IT’S ABOUT TIME …
It appears the feds are finally calling the shootings that took place in Chattanooga, Tenn. that killed four U.S. Marines and one sailor, an act of terror. Better late than never I guess. The shooter, identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was also was killed during the terror attack. One has to wonder why there was ever a delay at all in calling this was it obviously was from the outset. FBI Director James Comey called the Chattanooga shooting a ‘terror attack’ during a press conference with NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton and stated, “the Chattanooga killer was inspired by a foreign terror organization.”
They may have been investigating the attacks from the beginning as an act of terror, but that is not what the Obama administration had been referring to it as.
The semantic dance of whether or not to call the July mass shooting in Chattanooga a “terrorist” attack appears to be winding down.
FBI Director James Comey twice called the deadly Chattanooga shooting that killed four Marines and one sailor a “terror attack” during a press conference with NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton on Wednesday. Bratton and Comey spoke after addressing the NYPD Shield Conference in New York City.
“We’ve investigated Chattanooga as a terror attack from the beginning,” Comey said. “The Chattanooga killer was inspired by a foreign terror organization. It’s hard to entangle which particular source…there are lots of competing poisons out there.”
That response came as Comey was asked to clarify an earlier statement in which he linked the root cause of the July 16 rampage by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Kuwait, to the recent Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino.