Official Sandy Hook Story Spins Out Of Control
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 âlone gunmanâ narrative has once more stoked the hot-button issue of gun control and left the general population as clueless as ever as to why people suddenly âgo postalâ and target the most vulnerable members of society.
On closer inspection, however, there is clearly more to many of these mass shootings than meets the eye. Very often the earliest reports present information that directly contradicts key foundations of the final âofficialâ analysis of events. Granted, confusion is natural when a story breaks, but some of the initial reports conflict so completely with the lone gunman narrative that Iâm going to compile them here and then try to put this tragedy in a more objective context. In his speech at the Sandy Hook Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Newtown, Connecticut on Sunday night, President Obama quoted the following biblical passage:
âSo we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.â
~ 2 Corinthians 4:18
The traumatised Newtown community deserves the facts without the spin. Everyone touched by this brutal event deserves to know what really happened, so letâs fix our eyes on what remains unseenâŚ
A 20-year-old âtech geekâ named Adam Lanza is supposed to have snapped early last Friday, December 14th, shot dead his mother Nancy Lanza, loaded her car up with her guns and ammo, then driven it across town to his former school, the Sandy Hook Elementary School, shot dead 27 people in two classrooms and an adjoining hallway, then turned one of his guns on himself.
Thatâs how most will now remember the shooting, but is that actually what happened?
All the child victims were first-graders between the ages of 6 and 7. If thereâs any saving grace to be found in this event, itâs that it was all over within minutes. Police were reportedly on the scene âinstantaneouslyâ, according to Connecticut State Police Commander, Lt. Vance and by then the shooting had ended. Listed among the slain school teachers and administrative staff was the school principal, 47-year-old Dawn Hochsprung. Right here we encounter our first problem:
The Newtown Bee
December 14, 2012
Sandy Hook School Principal Dawn Hochsprung told The Bee that a masked man entered the school with a rifle and started shooting multiple shots â more than she could count â that went âon and on.â
ÂŠ The Newtown Bee
How could the principal have survived to give this statement to local press describing what happened âŚ if she was one of the first to be killed? Incidentally, The Newtown Beeâs article was taken down on Monday December 17th. Of course, a plausible explanation is that a reporter mistook another teacher for the principal.
We were initially told that two handguns â a Glock and a Sig Sauer â were found next to the body of the dead shooter, while a third weapon, a .223-caliber rifle was also recovered âin the trunk of a carâ later, in the schoolâs parking lot. All of the weapons were allegedly legally bought and registered in Nancy Lanzaâs name. The car was later identified as a black Honda, also registered in her name. More weapons have since been introduced to the story but weâll get back to those later on.
Besides anonymous âlaw enforcement officialsâ telling the media that Adam Lanza was a former pupil at the school, they also said his mother was currently a teacher there, that she was found among the dead and that her son had specifically sought out her classroom first. But when it emerged that teaching staff at the school had never heard of a Nancy Lanza, it was suggested that she was a substitute teacher whose name therefore mightnât appear on staff lists.
But this claim too has disappeared down the memory hole because itâs now known that Nancy had no connection with the school. Adam Lanza was in fact home-schooled. Nancy Lanza has since been painted as a âsurvivalistâ who loved firearms, taught her sons how to shoot and was âstockpilingâ because she was âworried about economic collapse.â
Daily Mail, UK
December 16, 2012
Last night it also emerged Nancy was a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement, which believes people should prepare for end of the world.
Her former sister-in-law Marsha said she had turned her home âinto a fortressâ. She added: âNancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense.
âShe was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. She was skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy collapsing.â
Itâs not difficult to see that their efforts to insinuate that Nancy Lanza was somehow responsible for this massacre by being an irresponsible mother also serve to rile the large contingent of gun owners in the country, particularly the far-right who see a conspiracy on the governmentâs part to âtake back our guns.â More on that later, but for now I just want to note that all of the Lanza family members seemed to live more or less normal middle-class lives. Yes, the parents were divorced, but it was apparently amicable and both put their own needs second to those of their children (and anyway, divorce in the US these days is decidedly ânormal middle classâ).
