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San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook had contact with people from at least two terror organizations overseas, including the Nusra Front in Syria and al-Shabab in Somalia, a federal law enforcement official said Friday. The revelations came as the FBI formally announced they were investigating the shooting spree as an act of terrorism. Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, died in a police shootout on Wednesday several hours after bursting into a holiday potluck for the San Bernardino County health department and killing 14 people. As the investigation expands, the law enforcement source said, agents are trying to learn more about the couple’s contacts here and overseas, “especially those in Pakistan” where Farook visited and Malik was born. One key question, said the official, “is if they had any weapons or terror training in Pakistan.” The sources described "some kind" of contact between Farook and people from the Nusra Front and al-Shababa. It's unclear what type of contact or with whom.
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: Shamrock6
Yea, the said they turned the crime scene over to the residents. There are two thread up with news media crawling all over the apartment, picking stuff up and touching everything. If this was a robbery, I would think the crime scene would take more than 24 hours to process?
This is odd, no?
originally posted by: antar
Story to be spun as per detailed before hand...
FBI should have announced this day one.
Contaminated evidence, compartmentalized authority, a spiders web of lies this whole mess.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
FBI also says Farook was not being actively surveilled or monitored.
Sheriff says no known credible threat currently. Reporter said "there was no known credible threat before the attack so what does that mean?"
I lol'd a little.
originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: Shamrock6
What miffs me off ( besides their senseless slaughter) is this woman apparently came over here on a "fiance" visa and zero background check. They ran her prints. Big whoop.
I flew recently inside the US and had all but a strip search and interrigation done...twice! Coming and going. I am fair skinned, light haired and have zero profile to warrant such treatment. I own no firearm, have zero convictions, self employed in a reputable professional business that warrants excessive background checks twice a year. Wtf?
I figured it was my ATS presence.