The FBI to release redacted Orlando terrorist 911 tapes without references to terrorism
The reaction of both the left and the right in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack in a gay nightclub last week was as predictable as it was disgusting: the right used this tragedy in an attempt to exploit Barack Obama’s ineptitude and seemingly unwillingness to confront a scenario which is likely to become more commonplace as the weeks go on while the left took advantage of this horrible act to push gun control.
In my opinion this was disrespectful to the dead, their families, and their friends and I purposely avoided getting sucked into the debate last week because I found it to be unseemly to use such a tragedy to promote a political agenda in the guise of doing it to honor the dead–on both sides.
The reaction was agenda driven and had nothing to do with anything else and the agenda is still being driven with the news that the FBI is going to release the 911 transcripts…sort of.
According to this story the FBI is going to release the transcripts of the 911 calls while redacting any reference to jihad, ISIS, or any other terrorist group. Here is more:
In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage.
“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of alleigance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”
Here is more:
CHUCK TODD: You say partial, what’s being left out?
LYNCH: What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda.
CHUCK TODD: We’re not going to hear him talk about those things?
LYNCH: We will hear him talk about some of those things, but we are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance and that.
Loretta Lynch claims the FBI will not be releasing his pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups so as not to further his agenda but I would make the claim they are doing so to further their own agenda, just as they did in the wake of the Benghazi terrorist attack when they also downplayed the role of radical Islamists by claiming this was a spontaneous reaction to a You Tube video nobody had ever heard of before the attack
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