Saturday, June 25, 2016

Op-ed: Open-Carry vs. the Islamic Terrorist

Open-Carry vs. the Islamic Terrorist                          
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on
"A right unexercised is a right lost.”  
 – the motto of
And so the clueless Democrats in Congress staged a sit-down stunt to try and push forward their gun control agenda in the wake of the Orlando massacre. Only thing’s not about gun’s about islamic terrorism...and unfortunately about an FBI that has totally been derelict in its duties.
The bureau knew about this man, Omar Mateen, who in cold-blood murdered 49 people while shouting “allahu-akbar.” In fact, FBI officials interviewed Mateen in both 2013 and 2014, because he had expressed support for a suicide bomber while at his job as a licensed security guard at G4S Secure Solutions, one of the world’s largest private security companies. And the FBI let him go deeming him "not a threat." Not a threat no matter that it has now been proven that Mateen had planned the Orlando massacre for quite some time and had recently purchased a semi-automatic handgun and an automatic rifle, which the gun shop owner reported to the FBI because he had an uneasy feeling about Mateen but who the FBI did nothing about...yet again.
 And this, the current nightmare that is Orlando, is but yet another in a long line of the FBI dropping the ball…a long line now proving to be a part of a long-established pattern of incompetence…incompetence that reared its ugly head as far back as 2001 when former CIA analyst and whistleblower John Kiriakou personally witnessed a major example of FBI incompetence.
In 2002, when Kiriakou was the chief of CIA counter terrorism operations in Pakistan, he has stated that, "I was part of a team that raided the Taliban embassy in Peshawar that year. As part of our "haul," we confiscated a set of… phone bills [that] showed hundreds of calls from the Taliban to phone numbers all across the United States… Those calls ended abruptly on September 10, 2001.”
Immediately sending the original phone bills to the FBI, Kiriakou learned from an FBI agent that in the summer of 2002, the bills had been put into storage until they could be translated from Pashto into English, even though the bills were all printed and sent in English. And it gets worse, much worse, as the FBI never opened the box of phone bills, therefore, it was never learned why Americans, both before and after 9/11, were in contact with the Taliban…but now we can pretty much guess why.
Also of note is the fact that since 1982 it has been the FBI that is charged with protecting our homeland from acts of terror, yet it is the FBI who has let us down time and again by squandering resources on terrorist so-called ‘wannabes’ and ‘sting operations’ as they continue to misjudge the nature of true terrorist threats. Want proof…the FBI has totally failed to expose actual homegrown terror threats even when having valid suspicions about certain individuals…and the mass shooting in Orlando and last year’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, explicitly proves that point. You remember San Bernardino, that ‘little incident,’ as some in the media called it, where Syed Farook murdered 14 people in yet another islamic terrorist attack. Here, too, the FBI was well aware that Farook had been in contact with terrorism suspects, but again they, the FBI, did not a thing about it.
The FBI did not a thing to help prevent San Bernadino when ‘red flags’ about Farook were clearly evident while instead choosing to continue concentrating on terror threats via ‘sting operations’ that did not pan out. In fact, just a few years ago reporter David K. Shipler reported in ‘The Times’ that, “Of the 22 most frightening plans for attacks since 9/11 on American soil, 14 were developed in (FBI) sting operations.” In other words, the would-be terrorists lacked the know how to pull off their deadly attacks without the help of FBI undercover operatives, and the FBI knew this yet continued along this track.
Now add in this little bit of information…according to investigative reporter Trever Aaronson of the 508 defendants the U.S. government considered terrorists in prosecutions brought since 9/11, “243 had been targeted through an FBI informant, 158 had been caught in an FBI terrorism sting and 49 had encountered an agent provocateur.” Adding that, “Of the 508 cases, I could count on one hand the number of actual terrorists, such as failed New York City subway bomber Najibullah Zazi who posed a direct and imminent threat to the U.S.,” and Faisal Shazhad the media-named ‘Times Square Bomber’ whose bomb thankfully failed to explode and who had five months of training at a terrorist camp in Waziristan, Pakistan. And here’s the kicker, agents from the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)… America’s ‘supposed’ front line against terrorism…had Shazhad on their radar yet no one within their FBI partners connected the dots on the threat he posed.
And the sad end result of this FBI dilly-dallying and totally incompetent game playing is the Boston Marathon Bombing, the happenings at Oregon Community College, San Bernadino, and the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, just to name but a few.
