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  • Congress Finds Shortcuts, Eyes Cover-up In Handing Out Security Clearances (WA Navy Yard Shooting)

    11/22/2013 1:23:14 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 21, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    The federal agency charged with screening employees for security clearance offered hints about how to cut corners,..could have led to the clearance the Navy Yard shooter needed to access the base, the House’s top investigator said. Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his staffers have come across verbal and written policies from the Office of Personnel Management that indicate the security clearance process was short-circuited in the case of Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter. But Mr. Issa says OPM is refusing to turn over those documents and allowing them...
  • Two D.C. Attacks and a Series of Unfortunate “Coincidences”

    10/07/2013 7:50:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/6/2013 | Erik Rush
    So - what do you think are the odds that within a few weeks of each other, two 34-year-old black people from Brooklyn, New York, with nothing in common so far as is known, begin acting out in the same U.S. city in such a manifestly dangerous manner after claiming to have been exposed to vague, arcane technology that they wind up having to be put down like animals by the local constabulary?
  • When The Going Gets Whacko, The Whackos Get Going To D.C.

    10/05/2013 3:33:02 PM PDT · by IChing · 2 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/5/13 | Donald Joy
    Things tend to get pretty dicey, even deadly, during periods of heightened tension here in our nation’s capital. Just over a decade ago, not long after the 9/11 attacks, we had the Beltway Snipers and “Tractor Man.” More recently, helping to set the tone for these days of partial government shutdown/standoff over Obamacare, it’s the Navy Yard shooter, crazy Miriam Carey, and the latest entrant, yesterday’s self-immolation guy, who set himself completely on fire on the National Mall until nearby joggers raced over and used their shirts to extinguish the flames. How many readers remember Tractor Man? He caused much...
  • Aaron Alexis and the gun control mental health dodge [A cautionary tale – please read]

    09/26/2013 1:10:34 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 21, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Gun grabbers have found an issue where they can get almost unanimous consent across the board, including from gun owners. Nobody wants the dangerously insane to have weapons. not even the NRA. So using that bit of light coming in under the edge of the door, they’ve found a point of attack. Since we all agree that the insane shouldn’t have guns, we’ll pass a law to enforce that. And then we’ll start dumbing down the definition of “insane” to include as many people as possible. Because in the end, this was never about helping people. This is about taking...
  • Peter Hitchens: If the Devil had to invent a game, it would be this one

    09/23/2013 12:45:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2013 | Peter Hitchens
    If the Devil had his own bible, it would probably take the form of a computer game. It would be sly and witty, enjoyable and slick. It would start with small, almost funny misdeeds. It would offer the player the joys of money, successful violence and easy, responsibility-free sex. There would be drugs which didn’t fry your brain or burn holes in your nose. You would be made to feel brave, while not actually needing to be. None of your pleasures would be paid for in coin, pain or grief. Everyone else in the game would be disposable and forgettable....
  • Report: Aaron Alexis Fueled By "Racial Discrimination"

    09/22/2013 8:18:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    StoryLeak Blog ^ | September 17, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    New information on the history and motivations of Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter who took the lives of 12 individuals, reveals that Alexis was fueled by what he felt was ‘racial discrimination’ during his top secret level job. The news not only ties in with the fact that the mega media and establishment have created a neo race war through the race baiting of the Trayvon Martin case and others (as top rappers agree), but also the prediction that such race baiting tactics would continue to generate racially charged violence on a major scale. And we’ve already seen this...
  • Washington Post Claims White People are Racist for Not Caring About Motives of Black Mass Murderers

    09/22/2013 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    front page mag ^ | 9/22/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    White people are racist. All white people all the time. If there’s any case ever of a white person not being racist, it’s probably because he’s racist. Are you white? Do you pay attention to black murderers? It must be because you’re racist? Wait, you don’t pay attention to black murderers? It’s because you’re racist. Why aren’t you paying attention to black murderers? We’ve moved on, apparently. Barely 48 hours after a gunman murdered 12 people and injured others in another U.S. bloodbath, the national news media had other things on their minds. … Some of the mystery of the...
  • The D.C. Navy Yard Shooting and Racial Double Standards

