Date: October 27, 2018
By: Justin Deschamps
False Flag Suspected: At Least 11 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire At Pittsburgh Synagogue
“Screw Your Optics, I’m Going In” – Trump-Hating Gunman ‘Tweeted’ Before Killing 11 In Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack
(Stillness in the Storm Editor) We’re four days away from one of the biggest occult holidays, Samhain. The Deep State dark occult powers of this world use false flags as tools of mass manipulation. The following story of a gunman killing 11 at a synagogue in Pittsburgh is already rumored to be yet another false flag event. Given that we’ve had two events wherein alleged Trump supporters are targeting Democrats, it certainly benefits on side of the political party—the Democrats get sympathy. At this stage, this is only a rumor, but the season is right for an attack like this. Also, the midterm elections are critical in determining whether—for the first time—an alleged right-aligned alliance continues to take down the deep state, according to those who subscribe to this stance.
Could this be another false flag? We’ll know more as time goes on.
by Staff Writer, October 27th, 2018
What we know so far…
- 11 dead.
- 6 injured.
- Gunman stormed Tree of Life Synagogue at corner of Wilkens and Shady Avenues.
- Shooter was injured and cornered on third floor of synagogue
- Three cops have been wounded.
- Gunman preliminarily identified as Robert Bowers, 46 years old, white male.
- He reportedly shouted “all Jews must die” at police as he was being subdued.
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Update (2:30 pm ET): Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he is considering cancelling an Illinois rally planned for tonight, and that there will be a “different tone” after Pittsburgh shooting.
- *TRUMP SAYS HE’S CONSIDERING CANCELING ILLINOIS CAMPAIGN EVENT
- *PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKS TO REPORTERS ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE
- *TRUMP SAYS WILL BE A DIFFERENT TONE AFTER PITTSBURGH SHOOTING
- *TRUMP SAYS LOOKS LIKE PITTSBURGH WAS ANTISEMITIC CRIME
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Update (1:30 pm ET): Gab.com has issued a full statement confirming the alleged attacker’s presence on their ‘uncensored’ alternative social media site:
Gab.com’s policy on terrorism and violence have always been very clear: we a have zero tolerance policy for it. Gab unequivocally disavows and condemns all acts of terrorism and violence. This has always been our policy. We are saddened and disgusted by the news of violence in Pittsburgh and are keeping the families and friends of all victims in our thoughts and prayers.
We refuse to be defined by the media’s narratives about Gab and our community. Gab’s mission is very simple: to defend free expression and individual liberty online for all people. Social media often brings out the best and the worst of humanity. From live streamed murders on Facebook, to threats of violence by bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc Jr. that went unaddressed by Twitter, and more. Criminals and criminal behavior exist on every social media platform.
Shortly after the attack, Gab was alerted to a user profile of the alleged Tree of Life Synagogue shooter. The account was verified and matched the name of the alleged shooter’s name, which was mentioned on police scanners. This person also had accounts on other social networks.
Gab took swift and proactive action to contact law enforcement immediately. We first backed up all user data from the account and then proceeded to suspend the account. We then contacted the FBI and made them aware of this account and the user data in our possession. We are ready and willing to work with law enforcement to see to it that justice is served.
Our user guidelines state:
Threats and Terrorism:
Users are prohibited from calling for the acts of violence against others, promoting or engaging in self-harm, and/or acts of cruelty, threatening language or behaviour that clearly, directly and incontrovertibly infringes on the safety of another user or individual(s). We may also report the user(s) to local and/or federal law enforcement, as per the advice of our legal counsel.
Our privacy agreement states:
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We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal or legally actionable activity.
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Update (1 pm ET): Live network coverage of Saturday’s shooting has concluded, but updates about the situation are still trickling in as police around the country react to the incident. In New York City, the NYPD is deploying additional officers to Jewish centers and synagogues throughout the city following an active shooter situation at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
Police said there are “multiple casualties” after reports of an active shooter at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday morning. A suspect is now in custody. Heavy weapons teams, including the officers from the Critical Response Command and the Strategic Response Team, will patrol Jewish houses of worship across the city. The NYPD noted that there is no current threat, according to ABC.
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Update (12:15 pm ET): While police have yet to confirm the identity of the suspect, who was identified at the scene as 46-year-old Robert Bowers, images of a suspected social media account that may belong to Bowers have surfaced, and as one might imagine, they are replete with anti-semitic rhetoric.
