Posted by Tina
UPDATE: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/02/police-id-suspect-in-san-bernardino-massacre-as-syed-farook.html”>The Daily Beast reports: “Syed Farook is one of three suspected gunmen who attacked a center for the disabled, killing 14 and injuring more on Wednesday.”
As all of you are no doubt aware a terrorist attack occurred today at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino California. A confirmed 14 people were murdered. 17 others were injured, a police officer was among them, 10 of the remaining 16 are in critical condition. At least one device was detonated by the bomb squad robot and this evening it was reported that it looked like the device was a bomb. The thugs were armed with “long guns” and dressed in military style gear with masks over their heads. The suspects escaped in an dark SUV. As of this evening it was reported that two of the perpetrators are dead, a man and a woman, another is in custody, and a fourth may have escaped. It was unknown whether that person was involved. See story here.
I’ve waited all afternoon hoping to get more information to post on this story but the authorities are keeping a lid on the investigation. The suspects have not been named. Maybe Jack can offer some insight from his vast experience and contacts.
I did stumble on a site called Vocativ.com that reported the following:
ISIS extremists began celebrating the mass shooting in San Bernardino hours after the massacre, creating the hashtag #America_Burning as police hunted for as many as three shooters, Vocativ discovered. The Islamic State, however, did not take credit for the shootings in the ghoulish postings.
Vocativ deep web analysts discovered the ISIS posts on web forums where the extremists frequently share information.
“Three lions made us proud. They are still alive,” one ISIS adherent tweeted in Arabic after the shootings at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. “California streets are full with soldiers with heavy weapons. The Unites States is burning #America_Burning #Takbir”
Another ISIS supporter posted in reference to the shooting on Twitter, “God is the greatest. May god spread fear in the homes of the Crusaders.”
I’ve never seen this site before and I don’t do Twitter so I have no idea if it’s authentic.
The local law enforcement officers and the FBI have done a great job. Americans can be proud. Apparently that military style training and equipment do get put to good use.
As always our thoughts and prayers go out to the people whose lives have been shattered by these horrific events. We live in difficult times.