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National security expert: cell phone recordings of Orlando shooter talking with co-conspirator

Several eyewitnesses of the Orlando gay-club shooting have said there were other suspects in addition to alleged lone gunman Omar Mateen (See “Orlando gay-club shooting: The pieces that don’t fit”):

  • Two eyewitnesses separately made mention of a man who was blocking an exit by keeping the door closed. Later, professional actor Luis Burbano admitted he was that man, and that he was holding the door closed to prevent the armed gunman from fleeing the club, which makes no sense whatsoever.
  • One eyewitness said he heard two guns shooting at once.
  • Another eyewitness told an ABC reporter after he’d been discharged from a local hospital that he had overheard a phone conversation made by the shooter, in which the shooter said he was the “fourth shooter” and that there were “three others,” including “snipers” and a “female suicide bomber”. (Source: Intellihub)

This eyewitness’ testimony lends credence to an account of James Wesley Howell allegedly telling the Santa Monica police that the CIA had recruited five people for attacks on gay communities in Florida and California. Howell and “Dan” were supposed to attack a Gay Pride event in Los Angeles; “Omar” and “Brandy,” a woman, were supposed to launch an attack in Florida. Howell did not know who the fifth co-conspirator was. When Howell heard the news that Omar Mateen had been killed by police after the shooting massacre in Pulse gay dance club, Howell feared for his own life and sought protection from the police. He allegedly said, “Omar was not supposed to be killed. They [CIA] lied to us – Omar and Brandy were supposed to get away.” (See “Orlando false-flag: Man claims to be part of CIA plot targeting gays”)

Now, a well-known national security expert has weighed in, saying the same.

Pulse gay nightclub, Orlando

Pulse gay nightclub, Orlando

Dr. Sebastian Gorka is a national security expert and author of the 2016 book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War. From Wikipedia:

Dr. Sebastian L.v. Gorka . . . is the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University and the Chairman of Threat Knowledge Group. He is a founding member of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs and served as the Associate Dean for Congressional Affairs and Relations to the Special Operations Community at the National Defense University. Gorka is also currently affiliated with USSOCOM’s Joint Special Operations University and the Institute of World Politics, is a regular instructor for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg, as well as the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. He has testified before Congress on the threat of ISIS and Global Jihadism, and briefed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Intelligence Council, the National Counterterrorism Center and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. […] Since 2014 Gorka has acted as editor for National Security Affairs for the Breitbart News Network.

In other words, Gorka is a serious person, not a flake.

On June 22, 2016, Gorka tweeted that there are reports that police recovered cell phones from The Pulse of  Omar Mateen talking on his phone to some person, i.e., a co-conspirator, about tactics.

Here’s Gorka’s tweet:

Sebastian Gorka tweetH/t FOTM‘s Hadenoughalready

For all the posts we’ve done on the Orlando shooting, go here.


More Orlando gay-club shooting actors: 2 eyewitnesses and a medical examiner

The Orlando Pulse-gay-nightclub shooting of June 12, 2016 isn’t just the worst or deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, it also has the distinction of having an astonishing number of people with known acting or camera experience.

To begin, there is the shooter himself, Omar Mateen, who had two acting credits according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). A day after I took the screenshot below, IMDb saw fit to delete one of them — Mateen’s appearance in the documentary, The Big Fix. (See “Orlando gay-club shooter is also an actor!“)

Omar Mateen on IMDb

Then there is eyewitness Luis Burbano who claims to be in Pulse at the time of the shooting and admitted that he was the man who had held an exit door closed, ostensibly to keep the armed gunman from escaping, which makes no sense. What Burbano actually achieved was to prevent survivors from leaving the club.

On IMDb, Burbano is identified to have five acting credits. A day after I had taken a screenshot of his acting credits (see below), IMDb also scrubbed one of the credits — Burbano’s portrayal of a “club patron” in the 2015 music video “Spirit of Orlando: Shooting Up”.

