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Seddique Mateen: CIA-VOA-State Department Connected Orlando Killer's Father

The pattern is by now familiar: veteran, experienced intelligence operatives with a pedigree of working for CIA and the State Department in global conflict zones to emigrate to the US and live the good life. They stay in close contact with the US intelligence community. The next generation, often born in the US, is consigned to terrorist operations in the same way that the cadet (younger) sons of European nobility were once sent to make careers as junior officers in the army.

This was seen in the Boston Marathon Bombing case, when the uncle of the two accused patsy Tsarnayev brothers, Ruslan Tsarnayev/Sarni, turned out to have been married to the daughter of Graham Fuller, a main CIA controller for the entire Afghanistan mujahedin rebellion against the Soviet invasion and occupation. In the case of the Orlando shooting, it transpires that the father of the accused shooter is deeply immersed in the Voice of America, the CIA, and the State Department. Omar Mateen, the accused patsy, worked for G4S - previously known as Wackenhut, the notoriously spook-ridden and scandal ridden security company.

Seddique Mir Mateen is host of the Durand Jirga Show on Payame Afghan Television of Ashta TV, based in Los Angeles. Payame broadcasts in Pashto, the eastern Iranian language of Pushtuns and also lingua franca of Afghanistan. It also broadcasts in Dari or Dari Persian, the second most prevalent language in Afghanistan, and in Urdu, a version of Hindustani which is the language of Pakistan and also several Indian states. Mateen senior announced his candidacy for presidency of Afghanistan on May 22, 2015. His militant backing of and sympathizing with the Afghan Taliban seems to be his radical cover; he sometimes speaks as an imposter, issuing orders to the Afghan Army and security forces while pretending to be president, which he of course is not.
 link to tarpley.net

Spooks for Trump: CIA-Voice Of America-State Department Background of Orlando Massacre Suspect's Father Shows Intelligence Community Support for Pro-Trump Strategy of Tension/October Surprise

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Morning Briefing | Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Seddique Mir Mateen is the father of the accused Orlando killer Omar Mateen. The elder Mateen is wise in the ways of Washington, having lobbied the US Congress, notably the maverick California Republican, Dana Rohrabacher. Mateen senior's company is called Durand Jirga. Durand refers to the Durand Line, the line of demarcation between Afghanistan and Pakistan recognized by the British. As a result of the partition of British India, the Durand Line is today the border between India and Pakistan. A Jirga is a traditional Afghan assembly of elders and leaders who make decisions for the community and mete out justice; the highest-ranking of these assemblies is the loya jirga, which can legislate the form of government. Durand Jirga is also the name of Mateen senior's YouTube channel and Facebook page. The elder Mateen's program is broadcast on Payame Afghan TV.

Seddique Mir Mateen announced his candidacy for the presidency of Afghanistan on May 22, 2015. He is a sympathizer of the Afghan Taliban, which seems to be his radical cover. Mateen senior sometimes speaks as an imposter, issuing orders to the Afghan Army and security forces while pretending to be president, which he of course is not. Nevertheless, Mateen senior is evidently funded by the CIA.

The pattern is by now familiar: veteran, experienced intelligence operatives with a pedigree of working for the CIA and the State Department in conflict zones around the world to emigrate to the United States and live the good life. They stay in close contact with the US intelligence community. The next generation, often born in the United States, is consigned to terrorist operations in the same way that the cadet (younger) sons of the European nobility were once sent to make a career as junior officers in the army.

This was what we saw in the case of the Boston Marathon Bombing, when the uncle of the two accused patsy Tsarnayev brothers, Ruslan Tsarnayev/Sarni, turned out to have been married to the daughter of Graham Fuller, a main CIA controller for the entire Afghanistan mujahedin rebellion against the Soviet invasion and occupation.

In the case of the Orlando shooting, it transpires that the father of the accused shooter is deeply immersed in the Voice of America, the CIA, and the State Department.

Omar Mateen, the accused patsy, worked for G4S - previously known as Wackenhut, the notoriously spook-ridden and scandal ridden security company.

The father of the accused shooter goes by the name of Seddique Mir Mateen. He is the host of the Durand Jirga Show on Payame Afghan Television of Ashta TV, which is based in Los Angeles. Payame broadcasts in Pashto, the eastern Iranian language of the Pushtuns and also the lingua franca of Afghanistan. It also broadcasts in Dari or Dari Persian, the second most prevalent language in Afghanistan, and in Urdu, a version of Hindustani which is the language of Pakistan, and also of several Indian states. Seddique Mir Mateen is a Pushtun and a militant backer of the Afghan Taliban.

