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Cops face questions over why it took three hours for SWAT teams to storm Orlando nightclub,

police chief admits officers may have shot some of the VICTIMS

Orlando police are facing questions over why it took three hours for a SWAT team to storm the nightclub where ISIS fanatic Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 people.
As the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history began to unfold, an off-duty police officer working at a gay nightclub exchanged gunfire with the suspect.
But authorities chose to hold off on letting the tactical units enter Pulse nightclub, where more than 100 people were shot.
Police Chief John Mina has also admitted that some of the victims may have been hit by officers' gun fire.


Syrian Kurds condemn Orlando shooting

Syrian Kurdish leaders condemned the Orlando shooting that killed at least 50 civilians and injured 53 more on June 11, and promised to defeat ISIS in Syria.

“We offer our condolence to the American people,” said Ibrahim Kurdo, the foreign affairs head of Kobane. “We feel the same suffering. What happened in Belgium and in France, happened in Kobane,” the Kurdish official told ARA News.

“We are all against this ideology that threatens the whole world and has no border,” he said.

“We are the ones who believe in brotherhood, and that’s why the world should support us in the fight against terrorism. We are resisting this terror group and fight those terrorists at their strongholds,” he added.


Implications of Orlando shooter being employed by G4S

"The Orlando shooter who massacred 50 partygoers Sunday at a gay night club reportedly learned to handle an assault weapon while employed by Britain's G4S, the world’s largest private security company whose services range from managing jails to protecting golf courses."


btw, the false flag fundies are already out in force on this one. sigh... nt

Local LGBTQ Leaders Warn Against Islamophobia

Sunday morning’s horrific mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida LGBTQ nightclub is being met with mourning, outrage, heartbreak and international solidarity, as well as words of caution against the unleashing of further cycles of violence through anti-Muslim and xenophobic incitement.

The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity, which works to support and empower LGBTQ Muslims, declared in a statement released on Sunday, "This tragedy cannot be neatly categorized as a fight between the LGBTQ community and the Muslim community. As LGBTQ Muslims, we know that there are many of us who are living at the intersections of LGBTQ identities and Islam. At moments like this, we are doubly affected."


Orlando Shooting Is Likely to Dominate Congressional Agenda

The mass killings in Orlando will overtake events in Washington and dominate Congress this week as lawmakers seek answers and possible responses in the wake of the United States’ deadliest shooting attack.

Public and classified briefings were already being scheduled on Sunday to allow lawmakers and others to hear from law enforcement officials on what happened as well as on whether any links to terrorism contributed to the attack.


Some Orlando victims shot by police?

this is what I have been wondering.
"It was the worst act of terrorism on American soil since Sept. 11, 2001, and the deadliest attack on a gay target in the nation’s history, though officials said it was not clear whether some victims had been accidentally shot by law enforcement officers." http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/us/orlando-shooting.html?_r=0

There is a 3-hour period when the gunman is holding hostages, then police enter, then the death number goes from 20 to 50?

some names are being released on bbc. nt


I think this stuff about seeing 2 guys kiss as a motivation is ridiculous

The "redeemed" Brian Williams on msnbc has brought it up a couple of times in the few minutes I've been watching.
They should unredeem him.
If someone is angered by seeing something, at the most, maybe they punch them. not saying that is ok.
But they do not go out and shoot up a gay nightclub.
This guy was motivated by radical Islam (IS) is what I am thinking, he thot he would go to heaven for getting rid of what he considered "unclean" people.

And forget all the "mental health" stuff.
Millions of people in the US suffer from anxiety depression and other mental distress.
It is easier to count how many do NOT. It is after all the condition of modern times.

Why is it so difficult to see this guy as in a war, just like people in Iraq who blow up 50-60 people every day?

In the US of course this huge horrible death toll could be prevented thru gun laws.
which won't happen.

yeah, I'm going to vote for Hillary...

Thanks Hillary clinton for bringing death torture rape destruction to Honduras:

"The community didn’t always face these problems. According to Romero, hydroelectric companies and other corporate projects started barging into their territories, accompanied by a deterioration in human rights, after the 2009 military coup — that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped secure — against former President Manuel Zelaya.

“After the coup, we as Indigenous people, the most dispossessed by the government, felt an impact and we started to have issues,” Romero explained, echoing findings of a new report documenting the severe downward spiral of human rights of Indigenous people and other groups since the coup.

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