World Affairs Brief, July 15, 2016 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).
This Week’s Analysis:
Trump’s VP Pick Postponed
Multiple Shooters at Dallas Police Ambush
How Tories Picked Theresa May Without an Election
GMO Labeling Law Passes with Loopholes
Obama Plans More Disarmament by Edict
China Loses Court Ruling
NATO to Continue to Fund Afghan War
FBI Protecting Hillary in Email Scandal
MULTIPLE SHOOTERS AT DALLAS POLICE AMBUSH
It was clear from the beginning of the news coverage of the shooting of Dallas police officers (5 killed and 9 others wounded) that multiple shooters had to be involved. Cops mentioned they were being shot at from different directions. The Police Chief talked about triangulation. He said, “the snipers were working together with rifles, triangulated at elevated positions in different points in the downtown area where the march ended up going, the route of the march.”
Police also announced they had 4 suspects in custody including two shooters, but the next day they refused to identify or say anything about them. They were subsequently released without comment. This follows the pattern I mentioned last week about how multiple trained mercenaries do the shooting and but only one patsy is found and takes the blame.
That’s exactly what happened the following day when the police killed Micah Johnson and then inexplicably claimed he was the lone killer. From this point on, there appears to be a massive cover-up of all those arrested and detained, and released, except Johnson. The Dallas Morning News reported the following on July 7 and 8, beginning with a clarification that this was NOT a Black Lives Matter event.
Thursday’s protest was not a Black Lives Matter event, according to the Rev. Dominique Alexander, president of the Next Generation Action Network. Alexander said his organization, in partnership with Jeff Hood, organized the march through downtown Dallas as a call for justice for black victims of police shootings. “There is no local chapter of the Black Lives movement,” Alexander said. “That’s just national rhetoric.”
Amateur video captured the chaos from many angles Thursday night when snipers opened fire on police in downtown Dallas on Thursday. He said police were five to 10 feet in front of him when the first shots rang out.
The last sentence is important because that’s when the first policeman was hit, along with two civilians, at the front of the protest. One video posted to YouTube by “Wolves and Sheeple” has an embedded amateur video starting at the 3 minute mark (mentioned within the Dallas News story below) where a shooter is engaging police aggressively a block away from the protest at the El Centro College. Notice that the streets are empty but you can hear the sirens and multiple shots being fired in the background. This is proof that the shooter in the video is not the only one shooting during the protest, where a firefight is going on a few blocks away. We know the firefight is not directed at him because he is not under fire initially as he walks around. When police begin to engage this shooter, he shows obvious professional combat training based upon his daring moves charging an officer behind a pillar and shooting him, and later coming back to execute him.
In one video a hidden gunman emerged from behind the pillars of a building [El Centro College a block away from the rally] and firing on officers. In another [at the protest rally near Bank of America], officers take cover behind their squad cars as gunfire rings out.
Jeff Berwik has maps of all the videos taken which explain to you where the shooters had to have been in order to engage police in various places. Berwik concentrates on the engagement of the shooter in front of the college and shows how he could not have ever gotten into the Bank of America parking garage (where he would have had to cross Main street) once the college was surrounded by police. For Micah Johnson to have been the lone shooter,
Micah Johnson would have had to engage police in a full on gun battle outside El Centro College on Lamar Street for several minutes before entering El Centro and running up to the 7th floor to continue shooting. He would have had to have been in that 7th floor room for at least the duration of the deleted cell phone video [showing him on the 7th floor] and presumably longer giving him time to shoot.
Then he would have had to run back down while avoiding all the police that had entered the building, get outside and evade all of the surrounding police and SWAT vehicles, cross Main Street apparently with an SKS rifle shoved down his pants (police say they only found one), make his way into the garage, and get up to the top floor to continue shooting. And he would have had to do all of this in less than half an hour.
Then somehow he would have had to end up on the 2nd floor in order to engage in negotiations for several hours with Dallas police prior to being bombed, but not before supposedly telling police that he acted alone.
Obviously this not humanly possible or even remotely realistic. If it were possible to timestamp the deleted cell phone footage of the 7th floor, it is likely that the suspension of belief required to entertain the official story would become even more extreme.
And when the bag man and the black Mercedes are considered, [a man was seen going into El Centro college with a camouflaged bag and then driving off at high speed] it becomes clear that a different account of the events emerges. While many questions remain, the evidence suggests that at least three individuals, including Micah, were involved in the attack.
The narrator from the “Wolves and Sheeple” video also points out that the weapon the police says was used (an old SKS with wooden stock) does not match either the short assault style rifle the shooter is using in the video or the weapon shown in the leaked police photo after Micah Johnson was blown up by a robot-transported explosive device. The video in front of El Centro College clearly shows the shooter using a smaller assault style rifle, not a long and awkward SKS.
The fact that someone in the police leaked the photo of the dead Johnson indicates at least one officer realized there was a cover-up going on and wanted the public to know the truth. You cannot confuse the SKS (which only carries 10 rounds) with a modern Saiga AK-47 with a 30-round magazine, nor their different sized shell casings, so this had to be an attempt to pin the blame on a patsy where the government chose the wrong planted weapon to associate with him. And, an SKS with limited rounds could not have been responsible for the multiple shots fired at police, exceeding 50 rounds.
This smacks of the lone assassin claims of the government in the JFK assassination where an old WWII rifle with Oswald’s fingerprints was planted in the school book depository to seal the case against the patsy, and a bullet fired from that rifle was planted on governor Connally’s stretcher to make it appear as if that was the assassin’s weapon.
The video also points out that the assailant in the video shooting around the pillars of the building was wearing different clothing (very light colored pants and light brown shirt or jacket) than Micah Johnson, whose clothes were dark. More facts that there were at least two shooters.
