Observations on the Squirrel Hill Synagogue Shooting (Updated)

PHOTO: ABC 11 News

At this stage of our national arrested development, if we can’t find an intrepid journalist(s) with a pair — like a Michael Hastings or Gary Webb, for example — to investigate the Squirrel Hill and other shootings and to corroborate the evidence and victims, then it will simply be one more nail in the already sealed “U.S. coffin.”

One of the most startling elements of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting event is that nine of the 11 killed were seniors, and five could be classified as quite elderly. Average age: 74.

Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland
Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross
Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood
Cecil Rosenthal, 59, and his brother David Rosenthal, 54, both of Squirrel Hill
Sylvan Simon, 86, and his wife, Bernice, 84, of Wilkinsburg
Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill
Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill
Irving Younger, 69, of Mt. Washington.

If a virulent anti-Jew — in this case, one Robert Bowers — was willing to throw away his own life with an attack, why would he target seniors at an inter-faith religious facility? Seriously. Old retired Jews on Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill are a far cry from the heart of the New World Order on which Bowers railed. As a target for a fanatic — unless he was under mind control or scopolamine — this is utterly nonsensical. Instead, he would go after high value targets. The man condemned online a slew of Judaics and their specific activities. So why didn’t he go after them? But no. Thus, the story makes ZERO sense on its face.

The Jewish News reveals that an undetermined number of survivors were hiding in a “supply cupboard.” The logistics of this for older folks was not explained. Then, later in the story, the cupboard is changed to a room: “There were three shots, and he [Mr. Wax] falls back into the room where we were,” he said.

A check of Live Leaks — where sometimes real-citizen video footage or non-MSM material shows up — reveals nothing.

In fact, aside from a vigil- at two days in, there’s not much to see on the Pittsburgh synagogue “shooting” at all. Hours of live news coverage from the scene only showed police and medical staff milling and shuttling around, parked ambulances and a few interviews with people who didn’t know much. We’ve seen no images of anybody resembling a human being brought out on a stretcher, nor any survivors leaving the Tree of Life Synagogue. And the perp was taken away without the slightest notice?  A large casualty event- yet there is no evidence of colored tarps for START triage procedure near the synagogue.

Typical of the coverage is the following “live” video that shows the same imagery reel being looped over and over for more than two hours. At minute 00:02:43, you can see the aerial layout of the synagogue, which is prominently located and quite visible at the corner of the intersection of two main streets. (This is also shown in the feature photo above.) For time reference, the gunman was reportedly disarmed and cuffed at 11:13 a.m. local time. This was nearly 80 minutes after the incident began at 9:54 a.m., which was before the doors of the synagogue even opened at 10 a.m. There were 40 to 50 people estimated to be inside the building. If you actually view this coverage, does this look to you like a mass-casualty event with 11 dead and seven wounded?

October 29 update:  As with other events of this ilk, victims were apparently declared dead at the scene, although this is not standard protocol. Victims are normally quickly transported to a hospital. The bodies of the dead were apparently identified and left where they fell – although we hear that “a Jewish volunteer group from New York will soon go through the task of collecting all the blood and bodily fluids from the 11 victims “left inside” the synagogue.

One thing is painfully clear: This event will lead to another big crackdown on speech. Trump’s speech on the matter was threatening, with references to “they” — as if there are really legions of boogeyman who would willfully target seniors in religious facilities. Trump is regularly feeding into and exploiting these deceptions.

Social media site Gab — where the Bowers is said to have posted comments — had its Paypal account yanked within hours of the event. The reasoning given was that Gab allowed “hate speech” and was unable to detect pre-crime intentions. Also within hours of the event, Gab’s hosting provider pulled its service, which removed the site from the Internet. The pre-crime narrative is definitely being pushed hard again with this one, as well as last week’s “bombs in the mail” story.

Meanwhile, in Gaza: Israeli Forces on Friday Killed 4 Palestinian Protesters, Wounded 232 in Air Strikes, Sniper Fire

Another coinkydink data point: In January, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI held live-shooter drills in Squirrel Hill, The Tribune-Review reports:

Active shooter drill planned for Thursday night in Squirrel Hill, Darlington Road to close

By Emily Balser | 24 January 2018

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County police along with the FBI will hold an active shooter drill Thursday night in Squirrel Hill.

The drill will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Ave.

Darlington Road will be closed from St. Edmund’s Way to Murray Avenue.

Residents may notice a large police presence in the area.

The exercise is closed to the public and the media.

The exercise is to ensure the area is prepared and ready to respond in an active shooter situation. The exercise will include apprehending a shooter, evacuations and treating victims at the scene.

