CNN, which broke speed records turning the San Bernardino story into gun-control propaganda, began to grudgingly admit Thursday that there must be just a spot of terrorism involved, in a report that must be read verbatim to be properly appreciated:
Syed Rizwan Farook — who along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, carried out the San Bernardino shooting massacre — was apparently radicalized and in touch with people being investigated by the FBI for international terrorism, law enforcement officials said Thursday.
Farook’s apparent radicalization contributed to his role in the mass shooting of 14 people Wednesday during a holiday party for the San Bernardino County health department, where Farook worked, sources said.
Still, it wasn’t necessarily the only driver behind the carnage, as workplace grievances may have also played a role. President Barack Obama hinted as much Thursday when he said that the attackers may have had “mixed motives.”
The word “apparent” seems to have been surgically stapled to “radicalization,” even as yesterday’s left-wing fantasies crumble into the fallback of “mixed motives” and “workplace grievances.” If you are wondering what sort of radicalization Farook might have undergone, tough luck, because CNN’s not interested in discussing it. How can the more “radical” version of a religious ideology that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism be terrorism?
They will keep trying to frame this as an extreme example of “workplace violence” for as long as possible, even though the police announced finding a dozen pipe bombs in the couple’s garage, on top of multiple dud explosives they used during their attack and getaway, and about three thousand bullets.
Farook was essentially working a part-time second job preparing to express his “workplace grievances.” How long did it take to make all those pipe bombs, including the triple explosive wired into a toy car that failed to detonate at the scene of the attack? Where did Farook and Malik learn how to make those bombs–fortunately, they don’t seem to have learned the lessons very well–and did they have any help?
(One possibility raised today that the FBI refused to comment on: they might have gotten the design from Inspire, the online magazine published by al-Qaeda.)