Sandy Hook Massacre: Official Story Spins Out of Control

Posted: December 31, 2012 in Political musings
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WellthisiswhatIthink says:

I have no idea if there is anything in this conspiracy theory stuff. But I would be very interested to hear what others think. I remember as the story broke there was news of the shooter’s brother being arrested in the nearby woods. Then he’s in NJ. Then he is the shooter, and he’s dead. OK, the fog of events, I get it, but isn’t this all slightly weird? At least, bearing further credible investigation and explanation?


Sandy Hook massacre: Official story spins out of control

From Veterans Today

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 | Posted by Niall Bradley

Sandy Hook massacre: Official story spins out of control

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…

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  1. Colin Haycock says:

    If it’s true, it’s truly sick.


    • Ain’t that the truth. Never know what to make of these conspiracy theories. One thing I am sure of, it would be very helpful if someone in authority stepped up and said “Ah, yes, well that’s because of this, and this is because of that …” One thing I do think about is how these rumours must make the suffering even worse for the families.


  2. mlshatto says:

    I was home on the day of the massacre and followed updated news closely on my computer all day. Yes, there was considerable confusion in early reports. I think that was, as much as anything, a function of the 24-hour per day news cycle which plummets into publication without any possible fact checking. Fragments of conversation among first responders was broadcast as actual information, which was then contradicted a half hour later. Speculation was given the same weight as proven fact, and there was very little of the latter available in the early hours of the tragedy.

    Considering the source of this article ~ a news source catering to the Tea Party ~ my level of skepticism is quite high. The source demonstrates a clear pro-gun, anti-government bias. This article seems to be one more of the genre of conspiracy theories which can be summarized as “the government set this up so they can take our guns away.”

    Personally, I wish there truly were a way to remove most of these guns from our society. Paranoia plus heavy armaments assures that we will see even more tragedies like this in the future.


  3. James Mahoney says:

    There are no end of conspiracy theorists who weave a more or less convincing fabric around any given event or development. The simple fact that they *can* do so doesn’t mean that their musings have any credence or add anything of value to the wider conversation. They start from the assumption that there is a conspiracy, and that the world is controlled by a few devious and powerful people, and then they build their case on that. It’s kind of like if you decide you want a red car (or a conspiracy), you then start seeing any number of red cars (or conspiracies) around that you’d not otherwise notice, and you conclude that there’s a red-car (or conspiracy) surge.

    There is always conflicting information around any major event, and there’re always people who see “facts” in the dust storm that seem to get buried by “the authorities” later. “Heat of the moment” eyewitnesses are notoriously unreliable, including professionally trained people. So while it may assuage some people for “the authorities” to go through point-by-point to explain the apparent aberrations, the more likely fact is that they have more pressing and significant things to devote their attention to (and the conspiracy folks wouldn’t believe them anyway).

    The bottom line for me is that the notion of black ops teams going around the country to perpetrate outrageous atrocities on civilians is the stuff of fantasy. Think about what it would take to do that and keep it under wraps. While history is filled with amazing actions that were thought impossible (e.g., Alexander’s flying soldiers), that ain’t where the smart money bets.


  4. jvdix says:

    I can address one issue – the confusion between Ryan and Adam resulted from the fact that Adam was carrying an ID which belonged to Ryan. Why? Speculation – Adam was under 21 so Ryan’s ID opened some doors to him.

    Conspiracy theorists find it difficult to accept that not only do a lot of more or less crazy people live in the USA but that the theorists themselves are among them. And it truly is worse than it was, say, in the 1950s. My take is that polluted air and water and food is taking a toll on us. Not a conspiracy, just the natural result of putting wealth above everything else. Recently I saw the statistic that air pollution alone now kills about 3.2 million people per year. It seems rash to assume that it has no effect whatsoever on those who are not killed. Anoxia is known to affect the brain. I’ll leave it at that – it’s just my opinion.


    • Ah, interesting, thank you.

      As to the picture of an entire population being oxygen starved, that’s scary. I was in Beijing once and got asthma walking two blocks. One day people will return to the issue of air pollution with seriousness, I trust.


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