– It was just
the FBI had arrested a suspect, Cesar Sayoc – a 56 year old
Floridian man. Rather predictably, he has pictures on his Facebook of
Trump rallies, and his van was covered in anti-Hillary and anti-CNN
stickers. However the story rolls out from this point, we should
remember the initial reporting of the facts, and confused narrative
threads. Because there’s a decent chance many things listed in this
article will soon be memory-holed.
photo the device mailed to CNN/John Brennan. Note the digital clock,
explosives experts have said that a real bomb maker would never use
days ago, suspicious packages were allegedly delivered to the homes
of George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Later that day,
and into the next, more people were “targeted”: Eric Holder, John
Brennan, Robert De Niro, CNN. The list is still growing.
far, no one has claimed any credit for the packages, and none of the
alleged bombs have gone off, or even got anywhere near their
respective targets. Fortunately, no one has been hurt.
the total silence from investigators, on the subject of blame…the
media reaction was as immediate as it was predictable. Within hours
social media had dubbed the incident #MAGAbomber, using the acronym
of Trump’s campaign slogan (Make America Great Again) to assign
blame to Trump. The corporate media were not far behind.
really interesting part of this incident, though, is the level of
division in the media coverage. For the first time in a really long
time there is a true split in the media over the narrative of a
“terrorist” attack – with many mainstream voices on the “right”
calling this a false
flag attack to
whip up Democrat
to the mid-term elections next month.
talk is so prevalent that both the Guardian and
York Times ran
articles decrying the “Far Right” for promoting “conspiracy
the truth is, and however the official narrative congeals itself into
a rotten whole in the coming days, there are definitely some odd
things about the situation.
success rate –
None of the bombs went off. Not one. We’re over a dozen deep in
bombs now, not one explosion.
“movie bombs” –
Some of the bombs were reported as duds, some even
This is a screen-capped quote from the New
ISIS flag –
the only publicly released picture of a “device” so far is the
one addressed to “John Brenan” (sic). It seemed to have a picture
of John Brennan’s face on it, alongside an ISIS flag. Although some
people claim it’s not a real ISIS flag, but a pastiche. ISIS flags,
real or fake, are easy to find online, so it doesn’t point to
blame, and ISIS have not taken responsibility.
each alleged bomb was posted in identical packaging, a padded
envelope, with 6 identical flag stamps. None of the photos released
so far have appeared to carry a postmark from the US Postal Service
of USPS postmarks
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, claimed to have received a bomb.
The NYPD later revealed that was not true, he had instead been sent
something “unrelated to other devices”. They never said what the
item was, or how they knew it was unrelated:
several of the packages had very simple factual a spelling errors.
John Brennan and Joe Biden had their names incorrectly spelled. The
state of the return address was “FLORIDS” rather than Florida.
John Brennan’s “bomb” was sent to CNN, when Brennan more often
works for MSNBC.
does all of this mean? As usual we at OffG are watching and waiting
for evidence, rather than leaping to conclusions. It could be a
Democratic false-flag to stir up pre-election sympathy and further
demonise Trump. It could be a move to distract people from the US
pulling out of the INF treaty or the increasingly bizarre Khashoggi
story. My personal feeling is that this is meant for a domestic
American audience rather than an international one. It doesn’t feel
like it has the legs to run a great distance, but who knows?
press reaction bears watching, though. Though pseudo-leftwing”
voices are currently all blaming the POTUS for creating this climate,
the mention of “Russian bots” should have everyone on social
media – and especially the alternate news media – on edge. This
has all the hallmarks of an issue that will be used as excuse to
empower governments and corporations to “banish hate from their
platforms” or something similar.
a fresh rush of censorship and social-media bans in the coming weeks.
will leave you with our now traditional list of unanswered questions:
the story behind Gov. Cuomo’s “non-bomb”?
did the alleged bomber use color coded wires and digital clocks,
when these are hallmarks of “movie bombs”, rather than reality?
did the alleged bomber send the bombs in envelopes which betray the
size, shape and feel of their contents, rather than cardboard boxes
which would hide it?
come none of the packages appear to be postmarked? Were they
delivered by private courier or by hand instead? In that case, why
is nobody in the press discussing the “ISIS flag” found on one
the devices? Is the flag an attempt to frame to ISIS, or an honest
claim of responsibility?
way – doesn’t its presence indicate whoever made the “bomb”
was fairly sure it was going to be seen, and therefore, was not
going to blow up?
the right-wing media “come around” and stop discussing the idea
this was false-flag?