Ft. Hood Massacre: Echoes of 9-11? Gulf of Tonkin?
• Amazing coincidences -- or should Team Obama, Congress heed the words of Special Agent Jethro Gibbs?
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It's early yet, but the amazing coincidences surrounding the Fort Hood massacre start to mount up.
The alleged gunman is an Arab-American Muslim, U.S. Army major, about 40 years old, a medical doctor, a psychiatrist involved with mental health (mind control, anyone?). He's first reported to be among the dead, then a few hours later, he's declared alive. A mix-up, we're told, and a possible sign that one of the other dead (just ONE?) was a victim of friendly fire. (Later, before the official investigation barely had begun, the Army unilaterally declared that all of the gunshots came from the suspected assailant's two handguns.)
The next morning, MSNBC is reporting that the gunman shouted out, "God is great" in Arabic as he slaughtered -- that from an officer at Foot Hood, according to the news channel.
This lone gunman, reportedly armed with two handguns, one of them a semi-automatic, somehow manages to kill 13 people and wound 30 before he's subdued, shot multiple times. This is in a room full of soldiers, unarmed but presumably trained to defend themselves under a variety of circumstances.
If true, this fact set would stir up some powerful emotions as the Pentagon is pressuring the Obama administration to widen the war in Afghanistan.
How could Obama possibly do anything but follow the recommendations of the Pentagon after a tragic incident like this?
Why do the numbers "9-11" pop into one's head at this point? Or Gulf of Tonkin. Remember the Maine?
And Sen. Dianne Feinstein comes on CNN, asking aloud if there is an effort to "INFILTRATE OUR MILITARY"...
"Infiltrate our military." An Arab-American Muslim suspected mass murderer of fellow soldiers.
Oh. My. God. Here we go again? Another ginned up crisis coming in the wake of a tragic turn of events?
Feinstein is the chairperson of the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence. Wouldn't she choose her words carefully? With deliberation aforethought?
She is also married to a defense contractor, so she's got another line into the Pentagon's current thinking.
What's the next boot to drop?
Why does that line from TV's N.C.I.S. Special Agent Jethro Gibbs come to mind?
"I don't believe in coincidences," he's fond of saying.
UPDATE -- Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009
THE SUSPECT, NIDAL MALIK HASAN, SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RHETORICALLY CONVICTED BY THE PRESIDENT. THE FACTS HAVE YET TO BE DETERMINED. AND HE COULD BE A VICTIM HIMSELF.
President Obama first said "don't jump to conclusions," and then the next day, rhetorically convicted the suspect in his Saturday video address, saying, in essence, "The psychiatrist did it."
Why did Obama make such an unequivocal statement when the investigation has just begun?
Perhaps he was reacting politically; POTUS came under harsh criticism in the hard-right blogosphere for counseling against a rush to judgment. The blowback may have led to imprudent overcompensation by the Commander-in-Chief.
No doubt, it's a serious faux pas upon which defense counsel will seize -- if Hasan doesn't die in hospital, as some entities may now be hoping more than ever. It happened to Lee Harvey Oswald...
Recall that initial reports had the gunman dead. Then the media was told that was a mistake, he was still alive in an area hospital and that the Army had somehow lost track of him in all the confusion.
Fact is, there remain serious inconsistencies in the official accounts. Initial reports referenced three gunman, followed by claims that two persons who had been called "suspects" were released after questioning -- reportedly because interrogators believed they were simply running for safety, not to escape.
But what if these interrogators rushed to judgment? Who were they? Outside law enforcement, or Army? Has the question even been asked by a pliable, often gullible, national press corps?
There is no definitive evidence yet to rule out multiple shooters -- or even the possibility, dare anyone raise the notion, that Hasan was an innocent patsy, the target of an elaborately staged frame-up. The JFK assassination comes to mind; forty-six years later, most Americans do not accept the official version of what led to Kennedy's death.
Until an investigation independent of the military determines what happened and why, Hasan must be regarded as a suspect, and possibly, a victim who could have been under external influences -- pharmacological, technological, psychological, or any combination of same. Think "Manchurian Candidate."
That's assuming credible witnesses have definitively identified Hasan as the gunman and haven't confused him with another person, or persons, in similar attire.
On Friday, it appeared that the FBI has been designated by POTUS as the lead agency in the investigation and that the Army's own Criminal Investigation Division would assist. Hopefully, Obama won't reverse course on that prudent presidential directive.
GOV'T TORTURES ME WITH SILENT MICROWAVE WEAPONS, SAYS OUSTED HONDURAS PREZ
• Deposed Honduras President Manuel Zelaya confirms the essence what unjustly targeted citizens worldwide -- including this journalist -- have been reporting for years...
...MILITARY, SECRET SERVICES, AND INTEL AGENCIES of many nations, including the U.S., silently assault and torture "targeted individuals," including those regarded as "dissenters" or slandered as undesirables, with debilitating, health-degrading, "slow-kill" electromagnetic microwave and laser radiation weapons systems -- reported to include a nationwide installation camouflaged as cell towers, along with satellites and portable weaponry.
OR (if links are corrupted / disabled): http://NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "GESTAPO USA"