The Search For Clues And The Forever Elusive Motive

San Bernardino Chief of Police Jarrod Burguan (Photo: LA Times)

San Bernardino Chief of Police Jarrod Burguan (Photo: LA Times)

Nineteen days prior to yesterday’s slaughter in San Bernardino, California, the world watched and listened in horror as the Religion of Peace struck in Paris, killing one-hundred-thirty and injuring hundreds of others.  As yesterday’s atrocity unfolded, a couple of all-too-famliar questions went through my mind:

A.  When the police do catch up to the perpetrators, what will be their names?

B.  Are they Muslims?

Today we have the answers to both questions.  The murderers’ names really don’t matter.  There will be countless others to take their places.  Two are dead – shot by California police officers.  One is in custody.  Are there more yet to be found and arrested or killed?  Possibly.   It doesn’t matter.

The killers are Muslims – again.

Next will come the all-too-familiar exhaustive, baffling search for the motive behind the slaughter.  During the incident the authorities and newscasters told us what they always tell us, as quickly as they can get to a microphone – that there was absolutely no evidence that would lead them to believe the ongoing attack was in any way related to “terrorism.”

Fair enough.  I’m all for following the evidence.  Today’s L.A. Times gives us this:

As the holiday gathering got underway Wednesday morning, Syed Rizwan Farook joined dozens of his colleagues from San Bernardino County’s public health department. Farook, an inspector, seemed quiet during the early hours of the event, then vanished just as a group photo was about to be taken.

Shortly afterward, gunfire erupted at the Inland Regional Center where the employees filled a conference room. By the end of the day, police had identified Farook, 28, as a suspect in the massacre and said he was one of two people shot to death in a gun battle with officers. The other was 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik, who a family member said was Farook’s wife…

…Co-workers told The Times they were shocked to hear Farook’s name linked to the shooting. Two who were in the restroom when the bullets began to fly said he was quiet and polite, with no obvious grudges…

…They and other colleagues said Farook was a devout Muslim, but rarely discussed religion at work.

“He never struck me as a fanatic, he never struck me as suspicious,” said Griselda Reisinger, who worked with Farook before leaving the agency in May….

…Later Wednesday night, Farhan Khan, a brother-in-law of Farook, said he knew the suspect for much of his life and last saw him a week ago.

“I cannot express how sad I am,” he said at an Islamic Center in Anaheim. “I have no idea why he would do that…. I am in shock that something like this would happen…. My condolences to the people who lost their life.”…

From a Times update, we get this:

In search for suspects’ motives, investigators ‘can’t rule anything out’

Investigators “can’t rule anything out” yet as they search for a motive for Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, Rep. Adam Schiff, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Thursday.

Oh, they’ll rule something out.  Keep reading.

It’s “possible” that “some combination of motivation” involving both a workplace dispute and terrorism prompted the shooting, Schiff said in an interview with CNN. He had been briefed on the progress of the investigation earlier in the morning, he said.

The FBI and other federal agencies are “exploring” any possible “links to international terror,” Schiff said, stressing that none have been found so far.

In which direction the investigation goes now I won’t speculate.  I’m long-ago-retired from law enforcement work.  But I can tell you this:

Virtually every chief of police and sheriff in the United States has been through the FBI’s National Academy for law enforcement officers.  It is considered the pinnacle of advanced education for anyone in police work – throughout the world.  Beginning with the George W. Bush administration and into the Barack Obama administration, all words and ideas which might link any act such as what happened yesterday to Islam were scrubbed clean from the nation’s highest military and law enforcement training manuals .  Ergo tying yesterday’s atrocities in any way to the religion of peace is verboten in American law enforcement.

Never mind what’s written in the Quran and the Hadith collections, which exhort and command devout Muslims to kill Infidels.  Never mind what may be taught in mainstream mosques, both here and abroad.  Do not go near the doctrines of Islam in searching for a motive.

And why is that, you ask?  That law enforcement manual scrubbing job happened at the insistence of the Council on American Islamic Relations(CAIR) – which is a direct spawn of the Muslim Brotherhood.

So, here’s a pretty safe bet:

The search for the “motive” behind yesterday’s horror may or may not lead our authorities to the words “terror” and “terrorism.”  And that’s as far as they’ll go.  Officialdom’s eyes and ears will slam shut to any possibility that the driving force behind yesterday’s “terror”, which took so many precious lives, is in any way related to the doctrines of The Religion of Peace.

Trust me.

Our Republic is existing in a suicidal state of denial.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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