The Twisted Plot-line of the San Bernardino Shooting Made More Shyamalanesque with the Apple Issue

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: The FBI asked the owner of the Iphone to change the password which made sure it wouldn’t auto-update.

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Much is being made of the “fight” between the Justice Department and Apple over access to information on the Iphone that was being used by San Bernardino shooting patsy suspect, Syed Farook at the time of the event.

I say “being used at the time” because Syed didn’t really own the phone, his employer, the government, owned it.

Not only did they own it at that time and not Syed, but they also seem to have changed the password hours after the attack, WHILE THE PHONE WAS IN THE POSSESSION OF FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS, for some unknown reason.

What that did was stop the auto-backup to the Icloud preventing the disclosure of whatever data the phone collected during the time the patsies were supposedly missing for a couple hours after the attack and possibly showing what they were doing BEFORE the attack.

Poof. That information is now gone.

That is, if he ever really had the phone with him in the first place because the auto-update function hadn’t been used on that phone for about a month and a half prior to the attack which means he never took it to a secure location… like his home… during that entire time.

“The filing states, “the owner [San Bernardino County Department of Public Health], in an attempt to gain access to some information in the hours after the attack, was able to reset the password remotely, but that had the effect of eliminating the possibility of an auto-backup.”

… Missing the opportunity for a backup was crucial because some of the information stored on the phone would have been backed up to the iCloud and could have potentially been retrieved. According to court records, the iPhone had not been backed up since Oct. 19, 2015, one-and-a-half months before the attackABC News

So a government official reset the password, supposedly on his own initiative, but, according to Apple and even the Feds, the investigators were in possession of the phone when the reset took place.

“The auto reset was executed by a county information technology employee, according to a federal official. Federal investigators only found out about the reset after it had occurred and that the county employee acted on his own, not on the orders of federal authorities, the source said.

Apple executives say the iPhone was in the possession of the government when iCloud password was reset. A federal official familiar with the investigation confirmed that federal investigators were indeed in possession of the phone when the reset occurred.”  ABC News

So the investigators had the phone after the shooting when an employee of the government reset the password remotely from somewhere else?

Hmmm. I wonder why they would do that.

The Feds have also determined that the Iphone in question was never paired with any computer at Farook’s home which would be kind of odd considering that is a key feature with these devices.

Due to the extremely dubious nature of these developments in the story, I doubt the “fight” between Apple and the Feds is really a fight. This new development seems to me to be an obviously contrived plot-twist leading up to a Supreme Court ruling which Apple is saying will certainly take place.

Let’s keep this new development in mind while we take a look back at the rest of the M. Night Shyamalan story surrounding the San Bernardino shooting.

Yeah, I went there.

Truth be told, the Feds aren’t looking for Apple to provide them with information as much as they are looking to have the corporate giant provide them with access to information via a change in the code of the operating system which Apple themselves say could be used as a master key to backdoor any other Iphone in the future.

You might recall that Farook and his 90-pound, hobbit-like wife, Tashfeen Malik, were blamed for a mass casualty event at a social services center, the Inland Regional Center, which claimed the lives of 14 of his co-workers… 14 of the same co-workers who attended his both his wedding celebration and a recent baby-shower. Oh yeah, they had a new-born, only 6 months old.

So what was the motive? Why would these new parents try to kill their co-workers and friends and leave their new baby without a single parent? Facebook claimed right after the shooting that Tashfeen pledged her undying loyalty to “ISIS” just prior to the attack under a different name but unfortunately, Facebook deleted that posting the day before so there was no evidence of that. The Feds later said there was no such posting.

“The woman, Tashfeen Malik, declared allegiance to the Islamic State on Facebook at roughly the time of the shooting on Wednesday, according to a Facebook spokesman.” New York Times

A Facebook Inc spokesman said the profile in question was removed by the company on Thursday for violating its community standards barring promotion or praise for “acts of terror.” He declined to elaborate on the material.

But CNN and other news media outlets reported that Malik’s Facebook posts included a pledge of allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Reuters

Two witnesses, Juan Hernandez and Sally Abdelmageed, stated they saw three tall, athletic white men dressed in tactical armor and wearing masks get out of a black SUV and attack the center.

Juan describes seeing “3 white male shooters” in tactical gear leaving the scene of the shooting and getting into the black SUV.

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“three men, dressed in all black, military attire with vests on holding assault rifles and one of them opened up the door to building three… and he… opens up the door to building three and … he… starts to spray, shoot all over into the room… I couldn’t see a face, he had a black hat on (mask) and uh, from my view all I could see was a black hat (mask) and long sleeve shirt… black cargo pants with zippers on the sides, big puffy pockets, he had a huge assault rifle and extra ammo… I just saw three dressed exactly the same…. their skin tone looked white. They looked like they were athletic build. They appeared to be tall” Sally Abdelmageed

Officials stated a third man was involved in the escape and slow speed car chase with the black SUV who was detained and released.

The chief said a third person fled the scene and was taken into custody, but the police did not know his role, if any. A police officer was wounded in the shootout and was being treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. New York Times

Burguan also said police detained a third suspect who was seen running away, but they do not yet know if he was involved. He said one police officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries. NPR (H/T AnonX)

Directly after the shooting at the center, the black SUV with the three tall athletic white male shooters with the short, nonathletic brown-skinned Farook and his Hobbit wife simply drove off and wasn’t seen or heard from again until a couple hours later when a call from an anonymous person told authorities where they could find the truck. Once LEOs arrived, it sped past them, practically begging the cops to give chase which they did and which was captured by a helicopter… all of it but the important part at the end.

While they were there, a black SUV with Utah plates passed by slowly, then sped up and raced off, a law enforcement official close to the investigation said.

A police cruiser pursued it. CNN

The missing hours between the shooting at the center and the slow speed chase have never been accounted for. I wonder how long it takes to dress up a Hobbit like GI Joe?

Was the third man involved and released at the scene of the “shootout” the driver of the SUV? Did he also make the anonymous call? Was he a tall, athletic white man with former military training? The video of the “shootout” and the chase conveniently avoided that particular moment when the SUV stopped. Did the driver simply jump out and run over to authorities before the festivities began?

Inquiring minds want to know.

And yes, there was an active shooter drill taking place at that very same time:

“The call first came in at 10:59 a.m. of multiple shots fired from the area of 1365 S. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Richard Lawhead said. The department’s SWAT team was training nearby and was suited, ‘ready to roll’ and responded rapidly, Lawhead said.” KTLA

The guns used in the attack did not belong to Farook or his wife. In fact, it appears Farook had a mental disability and couldn’t purchase them in the first place. Seems like a custom-made story to help them push a national mental hygiene law, doesn’t it?

With that in mind, remember, Obama wasted no time politicizing the shooting:

President Obama once again called for better background checks and new restrictions on access to guns for people who might pose a danger. “We should come together in a bipartisan basis at every level of government to make these rare as opposed to normal,” New York Times Dec. 3, day after shooting

Needless too say, the current plot twist in the San Bernardino shooting story is par for the course with this particular psyop which was horribly managed from the beginning.

The ludicrous nature of the official story – the couple that swore allegiance to “ISIS” that never did any such thing, who then go on a rampage with someone else’s guns killing guests of their baby-shower for no apparent reason while cleverly disguised as three tall white men and then who disappear for hours, somehow miraculously avoiding being followed by the large number of tactical SWAT team members gathered for an active shooter drill taking place nearby – is now matched by the ludicrous nature of the official story of the “fight” between Apple and the Feds.

I guess it kind of makes sense that John Kerry went to that gaggle of Hollywood Mockingbirds to ask for their help in the hearts and minds campaign against “ISIS”… apparently no one working for the government can come up with a believable story-line that holds up to a minimum of scrutiny. I guess that is because originality and creativity aren’t really sought after traits in the corporate mindset that is a prerequisite of government service today.

