This morning, on live TV, a reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward, were shot and killed during their local news report. The crew was reporting live for WDBJ7, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia at about 6:45 am at Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake.
A third victim, Vicky Gardner, a member of the Chamber of Commerce who took part in the report, was said to be wounded and in stable condition.
Watch this news report video here:
This latest ‘Truman Show’ shooting takes this all-American genre to a whole new level. According to reports, the shooter posted his own video of the shooting on social media – on his Facebook account and on Twitter. Watch his video, shot low-res on either an iPhone or Galaxy phone (vertical rectangular format) and not on an HD GoPro as CNN and others wrongly claimed today.
via Brandon Martinez
Jul 20, 2015
Mainly a critique of Ryan Dawson’s attempted “rebuttal” to the theory that the Russian government was involved in the 1999 apartment bombings.
Article examining the evidence that Russian authorities had foreknowledge of and were involved in the apartment bombings of 1999:
21st Century Wire says…
Aug 21, 2015
If indeed this is a false flag incident designed to demonize the Syrian government and fast-track a US-led military intervention and regime change in Syria – it wouldn’t be the first time.
More from Counter Punch…
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) August 17, 2015
The August 16, 2015 attack on a market in the Syrian town of Douma, just outside the capital Damascus, has caused international outrage. Condemnations of the Syrian government have poured in from seemingly all corners of the globe as President Assad and the Syrian military have been declared responsible for the attack, convicted in the court of media opinion.
Interestingly, such declarations have come well before any investigation has been conducted, and without any tangible evidence other than the assertions of the rebel spokespersons and anti-government sources. Indeed, there has been an embarrassing dearth of investigative questions asked as corporate media, who have been far from objective these last four and half years, have rushed to fit the facts to their long-standing narrative of “Assad the Butcher.”
IMAGE from NY Times – (Credit Bassam Khabieh/Reuters)
This author fully understands that, in asking difficult questions, he will be called an “apologist,” an “Assad propagandist,” or some other such nonsense. Frankly, such name-calling means very little when compared to the suffering of Syrian people, and the untold brutality that will be visited upon them if the western corporate media and warmongers get their way and yet another imperialist so-called intervention is carried out in the name of “humanitarianism.” The goal is to ask the right questions, to cast doubt on the already solidifying propaganda narrative that will undoubtedly be used to justify still more war.
Those who work for peace must be prepared to interrogate the received truths of the media machine, to confront head on that which is uncomfortable, and to do so knowing that their motives are just. The victims of this war, both past and future, deserve nothing less.
Questioning the Douma Narrative
When carefully scrutinizing the documentary evidence of the attack, and comparing that to the claims made throughout western media, some troubling irregularities emerge. Not only do the claims seem to be exaggerated, but when placed within the historical context of this war, they seem to fit into a clear pattern of distortion and misinformation disseminated for political purposes, rather than objective reportage. Indeed, the raw footage taken on the scene goes a long way to contradicting some of the claims made by witnesses and “activists” (an interesting term in itself) often quoted in the media.
First, there is the allegation that more than 100 civilians were killed in an airstrike carried out by the Syrian military. There are certainly plenty of pictures that seem to bolster that claim, with debris scattered everywhere, aid workers carrying victims, and frightened civilians rushing around the destroyed marketplace. However, when one looks at the videos, even those provided by outlets such as The Guardian in the above linked article, one curious thing seems to be missing: bodies.
Indeed, it does seem odd that an airstrike could obliterate a crowded market on a Sunday, killing over a hundred people, and no videos or images would show bodies torn apart by the blast? One would expect to see mangled corpses, limbs scattered on the ground, pools of blood, etc. None of that seems visible.
Compare the Douma videos to those from Gaza on July 30, 2014 during Israel’s vicious war. An Israeli airstrike, which killed 15 people and injured more than 150, also hit a crowded market and caused horrific destruction. And in the videos, one sees bloodied bodies missing limbs, pools of blood on the street, and other gut-wrenching images. Or compare the Douma videos to those of the Christmas 2013 bombing of a crowded Baghdad market. The videos of that attack are gruesome, showing victims with heads partially blown off their bodies, legs attached to bodies by skin alone, lifeless corpses of children and other truly disturbing images…
READ MORE SYRIA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Syria Files
To help breakdown Chattanooga and other “mass shootings”, Patrick Henningsen welcomes special guest Professor James Tracy from Memory Hole Blog for an in depth discussion of America’s new mass shooting media culture.
Jul 21, 2015
- Chattanooga Shooting Hoax: “No Signs” He Was “Good Looking” (Redsilverj)
- Boston Bombing Stage: An ensemble cast of soldiers, spooks and ‘cleaners’]
Jul 16, 2015
“He killed the people”-says ridiculous crisis actor..
Chattanooga shootings: Police killed suspected gunman,
Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez
Jul 13, 2015
Challenge dares people to tear down Confederate flags
Video shows apparent Confederate flag theft
The New Social Media Campaign That’s Encouraging People to Trespass on Private Property and Tear Down Confederate Flags
Jun 23, 2015
List of US based NGO organisations funded by Soros
Jun 20, 2015
- Charleston Shooting HOAX – WRONG DATE & TIME on CCTV Camera Footage
- Charleston Shooting Hoax Was a Confirmed Active Shooter Drill (Redsilverj)
- Charleston Shooting Crisis Actors COMPLETELY Exposed! 100% Busted & Sent to Saturn!
- Calls for removal of Confederate flag
- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag From Capitol
- Why Does the South Carolina Shooter Dylann Roof’s Website have Ties to Russia?
- Charleston Shooting Hoax: Police DASHCAM Video Shows Arrest of Dylann Roof (Redsilverj)
- Dylann Storm Roof HOAX SHOOTING police dashcam = FALSE FLAG – 100% Fake
- Charleston Shooting: Evidence of Stagecraft
- Dylann Roof and Michael Slager End Up Being Jail Cell Neighbors (Redsilverj)
- U.S. Paying off Crisis Actors with $29 Million For Charleston Shooting Hoax (Redsilverj)]
Jun 10, 2015
James Perloff is author of The Shadows of Power, an exposé of private influence on American foreign policy that has sold over 100,000 copies, and two books about the evidence against Darwin’s theory of evolution, including Tornado in a Junkyard. He wrote for The New American magazine for nearly three decades and is a regular contributor to http://henrymakow.com. His newest book, Truth Is a Lonely Warrior, is a comprehensive look at the satanic drive for world government. He also wrote the script for Free Mind Films’ new documentary ShadowRing, released last week. His website is http://jamesperloff.com.
Jun 20, 2015
Charleston Church Shooting is 100% Fake Without a DOUBT
In Charleston, Raw Emotion at Hearing for Suspect in Church Shooting