    09/20/2013 5:30:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 20, 2013 | Jack Kerwick
    Imagine that a white man went on a shooting rampage at a location in which there gathered many people of various racial backgrounds. He shoots and kills, say, a dozen people. Most of his victims are black. Though there is relatively little known about the shooter’s background, this much is known: by all accounts, he was an “angry, frustrated, vengeful” man who not infrequently complained that he was mistreated because of the color of his skin. He was also known to have in turn mistreated blacks who he believed had wronged him. Had this imaginary scenario played out in reality,...
  • Does Aaron Alexis Represent A New Breed of Killer?

    09/20/2013 3:52:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    In the search for parallels to explain Aaron Alexis's killing spree at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, the media have turned reflexively to recent incidents in Aurora, Colorado, and Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Almost no one in the media, however, has made the obvious comparison to Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles Police Department officer who killed four people and wounded three others in a ten-day spree last February that ended with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Although the most visible point of comparison is race and gender -- black and male -- both were born in New York City within...
  • Why Did Navy Yard Murderer Aaron Alexis Create A Webpage with Name “Mohammed Salem”

    09/20/2013 1:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | September 20, 2013 | Gary P. Jackson
    After naming the wrong man and the shooter, and getting the weapons used completely wrong, here’s yet one more thing the corrupt media is not telling you: From Pamela Geller [Atlas Shrugs] Law enforcement officials told NBC News that Alexis created a webpage with the name “Mohammed Salem.” This is the first I am hearing of this, and have seen no media mention of it (although the fact that he had been a Buddhist has been headlined and recounted numerous times, despite the fact is that there is no compulsion to violence, oppression and ethnic cleansing in the teachings of...
  • The Real Navy Yard Scandal

    09/20/2013 3:29:45 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | September 19,2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>In the liberal remake of Casablanca, the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to “round up the usual weapons.”</p> <p>It’s always the weapon and never the shooter. Twelve people are murdered in a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, and before sundown Senator Dianne Feinstein has called for yet another debate on gun violence. Major opprobrium is heaped on the AR-15, the semiautomatic used in the Newtown massacre. Turns out no AR-15 was used at the Navy Yard. And the shotgun that was used was obtained legally in Virginia after the buyer, Aaron Alexis, had passed both a state and federal background check.</p>
  • Same Firm Checked Background of Navy Yard Shooter, Snowden

    09/19/2013 8:49:11 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/19/2013 | Retuters
    The same company that scrutinized former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden for a U.S. government security clearance said on Thursday it also checked the background of the Navy Yard shooter, allowing him to obtain a "secret" clearance. USIS, working as a contractor for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), conducted a background review of Aaron Alexis, identified by law enforcement authorities as the shooter who killed 12 people at the Navy Yard before he was shot dead. "Today we were informed that in 2007, USIS conducted a background check of Aaron Alexis for OPM," USIS spokesman Ray Howell said in...
  • The Navy Yard gunman self-styled “Mohammed Salem”

    09/19/2013 6:13:38 PM PDT · by kindred · 26 replies
    DEBKAfile.com ^ | 9/19/13 | unknown
    September 19, 2013, 5:52 PM (GMT+02:00) NBC News quoting law enforcement officials revealed Thursday that Aaron Alexis, who murdered 12 people in the Washington Navy Yard this week, created a webpage in the name of “Mohammed Salem.” The officials said “he never did anything with it” and they found nothing else that “might indicate any interest in violent jihad or even Islam.” So how would they describe the deadly attack on the Navy facility - if not “violent jihad?”
  • Washington Navy Yard shooting: Capitol Police to review response

    09/19/2013 2:59:58 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | Sept. 18th 2013 | Debbie Siegelbaum
    Washington DC's Capitol Police have ordered a review into a BBC report that an armed police team was ordered not to respond to Monday's mass shooting. A tactical response team from the force was told by a supervisor to leave the scene instead of aiding municipal officers, police sources told the BBC. The Capitol Police sources suggest they could have saved lives had they been allowed to go in. Aaron Alexis, 34, killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. In a statement on Wednesday, the US Capitol Police Board said the force's Chief Kim Dine had asked it to...
  • Disturbing! Marines Had Weapons, But No Ammo During Navy Yard Shooting (Video)

