The FBI, Not “ISIS,” Radicalized the Orlando Shooter

fbi radicalBy Tony Cartalucci

As predicted, the FBI is revealed to have approached Orlando shooting suspect Omar Mateen in 2013 with informants posing as terrorists in an attempt to “lure” him into participating in a terrorist attack.

Top Image: As scary as any cartoon villain – and ironically – quite literally a manufactured villain. Marcus Robertson is not only a former US Marine, but also a long-time CIA and FBI asset. He runs an extremist website on American soil with absolute impunity and is likely one component of the FBI’s counterterror entrapment pipeline.

USA TODAY‘s TC Palm reports in an article titled, “Exclusive: PGA Village residents want answers from security firm,” that (emphasis added):

The FBI launched an investigation into Mateen after Sheriff’s Office officials reported the incident to the agency. As part of its investigation, the FBI examined Mateen’s travel history, phone records, acquaintances and even planted a confidential informant in the courthouse to “lure Omar into some kind of act and Omar did not bite,” Mascara said. The FBI concluded Mateen was not a threat after that, Mascara said.

This is in line with the FBI’s practice of approaching and entrapping potential terror suspects by posing as terrorists themselves and aiding and abetting them in the planning and preparations for high-profile attacks. These undercover operations include everything from “casing out” potential targets, to the obtaining and training with actual, live explosives, to the purchasing of small arsenals of firearms including the sort of semi-automatic rifles and pistols used by Mateen during the Orlando shooting.

In addition to the FBI’s undercover operation, it is now also revealed that Mateen frequented the website of another FBI/CIA informant, Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a former US Marine, turned bank robber, turned US government informant.

While US politicians, law enforcement officials, and media networks attempt to claim Robertson’s extremist website, the “Timbuktu Seminary,” was his own independent project, the extent of his association with the US government makes this difficult, if not impossible to believe. Instead, it appears to be the perfect mechanism to feed the FBI’s entrapment pipeline, attracting and identifying possible suspects for the FBI to then approach and “investigate.”

The National Review‘s article, “The Orlando Jihadist and the Blind Sheikh’s Bodyguard,” would report (emphasis added):

According to Fox News, Omar Mateen, the jihadist who carried out the mass-murder attack at a gay nightclub in Florida this weekend, was a student of Marcus Robertson, an Orlando-based radical Muslim who once served as a bodyguard to Omar Abdel Rahman — the notorious “Blind Sheikh” whom I prosecuted for terrorism crimes in the early to mid 1990s.

The National Review also reported that (emphasis added):

In Robertson’s case, it is reported that he agreed to work for the government, gathering intelligence both overseas and in the United States. According to Fox, however, he was expelled from the covert informant program in early 2007 after attacking his CIA handler in Africa.

But Robertson’s stint with the CIA was not the only time he would work for the US government after his service in the US Marine Corps. The National Review leaves out the fact that before his dismissal from the CIA, he was an informant for the FBI between 2004 and 2007.

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The Daily Beast in its article, “Was Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen Inspired by This Bank-Robbing Ex-Marine?,” would report (emphasis added):

“Plaintiff worked as a covert operator for the FBI Terrorist Task Force from 2004 until 2007, performing operations in the United Sates and internationally with and against suspected and known terrorist organizations,” Robertson says in court papers.

Robertson remained in touch with American law enforcement and intelligence officials when he moved back to the United States, according to court papers filed by his attorney, “served as a confidential source in domestic terrorism investigations from Atlanta to Los Angeles.”

Is the American public expected to believe that a US government asset who received special training in the military and served as an informant and operative for both the FBI and the CIA would somehow, suddenly be allowed to drop off the US government’s radar and be allowed to run an extremist website in the United States?

mohamed-bomb-800x600Image: How far do undercover FBI investigations go? How about building a van-bomb for a suspect after taking him to a public park to detonate real explosives? The FBI’s own affidavit reveals that is precisely what FBI informants did while investigating Portland, Oregon terror suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud. Did the FBI’s attempts to lure the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, into committing a terror attack contribute in his radicalization? The FBI must answer to this.

Indeed, no American should believe this. Robertson was step one in Omar Mateen – the Orlando shooter’s – radicalization. The FBI’s attempt to pose as terrorists to lure Mateen into going along with a terrorist attack was step two. Though the FBI has so far failed to disclose the details of that investigation, comments made by FBI Director James Comey himself indicate that FBI informants may have worked on Mateen for up to 10 months.

