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Sandy Hook massacre: Official story spins out of control
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Teddy bears left at a memorial for the child victims of the Sandy Hook
massacre

by Niall Bradley


The massacre of 20 children and 7 adults at the Sandy Hook elementary school
last Friday was one more in a long line of atrocious mass murders committed
in the USA. By now, five days later, an official version of events has more
or less solidified to explain the chain of events. The familiar ‘lone gunman’
narrative has once more stoked the hot-button issue of gun control and left
the general population as clueless as ever as to why people suddenly ‘go
postal’ and target the most vulnerable members of society.

On closer inspection, however, there is clearly more to many of these mass
shootings than meets the eye. Very often the earliest reports present
information that directly contradicts key foundations of the final ‘official’
analysis of events. Granted, confusion is natural when a story breaks, but
some of the initial reports conflict so completely with the lone gunman
narrative that I’m going to compile them here and then try to put this
tragedy in a more objective context. In his speech at the Sandy Hook
Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Newtown, Connecticut on Sunday night, President
Obama quoted the following biblical passage:

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what
is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

~ 2 Corinthians 4:18

The traumatised Newtown community deserves the facts without the spin.
Everyone touched by this brutal event deserves to know what really happened,
so let’s fix our eyes on what remains unseen…

A 20-year-old ‘tech geek’ named Adam Lanza is supposed to have snapped early
last Friday, December 14th, shot dead his mother Nancy Lanza, loaded her car
up with her guns and ammo, then driven it across town to his former school,
the Sandy Hook Elementary School, shot dead 27 people in two classrooms and
an adjoining hallway, then turned one of his guns on himself.

That’s how most will now remember the shooting, but is that actually what
happened?

All the child victims were first-graders between the ages of 6 and 7. If
there’s any saving grace to be found in this event, it’s that it was all
over within minutes. Police were reportedly on the scene “instantaneously”,
according to Connecticut State Police Commander, Lt. Vance and by then the
shooting had ended. Listed among the slain school teachers and
administrative staff was the school principal, 47-year-old Dawn Hochsprung.
Right here we encounter our first problem:

The Newtown Bee
December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook School Principal Dawn Hochsprung told The Bee that a masked man
entered the school with a rifle and started shooting multiple shots – more
than she could count – that went “on and on.”


© The Newtown Bee

How could the principal have survived to give this statement to local press
describing what happened … if she was one of the first to be killed?
Incidentally, The Newtown Bee‘s article was taken down on Monday December
17th. Of course, a plausible explanation is that a reporter mistook another
teacher for the principal.

We were initially told that two handguns – a Glock and a Sig Sauer – were
found next to the body of the dead shooter, while a third weapon, a
.223-caliber rifle was also recovered “in the trunk of a car” later, in the
school’s parking lot. All of the weapons were allegedly legally bought and
registered in Nancy Lanza’s name. The car was later identified as a black
Honda, also registered in her name. More weapons have since been introduced
to the story but we’ll get back to those later on.

Besides anonymous ‘law enforcement officials’ telling the media that Adam
Lanza was a former pupil at the school, they also said his mother was
currently a teacher there, that she was found among the dead and that her
son had specifically sought out her classroom first. But when it emerged
that teaching staff at the school had never heard of a Nancy Lanza, it was
suggested that she was a substitute teacher whose name therefore mightn’t
appear on staff lists.

But this claim too has disappeared down the memory hole because it’s now
known that Nancy had no connection with the school. Adam Lanza was in fact
home-schooled. Nancy Lanza has since been painted as a “survivalist” who
loved firearms, taught her sons how to shoot and was “stockpiling” because
she was “worried about economic collapse.”

Daily Mail, UK
December 16, 2012

Last night it also emerged Nancy was a member of the Doomsday Preppers
movement, which believes people should prepare for end of the world.

Her former sister-in-law Marsha said she had turned her home ‘into a
fortress’. She added: ‘Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she
was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense.

