Did the FBI Fail in Relation to the Orlando Shooter?

By Lola
@Lolaze (2866)
St. Louis, Missouri
June 13, 2016 8:54am CST
It's come out now that the FBI investigated the Orlando shooter twice before he went on his rampage Sunday morning at Pulse nightclub. This begs the question of how he was able to carry out his plan. Did the FBI fail in their investigation of him? Was there something they missed? Could they have prevented this tragedy? At one point in time they even had him under surveillance. Or did he really give no warning of what he was going to do and slip under the radar?
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@DWDavis (11146)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Jun 16
Sadly the FBI cannot read minds and from what I read their investigations turned up nothing conclusive to warrant arresting the shooter. One would think there would be a system by which the FBI could be alerted when someone they've investigated buys an semi-automatic rifle, though.
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@LeaPea2417 (14690)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Jun 16
He was on the FBI list for a reason and any reason should be enough to deport people like him.
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@DWDavis (11146)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Jun 16
@LeaPea2417 As I understand it, while his parents were Afghani immigrants, the shooter was born here and a citizen. Deporting him wasn't really an option.
@NJChicaa (28536)
• United States
13 Jun 16
I believe the FBI failed.
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@LeaPea2417 (14690)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Jun 16
Yes, the FBI failed in this case. He should have been deported back to Afghanistan (where he and his family is from) the minute the FBI became concerned about him!
@DWDavis (11146)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Jun 16
As stated elsewhere, the shooter wasn't from Afghanistan, he was born in Queens, New York. I understand you're anger and frustration, but it is easy to criticize the FBI after the fact. The real failure here was his father for not realizing his son was a lunatic radical.
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@andriaperry (31226)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Jun 16
That is the question!