While police haven’t confirmed the veracity of the account, the likelihood of there being two 46-year-old anti-semites from Pittsburgh named Robert Bowers seems like…a stretch.
Shortly before the incident began, a man believed to be the shooter posted “screw your optics, I’m going in” on his gab account, suggesting that he needed to act before a Jewish organization brought in more refugees…
…Notably, the man said he didn’t vote for President Trump…
…and that he never owned a MAGA hat…
…the account-holder posted pictures of his guns…
…He also accused Trump of being a “globalist”…
…Oddly, his gab account was last archived 14 hours ago…
…which suggests whoever archived it wanted people to see the posts…
…As one twitter user pointed out, the shooter is a nazi terrorist who hated Trump…
Posts from the suspected Pittsburgh shooter Robert Bowers. He hated Trump and thought Trump was controlled by Jews. This monster is an unhinged anti-Semitic terrorist. pic.twitter.com/sjb2k6ucwb
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 27, 2018
After tweeting that the events in Pittsburgh were “far more devastating than originally thought”…
Events in Pittsburgh are far more devastating than originally thought. Spoke with Mayor and Governor to inform them that the Federal Government has been, and will be, with them all the way. I will speak to the media shortly and make further statement at Future Farmers of America.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2018
- *TRUMP SAYS FOLLOWING EVENTS IN PITTSBURGH VERY CLOSELY
- *TRUMP SAYS HATE IN U.S. IS A TERRIBLE THING, MUST BE ADDRESSED
- *TRUMP: COULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT WITH `PROTECTION’ IN TEMPLE
- *TRUMP: WE NEED TO STIFFEN OUR LAWS IN TERMS OF DEATH PENALTIES
- *TRUMP: `THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY PROTECTION’ IN SYNAGOGUE
- *TRUMP SAYS HE’S `ALWAYS TALKING’ TO NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION
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A few more updates…
- From @JuliaReinstein: Stephen Weiss was filling in for the rabbi today at Tree of Life. Stephen escaped the shooting and is now home safe. Zachary said there was a bris there today. “He was davening…and all of a sudden there was a loud boom,” Zachary said. Zachary said his dad wasn’t even supposed to be at the synagogue today – he was going on vacation, but cancelled due to illness, and filled in today for the rabbi who was out sick. “Fortunately he is home safe, and I gave him a big, big hug when he came home,” he said.
- A little over 50% of Jewish population in Pittsburgh live in this Squirrel Hill area where synagogue shooting took place, according to Jeffrey Finkelstein, president and CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.There are 4 synagogue in the area.
- “We have reached out to Jewish community leaders and have directed officers to pay special attention to synagogues until further notice,” Washington, D.C. police said.
Update (11:35 am ET): Police have cleared the synagogue with a robot and are now seeking to clear it for bombs with a canine.
CNN reported that the synagogue has, in the past, been targeted with anti-semitic graffiti like swastikas. According to scanner reports, three officers were wounded in a gun-battle with the suspect. The FBI has been notified and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House is “continuing to monitor” the situation.
NBC News reported that a bris ceremony was taking place when the shooter barged in. Shabbat services had been scheduled for later that morning. While earlier scanner reports said as many as 11 were dead on arrival, multiple media reports say at least 8 people have died. The Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh said there were between 80 and 100 people inside during the shooting.
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Update (11:15 am ET): Police have the shooter in handcuffs and are in the process of clearing the synagogue. According to scanner reports, at least 11 people have been tagged “dead on arrival.”
Here’s the scene from a few blocks away:
#BREAKING: Suspect has surrendered. He is injured. Here is the scene just a few blocks away from the synagogue. At least 8 people killed @KDKA pic.twitter.com/AwhjC3iyH4
— Meghan Schiller (@MeghanKDKA) October 27, 2018
Update (11:11 am ET): The suspect has reportedly surrendered according to police scanner reports. According to police scanner reports, he was armed with a Glock pistol and an AR-15.
At least four people have died and a cop has been shot in the wrist. The suspect is crawling out of the building and communicating with the SWAT team.
According to police, the suspect’s name is Robert Bower (though this hasn’t been confirmed yet by police). He is 46 years old. He reportedly shouted “all Jews must die” at police after being subdued. The suspect was officially in cuffs as of 11:13 am ET. He was described as wearing blue jeans and a green jacket.
Watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2018