    09/18/2013 9:50:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2013 | Andrea Ryan
    So, Homeland Security gets a couple billion rounds of ammunition, but the military doesn’t get any. That’s disturbing. On Monday, a crazed gunman killed 12 innocent people, and injured over a dozen more, in a Washington, D.C. Navy Shipyard. It didn’t matter that it occurred on a military installation, because in 1993 Bill Clinton decreed that all U.S. military bases be “gun free zones”; thus denying the victims their 2nd Amendment right to defend themselves. But, it didn’t help those who did manage to be carrying a gun at the military base on Monday, because, apparently, it’s an ammunition-free zone,...
  • 42 days after "microwave mind control" complaint, Alexis kills 12

    09/18/2013 8:04:51 PM PDT · by FreedomOfThePressIsNotFree · 72 replies
    Commuties@WashingtonTimes.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Alan Jones
    WASHINGTON, September 18, 2013 – There was a Newport, Rhode Island police report summarizing an early morning complaint in August by Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. Alexis complained that an individual he had an altercation with in an airport had “sent 3 people to follow him and keep him awake by talking to him…using ‘some sort of microwave device.’” Was this a first red flag leading to an alarming portrait of a defense contractor suffering from mental illness? Or fact? What caused Alexis to voice this complaint on August 7, 2013, 42 days prior to embarking on a shooting...
  • Probe launched over claim that elite Capitol Police unit blocked from Navy Yard massacre

    09/18/2013 4:31:58 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 09/18/2013
    The board that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police has opened an investigation into whether a tactical team of officers that was one of the first on the scene during the Washington Navy Yard shooting was ordered to stand down. Several sources confirmed the probe to Fox News. The investigation follows reports that a highly trained and specialized Capitol Police team arrived soon after the shooting started, but was told by a supervisor to leave the scene. The BBC, which first reported on the allegation, quoted a Capitol Police "source" as claiming "lives may have been saved" if the team could...
  • Here's How the Navy Yard Killer Managed to Keep His Security Clearance

    09/18/2013 12:45:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Yochi Dreazen
    Officials probing Aaron Alexis's background and possible motivation for killing 12 Navy Yard employees are facing the very real possibility that the massacre isn't a the result of a troubled man slipping through cracks in the system so much as an example of a flawed system working exactly as designed. Early reports suggest that Alexis was a heavy drinker with anger issues and a history of run-ins with both the military and the law, including eight instances where Navy superiors cited him for misconduct and three occasions when he was arrested on a variety of charges, including possible gun crimes....
  • Congressman Calls House Judiciary Cmte. “Murderers’ Row”: “They All Like Their Guns”

    09/18/2013 11:21:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2013 - 12:59 PM | Jeffrey Meyer
    Apparently, being pro-Second Amendment in Congress is equivalent to supporting mass shootings in America. At least, that’s the interpretation of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) during an appearance on MSNBC today. …
  • Capitol Hill Renews Calls For Gun Control

    09/18/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 09/18/2013 | Jared Halpern
    Another mass shooting is renewing calls for gun control from some on Capitol Hill. … Senator Blumenthal: “Another act of gun violence in an America plagued by a plethora of guns.” … Senator Reid: “We’re gonna move this up as quickly as we can, but we gotta have the votes first. We don’t have the votes.” …
  • Trazadone: 13 dead in Washington Navel Yard Shooting

    09/18/2013 6:03:26 PM PDT · by Captain7seas · 91 replies
    Drugawareness.org ^ | 09/18/2013 | Dr. Ann Blake Tracy
    [drugawareness] TRAZADONE: 13 Dead in Washington DC Naval Yard Shooting FROM Dr. Ann Blake Tracy TO 1 recipient Show Details From Dr. Ann Blake Tracy To drugawareness@yahoogroups.com Aaron Alexis.jpg TRAZADONE: 13 Dead in Washington DC Naval Yard Shooting The New York Times released the fact that over the past month Aaron Alexis has been on the antidepressant, Trazadone, to treat insomnia. ( quotes below.) Of course I am not finished asking questions. I want to know what he was on before this that may have induced his serious problems with insomnia. Was that yet another antidepressant? Was he in withdrawal...
  • Obama to attend Navy Yard memorial service

