Monday, 17 December 2012

Connecticut School Killings – Part of an American Sickness


It's Not Gun Control but a Violent, Racist society that Killed 20 Children in Newtown Connecticut

 
Flags are flying at half-staff across Connecticut in remembrance of the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting.  Unfortunately the Stars and Stripes are themselves dripping with blood.
No one can doubt for a moment the trauma and pain of the parents of the children in Connecticut at the act of savagery that took the lives of their children away. 
However this is not the ‘one-off’ act of a madman. 

Sandy Hook Elementary School on morning of shooting.
The response of much of the Left, people like Michael Moore, is to blame what happens in the USA on a lack of gun control, arising from the constitutional right to bear arms.  
There have been repeated acts of killings in schools and shopping malls in the United States. As the following history shows,  mass killings at schools and other public places are almost the norm in America. On May 20, 1999, Heritage High School, Conyers, Georgia, six students were injured by a 15-year-old shooter. On November 19, 1999, in Deming, New Mexico, Victor Cordova, Jr., 12, shot and killed 13-year-old Araceli Tena in the lobby of the Deming Middle School. And on December 6, 1999, at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, four students were wounded when Seth Trickey, 13, opened fire with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at the Fort Gibson Middle School.

On February 29, 2000, at the Mount Morris Township, Michigan, six-year-old Kayla Rolland was shot dead at Buell Elementary School by six-year-old Dedric Owens with a .32-caliber handgun, which he had found in his uncle’s home.

On March 10, 2000, in Savannah, Georgia, two teenagers were killed by a 19-year-old, while leaving a dance sponsored by Beach High School. On May 26, 2000, English teacher Barry Grunow was shot and killed at Lake Worth Middle School by Nathaniel Brazill, 13, with a .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol on the last day of classes. On January 17, 2001, a student was shot and killed in front of Lake Clifton Eastern High School in Baltimore, Maryland. On March 5, 2001, two students were killed and 13 wounded by Charles Andrew Williams, 15, firing from a bathroom at Santana High School in Santee, California. On March 7, 2001, 14-year-old Elizabeth Catherine Bush wounded student Kimberly Marchese in the cafeteria of Bishop Neumann High School in Williamsport, Pa.

On March 22, 2001, Jason Hoffman, 18, wounded a teacher and three students at Granite Hills High School, Granite Hills, California. On March 30, 2001, a student at Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana, was killed by Donald R. Burt, Jr., a 17-year-old student who had been expelled from the school. On November 12, 2001, Chris Buschbacher, 17, took two hostages at the Caro Learning Center in Caro, Michigan, before killing himself.

On April 24, 2003, James Sheets, 14, killed Principal Eugene Segro of Red Lion Junior High School, Red Lion, Pa., before killing himself. On September 24, 2003, at Rocori High School in Cold Spring, Minnesota, two students were killed by John Jason McLaughlin, 15.

On March 21, 2005, at the Red Lake reservation in Red Lake, Minnesota, 16-year-old Jeffrey Weise killed his police sergeant grandfather and his grandfather’s girlfriend, then later drove his grandfather’s police vehicle to Red Lake Senior High School where, at 2:45 p.m. he began shooting, killed seven people on the school campus, including five students, one teacher, and an unarmed security guard, and wounded five others.

On November 8, 2005, in Jacksboro, Tennessee, a 15-year-old shot and killed an assistant principal at Campbell County High School, and seriously wounded two other administrators. On August 24, 2006, Christopher Williams, 27, shot two teachers and wounded another. Before going to the school, he had killed his ex-girlfriend’s mother.

On September 27, 2006, an adult male held six students hostage at Platte Canyon High School, Bailey, Colorado, then shot and killed Emily Keyes, 16, and himself. Two days later, on September 29, in Cazenovia, Wisconsin, a 15-year-old student shot and killed Weston School principal, John Klang.

On October 3, 2006, in Nickel Mines, Pa., a 32-year-old milk-truck driver, Carl Charles Roberts, entered the one-room West Nickel Mines Amish School and shot 10 schoolgirls, ranging in age from six to 13 years old, and then himself. Five of the girls and Roberts died. A movie has already been made of this chilling tragedy.

