Posted on July 23, 2014 by Jim Fetzer
by Jim Fetzer (with Dan Cady )
BREAKING NEWS! A photograph of the photographer taking the photograph proves that it was a drill.
Shannon Hicks receives NENPA award for staged photograph
During a debate about Sandy Hook with someone who refused to identify himself other than as “Count One”, I was repeatedly challenged to produce extraordinary evidence.
He repeated and repeated the refrain, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof!” But the evidence I was producing, time after time, was extraordinary and met that standard.
The most extraordinary is that the “iconic” photograph taken by Shannon Hicks for which she was named “Photographer of the Year” was actually one in a series staged for the fake shooting!
This case abounds with extraordinary proof that has been published in “Top Ten Reasons: Sandy Hook was an elaborate Hoax”, “Sandy Hook Elementary School: Closed in 2008, a stage in 2012″ and “The Newtown School Board meeting and the meaning of silence”, including, for example:
What good reason could there possibly be to withhold the names, ages and sex of the deceased from the final reports about this child massacre? The claim was made that it was to spare the feelings of their parents, but think about it: their parents already knew they were dead!* that the final report from Connecticut authorities does not included the names, the ages or the sex of the alleged victims of the shooting: THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY!
* that the Clerk of Newtown entered into secret negotiations with the state legislature to avoid releasing their death certifications: THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY!
* that the Connecticut State Attorney General opposed the release of the 911 calls and had to be denied withholding them by courts: THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY!
* that a special panel of the state legislature recommended state employees who released information about Sandy Hook be subject to an E-felony: THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY!
* that those who were involved in the demolition of the school building itself were required to sign life-time gag orders about anything they saw or did not see: THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY!
More “extraordinary proof”
Other examples are equally fascinating and constitute even more proof that meets that standard are to be found in “Wolfgang Halbig heads for Newtown and the truth about Sandy Hook”, “Sandy Hook Redux: Obama officials confirm that it was a drill and no children died” and “Wolfgang Halbig: 11,000 page Sandy Hook script/CT state police gave false affidavits”, which effortlessly satisfy the standard of “extraordinary proof for extraordinary claims”:
And, as Tony Mead has reported in “Sandy Hook’s Disappearing Witnesses”, a stunning number of key players in this case, including the Connecticut State Police Commander, the State Police Commissioner, the Western Connecticut State Police Commander and the State Medical Examiner, among others, have been taken out of play either by retirement or death. THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY! And there is much, much more!* the school had some 626 students, which means there should have been 600 evacuated from the school, but you can search in vain: they aren’t there: THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY!
* The Newtown Bee published an interview with the school principal, Dawn Hochsprung, during the shooting itself, but she was officially already dead: THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY!
* the FBI report on the shooting, which was commissioned by President Obama, has been massively redacted, rendering it virtually unintelligible: THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY!
* Paul Preston, a school safety expert, received confirmation from several contacts in the Department of Education that it had been a drill and no one had died: THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY!
* two CT State Troopers have confirmed to Wolfgang Halbig that 11,000 pages he has in hands was actually “the script” for the Sandy Hook event: THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY!
The “most extraordinary proof”
In the face of abundant “extraordinary proof”, which I presented during our debate, Count One challenged its authenticity across the board. Since we have documented it from publicly available sources, it constitutes (what is known as) a prime facie case, which is entitled to be accepted as true absent any rebuttal, which Count One made no effort to provide. It was a debating stunt that no one should take seriously. It was a verbal charade.
Perhaps the most extraordinary proof, however, is the “iconic” photograph that was taken by Shannon Hicks, Associate Editor of The Newtown Bee, which Dennis Cimino and I have subjected to an extensive and detailed analysis. It is the only photo we have seen of any children being evacuated from the school:
Hicks reportedly took this photo “as an associate editor” and then, when another editor arrived, “changed into her firefighting gear and tried to help.” The account was promoted by NPR. Rather to our astonishment, Dan Cady,“The Sun and Sandy Hook”, had established the fact of the matter on 14 January 2013, more than a year-and-a-half prior to our efforts.
He has established that the Shannon Hicks’ photograph was taken at 9:45 AM on 12 November 2012, over a month before Sandy Hook. For the details of his calculation of the specific date and time, check out the article cited above. Most readers, however, are going to be dumbfounded that he actually published a photograph of the photographer taking the photograph as follows:
There was no emergency in progress, the people behind Hicks are all clearly part of a DRILL by their body language and furthermore the conga line sequence is now without the girl in the front, meaning that her claim she just took the photo is absurd because they STAGED MANY SHOTS and THEN SELECTED THE ONE THEY THOUGHT WAS BEST after compelling one of the kids to make an odd face, where close examination of the kids suggests that they were no more threatened than they would be at McDonald’s waiting for a milkshake.
