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July 08, 2016

Dallas - Civil Law Enforcement Use Of Vehicle Based IED Raises Questions

Last nights shooting and killing of several policemen in Dallas, Texas is still somewhat mysterious. At one point the Dallas police chief asserted that four attackers were working together with rifles and triangulating themselves in positions for the attack. Two of them were reported as snipers on roof. This led me to estimate that this was probably some team-trained (supremacist) militia trying to instigate a civil war.

Current status is that one man alone was responsible. An army veteran who was, according to this video, trained in infantry combat. Three other persons are in custody but possibly not related to the incident.

What explain the far diverging situation reports by the Dallas Chief?

The single identified shooter was eventually trapped and the police negotiated with him. Negotiations broke off, according to the police, and the police used a remote controlled "robot" to deliver a bomb next to the trapped shooter where it was then exploded. The suspect was killed by the explosion.

This is the very first known use of a remote controlled vehicle based improvised explosive device, or RC-VBIED in military speak, by a civil police force. The vehicle was a remote controlled device on rubber tracks as they are often used to examine and explode suspicious packages.

The suspected shooter had been surrounded and trapped for some time.

  • Was the suspect still an imminent danger?
  • Was it justified to use such kind of "drone strike" against him?
  • What if criminals resort to similar devices (relatively easy to build from RC toys)?
  • Was the remote connection to the "robot" secure or was it open to manipulations?
  • What are potential consequences when such remote killing machines will be used (as has now become likely) in everyday standoffs between police and this or that suspected criminal?
  • The use of drones in warfare has led to an increase in targeted strikes -in and outside of warzones- as the risk to own forces was reduced. Will police use of VBIEDs have similar effects?
  • Should the use of such means require a warrant?

The use of such a "robot" is a qualitative step into a future no one was eager to see in the streets of our cities. We should think hard and ask difficult questions before accepting it.

Posted by b on July 8, 2016 at 01:50 PM | Permalink

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"Should the use of such means require a warrant?"
hilariously understated anticlimax.

Posted by: jason | Jul 8, 2016 2:03:34 PM | 1

I'm no fan of the fuzz, but if some asshole kills and wounds a dozen cops in my neck of the woods, i'm going to be worried for my family until the lunatic is neutralized by any means necessary.

Posted by: farflungstar | Jul 8, 2016 2:09:12 PM | 2

Dallas incident has a higher level of playacting than Paris Charlie Hebdo. Still no blood though. Fake blood would probably blow the budget? At the least Schwarzes Wasser copped a tip from Paris and exterminated the alleged shooter.

As the Bard wrote "all the world's a stage."

Posted by: ALberto | Jul 8, 2016 2:24:07 PM | 3

"The use of such a "robot" is a qualitative step into a future no one was eager to see in the streets of our cities."

OR

This was/is inevitable. Now the minions of the Oligarchs, Malignant Overlords, 1%, or whatever you wish to call them can have one more level of distance between themselves and those inclined to revolution.

I guess this only leaves the option of nuclear holocaust to remove all instead of the Oligarchs, Malignant Overlords, 1%, or whatever you wish to call them because revolution (pitchforks and guillotines included) is off the table.

Simply put: we've just lost one more option ... !
Welcome to 1984 on steroids?

Post the Comey Defense of Hillary, forget about the so-called law. It was meant to protect property ...
not you.

Posted by: rg the lg | Jul 8, 2016 2:32:09 PM | 4

Psychological conditioning

of hoi polloi to ACCEPT and APPRECIATE (under the guise of public safety) ever-increasing, draconian military/police state protocols, actions, restraints, infringements, impositions, privacy intrusions, restrictions, exorbitant budget demands, and etc. proceeds apace.

Just like they do in Israel - especially to the Palestinians.

New! Killer Robots. The advent of Killer Robots is a dream child of Zionists like Donald Rumsfeld. It's finally here!

Posted by: fast freddy | Jul 8, 2016 2:42:55 PM | 5

I'm a little more conservative with the conspiracy theories and false flags, but this one wants its tires kicked and and engine examined. I only posit this based on the circumstances leading up to it and the lack of precidence.

Posted by: IhaveLittleToAdd | Jul 8, 2016 2:44:21 PM | 6

When cops are killed in America ( or most of the time when they do the killing themselves ) and they make a first claim to the "media", what "leads" me to think is that it's too early to call anything except suspicion about what they say.

As if waiting half a day more for more information - then the exclusive lies/errors told by cops - is not the better way.

Posted by: tom | Jul 8, 2016 3:00:53 PM | 7

b,

When I Google 'Paris riots 2016' I get articles from May 26, 2016 and prior. Google being a controlled major stooge misinformation/disinformation site usually keeps up with current events. Even if that information bears no resemblance to actual events on the ground. This blackout of events in Paris would lead a prudent individual to suspect that the fecal matter is about to come in contact with the rotary oscillator.

Are we looking at Bastille Day II July 14, 2016?

Posted by: ALberto | Jul 8, 2016 3:03:06 PM | 8

Although terrible and ghastly, this episode has a certain symmetry. By appearances a professionally trained killer, i.e. a former US soldier, uses the skills given to him by the U.S. Army in an emotional outburst of anger. The government blames it on "a cold calculated attack". I wonder the number of untreated former veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are currently police offers.

Posted by: Michael | Jul 8, 2016 3:22:56 PM | 9

I don't think you guys need ten layers of CS-theory to explain this. Drones are the future, the military has been using "robots" of different kinds to kill ever since WW2.

Imagine a thousand 3d printed handgrenade lodead face seeking drones swarming a sports-arena in the near future.

Posted by: Arren | Jul 8, 2016 3:23:14 PM | 10

That's "officers".

Posted by: Michael | Jul 8, 2016 3:24:17 PM | 11

b,

Yahoo search 'Paris France Riots 2016' yields articles dated May 26, 2016 and prior. No information after that date? Apparently there has been a major 'information scrub' regarding all news of French riots across all controlled medias.

As clumsy and amateurish as the French Secret Service is and has been with their obviously false 'False Flag Operations' I wonder what the actual citizens reactions will be?

Posted by: ALberto | Jul 8, 2016 3:34:39 PM | 12

Frankly, I don't feel strongly about this affair. The US allows people to buy weapons easily, and then allows police to shoot blacks out of hand. Some reaction from nutters is hardly surprising.

Posted by: Laguerre | Jul 8, 2016 3:34:56 PM | 13

Jewish Groups Pay to Send U.S. Police to Train in Israel | Times of Israel |

The week-long Anti-Defamation League program in the month of October started in 2008. As part of the program, members of the delegation, most of them employed in sheriffs’ offices, meet with security experts, intelligence analysts and commanders in the Israel National Police and Israel Defense Forces.

Did Dallas police received excellent training in Israel, as did the St. Louis County police department?

The IDF’s Newest Recruit: I, Robot | Haaretz – Sept. 11, 2012 |
SIBAT – Defense directory 2015 [large pdf]

Posted by: Oui | Jul 8, 2016 3:38:30 PM | 14

There is some story that most of the dead were Transit police, presumably more adapted to controling people in the Subway, than to gunfighting.

Posted by: Laguerre | Jul 8, 2016 3:46:41 PM | 15

Someone pulled the trigger on this veteran for some reason. Personally, I think it pathetic. The dude was trapped and with a finite supply of ammunition would have succumbed within a day or so. No hostages other than the vacated businesses. Instead, someone got tired after a couple of hours and decided (what?). A warning to protesters? Time to clean of the street for businesses growing short? Fear that the man might become a martyr?

The similarities to what the US does in the middle east with drones is striking to me and strongly suggests to me that the US no longer is a republic.

