The FBI has proven once again that it is failing miserably in its job. In the case of the Parkland, Florida school murders of February 14, 2018 FBI had received a clear warning about the killer in Autumn 2017 but failed to act.
A Mississippi vlogger had formally notified FBI that someone posting under the name Nikolas Cruz – the name of the killer – had declared in a posting in a comments section that “I’m going to be a professional school shooter”. FBI even interviewed the vlogger.
Since the name Nikolas Cruz – spelled Nikolas and not Nicholas – would be pretty simple to search on the internet with its unusual spelling you would have thought that FBI would have taken 30 seconds to track down Cruz and see disturbing images and writings on his Instagram page and start an inquiry. This would have led FBI to Cruz and the school murders would have been averted.
In short FBI has become corrupt and inept, more interested in maintaining the status quo in Washington – like chasing after president Trump – than combating crime.
It gets worse. Look at this from Fox News:
The FBI revealed Friday that they received a tip last month that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people on Valentine’s Day, had a gun, wanted to “kill people” and there was the “potential of him conducting a school shooting.”
The agency admitted that received a call on Jan. 5, 2018, a person close to Cruz contacted the FBI through its Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to with concerns of his erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts.
…”Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assesses as a potential threat to life,” the statement said. “We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5.”
In concluded that the caller’s information was not forwarded to the Miami FBI field office and “no further investigation was conducted at the time.”
More from Fox News:
Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people at his former Florida high school, had scores of run-ins with law enforcement dating back to 2010 — with one report saying sheriff’s deputies responded to his home more than 35 times in just six years.
Broward County Sheriff’s deputies received at least 36 emergency 911 calls from 80th Terrace St., in Parkland – the suburban address where the teenager lived with his younger brother, Zachary, and their adoptive mother, Lynda, BuzzFeed reported.
The calls – dating as far back as 2010 and continuing until November 2016 – shed a light on two erratic and violent boys who repeatedly “threw items,” were “out of control” and fought with their mother and each other on an apparently regular basis.
Here’s another giveaway about this guy from the Sun Sentinel website:
Nikolas Cruz cut his arms on Snapchat and said he wanted to buy a gun in September 2016, more than a year before he was accused of killing 17 people in a school in Parkland, Florida, records obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel show.
The incident on the digital social network prompted an investigation by sheriff’s deputies and adult welfare investigators from the Department of Children & Family Services.
OK, we know that school administrators and his fellow students were very concerned about Cruz. Now we know that FBI should have known and acted, and that local police knew. So how did this guy waltz into the school with a rifle and kill 17 students?
Good question. It sounds like incompetence, carelessness, lack of vigilance and outright malicious neglect by many, many people.
Here is more about FBI’s terrible record since 2009 from The Daily Caller:
Other mass shooters and terrorists were similarly on the FBI’s radar — or should have been — before they carried out their deadly attacks.
Dylann Roof, who in 2015 shot nine people at a black church in Charleston, was allowed to purchase his weapon in part because of errors by FBI agents during the background check process, the agency said.
Pulse (nightclub) shooter Omar Mateen, who pledged allegiance to ISIS before killing 49 people at the Orlando nightclub, similarly seemed to have fallen through the cracks. The FBI investigated Mateen twice before the slaughter but ruled him not a threat both times.
The FBI knew that Fort Hood shooter Army Maj. Nidal Hasan had been in contact with al Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, but declined to investigate him. A congressional probe found that the FBI had failed to alert the Army about Hasan, and that the shooting could and should have been prevented. Hasan killed 13 people and wounded dozens of others in the 2009 shooting.
The FBI similarly missed opportunities to stop Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers behind the 2013 Boston Bombing, a government review found. Russia warned the United States that Tsarnaev had associations with Islamic terrorists, leading an FBI-led task force to question the future terrorist. The agent who interviewed Tsarnaev closed the probe “having found no link or ‘nexus’ to terrorism.”
This is the same FBI that was busy in the Spring of 2016 under director James Comey writing an exoneration letter for Hillary Clinton over her e-mails months before she was even interviewed about the case. In other words, they had no intention of charging her.
This is the same FBI that conducted a softball interview of Hillary Clinton about the e-mails on July 2, 2016, on the July 4 weekend when nobody would be paying attention. The interview was not under oath or recorded.
This is the same James Comey who then exonerated Hillary Clinton on July 5 in his famous public statement, while showing no interest in the infamous June 27 “tarmac meeting” between Bill Clinton and attorney general Loretta Lynch at a remote area of the Phoenix airport.
This meeting was never supposed to have been made public but it was found out by a reporter. This meeting certainly, in the opinion of Nikitas3.com, discussed the upcoming Hillary Clinton interview and exoneration, and broke several laws.
In short, where is FBI when we need them?
They are nowhere. This agency is a disgrace. Comey is a disgrace. And so is Robert Mueller, a former FBI director who is now doing everything in his power to find some fictional link between Donald Trump and Russia while his own agency could not google a guy who said “I am going to be a professional school shooter”.
