Rất nhiều thứ có thể trở thành là một vũ khí tấn công. Một cây chầy đánh bóng, một con dao, một nắm tay, một bàn chân, một cây súng trường chỉ bắn được duy nhất một viên đạn 0,22mil., một cây súng săn hai nòng, một thanh sắt khơi lò sưởi, một khẩu súng lục bắn sáu viên đạn, một thanh gạch, một thanh kiếm, cung tên, một cây thương. Một người có thể thêm nhiều vật dụng khác nữa vào danh sách ngắn này.
Nhân viên kiểm tra y tế của Connecticut, Tiến sĩ H. Wayne Carver nói rằng “tất cả các nạn nhân của vụ nổ súng trường tiểu học Sandy Hook đã bị giết ở tầm khoảng cách gần và nhiều vết thương tích gây ra từ một cây súng trường“.
“Một phóng viên CNN cho biết cảnh sát thu hồi được ba vũ khí tại hiện trường: một khẩu Glock và một khẩu Sig-Sauer, đây là hai khẩu súng ngắn, và thêm một cây súng trường 0,223 Bushmaster. Cây súng trường thu hồi từ ở ghế sau của chiếc xe mà thủ phạm lái đến trường, các khẩu súng ngắn thì thu hồi từ bên trong trường học “.
Fox News thông báo: “Một biện pháp bảo đảm an ninh được Sandy Hook thực hiện trong cả năm nay là giữ cửa trường khóa kín trong giờ học, và chỉ những người được chính hệ thống mở khóa buzzed từ bên trong trường học đồng ý mới được bước vào. Có một máy ảnh để xem xét bất cứ ai bước vào ngôi trường học “Nếu báo cáo này là chính xác, thì làm thế nào một người mang vũ trang như Lanza lại xâm nhập vào nhà trường?
Các tin tức thông báo là tay súng bị cáo chết rồi, nên không ai có thể thẩm vấn được, rằng nếu hắn ta thực sự là thủ phạm giết chết các trẻ em với hai khẩu súng ngắn, không phải với một cây “súng trường gây thương tích” vì nó còn nằm lại trong xe, thì tại sao nhân viên kiểm tra y tế trình báo qua hình ảnh chụp rằng các em đã bị giết từ một cây súng trường.
Sự khác biệt qúa là rõ ràng. Một là các báo cáo tin tức không chính xác, hay kiểm tra y tế trình báo sai lệch , hoặc một ai đó khác hơn là Adam Lanza đã bắn các trẻ em.
Người Mỹ đã từng trang bị súng đạn trong nhiều thế kỷ qua, nhưng ” mức độ bạo lực từ súng đạn” thì là mới. Tại sao?
Vì nhiều người bị xáo lộn? Thêm nhiều người bị ảnh hưởng vì thuốc men? Người Mỹ mất bản năng tự chủ và lương tâm đạo đức của họ? Người Mỹ bị nung đúc bởi những phim ảnh và các trò chơi video bạo lực và 11 năm theo dõi chính phủ Mỹ tàn sát các dân tộc khác? Người Mỹ mất sự cảm thông với những người khác?
Cuộc nổ súng tại trường học ở Connecticut là một thảm kịch với nhiều khiá cạnh hơn là một. Trẻ em bị mất sanh mạng của họ, những gia đình mất mát con nhỏ, và thảm kịch này đang được sử dụng để tước giải quyền tự vệ của người dân Mỹ khi phải đối mặt với một nhà nước cảnh sát trị đang gia tăng quyền lực và tầm đe dọa lên người dân.
What is really behind the school shooting?
» Agenda Driven News
I have known for a long time that US news is agenda-driven. Tonight (December 18) I was made aware of the extent to which agenda-driven US news drives the news of the rest of the world.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, Russia Today Moscow requested a live TV interview via Skype about the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings that killed 20 young children and several adults. I was interested to know what was Moscow’s interest in the shootings, and I agreed to the interview.
I was surprised to see that RT Moscow’s interest was to spread the official US story of the shootings and to ask me if I thought “assault weapons” would be banned as a consequence.
Many things can be an assault weapon. A baseball bat, a knife, a fist, a foot, a single shot .22 rifle, a double-barrel shotgun, a fireplace poker, a six-shot revolver, a brick, a sword, a bow and arrow, a lance. A person can add many items to this short list.
Gun-control advocates have defined “assault weapon” to be a semi-automatic civilian version of military weapons, such as AR-15, the civilian version of the military M-16, and AK-47. During the Clinton administration the civilian version of these weapons was not permitted to have various harmless features because the features made the rifles have a military appearance, and the weapons were restricted to magazines that held no more than ten rounds.
Today 20 and 30 round magazines are available. For a professional, the capacity of the magazines is immaterial. With experience a person can change clips in a second. A button is pushed, the clip drops out and a new one is inserted. For reasons hard to follow, gun control advocates think that a ten-round clip turns an “assault weapon” into something else.
