Monday, September 16, 2013

Navy Yard Shooting


 
The US Navy Yard, before renovations

Click here for photo link [The Guardian]

A great deal of confusion this morning in the midst of a shooting spree by as yet, unidentified persons in the Navy Sea Systems Command building at the Washington Navy Yard.


Shooting broke out this morning in the Washington Navy Yard this morning; it was reputed to be one of the most secure military sites in Washington, with limited access through guarded gates, with the interior buildings accessible only through entrances with both guards and scanners.  The shooters, dressed as uniformed military and security personnel, successfully bypassed those security barriers and moved freely among the 3,000 military and civilian personnel in the headquarters building, their weapons drawing little or no notice.

So far, it appears there are/were three shooters; one is now dead.  Two others are being hunted by security personnel.  According to Mayor Gray, casualties include 12 killed with an undetermined number of wounded evacuated to the Washington Medical Center.

One of the early witnesses described the shooters as firing from the Fourth Floor into the Food Court below -- causing patrons to dash for safety. 

One shooter,  dressed "all in [dark] blue" but not further identified [NFI] was walking the halls shooting at people.

A second shooter was described as a tall [5'10"] Black male, wearing an olive drab military uniform [US Marine?], approximately 50 years old, carrying a rifle.

A third shooter, White, [NFI], was wearing a Navy style short sleeve khaki uniform, wearing a beret, and carried a handgun.


Details of this tragedy are still unfolding.

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UPDATE:

Notably, photos of the perp and more specific information seem to have mysteriously disappeared from this blog since it was first published.  Isn't that odd!

[The FBI later released vague information, referring to a young ex-sailor who had worked as a waiter at a cafe in Texas, but somehow was granted a Top Secret clearance and recruited by a Defense Contractor [not further identified], who then smuggled a shotgun, a rifle, and several handguns through the security gate, and somehow, these weapons -- plus a large bag of ammunition, went unnoticed at the security gate.]


 POST MORTEM:
The FBI officially announced that "... there was only one shooter -- armed with a shotgun. A crazed Navy Reservist with PTSD and a history of anger management issues who terrorized his neighbor and was enraged that he hadn't been paid enough as a Defense contractor."

This differs somewhat from a human interest story talking about the shooter's history as a waiter at a Texas cafe where everyone like him because he was a shy, but pleasant young man.
[We're not quite sure how he transitioned from cafe waiter, to Intelligence Consultant at the Navy Yard]

This shooting spree was followed by White House Press Secretary Carney's afternoon announcement that National Gun Control should be brought up for review again.

That should satisfy the average reader, and energize Congress to pass legislation to confiscate all personal weapons -- and to divert attention from the Syria debacle.

But, hold on. Let's take a look at this event and pick it apart before we rush to judgment.
Witness accounts as reported by law enforcement officials on the scene indicated there were multiple shooters.

Among early [confirmed] reports from law enforcement officials, there are identifications of at least two Black shooters that match these descriptions -- as separate individuals.

3d Shooter's Uniform
A third individual identified as a shooter was a White male in a Navy [officer] khaki uniform.



Police announced at one point that one of these individuals was no longer a suspect. 







Another Shooter?


After they declared one shooter [Alexis] "deceased" it appeared there was still gunfire within the building; thus the multiple shooter concept; one was firing a rifle, another was firing a shotgun, still another used a pistol.  [Oddly, there were few photos/videos from security cameras inside the building]

Somehow, we'rte 














These are not the photos of the same man: 

 Differences:

1) Complexion [there is no way skin color can be altered to that extent]
2) Occipital Ridge [distinctly different]
3) Distance between eyes
4) Different eye shapes
5) Round vs Oblong Face
6) Different nose shapes
7) Different lip structure 
8) Age:
    a) Medium height man with light complexion [20s];
    b) Tall man with dark complexion [40s]

The final "official report" shows the "lone shooter" as the younger man, the contractor bestowed with a Top Secret clearance based, apparently, as a trusted busboy in Texas, who was able to enter the facility with an arsenal almost the size of that carried into the school in Sandy Hook, CN.

Last comment:
Could this shooting have included the deaths/disappearance of senior Military officers from the Pentagon who had arranged a covert meeting with Obama at the very secure Navy Yard  to suggest his resignation in the face of impeachment based on Treason?

Notably, not long after this event, Obama was bragging that he could never be impeached!