27 Sep 2013
JON RAPPOPORT : Navy Yard shooting: total media dump
The reference here is USA Today, September 17, “Shooting Rampage at Navy Yard Leaves 13 Dead.”
This isn’t some little local paper. It’s big-time national media. So one would expect that, when it develops a crucial story line, it would follow up on it, press it, keep digging into it.
Here is the USA quote from 9/ 17: “A federal law enforcement official said Monday that Alexis, who had been staying at a nearby Residence Inn since late August or early September, legally purchased at least some of the weapons used in the assault within the past few days in Virginia.
“Alexis allegedly drove to the Navy Yard complex with the weapons early Monday and cleared security checkpoints before parking in a lot on the property, said the official, who was not authorized to comment publicly. After leaving his car, it is believed that Alexis was involved in two altercations in which he opened fire, killing one or possibly two people.
“The official said Alexis then entered the building and went to the third and fourth floors, where much of the assault was carried out…”
This is an entirely different picture of the shooting. It’s not the official version. And now we have video purporting to show Aaron Alexis entering the Navy Yard building, with his bag, without a hitch.
No presentation of credentials at the door. No guards present.
If, as the USA Today federal source describes, Alexis shot several people in the parking garage BEFORE entering the building and killed at least one person, you would assume that would spark an immediate security call and lockdown of the building.
Alexis would have met heavy armed resistance before entering the building. But according to the video, he didn’t.
So what really happened?
No word. No retraction from USA Today. No followup from USA Today or any other major media outlet.
“Just drop it. Who cares? It doesn’t fit with the official narrative. Let it go. Move on. We have a new story line. He never shot anybody in the parking garage. He walked into the building unhindered. So be it…”
The public is so used to this kind of press-coverage YES then NO dump-a-story-and-walk-away tactic, they don’t even register it anymore.
“His father was dead in New Jersey? No? His mother was dead in Connecticut? He had to pass inspection from a video camera in the principal’s office before he could get into the school? He got in anyway? He had three guns? No, two? One? There were two other shooters? No, one? No? None? He was the only one? Okay. Whatever they say.” (Sandy Hook)
“What? Two witnesses saw another shooter in the theater? What happened to that story line? Where are witnesses now? Where’s the other shooter? Oh, there wasn’t one. Okay, no problem.” (Aurora, Colorado)
“What? Witnesses say there were shooters besides Harris and Klebold in the school? Where did they go? Where are the witnesses now?” (Columbine; Google “Columbine 101 witnesses What Really Happened” to read what 101 witnesses have to say about other shooters.)
A federal official tells USA Today that Alexis SHOT PEOPLE IN THE PARKING GARAGE. Are you kidding? And then he strolls into the building a few minutes later and nobody stops him.
An eight-year old with a few active brain cells calls this a contradiction. But USA Today and every other major media outlet call it nothing. Just one of those glitches. Happens in every story like this. Don’t worry your pretty little head about it.
“They always get it wrong at first. Then they get it right.”
You mean, “Somebody lets the cat out of the bag and then they put the cat back in”?
If indeed Alexis or someone else shot and killed people in the parking garage before the shooting in the building started, then we have the kind of security breach that does far more than inspire a call for a “review of security” at all naval installations.
We have a completely different account of what actually happened at the Navy Yard.
For example: other shooters; doctored FBI video; a planned and coordinated op.
“Oh, don’t be silly. The FBI needed time to put the evidence together, and now they have. Everything’s correct.”
Because it has to be. Otherwise, reality is not what it seems.
The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.