I told RT Moscow that the United States was the most complete police state in human history. Thanks to modern technology, Washington is able to spy on its subjects far beyond the capabilities of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Even George Orwell’s imagination in his dystopian novel, 1984, has been surpassed by Washington’s current practice. The “war on terror” is the excuse for the American Police State.
A police state, I said, was inconsistent with an armed population, and as all other constitutional amendments have fallen, the sole remaining amendment, the Second Amendment, will not survive much longer.
But why RT Moscow’s focus on “assault weapons”? The accused, Adam Lanza, was immediately declared guilty. According to the Associated Press, the Newtown, Connecticut medical examiner, Dr H. Wayne Carver said that “all the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were killed up close by multiple rifle shots.” http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/183651631.html
Yet Fox News http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/20346133/reports-of-multiple-dead-including-1-child-from-ct-elementary-school-shooting reports that “A CNN reporter said police recovered three weapons at the scene: a Glock and a Sig-Sauer, which are handguns, as well as a .223 Bushmaster rifle. The rifle was in the back seat of the car the gunman drove to the school, the handguns were inside the school.”
The same Fox News report says: “Security measures implemented this year at Sandy Hook [the school] kept doors locked during class hours, and people have to be buzzed in before entering. There is a camera to view whoever enters the building.” If this report is correct, how did an armed Lanza gain entry to the school?
I tried to point out to RT Moscow that these news reports indicate that the accused dead gunman, whom no one can interrogate, if he is indeed the culprit, killed the children with handguns, not with an “assault rifle” left in the car, but that the medical examiner said the children were killed with rifle shots.
The discrepancy is obvious. Either the news reports are incorrect, the medical examiner is wrong, or someone other than Adam Lanza shot the children.
This was too much for RT Moscow’s news anchor. She cut me off with her statement that the children were dead by whatever gun. Yet, the focus of the program was on “assault rifles.” This focus was reinforced when I was asked to stay online for a post-interview question.
The question from RT Moscow was whether I thought assault weapons would be banned. I answered that I thought all guns would be banned. I had already told the TV anchor that I thought that all guns would be taken away from US subjects, but that I doubted the efficacy of the ban. I told the news anchor that during the early part of the 20th century, the US, in all its wisdom, had a ban on alcohol, but alcohol was everywhere available. The alcohol ban was the origin of the crime syndicates’ fortunes. Today we have the drug ban, going back decades. The result is that drugs are everywhere, and drug syndicates are making billions. It will not be much different with a gun ban. England has a gun ban, but criminals have guns, and today the formerly unarmed British police are heavily armed. When I lived in England, guns were not banned and the police carried nightsticks, not firearms.
The focus on “assault weapons” is puzzling for another reason. According to news reports Lanza had a personality or mental disorder, or perhaps he was just different.
Regardless, he was on medication. So does the blame lie with guns or with medication?
As the agenda is to ban guns, the blame is placed on guns.
In the previous mass shooting at the Colorado movie theater, eyewitness accounts differed from the official account, and according to news accounts the suspect was involved with the government in some sort of mind control experiments and was found after the shooting sitting in a car in the movie theater parking lot.
Similarly, the Connecticut school shooting has puzzling aspects. In the real time report to the police, a teacher says that she saw “two shadows running past the gym.” http://sgtreport.com/2012/12/so-many-questions-too-few-answers-was-the-sandy-hook-massacre-an-organzied-false-flag-operation/ The police radio recording also reports two men in a van at the school stopped and detained, and various news sources report that the police arrested a man in the nearby woods. The man says, “I didn’t do it,” but how would a man out in the woods know what had just happened? There are no TVs to watch in the woods; yet, the man denied doing the shooting. Very strange.
What often happens is that there are a number of initial false reports, such as in the Connecticut case the report that Lanza’s mother was a teacher at the school and was killed at the school, that Lanza had also killed his father, and that Lanza’s brother might have been involved. Any discrepancies in the official story then get thrown out with the false reports. As the media simply goes along with the official story and does not investigate, it is impossible to know what really happened. People just accept the official story.
It seems odd, however, that RT Moscow would uncritically follow the US media in reporting the official story after experiencing, for example, the US media’s intentional misreporting of the Georgian-Russian war, which was started by the former Soviet republic of Georgia but blamed on Russia. Does RT Moscow really believe the US media that the US missile bases surrounding Russia are directed at Iran?
Americans have been well armed for several centuries, but “gun violence” is new. Why?
Are there more disturbed people? More medicated people? Have Americans lost self-control, their moral conscience? Are Americans being molded by violent movies and video games and by eleven years of their government’s slaughter of other peoples? Have Americans lost empathy for others?
Tom McNamara, a lecturer at the French National Military Academy, asks: “Do Arabs Cry For Their Children Too?” http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/12/18/do-arabs-cry-for-their-children-too/print
The Connecticut school shooting is a tragedy in more ways than one. Children lost their lives, families lost their children, and the tragedy is being used to disarm Americans faced with a police state growing in power and menace././
About Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.