The mystery surrounding the motivation of Jared Loughner might be starting to clear up. According to numerous reports, the alleged assailant in the weekend shooting in Arizona has not cooperated with authorities, but a reported memo from the Department of Homeland Security procured by Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin provides some clues.On her Greta Wire blog, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren published the DHS memo which suggests that Loughner might be be linked to an “anti-Semitic” group called AmRen (or American Renaissance.)
“The investigation has been taken over by the FBI, and is being run through the Tucson Command Post. Here’s what can be confirmed at this time (1800 hrs)… * Gabrielle Giffords Is in ICU.* Federal judge John Roll is deceased. He did rule on a 32 million dollar civil rights lawsuit in February, 2010. That ruling brought death threats to Roll and his family, and for a time he was given a protection detail.* 6 deaths attributed to the shooting. 19 total people hit by gunfire.* suspect’s mother works for the Pima County Board of Supervisors* the suspect has multiple arrests … But no criminal record? Intervention by someone?* no direct connection – but strong suspicion is being directed at AmRen / American Renaissance. Suspect is possibly linked to this group. (through videos posted on his myspace and YouTube account.). The group’s ideology is anti government, anti immigration, anti ZOG (Zionist Occupational Government), anti Semitic. Gabrielle Gifford is the first Jewish female elected to such a high position in the US government. She was also opposite this group’s ideology when it came to immigration debate.* DHS have a list of names and dates of birth of all victims.* the ACTIC is still playing a major role in the investigation… Computer forensics is cleaning up the surveillance videos, and images from around the scene, and involved in the investigation – working together, was MCSO, DPS, Phoenix PD, ICE, and of course the FBI. It did just come in from the command post, that the federal judge was Not originally scheduled to attend the meeting, according to wife. She stated that he received a phone call about an hour before and was invited to attend. Wrong place – wrong time. For the planning side, there are impromptu memorials popping up all over the state, but the largest one is downtown phoenix, at the capital.”
Giffords is one of a handful of Jewish Representatives serving in the House, and some have noted that one of Loughner’s alleged favorite books was Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Reliable information about Loughner is at this time a very rare commodity, and given the heated debate currently raging about the role of what some have called “vitriolic rhetoric” of opinion media, trying to understand the reasons of Loughner’s very irrational behavior has become a high priority, both for authorities involved in the investigation, and also, sadly, for those who are prematurely and inappropriately seeking to garner political leverage from the tragedy.
(H/T Irin Carmon)
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