How we know New Zealand mosque shooting video is a CGI fake

On March 14, 2019, New Zealand sustained its deadliest mass shootings in modern history when a lone gunman, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, killed 50 people and injured another 50 at Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. The media immediately identified Tarrant as that most noxious of all monsters — “an alt-right affiliated white supremacist”. (Wikipedia)

The gunman recorded and streamed on Facebook Live a video of the first attack at Al Noor Mosque, with 4,000 overall views before it was taken down. The video is banned by the New Zealand government because it is deemed “objectionable” — whatever that means. Anyone who possesses or shares the video is threatened with 10-14 years in prison; corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.

Even without being asked by the New Zealand government, mainstream U.S.-owned platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Scribd eagerly complied with the ban by scrubbing the video and the shooter’s manifesto. YouTube went so far as to intentionally disable search filters so that people cannot find the video or other Christchurch shooting materials.

Websites such as Dissenter, Zero Hedge, 4chan, 8chan, and video hosting platform LiveLeak, among others, which hosted footage of the attacks or simply allowed people to engage in uncensored discussion of the shootings, have been partially or completely blocked in both New Zealand and Australia for the sake of “protecting consumers,” according to New Zealand Telecom, the privately-owned telecommunications provider.

In an open letter to Facebook, Twitter and Google, New Zealand telecom CEOs said the suppression hasn’t gone far enough, and urged that U.S. social media follow European proposals for hyper-vigilant policing of content for the sake of “protecting consumers”. The letter reads (Zero Hedge):

“You may be aware that on the afternoon of Friday 15 March, three of New Zealand’s largest broadband providers, Vodafone NZ, Spark and 2degrees, took the unprecedented step to jointly identify and suspend access to web sites that were hosting video footage taken by the gunman related to the horrific terrorism incident in Christchurch.

As key industry players, we believed this extraordinary step was the right thing to do in such extreme and tragic circumstances. Other New Zealand broadband providers have also taken steps to restrict availability of this content….

We also accept it is impossible as internet service providers to prevent completely access to this material. But hopefully we have made it more difficult for this content to be viewed and shared – reducing the risk our customers may inadvertently be exposed to it and limiting the publicity the gunman was clearly seeking.”

In our time of movies, TV and video games saturated with over-the-top violence, why would the New Zealand government take such extreme measures to prevent its citizens from seeing the video?

The answer perhaps is that if the people of New Zealand actually saw the video, they would realize the mosque shootings were a gigantic false-flag hoax perpetrated on them in order to advance gun control. (The video can still be viewed on BitChute, the file-sharing video hosting service, and also here.)

Two FOTM posts have addressed the mosque shooter’s video: “The Christchurch mosque-shooting video banned by New Zealand government” and “The NZ mosque-shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook, again“.

This post offers four reasons why we can confidently say the mosque shooting video is a CGI (computer generated imagery) fake, using the chroma key compositing (or “green screen”) technique:

(1) When shot, people don’t just fall like inert sacks of potatoes

In an audio interview and on James Fetzer’s blog, Dr. Scott Bennett, former U.S. Army psychological operations officer and State Department counterterrorism contractor, points out that in a real shooting with real bullets, especially when civilians are shot, they would be in a state of hysterical, emotional shock. Panic-stricken, their bodies flooded with adrenalin, they would violently flail, run or crawl away. They do not simply fold up and fall to the ground like sacks of potatoes. 

In the mosque shooter’s live-streamed video, however, the victims immediately fall to the floor, face down (faces are more of a CGI challenge). Once fallen to the floor, the victims stay still, with nary a moan nor twitch.

It stretches our credulity to think that the mosque shooter is such an expert marksman that every shot he fired was a kill shot. The fact is that in real life, bullets can bounce, ricochet, and miss the target.

Writing in “What really happens when you get shot,” Wired, Dec. 8, 2015, Connor Narciso, a former Army Green Beret who served in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, with 3rd Special Forces Group, explains:

As a combat medic in Afghanistan, I treated a variety of gunshot wounds. And as the husband of an emergency room provider at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, gun violence has remained—at least peripherally—a significant part of my life….

[E]ven multiple gunshots to the torso won’t guarantee death, or even incapacitation. Arun Nair is an attending physician in the ER at Johns Hopkins, and an International Health Fellow. “Bullets are magic,” Nair tells his students. He recounts the story of a young man in Lebanon who survived after being shot six times.1 He took repeated shots to the chest and throat. One of the six bullets stopped inside his pericardium, the narrow space between the heart and its thin protective membrane. Another bullet ended up in the victim’s esophagus; he swallowed it. Amazingly, the patient was alert and speaking lucidly to the doctors. You can’t assume anything, says Nair.