Posted by: Bardi | Jul 8, 2016 3:50:21 PM | 16

minor quibble - the explosive device in question would not have been 'improvised'. law enforcement would use a professionally constructed bomb made to precise specs.

Posted by: sillybill | Jul 8, 2016 3:51:35 PM | 17

The only worthwhile commentary that I've seen on this sad affair is that police around the U.S. have resisted spending money on improved training/sensitivity training because they are budget constrained. Instead, they pay millions in awards to people that are killed by trigger happy cops whose every twitch of their trigger finger is justified by their RIGHT to go home at night.

Bad cops put good cops at risk. And bad management fosters bad cops. But whenever something untoward happens to the police, this fact is washed away by a deluge of HERO COP propaganda.

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jul 8, 2016 3:58:34 PM | 18

Sounds like Someone just eliminated all credibility of the hostage negotiation profession and any reason for hostage takers to negotiate.

Posted by: Jonathan | Jul 8, 2016 4:01:12 PM | 19

Very strange. As the scene was still unfolding and active, long before the robot suicide bombing took out the "fourth sniper", the chief stepped aside to hold a lengthy press conference, where he stated that 3 other individuals were in custody, but "weren't cooperating".

What the hell is going on?? Now every official is stressing; LONE SHOOTER. I can see some initial confusion, but the police were emphatic about the coordinated, multi-person nature of this attack, throughout the overnight!

Posted by: L Bean | Jul 8, 2016 4:01:20 PM | 20

And what about Obama?

Our "post-racial" President.

Will anyone comment on his failure to improve racial relations? On his failure to provide decent jobs? On his back-door austerity?

He didn't go to Ferguson. He didn't go to Baltimore. He didn't go to New York.

In his eyes, its a gun control issue. WTF?

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jul 8, 2016 4:03:06 PM | 21

The first reports were that the shooter shot himself.

Did someone want to cover-up another unwarranted police killing?

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jul 8, 2016 4:08:04 PM | 22

Is it just me or did anyone else on earth notice the complete ABSENCE of the mention of Islamic terrorists in the reports yesterday? It's always idiotic and premature when they do openly speculate about this during every shooting before they know anything, but it struck me as extraordinary by an almost complete absence of any mention of it during the events yesterday. News people always toss in plenty of unfounded suggestions every single time this happens. Why not yesterday? I also didn't see the usual gauntlet of militarized black-clad police in military armored personnel carriers either. Dallas must have a warehouse or two full of them. Seems like this supposed 'sniper' attack would have been the perfect opportunity to use them.

I'm not suggesting anything in particular by this, but there's a certain almost predictable drama you expect to see unfold on the MSM during these events.

On a more tinfoil-hat note, I see little mention of the loss of residential internet service in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area the day after Philando Castile's shooting death there which occurred in a small suburb sandwiched between the two cities. Police shot him just before 10 P.M. on Wednesday, but details and the video didn't emerge until the next morning. Twitter and Facebook began deleting the video as fast as they could find it Thursday morning, but said it was unintentional and blamed it on a 'technical glitch'. They couldn't keep up and it was widely distributed by late Thursday morning.

By Thursday noon, large swaths of that metropolitan area were without residential internet service, but commercial service was unaffected - even though essentially all of it is provided by Comcast on the same cables. Was this Stazi-like censorship meant to keep the video from the little people in the Twin Cities so they wouldn't start rioting? THAT is scary as hell.

Posted by: PavewayIV | Jul 8, 2016 4:09:52 PM | 23

Interesting, Paveway...although, the Casey Anthony verdict, of all things, broke the internet in Central FL for a few hours. The infrastructure is crap from top to bottom, from internet service to bridges to police training, there's just no there there.

"The internet" will malfunction as things get more interesting, for sure, regardless of who pulls the switches etc. This is what people need to be prepared for, a communications collapse. Because that's what precedes the true horrors, always.

Posted by: L Bean | Jul 8, 2016 4:15:42 PM | 24

re 21

Will anyone comment on his failure to improve racial relations?
Nobody's going to put the now minority white population back in power. That's what Trump is all about. The white trash can't accept being minority.

I'll leave it to others to come up with the figures, but in my time in California in 2009, the whites were very much a minority population.

Posted by: Laguerre | Jul 8, 2016 4:27:50 PM | 25

re 23. No, I was not particularly struck by that absence. After all, it was in the direct context of an anti-white demonstration. An ME element would have been surprising.

Posted by: Laguerre | Jul 8, 2016 4:40:44 PM | 26

Laguerre @25

FYI USA is
72.41% white
. And voters over 50, who vote in high numbers are more than 80% white.

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jul 8, 2016 4:41:39 PM | 27

Old street saying.."What goes around, comes around."

And STILL, no one questions the policies that lead to these things happening. Domestic or Foreign.

Posted by: ben | Jul 8, 2016 4:45:15 PM | 28

@Laquerre.

Nobody's going to put the now minority white population back in power. That's what Trump is all about. The white trash can't accept being minority.

Your situational awareness is not that good. White population is still a very large majority, while black population is an overwhelming minority. And then there are Hispanics who do not burn with love to their black countrymen and between living with blacks or whites, guess what did they choose already, at least for now. Plus, for better or worse, "white trash" is known to be pretty damn good at wrecking havoc on those who threaten it--history has ample records of that. As per your assessment of Trump--I agree, he is a hope for many white folks and I don't blame them. He is a very first, however inept, approximation to a true American nationalist which is in a huge contrast with virtually identical sell-outs such as W. or Bill Clinton, not to speak of the first and the last black US President.

Posted by: SmoothieX12 | Jul 8, 2016 4:57:08 PM | 29

Re 27 Jackrabbit. Thanks for the info. Proves the point really. Only a small white majority, mainly to be placed in the midwest.

Posted by: Laguerre | Jul 8, 2016 5:03:18 PM | 30

Police have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.
IRA type double tap bombings and the like are in our future.
As police culture coarsens and abuses of civilians under flimsy pretexts accelerate, people will think more of lashing out and witnesses will be less forthcoming.
And another thing here is: despite all the emphasis on shootings of black men, the statistics say that, in proportion to the over all arrest rate, unjustified shootings of whites are equal to or higher than for blacks.

Posted by: Casowary Gentry | Jul 8, 2016 5:03:45 PM | 31

Study shows high percentage of blue on black killings perfomed by police recruits who served in the US Army and apply for the high risk traffic stops with extra overpay. In addition, the cops over 10 years employment with the police force, are involved in 41% of the killings. These cops haven't gone through the "sensitivity" training to solve disputes with the public who mouth off the police.

    “… paramilitary stress academies produce defensive and depersonalized officers, while collegiate non-stress training models, a small minority in American policing, have no such consequences.”

Posted by: Oui | Jul 8, 2016 5:23:33 PM | 32

I think we should be careful not to jump into conspiracies here. Black people are being shot by police in increasing numbers. Black people respond. First reports are usually more accurate in these cases - there were various snipers. It is highly unlikely that one person could kill and wound so many police because they are trained to locate the direction of fire and seek cover. But the considered narrative laying the blame on one deranged gunman is far less dangerous to those in control than a concerted attack by a group - which could inspire so-called "copycat" groups. Just my hunch.

Posted by: Lochearn | Jul 8, 2016 5:27:17 PM | 33

Agree with PavewayIV at #23 - the official response to this event, including the presentations in the MSM, have been noticeably muted. What this reflects is open to debate, but I suspect the vulnerability of the police to these types of tactics is, in the minds of the powers that be, best under-emphasized particularly with a large armed population. The powers-that-be are not all-powerful, and a large-scale insurrection in the USA could not be contained.

