Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Orlando 86'd?

I find it interesting that Noor Salman, the wife of the alleged Orlando gunman, Omar Mateen, now being questioned by the FBI for prior knowledge of the attack, chose to wear a 'hoodie' with the numerals eight and six emblazened on it. Was this accidental, or in ignorance of the number's meaning, or an attempt to get a message out to the world?
'86' it seems, is widely used, particularly in America and on the street, to mean 'to get rid of', often with violent or Mafia connotations. It means 'you are done' or 'finished' or 'expendable', having served your purpose. Of course we are aware from Boston, and other notorious cases, that where there has been nefarious deception, those closest to the events or alleged perpatrators are greatly at risk of either death themselves or prosecution, either of which are effective at preventing any escape of potentially damaging or implicating information. See what you think.
The allegation is that Noor, wife of three years, knew about her husband's intention and had been with him when he purchased weapons and 'scoped' the chosen premises. How all this fits with the claim that he was a regular visitor to the club as an active homosexual or how the 'scoping' was done, there being more than two thousand four hundred miles between the two locations, has yet to be explained. A critical question is how long has she been residend at this address (her parents) in California?
In any event, the briefing about the alleged complicity before she has even been arrested, would appear to normal procedural standards, highly irregular and potentially prejudicial to any future proceedings, such as the Grand Jury that has been suggested. Is it intended to influence the public mind set against her before any evidence is provided to support the claims? 
The fact that her family is originally from Palestine, would certainly play neatly into a certain dominant and preferred narrative at the moment wouldn't it? And knowing how the Grand Jury is stacked against any defendant and how it is used in practice to secure admissions in 'Plea Bargaining' deals, one can imagine the pressure she is now under to agree with whatever version is being put to her. 

This all has a familiar ring to it.

"The family home of Noor Zahi Salman, the wife of Orlando killer Omar Mateen, 29, has been raided by the FBI.
Officers pulled up in a dark gray Dodge Charger car at the address, in Rodeo, California, at approximately 3.15pm local time Tuesday.
The home is currently thought to be occupied by Zahi Salman, 50, and one of her daughters – both of whom were visible through the open door.
Three FBI agents went inside the house. Two female agents were the first to approach the home, shout FBI, and enter to and speak to the occupants. They left after an hour and a half without comment.
The arrival of the FBI in California is the latest twist in a dramatic day of developments, which include the revelation that Salman, 30, knew about her husband's plans but did not turn him in."
"Salman had been married to Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, 29, for at least three years and shared an apartment in Fort Pierce, Florida, with the killer and their three-year-old son.
She was Mateen's second wife and married him after his divorce from first wife Sitora Yusifiy, 26, of Boulder, Colorado.
Salman was seen for the first time after the massacre on Monday evening as she arrived at her apartment in Fort Pierce with police.
Officers escorted her from a car to the front door. WSVN footage showed her pulling the hood of a grey sweater over her eyes to hide her face.
After collecting belongings from the home she shared with Mateen and their three-year-old son she got back in the officers' car."
Salman, a second-generation American with family ties to Palestine, grew up in Rodeo and many of her extended family still live in the area, including her uncles Bassam, Abdallah and Ossama.
The family is believed to have moved to the US in the 1970s from Ramallah, on the West Bank, and settled in California."

MEANINGS OF '86' (How interesting!)
"To get rid of, originally for killing someone. The phrase "80 miles out and 6 feet under" was reserved for someone who had to dig their own grave 80 miles from civilization and then get shot execution-style. All terms for 86'd originated from this, be it alcohol or eliminating.
It's supposed that Jimmy Hoffa was 86'd under the endzone of Giants Stadium.
by Carlos Diaz October 05, 2007. "


"According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, "86" is a slang term that is used in the American popular culture as a transitive verb to mean throw out or get rid of, particularly in the food service industry as a term to describe an item no longer available on the menu, or to refuse service to a customer.

"Electrician slang"An 86 device is a LOCKOUT breaker or LOCKoutrelay, meaning a type of relay that must deliberately and manually be reset to avoid remote resetting without physical inspection. Linemen and other power system technicians familiar with the term were working their way across America as the country was electrified. The term "being 86ed" could have originated from their tendency to be 86ed (thrown out or locked out) of bars or other establishments."

"United States Navy decommissioning. Another possible origin is from the U.S. Navy's Allowance Type (AT) coding system used for logistic purposes. Anything referred to as AT-6 (or by similar phonetic, eighty-six) was to be disposed of in the dumpster. This is where the term became synonymous with throwing something away.

"Literature. Klein's 2006 book The History and Stories of the Best Bars of New York tells the story that, when the police would very kindly call ahead before a prohibition-era raid, they would tell the bartender to '86' his customers, meaning they should scram out the 86 Bedford door, while the police would come to the Pamela Court entrance.

"Empire State Building suicidesThe first or lower elevators only went as far as the observation promenade on the 86th floor, and sometimes people would jump off the 86th floor to commit suicide.

"Camera filterThe term 86 may come from the movie business in Hollywood. When shooting on color film, a camera needs an 85 filter (amber in color) to balance the daylight. When moving indoors under tungsten light the filter is removed or replaced with a clear filter and this was referred to as the 86 filter.

"Hollywood. John Barrymore, a movie star of the 1920s famous for his acting and infamous for his drinking: "There was a bar in the Belasco building ... but Barrymore was known in that cubby as an 'eighty-six'. An 'eighty-six', in the patois of western dispensers, means: 'Don't serve him.'

 "Gore Vidal's play Visit to a Small PlanetKreton, an alien with special powers. To activate his powers, he used number commands, one of which was 86 and that destroyed things. He kills a plant by saying "eighty-six" and later threatens to kill someone with the same command number.

"HIV. In 1989, David B. Feinberg, published the novel "Eighty-sixed" contrasting life in New York just before HIV to life in 1986 when AIDS had become a major health crisis in the city."


Credit: Courtesy

NOT CHARGED YET: A still image provided by WSVN-TV video shows Noor Zahi Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen, accompanied by police as she returned home on Monday.



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Properties of the number 86


  • The word Lord in Hebrew gives 86 as numerical value, just as the word Elohim: phe, aleph, he, giving 86 = 80+1+5.
  • The numerical value of Hebrew word ELLVIE, meaning alleluia, and MLVI, meaning plenitude or abundance, gives each one 86.


  • The number 86 is used once in the Bible.
  • In the NRSV seven numbers are multiple of 86, the sum of their occurrences giving 12.


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