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Another Daily Shooter event has taken place in San Bernardino, California. As we go to press, police marksmen appear to have shot-up a black SUV, with one suspect killed, one severely wounded [later pronounced dead] and another escaping on foot according to NBC News live coverage. It’s still unconfirmed whether the SUV passengers are actually the same men who were the original ‘active shooters’ at the original crime scene.
Earlier this afternoon at approximately 12pm PT, we’re that 14 people were reported to have been killed and another 17 have been hospitalized with various injuries, after the 3 shooters are said to have opened fire with ‘long guns’ inside a conference venue, in the Inland Regional Center, a government-run disabled services office complex, located in San Bernardino. Police gave chase to suspects and claim that 3 assailants were masked (therefore could not be ID’d at the scene), heavily armed and possibly wearing body armor.
MADE FOR TV: The later shoot-out was perfectly positioned for a Television News chopper to capture the drama unimpeded for national audiences, putting all the latest police military gear on display. Many hours after the initial event, Paramilitary Police units in armored MRAPs apparently shoot-up a black SUV, but it’s not known whether or not this was driven by one the original suspects, raising the possibility about whether the police have ‘accidentally’ shot-up the wrong vehicle. Despite the incredible media vantage point here, still no actual footage exists of the alleged deadly shoot-out other than a few photos seen afterwards, nor is there any footage of police removing the suspects dead bodies from the black SUV onto medical gurnies (Image credit: NBC News)
Multi-Agency ‘Active Shooter’ Drill?
The speed at which so many paramilitary, police and EMS assets were mobilized today was unprecedented.
Police announced that they had an armed response on site in only 4 minutes from their first emergency call, and managed to triage and then transport the first victims to medical facilities in only 15 minutes. Incredible.
This was one of the most impressive mobilizations of multiple local, state, county and federal law enforcement agencies. Within 90 minutes of the alleged ‘active shooter’ situation at Inland Regional, at least 12 different agencies were mobilized, including over 500 armed agents, at least 300 vehicles, over 1000 personnel, 5 SWAT teams, 3 helicopters, 3 mobile command centers, 10 armored MRAP vehicles, bomb squads with “tactical robots” being dispatched.
Incredibly, we quickly learned that the same location where this ‘mass shooting’ has taken place, the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino – also stages “Active Shooter” Drills that feature armed response teams… every month. This little known fact surfaced in an LA Times report which interviewed Dorothy Vong, one of the nurses on duty:
“Drill started,” Dorothy Vong texted her husband, Mark. It was about 11 a.m. Wednesday.
“The Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, where Dorothy is a nurse, conducts active-shooter drills every month or so. Vong assumed that’s why she could see heavily armed law enforcement officers sprinting toward the building. She walked to a window and made a cellphone video of the scene. She sent it to her husband. On the video, a voice can be heard saying: “They’re all geared up! Rifles and everything!” In the background, there is laughter.”
“Then reality intruded. Vong texted her husband again: “Well, it’s real.” And a few minutes later: “We’re in a locked office.”
This is clear evidence that Wednesday’s event was in fact, another “drill gone live”.
In addition, here is additional evidence of another ‘Active Shooter’ drill taking place nearby at the Victor Valley College Library on Monday of this week, only 48 hrs before the San Bernardino event. Watch here:
What happened to the CCTV footage of the shooters as they traveled into the parking lot, got out, and moved towards and throughout the building site? If past ‘Active Shooter’ drills are anything to go by, then it’s unlikely the public will be allowed to see any of this footage, unless it’s been heavily edited and supplied to the mainstream media.
See some of images of the many hundreds of police and EMS personnel assembled at the scene on Wednesday here:
Hard to Believe
We’re also told that many hours after the mass shooting incident, police miraculously track-down suspects in a black SUV only 1.5 miles from the original crime scene? Hard to believe, isn’t it?
The entire police case including its ability to pursue the black SUV with the alleged shooting suspects rests completely on a ‘police tip’ from one witness, a man named Glenn Willwerth, who we’re told owns a printing business, J&S Paper Southern, listed at 435 E Parkcenter Circle, San Bernardino, CA 92408 (oddly, this business has no website, only a Facebook page created on Sept 17, 2015), situated across the street from the Inland Regional Center. Willwerth said he saw the alleged shooters fleeing the initial scene in black SUV, which police claim to have then followed back to the suspects’ residence before, incredibly, the suspects then headed back to the original scene of the crime many hours later.
See Willwerth’s Facebook page here:
The US media are already touting today’s event as, “the worst mass shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012.”
Following the take-down of the black SUV vehicle, tactical paramilitary police units escorting ATF and FBI agents then began performing armed, “door to door” searches of all homes in the vicinity of the SUV shooting scene.
The city of San Bernadino has been placed into lock-down, with closures of all schools, court houses and public buildings with all residents ordered to ‘shelter in place’. According to one local news affiliate anchor, “San Bernardino is now under Martial Law.”
