09/24/82 George Banks went on what is termed a "spree killing". Thirteen people were killed by Banks starting with his family at home, and then going out in Army fatigues and shooting several people, interestingly one injured party who survived was named Jimmy Olsen. He then went on to kill his former girlfriend and their kids. Unlike nearly every other case Banks did not commit suicide or get shot by police but was taken into custody. Banks was ordered to be executed but later he was found to be "too crazy" to be killed. He has a bizarre ideation involving the Anti-Christ who lives in New York. In this case Banks used an AR-15 weapon and this incident was not brought up in the wake of Sandy Hook, much like some of the other cases here which would have been good fodder for the faux liberals who want "gun control", or, at least, are using the "gun control" debate in typical wedge issue fashion to hide serious economic hardships that they will inflict on the constituency that they supposedly serve. Wilkes Barre is very close to Tobyhanna Arsenal.
Tobyhanna was primarily an artillery maker as well as a training facility but also like many of the other WWII munitions plants also had German POWs held there. Even closer to Wilkes Barre PA one will find the curiously named Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. And this was the international headquarters of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, or the Shickshinny Knights of Malta. The SKOM are heavily connected to pro-Nazi, far right, anti-Communist activities in the years after WWII. The World Anti-Communist League had several prominent members that were also associates of the SKOM. They have been implicated by some as connected to the JFK assassination.
You can find information about them here, here, and here. Some major military names are in this fold, General MacArthur, Willoughby and others involved in the Pacific theater during WWII.
This is William Ellsworth Smythe who started one of the first communes in the US (the Little Landers) in San Ysidro California which was the site of the deadly McDonald's massacre 07/18/84.
Some other important connections in the area. The navy is heavily represented in the area. In WWII the Convair corporation operated there. They were a pioneer in aviation and space research and worked on the Mercury Program and eventually came to be owned and sold by McDonnell Douglass, General Dynamics and Lockheed which were later owners of Convair.
On 08/20/86 there was a mass shooting in a Postal Facility in Edmond Oklahoma. The "lone nut" killer was Patrick Sherrill a relief carrier. One of the fatalities was the grandson of Knute Rockne.
A memorial was erected to remember the dead.
It is interesting to note that there is a company located in Edmond that manufactures silencers for guns named major-malfunction. Tinker Air Force Base is also located here, which has a prominent Air Force and Navy contingent as well as US Material Command and the Defense Logistics Agency.
On 06/18/90 there was the tragic GMAC massacre in Jacksonville Florida. The "lone nut" in this case was James Edward Pough.
He was designated a spree killer because he had allegedly killed a prostitute and pimp prior to the massacre at GMAC.
Jacksonville has a long history. The port was a major ingress for French supplies to the Confederacy during the Civil War. In 1901 Jacksonville suffered a major fire that was one of the worst disasters in Florida's history. During World War II three naval facilities were built in the area so it has a strong military presence. There was also a German POW camp located in the area during WWII. The world famous Blue Angels were founded here as well.
On 10/16/91 there was a deadly massacre at Luby's cafeteria in Killeen Texas. Known as the Luby's massacre. One George Hennard crashed his truck into the front of the restaurant entered shouting; "This is what Bell County did to me!" and started shooting. Witnesses said that he seemed to be particularly interested in killing women and that he shouted misogynist invective's and smirking as he fired at them. He was an unemployed Merchant Mariner/Able Seaman in his mid thirties.
Interestingly this massacre resulted in a new gun law in Texas that was signed by Governor Bush. Of course there is a military base in Killeen created as Camp Hood and later re-designated as Fort Hood and it's official opening was on my birthday of September 18, but well before my birth in 1942. A substantial POW presence was there during the war; 4000 POWs.
Here are some patches of major units stationed at Fort Hood:
On 04/20/99 the tragedy of the Columbine High School massacre took place. This particular instance was probably the first mass shooting that resulted in "conspiracy theories" about what really happened at the school. Here is just one site that indicates the many unanswered questions and anomalies. There were two lesser known school shootings in Littleton at the Deer Creek Middle School, both much less deadly.
Fort Logan is located nearby, you can find a history of the fort here. Some notable names are associated with the fort, Civil War General Sheridan and then Major, Dwight Eisenhower. Some of the land later came to be leased to the state and a mental health facility was built there. The Mental health Institute at Fort Hood opened in 1961 and is still operating today as a civil mental health facility.
