“Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga coverup, going on at this time?” — “Sure, it happens all of the time.”
I suppose you know what happened in Chattanooga, Tennessee back in July. I’m talking about the time when Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two of our military installations. He murdered five unarmed members of the military: Marines Squire K. “Skipp” Wells, 21-years-old from Marietta. Georgia; Carson A. Holmquist, 25-years-old, from Grantsburg, Wisconsin; David A. Wyatt, 37-years-old, from Russellville, Arkansas; and Thomas J. Sullivan, 40-years-old from Springfield, Massachusetts and one Navy man, Randall Smith, 26-years-old from Paulding, Ohio
Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 25-years-old, was the son of two self-described Palestinians who “maintained a strict, conservative Muslim lifestyle.” He was born in Kuwait. He came to the US in 2003; received all the benefits this country could offer; earned an engineering degree (probably on your dime) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2012; and showed his gratitude by murdering Amercian servicemen. Hours before the shooting, he texted an Islamic verse to a friend that read, “Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of mine, then I have declared war against him.” Do you wonder about this being a terrorist act? Apparently the FBI is still trying to figure it out.
The FBI director was asked about this case recently. He said: “Sometimes the way we investigate requires us to keep information secret. That’s a good thing. We don’t want to smear people,”
No, we wouldn’t want to smear a person who murdered five American servicemen who were unarmed. That would be nasty. Probably even un-American under today’s standards. We must be very protective of the reputation of people like that.
I’ve sat back and tried to figure out what is there that is secret about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez? What is it that the FBI director knows that he fears smearing this murderer of American servicemen? All I can figure out that explains his desire to be so secretive about something that is so obvious is that perhaps he does not want to tell us that Abdulazeez is, or more appropriately was, an FBI informant.
Maybe I’m mistaken when I suggested he was fearful of smearing Abdulazeez. Perhaps the people he does not want to smear are the FBI agents who worked with him. That would be a good reason to put a lid on the case.
Other than that all I can figure out is that the FBI is playing politics. Comey knowing the president seeks to downplay these events because he frowns on connecting Muslims with terrorists plays along with Obama He covers for the White House and he gets 230 more staffs. . While the FBI pretended Abdulazeez wass not a terrorist the president slipped and let the cat out of the bag.
He said in his recent Oval Office speech: “Over the last few years, however, the terrorist threat has evolved into a new phase. As we’ve become better at preventing complex, multifaceted attacks like 9/11, terrorists turned to less complicated acts of violence like the mass shootings that are all too common in our society. It is this type of attack that we saw at Fort Hood in 2009; in Chattanooga earlier this year; and now in San Bernardino.”
You really have to wonder about the FBI. It’s less interested in the security of American than it is in playing the old political game. Even in the San Bernadino slaying my dog Sparkie figured out it was a terrorist attack before the FBI came to that conclusion.
It gets worse. After that attack we saw the absurd spectacle of the FBI using divers to search for a hard drive in a lake or pond with out a scintilla of evidence to show that it had been thrown there. They did it just because it was there. They figured it was another way to get more publicity. Don’t you wonder why it could not have been done without publicizing it?
Sometimes watching the FBI operate is like seeing one of those old-time slap-stick silent screen comedies. The only problem is that we are facing a real threat as has been shown by Chattanooga and San Bernardino. There is no reason in the world that under these circumstances the FBI should be concerned about anyone’s reputation, especially its own. We need less political correctness and more openness and candor.
By the way the Chatanooga police released the identities of the police officers who shot Abdulazeez. We are still waiting for the FBI to tell us the identities of the agents who shot Ibragim Todashev and Usaamah Rahim.