I do not advocate violence and would hope that the more intelligent persons of influence would realize that the police cannot continue to act so callously to the general population and that whatever changes were made to police training over the past 20 years should be reviewed and reformed.

Posted by: jayc | Jul 8, 2016 5:27:44 PM | 34

@Casowary Gentry

IRA type double tap bombings and the like are in our future.

There is nothing in this life like illiterate cliche or misplaced historical analogy. Especially when dealing with warfare and LE. As per: "Police have sown"--open FBI data and enjoy:

https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats

Posted by: SmoothieX12 | Jul 8, 2016 5:29:08 PM | 35

Facebook page had been deleted – see cached page:

Black Power Political Organization (BPPO)

Also covered #RT here - Black Power Political Organization claims Dallas shooting on Facebook, vows more attacks

Posted by: Oui | Jul 8, 2016 5:46:33 PM | 36

b - interesting questioning at the end..i don't know the answers. thanks.

@23 paveway.. i didn't know that.. it is very scary if that is the reason for temporary lapse in the internet. i agree with @24 l. bean on how it works moving forward here either way.

seems like the usa is a volatile mix of racial issues in combo with a crazy gun culture, which may never be addressed in a satisfactory way. i say this as an outsider not living in the usa. it seems some folks in the usa don't want to talk about all this either..

Posted by: james | Jul 8, 2016 5:53:47 PM | 37

My apologies for the long post in advance.

Clearly, all early and later reports on the snipers in Dallas made by the Dallas PD indicate more than one shooter. They are holding three suspects including a woman who appear not to be cooperating. This fact was established by the DPD. I have links posted at my site on the three being detained.

As for the Black Lives Matters movement, as with Occupy and Tea Party grassroot groups, BLM has been infiltrated by those who obviously have ulterior motives. Weeks ago there was a piece posted over at Intellihub about Deray McKesson, leader of BLM, documenting the fact that McKesson's email and twitter accounts had been hacked. Know that Edward Snowden confirmed said hack in a tweet.

"(INTELLIHUB) Black Lives Matter leader Deray McKesson had two of his email accounts hacked last Friday, along with his Twitter, according to reports."

"Reports indicate that the perpetrators successfully hacked into several of McKesson’s accounts after posing as McKesson to a Verizon Wireless Tech Support operator in order to gain access and post a provocative Tweet which endorsed Donald J. Trump for the Presidential bid."

“At 10:31 a.m., an individual called Verizon posing as Mr. Mckesson and convinced a technician to change the unique SIM associated with the activist’s phone, allowing the hacker or hackers responsible to have his messages rerouted to a different device. The culprit then requested password reset codes for Mr. Mckesson’s Twitter and other internet accounts, and subsequently gained access by intercepting those codes when they were sent as text messages,” the Washington Times reported."

The author of the article, Shepard Ambellas, went onto allude trouble brewing at the upcoming DNC and RNC party conventions -

"However, the mainline press made no mention of the real purpose for the hack, which was to obtain secret information about a George Soros and Obama Administration sponsored plot, an elaborate operation dubbed the “Summer of Chaos,” which is aimed at shutting down both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention in order to trigger martial law nationwide, keeping President Barack H. Obama in the White House beyond his allotted two terms under National Security Presidential Directives."

"Shockingly, in a private message purportedly obtained and released by the hackers, Samuel Sinyangwe, a Black Lives Matter activist, said that law enforcement officials “will not be ready for the type of crowds” that the group will be bringing which are designed to shutdown the convention and create “disruptions nationwide.”

"The group plans to bring more than 10,000 people to create chaos July 18-21 in both Philadelphia and Cleveland, according to the leaked PMs."

This Samuel Sinyangwe apparently an organizer for the BLM protests, stated 'They will not be ready for the type of crowds we are bring in and they will blame Trump for it'...this was stated in a twitter post that was deleted but captured by some who are trolling all BLM accounts.

The article goes onto suggest BLM folk are having some sort of communication with the DOJ. I hazard to guess why said communication lines are open b/w the DOJ and BLM leadership and why the BLM leadership would ever trust the DOJ. It's a queer, upside down, standing on your head kinda suggestion, but it's there and I don't suggest it's true or false. Only that this information is out there.

I could go on but I'm thinking you might want to read the entirety of the article yourself - https://www.intellihub.com/operation-summer-of-chaos-obama-admin-black-lives-matter-plan/

All of this, btw, may have everything to do with last night's massacre. Then again, maybe not...

Posted by: h | Jul 8, 2016 6:46:58 PM | 39

This has in common with Obama's drone strikes the idea that it's OK to kill 'suspects'. It's also a very good way to eliminate innocent people who, left alive, may well be found to be innocent. It is a consequence of the overthrow of the rule of law in the USA.

The routine assassination of American of all colors, but especially black Americans, by American cops - with absolutely no leadership from the top in trying to get cops under control - was/is bound to result in this kind of stuff. Barack Obama has been a disaster for the USA by every conceivable measure of performance and non-performance. Especially, in this regard, as a man of color himself, if not a black man.

There is no good news here on any level. Will the next black demonstration against police murder result in the assassination of black people in retaliation for these assassinations of white cops? Will Barack Obama continue to avoid dealing with rogue, overarmed and overpaid cops with immunity? I imagine he will. He's a weakling who's just followed orders since selected and isn't about to change his spots now. He'll leave race wars at home, together with his ongoing wars of DDD&D abroad, to The Donald/The Hillary.

There is no good news here at any level. Make some good news on your own, write-in someone you'd actually want to see as POTUS, Senator, Congressperson, Governor, Mayor, Councilman on 7 November and on every election day thereafter.

Posted by: jfl | Jul 8, 2016 7:29:48 PM | 40

Racism is one of the USA's vulnerabilities, and it is ripe for exploit by unknown 3rd parties, unfortunately.

Posted by: Jake Macchio | Jul 8, 2016 7:34:13 PM | 41

I'm going to be curious to see what the 2nd Amendment/Right To Bear Arms fanatics make of the shooting in Dallas.

Think about it...
Think about it...

Their main reason for insisting upon their right to keep their boom-sticks is their obsession about having a weapon at hand when the gov'ment comes a' knocking Meaning-Them-Harm.

That's supposed to be the point of the exercise - to defend themselves when the government tries to turn all tyrannical on 'em - you grab yer gun and take the law into your own hands.

Well, heck, have they really thought about that, because this is what it looks like, guys.

There is a segment of the American citizenry who have been making a lot of noise about how Black Lives Matter, and as far as they can see it looks mighty like the US govt has a different opinion on that score.

Those US citizens have convinced themselves that the government simply isn't listening when they shout: Stop Shooting Us!

They've been shouting that for quite some time, and all they can see is that they're still being shot at by officers of the law.

So why would anyone in the USA be shocked when some of those American citizens decide to start shooting back?

It's inevitable.

But here's my question: how does a 2nd Amendment fanatics disagree with this response?

After all, isn't this the very circumstance that they claim would have them up-in-arms and reaching fer their gun?

Posted by: Yeah, Right | Jul 8, 2016 8:14:39 PM | 42

It is ironic that Dallas once again must advocate the single shooter, Army marksman, theory attributing to this prowess of at least a (homicide) dozen casualties, after so many year. Karma I guess.

Posted by: Jay M | Jul 8, 2016 8:15:57 PM | 43

h @39

More on McKesson from Black Agenda Report: Made Man in a Blue Vest

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jul 8, 2016 8:21:32 PM | 44

Do Not Forget. Problem-Reaction-Solution....