    09/18/2013 10:37:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service for the victims of the Monday’s Navy Yard massacre Sunday, the White House said Wednesday. “The president will want to mourn the loss of these innocent victims and share in the nation’s pain in the aftermath of another senseless shooting,
  • Marines Had Weapons, But No Ammo During Navy Yard Shooting (Video)

    09/18/2013 11:32:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2013 | Andrea Ryan
    “If everybody had arms then there wouldn’t be these problems…my son was at … Navy Yard yesterday (9/16/13) and they had weapons with them, but they didn’t have ammunition. And they said, ‘We were trained and if we had had the ammunition we could have cleared that building. Only three people had been shot at that time and they could have stopped the rest of it.’” No 2nd Amendment for the U.S. military? Only Liberals can take violating our Constitutional rights to beyond the absurd. So, Homeland Security gets a couple billion rounds of ammunition, but the military doesn’t get...
  • Navy Yard: Swat team 'stood down' at mass shooting scene

    09/18/2013 11:00:32 AM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    The BBC ^ | Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    A tactical response team of the Capitol Police, a force that guards the US Capitol complex, was told to leave the scene by a supervisor instead of aiding municipal officers. The Capitol Police department said senior officials were investigating. Aaron Alexis, 34, killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. "I don't think it's a far stretch to say that some lives may have been saved if we were allowed to intervene," a Capitol Police source familiar with the incident told the BBC. A former Navy reservist, Alexis was working as a technical contractor for the Navy and...
  • Washington navy yard shooting: Aaron Alexis's mother is glad he is dead

    09/18/2013 10:24:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-18-2013 | Raf Sanchez
    Speaking for the first time since Alexis opened fire on colleagues at the Washington naval base, his mother released an emotional apology to the families of her son's victims. "I don't know why he did what he did, and I'll never be able to ask him, why. Aaron is now in a place where he can no longer harm to anyone, and for that I am glad," Cathleen Alexis said, her voice cracking in a brief audio statement. "To the families of the victims, I am so, so very sorry that this has happened. My heart is broken."
  • Not a diagnosis: Voices in head more common than thought

    09/18/2013 7:33:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | 17 hours ago | JoNel Aleccia,
    As more details emerge about Alexis, Lieberman said he was concerned that the shooting renews worries for people with mental illness and once again raises questions about how society treats disorders. “I think it immediately arouses fears and enhances stigma about people with mental illness, that they’re psychotic killers and wackos running amok,” Lieberman said. “It’s unfortunate.”
  • Navy Yard shooting: What we know and don't know

    09/18/2013 7:20:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    CNN.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Ed Payne
    (CNN) -- The one question we all desperately want answered may have gone to the grave with Aaron Alexis: Why? Why did he park at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, walk into Building 197, perch himself on an overlook above the atrium and open fire? The bullets that rained down killed 12 people and wounded eight others. Why?
  • Question: Weren't the VAST majority of Navy shooting victims WHITE?

    09/18/2013 4:20:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    9/18/13 | SFF
    Earlier this morning I saw a gun-control propaganda report masquerading as news....the Obama worshiper, masquerading as a journalist, talked about the victims of the murderous liberal Aaron Alexis. I noticed that MOST of the victims were white. Could we have some racism here? I mean, this black man shot UNARMED white people....
  • Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis was 'not happy with America,' friend says

    09/18/2013 4:52:46 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 9-18-2013 | Mark Potter and Charles Hadlock
    FORT WORTH, Texas — Aaron Alexis was so unhappy with his life in America — where he was beset by money woes and felt slighted as a veteran — that he was "ready to move out of the country" last year, a friend said Tuesday. "He was tired of dealing with the government," said Kristi Suthamtewkal, whose husband owns the Thai Bowl Restaurant in Fort Worth, where Alexis worked in exchange for room and board. But instead of leaving the U.S., the former Navy reservist relocated from Texas to Virginia, where an IT company called The Experts put him on...
  • Aaron Alexis tried to buy assault rifle but was rebuffed

