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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
reply to post by Xcathdra
Local source reports she was shot point blank in the head. tucsoncitizen.com...
It was a scheduled event, announced to the public... This was absolutely an execution, most likely planned.. The ultimate objective of these kind of executions just across the border from Tucson is to cause government officials etc to live in fear, and ultimately to do as ordered by the cartels.
If that is what this was, will these tactics work on the US side of the border now?
Originally posted by Xcathdra
Sheriffs department is saying she is in critical condition but still alive. While extremely tragic I am proud of the people on scene. Instead of running for their lives they went after the gunman and tackled him and held him for the police.edit on 8-1-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)
While there is no hard evidence at this point to suggest that the shooting was politically motivated, Matt Yglesias points out that an anti-Giffords event was held in June with the billing: "Get on Target for Victory in November. Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly."
Rep. Giffords was also on Sarah Palin's "target list."
As noted earlier, a gun was dropped at a Giffords event in 2009, and her office was vandalized in March.
MSNBC says a surgeon on the scene claims that Giffords is still alive, in critical condition.
Originally posted by projectvxn
Whatever the motivations of the shooter, the FACT is that this is no one's fault but that of the individual who committed the crime.