Posted by: Alex Lemas | Jul 8, 2016 8:47:15 PM | 45

b - in response to the questions you pose, the answer is: None of that matters. If cops are going after a suspected cop-killer, then there will be a revenge killing. No Constitution, judges or due process are involved. There will be no trial.

I'm not advocating it - I'm merely pointing out the reality. Laws are for little people, not for big shots and not for cops. Absolutely nothing warrants a summary execution in the U.S. Constitution, but cops are often exempt [wink, wink] from the terms of that troublesome document.

Interesting side note: In U.S. military law, a senior commissioned or non-commissioned officer may exercise capital punishment when the nation was at war or in a period of sustained conflict. US involvement in the War on Terror meets the criteria. An Army 1st Sgt. was acquitted of summarily executing a troublesome private on the Ft. Drum firing range in 2013 based on that law. Note Pentagon spokesman Kirby's remark at the end of this article.

Oui@14 - Dallas Police Chief Brown was part of the first batches of high-ranking U.S. law enforcement officials sent to Israel (via private Jewish Group funding) for Law Enforcement Israelification post-9/11. Israelis conducted training for parts of the Dallas SWAT teams, and most of the equipment they use is identical to the Israeli Military Police equipment. I don't have any specific links for Chief Brown's trip - it was a few years back. Information on participants is almost non-existent and justified as 'private'. Some numbers tossed around are 300+ of the highest-ranking LE types having made the trip, 700+ trained in the U.S. (mostly SWAT), and every FBI agent must take a course called Israeli Perspectives at the academy. And Chertoff modeled DHS almost directly on Israeli military security organization missions, i.e, Palestinian monitoring, control and suppression.

Jay M@43 - El Centro College is two blocks from Dealey Plaza and the Book Repository.

Posted by: PavewayIV | Jul 8, 2016 8:54:00 PM | 46

It's probably not clear in my post, but the military execution story is part of a satirical post - it did not really happen. There is no such article in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Only Obama can order summary executions of U.S. citizens, and he did that several times since 2013. He has some kind of secret death warrant committee. I thought THAT was satire, but people keep telling me it's true.

Posted by: PavewayIV | Jul 8, 2016 9:41:45 PM | 47

@ PavewayIV

As a techie since 1969 and having had Cisco CCNP certification I can unfortunately tell you that isolating and controlling internet access is not that difficult with so few ISPs....Comcast providing the bulk of the service nationwide. Reading as I do about the cyberwar tools out there, it is logical to assume internet traffic controls tools have been built......and are evidently being tested from anecdotal reports such as you reported.

We live in interesting times.

There is a global cyber war that has been raging for a decade now and I wonder if the history of it will ever be written.
There is a global financial war coming to a head between private finance and totally sovereign finance; it is never discussed in public and may decide our fate as a species.

And in the interim the global plutocrats have continued to brainwash the masses to hate and kill each other instead of them.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Jul 8, 2016 10:01:59 PM | 48

There was never a better opportunity to use such a device than last night in Dallas. A very lethal citizen had issues and killed a bunch of cops. He's going down and that's all there is to it. Anyone who questions their methods will be painted as anti-cop and dismissed out of hand.

So perhaps it's a milestone on the inexorable march to complete subjugation by the evil-doers or maybe it's just another day. Any thinking man knows that it's suicide to fuck a cop's wife. So shooting twelve of them and killing five is just asking for the bonus package. They've lost enough guys for one day so send in the bomb buggy. No one will say a word.

Some say the cops could have talked him out of there given enough time. Yeah, sure thing. No hostages, he's dead fucking meat.

Posted by: peter | Jul 8, 2016 10:47:27 PM | 49

@46

"Interesting side note: In U.S. military law, a senior commissioned or non-commissioned officer may exercise capital punishment when the nation was at war or in a period of sustained conflict. US involvement in the War on Terror meets the criteria."

I was flashing on Corporal (lateral promotion awarded posthumously) Pat Tillman getting three in the forehead then being awarded the Silver Star (posthumously). Being a veteran I recognized and appreciated the satire.

UCMJ Article 120 - Penetration, however slight, is sufficient ...

Posted by: ALberto | Jul 8, 2016 10:56:09 PM | 50

jackrabbit@44 - fascinating. The same kind of infiltration, if I recall correctly, occurred in Kosovo. I need to do a bit of digging from way back when. Stay tuned...

Posted by: h | Jul 8, 2016 11:10:04 PM | 51

Wait and see. ???????

For what?

The Rubicon hath been crossed.

The technology was available and used.

Like Obama's drones, no messy courts just the enlightened enforcers. And until it happens to you, don't worry.

Yeah, right.

Posted by: rg the lg | Jul 8, 2016 11:16:15 PM | 52

Laguerre, seeing so much shit like your comments makes me think, why shouldn't I oppose policies that will speed up the process of whites becoming a minority?

Pretty torn about all of this these days.

*

Whatever happened in Dallas this morning does seem quite shady, yes. Quite possibly another psyop. I have been somewhat out of commission today, so I've barely glanced at what's already out there about it.

Posted by: RudyM | Jul 8, 2016 11:28:13 PM | 53

Laguerre@26 - I'm probably reading too much into the absence of the expected MSM accusations of ISIS terrorism here, but I wouldn't expect a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida to have any ME element in it either. That was suggested in the MSM well before the content of the emergency calls to 911 were disclosed. In context, I suppose the MSM can occasionally restrain from their knee-jerk suspicions when hit squarely in the face with some other more compelling justification.

I have to say that I was quite taken aback by this statement of yours: "After all, it was in the direct context of an anti-white demonstration." I'm not sure how the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is understood abroad, but the Dallas protest was most certainly not an 'anti-white' nor an 'anti-police' demonstration. I apologize if I'm reading too much into your phrasing.

I'm certainly nobody to lecture you or anyone else here, but I'll offer what I thought was an extremely well-written letter by a law professor to speak for itself. It was in response to an anonymous complaint by some students that the professor had worn a Black Live Matter t-shirt one day during a lecture about civil rights. There are subtitles about the movement that I cannot possibly describe as well as the author in their response: Law professor's response to BLM shirt complaint. The first two pages are the anonymous complaint followed by the professor's reply. No idea which law school this occurred at - I just thought this was a superb response.

Posted by: PavewayIV | Jul 8, 2016 11:57:50 PM | 54

'Loner' Dallas gunman had bomb materials and kept journal of combat tactics


“There has been a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement,” said President Obama, who was preparing to cut short his trip to Poland for a NATO summit. “There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks, or any violence against law enforcement. Justice will be done.”

Concerning the routine murder of 'suspects' by cops we've never heard ...

“There has been another vicious, calculated and despicable attack by law enforcement personnel,” said President Obama, who was preparing to cut short his trip to Poland for a NATO summit. “There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks, or any wanton violence by law enforcement. Justice will be done.”

... whether it was execution of LaVoy Finicum by the FBI or the practically daily snuffing of black lives by parochial police. No cutting short war-mongering NATO meetings either.

The US AG...


“We intend to provide any assistance that we can to investigate the attack and also to help heal a community that has been severely shaken and deeply scarred by an unfathomable tragedy,” [US AG Loretta] Lynch said at a news conference in Washington.

“Our hearts are broken by this loss,” she said.


... none of that helping and healing from the then AG in the case of the murder of Travon Martin in Sanford FL, Michael Brown in Ferguson MO, or the 'suicide' of Sandra Bland in Waller County jail TX. No hearts broken by the murder of young black men and women, or old white men and women either.