Like Mohammed Merah, the French secret police informant who became the Toulouse synagogue shooter of 2012, the younger Mateen had been sent on a grand tour of the Middle East, specifically to the religious sites in Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012.

Sources familiar with Payame Afghan TV report that this broadcaster enjoys the unenviable reputation of being a controlled asset of the US government's Voice of America, and thus qualifies as a creature of the CIA and the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence:

'The father of the man who slaughtered 50 people in the Orlando nightclub shooting Saturday night is a longtime CIA asset, whose TV show receives funding from the Voice of America -Dari. The name of the ... Afghan satellite channel, Payame Afghan, is said to be widely-known in Southwest Asia as a CIA-Pakistani ISI construct... .'1

Frame grab shows program on Payame Afghan TV defaced and labeled as belonging to the Pakistani Inter Service Intelligence (ISI). Courtesy of Daniel Hopsicker's Mad Cow Morning News.

Mateen was also in contact with the violent felon Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a former bodyguard for the Egyptian Blind Sheikh. Both were implicated in the 1993 first bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City:

'The gunman who murdered at least 50 people in a Florida nightclub early Sunday morning was a follower of a controversial gang leader-turned-bank robber who was released from prison last year despite warnings from prosecutors that he would recruit people to carry out violent acts, sources told FoxNews.com. Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a former U.S. Marine known to his supporters at his Orlando-based Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary as "Abu Taubah." Omar Mateen, whose bloody siege inside a packed Orlando gay nightclub ended when SWAT teams stormed the building and killed him, was a radical Muslim who followed Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a law enforcement source said. During the same period, federal authorities claimed Robertson served as a bodyguard to Omar Abdel Rahman, nicknamed the "Blind Sheik," who led the terrorist group that carried out the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and donated more than $300,000 in stolen funds to mosques he attended, both claims Robertson denied. Robertson has adamantly denied the claims. After he was arrested in 1991 along with most of the other members of the gang, prosecutors cut a deal with Robertson, and let him serve four years in prison before going to work undercover for the FBI between 2004 and 2007 to document terrorists' plans and networks in Africa, Egypt and the United States.'2

Mateen had also fallen under the intellectual influence of Anwar Awlaki, the deceased US double agent who figures in the life stories of so many terrorist patsies:

'As part of the 2014 probe, which [FBI Director] Comey said did not amount to a formal investigation of Mateen, agents were told by someone who knew Mateen that they had concerns about him radicalizing because they knew he had watched Anwar al-Awlaki videos in the past. But the person told investigators that since that time, Mateen had married and had a child and he no longer considered him a possible threat.'3

The late Anwar Awlaki was a notorious double agent working for US intelligence. He helped to implicate a number of patsies as part of international Islamist terrorism, a process known as "sheep dipping." Awlaki was known among the knowledgeable as "Anwar Awlaki, the CIA lackey." Awlaki was brutally eliminated by a Predator drone when he had outlived his usefulness.

The television program hosted by Mateen the elder on Payame Afghan Television offered a strange spectacle, with the host sometimes claiming that he was in reality the President of Afghanistan, and sometimes that he was merely a candidate for that office:

'The father of Omar Mateen hosted a bizarre, shoestring talk show, in which he ranted about the United States and once declared his support for the Taliban. Seddique Mateen posted dozens of hour-long episodes of his "Durand Jirga Show" on YouTube between 2012 and 2015. The clips cast a confounding shadow over the man who initially claimed his terrorist son was not religiously motivated in killing at least 50 people at an Orlando gay nightclub. "Our brothers in Waziristan, our warrior brothers in Taliban movement and national Afghan Taliban are rising up," he said in Dari... .4

'Only hours before the massacre in Orlando, Seddique posted a video called Provisional Government of Afghanistan on a Facebook page. It appears that he is pretending to be the president of Afghanistan, and orders the arrest of multiple Afghan political figures. Dressed in army attire, he stated: "I order national army, national police and intelligence department to immediately imprison Karzai, Ashraf Ghani, Zalmay Khalilzad, Atmar, and Sayyaf. They are against our countrymen, and against our homeland... .

In Seddique's most recent Youtube video, he declares his candidacy for the Afghan presidency. However, the video came a year after Afghanistan presidential elections were held, which raises questions. In the video he goes back and forth between topics and even seems incoherent at times. Seddique uses the Dari language, and not Pashto, the language of Pushtuns, which adds another element of mystery to the video... .