So, I say if the FBI spends its time chasing the proverbial ‘wild goose’ and therefore cannot keep us safe at home… which obviously they cannot do even with an $80 billion-a-year intelligence gathering apparatus coupled with an FBI budget request of $8.48 billion for 2016… certain occurrences must happen. First, with a record of failure that speaks for itself, FBI Director James Comey must resign immediately, and second, it’s high past time that ‘We the People’ accept the fact that we must protect ourselves, and what better way to do so than to have ‘open carry’ in all 50 states becoming the law of our land. Taking guns away from the citizenry will not stop terrorism, counter to what the bleeding heart liberals think, in fact it will only make matters worse as it makes us ‘sitting ducks’ but then again the liberals know that…Obama knows that…and probably see it as a way to ‘cull the dissenting herd’ so to speak, as we cannot and must not put anything past this bunch of Constitution trampling miscreants.
And as for Orlando and San Bernardino in specific, so many ‘red flags’ and similarities have been overlooked…so many important changes have occurred in how this new breed of terrorist carries out their godless acts…yet the FBI and especially the media seem to either have closed their eyes to these changes or willingly choose to overlook them. One case in point…both Mateen of Orlando and Farook of San Bernardino wore protective body armor…but isn’t the point of jihad to become a martyr for the cause…as in to become one with allah while enjoying the 72 virgins in ‘supposed’ paradise…in other words…not to survive. And why would one wear body armor if not hoping they would survive.
And the FBI knew well that Mateen had purchased body armor along with his arsenal of assault weapons which should have screamed an attack in the making. Maybe now purchasers of body armor need to be ‘flagged’ as well for why would one need body armor except for some nefarious purpose especially when purchasing firearms at the same time, as Mateen did.
Another case in point…why did both of these islamic terrorists destroy evidence…as in their cell phones…before they both were rightfully taken down in a hail of bullets if they knew in the end that they were going to die. Remember that ISIS…who both men swore allegiance to…like to puff up their chests and take credit for their acts of terror by bantering around for the world for all to see said evidence of their attacks. Seems to me that by destroying evidence what both Mateen and Farook were trying to do was to ‘protect’ their accomplices...translating into the fact that Obama’s talking points of these incidents being ‘lone wolf attacks’ just flew right out the window.
Also, why wasn’t Mateen’s wife immediately taken into custody…why was she given the time and opportunity to leave…to escape…Florida…as was the family of Farook given the time to meet and concoct their ridiculous story of a “gentle soul” becoming radicalized by the charms of a woman. Why…because the truth is that under the Obama administration the enemy is always protected and covered for while ‘We the law-abiding People’ become the targets of trumped-up investigations.
So now it should become obvious, what with the FBI and all the other alphabets being unable to protect us, that as I stated above, ‘open carry’ should indeed become the law of our land and our personal deterrent against those out to do us bodily harm for the fact is that 'open carry' reduces the threat of violent crime against both the carrier and society in general as more people are armed at any given time. Now add in that common sense and logic dictates that if, for example, an islamic terrorist sees someone with a gun they understand that that someone is as willing to use their gun against them as they are against that innocent someone. Sure some will still be killed but just imagine if even one patron of the Pulse nightclub had a gun on them…the body count surely would have been a lot less.
And let’s not forget that ‘open carry’ is the follow through of our Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms” and lets ‘We the People’ duly serve that right whether the anti-gun crowd likes it or not. And it’s this very right that Obama and his minions are working so hard to deny us no matter that according to Charles Springwood of Illinois Wesleyan University ‘open carry’ "naturalizes the presence of guns, which means that guns become ordinary, omnipresent, and expected. Over time, the gun becomes a symbol of ordinary personhood." To me it means that over time the 'bad guys'...and most especially the islamic terrorists...will realize that we are not the sitting ducks they deem us to be.
And while both the ‘open carry’ and anti-gun crowd will agree that nowhere in the Second Amendment does it mention the words ‘open carry,’ it is important to also remember that nowhere in the Second Amendment are the words 'background checks' or 'waiting periods' to be found as well. But no matter as the words The Right Of The People To Keep And Bear Arms, Shall Not Be Infringed” says it all. And unless the Constitution itself is overturned…as Obama wishes it would be…that right is still afforded to ‘We the People’ whether some like it or not.
So now as more and more states are currently allowing for or considering ‘open carry’ to be the law in their given state, especially after seeing that our federal government and all its alphabet agencies are unable to keep us safe, all I can say is that in this day and age of ever escalating islamic terrorism it makes perfect sense for it to be so as the time for coddling and placating the enemy must come to an end or happenings like Orlando will become all too commonplace with more American blood turning our streets red. At least with ‘open carry’ we innocents have a chance to fight back…without it we will remain like lambs to the slaughter at the hands of islamic savages from hell.
Today, Saturday, June 25th, from 11am to 1pm EST, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss open carry as a way to stop islamic terrorism, Trump...NOT the people's choice, and why we have become part of #freethedelegates.
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