Hard knocks and sandy hooks (bizarre coincidences run deep in tragic shooting)

December 17, 2012 by  
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By Andrew W. Griffin

Red Dirt Report, editor

Posted: December 17, 2012


Newtown or…… New World?

OKLAHOMA CITY – “There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne,” says Selina Kyle to Bruce Wayne/Batman in the grim motion picture The Dark Knight Rises. And indeed a storm did come – a tempest – in the form of an actual “storm” as well as mass shootings allegedly conducted by deranged killers.

And the key? It would appear to be “Sandy.”

The day of the release of The Dark Knight Rises – July 20, 2012 – was the day of the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. James Eagan Holmes was said to be the man behind the mask – the Bane of good society. He gunned those people down, wild Joker hair and a crazed, crooked smile to match.

Gotham City is Batman’s hometown. Where is it? New York? Chicago? Does it matter? Maps of Gotham City show place names like “Sandy Hook,” “Newtown” and “Newtown Point.” When the Aurora shooting took place, those place names in the fictional world of Gotham meant little.

But a storm was coming. A Red Dawn. A Tempest. The theme of 2012 was that of swirling chaos and confusion, as we would see a few months later when Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy formed and proceeded to wreak havoc on the Atlantic Coast, particularly in the states of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. A Sandy benefit concert on 12/12/12 was weird. Particularly “Paul McCartney” performing the dark and menacing Manson White Album trigger song “Helter Skelter” at what should be a positive event. As Charles Manson told the court in 1970, “Helter skelter means ‘confusion.’ Confusion is coming down fast.” Manson said he should not be blamed for what McCartney and the Beatles put into the “social consciousness.” Confusion. How true that is, even today.

In Jay-Z’s 1998 track “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)” the “in-the-know” rap star samples the musical Annie and the catchy “It’s A Hard Knock Life” and shares on one line: “From the dope spot, with the smoke Glock / fleein’ the murder scene, you know me well / from nightmares of a lonely cell, my only hell.”

Of course the 1982 film adaptation of the musical Annie (based on Harold Gray’s Little Orphan Annie comic strip that ran from 1924 to 2010) featured a plucky orphan girl with bright red Joker-like hair named Annie. Her constant companion was her dog Sandy. And Annie’s benefactor is ruthless capitalist Daddy Warbucks – an example of the so-called 1 percent if there ever was. And cartoonist Gray was criticized for his “Hooverism” and attacks on “organized labor, the New Deal and communism,” according to Wikipedia.

Well, interestingly, a new generation is expected to be introduced to Annie, Sandy and Daddy Warbucks thanks to Jay-Z and collaborator and film star Emma Thompson. They are beginning filming of the Annie remake this coming spring, starring Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith.

And just as Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy was barreling down on the East Coast, NBC was promoting their special Annie’s Search for Sandy. About finding just the right shelter dog to play the role of “Sandy” on Broadway.

Anyway, back to the storm – or was it “tempest”?

A storm came. A storm of hatred and insanity and a rain of bullets. The community of Newtown, Connecticut will never be the same after what took place at Sandy Hook Elementary. We are learning more about the alleged shooter (now dead) Adam Lanza – who used a Glock, a Sig Sauer and Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle. Like Jay-Z: “Fleein’ the murder scene,” having used that Glock. Curiously, Jay-Z would later be called a “Sandy guardian angel” for his alleged role in providing power to those in need in the wake of Sandy. That’s off the “hook.”

And the alleged role his mother Nancy Lanza – said to be a gun nut and “prepper” – had in Adam Lanza’s “hard knock” life. There are also many unanswered questions related to this horrific tragedy in Newtown that others have been aggressively addressing, so much so that “the authorities” are threatening to prosecute indie media types who dare not follow the provided script. Regardless, the thought of all those dead innocents brings on waves of revulsion. Who could do this?

Which takes us to Bob Dylan’s latest disc Tempest, with its menacing murder ballads and (for this writer) special emphasis on the songs “Scarlet Town” and “Pay In Blood.” Yes, this album is dark. It examines the human condition in a way only Dylan is able.

“Night after night, day after day / They strip your useless hopes away / The more I take the more I give / The more I die the more I live.”

Could Newtown be the “Scarlet Town” where “the streets have name that you can’t pronounce …” Mother and son reportedly lived in Newtown’s Sandy Hook neighborhood on Yogananda Street. “Yogananda” is a name that might baffle someone unfamiliar with beloved Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, one of my favorite books.

