Monday, 23 July 2012 11:44

The Aurora Massacre: Government Could Have Done Worse

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A Forbes article says there's a real threat of U.S. ratification of the UN arms treaty under now-increased pressure to “do something” after the Aurora shootings. 

This presents a formidable threat, especially if we consider the lesson taught in R. J. Rummel's revealing work, Death by Government: Far worse than any carnage inflicted by a lone shooter is done when the government itself has unlimited power over its people. 

As to whether James Holmes is indeed a "lone shooter," an analysis of the Aurora, Colorado, gunman in the so-called “Batman Massacre,” prepared by Mike Adams of concludes that Holmes might have had some help.

According to Adams, the behavior of Holmes “just doesn’t add up.” Writes Adams:

His behavior already reveals stark inconsistencies that question the mainstream explanation of events. For example, he opened fire on innocent people but then calmly surrendered to police without resistance. This is not consistent with the idea of "killing everyone."

Furthermore, he then admitted to police that his apartment was booby-trapped with explosives. If you were really an evil-minded Joker trying to kill people (including cops), why would you warn them about the booby trap in advance? It doesn't add up.

In addition, according to Adams, Holmes had to have had help. Holmes was broke, collecting unemployment insurance, and yet he was able to acquire an arsenal not only of weapons but explosives and SWAT gear costing thousands of dollars. Where did that come from?

Dan Oates, Aurora’s police chief, observed, "Pictures from inside the apartment are fairly disturbing and the devices look to be sophisticated, adding the booby-traps were 'something I've never seen.' "

According to CBS News, "One rifle, two handguns, a knife, a bullet proof vest, a ballistic helmet, a gas device, a gas mask, military SWAT clothing and unidentified explosives were also found in Holmes' car."

Added Adams:

In other words, this guy was equipped with exotic gear by someone with connections to military equipment. SWAT clothing, explosives, complex booby-traps... c'mon, this isn't a "lone gunman." This is somebody who was selected for a mission, given equipment to carry it out, then somehow brainwashed into getting it done....

This is not your run-of-the-mill crime of passion. It was a carefully planned, heavily funded and technically advanced attack....

And then Adams concluded:

All this looks like James Holmes completed a "mission" and then calmly ended that mission by surrendering to police and admitting everything. The mission, as we are now learning, was to cause as much terror and mayhem as possible, then to have that multiplied by the national media at exactly the right time leading up the UN vote next week on a global small arms treaty that could result in gun confiscation across America.

While Adams’ theory remains strictly conjectural at this point, the timing of the shootings coinciding with the final details of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) being polished up in New York by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cannot be ignored. Larry Bell, an endowed professor at the University of Houston, wrote in Forbes magazine that the threat of that treaty being signed by Clinton and then ratified by the Senate under now-increased pressure from the media and the Obama administration to “do something” is starkly real. Bell called the ATT an “insidious threat” that targets “our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.” That treaty, if ratified by a Senate now galvanized into action by the horrific murders by James Holmes, would:

1. Exact licensing requirements

2. Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms

3. Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all weapons

4. Create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation

5. Override our national sovereignty, and in the process, provide license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Ten Amendments in addition to our Second Amendment rights.

The threat is real, claims Bell. He warns not to be fooled into thinking that somehow the language of the treaty applies only to other people and other countries beyond the borders of the United States. Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton exposed the real purposes behind the ATT. He said that the UN “is trying to act as though this is just a treaty about international arms trade among nation states, but there is no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.”

That threat was amplified by the work of R. J. Rummel, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Hawaii, who in his revealing work, Death by Government, concluded that there are worse things we might fear than a lone (or supported) shooter wreaking havoc in a movie theater. What’s immeasurably worse is when the government itself has unlimited power over its people. Instead of protecting its citizens from what he calls “the savagery of the jungle,” authoritarian dictatorships with unlimited power exercise that power by murdering their citizens. Calling it “democide” — the intentional killing of its citizens through genocide, starvation, massacre, and terror — Rummel estimates that governments have murdered 169 million of their own citizens during the 20th century. Further, these exterminations were deliberate and carefully planned, just as a government might plan the building of a road or constructing a spacecraft.

Notes Rummel:

The more power a government has, the more it can act arbitrarily according to the whims and desires of the elite, and the more it will make war on others and murder its … subjects.

The more constrained the power of governments, the more power is diffused, checked and balanced, the less it will aggress on others and commit democide.

As senior editor William Jasper noted in The New American:

The bloodiest of those criminal regimes — the USSR and Red China — were not only invited into the United Nations, but given special status on the UN Security Council. [Emphasis added.]

That is the nightmare that faces American citizens if in their haste to rid the world of shooters such as Holmes they allow the United Nations to do the job for them. The end result will be immeasurably, horrifyingly, worse. 

Related article: Two Aurora Shootings: One Widely Known; the Other Ignored

Photo: James E. Holmes, left, is seated as he appears in Arapahoe County District Court, with defense attorney Tamara Brady, right, July 23, 2012, in Centennial, Colo.: AP Images



  • Comment Link Helge Skjeveland Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:06 posted by Helge Skjeveland

    Bill Samuel: Would you please post the URL for the Snopes article? I'd like to read it. Thanks.

