It makes my blood boil to see this slacker terrorist planting a bomb that went on to injure (at last report) over 30, and that damn well could've killed dozens.
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Crime Watch Daily (for which I do some work—full disclosure) has landed an explosive sit-down with Sitora Yusufiy, the ex-wife of Pulse shooter Omar Mateen. Incredibly, her interviewer is Ron Goldman's sister.
The FBI threw cold water on the Mateen-as-closet-case narrative by divulging it had found no evidence that Mateen had ever been on any gay apps—and that apparently still stands.
However, Yusufiy says explicity she believes her ex-husband was a tortured gay man. She recounts his lack of interest in sex (except to make children) and the constant disapproval of his father over his mannerisms.
She flatly rejects the idea that Mateen ever became radicalized. Rather, she thinks that was just a desperate ruse by him, and yet another macho cover-up.
Check out both parts of the interview after the jump ...
Talking Points Memo gets it right.
Above is what appears to be an image of Ahmad Rahami in custody following a shoot-out with police in, Linden New Jersey. (It bears mentioning that cops are great at capturing a probable terrorist but all too often shoot black teenagers. Another topic.)
Great news that he has been nabbed, terrible news that he apparently shot a cop.
Breaking News: Officials said the suspect in the Manhattan bombing, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was taken into custody https://t.co/swyh66ekXN— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 19, 2016
Now we'll get to hear the lunatic ramblings of a slacker terrorist (he did NOTHING to try to get away with it) about why America is bad.
Hillary Clinton spoke this morning on the importance of approaching the threat of terorrism:
Clinton addresses NY/NJ bombings: “This threat is real, but so is our resolve.” https://t.co/BGPYaK6Ey3— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 19, 2016
President Obama has spoken out in a cool, calm, collected way that is in sharp contrast to the frothy-mouthed ravings of Donald Trump:
Gary Johnson (drunkenly?) says he's glad no one got hurt in NYC bombings. (29 people were!) Interviewer lets it slide!
Bernie Sanders urges not to protest-vote this year. Not. This. Year.
Murdered trans woman was stabbed ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN TIMES.
Every single Pedro Almodóvar film is coming to MoMA!
ABC just reported that a suspicious item found in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was being investigated as a possible third East Coast explosive device, and that the discovery led the FBI to follow a vehicle and detain five men possibly in connection with the Elizabeth device and the Chelsea IEDs.
DailyMail.com asserts that the Elizabeth device was actually a cache of crude bombs, and that the men stopped by the FBI were heavily armed and, indeed, had bombs and bomb-making equipment with them.
A person of interest seen on video at both IED locations in Chelsea was already being sought by police for questioning, though DailyMail.com states up to three different men were seen on video near both locations.
It would seem that the authorities may have cracked this case swiftly—let's hope!—and if five men are in custody, I would assume that is probably most of the people involved. That's already a damn big group for what is a collection of homemade bombs.
The whole thing seems so inept—fortunately.
ABOVE: NYC Councilman, who reps Chelsea, was near the explosion last night. He spoke with CNN about the event.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has called the incident terrorism, which I think clarifies the confusion caused by Mayor de Blasio, who seemed to be saying there was not yet any link to international terrorism at his presser last night. Both de Blasio and the FBI have so far declined to refer to what happened as terrorism, per se. I would guess neither de Blasio nor the FBI will be re-elected.