‘She was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. She was
skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy
collapsing.’

It’s not difficult to see that their efforts to insinuate that Nancy Lanza
was somehow responsible for this massacre by being an irresponsible mother
also serve to rile the large contingent of gun owners in the country,
particularly the far-right who see a conspiracy on the government’s part to
“take back our guns.” More on that later, but for now I just want to note
that all of the Lanza family members seemed to live more or less normal
middle-class lives. Yes, the parents were divorced, but it was apparently
amicable and both put their own needs second to those of their children (and
anyway, divorce in the US these days is decidedly ‘normal middle class’).

Despite “family insiders” claiming that he was a “deeply disturbed kid”,
Adam Lanza, like so many other alleged ‘lone(r) gunmen’ before him, does not
fit the profile of a mass-murdering maniac. His 24-year-old brother, Ryan
Lanza, said he hadn’t seen his brother since 2010. This fact brings into
question Ryan’s claim that his younger brother may have had his identity
card on his person at the school shooting. Although perhaps the question
that needs to be asked here is, why would a person bother to carry
identification with them after going to the trouble of dressing up in a
bullet-proof vest, mask and black camouflage gear and going on a killing
spree …

The live emergency services audio feed from the scene reveals some
interesting observations from first responders that have been completely
overlooked by the mainstream media. Note that the unedited version lasts
over two hours, so the abridged version I’m going to quote from has a
compressed sequence of events that are not in real time. In this abridged
version, we hear at 1.38' a report that gunfire is still being heard, even
though the shooting was supposed to have ended by the time police arrived.
The next report at 2.35' says that the shooting has stopped and the school
is “in lockdown”. At 3.23', the police relay a teacher’s report that she saw
“two shadows running past the gym”. This is followed by another officer on
the scene who says, “Yeh, we got ‘em, they’re coming at me! … [inaudible] …
coming up the driveway real slowly!” That same officer at 5.40' says he has
them “proned out”, which presumably means he has apprehended them and they
are laid out on the ground, before another officer comes on to say, “be
aware that we do have a second [inaudible] …”

Later on, at 19.10', an officer who sounds out of breath, like he’s just
given chase, reports what I think sounds like “these guys” followed
certainly by “multiple weapons, including long rifles and shotgun”. If these
were found so early on, why were they not included in the initial press
reports which stated that three firearms had been found – the above
mentioned Glock, Sig Sauer and Bushmaster AR-15 rifle? Further conflicting,
and possibly planted evidence was thrown into the mix by ‘law enforcement
officials’ when they published video footage of a long weapon being
retrieved from the trunk of a car. Look closely and you’ll see that it’s a
shotgun, not a rifle. In addition, this ‘discovery’ was made late in the day
(it’s dark outside), while the Bushmaster rifle was first reported found “in
the trunk of a car” much earlier in the day. This would logically suggest
that the rifle and shotgun were found in the trunks of two different cars.

Besides the above two suspects “proned out” in front of the school, another
suspected gunman was apprehended after he gave chase, this time in the woods
next to the school:


YouTube - Veterans Today -

The police are clearly chasing someone whom they appear to apprehend in the
middle of the woods next to the school, a fact confirmed by several
eyewitnesses:


YouTube - Veterans Today -

This fleeing suspect, wearing camouflage gear, a bulletproof vest and armed
with four guns, has since disappeared from media coverage. Who was this
person and how did he know what “it” was when he protested that “I didn’t do
it”?

Perhaps most astonishingly, this suspect arrested in the woods was named in
an Associated Press report as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza. The original report
has long since vanished of course, but you can see it referenced here. This
was despite the fact that Ryan had already been named as the deceased
suspect inside the school, lying next to two handguns.

Ryan Lanza was actually at work in Hoboken, New Jersey, that morning when
his name and photo began circulating in the media. And so, for most of
Friday, the ‘lone shooter’ was erroneously reported as “Ryan Lanza,
confirmed dead.” At the same time, we were being told that Ryan’s girlfriend
and a room-mate were reported missing, also from Hoboken, New Jersey.

