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.
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?