Surreal summer of ‘terror’: fight to destroy Nice video, creepy Orlando musical numbers, and a killer robot

Surreal summer of ‘terror’: fight to destroy Nice video, creepy Orlando musical numbers, and a killer robot


By: Craig McKee
Date: 2016-08-01

This summer season of contrived “terror” and “rage” has left many wondering whether the world has gone completely mad and whether chaos is the new normal.

I would say it has – and it is – but not for the same reasons our media and authorities would have us believe.

There have been so many “terrorist” attacks – or apparent ones – in the past couple of months in the U.S., France, Germany, and Japan that it’s hard to keep up (and we’re not even counting the serious violence in Syria, Iraq, Bangladesh, and other countries we’re conditioned not to care much about). Just as we get a handle on one event, another yanks our attention somewhere else.

Those who can’t bring themselves to believe that some of these mass killings, or alleged mass killings, might not be what they appear to be, instead wring their hands and talk about how the world has become darker and more dangerous than ever before. And they fear that no place, and no one, is safe.

No blood on the Nice truck and a curious absence of bullet holes right were the driver would have been sitting.

For the actual false flag perpetrators, this is mission accomplished. On the positive side, no matter how many attacks, or apparent attacks, there are, there is a ready army of researchers ready to pore over every piece of available evidence in a search for anomalies and inconsistencies. And they find them – lots of them.

Rather than being the result of a genuine “terror” threat, much of the apparent “madness” we’ve seen over the past few weeks appears to be part of a wider plan to advance a brutal political agenda of control along with a thoroughly fraudulent “war on terror.” And apart from the “ISIS-inspired” attacks, we have police continuing to kill and brutalize one innocent person after another, adding to a climate of fear, suspicion, and racial anger. But just when you think the whole society is ready to say, “Enough!” to police violence, we get attacks on officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge followed by cries of “blue lives matter!”

Distract, divide, and conquer. It’s a formula that continues to work for the elites pulling the strings.

The media, predictably, are feeding the fear and helping to prepare those living in countries most recently affected by these supposed terror events to accept tighter security and a continuing reduction of rights. In France, the state of emergency imposed in January was about to be lifted when the Nice “truck attack” happened, allegedly killing 84 and injuring more than 200 (although the Associated Press puts that figure at more than 300 while other reports just say “hundreds.”).

Instead, the state of emergency was renewed for another six months. Who knows what will happen to extend it in the future. In the meantime, the people of France are learning what life might be like under a permanent state of emergency. (We also saw the event immediately trigger renewed bombing of Syria by France even though there is no reason to connect Tunisian suspect Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel to anything happening there.)

A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal offers this: “Europeans Ask if Violence Is Becoming Fact of Life” with the subhead, “Hardening the kinds of soft targets struck this month would require steps European officials have so far been reluctant to take.”

Soft targets? That means people, right? As long as we’re not living in a constant state of martial law, and as long as we choose to live without the benefit of SWAT attire, then we’re going to be “soft” targets, and we are supposed to think of ourselves that way full time. And we’re going to be asked to accept more and more limitations as time passes on the freedom to live our everyday lives. With each new attack, the contrived urgency to “harden” potential targets increases.

The Nice event was just a few days old when other “terror” joined it in the headlines. We had the shooting in Munich, Germany, allegedly by a German-Iranian 18-year-old; the apparent suicide bombing in Ansbach, Germany involving a Syrian who allegedly had pledged allegiance to ISIS; the machete killing of a pregnant woman near Stuttgart by a 21-year-old Syrian asylum applicant; a multiple stabbing at a residence for the handicapped in Japan; and the slitting of the throat of a Catholic priest by two supposed ISIS devotees in Normandy. And let’s not forget that before Nice we had a 17-year-old Afghan man who allegedly attacked and injured five passengers with an ax on a German train.

Now I must state that I’m not claiming all of these attacks are faked or that they are real violence but staged to scapegoat a particular group. It’s possible some are not, although the timing makes all suspicious, particularly those with alleged connections to “Muslim extremism.”


The attempt to destroy Nice video

The French anti-terrorism agency (the sous-direction antiterroriste or SDAT) ordered authorities in charge of the video surveillance in the City of Nice to destroy the CCTV surveillance video that allegedly shows the white truck mowing people down on Le Promenade des Anglais over more than a mile.

And the excuse couldn’t be more ridiculous. As reported in Le Figaro, the authorities claim that they don’t want the “uncontrolled” video to be used by ISIS for propaganda purposes (yes, irony is always a prominent feature of false flag events). They want us to believe that avoiding this is reason enough to destroy evidence in a case of alleged mass murder. They also trot out the old line that they are doing it out of respect for the families of the victims. Fortunately, the City of Nice has refused to comply with the order.