NBC News resident ‘expert’, retired US Marshal Lenny DePaul also helped to heighten the sense of fear by telling millions of viewers, “People should lay low. If you got a basement – get in it.”
Today’s mass-mobilization mirrored the recent ‘Fox Lake Manhunt’ hoax, which 21WIRE rightly pointed out on the day was not actually a real manhunt, but rather a multi-agency militarized ‘fusion drill’ – which cost the taxpayers millions of dollars before it was finally wound-down by authorities.
21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen spoke to RT International as the story was breaking and gave a number of key points about the event, much of which was completely missed by the mainstream media. Initially, many US media outlets were attempting to frame today’s event as a “domestic terrorism” incident, but Henningsen pointed out why this may be a red herring. By all accounts, the shooter(s) would have to have had prior knowledge, or even some affiliation with of the Department of Health’s private function that was taking place when the alleged shooters descended on the Inland Regional conference space. Watch here:
UPDATE: A number of media outlets, including the Israeli-run website Vocativ, came out to declare the San Bernardino event an ‘ISIS attack on American soil’:
“ISIS extremists began celebrating the mass shooting in San Bernardino hours after the massacre, creating the hashtag #America_Burning as police hunted for as many as three shooters, Vocativ discovered. The Islamic State, however, did not take credit for the shootings in the ghoulish postings.”
If this theme gains traction this week, then it will certainly trigger an all-out right-wing political campaign to call for US troops on the ground in Syria and Iraq. The timing of today’s shooting and Britain’s historic ‘war vote’ today should not be underestimated as the two appear to be feeding into the exact same talking points and foreign policy directives.
We’re told by the US media that the names of two of the suspects are, Syed Rizwani Farook 28 yr old male (US citizen), listed as a resident of the town of Redlands, and his female partner Tashfeen Malik (from Saudi Arabia via Pakistan?) – both of whom we’re told were shot dead in their Black SUV by police.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Neither suspect has been ID’d by witnesses at the original mass shooting scene because they were said to be wearing masks.
Competing Theories: Terrorism vs Workplace Violence
Adding to the public relations confusion, the mainstream media began to frame this story with not one – but two prepackaged, competing narratives – ‘terrorism’ and ‘workplace violence’. Here was the initial report of the suspect’s name, presumable leaked to the LA Times:
“A senior federal official monitoring the case said investigators believe one of the shooters left the party after getting into an argument and returned with one or two armed companions. Local officials at an evening news conference said it was not clear whether the people involved in the dispute were the same people involved in the shooting.”
“Law enforcement sources identified one of the suspects as Syed Farook. Two separate sources said one of the suspects was an American citizen, but did not specifically name Farook.”
“Public records show a person named Syed R. Farook was employed by the San Bernardino County Health Department as an environmental health specialist, but it was not clear if that was the same person involved in the shooting. The party was a gathering of employees of the health department.”
All of the sudden, the media began re-spinning the story. Three hours later, at 9:15 pm PT, the mainstream media then reversed the original story, claiming that ‘police sources’ were now saying that there was no ‘dispute’ at the conference center. The newly revised narrative found FOX News claiming that, “the suspects were there earlier to ‘case out’ the location to see if it was a ‘soft enough’ target.” Authorities also changed the story from 3 shooters, to only 2 shooters – Syed Farook and partner Tashfeen Malik, who were both shot dead. Case closed, or so it seems.
What happened to the 3rd suspect who police previously said was fleeing the black SUV on foot which prompted the armed house-to-house searches? Not a word from the police or the media on this. Apparently, this character has now been erased from the official story.
OUT OF STATE PLATES: Authorities confirmed that the suspects’ black SUV had Utah license plates.
Other reports released later claim that the assailants were “throwing pipe bombs at police” while escaping – although no formal confirmation of this has surfaced yet. The video below was obtained by Fox News’ Kelly File, and seems to show shots, but they can only be heard – and not seen. The Daily Mail claimed that this showed pipe bombs, but that claim is very debatable. The Daily Mail says, “At one point a bright flash can be seen coming from inside the vehicle, from which pipe bombs were reportedly thrown during the chase through suburbs of San Bernardino.” Watch:
Oddly, hours after the alleged ‘mass shooting’ took place, a bomb threat was called into nearby Loma Linda University Medical Center, where victims of the San Bernardino shooting were being treated Wednesday afternoon. We’re told that this threat was called-in at 2:40pm just as the 2 suspects were engaged in a chase and subsequent shoot-out with police. We’re told that Loma Linda is the only ‘Level I’ trauma center in the area. As expected, there has been no follow-up by the media as to who made this bomb threat (if this incident coincided with an emergency response drill then it’s possible that the bomb threat could have been part of a drill).