According to the Washington Post, Seddique holds strong political views and supports the Afghan Taliban. It is also reported that he is being referred to under two different names, Seddique Mateen and Mir Seddique. There are several videos posted on a Youtube channel under Seddique Mateen's name. In one of the videos Seddique denounces the Pakistani government and expresses gratitude towards the Afghan Taliban. He stated: "Our brothers in Waziristan, our warrior brothers in [the] Taliban movement and national Afghan Taliban are rising up. Inshallah the Durand Line issue will be solved soon"... .

According to The Daily Beast, Seddique owns a non-profit company, "The Durand Jirga, Inc." A description of the company can be read on its webpage.'5

This evidence strongly suggests that forces inside the US intelligence community, especially the CIA, but also in the State Department and other agencies which control the Voice of America, there exists considerable support for the Strategy of Tension scenario, culminating in an October surprise terror event on terms favorable to Trump, which may represent the only means of installing the fascist Donald Trump in the White House in November. For the good of the nation, it is imperative that Obama install mole detectors at the offices of the principal intelligence agencies. Taken together with the persistent reports of a second shooter, and also with the strange figure of Ed Henson, the gun shop owner who sold Mateen the two weapons he allegedly used, the official version of the Orlando massacre is increasingly untenable, and the thesis of an orchestrated political false flag event is becoming more and more plausible.

1. Daniel Hopsicker, "ORLANDO SHOOTING DAD A LONGTIME CIA ASSET,"  http://www.madcowprod.com/2016/06/13/orlando-shooter-dad-longtime-cia-asset/
2.  link to www.foxnews.com
3.  link to www.washingtontimes.com
4.  link to www.nydailynews.com
5.  link to heavy.com

homepage: homepage: http://tarpley.net/orlando-massacre-suspect-father-shows-intelligence-community-support-for-pro-trump-strategy-of-tension-october-surprise/


ORLANDO SHOOTING DAD A LONGTIME CIA ASSET 19.Jun.2016 02:46

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Daniel Hopsicker

The father of the man who slaughtered 50 people in the Orlando nightclub shooting Saturday night is a longtime CIA asset, whose TV show receives funding from the Voice of America -Dari. Pictured below is Seddique Mateen with California Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

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Rohrabacher was initially elected to Congress in 1988, with the fundraising help of friend Oliver North. Rohrabacher's decades-long involvement in "all things Afghan" eventually earned him the nickname "Gunga Dana." Today he chairs the United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats.

This morning President Obama called him a "home-grown" terrorist. In a series of phone interviews Monday morning, Donald Trump responded that "there's something going on" with the President's reaction to the Orlando shooting.

I guess even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

"It's like calling Blackwater XE"

Orlando shooter Omar Mateen's father said his son was not motivated by Islamist radical ideology, but in a Facebook video posted early Monday he said, "God himself will punish those involved in homosexuality."

My own suspicion was first awakened on Monday morning when U.S. news outlets uniformly reported that the father's TV show aired on "a U.S.-based Afghan satellite channel."

safe_imageThat sort of circumlocution is typical when something is being hidden which the corporate media prefers we not ask questions about.

The name of the nameless Afghan satellite channel, Payam Afghan, is said to be widely-known in Southwest Asia as a CIA-Pakistani ISI construct, as this picture from Flicker shows.

The identification of shooter Omar Mateen also involved deception. He was said to work for a security company called G4S, which few have ever heard of. However, "G4S" is merely a re-branded "Wackenhut Corporation," a name with a storied reputation for scandal in the U.S. and around the world.

Rohrabacher has stated that he sees radical Islam as the source of a major terrorist threat to the U.S. Calls to his office today to request comment on whether he views CIA assets relocated in the U.S. as a terrorist threat have not been returned.


CIA connections with the families of Omar Mateen and the Tsarnayev brothers 19.Jun.2016 02:48

Voltaire Network | 17 June 2016

Seddique Mir Mateen, father of Omar Mateen (the individual that killed around fifty gays in Orlando in the name of Isis), worked for the US secret services in Afghanistan during the war against the communist government and its ally, the Soviet Union (1979-89). After that, he migrated to the US where Omar was born.

