"Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen legally purchased the guns he had on him today within the past week, even though he had been known to law enforcement for years, federal officials confirmed.
"Law enforcement sources told ABC News that he had a .223 caliber AR-type rifle and a Glock handgun on him at the time of the shooting early this morning, which the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says he bought legally.
"News of the legal purchases comes as officials confirmed that Mateen had been interviewed three times by the FBI in the years leading up to the shooting because his name came up in connection to two different cases. Such information would not show up in a background check because both cases were closed.
"Law enforcement sources confirmed that Mateen was on the FBI's radar but not necessarily on a watch list. But even appearing on the list wouldn't have necessarily prevented him from obtaining weapons.
"'Being on the watch list is not in itself disqualifying, under law. The disqualifying elements of the investigation may be classified,' ABC News consultant and former acting Homeland Security undersecretary John Cohen said."
To read Keneally's entire article, click HERE.
What follows is a choice excerpt from my five-part article about gangstalking and twenty-first century mass surveillance entitled "A World of Stalking Fools" (originally posted on 1-24-16), a follow-up to my most recent book, Chameleo: A Strange but True Story of Invisible Spies, Heroin Addiction, and Homeland Security (OR Books, 2015):
Not many people are aware that Gloria Naylor, the respected American author of such acclaimed novels as The Women of Brewster Place and Mama Day, has been a victim of gangstalking for almost twenty years. In fact, she wrote an entire novel about her experiences entitled 1996 (the year her horrific experiences began). Naylor’s nightmare very much reflects the outlandish torture undergone by my friend Dion in San Diego; however, the trigger for Naylor’s harassment is even more absurd that what Dion underwent. She became a targeted individual over a trivial dispute with her next door neighbor, who just so happened to have a brother in the National Security Agency. When the neighbor’s cat ended up poisoned, the neighbor blamed Naylor. That’s when her experiences with gangstalking began. To those of you who think this type of psychological warfare will never be waged against you, think again. If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, and you happen to pique some asshole’s wrath on the wrong day, kiss the illusory freedom you’ve always depended on farewell.
And for those of you who think, “Gee whiz, maybe it’s a good thing that these spooks are watching all these scumbags 24/7. That’s exactly what this country needs—good old-fashioned brute justice, not more red tape.” Perhaps that attitude would be correct… except for the fact that the “scumbags” (i.e., terrorists, rapists, pedophiles, conmen, and criminals of all sorts) aren’t the ones being scrutinized. For the most part, in fact, the ones in charge are the very same “scumbags” listed above. As I said before, many of the perps involved in gangstalking are being blackmailed into performing these acts. Those most open to blackmail are those who are already engaging in criminal behavior. So now we have a situation in which criminals are being funded by the United States black budget to monitor innocent civilians being accused of terrorism by far rightwing spooks with over two thousands years of Christian righteousness fueling the religious war of purification waging quietly and covertly in their disordered brains.
The alphabet soup of intelligence agencies whose budgets soared after 9/11 will look us straight in the face and claim that their efforts have made this country a better place. Stop a moment and ask yourself a variation on a crucial question that President Ronald Reagan once asked the American people. During the 1984 Presidential race, Reagan asked his constituents, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” At the time the question was a resounding, “Yes!” Ever since then, savvy politicians have used variations on the same question to win votes from the American people. But the one question that no politician will ever ask the American people is as follows: “Do you feel more free than you did four years ago?”
The reason this question will never be asked is because the answer would be the same for every single American across the political, sociological and racial spectrum. The resounding answer would be “NO!” Even the gangstalkers feel less free than they did in the past. Many of these perps are speaking out about the positions in which they find themselves. They’re monitored more closely than the people being stalked. My friend Dion saw this firsthand when one of the gangstalkers actually broke character just long enough to try to pass along a piece of advice in a random public restroom in Minnesota before the perp’s handler barged into the bathroom and practically dragged the man out by the collar.
If the purpose of this nationwide gangstalking program really was to curb mass violence and domestic terrorism, why have so many outrageous, violent scenarios increased since 9/11? Consider this: These operatives had enough money, time, and manpower to monitor my friend Dion—who was doing absolutely nothing to anybody that warranted such insane violations of the United States Constitution—but they were not at all aware of the suspicious activities—both online and off—of a blatantly disturbed teenager like Adam Lanza who enjoyed spending his downtime at the local firing range with his gun-loving mother? They were not at all aware of the murderous schemes of Syed Rizwan Farook who posted her ghastly intentions on Facebook years before she picked up an arsenal of semi-automatic firearms and gunned down fourteen of her husband’s co-workers in a San Bernardino banquet room? They were not aware of the catastrophic plans of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombers, despite the fact that the two terrorists ostensibly made no secret of their intentions among their network of college friends in Boston? They were not aware of the reprehensible activities—both online and in the classroom—of organized pedophiles operating blatantly out of elementary schools and Catholic churches in Southern California in recent years? And yet somehow these super sleuths had the wherewithal to monitor my friend’s phone calls to such a degree that they once went out of their way to cut off phone communication between us in order to prevent me sending him money via Western Union. How can both these realities be true at the same time? If they have enough time to monitor the most mundane activities of Dion Fuller or Gloria Naylor or the thousands of other targeted individuals in the United States, then they must have enough time to monitor the real threats as well—the Adam Lanzas, the Boston Marathon bombers, all the domestic terrorists who have plagued our headlines during the past few years. But they don’t. Instead they waste literally thousands of dollars gaslighting a male Caucasian heroin addict in San Diego and a female African-American novelist in South Carolina? Why?
Because they’re not interested in stopping crime.
Because the true terrorists are the ones in charge of the gangstalking program.
The purpose of juxtaposing Meghan Keneally's ABCNews.com article with the above excerpt from my article "A World of Stalking Fools" should be obvious to anyone with eyes open enough to see. As Hunter S. Thompson often liked to say, "Res Ipsa Loquitur."
The point is self-evident. It appears as if a definite pattern is forming here. When it comes to managing mass shootings and domestic terrorism, Homeland Security seems to favor a systematic program of willful "Mass (Non-)Surveillance."
To read the entirety of "A World of Stalking Fools," I suggest beginning with Part One (which you can find right HERE).
For more information on the Orlando shooting, I suggest reading Loren Coleman's Twilight Language blog, particularly his 6-12-16 post entitled "Media Shouts, 'America's Deadliest Mass Shooting' (Pulse Shooting: 12 June 2016)."