• “Cyber shills” working to misdirect, embarrass legitimate conspiracy researchers
By Michael Collins Piper
Evidence suggests patriots and truth seekers are being subjected to insidious means of mind control—and crowd control—through a covert campaign now being orchestrated across the Internet.
Consider this: Right after 9-11, AMERICAN FREE PRESS correspondent Victor Thorn demonstrated that the United States government version of what happened to United Flight 93 on 9-11 was an absolute lie, and that the plane was deliberately shot down by the government.
Yet, today, there is an ongoing push to flood the Internet and independent media with a never-before-seen genre of thought that holds, essentially, that nothing reported in the establishment press is “for real”—that every traumatic event is, to one degree or another, a big hoax.
Here’s the problem: Had this mindset held sway after 9-11, it would have been alleged there never even was a United Flight 93, that it neither crashed nor was shot down and that those who died on the plane never existed and that their survivors (and some of the witnesses interviewed by Thorn) were paid actors—referred to as “crisis actors” in this new genre—deployed to misdirect honest investigators.
The Internet would have been rife with accusations that Thorn’s revelations were actually part of the cover-up and, as a consequence, many good folks might have doubted AFP’s credibility.
Fortunately, most people see through such nonsense. However, this new “meme” (that nothing is real) is catching hold among many who don’t realize that ongoing efforts to impose this worldview—almost a cult-like ideology—on truth seekers is a very real conspiracy designed to undermine diligent reporting of the type seen in AFP.
Unfortunately, many are falling into this carefully-crafted trap. A bevy of disinformation specialists known as “cyber shills”—along with amateur keyboard detectives caught up in the frenzy—are bombarding patriots with all manner of outlandish “analysis” of photographs and videos, purporting to “prove” some point that is invariably a total distraction from the real facts that should be unveiled.
This does harm to the serious efforts of those who are trying to expose the very real conspiracies and cover-ups surrounding 9-11, the Oklahoma City bombing, the JFK assassination, the Boston bombing and so many matters hidden behind the media monopoly’s iron curtain of censorship.
Note: AFP is here to tell readers that there’s more to the story of shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and at the Washington Navy Yard and to the Boston Marathon bombing than many of the Internet sensationalists are telling you.
In truth, many still do not understand the big secret about Sandy Hook: In the face of the predictable media push for gun control following that tragedy, there was an obvious conspiracy by Internet provocateurs to misdirect patriots into thinking they were fighting gun control by repeating stories that “no children died” when, in fact, such claims made Second Amendment advocates look ridiculous.
Serious-minded Second Amendment advocates were arguing, of course, that guns in the hands of teachers and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary could have saved the lives of those who were massacred.
On April 28—at website newswithviews.com—respected patriot Devvy Kidd put it in perspective:
Over the past nearly two decades, every time some horrific “event” happens, wanna-be “journalists” come out of the woodwork with their conspiracy theories based on absolutely nothing; bloggers who specialize in no facts, just rank speculation. [These are] irresponsible people out to make a name for themselves or to get people to their websites. They have zero credibility and hurt the rest of us by being lumped together [with us]. I have debunked conspiracy theories in the past based on documentation. I get attacked as if I’m the bad guy for pursuing the truth. There are conspiracies and cover-ups, but we want the truth, not speculation.
For years, AFP has been smeared for publishing what critics call “conspiracy theories,” which are, in fact, truthful reporting of high-level misdeeds. Those trying to discredit revelations about the real conspiracies do all they can to make AFP and others who expose those conspiracies and the truth about mind control appear to be “nut jobs.”
That’s why, in 2008, University of Chicago law professor Cass Sunstein—a Barack Obama crony —issued a formal crisis management paper on “conspiracy theories,” outlining a proposed program of what he called “cognitive infiltration” to discredit such theories, particularly those implicating Israel in 9-11.
And while such “Judas goat” operations have been going on for years, involving, for example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) infamous Anti-Defamation League-assisted COINTELPRO—targeting the Ku Klux Klan, the National States Rights Party, the Minutemen and other dissidents—we know of one current Internet-focused scheme exposed by Thorn in AFP. Reporting that the Israeli government pays young Israelis $2,000 a month to troll the Internet and spread disinformation, Thorn noted that this connivance is well coordinated:
Participants are provided with specific scripts to use on enemies, complete with details involving sensationalized accusations against enemies, divide-and-conquer strategies where one individual is pitted against another, plus a variety of distraction techniques and the marginalization of opinions that differ from the official Jewish party line. Other tactics include denying inconvenient facts, refusing dialogue by sending conversations off into absurd directions, or dishonestly manipulating sources to entrap a foe.
Programmed to capture the imagination of sincere truth seekers, these manipulations—aimed at a receptive “captive audience”—are intrigues designed, as Thorn noted, to not only redirect debate by countering conspiracy theories but also by inserting ridiculous disinformation into the debate.
