John Kiriakou pushes the FBI “incompetence” theory.
Deliberate incompetence, sabotage of terrorism cases, is also a likely factor, given what we know about FBI, CIA and previous spectacular attacks, 9/11 included as well as the Boston Bombing fiasco. Calling something incompetence is convenient and knee-jerk, but ignores the chain of command, the orders, the foreign policy support to terrorists in Chechnya and Syria, the command responsibility of those at the top.
Decisions are multi-layered, and this kind of work is often manipulated behind the scenes…
“But something ought to change, and quickly: that is the consistent failure of the FBI to do its job, to infiltrate domestic and foreign terrorist groups, and to prevent attacks on U.S. soil. This is not something new. The FBI has been incompetent for a very long time.
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen reportedly had planned the massacre “for a long time,” according to CNN. Over the past several weeks, he had attempted to buy military-grade body armor, and he had successfully purchased a Glock semi-automatic handgun and a long gun. And the FBI did nothing.”