At least 50 volunteers from the Squirrel Hill community and the Jewish Community Center staff will serve as role players for the exercise.

What are the odds?

40 Comments on Observations on the Squirrel Hill Synagogue Shooting (Updated)

  1. Also, on 19 July 2018, Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Squirrel Hill, Tree of Life Synagogue posted an article on gun control and immigration.

    We Deserve Better

    July 19, 2018

    Rabbi Jeffrey Myers


    Despite continuous calls for sensible gun control and mental health care, our elected leaders in Washington knew that it would fade away in time. Unless there is a dramatic turnaround in the mid-term elections, I fear that that the status quo will remain unchanged, and school shootings will resume. I shouldn’t have to include in my daily morning prayers that God should watch over my wife and daughter, both teachers, and keep them safe. Where are our leaders?

    Immigration advocates were wise in bringing the separation of parents and children to the courts, because we have seen legal decisions pushing our leaders to respond in a timely manner. What happens to the children whose parents were deported? There must be a better system, and I would have hoped that bright minds in Washington, D.C., could sit down and work out a solution that takes into account all of the concerns that have been raised. Alas, inaction once again.

    What are the odds ?


    • The narratives surrounding child separation among border-breaching and asylum-seeking migrants are remarkably deceptive. It’s frustrating to see low-information, bleeding-heart types so manipulated.

      Babies and tiny tykes are not separated from their parents.

      Older children and teenagers are detained for two reasons: entering alone or with an adult without documentation.

      When a child arrives alone, they can’t just be let loose in the country to live on the streets and be exploited. They have to be housed until they can be released to an adult, either in the U.S. or in their home country. If an adult family member cannot be located, they go into the U.S. charity/adoption/foster-care system.

      When a child arrives with an adult without documents such as birth certificate and/or identification, then migration authorities must determine whether that child is being trafficked into the country.

      The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of children that enter the country are age 15 or older. In their own country, these “children” are treated as adults and are old enough to work, marry and have children, especially among those from poorer regions.

      Many of these teenagers come to the U.S. to work in ag, where they are desired among recruiters, and in the labor sector. Some of them already have children (babies, little tykes) for whom they want to provided a better life and better opportunities.

      Some teens are hardened gang members with extensive criminal histories who are trafficking drugs. Some are wanted by police for criminal activity. Some want to set up or contribute to existing sex- or drug-trafficking networks between the U.S./Canada and Columbia/Honduras/Guatemala/El Salvador/Mexico.

      Bottom line: In my view, anyone who uses child-migrant detention as a political platform should be viewed with suspicion.

  2. Note: I have had to remove a couple inflammatory comments with ill terms and language from people I haven’t seen here before. Engage in this and I will automatically assume you are cointel or a provocateur.

  3. Thank you Thomas and Russ for your good work. This is one of precious few websites I consult on a daily basis for a much-needed sanity check. If you know of any others besides unz.com and Miles Mathis’s site, please let me know in a response to this comment.

    • They are unfortunately few and far between. On You Tube I am a big fan of Tim Kelly/Joe Atwill’s work- very intelligent deep divers into the rabbit holes. I have done a couple shows with Tim that you can spot in the home page podcast sidebar. That will click through to their other shows.

    • David B-

      I go also go to unz.
      Jamesfetzer.org and Dr. Eowyn at Fellowship of Minds also cover the hoaxes. Sott.net has some alternative stuff
      I just started going to zerohedge and the commenters there seem to catch on about the recent fake bombing and the shooting.

      This forum also covers some of the false flags and hoaxes http://gold-silver.us/forum/forum.php (though I think after so many of these people are kind of sick of it all)

      • I have detected a recent profound shift in outlook towards staged deceptions at Zero Hedge. They didn’t use to be that receptive (not hostile, but kind of indifferent) to our articles on these events. That site is a pretty good tell. But many more there are starting to call them out and see them. And now at least snarky tin foil hat- conspiracy theorists gaslighting remarks are severely downvoted and frowned upon there. We are seeing a surge in traffic on some recent post links put up there.

        • Interesting info on the change you are seeing over at zerohedge. I only recently started going there, so I’m not familiar with how it used to be. But I was pleasantly surprised by the comments sections on recent events.

          Also, I think the term you used “staged deception” is probably better than “hoax.”

          Another possible “staged deception” that has been missed has to do with Brittany Maynard, who supposedly killed herself instead of going through suffering a long death from cancer. Her aunt is actually the one calling it out here http://therealcolorado.blogspot.com/2015/02/brittany-maynard-my-undead-niece.html I think the general purpose of a pysop like this would be to get the population (who has been forced to buy expensive insurance) to kill themselves if they get an expensive to treat form of cancer, instead of having insurance (you were forced to buy) have to foot the bill.