(2) Shell Casings don’t vanish into thin air

At the 8:56 mark in the video, the gunman is outside the mosque’s front gate and begins shooting down the street, for no apparent reason. At the 9:06 mark, the gunman turns around and shoots down the street in the other direction.

Curiously, the video shows shell casings being ejected from the semi-automatic, but the casings then disappear into thin air. No shell casings are on the ground because this footage was actually taken not on the street but before a “green screen”, which explains why we see shell casings being ejected but no casing actually falls to the ground.

(3) bullets leave no marks when they hit the victims

After shooting up and down the street, ejecting shell casings that vanish into thin air, the gunman returns to his car and exchanges rifles, tossing the one he had used to the ground next to his car, which later also vanishes. He then inexplicably returns to the “crime scene” to shoot again and again at the crumpled bodies in the mosque. Strangely, the “bullets” leave no marks on the victims’ clothes or bodies. Upon impact, we see only puffs of air on the victim’s clothes, which suggests the gun was a toy gun that blasts air instead of solid projectiles.

Yesterday, in an email to James Fetzer, Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today who is, like Fetzer, a U.S. Marines veteran, wrote:

“I generally recognize any part or accessory available worldwide for this type of weapon the common sellers, palmetto state armory, delta team tactical, classic firearms…and nobody has part for real guns that look like the things in the video. mike and i have built thousands of custom AR weapons in every size and caliber this stuff is crap…..and quite possibly toys….What we have in NZ appears to be (real or fake) video of fake guns.”

Indeed, in a comment, Kevin J. Lankford, a reader of FOTM, observed that the shooter’s guns “looked like nothing I could identify,” and that the reason why the guns are painted with white symbols all over is precisely “to disguise the fact they are fake.”

(4) Bullets fired at windshield leave no  holes or shattered glass

After the gunman finally leaves the mosque, he gets back into his car. While driving away, he shoots at the car’s windshield three times. Strangely, the bullets leave no marks on the windshield — no bullet holes, no smashed glass — as you can see in the GIF below and the pic of his arrest by police.

To conclude, the shooter’s livestream video was made with a live man shooting guns, at least one of which is a toy air gun, before a “green screen”. The “green screen” is then filled in with CGI images of the mosque and victims being shot; of the street outside the mosque where the gunman fired shots, ejecting shell casings that vanished into thin air; and of his car, wherein the gunman shot at the car’s windshield, leaving no bullet holes or shattered glass.

All in all, the video was poorly and sloppily made. Wellington should have hired Sir Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop instead to do the job.

Go here to watch a video demonstrating the fakery of the mosque shooter’s livestream video by juxtaposing it with footage from a video game.

H/t Vivian Lee, Harold Saive, and Big Lug.

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~Eowyn

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marblenecltr
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Throughout this all, I finally see the Fabian Society whose symbol is a wolf in a sheep’s clothing, and see them as part of the Globalist many-layered endeavor. Remember, many Muslims believe all of the Qur’an, so, to know what is acted upon, at least read chapters 8 and 9. The NZ peace loving victims are, in my opinion, neither peace loving nor victims. Was Private Rigby a victim of murder in London and at whose hands? On how many cameras was that murder displayed, and how long did it take to respond? There are the outrages against humanity in… Read more »

Doctor Moebius
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Doctor Moebius

GREAT POST!!!

I have also analyzed this and conferred with former military vets about this quite obvious hoax. I hope the people of New Zealand are smart and awake enough to do what they need to, to tell their government to F*CK OFF on gun control.

They need to impeach their Prime Minister.

Then, we need to hang John Podesta, since he was obviously involved.

Brian Heinz
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Brian Heinz

Another chip at the 2nd and a heart tug on the blind liberals to gain more support to take up the guns.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

That’s an excellent explanation for what we see. I completely agree. Another question would be why was Podesta and the Parkland kids there in advance? How did they know?

Anyway, there has been a regular orgy of censorship and attempts at “pushing the envelope” springboarded off of this. Just another production in support of global repression.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

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Alma
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Alma

And in less than 24 hours Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a ban on military-style rifles, how appropriate.

