The cognitive dissonance of the left and left-wing media is amazing. They just can’t seem to accept facts and act accordingly. It was the video that caused the Benghazi attack. Now the narrative promulgated by the left is that it was the Christmas party that drove Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik to kill 14 and wound 17 at the San Bernardino Inland Regional Center yesterday.
Law enforcement authorities are eyeing terrorism as a possible motive for an attack in Southern California that left 14 dead and was carried out with cold precision by a "devout" Muslim and his wife, who were killed hours later in a shootout with police.
Dressed in tactical gear and toting assault rifles, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, burst into a San Bernardino social services facility and shot up a conference room where Farook's employer, the county health department, was hosting a holiday party. The pair escaped in a black SUV after the attack, which authorities said was over within minutes, only to resurface four hours later and less than 2 miles away in a fierce gun battle on the city's main drag.
"They came prepared to do what they did, as if they were on a mission," San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said.
Farook, who Burguan said was born in the U.S. and had worked at the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health for five years, was described by co-workers as a "devout" Muslim, who is believed to have lived in nearby Redlands. The nationality of Malik, who reportedly recently had a baby with Farook, was not identified. Family members told The Associated Press the couple was married.
Law enforcement officials said late Wednesday they could not rule out terrorism as a possible motive. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force was aiding in the investigation.
A law enforcement source told Fox News that the couple were each carrying an AR-15 rifle and a pistol when they were shot and killed by police after a brief chase in their black SUV about 2 miles from the initial shooting site. The source said the vehicle also contained so-called "rollout bags" with multiple pipe bombs, as well as additional ammunition. The couple also had GoPro cameras strapped to their body armor and wore tactical clothing, including vests stuffed with ammunition magazines.
"That's a military tactic for a sustained fight," the source told Fox News of the rollout bags.
In addition to the explosives found at the SUV, authorities discovered and detonated three pipe bombs late Wednesday at the Inland Regional Center, the complex where the initial shooting took place.
Another source described a house in Redlands that was being searched in connection with the shooting as "an IED facility." The source said investigators discovered multiple pipe bombs in the house, as well as small explosives that were strapped to remote-controlled cars.
The initial shooting happened shortly before 11 a.m. local time at the state-run center, which includes three buildings where developmentally disabled people of all ages are treated. The conference area had been rented out by Farook's colleagues for a holiday banquet, according to authorities. The chief said that Farook had angrily left the party before returning with Malik. However, other investigators doubted the alleged dispute had taken place or whether the shooting could solely be chalked up to a workplace dispute due to the apparent planning behind the attack as well as the heavy weaponry used.
As the day progressed and information dribbled out to the media only Fox News took a cautious approach to the shooting. Fox reported on information reported by law enforcement agencies and focused on the investigation while showing pictures of events and interviewing eye-witnesses. At the same time bastions of the left such as CNN and MSNBC along with our President, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats focused on gun control. However, one interesting fact is that during the day while left-wing pundits and politicians were touting for more gun control California governor Jerry Brown was loudly silent. Perhaps his advisors told him to keep his mouth shut so that latter he would not have to eat his words.
Within hours of the shooting the left was blaming Republicans and Christians. The media speculated that the shooter was white. But it turns out to be another round of Islamic radicals.
The name of one of the suspects was out there for hours, but only Fox News was willing to report it. The rest of the media, until they could do it no longer, kept pounding on about gun control. Unfortunately, it became obvious that this was more than a random act of violence.
So the obvious happened. On CNN, a talking head openly speculated that the Islamic radical wasn’t a terrorist, just offended by having a holiday party. Others suggested it just had to be workplace violence.
No doubt Syed Farook, a county employee, went to the party being held at the second floor conference center of the San Bernardino Regional Center and was offended that it was a “Christmas” party. So he went home in an angry mood got his wife Tashfeen Malik and took their 6-month old baby to grandma’s house. They then suited up in body armor and tactical gear got their AR-15s, semi-automatic handguns, and improvised explosive devices. They strapped on GoPro cameras and set booby traps in their house. Then they jumped in their SUV and took off to kill a bunch of people at a party. If you believe that this was spontaneous work place violence there are several bridges in New York you can buy at bargain basement prices. This was a planned terrorist attack and all that was needed by Syed and Tashfeen was the right moment.