Posted by: jfl | Jul 9, 2016 12:06:52 AM | 55

h@39 - I hadn't thought about the vulnerability of the Black Lives Matter movement to being used for other more insidious agendas. They (as in several groups) must be all over this opportunity stir up trouble at the upcoming conventions and such. What would it take - a handful of provocateurs at most? If you really want to heat things up, toss in a few unemployed Maidan snipers. The stage has already been set for that. If you need to erase some potentially incriminating stooges that might rat you out, then just send in a few remote-controlled bombs to tie up any rouge sniper loose ends. CNN and the NYT will take care of the rest of the details. Jeeze... this is almost getting predictable.

A friend who was involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement back when said that at the very end, it seemed (to him) to devolve into a bunch of alphabet agency moles unknowingly trying to convince each other to blow something up. This incitement to violence scared a lot of the original crowd away. The infiltration was later characterized by the NYT as 'surveillance' without any mention of their aggressive entrapment schemes. "Hey - these DHS Fusion Centers are not going to fund themselves, boys. We need some more damn terroristic threats here - go out and find some, and don't come back until you do!"

Posted by: PavewayIV | Jul 9, 2016 12:50:48 AM | 56

Snipers, snipers, snipers..

Snipers in Libya, snipers in Egypt, snipers in Syria, snipers in Ukraine

Snipers, snipers, snipers..

Get ready for a summer of terror?

Posted by: Lozion | Jul 9, 2016 1:37:20 AM | 57

It's astounding how many people can look at bull shit and not see it.
When the media gives not one single traceable fact you automatically know it's another false flag, even if someone is offed (usually the poor sap that fell for the "shooter" role).
Looks as though Obama wants to be the forever martial law dictator before Hillary is given the spot.

Posted by: Tony B. | Jul 9, 2016 1:48:44 AM | 58

...
Post the Comey Defense of Hillary, forget about the so-called law. It was meant to protect property ... not you.
Posted by: rg the lg | Jul 8, 2016 2:32:09 PM | 4

Yep ... same as the Ten Commandments.
Steve Gowans' (what's left) latest rant, on Canada Day, contains the following gem...

Diderot once remarked that humanity would never be free until the last monarch was strangled with the entrails of the last cleric...

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jul 9, 2016 2:03:41 AM | 59

Earlier robot killer-- w a gun-- was at Ruby Ridge. (Unsuccessful) On that occasion the human sharpshooter took out the unarmed 12 year old boy who came to the aid of his wounded dog, followed by shooting squarely between the eyes an unarmed woman holding a baby.

I have not followed the Dallas matter so have no opinion. However the Minnesota "shooting" in the car was a hyper-real hoax. If you look at it w a little skepticism you will see it as the theatre it was.

In general, the script to a hoax is usually contradictory. It is purposely so, so that while you involve yourself in becoming an advocate for subplot A while denying subplot B you entirely forget to question whether it happened at all.

Posted by: Penelope | Jul 9, 2016 2:42:13 AM | 60

PS: All records relating to Orlando "shooting" are to be withheld from the public:
"A letter from the FBI, dated June 20, instructs the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office on how to deal with records demands, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

"According to the Sentinel, the Federal Bureau of Investigation letter urges agencies to deny inquiries and instructs departments to “immediately notify the FBI of any requests your agency received” so “the FBI can seek to prevent disclosure through appropriate channels, as necessary.” http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/06/30/fbi-urges-law-enforcement-agencies-withhold-orlando-attack-records-public/

Just like Sandy Hook, where no records can be released-- birth, death, or marriage records. New law: No victim or witness to ANY crime in the state may speak of it to anyone except the authorities. It's a felony to do so.

Posted by: Penelope | Jul 9, 2016 3:00:49 AM | 61

Psychohistorian @ 48, "There is a global financial war coming to a head between private finance and totally sovereign finance; it is never discussed in public and may decide our fate as a species."

And WHO has totally sovereign finance? And WHO is fighting for totally sovereign finance?

Posted by: Penelope | Jul 9, 2016 3:05:59 AM | 62

In America, anybody in uniform is branded a "hero" even if the person is a phsychopath. They worship their "heros". I just can't get my head around the fact that there're people out on twittersphere other social media supporting the actions of the Dallas police.

Forget the fact that the man was black for a second. I saw a video of young man who's just been murdered in HIS car AND in front of his girlfriend for a crime ONLY GOD knows. This young man could've been a Latino, White or whatever.

The main problem lies in a society that worships guns,violence mixed with an inherently racist government institutions.

Seems to me the policeman panicked and opened fire. There're surely better ways to disarm a suspect than kill them on the spot. Policemen in Europe manage this. Perhaps the Americans should seek help from the European allies???

OTH, it's amazing how US police services always seem to be able to disarm White suspects without firing a single shot. Welcome to land of the free!!!!

Posted by: Zico | Jul 9, 2016 3:13:51 AM | 63

Penelope@60 - "...However the Minnesota "shooting" in the car was a hyper-real hoax. If you look at it w a little skepticism you will see it as the theatre it was..."

Don't go there, Penelope. Phil Castile was real, a well-known good guy, and is most certainly dead today. Officer Jeronimo Yanez is a real St. Anthony policeman that shot Castile and feels about the way he sounds on the video. For the rest of his life, Yanez is going to go home and look at his now one-year-old daughter knowing that Castile is never going to come home and look at his four-year-old soon-to-be step-daughter.

The St. Anthony cops are known to lie in ambush on the sides of Larpenteur Ave. in that area waiting to shake down the locals - stopping anyone for the most minor of infractions and snooping around for outstanding warrants, expired licenses, drugs or anything else you citizen criminals might be hiding from them.

St. Anthony itself is a quiet, boring little residential area - the cops are contracted out to a couple of tiny nearby suburbs that can't afford their own police department. Larpenteur Ave. runs through them. The St. Anthony cops are widely known by the locals there to especially target attractive young college girls, Middle Eastern types and black guys. Go figure.

The road is well-traveled by university students and blue-collar working people - ones that can be intimidated to paying outrageous traffic/criminal fines because they can't afford lawyers to fight anything. St. Anthony cops always have brand new cars - they are money-makers for that suburb. Still can't afford body-cams though - how strange. I remember hating the arrogant roided-out St. Anthony cops when I lived in Minneapolis thirty-some years ago, and it sounds like things haven't changed much since then.

Yanez and his partner stopped Castile and his girlfriend because they (according to Yanez) matched the description of suspects in a nearby convenience store robbery a few days earlier. Those suspects were two tall black guys, one with shoulder-length hair and the other with long dreads. In other words, it was a usual Larpenteur Ave. fishing expedition. Hard to believe Castile and Reynolds looked like those two thugs. Yanez might have actually believed his own 'robber suspect' story and was ready to draw before he and his partner even approached the car. Who knows what was going through his mind.

This whole story is not only believable, it was almost predictable. Yanez almost blew away some young girl last year while he was shaking her down for weed at almost the exact same spot - they interviewed her on the local news. She was so traumatized by the experience that she never used Larpenteur Ave. again. She regrets not reporting Yanez at the time, but she was terrified of him. I grew up in the Twin Cities and still have plenty of friends and family there - nobody is doubting that this is real.

Call his girlfriends reactions odd and find all the fault you want with the video, but this was real. Most people can't even figure out the video was from the front camera's phone and is reversed right-to-left. Castile was driving and was actually on the left side of the car. Yanez approached the driver's side window. The conversation, the shots and the daughter's screaming all happened before Reynolds started streaming the video. It's a damn miracle that Yanez didn't accidentally put a few rounds into Reynolds or her daughter in the back seat.

I won't even comment on all the amateur EMTs out there who think close-range 9mm gunshot wounds through the arm and ribs into the heart and lungs won't produce a spreading bloodstain exactly like that on a t-shirt. Castile dies on that video and visually it's 100% consistent with what supposedly just happened.

