Mosul
Security forces liberate Kharaeb village south of Mosul, 25 ISIS members killed
And the two year anniversary of the fall of Mosul is fast approaching
I will be updating this post asap
UPDATES BEGIN: which are actually a round up of earlier news reports
Regarding the shooting in Orlando, Florida-
Conveniently the shooter called 9/11 BEFORE the attack to confess his allegiance to ISIS!
Nice way to reinforce well worn memes
Various law enforcement officials have identified the shooter as Mateen, who was born in New York and lived in Port St. Lucie on Florida's eastern shores.New York and 9/11 alongside ISIS...
Mateen, who was carrying a handgun and AR-15-type rifle, died after a SWAT team stormed the clubNew York, 9/11, ISIS. AR-15 (Sandy Hook)
The shooter, who worked in security, according to the family, had active security officer and firearms licenses, records show.
Seddique said Mateen was a husband and father to a 3-year-old son. The family's home in Port St. Lucie is less than two hours south of Orlando.
Mateen didn't appear to have any direct ties with ISIS, sources said, although he was a follower of ISIS propaganda and referenced the Tsarnaev brothers, who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, at the scene of the shooting.
Federal law enforcement officials said they had found no indication so far that the attacker was linked to any wider organization, though they and the police were investigating several possible terrorism angles, both overseas and in the United States. Court records show that Mateen was born in New York, and had been married and divorced. The Washington Post reported Sunday that Mateen's former wife said she left him because he repeatedly beat her.Lone Wolf- how many repetitive memes can be dropped ?
The Islamic State in particular has encouraged “lone wolf” attacks in the West, a point reinforced recently by a spokesman for the group, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, in his annual speech just before the holy month of Ramadan. In past years, the Islamic State and al-Qaida ramped up attacks during Ramadan.Translation provided by SITE Intelligence- Suuuuuuurrreee.
“Make it, Allah permitting, a month of hurt on the infidels everywhere,” al-Adnani said, according to a translation provided by the SITE Intelligence Group.
New York, 9/11, ISIS. AR-15 (Sandy Hook) and Lone Wolf, Tsarnaev brothers, who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings
- Multiple attacks? No safety anywhere- total terror and trauma
Police arrest man with assault rifles, possible explosives and a camouflage outfit who said he was headed to the L.A. Pride paradeThat claim will fade away..
A law enforcement official says the shooter in the massacre at a gay Florida nightclub was known to the FBI and had been looked at by agents within the last few years.Looked at by agents for what purpose? Unstated.
Pulse, the Orlando gay nightclub targeted in a jihadist terror attack, was a “gun-free zone” by state law.Gun Free Zone means easy targets-
Per Florida’s concealed carry law, those with a license to carry may not carry their firearms into an establishment that serves alcohol.
The state statute that covers the license to carry a weapon, Title XLVI Chapter 790, clearly states that guns are not permitted in bars.
Section (12)(a) tells concealed carry license holders that “A license issued under this section does not authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a concealed weapon or firearm into: Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose.”
Omar Mateen's Dad didn't say the son had a vendetta against homosexuals- I could not find a direct quote attributing that statement to the father anywhere- All that information was paraphrased aka planted by law enforcement. The direct statements the dad makes contradict law enforcement paraphrasing
"I don't know why he did it. He is dead, so I can't ask him. I wish I knew."
"I apologize for what my son did ... We are saying we are apologizing for the whole incident. We weren't aware of any action he is taking. We are in shock like the whole country," Seddique told NBC News.
Reinforcing the trauma..
The deceased gunman has been identified as Omar Mateen, an Afghan-born man from Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Afghan born ( first nation struck after) 9/11 in New York. ISIS. AR15- Shooting in Florida, where the 9/11 hijackers were based )
Ali Nawawi is arrested in Orlando, Florida, about 80 miles from Tampa.
Should we be on the watch out for ‘confused’ imagery?
_9/11 again Florida Hijackers
_ Lone Wolf
Lots of reinforcement going on.
Two more updates:
ISIS claims responsibility for largest mass shooting in American history
But were they REALLY responsible?
The news agency ‘Amaaq’ was quoted by Reuters as saying: “An armed attack on a nightclub for homosexuals in the US city of Orlando, Florida, which left more than 100 dead and wounded, was carried out by [ISIS] fighters.”
US|Was Orlando Shooter Really Acting for ISIS? For ISIS, It's All the Same.
“I think what the Islamic State has done is very clever, and that is create a situation where someone can carry out an attack without any direct link to the organization,” said Charlie Winter, senior research associate at Georgia State University’s Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative. “They can pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before or during, and that catapults them from being a self-starter jihadist guy, or girl, to someone who can be lionized as a soldier of the Islamic State and regarded as a warrior.”So anyone, anyone at all, can carry out some random attack, anywhere at all and "ISIS" will happily take credit for it.
It's called spin folks!
In other words, there is NO proof of this attack being linked to ISIS or inspired by ISIS or even remotely having to do with ISIS -
And that makes no difference at all to the spin factor!