So this isn’t just a case of mistaken identity, as later claimed when it was
suggested that Adam had a piece of identification belonging to his brother
on his person. Not one, but BOTH Lanza brothers were being placed by ‘law
enforcement officials’ at the scene of the shooting. It could be that Ryan’s
quick reflexes to leave his workplace to get on a bus to go back to his
apartment while protesting innocence via his Facebook page may have saved
his life.

Now remember, all of this confusion somehow resulted from a single guy going
into a school and shooting children and teachers and then shooting himself,
all within three to five minutes. Surely it should have been fairly easy to
rapidly and concretely identify the details of such a crime and a rough
layout of the scene?

What it’s starting to look like is that the Lanzas were framed for this mass
shooting in advance. Long before any suspects were named, and even as we
were being told that Nancy Lanza was among the dead at the school, we were
told that police were investigating a murder in … Hoboken, New Jersey, where
a body had been found at the home of … Ryan Lanza! An older “confirmed”
version of events had RYAN, not Adam, travelling to Hoboken that morning to
murder his father before going to the school in Newtown, Connecticut. Other
variants had Ryan OR Adam going to both their divorced parents’ homes and
killing them before going to the school.

The narrative has now settled on the younger brother killing his mother in
Newtown then going to the school. So what about the rest of it? Do we just
put it down to ‘keen’ journalism that was having a field day last Friday as
media outlets sought to bring us the latest ‘breaking news’? Confusion and
‘Chinese whispers’ undoubtedly play a part in the early stages of national
media events, but I think back to those news anchors reading scripts about
Osama Bin Laden within minutes of the first plane being hit on 9/11 and I
think, ‘Wait a minute!’ All these misleading reports had to have been issued
by someone or some people “confirming” to Associated Press and other media
outlets that the Ryans’s father had been murdered [he wasn't even aware that
the shooting at the school had taken place until journalists turned up on
his doorstep], or that Ryan’s girlfriend had gone missing from Hoboken, or
that either Ryan or Adam were pulled out of the adjacent woods in handcuffs
yelling “I DIDN’T DO IT” to assembled parents. These aren’t just ‘little
details’ that can be confused for other details, these are detailed
narratives. So how, or why, would any member of the press come up with such
details? They strike me as a set of alternative scenarios that might have
found their way into the official narrative had facts on the ground turned
out differently.

Watch this snippet of State Police Lt. Paul Vance at the press conference he
gave the day after the shootings. His answer is as bizarre as it is
revealing. When asked whether Nancy Lanza had any connection with the
school, he replied defensively about something that is both unrelated and
arguably the most significant fact that completely undermines the official
narrative: the arrest of a second gunman in the woods:


YouTube - Veterans Today -

Most of the initial mainstream media reports have since been rewritten to
fit ‘new’ facts proclaimed by ‘law enforcement officials’. Here’s an example
from Business Insider. The following excerpts are the opening paragraphs
from the ‘same’ article, one earlier original version, followed by the later
revised version:

The massacre [...] was reportedly perpetrated with a .233 caliber rifle, a
Glock pistol and a Sig Sauer pistol.

The Bushmaster rifle was found in the trunk of the shooter’s car. The Sig
Sauer and Glock pistols were the only weapons used in the shooting,
according to CBS. Now the question is what kind of magazine would allow a
shooter to fire “100? rounds in such a short period.

Indeed, I was wondering the same thing. How could two pistols do so much
damage? The report was updated as follows:

The massacre in Connecticut that’s taken the lives of at least 26 people
was reportedly perpetrated with a .223 caliber rifle, a Glock pistol and a
Sig Sauer pistol, according to NBC:

The shooter was using one Sig Sauer and one Glock pistol, according to
CNN. Later details emerged that the primary weapon was the Bushmaster
“assault-style” rifle.

