SAD NEWS EVENT: Mass murder at nightclub in Orlando, FL

Drudge headline:

A bit of background: The club may have attracted terrorist attention. Info re believed shooter. Allegiance to Islamic State Worst mass shooting in US? Islamic State claims responsibility US Prez: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims.


Sky News:

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I add, current Wki article intro, as Wiki tends to do a fair job of tracking developing events:

>>On June 12, 2016, a gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The gunman was identified as 29-year-old Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, an American citizen of Afghan descent.[3] The Orlando Police Department are treating the case as an act of domestic terrorism.[4] The shooter pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) before the attack.[5][6]

The incident is the deadliest mass shooting[7][8][4][9] and the deadliest attack on LGBT people in United States history;[10] and it is the deadliest “terror attack” in the U.S. since the September 11, 2001 attacks.[11][12]>>

This seems to be of a — horrific — piece with the Paris and San Bernardino attacks. (The direct parallel to Bataclan makes chatter about “gun control” as the solution patently irrelevant.)

Per Drudge, it seems Gateway Pundit and Walid Shoebat are saying there was an ISIS threat against Florida three days ago. Sky News reports a call to emergency services just prior to the attack, during which loyalty was pledged to IS. A now sadly familiar modus operandi.

Mass murder, demonic evil on the loose, 4th generation war with no distinction between military and civilians.

Let us get what seems to be relevant geostrategic context:


It seems the weapon is an AR-15, which would be a semiauto 5.56 mm NATO weapon. At Bataclan,  AK 47s were used.

I think, again, that we need to look to serious target hardening, given the successful defense of the Geller event in Garland TX. END

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