FBI owes better answers on Fort Lauderdale airport shooting | Editorial – Sun Sentinel


What good does it do to have all of this surveillance and anti-terror investigations if a guy can walk in and say “Hey I am hearing voices tell me to be a terrorist. Please help me.”?  Nothing happens and he still gets a gun. I have not yet heard an explanation about how he got through security with ammo in his pockets! Because he must have had it on him. You can’t check the gun and ammo at the same time. From the Boston bombers to the Major Hassan guy they always know about these people but they do nothing.

But from what little the FBI is saying in Fort Lauderdale, it appears the agency demonstrated insufficient attention after Santiago walked into its Anchorage office in November in a “very agitated state.”According to various reports, Santiago said he wanted to talk about the government having taken over his mind, about being forced to watch propaganda videos on ISIS and about feeling forced to fight for the Islamic State terror group.You’d think words like ISIS and Islamic State would hit agents in the face. They should have been especially concerned — if they knew — that the Iraqi combat veteran had reportedly been discharged from the Alaska Guard in August “for unsatisfactory performance.”But it appears the FBI handed off the problem and failed to follow up.Instead, they called local police, who facilitated a psychiatric review. Sources told the Sun Sentinel that Santiago was committed to a hospital because he was seen as a danger to himself or others.

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