This photograph not only proves that the “iconic” Shannon Hicks’ photograph was staged but that the entire episode–the alleged shooting at the school–about which so many have published so much was indeed an elaborately fabricated event in which no children died, which appears to have been done to promote the anti-gun agenda of the administration, which makes this a terrorist act.
This photo is “the smoking gun” that proves that Eric Holder and Barack Obama have in fact committed treason in that they have staged hoaxes for the purpose of DISARMING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE–and they do not have that right insofar as they both took an oath to UPHOLD AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION FROM ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. Ironically, they have now solidly identified themselves as TROJAN HORSES inside the gates, betraying the Oath they both took but have blatantly violated.
As I have explained many places, including “Sandy Hook: My pick of the ‘top ten’ articles/videos/interviews”, which includes (now Attorney General) Eric Holder’s presentation to a Democratic Women’s National Conference in 1995 stating that the public needs to be “brainwashed” against guns. This event was fabricated to instill fear into the public to make it more amenable to political manipulation, which is the very definition of a “terrorist act”.
What does it mean?
The best question Count One raised during our debate was to ask why so many members of the community would participate in a staged event and cover it up? The answer, I believe, is that Connecticut is a strongly anti-gun state and that there are many do-gooders who believed that the country had to be “wakened up” about the dangers of having so many weapons available to the public. Since it would be a staged event and no one would actually die, it may have been irresistible, especially when it received support from the Attorney General of the United States on behalf of the President himself.
Indeed, the chain of command appears to extend from the President to the Attorney General to the Connecticut State Police, the Newtown Police Department, the Newtown trustees and the Newtown School Board, are any of them vulnerable to prosecution? Dan Cady has identified E. Patricia Llodra, the Mayor of Newtown, and William Halstead, FEMA Incident Commander, as #1 and #2 on his list of responsible agents. But could they possibly be indicted, tried, convicted and sentenced to significant terms in prison?
Because the events that happened in Sandy Hook were not real but staged, the legal status of the situation is more complex than one might initially suppose. TV performance. Cady believes that a staged TV performance might actually be legal under Federal Law. “And if this is the case,” he remarks, then nothing illegal did happen, and people just believed what they saw on TV.” But millions of dollars have been contributed on behalf of the families of the alleged victims of Sandy Hook, which suggests that they may all be eligible for indictment under RICO statutes of the United States.
This nation has never seen anything like this before. As I have observed, it is bigger than Watergate! In ordinary times, under the rule of law, many of our highest federal officials, as well as those of Connecticut, would be subject to impeachment or prosecution for violation of the law. But we have long since become a nation under the rule of men, not of laws, and all bets are off. I have written to the NENPA to request that they investigate the authenticity of Shannon Hicks’ “iconic” photograph, but it remains to be seen if even this professional newspaper organization has the integrity to admit its mistake and rescind the honors it has bestowed upon an unworthy recipient.
Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Courtesy of Veterans Today.
Editor’s Note: I personally don’t know that this is the “smoking gun” or absolute proof but the newest photo is truly peculiar and it certainly gives me the impression of a drill. Where is the police line or officers in place to keep people back? Why such casual body language? Where is the chaos? How man groups of kids were paraded out for photo ops? It gave me a sinking feeling when I first looked at it. It certainly seems like a drill is happening here but that is just my opinion. We have been wrong before. A few days ago I pulled a story that focused, among other things, on the lack of a yellow bus line in Hicks’ iconic photo. When I blew the photo up I could see it faintly in the background and the author’s premise seemed to be proven wrong. The photo was not taken in the place and at the angle suggested.
We don’t print Sandy Hook articles because they are all absolutely 100% proven. We print them because we are seeking the truth and no mainstream media source has the guts to touch stories like this. Many of these authors are simply working with as many facts as can be gathered and trying to piece them together. It might surprise you to know that I was originally one of the people debunking Sandy Hook conspiracies as witnessed by this old article (about Boston Marathon Bombing and Sandy Hook Facebook Pages). I cried like a baby on December 14, 2012. What changed? I have been given a whole lot of reasons including, but not limited to, a painfully obvious attempt to suppress evidence. When the evidence is being hidden that means this story really needs to be looked at. What might they be hiding? If I end up being wrong I can live with that. What I can not live with is not looking to see if there really was something more to this. Always question! -Dean Garrison
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