An armed guard sits on a stool by the doorway of every shopfront on the streets of Jerusalem. Their job is to prevent a terrorist from entering the establishment and killing customers and shopkeepers alike, in the name of the god or radical cleric to which they have sworn allegiance. Private security is big business in Israel, comprising approximately 20% of the entire economy. The premier agency of the industry is G4S. They are a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate based in Israel. They have set their sights on the US market.
Omar Mateen is an angry and rebellious kid, taught by his father to reject social norms and pick fights with everyone – the 14 year old is reported to have rejoiced on 9/11. His academic record reveals terrible grades and a long list of disciplinary infractions including punching and hitting himself and his classmates. He is expelled repeatedly. All attempts to correct his behavior are in vain. Sent to an ‘alternative school’, he obtains a diploma.
Despite his poor grades Omar Mateen is not an idiot. He gets a job as a security guard. He reveals early on in his career that he understands how the world works: you create a crisis and then exploit it. In the 2010 documentary The Big Fix he explains the economics of an oil spill:
“No one gives a shit. No one gives a shit here, everybody just gets out to get paid. They’re like hoping for more oil to come out and more people to complain so they will have jobs. Because once people get laid off here it’s going to suck for them. They want more disaster to happen because that’s where their money making is.” The documentary-maker then asked, “It’s all about the money right?” to which Mateen responded: “All about the money, exactly.”
His cynical outlook contributes to his character: he builds a reputation as a racist and a misogynist, even if his religious convictions were not yet fully formed. He is reported to the FBI for threats of violence connected to Islamism. They investigate him and even try to get him to participate in a terrorist plot, standard operating procedure for the agency that is known to create more terrorists than it ever discovers. Their modus operandi is to find vulnerable people and entice them either to report conspiracies or commit crimes. In Minnesota a Somali girl uncovered a huge sex trafficking ring in which 16 men were convicted. Later the entire case was thrown out – the judge concluded she was manipulated by the FBI and bullied into mental illness and false confessions.
The FBI is also behind the Think Again Turn Away campaign, which glamorizes torture and sexual slavery for rebellious kids, and the CIA runs “Don’t be a Puppet”, nicely satirized by SNL.
The wily young man didn’t fall for the trap, and they eventually removed him from their list. Yet the experience seemed only to exacerbate the extremist attitudes and tendencies of a man whose job was to protect people from such things. During this time he was married twice and had a child. Burdened by the unwanted responsibilities and torn by same-sex longings, he grasped the ideology of radical Islam, even as he chafed at the strictures of his father’s religion. This was not how life was supposed to turn out. Like his brother in San Bernardino, he embraced the creed of his ancestors to spectacularly reject it – simultaneously vindicating and execrating both his profession and his god.
Omar Mateen was hired by G4S in 2007. Despite many complaints about his behavior he was not terminated – he was rewarded with open carry gun permits. He bought an AK-47 and the rest is history.
Don’t let a good crisis go to waste
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to exploit the ensuing tragedy:
Radical Islamist terror makes no distinction between shades of infidel. This week it was gays in Orlando. A few days before that it was Jews in Tel Aviv. Before that it was music fans in Paris; Travelers in Brussels; Yazidis in Iraq; Community workers in San Bernardino; Christians and journalists in Syria. All of us are targets. We believe that all people are created in the image of God.
Omar Mateen was the perfect patsy for the private security industry and the FBI to usher in a new security state in the US, complete with armed guards outside every shop and nightclub. They simply followed the playbook perfected by Israelis: incite the opposition to violence and then slam them with 10 times the force. Then, exploit the ensuing crisis to legitimize a vast mafioso protection racket.
Having run out of real crimes to prosecute, the FBI is forced to incite intellectually and emotionally challenged kids to join ISIS. The unlucky ones will be assigned to review every one of Hillary’s emails for evidence of misconduct – hundreds have had nothing better to do for almost 2 years now. Of course, they will find nothing, other than their own emails to her that proved they knew about the server all along (and which are now marked ‘super sensitive-do not release!’).
In the 80’s, ACT UP lobbied for funding for HIV awareness and treatment. The FBI attempted to infiltrate the group many times, but the agents were easily identified. They would suggest a violent response, which drew immediate guffaws from the group. They were roundly mocked and quickly ejected. Like Jesus himself, gays are forgiving, peace loving and tolerant. They are inclusive and oppose the barbarity of dropping bombs on Arab lands to ‘stop’ violence. Experts in ‘turning the other cheek’, they are the FBI and ISIS’s worst nightmare.