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Santa Monica College Shooting Update: Suspect in custody, three victims being treated, officials say

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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 04:21 PM

Santa Monica College Shooting Update: Suspect in custody, three victims being treated, officials say

(CBS/AP) SANTA MONICA, Calif. - One suspect is in custody after a shooting on or near the Santa Monica College campus Friday, the California Highway Patrol says.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 04:21 PM
Just another shooting to add to the pile. Luckily, it sounds like no one was killed in this attempt.

This time, it was at Santa Monica State University (and Santa Monica is where Obama is hanging out today). Maybe the shooter had a bigger message in mind, with the event happening right down the street from the Democratic luncheon.

Hopefully this story remains relatively tame.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 05:24 PM
A quick update: Near the campus, two bodies were found in a burned out building. Authorities are not saying if the incidents are related.

Also, the shooter fired at a car causing an crash during during the event.

posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 10:15 PM
Ignore that post, it wasnt of the shooting at the college
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:20 AM

According to this, 5 dead, including the gunman.

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:21 AM
Well this one seems to go to the Egyptian Uprising blow back. The Jordanian Royal Military man moves to Ohio. He brings his whole family to the US. He died a short time ago at 75. His daughter moves to California. Her husband has a amateur radio licence at the house that was burned down. Her sister is Neda Zawahiri who has videos posted on the internet speaking about how the Egyptian Uprising is such a great thing. But then you have a son who is pissed off his family does this type of thing to there own kind in the Middle East. They put him in a mental institution because he threatened to go Jihad. Well he finally did go Jihad and killed his family then tried to go after Americans.

Zawahri received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her research interests include conflict and cooperation between adversaries, international institutions, environmental security, the political economy of developing nations, Middle East politics, and South Asian politics with focus on India and Pakistan.

Creative and Activities: INVITED LECTURES Arab Spring and its Impact on the Israeli-Palestinian Dispute, Oberlin College, November 2012 Designing Treaties to Govern International Rivers, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 2012 Governing International Rivers, Tel Aviv University, June 2012. Designing Treaties to Govern International Rivers, Duke University, April 2012. COUNTDOWN 2012: Middle East A Panel Discussion with Experts from North East Ohio, at Cleveland Council on World Affairs, March 2012. The Arab Uprising of 2011, at Case Western Reserve University, February 2011. Managing the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers to Facilitate Cooperation and mitigate Conflict, at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson Center, October 2010. Managing International Rivers in the Middle East and South Asia, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, March 2010. Adapting to Climate Change in the Middle East, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, March 2010. An Introduction to Iran, Cleveland Council on World Affairs' Bridges Across the World Program, October 2009. Governing Middle Eastern Waters, University of Michigan Law School, April 2009. Attempts to Govern the Jordan River System, New Mexico State University, February 2009. INVITED WORKSHOPS Securitization of Migration, Water, and Climate Change Linkages in the Middle East, Water Security Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 2012 (with Jeannie Sowers and Erika Weinthal) Advancing Cooperation in the Euphrates and Tigris Region: Institutional Development and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Law and International Law, Okan University and the Euphrates and Tigris Initiative for Cooperation, May 2012. Assessing Household Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa, International Water Security Conference, Oxford University April, 2012 (with Jeannie Sowers and Erika Weinthal). Building Institutional Adaptive Capacity to Respond to Climate Change in the Middle East, Building Adaptive Capacity to Respond to Climate Change in the Middle East Yale University September 2010. Climate Adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges and Opportunities Workshop at Harvard University, May 2010. Politics of "Dirty" Water in the Middle East and North Africa, Workshop on Water Security, International Studies Association, February 2010. Research Grants: Co-Principal Investigator, USAID Technical Leadership Annual Program, 2012 Faculty Scholarship Initiative Award, 2011 Co-Principal Investigator Social Science Research Council, 2011 Co-Principal Investigator U.S. Department of Education Title VI-A Grant, 2005

She was in Pakistan in January as a speaker at a UN University.
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:46 AM
Could you provide a link for this? I'm trying to google around, but am not finding any such information. The closest I can find is a video of the police officer saying that the gunman was a white male in his 20-30s. I suppose jordanians can be white as well, but I get the feeling people would be able to tell the difference. I did find news articles about him being in a mental institution, though.

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 11:51 AM
reply to post by Animorganimate

I have been crying my eyes out for 2 days after leaving my son at college the other day. I had had a procedure done on both knees the day before so was in a very vulnerable state anyway, but then with extreme pain I laid down yesterday evening to elevate and ice my knees, and heard this report!

