(excerpt: Twilight Language )
The breaking news today, happening in Colorado Springs, was predicted. I forecast this on Wednesday, noting this was possible on Black Friday.
On Wednesday, November 24, 2015, in “Predicting Terror: Thanksgiving & Black Friday,” I wrote:
I think the “copycat” calendar cannot be ignored. The Paris Terror Attacks occurred on Friday the 13th, exactly two weeks ago from Black Friday, November 27th. The copycat effect has an internal clock that often works on two week, one month, and one year anniversary cycles. Therefore, while organized terrorists might not do anything on this coming Friday, it actually is the lone player, triggered or inspired by the Paris events, who would.
On November 27, 2015 – this year’s Black Friday – at 11:38 a.m. (Mountain Time; 1:38 pm Eastern), the first “shots fired” call came in to the police of Colorado Spring, Colorado. An active shooter was reported at the Planned Parenthood building, 3480 Centennial Boulevard. Colorado Springs police, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol officers responded to the scene.
At 2:17 p.m., Colorado Springs police tweeted that “officers are encountering gunfire” and the scene is still an active shooting.
The gunman engaged with police officers, exchanging gunfire, injuring five law enforcement personnel. Nine individuals have been taken to local hospitals; six to Penrose and three to Memorial. A dispatcher said one patient was wounded at Elite Vision, located an adjacent building at 3470 Centennial Blvd.
The area is near a shooting center, a bank, a grocery store, and other businesses. Colorado Springs Police report that Centennial Boulevard is closed in both directions between Garden of the Gods Road and Fillmore Street. Police closed Centennial Boulevard in both directions and customers were locked down at a King Soopers grocery store and several nearby shops at Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard.
The city, in the central part of the Colorado, has more than 400,000 residents.
“Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak.” ~ Wikipedia.
Readers of this blog already know that Pikes Peak is very special. See here, from 2011.
At 4:00 pm Mountain, police reported the shooter was still active, and that all roads around the scene continue to be closed. One report said the suspect had a “high-powered rifle.” Police said the suspect may have also brought “devices,” including propane tanks, to the clinic.
One victim has been identified. His name is Garrett Swasey, 44, a member of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado, for six years. He is married to Rachel, and the father of two small children. Swasey was killed when he responded to help other officers under fire.
Swasey was a junior national couples ice dancing champion in 1992.
Swasey won the junior national championship in Orlando, Florida., in 1992, with partner Christine Fowler of Baltimore. Fowler and Swasey, in third after the compulsory phase of the competition, took the title by winning the original and free dance programs, according to a Baltimore Sun article.
Three years later, Swasey and ice dancing partner Hillary Tompkins competed in the 1995 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Providence, Rhode Island. The Denver-based ice dancing couple placed 13th at the championships and later performed on Musical on Ice shows at the Forum in Presque Isle, Maine, according to the Denver Post.
Swasey was also a volunteer in his community, the co-pastor at Hope Chapel in Colorado Springs for seven years.
Two others, civilians, were confronted and killed, one apparently at the entrance to the Planned Parenthood building. They have not been identified yet.
In initial reports, the suspect was described as a white man in his 40s wearing a long coat and a hunting hat.
The suspect surrendered to police at about 5:00 pm, Mountain Time.
Overnight, the gunman was identified as Robert Lewis Dear. He is shown above, a bearded Caucasian male, being taken into custody on November 27, 2015, outside the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Reportedly, Dear lives in is from Hartsel, Colorado. Hartsel is officially seven miles east of South Park. South Park (1997 – Present) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network, situated in and around the same named Colorado town. The real South Park existed before the television series.
Dear’s age has been reported to as both 57 and 59, but public records indicate that he is 57. His family is from South Carolina.
According to court records, Dear has an arrest record in both North and South Carolina. He has been convicted of several traffic offenses, but has been arrested several times on more serious charges.
His convictions include seat belt violations, driver’s license violations, operating a vehicle in an unsafe mechanical condition and driving a non-registered vehicle.
Dear was charged in Colleton, South Carolina, with two counts of cruelty to animals in 2002, but was found not guilty in a bench trial.
He was also charged in 2002 in Colleton with charges of “peeping Tom” and eavesdropping. Those charges were dismissed. Source.
The name Robert is a Germanic given name, from Old High German Hrodebert “bright with glory” (a compound of hruod “fame, glory” and berht “bright”).
The name Lewis imports meaning in Freemasonry to designate the son of a Mason. Within Freemasonry, Lewis is a significant name. The Normans brought the name to England, where it was usually spelled Lewis, though the spelling is sometimes Louis in America.
Lewis is routinely said to mean “renowned warrior.” In Freemasonry, the origins developed from the use of the “lewis,” a device to lift stones to their required height and set them in place precisely.Source.
Dear is an early English surname. It has two possible origins. The first is from the pre-7th Century word deora, meaning beloved and used as a byname, whilst the second is from the word deor, used to describe a wild, swift animal, specifically a deer. In that case the name may have been a nickname for a fast runner, one who had some of the characteristics of a deer. The modern surname can be found as Dear, Deare, Deares, Deer, Deere and Deerr, with diminutives Dearan, Dearing, Deering, Doring, and others. Source.
By: Twilight Language et al
* Many people killed in restaurant by a man with Kalashnikov near Place de la République, according to reports.
* There appear to be two more shooting sights as well as a large explosion also reported near stadium, where reportedly grenades were used.
* Hostages also reported taken at a French concert hall.
* Reports now coming out that suicide bombers might have set off the explosives in the stadium
* NOW, around 100 people reportedly killed during the attack on the Bataclan concert venue in Paris, French media reported. One official described carnage inside the building, saying the attackers had tossed explosives at the hostages.
* Paris death toll now exceeds 153 with 55 more in critical condition in separate locations. 7 out of 8 terrorists detonated suicide vests.
The date is significant. It always is in a terror attack.
One media report dramatically summarized what happened, as if it was a cinematic plot. One eyewitness said the police on the street, creeping towards the Bataclan, looked like “they were in a movie.”
“On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a soccer match between France and world champion Germany, horror struck in an unprecedented manner. Terrorists — some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them — attacked sites throughout the French capital and at the stadium where the soccer match was underway.”
What do we know about November 13th?
- 1947 – The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.
- 1995 – A truck-bomb explodes outside of a US-operated Saudi Arabian National Guard training center in Riyadh, killing five Americans and two Indians. A group called the Islamic Movement for Change claims responsibility.
- 2001 – War on Terror: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected.
- 2015 – the November 2015 Paris attacks, A set of coordinated terror attacks in Paris, France including multiple shootings, explosions, and a hostage crisis in the 10th arrondissement of Paris and the 11th arrondissement of Paris.
At least 6 coordinated attacks occurred. Sky News is saying 158 were killed in Paris. All attackers have been killed by law enforcement officers or died by suicide, states Fox News, after reports circulated all night that some were still at large.
Update: By November 14, 2015, the number of deaths was restated as 128 people killed by the terrorists. Reportedly, 8 terrorists were known dead, with 7 of them dying by suicide.
Built in 1864 by the architect Charles Duval, its name refers to Ba-Ta-Clan, an operetta by Offenbach, but it is also a pun on the expression le tout bataclan(the whole caboodle), the oldest written use of which predates Offenbach in a journal entry of 11 Nov 1761 by Favart. The nearest Métro stations are Oberkampf on Line 5 and Line 9 and Filles du Calvaire on Line 8.
Here’s a Sky News Live Stream:
My Friday the 13th tweet, send out a few minutes before 10 AM Eastern USA, I now find haunting: “Woke to a red dawn….”