Despite âfamily insidersâ claiming that he was a âdeeply disturbed kidâ, Adam Lanza, like so many other alleged âlone(r) gunmenâ before him, does not fit the profile of a mass-murdering maniac. His 24-year-old brother, Ryan Lanza, said he hadnât seen his brother since 2010. This fact brings into question Ryanâs claim that his younger brother may have had his identity card on his person at the school shooting. Although perhaps the question that needs to be asked here is, why would a person bother to carry identification with them after going to the trouble of dressing up in a bullet-proof vest, mask and black camouflage gear and going on a killing spree âŚ
The live emergency services audio feed from the scene reveals some interesting observations from first responders that have been completely overlooked by the mainstream media. Note that the unedited version lasts over two hours, so the abridged version Iâm going to quote from has a compressed sequence of events that are not in real time. In this abridged version, we hear at 1.38â˛ a report that gunfire is still being heard, even though the shooting was supposed to have ended by the time police arrived. The next report at 2.35â˛ says that the shooting has stopped and the school is âin lockdownâ. At 3.23â˛, the police relay a teacherâs report that she saw âtwo shadows running past the gymâ. This is followed by another officer on the scene who says, âYeh, we got âem, theyâre coming at me! âŚ [inaudible] âŚ coming up the driveway real slowly!â That same officer at 5.40â˛ says he has them âproned outâ, which presumably means he has apprehended them and they are laid out on the ground, before another officer comes on to say, âbe aware that we do have a second [inaudible] âŚâ
Later on, at 19.10â˛, an officer who sounds out of breath, like heâs just given chase, reports what I think sounds like âthese guysâ followed certainly by âmultiple weapons, including long rifles and shotgunâ. If these were found so early on, why were they not included in the initial press reports which stated that three firearms had been found â the above mentioned Glock, Sig Sauer and Bushmaster AR-15 rifle? Further conflicting, and possibly planted evidence was thrown into the mix by âlaw enforcement officialsâ when they published video footage of a long weapon being retrieved from the trunk of a car. Look closely and youâll see that itâs a shotgun, not a rifle. In addition, this âdiscoveryâ was made late in the day (itâs dark outside), while the Bushmaster rifle was first reported found âin the trunk of a carâ much earlier in the day. This would logically suggest that the rifle and shotgun were found in the trunks of two different cars.
Besides the above two suspects âproned outâ in front of the school, another suspected gunman was apprehended after he gave chase, this time in the woods next to the school:
The police are clearly chasing someone whom they appear to apprehend in the middle of the woods next to the school, a fact confirmed by several eyewitnesses:
This fleeing suspect, wearing camouflage gear, a bulletproof vest and armed with four guns, has since disappeared from media coverage. Who was this person and how did he know what âitâ was when he protested that âI didnât do itâ?
Perhaps most astonishingly, this suspect arrested in the woods was named in an Associated Press report as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza. The original report has long since vanished of course, but you can see it referenced here. This was despite the fact that Ryan had already been named as the deceased suspect inside the school, lying next to two handguns.
Ryan Lanza was actually at work in Hoboken, New Jersey, that morning when his name and photo began circulating in the media. And so, for most of Friday, the âlone shooterâ was erroneously reported as âRyan Lanza, confirmed dead.â At the same time, we were being told that Ryanâs girlfriend and a room-mate were reported missing, also from Hoboken, New Jersey.
So this isnât just a case of mistaken identity, as later claimed when it was suggested that Adam had a piece of identification belonging to his brother on his person. Not one, but BOTH Lanza brothers were being placed by âlaw enforcement officialsâ at the scene of the shooting. It could be that Ryanâs quick reflexes to leave his workplace to get on a bus to go back to his apartment while protesting innocence via his Facebook page may have saved his life.
Now remember, all of this confusion somehow resulted from a single guy going into a school and shooting children and teachers and then shooting himself, all within three to five minutes. Surely it should have been fairly easy to rapidly and concretely identify the details of such a crime and a rough layout of the scene?