My guess is, what they want, what both sides want, is a Supreme Court ruling that provides Big Tech companies cover for handing over software that allows Big Brother access to your data at all times.

Notice in this story, it isn’t about someone collecting all your data. We know that Apple does that with automatic updates (which they say you can turn off.. but who knows if that is true). They get everything from you and if you sync your Iphone or Ipad to your home desktop, it mines data from that location as well and sends that up to the “cloud” like everything else.

That data is then the property of Apple, sitting there in “your” cloud on “their” server. Who do you think owns it?

This case is simply a contrived plot-device…. a ham-handed manifestation for a court ruling and nothing else. And like everything else surrounding this psyop, it seems to have been crafted as if it were an afterthought.

Maybe M. Night Shyamalan wrote this one or Uwe Boll.

Either way, I’m sure they’ll get better production value out of the list of those 12 Mockingbirds Kerry was chatting with the other day. And it’s about time. They privatize every other aspect of government they can, they might as well do the same for psyop events because quite frankly, they’re become a bit stilted and predictable like The Walking Dead with equally bad acting making the things almost impossible to watch… like The Walking Dead.

I mean, if we are going to get screwed by these people with these endless psyops, the least they can do is put a little effort into making them believable. Don’t you just hate it when the producers of a movie or a TV show treat you like an idiot?

If you’re going to run the country like a scripted reality show, at least make it a good one.

I know, why not hire someone with experience running reality TV shows to be president? That would help…

… oh wait…

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8 Responses

  1. It’s troubled me that in all the news reports I’ve seen about the Apple hoohah the reporters refer to Farook and Malik as “the shooters” instead of “the suspects”. A living suspect is accorded the status of a suspect until there’s a conviction, but apparently a dead suspect has lost the presumption of innocence as far as the news media are concerned. When killing a suspect is considered to substitute for a trial in establishing guilt, the message to law enforcement is clear.

  2. I suspect the hollywood charm is wearing off. Finally!
    Please, please, let it be so!
    Except for a few princesses and an occasional cinderella.
    The circus acts are getting stale too.
    Keep up the good work…
    Pointing out the obvious to the obviously oblivious.😉

  3. As an IT I can state that what the government employee did was standard procedure. Once HR calls to have an account frozen, we immediately disable all credentials in active directory and any other accounts including icloud. There is no conspiracy there, I would have done the same thing even if HR didn’t call and I was aware the employee had gone rogue. This is to prevent any loss or altering of company data and is part of the daily job for us. My concern is with comey and his fake “going dark” campaign against encryption. This is disingenuous at best because it’s known throughout the tech sector that besides having scorpions and a littany of other devices to take freely of anyone’s mobile communications, there is also the following for those that use the four digit code:

    https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/iphone-pin-pass-code/

    Riddle me that, comey.

    • I understand that is protocol and thanks for letting us know that. But I have a question: would HR require you to do that with phone that was in the possession of federal investigators at the time? And if so, wouldn’t the new password be shared automatically with those investigators?

      • We would have to change the password as a precaution to the company data. If we didn’t – he could have given his crednetials too malicious people or any number of scenarios that would be harmful to the company. Of course IT would collaborate fully with any authority when asked and this would include handing over any passwords etc. The reason the new password wouldn’t be of any use is because allegedly the phone would now be unable to do its scheduled automated backup with the cloud, thus erasing 1.5 months of potential data. Also it should be noted, few people would ever backup their work phone to their personal computer, since the phone should be kept separate from personal, and they would have work computers (shared or otherwise) that could accommodate this if necessary. Not to mention from an IT perspective, we would lock that down as there is no need to have company data that can’t be controlled in the event of a firing or employee moving to a competition, etc.

        I’m getting yelled at for texting during lunch….

  4. Maybe Apple (and now Twitter and Facebook) are simply using this opportunity to get some positive publicity. “Look at us we are protecting your data!”. When if fact they do nothing of the sort.

    • That’s exactly right. Facebook was just sanctioned by the French government from harvesting information of their French users and selling it back over here in the states and India stopped their free cell phone plan because they were doing the same thing.

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