  4. This has all the trappings of another staged “event,” including numerous similarities to Sandy Hook. A “holocaust survivor” was one of the victims? How utterly PERFECT for their (NWO) narrative.

  5. It’s also worth pointing out that the orthodox are constantly demanding more and more money for security measures for their congregations. I read, in our local newspaper, a while back that the orthodox are for low unemployment and massive money for their religious schools and security. It rather fits. I agree totally with your evaluation and would like to add that the choice of “Tree of Life” is a bit telling in itself. The Talmudic story maintains that there were 2 trees in the garden of Eden: the tree of knowledge and the tree of life. Adam and Eve were warned off the tree of knowledge because if they ate of it, they would be able to recognize the Tree of Life and, thus, become immortal. It’s also important to make sure that American Jews feel threatened and hated, othewise what would keep them together?

  6. Similar M.O. to Charleston with ‘Dylann Storm Roof’ … ‘white racist’ decides to go shooting and killing amidst quiet older people engaged in religious devotions, 9 black people as old as age 87 in the church in Charleston on 17 June 2015 … now 11 Jewish people as old as age 97 in the Pittsburgh synagogue … 9 …11

    Killing people praying, seems like a target choice of a Deep State goon planning a false flag … False-flag planners would also tend to despise the sincerely religious, and not mind killing them to achieve other purposes

    Interesting suggestion that the founder of Gab, Andrew Torba, may be Jewish, Gab’s hidden ‘offshore’ roots may obscure Mossad etc ties, the site maybe hoovering up all data on right-wing types, lining up patsies, etc.:

    Quite something that the ‘arrested shooter Robert Bowers’ had re-posted a message from anti-Jewish-mafia US politician Patrick Little, who warned, “I expect a very large false flag attack as one of the final desperate attempts by the jewish international oligarchy to maintain power in the face of collapsing public trust in (((the media)))”

    [A Jewish-favouring response to this on another site, was that ‘Patrick Little probably knew about the massacre plans’.]

    So the claim is that this guy Bowers, tweeted about Jewish-run false-flags to harm the political right wing, and then somehow a few days later, himself decided to be a synagogue shooter … and grossly harm the political right wing?

    Or did they pick this ‘Robert Bowers’ or some stand-in for him, to be the patsy for killing, enjoying satanic irony in that Bowers had just tweeted about expecting a Jewish-run false flag?

    • Slightly off-topic, but relevant to mass shootings and to brabantian’s mention of the “Dylann Strom Roof” event.

      Reply to brabantian October 29, 2018 at 5:09 pm :

      I study the kabbalistic relationships between events.

      All false flag events, faux terrorism, mass shootings etc., use a scheduling system that relies on the use of kabbalistic numbers to define the Y, M, W & D relationships between events.

      So far, my first pass at analysing the Pittsburgh shooting, indicates that this event is no different.

      As an example and in response to brabantian’s mention of the ‘Dylann Storm Roof’ event in Charleston on June 17, 2015, please see this post which perfectly illustrates the kabbalistic method.

      Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church massacre, Charleston, S. Carolina on 17 June 2015


      Hope this helps.


      • Okay Mark, so you’re talking about Gematria. Unfortunately I need a little narrative to grasp what you’re doing there, even though I understand that you are measuring time between events. I expect I’m missing much. I believe you’re on the right track. Don’t forget that the Kabbalistic Gematria was adopted by the Freemasons as well and they use it too. People are quick to blame the International consortium of Zionists for most evil, but we overlook the Masonic element in all of it. The Tree of Life is paramount. Any chance you’d conside a more detailed explanation of your method? I’m on David Icke too.

        • Reply to jujubean October 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm

          jujubean : Okay Mark, so you’re talking about Gematria.

          No. I rather assumed that folk would be able to recognise date arithmetic when they see it and not confuse simple sums with the act of changing letters into numbers. Maybe I expect too much …

          jujubean : Unfortunately I need a little narrative to grasp what you’re doing there, even though I understand that you are measuring time between events.

          Correct. See above & below.

          jujubean : I expect I’m missing much.

          Yes. You all are.

          jujubean : I believe you’re on the right track.

          How do you know that ?

          jujubean : Don’t forget that the Kabbalistic Gematria was adopted by the Freemasons as well and they use it too.

          Was it ? Do they ? So what ? What is the relevance of Gematria to my work ?

          jujubean : People are quick to blame the International consortium of Zionists for most evil, but we overlook the Masonic element in all of it.


          jujubean : The Tree of Life is paramount. Any chance you’d consider a more detailed explanation of your method?

