LAX Shooter's General Description/Attire Confusion.

AluminumTheory

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It looks like the conspiracy theorist narrative is mostly going to center around this eyewitness testimony as it seems to differ the most from the currently forming official story.


As can be expected, there are numerous differing eyewitness accounts and the conspiracy theorists will only focus on the ones that happen to support their idea of what happened (or didn't happen) as evidenced by this Infowars article.


The LAX TSA shooting story is beginning to fall apart as the government and its propaganda dispensing media jostle to exploit the incident as a pretext to further militarize TSA procedures and also demonize official enemies, including Alex Jones and Glenn Beck.

Eye witness and official government versions of event do not coincide.

In similar fashion to the government generated narrative on the Boston Bombing and “active shooter” incidents over the last two years, the cover story for the murder of a TSA agent in Los Angeles has a number of glaring incongruities and oddities.

It was initially reported that the shooter was a fellow TSA agent. “Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that the gunman was a Transportation Security Administration employee at LAX,” the media reported shortly before noon on Friday. “The gunman was killed by authorities after he opened fire Friday morning. He allegedly shot and killed a fellow TSA employee.”

Less than an hour later, it was reported that a “federal law enforcement official said that the gunman was a ticketed passenger entering the airport. Officials don’t believe the gunman has ever worked for TSA. Law enforcement sources had earlier told The Times the gunman was a TSA employee.”

The New York Post carried a bizarre graphic photo allegedly showing a wounded suspect at the airport. The photo contradicts a news report stating the “triggerman wore dark clothes and a bulletproof vest.” The individual in the photo is wearing a brown shirt and light-colored pants, not dark clothing. He is certainly not wearing a bullet proof vest. If the photo posted on the supposedly reputable New York Post website in fact shows the alleged shooter, then the earlier report is outright propaganda or shoddy journalism.

Then came the expected story turnaround to pave over previous incongruities. Enter Paul Ciancia, a reportedly mentally ill individual who turned out to be a perfect fit for the violent and dangerous antigovernment loner meme pushed by the Department of Homeland Security, the establishment media, and various organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. The now common domestic terrorist stereotype exemplified by Ciancia also produces fodder for a number of liberal bloggers and others who amplify a hysterical propaganda message about rightwing terrorists in our midst who must be ultimately dealt with by the government.

By mid-day Friday it was claimed that Ciancia carried a “manifesto” with him and that he “wanted to kill TSA and pigs.” According to the Daily Mail and others, government sources said the note was signed with the letters “NWO,” short for “New World Order.”

“Ciancia’s views appear to be in line with the anti-government Patriot movement, whose members subscribe to the theory that a powerful secret alliance of international elites is plotting to form a one-world government, also known as a New World Order,” the British newspaper reported on Sunday.

“In addition to the note found at the scene, investigators are using some other writings of Ciancia’s to help build a case for what drove him to kill a TSA agent on Friday morning,” the Daily Mail reported.

According to the SPLC, Ciancia’s note characterized former Department of Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano as a “bull dyke” and dismissed her with an obscenity.

These alleged “writings” will undoubtedly be used to expand the rightwing meme and underscore the supposed need to deal with violent antigovernment radicals, i.e., anybody who voices displeasure with big government and the growth of a police state apparatus used against political enemies of the establishment. The murder of a frontline TSA hireling will inject the needed degree of urgency to deal with the problem of Americans growing increasingly angry and restless over TSA molestation and wholesale violations of the Fourth Amendment.

Crucial story flipflops are now fading into the background — as they did when the government shaped up the official meme on the Boston Bombing — and the antigovernment terrorist meme will be allowed to dominate the spotlight.

Over the next fews days, a sizable amount of media coverage will be dedicated to this now well-established patriot-terrorist narrative. MSNBC and other establishment propaganda outlets will dwell on media figures associated with different factions within a large and growing movement — from the more or less mainstream tea parties to originalist Constitution groups like the Oath Keepers — and will insinuate that allowing these individuals and groups to exercise their right to free speech endangers the government.

Case in point for the days ahead: the corporate media’s failed attempt to connect Alex Jones to cop murderer Richard Poplawski in 2009. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the New York Times, Raw Story and dozens of liberal blogs parroted the lie that Poplawski was an Alex Jones follower. In fact, Poplawski disliked Jones, as his posts on Infowars.com revealed. After the convicted murderer’s messages were re-posted to refute the ludicrous accusation, Raw Story corrected a story linking Jones to Poplawski.

The establishment media and its sycophants will undoubtedly renew the effort to undermine the alternative media and its key figures in the days ahead. They may avoid mentioning Alex Jones and Glenn Beck by name, but the insinuation will be crystal clear.

Anybody who criticizes the government and its Gestapo operations in airports and on the streets of America is a terrorist who will shoot to kill government workers. This is the primary objective of the incident at LAX on Friday. Its end game is to portray activists opposed to the New World order agenda as mentally deranged cop killers.
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The interviews of people describing shooter as wearing blue or something similar to a TSA uniform may have lead to the early reports of the shooter being ex/off-duty TSA.
Other reports describe him as wearing dark or army camouflage.

It is also possible that some eyewitnesses may have mistaken the shooter for an LAX Airport Police officer firing back at Ciancia while wearing the dark blue variant of their uniforms.


Also worth pointing out that the TSA uniform is lighter shade of blue than what the police wear and perhaps to someone not familiar with TSA/LAX-PD uniforms may not have noticed the difference between police officers and TSA.




The Infowars article also claims that the shooter was not wearing camouflage or 'dark coloured clothing' as described by witnesses or news articles based on this photo taken of Ciancia after he was shot.
The New York Post carried a bizarre graphic photo allegedly showing a wounded suspect at the airport. The photo contradicts a news report stating the “triggerman wore dark clothes and a bulletproof vest.” The individual in the photo is wearing a brown shirt and light-colored pants, not dark clothing. He is certainly not wearing a bullet proof vest. If the photo posted on the supposedly reputable New York Post website in fact shows the alleged shooter, then the earlier report is outright propaganda or shoddy journalism.
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What they failed to point out is that there does appear to be another layer of clothing being worn by the shooter which was probably removed by the medic who is treating him.


In this photo of the aftermath of the shooting, you can see what appears to be a discarded dark green/brown jacket along with the Ciancia's gun.



As for the bulletproof vest, that report could have came from early assumptions that he was wearing body armor (the witness never stated that with certainty), or there may have been body armor on him but it was removed when the medic treated him.
 
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