IT almost literally made me pass out.

SO many bad events happening at US Colleges and Universities. It really is concerning to say the least.

Seems with so many changes to our educational systems they are becoming far more dangerous then ever before.

I am more than freaked out.

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 01:25 PM
reply to post by babloyi

I am wondering if it is one of these two.

But they have a big family. As you can see from the obituary.
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posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 02:33 PM
Yay another lessen gun laws...oh wait..

Hey keep having shootings and then crying about it...yet continue to deny stricter gun laws..if I am not mistaken that it just idiotic.

posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 09:07 PM
reply to post by babloyi

Early leak from anonymous sources so who knows how valid. Other reports are stating that law enforcement are not identifying the gunman until they contact his family, who are out of the country.

posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 01:13 PM
Got some interesting information to share that will make say WTF! So let us start off with one of the people the reporters interviewed at the scene.

Arezou Zakarai, who was in the library at the time of the shootings, told ABC News she was happy to be alive after the chilling ordeal.

Now let us take a quick moment for a reminder. From the same article.

Surveillance video footage released today shows fearful Santa Monica, Calif., restaurant-goers ducking under tables as a man, whom ABC News has identified as 23-year-old John Zawahri, opens fire outside, part of a shooting rampage in which four people were killed.

So is this another relative? I find her listed job on Linkedin strange.

personal shopper/ stylist FREE LANCE (Self-employed) Self-Employed; Myself Only; Public Relations and Communications industry June 2011 – Present (2 years 1 month)
personal stylist White House Black Market Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Retail industry January 2011 – June 2011 (6 months)
Personal stylist/personal shopper, head person for floor set changes and window displays
internship Nordstrom Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JWN; Retail industry September 2006 – September 2008 (2 years 1 month) Sales Associate, Dressor for fashion shows, working with buyers.

White House Black Market? Does that say what I think it does?

There web site.

Oh it is just a clothing line. Or is it? The parent company is Chicos Brand Investment Inc. Lets take a look at what this company is up to.

Betsy S. Atkins Director and Chairwoman of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee Director Since 2004 Betsy S. Atkins has been a director since 2004 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Baja Ventures, an independent venture capital firm focused on the technology, renewable energy and life sciences industry since 1994. Previously, Ms. Atkins was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCI, Inc., a functional food/nutraceutical company from 1991 to 1993. Ms. Atkins was a co-founder of Ascend Communications, Inc. in 1989, a member of their Board of Directors, and served as its Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Professional Services and International Operations prior to its acquisition by Lucent Technologies in 1999. Ms. Atkins was recently named Chairman of the Board for Vantrix and also serves on the Boards of Directors of Polycom, Inc., SunPower Corporation, Schneider Electric, S.A., as well as a number of private companies. Previously, Ms. Atkins served on the boards of directors of Vonage Holdings Corp. from 2005 to 2007, Reynolds American, Inc. from 2004 to 2010 and Towers Watson, Inc. during 2010. Ms. Atkins was a Presidential-appointee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation advisory committee from 2001 to 2003, and has been a member of the Florida International University College of Medicine Health Care Network Faculty Group Practice, Inc. since February 2010.

This woman is tied into a lot more than clothing. Hell she is not linked to any clothing. Just spy companies. Ascend,Lucent,Vantrix,Vonage which are all communication companies.

Janice L. Fields Director and member of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee Director Since 2013 Janice L. Fields has been a director since May of 2013. Ms. Fields served as President of McDonald’s USA, LLC, a subsidiary of McDonald’s Corporation, from January 2010 through November 2012. Previously, Ms. Fields held numerous other roles at McDonald’s, having started her career as a crew member. Prior to serving as President, she held several executive positions within McDonald’s USA, including U.S. Division President for the Central Division from 2003 through 2006 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 through January 2010. Ms. Fields currently serves on the Board of Directors of Monsanto Company, a leading global provider of agricultural products. Ms. Fields also serves on the boards of The Field Museum, The Global Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and chairs the Board of United Cerebral Palsy.

This one tied into Mc Donalds and Monsanto. I know every body complains about Monsanto and its evil seed conspiracies.

posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 01:17 PM

David F. Walker Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee Director Since 2005 David F. Walker has been a director since 2005. From 2002 through 2009, he was the Director of the Accountancy Program at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg and led the school’s Program for Social Responsibility and Corporate Reporting. For approximately 27 years, through 2002, Mr. Walker was with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP, having served as a partner with the firm from 1986 until 2002, and most recently until 2002 as partner in charge of the firm’s assurance and business advisory services practice in the Florida/Caribbean region. Mr. Walker is a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He currently also serves on the Board of Directors of CommVault Systems, Inc. and CoreLogic, Inc. Mr. Walker also served on the Boards of Directors of Paradyne Networks, Inc. from 2003 until 2005, First Advantage Corporation from 2003 until 2009 and Technology Research Corporation, Inc. from 2004 to 2010.