According to the official report on the massacre at Columbine two students did all of the shooting and eventually killed themselves after they finished. The shooting itself spurred gun control talk as well as a closer look at pharmaceuticals and their relation to tragedies such as this. Also in common with the latest mass school shooting, that of Sandy Hook Elementary, there also was talk of violent media as causative or contributory factors in gun violence.
On 07/29/99 Mark O. Barton went on a killing spree in Atlanta, GA. After killing his wife, then his children, he targeted day trading firms, apparently after having lost over one hundred thousand dollars over the preceding months. Barton was from an Air Force family. His home was in Acworth, GA, near the man made lake Acworth. The area was originally Cherokee land. He grew up in South Carolina. Georgia is home to Fort Benning, mentioned in another shooting chronicled here.
On 03/25/05 was the Red Lake massacre. A lone killer and a situation similar to that of Newtown in some ways. Jeffrey Weise an Ojibwe went on what is called a spree killing. He is alleged to have murdered his grandfather and his grandfather's girlfriend at home and then driving to the school (in his grandfather's squad car) that he once attended taking his grandfather's bullet proof vest and weapons with him (the grandfather was a police officer on the reservation). He killed himself after having a short shoot out with police.
On 04/16/07 was the terrible Virginia Tech massacre. Once again a "lone nut" student with a history of an anxiety disorder and ordered to therapy after being accused of stalking two students. This massacre has had it's share of "conspiracy theories" much like Columbine. It is hardly necessary to outline the military connection in Virginia as it is the home of many military and government bases and offices. But there is also a munitions facility nearby; The Radford Army Ammunition plant. That facility is currently run by BAE systems. The facility was noted by Mother Jones as one of the top 20 polluters of 2010, read that report here. This is now the sole supplier of TNT to the Department of Defense. They also manufacture propellants. I find this facility to strike me as amazingly similar to the so-called TNT area of Point Pleasant, West Virginia once home to a munitions plant that produced exactly the same things as Radford. BAE Systems is, of course, a British company headquartered in London UK.
BAE Systems incorporated Marconi Electronic Systems into it's corporate structure in 1999. Marconi had been involved in many important defense functions in the UK. One might remember the Marconi scientists death conspiracy. In which 25 Marconi scientists working on so-called "star wars" projects for the US died under mysterious circumstances. Here is a list with some detail.
On 03/10/09 there was a tragic affair in Alabama known as the Geneva County massacre. It is very interesting to me that I do not remember this story in the news at all. It should have been food for media manipulation in the wake of Sandy Hook since the alleged perpetrator had a Bushmaster AR15 as one of his weapons. This is a very curious case. The alleged killer was a clean cut man who had done well in school despite family problems.
Michael McLendon, seemed unable to keep a job for whatever reason and had problems with some other family members. He had a list of people who had reported him at his various jobs for things related to work that may have resulted in discipline but none of the people on the list were among the dead. Alabama has a munitions plant in Childersburg that produced TNT and other ordnance for WWII and is now a Superfund site, Fort Rucker and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and Fort Benning is close by as well. Fort Rucker is only 26 miles from McLendon's home, interestingly Al Gore was stationed at Rucker during his enlistment period. And what do you know there were also German and Italian POWs housed there as well during the war. On 03/11/09 coincidentally there was also a mass shooting at a school in Germany, known as the Winnenden school shooting.
On 04/03/09 there was the tragic Binghamton shootings, in Binghamton New York. Jiverly Voong a "lone nut" wearing a bullet proof vest committed the shootings and then committed suicide.
In similarity to the Virginia Tech massacre a package purportedly from Voong was mailed to a Syracuse news outlet that contained photos of him with guns and a letter attempting, in halting English, to explain his actions. The text of the letter is filled with paranoia and allegations of targeting, discrimination and being subjected to some type of nefarious attacks.