I would be skeptical too if I just saw the video and knew nothing else about the situation. I admit there's plenty of weirdness in it, but we have a body, a couple of freaked-out cops, a traumatized eight-year-old and the mother. It's a miracle that we have ANY video at all because the first things the cops do there is confiscate EVERYONE'S phones as 'evidence'. It's legal to record the video in Minnesota, but it's also legal for the cops to confiscate your phone if it has evidence on it.

Reynolds didn't save it on her confiscated phone. She streamed it live to her Facebook page where it was saved and had it published by a friend a few hours later. That was before the cops and Facebook Nazis realized what happened, took down her page and deleted the video. They took her phone right after the shooting. If it was saved to the phone's memory, we would never have seen the video and only heard the cop's version of the story.

Posted by: PavewayIV | Jul 9, 2016 4:31:59 AM | 64

This is the future and for only 259 dollars 'the ONAGO fly drone.https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/onagofly-the-smart-nano-drone--2/#/ Drone with GPS Auto follow and high resolution camera. Watch live from a remote smart phone or tablet device to get instant videos.
Wonder if Hezbollah have ordered the deluxe version?

Posted by: harrylaw | Jul 9, 2016 6:38:57 AM | 65

Ladies and gentlemen, if I can just have your attention, if you will all look towards me, you'll find your answer right here: THE LUCIFERIAN WARS

Posted by: Uk Tahder | Jul 9, 2016 7:54:20 AM | 66

It would be wondrous to peruse a thread and not be required to avoid Penelope Poop. Hoax is what she sees in a mirror.

Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Jul 9, 2016 8:09:47 AM | 67

It would have been just as effective to equip the robot with a nebulizer and knockout gas.

Cui bono when suspect is eliminated?

Posted by: flibberty | Jul 9, 2016 8:18:31 AM | 68

65

These microbot drones can now fly in formation and be fitted out with needles smeared with castor-bean-extract, then used to attack in groups to assassinate anyone The Chosen wish to, using NASA low-noise profile propellors to get close to their victim.

The victim would report being 'stung' by the tiny drones, but dismissed with a bandaid after filing a complaint. There would be no evidence and no followup police report. 24 hours later, the victim's internal organs would fail from the castor-bean-extract, but having no visible mark on them, it would be ruled a 'heart attack'. Next.

This is how They got Breitbart, then converted his fledling political website into the mainstream NSA/CIA tinfoil mind-control experiment site that They have today, found at Breitbart.com.

The NSA/CIA Breitbart.com is used to convince Breitbart viewers they are part of some radical 'resistance'group, then infiltrate their minds with 'stress position' brainwashing, such as 'Gun Control' and 'Muzzies in the White House', and 'Milo Is Gay But It's OKKK' is especially dissonant to Patriots.

NSA/CIA then propagandizes Patriots's now completely 'cracked' minds and cognitively dissonantes them further to the Deep Trance level, believing that Donald Trump will somehow be their Savior in 2016. This requires frequent violent dissonant conditioning through staged events like Boston Marathon.

Then during the voting in November, NSA/CIA uses RNC voter records to identify all these covert Trump Patriots, now outed, along with their GPS/cell tracking capture, to target them for elimination.

When The Chosen install their Hillary Bot as POTUS, and the Fourth Reich of One Thousand Years descends on humanity, the now-identified Trump followers will be immediately rounded up, or killed with poison mini-drones, or if they barricade in their homes, just like the Symbionese Liberation Army or Waco, be set on fire in a flaming hail of bullets.

Vote Trump. Vote often! How else will NSA be able to target you? All White Patriots look alike. Bad hygiene and obese. You could be anyone!

Posted by: Uk Tahder | Jul 9, 2016 8:31:59 AM | 69

9;The ziomedia says he was radicalized online or some other place,as they won't admit this just more blowback from the violent war of terror,as he was a participant and probably saw how we brutalize the Afghans.
And this guy was sent home for sexual harassment.Oh,yeah,women and homosexuals in the military don't degrade it,sheesh.
That it was a lone wolf is much better than a conspiracy of 4 shooters,because that would imply something very bad,race war.
Obombas POTUS has deteriorated race relations badly,as he never attacks the cops,and never attacks the guns and violence in the black community,a two faced pos.Can't spoil hell bitch support eh?
Violence abroad translates to violence at home.
Yankee come home right your nation under Trump.

Posted by: dahoit | Jul 9, 2016 9:26:48 AM | 70

4

The immediate wide-spread brainwashing propaganda Apres-Brexit is completely predictable, as is the Rise of the Clinton Empire, now that their spawn, Princess Chelsea, (who is actually a pretty sharp gal, unlike her con-man Goldman husband) has birthed a Tribal prince-in-waiting.

Hillary's DOJ will re-authorize Obama's domestic resistor assassination law (sic) and apply it to rrsistance groups. Facebook and Google will become Big Brother for the State.

Already Reuters is circulating the Big Lie that drones and robots and automation in general will destroy the lives of everyone in the 3W (the reprint was circulated throughout SEAsia this week). They don't want the Hoi Polloi of cheap labor rising up in any type of power grab, other than the Controlled Flower Revolution coups.

Speaking of which, the Israeli ZUK coup junta in Kiev is being funded by World Bank (using US taxpayer funds stolen by Congress) to upgrade Eastern Ukraine roads and highways to high-capacity for ordnance, artillery and tanks. Hillary will need a war to distract US and EU ftom The Great Looting of 2017, on the 100 Year Centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution.

That might seem off-topic, but it's not. The Chosen have linked your banking information and passport or DL photo, or your selfies, you idiot, to your cell phone number GPS location (the first thing Facebook or Google apps install is your GPS location) within a radius that can easily be flown by a swarm of facial-profile identifying drones.

The Chosen don't frack around. They're stealing our land right out from under us, and all of are savings are in their banks, and they control both the US and EU leadrrship-whores for Moloch.

We are just replaceable worker units. They will find you.

Posted by: Uk Tahder | Jul 9, 2016 9:38:19 AM | 71

Trump inept?In your dreams.Check out UNZ review and a compilation of Trumps statements and appearances through the years.It was on a top thread yesterday.
White trash?What kind of trash are you Laguerre?
And of course the bomb robot was an extension of tactics in the war of terror destroying the world,directed by the feckless loser Obomba.
At the Graun some idiot said he was the best POTUS in 50 years and got 30 recommends.Holy shite,what a collection of retards.Boy has that site declined into quickmud.

Posted by: dahoit | Jul 9, 2016 9:41:47 AM | 72

43;Good point,the ghosts of L.H. Oswald(maybe) and Charles Whitman concur.

Posted by: dahoit | Jul 9, 2016 9:46:44 AM | 73

You can bet the Hell Bitch liked the shootings.
Took her off the front page.

Posted by: dahoit | Jul 9, 2016 9:48:15 AM | 74

I am against using riot control robots or drones, but this was a case of someone who was given multiple chances to surrender, and who posed a serious and immediate threat to the lives of others.

Posted by: ralphieboy | Jul 9, 2016 10:18:06 AM | 75

72

Dahoit, I normally think you're quite adroit, but when I read your fan-boy fave raves for Trump, all I can think of is this tribute song:

"Pony Boy"

Pony boy pony boy
Won't you be my pony boy
Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up whoa
My pony boy

Ride with me ride with me
Won't you take a ride with me
Underneath the starry sky
My pony boy

O'er the hills and through the trees
We'll go ridin' you and me
Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-away
My pony boy

Down into the valley deep
'Neath the eaves we will sleep
Sky of dreams up above
My pony boy

Trump has a squirrel's chance in a nutbush of capturing even 40%, making 2016 the greatest Republican electoral defeat since Roosevelt crushed Hoover in 1932, following the 1929 Crash ...which we are about to repeat, and every US voter knows Trump is a pawn of Israel and Wall Street.

