21st Century Wire — May 4, 2015
21st Century Wire says…
Unreal. This may just be the most obviously scripted and staged-managed event yet.
We’re told that at 7pm CDT local time, two male suspects were shot and killed on Sunday outside of an event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, an incident which lasted exactly 15 seconds.
The US media were quick to label this as a “terrorist” incident. In addition to the two dead “terror suspects”, an unarmed security guard, Garland Independent School District employee Bruce Joiner, is said to have been wounded during an ‘exchange of gunfire’ but it’s not yet clear whose gunfire actually hit him.
‘FREE SPEECH EVENT’ OR POLITICAL PROVOCATEURING?
The controversial “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” was organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, led by anti-Islamic media personality Pamela Geller, and featured far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, as a keynote speaker. Geller claims to have purposely chosen the venue following the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) gathering who held a “Stand with the Prophet” conference in late January 2015 after the Charlie Hebdo shootings.
Geller told FOX News after the incident, the cost of her event was “upwards of $50,000″.
Geller claims that the event was “in support of free speech,” evoking a cry for “solidarity with Charlie Hebdo”, and promised $10,000 for the best Mohammed cartoon. It’s also believed that none of the artists who ‘mailed-in’ their artwork were actually in attendance at Geller’s event. Various internet posts and provocations have been littering the blogosphere for the last 3 months, in an effort to set the stage for Sunday’s manufactured incident.
Staged Drill, False Flag
Incredibly, almost immediately after the suspects drove up to the front of the building and started shooting at a security officer, tweets that seemed to identify them started to surface. The #texasattack hashtag quickly became a trending topic on Twitter.
“Twitter users pointed to a tweet that came out just before the attack. The tweet from @atawaakul, or “Shariah is Light” said, “The bro with me and myself have given bay-ah to Amirul Mu’mineen. May Allah accept us as mujahideen. Make dua” with the hashtag #texasattack. That account has been suspended”, reported USA Today on Sunday (see tweet above).
The media are using this single ‘tweet’ as the case-closer already, calling it “a digital trail”. Excitingly, FOX News referred to this as, “A chilling tweet that could help investigators crack this case.” Other media operatives like CNN’s Ben Ferguson, proceeded to drive home the narrative that this was an Islamic “terror” attack.
“An account belonging to someone calling himself Abu Hussain Al Britani, at @_abuHu55ain, tweeted, “Allahu Akbar!!!!! 2 of our brothers just opened fire at the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) art exhibition in texas! #texasattack.” The account was also suspended.”
Note how the tweet reads, “opened fire” and not “killed by police”, as if Abu Hussain Al Britani was there giving a play-by-play of an event that only lasted 15 seconds. This sloppy social media work indicates that we are witnessing a completely staged event here.
Another tweet, for good measure: “Another account, claimed to be that of Abu Hamza Al-habashi, a “Citizen & Soldier of Islamic State”, tweeted “Allahu Akber The 2 Brothers attained shahdah in Texas.”
USA Today then inserted this familiar talking point to round-out the basic “Twitter” narrative: “Al-Qaeda and ISIS have shown a deft ability to use the Internet, particularly YouTube and social media, to spread their message and recruit followers around the globe.”
According to Garland’s Mayor, Douglas Athas, and other media reports, a ‘SWAT Team’ was put into place BEFORE the event because of “safety concerns”.
The ‘SWAT Team’ on display for the media looked more like a military unit…
In addition to this, Garland Police Officer Joe Harn stated to the media that, “The School District hired additional security for this event.”
In what appears to be part of the overarching drill, long after the two “gunman” were allegedly shot and killed, the entire local district around the venue was placed into full lock-down, as bomb squads were brought in apparently due to fears that the dead gunman had explosives hidden in their black sedan car. Officer Harn then notified the media — “The evacuation of all businesses in the area – just in case.” Notice how teams organized abn evacuation, and not “shelter in place” – more evidence that points to a drill.
We’re also told that organizers of the event had spent an additional $10,000 with the Garland Police Department on “advanced security” for their event.
Despite all this, there were no threats made before the event.
#BREAKING Update from SWAT Team Leader. @wfaachannel8 pic.twitter.com/HoF5f4bF7U
— Jobin Panicker (@jobinpnews) May 4, 2015
The obvious question here for both Mayor Athas and Officer Harn: if authorities felt that the potential danger was so great as to warrant multiple Special Ops teams to be deployed BEFOREHAND, who “secures the perimeter” BEFOREHAND around the venue for this relatively small event of 200 people, then why would they allow the public to be exposed to such risk, and at a public school facility?
In an effort to justify the risk, Mayor Athas began delivering a diatribe to the media about how this risk was acceptable because “we swear to uphold the constitution.”
These theatrics by local authorities point to the high likelihood that this event was staged in advance, or a drill “gone live”.
Strangely, the story is not receiving the wall-to-wall mainstream media coverage one would expect from a “Charlie Hebdo Repeat On US Soil”, considering how Hebdo monopolized global mainstream media coverage for nearly ten straight days earlier this year. Still, certain US media outlets and right-wing talk radio will rotate the usual speculative talking points about terrorist “sleeper cells” and “ISIS in the Homeland”.
