This is the bloodied face of a madman, moments after his rampage through Los Angeles International Airport.
A blood-drenched Paul Ciancia lay stunned on the floor of LAX, critically wounded after heroic airport cops blasted him in the face to halt his deadly march Friday through Terminal 3 that left one Transportation Security Administration agent dead and six other people wounded.
The investigation into Ciancia’s motives was hampered Saturday by his injuries — he remained unresponsive Saturday night, officials said.
But a one-page manifesto he was carrying offered some clues, revealing a deep distrust of the federal government and a promise to “instill fear in your traitorous minds,” said one official, quoting from the manifesto.
Ciancia, 23, appears to hate former Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, whom he referred to as a “bull d—” in his handwritten screed, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“FU Janet Napolitano,” Ciancia scrawled, according to the report.
He also wrote that he “wants to kill TSA and pigs,” mentions the Federal Reserve and said that airport searches violate his rights.
Although the note contains references to the “New World Order,” Ciancia was not known to be a member of any radical groups, according to the law center, which tracks hate groups.
The “New World Order” is a reference to a conspiracy theory claiming that American freedoms are being sabotaged by secret elites seeking a “one-world government,” according to the law center.
The shocking photo obtained by The Post shows the critically injured Ciancia, hands cuffed behind his slim body, staring off into space, next to a thick, bright pool of his own blood as medical personnel treat his mangled face.
The shot knocked out teeth and split his tongue, sources told The Post. Ciancia, a Pennsville, NJ, native, was being treated at UCLA Medical Center.
The terror began when Ciancia walked into a public area of the busy airport at 9:20 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, carrying a Smith & Wesson .233-caliber semiautomatic assault rifle in a bag, along with five extra magazines for a total of 150 rounds of ammunition, officials said.
He allegedly whipped out the weapon and began stalking through the terminal, making eye contact with air travelers who were soon fleeing in panic as Ciancia began firing away at TSA employees.
One witness said Ciancia stopped, looked at him and said, “TSA?” When the man shook his head no, Ciancia moved on.
TSA Agent Gerardo Hernandez, 39, a married father of two, was killed in the attack.
After blasting Hernandez, Ciancia walked away and started taking an escalator up to the next floor, FBI Special Agent in Charge David Bowdich told reporters.
Ciancia turned, saw Hernandez was still moving, then returned to fire into him again, Bowdich said.
Hernandez is the first TSA officer to die in the line of duty in the agency’s 12-year history.
His family back in New Jersey became worried when Ciancia sent a text to his younger brother Friday indicating he wanted to end his life, according to reports.
They asked Pennsville cops to have officers in LA check on Ciancia, but he wasn’t home when they reached his apartment. Roommates who had recently seen him said Ciancia seemed fine.
Ciancia, one of three kids whose mother died in 2009, had no mental-health issues, his devastated family told Pennsville cops, adding they had no idea he had the weaponry he carried into LAX.
The devastated family declined to speak to reporters Saturday.
The shooting shut down LAX for hours, canceling hundreds of flights throughout the nation and leaving some travelers stranded. The airport reopened Saturday.
The above photo is, believe it or not, what is being distributed with claims of being Paul Ciancia, who was initially reported to be wearing fatigues here, here, and here (numerous other sources as well). Really? There are so many red flags in this incident indicative of a false-flag event that I don't even know where to start but take a look at this quick video clip of the chief of police being interviewed. The commentary being provided is very appropriate and spot on:
Interesting reaction from the two men standing behind him, wouldn't you say? Remember that one of the classic tell-tale signs of a false flag event is to have recently practiced/drilled the exact same scenerio or for the training drills to be happening simultaneously.
Now, back to the picture. I have been in Emergency medical for 20 years now and know how blood begins to coagulate after it has pooled and been exposed to air for a while. In this picture, the color is a bit "off" and for that much blood to coagulate on top of carpet to that extent would indicate profuse bleeding. Is it possible? Sure. I am never quick to call much of anything impossible, but it is definitely not probable. I don't know how long it took for the so-called treatment in this photo to be initiated but if that much blood had coagulated to that extent, it had to have been quite some time considering all the people around who likely had emergency medical experience and qualifications.