The real reason terrorism authorities want the video destroyed is pretty obvious. It simply won’t show what it’s supposed to show. Irish journalist Gearóid Ó Colmáin puts is plainly in his coverage: “I have not claimed nothing happened or no one was killed but rather that the video evidence so far presented does not match the story.”

Indeed it does not. Even if we take the most conservative figure of 200 injured, that’s nearly 300 people hit by a single truck over a short stretch of road. The evidence for this simply does not exist. There appears not to be a drop of blood on the truck itself – which seems impossible if that many people are supposed to have been hit.

There is also no evidence of bloody tire tracks, which would also seem to be inevitable with a truck of that size literally driving over dozens of bodies. There is some blood that appears to be coming from under bodies but not much. Some analyzing these bodies are convinced they are dummies, but the photographic evidence I’ve seen is too poor to confirm this. It’s funny now the quality of cell phone photos and video can be so low at the most inopportune times. Also, oddly, there are quite a few bullet holes in the windshield of the truck, but almost none on the driver’s side.

And the video that so many of us have seen that appears to show the white truck moving slowly on an empty stretch of the road immediately prior to accelerating into a crowd watching fireworks (allegedly this is where the carnage began) turns out to have been shot by Richard Gutjahr, a German journalist who also just happened to also have shot video of the alleged shooter in Munich 10 days later. Believing that this might actually be a coincidence becomes much more difficult when you learn that Gutjahr’s wife is former Israeli intelligence operative and former Knesset member Einat Wilf.

Gutjahr had to have been shooting video from the window right behind the "W."

Gutjahr had to have been shooting video from the window right behind the “W.”

It has also been established with certainty that Gutjahr’s video was shot from a window in the Westminster Hotel, which is just a block before the truck came to a stop. This is known because he shot the video through the railing of the balcony with the “W” from hotel’s name visible in the foreground.

To check how much the mainstream media in the U.S. and Canada have covered this element of the Nice event I typed this into Google: “nice refuses to destroy truck video.”

I got excited when I saw something from the New York Daily News on the second page of search results only to have my hopes dashed when the link took me to an article about a dump truck crushing a tiny car. Then I tried: “destroy video of nice attack,” and I got a single result from a major news organization on this side of the Atlantic (several UK publications did cover this). In this case it was cbsnews.com and an article entitled, “Why would cops want surveillance video of Nice attack destroyed?” The article suggests that destruction of the video might be wanted by authorities to cover up security lapses.


Dance the night away…

Oh, I must justify this article’s headline by explaining what musical numbers have to do with the alleged mass shooting in Orlando. (With this dizzying flurry of attacks, the alleged murder of 49 club-goers at the Pulse nightclub seems a distant memory even though it happened less than two months ago.)

Orlando dance 4

Orange County Corrections Department: Don’t they make you feel like dancing?

In scenes reminiscent of the Super Bowl performance by supposed students of Sandy Hook School (at least in terms of being inappropriate and in poor taste), the Orange County Sheriff’s Office joined different City of Orlando departments in making their own dancing videos backed by Whitney Houston’s song I Wanna Dance With Somebody. When this was first pointed out to me I thought it was a spoof of some kind. There is no way this can be real, I thought. But I was wrong.

Now I know there are some who will fault me for crapping on such a wonderful expression of love over hate, dancing over, um, non-dancing… and such. But I can’t help it. I find this to be beyond disturbing. There is something about masked figures in SWAT gear approaching the camera and then breaking into giddy dance moves that scares the hell out of me. This video began with an order by Judge Jerry Brewer that leniency be denied and that Orlando must “keep on dancing.”

The Orlando story got even more bizarre following my article on the subject in June when we learned that the FBI had released a statement that no shots had been fired in the Pulse club between the original gunfire exchange with police just after 2 a.m. and the breach of the building by SWAT officers more than three hours later.

Then there is the item that received brief attention but was quickly forgotten in the wake of so many worldwide “attacks.” After the apparent attack that killed five Dallas police officers, the suspect of the crime (earlier reports had suggested several gunmen – as is so often the case) was executed when police sent a robot fitted with explosives into the parking garage where he was holed up when he apparently didn’t give himself up in time.

As the Los Angeles Times reported: “The Dallas Police Department’s unprecedented use of an explosive-laden robot to kill an armed suspect ushers in a new phase in the militarization of U.S. police departments. The tactic illustrates what police see as the new opportunities for self-defense presented by advancing technologies and the transfer of second-hand military equipment to local police departments.”

It is claimed that the militarization of police departments is a response to our dangerous and scary “new world.” But it is the turning of police into soldiers and civilians into enemy combatants that should cause us all to feel really uncomfortable. And it is the implausible concentration of supposed terror attacks, allegedly on behalf of “ISIS,” that should really make us question what we’ve been told. Instead, we continue to allow ourselves to become divided and afraid.

Distract, divide, and conquer. Problem, reaction, solution. Works every time.

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