This further discredits any and all conspiracy theories—which happens to be the ultimate purpose of this multi-faceted effort.
Implementing Sunstein’s treacherous mind-control agenda, crisis management experts recognized that Internet-active truth seekers constitute a “crowd” as defined by Gustave LeBon’s sinister study—The Crowd—a legendary work described as having “exerted a powerful influence upon the thought of men aiming to understand the workings of collective behavior and of social psychology.”
Remembering what LeBon said—“To know the art of impressing the imagination of crowds is to know at the same time the art of governing them”—Sunstein set in motion an Orwellian framework for both mind control and crowd control all too visible on the Internet today.
AFP pledges to ignore their disinformation and focus on the big picture and continue to confront the real issues with facts, not speculation.
Michael Collins Piper is an author, journalist, lecturer and radio show host. He has spoken in Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Canada and the U.S.
Sandy Hook Shooting: Where’s the proof?
• Zero evidence of a shooting has been proffered by the government or mass media
By John Friend
The alleged shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December of last year has caused quite a bit of friction and disagreement amongst the staff at AMERICAN FREE PRESS. Here I will attempt to explain my views on this controversial subject, which stand in stark contrast to the position taken by Michael Collins Piper in his recent article entitled, “Internet Rife with Disinformation: ‘Cyber Shills’ working to misdirect, embarrass legitimate conspiracy researchers,” published on page 18 in Issue #43 of AFP’s print edition.
I took a keen interest in the alleged Sandy Hook shooting from the very beginning. The Connecticut State Police (CSP) and news media reported that on December 14, 2012, a 20-year-old young man named Adam Lanza first shot and killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, in their Newtown home before driving to the Sandy Hook Elementary School and going on a shooting rampage, murdering 20 children and 6 adults, truly an amazing, and highly implausible, feat allegedly accomplished by a young man with no known military training. According to the official narrative of the alleged shooting, Adam Lanza—the “lone gunman”—shot all but two of his victims multiple times, firing 154 total rounds in a matter of minutes. Many have questioned the plausibility of such a scenario.
The alleged Sandy Hook shooting scenario conveniently aligns with the hysterical anti-gun agenda and planned destruction of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution long promoted by certain organized political factions.
Coincidentally, the Sandy Hook scenario mirrors the March 13, 1996 Dunblane, Scotland incident where it is alleged that a “lone gunman”, Thomas Hamilton, entered the Dunblane Primary School armed with four handguns, shooting and killing 16 children and one adult before committing suicide. Even more coincidentally, in the immediate aftermath of the alleged Dunblane Massacre, the controlled media directed public debate on gun control laws, including public petitions using emotionally manipulative appeals calling for a ban on private ownership of handguns, the exact tactics used by the mass media in the U.S. following the alleged Sandy Hook shooting.
Lawmakers in the United Kingdom responded to the media directed outcry with the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 and the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997 which essentially made private ownership of handguns illegal in the United Kingdom.
Both Dunblane and Sandy Hook share similar fact patterns. Both mirror each other with bizarre, and quite suspicious, legislative acts designed specifically to stop the public from obtaining detailed information about the incidents, except what was released by the controlled media and government officials. Interestingly, the official files concerning Dunblane were originally sealed for 100 years, and numerous legal maneuvers have been employed to keep the public from obtaining information pertaining to the alleged Sandy Hook shooting, ostensibly to “protect the families and their privacy.”
My suspicion of the official narrative explaining the alleged shootings at the Sandy Hook began almost immediately. In fact, I speculated on my personal website only six days after the alleged shooting took place that the Sandy Hook “shooting” was an elaborate hoax presented to the public as a real event via the controlled mass media in order to advance a number of tyrannical, un-American political agendas using psychological warfare. The government and media offered no legitimate proof or evidence that a young man named Adam Lanza went on a shooting rampage, let alone that he even existed or anyone was in fact killed at the school. Conflicting and extremely improbable reports dominated mainstream media reporting of the event on the day and weeks following. Inconsistencies within the official narrative were particularly troublesome, including the varying accounts of the specific weapon allegedly used in the mass shooting. In fact, the official narrative that emerged was and remains absurd on its face, and should be considered an insult to any thinking individual.
The CSP immediately seized all crimes scenes connected to the alleged shooting, including the Lanza home and the Sandy Hook Elementary School. No independently verifiable evidence or proof was offered or presented to the public substantiating the claims that a shooting at the school did indeed take place or that any children or adults were murdered at the school. No crime scene photos, no bodies, no autopsy reports, nothing. Just official government press releases uncritically disseminated by the controlled mass media and emotionally manipulative and dubious testimony provided by the alleged family members of the purported victims of the shooting and other “survivors” who escaped the school unharmed.
