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Dannielle Blumenthal PhD @DrDannielle
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1) Working theory: We are dealing with a paid operative.

#PittsburghSynagogueShooting
#PittsburghShooter

It’s lunchtime coffee time.
October 28, 2018.
2) Exhibit A, yet another hate act that we American Jews are dealing with today. (Via Jewish Breaking News.)
3) Working theory: Pittsburgh is part of a coordinated terror campaign to disrupt the midterm elections. As #QAnon stated 5/22/2018: “Attacks will intensify.”
4) Let's try to be logical.
5) The earlier thread on the Pittsburgh shooting culminated with the theory that Alex Soros may be involved. I'm not retracing those steps except to call out "Bend the Arc," which issued a letter, which is being represented by many as a "Jewish response." It is not. It's his org.
6) Here is a link to the earlier thread. Very super lengthy. threadreaderapp.com/thread/1056603…
7) Local coverage - TribLive, 10/27/2018, the day of the attack. triblive.com/local/alleghen…
8) Headline: "Suspected Squirrel Hill synagogue gunman: 'Jews are the children of Satan'"

This picture is widely released.
9) Like nearly all the news coverage, the focus is on his social media posts.
10) But there is virtually no other information findable or shared about Robert D. Bowers.
-- no family
-- no high school or college
-- no employer
-- no other photos except for Gab profile pic
11) We learn, through a neighbor named Chris Hall, that Bowers is a loner who lives in McAnulty Acres. The name is misleading; it looks like almost like a regular house, except slightly bigger.

yelp.com/biz/mcanulty-a…
msn.com/en-us/news/us/…
12) "Hall...who moved into the McAnulty Acres apartment complex 4 years ago, said he’s lived on the same floor as Bowers for one and a half to two years."

So Bowers moved in sometime between November 2016-March 2017.

What happened in early November 2016?
13) I used various free online search tools to find a Robert D. Bowers, age 46, in Pennsylvania. The results I got did not match up with property records.

To protect the privacy of all concerned, I am not going to post this information. But you can validate it on your own.
14) "Bowers had told Hall’s fiancée that he was a long-haul trucker, Hall said. He would be in town for several days and then gone for several days."

Basically he has no job that you can validate.

Whatever he is doing, he is "out of town," meeting with....who?
15) "The only notable behavior that stood out to Hall was Bowers’ habit of watching what sounded like the news at odd hours, such as 3 a.m."

What "sounds like the news," and why would you watch it at 3 a.m., specifically?

churchmousec.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/the…
15) "Bowers posted and shared anti-Semitic writings on the social media network Gab."
16) CBS News reports:

"Screenshots from Bowers' Gab profile are still archived. BOWERS JOINED GAB IN JANUARY 2018." (emphasis added)

cbsnews.com/news/robert-bo…
17) So the "deadliest on Jews in U.S. history" (WaPo) was carried out by a lone wolf, unknown to all, who joined Gab 10 mos ago and posted hate?

"A FBI official said he was not previously known to law enforcement." (Telegraph)

washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/10…

telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/2…
18) This story does not make sense and it is troubling that the media isn't asking any critical questions, either.
19) Online most antisemites are not at all endorsing what he did, either.

And here's another question, which somebody else asked: What does "'screw YOUR optics' mean?" Who is YOU? Was someone giving him orders?
20) More later, but one more question for now: Why is this law enforcement looking type smiling at the scene? Shouldn't he be very serious? (h/t @PLATOSCAVE007 and @AndreVanDelft for sharing)

Is he some kind of helper?
21) The frequency and intensity of recent attacks sure looks like a "soft coup" to me.
21) Again, you can easily go on the boards and see how actual white nationalists talk. They do not support what Bowers did.

So was he working alone?
Or was he put in place in advance, ready to follow orders on command?
And in doing so play a very particular role?
22) Also suspiciously, the headlines almost seem prewritten, and they are based on a very misleading narrative - a letter funded by Bend the Arc, which is an Alex Soros project.
23) I hope this helps law enforcement, the media, researchers and anyone else covering the story. More later.
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