… from Sputnik News, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: In a not unexpected turn of events, the Munich shooting was not laid at the doorstep of ISIS, despite the best efforts of Britain’s new Foreign Affairs clown Boris Johnson, with his ambulance-chasing ploy to be the man who figured it all out instantly.
The authorities linking the Munich killings to Breivik was also a surprise twist, as all we have are a number of young victims of a teen gunman, but where Breivik was certainly not a teen.
So the spin-doctoring game is being played on the public once again, attempting to herd us into a event corral that the authorities feel safer to have us in for some reason. The proposed Breivik link by the local police chief is his version of pulling a Boris Johnson, when the world does not need two of them.
These teen shootings usually leave a lot of clues around as to motive, as they want to go out in a blaze of glory, despite this one seeming to have saved the last bullet for himself.
Lost in all of this is the truth that few want to admit in the West, that their “terrorism problem” pales in insignificance to what is going on in so many other places, under conditions that these Western countries created for completely exploitative geopolitical reasons. Government looks cheap and shoddy once again… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … July 23, 2016 –
The chief of Bavarian police said that recent shooting attack in Munich had no links to Daesh.
“The shooter was 18 years old, he was born and grew up in Munich. He was a school student, a search has been conducted in his apartment, in the room where he lived. The search exposed no links to Daesh,” Andrae said during the press conference organized by the N-24 broadcaster.
“There is no indication that in addition to the criminal who committed suicide, there were others involved in the events on Friday. From our point of view, it is clear that we are dealing with a lone wolf,” he added.
But there is an obvious link between the deadly shooting in Munich and Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, local police chief Hubertus Andrae said.
“The link is obvious,” Andrae stated at a press conference broadcast by the N24 news channel.
At least 10 people were killed and 27 injured, the chief said. Four of the 27 injured people have shot wounds. One police officer was shot at assailant.
“A total of 10 people were shot dead and 27 more were wounded with 10 people, including a teenager, sustaining grave injuries,” Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae told journalists at the press conference.
The majority of victims in the Munich shooting were minors.
“Two of the deceased were 15 years old, three others were 14, another victim was 17, one was 19, one more — 20 and the other — 45,” Andrae stated at a press conference broadcast by the N24 news channel.
Despite the previous reports, the attack has no connection to the refugee crisis, the chief said. Shooter was born and grew up in Bavaria, he added.
“The shooter is absolutely unrelated to the issue of migrants,” chief police concluded.
Bavaria prosecutors’ office spokesman said that the shooter had no criminal record, but he was in psychiatric and medical care. During the raid of the suspect shooter’s room, police found a book on shootings: “Rampage in Head: Why Students Kill”.
“We are about to check information about possible mental disease, we cannot do it over night, I ask for your patience,” Andrae told journalists.
Parents of the suspect shooter were unable to help police with investigation due to shock.
The chief of the State Criminal Police said that shooter did not have a license to own the gun, so he used a glock pistol. The suspect shooter also had 300 bullers in a backpack.
“[We] conduct an intensive work in a number of places, to reveal the details. The attacker had Glock pistol. It was, probably, obtained illegally, as a serial number was erased,” the police said.
The prosecutor office confirmed that the shooter shot himself, but no suicide note found yet.
“Currently, we believe that he was alone and he shot himself. We will conduct further investigation to reveal if someone was connected to the weapon, bullets,” the office said.
On Friday, a shooter killed at least 9 people and injured 27 at a Munich mall. He then committed suicide. According to police, the shooter was an 18-year-old German of Iranian origin, his motives remain unknown.
Jim W. Dean is VT Editor Emeritus. He was an active editor on VT from 2010-2022. He was involved in operations, development, and writing, plus an active schedule of TV and radio interviews. He now writes and posts periodically for VT.
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