by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Just thought I would toss this out there:
UPDATE: Police chief now says he’s “not sure” if those 4 people in the bathroom with suspect were killed when they breached the wall but that “dozens and dozens” escaped when they went in at 2am, 3 hours earlier. As I pointed out, the one kid texting his mother from the bathroom is listed as one of the fatalities.
Also, they are now saying Omar may have gone to Disney World that day to “plan the attack”. “Plan the attack”? At Disney World? What?
Yes, President Obama just went on TV and basically laid out the two policy agenda points I wrote earlier that he would try to use this event to advance: getting an Authorization for the Use of Military Force against “ISIS” and passing some kind of comprehensive “common sense” gun control laws. He also seemed interested in blaming the open internet for the attack.
The president noted that there was no confirmed communications or other connection with “ISIS” and said it was like San Bernadino in that regard (I guess meaning they linked it to “ISIS” without there actually being any kind of a link)
Also of note: I saw a thing on MSNBC where they showed a vehicle in the apartment he lived in which is supposedly his vehicle. The car, still in the apartment complex parking lot, had a US Marine Corp sticker on it as well as a US Marine Corp themed license plate. That’s what they showed live on the air. The image above is from WFLA.
That matches up with what someone else said about him earlier:
“One of his jobs was at the St. Lucie County Courthouse — as a private security officer, not as a member of the county Sheriff’s Department, officials said. He worked security at PGA Village in Port Saint Lucie, where Aurelia Kennedy, a frequent visitor, became friendly with him. She told NBC News that Mateen decorated his car with a Marine-themed license plate and stickers, which led her to mistakenly believe he was a Marine. ” NBC News
so that was definitely his car in the parking lot over a hundred miles away from the scene. Why would he have photos of himself in NYPD shirts and sport stickers and licenses from the US Marine Corp if he belonged to neither of those institutions?
And how did he get to the club a hundred miles away?
Several of the patsies of previous American Gladio events were found in rented vehicles.
Another interesting item that I found was a graphic from the New York Times that shows the layout of the inside of the Pulse nightclub to scale.
You’ll notice how small those restrooms are. They said there were 4 or 5 people in one with the suspect and another 15 in the other. I don’t know how you could get 15 people in one of those rooms. You can tell from the size of the door opening just how small they are.