Already skeptical of the implausible and quite ridiculous official narrative of the alleged shooting, I began investigating the testimony provided by the children and adults said to have been present in the school during the shooting. The more I heard from these “eye witnesses” and “survivors,” the more absurd this alleged shooting sounded. Nothing added up.
Additionally, I began investigating the testimony provided by the alleged family members of the purported victims of the shooting, including the infamous press conference of Robbie Parker, the alleged father of Emilie Parker, a young 6-year-old girl said to have been murdered by Adam Lanza. The press conference in which Robbie Parker spoke for the first time to the media about his daughter’s alleged death is available online. I encourage readers to watch it if they have not already.
Does this man appear to be genuine to you? It should be noted that initially, the CSP assigned officers to the 26 families who allegedly lost a loved one during the shooting, and in their efforts to control the flow of information, specifically requested that no press interviews be conducted with the family members. However, in the weeks that followed, numerous family members who allegedly lost a loved one in the shooting came forward and were interviewed by the mainstream media.
More red flags appeared as I continued to investigate this alleged shooting. I began watching and reading the interviews of other alleged family members of purported victims of the shooting broadcast and printed in the mainstream media. What struck me, once again, was their lack of genuineness. These people simply did not strike me as legitimate grieving victims who had just lost a beloved family member. Further raising my suspicion was the fact that many of them seemed to have certain talking points promoting gun-control measures and demonizing gun-ownership in America.
I don’t endorse everything said or alleged in this video, but it is worth watching, especially the first 13 minutes or so. -JRF
I also watched the press conference given by the Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. H. Wayne Carver, that was aired by mainstream media outlets including MSNBC, which is also available online. Dr. James Tracy, a professor at Florida Atlantic University specializing in media history and analysis, wrote a provocative essay entitled, The Sandy Hook Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing Information, in which he transcribed many of the more bizarre and questionable statements made by Carver during the press conference explaining his investigations into the alleged shooting. Dr. Tracy’s analysis of the Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner’s testimony argues that, “the multiple gaffes, discrepancies, and hedges in response to reporters’ astute questions suggest that he is either under coercion or an imposter.” Again, I encourage readers to watch Carver’s press conference if they have not already. Do his statements, actions, and behavior appear credible to you?
We already know that we cannot trust the government or media as a source of unbiased, truthful, or even credible information. We also know that there are elite political forces striving to realize their tyrannical agendas using whatever means available to them. In the intelligence world, analysts wanting to separate fact from fiction in this and other countries do not simply turn on the TV or read the paper to find out what to think. And we should not either considering the volume of repeated misinformation and disinformation coming from media sources and government officials and spokespersons.
Professional analysts do not simply believe the news or what a government spokesperson says. They collect and evaluate the credibility of evidence, and choose from among several alternative hypotheses in order to arrive upon the most plausible as likely explanations for the evidence being analyzed. This is also the function of a court of law, to settle disputes and find facts. One way of doing this is to evaluate all reasonable hypotheses and reach conclusions about their relative likelihood, based on all available evidence, not merely cherry-picked evidence that supports a preconceived or favored point of view.
As a general rule, deception in a political warfare context is goal driven. Deception is used to further an agenda. In the case of Sandy Hook, it is undeniable that the Connecticut State Legislature enacted draconian anti-gun laws that would have been unable to be enacted if it were not for the alleged Sandy Hook shooting. It is also undeniable that in the wake of public questioning of the official Sandy Hook narrative, Senators Feinstein and Durban have sought to pass legislation seeking to define who a journalist is. Should this succeed, we can expect that journalists will then have to be licensed by the government. Perhaps a “Ministry of Truth” will be created to compliment and support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
If we know that the official narrative of what transpired at Sandy Hook is simply untenable, and that no legitimate proof or evidence exists to support the contention that Adam Lanza went on a shooting rampage murdering 20 children and six adults that fateful day, what exactly happened? Was the alleged shooting a massive hoax presented to the public as a real event via the mass media with the intent of advancing and conditioning the public into accepting a number of political agendas, including gun control? Was the alleged shooting in fact a “mass shooting” drill organized by DHS working in conjunction with officials with the State of Connecticut, CSP, elements of the mass media, and others, and presented as a real event to a gullible—and traumatized—public? Consider the following facts:
- A workshop organized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services entitled “Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters,” was taking place in Bridgeport, Connecticut—roughly 18 miles from Newtown—the same day as the alleged Sandy Hook shooting;
- The State of Connecticut and the CSP have a history of staging mass shooting drills, utilizing scripted actors and role players complete with fake blood;