Watertender
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Watertender

Of course. Heaven forbid that a citizen should have a military style rifle. I had a relative with a PHD in Political Science tell me that AR stands for Assault Rifle and that there is no need for a private citizen to own a gun. He is not welcome at my home anymore…

G. S.
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G. S.

I think that when we do this the enemy is winning. Divide and conquer. As someone like him is cast aside he’s left with his clan of total retards and wolves. They embrace or eat him and there’s no escape. It’s like cults. Then they all drive each other over the cliffs. We survive. As a Christian I feel I am supposed to accept others, forgive their sins, welcome them like Jesus did unless they are an actual threat, are stealing, harming me or my children, etc. and who knows there might be one little thing I say that stays… Read more »

G.Katt
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G.Katt

Even Jesus got angry and his temper flared with the money changers peddling their goods in the synagogue. He turned their tables over and threw them out of the temple. God tells us to spread the message of salvation, but he also expects us to stand up and take action against evil acts against Him and his followers.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Let me ask you, even if he thought that way, what right does HE have to deny others? I think a lot of things but I don’t spend my life trying to impose my likes and dislikes on others. In order to do that they would have to show some compelling reason why that would be a good idea and exactly how that would help some situation, in proportion to the detriment derived. The Constitution says “…shall not be infringed”. It doesn’t get any clearer than that. It doesn’t say “…shall not be infringed, unless”. These mutts are ready, willing… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Lophatt . . . . Bravo! Well stated. The basic fact is that we get our rights from God, and the Founding Fathers enumerated our right to own guns, and that that right should not be “infringed.” That means . . . Period, End of Story, No Wiggle Room about it !!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Was looking for an excuse and this was it.

danwdurham
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The windshield isn’t shot out and we can see what appears to be an inspection sticker in the lower left corner of the windshield showing that the windshield is there. The passenger side window does appear to be shot out [13:20] just after he shoots at the windshield with no apparent damage. And why is he shooting random people on the street? But then stops to let two women cross the street and only honks his horn at them. And why have we heard about people in the mosques being shot but not the people on the street.

B. S.
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B. S.

I appreciate all your analysis. I am so tired of all these hoaxes, I’m sitting this one out. Going to the beach. Walks. Real life again. Computers are really beginning to suck.

William
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William

Indeed, “outrage fatigue” can be ennervating in the extreme. And demoralizing. Demoralization is an indulgence that we cannot afford. Time is short. Unplug and go for walks, preferably with a dog. We periodically need to get back to the here and now and dogs are all about NOW. The world and your computer will still be there when you get back

pixxistix46
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I have to wonder what law was broken by owning or sharing this video… was it a law already on the books, or a new law, or one that they just made up on the spur of the moment? CSP Vance came up with something similar right after the Sandy Hook shooting… “misinformation is being posted on social media sites… it is important to note that we have discussed with federal authorities, these issues are crimes, they will be investigated statewide and federally, and prosecution will take place when people perpetrating this information are identified….. people who are putting this… Read more »

chemtrailssuck
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They want to censor this one so badly because it is so fake! if people woke up and started realizing this stuff is fake “shootings” to get us to relinquish our 2nd Amendment rights, people would start to analyze all the OTHER fake shootings.

Carl Marks
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Carl Marks

As the gunman strafes the corner huddle, the man whos white cap flies off has what appears to be a white piece of cardboard covering his face. So does the man next to him.
A way to shield the face (and eyes) from the air gun being fired.

William
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William

Excellent, concise, information-dense post. I showed the shell casing gif to my lady and she said, as I knew she would, the shells landed out of camera range. People see what they want to see and don’t see what they don’t want to see. Confirmation bias, cognitive closure, denial – it is what it is. She’s a long-time gun owner and I told her she won’t pay attention to what’s happening until they come to take her pistol. And then it will be too late. No response. Hopeless

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well, they all COME from the same place, unlike this video. I own two “AR” style rifles and they don’t do that. This is just like that gun in the Virginia shooting. They missed that part in the overlay.

TrailDust
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I must agree, Dr. Eowyn. They did green screen this stuff. And when the guy was shooting through his windshield and there were no holes and no shattered glass… wow. When I first saw the attack, I was looking for the windshield holes, and thought that maybe the video was too shaky for a good look. But seeing the arrest of the guy in the car with an unmarred windshield settled it for me. As for bullet impact on bodies, where was it? People hit by bullets sometimes describe it as being like a sledge hammer blow. But the most… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

There is one part in the side window shooting where he fires and it makes a funny sound and he lays it down. You wouldn’t catch me sitting there doing that. Besides, what was that all about anyway?

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

I am really not aware as to whether this mr. tarrant was wearing ear protection, or not, but you can be sure, firing a shotgun or high powered rifle inside a vehicle without ear protection is not some thing any one would do more than once on purpose, unless it was an extreme emergency. Even the concussion, especially not having the barrel at least protruding from the window would be very unpleasant and unforgettable.

