Dec
02
2015

The San Bernardino attack is sounding… weird.

Weird in every direction. The target doesn’t sound like something that would look attractive to a terrorist, but the attack appears to have been planned out, complete with body armor and improvised explosives.  There are unconfirmed reports that the shooters had… precisely the sort of names that you might have guessed… but at the same time apparently a woman was involved, which is a little out of place for jihadists. All in all, it sounds like it’s an excellent time to not say anything about this attack until we actually know more.

Pray for the victims and their families, of course.

8 Comments

  • Randomized says:

    Good god the things I’m seeing on twitter, and then the cover of the NY Daily News shows up.

    I hope the newspaper rots on the stands and that people cancel their subscriptions en masse.

  • Phil Smith says:

    I disagree about the target location being unattractive. These guys aren’t exactly sophisticated game theorists, but expanding the set of potential targets to include company functions makes everyone just a little more jittery.

    • Socratease says:

      The thing I want to know is how they knew when and where a private employee party was going to be held, as those events aren’t announced publicly. Either an employee in the health department or someone that helped arrange rental of the hall passed the info to someone else. Hopefully the FBI will be on their game to find out.

  • Matt_SE says:

    ISIS used a woman in Paris; not that odd. None of these people better be Syrians or refugees, just sayin’.

  • KenMitchell says:

    Going out on a limb here, but based on nothing other than instinct…

    There are 14 or 15 “Regional Centers” in California. They provide support for developmentally disabled children, primarily, but also other handicapped people. They are privately run but government-funded; it’s a dodge, of sorts, to get around the gyrations of the California state budget. This is the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

    The dead are a man and woman? I’m thinking a domestic dispute of some kind, a kid or kids caught up between warring parents, where one of the parents has gotten the kid(s) into some sort of quasi-conventional therapy and the other parent taking revenge on the institution.

    • garfieldjl says:

      That doesn’t explain the body armor…

      This actually sounds like a terrorist attack, it was a soft target, nobody there was armed. They timed it so they could get in and get out. Of course you know the Obama administration is probably conducting a lot of arm-twisting so it end up being called “workplace violence…”

  • Aproposofnothing says:

    Hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but this almost sounds like it was set up to LOOK like workplace violence.

    • acat says:

      Possibly .. although most people don’t drop the baby off with the grandparents before going and shooting up their workplace.
      .
      That said .. the media are certainly trying to force a “workplace violence” story, which lets ’em push for gun control .. rather than pointing out where these terrorists came from, because that’d blow up their “Syrian refugee crisis” narrative…
      .
      Mew

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