In the most bizarre twist yet, an ’emergency’ press conference was held by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who presented a new character to the media, Farhan Khan, allegedly the brother in-law of the suspect who was put on a podium, seemingly, to apologize for the suspect’s alleged crimes – even though a formal forensic investigation has not even begun yet.
“I have no idea … why he would do something like this. I am in shock,” said Khan. The only problem with this scene is that right up until this point, neither the police, or even the media had announced what exactly the suspect may or may not have done. Did CAIR jump the gun too early?
The CAIR’s west coast offices are located in Anaheim, CA.
As it turns out, the FBI has had a long-running, intimate and often tumultuous relationship with CAIR for years, and was the subject of a recent controversy this past summer where CAIR officials complained about the FBI’s use of confidential informants embedded within America’s Muslim community where covert individuals were linked to secret investigations and other stings. In August 2015, we learned another shocking revelation related to the FBI’s extensive, well-funded Cointelpro operations linked to CAIR. Regarding a seemingly unrelated case, The San Bernardio Sun reported:
“The Council on American-Islamic Relations has raised a stir with federal prosecutors in an Inland Empire terrorism case by issuing a press release days before trial was to begin seeking public assistance in obtaining information about a confidential FBI informant in the case. CAIR’s Greater Los Angeles Area office issued a press release on Aug. 10, three days before trial was to begin indicating the informant had been paid $356,645 by the government as well as immigration benefits because he was a convicted felon being allowed to stay in the U.S. to work as an informant.”
“CAIR said in its release that it was concerned about the FBI’s use of confidential informants to entrap alleged terror suspects, and included information from a study by Project SALAM and the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms which concluded that 94 percent of all terrorist plots were fabricated or provoked by the FBI.”
Is this what today’s San Bernardino shooting event is really about? It certainly looks like it, as nothing else about this unusual event makes any real sense – no motive, no history – only a string of strange relationships and incidences.
A bigger question has to be: was either Farhan Khan or Syed Farook working as a confidential FBI informant?
Readers should also know that one of the most high-profile Muslim terrorist events in US history, the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, was in fact a FBI sting, that utilized FBI confidential informants who were put into position and allowed by FBI handlers to detonate bombs at the WTC complex. Still today, the US media speaks of this event as if it were the work of lone “Muslim extremists.”
Of course, no Daily Shooter event would be complete with out the all-important fluid press conference – where a head of law enforcement addresses the media but not without a dozen people standing behind him and within camera frame. This scene is what directors refer as “a show of force” or “a show of unity”. Notice also, all of the building’s occupants being frog marched with their hands in the air, paraded in front of the camera. This scene has become a standard for all ‘active shooter drill events. Watch:
The ISIS narrative has already gone viral with this event. Already, hundreds of internet posts are saying “terrorism confirmed!”, and posts are calling for ethnic and religious cleansing is the US. Here is one Facebook posting:
Even as the suspects were being pursued, President Barack Obama took to CBS News in order to lay out his case for gun control in America. Normally the president wait until after the event has settled before inserting himself in the conversation, but today he broke that tradition – even though none of the facts were in at that time. It’s as if the President already knew what the final narrative would be.
As far as social fall-out and manipulation is concerned, this event successfully covers both sides of the American political paradigm. Thanks to this event and the media’s calculated coverage of it, left-wing social media users are calling for “Gun Control” (led by President Obama), while right-wing crowd is calling for, “More ‘boots on the ground’ in Syria, and Iraq”.
If you understand social engineering, then it shouldn’t be that difficult to see what trend has been set into motion here.
There is also an unconfirmed report which originated from a not-so-credible source, the right-wing political website and sometimes disinformation outlet Breitbart.com, who claimed to have an “unconfirmed police scanner report” (it’s either a real one or a fake, the fact that Breitbart cannot tell us the difference indicates a possible decoy here). Here’s the claim:
An ‘unconfirmed’ report published by Brietbart may dispute this claim. According to Breitbart, a description captured on a San Bernardino police scanner says that the shooters responsible for the massacre that left upwards of 14 people dead may have been one or more middle eastern men:
1:20PM Unconfirmed police scanner reports indicate: “Man in military fatigues currently at Roberts Elementary school.” The scanner also reports a “Middle Eastern male” with “long beard, tactical shorts and a backpack.” Again, the reports are unconfirmed.
If true, this report would indicate that a DRILL was running simultaneously with the public-facing, media-managed ‘active shooter’ story.
Update 12/4/15 9:25AM EST:
Incredibly, yet ANOTHER ‘active shooter’ drill was taking place nearby at the same time as the alleged mass shooting. KTLA 5 confirms this incredible coincidence:
“A call of multiple shots fired first came in at 10:59 a.m. from the area of 1365 S. Waterman Ave. The Police Department’s SWAT team was training nearby and was suited, “ready to roll” and responded rapidly, Lt. Richard Lawhead said.”
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