It’s a new day, another terror attack, and the FBI knew about this one too.
In a recent Intercept piece by Trevor Aaronson, the familiar concept returns: the FBI knew it would happen. We’ve seen this numerous times in recent years. If you follow Trevor, you know he has spoken about this before:
The FBI has acknowledged that Saipov, who drove trucks for a living and reportedly embraced extremism after arriving in the U.S. in 2010, was known to federal agents as a result of his contact with another Uzbek man who was under investigation for links to terrorism in New York. It’s not uncommon for FBI agents to conduct so-called threat assessments — limited investigations to determine whether someone could be a national security concern — when someone is found to associate with the target of FBI counterterrorism investigations. For example, the FBI conducted a threat assessment of Omar Mateen, the ISIS-inspired attacker in the 2016 nightclub shooting in Orlando, when agents learned that he knew Moner Mohammad Abu Salha, a Florida man who joined Nusra Front and became the first American suicide bomber in Syria…
The FBI doesn’t care that you have ISIS posters in your room? #droesty