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Terrorism in San Bernardino

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Shooting is at “Inland Regional Services” which offers services to individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism.

1-3 Suspected shooters. That’s a huge difference. Three shooters is organized terrorism, one shooter is just a mentally unstable disgruntled employee or patient.

3:05 PM EST Possibly an explosive device in the building.

3:08 PM Up to 12 people dead.

3:11 Shooter(s) heavily armed and wearing body armor.

3:14 SWAT team is inside the building.

3:17 SWAT team is finding people inside the building, not known if they are safe or injured.

3:21 “Device” was found and bomb squad is going in.

3:26 SUV with three men seen leaving the area shortly after the shooting, Police have not found the SUV. Was it a terrorism squad that got away?


Above is from Google Earth, shows the complex of buildings where the shooting took place.

3:38 Vechicle being searched for is a black GMC Yukon

3:52 LA Times says “At least three suspected shooters vanished from the building after the gunfire.” This sounds a lot like Islamic terrorism.

4:11 KABC says 3 confirmed shooters with rifles.

4:20 The shooting took place in the building that’s a conference center which was being rented out to a Sen Bernardino County agency that was having a Christmas party.

4:27 What we know so far: three shooters wearing camo and masks enter a room where a Christmas party was taking place, they open fire with rifles, then they quickly left in a black GMC Yukon. Up to 12 fatalities. Unlike most shootings, the gunmen didn’t want to get caught and die as part of the attack. Of course, some of this info could turn out to be false.

4:32 CNN says witnesses reported they saw three men with rifles leave the building and enter a black SUV. It looks more and more like there really were three shooters.

4:38 Press conference to start at 4:45 (or 1:45 Pacific Time).

4:52 Officially announced that no one is in custody. Still waiting for press conference to start.

4:58 Chief says “up to three” shooters. 14 dead, 14 taken to hospitals for “significant” injuries. Police are looking for a “dark” SUV. FBI refuses to say if it was terrorism.

There probably wan’t actually a bomb, that sounds like it was just about the police being extra cautious.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Posted in News

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  1. Liberals and Conservatives alike on pins and needles awaiting confirmation of which side is responsible…


    December 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    • I smiled.


      December 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

  2. They’re confirming it was 3 shooters. I can’t think of anything it could be other than terrorists. How else would 3 psychos who want to die find each other without getting caught first?

    Reminder: our leaders actively let Muslims come live in this country while bombing them abroad.


    December 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    • 90% speculation at this point, but if I had to guess right now I’d say Islamic terrorism. Right wing organized terrorism does exist, though.


      December 2, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      • Have u guys been to San Bernardino? Islamic terrorism my ass. There ain’t worth anything blowing up here


        December 2, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      • “Right wing organized terrorism does exist, though.”

        No it doesn’t.


        December 2, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      • “Right wing terrorists” would not be able to plan this without being caught. This requires a community of like-minded people who can trust one another as they go through the steps to plan and execute this. “Right-wing” terrorists are usually lone wolves, or one guy and another who chickens out, like McVeigh and Terry Nichols.


        December 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      • There were three shooters and at least one guy driving a getaway vehicle.

        I lean towards Muslims, and, because of the coordination involved, organized ISIS or Al Qaeda terrorists.

        One shooter blowing away California government workers would be a disgruntled employee, two might be anti-government white militia dudes. Three shooters in body armor who were skillful enough to escape for a few hours, plus a fourth culprit driving the car suggests Muslims.

        The only doubt I have with my conclusion is whether San Bernadino government health workers would make appealing targets to ISIS.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 2, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    • I’d be cautious about accepting the claim of 3 shooters until it’s truly confirmed by 3 arrests or 3 body bags. The place attacked is apparently a treatment center for retards and people with abnormalities, so witness accounts are probably much less reliable than they usually are, and as filtered through the media that’s pretty bad anyway in the early stages.


      December 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      • The place attacked is apparently a treatment center for retards and people with abnormalities, so witness accounts are probably much less reliable than they usually are



        December 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      • The witnesses were mostly health workers. Presumably they were smart enough to give an accurate to police.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        December 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

  3. Why in the world would the bad guys be wearing tactical gear? Why stand out so obviously?

    Also, chatter on scanner is saying Middle Eastern males…


    December 2, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    • Renault,
      Are you listening to a local police scanner?


      December 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      • I was when I made that comment above, yes.


        December 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    • They had body armor and were wearing black in the fashion of the Paris attackers. I’m leaning against white militia guys.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      December 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm

  4. Everyone is talking about it in my office. Fyi, I work in the next city to San Bernardino. As JS would say, it’s a low class prole city


    December 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    • You must be in Loma Linda. Compared to Rialto, San Bernardino is Beverly Hills.


      December 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      • Ding….ding…ding. how would JS hear about Loma linda… curious minds want to know


        December 2, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      • Anybody who’s ever been unable to procure something on a Saturday knows Loma Linda.


        December 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm

  5. As of 1:27 PM P.S.T I am still betting that it is a(one) psycho, beta, white man.


    December 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

  6. “Shooting at I.R.S.” (sits up) “aka Inland Regional Services” (slumps down)


    December 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm

  7. Has there ever been an instance of Islamic terrorism where the attackers made a well executed getaway as opposed to going down in a blaze of glory? Obama is already calling this a “pattern” of shootings. Seems he would not do so if he knew it was Muslim. I think he knows or or has very good reason to suspect it’s not.

    J W

    December 2, 2015 at 5:18 pm

  8. Not coordinated Islamic terrorist activity. I’m from the Greater L.A. area, and I can verify the earlier comments that said nothing in San Berdoo is going to be a target for violent political statement. It can’t even be a case of mistaken identity—as in, Islamic terrorists thought they were targeting a viable location (Governor Brown’s offices or something) but went into the wrong building. Aint nothing east of the 15 that’s going to be on a Muslim’s list of Places To Do Jihad In And Make People Scared.

    Possible that it’s a Tsarnaev Bros’ style attack, but that’s just lower class beta male rage dressed up in Islamist garb.

    If I had to guess at this point, I’d put a little money but not a lot of confidence in the possibility that this was another North Hollywood shootout in the making, but the tactical thieves somehow fucked up and went into the wrong building, one that housed kids in wheelchairs and not lots of Benjamins. Otherwise, it makes no sense. Multiple gunmen, masks, AKs, a getaway vehicle . . . for a disability center?

    Seth Long

    December 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    • Only worthy thing around waterman street is Hospitality lane where lots of chain restaurants on either side all along. Just some disgruntled customer or coworker maybe..


      December 2, 2015 at 6:57 pm

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