DATE: MARCH - 18 - 2009
"DEAR: NEW TEN NOW
"I AM JiVERLY WONG SHOOTING THE PEOPLE
"THE FiRST I WANT TO SAY SORRY I KNOW A LiTTLE ENGLiSH I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND ALL OF THiS. OF COURSE YOU NEED TO KNOW WHY I SHOOTING? BECAUSE UNDERCOVER COP GAVE ME A LOT OF ASS DURiNG EiGHTEEN YEARS. I GOT SEVEN YEARS AND EiGHT MONTH DELiVERY TO GROCERY IN THE CALiFORNiA. CAME BACK NEW YORK ON THE AUGUST - 2007. LET TALK ABOUT WHEN I LiVE IN CALiFORNiA. SUCH AS. . .COP USED 24 HOURS THE TECHNiQUE OF ULTRAMODERN AND CAMERA FOR BURN THE CHEMiCAL IN MY HOUSE. FOR SWiTCH THE CHANNEL Ti.Vi. FOR ADJUST THE FAN. FOR MADE ME UNBREATHBLE. FOR MADE ME VOMiT. FOR CONNECT THE MUSiC INTO MY EAR.
"UNDERCOVER COP USUAL COiNED SOME NASTY WAS NOT TRUE ABOUT ME AND SPREAD A RUMOUR TO THE RECEiVER AND SOME PEOPLE KNOW ME CONDUCE TOWARD MANY PEOPLE PREJUDiCED AND SELFiSH TO ME . . . COP MADE ME LOST MY JOB . . . COP PUT ME BECAME POOR.
"LET TALK ABOUT WHEN I LiVE AT THE 28.BAKER . ST. 2ND FLOOR. JOHNSON CiTY. NEW YORK 13790. IT TERRiBLE WHEN I LiVE THERE SUCH AS. . COP WAiT UNTiL MiDNiGHT WHEN I OFF THE LiGHT AND WENT TO THE BED. COP UNLOCK MY DOOR AND CAME IN TAKE A SiT IN MY ROOM <<COP DiD IT THiRTEEN TiME ON THE YEAR 1994>> ON THE THiRTEEN TiME HAD THREE TiME TOUCH ME WHEN I SLEEPiNG. ONE TiME STOLEN 20 DOLLAR IN MY WALLET ONE TiME USED ELECTRiC GUN SHOOT AT THE BEHiND MY NECK. (THAT TiME I DiD NOT KNOW ENGLiSH)
"PLEASE CONTiNUE SECOND PAGE THANK YOU.
"FROM 1990 TO 1995 NEW YORK UNDERCOVER COP TRY TO GET A CAR ACCiDENT WiTH ME. SUCH AS WHEN I DRiViNG ON THE HiGHWAY AND ON THE STREET UNDERCOVER COP SUNDDENLY BRAKE THE CAR STOP IMMEDiATELY AT THE OF FRONT MY CAR . . . COP DiD IT 32 TiME LiKE THAT DURiNG 1990 TO 1995 BUT I NEVER HiT THE CAR.
"MANY TiME FROM 1990 TO 1997 AT THE DAY TiME . . . COP EXPLOiT UNKNON ENGLiSH AND WENT TO MY HOUSE KNOCK THE DOOR FOR HARASS AND DOMiNEER. OF COURSE DURiNG THAT TiME COP COiNED SOMETHiNG WAS NOT TRUE ABOUT ME AND SPREAD A RUMOUR NASTY LiKE THE CALiFORNiA COP.
"FROM AUGUST - 2007 UNTiL NOW COP GAVE ME NOT TO MUCH ASS ONLY ONE TiME COP LEAVE A MASSAGE IN MY VOiCE MAiL AND SAiD << COME BACK YOUR COUNTRY >> AFTER FIVE MiNUTE I SEND A TEXT MASSAGE TO THEM I SAiD I WILL CALL THE POLiCE AND THEY SEND IT BACK TO ME THEY SAiD THEY ARE THE POLiCE
"DEAR. NEW TEN NOW. RiGHT NOW I STiLL GET UNEMPLOMENT BENEFiT OF THE COMPANY SHOP VAC ENDiCOTT. NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WAS CHEAT AND UNPAiD FROM DECEMBER – 1st - 2008 TO DECEMBER – 28th – 2008. I ALREADY CLAiM WEEKLY BENEFiT FROM THAT DATE. ANY WAY I CAN NOT ACCEPTED MY POOR LiFE. BEFORE I CUT MY POOR LiFE I MUST ONESELF GET A JUDGE JOB FOR MAKE AN IMPARTiAL WiTH UNDERCOVER COP BY AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE WiTH ME GO TO RETURN TO THE DUST OF EARTH.
"ALREADY IMPARTiAL NOW. . .COP BRiNG ABOUT THiS SHOOTiNG COP MUST RESPONSiBLE. AND YOU HAVE A NiCE DAY."