I've been really hesitant to comment too much on this until more information is released, but with these few conflicting accounts already causing many to see signs of yet another false-flag event, I can't help but point a few of them out. Below is another article from the Freedom Outpost in which a few more suspicious isses are pointed out:
LAX False Flag? Security Was Loosened Before Shooting
Was the LAX shooting a false flag? I don't know. But with the information we have so far I think it is perfectly fair to bring up a couple of key points that could come into question.
Are you aware that LAX removed their armed airport police, which were in place for many years prior, and did so only a few months ago? If I were setting up a situation for a false flag to happen, getting rid of armed security might be a very good start.
Just a few months before the shootings at LAX on Friday, LAX administration removed armed police from their stations at TSA checkpoints, according to the Los Angeles Times. After 9/11, LAPD officers and airport police were armed and placed at checkpoints; months ago, they were moved to "roving patrols."
According to airport police officer and president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association Marshall McClain, staffing concerns led to the change. McClain said officers would respond within one or two minutes to crises, and added that while armed officers were in Terminal 3 during the shooting incident, they were not at checkpoints.
False flag or not I would say that the airport has a lot of explaining to do. I would think that safety would not be the place to make budgetary cuts. To a skeptical eye it almost seems like they were wanting something to happen.
Also, consider this…
Since an AR-15 has been mentioned as the possible weapon, I also think it is quite fair to mention Governor Jerry Brown and his recent veto of a Semi-Automatic Weapons Ban.
Tim Brown reported just two and a half weeks ago:
On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have banned the sale of most semi-automatic rifles, which receive detachable magazines. However, what Governor Brown passed continues to infringe on gun owners' rights.
While Brown did announce that he was signing other gun prohibition legislation on Friday, he rejected what is considered to be a centerpiece bill, which would have imposed some of the toughest restrictions on gun ownership.
SB374 was considered "too far-reaching" by Brown.
According to the legislation, it would have classified "a semiautomatic centerfire rifle that does not have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept no more than 10 rounds as an assault weapon. The bill would require a person who, between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2013, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine, including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm with the use of a tool, and who, on or after January 1, 2014, possesses that firearm, to register the firearm by July 1, 2015. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program."
For anyone who wants that ban pushed through the state this certainly might raise awareness for it. Right or wrong isn't the issue. We have to remember that this is California where common sense would seem in short supply.
You know how gun grabbers tend to think. If this weapon was illegal then a criminal would have never been able to get it.
So was this a false flag? I don't think we have enough evidence to talk about that seriously yet but it is certainly a matter of opinion.
Cutting back on security proves nothing.
Governor Jerry Brown's veto might only prove that lots of people had a motive to bring a high profile semi-automatic weapon case to the forefront.
I have heard some suggest that this shooting might be a springboard for arming TSA officers. Why not? If we are going to train IRS officials with AR-15s then why wouldn't we be arming the TSA? Before you know it we will be arming our local postal carriers and census takers.
This is America, where the new rule seems to be that every government worker should be packing heat. You never know when they might need to gun down one of those Christian Tea Party Terrorists we hear so much about.
It's a frightening world we live in folks. No matter what this story might trigger nationally I think it's pretty safe to say that Brown's decision will come under intense scrutiny after the LAX incident. Considering he is already a liberal democrat I would not doubt that he waivers on the issue. It should not take a whole lot of pressure for him to reconsider his stance. Time will tell.
I'd look for more Nazi-style gun grabbing in California as a result of this incident, regardless of any national implications.
Again, time will tell what the trickle-down effects of all of this will be but one thing is for certain: If you think traveling is a nightmare now, you ain't seen nothing yet. There will be "secured" checkpoints well before you reach airports, train stations, etc. in which you and your vehicle will likely be inspected and/or searched for weapons, of that I think we can all be sure. Remember, the DHS and it's demon baby known as the TSA were implemented because of 9/11 (false flag) and this is the very first time a TSA agent has been killed "in the line of duty". This is one crisis that will not be allowed to go to waste.