Posted by: Uk Tahder | Jul 9, 2016 10:38:37 AM | 76

What a bee-in-the-bonnet, violence is, which will possibly be humanity's untimely end. At home, abroad, or across the universe. Esprit de Mafia perfuming the Corporate Good, the Death of the Commons and a thick laquer of Greed, assassination bots and FEMA camps, racial and religious rape and pillage, Earth changes and Fukushima, UV radiation and plant mutation, Bots and Cyborgs and Bears. Stargates opening in Dallas, at Dealey Plaza.

Let there be Trump, your First Lone Wolf President.
Or Let There Be the Bill Hillary, the Global Mafia's first-and-last Maid Man.

Let every he, she, and gender-missing rejoice. Let there be lengthy reading from the Almanac de Golgotha. Let houses be razed and rebuilt. Let the ETs gibber and write the footnotes.

The Froth Reich is upon us. People sometimes boast, saying that this kind of future has a shelf life of a thousand years; but I am sure that it will seem like ten thousand.

Posted by: Copeland | Jul 9, 2016 10:59:04 AM | 77

If you read Mae Brussell's analysis of the Symbionese Liberation Army you will understand what is happening today. Over forty years ago:

http://www.ep.tc/realist/98/

Posted by: Bob In Portland | Jul 9, 2016 11:09:38 AM | 78

The Republicans suffered a bigger defeat in 1936 than in 1932. I think 1964 was also a bigger defeat than 1932.

Posted by: lysias | Jul 9, 2016 11:43:27 AM | 79

I don't have a cell phone. I don't use Facebook or Google apps. Other people are free to follow my example. Why don't they?

Posted by: lysias | Jul 9, 2016 11:48:31 AM | 80

@80 lysias... some of us do, to a certain extent!

@60 penelope... i knew we could count on your to provide the 'hoax' angle...

Posted by: james | Jul 9, 2016 12:38:50 PM | 81

forgot to mention.. thanks for the links jackrabbit @44 and paveway @54 law professor response.. that was great!

Posted by: james | Jul 9, 2016 12:43:10 PM | 82

Looks like we needed a good ol fashioned 100% homegrown event at this moment in history.

Posted by: eddielaidler | Jul 9, 2016 12:52:49 PM | 83

in re 74 --

Actually, she used them to keep herself in the headlines. She mentioned the Dallas victims in her previously scheduled appearance before the African Methodist Episcopal Church Convention in Philadelphia.

"And I'm heartbroken that we have to keep repeating and doing that work year after year," she said. "But I am determined and I am persistent. And I will call for white people like myself to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families who fear every time their children go somewhere."

Since there is of course no real difference between the two Republicratic presumptive nominees, I'm sure on some deep level of meta-narrative their statements on the tragedy are functionally the same. But it seems to me they rather do parse somewhat differently. The Donald seems to be saying, "We have to let the police run amuck to be safe." Consistent with his views on torture (i.e., more and better, the fabulous Donald Trump(TM) Platinum Interrogation(TM) Package).

“We must stand in solidarity with law enforcement, which we must remember is the force between civilization and total chaos,” Mr. Trump said in a video statement that his campaign released to TV networks on Friday evening....

“Every American has the right to live in safety and peace,” Mr. Trump said. “We will make America safe again.”

And the planes will run on time, too. We will have our Two-Minutes Hate, and we will all love our Big Brother, The Donald.

Posted by: rufus magister | Jul 9, 2016 1:00:30 PM | 84

The U.S. media continue their blackout on Jill Stein. That speaks very much in her favor.

Posted by: lysias | Jul 9, 2016 1:09:44 PM | 85

Global War on Terrorism = Global War on Reality

Philando Castile was an armed robbery suspect ...

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/07/08/confirmed-philando-castile-was-an-armed-robbery-suspect-false-media-narrative-now-driving-cop-killings/

Posted by: ALberto | Jul 9, 2016 1:42:44 PM | 86

Victimhood not only pays, it pays well, very, very well ...

♦ Lavish “Diamond” Reynolds has raised $16,564 so far with a goal of $50,000

♦ The “Family” has raised $149,720 so far, exceeding their goal of $100,000.

♦ Big Sister “Allysza” has raised $55,866 so far, with a goal of $80,000.
GRAND TOTAL $222,150 raised under various Philando Castile Go-Fund-Me Accounts.

Posted by: ALberto | Jul 9, 2016 1:48:13 PM | 87

...
And the planes will run on time, too. We will have our Two-Minutes Hate, and we will all love our Big Brother, The Donald.
Posted by: rufus magister | Jul 9, 2016 1:00:30 PM | 84

If you could be bothered comparing Trump to Bibi, you'd begin to understand why more people would prefer Trump to run Washington from Washington, than would like Bibi and the "Israel" Lobby running it by remote control (from Tel Aviv).

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jul 9, 2016 2:14:50 PM | 88

Coming to a front door near you ...

Atlas, The Next Generation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVlhMGQgDkY

Posted by: x | Jul 9, 2016 3:17:59 PM | 89

I just love (/sarc) the way people accept as "given" that X was the shooter, that negotiations "broke down", blah-blah. Doesn't anyone use the word "alleged" anymore?

The corporate media hairdos and the credulous Joe and Mary Sixpacks blather on about "police say . . .", "government officials say . . .", the "official transcript says . . . . It's all utter bull$hit. When will we learn? We are a bunch of Charlie Browns who naively believe -- this time -- Lucy will not yank the ball away. You are tools if you believe a single word of the official narrative. The patsy HAD to die -- 5th Amendment be damned.

For those who can remember the past and connect the dots, this Dallas shooting was another Maidan massacre to further an agenda. If there is going to be a race or civil war my only suggestion is that 2A-friendly folk seek a trophy -- not just a squirrel.

Posted by: Eddie Slovik | Jul 9, 2016 3:47:37 PM | 90

Philando Castile FIT THE DESCRIPTION of a suspect - the same old story. He wasn't actually a suspect, and shame on you ALberto for linking to that trashy article.

Posted by: L Bean | Jul 9, 2016 4:51:50 PM | 91

US ‘Destroying Middle East’: Philippine President


“They forced their way into Iraq and killed Saddam. Look at Iraq now. Look what happened to Libya. Look at what happened to Syria — even children are being bombed, because of — they were push to the wall for the failed promises,” he [President Rodrigo Duterte] said.

“It is not the Middle East exporting terrorism in America. America imported terrorism,” he continued.


There's truth there. Just as the death, devastation, and destruction spread throughout MENA by US/UK/UN/EU have pushed the people there to the wall, now Obama/Clinton are pushing the growing American 'underclass' to the wall as well.

Chaos, real or perceived, is the perfect backdrop for fascism. Aren't the fascists 'lucky' things just turned out that way?

The 'sacred' police gonna save us.

This selection - American politics - needs a rewrite

Posted by: jfl | Jul 9, 2016 5:08:56 PM | 92

91 is fit the description, plus he was carrying his pistol in an illegal manner. Perhaps he was innocent, but we don't know what transpired before the instant he was shot.

Posted by: bbbb | Jul 9, 2016 5:50:23 PM | 93

psyop ...

noun

psychological operations carried out by the military*, esp. to influence the attitudes and perceptions of individuals, organizations, or governments

*and other entities

Posted by: ALberto | Jul 9, 2016 6:31:21 PM | 94

psyop?

