This is truly disturbing. The Orlando terrorist worked for a DHS contractor with access to 90% of U.S. nuclear facilities for almost 10 years.
The Orlando nightclub terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS worked almost a decade for a major Department of Homeland Security contractor, raising alarms that ISIS sympathizers and agents have infiltrated the federal agency set up after 9/11 to combat terrorists.
Officials say Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, an Afghan-American who held two firearms licenses and a security officer license, was employed by the security firm G4S Secure Solutions USA Inc. since Sept. 10, 2007. The Jupiter, Fla.-based company merged with the Wackenhut Corp. after 9/11 and assumed federal contracts.
…The DHS contract with G4S is worth more than $234 million. The contract states that one of the “performance requirements” is helping identify “suspected terrorists” trying to enter the U.S. The security contractor also provides security guards and other security services for “90 percent of U.S. nuclear facilities.”
Mateen openly supported ISIS to his coworkers and was investigated numerous times by the FBI for alleged ties to terrorism. How he managed to clear the background checks to work for a DHS contractor is beyond comprehension.
We don’t know what level of clearance or access Mateen was given, but the fact that he was able to slip through the cracks for about a decade is very chilling.