Introduction by Karl Pomeroy
June 20, 2016
Paul Craig Roberts, political analyst, blogger and former United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, proposes in the article below that the Orlando mass shooting, which allegedly left some 50 victims dead, may not have actually happened—or at least, there is reason to doubt its occurrence due to a suspicious lack of evidence. Where were all the videos and photos taken by eye-witness observers?
The dearth of visual documentation does seem significantly strange. During the Ukraine civil war, for example, Quemado Institute’s own Twitter investigations, using the Advanced Search feature with Donbass-related words, produced an overwhelmeing number of photos of the dead—images we did not want to see but could not avoid. In contrast, an Advanced Twitter Search on the term “Orlando” produces not one photo of a single victim by any eye witness.
Impossible? It would seem so, if the Orlando shooting was real. So what is the explanation?
Roberts, in a lucid defence of the Second Amendment, posits a government fabrication to promote gun control—the tactic of a police state—noting that left-wing progressives support the police state on this critical issue of American liberty.
By Paul Craig Roberts
Strategic Culture Foundation
June 20, 2016
A few of my readers are still trying to help me to prove the official Orlando shooting story line. Unable to find videos of the massive presence of ambulances and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) that the presence of 50 dead people and 53 wounded people would require, readers are reduced to supplying me with telephone numbers of someone who might know something.
Amid conflicting reports of one shooter vs. several shooters, the proven presence of crisis actors on the scene, the substitution, as in Sandy Hook, of photos and names as proxies for bodies, the interviews by media of only one hospitalized shooting victim as proxy for the 52 others, internet reports that many of the alleged victims have no social media presence, etc. and so on, we are reduced to what strangers tell us on the telephone! This constitutes powerful evidence that we cannot substantiate the story we are told.
As I said in the beginning, I do not know what happened or why. What I see in Orlando is the same pattern as in the other events: no bodies, questionable shootings, crisis actors, an official story set at the moment of the event’s announcement, no EMTs, conflicting testimony, no investigation by media, just endless repetition of a set story.
We know that governments lie in order to serve their agendas. To mention only a few recent proven government lies: The Gulf of Tonkin North Vietnamese attack on a US Navy ship, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Iranian nukes, Russian invasion of Ukraine. These lies are monstrous. They resulted in wars that killed thousands of US soldiers and killed, maimed, and displaced millions of Vietnamese and Muslims, some of whom are now overrunning Europe as refugees from Washington’s wars. Other of the government’s lies brought risk of war with more powerful militaries such as Russia’s and Iran’s.
It seems to me that a government that will lie on this scale will lie on smaller scales as well, such as Orlando, Boston, San Bernardino.
If I had to bet on what Orlando is about, I would place my bet on gun control. Sandy Hook also led to a big push for gun control. The victims being children was a plus for gun control, but apparently 20 was not a large enough number. The absence of wounded children did not raise any questions. Lanza’s kill ratio was 100 percent. The Orlando shooter’s ratio was just under 50 percent.
The Orlando shooting produced a reported 103 casualties. Moreover, the victims are not children in a school, but people having fun in a night club. In other words, everyone is threatened by guns in the hands of lone nuts, but not by guns in the hands of authorities – despite the fact that US police killed more Americans during 8 years of the Iraq war than the US lost soldiers in combat.
Some time ago I wrote that the Second Amendment was the only remaining provision in the Bill of Rights, which became part of the US Constitution in order to protect citizens from government. I made the point that the Second Amendment is inconsistent with a police state and that as Americans, Congress, and the legal community have accepted the police state, the Second Amendment would have to go, along with habeas corpus, due process, privacy, and all the rest.
I also noted how strange it is that progressives and the left-wing are on the side of the police state and want to disarm American citizens. The way the issue is now positioned, the «moral» element in the population demand gun control and only the immoral «gun nut» portion want to allow crazy people to continue mass slaughter.
Some time ago I concluded that the American people are too gullible to be capable of preserving liberty. Nevertheless, I have continued to try to help people break out of the Matrix that controls their consciousness.
One of the most frustrating aspects of many Americans is their naive disbelief in conspiracy because «someone would talk». It boggles the mind that anyone would think that people involved in a successful conspiracy to achieve their agenda would blow the whistle on their success.
Uninvolved people who might stumble upon the conspiracy know that it is their voice against the government’s and that credibility, career, job, and perhaps life itself is at stake. Just look at the fate of whistleblowers who disclose government crimes. Despite their legal protection under US federal law, they are mercilessly prosecuted. Just look at the invective thrown at people such as myself who try to raise the public’s consciousness.
Moreover, there are people who talk, such as 118 firemen, policemen, first responders, and WTC maintenance personnel who were in the towers and report hearing and experiencing massive explosions one after the other.
We even have an organization, Firemen for 9/11 Truth. The chairman, vice chairman, and legal counsel of the 9/11 Commission talked. They said that the government lied to the committee, withheld information from the committee, and set the committee up to fail.
We even have the owner of the World Trade Center stating on TV that the decision was made to pull WTC Building 7. That means the building was wired for controlled demolition.
None of this talk had any impact. Media ignored it or explained it away. My favorite example is the media explanation of Silverstein’s statement on TV that the decision was made to pull the building. Media said that what Silverstein said or meant to say was that «the decision was made to pull the firemen out of the building». But of course, he said nothing about firemen, and there were no firemen in the building.
Foreknowledge was also associated with WTC Building 7’s destruction. BBC TV reported the destruction of Building 7 about 20 minutes prior to its actual destruction with the BBC announcer shown standing in front of still standing Building 7. There are so many anomalies associated with Building 7 that the building’s destruction is not even mentioned in official reports.
Congress, the legal community, the President, and the American people did not demand an investigation based on the intriguing admissions and testimony from people intimately connected with the event.
The «dancing Israelis» also talked. These were the suspected Mossad agents who were observed filming and celebrating the airplane strikes on the towers. They were apprehended and arrested, but their obvious foreknowledge of the event did not fit the official story. They were quietly sent back to Israel where they appeared on Israeli TV and said that they were sent to New York to film the event. You can witness this at about the 6 minute mark on this video.
Of course, the translation could be deceptive, but the subtitles are there in Hebrew, so anyone who knows Hebrew can see if they correspond.
There is another interesting element in this film at about the 5:45 mark, one that the film-maker does not notice. The film shows the film we have all seen of an airliner hitting one of the towers. Notice that the airplane enters the building without any damage to the airliner or the building and explodes only after it is inside the building. Notice that the airliner hits the tower at an angle that has been calculated to have resulted in impact with eight floors, each reported to contain an acre of concrete, plus all the steel girders and supports, and the airliner does not break apart. The film shows that the airliner just effortlessly enters the building. How is this possible? Wouldn’t the impact have resulted in the airliner breaking up and falling to the ground below? Why would the airliner explode only after it miraculously passed fully into the building and not upon impact with the building?
Consider how many years passed before anomalies such as this were even noticed.
In this video Jim Fetzer overviews recent events ascribed to terrorists. Whether or not he convinces you, it is worth watching just as a lesson in learning how to notice anomalies in official accounts.
Unless Americans become more observant and act upon what they observe, American liberty is doomed.
More on the Orlando shooting by Paul Craig Roberts:
Orlando Shooting: Still No Evidence (June 14, 2016)
Orlando Shooting (June 13, 2016)