Sunday, June 19, 2016
Did FBI encourage Omar Mateen to carry out a terror plot?
While the full extent of Mateen’s contact with the FBI is unknown, it is clear that it extended into the realm of planning a bogus terror attack. The question now is whether manipulation by a FBI informant had any impact on Mateen’s deadly decision.
“The FBI should scrutinize the operating procedure where they use undercovers and informants and pitch people to become informants,” said Rowley. “They must recognize that, in this case [with Mateen], it had horrible consequences if it did, in fact, backfire.”—Alternet
Read the article on the Alternet website:
Before Omar Mateen Committed Mass Murder, The FBI Tried To 'Lure' Him Into A Terror Plot: New revelations raise questions about the FBI’s role in shaping Mateen’s lethal mindset (Alternet, 6/19/2016)