Despite evidence showing the Russian troll farm had zero impact on the 2016 election, Democrats are not ready to give it up. The click-bait operation, according to Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, is “the equivalent (of) Pearl Harbor.” He told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes the Russians “are destroying our democratic process.”
While Nadler’s assertions are entirely laughable, they should be taken seriously. If Democrats take back the House later this year, Nadler could very well become head of the House Judiciary Committee. This would likely keep the idiotic Russian election hack allegations alive, as well as move forward an effort to impeach Donald Trump.
The corporate media is taking the Justice Department’s indictment of the Russian Internet Research Agency seriously despite the admission it had no influence on the election. As the Moon of Alabama blog detailed on February 17, the so-called “influence operation” was in fact a click-bait scheme designed to make money.
“There was no political point to what the Russian company did. Whatever political slogans one of the company’s sock-puppets posted had only one aim: to increase the number of followers for that sock-puppet. The sole point of creating a diverse army of sock-puppets with large following crowds was to sell the ‘eyeballs’ of the followers to the paying customers of the marketing company.”
“The whole ‘Russian influence’ storm is based on a misunderstanding of commercial activities of a Russian marketing company in U.S. social networks,” the Moon of Alabama explains. This effort was exploited by Democrats for political purpose after Hillary Clinton lost the election, which took the establishment by surprise.
All of this needs to be put into perspective. The masters of flipping elections are not Russian, they’re American.
Not only has the US meddled in dozens of elections over the last century—in Honduras, Iran, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, and many other countries—it has also assassinated disfavored leaders and orchestrated the murder of thousands of political opponents, most notoriously in Indonesia. According to research conducted by political scientist Dev Levin, both the US and Russia meddled in 117 elections between 1946 and 2000.
The establishment and its media have ignored the fact the US meddled in the 1996 Russian election during Bill Clinton’s time in the White House. This was admitted by Time Magazine, but has been studiously ignored ever since….
Just as we saw with the massacre in Las Vegas, a number of questions and inconsistencies have arisen following the Parkland High School shooting.
As Intellhub’s Shepard Ambellas reports, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Stacy Lippel was grazed by a hot bullet which left the chamber of the shooter’s gun as she closed the door to her classroom after letting a number of students file into what would presumably be safety. However, nothing could have prepared the teacher for what she was to witness next.
“I suddenly saw the shooter about twenty feet in front of me standing at the end of the hallway actively shooting down the hallway, just a barrage of bullets, and I’m staring at him thinking why are the police here,this is strange because he’s in full metal garb, helmet, face mask, bulletproof armor, shooting this rifle that I’ve never seen before,” Lippel told Good Morning America last Wednesday.
The brave teacher said she told fellow Stoneman Douglas H.S. teacher Scott Beigel, 35, to get back in his room just before the shooter fired a number of rounds into his room killing him and other students. Lippel said the shooter fired four to five rounds into her classroom which shattered the classroom door window before the heavily-claded assassin continued his diabolic shooting spree down the hallway.
“I never really knew when he left because we all thought he was still here,” she said.
Two of Lippel’s students were fatally wounded in the attack.
Police maintain the suspect Nikolas Cruz arrived via an Uber ride at 2:19 p.m. and initiated his attack within 1 minute. If true, that would mean that Cruz would have had to suit up into full metal body armor, put on a full helmet and the whole nine yards, all the while assembling an AR-15 rifle which was purportedly packed into a duffel bag with a number of fully-loaded magazines.
An affidavit filed by the Broward County Sheriff states: “Cruz stated that he was the gunman who entered the school campus armed with an AR-15 and began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on the school grounds. Cruz stated that he brought additional loaded magazines to the school campus and kept them hidden in a backpack until he got on campus to begin his assault.”
An NBC News report gives the official timeline of events:
Within barely two minutes of being dropped off, Cruz started firing into four classrooms in Building 12, returning to two of them to shoot again, Israel said.
Cruz then went upstairs to the second floor, where he shot one of his victims, before proceeding to the third floor, where he ditched his rifle and backpack, Israel said.
He then ran down the stairs and outside, where he blended in with hundreds of terrified students — many of them his former classmates — and eluded officers as he left campus, Israel said.
Amid the chaos he’d left behind at the school, Cruz made his way to a Walmart store, bought a drink at its Subway restaurant and walked away again, Israel said.
Such a scenario seems not only entirely unlikely but almost impossible.
How does the purported shooter exit his Uber ride, put on full body dress, helmet, assemble his rifle, load it and start firing at targets within two minutes?
While that interview raises a few questions, it is not unusual for witness recollections to be wildly different from one another.
However, as The Chicago Tribune reported, one of the students was wearing a bulletproof vest given to him by his policeman father...
In the classroom where Mackenzie Hill had been hiding, police broke through the door. As the officers were guiding students out, they noticed something odd: One of the students had put on a bulletproof vest.
The student said he’d been given the vest by his father, a police officer.
Even in the safest city in Florida, he’d brought it to school with him, just in case.
Finally, as one commenter notes, one of the pictures from The Sun article shows the alleged shooter holding a gun looks like it has an orange tip…
Certainly plenty of questions remain unanswered. As Intellihub’s Shaprd Ambellas concludes…
… prosecutors have already offered Cruz a deal to spare his life in exchange for his plead of guilt. However, if school cameras, video footage, and other hard evidence reveals that Cruz was, in fact, the shooter, why would there be a need for Cruz to plead guilty? Wouldn’t the case be cut and dry?