Luis BurbanoThis post is about three other Orlando-shooting individuals with acting or on-camera experiences:

  1. Eyewitness Christopher Hansen (Andrew Bowser)
  2. Chief medical examiner Dr. Joshua Stephany
  3. TV intern reporter Patience Carter

1. Christopher Hansen/Andrew Bowser

Christopher Hansen is the bearded man in a hat and an American-flag t-shirt who was interviewed by various media outlets as an eyewitness. He can also be seen in video carrying a shooting victim strangely toward, instead of away from, the Pulse nightclub crime scene.

Christopher Hansen carrying victim toward PulseDaily Telegraph identifies Hansen as a “Pulse patron” who was in the VIP lounge when the shooting broke out and who managed to escape the club unharmed. Expressing disbelief at the situation, Hansen said, “I was thinking, ‘Are you kidding me?’ So I just dropped down. I just said, ‘Please, please, please, I want to make it out.’ And when I did, I saw people shot. I saw blood.”

Below is Christopher Hansen being interviewed on ABC’s GMA (Good Morning America). Footage of him carrying a victim toward Pulse begins at the 1:02 mark.

But Christopher Hansen looks very much like a professional actor named Andrew Bowser who claims to have developed a “cult following” portraying “quirky characters” inserted into real-life news events, such as pretending to be a weird Arby employee in this news video:

And as a Satanist at the erecting of a Baphomet statue 11 months ago in Detroit, Michigan (See “Detroit goes to the devil”):

Andrew Bowser’s IMDb (Internet Movie Database) profile describes him as “An up and coming Director/Actor, famous for his quirky characters and viral YouTube videos,” whose characters are “wonderfully deceiving”.  Bowser’s “Filmography” has 10 acting credits, 7 director credits, 3 writer credits, 4 producer credits, 1 cinematopher credit, 1 sound department credit, and 1 archive footage credit.

Below is a side-by-side comparison of Christopher Hansen and satanist Andrew Bowser — both are bearded, have similar eyebrows and noses, and have a fondness for hats.

Christopher Hansen; Andrew Bowser of Concordia ab chao blog points out that Bowser may not even be Andrew Bowser’s real name, but rather the name of the reptilian turtle villain from Super Mario games (below).

Mario Bowser2. Dr. Joshua Stephany

Dr. Joshua StephanyJoshua Stephany is the chief medical examiner in charge of the Orlando shooting.

He also has a page on IMDb, with one acting credit as “himself,” a forensic pathologist, in 6 episodes of the 2005-2008 TV series Dr. G: Medical Examiner. Here’s a screenshot I took at 3:36 PM on June 18, 2016 of Stephany’s profile on IMDb :

Joshua Stephany on IMDbAs reported by Frank Torres for The Orlando Political Observer on June 16, 2016, four days after the Pulse nightclub shooting, Dr. Stephany was only just confirmed for a 3-year term as Orange County Chief Medical Examiner. Prior to his appointment, Stephany had been Interim Chief Medical Examiner after the retirement of Dr. Jan Garavaglia in May 2015. “Dr. G Medical Examiner” was known nationwide for her television show on the Learning Child and testimony in the Casey Anthony Trial.

3. Patience Carter

Patience CarterThen there is Patience Carter, 20, who also claims to be an eyewitness and survivor of the Pulse gay-club shooting massacre. Here she is in a 25+minutes appearance relating her harrowing experience, beginning with an emotional recitation of a poem she wrote.

It turns out Carter also has camera/acting experience, having been an intern at Fox29 TV in Philadelphia.

It is astonishing how many actors were involved in the Orlando shooting! The probability of that occurring by random chance stretches one’s credulity.

See also:

H/t “Barry Soetoro Esq.” and FOTM‘s Lola.


G4S security contractor that employed Orlando shooter is a client of crisis actor company

It was the 2012 Sandy Hook hoax that first alerted Americans to a curious phenomenon called crisis actors — actors who role-play as victims, perpetrators, and first responders in simulations and drills of crisis situations such as natural or manmade disasters, including school and other mass shootings. There are even ! See:

At the time of Sandy Hook, there was a government-created crisis actor provider in Colorado called Visionbox, which described itself as “a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center” and “of the Colorado Safety Task Force established by Colorado State Senator Steve King.”