He is a media presenter for the Afghan diaspora. Currently, he is presenting a program, The Durand Jirga Show [1], on Payam-e-Afghan Satellite TV (based in San Francisco). Descendant of the Pashtun tribe, he lent his support to the Taliban (which succeeded the "Mujahideens of Freedom" that the CIA had organized with the Saudi billionaire, Bin Laden to fight against the Russians). After President Hamid Karzai's departure in September 2014, he refuses to recognize the agreement between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah and comes out in favour of the president in exile of Afghanistan [2].

His son, Omar Mateen, was employed by the multinational security firm G4S. He had never been singled out as either politically or religiously radicalized. Although married, he used to visit the gay nightclub where he committed his crimes and engaged in sexual relations with at least one other clubber.

The brothers Djokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnayev, who carried out the attacks at the sidelines of the Boston marathon, on 15 April 2013, were the political nephews of Graham E. Fuller, a former CIA senior official who directed operations, notably in Afghanistan.

Ansor Tsarnayev, the father of the two terrorists, is a Chechen who worked with the CIA in the Soviet Union before migrating to the US. In 2012, one of the two terrorists, Tamerlan, had participated in a seminar of the Georgian association Foundation for Caucasia (Кавказский фонд) [3]. This NGO, established by the Jamestown Foundation, which is in turn established by CIA, used to prepare young people to "destabilize Russia".

The Tsarnayev brothers had never been singled out as politically or religiously radicalized.

The analyst Webster Tarpley says:
"the pattern is by now familiar: former foreign fighters, who have worked for the CIA or the State Department in conflict zones emigrate to the United States to live the "American Dream". They stay in close contact with the US intelligence community. Their children, often born in the United States, devote themselves to terrorist operations just like among European nobility, the youngest son was destined for a military career."

Translation
Anoosha Boralessa


[1] The British traced the "Durand Line" to separate Afghanistan from Pakistan. It therefore divides Pashtun people. Seddique Mir Mateen's programme claims to fight to re-unite this people.

[2] "Shooter Omar Mateen's father says he's saddened by massacre, calls gunman 'a good son'", Tim Craig, Max Bearak & Lee Powell, Washington Post, June 13th, 2016

[3] «Тамерлана Царнаева завербовали через грузинский фонд», Izvestia, 24 avril 2013.


The link between Orlando and Boston is spelled C-I-A 19.Jun.2016 02:56

by Wayne Madsen

 http://milfuegos.blogspot.com/2016/06/breaking-early-edition-orlando-shooters.html

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 15-16, 2016 -- EARLY EDITION. SPECIAL REPORT.

BREAKING. EARLY EDITION. Orlando shooter's father has definite CIA links. The link between Orlando and Boston is spelled C-I-A

There is one major commonality between the jihadist terrorist attacks on a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 13 and on the Boston Marathon in 2013 and that is the Central Intelligence Agency. Ever since the ill-conceived CIA-led war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the agency's incubation of the most violent extremes of Islam, the United States and other countries have faced constant "blowback" from U.S. support for jihadist terrorists. The older Boston Marathon bomber brother -- Tamerlan Tsarnaev -- and the Orlando club shooter Omar Mateen (aka Seddique Mateen) were investigated by the FBI on more than a single occasion.

The uncle of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Ruslan Tsarni (aka Tsarnaev) had been linked to the CIA. Tsarni was married to the daughter of Graham Fuller, one of the chief CIA architects of the radicalization of Muslims to act as radical foot soldiers for the United States, whether in Afghanistan against the Soviets or in the Caucasus against Russia. Mir Seddique, aka Mir Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, is a self-styled leader of a government-in-exile of Afghanistan that is based in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The father's operation, using a Florida not-for-profit company called "The Durand Jirga, Inc." mirrors traditional CIA fronts in southern Florida existing for decades to overthrow governments from Cuba and Nicaragua to Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Mir Seddique hosted a television program called the "Durand Jirga Show." The show is broadcast on the Afghan satellite network "Payam-e-Afghan," which is headquartered in Los Angeles and broadcasts in Pashto and Persian. Payam-e-Afghan's Facebook page indicates a link between the network and the Fethulleh Gulen organization's Rumi Awards. Gulen, a Turkish industrialist who lives in Pennsylvania and is an opponent of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been linked to the CIA.

Durand is a reference to the Durand Line, established by Sir Mortimer Durand, the foreign secretary of the British colonial government of India who drew the border between British India and Afghanistan. The Durand Line continues as the Pakistani-Afghan border where Pakistani-Afghan military clashes broke out simultaneous to Mateen's assault on the Orlando nightclub.

