from Zero Hedge
Following reports that the killer of Jo Cox had been mentally ill, it has now emerged that last week’s other notable shooter, Omar Mateen is now also being presented as mentally troubled, after he allegedly talked about staying up all night to do online research into anti-psychosis medication, an acquaintance said in a interview with Reuters.
Whether this reported is meant to deflect public attention from his being “rationally” influenced by Islamist elements is unclear. “It looks increasingly like this may have been the act of a seriously troubled individual whose personal problems dwarfed any last-minute inspiration from radical groups,” said a senior U.S. official familiar with the investigation, speaking on condition of anonymity. Authorities – in keeping up with the Administration’s narrative – believe Mateen, a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent, was self-radicalized and acted alone in the rampage, contrary to a push by Donald Trump to frame Mateen as one who was radicalized by Islamist elements.