posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 10:04 AM
So, I found this on a friend's facebook account this morning, not sure where it came from, but it is frighteningly accurate. I had to read it twice.
Mods, if this is in the wrong forum, please move it, thanks.
"SEVENTY TWO KILLED RESISTING GUN CONFISCATION IN BOSTON
National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of a Para-military
extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled
Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to
the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices.
The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who
has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order. The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the
local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.
Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between
government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.
One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that "none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed
the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily." Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and
ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped
off regarding the government's plans. During a tense standoff in Lexington's town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the
government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly
fired by one of the right-wing extremists. Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.
Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed
citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units.
Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.
Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also
demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John
Hancock, who have been identified as "ringleaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large...
If today's media had reported on the start of the American Revolution in 1775 this is probably how they would have presented it to the public."
Thanks for reading, hope it has enlightened those of you who are still in doubt about how bad things have become.