Source: 21st Century Wire, by Patrick Henningsen and Shawn Helton
It’s that time of year again. As events become more complex – with new stories seemingly folding into one another, the task of unraveling and deciphering plot lines becomes even more difficult. As with previous years, 21WIRE has has been there for all the biggest news stories, both domestically and internationally. As new scandals unfolded, we tracked the media coverage and followed their narratives, before assembling the puzzle pieces together to determine where the criminal and power elite interests converge. All this, to arrive at the real story which was lurking somewhere behind the obvious headlines.
As we saw previously in 2015, there were many high-profile incidents and stories which didn’t make the list – like the western media’s inverted coverage of the Liberation of East Aleppo and the BREXIT vote, the bizarre murder of Jo Cox, along with the Oregon Standoff, the untimely death of Justice Anton Scalia, the Zika Virus, Twitter’s Bana of Aleppo and Dusty Boy. What about the Pentagon paying British PR firm Bell Pottinger $540 million to make fake al Qaeda videos (we weren’t surprised)? All these could’ve easily been included in this year’s conspiratorial omnibus, but were omitted because we only had room for ten main conspiracies.
Like 2015 before it, 2016 was also the year of the ‘Active Shooter’ – a term which has been adopted by the media, but which was once reserved exclusively for drills. Is this where drills blend with live events? This is worth thinking about, especially after we saw a number of false starts and other strange Active Shooter incidents at LAX Airport, Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, and at Ohio State University (said to be an ‘active shooter,’ but was later changed to a ‘knife attack’) – all hyper-sensational media-driven events in their own right. Similarly, there was the case of the New York City and New Jersey Bombers which happened at the very same time the US had waged a brutal airstrike campaign in Syria that killed over 70 Syrian troops, but also just happened to also coincide with the UN General Assembly in NYC, where President Obama was delivering his “War on Terror” addresses to the international community. Then suddenly, the Big Apple went on ‘high terror alert.’ Perfect theatre? These were just a few of the spectacular, and highly improbable events that drove western news cycles over the past year.
Below is our Top Ten list of conspiracies from 2016 – a year which featured some of the most improbable, if not impossible people, places and situations. Another incredible year…
10. Dallas Cop Killers – On July 8, 2016, we were told that 5 police officers were shot dead and six others were wounded in Dallas, Texas, when a lone gunman sniper opened fire during a “Black Lives Matter” protest. We’re told that this spontaneous street protest was against the recent police shootings of two black men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in the cities of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and St. Paul, Minnesota respectively. Dallas, lone gunman, shades of JFK? Shades of COINTELPRO and GLADIO? Add to that, mysterious sniper(s) in building firing at crowds and police during a George Soros sponsored street protest, and this sounds much closer to the Maidan in Kiev in 2014 than it does JFK in ’63. Either way, this had all the intrigue and ingredients for a first class conspiracy, designed to sow chaos and political division. Oh, and there were multi-agency active shooter drills talking place around the exact same time – shades of San Bernardino. As is normally the script, the Dallas Shooter had three names, Micah Xavier Johnson, and he was ex-military. According to authorities, somehow he managed to acquire and hit all of his targets – from a great distance and with no help from a spotter, or a second shooter. Normally, this would be impossible, but for the US media, it was just another Daily Shooter. That’s not all – after he was finally cornered, rather than arrest him and question him, Dallas police decided to send in a robot with a pound of C4 explosive in its arm – which was then detonated, blowing up Johnson. It was the first summary street execution by a robot in law enforcement history. Straight out of Robocop. Now that’s a story in itself. Case closed, right (or so we’re told)? Just another improbable Hollywood plot made real on CNN?
NOTE: In 2017, look out for more Soros and Democrat Party-backed flash mobs, and expect them to increase in violence, and then expect the police to respond in kind – and there you have it: the perfect storm. Loser: street mobs. Winner: the police state.
9. Double Bombing in Brussels – Brussels, Belgium – home of NATO and the European Union – went into full lockdown mode following an apparent double terror attack that occurred at the Brussels main airport and nearby Maelbeek metro. According to early reports, the apparent ‘ISIS-linked’ bombers, revealed to be brothers, allegedly blew themselves up in a double-suicide bomb attack. However, according to Belgian officials the two brothers were originally stated to have been at the airport together but both “were actually at two different locations and that one huge bomb left by a third terrorist failed to detonate at the airport.” Now that’s a little strange, but don’t worry, there’s nothing to see here, move along… Then Brussels authorities issued a notice for an individual seen pushing luggage through the airport, along with the two other suspects now said to be dead. All three were allegedly seen on CCTV footage at the airport. What was most interesting about this event is that the mainstream media derived most of its ‘evidence’ of an “ISIS-linked attack” from al Qaeda’s news agency (yes, they have one, and the western media take everything they say as pure gospel), an organization called AMAQ, who, naturally, says it was an ISIS attack. Case closed, right? Time for a glass of prosecco with Anderson at the local night club? As a confusing chase for additional suspects ensued, the identity of the two terror suspects named in connection with the Brussels attack were alleged uncovered by DNA records according to Belgium officials. Another suspect was then named Najim Laachraoui, (alleged bomb-maker in the Paris attacks last November) presumed to be on the loose but died as a result of his part in the airport attack. The UK’s Telegraph reported, that the Bakraoui brothers named in the Brussels twin terror attacks, were already “known wolves” to US officials before the Paris Attacks, and had been placed on a watch list. What about the NATO photographer, who just happened to be on the scene, only “a few feet away from the blast” and survived unscathed, but with Pulitzer Prize photos in hand. Good job. More actors, and the plot suddenly becomes cloudy and impossible to analyze. Again, case closed. Interestingly enough, earlier in October of 2015, SputnikNews reported that massive NATO drills were set to take place in Belgium and other member countries. The most notable media blunder was the mainstream media’s faked CCTV footage from inside the Brussels airport – as they used video captures from a terror attack at Moscow International airport in 2011. Oops.
Oh, we forgot to mention Mason Wells, a Mormon missionary, who allegedly survived three separate terror attacks since 2013 – Boston, Paris and Brussels. Casting call!
Read More Here: YEAR IN REVIEW: 2016 Top Ten Conspiracies