Between exposure to Robertson’s extremist propaganda, honed after years of working as an informant and operative identifying and exposing terror suspects, and the FBI’s own informants over the course of months, if not years, it is clear that the US government and its “counterterrorism” measures radicalized Mateen – not “ISIS.”

The Guardian in its article, “CIA has not found any link between Orlando killer and Isis, says agency chief,” further highlights this blatant truth by reporting (emphasis added):

The Central Intelligence Agency chief has not been “able to uncover any link” between Orlando killer Omar Mateen and the Islamic State, despite Mateen’s stated allegiance to the jihadist group during Sunday’s LGBT nightclub massacre. If Omar Mateen was a “homegrown terrorist,” the FBI served as the gardeners.

The American public must now demand the details of the FBI’s undercover work regarding Omar Mateen, as well as the truth behind any enduring ties between Robertson and the US government. If Robertson has no connections with the US government, an explanation as to why he is allowed to operate an extremist website on American soil must be provided.

For political and ideological opportunists attempting to seize upon the Orlando tragedy to uphold an example of “Islamic extremism,” it is especially ironic that the facts indicate that the act of terrorism was entirely divorced from “Islam,” and instead the result of America’s ongoing view of terrorism as a convenient and versatile geopolitical tool, rather than a threat to genuinely combat.

That quite literally every aspect that contributed to Omar Mateen’s radicalization is directly connected to the US government itself, illustrates just who the real threat is that American’s should fear – the threat within the halls of its own government – not “terrorists” dwelling beyond them.

Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer Report, Alternative Thai News Network and LocalOrg.


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11 Comments on "The FBI, Not “ISIS,” Radicalized the Orlando Shooter"

  1. This pisses me off. Instead of using their surveillance (with our tax dollars) to look out for harmful individuals, they foster them? Why not use your power to steer these people away from the bad and into a better direction; why not inform and scare them that they are under watch and will not tolerate any kind of unlawful behavior; why not try to get them mental health help? (I know the answers to these questions though, lol). I wish more journalists would jump on this and ask some heavy questions! Absolutely unacceptable practices going on. Thanks to this site and others like it for at least trying to raise awareness because I would otherwise not question the story based on what MSM provides the people.

    • rhondareichel | June 20, 2016 at 12:31 pm | Reply

      WTH is indefinite detention for?
      sure isn’t being used on terrorists here….homegrown or otherwise

    • I agree as much as I hate terrorism to lure people into doing these type of crimes one has to question this method.Coercion is the practice of forcing another party to act in an involuntary manner by use of intimidation or threats or some other form of pressure or force. There is enough of these people already out there.

  2. HilLIARy says that people being investigated the FBI should not be allowed to buy guns. But it’s okay if they run for president?

    • sisterlauren | June 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm | Reply

      Well since she is being investigated by the FBI, does that mean she is saying that she should not be able to buy a gun? I sure wish a reporter would ask her about it. I’d love to hear the answer.

      I would think a person who can not be trusted with a gun, should also not be trusted with a drone program or with nuclear bombs.

      • TheCogitator | June 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm | Reply

        I agree with you, but there is not a chance that the mainstream media would ask her a question that could put her in a bad light. She is a criminal who should die in prison along with her husband. If we had an honest judicial system, she and Bill would already be there.

  3. Protecting the World but not the Home Land….and printing “money” ….another *&^%!

  4. rhondareichel | June 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm | Reply

    It won’t let me post the video so look it up
    Watch the video…Redsilver J—Orlando shooting hoax case closed
    He’s calling out a B.S. psyop for gun control

    – as usual he gets to the point–Mateen was a crisis actor…he was in 2 movies, one of them he played a gay too

    so many contradictions…he’s gay but he hates gays? He calls all these people different times & on facebook during the shooting, and nobody rushed him? Wife admits she helped but they didn’t arrest her.

    I love this guy. All democrats should watch this video.

  5. Sounds like something I think they may have done to Christopher Monfort…. a graduate of the UW Law and Justice Program in Seattle and an Activist Against the Unconstitutional Effects of the Patriot Act.

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  7. cellaphaneman | June 21, 2016 at 7:15 am | Reply

    So many smoke and mirrors. They sure don’t give a crap about the folks who pay for all of this. Non representation – just let HillBillary sell as many top secrets to the highest and best bidder.
    Did ya hear about the one that (almost) got away.
    His name is Howell and he turned himself in to the Santa Monica police to be protected from the CIA whom he claimed were going to kill him, but he said (not verbatim) that they (referencing handlers) said that they would be fine, but they killed Mateen, so he thought he would be targeted after his script, in Santa Monica, was played out. Why the heck he thought the police would protect him is completely nuts.

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