This guy is tied into data management companies. And comes from the Tampa area with the head quarters of the War on Terror.

So was that woman just a innocent by stander or a target by a Jihad attack on spying?

posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 01:26 PM
Don't forget Nada who is being paid by USAID.

Grants Received "Managing International Water Conflicts" (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Andrea Gerlak, and Neda Zawahri) From the US Agency for International Development; January 2013 - December 2014. ($25,000 for UNT, $151,211 for the University of Iowa, $10,000 for the University of Arizona, and $10,000 for Cleveland State University) "Contentious Issues in World Politics: Updating the ICOW Dataset." (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell) From the National Science Foundation; September 2010 - August 2013. ($260,330 for UNT, $160,000 for Iowa)

And Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is the main person in running spy operations and conflict resolution as a excuse.

Take a look at some of her recent books.

Her most recent book is Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2011), with Emilia Justyna Powell. She co-directs the Issue Correlates of War Project, for which she has received a series of awards from the National Science Foundation Articles OpenURL Contentious Issues as Opportunities for Diversionary Behavior (with Clayton L. Thyne), Conflict Management and Peace Science (2010) Scholars have long been fascinated by the potential for leaders to engage in diversionary behavior,... PDF How Democracies Keep the Peace: Contextual Factors That Influence Conflict Management Strategies (with Glynn Ellis and Brandon C. Prins), American Political Science Association Conference (2008) Some studies find that democratic states are more amenable to third party forms of conflict... PDF IO Mediation of Interstate Conflicts: Moving Beyond the Global vs. Regional Dichotomy (with Holley Hansen and Stephen C. Nemeth), Journal of Conflict Resolution (2008) Regional and global intergovernmental organizations have grown both in number and scope, yet their role... PDF The Creation and Expansion of the International Criminal Court: A Legal Explanation (with Emilia Justyna Powell), Midwest Political Science Association Conference (2008) International courts have proliferated in the international system in the past century, with one hundred... OpenURL Bones of Contention: Comparing Territorial, Maritime, and River Issues (with Paul R. Hensel; Thomas E. Sowers, II; and Clayton L. Thyne), Journal of Conflict Resolution (2008) Contentious issues are important sources of militarized conflict. This article advances an issue-based approach to...

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posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 05:48 PM

Sustaining the Jewish bonds of today, and creating stronger bonds for tomorrow Known for its efforts in connecting the young leaders of the Iranian Jewish community through activism, Zionism, and philanthropy, Ledor Vador is here to embrace that inherent connection we all have to our heritage and further its development from generation to generation.

So a Jewish Iranian Zionism group? Wow!

And then check out this link for them.

Venue Director and Catering Director Arezou Zakaria & Diana Kohan

posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 07:48 PM
I don't get the college shootings. Yeah, people are stressed out, but there are so many services that can help you. College isn't as bad as bullying as other schools are too, so it just doesn't make sense.

posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 08:16 PM
reply to post by Aqadux

There was more to it. It was terrorism. How about the note nobody wants to talk about?

The note also bid goodbye to friends and expressed hope that his mother, who was estranged from Zawahri’s father and was out of the country at the time of the killings, would be provided for financially, Lewis said.

It is common for terrorist to have there family taken care of if some one in there family becomes a martyr.

The lawsuits allege that Arab Bank, Credit Lyonnais, and two other foreign banks with New York offices were key to an intricate system that moved cash to aid terrorists and their families. Accounts at Arab Bank allegedly were used to pay cash rewards to families of suicide bombers and other so-called Palestinian "martyrs." Records show money was supplied by two groups on the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations: Hezbollah and Hamas. The terrorist who attacked Mark Sokolow's family was Wafa Idris: the first female suicide bomber in the conflict. "The family of Wafa Idris presented documentation to Arab Bank showing that they are the family of the woman who committed this attack," Sokolow said. "And as soon as the bank was satisfied they made a payment to the family of the equivalent of $5,316." The suit alleges that a charity called the Saudi Committee for the Support of the Intifada al-Quds organized millions of dollars in payments from Hamas.

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