El Paso Walmart mass shooting: The pieces that don’t fit

This post originally appeared at Fellowship of the Minds

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, just before 10:30 a.m., at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, wielding a WASR-10 semi-automatic rifle, Patrick Wood Crusius, 21, shot and killed 20 people (including 7 Mexican nationals) and injured another 26, two of whom died 1-2 days later.

El Paso is a city in West Texas of about 680,000 residents, across the border from Juarez, Mexico. Crusius was living with his grandmother in Allen, Texas, about 650 miles from El Paso.

The timestamp on security-camera footage of the gunman walking in was 10:39:35. El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said the first officer on scene arrived six minutes later, at 10:45 a.m.

Crusius was taken into custody and charged with capital murder after he surrendered to the police outside the Walmart shortly after the shooting began. Police say Crusius had purchased the gun legally, and allowed to carry it openly. Two law enforcement officers told ABC News that after Crusius was taken into custody, he told investigators that he wanted to shoot as many Mexicans as possible.

Police believe that Crusius is linked to a 2,300-word, 4-page “white nationalist” manifesto, “The Inconvenient Truth,” published at 10:20 a.m. on the 8chaninternet forums politics board, 19 minutes before the first 911 call.

The manifesto expresses worry about a “Hispanic invasion”, automation, large corporations, and environmental degradation, and is critical of both Democratic and Republican politicians for being “either complacent or involved” in the “takeover of the United States government by unchecked corporations.” (Sources: WikipediaNew York Times)

Note: 8chan has been characterized by the media as “Alt Right”. Yesterday, August 5, 8chan was shut down by the network infrastructure provider Cloudflare and by the web services company Voxility. And so, an “Alt Right” online forum is no more. Silenced.

Like so many past mass shootings, the El Paso shooting is also marked by anomalies — what Wolfgang Halbig calls “pieces that don’t fit”.

Below are 1o pieces that don’t fit in the El Paso shooting (h/t Vivian Lee‘s post on JamesFetzer.org, August 6, 2019):

(1) Like other false-flag mass shootings, the El Paso shooting had also been preceded by a drill. As reported by the New York Times, a “training exercise” for a “mass killing” had “recently” been held at Del Sol Medical Center, the El Paso hospital that was treating at least 11 of the injured. (The other victims were treated at University Medical Center of El Paso.)

 

(2) The WASR-10 semi-automatic rifle has a detachable 30-round magazine. How did Crusius manage to kill 22 and wound another 25 with a single 30-round magazine and without any extra ammunition?

(3) MULTIPLE SHOOTERS

Vivian Lee writes that “Fox News reported shots being fired rapidly in multiple locations; more shots were fired 20 minutes later, although this has been dropped from the narrative.” (Source: Twitter)

NBC News reported that authorities initially said a second person was taken into custody, but later said they believe only one person was responsible, and that Sgt. Robert Gomez of the El Paso Police Department said no shots were fired by law enforcement.

However, in the video below, an eye witness said she saw multiple shooters — 3 to 4 men, not policemen, who were all dressed in black and shooting bullets.

(4) Witnesses did not recognize the sounds they heard as gunfire, saying they were like “loud boxes being dropped” or “hits, like roof construction.” (NBC News)

(5) Although Walmart is equipped with security cameras, store footage has not been released to the public.

(6) Vivian Lee observed that “as with other staged shootings, the participants amble around casually, with no sense of urgency or fear. Emergency protocol was not observed – no colored START tarps are in evidence, and EMTs and ambulances did not swarm the scene. Instead, makeshift efforts to attend to the “wounded” were carried out with the help of bystanders, and shopping carts were pressed into service.”

(7) CRISIS ACTOR?

Edie Hallberg is the daughter of Angie Englisbee, 86, a native of Santa Fe who was killed in the El Paso Walmart shooting. Below is a pic of Hallberg crying (source: Madison.com)

Curiously, neither Spokeo nor TruthFinder people search has Edie Hallberg as a family member of Angie (Angelina) Englisbee. According to TruthFinder, Englisbee filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February of last year.

Both Spokeo and TruthFinder have an Edie E. Hallberg, 60, in El Paso, Texas, but Angie Englisbee is not among Edie E. Hallberg’s possible relatives.According to TruthFinder, Hallberg had been a teaching assistant at the University of Northern Iowa (1991-1992) and a lecturer at the University of Bamberg, Germany since 2006. Here’s her LinkedIn account.