  • Comment Link Helge Skjeveland Tuesday, 24 July 2012 14:16 posted by Helge Skjeveland

    Does anyone remember the name "Marinus van der Lubbe," whose arson of the German Reichstag was the pretext used by Hitler, through his tool Hermann Göring, to institute the Enabling Act’s repression that solidified Nazi totalitarianism? Holmes’ atrocious act seems analogous, intended to serve the same purpose for the UN gun grab in the US about to be signed: Have a semi-nutty patsy (looks like a DARPA-related brainwashing) do an atrocity, then use it as a pretext step in instituting tyranny. Persons unknown probably provided him the means to get his top-of-the-line equipment, since he couldn’t’ve afforded it with his own meager means. Will this be investigated and unmasked in time? No. It's just as unlikely as that of counterfeit birth certificates, etc. We’re in deeper trouble if this new conspiratorial twist succeeds, and the UN gun grab takes place. It must not succeed. The powers that be are desperate indeed, and remain as unscrupulous as ever. Note that Anders Behring Breivik succeeded in his Norwegian atrocity despite Norway’s gun laws being among the most Draconian in the world. An armed, vigilant POPULACE is the best defense against this kind of thing — as well as against death by government from above, which is why the 2nd Amendment is so wise.

  • Comment Link Bill Samuel Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:34 posted by Bill Samuel

    The small arms treaty is currently being discussed at a UN Conference which ends Friday. No treaty has been approved. What is being discussed is regulation of international trade in arms, not control of arms within countries. At any rate, the Supreme Court has ruled that treaties can not override Constitutional provisions, so the Second Amendment would remain intact in the event a treaty is ratified.

    There is a Snopes article regarding the misinformation being spread about the small arms treaty. We need to operate on the basis of facts, not some false conspiracy theory.

  • Comment Link Frank M. Pelteson Tuesday, 24 July 2012 08:35 posted by Frank M. Pelteson

    What seems to be overlooked by all is the phenomenon of the "Manchurian Candidate." It becomes more and more evident, if this is taken into account, that this criminal was under a post-hypnotic suggestion given to him by INSIDER agents who want the UN Arms Treaty to be rammed through, using Marx's Dialectic of THESIS, ANTITHESIS, a REACTION to his crime.

  • Comment Link Mark D Tuesday, 24 July 2012 08:21 posted by Mark D

    The author should be commended for a well written article that gets to the root of the evil of gun control being foisted on the people to eventually confiscate their God Given Right to Self Defense. The 1994 UN sponsored Rwandan genocide is apropos to the issue of gun control by any government which seeks to impose it on the general population. So where does this lead globally should the ATT UN treaty pass and gun registration, confiscation and destruction take place. We don't need to look far to know that the New World Order tyrants are religious about population control. Simply Google and read “The First Report to The Club of Rome” or simpler still read the first of their ten commandments written on the Georgia Guidestones, “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.”
    So why is it so difficult for Americans to see that their own government has plans in place to confiscate our guns, put any opposition in ICE detainment camps and then quietly exterminate them with vaccines tainted with their newest CON-cocted virus. Don't believe it?., well that's exactly what the Jews in Poland and Germany said right before the where herded into concentration camps; and we all know how that ended.
    If you think that this coming November we can just simply vote the problem out of office, well think again for the very people behind these evil plans vet each candidate either right or left to progress their agenda. Furthermore any independent candidates are simple excluded from the mass media coverage and debates, crushing any opposition; we've all seen it happen before. Thousands of years ago God warned us about turning to the right or left by following man made up laws that enslave, but we just don't seem to get it because the 501c3 controlled churches are telling their faithful followers to endorse one candidate or another instead of The King of kings and God's Perfect Royal Laws of True Liberty, written in the first five books of The Holy Bible.
    Deuteronomy:5:32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the "I AM" your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
    Yet there is one voice out there that is encouraging the people to sing a New Song of Liberty, different from what we have known before since our lives have all been controlled and tailored from cradle to grave. Remember Morpheus's famous words in the Matrix ,“You are a Slave Neo”. This New Song is simple but not easy since we have all grown so accustom to sin in our daily lives due to the degradation of our morals through skools, the media and UN and Rockefeller sponsored progroms. We need to wake up and learn to sing the right Song again.
    For if we don't do so soon, these people are going to carry out their evil tax payer funded plans while the majority sit back and let them do it.
    There is something we can all do right now, get properly educated about “Who” has occupied the halls of power in this country since World War II ended. Please go to You Tube and Watch “The Nazi Bankster Crimes Ripple Effect” now.
    Then Please also support the 2012 Jubilee to put an end to all of this illegal legislation against God's Royal Laws of Liberty so “We the People” can be rid of this fraudulent debt the keep us all enslave to a very small minority.
    Finally the Only solution is to read, digest and help to enforce “The Plan”
    against these Nazi Bankster War Criminals and stop their evil plans.

    We should all graciously thank the Author of the above links and most especially for “The Little Stone”, Titled “The Way home or face The Fire” found for free at

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