When I opened up Google News this morning, I was surprised to see the “tawhid finger” of Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, the suspected Ft. Lauderdale mujahid, as the featured photo with the top group of news stories. It was from CNN, which just yesterday had pinkwashed one photo of Mr. Santiago-Ruiz to make him look less Latino. Later in the day they cropped out the tawhid finger — the gang sign of the Islamic State — from same photo as the one shown at the top of this post. Like other media outlets, they emphasized his military service and his history of mental problems, and mentioned his supposed argument on the plane — in other words, it was another mass shooting by a crazy white guy. Or almost white, anyway. You know, one of those bitter clingers.
But by this morning the narrative had changed, at least a little bit. Not only did they show the dreaded ISIS finger, but the text of the article included this:
Fort Lauderdale airport shooter ‘came here specifically’ to attack, FBI says
The suspected gunman who opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale airport “came here specifically to carry out this horrific attack,” Miami FBI Special Agent George Piro said Saturday. “We have not identified any triggers that would have caused this attack,” he said.
Authorities “continue to look at the terrorism angle” as a possible motive for the shooting rampage that left five people dead at the Fort Lauderdale airport, Miami FBI Special Agent George Piro said Saturday. “We have not ruled out anything,” he said. “We continue to look at all avenues, all motives. [emphasis added]”
In BureauSpeak, “terrorism” means “Islamic jihad”. And if the FBI hasn’t ruled it out, that means we are certain to hear more about JIM as it pertains to Esteban Santiago-Ruiz.
So why did “journalists” at CNN start discussing today what they strove so desperately yesterday to conceal? Was it because the alternative media were eating their lunch on this story? Or was it orders from above? Or for some other reason?
Read the CNN article for more details on the bizarre personal history of Mr. Santiago-Ruiz, such as this:
In November, Santiago paid a visit to the FBI office in Anchorage, telling agents he was being directed by a US intelligence agency to fight for ISIS, law enforcement sources told CNN. George Piro, the FBI’s special agent in charge, told reporters that Santiago was turned over to local authorities and he voluntarily submitted to a mental health evaluation.