As is the case with many horrific events in recent US history, the San Bernardino shooting leaves many Americans with more questions than answers.
By: Matt Agorist
This article first appeared at FreeThoughtProject
San Bernardino, CA — On the night of December 2, after the tragic shootings at the Inland Regional Medical Center, CBS Evening News interviewed a witness to the shooting.
The interview, which took place live and over the phone, has not been covered by any other mainstream outlet despite the vastly different details provided which completely contradict the subsequent ‘official’ narrative, while backing up several other eyewitness accounts.
Witness Sally Abdelmageed, who works at the Inland Regional Center, and witnessed the shooting, spoke to CBS correspondent Scott Pelley.
During this interview, Pelley would ask Abdelmageed to describe the shooters in detail. Abdelmageed replied that the shooters were three tall athletic white men.
Below is the transcribed conversation from last week’s interview.
Scott Pelley: One of the witnesses today is Sally Abdelmageed, who works at the Inland Regional Center, the building where the attack took place. She saw the attackers enter the building and we spoke to her by phone.
Sally Abdelmageed: I heard umm shots fired and it was you know from an automatic weapon so you know it was very unusual… why, you know why would we hear shots? As we look out the window a second set of shots goes off, and its just pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop and we saw a man fall to the floor.
Then we just looked and we saw three men dressed in all black military attire with vests on they were holding assault rifles and they (breathes) as soon as they opened the door to building three and one of them opened up the door to building three, he started to spray shoot, you know shoot all over into the room, that’s the room that we typically have conferences in, and we just heard more gunshots go off. I got my phone. I reached for my phone. I called 9-1-1 and I just hid under my desk. I didn’t see anymore, I just heard more gunshots go off as I was talking to the dispatch. We went into my manager’s office, locked the door, barricaded it. We heard running and things happening upstairs. About 30 minutes later someone came to the door, knocked on the door. But we didn’t obviously answer. Then another 60 minutes later someone came and took us into a secure room.
Scott Pelley: Ms. Abdelmageed, can you describe to me in as much detail as you can, what did the gunmen look like?
Sally Abdelmageed: I couldn’t see his face, he had a black hat on and from my view all I could see was a black hat and black long sleeve shirt, possibly gloves on. Ummm… he had black cargo pants on the kind with the zippers on the side and the big puffy pockets. He had a huge assault rifle and he had extra ammo. He was coming ready for, he was coming ready for something. To reload I don’t know. He had [inaudible]magazines. Umm… I couldn’t see what else, I just saw three dressed exactly the same.
Scott Pelley: You’re certain that you saw three men?
Sally Abdelmageed: Yes, it looked like their skin color was yeah, was white. They looked like they were athletic build and umm… they appeared to be tall.
When the call is over, Pelley ends the segment by saying, “and of course we’ve just learned that one of the suspects was actually a woman.”
What makes Abdelmageed’s recount of the shooting so compelling is that she is corroborating the initial reports coming from unknown witnesses and police accounts on the ground during the shooting.
As the Free Thought Project was reporting on the events as they unfolded, we managed to capture the links to police reports describing three shooters, who were “white males.”
Fox Los Angeles reported that the suspects are “white males” in “military gear” and armed with “rifles.”
Mark Stutte, who works in information technology for the county’s public health department, said his daughter called him from the scene, at the Inland Regional Center and described the exact same thing.
“It was a like a Christmas party, an award party that we were having,” Stutte said.
“She went to the restroom and she called me. She was huddled up in the restroom, and three gunman came in and they started shooting people — colleagues that I work with,” Stutte said.
As the press descended upon the scene, police began to insert themselves between witnesses and reporters. Not only did they threaten witnesses by telling them not to talk to the press, but they were seen on LIVE TV physically pushing witnesses and press away from each other.
Another strange facet to this already shady story was the fact that a SWAT team was holding an active shooter drill right next to where the shootings began.
San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Richard Lawhead confirmed that their SWAT team happened to be conducting training nearby. The team was suited, “ready to roll” and responded rapidly according to Lawhead.
What makes this drill noteworthy is that this is not the first time that emergency drills for the exact scenario unfolding were taking place at virtually the same moment the actual terrorist attacks began.
Paris-area emergency personnel and ambulance crews were taking part in a simulated emergency exercise on the very same day the Paris terrorist attacks took place.
Consequently, witnesses to the Paris attacks also said that the attackers were “white men, clean shaven, and dressed in black.”
During the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) was in the midst of a training exercise as well. It was called Vigilant Guardian, which “coincidentally” simulated planes being hijacked by terrorists.
The London subway attacks on 7/7 also encompassed drills happening only days prior to that terrorist attack.
To add even more mystery to the shooting, an attorney for the family describes numerous ways that the official story of that horrible crime “doesn’t add up.”
“There’s a lot of disconnects, and there’s a lot of unknowns, and a lot of things that quite frankly don’t add up,” insisted attorney David S. Chelsey, who represents Farooq’s family.
As the Free Thought Project previously reported, witnesses and investigators have both described a terrorist onslaught carried out with military precision by suspects who were trained and capable. Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, didn’t appear to have the necessary background and skillset, according to Chelsey.
He expressed particular skepticism that Malik, who was nursing a newborn child, was suitable to carry out a depraved mission of that kind: “She was only about ninety pounds, so it’s unlikely she could even carry a weapon, or wear some type of a vest, or do any of this.”
The most provocative claim made by Chelsey dealt with the condition of the alleged terrorists when their bodies were found:
“Where the couple was found, from what I understand, is that they were handcuffed, lying face-down in this truck, shot up.”
By all accounts, Farook’s family is cooperating fully in the investigation.
“We sat with the FBI for three hours, and they tried to identify some characteristics or some affiliations that he might have had that have led him to act in this way, and they were totally stumped, totally frustrated,” Chelsey reports. “Everyone is clueless.”
The same day that the attorney for the family insisted that the ‘official story’ was full of holes, the FBI allowed dozens of reporters to trample and destroy the crime scene and made zero arrests.
As is the case with many horrific events in recent US history, the San Bernardino shooting leaves many Americans with more questions than answers. With a government so apt to deceive its citizens at the drop of a hat, who’s to know what really happened?
One thing, however, should remain certain, and it’s that we must always question everything. The second all Americans begin to accept the word of their leaders as the gospel truth is the second that liberty dies for good.
As Abraham Lincoln famously said on numerous occasions after most likely learning this through trial and error himself,
“You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
This article first appeared at FreeThoughtProject