In a “Feature Story” that had since been deleted from the web, Visionbox described what its crisis actors do:

Active Shooter Crisis Actors Target Mall Shootings via Visionbox

DENVER, CO, October 31, 2012 — A new group of actors is now available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises, announced Visionbox, Denver’s leading professional actors studio.

Visionbox Crisis Actors are trained in criminal and victim behavior, and bring intense realism to simulated mass casualty incidents in public places.

The actors’ stage acting experience, ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary American theater, enables them to “stay in character” throughout an exercise, and improvise scenes of extreme stress while strictly following official exercise scenarios. […]

Visionbox Crisis Actors can also play the role of citizens calling 911 or mall management, or posting comments on social media websites.

For more on Visionbox, see my post of January 1, 2013, “Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events”. and Memory Hole Blog‘s “Where Have All the Crisis Actors Gone?“.

We now know that at least three individuals involved in the Orlando gay club shooting on June 12, 2016, have professional acting credits. They are:

  1. Alleged lone shooter Omar Mateen, who was a full-time employee of G4S, an inept federal government security contractor, had two acting credits.
  2. Alleged eyewitness Luis Burbano, had five acting credits.
  3. Alleged eyewitness Christopher Hanson who may be professional actor Andrew Bowser (more on this in a later post).

Now we can tie an outfit that supplies crisis actors to the shooting.

Crisis CastIt is CrisisCast, a British provider of, in its words, “Award winning role play actors and film makers specially trained in disaster and crisis management.”

This is how CrisisCast describes itself:

We dramatise events for emerging security needs in the UK, Middle East and worldwide. Our specialist role play actors – many with security clearance – are trained by behavioural psychologists and rigorously rehearsed in criminal and victim behaviour to help police, the army and the emergency services, hospitals, schools, local authorities, government, private security firms, shopping centres, airports, big business, criminal justice departments, media and the military to simulate incident environments for life saving procedures.

We use state of the art British film industry techniques, props and special effects to help trainers deliver essential, hands-on, high octane crisis response and disaster management training. We also work with trainee doctors, psychologists and care professionals.

CrisisCast boasts that “We act for a wide range of clients, from private individuals to multi-national organisations, and everything in between,” and assures its clients and potential clients that since “Some of the work we do is sensitive,” clients can depend on secrecy as “We believe in loyalty and we understand the need for confidentiality.”

CrisisCast then provides a partial list of its illustrious clients: “Here are a few of the clients we have been privileged to work with recently”.

No. 10 on that list of 20 CrisisCast clients is G4S, the security company that had employed Omar Mateen from September 2007 until his death, presumably by police, at Pulse nighclub in Orlando, FL, on the morning of June 12, 2016.

G4S Security Solutions USA claims to be the world’s leading security contractor with operations in more than 100 countries and very lucrative contracts with the U.S. federal government, including DHS. (See “Orlando terrorist-killer Omar Mateen worked for a security firm with DHS contract to identify suspected terrorists“)

Below is a screenshot I took of CrisisCast’s client webpage. Please note the time and date in the lower right corner (5:54 AM, June 18, 2016) when I took the screenshot, in case CrisisCast scrubs G4S from its client list. I painted the red arrows pointing to G4S and the time & date.

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CrisisCast clients1See also:

H/t FOTM‘s Lola, Sher, and IWB Investment Watch.


Orlando gay-club shooter is also an actor!

The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history seems to be populated by professional actors.

First, Luis Burbano, a much-interviewed eyewitness who claims to have been in the Orlando gay nightclub, Pulse, at the time of the shooting, turns out to be a professional actor.

Luis Burbano (2)

Burbano’s profile on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) lists 5 acting credits under  “Filmography,” the most recent one being his role as a “club patron” in a 2015 music video called — I’m not making this up — “Spirit of Orlando: Shooting Up”.

A day after I took the screenshot of Burbano’s acting credits on IMDb, his “Spirit of Orlando: Shooting Up” acting was deleted by IMDb. Below is the screenshot I took yesterday, June 15, 2016, showing Burbano’s full acting credits.