I think Obama's "post-racial", YES WE CAN! bulshit was the psyop.

Then, Black Lives Matter tried to put the genie back into the bottle. Typical Obama-style "YES WE CAN!" misdirection.

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Then, there's the ISIS psyop that no one talks about. An extremist army that is supported by our allies and which US/West condones. (must read for anyone that hasn't seen it: The Redirection (2007))

An overly ambitious agenda that includes attacks on the west that would (ordinarily) lead to the quick destruction such a group. But instead, the response is a weak bombing campaign and a failed $500m program to train anti-ISIS fighters PLUS (importantly!) a crackdown on civil liberties and justification for police states.

Further: The San Bernardino attack came days AFTER the downing of the Russian plane. Damned inconvenient that Russia was attacked weeks after they intervened in Syria while USA's anti-ISIS efforts (bombing for over a year, training anti-ISIS forces) had drawn no attack.

And who executed the attack? Some lone 'radicalized' nut? No! A middle-class couple with a young child. With connections to Saudi Arabia. Isn't this the profile of a sleeper agent? How many other ISIS attackers have had young children?

A similar profile of the attacker in Orlando. Couple with a young child. Recent visit to Saudi Arabia.

Question: If the San Bernardino attack was to deflect questions about why Russia was attacked while USA was not, and if the Orlando attacker was ties to the same people in Saudi Arabia, then is there an unseen purpose behind the Orlando attack?

Possible answer?
A distancing of USA from ISIS before war in Syria escalates or before ISIS attacks Russian interests (again).

Supporting evidence?: Other key Assad must go! countries have also distanced themselves: Turkey (ISIS attack, Russian apology); Jordan (ISIS attack).

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jul 9, 2016 7:25:53 PM | 95

And if I was being really cynical, I'd wonder out loud if the Zika virus scare has deterred enough Westerners from the Rio Olympics to make an ISIS attack less onerous from the perspective of the sponsors of ISIS.

Oh, and that could be another reason to distance USA from ISIS, couldn't it? And hey, what if ISIS attacked the Russian team?

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jul 9, 2016 7:34:11 PM | 96

I've still not tried to determine whether the Dallas shooting is a hoax or an engineered event in which police were actually killed. In either case the Minnesota shooting in the car was clearly a pretext. It appears that Birmingham may also have been prepared, http://lifttheveil411.com/black-lives-matter-fake-protests-nationwide/ but for reasons unknown to us only the Dallas event was "completed."

There were two Dallas drills within the week preceding the "event." Best coverage I've seen is a think piece by Jay Dyer. http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/07/09/dallas-attack-dialectics-summer-of-uncle-sam/

Posted by: Penelope | Jul 10, 2016 4:49:29 AM | 97

"Last night, a highly emotive and politicized GLADIO-style event unfolded in America. Still, after so many other similar events recorded throughout recent history – all followed by similarly predictable political fall-outs and effects – the general public are still slow to grasp what is really happening before their eyes.

"It’s clear now after looking back at numerous reports about these incidents, [Syria sniper destabilization & the Maidan] that they were designed to instigate a crisis, which would ultimately lead to either a political instability and civil unrest.

"The other aspect of these false flag’ events, is that they have the potential to also redefine the relationship between the public and the state and its security apparatus.

"In each instance, a ‘regime change’ was expected, although this was not completely successful in the case of Syria.

The Dallas Deception
The Dallas Shooting is significant on a number of levels.

"Firstly, Dallas will further accentuate the artificial divide between what Americans perceive as the ‘Left’ or liberal wing of political society, and the what is sold as America’s ‘Right’ or conservative wing. In this dialectic, Democrat is set against Republican, young against old, black is pitted against white, wealthy against poor, upper class against middle class, and even middle class against lower class. In the run-up to the Presidential election in November, this division will be important in order to polarize America along a prefabricated dialectical line and thus keeping the national discourse down at a base, or emotional level – and through this binary process avoid any real examination of America’s fundamental issues, policy flaws and the federal government’s unsustainable bloated borrow & spend habit – effectively kicking the can down the road another 4 years (which seems to be the norm). Ultimately, this serves the state, its bureaucratic stakeholders and the power structure as a whole.

"Secondly, this event can be used to nudge the ‘left-wing’ and Democrat party’s own gun control agenda, which is being aggressively pursued at the moment. This wing of the political establishment has already demonstrated that it has no qualms about using a national incident or tragedy, like the Orlando Shooting, as warm PR leverage to push their ’emergency’ legislative agenda. Ironically, ‘left-wing’ and black activists will be blamed for this latest act of political violence and will be used in this case to further advance the political left’s own bespoke gun control agenda – much to the dismay of ‘Conservative America.’

"As a result of this staged event carried out by agent provocateurs, “anti-police” or “anti-government” African-American ‘militant’, or ‘Black Power’ activists will be painted a poor light, and effectively marginalized. Once this process is complete, the state can then move in to extend that marginalization to any ‘anti-government’ protests – further neutering any real grass-roots opposition for what is obviously a rapidly growing police state in the US.

"Thirdly, this event is being used to increase tension between the public and law enforcement. Note the differences between the short and the long-term narratives at play here. In the short-term, this Dallas Sniper event is originally designed as a ‘reaction’ to US police killing poor unarmed black men on the streets of America, but in the long-term the pendulum will swing back to the state in order to “restore law and order”, thus further consolidating power into a more concentrated police state. This is evidenced already by US law enforcement are already rallying in solidarity, in an “us against them” dialectic by placing the nation’s police as the protagonist and the public as the antagonist.

"This obvious dialectical theme is already being echoed internationally on Twitter, as police in the US and the UK advance the term ‘Thin Blue Line”:
http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/07/08/dallas-maidan-staged-snipers-designed-to-inflict-a-strategy-of-tension/

Posted by: Penelope | Jul 10, 2016 6:06:41 AM | 98

Penelope | Jul 10, 2016 6:06:41 AM | 98

My deep sympathy; you have truly become unmoored from reality...

Posted by: V. Arnold | Jul 10, 2016 7:43:03 AM | 99

in re 88 --

Trump is not a blank slate. But like some porn-star, people keep projecting their deepest desires onto him. Trump the peacenik is BS, and Trump as "anti-zionist" is BS as well.

You may recall, Sanders was the only candidate to make the pilgrimage to AIPAC. Trump told them that he was "a lifelong supporter and true friend of Israel" and opposed the Iranian deal.

An associate of his recently touted The D**khead Donald's position on Jerusalem.

Just two years ago, Clinton boasted to CNN that she was often the Obama administration's "designated yeller" at Israel's leaders. She even chastised the Israelis for building in east Jerusalem itself.

Enough is enough.

A Trump administration will be a true friend to Israel. Jerusalem is Israel's capital, and the undivided city is essential to the security of its all its citizens regardless of their religious faith.

In fact, many in the GOP see the Trump candidacy as a vehicle to change their policy on Isreal.

"It ought to be time to at least take a fresh look at this," Friedman said, adding that he believes even many Arabs in the West Bank may prefer Israeli rule to a Palestinian state. "The two-state solution might be one answer, but I don't think it's the only answer anymore."

Friedman was the Trump adviser who told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz two weeks ago that Trump may be open to Israel annexing part of the West Bank, which is counter to stated U.S. policy.

Friedman told CNN this week that he was responding to a hypothetical situation and saying there may be circumstances where that is true, rather than putting it forward as a policy position.

But he also indicated to CNN that Trump could be amenable to the changes the Iron Dome Alliance is seeking, though he didn't comment on specific language.

Those pesky facts....

Posted by: rufus magister | Jul 10, 2016 8:28:47 AM | 100

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