elderly ex-military racist opens fire at dc holocaust museum

…and again, we see the return of homegrown terror. remember: when the fake conservatives are in ‘power’, the enemy is abroad – when the phony left is in favor, the enemy is within…

retired navy captain attacks holocaust museum
retired navy captain attacks holocaust museumfrom ap: An 88-year-old gunman with a violent and virulently anti-Semitic past opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, fatally wounding a security guard before being shot himself by other officers, authorities said.

The gunman was identified by Washington-area news radio station WTOP as a retired Navy captain, while the Secure Community Network, a clearinghouse of information to help Jewish communities be safe, said he is a retired Naval reserve officer.

The assailant, James W. von Brunn, was hospitalized in critical condition, leaving behind a sprawling investigation by federal and local law enforcement and expressions of shock from the Israeli government and a prominent Muslim organization.

Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the gunman was “engaged by security guards immediately after entering the door” with a rifle. “The second he stepped into the building he began firing.”

retired navy captain attacks holocaust museumLaw enforcement officials said von Brunn, a white supremacist, was under investigation in the shooting and that his car was found near the museum and tested for explosives. The weapon was a .22-caliber rifle, they added. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss the investigation just beginning.

Museum officials identified the dead guard as Stephen T. Johns, a six-year veteran of the facility. In an e-mail, director Sara Bloomfield said he “died heroically in the line of duty.”

Von Brunn has a racist, anti-Semitic Web site and wrote a book titled “Kill the Best Gentiles,” alleging a Jewish “conspiracy to destroy the white gene pool.”

In 1983, he was convicted of attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board and served more than six years in prison. He was arrested two years earlier outside the room where the board was meeting, carrying a revolver, knife and sawed-off shotgun. At the time, police said von Brunn wanted to take the members hostage because of high interest rates and the nation’s economic difficulties.

copycat effect: holocaust museum gunfight

related flashback: abortion dr tiller gunned down at kansas church

…continuing the conflation of the hate-filled fringe with those of us who love peace, truth, liberty & question 9/11…

beck’s outrageous lie: racist von brunn is ‘hero of 9/11 truthers’
from kurt nimmo: There should be absolutely no doubt Glenn Beck is a government disinfo operative tasked with taking down the 9/11 truth and patriot movements. In fact, Fox News — as a primary fount of Operation Mockingbird — is tasked with attacking not only the 9/11 truth movement but the pro-liberty and Constitution movements as well.

holocaust museum shooter a 9/11 ‘truther’ who hated ‘neo-cons’
video: fox host defends dhs report on right-wing extremists*
video: media portrays shooter as ‘antigovernment extremist’*
holocaust museum shooter had close ties to prominent neo-nazis*
there is a connection between james von brunn & freerepublic.com*
time for the war on terror 2.0?*
video: von brunn friend: it’s what happens ‘when white people are provoked’*
right-wing backlash against obama?*
reporter had early encounter with holocaust museum suspect*
wiesenthal center beefs up security*
anti-violence play was set to debut night of shooting*
questions & coincidences on museum shooting*
von brunn’s writings did not trigger probe before holocaust museum shooting*
video: olbermann drags ron paul into von brunn picture*

video response to the adl warning about ‘lone wolves’

and now, as if in response to my rant, an update:
american al-CIAda member acknowledges jewish ancestry
american al-CIAda member acknowledges jewish ancestryfrom cnn: In a new anti-Israel, anti-U.S. video, an American al Qaeda member makes reference to his Jewish ancestry for the first time in an official al Qaeda message. In the video, Adam Yahiye Gadahn (Pearlman), also known as Azzam the American, discusses his roots as he castigates U.S. policies and deplores Israel’s offensive in Gaza that started in late December 2008 and continued into January. “Let me here tell you something about myself and my biography, in which there is a benefit and a lesson,” Gadahn says, as he elicits support from his fellow Muslims for “our weapons, funds and Jihad against the Jews and their allies everywhere… Your speaker has Jews in his ancestry, the last of whom was his grandfather,” he says. Growing up in rural California, Gadahn embraced Islam in the mid-1990s, moved to Pakistan and has appeared in al Qaeda videos before.

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