The Durand Jirga Show apparently appeals for donations, including foreign donations from the SWIFT network, via an account at Wells Fargo Bank.

Entity Name: THE DURAND JIRGA, INC.
519 SW BAYSHORE BLVD.
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL 34983
Registered Agent: MATEEN, SEDDIQUE M.

The Tsarnaev brothers and Omar Mateen were followers of the Denver-born Anwar al-Awlaki, the Department of Defense's post-9/11 liaison to the Sunni Islamic community who even dined at the Pentagon. Al-Awlaki was killed in a CIA drone strike in Yemen in 2011 but his association with the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agents was already well-established. Mir Seddique, the Dari-speaking would-be leader of Afghanistan, favors the Afghan Taliban and is opposed to past Afghan president Hamid Karzai and current president Ashraf Ghani and has called for their arrest by the Afghan National Army. Seddique's New York-born son, Omar, was 29 and it would appear that the Seddiques emigrated to the United States sometime around 1986, during the CIA's Afghan war against the Soviets and during a time that President Ronald Reagan considered the radical mujaheddin the "George Washingtons" of Afghanistan. The Seddiques moved from New York to Florida when Omar was a young boy.

Mateen was a security officer for G4S, a global security firm that has major security contracts for U.S. government agencies. G4S Americas is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida. G4S was formerly known as Wackenhut. G4S provides security for a number of U.S. nuclear power plants.

As with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Omar Mateen's overseas travels were known to the FBI and CIA. Mateen traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012. Tsarnaev's travels to the restive Caucasus region of Russia were tipped off to the FBI by Russian law enforcement. Tamerlan traveled on passports issued by Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and the Republic of Georgia. The FBI had Mateen and Tsarnaev under initial investigations but later determined that neither posed a terrorist threat. The FBI has often backs down on investigating foreign terrorists when the CIA intercedes. There is evidence that this occurred with the FBI in the cases of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Mateen.

The FBI investigated a link between Mateen and Palestinian-American Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha who carried out a suicide bombing on behalf of Al Qaeda's Al Nusra Front ally in May 2014. Mateen and Salha attended the same mosque in Fort Pierce, Florida. The CIA's pro-Wahhabist director John Brennan has called Al Qaeda in Syria America's "ally" against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Brennan, while he was deputy national security adviser, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encouraged foreign mercenaries, including Americans, to join the ranks of Syrian jihadists to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

Mateen stated that he supported both Al Qaeda and ISIL (or Daesh as it is called in Arabic). Mateen's declaration puts to rest the argument of Brennan and his predecessor General David Petraeus that there is a difference between Syrian Al Qaeda, ISIL, and the Al Nusra Front. The FBI interviewed Mateen for his ties to the Nusra Front, which has received arms and training from the CIA and Israel.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev became a "radicalized" Muslim while participating in a covert CIA program, run through the Republic of Georgia, to destabilize Russia's North Caucasus region.

Russia's Izvestia is reporting that Tsarnaev attended training seminars in Tbilisi, Georgia run by the Caucasus Fund of Georgia, a group affiliated with the neo-conservative think tank, the Jamestown Foundation, between January and July 2012. Jamestown was founded by CIA director William Casey in the 1980s.

FSB decided to contact the FBI about Tsarnaev's ties to terrorists in 2011. The first Russian request to the FBI came via the FBI's Legal Attache's office at the U.S. embassy in Moscow in March 2011. It took the FBI until June 2011 to conclude that Tamerlan posed no terrorist threat but it did add his name to the Treasury Enforcement Communications System, or TECS, which monitors financial information such as bank accounts held abroad and wire transfers. In September 2011, Russian authorities, once again, alerted the U.S. of their suspicions about Tamerlan. The second alert went to the CIA.

At some point in time after the first Russian alert and either before or after the second, the CIA entered Tamerlan's name into the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment list (TIDE), a database with more than 750,000 entries that is maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Virginia.

On May 22, 2013, Tamerlan's friend Ibragim Todashev, was shot to death in his Orlando apartment by FBI agent Aaron McFarlane. Todashev was being questioned by McFarlane and two Massachusetts State Troopers for Tamerlan's role in a triple murder in Massachusetts. Todashev, a Chechen, received political asylum in the United States in 2008 and became a permanent resident in March 2013. While Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Omar Mateen were given clean bills of health by the FBI, Todashev, who was reported by Russian intelligence to be free of any terrorism links, was executed by the FBI. What intelligence might have Todashev possessed about jihadist terror networks in Orlando? Could that intelligence have prevented the massacre three years later at the Orlando Pulse nightclub?

