A gunman (later identified as 29-year-old Omar Mateen) walked into Pulse, a gay bar in south Orlando at 2:00 AM Sunday night, and opened fire. When police & SWAT arrived, he had taken hostages. Hours later, he was finally overwhelmed & killed in a hail police bullets. Fifty people were left dead, and another 53 injured. It is now the worst mass shooting is U.S. history.
Mateen was a U.S. citizen reportedly born in New York, with his family from Afghanistan. Mir Seddique, the suspected shooter’s father, claims Mateen got angry when he saw two men kissing in downtown Miami a couple of months ago and that he says that may have been a trigger in the shooting. “We are apologizing for the whole incident. We weren’t aware of any action he [was] taking. We are in shock like the whole country.”
Apologies are nice, but explanations are better. This whole family needs to be investigated, with all political & business links exposed. Don’t expect any real answers to come from corporate mass media or official police/FBI investigations.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina at the news conference, “The suspect is dead. He appeared to be carrying a rifle, an assault-type rifle, and a handgun, and had some type of device on him. That’s what we’re doing right now. Checking the area for devices.” This will obviously be used as an opportunity for an urban lock-down run-through, with OPD ‘assisted’ by the FBI & military.
CNN’s Evan Pérez reported that Mateen had rented a car in Fort Pierce (about 120 miles south of Orlando) as transportation for the attack. Reportedly Mateen worked as a security officer, but for whom & in what capacity is still unknown? Curiously, Mateen was a registered Democrat, which is suspicious considering the claimed homophobic motivation for the massacre. 
Was Omar Mateen a military/CIA asset? What about his family? Where did he receive the military training to kill so many people? And the hardware?
Law enforcement officials told ABC News that Mateen had been “on the radar” of U.S. authorities for a while, but that he was not the target of an investigation. In intelligence terms, this has ‘rogue asset’ and ‘blowback’ written all over it.
Proper lessons need to be learned by everyone, before this escalates much further. Political grandstanding & business-as-usual can no longer be tolerated. Real questions need to be asked and their true lessons learned, or else this becomes our combined fate.