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Suspicious Munich Shootings

By Stephen Lendman

Munich’s history includes earlier notorious events. In November 1923, Hitler’s putsch attempt failed. Imprisonment, Mein Kampf, his rise to power and WW II followed, changing the course of world history.

During the 1972 Olympic games, Black September figures killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, along with a police officer. Five perpetrators were killed, three others arrested, later released, then tracked down and assassinated by Mossad agents.

Friday was the scene of another Munich massacre, killing a reported 10, wounding nearly two dozen others. Police claimed a lone gunman identified as 18-year-old Ali David Sonboly of Iranian descent lethally shot himself.

How convenient! Was he carrying ID to make naming him easy? Isn’t this the same reported scenario playing out time and again in these type incidents. Why would an alleged assailant want his identity prominently displayed in headlines?

Silenced to tell no tales, he can’t explain his version of what happened, or if he or perhaps others were involved.

Initial reports suggested multiple gunmen, likely with over 30 casualties, one shooter not easily able to inflict this large a toll before being stopped in a crowded area - whether by police, bystanders, or his own doing as police claim.

His last words reportedly were “I’m German.” Police indicated no evidence linking him a terrorist group or radicalism. Sensationalist reporting draws knee-jerk conclusions.

No organization claimed responsibility for the incident. They’re happening with disturbing regularity in Europe and America - most often state-sponsored to stoke fear and manipulate people to accept what they’d otherwise reject.

Multiple incidents like Munich left France under a virtual permanent state of emergency - police state powers substituting for constitutional governance.

Is Germany next? Will all of Europe follow? Post-9/11, Congress enacted sweeping police state laws, powers hardened under Obama, virtually certain to become more draconian no matter who succeeds him.

Today is the most perilous time in world history. Endless US-led imperial wars rage. Homeland security in Western societies amounts to Gestapo rule - tyranny replacing fundamental freedoms.

Is Munich the latest nail in the coffin of cherished ones too vital to lose? Will something greater follow in America and/or Europe ending them altogether - totalitarian rule under martial law taking over?

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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