Was I wrong? Let's take a look at some recent events....
The media has recently tied the Las Vegas Cop Killer to the Bundy Ranch event. But there is yet one more connection-- that is the connection to the Uncle Sam's Misguided Children group.
Did you folks think that the stand-off at the Bundy Ranch ended rather abruptly? It was almost like a movie set, where they got their footage, and shut down. Except it wasn't a movie... it was news. Right?
Or maybe it was a baiting operation? When you are hunting bear, you set up a bait station, and a tree stand. The bait was the seige on the Bundys. The tree stand was the media. The persecution the Bundy's faced was probably real, but it did end rather mysteriously, did it not?
They sure did get a list of those prone to be active in a call to arms. The operation kind of backfired on the government, because those who showed up were disciplined and controlled. The militia became the hero, not the villain. The psych profile just didn't provide the justification....
One never lets an event like the Bundy stand-off go to waste. That is when a cultivated plant is useful. In campaigns, opponents often plant a sex offender or a child molester in the audience of their opponent, and then take pictures and attempt to suggest that only child molesters and sex offenders support the views of the opposition. It is a common tactic, as old as politics itself.
It is a tactic also used in psychological operations.
Lo and behold The Truth About Guns blog. Notice the profile picture of the Vegas shooter.
Lo and behold the profile picture of choice of the USMC group. This is a screen shot of Robert Rice's page from last summer. That was when this blog pointed out the connection to the computer technician for the group, Robert Rice, and the White House. It is the same (or quite similar) as that sported by many in the USMC group.
From a year ago...
This is what I pondered a year ago. Recent events seems to provide additional evidence that this is a possibility. Let the internet user be aware and act accordingly.