On January 3, 2007, Douglas Chanthabouly, 18, shot fellow student Samnang Kok, 17, in Henry Foss High School, Tacoma, Washington. On April 16, 2007, in Blacksburg, Virginia, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech Student, Cho Seung-Hui, killed two in a dorm, then killed 30 more two hours later in a classroom building. His suicide brought the death toll to 33, making that shooting rampage the most deadly in U.S. history. Fifteen others were wounded.

On September 21, 2007, at Delaware State University, Dover, freshman Loyer D. Brandon shot and wounded two other freshmen students on the university campus. On October 10, 2007, 14-year-old Asa H. Coon shot and injured two students and two teachers before killing himself at Cleveland High School, Cleveland, Ohio.

On February 8, 2008, a nursing student at Louisiana Technical College, in Baton Rouge, shot and killed two women and then herself in a classroom. Three days later, in Memphis, Tennessee, a 17-year-old student at Mitchell High School shot and wounded a classmate in gym class. A day later, on February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, a 14-year-old boy shot a student at E. O. Green Junior High School causing the 15-year-old victim to become brain dead. Two days later, on February 14, a gunman killed five students, wounded 17 others, and then killed himself when he opened fire on a classroom at Northern Illinois University.

On November 12, 2008, a 15-year-old female student was shot and killed by a classmate at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

On February 5, 2010, at the Discovery Middle School in Madison, Alabama, a ninth grader was shot by another student during a class change. The boy pulled out a gun and shot Todd Brown in the head while walking in the hallway. On February 12, at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Amy Bishop, a biology professor, shot her colleagues, killing three and wounding three others.

On January 5, 2011, in Omaha, Nebraska, two people were killed and two more injured in a shooting at Millard South High School. Shortly after being suspended from school, the shooter returned and shot the assistant principal, principal, and the school nurse. The shooter then left campus and took his own life. On that same day, in Houston, Texas, two gunmen opened fire during a Worthing High School powder-puff football game. One former student died, and five others were wounded.

On May 10, 2011, in San Jose, California, three people were killed at San Jose State University. Two former students were found dead on the fifth floor of the garage. A third, the suspected shooter, died later at the hospital. On December 8, 2011, at Blacksburg, Virginia, a Virginia Tech police officer was shot and killed by a 22-year-old student from Radford University on Virginia Tech’s campus.

On February 10, 2012, in Walpole, New Hampshire, a 14-year-old student shot himself in front of seventy fellow students. Seven days later, at Chardon High School, in Chardon, Ohio, a former student opened fire, killing three students.
 Yet Norway has a higher ownership of guns per head of population. Switzerland is similar, in that it has always had a citizens’ army. Yet in these countries you don’t have these repeated outbreaks of mass murder. Certainly in Norway there was the murderous rampage of Andres Breivik, the Norwegian fascist and Zionist. But his motives were clear, to kill as many young, left-wing people as possible. And what Breivik did was all but approved by people like ex-Fox News mouthpiece, Glenn Beck, who called those who died ‘Hitler Youth’ for supporting the Palestinians.

 The fact is that the 20 children who died in Connecticut are no different from the hundreds of Afghan children, Palestinian children and others who die, daily, because of US drones and missiles and other weapons of murder and mayhem. A violent society begets violence and the children of Newtown are the price that the United States pays for its approval, support and use of violence beyond its border.

Tony Greenstein

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

tony:

did you have to send us to a John Birch Society (JBS) website for all this info?! Nonetheless, good data despite the pisspoor analysis.

Tony Greenstein said...

Sorry about that but it was the only site with this data that I could find. Didn't realise it was the John Birch society. Thought they died with that Dylan song!

I don't mind you telling me that my analysis is 'pisspoor' but a little explanation would be helpful!

Tony Greenstein said...

Sorry about that but it was the only site with this data that I could find. Didn't realise it was the John Birch society. Thought they died with that Dylan song!

I don't mind you telling me that my analysis is 'pisspoor' but a little explanation would be helpful!

Mooser said...

