Orlando shooting conducted by enemies of Islam: US scholar
The Orlando, Florida, nightclub mass shooting that killed dozens of people on Sunday looks like another false flag operation carried out by Blackwater mercenaries, not by Muslims, says Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American academic who has been studying the events of 9/11 since late 2003.
Dr. Barrett, a founding member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11 and founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance, told Press TV on Monday that the shooting was “obviously conducted by the enemy of Islam, not by Muslims.”
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating both domestic and international connections to the massacre that left 50 people, including the shooter, dead and 53 others injured on Sunday. The Daesh terrorist group reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.
The suspect in the shooting, identified by US media as an alleged Daesh sympathizer named Omar Mateen, is a US citizen of Afghan descent from Port St. Lucie, Florida. He took hostages at the club and barricaded himself in the complex but was later killed by specially trained SWAT units.
Hours after the deadly shooting, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called on President Barack Obama to “immediately” resign from office and suggested Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should suspend her White House bid over the issue.
“If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words ‘radical Islam’ she should get out of this race for the Presidency,” Trump said in a statement on Sunday.
“Well, the so-called presidential race … is really Roman bread and circuses, because the United States is not a democracy. It is dumbed down to the point that the American people are at about the intellectual level of maggots, worms, at this point. As Neil Postman wrote in Amusing Ourselves to Death, ‘Television has destroyed the American mind completely. There’s no longer enough critical thought left in the country to have a functioning democracy,’” Dr. Barrett said.
“And the latest example of this is Donald Trump telling Obama to resign and Hillary Clinton to pull out of the race, because they won’t condemn Islam for the false flag nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, which was obviously conducted by the enemies of Islam, not by Muslims,” he said.
“You don’t know whether to laugh or cry over this kind of thing. One thing is true though, Trump is right: Hillary should pull out of the race. Obama should resign and Trump should go dig a hole and lie down and shoot himself in the head because he is too stupid to live. All of these people are either too stupid or too evil to live,” he stated.
“We’re living in a world of Orwellian deception in which these slaughters and in some cases fake slaughters, because in some cases these are theatrical events, nobody even dies…In this case, I don’t know whether or not 50 people really died in Orlando, but one thing I can promise you – and stake of my life on – is that one former security guard did not kill 50 people. It did not happen. There’s no way that happened,” the analyst noted.
“A not very competent individual – by all reports – actually succeeded in killing 50 people by himself? This is ludicrous. Anyone who believes this again I say is too stupid to live,” Dr. Barrett said.
“We do have reports from Orlando that somebody had barred the doors and prevented people from leaving while the shooting was going on. As Robert David Steele, the former CIA clandestine services officer, who himself organized and orchestrated a false flag – he is whistleblower now – he says if they go and measure the bullet trajectories as you’re supposed to do with any kind of shootings, it would be very, very likely that they would find multiple weapons were used,” he said.
“And none of those weapons were recovered, because these were Blackwater type people, mercenaries, used to slaughter people; and then it gets blamed on the patsy as a public relations stunt. That’s what happened in Orlando,” Dr. Barrett observed.