As with Tamerlan, the FBI had Mateen's name on a terrorist watch list in 2014. However, as is often the case when the FBI discovers a CIA-operated terrorist network, it is told to back off. The Tsarnaevs and Mateen show that the actual control organization for "Terrorism International" is the Central Intelligence Agency.


Father of Orlando Shooter is Long-time CIA Asset 19.Jun.2016 03:04

June 15, 2016 By 21wire

SEE ALSO: ORLANDO 'KNOWN WOLF' Watched by FBI, Worked with DHS, Amid Crisis Actors, Drills & CI's

21st Century Wire says...

The Orlando Shooting. Many things are just not right with this story, including the father of the alleged shooter Omar Mateen, an Afghan-American, Seddique Mateen, who is closely linked to some of the most powerful leaders and agencies in Washington DC.

Below is a photo of Omar's father after a meeting at the US State Dept. in Washington DC where he met with "officials", but oddly, no log of his visit is available in the public record.

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Image Credit: facebook.com/seddique.mateen

The alleged shooter's father played an absolute key role in setting up the entire "hate crime" narrative by inserting this quote into the MSM machine during the immediate aftermath of the sensationalized media event. Seddique Mateen said:

"We were in Downtown Miami, Bayside, people were playing music, and he saw two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid and he got very angry. They were kissing each other and touching each other and he said, 'Look at that. In front of my son they are doing that.' And they we were in the men's bathroom and men were kissing each other."

For the media, and every other political leader in the US, this was now classified as a "hate crime", and so... case closed. In other words, a simple story line with real traction was now baked firmly into this event - about a homophobic, "ISIS-inspired," crazed 'lone gunman' who 'went postal' in a Orlando gay nightclub, and coincidentally, on the eve of an international Gay Pride celebration day.
Then came the first twist. Just 24 hours later, we learn from a report in the Orlando Sentinel that the alleged shooter Omar Mateen was in fact a frequent visitor for years at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando."It was definitely him. He'd come in for years, and people knew him," one customer said. Another Pulse customer, Kevin West, even stated on record that he had been talking with Mateen for up to one year on a gay-chat mobile app.
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So, based on this updated information, this could not have been a "hate crime" because Omar Mateen was most likely gay himself, albeit in the closet.
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Likewise, this change in the story would also nullify much of the identity politics rhetoric currently being spun around this incident - like this statement released by Hillary Clinton within hours of the main event:
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If it wasn't strange enough to discover that the alleged shooter, Omar Mateen, worked as a contractor for the US Department of Homeland Security, then we learned that the elder Mateen is also standing to run for President of Afghanistan and is allied with the Taliban leadership - an absolutely ideal profile for a Washington-managed, CIA controlled-opposition political candidate.
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Seddique states: "I order national army, national police and intelligence department to immediately imprison Karzai, Ashraf Ghani, Zalmay Khalilzad, Atmar, and Sayyaf."
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"They are against our countrymen, and against our homeland," he added.
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Image Credit: facebook.com/seddique.mateen
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Afghanistan's prospective "Revolutionary President" Seddique Mateen here with Republican Congressman and warhawk Ed Royce who happens to be Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
FACT: The father of this shooter is very well-connected. Too well-connected for this event's narrative to considered 'normal.'
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Watch this recent UK Column News episode that explains the vast CIA, ISI, and Al-Qaeda connections of both the shooter and his father too.
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 link to 21stcenturywire.com
(Graphic: UK Column)

The shooter's father is just one in a larger cast of dubious characters connected to this highly unlikely but absolutely polarizing event in Florida.

More on the father from Mad Cow...

Daniel Hopsicker
Mad Cow Productions

The father of the man who slaughtered 50 people in the Orlando nightclub shooting Saturday night is a longtime CIA asset, whose TV show receives funding from the Voice of America -Dari.

Pictured below is Seddique Mateen with California Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.

Seddique-Mateen and Dana Rohrbacher
Rohrabacher (R-CA) was initially elected to Congress in 1988, with the fundraising help of friend Oliver North.

Rohrabacher's decades-long involvement in "all things Afghan" eventually earned him the nickname "Gunga Dana." Today he chairs the United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats.

This morning President Obama called him a "home-grown" terrorist. In a series of phone interviews Monday morning, Donald Trump responded that "there's something going on" with the President's reaction to the Orlando shooting.