    09/18/2013 5:21:31 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/18/2013 | staff
    Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis tried to buy an AR-15 assault rifle at a Virginia gun store last week after test firing one, but the story wouldn't sell it to him, CBS News has learned. The reason for the refusal isn't clear. Alexis then purchased a shotgun he used in his rampage, sources tell CBS News. Twelve people died before Alexis was shot and killed by police. CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that, while law enforcement officials haven't pinned down a motive for the massacre, Alexis was clearly a troubled man with a history of angry outbursts.
  • Navy Yard shootings expose a flawed security clearance system

    09/18/2013 5:22:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 September 2013 | Rowan Scarborough and Shaun Waterman
    The government system that provided Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis a “secret” security clearance has been beset by problems. A “secret” clearance requires a far less intrusive investigation into a person’s background than that for a “top secret” or higher security designation. The Government Accountability Office notes that it costs the government $4,000 to conduct a background check for a top-secret clearance, but only $260 for a secret clearance. In 2012, the GAO reported that the Defense Department and other agencies “will continue to risk making security clearance determinations that are inconsistent or at improper levels” because of there...
  • Navy Yard Shooter was a Liberal Obama Supporter

    09/18/2013 5:32:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 44 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 17, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Navy Yard Shooter was a Liberal Obama SupporterPosted By Daniel Greenfield On September 17, 2013 @ 9:37 pm In The Point | 21 Comments That shouldn’t be too surprising considering that he was hearing voices in his head and having paranoid delusions. Tuesday, on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Michael Ritrovato spoke at length about his friend, suspected Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. After expressing his condolences to the victims and their families, Ritrovato then expressed his shock over the actions of a man he described as being “like a brother to me”...
  • AR-15 Was Used in Navy Yard Shooting ... by Police to Stop Aaron Alexis

    09/18/2013 5:33:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/18/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    It turns out an AR-15 was used after all in the Navy Yard shooting....by police to stop Aaron Alexis from continuing his rampage. From the New York Times: On Monday, Mr. Alexis entered the Navy Yard, a secure military facility near the Capitol, killing at least 12 people before he was fatally shot by the authorities. The police say Mr. Alexis, 34, acted alone. On Tuesday, the authorities said it had taken only two minutes for officers armed with AR-15s to arrive at the navy yard once they received the first of many 911 emergency calls. In case you're wondering,...
  • Buddhist assassin at Navy Yard prompts debate about stereotype of peaceful faith

    09/18/2013 3:12:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/18/2013 | Michelle Boorstein and Elizabeth Tenety
    In the aftermath of the Navy Yard shootings, gunman Aaron Alexis’s interest in Buddhism seemed at odds with conventional Western stereotypes of blissed-out meditators. Buddhism scholars and bloggers were quick to note that Alexis’ spiritual profile didn’t fit with the image of someone unloading a gun and killing 12 innocents in a crowded military office building. Yet some saw a chance to challenge the peaceful stereotype and unveil some topics Buddhists discuss amongst themselves. Is the peaceful Buddhist an illusion? Do Buddhists and Buddhist temples deal directly enough with the topic of mental illness? And in fact might Buddhism in...
  • Pentagon to order security review amid probe of Navy Yard shooting rampage (Have gun ...)

