Saturday, June 18, 2016
When I learned that Omar Mateen, the Islamic terrorist who killed 49 Americans at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida and wounded 53 others was a security officer working for a company called G4S I decided to do some research on this company. What I have found is not only disturbing, but downright terrifying. Now understand that I am not someone who readily subscribes to conspiracy theories, but I am a trained military intelligence officer so I know how to analyze information and draw conclusions based on that information.
In the case of G4S I have found that it is a British security firm that operates in over 100 countries with over 600,000 employees. It has a checkered past to say the least. It had to pay millions of dollars to the British Government for its failure to provide security to the 2012 Olympics in England. This failure caused the British government to have to deploy thousands of troops to provide adequate security. There have also been other scandals involving the company.
G4S acquired a U.S. Security firm named Wackenhut Corp. that also has a questionable history and made it a subsidiary company named G4S Security Solutions USA Inc. This is the company that actually employed Mateen who became an employee in 2007. The U.S. affiliate initially claimed to know nothing about any FBI questioning of Mateen however finally admitted that it was aware of the first FBI investigation of Mateen, but not the second. The company also claims to know nothing about the terroristic threat Mateen made that were reported by one of his fellow employees. FOX News interviewed this former employee, Daniel Gilroy, who confirmed his allegations, and G4S refused Fox News requests for a response. However, the firm relieved him of duties as a security guard at a Florida courthouse because people complained about his negative comments about women and his Jews and his expressions of admiration for the radical Muslim that killed 13 American soldiers and wounded 32 others at Fort Hood, Texas.
So this where it gets scary; G4S has contracts with numerous federal agencies including the State Department, Departments of Interior, Labor, Justice, Energy as well as the IRS, DEA, Homeland Security. It has also been hired by the U.S. Army, Air Force, and NASA. As a result, G4S has worked on projects at Guantanamo Bay, and provides security services for over 50 American embassies around the world, 90 percent of the nuclear facilities in the United States, as well as numerous prisons and juvenile detention facilities around the country.
In the case of the contract with DHS the G4S has a rather unique job. It is providing secure transport for people have entered the United States illegally and are OTMs, (from countries other than Mexico) to sanctuary cities in the United States. In other words, people who have already violated U.S. laws by entering our country illegally and who are from Central American countries or from the Middle East and could be gang members, drug dealers, or even terrorists are provided with a free pass into our cities with no questions asked.
This means that G4S is an active participant in the Obama administration and DHS efforts to violate U.S. immigration laws, the U.S. Constitution, and a federal court order. This is placing Americans around the country in danger of being subjected to criminal activity, and more possible terrorism like that which just occurred in Orlando.
When it comes to providing security for U.S. embassies G4S had an epic failure in 2011 at the embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan when underpaid local security guards hired by G4S went on strike. They were immediately replaced by new local guards that were not subjected to any background checks. The embassy was severally at risk until the company finally agreed to increase the pay of the strikers.
Now we have an employee of G4S that has committed a major atrocity against Americans by killing and injuring almost 100 innocent people, yet continued to be employed by the company despite the fact that there had been two FBI investigations of him, a complaint by a fellow employee that he made statements indicating he was a dangerous individual, and his documented involvement with an American jihadist who was ultimately a suicide bomber in Syria.
If G4S allowed an obvious security risk like Omar Mateen to continue to be and employee one has to wonder how many others like him are out there guarding prisons, nuclear sites, embassies, and other sensitive government facilities. One also has to wonder why the federal agencies that employ this company and continues to pay it millions of tax dollars, seem oblivious to the problem.
However, this also raises another and more insidious question. Are the actions of G4S just the failure of a private company employed by our government or is it the result of political correctness run amok. Was Mateen allowed to continue to work for the company and have a license to carry firearms because the company was prohibited by our government from firing him, despite the clear danger he represented, because he was a Muslim.
Instead of launching an all-out assault on law abiding American gun owners, Obama and Congress should be investigating why someone like the Orlando shooter was granted a security clearance by G4S that ultimately allowed him to go forward with his radical Islamic terrorist agenda. Unfortunately, it will not happen because just today I have learned that a radical female Muslim that has recently been granted U.S. citizenship. Her name is Laila Alawa, a Syrian who was appointed last year to the Homeland Security Department’s subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism.
She has an active Twitter account and I have read some of her posts. She clearly feels that the free speech of anyone opposing radical Islam should be several restricted, and that the real danger to the security of the United States is the white race. She also praises the terrorist attacks on 9/11 as being a good thing. She is clearly a racist, a radical jihadist, and supporter of radical Islamic terrorism, yet is now an employee of our very own Federal government. Why isn’t she being investigated by Congress?
I have not had much rest in the last few days. After the horrific slaughter of innocent Americans in Orlando I started to wonder about the shooter’s employer G4S, and why it continued to employee despite numerous red flags. I have posted a new article on my blog titled “What is G4S?” You can access it at: Michael Connelly blog, and a copy is attached. What I found is extremely disturbing and I urge you to send it not only to your email list, but to your U.S. Senators and your House member. Our own government is compromising our security.