cb1000rider wrote:They asked him. He said that he was aligned with ISIS and Hezbollah. As those two groups are apparently incompatible, basically they assumed he was a wack-job and watched him for a while.Jusme wrote: Did they just ask him if he was a terrorist, and since he said no they dropped it? I don't doubt at all that this was a coordinated attack, with him being the one to be martyred. I just can't believe, that as these investigations continue, how complicit people are and yet don't say anything. If I knew anyone was even contemplating something like this 911 would be lit up.
You can certainly fault the FBI retrospectively here. However, unless we all want to give up our gun rights without due process, I'm not sure what our government could have done other than guess a little better about another lone-wolf wack job. He didn't have any legitimate links to terrorist organizations beyond his own mouth.
I agree, I don't advocate bypassing due process, nor do I believe that anyone should be denied their right to own firearms, without a court order. But the fact, that now, apparently, there was someone who did, in fact, know of his plans, actually provided transportation for what was essentially a recon mission, and failed to do anything to prevent it, is an indication, similar to the San Bernardino case, that other were aware and, in my opinion are just as guilty of the murders as the shooter. This hearkens back to my original post on this topic, regarding members of the Islamic, faith, refusing to make their voices heard, and standing by silently as more of these attacks are carried out. While they may quietly say they are opposed to these attacks, they never vehemently denounce them, or the the perpetrators.
I apologize for the long run-on sentences, that's just the way my brain operates.