Friends, this is utterly shocking. But then again this is the modern FBI. It is not the FBI of old that actually pursued bad people. This is the new politically-correct FBI run by Deep State Democrat bureaucrats who don’t care about law enforcement but rather about protecting The Swamp in Washington, and the Democrats who control it like Obama and the Clintons.
This incompetence and even outright corruption goes back decades. FBI had many opportunities to uncover the 9/11 plot, but did nothing. The most famous opportunity came less than one month before 9/11 when Zacarias Moussaoui, born of Moroccan parents in France, was arrested in Minneapolis on an immigration violation. Moussaoui is often referred to as the “20th hijacker” in the 9/11 plot (19 hijackers were ultimately involved).
A Minnesota FBI agent named Colleen Rowley e-mailed FBI higher-ups more than 70 times to ask for a search warrant to open Moussasoui’s computer. That would have led to uncovering the 9/11 plot but FBI did not act on the request.
Here is The New York Times talking about Rowley on March 6, 2003:
The veteran F.B.I. agent who exposed the bureau’s failure to heed evidence of terrorist plots before the Sept. 11 attacks … Ms. Rowley created an uproar last year when she revealed how in the weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks bureau supervisors in Washington had blocked Minneapolis agents who wanted authority for a broader investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui, who has since been indicted as a conspirator in the attacks.
Here is a good summary of the case from a website called Americans Who Tell the Truth. This same information is available all over the internet:
In a 2010 radio interview, Rowley described how in mid-August of 2001, her office was contacted by some flight instructors, concerned because Moussaoui had paid for flight lessons with large amounts of cash. Already deemed a potential terrorist threat, Moussauoi remained in custody due to a lapsed visa as Rowley´s team, collaborating with the French Intelligence Service, confirmed within days his connections to radical fundamentalist Islamic groups and to Osama bin Laden. Even with this knowledge, the FBI denied Rowley a warrant to search Moussaoui’s computer for information until the day of the attacks.
Rowley believed that a lack of cooperation between intelligence agencies tied her team’s hands when they tried to obtain a probable cause warrant for Moussaoui´s computer less than a month before the 9/11 attacks.
In 2002, Rowley wrote a memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller, detailing the mishandling of the intelligence her office had gathered, and later that year testified before the Senate.
In the memo to Mueller, she describes the inaction of the FBI: “To say, then, as has been iterated numerous times, that probable cause did not exist until after the disastrous event occurred, is really to acknowledge that the missing piece of probable cause was only the FBI’s failure to appreciate that such an event could occur. The probable cause did not otherwise improve or change….The problem with chalking this all up to a ´20-20 hindsight is perfect´ problem…is that this is not a case of everyone in the FBI failing to appreciate the potential consequences. It is obvious, from my firsthand knowledge of the events and the detailed documentation that exists, that the agents in Minneapolis who were closest to the action and in the best position to gauge the situation locally, did fully appreciate the terrorist risk/danger posed by Moussaoui and his possible co-conspirators even prior to September 11th.”
Here is The Washington Post talking about another issue that would have prevented 9/11:
Connections between terrorists and flight training include the following:
*In 1996, two flight school operators said last week, FBI agents visited them to obtain information about several Arab pilots connected to a Pakistani terrorist eventually convicted of plotting to bomb U.S. airliners.
The flight schools, Coastal Aviation of New Bern, N.C., and Richmor Aviation of Schenectady, N.Y., were two of four that provided flight training to Abdul Hakim Murad in the early 1990s, according to Philippine authorities. Murad was arrested in Manila in 1995 and later convicted in New York of plotting to blow up a dozen U.S. airliners over the Pacific, then crash a suicide plane into CIA headquarters.
*In 1998, FBI agents questioned officials from Airman Flight School in Norman, Okla., about a graduate later identified in court testimony as a pilot for bin Laden, according to Dale Davis, the school’s director of operations.
*This year, the trial of bin Laden associates for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania yielded documents containing several references to flight schools and bin Laden pilots.
*Two weeks before the Sept. 11 attack, Davis said, FBI agents returned to Norman seeking information about another Airman student, a French-Moroccan dropout who had entered the country on a visa sponsored by the flight school. The man, Zacarias Moussaoui, had been detained in Eagan, Minn., on an immigration violation after he tried to purchase time on a jet simulator — even though he had never flown solo in a single-engine aircraft.
Here is UPI reporting:
A number of the Sept. 11 hijackers have been associated with flight training in Arizona, including Hani Hanjour, who trained at the now-defunct JetTech flight school in Phoenix in 2001. Another hijacker, Ziad Samir, may have trained on an Arizona Flight simulator in the months before the attacks.
Friends, the list goes on and on. And these are not shoplifting cases. There are historical crimes, and FBI is failing.
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