Other witnesses and police say that there were at least two snipers firing from elevated positions, one up on a parking garage, who was eventually killed. Notice that the video above takes place on the ground floor, so it couldn’t have been the shooter or shooters up high until much later.
Another witness said she heard a rapid fire succession of shots lasting several minutes with no break until it all ended. You can hear the constant and distant firing of shots in the above video. And while that isn’t absolute proof of multiple shooters, it’s very unlikely that if there were only one person shooting that he could survive being fired upon with that kind of concentrated firing response.
As I conjectured last week, I do think that this was a government operation using paid mercenaries and an unstable ex-military wannabe who probably got talked into doing a “special op” by agent provocateurs and then was betrayed in the end to take the blame. Let’s look at the background of Johnson for evidence of the emotional changes in behavior that lead to being targeted as a patsy. FoxNews reported,
The sniper who killed five Dallas police officers Thursday night was a former Army reservist who posted “black power” images online and told police negotiators in the moments before his death he “wanted to kill white people.” [There is a lot that police claim he told negotiators, but without a recording, we can’t trust what they claim.]
Although a group calling itself the Black Power Political Organization claimed on its Facebook page that it was behind the attack, and that “more assassinations are coming,” Brown said Johnson told police he was “not affiliated” with any group.
This is probably true. It came out later that Johnson had tried to join the New Black Panthers but was rejected because he was deemed “unfit.”
Still, Johnson, who wore a dashiki and held a fist aloft on his Facebook page, had a temper and owned “a lot of guns,” according to the friend. “He did have some anger issues but never said he would hurt anyone,” the friend said, adding with distrubing irony, “His shots were terrible.”
This is telling: if his accuracy was so bad, he certainly wasn’t the highly trained shooter in the video who engages multiple police officers in the foregoing video, running from one pillar to the next. One of his military buddies told Fox News that,
“He was absolutely normal, a really good friend. We lost touch once he deployed to Afghanistan and I stayed back,” the friend told FoxNews.com. “I don’t really know how or why it got to the point it did…When he came back from Afghanistan, he got in touch with some bad folks and went all Black Panther,” the man, who asked not to be identified, told FoxNews.com.
So something happened between the time he left the service and the shooting to radicalize him. He wasn’t allowed into the Black Panthers but when a person goes from normal to irrational killer, there is usually some dark influence on his life, and it generally is more than just being upset with police shooting of unarmed blacks. I think he was under the influence of someone pushing white police hatred for months prior to getting talked into participating in this rampage.
Finally, as in the government-directed 9/11 attack, there were those promoting the need for another “Pearl Harbor” type event to jumpstart the war on terror. The Daily Bell was rightly incensed by Time Magazine’s call for “Another Big Attack Needed.”
After the September 11 attacks, TIME’s Lance Morrow wrote a powerful essay titled, “The Case for Rage and Retribution,” in which he argued: “For once let’s have no fatuous rhetoric about ‘healing.’ A day cannot live in infamy without the nourishment of rage. Let’s have rage. What’s needed is a unified, unifying, Pearl Harbor sort of purple American fury—a ruthless indignation that doesn’t leak away in a week or two…” – TIME
As we can see from the above statement, Jeff Kluger has in mind another convulsive episode like Pearl Harbor or 9/11 that will unify the “anger” that Americans feel. Kluger seems to imply that this anger is stemming from current elections. His concern is that it is spilling over into other areas of life… Kluger obviously wants a unified America. In order for rage to be unifying it needs to be a “purple American fury.” TIME is hopeful that this anger can be channeled into some horrible, outsized event that will unify the current emotional anarchy.
What many fear, and this is being fed by internet rumors, is that there will be massive racial unrest in this country and that the government will justify declaring martial law in response. Others are claiming that this will give Obama an excuse to take a third term in office.
I do think there is a conspiracy to use race as a basis for attacking Donald Trump and that the PTB are planning on transporting thousands of angry blacks and Latinos to Cleveland to disrupt the GOP national convention. But it is all hype to suggest that the government would declare martial law, or that it will lead to Obama getting a third term in office. That latter rumor has been going around for years. It is dead wrong because the PTB are not stupid enough to make it appear they are commandeering the government. Instead, they concentrate on giving us puppet presidents of either party so we think the system is intact and not controlled.
The Washington Times had an article promoting the claims of very deliberate racial unrest this summer, based on the Black Lives Matter movement, which is surely organized and promoted for conflict creation purposes. One of the comments after the article had a link for the list of locations in 37 cities where protests are going to take place.
As the Times noted, these kinds of rumors have a history of being hype:
The Army last week warned all military personnel in the United States to avoid 37 American cities this week over concerns that anti-police protests, dubbed “Days of Rage,” are planned and could turn violent.
The Army notice appears based on an online rumor, since denied, that the anarchist hacker group Anonymous had called for nationwide protests Friday in the U.S. cities.
While I believe there will be planned social and racial unrest, this specific list is really no big secret nor does it mean that there will be violence in all of these areas. Black militant groups have posted these types of events before, and often no one shows up.
On a final note, the downside of the Police killings in Dallas is that the law enforcement lobby has been given more leverage to pass more restrictions on public access to police body cams. Compromising Governor Pat McCrory signed a bad public law this week that shields police from public access to police recordings, as Will Grigg wrote for Liberty News Daily:
North Carolina’s Republican Governor, Pat McCrory, has signed into law a measure that withdraws dashcam and bodycam footage of police encounters from public access. Invoking the recent killing of five police officers in Dallas, McCrory insisted that in making it practically impossible for the public to obtain police video records, “My goal is to protect those who protect us.”
Citizens who are captured in either video or audio of police encounters can file a request to view or listen to the records, but if it is turned town they will have to fight a lengthy court battle at their own expense in order to reverse that decision.