Luis Burbano

Now, it turns out the shooter himself, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, also had acting experience.

While working as a security guard for the laughably-incompetent government contractor G4S, Mateen appeared in a 2012 award-winning documentary, The Big Fix, about the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

As recounted by Daily Mail, Mateen was filmed by documentary director Rebecca Tickell using a hidden camera. Pretending to be an oblivious passer-by, Tickell asked Mateen about the relief efforts. Mateen bashed BP and the workers:

“No one gives a s***, no one gives a s*** here. Like, everybody’s just out to get paid. They’re, like, hoping for more oil to come out and more people to complain so they’ll have job. ‘Cause once people get laid off here, it’s gonna suck for them. They want more disaster to happen. That’s where their money-making is.”

Tickell said, “It’s all about the money, right?” To which Mateen replied, “All about the money. Exactly.”

The documentary’s producers have confirmed to CBS News that the man in the footage is Mateen.

You may say that Mateen wasn’t really acting in the documentary because he was filmed by a hidden camera.

But wait! Mateen is an actor — he even has his own page on IMDb!

His profile on IMDb says Mateen had appeared in two documentaries:

  1. As himself in The Big Fix in 2012.
  2. As “bad boy” in the 2013 “documentary, romance, drama” Love City, Jalalabad, described as “A wild and funny documentary showing how the progressive youth of Afghanistan are rejecting the use of armed force and see film production as an alternative means of bringing peace and social change to their war-torn and occupied country.”

Love City, Jalalabad

Here’s a screenshot from Mateen’s IMDb profile, showing his acting credit on Love City, Jalalabad, which, no doubt, will soon be scrubbed from IMDb:

Omar Mateen on IMDbOmar Mateen is identified as among Love City, Jalalabad‘s full cast and crew, portraying the role of “Bad Boy”.

Here’s a promo video-clip from Love City, Jalalabad, showing transvestites and a dwarf in lurid makeup:

To add to the murky background of Omar Mateen, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen discovered that Omar’s father, Seddique Mir Mateen, has CIA connections. Madsen writes in his for-subscribers-only post of June 14, 2016, “Father of Orlando shooter part of U.S. pro-Taliban CIA/VOA network“:

Seddique Mir Mateen, the presidential pretender of Afghanistan and father of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, is part of a pro-Taliban network of Afghan and Pakistani propagandists who use the television and radio networks funded by the CIA-influenced Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to spread their messages to audiences throughout the world. Mateen hosts a television show called the Durand Jirga Show, which is funded through his Durand Jirga, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation based in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Mateen’s program is broadcast by Payame Afghan out of Los Angeles, which is also the home to a number of CIA- and VOA-subsidized satellite broadcasts in the Farsi language to Iran. […]

The BBG has funded a number of U.S.-based broadcasters that operate from the United States, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in order to target Pakistani and Afghan audiences in the United States and around the world with propaganda […]  considered major failures and a waste of taxpayers’ funds.

Even after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States, the VOA’s Pashto service gave a propaganda platform to the Afghan Taliban.

[…] Seddique Mir Mateen’s own views side with those of the Taliban. The presence of a number of pro-Taliban Afghan-Americans in the United States was facilitated by the CIA’s support for the mujaheddin cause in the Afghan jihadist war with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. […] Today, those links serve Khalilzad and the CIA well at the CIA-linked Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington [….]

Since Omar Mateen’s massacre in Orlando, the VOA continues with its propaganda aimed against the United States. The following are just a few of the comments posted on Ashna TV’s Dari and Pashto Service’s webpage: […]

Writing of Omar Mateen: verry [sic] brave mane [sic]. action is great.” – Mahmoodullah Hamid of the Agha Khan Foundation in Afghanistan.

Some 60 percent of the comments on the Ashna TV website praised Omar Mateen and his actions in Orlando. And the American taxpayers fund this activity through their financial support for the VOA and BBG. And, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton championed the expansion of these broadcast services.

H/t “Barry Soetoro Esq.” and FOTM‘s MomOfIV, Anon, and Lola.