As Yogananda once said: “Anger gives birth to jealousy, hatred, spite, revengefulness, destructive instinct, wild ideas, brain paralysis, and temporary insanity – any of which may lead to terrible crimes.”

Back to Dylan, croaking ominously on “Scarlet Town”:  “In Scarlet Town, the end is near.” Steada gettin’ treated, we get tricked.

So, the storm (tempest) is coming (or is here) and the end is near. Pieces of the puzzle are rapidly coming together. Do you see them?

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False-flag hints on episode of “Sherlock”?

May 8, 2012 by  
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The MI5/CIA “ghost plane” that was to be used in a “false-flag” terror event, as shown on a recent episode of “Sherlock.”


By Andrew W. Griffin

Red Dirt Report, editor

Posted: May 8, 2012


OKLAHOMA CITY – Just as the 9/11-esque pilot episode of The X-Files spinoff The Lone Gunmen would be singled out as evidence of “predictive programming,” one familiar with 9/11 lore could not help but do a double-take during Sunday night’s airing of the incredibly interesting and entertaining Masterpiece Theatre/BBC  program Sherlock.

This 21st-century take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective Sherlock Holmes (played convincingly by Benedict Cumberbatch) has aired only four episodes so far and on Sunday night audiences were treated to the winding and somewhat confounding (and synchronistic) fourth episode titled “A Scandal in Belgravia.”

Belgravia is a reference to the district in London where Buckingham Palace is located. In the Sherlock episode (a reference to Doyle’s story “A Scandal in Bohemia”) compromising photos involving a female member of the British Royal Family are taken with a clever dominatrix named Irene Adler (Lara Pulver).

As the story progresses and Holmes helps Adler, he cracks a code on her phone which includes information she stole from a Ministry of Defense official who came to see her. The coded information, which is given over to Holmes in order to see if he can crack the code (he does so rather easily), is accessed and reveals an airline seat number. Adler, meanwhile, is attempting to seduce Holmes and while this is happening British government officials forcibly take him to an airport where a plain, white jumbo jet airliner is parked. Taken aboard, Holmes sees all of the seats have people in them – people who are dead.

The scene is rather startling. As Sherlock Holmes realizes what is taking place, that his cranky insider brother Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss) and the UK government were going to allow a bomb to go off (classic “false flag terrorism”) on a “ghost plane” and blame it on “terrorists” (arch-nemesis Moriarty?). The people appear to be dead, and actually are referenced earlier in the episode.

As the Sunshine Tomorrow blog notes about this scene: “But while Sherlock is congratulating himself on his superior brain, Adler is texting someone. Who? Moriarty of course. Cos she was the one who called him away from the swimming pool. Moriarty then texts Mycroft. Why? Because he was the one who was going to blow up the plane and yet now knows that the Defence knew this. Mycroft Holmes and his government people had been arranging to set up the plane with already dead people so that the terrorists (Moriarty – played by Andrew Scott) would not know that the government had been intercepting his messages and knew how to get to him. They would let him and the world think that the terrorists had blown up a plane of living people. But they would have only killed people who were already dead. And then the next time they would catch Moriarty before he did any real damage.”

It’s true that the government’s efforts were thwarted. But it still puts it into the public mind that secret activities designed to manipulate us are far more common than we are led to believe.

For those who have researched the mysteries surrounding 9/11, including the deeper questions regarding the passengers and what happened to them that horrific day, this scene in Sherlock is haunting. Anti-war activist and author Mike Palecek, in his 2010 book Guests Of the Nation, addresses the topic of the U.S. government arranging for the passengers aboard Flight 93 to be taken to a different airport (Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, perhaps?) and killed. Plenty of forums have addressed this disturbing angle of the 9/11 tale and seeing the dead bodies of “passengers” aboard the CIA/MI5 “ghost plane” – a government-sanctioned prop for a false-flag terror event – was a reminder that we don’t know what really went down over a decade ago.

And, we should note, the flight number of the “Flyaway Airways” jet in the Sherlock episode “A Scandal in Belgravia” was 007. A reference to Ian Fleming’s fictitious spy James Bond? A “license to kill,” perhaps? Or was it a reference to KAL 007, “shot down” over the Soviet Union’s Sakhalin Island on Sept. 1, 1983 as it was flying to Seoul, South Korea. Aboard the plane was arch-conservative, anti-Communist and John Birch Society supporter U.S. Rep. Larry McDonald (D-Ga.). Many conspiracy theories have been shared about the downing of KAL 007 including a theory that the aircraft crash landed and there were survivors – possibly including Congressman McDonald – who were taken to Soviet prison camps. It is suggested that the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), a ranking minority member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sought information from Russian Pres. Boris Yeltsin about KAL 007 and if the crash-landing-and-survival theory was true. Was the Sherlock episode alluding to this event?

This episode of Sherlock first aired on the BBC on 1 January 2012, almost exactly two years after Nigerian “terrorist” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (aka “The Underwear Bomber”) allegedly tried to take down a Northwest Airlines flight flying between Amsterdam and Detroit. And while Abdulmutallab was sentenced to life in prison in February, we still can’t forget the information two passengers aboard that flight, Kurt and Lori Haskell, shared with the world – that the Underwear Bomber was escorted aboard the flight in Amsterdam – sans passport – by a “smartly-dressed” Indian man, according to MLive.com.

Explosives were sewn in Abdulmutallab’s underwear and failed to ignite in the way he anticipated. PETN, which is what the substance was, “is a highly explosive, colorless crystalline organic compound from the same chemical family as nitroglycerin and is the same substance “shoe bomber” Richard Reid attempted to use in his efforts to “blow up a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001, according to Britain’s Independent newspaper. Who really gave Abdulmutallab the PETN?

Abdulmutallab claims Al-Qaeda directed him to blow up the plane. Interestingly, Britain’s MI5 was aware of Abdulmutallab and his extremist links to an east London mosque.

Again, in the Sherlock episode “A Scandal in Belgravia,” the flight would have been between London Heathrow and Baltimore. Baltimore seemed like an interesting choice. Following a hunch, Red Dirt Report went to GlobeFeed.com to see what city is between Baltimore and Detroit (a distance of nearly 400 miles). As it turns out, Pittsburgh, Pa. is right between the two cities. Not far from Pittsburgh is Shanksville, Pa., – 81 miles, in fact – where United Flight 93 allegedly plummeted into the ground, hardly leaving a trace of its existence. But stories on Sept. 11, 2001 say that Flight 93 actually landed in another city between Detroit and Baltimore – Cleveland, Ohio – and that according to Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White a “Boeing 767 out of Boston made an emergency landing due to a bomb threat.” If that really happened, what became of the airplane? Of the passengers and crew? It’s a scary thought. Writer Mike Palecek suggests the passengers – role players? – were taken off the plane and eliminated, possibly in the NASA Glenn Research Center. Note this collection of information about the “Cleveland Airport Mystery,” itself, worthy of a Sherlock Holmes mystery.

And the day after “A Scandal in Belgravia” aired on American television, another example of predictive programming takes place when American officials claim that they had thwarted another – and more sophisticated – “Underwear Bomber”-styled plot that would have been used on a “civilian aircraft” around the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. Note this Alex Jones Infowars piece “Underwear Bomber 2: Return of the Patsy.”

And now the “ringleaders” of the 9/11 attacks (not the ones you are thinking of) are being arraigned at a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.

All the while, we see “Guantanamo’s 9/11 show trials” taking place as all this is going on. To think that a Sherlock episode coincides with these trials and the CIA claiming they foiled a plot to blow up a US-bound jetliner is evidence to this writer that the US and allied governments are not giving up their totalitarian behavior anytime soon. They will continue amping up the security alerts and terror warnings and perhaps even shift it to more “domestic terrorism” as they go after regular Americans who are seeking to protect themselves from the very government that wants to end their way of life. Note the arrested members of the Florida paramilitary group arrested this week, as noted in the Orlando Sentinel. And that, of course, falls in line with the “Neo-Nazi and border vigilante” JT Ready in Arizona, who “carried out a mass murder suicide near Phoenix,” according to Talking Points Memo.

Back to Sherlock and “A Scandal in Belgravia.” While it may be hard to follow at times, plot-wise, there is a lot going on and we suspect they BBC and the writers are allowing us to see hints of what the elite are really up to, just as we witnessed in that March 2001 episode of The Lone Gunmen – six months before the 9/11 attacks.

