[Editor’s Note: I am not interested. Saw too many of these in 2012 and 2013. Batman shooting, Boston Bombing, Sandy Hook never mind 9/11. All engineered, bought and paid for, all Operation Gladio CIA BS. Same at the Kenya Mall. I have not forgotten… sick of this garbage. AND they actually Kill people. It is most probably Trump and his anti Muslim campaign who paid for it, or Clinton and her anti – gun campaign. Seriously USA, you people have lost your minds. And the rest of the world does not need to get dragged down into this rubbish again. 9/11 was enough. In Syria and Ukraine people get killed every day because of CIA/US interference in other peoples countries and business. Grow up already.]
from Veterans Today:
Young Afghan-American Moslem slaughters gays in Florida, it all sounds like it was designed to inflame feelings against Islam, oh how predictable
This tragic incident has several hallmarks of being a false flag attack; the shooter being a young Muslim, the FBI ‘checking’ to see if he has links with extremists, the shooter already dead and unable to answer any questions. It’s all too familiar. The fact it was a gay club may also be significant, given the current hoo-hah in the US political arena over LGBT issues.
Since the initial reports, the shooter has been identified as US citizen Omar Mateen from Florida.
The suspect behind the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, which left dozens dead and injured, has been identified as Omar Mateen, the CBS network reported, citing sources. The channel added that the FBI is currently checking if he was linked to extremists.
A correspondent from the WFTV channel said Mateen was 27 years old and was from Port St. Lucie in Florida, nearly 150km from Orlando.
According to reports on social media, he was born to Afghan parents.
Quite frankly, this is almost certainly an event designed to provoke further anti-Islamic feeling in the US and judging by the sort of stupid, ill-informed and hate-filled commentary that is already appearing on various websites reporting on this story, it is an easy sell. This comment, the byline to an article on the shooting is sadly typical of the nonsense flooding the interwebs:
His level of preparation indicates an intention to demonstrate his profound devotion to Allah during Ramadan.
Since when was Ramadan about killing people? How is committing murder showing devotion to Allah? This is just ludicrous nonsense written by someone who is either completely ignorant of Islam or is willfully telling nefarious lies in order to demonise Islam and Moslems.
Mass shooting in Orlando gay nightclub: About 20 dead, 42 injured, ‘act of domestic terrorism’
A mass shooting has taken place in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. About 20 people have been killed and at least 42 taken to hospitals, police said, adding that a SWAT team killed the shooter.
The incident took place at the Pulse nightclub.
“This can be classified as a domestic terror incident,” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.
“Approximately” 20 people were killed and at least 42 people have been taken to local hospitals, Orlando Sheriff John Mina said at a press conference, adding that the shooter was wearing some “type of device.”
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer added that “many lives were lost.”
Nearly 320 people were inside the nightclub at the time of the shooting.
Police said on Twitter that the shooter inside the nightclub is dead. The sheriff also confirmed the attacker was killed by a SWAT team. He was armed with an assault rifle and a handgun, officials said.
The Orange County sheriff called the nightclub shooting an “act of domestic terrorism.”
“At this time we’re looking at all angles right now,” an FBI official said.
He was asked if the shooter might have possible connections with extremists. “We do have suggestions that that individual may have leanings towards that particular ideology [extremism]. But right now we can’t say definitively so we’re still running everything around,” he added.
Twitter users said they heard multiple gunshots in the area.
One more witness, Brett Moots, told the New York Daily News that he saw people “being taken away with bullet wounds [to] their arms and abdomen.”
According to a reporter from the Orlando News, the shooter was wearing a bomb.
Pulse nightclub wrote on Facebook: “Everyone get out of Pulse and keep running.”
People took to Facebook to share information on the shooting. Under the Pulse club post they wrote that the attacker had an assault rifle and was barricaded inside with hostages.
Javer Antonetti, who went to the club with his brother, told Orlando News that he heard many shots. He managed to escape, but his brother, who was on crutches, remained in the building. “I’m not going anywhere,” he said. “Police told me he’s safe but he’s still stuck back there.”
“Everyone was getting on the floor,” another witness, Rosie Feba added. “I thought it was just part of the music, until I saw fire coming out of his gun.”