What itâs starting to look like is that the Lanzas were framed for this mass shooting in advance. Long before any suspects were named, and even as we were being told that Nancy Lanza was among the dead at the school, we were told that police were investigating a murder in âŚ Hoboken, New Jersey, where a body had been found at the home of âŚ Ryan Lanza! An older âconfirmedâ version of events had RYAN, not Adam, travelling to Hoboken that morning to murder his father before going to the school in Newtown, Connecticut. Other variants had Ryan OR Adam going to both their divorced parentsâ homes and killing them before going to the school.
The narrative has now settled on the younger brother killing his mother in Newtown then going to the school. So what about the rest of it? Do we just put it down to âkeenâ journalism that was having a field day last Friday as media outlets sought to bring us the latest âbreaking newsâ? Confusion and âChinese whispersâ undoubtedly play a part in the early stages of national media events, but I think back to those news anchors reading scripts about Osama Bin Laden within minutes of the first plane being hit on 9/11 and I think, âWait a minute!â All these misleading reports had to have been issued by someone or some people âconfirmingâ to Associated Press and other media outlets that the Ryansâs father had been murdered [he wasn't even aware that the shooting at the school had taken place until journalists turned up on his doorstep], or that Ryanâs girlfriend had gone missing from Hoboken, or that either Ryan or Adam were pulled out of the adjacent woods in handcuffs yelling âI DIDNâT DO ITâ to assembled parents. These arenât just âlittle detailsâ that can be confused for other details, these are detailed narratives. So how, or why, would any member of the press come up with such details? They strike me as a set of alternative scenarios that might have found their way into the official narrative had facts on the ground turned out differently.
Watch this snippet of State Police Lt. Paul Vance at the press conference he gave the day after the shootings. His answer is as bizarre as it is revealing. When asked whether Nancy Lanza had any connection with the school, he replied defensively about something that is both unrelated and arguably the most significant fact that completely undermines the official narrative: the arrest of a second gunman in the woods:
Most of the initial mainstream media reports have since been rewritten to fit ânewâ facts proclaimed by âlaw enforcement officialsâ. Hereâs an example from Business Insider. The following excerpts are the opening paragraphs from the âsameâ article, one earlier original version, followed by the later revised version:
The massacre [...] was reportedly perpetrated with a .233 caliber rifle, a Glock pistol and a Sig Sauer pistol.
The Bushmaster rifle was found in the trunk of the shooterâs car. The Sig Sauer and Glock pistols were the only weapons used in the shooting, according to CBS. Now the question is what kind of magazine would allow a shooter to fire â100âł rounds in such a short period.
Indeed, I was wondering the same thing. How could two pistols do so much damage? The report was updated as follows:
The massacre in Connecticut thatâs taken the lives of at least 26 people was reportedly perpetrated with a .223 caliber rifle, a Glock pistol and a Sig Sauer pistol, according to NBC:
The shooter was using one Sig Sauer and one Glock pistol, according to CNN. Later details emerged that the primary weapon was the Bushmaster âassault-styleâ rifle.
Altogether, though, it doesnât matter what type of weapon the shooter used. The bottom line is that it was likely a magazine fed, semi-automatic, with enough rounds to shoot â100 shotsâ in a matter of minutes, as quoted in USA Today.
What actually happened may not matter to some, but surely a journalistâs role is to at least try to find out?
The three guns Adam Lanza is supposed to have brought to the school with him. ÂŠ New York Daily News. The rifle was left in the trunk, leaving âAdam Lanzaâ just the two handguns to let off âhundreds of roundsââŚ firing .233 caliber bullets that belonged to the rifleâŚ which was left in the car
This Associated Press/Newsday article on Saturday, December 15th, reported that âOnly the rifle was used on the victimsâ, a statement that is supported by Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, Connecticut stateâs chief medical examiner. Of the seven autopsies he personally performed on Sandy Hook victims, all of them had âthree to 11 wounds apieceâ. He also said that the âgunmanâ used a military-style rifle rigged to quickly reload, and that the âshooterâ was able to reload so quickly because he had âtaped two magazines together.â Even before the State Chief Medical Examiner had given these statements, it had been stated that spent shell casings from .233-caliber (rifle) bullets were found inside the school.
So all the victimsâ wounds were the result of rifle-fire, specifically from âthe rifleâ, the one we were told in early reports was found in the trunk of a car in the parking lot! This is simply not credible.
