The FBI lied about its role in rescuing hostages from a synagogue in Texas. Claiming for itself heroic action that killed a Mohammedan terrorist and freed three remaining hostages, the FBI vindicated my two-plus-year vilification of America’s most corrupt police agency.
I saw the story by John Nolte of Breitbart News in my email this afternoon. “We were told the FBI saved three hostages in a Texas synagogue,” Nolte writes. “That appears to be yet another FBI lie.”
The official FBI story released to countless reporters and news agencies goes something like this:
At the perfect moment, and with total disregard for their own safety, a swarm of heroic FBI agents rushed the synagogue where a Muslim man with no terroristic intent and nothing but love for the Jewish people had seemingly by accident managed to take four Jews hostage and somehow (likely the work of white supremacist misinformation operatives) was falsely accused of demanding the release from prison of some terrorist who just happens to be Muslim; whereupon, our brave and skillful Knights of the FBI did exchange with said misunderstood hostage-taker intense and perilous gunfire—a hellacious hail of bullets, by all accounts—killing the hapless gentleman (to our chagrin), but freeing the terrified worshippers who, by freak coincidence were of the Jewish faith, bringing great credit upon themselves, the FBI, and the United States of America. So help us, God.
That’s more or less how the FBI described its actions.
But I get the feeling the FBI now wishes it had shot the hostages and freed the Mohammedan.
According to Nolte, the FBI’s self-congratulatory account is 100% pure horse manure. A lie. As fake as CDC statistics.
The actual hostages and video from the scene tell a story of desperate people and a heroic rabbi who saw an opening and freed themselves while the FBI sat about in windbreakers looking for white supremacists to shoot.
Nolte links a Tweet with a transcript snippet from the rabbi’s interview with a local television news reporter:
TRANSCRIPT: The last hour of the standoff, he wasn’t getting what he wanted. It didn’t look good. We were terrified. And when I saw an opportunity where he wasn’t in a good position, I made sure that the two gentlemen who were still with me, that they were ready to go. The exit wasn’t too far away. I told them to ‘go’. I threw a chair at the gunman and I headed for the door and all three of us were able to get out without a shot being fired.
He threw a chair at the gunman.
They got out “without a shot being fired.”
So much for “storming” the building.
Of course, the FBI could say, “it’s his word against ours.” Except for this video, which is bound to be flushed down the memory hole by morning.
The video clearly shows the hostages exiting the building exactly as the rabbi described. The video also shows the FBI milling about casually until surprised by the hostages’ sudden emergence. Only after the hostages had freed themselves did the heroes of the FBI rush in to kill and blow up the Mohammedan.
We know that, once again, the FBI lied. However, we don’t know whether the hostage-taker posed an immediate danger or if the FBI murdered him to steal all the credit.
Based on the FBI’s infamous and sordid history, I’m betting on the latter.
Very happy they made it out alive! It was a terrifying experience. One observation I made after watching the interview with the Rabbi was he never mentioned the word God. Maybe that's a nit but when the reporter asked how he was able to stay calm, he mentioned some training that they had. I would have thought he would have thanked the Lord for the strength and guidance, and thank God they made it out alive. I hope I am not being judgmental of someone who just suffered a traumatic event, but I thought it was odd for a religious person to not thank God for their survival?