Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Charleston Shooting Spree

The Charleston shootings are likely to be the dominant issue for some time, both within the Reactionary Right and the MSM. This story is still unfolding as I write and deeper analysis and reactions to the inevitable reactions will have to wait a few days or so. My first impressions are that the Liberals are going after the gun issue in America, Obama:

 "I don't need to be constrained about the emotions tragedies like this raise," the president said. "I've had to make comments like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times. We don't have all the facts, but we do know that, once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun."
 "Now is the time for mourning and healing, but let's be clear: At some point, we as a country, will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency," the president said as he stood next to Vice President Joe Biden. "It is in our power to do something about it… I say that recognizing the politics in this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now."

But who knows what sites this guy reads and what he has been writing, The New York Times 
''After an intensive, 14-hour manhunt for the man who carried out a massacre that officials are calling racially motivated, Dylann Storm Roof, 21, “was arrested in Shelby, N.C., during a traffic stop” shortly after 11 a.m., said Greg Mullen, the Charleston police chief.
The police here say Mr. Roof, who is white, is suspected of being the gunman who walked into the prayer meeting Wednesday night, sat down with black parishioners for nearly an hour, and then opened fire.
The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the F.B.I., and the United States Attorney’s Office for South Carolina have opened a hate crime investigation into the shooting, which left six women and three men dead, and Chief Mullen has called it a hate crime.''
 “We will now be looking at all of the facts, all of the motivations that led this individual, if in fact he is the shooter,” to carry out the killings, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said at a news conference.
Mr. Roof’s Facebook profile picture shows him wearing a jacket decorated with the flags of two former white supremacist regimes: in apartheid-era South Africa, and in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.
David A. Thomas, the special agent in charge of F.B.I.’s bureau in Columbia, said Mr. Roof, who is from the Columbia, S.C., area, had not been someone who was being watched by the agency.''
 “I have to do it,” the gunman was quoted as saying. “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
Needless to say, the Lefties at The Guardian are reveling in the killings:

 Another trend  I noticed among the Liberal chatter was that this young white man was caught by the police alive while blacks on relatively minor charges are killed. This is so perfect for the Liberal narrative that some will claim it is a false flag or something, but given the current tensions in America I'd say summer just got very hot.

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