A video on 153news.net suggests Edie Hallberg is a crisis actor because there was an Edie Hallberg, a longtime S.F. Bay Area activist, who performed as “Wobbly Woman” in an event celebrating labor history and struggles “through song and word” at a senior center in Berkeley, CA, on May 27, 2015. (The Mercury News)

But the activist Edie Hallberg is most likely not the Edie E. Hallberg, 60, of El Paso. According to TruthFinder, there is an Edie M. Hallberg, 72, a Gray Panther in Berkeley, CA. But according to the website of Berkeley Gray Panthers, their former chair Edie Hallberg had died “suddenly” in October 2016.

(8) PRE-DATED GOFUNDME ACCOUNTS?

In her post, Vivian Lee writes: “Some Go Fund Me accounts were set up for the ‘victims’ before the ‘massacre’ actually occurred.” Alas, if you click the embedded GoFundMe link (https://www.gofundme.com/f/elpasovictim), you now get the message: “Campaign Not Found”.

The GoFundMe accounts I found had all been created after the El Paso Walmart shooting.

(9) PRE-DATED NEWS REPORTS?

According to a video on 153new.net, results of a Google search for news reports on the El Paso shooting carry dates that are before the shooting. Below are screenshots of Google search’s pre-dated news reports:

However, the pre-dates apparently are a curious feature of Google Search because when I actually searched for those news reports, the reports either are not about the El Paso Walmart shooting or, if they are, are dated “correctly”, i.e., after the shooting. Here are some examples for you to verify:

  • Not about the El Paso Walmart shooting:
    • https://www.ktsm.com/crime/name-of-teenager-shot-in-central-el-paso-home-is-released-by-police/
    • https://www.wkrg.com/top-stories/video-woman-opens-fire-in-walmart-during-fight/
  • About the El Paso Walmart shooting, but correctly dated:
    • https://wlos.com/news/nation-world/ap-source-at-least-15-dead-in-el-paso-texas-shooting (date: August 3, 2019)
    • https://www.wvlt.tv/video/?vid=516816281 (date: August 3, 2019)

(10) THE MANIFESTO

Vivian Lee observed that the manifesto supposedly written and posted by 21-year-old Crusius on 8chan about 20 minutes before shooting began, “reads like it was written by an employee of one of the government agencies or intelligence services involved in the operation.”

So we are to believe that Crusius traveled 650 miles from his home in Allen, Texas, to gun down Mexicans in El Paso? Aren’t there Mexicans in Allen? And that, en route to the El Paso Walmart, about 20 minutes before he started shooting, he had the presence of mind to upload his manifesto to 8chan?

Crusius is a high school graduate with about 1½  years of college. He graduated in 2017 from Plano Senior High School and was enrolled in Collin (Community) College from 2017 until spring 2019. (Wikipedia)

Here is Patrick Crusius’s manifesto, containing not even one grammatical or spelling mistake. You tell me if this was written by a 21-year-old with less than 2 years in a community college.

About Me

In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigators, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion. Some people will think this statement is hypocritical because of the nearly complete ethnic and cultural destruction brought to the Native Americans by our European ancestors, but this just reinforces my point. The natives didn’t take the invasion of Europeans seriously, and now what’s left is just a shadow of what was. My motives for this attack are not at all personal. Actually the Hispanic community was not my target before I read The Great Replacement. This manifesto will cover the political and economic reasons behind the attack, my gear, my expectations of what response this will generate and my personal motivations and thoughts.

In short, America is rotting from the inside out, and peaceful means to stop this seem to be nearly impossible. The inconvenient truth is that our leaders, both Democrat AND Republican, have been failing us for decades. They are either complacent or involved in one of the biggest betrayals of the American public in our history. The takeover of the United States government by unchecked corporations. I could write a ten page essay on all the damage these corporations have caused, but here is what is important. Due to the death of the baby boomers, the increasingly anti-immigrant rhetoric of the right and the ever increasing Hispanic population, America will soon become a one party-state. The Democrat party will own America and they know it. They have already begun the transition by pandering heavily to the Hispanic voting bloc in the 1st Democratic Debate. They intend to use open borders, free healthcare for illegals, citizenship and more to enact a political coup by importing and then legalizing millions of new voters. With policies like these, the Hispanic support for Democrats will likely become nearly unanimous in the future. The heavy Hispanic population in Texas will make us a Democrat stronghold. Losing Texas and a few other states with heavy Hispanic population to the Democrats is all it would take for them to win nearly every presidential election. Although the Republican Party is also terrible. Many factions within the Republican Party are pro-corporation. Procorporation = pro-immigration. But some factions within the Republican Party don’t prioritize corporations over our future. So the Democrats are nearly unanimous with their support of immigration while the Republicans are divided over it. At least with Republicans, the process of mass immigration and citizenship can be greatly reduced.