It really is a study in contrasts. Last week, the media blamed videos and Christians for three deaths in Colorado. Now, they are struggling to find a reason for the deaths in California, but they are absolutely sure it can have nothing to do with terrorism or radical Islam. Only Christians shoot places up.
There is an interesting trend worth noting. In the face of tragedy, the political left always blames rational Americans first — not crazies, not terrorists, but rational Americans with whom they have political disagreements, who tend to be white, Christian, and Republican.
It happened immediately yesterday. As word came of a mass shooting in California, the left’s immediate reaction was to blame Republicans. A writer for the Guardian suggested assassinating NRA board members. CNN made sure to document where the Planned Parenthood facility was. Alan Colmes did too. So too did Bloomberg. News reports spread that it could be a white suspect who did the shooting. Once it turned out to be a Muslim, the left-media would not even mention his name for hours after Fox News had broken the story.
Along the way, leftwing activists began shaming anyone who tweeted or put on Facebook that they were offering prayers. The left was shaming people as victims and relatives in California, with blood still on the ground, were praying together or texting, asking for prayers. Yes, the left was criticizing people for praying as the victims were praying.
When shootings like this happen in the United States, the first reaction of the American right is to blame either lunatics with mental issues or terrorists. They do not instinctively blame their fellow Americans with whom they have political disagreements. But time and time again, whenever there is a shooting, whether it is Floyd Lee Corkins shooting up the Family Research Council, the gay reporter in Virginia killing his two colleagues, the Islamic terrorist in Chattanooga, TN, or the two (or three) jihadists in California yesterday, the left always blames their political opponents. Their opponents tend to be mostly white, mostly Christian Republicans.
They peddle made up statistics on violent Christians and angry Republicans. They wrap themselves in comfortable memes. They refuse to acknowledge actual enemies to their freedom and they refuse to acknowledge the problems with mental health in this country. Their agenda is single-minded focused on taking away guns and shaming those who dissent from their agenda.
In the United States, there is roughly one gun per person. The American cities with the worst gun violence, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL, also have some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. Contrast them with Kennesaw, GA, which requires every homeowner in the city to own a gun. According to the website www.neighborhoodscout.com, Kennesaw sees 1.31 violent crimes per 1000 people annually. Chicago sees 9.00 and Washington sees 13.00.
The truth is the United States and its gun culture are unique. Instead of mimicking Australia and Great Britain with their gun confiscation programs, our leaders should think differently. The best gun control in this country is an armed, honest citizenry who can shoot straight. Instead of gun free zones, we should allow law abiding, concealed carry permit holders to go where they wish with their guns.
Luckily for gun owners, the more Democrats agitate for restrictive gun laws, the worse the Democrats do in polling. Beta male gun control policies may be winners on editorial pages, but are losers in our national electoral system.
When the shooters turn out to be gay or Muslim or an environmentalist, the media sweeps it under the rug. When it turns out to be a single while male with mental health problems, the media indicts the entire political right and attacks the NRA.
The left is always blaming white America, Christians, and conservatives first. They cannot help themselves. They have made every aspect of their lives political and grace toward their fellow citizens must be set aside in the name of advancing their agenda.
Just remember, the moment it turns out the killers yelled “Allahu Akbar,” this becomes a workers comp case for workplace violence just like Fort Hood.
Unless our politicians and media get honest and face facts contrary to their political agenda these terrorist attacks will continue. ISIS, unlike al Qaeda, does not look for the “big attack” to promulgate terror in the United States. They use the Internet to recruit and advise Muslims to become radical Islamic terrorist. These radicalized Muslims look for soft targets where they can kill a dozen or more people quickly. Paris is a great example for ISIS to use for recruitment. This is probably why the San Bernardino shooters were wearing GoPro cameras so they could post the aftermath of their attack on the world-wide web.