“When you break the big laws, you do not get freedom; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.”--G.K. Chesterton
Shades of Thom Paine (do they go with the Ethan Allen Collection?) has a funny take on the FBI's many "See Something, Say Something" rules (listed in full here).
The co-workers of Omar Mateen saw something and said something. The Free Beacon:
"The tipoff showed that the Department of Homeland Security’s high-profile tip program, called “see something, say something” is not enough to prevent terrorist attacks.
The FBI gave up investigating Mateen after two interrogations. Mateen told agents he had made pro-terrorist comments because he felt he was a victim of religious discrimination from coworkers because he was Muslim.
“He admitted making the statements that his coworkers reported, but explained that he did it in anger because he thought his coworkers were discriminating against him and teasing him because he was Muslim. After ten months of investigation, we closed the preliminary investigation,” Comey said in Washington.
Former FBI Agent John Guandolo said the FBI mistakenly closed its investigation because it had no idea how to respond to jihadist threats because the bureau does not teach agents about Islamist doctrine, such as Sharia law, that is used as a guide for terrorist operations and activities.
“This investigation was closed because FBI leadership has systematically refused to look at and teach Sharia to its agents because it is getting its advice on Islam from Muslims who are hostile to us and our system of government,” Guandolo said.".....................
The FBI took the terrorist's word that he was the real victim. Or perhaps they are just overwhelmed because Obama is flooding the country with terrorist sympathizers while handcuffing the police.
If you don't follow the one Big Law of keeping your enemies out and killing them elsewhere, you get the thousand Small Laws of how to stop terrorists at rental car lots, storage facilities and tattoo parlors.
I bet the FBI believes the co-workers now.
But Obama still doesn't.