- Virtually all standard operating procedures pertaining to medical and police personnel responding to a genuine mass shooting were not followed that day, including the fact that medical personnel responding to the alleged shooting were forced to operate at a fire station several hundred feet from the school rather than at the school itself;
- No Emergency Medical Technicians entered the school to examine and remove the alleged shooting victims to a hospital for emergency medical care, or for a certified Medical Doctor to pronounce them dead;
- The alleged victims were examined and identified not by medical personnel, but by the CSP, and were allegedly removed from the school at night;
- The parents of the alleged victims were not allowed or even asked to identify their children’s bodies;
- DHS vehicles and personnel were in the vicinity of the school before the alleged shooting even took place;
- The State of Connecticut’s Emergency Communications System was taken over on the morning of the alleged shooting;
- In the age of digital media, no digital photographs or video of the victims or crime scene has been presented, and the photos of the alleged victims presented in the media are all extremely suspicious, showing signs of alteration and/or photoshopping;
- The Newtown City Clerk’s Office initially refused to release the death certificates of the alleged victims—which are normally public records—but was eventually forced to release them only after a Freedom of Information Act request was filed;
- The Sandy Hook Elementary School is currently being demolished, and those involved in the demolition have been sworn to silence and cannot discuss anything related to the school;
- Military strategists and experts specializing in psychological and information warfare have stressed the importance of utilizing victims—either real or fabricated—in obtaining specific political objectives. For example, the infamous Operation Northwoods document, prepared by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and presented to President John F. Kennedy in the 1960s, specifically called for creating “casualty lists” which would be placed in U.S. newspapers to facilitate “national indignation” and swing public opinion in a desired direction;
- Professor George J. Stein’s 1995 essay “Information Warfare” describes sophisticated psychological warfare techniques in which “fictive or fictional operational environments” can be “generated, transmitted, distributed, or broadcast by governments” or other actors “through increasingly diversified networks” – mass media, social media, television, radio, etc. – in order to obtain public policy objectives or to “shape the political context” in which public policy is made.
On December 14, 2012, America changed. America changed in ways reminiscent of the aftermath of 9-11.
On that fateful day, America changed from a decreasingly open society suffering under draconian legislation, such as the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and the National Defense Authorization Act, into a Soviet-style totalitarian society employing deceit and psychological manipulation, not only on its external enemies, but also upon its own citizens in an increasingly blatant manner.
On that day, Americans and the world public were fed a story-line, a script written to psychologically and emotionally terrorize an already traumatized and vulnerable audience into accepting a preconceived political agenda relating primarily to gun control and mental health services. The Sandy Hook deception was designed to attack and ultimately destroy the uniquely American tradition of private gun ownership, independence, and self-reliance.
As we sit idly by watching our Constitution being shredded before our eyes, it’s time that we take a closer look at Sandy Hook. This time, using the same kinds of Structured Methods of Intelligence Analysis that the CIA employs – such as the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses, Hypothesis Mapping, Argument Mapping and Logic – techniques which this reporter utilized to investigate the official narrative of the alleged Sandy Hook shooting.
We also need to call out those who have been intentionally misrepresenting our concerns by setting up fallacious straw-man arguments, ignoring or distorting our views and points of contention with the official narrative of Sandy Hook, appealing to authority and emotion, and generally engaging in intellectually dishonest tactics.
Bottom line: there is simply no reason for any objective, rational observer to conclude the Sandy Hook shooting did indeed take place. In fact, the weight of the evidence disproves the official narrative of the shooting.
Until legitimate evidence and proof is offered demonstrating a shooting did take place in which 20 children and six adults were murdered by Adam Lanza (and there should be lots of verifiable proof if this shooting did happen), the official narrative and propaganda associated with it should be rejected. Rather than demonstrating a mass shooting perpetrated by a crazed “lone gunman” named Adam Lanza took place by presenting legitimate evidence and offering proof, the government and mainstream media presented a carefully-crafted script playing on emotions, appealing to authority, and generally exploiting psychological weaknesses. The public was—and remains—expected to simply believe what the government and mass media have told them about the alleged Sandy Hook shooting.
Was the Sandy Hook shooting an elaborate hoax presented as a real event via the mass media, designed to advance a particular political agenda, or set of agendas, including destroying the Second Amendment and the uniquely American tradition of private gun ownership? Based on the known facts, this appears to be a much more plausible explanation than accepting the official narrative promoted by the government and media—no matter how revolutionary or controversial such an idea may be to certain individuals.
Indeed, accepting the official narrative of the alleged Sandy Hook shooting is as irresponsible and dangerous as accepting the official narrative that Osama bin Laden and 19 Muslim fanatics attacked America on 9-11, or that Hitler gassed six million Jews during WWII. AFP correctly states that the media is the enemy, and we would be wise to remember that when analyzing major events that have drastic consequences for public policy, particularly as it relates to our cherished Second Amendment.
John Friend is a writer who lives in California.