Altogether, though, it doesn’t matter what type of weapon the shooter
used. The bottom line is that it was likely a magazine fed, semi-automatic,
with enough rounds to shoot “100 shots” in a matter of minutes, as quoted in
USA Today.

What actually happened may not matter to some, but surely a journalist’s
role is to at least try to find out?


The three guns Adam Lanza is supposed to have brought to the school with
him. © New York Daily News. The rifle was left in the trunk, leaving ‘Adam
Lanza’ just the two handguns to let off “hundreds of rounds”… firing .233
caliber bullets that belonged to the rifle… which was left in the car

This Associated Press/Newsday article on Saturday, December 15th, reported
that “Only the rifle was used on the victims“, a statement that is supported
by Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, Connecticut state’s chief medical examiner. Of
the seven autopsies he personally performed on Sandy Hook victims, all of
them had “three to 11 wounds apiece”. He also said that the ‘gunman’ used a
military-style rifle rigged to quickly reload, and that the ‘shooter’ was
able to reload so quickly because he had “taped two magazines together.”
Even before the State Chief Medical Examiner had given these statements, it
had been stated that spent shell casings from .233-caliber (rifle) bullets
were found inside the school.

So all the victims’ wounds were the result of rifle-fire, specifically from
“the rifle”, the one we were told in early reports was found in the trunk of
a car in the parking lot! This is simply not credible.

Remember that only “the rifle” was used on all the victims. If only this
rifle was used, and if we try to make this claim fit into the (admittedly
fluid) official version of events, then the alleged lone gunman would have
had to leave the school, place the rifle back in his trunk, then return
inside the school and shoot himself. No one reported any such maneuver on
the part of any gunman or gunmen. What we do have, however, is live
emergency services radio feed in which we hear that two men have been
apprehended and are “proned out” AND live video footage supported by
eyewitness testimony showing what appears to be a THIRD man being arrested
by police in the woods.

We can see how the authorities’ hands are tied because they need to fit all
the facts into the usual ‘lone gunman’ narrative. For that, there can only
be ONE rifle and a couple of handguns. The problem is that they have already
claimed to find that solitary Bushmaster rifle in the trunk of a car in the
school parking lot, so the earliest police reports of a cache of long arms
being found inside the school will no longer fit with the lone gunman
narrative, especially as they’re now saying that he had already opened fire
as he burst into the school.

Could “scrawny” 20-year-old Adam Lanza have stormed the school, solo
Rambo-style, while carrying “multiple long arms, including rifles and
shotguns”? Only one person was wounded. Everyone else who was shot was
killed. How could Adam Lanza achieve such deadly accuracy, in such a short
length of recorded time?

Initial reports put the beginning of the shooting in the school
administrators’ office, where someone, reportedly the school principal, had
a confrontation with the gunman(men). We know this because someone
supposedly turned on the school intercom system, alerting the teaching staff
to the loud swearing and commotion in the principal’s office and probably
saving many more children from being gunned down as teachers took measures
to hide the children in closets.


Similarly heavily armed men wearing black combat gear from head to toe…
their job is to kill ‘terrorists’ to keep us safe, which they do by
terrorising us all

One brave teacher, Kaitlin Roig, bundled a bunch of children into a bathroom
and locked the door. What’s interesting about her testimony to ABC News is
that when police arrived and asked her to open the door, she refused, saying
that “if they were really cops, they’d know where to find keys to open the
door.” In addition, she requested that they slide their badges under the
door.

Now, this is generally a smart thing to do in any and all interactions with
the police, especially in the U.S. But to have the wherewithal to do so
under such traumatic circumstances strongly suggests that Ms. Roig had
logically deduced by that point that multiple perpetrators were involved,
and that they were either impersonating police officers or were
indistinguishable from SWAT team police commandos, either in the way they
dressed or the way they behaved upon entering the building. It also reminds
us just how narrow the time window of the actual shooting was. The shooting
appears to have barely ended when men knocked on that bathroom door and told
Ms. Roig they were police.