See also my other Orlando shooting posts:


Orlando gay-club shooting: The pieces that don’t fit


  • Definition: Something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
  • Synonyms: oddity, inconsistency, incongruity, aberration.

Below are some anomalies — the pieces that don’t fit — in the official narrative of the deadliest shooting in U.S. history at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, which left 49 dead and 53 wounded.

1. Eyewitnesses Report Multiple Suspects

We are told there was only one shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateen who, according to his ex-wife, turns out to be a homosexual himself who frequented gay bars and had a gay hookup app, Grindr.

The problem is at least three eyewitnesses who were in the Pulse nightclub at the time of the shooting, all said there was more than one suspect.

Eyewitness #1: In an audio interview (below), after an eyewitness said, “There was a guy there that was trying to…prevent the door, like hold the door closed so that we couldn’t exit,” he was abruptly cut off.

Eyewitness #2: Another eyewitness said the shooting lasted “like eight minutes.” Beginning at the 0:29 mark in video below, when asked by the reporter if there was “somebody else,” the eyewitness said: “I’m pretty sure it was more than one person. Like I said, I heard two guns going at the same time.

Later, at the 1:41 mark, as he described how he and some 50 other patrons were trying to flee the club, jammed in a narrow pathway, he also said there was a second suspect — “a guy kind of holding door,” preventing them from exiting.

Eyewitness #3: A victim of the shooting who played dead for several hours during the attack as a way to stay alive, told an ABC reporter after he was discharged from a local hospital that he had overheard a phone conversation made by the shooter, in which the shooter said he was the “fourth shooter” and that there were “three others” — “snipers” and a “female suicide bomber”. (Source: Intellihub)

Below are screenshots of tweets to ABC News asking why ABC News had deleted an earlier tweet that there were other shooters, and a survivor’s account of two other killers.

Tweets to ABC News2. The Laughing Policeman

Remember Sandy Hook’s laughing chief medical examiner Wayne Carver and the smiling police officer standing behind him? The Orlando shooting has one too!

In the video below beginning at the 0:21 mark, as a spokesman talks to the press about the Orlando shooting casualties, a policeman with spectacles, grey hair and moustache stands behind him, grinning and laughing. Who knew a shooting massacre can be funny?

3. Crisis Actor

A man named Luis Burbano claims to be an eyewitness in the club and was interviewed by several media outlets, including ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

It turns out eyewitness Luis Burbano is a professional actor. He has a profile on Internet Movie Database (IMDb) . Below is a side-by-side comparison of Luis Burbano in the ABC interview (left) and Luis Burbano on IMDb. It’s the same man.

Luis Burbano (2)You would think that in the media interviews about the Orlando shooting, Burbano would take the opportunity to give his career a boost by identifying himself as a professional actor, but he didn’t.

IMDb lists 5 acting credits under Burbano’s “Filmography,” the most recent one being his role as a “club patron” in a 2015 video called “Spirit of Orlando: Shooting Up”. You can’t make this up!

Here’s a screenshot I took from IMDb on June 15, 2016:

Luis Burbano

IMDb describes “Spirit of Orlando: Shooting Up” as a 5-minute music video, dated September 25, 2015, in which Burbano stars as a “club patron,” with other actors playing the parts of the boss and employees of PharmaCorp Inc. LLC.

Note (June 16): A day after I took the screenshot of Burbano’s acting credits on IMDb, his “Spirit of Orlando: Shooting Up” acting was deleted by IMDb. Now, why did Burbano and IMDb do that?

4. Pre-Dated Tweets and News Reports

As in Sandy Hook, there are tweets and news articles about the Orlando shooting which are dated June 11, 2016, a day BEFORE the shooting.

5. Shooting Victims Carried Toward Pulse Nightclub

Here’s a video about shooting victims being carried by civilians (instead of first responders) TOWARD, not away from, Pulse nightclub — which makes no sense whatsoever, unless those images were all staged, i.e., theatrics.

H/t FOTM‘s readers cs, Sher, bongiornoc, Hadenoughalready, GiGi, josephbc69 and MomOfIV.

See also my other posts on the Orlando shooting: