Advert On Craigslist Points To Planned Event
Internet sites are once again crying false-flag, this time with regard to the killings at Ft Hood military base on Wednesday. According to the powers-that-be, the shooter, 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez, opened fire on fellow service members at the base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the very spot where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack on the same base.
Lopez, who served in Iraq in 2011, had been undergoing an assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder and was also undergoing psychiatric treatment for depression. It has been reported that he was on anti-depressants of the Prozac variety.
The alternative researchers’ claim is based on two pieces of information either not covered or not elaborated on in the mainstream media.
The first, a Fox News report issued 48 hours before the shootings, reproduced a leaked FBI intelligence alert under the headline: “FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of plotting ‘Ft. Hood-inspired jihad’” in reference to the attack on the base on 5 November 2009, the biggest ever attack on an army facility in the US.
The second was an advert posted at Craigslist for role players for a mass casualty drill at the base scheduled for 17-19 March this year. See Bottom of article.
Fox News reproduced the FBI report entitled: “Planned Fort Hood-inspired Jihad against US Soldiers by Army Recruit” , which was issued “to inform and protect officers who may encounter this individual or others exhibiting the same aspirations.” The source of the information contained in the alert was listed as “An FBI agent.”
According to the alert:
“On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent. BOOKER had been recruited by the US Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for Basic Training on 7 April 2014. Kansas City Division Agents interviewed BOOKER on 20 March 2014.”
Fox News has not followed up on this in the light of the actual shootings which took place a day later. Curiously ‘Hassan’ is also the surname of the gunman who carried out the attack on the base in November 2009. US army major and psychiatrist, Nidal Malik Hassan, killed 13 and wounded 30 more. In August 2013, he was convicted of murder and awaits execution on death row.
Entitled “Role players for simulated disaster at Ft Hood”, the advert on Craiglist was posted around 11 March 2014 for an exercise to take place on March 17, 18 and 19:
“Government contractor is seeking individuals to act as role players to participate in a “mass casualty exercise” on the Ft Hood military installation. [...] The objective of this exercise is to train and assess medical units with regard to civilians that have been injured during a disaster.”
The advert was still there after the recent attack but was then taken down. Blane Cooper of Third Watch interviewed the named contact for the advert, Michael Boyd. He said:
“We do mass casualty [word unclear but might be "decon" short for 'decontamination'] training for all the army with the national guard chemical unit. We hire role players. We did one at Ft Hood. That was earlier. I’ve got to take that off.”
Most famously, on the days of 9/11 and 7/7, the powers-that-be were conducting training exercises, which bore an uncanny resemblance to the actual attacks, indicating prior knowledge of the operations on the part of elements of the US or UK governments. In other suspected false-flag operations, training exercises have taken place envisaging similar scenarios to those that were seen to pass days later.
This has raised reasonable suspicion that the exerises are either used to create confusion around false-flag attacks or are used by the powers-that-be for a dry run for a planned later false-flag operation.
Conspiracy analysts have also claimed that there was not just a lock down of the base — as would be expected if a gunman was on the loose — but that the army set up an exclusion zone a quarter of a mile from the base, keeping witnesses and the media well away. Police also ensured that no media were allowed on site to take photos after the gunman Lopez had ended his rampage by killing himself.
At the same time, there were said to be around 100 police cars surrounding the base. The Ft Hood authorities also shut down mobile phone towers and instructed local residents to turn off their air-conditioning.
Critics of the official version also point out that the attacks took place exactly four and a half years after the massacre at the base on 5 November 2009.
They claim the false-flag operation was either carried out as part of a Federal government initiative to take the people’s guns away, particularly those of veterans, or to distract from the trial of militia leader Ahmed Abu Khattala and others, for their alleged involvement in the attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi on 11 September 2012. Alternative investigators believe there is more to emerge about these attacks. As with 9/11 and 7/7, the crime scene was not secured. The FBI were only allowed access 22 days later.