    09/18/2013 12:40:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-17-2013 | Peter Hermann, Craig Whitlock and Da vid A. Fahrenthold
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel intends to order a security review at all U.S. military bases worldwide, a senior Pentagon official said Tuesday, a day after a contract worker — who had obtained a security clearance despite a history of violent behavior — killed 12 people in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard. Full article here ====================================================================== Have gun, will hear voices As soon as news broke that a deadly attack had taken place at the Washington Navy Yard, Democrats were deeply saddened -- that the mass shooting occurred on a military installation and not at an elementary school....
  • CNN Asks If Sequester 'Put Lives at Risk' at Navy Yard

    09/17/2013 6:57:13 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    [UPDATED BELOW] Three times on Tuesday morning, CNN mentioned sequester cuts as a possible culprit behind the security breach at the Navy Yard that led to Monday's shooting there. A CNN headline actually read "Did Government Cuts Put Lives at Risk?" This came AFTER a former Navy commander warned on CNN that blaming the sequester was "very premature." And just before noon, correspondent Dana Bash reported that "what I've been told is the answer is absolutely not" as to the sequester having a role in the security breach.
  • State Law Prevented Sale of Assault Rifle to Suspect Last Week, Officials Say

    09/17/2013 6:28:43 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    WASHINGTON — The gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday test-fired an AR-15 assault rifle at a Virginia gun store last week but was stopped from buying one because state law there prohibits the sale of such weapons to out-of-state buyers, according to two senior law enforcement officials. Instead, the gunman, Aaron Alexis of Texas, bought a law-enforcement-style shotgun — an 870 Remington pump — and used it on Monday as he rampaged through the navy yard, said the officials, who requested anonymity b
  • How long US will hide American home grown terrorism? (Rant of the day)

    09/17/2013 6:06:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    LankaWeb ^ | September 17, 2013 | Afshain Afzal, afshain@hotmail.com
    Unaware of what is going to happen on return to duty after merry weekend, it came as a total surprise. The security was at the lowest in and around Naval Headquarters, while everyone failed to apply the drills rehearsed over time and again. It is a usual practice in all the military and sensitive installation that false alarms are sounded in case of terrorist attacks or disaster, however, on Monday, 16 September 2013, no one followed the drills and displayed a complete scene of disarray and panic. Navy Admiral Bill French was reportedly helplessly discussing deaths and injuries in dozens...
  • Drive-Bys Uncomfortable with Obama's Partisan Attacks in Midst of DC Shooting

    09/17/2013 5:11:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcating Network ^ | September 17, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, for all of you Democrats who are back on your gun control high horse, I have one word for you: Colorado. You remember what happened in Colorado. Two Democrats thought to be in safe districts were recalled in Colorado over their efforts at renewed gun control on the innocent and the law-abiding. Greetings, my friends, and welcome. Here we are, back at it as promised yesterday, another three hours of broadcast excellence, Rush Limbaugh, behind the Golden EIB Microphone here at the distinguished and prestigious Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. The shooting in Washington is...
  • Navy Yard Shooting Another Clinton Gun-Free Zone Fail

    09/17/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investot's Business Daily ^ | September 17, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: As the usual suspects call for stricter gun control, the fact remains that a gunman with two prior gun-crime arrests entered a secure military facility with a stolen ID and found no one able to shoot back. It was Fort Hood all over again. Aaron Alexis, a gunman whose prior behavioral warning signs were ignored, opens fire in an installation belonging to the most powerful military on Earth and those who protect our nation and design our weapons are not allowed to have a weapon to defend themselves. He was more equipped than the 12 people he killed on...
  • Jihadists hoped D.C. shootings were response to al-Qaeda call for jihad attacks

    09/17/2013 2:07:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/17/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Longing for blood and death. "Jihadists Hope D.C. Shootings a Response to Zawahiri's Call for Attacks," from the SITE Monitoring Service, September 16: After the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., on September 16, 2013, jihadists expressed their joy and their hope that the attack came in response to the recent speech by Ayman al-Zawahiri in which the al-Qaeda leader called for strikes in America. Users on the top-tier jihadi forums Shumukh al-Islam and al-Fida' wrote, for example, "O blessings, your prayer O Sheikh Ayman [has been answered]... Here are the lone-wolves working from within the headquarters...
  • Navy Yard Shooter was "a liberal" who very much agreed with Obama-CNN Interview

    09/17/2013 1:19:57 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 61 replies
    Paraphrasing: "Alexis was a liberal. He was not happy at all with the former administration and was upset about it [Bush]. I on the other hand am Conservative and we agreed to disagree on politics. He was very much for this [Obama] Administration and was very gung-ho for his agenda."
  • Gun control is not the answer