I guess even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

"It's like calling Blackwater XE"

Orlando shooter Omar Mateen's father said his son was not motivated by Islamist radical ideology, but in a Facebook video posted early Monday he said, "God himself will punish those involved in homosexuality."

My own suspicion was first awakened on Monday morning when U.S. news outlets uniformly reported that the father's TV show aired on a "U.S.-based Afghan satellite channel."

Seddique-Mateen
That sort of circumlocution is typical when something is being hidden which the corporate media prefers we not ask questions about.

The name of the nameless Afghan satellite channel, Payam Afghan, is said to be widely-known in Southwest Asia as a CIA-Pakistani ISI construct, as this picture from Flickr shows.

The identification of shooter Omar Mateen also involved deception. He was said to work for a security company called G4S, which few have ever heard of. However, "G4S" is merely a re-branded "Wackenhut Corporation," a name with a storied reputation for scandal in the U.S. and around the world.

Rohrabacher has stated that he sees radical Islam as the source of a major terrorist threat to the U.S.

Calls to his office today to request comment on whether he views CIA assets relocated in the U.S. as a terrorist threat have not been returned.


US Propaganda Operations Attract Extremist Families 19.Jun.2016 15:19

Wayne Madsen 18.06.2016 | WORLD

Seddique Mateen, the father of the Orlando, Florida nightclub shooter Omar Mateen and self-styled leader of a pro-Taliban Afghan government-in-exile in Florida, is emblematic of the American policy that permits extremist propaganda operatives to be nurtured on US soil. Since the Cold War era, the US Central Intelligence Agency has exceled in finding the most extreme Cubans, Eastern Europeans, Afghanis, Uighurs, and others to concoct and broadcast incendiary propaganda on airwaves funded by the US government.

As the late ABC News and Christian Science Monitor journalist and pre-eminent Middle East expert John Cooley so correctly observed in his book, «Payback: America's Long War in the Middle East», when the United States replaced Britain and France as the major Western power player in the Middle East, it was repeatedly paid back for «poor judgement and often disastrous policy errors». One of the most disastrous policy errors was the decision by the Jimmy Carter administration to provide weapons and other support to some of the most radical Islamist «holy warriors» in Afghanistan. Soon, these Afghan radicals were supplemented by «Arab Legion» jihadists cobbled together from terrorist cells in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Carter and Ronald Reagan administrations set the groundwork for radicalized veterans of the jihadist military campaign against the Soviet Union and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan to establish a foothold in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East. For an entire decade, the Central Intelligence Agency's Operation Cyclone saw to it that extreme jihadists, whose only commonality with the United States was fervent anti-Communism, were ferried to staging areas in northwestern Pakistan and safe zones inside Afghanistan to take on the Soviet and Afghan forces. Funds from the CIA, Saudi Arabia, and other Muslim countries were funneled to Osama Bin Laden's and Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri's Maktab Khadamat al-Mujahidin al-'Arab (Arab Afghan Services Bureau) or MAK to recruit their jihadist Arab Legion from the Middle East and North Africa.

The radical Taliban established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in 1996. The Taliban welcomed their old ally in the war against the Soviets, Bin Laden, to move his al-Qaeda organization to Afghanistan. The Taliban, al-Qaeda, and various radical jihadist factions in Afghanistan had all benefited from the short-sighted policy of Washington to arm these groups to the teeth without having to worry about the «blowback» that experts like Cooley, but very few others, found so problematic.

Seddique Mateen arrived in the United States during a time when Ronald Reagan considered the Afghan mujahidin to be «freedom fighters» who were fighting «oppression» in the same spirit that George Washington fought British colonizers. Reagan's complete ignorance permitted individuals like Mateen to find political sanctuary and support in the United States, a country from which he and his fellow travelers could promulgate their radical and antiquated views.

The jihadist attacks on the Boston Marathon; Fort Hood, Texas; a military recruiting station in Tennessee; a Christmas party in San Bernardino, California; and the Pulse nightclub in Orlando can all be laid at the feet of America's insane dalliances with jihadists in wars beginning with the Afghan campaign and extending to the American invasion and occupation of Iraq, the destabilization of Libya and Syria, and aiding and abetting jihadist forces fighting Russia in the Caucasus region, including Chechnya. It is «blowback» in the truest sense of the word.

