Right now, I'm not sure what to say about the latest horrific mass shooting. When you consider the political implications, the fact that the shooters were Muslim is almost as terrifying as the crime itself.
Initial reports held that the crime occurred after an argument in the San Bernardino County health facility, indicating a spontaneous outburst. But now police are speaking of this incident as a planned event, since both shooters wore tactical gear and had plenty of ammo, and may even have carried an explosive device.
The shooters were a couple
: Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. Are we dealing with a jihadi version of Bonnie and Clyde? (At this writing, news accounts differ as to whether the two were engaged or already married.)
There were many early reports (based on the monitoring of police scanners) that the cops chased after a third shooter. According to the most recent accounts, there was no third man. Can anyone explain this discrepancy?
It is worth noting that this facility held a monthly drill which taught employees how to react in an emergency such as this.
Potentially, the most important aspect of this tale may concern the trip that Farook made to Saudi Arabia
. Was he radicalized there? Our media constantly tells us to direct our anger at the Shi'ites, not at Saudi Arabia or the other great Sunni states. Even on the far-right anti-Islam sites, one sees little-to-no discussion of the role played by the Saudis.
This event will strengthen the hand of the Republicans. If a Republican becomes president in 2016, his first order of business will be to make no-holds-barred war on Assad of Syria. Doing so will, of course, bring Al Qaeda and ISIS to power in that country -- and both Al Qaeda and ISIS are largely Saudi creations.
In short: Shootings such as these will whip up an anti-jihadist frenzy -- which will have the paradoxical effect of giving the jihadists complete power in Syria.
Reactions, right and left.
An event like this will drive the country nuts. However, there is a substantial difference between blue-state nuttiness and red-state nuttiness. Allow me to demonstrate.
The blue reaction:
Over on Liberaland
, here is the closest thing I could find to an over-the-top exchange in the comments section:
Syed Farook could very well be a patsy being fed to the media by WHITE RACIST Officials.
after the way they let the WHITE RACIST TERRORIST just up and walk away from their bungled up FAILED attempt to overthrow the US Government in Nevada, (stolen US Military weapons INCLUDED) anything is possible.
This outburst was not seconded by any other readers. Instead, a cooler head offered the following:
"Syed Farook could very well be a patsy being fed to the media by WHITE RACIST Officials."
In order to believe that, you would need to believe that all of the local, state, and federal law enforcement people investigating the case are conspiring to put out a false narrative, and that NOT ONE person with direct knowledge of the case would have the moral fiber to expose the conspiracy.
So tell me, did Neil Armstrong really walk on the moon, or was the whole Apollo program just another conspiracy?
And here is the kind of talk one gets from Daily Kos
I can’t imagine why they would choose a place that helps disabled people unless they were going for maximum evil. To kill the people who work to help the most innocent and vulnerable in our society. There’s no rationale that leads to feeling just for killing these people, even in the mind of someone warped. It has to be pure limit pushing sadism.
The center had rented out a meeting room for the county public health department to hold its employee holiday party. That event, not the center’s disabled clients, was the target. The male shooter was an employee of the public health department, so he was shooting his co-workers. (All from what we now know.)
Usually ISIL and other groups of the same ilk pick targets that have symbolic, religious, governmental, or a den of sin type of vibe. This place has none of those. I also haven’t heard any claims of responsibility.
All pretty reasonable.
The red reaction:
On the right-wing sites, paranoia and hate reign supreme. With Pam Geller
, you always know what you are going to get:
Only a person who worships SATAN would do that
Moslems are terrorists - potential terrorists, confirmed terrorists, dead terrorists - no matter in what forms, moslems are terrorists
Moslems celebrate death
Moslems glorifies killing
Moslems worship satan
WE SHOULD BE BANNING ISLAM NOT GUNS
Expel ALL MOSLEMS !!
We can no longer tolerate those who do not tolerate us!
How convenient they can now hijack the news to make sure no one watches the Trump interview with Alex......
what this was all about.
This is really gonna disappoint Obama who assures us no terrorists are just regular Muslims, they are all conservatives and Christians!
This could only get more surreal, if the guns used turn out to be from "Fast and Furious".
Christianity is under attack because it brings morals & values to the table & we can have none of that in the NWO, which is controlled by satanic forces.
It doesn't matter what the deal is, the media will ALWAYS start saying stuff like the shooter was a conservative, had issues with the government, is a Christian, rightwing nut job, etc., ALWAYS without any proof & because they beat the truth to the punch, that is what sticks in folks minds.
Remember that when the INVADERS go on a rampage, can't wait to see how that's painted.
False flag is the FIRST thing that came to mind when my wife informed me of a shooting when I walked in the door.
This Really Smells, Again. They will not stop this until they have our guns!
This was a planned attack. Lunatics don't plan their escape route and wear ski masks. I'm betting on Mossad run CIA operatives in town for a few days of relaxation. A media misdirect away from news of Turkey buying black market oil from ISIS, Trump being interviewed by AJ, Bill begging for donation funds for his psychopath wife, etc.
You're right, Christianity is under constant attack. Might as well start shooting the libtards since we're going to get blamed every time a libtard opens fire.
I think it was Atheist terrorism! 1 in 4 people in the USA are in atheist. And this has all the hallmarks of atheist terrorism becuase they have no fear of judgement by God after death fro their evil deeds.
Over on Breitbart
, the talk quickly turned to other topics:
You and Obama better bring a sh!tload of help when you come try to get my guns outta my cabin, boy. + prepare to crawl home.
Liberalism is like syphilis. It starts off in the genitals but eventually affects the brain.
They are impervious to logic and highly susceptible to propaganda and groupthink.
I sincerely hope that our society recognizes what dangerous lunatics, nutcases and nonproductive parasites liberals are, and President Trump issues executive orders that removes liberals from honest society, to stop this senseless violence and waste. .
The rapes, murders, and mass killings every few days from liberal nutcases who keep going off the deep end has to stop.
Normal people would be safer and happier without them around.
"Normal people." Now that's
Notice that none of these right-wingers have criticized or questioned the Saudi factor. I guess that's not something that "normal people" do...