          An explanation of the method is here:

          3119 day sequence from GHW Bush DCI CIA to WTC-1993 and 9/11

          An explanation of the use of Prime Ordinals is here :

          jujubean : I’m on David Icke too.

          I have not posted at the DIF for a while now, I went there because I was booted off the UK 9/11 Forum by Tony Gosling, just a the point where my work was gaining some traction. The DIF is infested and Icke & his crew are not on the up and up. They tried deleting my account first then deliberately corrupted my work and no appeal to anyone there made any difference.

            • jujubean November 1, 2018 at 3:41 pm

              Likewise. I’ll refrain from answering blithering idiots who cannot distinguish the art of date arithmetic from the act of changing letters into numbers.

              Too much ignorance for me …


  7. From Wayne Isaac via Château Heartiste –

    Recent USA mass shootings and massacres that the media quickly buried as not worth much notice – notice how unfamiliar the names are:

    Emmanuel Samson is a Sudanese migrant who murdered one woman and shot seven other worshipers in a Tennessee church service in 2017 as revenge for Dylann Roof’s mass shooting in South Carolina

    James Hodgkinson was the left-wing activist and Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer who attempted to assassinate the Republican congressional baseball team in Arlington, VA in 2017.

    Fredrick Scott is the serial killer who murdered five white men on Kansas City hiking trails from 2016 to 2017. He was motivated by a desire to “kill all white people.”

    Gavin Long is the black separatist who murdered three police officers and wounded three others in the wake of protests of the police shooting of Alton Sterling in 2016.

    Micah Johnson is another black man who murdered five Dallas police officers and wounded nine others, also in the wake of protests over the death of Alton Sterling in 2016.

    The above from:



    • Why exactly did you post this BS? I don’t know if ALL these ‘mass shootings’ were hoaxes, but I know that most of them were. Maybe you should leave Brabant and take a tour of the US sometime. It’s perfectly safe here, very, very few ‘mass shootings’ occur in reality.

      • You missed the point of the above, which is not to slam the USA as ‘dangerous’, but to point out that major media handle ‘mass killing events’ (hoax or not), quite differently depending on the character of the alleged shooter … if the alleged perp is minority or leftist, the story is soft-pedalled … if the shooter is white & arguably right-wing, it is extended media circus

        Re USA safety, as I have posted before, it is clear that the USA has 1 of the 4 lowest murder rates in the Americas, along with Canada, Cuba, & Chile, plus there is the fact that the USA’s 17,000 annual murders are concentrated in cities amongst minorities:

        “The [USA] federal Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that, for the 30 years from 1976-2005, there were 276,000 African-American homicide victims, 94% of them murdered by other blacks.”

        By comparison to the USA, with 17,000 annual murders for around 350 million residents (including illegals); Brasil has around 63,000 annual murders for around 200 million residents (part of why Bolsonaro just won the election there), and the murder rate per population is similar in Mexico … whilst the EU has only about 5,300 annual murders for around 500 million residents

  8. Apparent major media rules for mass shootings, killings & attacks

    (1) If Muslim assailant –
    Promote theme of ‘only a tiny minority of Muslims’ so as not to impede Muslim immigration
    But keep story going, to support Muslim-demonisation theme for when useful, and also to continue to bait anti-immigration etc types

    (2) If other minority assailant –
    Move on quickly from ‘tragic event’
    Suggest attacker may be a victim of, or reacting to, white oppression

    (3) If white assailant clearly leftist / US Democratic party type –
    Move on quickly from ‘tragic event’
    Suggest attacker a result of ‘atmosphere of hate’ created by right wing

    (4) If white assailant who can be associated with right wing etc –
    Promote story, and related demands for more gun control
    Promote demands for censorship of right wing, nationalists etc for their ‘hate’ … but allow & encourage hate of whites, the right wing, Trump supporters etc

    (5) If victims are Arabs / Palestinians attacked by Jews / Israelis –
    Promote how Jews saw need to act in ‘self-defence’ against provocations Promote demands that anyone criticising such attacks, be shut down & silenced as anti-semites, bigots, racists etc

    (6) If victims are Jews –
    Unleash full-scale censorship demands for banning, censoring, de-platforming, anyone criticising abuse of power by Jewish people or groups, as ‘sponsors of anti-semitic hate’
    But allow and encourage ‘hate’ of any critics of Jewish people or groups, & ‘hate’ of white people, nationalists, anti-immigrationists, right-wingers, etc.

    • brabantian – excellent analysis – highly accurate – its as if you stole their “go to” false flag/staged hoax manual?