I don’t think there has ever been many governments that ever needed persuading to disarm citizens, but do strive for a viable pretext, inevitably contrived.

pixxistix46
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That’s a GREAT point and one I hadn’t thought of.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well, he probably wouldn’t be listening to the radio after all that, would he? He may not have been able to see either what with all that stray glass and pellets bouncing around.

I wonder if Podesta delivered the footage or if they did it locally? I’ve seen better “Bollywood” productions than this.

William
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William

Yes, wow. And now what? Personally, I think with these “events” we need to start from the assumption that they are all contrived. Invariably we debate that back and forth, filling in details as we go, and the process devolves to, as with the JFK hit, a parlor game – who fired from what rooftop. And so it goes, at a glacial pace, like those talking trees in Lord of the Rings. And just as we figure it all out, boom, this just in, yet another mass shooting in..fill in the blank. All we know for certain is that the… Read more »

Don
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Don

They didn’t need persuading ….they just needed to establish probable cause.

smkay
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smkay

The car music following him into the building and down the hall. Both times after he left his car. Two different songs At 7:19 – 7.20 a male figure vanishes into thin air along the wall under ceiling spot light The blue socks/ barefoot guy in hall its two different films spliced together, same person. He first enters and shoots left. Group 1 is huddled by window in corner. WHY is there a massed group 2 laying down on the right in front of not a window, but an open doorway? Fake CGI is all over the map. The number… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yep, if you’re gonna “jump the shark” you gotta have “shark music”.

Gary P
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Gary P

I been telling everyone I can that this is fake. Many are receptive, many need time, Masonic types get nervous and resort to ridicule.
I just laugh at them.

Ramblo
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Ramblo

“This is a test of the emergency broadcast system, this is only a test.”

Fake massacres. Real time analysis. Think about it.

Anomoose
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Anomoose

I think the bottom line of all this is not even gun control, it’s getting people on their social media accounts, watching cable news, etc. all streaming big $$ for the elites who are behind it all. The social companies censor the analysis because it offends their customers thus they keep that revenue flowing. The cable companies ad viewership soars, more $$, work in tandem. The fake shooting film companies are paid regularly with taxes after 9/11 changed laws allowing these fake shootings. Now we have routine exercises in schools which are presented as fake shootings to protect us from… Read more »

chemtrailssuck
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chemtrailssuck

Ha! This is just like in that movie, “The Running Man” with Arnold Schwarzennwhatever, where they have fake people get killed, and they use travelling mat to change the “dead” to other people instead!
No WONDER “they” want to censor it so badly, they’re going off the deep end for a reason, cuz the whole thing is faked.

NothingMakesSenseAnymore
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NothingMakesSenseAnymore

Go to 17:25 and carefully watch a part of his weapon “fall” and disappear at exactly 17:28. WTH

pj
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pj

That’s a magazine but it didn’t disappear, it was there when he came back into the room

Andy
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Andy

That photo of his face, when he was driving his car. It looks like it was photoshopped, the face is too big.

Sede Vacante
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Sede Vacante

I love it that he got a great parking spot.

NothingMakesSenseAnymore
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NothingMakesSenseAnymore

At 6:25, two people standing by the red car look at this man, dressed in black with ammo strapped to his waist, littered with white markings, a helmet with a go-pro attached to the top and carrying not one but TWO assault rifles. and heading toward a mosque….. and they DON’T start shouting? Calling the police? When he first approaches the doorway, red shotgun cartridges are emerging from the right of the gun…. do “assault rifles” shoot shot or bullets? I know NOTHING about ammo.. please educate me… 9 shots later, he discards this one-use rifle to the side…. but… Read more »

Deplorable Patriot
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Key point to note is the whole video is sound tracked. Complete with music selection for each “scene” with fade in and fade out. It’s a live stream. Did anyone see him change the music? It was the first live stream I’ve watched with perfect picture with no interruptions. Almost impossible when going in and out of buildings, cars, etc. I saw this video as it was “live streamed”. We all knew at the time it was fake. It was so obvious that I’m really surprised so many people fell for it. Also there is a good video on YouTube… Read more »

Recynd77
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Recynd77

Late, as usual, to the party, but I happened upon this today:
https://youtu.be/_TSum0TG75M

Worth a look (and only 5 minutes long).