There are also conflicting reports about how the gunmen entered the
building. We were told initially that they came in through the main front
entrance and proceeded straight to the administrators’/principal’s offices.
But Sandy Hook elementary school has a security system with a video monitor,
which allows staff to screen visitors before buzzing them in. A “masked
gunman dressed in black tactical combat gear” from head to toe would kinda
raise red flags, don’t you think?

Another possible anomaly is that Victoria Soto, one of the teachers killed
at the school, appears to have had an ‘in memoriam’ Facebook page created in
her name four days before the shooting.

Regarding this alleged ‘LIBOR scandal’ connection between this shooting and
the Aurora theater shooting, there is as yet zero evidence to support the
claim that either father of Lanza or Holmes were going to testify to anyone
about anything, so for now this must remain just another rumor. I rather
think that this is being spread to create the impression of a direct link
that can be easily refuted, as in a straw man argument. The obvious and
direct link staring everyone in the face is that the official accounts of
these events are hocus-pocus. The glaring connection between these two
shootings, the Sikh Temple shooting and the Fort Hood shooting is that
multiple gunmen were reported at the time by eyewitnesses, but they are now
all officially claimed to have been carried out by ‘lone gunmen’. This
logically tells us that the real perpetrators are being protected with cover
stories of what really happened because if the truth were known, some
section of the U.S. government would be implicated.

Wade Michael Page, the ‘lone gunman’ in the Sikh Temple shooting in
Wisconsin in August this year, was a highly decorated U.S. army
psychological operations specialist, according to the Pentagon. But what
happened to the three other gunmen seen by witnesses? It can’t surely be
coincidence that Wade was (former?) military psy-ops. The thought has
crossed my mind more than once during the aftermath of the Connecticut
shooting. Others too have suggested this was a ‘false-flag’ event, or that
Lanza was some sort of Manchurian Candidate.

But maybe there’s a simpler explanation (albeit more outrageous) than that?
Was that really Adam Lanza they found inside the school? Do we even know for
a fact that one of the gunmen was found dead inside the school? What we have
instead are reports of two or three masked gunmen, apparently all dressed
similarly in black tactical gear from head to toe, being wilfully forgotten
about at best, or protected by the Federal Government at worst. Based on the
authorities’ persistent but futile efforts to connect the Lanzas to this
school, the multiple eyewitness reports of two shooters, the Connecticut
State Medical Examiner’s report that all the victims were riddled with
bullets from a rifle that we’re simultaneously being asked to believe was in
the trunk of a car the whole time, similar reports of multiple shooters in
previous mass shootings in recent years and the media focusing the emotional
outcry onto the hot-button topic of gun control … I’m left wondering if this
was actually the work of some highly trained professional hit team?

Was the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, a
psy-op, using what amounts to a ‘death squad’ and a carefully planned
mission to terrorise people on behalf of the government, in combination with
perception management to shape the narrative and vector the emotional
fallout?

Gun control isn’t really the issue here. Control – period – is the issue.
The U.S. government would long since have taken measures, quietly, to limit
the supply of weapons, the 2nd Amendment of the constitution be damned (it’s
“just a goddamned piece of paper“, remember?), if it was really concerned
with limiting civilian access to weapons. That we’ve seen gun sales increase
in the last few days to the point where Wal-Mart is all out of assault
rifles is wholly unsurprising.

The psychopaths in power have absolutely no compunction about using state
terrorism, in this case organising the deliberate massacre of innocent
children, to control people. In effect, this is little different from what
the U.S. government calls counter-insurgency or counter-terrorism in foreign
countries, where it attacks innocent civilians to create the impression that
they were killed by ‘communists’, ‘terrorists’, ‘insurgents’ or ‘militants’,
with the aim of generating public support for the illusion that the common
people need a strong, ruthless government to protect them from the
‘evil-doers’. When the common people buy into this manipulation, the end
result, as history shows repeatedly, is an overt and brutal police state.

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