  9. So, Bro. Nathaniel Kapner reports having been a resident of Squirrel Hill and having attended services at Tree of Life. He didn’t like the atmosphere because they were extremely liberal, very rich, and very arrogant. They seemed soulless. So I withdraw my suspicion that it was an orthodox establishment. It clearly isn’t.

    One other note; today in the local paper, it was reported that Robert Bowers has been arrested for “hate crimes”. Why isn’t he arrested for murder, I would think that was clear cut and carrying a far greater penalty than a hate crime? Hmmmm.

  10. This event whiffs of an internecine conflict, projected onto a typical, caricature persona, in order to demonise Trump & condition frail minds before the mid-terms.

    Israel’s Law of Return has been used, for the event itself and to the formation of the Pittsburgh Pirates, which has, once again, been used as an allegory in this narrative vis reported victims, Irving Younger and Melvin Wax.


    The same “Pittsburgh Pirates” allegory also featured in the 9/11 script, vis reported Flight UA93 victim and the alleged “Lets Roll” crew member, Lou Nacke’s reported baseball hero, Roberto Clemente.

    Also, the Pittsburgh River Hounds featured in the Paris Bataclan script, vis reported victim, Francois-Xavier Prevost.

    The Squirrel Hill, Tree of Life shooting narrative also includes the Pittsburgh Steelers vis reported victims, brothers David and Cecil Rosenthal. The Steelers allegory is used because it references, among many others, the intellectual progenitor of Conservative Judaism, Zecharias Frankel.



    As if to confirm these findings, I see today that the NYT had this on Monday :

    Pittsburgh Killing Aftermath Bares Jewish Rifts in Israel and America

    But Saturday’s massacre also brought to the surface painful political and theological disagreements tearing at the fabric of Israeli society and driving a wedge between Israelis and American Jews.

    Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi took pains to avoid the word “synagogue” to describe the scene of the crime — because it is not Orthodox, but Conservative, one of the liberal branches of Judaism that, despite their numerous adherents in the United States, are rejected by the religious authorities who determine the Jewish state’s definitions of Jewishness.


    • Mark, do you have a good reference for this Pittsburgh Pirates history. I am completely ignorant of it. Also thanks for the Zechariah Frankel piece, most informative.

  11. Kabbalistic perp selection : Robert Bowers

    The reported Squirrel Hill, Tree of Life synagogue shooting, reportedly claimed 11 victims.

    The reported perp, Robert Bowers’ birth date is 4 September 1979.

    Robert Bowers was born the day before the start of the Israeli hostage taking at the 1972 Munich Olympics, where 11 Israeli athletes were taken hostage and murdered. The Munich Massacre began on 5 September 1972 and ended the following day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_massacre

    “The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer. [3][4][5][6]”

    “Black September” ( BSO ) is reported to have been an offshoot of the Palestinian political group Fatah, affiliated with the PLO. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatah

    Fatah, formerly the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, is a Palestinian nationalist political party and the largest faction of the confederated multi-party Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the second-largest party in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). The President of the Palestinian Authority is a member of Fatah.


    “Black September” is reported to have formed on 16 September 1970, – on Nathan Mayer Rothschild’s 193 rd birthday…

    Structure of the group

    In his book Stateless, Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad), Arafat’s chief of security and a founding member of Fatah, wrote that: “Black September was not a terrorist organization, but was rather an auxiliary unit of the resistance movement, at a time when the latter was unable to fully realize its military and political potential. The members of the organization always denied any ties between their organization and Fatah or the PLO.”

    The denial described in Abu Iyad’s claim was mutual: according to a 1972 article in the Jordanian newspaper Al-Dustur, Mohammed Daoud Oudeh, also known as Abu Daoud, a BSO operative and former senior PLO member, told Jordanian police: “There is no such organization as Black September. Fatah announces its own operations under this name so that Fatah will not appear as the direct executor of the operation.” A March 1973 document released in 1981 by the U.S. State Department seemed to confirm that Fatah was Black September’s parent organization.[4]


    The WW2 Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun are reported to have committed suicide on 30 April 1945. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler


    From Adolf Hitler died on 30 April 1945

    to the reported Tree of Life synagogue shooting perp, Robert Bowers born on 4 September 1972 = INClusive


    and :

    to the start of the 1972 Munich Massacre on 5 September 1972 = NORMAL


    = 9990 days

    = 666 + 666 + 666
    + 666 + 666 + 666
    + 666 + 666 + 666
    + 666 + 666 + 666
    + 666 + 666 + 666 days


    Also posted at https://jamesfetzer.org/2018/10/thomas-muller-observations-on-the-squirrel-hill-synagogue-shooting-updated/

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