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June 15, 2016

The Orlando Shooting

by Paul Craig Roberts
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Some readers have asked for my take on the Orlando Shooting.

I don’t have one. Let’s see if together we can form a reasonable view.

Let’s start with the basic first question. Before there can be a murder declared, there must be a body. Has anyone seen on TV or in newspapers pictures of dead bodies? Bodies should be readily available if the reports are correct that fifty people were killed and 50 or more were wounded and in hospital.

With 50 people killed and 50 or more wounded and reports of oceans of blood, there should be plenty of evidence Have any of you seen any of it?

I cannot bear the presstitute TV and print media. These are full-time propaganda organizations. Hopefully, some of you hold your nose and watch the news and can fill in the spaces. Has anything we have been told been confirmed by any real evidence?

Initially, I saw a CNN newscast and a RT report. The reports were heavy with verbiage of blood being all over the place, but the only visual evidence offered were three people, supposedly injured, being helped, not by medics or first responders, but by ordinary folks. A couple of people were helping a guy with tattoos in place of a shirt, but there was no sign of blood. Several people were helping people in police uniforms to carry a person who they dumped in the back of a pickup truck, not in the cab. About 6 people were carrying a person stretched out prone (no stretcher) down a street.

There was no blood and it looked like a crisis acting performance. ...

See Mr. Roberts's articles on this story here and here.


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Paul Craig Roberts is a distinguished economist, journalist, and author. He was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Ronald Reagan, and a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and to the Commerce Department. A former associate editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, he is the author of several books, including The Neoconservative Threat to World Order: Washington's Perilous War for Hegemony (Clarity Press, 2015). and How America Was Lost: From 9/11 to the Police Warfare State (Atwell Publishing, 2014).

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