Omar Mateen worked for G4S, formerly known as Wackenhut, currently the largest security firm in the world.
This should raise a red flag. It hasn’t, at least not on the part of the establishment media.
They mention the fact Mateen was employed by the corporation and note he passed a security check. He carried a firearm “as part of his duties,” the company said on Sunday.
Why should Mateen’s employment raise a red flag?
Because of G4S, aka Wackenhut’s links to the CIA.
Before Wackenhut shed its name and became G4S, members included former FBI director Clarence Kelley, former Defense secretary and CIA deputy director Frank Carlucci, former Defense Intelligence Agency director Gen. Joseph Carroll, former Secret Service director James J. Rowley, former Marine commandant P.X. Kelley, former CIA deputy director Adm. Bobby Ray Inman, and previous to becoming CIA director, William J. Casey as outside legal counsel.
“The company’s board of directors reads like a who’s who of the intelligence community,” Joel Bleifuss wrote for In These Times in 1991. “The 1980s were a decade of privatization. As a for-profit intelligence service, Wackenhut appears to have taken on the kind of work that in earlier years the FBI and CIA would have done (and still do), albeit illegally.”
Casey is of particular interest. As the director of the CIA during the Reagan years, he revitalized covert operations from Central America to Afghanistan. He was a central player in the Iran-Contra affair. During his tenure, Casey “lunged into covert operations with tireless ambition. With President Reagan’s support, Casey’s CIA supported the Afghan rebels against the Soviet incursion,” writes Robert Nash (Spies: A Narrative Encyclopedia of Dirty Tricks and Double Dealing from Biblical Times to Today).
The Afghan rebels became al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
“For years, Wackenhut has been involved with the CIA and other intelligence organizations, including the Drug Enforcement Agency. Wackenhut would allow the CIA to occupy positions within the company in order to carry out clandestine operations,” terrorism expert and CIA analyst, William Corbett, told SPY Magazine in 1992.
“It is known throughout the industry,” retired FBI special agent William Hinshaw told the magazine, “that if you want a dirty job done, call Wackenhut.”
On its face, the fact Mateen worked for G4S, a reformatted Wackenhut, does not mean he was involved in covert activity.
However, as I noted yesterday, some of people he associated with are known to have worked for the CIA and the FBI.
Mateen was a follower of Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a former US Marine who acted as a bodyguard for the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul-Rahman. Robertson was the imam of the Orlando-based Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary. In addition to working with the CIA, he was an FBI informant for 15 years. He is linked to al-Qaeda and the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. See Mateen Associated with Former Bodyguard of CIA Operative Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman.
All of this has been dutifully ignored by the establishment media. It is the job of The New York Times, The Washington Post (the crown jewel of Operation Mockingbird), and the rest of the corporate media to push the Islamic State and lone wolf narrative (and also the anti-gun agenda). This feeds paranoia and hysteria on the part of the public and provides consensus for the surveillance state, the ongoing war on terror abroad, and the police state at home.