That is absolutely incredible news, but knowing psychology as well as I do, I ended up saying, “Well of course,” as I so often do nowadays as I become more wise and crystallized and less quick and fluid in my midlife.
Self-hating gay, extremely homophobic, hung out in the gay bar he shot up all the time, used numerous gay dating apps with his friends to hook up with gay men for gay sex all the time. It all adds up so perfectly.
Whether he was really gay, just bisexual or whatever the Hell his sexual orientation was is not known, but I doubt if most predominantly straight men would hang out in gay bars all the time and use gay hookup apps to meet men for sex on a regular basis. It just doesn’t work that way. Yes, straight men have sex with men, and predominantly straight bisexual men exist, but they don’t act like that. The sex they have with men looks a lot different from this. This guy is looking more and more like a closet case.
It doesn’t make a lot of sense that he got radicalized online as the FBI says. He said he was a member of Hezbollah and also praised the Chechen bombers in Boston (Yemeni Al Qaeda inspired) and and a Florida acquaintance who went to Syria, joined Al-Nusra (US-backed Syrian Al Qaeda) and blew himself up in a suicide bombing attack. He also pledged allegiance to the leader of ISIS in the middle of the act. None of that makes sense. Al Qaeda and ISIS hate each other, and they are both the worst, deadliest enemies of Hezbollah. No one supports all those groups at once. It’s madness.
The guy is looking more and more like a nutcase. His wife says he was a bipolar, abusive wife-beater. Co-workers at various places described him as a time bomb.
Yes, the FBI watched him for a bit, but do you have any idea how many people get on their watch lists at one time or another? Lots. The watch lists change all the time, and the FBI is incredibly overwhelmed with the watch lists that are current, not to mention the old ones. Even being on a watch list does not mean a lot, as it certainly doesn’t mean that the FBI is watching you all the time. We still have a democracy here for now anyway, and you cannot go around locking up everyone on a watch list. The crime of “dangerousness” does not yet exist here, at least not unless Donald Trump becomes Dictator.
The perpetrator was a nut, a nutcase not a lot different from another heavily armed nutball who traveled to LA to bomb and shoot up the LA Gay Pride Parade. That man was a non-Muslim White man, and he was going to do the same thing this guy did.
In this highly charged modern environment with simple access to highly powerful military weapons for any buyer in the country, there are heavily armed time bombs all over the country stockpiling weapons and waiting for the right moment to go off and kill as many people as they can. A few of these types are claiming to be inspired by terrorist groups, but most are not. All of these characters are more or less lone wolf attacks by lone or dual terrorists acting alone or in pairs. You can’t stop lone wolf terrorists. There’s nothing to be done. Look at Israel’s experience.
This will not be the last of these attacks. There will be more. It’s only a matter of time.
Exactly how Mr. Trump is going to stop this sort of thing is news to me. I’m all ears to hear his great plan, except that so far he doesn’t have one. Mr. Trump needs to tell us just how he is going to stop this sort of thing, and he’s yet to do so.