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Drug-dealing cops using Occupy protesters as test subjects, snitches?

May 2, 2012 by  
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In this screengrab, cops escort a drug user into a patrol car to be taken to a secret warehouse where the "test subject" consumes the drug of their choice. It is part of the highly unethical "DRE" program.


By Andrew W. Griffin

Red Dirt Report, editor

Posted: May 2, 2012


OKLAHOMA CITY – In what strikes this reporter as highly unethical and likely illegal, police officers, highway patrol troopers and sheriff’s deputies from across Minnesota have been allegedly preying on drug-impaired youths, getting them high and observing their reactions, not unlike laboratory rats.

Norman-based blogger Kaye Beach, with Axxiom for Liberty, informed Red Dirt Report about this disturbing program and that similar activities may be taking place here in Oklahoma.

RogueMedia.org, with help from Twin Cities Indymedia, Communities United Against Police Brutality and Occupy Minneapolis, reported that their undercover investigation, revealed shocking stories of cops offering young people drugs and taken to a secret state-owned warehouse where vast amounts of drugs were consumed by the young test subjects under the watchful eyes of interested police. The activists also witnessed, in Minneapolis’ Peavey Plaza, “police dropping off impaired people” where Occupy Minneapolis congregates.

The video can be viewed here.

This appears to be part of a new “innovative training program” for police which allows them to become Drug Recognition Experts (DRE’s) and that those recruited for the tests would be already “drug-impaired.” As this activist video shows, several were not impaired and simply jumped at the chance of free drugs and a free meal, only to be dropped off back at the plaza in a drug-impaired state.

It would appear that this program only proves what a joke the “drug war” really is, when the cops are encouraging young people to take drugs so they can become drug-recognition experts.

Continuing, in the video it notes that the young people are offered free drugs, taken to a Minnesota Department of Transportation warehouse near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and observed as they ingest copious amounts of illegal drugs, primarily marijuana.

Interviewing different young people who took part in the “drug tests,” they discovered that no EMT’s or ambulances were on site.

“I got stoned with a couple of cops,” says one young man identified as ‘Panda.’ “I’m high as f***.

Panda explained he was at the local Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis when he was told the police were “doing research” to find out “how people react” under the influence of narcotics. And when the cops offered Panda to take part in the human experiment, he agreed.

Asked by the activist if it was “high-grade weed,” Panda replies: “Dude, this is some of the best s*** I’ve had in a while. Now I know what happens to the stuff they confiscate.”

Afterward, they bought the young drug user a double cheeseburger dinner at a McDonald’s. They monitored how fast they ate his meal so they could see if he had the “munchies.”

Panda also said that the cops knew he was deeply involved in the local Occupy Wall Street activist movement and they asked him to inform on other Occupiers.

Panda claims he was asked to participate some other time in the future, and Panda said “one day” he would consider it.

Another human subject, a young man, said his blood pressure was checked and that at the warehouse there were upwards of 30 cops on site. The Minnesota State Patrol website says these tests on human guinea pigs are part of certification training “where they perform 12 evaluations on drug-impaired subjects” to better train cops for field-sobriety tests and so forth. Certification training takes two-to-three weeks, according to the RogueMedia.org story.

Back to their video, another guy, who wanted heroin, said the cops gave him a big bag of weed to smoke.

Of concern is that these test subjects return to the plaza in an impaired condition and could endanger themselves or others in public gathering spaces, such as Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis.

The video notes that Minnesota’s DRE state coordinator is Riccardo Munoz, with the Minnesota State Patrol in St. Paul. He is part of the International Drug Evaluation & Classification Program.

RogueMedia.org notes that “the DRE program, run by the Minnesota State Patrol, has no Institutional Review Board or independent oversight. It is also suspected that the Minneapolis City Council is secretly working with law enforcement to “discredit and disrupt the Occupy movement.”

As Michelle Gross, president of Communities United Against Police Brutality noted: “I think most people would be very surprised to have our tax dollars used to get people high. These activities call into question the methods and motives of this DRE training.”

We have heard these DRE programs are being used in other states, including Oklahoma. We are investigating further to see if the Occupy OKC or other activists have been approached by the police and asked to participate in similar, clandestine “free narcotics” programs. We hope to have more on this story.

In the meantime, learn more about the DRE program at Axxiom for Liberty. Kaye Beach has been closely monitoring the situation.

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