Lophatt
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Lophatt

It’s CGI. The other is interesting. Of course, just like SHES most people automatically believe these things are done “in real time” as opposed to in “takes”. I saw at least two suspicious characters and that doesn’t even count the two that he encountered as he was entering that just let him pass. One of the “characters” inside (the active one) appears twice. This is total B.S.. Whoever set it up and why is open to speculation. The fact that it was CGI generated and a fraud is not. Dr. “E’s” clip of the ejected shells is enough to categorically… Read more »

pj
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pj

Another strange sight was when the shooter first entered the prayer room and turned to the right there was a guy nonchalantly standing there looking at the wall or maybe talking to some people in an alcove and this after 25 shots fired and people already shot nearby and others in a couple of piles in the prayer room, And probably the most significant flaw in this production was the magazine that was laying in the hallway close to the wall way in front of the shooter and he walked right by it on his first trip to the prayer… Read more »

pj
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pj

How did they green screen the guy running at him at the prayer room hallway?

Anthony Rose
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Anthony Rose

Not sure what the issue is. Whatever you do on the green screen, you can add any scene at all to it and only the green part is replaced. You can ‘place’ your green screen where you like on the background event.

pj
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pj

Good catch at 17:20, I saw that earlier and thought the guy hid behind something but you’re right, he just vanishes

WannabeSherlock
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WannabeSherlock

A few additional observations: Both the entrances to the mosque from the street are blocked, one by a traffic cone and the other by an advertisement rack (not sure of the term in English). When he returns to the mosque, he makes a strange detour and keeps shooting at nothing in particular for a while. Meanwhile, the white car next to the main doorway has left. There almost certainly already is a cartridge in the corridor under the notice board when he first enters the building. It can be seen at 6:53 and 6:54. He later grabs that cartridge and… Read more »

Rønnaug
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Nice article. It agrees with my own analysis here:

http://solkorset.org/politikk/NVO/christchurch.xml

askandgettruth
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askandgettruth

i watched the video with scott bennett on patreon/crowdsource the truth. i bet it cost about 10 cents to make this hoax. i guess they think that people are as dumb as they are.i spent 4 years in the military during viet-nam and i will tell you this is the worst fake false flag ever.at that close range with a high power rifle there would not be much left of the person with the white cap on.the people of NZ were duped and should be marching on their govt. offices and demand justice, if not you get what you got… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I haven’t heard anything about Hillary paying a visit. I did hear about John Podesta. There HAVE been quite a group of them going there recently. Maybe they went to make ginger bread houses.

Anyway, I agree. It’s the worst yet. That’s really saying something too. We shouldn’t forget that part of the conditioning is getting us used to bad “reality”. Before you know it you’re comparing “Gilligan’s Island to Gone with the Wind”.

thetruthtold
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i spent 4 years in the service during viet-nam and know what a high powered rifle can do to the human body. there would be massive amounts of blow out of blood and matter, also why would the hat on this one person go right instead of hitting the wall behind him. there are too many errors to list here. one other one is shooting out the windshield which doesn’t break. what amount of money spent on this? if they spent 1000.00 it was 999.99 too much. like sandy hook they said they would charge you with a crime if… Read more »

remo
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A couple of points. 28 + 2 actually. Talk of casings aside, my concerns were: what was supposed to be IN those casings. I am confident I would recognise bullet impact/damage especially in this case where the narrow direction of firing is so easy to establish ‘in-the-real.’ I am also confident that the quantity of bullets fired would have left some. I walked that footpath 3 times up and 3 times back on March 27th 28th very slowly, eyes wide open and found NO EVIDENCE of any such thing. Scott Bennett informs us those rounds are to be lethal at… Read more »

Ernest
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Great article! Twitter isn’t letting me post this link – and I am not surprised.

TrailDust
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I think this was indeed a false flag.

werewolf
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Do you know where the NZ mosque video is, Where it can be seen? 153news.net seems to be off the air now. They must have taken it down. I could kick myself for not uploading it. It was so obviously fake on so many levels. One super obvious thing is that when Tarrant entered the big room in the mosque for the first time the bodies were already all over the floor including two STACKS of bodies on both sides of the room! They were all over the floor and stacked up before he even started shooting his toy gun!

werewolf
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Gary P
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Gary P

I would hazard a guess that not so long ago, some of these crisis actors would have been beheading people in Syria etc.

Anthony Rose
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Anthony Rose

Thank you so much for all the work you put into this, finally my doubts have been clarified. I am going to share this wherever I can because what it means is more horrific than an actual mass killing. It means that our governments and media are all clearly already in cahoots to lie to us. It means we no longer have public servants we can trust. It means we need to flush the political system by voting for new parties soon, before the steel hand in the velvet glove is drawn.