Tony, there are so many guns in America that we would have to be a nation of pacifist saints to avoid a high murder-rate.
If you have a bad day, there is always a gun to hand, and with a gun, you can kill without even breaking a sweat. And for an obese populace, that's a plus. After all, if you're irritated or depressed enough, or both, to twitch your finger, You're irritated or depressed enough to kill. And guns are, if you actually don't have one, so available you can arm yourself before the mood passes.

Anonymous said...

700 Palestinians killed in Syria and not a word , not a condemnation from the PSC . Where are the protests , boycotts , flotillas . Not so much as a tweet . Your concern for Palestinians is a hollow sham . If it was not so , the equivalent of ISM would be operating out of Syria to assist the thousands of Palestinians living there not that you would last 5 minutes in such a hell hole . Far easier to attack an open and transparent democracy which allows you to carry on your nefarious little actions .
Hypocrites and worse still cowards , who care not a jot about Palestinians but use them as pawns in your contemptible attempts to undermine and delegitimise Israel . Get some balls Greenstein and take a trip to Syria rather than remain in your parochial Brighton comfort zone . Incidentally Assad is now using a derivative of Sarin gas on its citizens . Looking forward to seeing you outside the Syrian embassy - not .

http://m.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Dec-23/199687-700-palestinians-killed-in-syria-conflict-plo.ashx?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Tony Greenstein said...

Your concern with Palestinians being killed in Syria is touching but nonetheless fake. When thousands of Palestinians were being killed in Jordan in Black September 1970, Israel moved to prevent any help from Syria.

This is of course the typical kind of argument we used to get from apologists for Apartheid (South African style)- look at all these terrible Black regimes. let's ignore the White supremacist government. Now it's ignore the Jewish supremacists (it's called 'deligitimisation' as if racial supremacy was ever legitimate).

But no doubt Anon. will have the gonads to call for Israel to open its borders to the Palestinians of Syria? No, I thought not. That would hardly do, would it, to readmit the original refugees.

Anonymous said...

And your lack of concern for Palestinians killed in Syria is sickening but not surprising . Palestinian lives are of little consequence unless they can be used for propaganda purposes
The situation in Syria and events in Israel and Palestine and how they affect Palestinian lives are not mutually exclusive but the deafening silence from the boycott movement proves to the contrary .
As for Black September , I seem to recall it was King Hussein s forces that routed a Syrian armoured column going to the assistance of the beleaguered Fatah as they attempted the overthrow of the Hashemite Kingdom .

Tony Greenstein said...

No you remember wrong. It was Israeli threats against a Syrian intervention which forced Syrian help to turn back. As I said, thousands of Palestinians died and all because of your miserable bastard of a state. So much for your crocodile tears.

Instead of focussing on the wrongs done to Palestinians elsewhere, as a consequence of the original expulsions, a little condemnation of land confiscations, olive grove burning, child shackling etc. might establish your bona fides. Otherwise you are a hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

Syrian intervention attempt

On September 18, during the time of turmoil, Syria tried to intervene on behalf of the Palestinian guerrillas. President Hafez al-Assad told his biographer, Patrick Seale, that Syria's intervention was only to protect the Palestinians from a massacre. The Syrians sent in armored forces equivalent to a brigade, with tanks, some of them allegedly hastily rebranded from the regular Syrian army for the purpose. Other Syrian units were the 5th Infantry Division (with the 88th and 91st Tank Brigades and the 67th Mechanised Brigade with over 200 T-55 tanks) and Commandos. They were under the command of the Palestine Liberation Army's (PLA) Syrian branch, whose headquarters were located in Damascus, and which was controlled by the government. They were met by the 40th Armored Brigade of the Jordanian Army. The Syrian Air Force, under orders of Assad, never entered the battle. This has been variously attributed to power struggles within the Syrian Baathist government (pitting Assad against Salah Jadid), and to the threat of Israeli military intervention.

