Tennessee Shooter’s Motives Elude Obama, White House, FBI, Media …

Rush Limbaugh is right. We are now living through what, a mere eight years ago, was a comedy skit.

Limbaugh on Friday was talking about the apparent mass confusion over the motives of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez in murdering four Marines and a sailor in broad daylight in Chattanooga, and he compared today’s actual comments to a hilarious parody aired on Fox back in 2007.

The basic setup is that we’re in the studio of a news talk show that is discussing some sort of bombing by six people with very Muslim-sounding names which are repeated several times throughout the skit. The two news anchors and an “expert” have a pointed discussion about how nobody can figure out what links these people, other than an urge to blow up stuff.

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Limbaugh’s point, though, is that what was a silly bit of comedy back then is the actuality today as government officials and media types collectively scratch their heads trying to puzzle out what the motive might have been for Abdulazeez, who blogged about Islam and even tweeted a Quranic verse to a friend before going on his murder spree.

I would like to, in my usual humble way, see if I can’t clear up some of the confusion regarding the murders of five American military members who should have been safe in their “gun-free zone.”


Confusion: Huffington Post published the story with the subheadline “Motive Mystery.”



Confusion: White House spokesmonkey Josh Earnest couldn’t say what Abdulazeez’s motive might have been, but that the FBI was “looking at a variety of possible motives.”



Confusion: U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said, “It’s premature to speculate on the motives of the shooter.”

Clue: muslimFour

Confusion: FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Edward Reinhold said he had “no idea” what the shooter’s motive was.

muslimThreeConfusion: Reinhold also said, “There is nothing that ties him to an international terror organization.”

Clue: muslimEight


Confusion: President Obama not only said he didn’t know what the shooter’s motive was, but scrupulously avoided any connection to Islam, calling Abdulazeez a “lone gunman.”

Clue: muslimTwo


So, liberals, are we learning yet?


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