CIA: Orlando Shooter Had No Connection To ISIS
The Senate will soon be voting on gun control measures in the wake of the Pulse nightclub attack. Will they be successful? Probably not, because Republicans are running from the gun debate and focusing solely on ISIS, which the terrorist had no contact with. John Iadarola (ThinkTank), Jimmy Dore, Wes Clark Jr., and Michael Wood Jr., hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“The Central Intelligence Agency chief has not been “able to uncover any link” between Orlando killer Omar Mateen and the Islamic State, despite Mateen’s stated allegiance to the jihadist group during Sunday’s LGBT nightclub massacre.
Reinforcing four days of internal government assessments across multiple agencies and a Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry, the CIA director, John Brennan, contrasted “lone wolf” killers in Orlando and San Bernardino last December with recent terrorist attacks in Parisand Brussels, which he told the Senate intelligence committee were “directed” by Isis leadership in Syria and Iraq.
Brennan described a spread-bet strategy by Isis as it loses territory in Iraq and Syria. The group’s “terrorist capacity or global reach” remain undiminished by US-led advances on Isis-held cities like Manbij and Fallujah, the latest developments in a war nearing its third year, and Brennan said the US should expect Isis to launch accelerating terrorist attacks worldwide, a reversion to its pre-2014 status quo.”*