Controlled Attendance, Ideal for Staging
In addition to this, the only witnesses to the shooting were police, with both “attackers” allegedly shot dead outside the event, while attendees were under armed guard inside.
Note also that Garland authorities told the media, FOX and CNN on Sunday evening, that all the attendees were from “out of state”, indicating that they had all traveled from outside of Garland, Texas
It’s important to point out that this event was 100% controlled from the onset. All persons in attendance were there by ‘invite only’ and ‘pre-purchased ticket sales’
In a perfectly scripted finale for CNN, the SWAT leader delivers a health and safety lecture to the crowd, moving attendees into a “secure auditorium” long after the gunmen are shot. This is yet another indication of drill (or drill ‘gone live’) procedure.
Straight out of central casting, one man in the audience interupts the SWAT leader and asked, “Was the suspects Muslim?” The SWAT leader pauses, and then proceeds to move on. The media then fills in the blanks with the normal program of over-the-top speculation.
As the cameras rolled, attendees began waving flags, and happily singing “God Bless America” for news crews, an image which was then juxtaposed with the SWAT Teams.
Ppl evacuated singing patriotic songs. @wfaachannel8 pic.twitter.com/8xOWS9isv1
— Jobin Panicker (@jobinpnews) May 4, 2015
As the incident unfolded, Geller’s website posted what was meant to be a shocking warning that ‘jihad has come to America’:
“This is a war. This is war on free speech. What are we going to do? Are we going to surrender to these monsters?
Two men with rifles and backpacks attacked police outside our event. A cop was shot; his injuries are not life-threatening, thank God. Please keep him in your prayers.
The bomb squad has been called to the event site to investigate a backpack left at the event site.
The war is here.”
See the video of the Geller’s ‘Art Contest’.
Pam Geller as also been accused of working as a media agent for the Israeli Lobby. Geller’s husband Robert Spencer is also the co-founder of the reactionary anti-Islamic organization, Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). Note that Geller is extremely well-funded and has already pulled off a number of high-profile anti-Islamic publicity stunts in the US. In the fall of 2014, Geller paid $100,000 for a series of ads to run on the MTA again. They linked Islam to the Islamic State, Hamas, Adolf Hitler, and the beheading of James Foley; the MTA is legally required to run the ads, but objected to it at first, prompting a lawsuit by Geller. RT.com opined, “Islamophobic Hitler ads appear on San Francisco buses.” In April 2015, the MTA banned these ads. (Source: Wiki)
Immediately after the shooting incident took place, tweets began appearing from familiar media operatives, including Islamophobic ‘national security organization’ calling itself ‘Act For America’, headed by anti-Islamic, pro-Israeli activist, Brigitte Gabriel (a.k.a. Nour Semaan, Brigitte Tudor). Gabriel’s ‘activist’ profile is almost identical to Geller’s. Gabriel posted this convenient ‘Jihadist taking credit’ tweet at around 10pm CDT Dallas local time. Also conveniently, the Twitter account of terror mascot “AbuHussainAlBritani”(@_AbuHu55ain) was magically erased at the time of the event. This helped to open the social media end of this staged event:
ISIS behind attack in Garland? AbuHussainAlBritani (@_AbuHu55ain) http://t.co/qbMCx3tCZi #tcot #tlot #tgdn pic.twitter.com/ehcRktqp1A
— ┌П┐(•_•) (@exposeliberals) May 4, 2015
From here on out, the ‘ISIS in Garland’ talking points began to make the rounds online, gathering pace at the same time as the event was taking place.
The cliches and coincidences kept coming, and the event seems so contrived and over-the-top, that one could easily say that the organizers of this incident were guilty over-kill.
Supposedly, one hour before the event the ‘SWAT Team’ who was meant to be on “high terror alert” found time to leave their posts and pose for a team photo with the event’s keynote speaker and target of international condemnation, Geert Wilders. In perfectly staged fashion, Wilders tweets the photo with the tagline, “Picture taken just before #garlandshooting . Thank God the heroes of SWAT-team prevented the worst.”
Note: Wilders stresses “before the shooting”, albeit after the fact. More evidence of obvious staging:
Picture taken just before #garlandshooting . Thank God the heroes of SWAT-team prevented the worst. pic.twitter.com/BBaQNJir9b
— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) May 4, 2015
The ‘SWAT Team’ spent the rest of the evening posing for photos with all of the “terrified” guests at this staged event:
I’m well protected by @GarlandPD #GarlandShooting more like #GarlandTerrorAttack In the #USA WE DEFEND FREE SPEECH pic.twitter.com/wY2lYUafq1
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) May 4, 2015
“SWAT Team” officers could be seen joking, smiling and laughing on CNN’s coverage at the school after the alleged shooting was said to have taken place. Hardly a ‘national security’ scene at all. The event seemed like a drill.
Other staged photos included US Soldiers, or “SWAT Team” members, parading through the artwork display area in order to reinforce the image of defiling the Muslim Prophet juxtaposed with ‘overwhelming military force’:.