Attorney General Lynch and Let’s Pretend



Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced yesterday that only redacted versions of Omar Mateen’s three 911 calls will be released to the public.

However, Mateen’s pledge of allegiance to ISIS and support for the Boston bombers will not be released as not to ‘re-victimize’ those who lived through the attack.

‘We’ll be releasing a partial transcript of the calls between the killer and the hostage negotiators so people can, in fact, see the type of interaction that was had there,’ Lynch told ABC News

I say partial because we’re not going to be, for example, broadcasting his pledges of allegiance. We are trying not to re-victimize those who went through that horror,’ she added.

FBI Director James Comey said the shooter was involved in precisely three calls to a 911 dispatcher at approximately 2.30am on June 12.

Go here to read the rest.  Come again?  The transcripts would re-victimize those who went through that horror?  Those poor souls are dead.  After that, it is hard to re-victimize them.  In any case, how can the transcripts that indicate that Mateen’s motivation was Jihad re-victimize anyone?


Answer:  they can’t.  This is all part of the effort of the Obama administration to avoid admitting the obvious:  that the murders in Orlando were the result of Islamic terrorism, and not the result of the pretend issues the Obama administration wishes to foist on the country:  anti-gay bigotry and gun control.  Full transcripts of course would also get people thinking of how the Federal government dropped the ball in regard to this obvious terrorist in the making.  This, of course, is all being done for the sake of politics.  Hillary promises to be the same hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil when it comes to Islamic terrorism as Obama, and if that is brought clearly to the attention of the American people, that might be death for her campaign.  This is the Benghazi 9/11/12 attack all over again, with the Obama administration once again engaging in lies and obfuscation to avoid revealing to the American people that when it comes to Islamic terrorism the policy of this administration is to shut their eyes and pretend it does not exist.
After a firestorm of criticism an un-redacted version of the 911 calls was released by the FBI:

Orlando Police Dispatcher: Emergency 911, this is being recorded.

Omar Mateen: In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficent [Arabic]

OD: What?

OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [Arabic]. I wanna let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.

OD: What’s your name?

OM: My name is I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.

OD: Ok, What’s your name?

OM: I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State.

OD: Alright, where are you at?

OM: In Orlando.

OD: Where in Orlando?

[End of call.]

Note that they are still playing games in translating Allah to God.

Mateen’ three calls with police crisis negotiators have not been released, but the FBI has provided the following summary:


2:48 a.m.: First crisis negotiation call occurred lasting approximately nine minutes.

3:03 a.m.: Second crisis negotiation call occurred lasting approximately 16 minutes.

3:24 a.m.: Third crisis negotiation call occurred lasting approximately three minutes.

In these calls, the shooter, who identified himself as an Islamic soldier, told the crisis negotiator that he was the person who pledged his allegiance to [omitted], and told the negotiator to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq and that is why he was “out here right now.” When the crisis negotiator asked the shooter what he had done, the shooter stated, “No, you already know what I did.” The shooter continued, stating, “There is some vehicle outside that has some bombs, just to let you know. You people are gonna get it, and I’m gonna ignite it if they try to do anything stupid.” Later in the call with the crisis negotiator, the shooter stated that he had a vest, and further described it as the kind they “used in France.” The shooter later stated, “In the next few days, you’re going to see more of this type of action going on.” The shooter hung up and multiple attempts to get in touch with him were unsuccessful.

Here is a joint statement by the Department of Justice and the FBI:

The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued the following statement regarding the FBI’s release of the transcript related to the Orlando shooting:

“The purpose of releasing the partial transcript of the shooter’s interaction with 911 operators was to provide transparency, while remaining sensitive to the interests of the surviving victims, their families, and the integrity of the ongoing investigation.  We also did not want to provide the killer or terrorist organizations with a publicity platform for hateful propaganda.  Unfortunately, the unreleased portions of the transcript that named the terrorist organizations and leaders have caused an unnecessary distraction from the hard work that the FBI and our law enforcement partners have been doing to investigate this heinous crime.  As much of this information had been previously reported, we have re-issued the complete transcript to include these references in order to provide the highest level of transparency possible under the circumstances.”

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  1. First, this ‘redaction’ should not survive a court challenge. What will the AG say, there is a ‘national security interest’? C’mon.

    Second, the 911 recordings belong to an agency of the state of Florida. Does the AG even have any legal authority to take this position? If she does then the legal situation regarding in this country is worse that we think.

  2. Re-victimize? With words? I mean sticks and stones, people. The dead don’t care, and the survivors are in the same boat as survivors of any other horrific event. Sounds like the AG is concerned that Mateen’s motives may be taken at face value if the recordings are released in full, and that could negatively impact the guns’r’bad’m’kayy framework so hastily constructed around this Islamist terrorist attack on US soil.

  3. This is what happens when you put Chip Diller in charge of law enforcement and homeland security.

  4. It seems like Attorney General Lynch and Bishop Lynch have the same difficulty with plainly speaking the truth- and I think that difficulty is rooted in the fact that they both have divided hearts and loyalties .

  5. “Second, the 911 recordings belong to an agency of the state of Florida. Does the AG even have any legal authority to take this position? If she does then the legal situation regarding in this country is worse that we think.”

    Obama’s current AG has a “lot of brass on her face” as my father used to say. She does not have the authority to violate FOIA laws at will based on the expressed subjecting standard of “inflammation. What a joke!!!!

  6. So, this is super confusing. The entire country already knows it’s Allah. So, why do they have to redact it and/or change the word from Allah to God?

  7. Because they assume that all of the country is as uninformed as the majority of their most dedicated voters. Never underestimate the sheer contempt that these people have for most of the American people.

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