Economic Reasons

In short, immigration can only be detrimental to the future of America. Continued immigration will make one of the biggest issues of our time, automation, so much worse. Some sources say that in under two decades, half of American jobs will be lost to it. Of course some people will be retrained, but most will not. So it makes no sense to keep on letting millions of illegal or legal immigrants flood into the United States, and to keep the tens of millions that are already here. Invaders who also have close to the highest birthrate of all ethnicities in America. In the near future, America will have to initiate a basic universal income to prevent widespread poverty and civil unrest as people lose their jobs. Joblessness in itself is a source of civil unrest. The less dependents on a government welfare system, the better. The lower the unemployment rate, the better. Achieving ambitions social projects like universal healthcare and UBI would become far more likely to succeed if tens of millions of dependents are removed. Even though new migrants do the dirty work, their kids typically don’t. They want to live the American Dream which is why they get college degrees and fill higher-paying skilled positions. This is why corporations lobby for even more illegal immigration even after decades of it of happening. They need to keep replenishing the low-skilled labor pool. Even as migrant children flood skilled jobs, Corporations make this worse by lobbying for even more work visas to be issued for skilled foreign workers to come here. Recently, the senate under a REPUBLICAN administration has greatly increased the number of foreign workers that will take American jobs. Remember that both Democrats and Republicans support immigration and work visas. Corporations need to keep replenishing the labor pool for both skilled and unskilled jobs to keep wages down. So Automation is a good thing as it will eliminate the need for new migrants to fill unskilled jobs. Jobs that Americans can’t survive on anyway. Automation can and would replace millions of low-skilled jobs if immigrants were deported. This source of competition for skilled labor from immigrants and visa holders around the world has made a very difficult situation even worse for natives as they compete in the skilled job market. To compete, people have to get better credentials by spending more time in college. It used to be that a high school degree was worth something. Now a bachelor’s degree is what’s recommended to be competitive in the job market. The cost of college degrees has exploded as their value has plummeted. This has led to a generation of indebted, overqualified students filling menial, low paying and unfulfilling jobs. Of course these migrants and their children have contributed to the problem, but are not the sole cause of it. The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country. The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly overharvesting resources. This has been a problem for decades. For example, this phenomenon is brilliantly portrayed in the decades old classic “The Lorax”. Water sheds around the country, especially in agricultural areas, are being depleted. Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations. Consumer culture is creating thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste, and recycling to help slow this down is almost non-existent. Urban sprawl creates inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land. We even use god knows how many trees worth of paper towels just wipe water off our hands. Everything I have seen and heard in my short life has led me to believe that the average American isn’t willing to change their lifestyle, even if the changes only cause a slight inconvenience. The government is unwilling to tackle these issues beyond empty promises since they are owned by corporations. Corporations that also like immigration because more people means a bigger market for their products. I just want to say that I love the people of this country, but god damn most of y’all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle. So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.

Gear

Main gun: AK47 (WASR 10) – I realized pretty quickly that this isn’t a great choice since it’s the civilian version of the ak47. It’s not designed to shoot rounds quickly, so it overheats massively after about 100 shots fired in quick succession. I’ll have to use a heat-resistant glove to get around this. 8m3 bullet: This bullet, unlike pretty much any other 7.62×39 bullet, actually fragments like a pistol hollow point when shot out of an ak47 at the cost of penetration. Penetration is still reasonable, but not nearly as high as a normal ak47 bullet. The ak47 is definitely a bad choice without this bullet design, and may still be with it. Other gun(if I get one): Ar15 – Pretty much any variation of this gun doesn’t heat up nearly as fast as the AK47. The round of this gun isn’t designed to fragment, but instead tumbles inside a target causing lethal wounding. This gun is probably better, but I wanted to explore different options. The ar15 is probably the best gun for military applications but this isn’t a military application. This will be a test of which is more lethal, either it’s fragmentation or tumbling. I didn’t spend much time at all preparing for this attack. Maybe a month, probably less. I have do this before I lose my nerve. I figured that an under-prepared attack and a meh manifesto is better than no attack and no manifesto

Reaction

Statistically, millions of migrants have returned to their home countries to reunite with the family they lost contact with when they moved to America. They come here as economic immigrants, not for asylum reasons. This is an encouraging sign that the Hispanic population is willing to return to their home countries if given the right incentive. An incentive that myself and many other patriotic Americans will provide. This will remove the threat of the Hispanic voting bloc which will make up for the loss of millions of baby boomers. This will also make the elites that run corporations realize that it’s not in their interest to continue piss off Americans. Corporate America doesn’t need to be destroyed, but just shown that they are on the wrong side of history. That if they don’t bend, they will break.

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