As King Hussein dealt with threats by both Palestinian refugees in his country and invading Syrian forces, the king asked "the United States and Great Britain to intervene in the war in Jordan, asking the United States, in fact, to attack Syria, and some transcripts of diplomatic communiques show that Hussein requested Israeli intervention against Syria." Timothy Naftali said. "Syria had invaded Jordan and the Jordanian king, facing what he felt was a military rout, said please help us in any way possible."[23]

A telegram indicates that Hussein himself called a U.S. official at 3 a.m. to ask for American or British help. "Situation deteriorating dangerously following Syrian massive invasion...", the document said. "I request immediate physical intervention both land and air... to safeguard sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Jordan. Immediate air strikes on invading forces from any quarter plus air cover are imperative."[23]

On 21 September the Syrian 5th Division broke through the defenses of the Jordanian 40th Armoured Brigade, and pushed it back off the ar-Ramtha crossroads. On 22 September the Royal Jordanian Air Force began attacking Syrian forces, which were badly battered as a result. The constant airstrikes broke the will of the Syrian force, and on the late afternoon of 22 September the 5th Division began to retreat.[24]

Tony Greenstein said...

Yes but in your arrogance Mr Anon you fail to ask why the Royal Jordanian Air Force battered the Syrian regiments. In fact Assad became President as a result of what happened in September 1970. This is what Wikipedia says:

'In 1970, Syria supported Palestinian guerrillas in their war against Jordan, known as the Black September, and Jadid sent an armored force to aid the Palestinians.[36] Assad opposed Syria's intervention and refused to send the Air Force in support, which allowed the Royal Jordanian Air Force to rout the Syrian forces unopposed and turned the invasion into a disaster.[37] Assad used Syria's defeat in the War of Attrition against Israel between 1967 and 1970 and the Black September affair to discredit Jadid and extend his own control over the Armed Forces and the Ba'ath Party. In two military coups in February 1969 and November 1970, Assad evicted and arrested Jadid and his senior followers in the government, and assumed unchallenged control over Syria.'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez_al-Assad

Unlike you I remember the events and the Wiki version accords more with the truth than your Zionised version.

Anonymous said...

Nice try Greenstein , must do better . Nothing to do with Israel . Hussein was in a desperate battle against Palestinian terrorists who were attempting to overthrow the kingdom aided and abetted by the terrorist gang in Syria



On 21 September the Syrian 5th Division broke through the defenses of the Jordanian 40th Armoured Brigade, and pushed it back off the ar-Ramtha crossroads. On 22 September the Royal Jordanian Air Force began attacking Syrian forces, which were badly battered as a result. The constant airstrikes broke the will of the Syrian force, and on the late afternoon of 22 September the 5th Division began to retreat.[24]

Hussein was eventually able to see off both with no assistance from Israel or the US . Your problem is that your obsession with Israel has rendered you utterly delusional and prone to mendacity on a grand scale .


Tony Greenstein said...

Hussein was a British imposed tyrant. Nothing to do with Israel? Obviously you are unaware of the dealings between the Zionist leaders and the journey to see Abdullah by Golda Myerson pre-1948.

Most of those who live in Jordan are Palestinians. Yes Hussein was in a desperate battle to save his regime and like all Zionists you support the old and corrupt order in the Middle East.

When people resort to the word 'terrorist' they've usually lost the argument. Didn't Begin blow up the King David Hotel amongst other deeds? Terrorists? The Israeli state was founded by them.

I'm not even sure what is being argued here. If there were skirmishes between Syrian military and the Jordanian military fine. What is clear is that Assad was opposed, being part of the conservsative wing of the Ba'athists and used the occasion to come to power.

If you actually remembered what happened as opposed to reading about it you will know of the reports at the time that the Israeli state, at US instigation, warned the Syrians off helping their Palestinian brothers and sisters being massacred by Hussein. But like all good Zionists you support Arab tyrants. Your contribution to civilisation and democracy in the Middle East.

Hussein only won out because the Syrians pulled back. Unfortunately facts and Zionist hasbara rarely mix.

And yes, I'm as 'obssessed' about Zionism as people used to be about Apartheid in South Africa and Nazi racial doctrines. Got a problem with that?

Anonymous said...

I didn't mean your analysis was pisspoor. I meant the analysis in the article itself (removing prayer from the schools led to this massacre!)