Binghamton was the home of IBM and also hosted General Electric and Ansco. The town did not experience any economic problems during the cold war because of it's heavy defense industry.
On 11/05/09 was the Fort Hood shooting. Once again a "lone nut" attacker opened fire at Fort Hood. The alleged shooter is Nidal Malik Hasan.
A doctor and Psychiatrist Hasan was of Palestinian descent. Some reports indicate that Hasan has turned against the wars and seemingly had planned the event by buying a weapon shortly before and stocking up on magazines and ammunition. Many different motives have been put forward. As of this time it is being treated as an incident of workplace violence rather than a terrorist act or other such designation. You may scroll up to see the history and connections of Killeen Texas.
On 07/20/12 was the 2012 Aurora theater shooting. This shooting spawned many different conspiracies and theories about who was behind it and what exactly happened. I did an earlier blog post on this shooting in which I examined some of this material and found much of it lacking any validity. There are aspects of the case that are still in doubt to me and many others. These include the possibility of accomplices or a second shooter and some other details.
Read my extensive examination of the Aurora shooting here. Once again the story is the same. James Holmes a "lone nut" killer entered the theater during a presentation of the movie The Dark Knight Rises, a Batman movie, and started shooting. He was also wearing body armor. After the shooting he left the theater and surrendered meekly to the police. In subsequent appearances and media reports Holmes seemed to be totally "out of it".
Very near Aurora Colorado was the one time Rocky Mountain Arsenal. A chemical weapons facility for the US military. It also housed a German POW camp during WWII. There are several very interesting things about Rocky Mountain Arsenal. The first is that it had a deep injection well for the "disposal" of deadly chemicals deep underground. Allegedly "safe". There was massive contamination at the site and like, once again, the TNT area of Point Pleasant West Virginia, there were several reclamation's made at the site apparently run by Shell Oil. The deep injection well was shut down after there was some correlation found between it's operation and earthquakes. This is an important issue today with the proliferation of fracking. There is also a connection to the nefarious, but little known Unit 731. This was a Japanese chemical and biological weapons development project that was running during WWII. One of the scientists from Unit 731 was brought to the US and was at one time at the Arsenal. Unit 731 scientists were brought into work for the US after the war much like the Nazi scientists involved in the rocket program and intelligence agencies. There are many weird coincidences and synchronicities involved in this shooting that has spawned many blogs and videos that examine them in some depth.
Finally we arrive at 12/14/12 and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. This is such a major issue and has led to many interesting developments. It has spawned renewed efforts at gun control and an assault weapon ban (which has been brought before the Senate by Diane Feinstein on Thursday January 24, 2013). This was a horrific atrocity that left 20 children dead. The alleged shooter was Adam Lanza, an autistic young man, who like the Red Lake killer started at home by killing his mother and then driving to the school. It was alleged by some media reports that he too had a bullet proof vest on. The shooting ended with Lanza committing suicide. The mainstream media really did a poor job on this investigation reporting conflicting and supposedly erroneous information. You can watch my message to the mainstream media in this video.
The authorities have been very tight lipped on releasing information. The shooting immediately spawned a huge trove of conspiracy theories that spanned many very divergent ideas. Several people were apparently arrested and released as not involved. There were allegations of several other shooters and even theories presented that asserted that the event never even happened and that all of the "witnesses" were actors. At least one person alleges that all of the video footage of the shooting actually was filmed at another school nearby and not at Sandy Hook at all. All of this has resulted in a huge media backlash against conspiracy theorists for their insensitivity and "ludicrous" assertions. This of course led to the fiasco of Alex Jones on Piers Morgan's show which I outlined in my last blog post.
I'm still doing research into the WWII connection and military facilities located in the state that might link this shooting more firmly to that matrix but there are several military bases in the state now. There is a Submarine base in Groton, and a Coast Guard Research and development center in New London. In WWII Connecticut was a powerhouse of military production making planes and ships and a lot of the stuff between. There are also many abandoned mental hospitals in the state as detailed here. This would include one in Newtown. That facility was closed in 1995. Considering Adam Lanza's apparent mental issues one wonders if he was ever treated there? Coincidentally in China on 12/14/12 there was a mass stabbing at a school in China at Chenpeng Village Primary School.
One simply has to do a search and you will find a plethora of information on this affair. Stay tuned to this blog for further updates on the military and WWII connections to this tragedy if such exist.