Remember that only âthe rifleâ was used on all the victims. If only this rifle was used, and if we try to make this claim fit into the (admittedly fluid) official version of events, then the alleged lone gunman would have had to leave the school, place the rifle back in his trunk, then return inside the school and shoot himself. No one reported any such maneuver on the part of any gunman or gunmen. What we do have, however, is live emergency services radio feed in which we hear that two men have been apprehended and are âproned outâ AND live video footage supported by eyewitness testimony showing what appears to be a THIRD man being arrested by police in the woods.
We can see how the authoritiesâ hands are tied because they need to fit all the facts into the usual âlone gunmanâ narrative. For that, there can only be ONE rifle and a couple of handguns. The problem is that they have already claimed to find that solitary Bushmaster rifle in the trunk of a car in the school parking lot, so the earliest police reports of a cache of long arms being found inside the school will no longer fit with the lone gunman narrative, especially as theyâre now saying that he had already opened fire as he burst into the school.
Could âscrawnyâ 20-year-old Adam Lanza have stormed the school, solo Rambo-style, while carrying âmultiple long arms, including rifles and shotgunsâ? Only one person was wounded. Everyone else who was shot was killed. How could Adam Lanza achieve such deadly accuracy, in such a short length of recorded time?
Initial reports put the beginning of the shooting in the school administratorsâ office, where someone, reportedly the school principal, had a confrontation with the gunman(men). We know this because someone supposedly turned on the school intercom system, alerting the teaching staff to the loud swearing and commotion in the principalâs office and probably saving many more children from being gunned down as teachers took measures to hide the children in closets.
Similarly heavily armed men wearing black combat gear from head to toeâŚ their job is to kill âterroristsâ to keep us safe, which they do by terrorising us all
One brave teacher, Kaitlin Roig, bundled a bunch of children into a bathroom and locked the door. Whatâs interesting about her testimony to ABC News is that when police arrived and asked her to open the door, she refused, saying that âif they were really cops, theyâd know where to find keys to open the door.â In addition, she requested that they slide their badges under the door.
Now, this is generally a smart thing to do in any and all interactions with the police, especially in the U.S. But to have the wherewithal to do so under such traumatic circumstances strongly suggests that Ms. Roig had logically deduced by that point that multiple perpetrators were involved, and that they were either impersonating police officers or were indistinguishable from SWAT team police commandos, either in the way they dressed or the way they behaved upon entering the building. It also reminds us just how narrow the time window of the actual shooting was. The shooting appears to have barely ended when men knocked on that bathroom door and told Ms. Roig they were police.
There are also conflicting reports about how the gunmen entered the building. We were told initially that they came in through the main front entrance and proceeded straight to the administratorsâ/principalâs offices. But Sandy Hook elementary school has a security system with a video monitor, which allows staff to screen visitors before buzzing them in. A âmasked gunman dressed in black tactical combat gearâ from head to toe would kinda raise red flags, donât you think?
Another possible anomaly is that Victoria Soto, one of the teachers killed at the school, appears to have had an âin memoriamâ Facebook page created in her name four days before the shooting.
Gun control isnât really the issue here. Control â period â is the issue. The U.S. government would long since have taken measures, quietly, to limit the supply of weapons, the 2nd Amendment of the constitution be damned (itâs âjust a goddamned piece of paperâ, remember?), if it was really concerned with limiting civilian access to weapons. That weâve seen gun sales increase in the last few days to the point where Wal-Mart is all out of assault rifles is wholly unsurprising.
The psychopaths in power have absolutely no compunction about using state terrorism, in this case organising the deliberate massacre of innocent children, to control people. In effect, this is little different from what the U.S. government calls counter-insurgency or counter-terrorism in foreign countries, where it attacks innocent civilians to create the impression that they were killed by âcommunistsâ, âterroristsâ, âinsurgentsâ or âmilitantsâ, with the aim of generating public support for the illusion that the common people need a strong, ruthless government to protect them from the âevil-doersâ. When the common people buy into this manipulation, the end result, as history shows repeatedly, is an overt and brutal police state.