    09/17/2013 12:51:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | September 17, 2013 | LZ Granderson, CNN Contributor
    <p>More blood, more tears, more knee-jerk rhetoric about finding a solution for a bunch of different problems.</p> <p>Those who knew Aaron Alexis -- the shooter who killed 12 and injured eight more at the Washington Navy Yard this week -- said he was a quiet, shy man.</p>
  • Navy Yard shooter was dumped by Thai crush

    09/17/2013 12:33:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 101 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/17/13 | Erin Calabrese and Bob Fredericks
    The madman who massacred a dozen people at the Washington Navy Yard fell hard for a woman he met on a trip to Thailand – but she dumped him when he invited her back the US to shack up. Aaron Alexis visited the Asian country for about 45 days in 2012, supposedly to improve his language skills and learn about Thai culture, according to Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, the owner of a Thai restaurant in Texas, where Alexis worked. But instead, “he went to massage parlors,” chased women, and developed a serious “crush” on one particular female, Suthamtewakul told Britain’s channel 4....
  • Washington Navy Yard shooting: Aaron Alexis was treated for "serious mental illness"

    09/17/2013 12:26:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 17, 2013 | NA
    WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - The deadly attack at the Washington Navy Yard was carried out by one of the military's own: a defense contract employee and former Navy reservist who used a valid pass to get onto the installation and started firing inside a building, killing 12 people before he was slain in a gun battle with police. Sources also told the Associated Press that Alexis had received treatment for serious mental illness, including "hearing voices." The motive for the mass shooting - the deadliest on a military installation in the U.S. since the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009...
  • Signs of Mental Illness Seen in Navy Gunman for Decade

    09/17/2013 12:27:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 17, 2013 | Various Staff
    The former Navy reservist who killed 12 people in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday had exhibited signs of mental illness dating back more than a decade, including a recent episode in which he complained about hearing voices and of people sending “vibrations to his body” to prevent him from sleeping, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Only a month ago, the gunman, Aaron Alexis, 34, was suffering from hallucinations so severe that he called the Newport Police Department in Rhode Island where he told officers he was on business. When officers came to his hotel room...
  • Washington navy yard gunman 'obsessed with violent video games'

    09/17/2013 11:58:48 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 40 replies
    the telegraph ^ | September 17, 2013 | Nick Allen
    Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman 'obsessed with violent video games' Exclusive: The Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis played violent video games including Call of Duty for up to 16 hours at a time and friends believe it could have pushed him towards becoming a mass murderer.
  • Gun Control’s Dead End

    09/17/2013 11:02:05 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 17, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The Left, if it’s honest, will find no reason for a new push for gun control in yesterday’s tragedy.Now that the terrifying confusion has abated and the wildly varying reports have been collated into some sort of consensus, we are able to review what happened yesterday at Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard with a dispassionate and critical eye. Doing so reveals that it is once again time for the friends of liberty to be blunt and to be forceful in the face of what will inevitably come. So resolved, let us lay down this marker: Those claiming that yesterday’s abomination demonstrates...
  • AR-15: Anti-Gun Narrative Blows Up In Face of CNN, Daily News [ Shotgun used not AR15 ]

    09/17/2013 10:12:15 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 74 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sept 17 2013 | John Nolte
    The FBI has just confirmed that a shotgun and two pistols were recovered, and that the "gunman was NOT armed with [an] AR-15."
  • The Media on Activist Autopilot with Embarrassing, Preemptive AR-15 Bashing

    09/17/2013 10:24:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 17th, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    “This was a model of how we can cover news with both immediacy and in depth, with new tools, traditional skills, and enduring values.” This was Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron’s glowing assessment of his outlet’s performance on Tuesday in the wake of Monday’s horrific massacre at the Washington Navy Yard. This assertion may be a bit premature, considering the paper’s decision to publish an editorial demanding action to address how an ostensibly mentally ill man acquired his guns – including a shotgun, a variety of pistols, and an AR-15. But this call to action is based on erroneous...