The uncle of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Ruslan Tsarni (aka Tsarnaev), is linked to the CIA. Tsarni was married to the daughter of Graham Fuller, one of the chief CIA architects of the radicalization of Muslims to act as radical foot soldiers for the United States, whether in Afghanistan against the Soviets or in the Caucasus against Russia. Mir Seddique, aka Mir Seddique Mateen, is a self-styled leader of a government-in-exile of Afghanistan that is based in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He has called for the overthrow of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and trials for him and his predecessor, Hamid Karzai.

America's commitment to the «propaganda war» has also enabled jihadists to spread their radical message, often via US government-subsidized airwaves and satellite feeds. Seddique Mateen operated a Florida not-for-profit company called «The Durand Jirga, Inc». For years, the CIA subsidized Cuban radio and television stations in Florida, for example, Radio and TV Marti, which have done nothing but ratchet up ill will toward the government and people of Cuba. These efforts sometimes resulted in acts of terror committed by expatriate right-wing Cubans in the United States against Cuban and other targets. The template for Afghan and other Muslim expatriates in the United States who are involved in CIA and VOA propaganda is no different from that involving the Cubans, and, in the more distant past, Eastern European refugees and defectors. Radical messages are «de rigueur» for such elements of society.

US propaganda institutions have been rife with fraud, waste, and abuse. As pointed out by columnist Fulton Lewis, Jr. in 1958, Radio Free Europe had well in excess of 2000 employees, who, when not belching forth unverified news copy directed at Eastern Europe, were lolling around their offices waiting for their next paychecks. Lewis wrote, Radio Free Europe «is a ridiculous, wasteful, juvenile exhibition of futility to provide jobs for what is mainly a horde of free-loaders». The free-loaders of the Cold War have today morphed into the likes of Seddique Mateen and his band of radicals busy blathering their incoherent messages in Dari, Urdu, Pashto, Farsi, Uighur, Chechen, Arabic, and Kurdish, all at the American taxpayers' expense.

The elder Mateen also hosted a television program called the «Durand Jirga Show». The show is broadcast on the Afghan satellite network «Payam-e-Afghan», which is headquartered in Los Angeles and broadcasts in Pashto and Persian. Los Angeles is the home to a number of CIA- and VOA-subsidized satellite broadcasts in Arabic to the Middle East and in Farsi to Iran.

Seddique Mateen's own operations are clearly part of a pro-Taliban network of Afghan and Pakistani propagandists who have used television and radio networks funded by the CIA-influenced Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to spread their messages to audiences throughout the world.

Mateen claimed he runs his own intelligence network. However, this network appears to consist of his colleagues who are involved in South Asia's propaganda war using satellite programs broadcast in Pashto - major languages of Afghanistan and Pakistan - Mateen's own broadcast language-of-choice Dari, and Urdu. The BBG's attempts at winning over the hearts and minds of the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan are considered major failures and a waste of taxpayers' funds.

Even after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States, the VOA's Pashto service gave a propaganda platform to the Afghan Taliban.

After the September 11 attack, Spozhmai Maiwandi, the director of the Voice of America's Pashtun service, jokingly nicknamed «Kandahar Rose» by her colleagues, aired favorable reports on the Taliban, including a controversial interview with Taliban leader Mullah Omar. It should not be surprising, therefore, that Seddique Mir Mateen's own views side with those of the Taliban. The presence of a number of pro-Taliban Afghan-Americans in the United States was facilitated by the CIA's support for the mujahidin cause in the Afghan jihadist war with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Even Afghan-American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, served as a key interlocutor between the Taliban government of Afghanistan and the UNOCAL oil company in Houston in the late 1990s. Today, those links serve Khalilzad and the CIA well at the CIA-linked Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, where Khalilzad serves as a counselor.

Some 60 percent of the comments on the VOA's Pashto language service's Ashna TV website praised Omar Mateen and his actions in Orlando. And the American taxpayers fund this activity through their financial support for the VOA and the BBG. And, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton championed the expansion of these broadcast services. In 2011, Clinton testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee that her department needed additional funds for the propaganda war. She said, «During the Cold War we did a great job in getting America's message out. After the Berlin Wall fell we said, 'Okay, fine, enough of that, we are done,' and unfortunately we are paying a big price for it... Our private media cannot fill that gap». The radical messages broadcast by Payame Afghan and Ashna TV are the results of Mrs Clinton's efforts to expand US propaganda broadcasting. For the CIA, keeping expatriates like Seddique Mir Mateen and his pro-Taliban colleagues at the VOA on the government dole is to ensure a ready supply of interlocutors and agents-of-influence are maintained inside radical circles.